Day 1: Arusha. Today we depart the bustling capital of Kenya and cross the border into Tanzania. This afternoon we make our preparations for the optional excursion to the Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Crater. Meals: Lunch, Dinner. Overnight: Meserani Oasis or Snake Park.
Days 2-4: Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater. These 4 days are set aside for the optional 3-night excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This area has one of the most densely inhabited large animal populations in Africa. The excursion is in open topped 4x4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. For those not going to the parks, take this chance to absorb some of the fascinating local culture. Optional Activities: Various Serengeti & Ngorongoro Excursion packages, Lake Manyara game drives, day hiking & village tours and many more various day trips. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight: Seronera and Simba Campsites.
Day 5: Kenya – Tanzania, Karatu. Today those that went into the Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro will meet up with the truck in Karatu, where there will be time to share stories of the wonderful African animals seen in the park. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight: Kudu Camp.
Day 6: Lushoto. On route to Lushoto, we will stop in Arusha to visit the local Masai Mara Museum and the snake park. Lushoto is the major town and district centre, albeit small, in the Usambara Mountains, halfway between the coast and the parks. The popular pot plant Saintpaulia has its only wild occurrences in Tanzania, and particularly in the Usambara Mts. Here you will have the chance to hike in the surrounding area, or just relax. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight: The Lawns Hotel.
Days 7-9: Zanzibar. After an early wake up, we leave Lushoto and head for Dar es Salaam, where a local ferry will take us from Dar es Salaam (where we leave the truck) to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar. We spend the first night exploring the historical and unique architecture. There are also spice and seafood markets to be explored. The following day we take a transfer to the northern part of the island where we will spend 2 days relaxing on the beach. Optional Activities: Lunch & Dinner, Swimming with Dolphins, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling etc. Meals: Breakfast x 3. Overnight: Stone Town - Shangani Hotel. Nungwi Beach – Nungwi Inn.
Day 10: Dar es Salaam. Today we leave Zanzibar and catch a late ferry back to Dar es Salaam. Your tour will end upon arrival back in Dar es Salaam. Meals: Breakfast.
Note: It is highly advisable to buy this tour with the Activity Package. This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our tours. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed below. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased prior to your arrival or through your guide on day 1 of your tour. The itinerary has been written with the inclusion of the Activity Package items.
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