11 Day Highlights of Tanzania 2019-20

Highlights of Tanzania | Topdeck Travel
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Make like Dora and get ready to explore the vast wilderness of Tanzania on this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Starting in Dar es Salaam, we’ll begin with a break on paradise island Zanzibar. Then: we’ll head past Mt Kilimanjaro to Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. After checking out the sights in some of Africa's best wildlife game reserves, our adventure will end in Nairobi, Kenya. With hotel upgrades in Zanzibar, ferry crossings, loads of tasty meals and a cultural Maasai village walk included, this amazing safari is guaranteed to give you all the feels.

Destinations
  • Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
Tour Types
  • Youth
Day 1: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Zanzibar

After kicking things off in Dar es Salaam, we’ll hop on a ferry and set a course for the island of Zanzibar. Once in Stone Town, choose from the optional activities: a spice tour, a visit to the Arab Fort, the site of the old slave market or the Palace Museum are all here. Please note: As we leave the truck on the mainland, basic safari lodge/hotel accommodation and breakfast on Zanzibar is included. However, you will need to arrange your own lunches and dinners. We usually divide our nights in Zanzibar between accommodation in Stone Town and accommodation on one of the northern beaches, but there are no set activities – the time is entirely yours to do as you please.



Day 2: Zanzibar

Zanzibar is known as ‘Spice Island’. Go for a wander around the bazaars today and you’ll soon discover why! This afternoon, we’ll swap Stone Town for the beautiful beaches in the north of the island. Why not try a spot of optional scuba diving or a snorkelling safari? If you just wanna relax, you could always opt in for a massage...



Day 3: Zanzibar

You’ve got a free day to spend on Zanzibar’s palm-fringed beaches. Snorkel, scuba dive and round off your day with a sunset cruise (all optional). We won’t blame you if you never want to leave!



Day 4: Zanzibar

It’s your last full day on this beautiful island, so make the most of it. Take to the water, or just get your tan on.



Day 5: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam

Bye bye, Zanzibar! We’re jumping on the ferry back to vibrant Dar es Salaam, where we’ve got your dinner covered.



Day 6: Dar es Salaam to Marangu

All aboard our overland truck! Today we’re travelling inland from the Indian Ocean coast to the grassy plains of Northern Tanzania. Tonight we’ll camp in Marangu, a town close to the base of Mt Kilimanjaro. Keep an eye out for the mighty mountain’s peak.



Day 7: Marangu to Arusha

Today we’ll continue on to Tanzania’s sprawling safari capital: Arusha. Here, we’ll head out on a guided walk in the local Maasai village and you can even cross off a true bucket list experience with an optional camel ride! Oh – we’ll also swing by a snake park today.



Day 8: Arusha to Serengeti National Park

Prep your day pack (or a small bag) – today we’re transferring to smaller 4x4 vehicles for a two-night/three-day game viewing trip through Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Trust us, these safari vehicles are decked out with ALL the animal spotting necessities – pop-up roof included. After passing into the park we’ll drive around the crater’s rim and down onto the Serengeti plains, where we’ll try to spot the Big Five (as well as hyenas, cheetahs, wildebeest and antelopes). Wow x 100.



Day 9: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

Spend the morning game driving out on the plains, then ascend the outer wall of the Ngorongoro Crater (after a well-deserved lunch, of course). Tonight we’ll camp on the rim of the crater. Did you know? At 326 square kilometres in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is Africa’s largest intact caldera AND a World Heritage Site.



Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

Rise and shine! This morning, we’ll descend down the steep dirt road of the Ngorongoro Crater for a spot of game driving. Keep your eye out for all the major mammals – except giraffes, which struggle to manage the steep slopes leading down onto the crater floor. After our game drive, we’ll retrace our steps to our campsite in Arusha.



Day 11: Arusha to Nairobi, Kenya

Today we’ll make our way across the Maasai Steppe to the Kenyan frontier. When we get to Nairobi, we’ll go our separate ways. Where to next?



  • Visit Zanzibar
  • Visit a Maasai village
  • Visit Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater
  • 10 nights in 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodation
  • Awesome Trip Leader and Driver
  • Overland safari vehicle
  • 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

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30-Dec-2019 for 10 Nights Visit Website
13-Jan-2020 for 10 Nights Visit Website
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