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Gorillas, Game Parks & Zanzibar (24 Days Dar es Salaam to Nairobi)

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A combination of two of our most popular trips sees you experience the varying faces of Africa, from gorilla viewing in the rain forests to the island paradise beaches of Zanzibar. The memory of the Gorilla Trek and observing these amazing creatures as they meander and feed in their ever-diminishing habitat will remain with you forever. The game parks of east Africa are renowned for their unspoiled natural beauty and prolific game, while the island of Zanzibar will see you soak up its exotic traditions. You will be caught up in the way of life, which is hard to leave. We know, we came and stayed!

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All about the Gorillas, Game Parks & Zanzibar (24 Days Dar es Salaam to Nairobi).

This trip begins in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and travels to Zanzibar and then north through Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, before ending Nairobi, Kenya. This trip departs from Dar es Salaam early on Thursday morning. Should you wish to explore Dar es Salaam, ATC or your travel agent can assist you, in booking your activities as well as accommodation. However, costs due to earlier arrival, will be for your own account.

TRIP CODE: DN24
DEPARTURE POINT: Dar es Salaam, Kipepeo Beach Camp, Plot 4, Mjimwema, Kigamboni
CHECK-IN: 7:30AM DEPARTS: Confirmed at pre-departure meeting
ACCOMMODATION: Camping
PRE-DEPARTURE MEETING: 5:00PM the day before at the departure point

*All ATC trips include an arrival airport transfer & pre-night accommodation in a dorm room. Please notify us should you not be using these so we can plan accordingly. Should you choose not to make use of these, or in the event that ATC were not updated with your arrival details, no refund will be paid for services not used.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Great Rift Valley
  • Kampala
  • Lake Bunyoni
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Meserani Snake Park & Masai Cultural Museum
  • Zanzibar Ferry
  • Zanzibar Excursion
  • Spice Tour & Sunset Dhow Excursion
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Gorilla Trek from US$ 600 (excl. transfer)
  • White Water Rafting, Nile River US$ 160
  • Bungee Jumping, Nile River US$ 120
  • Quad Biking, Jinja US$ 100
  • Adrift/Softpower Community Project US$ 30
  • Horse Riding, Jinja from US$ 60 (excl. transfer)
  • Diving, snorkeling and fishing from US$ 50

(All prices are approximate. Price depends where Gorilla Trek takes place, ie Uganda, DRC or Rwanda.)

  1. Days 1-3 Dar es Salaam, Ferry to Zanzibar

    A ferry from Dar es Salaam takes us to the ”Spice Island,” where we spend the next 3 nights. Zanzibar is steeped in history and was one of the major starting points for most East African explorers in their quest for new lands. New passengers may join us to replace those that’ll leave us at the end of our excursion to Zanzibar.

  2. Days 4-6 Dar Es Salaam, Pangani, Arusha

    This morning we leave early and leave the hustle and bustle of this major Tanzanian city, and head towards the farmlands of this beautiful country. Today is used as a transit day to get us closer to Serengeti.

  3. Days 7-10 Arusha, Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Nairobi

    Leaving our camp, we travel via the Masai town of Mtu Wa Mbu (Mosquito River) that lies adjacent to the Lake Manyara National Park and then up the Rift Valley Escarpment to the higher lying village of Karatu. Karatu offers magnificent views over the surrounding hills and has many well-established wheat farms that add to the picturesque panoramas. Tonight, we spend the evening at a very pleasant campsite in Karatu (campsite has ablution facilities).
    The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken, unflooded caldera in the world. Comprising of open savannahs, acacia forests and both soda and fresh water lakes, the Ngorongoro Crater is truly a miniature ‘Garden of Eden’. This World Heritage Site boasts some of the best game viewing in Africa – including the elusive Black Rhino.

    After our game drive in the Crater, we head down the Crater rim and past the ‘Cradle of Mankind’ on our way to the Serengeti National Park. We cross the vast plains as we game drive through the southern and central areas in the park. Tonight, we camp (no ablution facilities) in the bushveld surrounded by the sounds of the African wilderness. Without any fences surrounding our campsite we are truly in the midst of nature!

  4. Days 11-13 Nairobi, Masai Mara National Reserve, Game Drives, Eldoret

    Leaving the hustle and bustle of Nairobi we climb the escarpment to our first stop, a viewpoint overlooking a section of the spectacular Great Rift Valley.  Descending into the Rift Valley, we enter Masai land where these habitual pastoralists are often seen tending their cattle from the side of the road.  We pass through the town of Narok, and continue our drive possibly getting a glimpse of some wildlife along the way. We arrive at our campsite, Acacia Camp in the late afternoon. Acacia Camp looks on to the Meguarra hills and the stream that meanders by on the bottom end forms a natural border to the Masai Mara National Reserve.

  5. Days 14-20 Kampala, Lake Bunyonyi, Gorilla Trek*, Lake Bunyonyi, Kampala, Jinja, White Water Rafting*

    This morning, we cross the border into Uganda where we overnight it the capital city, Kampala.  Uganda is a small country of striking physical beauty.  Its landscapes vary from the fertile green areas around the northern shores of Lake Victoria to the snow-capped Ruwenzori Mountains in the west and the semi-desert region in the north.  The political instability that has haunted Uganda in the past has actually had the positive effect of leaving the country free of the over commercialism so common in other parts of Africa.  The current administration under President Museveni has devoted considerable effort and funds to return Uganda to its former status as one of Africa’s most prosperous and, from a tourist’s point of view, one of the most appealing and interesting countries to visit.

  6. Day 21-24 Lake Nakuru National Park, Game Drives, Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha, Nairobi

    We head back to Kenya, stopping for lunch and supplies en route.  We overnight outside Nakuru at a lovely campsite on a local farm. Nakuru is Kenya’s 4th largest town and capital of the Rift Valley Province and lies adjacent to the small but wildlife rich Lake Nakuru National Park.

     

Meals and menus vary as food is purchased en-route, and is subject to produce that is available seasonally in the areas we travel through. As we support the local communities along the way, fresh produce is mostly purchased direct from the producer or local grower and therefore has an organic appearance. Our safari cooks are able to offer a wide variety of menus with the ingredients available, even if the produce on offer is not of the same selection as what you may be used to back home.

 

The breakfast spread consists of bread (toast when time allows), spreads and cereals with a hot breakfast every few days. Lunches are mostly prepared en-route with a supply of ‘build your own’ sandwich ingredients available. Dinners are cooked in the evenings on arrival at the campsite. A wide array of dinner menus is on offer during your safari, consisting of curries, stews, pastas, BBQ’s and even roasts!

Our overland vehicles are custom built converted trucks that have seating space for our passengers and a storage area for luggage and all trip equipment. The trucks seat between 27-30 passengers on our camping trips. Most seats are forward facing, though some models have a combination of forward, backward and some inward facing seats with tables. Vehicles have sliding glass windows, and the seating area is raised providing a great advantage for game viewing and photography. Seats are cushioned and there is storage space for personal items like cameras, snacks and day packs in the seating area.

All of the tours operated by ATC are participation trips meaning that all passengers are expected to help out around camp. The crew members running the trip will set up a rota system that will be followed. One day you may be on cleaning duty, the next day you may be on cooking duty and so forth. This is not only to make the trip easier for all involved but also for you as the passengers to get to know one another while on trip.

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