Border Information : If joining at Zanzibar, you will most likely enter Tanzania from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume International Airport. There will be an informal meet and greet and orientation of Stone Town with our local Zanzibar guide at 6:00 pm - please meet at the reception of the joining hotel at this time if you wish to take part in this orientation. Please note that you will not usually meet your regular crew tonight, as they will be arriving in Dar es Salaam this evening and will travel to Zanzibar with members of their previous group tomorrow.
Day 2 : Zanzibar
Today will be a free day to explore Stone Town, the atmospheric old town on the exotic and beautiful island of Zanzibar! Your crew will arrive on Zanzibar this afternoon, and there will be an important meeting at 6:00 pm at the joining hotel - there will then be the option going for sunset drinks at Africa House and heading out to the night markets for a local dinner.
Day 3 : Zanzibar
On our second day on Zanzibar we will join our local guide for a very interesting and informative tour around the sights of Stone Town and learn about the history of the island. We will then head away from town and take in a tour of a spice plantation, enjoy a local lunch with our guide, then head to Nungwi beach at the very north of the island. Nungwi is the Indian Ocean at its best - bright white sand, sparkling blue sea outstanding seafood and a fantastic chilled atmosphere.
Day 4 : Zanzibar
On our third day on Zanzibar, we will have free time to enjoy Nungwi beach and relax, or to try snorkeling, diving, or other beach activities, or maybe go further afield looking for Red Colobus monkeys in the Jozani Forest.
Day 5 : Dar es salaam
Today we will return to Stone Town and then take a ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam, before travelling on the local commuter barge from the city center to the suburb of Kigamboni. The ferry will take about 2 hours and 30 minutes. The rest of the afternoon will be free to relax at the campsite. In Dar es Salaam we stay on the southern side of the bay across from the city.
Day 6 : Lushoto
Today we join our overland truck and set off early to beat the morning traffic in Dar es Salaam. We have a full day/’s drive to Lushoto, where we have a nightstop camping in the grounds of a beautiful colonial hotel at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Day 7 : Arusha
After breakfast we head west to the town of Arusha, where we will stop for food shopping in preparation for our excursion to the Serengeti NP. On the drive to Arusha we will go past the whole length of Mount Kilimanjaro where we will hope for clear skies and fantastic views from the road.We will then head to our campsite on the outskirts of Arusha.
Day 8 : Tarangire national park
Today we will be met by our fleet of 6 person 4 by 4 jeeps - we will load the jeeps with our camping and personal gear, and then head out for our 4 day excursion to the Tarangire NP, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, leaving our truck behind. We will also be leaving our large bags behind (where they will be stored in a secure location), and advise you to bring along a smaller day pack for your personal gear for this trip that will need to be packed soon after the group meeting before we set off.
Day 9 : Serengeti
This morning we will make our way down into the plains of the Serengeti. We will take an evening game drive around the savanna before heading to our campsite - the area is one of the world/’s premier spots for wildlife viewing and we hope to able to find elephants, lions, leopards, giraffe and other big game during our time here.
Day 10 : Serengeti
The next morning we will get up very early and we set off in our jeeps for an early morning game drive in the heart of the Serengeti plains. The early morning is the best time of day for wildlife viewing, as many of the animals are at their most active while it is still cool. There is an option this morning to take a hot air balloon flight over the Serengeti instead of the game drive - demand is high for this activity, so this must be pre-booked at the time that you booked your trip with us. We will return to our campsite for lunch, and then aim to exit the Serengeti early afternoon. We will head back through the conservation area to our next campsite, on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, where we will arrive in the early evening. Again, the campsite tonight is very basic and non fenced. It can often be quite cold on the crater rim so it is recommended that you take some warm clothes for this night.
Day 11 : Arusha
This morning we will have another early start to descend into the world famous Ngorongoro Crater for a morning game drive. Again, the Ngorongoro Crater is an outstanding area for wildlife spotting, often described as a /’natural wildlife enclosure/’. This is the best chance on the excursion to spot black rhinos as well as a myriad of other big game. We will spend as long as our entry tickets allow in the Ngorongoro Crater before departing, which will usually give us about 3 4 hours of game driving. We will then be dropped off at our campsite back in Arusha, where we are re-united with our truck.
Day 12 : Amboseli
Border Information: Exit Tanzania at Namanga, enter Kenya at Namanga. Today we will head to Amboseli NP. Here you can experience the iconic view of the African plain with Mount Kilimanjaro standing majestically in the background. We will drive through the park in our truck keeping a keen eye out for all of the animals we will pass.
Day 13 : Nairobi
Welcome to Nairobi, the final stop on our trip. You will have time to explore Nairobi fully - possible activities include visiting the Karen Blixen Museum, the National Museum and the Langata Giraffe Center. Your tour leader will let you know some of our recommendations however you are more than welcome to move through the city independently for the day.
Day 14 : Nairobi
Border Information - if you are leaving the trip here, you will most likely exit Kenya from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Today is the final day for passengers finishing their trip in Nairobi.
Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner Pick-up Drop Transfers Accommodation Entrance fee Sightseeing Daily water