Adventure Tours

Serengeti Safari to Zanzibar

From €2099pp
Departure Date
Regular departures throughout the year
Duration
11 Days
Destination
Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar
Price
From €2099pp
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From the buzz of Kenya's capital to the excitement of tracking the Big Five across the Serengeti, feel the pulse of Africa on this 11-day journey.

Explore the incomparable beauty of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater before flying to Zanzibar for a taste of island culture and some chilled out beach time.

While our knowledgable CEOs will improve your chances of seeing some of the planet’s most amazing wildlife, seven-seater 4x4 vehicles will get you around safely—and camping will keep you at the heart of the action along the way.

Our certified CEOs will lead the way and share with you the hidden gems that will have your camera’s shutter working overtime.

Who goes on Adventure Tours? Everyone! Group sizes are 10- 16. There's a rough ratio of 60:40 female-to-male, and the ratio of solo travellers to others (couples, friends travelling together, etc) is roughly 40:60.

 

Day 1 Nairobi

Arrive at any time.

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour.

Accommodation

  • Hotel Boulevard (or similar)

Day 2 Nairobi/Arusha

Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania.

Shuttle

Move efficiently from point A to point B aboard this dependable ride.

This is a shared shuttle and may include non-G Adventures travellers. A G Adventures CEO will be accompanying the shuttle to assist our travellers at the border and throughout the day.

Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania)

Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

Accommodation

  • Meserani Snake Park (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 3 Arusha/Mto wa Mbu

Visit Mto wa Mbu village to enjoy a local lunch and cultural experience with the town's villagers. After lunch, continue on to visit a Masai village to learn about the Masai people and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Meet the local women engineers who have installed clean cookstoves throughout these communities.

7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle

Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

Clean Cookstove Project Visit

Visit a Maasai village in the Monduli District and witness the benefits of the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project. In Tanzania, 95% of people rely on cooking with wood and coal. Women and girls spend hours walking to collect wood every day (making them vulnerable to assault and unable to use their time to go to school). Indoor smoke from open-fire stoves causes cancer, emphysema, pneumonia, blindness, and burns. Take a guided tour of these villages and meet the women that have been trained as stove engineers, visit bomas (traditional homes), and observe (or get your hands dirty) by helping the Stove Team build a stove in a home. See the beneficial impact of the clean-burning stoves on the health and daily lives of the Masai villagers, especially the women.

Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch

Take part in a cultural walk to learn about life in this East African town. Mto wa Mbu has attracted some 18,000 residents from 120 different tribes. During the two-hour tour, visit the village's local market, go right to the farmer's fields, see how huts are constructed, and meet artisans in their shops.

Afterwards, sit down with our new friends and enjoy a traditional lunch of meat and plantains.

Optional Activities - Day 3

Mto wa Mbu Village Cycling Tour

35USD per person

Enjoy an easy bicycle ride through the farming village of Mto Wa Mbu. Take in the culture and customs of rural Tanzania from your bike and be on the lookout for small herds of wildlife.

Accommodation

  • Twiga Campsite (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a game drive in the safari vehicle en route to the central Serengeti. Spend the night at a basic bush camp and enjoy the starry African skies.

7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle

Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

Serengeti National Park Safari

This is the reason you came to Africa. Charge your camera, grab your binoculars, and set out on safari. Your eagle-eyed driver will keep an eye out for wildlife – buffaloes, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, and more. Tanzania’s Serengeti tends to be less crowded than some of Kenya’s reserves, so enjoy the scenery, the vast expanse of the grasslands, the play of light and shadow, and the up-close look at wild Africa.

Accommodation

  • Seronera Campsite (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a full-day game drive in the safari vehicle. Opt for a morning hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti.

Please note: if you have pre-booked the Serengeti Balloon Safari, today's likely the day for this activity! Your CEO will give you final confirmation of when it will take place, as it is subject to change. You will miss the included morning game drive with the group, but you will have a much better view from above!

Serengeti National Park Safari

This is the reason you came to Africa. Charge your camera, grab your binoculars, and set out on safari. Your eagle-eyed driver will keep an eye out for wildlife – buffaloes, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, and more. Tanzania’s Serengeti tends to be less crowded than some of Kenya’s reserves, so enjoy the scenery, the vast expanse of the grasslands, the play of light and shadow, and the up-close look at wild Africa.

Optional Activities - Day 5

Serengeti Balloon Safari

539USD per person

Depart in the darkness of the very early morning and climb into the basket of a hot air balloon. Watch the pilot ignite the burners and take flight over the Serengeti savannah. As the sun rises, spend an hour drifting over the grasslands and grazing wildlife. You might want to bring a hat as it sometimes gets warm from the burner's heat. Enjoy a champagne breakfast once you land.

Accommodation

  • Seronera Campsite (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater

Set off on a game drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Camp on the Ngorongoro Crater's rim.

Serengeti National Park Safari

This is the reason you came to Africa. Charge your camera, grab your binoculars, and set out on safari. Your eagle-eyed driver will keep an eye out for wildlife – buffaloes, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, and more. Tanzania’s Serengeti tends to be less crowded than some of Kenya’s reserves, so enjoy the scenery, the vast expanse of the grasslands, the play of light and shadow, and the up-close look at wild Africa.

7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle

Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

Accommodation

  • Simba Campsite (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha

Game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, then return to Arusha.

7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle

Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive

Set the alarm and prepare for an early start to see the wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater. Here you’ll see Maasai herdsmen in the morning mist. Your driver/guide will take you down into the crater and to all the best spots to view wildlife. Spot zebra, gazelles, buffaloes, and warthogs. The swamp and forest are home to hippos, rhinos, elephants, baboons, and monkeys. Keep your eyes peeled and camera ready to capture a pride of lions or a lone leopard walking along the crater floor.

7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle

Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

Accommodation

  • Meserani Snake Park (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Arusha/Stone Town

Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town.

Spend the morning relaxing in camp, before the transfer to Arusha Airport. It's a short, but scenic flight to this island paradise. Arrive in Stone Town mid-afternoon, in time for an Orientation Walk.

We recommend picking up a light lunch or snacks at Arusha Airport, as no meal is served on the flight, (and you will be hungry by the time you get to Stone Town).

Plane

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

The airport transfers and flight are included but will be unaccompanied by a CEO.

Stone Town Orientation Walk

This orientation walk is just a brief introduction. If you'd like to learn more in depth information about Stone Town, we recommended going on a guided city tour.

Accommodation

  • Tausi Palace Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Stone Town/Nungwi

Transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of beautiful Nungwi Beach.

Private Vehicle

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Free Time

Settle into island life and explore during some free time.

Optional Activities - Day 9

Swimming

Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim.

Snorkelling

50USD per person

Zanzibar boasts excellent visibility and an abundance of colourful coral and marine life. Don a mask and snorkel and view it all from below the ocean's surface.

Accommodation

  • Amaan Bungalows - Nungwi (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Nungwi

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

Free Time

Do as much or as little as you'd like on this island slice of paradise.

Optional Activities - Day 10

Swimming

Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim.

Snorkelling

50USD per person

Zanzibar boasts excellent visibility and an abundance of colourful coral and marine life. Don a mask and snorkel and view it all from below the ocean's surface.

Accommodation

  • Amaan Bungalows - Nungwi (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Nungwi/Stone Town

Morning group transfer from Nungwi. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning.

Private Vehicle

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Departure Day (Activities)

Depart on arrival to your final destination. Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

Price is per person sharing and includes:

  • Excursions & activities:
    • G Adventures for Good: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu
    • G Adventures for Good: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu
    • Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Serengeti NP and the Ngorongoro Crater
    • Orientation walk in Stone Town
    • Scenic flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
  • Accommodation:
    • Full-service camping (6 nights)
    • Simple hotels (4 nights)
  • Meals:
    • 10 breakfasts
    • 5 lunches
    • 6 dinners 
    • Allow USD135-175 for meals not included.
  • Transportation:
    • Shared shuttlw
    • 4x4 safari vehicle
    • Plane
    • Minivan

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Flights- we can provide you with the best rates for your chosen dates
  • Travel insurance
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information please call us on 021 427 7094 or 01 696 5135, email info@shandontravel.ie, request a call back using the red button or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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