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Africa East & South between Nairobi and Zanzibar

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  • Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Nairobi
  • Mto Wa Mbu
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Arusha
  • Zanzibar
  • Dar Es Salaam
  • Marangu
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Lushoto
  • Amboseli National Park
  • Tarangire National Park

This classic trip covers the highlights of southern Kenya and northern Tanzania, one of the world's most scenic and wildlife-packed regions.After leaving Kenya's bustling capital of Nairobi, you head straight to the grasslands of the Maasai Mara for an incredible 3-day jeep safari through the National Park, with fantastic opportunities to see the 'Big 5' as well as a wealth of other wildlife. The game viewing continues after you cross the border into Tanzania, with safaris in both the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro National Parks.You will camp near the majestic snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro and explore the local village of Mto wa Mbu, famously home to many different cultures and handicrafts.The trip ends with a journey to the famous and evocative tropical island of Zanzibar, where we explore the fascinating old town, tour the spice plantations, and relax on the idyllic white beaches.

  • Day 1 Zanzibar

    Border Information: If joining at Zanzibar, you will most likely enter Tanzania from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (IATA code: ZNZ). There will be an informal meet-and-greet and orientation of Stone Town with our local Zanzibar guide at 6:00pm - please meet at the reception of the joining hotel at this time if you wish to take part in this orientation. Please note that you will not usually meet your regular Dragoman crew tonight, as they will be arriving in Dar es Salaam this evening and will travel to Zanzibar with members of their previous group tomorrow.  Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Zanzibar before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Zanzibar. In Stone Town we will stay in a good local hotel. Please note that the first 4 days of this trip overlap with our "YDF - Victoria Falls to Zanzibar" trip, so some of the group that come to Zanzibar will leave before we take the ferry to Dar es Salaam. This is because Zanzibar is part of both trips, so it means customers going all the way through do not follow our Zanzibar itinerary twice!

  • Day 2 Zanzibar

    Today will be a free day to explore Stone Town, the atmospheric old town on the exotic and beautiful island of Zanzibar! Your Dragoman crew will arrive on Zanzibar this afternoon, and there will be an important meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - there will then be the option going for sunset drinks at Africa House and heading out to the night markets for a local dinner.

    Activities(Included)
    Explore the beautiful and historic streets of Zanzibar's Stone Town

  • Day 3 to 4 Zanzibar

    On our second day on Zanzibar we will join our local guide for a very interesting and informative tour around the sights of Stone Town and learn about the history of the island. We will then head away from town and take in a tour of a spice plantation, enjoy a local lunch with our guide, then head to Nungwi beach at the very north of the island. Nungwi is the Indian Ocean at its best - bright white sand, sparkling blue sea outstanding seafood and a fantastic chilled atmosphere.  On our third day on Zanzibar, we will have free time to enjoy Nungwi beach and relax, or to try snorkeling, diving, or other beach activities, or maybe go further afield looking for Red Colobus monkeys in the Jozani Forest. In Nungwi we will spend both nights in a good hotel right on the shore of the ocean.

    Activities(Included)
    Guided tour of Spice Plantations and local lunch

    Activities(Optional)
    Walk through the Jozani Forest in search of the very rare Red Colobus monkeys - Cost: USD 30
    Explore the beautiful 'Prison' Island near Zanzibar - Cost: USD 30
    Scuba diving in the incredible waters of the Indian Ocean near Zanzibar (per dive) - Cost: USD 55
    Dhow trip, Zanzibar - Cost: USD 20
    Snorkelling day trip, Zanzibar - Cost: USD 40

  • Day 5 Dar Es Salaam

    Today we will return to Stone Town and then take a ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam, before travelling on the local commuter barge from the city centre to the suburb of Kigamboni. The ferry will take about 2 hours and 30 minutes. The rest of the afternoon will be free to relax at the campsite. In Dar es Salaam we stay at a beautiful and well-equipped beach camp on the southern side of the bay across from the city.

    Activities(Included)
    Ferry back from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam

    Activities(Optional)
    Sunset kayak trip to explore the mangroves near Dar es Salaam - Cost: USD 15

  • Day 6 Marangu

    Today we join our overland truck and set off early to beat the morning trafiic in Dar es Salaam. We have a full day's drive to Marangu, where we have a nightstop camping in the grounds of a beautiful colonial hotel at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. We should have good views of the mountain on the drive in (if it is not covered in cloud!). In Marangu we will camp in the grounds of a hotel.  Estimated Drive Time - 11-12 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

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Transport

Overland expedition vehicle, 4x4s, boats.

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