About The Tour
Discover the spice island of Zanzibar, historical Stone Town and northern tropical beaches. Traverse the Serengeti National Park to watch herds of animals graze their way across the open plains
10 Days | 9Nights
Dar es Salaam to Nairobi
9 Breakfast | 9 Lunch | 9 Dinner
This 10 day Tanzania Tour combines two of this East African countries most famous and well known highlights, Zanzibar and the Serengeti National Park, making this the ultimate Serengeti safari and Zanzibar package. A ferry takes us from the port of Dar es Salaam to begin our 3 night Zanzibar tour and once we reach the island, we are transferred up north to the beaches of Nungwi, 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”). A ferry ride back to Dar es Salaam sees us reunite with our truck and head to Bagamoyo, formerly a centre point of the East African slave trade. With our time at the coast ending, we turn inland and travel towards, the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park, what makes Tanzania undoubtedly the safari capital of the world. Our overnight safari into the Serengeti is operated in specialised open 4×4 safari vehicles and we will begin by exploring the Ngorongoro crater floor, where herds of wildlife are known to congregate. 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. Our camp during this safari excursion is surrounded by endless views and abundant wildlife, located in the Seronera region. A full day is dedicated to the Serengeti National Park and is the most photographed and filmed game reserves in Africa. With an incredibly dense population of wildlife and never-ending rolling plains, the Serengeti offers an authentic and idyllic wilderness safari. We enjoy our time game driving through the park, famous for the abundant wildlife that exists in the park. On our last days we cross the border into Kenya and make our way to Nairobi where our journey ends on arrival.
Day 1 | Stone Town (Zanzibar)
After meeting our crew and fellow passengers, we head out early to catch our ferry to Zanzibar Island from Dar es Salaam. After arriving at the ferry port we make our way to our hotel located in Stone Town.
Day 2 | Stone Town - Nungwi
Boasting a rich history this busy port was once a landmark on both the Slave and Spice trade routes. This morning we will travel by road to the north of the island, Nungwi and our base for the next 2 nights. Before our arrival in Nungwi, we will stop along the way to enjoy a guided walking spice tour, which passes through villages and spice plantations. You will be able to witness first-hand how spice farm workers climb the trees and seek out specific plants and will have the opportunity to purchase fresh spices directly from these farms.
Day 3 | Nungwi
Today is a free day to enjoy some of the many attractions and activities on offer. Water sports are the order of the day and Nungwi offers fishing, snorkeling, 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 4 | Bagamoyo
We bid farewell to the island and board our return ferry, on arrival back at the Dar es Salaam port, we reunite with our truck and return to Bagamoyo where we spend the night.
Day 5 | Arusha
Heading north this morning we travel across the northern reaches of Tanzania, our destination tonight is the bustling town of Arusha. Northern Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro. You will be briefed this evening by our local guide on what to prepare for the coming days.
Day 6 | Karatu
Although it is short distance to Karatu, we will spend most of the day commuting closer to the Ngorongoro Crater. Upon arrival in Karatu, our guide will brief us on our overnight excursion into the crater.
Day 7 | Ngorongoro Crater & Seronera Excursion
We rise early and will be collected from our camp and transferred to the Ngorongoro Crater in 4×4 safari type vehicles. We will spend the bulk of our day exploring the crater floor in search of the animals which roam the plains. In the afternoon, we will arrive at our overnight camp in the Seronera region, located in the heart of the Serengeti National Park. The camp is surrounded by spectacular views and abundant wildlife and this evening, while sipping on a cold beverage, we will enjoy the sights and sounds of nature passing right in front of your meru style tent.
Day 8 | Karatu
This morning we rise early to enjoy our time game driving through Serengeti National Park. Famous for the abundant wildlife that exists in the park, we will spend most of our day in search of the animals that reside here. We will arrive back in Karatu in the late afternoon and will spend our evening reminiscing about our encounters of the past two days.
Day 9 | Arusha
Returning to Arusha, tonight we will reunite with our fellow travelers who opted for the optional Serengeti excursion and we share our experiences of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 10 | Kenya – Nairobi
We cross the border into Kenya this morning and make our way to Nairobi where our journey ends on arrival.