This accommodated overland tour will take you to some Tanzania's best attractions. Starting on the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar before heading to the mainland for a glimpse of Mt Kilimanjaro then game drive excursions in the Serengeti plains and Ngorongoro Crater.
This tour is also available as a camping option!
Day 1. Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar Highlights. Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Accommodation. Kipepeo Beach Village, Dar es Salaam.We start our tour early to catch the ferry to Zanzibar. We travel across the channel and on to Stone Town - the capital of Zanzibar. Once we've settled into our accommodation we have the rest of the day free to head out and explore!
Day 2-4. Zanzibar Highlights. Zanzibar, Northern Beaches, Tanzania. Accommodation. Safari Lodge, Zanzibar.This morning we travel to the northern part of the island stopping off along the way for those who wish to enjoy an optional tour of the spice and fruit plantations. See where a pineapple grows or how to scoot up a coconut palm!
Day 5. Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam Highlights. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Accommodation. Sunset Bungalows Kendwa.Today we leave the idyllic Zanzibar and catch our ferry back to Dar es Salaam and the African mainland.
Day 6. Dar es Salaam to Marangu Highlights. Marangu, Moshi Area, Tanzania. Accommodation. Marangu Hotel.Leaving Dar es Salaam early we make our way north past the Eastern Arc Mountain Range to Marangu at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro. If the weather is clear today we will be lucky enough to get a view of the snow capped Kilimanjaro. 5 images Marangu Hotel
Day 7. Marangu to Arusha Highlights. Maasai Village Walk, Arusha, Tanzania. Accommodation. Meserani Snake Park.Today we make our to Arusha, situated exactly in the middle between Cairo and Cape Town. The town is the safari capital of Tanzania, and is surrounded by local coffee plantations.
Day 8. Arusha to Serengeti National Park Highlights. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Accommodation. Serengeti Camp.This morning we make our way to Serengeti National Park, driving west across the Great Rift Valley. Having left our truck behind in Arusha and transferred into 4x4 safari vehicles we game drive through the Serengeti plains to our camp for the night.
Day 9. Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Accommodation. Simba Camp, Ngorongoro Crater.This morning we rise with the sun and head out to discover which animals have been lurking about the camp overnight.
Day 10. Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha Highlights. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. Accommodation. Meserani Snake Park.Waking early this morning we descend the Ngorongoro Crater dirt road to game drive and search for the wildlife that can be found here. With a relatively small range, there is abundant wildlife in the Crater with predators such as leopard, cheetah and lion present. Keep an eye out for the massive buffalo herds and the packs of hyena wallowing in the mud pools.
Day 11. Arusha to Nairobi, KenyaAfter our final night in Tanzania we make our way across the Namanga border into Kenya and to the capital Nairobi. Show more...
An informal and secure thatched resort set on a golden stretch of beach on the south coast of Dar es Salaam and reached by ferry from the city centre. The relaxed restaurant is well-known for its seafood, and has tables set in the sand and hammocks strung up in the palm trees. Rooms – single, twin, double or family share bandas, some en suite, camping. Facilities – restaurant and bar. The Indian Ocean here is ideal for swimming.
* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation. Hotel Boulevard, Nairobi
Conveniently located on Nairobi's Harry Thuku Road and set in manicured gardens, this hotel offers a peaceful oasis in the centre of town. Walking distance to shops and craft markets. Rooms – single, twin, double en suite rooms with balcony and satellite TV. Facilities – restaurant, bar, swimming pool, internet, laundry. Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement
* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.
PRE TOUR ACCOMMODATION:
This tour departs Dar es Salaam for Zanzibar early on day 1; we strongly recommend therefore that you plan to arrive the day before departure to overcome any jet-lag and to acclimatise to Africa. We would be happy to book pre-tour accommodation for you – please call or email us (or speak to your agent) with your arrival details and accommodation requirements. However please book early to avoid disappointment and the risk of having to find more expensive (or less convenient) lodgings.
If time allows, we also suggest planning a night or two extra (after your tour) to make the most of this part of Africa. Accommodation is usually available locally on arrival but you can also pre book this with Acacia. There is a variety of activities and excursions in the Nairobi area you can arrange locally or with your Tour Leader.
ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS:
These are optional activities that are booked during your holiday and paid directly to the provider while on tour. These options offer a variety of experiences and allow you the freedom to decide what activities you would like to do.
Twin share accommodation with facilities (8 nights) twin share tents with sleeping bag, pillow and mattress (2 nights) some may be with bar or swimming pool. A sleeping bag and pillow is provided as part of your tour cost.
24-seater, self-contained, custom-built safari truck with onboard tables, plug sockets, freezer, water tank, library, i-pod jack, safety features and 70 litre individual lockers, 4x4 safari vehicles, fast ferry.
GAME PARK VISITS:
In order to maximise the quality of game driving and to comply with local authority rulings, some of our National Park visits and game viewing is carried out using services provided by local African ground handlers. As well as enhancing our experience using local guides and smaller vehicles also allows us to contribute at a ‘grassroots’ level to local economies from which local people benefit.
This is a participation tour and your help will be needed in assisting with the various day to day duties, such as shopping, cooking and keeping the truck tidy (usually on a rota basis). But don’t worry it’s not all hard work and it’s a great way to meet the local people and get to know your fellow travellers. Your contribution benefits the success of the tour - most people find the greater their involvement, the greater their enjoyment of the whole trip.
10 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
8 nights twin share accommodation, 2 nights bush camping at Serengeti/Ngorongoro (equipment supplied).
Have you seen the movie Gladiator? If not, go and watch right now. Those who have seen in will be glad to know that Sahara is the location where the most prominent scenes of the movie were shot. You can start with capturing the velvet dunes and taking photos of the snake charmers and mighty camels proudly swaying as they carry bedouins on their back. Once in a province, you will get a chance to capture and even participate in the traditional tea ceremony as well as to see the locals playing gnawa music performed on goatskin drums. The beauty of the sunset in Sahara is just a cherry on the top of a cake you cannot miss out on.