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10 Day Highlights of Tanzania (South)

10 Day Highlights of Tanzania taking in Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater and ending at the Coast.

R17,150

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 12700


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Tour Style Camping
Countries Visited Tanzania, Kenya
Starts Nairobi
Ends Dar es Salaam
Group Size Max 20
Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
 

 

10 Day Highlights of Tanzania (South) Tour Overview

Departing from Nairobi
Ends in
Dar es Salaam

There is no better way to spend 9 nights in East Africa getting to know more about the local Masai culture, beautiful golden plains of wildlife as far as the eye can see and the incredible Ngorongoro Crater (once an active volcano). Combine this with the ever stretching plains of the Serengeti National Park, the wildebeest migration and Mt Kilimanjaro.

Included

  • Meals - 9 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 9 Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport

Excluded

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Alcohol
  • Soft Drinks
  • Bottled Water
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • Activity Package and Optional activities

SKU: CAE0474
 

10 Day Highlights of Tanzania (South) Itinerary

Day 1

Arusha, Tanzania

We leave the lively capital of Kenya today and make our way into Tanzania. In the afternoon we prepare for our impending optional expedition into the famous Serengeti National Park and the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater.

Enclosed by some of Africa’s most well-known landscapes and National Parks, Arusha is located at the base of Mount Meru – on the eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley’s eastern branch. The city experiences mostly balmy weather due to its location on the hills of Mt Meru. Within close proximity to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha contains its very own National Park, situated on Mount Meru. The main industry of this area is agriculture. Producers of huge vegetables and flowers send superb produce to Europe. Small-scale farming was negatively impacted by the somewhat recent ‘coffee crisis’ and has therefore transformed into mostly subsistence farming. Arusha has several factories including a brewery, tyre and fibreboard plant as well as a big pharmaceuticals manufacturer.

Those not participating in the Serengeti Excursion will be free to enjoy a variety of optional day tours and this can be booked upon arrival in Arusha.

*Please note that this activity could either take place on this day or after the Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

Accommodation: Camp: Ndoro Lodge (no website available)
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Nairobi to Arusha  ±290 km
Travel Time: +-4-5 hours plus border crossing
Border Post: Tanzania: Namanga, no telephone number, Open: 24hrs    Kenya: Namanga, Tel: +254 455 32002, Open: 24 hrs

Day 2 - 4

Serengeti and Ngorongoro Excursion, Tanzania

Today we set off on an optional four-day, three night camping adventure in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This region contains one of the most dense animal varieties in all of Africa. The Ngorongoro region makes up part of the ecosystem of the Serengeti and, to the northwest it meets the Serengeti National Park and lies adjacent to the southern plains of the Serengeti. These plains spread to the north into the unguarded Loliondo division and are open to wildlife due to the farming habits of the Masai. Volcanic highlands lie to the south and west of the region whilst the rim of the Great Rift Valley wall defines the southern and eastern boundaries. This wall serves to prohibit animals migrating in these directions.

Our Serengeti expedition takes place in an open-topped 4X4 safari vehicle in order to take on the obstacles we come across whilst driving through the Park’s gravelly and narrow roads. We will kick off our first game drive upon our arrival.

The campsites are owned by Tanzania National Parks Board and over 90.000 tourists frequent this park and some of the facilities are not sufficiently maintained. Attempts have been made to improve the situation, but these have not been sustained. Please keep an open mind when using the ablution facilities in the Serengeti National Park. You will need to provide your own toilet paper and wet wipes.

If you are not taking part in the Serengeti Expedition, you will remain at the accommodation provided. Enjoy the opportunity to take in the local cultures around you. You can partake in some of the optional activities such as Lake Manyara game drives, day hiking & village tours and many more various day trips.

On Day 3 the entire day will be spent game driving through the Serengeti as we track animals through the savannah.

Day 4 we head to the famous Ngorongoro Crater where our trucks will drive down to the very bottom of the crater where there is plenty of game viewing.

Accommodation: Seronera Campsite, Simba Campsite or similar
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Arusha to Serengeti National Park ± 250 km
Optional Activity: Tips for Guides, Serengeti 4-day camping Excursion (min 4 people), Ballooning over Serengeti National Park

For more information on the Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater Camping Excursion please click here

ngorongoro crater national park

Day 5

Arusha, Tanzania

Those who participated in the excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro will join the truck in Arusha, where we will have time to tell tales of incredible encounters you had in the Park while enjoying a meal in camp this evening.

Accommodation: Camp Ndoro Camp (no website available)
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Serengeti National Park to Arusha ± 250 km

Day 6

Bagamoyo, Tanzania

From Arusha we head south towards Bagamoyo, who’s name means “lay down your heart” and goes back to the days of slavery. Today is a travel day where you will experience the markets, villages and magnificent views that give life to the rural Africa. Our accommodation for the night is the Bagamoyo Travellers Lodge and we prepare for the following days Zanzibar Excursion.

Accommodation: Camp: Bagamoyo Travellers Lodge or similar
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Arusha to Bagamoyo ± 550 km

Day 7 - 9

Nungwi – Stone Town (Zanzibar Excursion)

We wake up early today in order to make our way to Dar es Salaam, where we will board a local ferry that carries us from Dar to Zanzibar. We are transferred to the island’s north region where we will spend time unwinding on the sun-kissed beaches.

While you are staying in Zanzibar we encourage you to explore, snorkel, scuba dive or go on sunset cruises.

Due to the dominant Islam religion in Zanzibar, conservative clothing should be worn most places except on the beach, where your regular clothes and swimsuits are acceptable. It is recommended that women wear t-shirts and knee-length shorts or skirts in town. The Islamic religion frowns upon the showing of arms above the elbow or legs above the knee. Shoulders should also remain covered and no revealing necklines are acceptable. Men’s clothing is less restrictive, allowing them to wear shirts and shorts. However, on the beach or in our resort, there are no dress codes other than the regular ones adhered to in most pool/public areas.

If you happen to be visiting Zanzibar during the month of fasting (Ramadaan), please speak to your local guide about the customs adhered to during this period. Regular eating times during the day are forbidden and most locals will be sure to make you aware of this. Majority of shops and restaurants will be closed during Ramadan, but it is acceptable as a foreigner to have meals at hotels or resorts. Your guide will be able to inform you of what is appropriate and when.

Zanzibar is a semi-independent portion of the United Republic of Tanzania. Comprised of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean located 25-50 kilometres off the mainland’s coast, Zanzibar is comprised of numerous small islands and two bigger ones, Ungula (the main island informally referred to as Zanzibar) and Pemba. At one point in time, Zanzibar was in fact a completely separate state boasting a lengthy trading history within the Arab world. However, it merged with Tanganyika to create Tanzania in 1964 and still maintains a high level of independence within the union. Zanzibar City is the capital of Zanzibar, situated on the island of Unguja, and its historic centre known as Stone Town is a World Heritage Site.

The main industries of Zanzibar are spices, raffia and tourism. In addition to this, Zanzibar is also home to the extremely endangered species of the Red Colobus Monkey. The word ‘Zanzibar’ was derived from the Persian term ‘zangi-bar’ meaning ‘coast of the blacks’. However, it is believed that the name could have also originated from the Arabic ‘Zayn Z’al Barr’ meaning ‘fair is this land’. ‘Zanzibar’ frequently refers specifically to Unguja Island and is sometimes referred to as the Spice Islands, though this term is more often associated with the Indonesian Maluku Islands.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Amaan Bungalows , Ocean View Hotel , or similar
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Bagamoyo to Nungwi (Zanzibar) , Nungwi Beach to Stone Town ± 60-67 km
Activity Package: Zanzibar Excursion plus Ferry
Included Highlight: Spice Tour and City Tour
Optional Activities: Fishing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Turtle Sanctuary Visit, Village Tours, Jozani Forest and more

PLEASE NOTE: If you have not purchased the Activity Package, you will be staying at the accommodation in Dar es Salaam for these three days.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Kariakoo Hotel
Facilities:  Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered

Zanzibar

Day 10

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Today, our travels bring us out of the cool highland area to the hot Indian Ocean coastal city of Dar es Salaam, meaning ‘house of peace’ in Arabic. Dar is Tanzania’s economic and trade capital, but inland, Dodoma remains the official capital city. On this day our tour comes to an end.

Accommodation: Own Arrangements/ Post tour accommodation can be booked through us

 

10 Day Highlights of Tanzania (South) Activities

The Activity Package (optional on this trip) includes the following:

  • Serengeti 4-day camping Excursion (min 4 people) Tanzania ZAR12700


Other Activities

  • Tanzania Zanzibar Fishing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Turtle Sanctuary Visit, Village Tours, Jozani Forest and more
  • Dar es salaam Dinner Out

 

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10 Day Highlights of Tanzania (South) Price

R17,150

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 12700


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