Serengeti and Zanzibar Trek

Serengeti and Zanzibar Trek

Two of East Africa’s most popular highlights make this Serengeti & Zanzibar trek tour the spectacular experience that it is. Leaving Nairobi, we head to Arusha where we will board 4 x 4 vehicles to head to the Serengeti National Park to watch some of the largest herds of wild antelope and wildebeest graze their way across the open plains. We’ll also explore the Ngorongoro Crater where we will continue our game viewing spectacular. The Ngorongoro Crater is a truly unique place with more to offer than simply wildlife viewing. It is a one in a lifetime opportunity to explore a region that was home to our earliest ancestors. We then move from bush to beach early in the morning as we journey south to the coastal town of Bagamoyo. We will discover a whole new world on the historical spice island of Zanzibar. We head North to relax on tropical white sand beaches and snorkel in aqua blue waters of the Indian Ocean. We will also have some time to explore the historic area of Stone Town, also known as Mji Mkongwe (Swahili for “old town”), before catching an afternoon ferry back to Dar es Salaam where this epic adventure tour ends.

Please note that the price is based on tent accommodation in specifically designed lodges on the route.
There is also an option for bungalow accommodation in some parts of the trip for which you can check the supplement payment in the "additional costs" section below the itinerary.


Day 01. Arusha
Leaving behind the bustle of Nairobi we travel south to the Tanzanian border, after completing border formalities we continue to Arusha which provides the base for our optional Serengeti Excursion. This evening we will be briefed by our local operator on the Serengeti Excursion and we will have the opportunity to pack for the coming days. A smaller daypack or bag will be required for the Serengeti Excursion as it is operated on smaller vehicles and luggage space is limited. The Serengeti Excursion is offered only as a camping excursion and sleeping bags are available for hire.

Day 02. Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion
The following days are set aside for the 3-night camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This area has one of the most densely inhabited large animal populations in Africa. The Serengeti excursion is in open topped 4×4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. We leave our accommodation in the morning and drive to the Serengeti. On arrival we will start with our first game drive. The campsites we visit are fully owned by the Tanzania National Parks Board. Over 90,000 tourists visit the Serengeti National Park annually. These facilities are sadly not sufficiently maintained by the Parks Board and we have attempted to offer our services to improve the situation, however our offers were not accepted. We do ask that you have an open mind when visiting the ablutions in the Serengeti National Park. Please supply your own wet wipes and toilet paper.

Day 03. Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion
We spend the entire day game driving through the Serengeti. Our route is dependent on the movement of the game and sightings.

Day 04. Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion
Today we explore more of the Serengeti and make our way to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. We drive down to the bottom of the Crater, where we try and see as many animals as possible.

Day 05. Arusha
We return from the Serengeti and re-united with our truck and crew in Arusha. A welcome shower awaits us on our return and tonight we share a meal in camp as we prepare for tomorrow’s travel.

Day 06. 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.

Day 07. 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.

Day 08. Nungwi
Today is a free day for enjoying 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.

Day 09. 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 bustling 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.

Day 10. Dar es Salaam
This morning we have an opportunity to explore the historic area of Stone Town before catching an afternoon ferry back to Dar es Salaam. Stone Town represents the historic centre of Zanzibar Town and is a must see for those with an interest in history, culture and the unique architecture of the historic port. Although your tour comes to an end upon arrival back in Dar es Salaam, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an optional dinner out in Dar es Salaam

Price ncludes:
► tent accommodation in specifically designed lodges ► meals (Breakfast x 9 / Lunch x 6 / Dinner x 9)
(unless otherwise specified, all meals are prepared and served at the
Nomad truck) ► qualified crew ► transport in specifically designed truck ►
included highlights as per the itinerary ► entrance fees to National
Parks.

Price does not include:
► Items of a personal nature (snacks, alcohol, bottled water, soft
drinks) ► entrance fees (associated with optional activities) ►
souvenirs ► activity packages and optional activities, tips.

Additional costs:
► bunagolow accommodation: 210 EUR ► single room supplement: 210 EUR (tent accommodation) / 240 EUR (bungalow accommodation)


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