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Itinerary: Highlights of Tanzania

Highlights of Tanzania

Africa's beautiful 'Spice Island' Zanzibar, the open plains of Serengeti NP, spectacular game drives in Ngorongoro Crater & Tanzania's scenery from the Great Rift Valley to Mt Kilimanjaro.

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Daily Highlights * covered by Optional Adventure Pass

01 Dar es Salaam Ferry to Zanzibar
02 Zanzibar B
03 Zanzibar B
04 Zanzibar B
05 Ferry to Dar es Salaam BD
06 Marangu / Moshi area BLD
07 Arusha, Masai Village Walk BLD
*08 Serengeti National Park, Afternoon Game Drive BLD
*09 Serengeti Morning Game Drive, Ngorongoro Crater BLD
*10 Ngorongoro Crater – Morning Game Drive, Arusha BLD
11 Kenya Border Crossing, Nairobi BL

Day 1 – 4
From Tanzania’s main port city, Dar es Salaam, we take the ferry to Zanzibar - the ‘Spice Island’. This was once one of the most important trading centres on the East African coast (spices being one of the main exports) as well as transit post for the slave trade. Time here is yours to enjoy Zanzibar’s treasures at your leisure. ‘Stone Town’ is the capital and our entry point to the island. Many people choose to spend one night here to explore the cobbled alleys, market stalls and enjoy the Arabic architecture. For those preferring simply to relax there are palm-fringed shores and warm blue ocean waters to enjoying on the northern beaches.

NB. As we leave the truck on the mainland, basic tourist class accommodation on Zanzibar is included in the Local Payment but for the sake of flexibility, meals are left for your own account. Typically we spend one night in Stone Town and the next two nights in the north of the island at one of the beaches. Your tour leader will be available to assist if you experience any problems but there are no set activities - the time is entirely at leisure.

Day 5 – 7
Back on mainland Africa, we travel inland to the grassy plains of northern Tanzania. We pass by Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro (5895m), as we drive to Arusha, Tanzania’s safari capital. Meet the inhabitants of the neighbouring Meserani Snake Park and take a guided walk to the local Maasai village to learn something of their traditional culture and way of life.

Day 8 – 11
Transferring to 4x4 vehicles, we depart for a 2 night/3 day game viewing excursion to the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. Ngorongoro is a World Heritage Site and contains the most concentrated population of wildlife anywhere in Africa. We descend the crater walls and enjoy game viewing in the spectacular setting. The ‘Big Five’ can be found within the crater as can an array of other wildlife such as hyena, cheetah, wildebeest and many species of antelope. The open plains and clean horizons of the Serengeti epitomise many people’s image of Africa. Game viewing here is easier than most with 360-degree views of the savannah in many areas. We camp in the middle of the Serengeti plains to enjoy its atmosphere to the full. The sounds we hear at night are often as exhilarating as the views we see during the day! Returning to Arusha we enjoy last-minute shopping before a final day’s drive across the border into Kenya to Nairobi complete the tour.

PLUS optional Adventure Pass US$ 820.00 .
Adventure Pass to be paid in the currency listed on the website (usually US dollars in clean, un-torn post-2008 edition notes) directly to your Tour Leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour, or pre-paid by arrangement.

The Optional Adventure pass covers the following:
Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater excursion, game drives

Optional Activities & Excursions
Scuba Diving (Zanzibar) US$ 150
Spice Tour (Zanzibar) US$ 35

Included in Price:
Fully equipped safari vehicle, camping and cooking equipment, all road tolls and vehicle taxes, all ground transportation, services of two crew, sleeping mattress, and meals as indicated.

Not Included:
Adventure Pass excursions, visas, flights, travel insurance, departure taxes, airport transfers, sleeping bag, optional activities, drinks, tips, items of a personal nature and meals on Zanzibar (4 nights).

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