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Days 1-3: Nairobi, Masai Mara

From Kenya's capital Nairobi, the tour crosses into the open plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve. This is Kenya's most well known game reserve, home to a range of wildlife and with some of he most evocative landscapes in Africa! From your camp on the edge of the 'Mara', explore the park in search of lion, antelope, wildebeest, elephant, zebra, and cheetah amongst many others. If you are on tour between July and October, you may be lucky to witness the annual migration of thousands of wildebeest and zebra - one of the most incredible movements of animals on earth! From the 'Mara' we travel south across the border to Tanzania via Nairobi, arriving in the evening to set up camp.

Days 4-8: Tanzania, Serengeti Plains

First stop in Tanzania is the bustling city of Arusha, nestling in the shadow of Mount Meru (4556m) and nearby Mount Kilimanjaro (5895m). Explore Arusha's colourful markets and bargain hard for curios! From the tour base just outside town there is an opportunity to visit a snake enclosure and a local Masai village to learn about these intriguing traditional people. Switching to 4x4 vehicles, the tour then travels via Olduvai Gorge to the world famous Serengeti National Park. The park covers over 15,000sq km, mainly of open plains. Camping on the African plain is an exhilarating experience, as much for the sounds at night as for the sights of the day! After the Serengeti, we descend the inner walls of Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site containing one if the most concentrated populations of wildlife anywhere in Africa. This is Africa's largest intact caldera and the view from crater rim to crater floor, 700m below, is staggering.

Days 9-13: Tanzania, Zanzibar

Today the tour returns to Arusha and head south to the balmy Indian Ocean and Tanzania's main commercial port, Dar es Salaam ('Haven of Peace'). Take the ferry to exotic Zanzibar and spend three nights on the island. With its palm-fringed beaches, romantic winding cobbled alleys and lush tropical forests, this is an ideal; place to (sadly) end the tour. Please note: An additional local payment of USD910 is not included in the tour price. Once the most important town on the East African coast, a centre for the spice trade and slaves, and base for 19th century explorers, Zanzibar is a delight. The influence of both African and Arab cultures is visible everywhere in the architecture and atmosphere - visit the old slave markets, 'Prison Island', mosques, palaces, courtyards and bazaars of Stone Town but save time for the white sands of the northern beaches where snorkelling and diving are excellent. Returning to the mainland, the tour ends in Dar es Salaam ('spice island').

Days 9-13: Tanzania, Zanzibar

Today the tour returns to Arusha and head south to the balmy Indian Ocean and Tanzania's main commercial port, Dar es Salaam ('Haven of Peace'). Take the ferry to exotic Zanzibar and spend three nights on the island. With its palm-fringed beaches, romantic winding cobbled alleys and lush tropical forests, this is an ideal; place to (sadly) end the tour. Once the most important town on the East African coast, a centre for the spice trade and slaves, and base for 19th century explorers, Zanzibar is a delight. The influence of both African and Arab cultures is visible everywhere in the architecture and atmosphere - visit the old slave markets, 'Prison Island', mosques, palaces, courtyards and bazaars of Stone Town but save time for the white sands of the northern beaches where snorkelling and diving are excellent. Returning to the mainland, the tour ends in Dar es Salaam ('spice island'). Please note: local payment of USD540 is payable in addition to the tour price. Meal arrangements: 9 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners

Days 9-13: Tanzania, Zanzibar

Today the tour returns to Arusha and head south to the balmy Indian Ocean and Tanzania's main commercial port, Dar es Salaam ('Haven of Peace'). Take the ferry to exotic Zanzibar and spend three nights on the island. With its palm-fringed beaches, romantic winding cobbled alleys and lush tropical forests, this is an ideal; place to (sadly) end the tour. Once the most important town on the East African coast, a centre for the spice trade and slaves, and base for 19th century explorers, Zanzibar is a delight. The influence of both African and Arab cultures is visible everywhere in the architecture and atmosphere - visit the old slave markets, 'Prison Island', mosques, palaces, courtyards and bazaars of Stone Town but save time for the white sands of the northern beaches where snorkelling and diving are excellent. Returning to the mainland, the tour ends in Dar es Salaam ('spice island'). Please note: local payment of USD540 is payable in addition to the tour price. Meal arrangements: 9 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners

Inclusions

Fully equipped safari vehicle; Camping and cooking equipment; All road tolls and vehicle taxes; All ground transportation; Services of two crew; Sleeping mattress; Meals as indicated; Snake Park entrance; Masai village walk; Return Zanzibar Ferry; Multi Share Accommodation on Zanzibar; 9 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners

Local payments

US$1,170

Code:

13KTA13

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