fbpx

11 Days Tanzanian Game Parks & Zanzibar

from R16,400.00

Experience life like never before with the Nairobi to Dar es Salaam African Tour. The Serengeti National Park has an abundance of game on its grassy plains, where thousands of hoofed animals are followed by the predators, while the Ngorongoro Crater has been declared a World Heritage Site as one of the most important refuges for wildlife in Africa.

Local Payment US$ 1200

Enquire Now
  • Reviews 0 Reviews
    0/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camping
  • Activity Level Activity Level Varies
    0/8
  • Group Size Variable
All about the 11 Days Tanzanian Game Parks & Zanzibar.

Our 10 Days Dar es Salaam to Nairobi This trip begins in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and travels to Zanzibar and then north through Tanzania, before ending in 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: ND11
Departure Point: Kenya Comfort Hotel – Muindi Mbingu Street & Monrovia Street
Check-In: 8:45AM Departs: 9:30AM
Trip Type: Camping
Pre-Departure Meeting: Held at the Departure point at 17h00 on Day 1 of the tour

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

Download Dossier
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.
  • Meserani Snake Park & Masai Cultural Museum,
  • Zanzibar Ferry
  • Zanzibar Excursion
  • Spice tour
  • Dhow cruise
  • Serengeti National Park (Serengeti Excursion)
  • Ngorongoro Crater
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Flights
  • Airport departure taxes, departure transfer & visas
  • Meals (unless otherwise stated)
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry & Personal items
  • Sleeping bag & pillow
  • Tips
  • Bottled water
  1. Day 1 Nairobi

    DAY 1: Kenya

    Our trip starts in the busy East African city Nairobi.

  2. Day 2 Nairobi, Arusha (Tanzania)

    DAY 2: Nairobi to Arusha (Tanzania) (Lunch / Dinner)

    This morning we leave the hustle and bustle of Nairobi, travelling south and crossing the border into Tanzania at Namanga. Tonight, we stay in a lovely campsite in Meserani on the outskirts of Arusha, before heading out on our Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater tomorrow.

  3. Day 3 Arusha, Karatu

    DAY 3: Arusha to Karatu (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    This morning we visit the Meserani Reptile Park and Masai Cultural Museum. A few minutes’ walk from the campsite is a gallery selling the bright and iconic Tinga Tinga paintings. Alternatively, the town of Arusha is nearby to explore. After enjoying lunch at our camp against the backdrop of Mount Meru we meet our Tanzanian guides and transfer into locally operated 4WD vehicles. These vehicles have been adapted for safari use and allow excellent viewing and photographic opportunities through the opening roof hatches.

    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).

  4. Day 4 Karatu, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park

    DAY 4: Karatu to Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    This morning we depart early for the Ngorongoro Conservation area and head into the wildlife rich Ngorongoro Crater. 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!

    Included Activity: Karatu to Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park Excursion

  5. Day 5 Serengeti National Park, Arusha

    DAY 5: Serengeti National Park to Arusha (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    In the morning, we head off for another game drive and explore the landscape in search of the resident game. With some luck, we may see some of Africa’s ‘Big 5’! Following our morning drive, we retrace our journey back across the plains and along the lush Crater rim to our truck at Arusha, where we spend the evening musing over our thrilling wildlife experience.

  6. Day 6 Arusha, Pangani*

    DAY 6: Arusha to Pangani* (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    We head to Arusha this morning to stock up on supplies before continuing on towards Dar es Salaam. On the way, we drive through the town of Moshi situated at the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain. Moshi is the base for Mount Kilimanjaro climbing expeditions, and weather permitting; we may even catch a glimpse of this magical mountain’s snowy summit. We pass through vast sisal plantations surrounded by The Usambara and Pare Mountain ranges, before reaching our lovely campsite nestled between these mountains, midway between Arusha and Dar es Salaam.

    *Some trips may choose to forego this night at their own cost.

  7. Day 7 Pangani, Dar es Salaam

    DAY 7: Pangani to Dar es Salaam (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Today we continue on to Dar es Salaam. Travelling through lush scenery and palm trees, we near the warm Indian Ocean. Today’s drive time is extended due to the heavier amount of traffic heading into the city, but the sights and sounds of Dar’s vibrant outer suburbs are sure to keep you entertained. Look out for the colourful shop-fronts with their sometimes humorous ‘catchphrases’. On arrival in Dar es Salaam we make our way to our lovely seaside campsite and prepare for our departure to Zanzibar the next morning.

  8. Day 8 Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar

    DAY 8: Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar (Breakfast)

    A ferry from Dar es Salaam takes us to the ”Spice Island,” where we have the option to 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.

    Included Activity: Zanzibar excursion
    Included Activity: Spice Tour & Dhow Excursion

    PLEASE NOTE: Meals are for your own account whilst on Zanzibar, as it is our experience that passengers prefer to explore the island on their own, and in accordance with their own budget. The Trip Leader joins you and will arrange everything, while meals can be enjoyed from a wide selection of restaurants. There are also a wide variety of optional excursions on offer.

    PLEASE NOTE: New legislation prohibits the taking of photographs during the Zanzibar ferry ride. Spot fines can be issued, if legislation is not obeyed.

  9. Day 9 & 10 Zanzibar

    DAY 9 & 10: Zanzibar

    History aside, Zanzibar offers a wealth of experiences for the visitor. Today the quiet streets of the old Stone Town still retain their Arabic influence, from the Medina-like shops to the palaces of the Sultans, who founded their vast empires on the spoils of the slave and ivory trade. The island is famous for its spices and an excursion around a spice plantation is always a fascinating experience. Other options include a trip to the beautiful beaches and giant tortoises of Prison Island, a full day scuba dive in Nungwe or a fishing trip in a traditional dhow. Mopeds are available for hire if you’d like to explore the more remote areas of the island. Zanzibar is a seafood lover’s paradise. Numerous restaurants offer a great variety of the freshest catch from the ocean – crayfish being a popular speciality. Alternatively, mingle with the locals for dinner at the Forodhani Gardens seafront market, where delicious, inexpensive seafood is on offer.

  10. Day 11 Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam

    DAY 11: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam (No Meals)

    Leaving Zanzibar in the afternoon, we return to the campsite. Arrival back to camp is usually in the late afternoon, or early evening. In Dar, we exchange addresses and part ways, having just experienced a trip of a lifetime!

Kenya

Upon entering this beautiful east African country, you may be greeted with the words of “jambo” (hello) or “hakuna matata” (no problem) by the friendly locals. With a population of nearly 42 million and land area of more than 580 000 sq km Kenya is home to an abundance of animals and colourful tribes people, making it the perfect getaway for a once in a lifetime safari.

Tanzania

Tanzania’s natural environment and geographical features have made it one of the best tourist destinations in Africa. Being the biggest country in east Africa, Tanzania has heaps to offer her visitors, including 13 game reserves and national parks. Tanzania also forms part of the world’s largest animal’s movements, the great migration. Inland are the vast Serengeti National Park and the animal-packed Ngorongoro Conservation area, and thousands of people every year fulfil their lifetime achievement of climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the highest mountain in Africa. On the coast, Zanzibar is exotic, intriguing and steeped in the unique Swahili culture.

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. 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, pasta, and BBQ’s.

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.

Overall Rating
0/5

LEAVE YOUR COMMENT

Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
March 14, 2020 - March 24, 2020
Available
R16,400.00
N/A
Enquire Now
April 11, 2020 - April 21, 2020
Available
R16,400.00
N/A
Enquire Now
May 9, 2020 - May 19, 2020
Limited availability
R16,400.00
N/A
Enquire Now
June 6, 2020 - June 16, 2020
Available
R16,400.00
N/A
Enquire Now
June 20, 2020 - June 30, 2020
Available
R16,400.00
N/A
Enquire Now
July 4, 2020 - July 14, 2020
Available
R16,400.00
N/A
Enquire Now
July 18, 2020 - July 28, 2020
Available
R16,400.00
N/A
Enquire Now
August 1, 2020 - August 11, 2020
Limited availability
R16,400.00
N/A
Enquire Now
August 15, 2020 - August 25, 2020
Available
R16,400.00
N/A
Enquire Now
August 29, 2020 - September 8, 2020
Available
R16,400.00
N/A
Enquire Now
September 12, 2020 - September 22, 2020
Available
R16,400.00
N/A
Enquire Now
September 26, 2020 - October 6, 2020
Available
R16,400.00
N/A
Enquire Now
October 10, 2020 - October 20, 2020
Available
R16,400.00
N/A
Enquire Now
October 24, 2020 - November 3, 2020
Available
R16,400.00
N/A
Enquire Now
November 7, 2020 - November 17, 2020
Available
R16,400.00
N/A
Enquire Now
November 21, 2020 - December 1, 2020
Available
R16,400.00
N/A
Enquire Now
December 5, 2020 - December 15, 2020
Available
R16,400.00
N/A
Enquire Now
December 19, 2020 - December 29, 2020
Available
R16,400.00
N/A
Enquire Now