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Kenya & Tanzania Lodge Safari with Zanzibar, 20 days

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Meet the best that East Africa has to offer. During this 21-day trip we will visit Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar. We start the journey in the impressive Kenya, where we visit Nairobi, Lake Navaisha and the Baringo lake . The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania can not be missed during the trip. This park is known for its density of game and has a beautiful nature. The island of Zanzibar is our last stop for this trip.

Zanzibar has white beaches, a clear blue sea and palm trees, which contrasts with the savannas and wildlife parks in Kenya and Tanzania.

Itinerary

  1. Nairobi – Mount Kenya
  2. Mount Kenya
  3. Mount Kenya - Nyahururu waterfalls - Navaisha Lake
  4. Navaisha lake
  5. Navaisha Lake - Lake Nakuru
  6. Lake Nakuru -Lake Baringo
  7. Lake Baringo
  8. Lake Baringo - Kisii
  9. Kisii - Lake Victoria
  10. Lake Victoria
  11. Lake Victoria – Serengeti National Park
  12. Serengeti National Park
  13. Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater - Karatu
  14. Karatu - visit Mto wa Mbu
  15. Karatu - Arusha
  16. Arusha - flight to Zanzibar
  17. Zanzibar (beach)
  18. Zanzibar (beach)
  19. Zanzibar (beach)
  20. Zanzibar - Dar es Salaam

Day by day

Nairob & Lake Naivasha

Day 1 Transit day
Day 2 arrival Nairobi
Day 3 Nairobi - Lake Navaisha

After arrival in Nairobi you will meet the group at the first hotel. The tour leader will schedule a WELCOME MEETING so you can meet the other participants and get an idea of the days to come.

You have the rest of the day to visit Nairobi. The next day we travel over the Panafrican Highway to the Naivasha lake. One of the largest and most famous freshwater lakes in the Grote Slenk. The lake is bordered by yellow fever trees and papyrus. Here you can participate in a boat trip, where you will certainly see hippos. Pelicans, cormorants and various kingfisher species are the most common among the many bird species. However, the powerful call of the osprey attracts the most attention.

A visit to Villa Elsamere, the home of the naturalist Joy Adamson who gained fame in dealing with lion Elsa, is worthwhile. A plaque in memory of this lioness adorns the entrance gate of the adjacent national park Hells Gate. An optional visit to this park, which you can enter by bike or on foot, is worthwhile. Against the steep cliffs in the park, vultures and other birds of prey nest and you can also see different antelopes, zebras, buffaloes and other species.

Lake Nakuru

Day 4 Lake Navaisha
Day 5 Naivasha Lake - Lake Nakuru, Game Drive - Nakuru

The next day it is not far to Lake Nakuru. This park owes its fame to the soda lake of the same name, the home for often thousands of flamingos and countless other bird species. On the shore of the lake you can sniff the strange air of the brackish, mineral-containing water. In the dry season it sometimes happens that the water level drops so much that salt deposits are visible at the edges. Since 1986 Lake Nakuru National Park has known the 'Rhino Rescue', an area specially set up to protect the rhinoceros from extinction .

The chance to see rhinos is great in this national park. In addition, leopards, buffaloes and giraffes live here. From 'Babooncliff' you have a beautiful view of the lake. After our long game drive we spend the night in Nakurustad.

Lake Baringo - Kisii

Day 6 Lake Nakuru - Baringo Lake
Day 7 Baringo Lake
Day 8 Baringo Lake - Kisii

After an overnight stay in Nakuru City, we drive north to Lake Baringo . This lake is the absolute highlight for the bird lover. It is the center for birdwatchers from all parts of the world to catch a glimpse of the more than 450 bird species that are found around the lake. You can also (optional) by boat out to worship the crocodiles and hippos in the lake with a visit. Hippos come out of the water at night to graze their daily 60 kilos of grass. They can also reach speeds of about 40 km per hour. Of course we are also looking for the impressive fish eagles that are very common here.

In the vicinity are several Pokot villages where the locals like to show you how they live. After our stay we drive to Kisii, the economic center of the Gusiistam, an industrious agricultural people.

Lake Victoria, Serengeti National Park

Day 9 Kisii - Lake Victoria
Day 10 Lake Victoria
Day 11 Lake Victoria - Serengeti National Park
Day 12 Serengeti NP, game drives

We drive via the border town of Isibania to Lake Victoria in Tanzania. Lake Victoriais the largest lake in Africa. Several bird species occur at the lake. It is possible to make a trip on the lake the next day. The local fishermen can tell you a lot about life in and on the water. It is also possible to mountain biking under supervision in the area.

Then we visit the Serengeti, where we spend the night in a tented camp. From here we make various game drives (treasure hunts to game). Since the park is so vast, we will set out here for a full day to look for wildlife. This largest and most famous park in Tanzania covers an area of ​​14,500 km² and has a spectacular density of wildlife. The birdwatcher can also indulge in the Serengeti.

The majority of the Serengeti consists of extensive open grass plains with here and there characteristic rocks, called 'cups'. But also acacia and savannah woodlands, wooded areas along rivers and so here and there a lake and even marsh areas. Besides the known herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles, the Serengeti is also known for its lion population. So it is no exception if you see lions and cheetahs several times, including the black-going old male ones. The leopard is also relatively common here (around the 'cups') and can be found resting in trees during the day.

The spectacular annual trek of the wildebeests and zebras runs in a large circle, including the Masai Mara in Kenya. In the period December-January the large herd is in the extreme south of the Serengeti. Starting in March, the animals begin to move in a northerly direction. Between May and July, most animals are in the north and west of the park. During the period August-September the herds are in the Masai Mara, after which they migrate south again from October.

It is, of course, true that the animals do not comply with this guideline. Everything determines the amount of precipitation that falls and especially the location where the precipitation falls. It is therefore very well possible that the herd can be found in the middle of the Serengeti in September.

Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara and Arusha

Day 13 Serengeti NP - visit Ngorongoro crater - Karatu
Day 14 Karatu, visit Mto wa Mbu, optional Lake Manyara
Day 15 Karatu - Arusha

We go in the morning to the spectacular Ngorongoro crate , which we ' Afternoon exploring with 4x4 Landcruisers. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of Africa's most spectacular nature reserves, not only because it is one of the largest craters in the world (264 km²) but also because of the great diversity and density of wildlife. At the bottom of the crater are all members of the so-called ' big five'(elephant, lion, black rhinoceros, leopard and buffalo). The Ngorongoro crater also has a lot to offer for the bird lover.

We stay 2 nights at Karatu in a lovely lodge with swimming pool. The next day we drive via a beautiful route towards Mto wa Mbu, a beautiful ride. Whimsically shaped monkey bread trees and the view of Lake Manyara produce photogenic images. Then we spend the night in the lively Arusha where we fly to Zanzibar the next day.

Zanzibar

Day 16 Arusha - flight to Zanzibar, stay Zanzibar City
Day 17 Zanzibar, stay Zanzibar City
Day 18 Zanzibar (beach)
Day 19 Zanzibar (beach)
Day 20 Zanzibar (beach)
Day 21 Zanzibar - Dar es Salaam 

On day 16 we check in for the flight to Zanzibar . The island of Zanzibar is our last stop for this trip. The island is a completely different world than the mainland of Africa. Zanzibar has white beaches, a clear blue sea and palm trees, which contrasts with the savannas and wildlife parks in Kenya and Tanzania. The first nights you stay in the exotic Stonetown , Zanzibar city.

You stay the last 3 nights near the beach, where you can enjoy all the impressions you have gained this trip. You can also explore the island further. You can visit the herb plantations and discover the underwater world by snorkeling or diving. 

The group will take the ferry to Dar es Salaam where they will catch flights home at the end of this amazing adventure. 

Our adventure comes to an end in the morning.

Dates and prices

Departure dates 2019

Land Begins Land Ends Price Availability  
Jan-18-19Feb-07-19$5,4600 seats
Jun-07-19Jun-27-19$5,46018 seatsbook now >
Jul-29-19Aug-18-19$5,46018 seatsbook now >
Sep-27-19Oct-17-19$5,46019 seatsbook now >
Oct-20-19Nov-09-19$5,46016 seatsbook now >

Departure dates 2020

Land Begins Land Ends Price Availability  
Jan-17-20Feb-06-20$5,46020 seatsbook now >
Feb-14-20Mar-05-20$5,46020 seatsbook now >

Conditions "Guaranteed leave"

Price includes

  • Land program
  • Travel guide - speaks English and Dutch
  • Domestic flight Arusha - Zanzibar
  • Transport by safari truck
  • Overnight stays in hotels, cozy lodges and beautifully located tented camps
  • Entrance fees national parks
  • Excursion Lake Nakuru worth $115- included
  • Meals during the safari (day 3 - day 14)
  • Breakfast during stay Zanzibar
  • Game drives in Lake Nakuru and Serengeti
  • Excursion Ngorongoro crater by off-road vehicle
  • Park entrance fees worth $700

Price excludes

International flights, Airport transfers, Travel insurance, other meals, entrance fees, optional excursions, tips, personal expenses,

Cost Overview

 
$600.00 - Single Supplement

$210 . Estimated weekly out of pocket expenses
$40 .   Group tip pot for driver / couriers (not for guide)


Nairobi - Extension hotel room 
Please inquire

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

20%  Deposit of total costs due upon booking - non-refundable

Balance is due 60 days prior to departure.  

See Terms and Liabilities on booking form which describe cancellation penalties, wnich are higher as you get closer to the tripl 

 

Practical information

Accommodations & Meals

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We use different types of accommodation during this trip. We spend the night in comfortable hotels / lodges in rooms with private shower and toilet. In the Serengeti we spend the night in a special 'tented camp'. You sleep in a spacious two-person tent with a bed and sanitary facilities. At Lake Victoria we spend the night in tents with beds. Sanitary facilities are located on the campsite.

At the end of the trip you will spend the night at Zanzibar in a tourist class hotel near the beach.

TYPICAL LODGES & HOTELS

Lake Naivasha .          Fish Eagle Inn
Lake Victoria               Speke Bay Lodge
Serengeti NP              Ikoma Bush Camp
Karatu                        Kudu Lodge & Camp
Arusha                        Moivaro lodge
Nungwe                      Zanzibar Amaan Bungalows

Single Travelers


Singles will be matched with a roommate of the same sex. If you want a single room (extra charge) please request on your booking form.

Meals

During the safari (day 3 - day 14) three meals per day are included. Breakfast is included during your stay at Zanzibar. Lunches and dinners during the stay in Nairobi, in Arusha and on Zanzibar are not included. You have the choice of different restaurants, which the tour guide can advise you on request.

Flights & Transportation

We provide the land program only. You will be meeting the guide and hotel at the first hotel. Because the bulk of the travelers will arrive from Amsterdam, our land program begins and ends based on their scheduled flight arrival and departure.

So that you will not miss the Welcome meeting or first activity. book your flights based on the flight times of Dutch participants below

Arrive NAIROBI  - 9:40 PM . Arrive prior to or same time *
 

* if the Dutch arrive early in the A.M. we recommend that you book an extension hotel night for the prior night. Please indicate your preference on your booking form.

Depart NAIROBI - 11:59 PM . Depart anytime after check out

If your flight departs at the same time or within a couple of hours after the Dutch flight out, feel free to join them on the bus transfer to the airport free of charge. Otherwise, you will need to organize an airport transfer at the front desk of the hotel. 


LOCAL TRANSPORT

During the trip we use trucks specially equipped for safaris. These are practically equipped lorries with storage space for your luggage. During our visit to the Ngorongoro crater we have Land Cruisers at our disposal.

Most parts of the road during this trip are unpaved, especially in northern Kenya and Tanzania. Naturally, you will also find no paved roads in the wildlife parks. In major cities like Dar es Salaam and Nairobi, our transport is not at your disposal and you can get acquainted with the local transport: matatus.

Money Matters

 In Kenya and Tanzania the currency is the shilling. Look for the current prices on oanda.com .

It is now permitted to enter this currency. At the border, however, it is also easy to change, it is useful to take euros or dollars in cash for this.

ATMS: : possible in a few places in the big cities like Nairobi, Nakurustad, Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam.
Cash: US dollars, in denominations not exceeding 50. New bills.
Credit cards: are accepted in a few places. In Tanzania, debit card payments are usually only possible with a credit card.

As guide amount for expenses that are not included in the fare, such as meals, other entrance fees, optional excursions and personal expenses, a minimum of $200 per person per week applies. All admission fees for national parks and meals during the safari are included in the fare.

It is customary to give tips for services rendered. In order to avoid having to always dispose of tips, a tip jar is set up at the start of the trip, from which the (joint) tips are paid to the drivers, guides, hotel staff, etc. The guideline for the tip jar for this trip is $40

COST INCLUDES

  • Land program
  • Travel guide - speaks English and Dutch 
  • Domestic flight Arusha - Zanzibar
  • Transport by safari truck
  • Overnight stays in hotels, cozy lodges and beautifully located tented camps
  • Entrance fees national parks
  • xcursion Lake Nakuru worth $115- included
  • Meals during the safari (day 3 - day 14)
  • Breakfast during stay Zanzibar
  • Game drives in Lake Nakuru and Serengeti
  • Excursion Ngorongoro crater by off-road vehicle
  • Park entrance fees worth $700

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

20%  Deposit of total costs due upon booking - non-refundable

Balance is due 60 days prior to departure.  

See Terms and Liabilities on booking form which describe cancellation penalties, wnich are higher as you get closer to the trip.

 

Excursions

 At Djoser you decide which sights you find worthwhile to visit. One likes to roam the market in search of African souvenirs, the other wants to make an active excursion or a special boat trip to watch life on the water. In most cases you can go out on foot or with local transport yourself or with fellow travelers, with or without help from our tour guide. Admission fees are therefore not included in the fare, so you have all the freedom to draw your own plan.

You can not miss some places of interest, are difficult to reach or are 'en route' to our next place to stay. Such excursions are included in the program at Djoser. With an inevitable entrance, such as from a national park where you stay or visit, that entrance fee is included. In other cases, this entrance fee is exclusive.

During this trip through Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar, the following excursions and the entrance fees are included in the itinerary:

  • Entry fee and a game drive in Lake Nakuru known for the soda lake with the flamingos
  • Entrance fee for Baringo is included. Here you have the opportunity to take a nice walk or boat trip or visit the Pokot
  • With a picnic lunch all day on the road to see as many animals as possible in the vast and impressive Serengeti
  • Entrance fee and visit to the Ngorongoro crater where we explore this crater with special Landrovers

Travel Documents

  • Vaccination booklet with vaccination to prevent yellow fever
  • Passport that is valid for at least half a year on arrival.
  • Visa for both countries required before departure.

Health Issues & Insurance


Reccommended for this trip:
- vaccinations against DTP, hepatitis A and yellow fever
- malaria tablets

Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory for Tanzania, as is sometimes a cholera statement. Vaccination booklet with vaccination to prevent yellow fever on a trip,

The hygienic conditions in Kenya and Tanzania are moderate. It is wise to pay close attention to what you eat. It is always good to take a medicine against intestinal disorders, but remember that only a stopping remedy does not cure the symptoms. A saline solution (ORS) resolves dehydration symptoms. The tour guide has a medical kit with sterile emergency equipment.

Check with the CDC website for the most updated requirements based on the areas you will be visiting. You should plan to goet your shots 6 to 8 weeks prior to your trip  

Group Composition

 Djoser travelers are active, enthusiastic travelers of all ages. Join an international group with travelers from the Netherlands, Belgium and North America, who will be the minority group on these trips. Most of our trips range from a minimum of eight participants to a maximum of 20 or 22. You will find couple and singles on our trips. Feel free to call us if you wish to know the demographic make-up of a particular trips (number of singles and age range).

Minimum group size: 10
Maximum group size: 20

What to expect when traveling with an international group - Djoser, Inc. (the United States office) has been a Tanzania tour operator for over 10 years. Djoser, B.V. (the Netherlands office) has been a Tanzania tour operator for over 25 years. So together we bring vast experience. Most of our trips are arranged in cooperation with Djoser, B.V. in the Netherlands. Because they cater to the voracious travel appetites of the Dutch, we can offer a vast number of programs around the world with hard-to-find itineraries, with numerous departure dates.

On our Tanzania safari tours, you will travel with an international group, with most participants from Holland and Belgium. The international make-up of our groups is the attraction for many regular Djoser travelers and adds another cultural element to the trip. Typically, there are only one to five North Americans per group. You will find that almost all of your fellow travelers have an excellent command of English and most are very willing to socialize. It’s a great idea to extend an invitation to a few travel mates for coffee or a drink early in the trip. They will appreciate your effort and this is a great way to break the ice. It will be easier for them to test out their English skills in a quiet, one-on-one setting. Group members tend to warm up to one another in a day or two. As with every tour group, compatibility has most to do with individual personalities.

The Dutch are experienced and hearty travelers. We attract travelers of all ages and we enjoy the mix! You will find our participants welcome opportunities for independent explorations in addition to group activities. No matter their age, Djoser travelers expect, and are up to lots of walking, hiking, biking, or whatever comes our way. The Dutch and Belgian travelers will fly as a group from Amsterdam. You will meet the group and tour leader at the hotel where you will begin the land program with the group.

Tour Leaders & Support Staff

 The journey will be accompanied by a local English speaking crew. The crew consists of an experienced driver and a tour guide and camp courier. The guide is responsible for the organizational and technical aspects of the journey. Their extensive travel experience, and expertise adds value to your trip. The camp courier shops for groceries and prepares meals during camping nights.

Our experienced land representatives are situated in the destination country you will visit. We work closely with them and they function as the liaison between our office, the guide, drivers and hotels. They are also available in the case of an emergency and their number will be provided on your emergency contact list.

Climate & Geography

 Due to the geographical diversity in Kenya and Tanzania, there are also quite large climatic differences. In Nairobi, at 1670 meters altitude, the average annual temperature is 17 ° C. Zanzibar has a humid tropical climate and the temperature fluctuates around 30 ° C all year round. In general, the temperature during the day does not fall below 24 ° C, while in some places it can cool down to about 10 ° C at night. It is therefore recommended to bring warm clothing for the evenings.

The rain falls in the 'long rainy season' from March to May and in the 'short rainy season' between mid-October and December. Rain showers usually fall against the evening, are short and heavy and certainly do not prevent you from traveling during this period. The coastal area has a humid tropical climate and the temperature fluctuates around 30 ° C all year round. Although the traditional safari season falls in December / January, Kenya and Tanzania can travel throughout the year.

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* Submit this form to begin your reservation process.  Confirm that names exactly as they appear on a current passports.  If names on your international, domestic flights or visas (if applicable) do not match your name as it appears on your passport, some countries will deny you entry.

TIP:  Also verify your name on your flight records, within 24 hours after reserving to avoid change or cancellation penalties.   

* Pay by personal check or credit card:  Visa, Mastercard, American Express

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* Refer to the Prices & Dates page for an overview of your total costs & deposit 


* Download the Booking Form with Terms and Conditions

* Fax for with signatures for all participants 18 and over to  484-595-9140 . Or scan to us at luke@djoserusa.com

* Or mail Djoser, Inc., 154 Woodgate Lane, Paoli, PA 19301 - Attn: Luke Neal


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Highlights

 Meals and entrance fees worth $700 - included
Comfortable attractive accommodations
Guide - Speaks English & Dutch
Safari by well-equipped safari truck
Excursion per SUV in Ngorongoro Crater included
Domestic flight to Zanzibar
Stay on the beach on Zanzibar in attractive bungalows
Active travelers, all ages
International group, most from Holland and Belgium