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Kenya & Tanzania Safari with Zanzibar (Camping), 20 days

We start the journey in the impressive Kenya, where we visit Nairobi, Mount Kenya, the Samburu National Park and the Nyahururu Waterfall. 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. Plan ahead if you want to see the Great Migration!

Join our international groups with active travelers, of all ages. Most will be coming from Holland and Belgium. You will find almost all have a superb command of English, and the guide addresses the group in both Dutch and English.   

Join us for a truly cultural and nature adventure. 

Itinerary

  1. Meet at Nairobi Airport (group transfer to Mount Kenya)
  2. Mount Kenya - Samburu National Park
  3. Samburu NP – Nyahururu Waterfall
  4. Nyahururu Waterfall - Lake Nakuru National Park
  5. Nakuru NP – Lake Baringo
  6. Lake Baringo – Kericho
  7. Kericho – Musoma (Lake Victoria)
  8. Musoma
  9. Musoma - Serengeti NP
  10. Serengeti NP
  11. Serengeti NP - Ngorongoro Crater
  12. Ngorongoro Crater - Mto Wa Mbu
  13. Mto Wa Mbu - Arusha
  14. Arushu - Usambarage Mountains
  15. Usambarage Mountains - Dar es Salaam, ferry to Zanzibar
  16. Zanzibar (Stone town)
  17. Zanzibar (Beach)
  18. Zanzibar (Beach)
  19. Zanzibar (Beach)
  20. Zanzibar - Land ends

Day by day

 Kenya

Mount Kenya & Samburu National Park

Day 1 (Travel day) 
Day 2  Meet group at Nairobi  airport 2:30 AM  - Mount Kenya
Day 3 Mount Kenya - Samburu NP
Day 4 Samburu NP - Nyahururu Waterfall 
Day 5 Nyahururu Waterfall - Lake Nakuru NP

Our journey begins in the capital of Kenya, Nairobi. The Dutch participants will arrive early in the A.M.  You will need to meet them at the airport so you can join for the transfer to Mt. Kenya.  Otherwise, you would need to plan for your own transfer.  

Nairobvi owes its name to the language of the Masai and is derived from the term Ewaso Nyirobi, which means cool waters. After breakfast we drive to Mount Kenya with our safari truck . This extinct volcano, except for Kilimanjaro, is the highest mountain in Africa and is covered with eternal snow. In the afternoon we make a nice walk on the flanks of the mountain. Horses can also be rented here.

On day three we enter the first national park of this trip: Samburu. The name Samburu comes from the eponymous tribe that lives in the park. Next to the Ewaso - Nyiro River we set up the tents, after which the first encounters with the game can begin. Because the Samburu is a dry area, the river is very important for both the Samburu tribe and the wildlife that lives there. There is a good chance that wild animals will be drinking next to your tent in the evening. You will probably also encounter the special gérar or giraffe gazelle and the Grévy zebra. The park also has a healthy population of big cats..

After the Samburu National Park a visit to the Nyahururu waterfall is on the program. These are located at the eponymous highest place in Kenya. The water is pouring down about 75 meters. On day five we continue our journey to the second national park of the trip: Nakuru. In the park there is a lake, known for the many flamingos and pelicans that live there. Nakuru is also one of the first national parks in Kenya that has started a comprehensive rhinoceros protection program, so that more than a hundred rhinos now regard this park as their territory.

Lake Baringo

Day 6: Nakuru NP - Baringo Lake
Day 7: Baringo Lake - Kericho
Day 8: Kericho - Musoma (Lake Victoria)

We continue our journey to the next lake in the valley of the great Slenke: Lake Baringo. Because this lake consists of fresh water, you will find many different animal species. There are many different species of birds such as ospreys, pelicans, cormorants and herons. You will also find hippos and crocodiles. In Baringo you can possibly make an (optional) boat trip on the freshwater lake of the same name. Bird lovers can indulge themselves here because there are no fewer than 450 bird species.

We store our tents at Kericho which is known for the tea that is produced and which is also available in the Netherlands and in Belgium. The soil and climate are ideal here for growing tea bushes.

We continue our way to Lake Victoria. The name 'Victoria' comes from the English queen Queen Victoria. In the time she ruled, an Englishman discovered the lake and named it after her. It is the largest lake in Africa and is about twice as large as the Netherlands. We camp on the shores of the lake. A must is a bike ride in the area. We can also take a boat out and visit nearby fishing villages.

Serengeti National Park

Day 9: Musoma
Day 10: Musoma - Serengeti National Park
Day 11: Serengeti NP
Day 12: Serengeti - Ngorongoro

The Serengeti national park is ideal for a safari. The park is known for its density of game. Nature is also beautiful. The park accommodates open grass plains, rockeries, savanna and wooded areas. In the Serengeti live large herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles. You also have a chance to meet with lions, cheetahs and leopards. Of course we take the time for game drives and sleep two nights in the park between the game.

Ngorongoro crater Tanzania buffalo DjoserA visit to the Ngorongoro crater can not be missed in Tanzania. This crater originated after the demolition of a volcano. With jeeps we drive over the narrow steep roads into the crater. Among them are giraffes, black rhinos, lions, hyenas, elephants and hippos. The crater has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. You have a chance to see the Big Five .

Mto Wa Mbu

Day 13: Ngorongoro - Mto Wa Mbu
Day 14: Mto Wa Mbu - Arusha

On our way to Mto Wa Mbu we visit the Kraterhooglands. This area consists of numerous craters, of which the Ngorongoro is one of them. We take a walk to the edge of one of the volcanoes to enjoy the view. In the village of Mto Wa Mbuyou can see how banana beer is brewed. The village is located in a beautiful area. A walk or a bike ride is a good way to explore nature.

From Mto Wa Mbu we drive back towards the civilized world, where we will spend the night in the lively place Arusha. In the afternoon you have plenty of time to explore the city and maybe have some nice souvenirs on the head.

Usambara Mountain

Day 15: Arusha - Usambara Mountain (Lushoto)
Day 16: Usambara Mountain - Dar es Salaam - ferry to Zanzibar (Stonetown)

From Arusha we drive to the Usambara mountain. The mountain consists of two parts and there are several tribes, including the Sambaa, the Kilindi and the Zigua. The two parts are split by a valley. The western part is more accessible and suitable for walking tours. We stay in the village of Lushoto, which lies in the valley on the western side. From our camping pitches it is possible to explore the area on foot. On day 16 we drive to Dar es Salaam, where in the afternoon we board the ferry to Zanzibar.

Zanzibar

Day 17: Zanzibar (Stonetown)
Day 18: Zanzibar (beach)
Day 19: Zanzibar (beach)
Day 20: Zanzibar (beach)
Day 21: 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 day we stay close to the capital of Zanzibar, Stonetown. This capital breathes the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. You can wander for hours in the narrow streets with cobblestones. The hotel is located approximately 10 minutes walking distance from the center of Stonetown. Here we stay 2 nights, so we have enough time to explore the capital.

The last three days we stay in a resort located on the beach of Kendwa beach on the northern side of Zanzibar, near the tourist town of Nungwi. Here you can recover from all the impressions you have gained during this trip. You can also explore the island further. You can visit the herb plantations and discover the underwater world by snorkeling or diving. These excursions are optional. 

You can arrange your return  flight to depart from Zanzibar, or you can catch a ferry to Dar Es Salaam where you can fly out (flights are cheaper from Dar). If booking from Dar, plan for a flight that leaves in the afternoon or evening. 

Dates and prices

Departure dates 2018

Land Begins Land Ends Price Availability  
Dec-14-18Jan-03-19$4,14012 seatsbook now >

Departure dates 2019

Land Begins Land Ends Price Availability  
Jan-25-19
Guaranteed leave
Feb-14-19$4,0757 seatsbook now >
Jun-21-19Jul-11-19$3,94020 seatsbook now >
Jul-12-19Aug-01-19$4,00518 seatsbook now >
Jul-19-19Aug-08-19$4,14020 seatsbook now >
Jul-22-19Aug-11-19$4,14019 seatsbook now >
Jul-26-19
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Aug-15-19$4,2704 seatsbook now >
Aug-02-19Aug-22-19$4,00516 seatsbook now >
Sep-13-19Oct-03-19$4,00518 seatsbook now >
Sep-20-19Oct-10-19$4,00520 seatsbook now >
Oct-04-19Oct-24-19$4,00520 seatsbook now >
Oct-11-19Oct-31-19$4,00520 seatsbook now >

Departure dates 2020

Land Begins Land Ends Price Availability  
Jan-24-20Feb-13-20$4,00520 seatsbook now >
Jun-19-20Jul-09-20$4,00520 seatsbook now >

Conditions "Guaranteed leave"

Price includes

 Land package
English speaking driver / tour guide
Transport by safari truck
Entrance fees national parks
Use camping equipment
Meals during safari (day 2 to breakfast on day 16)
Services traveling campcourier / cook
Hotel and camping overnight stays
'Game drives' according to program
Excursion in the Ngorongoro crater with jeeps
Entrance fees national parks and meals during camping safari worth $650, - inclusive.

Price excludes

 International flights, airport transfers Entry fees, meals, that are not menioned as included, tips, visas, personal expenses.

Cost Overview

 
$470 . Single Supplement

$210 . Out of Pocket expenses weekly - Estimate
$60 . Group Tip Pot per person (driver, couriers)


Nairobi . - Extensioni hotel room
Please inquire

Kendwa Beach - Extension Hotel Room
$150.00 . Double Room
$150.00 . Single Room

15 - Breakfasts included, 14 lunches, 14 dinners.

20% of total costs deposit due upon booking - Non-refundable
Balance due 60 days prior to departure date
Please refer to Terms & Conditions on Booking form. Trip cancellations increase, as cancellation gets closer to the departure date. We recommend that you get travelers insurance for unforeseen circumstances.

Practical information

Accommodations & Meals

 
We spend the night in easy-to-set dome tents, which are provided with mosquito netting at the entrance. We provide all camping gear and a sleeping mat, except for your sleeping bag. The facilities at some campgrounds are simple. On Zanzibar we spend the night in bungalows. Tourist class hotels are reserved in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. Bringing your own tent is not allowed.

Single room
Singles will be matched with a traveler of the same sex. If you prefer single accommodations (for additional fee), please indicate on your booking form. 

Extension Hotel Nights

If you prefer to arrive a day early or leave a day later, let us know on your booking form and we will make the arrangements for an additional fee. 

Meals

Meals during the safari are included in the price. There is a cam cpourier on the trips that provides the group with food and drinks at specific times and is responsible for the purchases.

Breakfast and lunch during the safari usually consist of a bread meal with cheese or cold meats, salad, coffee and tea. Dinner usually consists of a varied western meal. During all these trips we ask our participants a helping hand in the preparation of the meals and the dishes.

On Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam meals are not included and you have complete freedom in the choice of a restaurant. In some places on Zanzibar only African cuisine is served, such as at the night market on the quay. Western meals are also served in various hotels and restaurants in the center. There are also Indian restaurants and even Chinese and Italian.

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

Plan your flight so that you can meet your group at the NAIROBI AIRPORT at 2:30 AM.  Dutch participants flight arrives at 2:30 AM. Group will be transferred to Mt. Kenya immediately from airport. If you cannot arrange this, please contact us. We will help you organize a transfer to Mt. Kenya.  

Depart ZANZIBAR .  (The Dutch will leave ZANZIBAR airport on a 5:30 AM flight. You can book your flights out from Zanzibar , any time in the morning or after check out, or from  Dar Es Salaam airport.  Dar es Salaam flights are often cheaper, but you will need to take a ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam, so book a flight from Dar later in the afternoon or evening.to allow time for the ferry transfer. 

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.

During this safari through Kenya and Tanzania we use a truck that can handle the often unpaved roads. The roads are asphalted on most routes. We use trucks specially equipped for safaris. These are practically equipped trucks with storage space for luggage, camping equipment and supplies. During the stay on Zanzibar we no longer have our own trucks.

Money Matters

You pay with shilling in both Kenya and Tanzania. Look for the current prices on oanda.com .

It is not allowed to enter this currency. At the border it is easy to change, it is convenient to take especially dollars in cash.

ATMS: in some places in major cities such as Nairobi, Nanyuki, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar
Cash: US dollars (undamaged notes)
Credit cards: are accepted in a few places, but are susceptible to fraud.


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

It is customary to give tips for services provided by drivers, guides, campers, etc. The guideline for this trip is $50-. 


Included in the program:
Land program
English speaking driver / tour guide
Transport by safari truck
Entrance fees national parks
Use camping equipment
Meals during safari (day 2 to breakfast on day 16)
Services traveling campc ourier / cook
Hotel and camping overnight stays
'Game drives' according to program
Excursion in the Ngorongoro crater with jeeps
Entrance fees national parks and meals during camping safari worth $650 , - inclusive.

Travel Documents

 Visa need for Kenya and Tanzania. 

Health Issues & Insurance

 For these trips we recommend:

vaccinations against DTP, hepatitis A and yellow fever.
malaria tablets
Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory for Tanzania. Take your vaccination book with you 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.

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