Kenya and Tanzania Adventure Safari

Nairobi to Zanzibar

       

Kenya and Tanzania Adventure Safari

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: £ 1,799 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Nairobi

Safari Ends: Zanzibar Number of Days: 15
Countries visited: Kenya, Tanzania
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Safari Price Includes:

10 nights camping
4 nights hotels/lodge.
All breakfasts
10 lunches
10 dinners included.

Safari Price Excludes:

All optional excursions
Visas
Meals / Drinks unless otherwise stated in the itinerary.

Kenya and Tanzania Safari

Kenya and Tanzania are magical destinations with stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and diverse cultures. From Nairobi we head into the Great Rift Valley: here the two parks of Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru are home to an incredible variety of birds and wildlife including the endangered rhino and elusive leopard plus, in season, a million flamingoes. We include a walk along the Crater Lake and a visit to Elsamere, former home of Joy Adamson. In Tanzania we have spectacular game drives in the Serengeti and explore the Ngorongoro Crater by 4WD. From our base in Moshi we have a variety of optional visits including a challenging hike to Mongyoni Falls. Finally we head to the spice island of Zanzibar, a tropical backwater with beautiful white sandy beaches, a relaxing way to end a fascinating trip.

Kenya and Tanzania Adventure Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi    

Start Nairobi. Our adventure begins by travelling northwest into the Great African Rift Valley to Lake Naivasha. In the afternoon we visit Elsamere, the former home of Joy Adamson, now a conservation centre where we can enjoy afternoon teas on the lawn and watch the cheeky Black and White Colobus monkeys


Day 2: Kembu    

En route to Kembu we stop in Nakuru to do some shopping and look around this typical African town. We stay on a farm for two of nights and have an opportunity to do a farm walk.


Day 3: Kembu    

This morning we drive to Lake Nakuru where we enjoy a superb game drive. Although this is a small park it is home to an amazing variety of animals and birdlife. The park contains a soda lake, which is sometimes home to thousands of flamingos. We hope to see the endangered White and Black rhino, lion and if we are very lucky the elusive leopard. There is a stunning view from baboon cliffs above the lake, and here we may see the small furry Rock hyrax, which is related to the elephant!


Day 4: Lake Victoria    

Our long drive today is up through the Western highlands and allows plenty of time to appreciate the superb scenery. The road begins to descend and we leave behind the neatly ordered rows of tea bushes as we cross the border into Tanzania at Isebania. We camp in a pleasant spot at Musoma on the shore of Lake Victoria.


Day 5: Serengeti plains    

We turn east and enter the vast Serengeti plain, one of the largest parks in Africa. There is a choice of routes into the Serengeti, depending on the weather: if it is dry, the 130km of the Western Corridor, usually well stocked with all the plains game, is open. If it is wet, however, this road, which is built on black cotton soil, turns to glue, and we have to enter the park from the north, at Ikoma gate. We have plenty of time to enjoy the vast open spaces and the variety of game, and eventually come to Seronera. Here there are various camping areas, all of them in open bush, with no fences to prevent the animals from visiting during the night. We'll get a real taste of wild Africa!


Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater    

We leave early and it is often possible to watch elephants and other animals browsing close to the campsite. The morning is spent game driving in the eastern part of the park, where it is unusual not to spot a pride of lions, in their favourite place - under a big, shady tree. After crossing the vast grasslands we come to the Ngorongoro entry gate at Naabi Hill. The truck bumps its way up towards the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, the wide-open plains below stretching as far as the eye can see. Finally reaching the top, the Ngorongoro Crater opens up in front of us, a huge, natural amphitheatre, one of the great sights of Africa. Ngorongoro is a caldera, a collapsed volcano 16 km across and with steep walls up to 600m high. It acts like a natural zoo, and over 100,000 animals co-exist here with a population of Masai herdsmen and their cattle. Our campsite here is very basic indeed and can be cold at night so please come prepared. It is possible to do a superb optional early morning balloon safari including a superb breakfast today instead of the early morning game drive. See details below.


Day 7: Arusha    

We descend to the crater floor in 4WD vehicles and spend the morning watching large numbers of plains game, and the ever-present predators around them. We?ll search for hippos in the murky pools, and try to protect our food at lunchtime from the fearless Brown kites, as they swoop and snatch anything that appears to be edible; please take care. After a fantastic morning we continue our journey through beautiful country to the edge of the Rift Valley, where there is a great view over Lake Manyara (often tinted pink around the edges from large numbers of flamingos) and on to Arusha. Depending on the time available we will be visit the Snake Park and Masai museum either today or tomorrow morning.


Day 8: Moshi    

Drive from Arusha to Moshi. Depending on the cloud cover, there may be a chance to see all or part of Kilimanjaro, which at 5895m is a breathtaking sight. There are many optional activities available from our campsite in Moshi including a Fairtrade community project coffee tour, village walk or a chance to learn to cook and to play the drum!


Day 9: Moshi    

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Day 10: Usambara Mountains    

A long driving day as we continue south along the edge of the Usambara mountains through extensive sisal plantations, to Korogwe. We pass busy villages, cleared from the endless bush, to Chalinze, a frantic junction town. We then turn east towards Dar es Salaam. The descent towards sea level becomes apparent as the temperature and humidity increase, but once on the edge of the Indian Ocean there is usually a cooling sea breeze.


Day 11: Zanzibar    

We say goodbye to the truck. One of the leaders will accompany us as we take a morning ferry over to the island of Zanzibar, 35km from the mainland. First visited by Arab traders in the 8th century, and countless travellers in the following centuries, the island is most famous for its spices, and infamous for being the centre of the East African slave trade. There is plenty to occupy our days here as we spend two nights in Stone Town and two by the beach. Stone Town is a myriad of small alleys and markets. We recommend a spice tour, around the islands plantations, with chances to taste and buy. We can visit Prison Island, where difficult slaves were kept and relax on the eastern and northern beaches, with excellent snorkelling, sailing in a dhow and plenty of fresh seafood. The local buses are efficient and enable you to travel all over the island, although hiring a jeep for a day or two is a more exciting way of getting about and not expensive. Its a fascinating mixture of culture, history and wonderful beaches.


Day 12: Zanzibar    

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Day 13: Zanzibar    

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Day 14: Zanzibar    

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Kenya and Tanzania Adventure Safari Departure Dates

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