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13 Days Kenya to Zanzibar Adventure Tour Popular

StartNairobi (Kenya)
EndDar es Salaam (Tanzania)
Duration: 13 Days
Style of Tour :
From
ZAR 28120.00AUD 2,510.71CAD 2,253.21EURO 1,671.82GBP 1,418.77USD 1,755.31

Journeying from Nairobi, this tour offers incredible wildlife viewing in the famous game reserves of East Africa (the Masai Mara & Serengeti), to snorkeling on coral reefs. Visit a Masai community and explore ancient Stone Town - with its mix of African and Arab cultures. Soak up the sun on Zanzibar's famous white beaches or take a dhow trip on turquoise water sand snorkel on pristine reefs. A popular beach and wildlife tour.

Countries visitingKenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar
Trip ID:DTKTA13
Accommodation on tour:Camping/Lodge

Highlights

  • Great Rift Valley
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Tribal Villages
  • Game Drives
  • Arusha
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Stone Town - Zanzibar
  • Tropical Beaches - Zanzibar

Below is the basic day to day brief,

The Full downloadable Itinerary is at the bottom of this window.

Please download the dossier should you want more detailed information on the route and tour.


Day 1:  Nairobi – Masai Mara
We depart Nairobi early morning and head towards the Masai Mara National Park. This part of the adventure is conducted in smaller specially adapted game viewing vehicles. The journey to the Masai Mara takes in spectacular views of the Great Rift Valley. We set up camp on the edge of the park where we will spend the next two nights. We spend the next couple of days exploring this famous game reserve.

Meals:  Lunch and dinner


Day 2:  Masai Mara National Park
We spend the day in the park taking in the amazing vistas and open savannas and enjoying wildlife sightings and photographic opportunities. The Masai Mara is renowned for its excellent game viewing and one can expect to encounter a variety of animals all year round including the Big 5. The Masai Mara is best known for its annual migration of huge herds of wildebeest and zebras. The timing of the migration varies according to rainfall patterns as the animals move to find better grazing. The migration is followed by a large number of predators such as lions, leopard, cheetahs and hyenas.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 3:  Masai Mara – Nairobi
Departing the Masai Mara we make our way back to Nairobi enjoying the rural areas of Kenya. We spend the night in Nairobi.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 4:  Arusha – Tanzania
Today we depart Kenya and enter Tanzania after a busy border crossing. Our destination is Arusha – the “Safari Capital” of Tanzania. The town is buzzing with safari activities and we have time to visit the local craft and curio markets. We set up camp on the outskirts of Arusha and in the afternoon we enjoy a walk to one of the local Masai villages, where we learn about their traditions and village life.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Optional Activity: Camel Ride US$5


Day 5:  Serengeti National Park
Once again we transfer to smaller game viewing vehicles and head off for a fantastic wildlife experience. We enter the Ngorongoro Crater conservation area. The day is spent game driving across the open plains of Serengeti where we will encounter a large variety of wildlife including the big cats. The Serengeti is one of Africa’s most famousreserves and lives up to its reputation for its incredible game viewing.  The open Savanna plains and Acacia trees set the scene.  Our unfenced camp is an ideal setting to take in the night sounds of prowling hyenas and lions.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 6:  Ngorongoro Crater
Our wildlife experience continues as we safari across the plains to the Ngorongoro Crater. We ascend the crater where set up camp on the rim. The crater is a World Heritage Site and the views across this massive crater are stunning. Note that it can get cold on the rim of the crater and a jacket is recommended.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 7:  Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
We spend the morning on a spectacular game drive in the basin of the crater. One can expect to encounter all the large mammals except giraffe as they are unable to descend the steep slopes of the crater. We enjoy this wildlife sanctuary before we begin our return journey to Arusha. One can expect to see animals on the return drive. Our Serengeti/Ngorongoro safari comes to an end in the late afternoon.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 8:  Arusha – Bagamoyo
Today we depart the safari town of Arusha and head for the seaside town of Bagamoyo. We pass the town of Moshi, under the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Weather permitting we should get a sighting of this iconic mountain. We set up camp and one is able to explore this historicaltown. The beach is a short walk from the campsite.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 9:  Bagamoyo – Dar es Salaam
We head south along the coast line to the Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania. This a huge bustling city and one can see the Arab influence in the architecture. Dare es Salaam is the gateway to the tropical island of Zanzibar. We set up camp on the outskirts of the town on the beach.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 10:  Dar es Salaam - Zanzibar – Stone Town
The next part of journey begins with the ferry crossing from Dar es Salaam to the tropical island of Zanzibar. Stone Town is the capital of Zanzibar and has a rich history and one can spend hours wondering the narrow alley ways of the old town. The island has been strongly influenced by trade and cultural links with the Arabian Peninsula. These historic links are plain to see as one explores the old town. Visit the markets, browse the alley ways and visit the palaces and mosques. Stone Town definitely has a unique culture heritage.  Note that the next few days are flexible and you are free to explore on your own. It is recommended that you change money in Stone Town – best rates. Accommodation is in budget hotels and is included in the price.

Meals:  Breakfast
Optional Activities:  Spice Tour, Slave market , Palace visit


Day 11 & 12:  Zanzibar – Tropical Beaches
The next couple of days are spent enjoying the pristine palm lined beaches of Zanzibar. Transfer up north and enjoy the turquoise waters and brilliant white beaches. Relax on the beach, have a massage and definitely take a dhow snorkeling trip to the coral reefs of the north to view exceptional marine life. Experience an amazing sunset dhow cruise and spend your evenings at one of the local beach bars or enjoying a delicious fish dinner at one of the local restaurants.

Meals:  2 x Breakfasts
Optional Activities:  Dhow snorkeling trip, Scuba diving from, massage 


Day 13:  Zanzibar – Dar es Salaam
We take our last dip in the Indian Ocean or do some quick local shopping before taking the ferry back to Dar es Salaam where our fantastic beach and wildlife adventure comes to an end.

Meals:  Breakfast


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Note: Itineraries do change, please speak to your consultant for the latest up to date itinerary for your travel period.

Approx. tour cost in
ZAR 28120.00AUD 2,510.71CAD 2,253.21EURO 1,671.82GBP 1,418.77USD 1,755.31

Trip Price -    ZAR 28 120 per person

Local Payment / Adventure pass    -   

USD 1 340 - 

This is separate and in addition to the trip price. It includes key activities which are listed in the downloadable Itinerary. This is paid on day 1 to your trip leader or can be paid ahead of time if you prefer.

  • Fully equipped safari vehicle
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Meals as indicated
  • Masai Mara Excursion
  • Masai Village Walk
  • Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion
  • Zanzibar Ferry and Accommodation
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Sleeping bag required
  • Travel insurance and visas
  • Beverages
  • Snacks,
  • Souvenirs, tips
  • Optional activities (see list on Itinerary for complete breakdown).
This tour has a duration of: 13 Days

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