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This overland tour starts in Nairobi and finishes in Dar es Salaam (or Zanzibar if you wish). Game drives in Tanzania’s world famous game parks – Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, and then a stay on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar Island, with time for water sports, and to visit the red colobus monkeys at Jozani Forest. Explore Tanzania on this great overland tour!
Serengeti National Park • Ngorongoro Crater • Maasai boma • Zanzibar Island • Spice tour • Snorkelling and scuba diving • Mnemba Atoll • Prison Island and the giant tortoise • Dolphin boat cruise • Red colobus monkey trek • overlanding with an international group of like minded people.
Tents and roll mattresses are provided and the tents have sewn in floors and mosquito netting. You will need to bring a sleeping bag & sleep sheet. Get a cheap mosquito net in Africa if you want to sleep outside of your tent. If you start your trip in Nairobi or South Africa you can buy camping gear at the local department stores. All campsites have good ablution facilities & bars, and some have restaurants, shops and internet facilities. About half the campsites have upgrades to hut or cabins for an extra charge.
Minimum age is 18. Average age of the passengers is between 18 – 39 but if you are an open minded person more at age and you don’t mind climbing daily in and out the overland truck you are more than welcome to join!
Please check the Tour Information for a list of optional extras.
This safari departs from the Heron Hotel (and Wildebeest Eco Camp), Milimani Road, Nariobi at 8.00 am on the departure date
Nairobi – Zanzibar
Note: this tour is also available in opposite direction. Contact us for departure dates
Early morning day 1
Travel across the Athi Plains through to Arusha.
Afternoon and morning game drives in the Serengeti National Park, afternoon drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation area, morning game drives in Ngorongoro Crater
Optionals: balloon safari, Maasai village visit.
Arusha, Marangu by the foot of the Kilimanjaro. Seafood barbecue at our camp by the Indian Ocean and preparations for the stay on Zanzibar Island.
Optionals: Kilimanjaro day hike, Marangu village tour
Four night stay on Zanzibar Island, first night in a lodge in tradtional Stone Town with a spice tour on our first day. Transfer to Kendwa Beach for a three night beach stay on Kendwa Beach
Optionals: Snorkelling and scuba diving on Zanzibar’s untouched coral reefs, a visit to Prison Island famous for its giant tortoise population and to Jozani Forest to see the red colobus monkeys.
Talk with us as to the special arrangements we can make for your accommodation and other arrangements on the Island staying in beach cottages and in the exotic capital, historic Stone Town, with a spice tour.
Other options to budget for include snorkelling and scuba diving on Zanzibar’s untouched coral reefs, a visit to Prison Island famous for its giant tortoise population and to Jozani Forest to see the red colobus monkeys.
On request we can book you a single tent. Otherwise, you will be sharing a room with somone else from the same sexe if you are a single traveler.
You can use USD and your credit card should be accepted in most supermarkets, lodges and bars
We recommend you arrive the night before. We can book an extra night in the lodge from where the tour starts aswell as an airport transfer
Great group and we saw lots of wildlife! Zanzibar is a fantastich finish of the trip. It was a great ending after my volunteering in Tanzania. Just do it!!