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NAIROBI – DAR. (21 DAYS) KENYA- TANZANIA EXPLORER
TRIP CODE: KTE


  Day 1: Nairobi-Samburu
  Day 2: Samburu
  Day 3: Samburu – Lake Nakuru
  Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha
  Day 5: Lake Naivasha
  Day 6: Lake Naivasha – Maasai Mara
  Day 7: Maasai Mara
  Day 8: Maasai Mara - Kisii
  Day 9: Kisii – Musoma, Lake Victoria
  Day 10: Musoma, Lake Victoria 
  Day 11: Musoma, Lake Victoria – Grumeti National Reserve
  Day 12: Grumeti National Reserve - Serengeti National Park
  Day 13: Serengeti National Park
  Day 14: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater
  Day 15: Ngorongoro Crater - Mto Wa Mbu
  Day 16: Mto Wa Mbu – Arusha
  Day 17: Arusha – Dar Es Salaam
  Day 18: Dar Es Salaam – Zanzibar, Stone Town
  Day 19: Zanzibar, Nungwi
  Day 20: Zanzibar, Nungwi
  Day 21: Zanzibar – Dar Es Salaam

Detailed Itinerary

 

 

Days 1-2
Samburu National Reserve:
From Nairobi we head into the Northern frontier via the central highlands of Kenya. We camp in the middle of the park from where we will carry out our game drives. Special attractions here are the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and Gerenuk which can only be found here.

 

Days 3
Lake Nakuru:
From Samburu we travel to Lake Nakuru via Thomson falls. Here we have a possibility to see the endangered Rothschild giraffe and Rhinos among others. Lake Nakuru is also known as the bird watcher’s paradise because of its abundant birdlife. Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its large population of pink flamingos, which featured in the movie “Out of Africa”. Aside from flamingos, Lake Nakuru boasts a sizeable population of rhinos, both black and white. The more sociable white rhino is a common sight seen grazing on the open plains. However, its less sociable cousin, the black rhino, often remains hidden in the dense bush. Although not native to this park they were introduced here because the park offered good security from poachers, and they are being used in a breeding program to maintain and improve the rhino population and gene pool. This park also has lion, leopard, buffalo, plains game (gazelle, antelope, and Rothschild giraffe) and a large diverse bird population, which was the original reason the park was established. We camp in the Park, which gives us the thrill of hearing the night sounds of some of Africa’s famous wild beasts.

 

Days 4-5
Naivasha:
We camp on the shores of Lake Naivasha, the base from which we will do activities around the area. Among them is biking, Boat rides, Hell’s Gate National Park, Crater Lake, crescent Island, Elsamere among others

 

Days 6-7
Maasai Mara:
From LakeNaivasha we head into the Masai Mara where we will do game drives on one of Africa’s most popular premier game parks. The Masai Mara has large herds of plains game (gazelle, antelope, and giraffe) which in turn attract large numbers of carnivores (lion, cheetah, hyena and the ever elusive leopard). In the Masai Mara we do three game drives, one evening drive, one full day game drive and one early morning game drive on our way out. In most national parks it is forbidden to drive at night so all game viewing is done as early and as late as possible to get the best conditions. Looking for game in a National park is not always easy. This is one of the advantages of using a truck, which gives us superior height, making it easier to see over the surrounding terrain.

 

Days 8-10
Lake Victoria:
We overnight at Kisii where we will see the soapstone carvings right from the source before we travel to the Beach of Lake Victoria in Tanzania whereby we will explore the local islands and villages for two days.

 

Day 11
Grumeti National Reserve:
Today we head to the Grumeti reserve which is the same eco system with Maasai mara and Serengeti. Here we have an option to do night game drives and early morning game walks which are not possible in the Serengeti.

 

Days 12-14
Serengeti/Ngorongoro crater:
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the SerengetiNational 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 NgorongoroMountains where we camp on the Crater rim.

 

Day 15
Mto Wa Mbu:
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 Mto wa Mbu where we do a village walk next to LakeManyara.

 

Days 16
Arusha:
Leaving Mto Wa Mbu, we drive to the town of Arusha.

 

Day 17
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 18-20
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 SpiceIsland, 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 PrisonIsland, 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 StoneTown 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 21
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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