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10 Day East Africa North Overland Tour (Dar es Salaam to Nairobi)

R12,495

+ Local Payment USD 260

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Tour Style Camping
Countries Visited Tanzania, Kenya
Starts Dar es Salaam
Ends Nairobi
Group Size Max 28 - 30
Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older

This 10 Day East Africa North African Overland tour starts in Dar es Salaam and from there we head north to the exotic island of Zanzibar, where the real experience will begin. Finally you will arrive at the Capital of Kenya, Nairobi, where this trip will end.

Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

10% discount for ISIC cardholders

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Dar es Salaam
Ends in
Nairobi

This 10 Day East Africa North African Overland tour starts in Dar es Salaam and from there we head north to the exotic island of Zanzibar, where the real experience will begin. Finally you will arrive at the Capital of Kenya, Nairobi, where this trip will end.

Highlights

Included

  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport per itinerary
  • Meserani Snake Park
  • Masai Cultural Museum
  • Dar Es Salaam
  • Zanzibar Ferry
 

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Airport departure taxes departure transfer
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Pillows
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

SKU: CAE0953
 

Itinerary

Day 1

Dar es Salaam – Zanzibar (Optional)

We are taken to the ‘Spice Island’ via a ferry that departs from Dar es Salaam. Here, we have the option to spend the next three evenings. Zanzibar is rich in history and was one of the foremost starting points for majority of East African explorers in their pursuit of new land. New fellow travellers may join us here, replacing those who will be leaving us at the end of our Zanzibar expedition.

Please note: Accommodation and Meals are for your own expense whilst on Zanzibar. The trip leader will join you and it is through them that you can organise your lodging, whilst meals can be purchased from a broad variety of restaurants. There will also be a wide selection of Optional Excursions on offer. For travellers not wishing to visit the island of Zanzibar, the next three days will be spent at leisure at the beach campsite in Dar es Salaam. Here, there will be a variety of Optional Excursions available from the camp, including diving, snorkelling and fishing trips.

Meals Included: Breakfast

New legislation prohibits the taking of photographs during the Zanzibar ferry ride. Spot fines can be issued, if legislation is not obeyed.

Included Activity: Zanzibar Ferry

Day 2 - 3

Zanzibar (no meals included)

Apart from its intriguing history, Zanzibar has plenty of enthralling experiences to offer visitors. Zanzibar is well-known for its tasty spices , and a trip around one of the spice plantations always proves to be an extremely interesting experience. Other Optional Excursions include an outing to the incredible beaches and gigantic tortoises of Prison Island, a full day scuba dive that takes place in Nungwe or even a fishing trip in a traditional dhow. You can always hire a moped to get yourself around the island, perhaps to one of the brilliant seafood restaurants where you can indulge in a sumptuous and very reasonably-priced meal. In fact, Zanzibar is a seafood lover’s heaven, with only the freshest seafood being caught daily – crayfish being a rather well-liked specialty. If you prefer to hang back, feel free to socialise with the interesting and friendly locals during dinner.

Optional Activity: Zanzibar Excursion

Zanzibar Island

Day 4

Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Leaving Zanzibar in the afternoon, we return to the mainland and another night in Dar es Salaam. Arrival back to camp is usually in the late afternoon, or early evening.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 5

Dar es Salaam to Arusha, Tanzania

From Dar es Salaam we have a long transit day’s drive through vast sisal plantations and African bushveld to Arusha. Some tours might decide as a group to push on through to Arusha (at own cost).  On the way, we pass The Pare and Usambara Mountain ranges before driving through the town of Moshi where we may even catch a glimpse of this magical mountain’s snowy summit of Kilimanjaro.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - 7

Arusha – Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti Excursion (Optional),Tanzania

We start the day by paying a visit to the Meserani Snake Park and Masai Cultural Museum. Just a few minutes walk away from the campsite you will find a gallery selling paintings with a charming African feel to it. After lunch you are met by a local Tanzanian operator who leads the trips into the Parks in four wheel drive vehicles that have been modified for safari use.

Departing from the campsite we make our way through the Masai town of Mtu Wa Mbu (‘Mosquito River’, situated next to the Lake Manyara National Park), and up the Rift Valley Escarpment to the village of Karatu. Karatu boasts incredible views of the surrounding hills and has numerous wheat farms that only add more beauty to this magnificent scenery. Our evening is spent at a lovely campsite in Karatu.

On the morning of the 2nd day, we leave in the early hours to enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and make our way into the Ngorongoro Crater that is abundant with wildlife, offering some of the best game viewing in the African continent, including the elusive Black Rhino. Following our Crater game drive, we travel down the Crater’s rim and pass the Cradle of Mankind before reaching the Serengeti National Park.

Game driving through the southern and central regions of the Park, we cross seemingly infinite landscapes that offer only natural beauty. We bush camp (no ablution facilities) tonight amongst the cool breezes and tranquil sounds of the African wilderness. (Sleep in the Serengeti – optional)

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Serengeti Excursion

Please note: For the travellers who are sitting this one out, their next days will be spent at leisure, delighting in their surrounds – the Meserani Reptile Park, the Masai Cultural Museum and the neighbouring villages and craft markets. If you wish to do something else, you are always free to explore the nearby town of Arusha.

Ngorongoro Crater

Day 8

Serengeti to Arusha, Tanzania

In the morning, we head off for another game drive and explore the landscape in search of the resident game. We make our way back across the plains and up along the crater rim to our camp in Arusha.

If you choose not to do the optional Serengeti/ Ngorongoro Crater you will remain at the campsite. Please contact us for more information.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - 10

Arusha – Nairobi, Kenya

In the early morning, we head out to the Tanzania/Kenyan border through to the small border town of Namanga. Once we’ve finished up our border formalities, we carry on to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, to our campsite situated on the city’s outskirts

The following morning after breakfast we say our final goodbyes as this is where your tour will end.

Meals Included:Breakfast X2, Lunch, Dinner

 

Activities

Included in Local Payment

  • This tour includes a Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room
  • Zanzibar Ferry


Other Activities

Tanzania

  • Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater From 590 US$
  • Masai Village Visit From 15 US$
  • Olduvai Gorge 10 US$
Zanzibar
  • Transfer to Nungwe 20 US$
  • Zanzibar Accommodation From 40 US$ - 60 US$ per day
  • Spice Tour including lunch 40 US$
  • Diving, Snorkeling & Fishing From 30US$
  • Dhow Sunset Cruise 40 US$
  • Motorbike/ Car Hire From 60 US$ - 80 US$
  • +local drivers license / insurance at 5 US$

 

Dates

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Highlights

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Price

R12,495

+ Local Payment USD 260





R12,495

+ Local Payment USD 260

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