10 Day East Africa South Tour (Nairobi to Dar es Salaam Overland)
+ Local Payment USD 260
|Countries Visited||Tanzania ,Kenya|
|Ends||Dar es Salaam|
|Group Size||Max 28 - 30|
|Age Range||18 - 55 Years and older|
This 10 Day Nairobi to Dar es Salaam overland explores Tanzania national parks, best for game viewing, combined with the tropical spice island, Zanzibar.
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
Departing from Nairobi
Ends in Dar es Salaam
This 10 Day East African Safari travels south from Nairobi exploring Tanzania's Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater for world renowned game viewing, before we end our safari on the tropical spice island of Zanzibar. Or, arrive one day earlier and explore the East African capital Nairobi before embarking on your overland adventure.
- Meals as indicated on the itinerary
- Registered guides
- Transport per itinerary
- Meserani Snake Park
- Masai Cultural Museum
- Zanzibar Ferry
- Airport departure taxes departure transfer
- Travel and medical insurance
- Personal spending money
- Visa costs
- Border taxes
- Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
- All optional activities
- Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
- Sleeping bag if needed
- Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
- All drinks
- Other items of a personal nature
Nairobi – Arusha , Tanzania
Today we collect the passengers who will be joining us for the remainder of our journey. We leave Nairobi, travelling south and crossing the border into Tanzania at Namanga. We reside in a charming campsite tonight in Meserani, located on the outskirts of Arusha, before we make our way to our Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater adventure the following morning.
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 - 4
Arusha – Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti Excursion (Optional) – Arusha, Tanzania
PLEASE NOTE: This activity includes 2 days/ 1 night in the National Park. The 1st night is spent outside the park in Karatu.
We start the day by visiting the Meserani Snake Park and Masai Cultural Museum. Make time to explore the lovely town of Arusha. Just a few minutes walk away from the campsite you will find a gallery selling paintings with a charming African feel to it. After a delicious 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. These vehicles allow for fantastic photo opportunities.
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.
As soon as dawn breaks on the third day, we embark on yet another game drive, this time to explore the plains, searching for more majestic wildlife. If we’re fortunate enough, we might be able to see several (possibly even all) of Africa’s Big 5, including lion, rhino, buffalo, elephant and leopard. Following this, we return to the bountiful Crater rim and board our truck to return to Arusha where our night is spent swapping stories and laughter over our exhilarating experience with the wilderness.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Serengeti & Ngorongoro Excursion (Please speak to your crew for more information)
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.
Arusha – Pangani, Tanzania
Before continuing onwards to Dar es Salaam, we stop at Arusha in the morning in order to replenish our supplies. On today’s drive we journey through the town of Moshi, located at the base of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain. Moshi acts as the starting point for all expeditions up Mount Kilimanjaro and, depending on weather conditions, we might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the mountain’s snow-capped peak that makes for an incredible photographic opportunity. We pass through massive sisal plantations by The Usambara and Pare Mountain ranges before finally arriving at our beautiful campsite that is situated between these mountains, midway between Arusha and Dar es Salaam.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Please Note: Some trips may choose to forego this stop/night and push on to the next stop (at their own cost).
Pangani – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
We make our way to Dar es Salaam today, journeying through picturesque landscapes and gorgeous palm trees, nearing the inviting Indian Ocean. Our driving time today is extended due to the high amount of traffic that is city-bound, but the sights and sounds of the bustling Dar suburbs will most certainly entertain you. Make a point to keep a lookout for the shop-fronts boasting funny catch phrases that are fantastic photographic attractions for most tourists. Upon our arrival in Dar es Salaam, we head out to our seaside campsite in order to prepare for our expedition to Zanzibar that following morning.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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 the 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 account during our Zanzibar trip, as it is our experience that passengers prefer to explore the island on their own and in accordance with their own budgets. 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
Included Activity: Zanzibar Ferry
Optional Activity: Zanzibar Excursion
Day 8 - 9
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.
No Meals Included
Accommodation and Meals are for your own account whilst on Zanzibar, as it is our experience that passengers prefer to explore the island on their own.
The Trip Leader joins you and can arrange your accommodation, while meals can be enjoyed from a wide selection of restaurants.
For those not opting to visit the island of Zanzibar, the next 3 days are spent at leisure at the beach campsite in Dar es Salaam. There are various optional excursions available from the camp including diving, snorkelling and fishing trips. The driver and cook remain behind in Dar es Salaam during the excursion.
Zanzibar – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
We depart from Zanzibar in the afternoon, returning to the mainland to end our trip in Dar es Salaam.
Meals Included: None
Included in Local Payment
- This tour includes a Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room
- Zanzibar Ferry
- Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater From 590 US$
- Masai Village Visit From 15 US$
- Olduvai Gorge 10 US$
- 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$
+ Local Payment USD 260
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