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KIGALI - DAR ES SALAAM (12 DAYS) WILDLIFE & BEACH
TRIP CODE: WLB


 

  Day 1: Kigali
  Day 2: Kigali – Nyakanazi
  Day 3: Nyakanazi - Mwanza
  Day 4: Mwanza – Serengeti
  Day 5: Serengeti
  Day 6: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
  Day 7: Ngorongoro - Arusha
  Day 8: Arusha – Dar Es Salaam
  Day 9: Dar Es Salaam – Stone Town, Zanzibar
  Day 10: Nungwi.
  Day 11: Nungwi.
  Day 12: Zanzibar – Dar Es Salaam

Detailed Itinerary

 

 

Day 1

Kigali: Arriving in Kigali, Rwanda’s Capital city whereby we visit the Genocide Museum before heading to our campsite in the city

 

Days 2-3
Nyakanazi/Mwanza:
 Today we leave Rwanda and cross into Tanzania whereby we overnight at Nyakanazi where we will stay at a local gold mining village before we travel to the Beach of Lake Victoria

 

Days 4-6
Serengeti/Ngorongoro crater:
 Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti National park. Expect an early rise in the mornings which give us the best opportunity to view game as they start their day, an unforgettable experience to watch Africa wake up! Afternoon game drives offer their own beauty and give you some amazing photo opportunities.  From here we head to the heights of the Ngorongoro Mountains where we camp on the Crater rim

 

Days 7
Arusha:
 We descend onto the Crater floor for an early morning game drive in one of the most stunning natural wonders of the world. At 19Kms across and 600m deep this is the 5th largest crater in the world. It is a world heritage site and boasts a unique ecosystem. The crater itself reflects a mini rift valley. It has a soda lake with flamingos, fresh water, open plains, and a forest area. There is a high concentration of animals here, and it is also a home to a small population of black rhino. We spend around 4½ hours game driving around the crater.  Afterwards we head to the town of Arusha.

 

Day 8
Dar es Salaam:
 From Arusha our journey takes us to Dar Es Salaam (Swahili for “haven of Peace”) on the Indian Ocean. Depending on how clear the skies are, we get a chance to see the Kilimanjaro on our way and will also see a changing landscape en-route to the coast. Tonight we camp on the beach of the Indian Ocean.

 

Days 9-11
Zanzibar:
 We travel to Zanzibar by ferry from Dar es Salaam and this journey can take up to 2 or 3 Hours. Conditions are usually smooth but beware the occasional day with rolling seas.
Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island, which comes from the many different spices that were grown here by the original Omani settlers. A lot of spices are still grown on the island and make up a large part of the economy of the island. The island does have a more sordid past in that it was once a major slave trading port; and it is still possible to visit the site of the old slave trading markets.
The town centre still shows a lot of its Arabic origins in its architecture. It’s fascinating to walk around the labyrinth of old buildings and walled streets. For the beach lovers you can go out of the town and spend some relaxing time on the isolated beaches. There are spice tours that take in all manners of exotic fruits and spices and you can sample many of the tastes and smells first hand. Just off the coast of the old town is Prison Island, where there is a population of giant land tortoises who are happy to share their stretch of beach.
We will spend 3 days on the island, generally split between 1 night in Stone Town and 2 nights on the beach where accommodation with breakfast is included however all other meals will be at your own expense during this time.
We recommend that you budget around U$200-$300 for your stay on Zanzibar to cover food, transport around the island, optional tours, accommodation upgrades, drinks and souvenirs. Please note that this is a recommendation only as different passengers have widely differing spending patterns.

 

Day 12
Dar Es Salaam:
 Today you have an option to fly home from Zanzibar or extend your stay here. The rest of the group will travel by ferry back to Dar es Salaam and rejoin the truck which will transfer you to the campsite on the outskirts of  Dar es Salaam. Camping accommodation for tonight is included in Dar es Salaam. Tomorrow morning you can fly from here.

 

 

 

 
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