Nairobi to Zanzibar


Day 1: Nairobi – Arusha

We will depart Galexon Hotel (pick up point), and cross the border into Tanzania. We will travel to Arusha Resort Town, stopping just for some few minutes, weather permit – catch a glimpse of Mt Kilimanjaro. This afternoon will make our preparation for the optional excursion to the Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 2: Serengeti National Park (Optional Excursion)

We rise early and transfer to Tanzania’s oldest and most famous national park, the Serengeti. Passing through the Ngorongoro highlands en route, there are chances to see large game and superb scenery.

Arriving at the Serengeti, we head straight onto an afternoon game drive, with unlimited wildlife spotting opportunities. In addition to hosting the big five, the Serengeti is home to almost every species of large mammal found throughout Tanzania and its fame is well deserved. We camp at Seronera campsite.

Day 3: Serengeti – Ngorongoro (Optional Excursion)

Rising early we continue game viewing for the entire day, before exiting the Serengeti National Park and making for Simba Camp the night on the lip of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha (Optional Excursion)

Ngorongoro Crater

A morning transfer to Ngorongoro Crater takes us through splendid highland scenery and as soon as we arrive, it’s down to the crater floor.

A game drive across the crater is a real eye opener. Despite its small size, there are an incredible 20,000 resident animals in this World Heritage Site. This is perhaps the easiest place in the world to see the endangered black rhino in the wild. Big game is everywhere and includes elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and cheetah.


We finally exit the crater after lunch to return to Arusha for the night at Mesarani Camp.


Day 5 - 6: Usambara Mountains

Traveling via Moshi, today we enter Usambara Mountains, an impressive and beautiful area boasting stunning views, waterfalls, rivers and forests and s renowned for some of the best hiking in Tanzania. We spend two nights camping at the base.


Day 7 -8: Mikumi National Park

In the morning departure to Mikumi National Park while crossing the farmlands of Usambara people. There is a rich variety bird species as well as large numbers of giraffes, buffaloes and elephants and close to the water holes also lions, leopards and hippos. Furthermore you can see zebras, lions, wild dogs, pythons, hartebeest, wildebeest, elephants, impala, warthog, eland and antelope. Several observation towers enable you to overview the park in its entirety. Overnight at Tan – Swiss Campsite.


Full day game drive till sundown in the park on next day


Day 9: Ruaha National Park

After breakfast, depart for Ruaha. Lunch on your way, in the afternoon we reach the camp, which is constructed on and around a rocky kopje overlooking the Tungamalenga Village. The Camp provides comfortable camping ground and Baobab Bar while blending into its surroundings to enable visitors to feel themselves a part of the wild. We camp at Ilinyanga Campsite


Day 10 -11: Ruaha National Park

Two full day game drive in Ruaha National Park with picnic lunch.

Ruaha,with an area of 10, Is the second largest park and second largest elephant sanctuary in Tanzania? The great Ruaha River that flows along its entire eastern border, creating spectacular gorges and scenery, features a large number of hippos and crocodiles. The wide variety of animals include Greater and Lesser Kudu, roan and sable antelope. Bird life is rich, with over 370 species recorded.


Day 12 - 13: Udzungwa Mountain National Park

Departure for Udzungwa Mountain National Park. Afternoon arrival at the park, half day of hiking and bird-watching in the pristine rain forest: hiking towards the Sanje waterfalls for spectacular views of the wide Kilombero Valley, where you can swim in plunge – pools and camp at the top of a 180m waterfall. The hike is short (2hours) but quite steep in places. Overnight in the Udzungwa Mountain at Sanje Waterfalls.


The next day is spend exploring the lush forest and watching the behavioural of Black and White Colobus found in this vicinity.


Day 14: Dar es Salaam

We arrive in Dar es Salaam, commercial capital city, Tanzania, around afternoon time. Making our way through this bustling city, e head direct to Mikadi Beach Camp for check in bandas and get yourself prepared for Zanzibar Excursion next day.


Day 15: Zanzibar Stone Town

Leaving the palm-lined port of Dar es Salaam, we cross by ferry to Zanzibar, the “Spice Island” and home to Swahili culture. The island offers a fascinating fusion of African and Arab languages and customs. Stone Town is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab palaces. With its unique architecture, brass-studded, carved wooden doors, bazaars and markets, it echoes the Arabian nights. Visit the spice plantations and be dazzled by the sheer number of spices produced. Immerse yourself in the history of slavery during a visit to the slave pits, a stark reminder of the darker side of the island’s history.

Overnight stay at Safari Lodge on Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 16 – 21: North Beach

Relax by the pool, swim in turquoise waters, and enjoy evening walks on palm-fringed sandy beaches. Optional activities snorkeling and dive excursions or an island discovery tour can be easily arranged

Accommodation at Amaan Bungalows on bed and breakfast!!

Day 21, we leave Zanzibar and catch a ferry (12:30hrs) back to Dar es Salaam and meet by our saloon air conditioned car and head off to Julius Nyerere International Airport for your travel arrangements.

End of the Tour

*The emergency medical evacuation cover is the 14 day Tourist 1 Cover with First Air Responder. This cover is supplementary to your international travel/health insurance and is designed to evacuate you by the quickest method possible (airlift or ambulance depending on situation) to the most appropriate medical facility (Nairobi or Dar es Salaam). As Tanzania does not have a reliable public ambulance service, we deem this evacuation cover to be necessary for all of our clients. Without this cover, if an emergency should occur in a remote area eg, in the middle of the Serengeti, you will rely upon our cars to get you to a medical facility. Due to the vastness of the area and the poor condition of the roads this will take much longer than an airlift evacuation and good prove detrimental to your condition.


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