A perfect mix of wildlife and relaxation, this tour combines the amazing wildlife of the Serengeti National Park with the relaxing tropical paradise that is Zanzibar Island, and offers a great introduction to Tanzania. This is an overland tour, travelling in a fully equipped comfortable expedition truck, with two options available for your accommodation each night, either staying in hotels and lodges or mainly camping.
Arriving in Nairobi we head south across the border to Arusha, gateway to the wildlife heart of Tanzania. From here there is an optional 3 night camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park, making stops at the Ngorongoro crater, home to an unrivalled density of wildlife, and Olduvai Gorge, birth place of man. Alternatively you can remain with the group and be based outside the park with a full day excursion inside the Ngorongoro Crater and a hike to Elephant Cave included plus free time for additional activities available locally.
After our wildlife experience we head towards Zanzibar and the coast. We spend the last three days of our tour relaxing on the tropical paradise that is Zanzibar Island. There is plenty to do including the historic World Heritage Site of Stone Town, bustling markets, spice tours, swimming, snorkelling or just a bit of sunbathing. We finish with a transfer back to Dar es Salaam where the tour comes to an end.
The tour is available either based mainly on camping in traditional 2-person tents (which we provide together with camp beds), or as an upgraded 'accommodated' version where you sleep in lodges, hotels, or permanent camps (with proper beds & facilities). Details of each night's stay are given in the Facilities section of the daily itinerary. Pricing shown is based on camping - please contact us for prices to upgrade to the accommodated level.