Trip to Kenya, Tanzania

10 Day Serengeti & Zanzibar

Ref: PAND

Tour

Are you ready to create some island memories in Zanzibar? Come with us on this amazing adventure around Tanzania and Kenya. You will be surprised with some unique places!

  • 9 Breakfast
  • 9 Lunch / 9 Dinner
  • Adventure Truck
  • Dates on Request
  • 1 English Guide
  • Tanzania, Kenya
  • Starting & Ending in Nairobi

Countries

Kenya, Tanzania

Camping

Price

R23750

Single Supplement

R1500

Accommodated

Price

R27950

Single Supplement

R6700


Itinerary

Day 1 – Arusha

Leaving behind the bustle of Nairobi we travel south to the Tanzanian border.After completing border formalities we continue to the busy town of Arusha, our base for the night. Northern Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro. Those who have purchased the optional Serengeti Excursion upgrade package will be briefed this evening by our local guide on what to prepare for the coming days.

Accommodation Facilities:

  • Accommodated: Two per Room with Shared Ablutions
  • Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Nairobi to Arusha

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 – Karatu

Although it is a short distance to Karatu, we will spend most of the day commuting closer to the Ngorongoro Crater.  Upon arrival in Karatu, our guide will brief us on the full day excursion into the crater.  Karatu is conveniently situated to allow you the opportunity to participate in various optional activities in the coming days. (This morning, those guests who pre-purchased the Serengeti excursion upgrade will be collected and will be separated from the group for the next 4 days).

Accommodation Facilities:

  • Accommodated: Two per Room with Shared Ablutions
  • Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Arusha to Karatu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Optional Activity: 3-Night Serengueti Camping Excursion

Day 3 – Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

We rise early and will be collected from our camp and transferred to the Ngorongoro Crater in 4×4 safari type vehicles.  We will spend the bulk of our day exploring the crater floor in search of the animals which roam the plains.  We will arrive back in Karatu in the afternoon.

Accommodation Facilities:

  • Accommodated: Two per Room with Shared Ablutions
  • Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Karatu to Ngorongoro Crater and return

Included Highlight: Full day 4×4 excursion to Ngorongoro Crater

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 – Karatu

Today your guide will accompany you on a cultural tour.  The rest of the day is for you to relax at camp or participate in a number of optional activities available from the accommodation establishment.  These activities need to be booked directly with the accommodation provide upon arrival in Karatu.

Accommodation Facilities:

  • Accommodated: Two per Room with Shared Ablutions
  • Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Included Highlight: Karatu Cultural Tour; Elephant Caves Hike

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 – Arusha

Wrapping up our time in Karatu and Ngorongoro Crater, we board our truck and return to Arusha.  Upon arrival in Arusha we are reunited with our fellow travellers who opted for the Serengeti upgrade.

Accommodation Facilities:

  • Accommodated: Two per Room with Shared Ablutions
  • Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Karatu to Arusha

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 – Bagamoyo

We head out early this morning as we journey south to our overnight stop in the coastal town of Bagamoyo. Formerly a centre point of the East African slave trade, Bagamoyo lies just north of the port of Dar es Salaam and is a perfect launching point for our upcoming Zanzibar Excursion. While today is primarily a travel day, we experience the hustle and bustle of one of Africa’s major travel routes. Road travel in Africa is an experience in itself and the bustling markets, villages and scenic backdrops that line the routes give a window into the lifestyle of rural Africa. This evening we will prepare for our Zanzibar Excursion that begins tomorrow morning.

Accommodation Facilities:

  • Accommodated: Two per Room with Shared Ablutions
  • Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Arusha to Bagamoyo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 – Nungwi (Zanzibar)

We complete the short journey into Dar es Salaam this morning and board our ferry for the two hour trip to Zanzibar. After arriving at the ferry port we board make our way to Nungwi on the northern shores of the island. We take the opportunity to visit the spice farms of Kidichi and Kizambani on our way this afternoon. Zanzibar is renowned for its spices and fragrances and we have the chance to experience this first-hand today. There are a number of excursions that can be arranged for the coming days in Nungwi and your guide will be on hand to assist.

Accommodation Facilities:

  • Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
  • Camping: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom

Route: Bagamoyo to Nungwi (Zanzibar)

Included Activity: Zanzibar Excursion

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 – Nungwi

Today is a free day to enjoy some of the many attractions and activities on offer. Water sports are the order of the day and Nungwi offers fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving and a variety of ocean safari options. Whatever it is you chose to do today, you will have ample opportunity to create some island memories. Rent a scooter and explore the many attractions on offer or simply relax on the beach and soak up the sun.

Accommodation Facilities:

  • Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
  • Camping: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom

Optional Activity: Fishing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Turtle Sanctuary Visit, Village Tours, Jozani Forest and more

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 – Stone Town

Our visit to Nungwi comes to an end today as we travel back to Zanzibar Town in the afternoon. Boasting a rich history this busy port was once a landmark on both the Slave and Spice trade routes.  We spend our final night on the island on the beaches south of the port city.

Accommodation Facilities:

  • Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
  • Camping: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom

Route: Nungwi Beach to Stone Town

Included Highlight: Jozani Forest, Prison Island Boat Trip

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 – Dar es Salaam

This morning we have some time to explore the sights of Stone Town, the rich history and vibrant markets are some of the highlights of any visit to Zanzibar. We bid farewell to the island and board our return ferry to Dar es Salaam, where your tour will come to an end upon arrival.

Accommodation: Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through Planeta Africa.

Route: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Terms

What’s included

  • Accommodation
  • Meals (Breakfast x 9 / Lunch x 9  / Dinner x 9)
  • Qualified crew
  • Transport in the Adventure truck
  • Included highlights as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to National Parks.

What’s excluded

  • Items of a personal nature (snacks, alcohol, bottled water, soft drinks)
  • Entrance fees (associated with optional activities)
  • Souvenirs
  • Activity packages and optional activities
  • Tips

Countries Visited

Kenya, Tanzania

Maximum Number of Passengers – 20

Arrival / Departure

Please be sure to arrive 1 day before your tour is due to depart. This will avoid any unforeseen problems.

We also highly recommend that you book your flights to depart the day after the tour officially ends to allow for delays and changes.

Pre and Post Tour Accommodation

If you require accommodation before or after your tour we can arrange this for you. We can also arrange airport transfers – contact your travel agent or Planet Africa to make these bookings.

Tour departure point

7.00am – Harry Thuku Road, Nairobi, Kenya.

Please ensure you arrive at the departure point at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Tour ending point

Lumumba Road / Mahiwa Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 

All information provided in this tour dossier is subject to change without prior notice.  Changes would always be in consideration of your safety first and a better quality experience where possible.  Overnight accommodation stops can change without prior notification, depending on road or weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the properties listed in this dossier, these are to be used as a guideline only. We recommend that you download the most up to date version of this tour dossier one week prior to your tour departure date, however, changes are possible within 7 days prior to your tour departure.

Partaking in an adventure tour in Africa involves covering hundreds if not thousands of kilometres and our tours are as much about this journey as they are about the destinations we visit. Use your time during these drives to talk to your fellow travellers, have a drink and take note of the world passing by your window. Some roads you travel on will be smooth and easy while others could take up to an hour to cover 1 kilometre. There is just no telling what could happen with road, weather, traffic and other conditions that may exist that will either increase or decrease the amount of time you spend on the road so take your watch off, put your iPad away, turn off your phone and just relax. An average day could take anything from 5 to 14 hours, it all depends on the day… and that’s only an “average”!

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Accommodation

Price per person - Terrestrial

Camping

Season Room type Value
until 31/12/2020 Twin Share R 23750
Single R 25250


Accommodated

Season Room type Value
until 31/12/2020 Twin Share R 27950
Single R 34650


Optional Serengeti Excursion Upgrade

The cost of the optional Serengeti excursion upgrade package is not included in the tour price or activity package.  The cost to participate in the 3-night camping excursion is R15,800.00

Please pre-book this when you book your tour, should you wish to participate in this activity.

Minimum of 4 people required in order for this excursion to operate.

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