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Duration: 13 days
Location: Kenya & Tanzania
Price: From ZAR 23,325 plus USD 1,350 pp mandatory Safari Pass paid on day of departure. Single Supplement applicable
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Starts: Nairobi, Kenya

Ends: Zanzibar, Tanzania

Group size: Average 16 Maximum 24

Tour Code: AA01

Duration: 13 days

2018 Rates: ZAR 23,325 plus USD 1,350 pp mandatory Safari Pass paid on day of departure

Single Supplement :  Applicable

Safari Vehicle Type: 24-seater, self-contained, custom-built safari truck with onboard tables, plug sockets, freezer, water tank, library, i-pod jack, safety features and 70-litre individual lockers, pop top minivan, 4×4 safari vehicle and fast ferry

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Our unique itinerary has been carefully designed to maximize your experiences in the time you have exploring this incredible continent with us. From the undulating Masai Mara Kenya, to the flat plains of the Serengeti, the majestic Ngorongoro Crater to sun kissed beaches on the tropical island of Zanzibar – find those unforgettable memories.

  • Highlights of this popular tour includes:
    * Masai Mara excursion in purpose built vehicle resident guide
    * Masai Village Walk with Resident Guide
    * Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion in Purpose Built Vehicles
    * Game Drives with Resident Guide
    * Zanzibar, Return Ferry & Accommodation
  • 13 day Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure:

    Day 1 – Nairobi – Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya
    Distance travelled:
    +/-300 km
    Approx driving time:
    5 Hours

    We depart the city early and make our way across the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, enjoying views of the vast vista en route. We travel in small specialized safari vehicles that enable us to have a more intimate view of wildlife. We spend two nights camping on the edge of the Reserve with time to explore the park on morning and afternoon game drives. The sweeping plains, distant horizons, low slung acacia trees, and plentiful wildlife ensure a deeply evocative few days. The ‘Mara’ is crossed every year between July and October by great herds of wildebeest, zebra and other grazing animals in their migration from the adjoining Serengeti plains to the south (in Tanzania). How long they stay is dependent on rainfall and subsequent grass growth in the rainy season. Predators (such as lion, cheetah, leopard) and scavengers (hyena, vultures) follow the grazing animals and this enormous congregation of wildlife forms a spectacular display of Africa’s natural resource. But the Mara is excellent for game viewing at any time of year and regardless of when you can visit we hope to see some, if not all, of Africa’s ‘Big Five’ (elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard) and an array of other wildlife.
    Accommodation: Masai Mara: Chronicle Tented Camp – Pre-erected tents with en-suite basic facilities
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    WIFI: Yes (Nairobi only)
    Optional Activities: Nil

    Day 2 – Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya
    Approx driving time:
    Full day including game drives

    We have the day to explore the Reserve in search for
    wildlife including the ‘big 5’ – lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard. We stop for a lunch before returning to our tented camp for the evening.
    Accommodation: Masai Mara: Chronicle Tented Camp – Pre-erected tents with en-suite basic facilities
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    WIFI: No
    Optional Activities: Nil

    Day 3 – Masai Mara Reserve – Nairobi, Kenya
    Distance travelled:
    +/- 300 km
    Approx driving time:
    5 Hours

    From the Mara we make our way back across the Great Rift Valley to Nairobi, where we overnight.
    Accommodation: Karen Camp – Twin share accommodation
    with en-suite facilities
    Nairobi: Indaba Camp
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
    WIFI: No
    Optional Activities: Nil

    Day 4 – Polokwane – Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
    Distance travelled:
    +/- 600 km
    Approx driving time:
    10 Hours

    After crossing the border into Tanzania at the busy Namanga frontier we arrive at our destination, Arusha, in the late afternoon. Situated mid-way between Cape Town
    and Cairo, this is very much Tanzania’s ‘safari capital’ – a bustling city with colourful markets, shops, vehicles and people, all nestling in the shadow of the brooding Mt Meru (4556m).

    After exploring the curio markets, we head to our accommodation just outside Arusha on the open plains to the west of the city. It is from here that we prepare for our
    two night/three day excursion to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. This afternoon, if time allows, we enjoy a walk to one of the local Maasai villages to enjoy an insight into everyday life and traditions of this colourful culture.
    Accommodation: Meserani Snake Park – Twin share accommodation with shared facilities
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    WIFI: No
    Optional Activities: – Camel Ride US$10

    Day 5 – Arusha – Serengeti National Park
    Distance Travelled:
    +/- 250 Km
    Approx. driving time:
    Full day including game drives

    This morning we transfer to smaller, more ‘game park friendly’ vehicles and drive west across the Great Rift Valley, passing through Mto Wa Mbo (‘mosquito creek’)
    and enter the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. We enter the park and drive around the ‘Crater’s rim and down onto the Serengeti plains. Green after the rains, brown and burnt in the dry, this is home to an enormous variety of grazing animals, predators, and birdlife. Flatter and larger than the Maasai Mara the Serengeti is simply huge – indeed the name derives from the Maasai word Siringitu – ‘the
    place where the land moves on forever’. We game drive to our designated (but unfenced) tented camp for the evening where lion and hyena roam nearby, for an unforgettable experience.
    Accommodation: Serengeti National Park: Bush Camp – Twin shared canvas tents with mattress, sleeping bag and pillow provided with basic facilities
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    WIFI: No

    Day 6 – Ngorongoro Crater
    We drive out of the plains, game driving en route, and after lunch ascend the outer wall of the Ngorongoro Crater. We spend the night camping on the rim (you may need a jacket; it can be cold at night due to the altitude), where wildlife also roams free. At 326 square kilometres, the Ngorongoro is Africa’s largest intact caldera and a World Heritage Site. If the view from the rim (2400 metres above sea level) is spectacular, the site from the Crater floor (some 600 metres below) is equally enjoyable.
    Accommodation: Simba Camp – Twin shared canvas tents with mattress, sleeping bag and pillow provided with basic facilities
    Meals included:
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    WIFI:
    No
    Optional Activities:
    Serengeti Balloon Flight –from US$500

    Day 7 – Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha, Meserani Snake Park
    Distance Travelled: +/- 250 Km
    Approx. driving time: Full days including morning game drive

    We wake early and descend the steep dirt road of the Ngorongoro Crater for a morning of game driving in this spectacular wildlife haven. All of the large mammals are present except giraffe (which cannot manage the steep slopes leading down onto the Crater floor). After our game drive we ascend to our campsite on the rim for a final view over the Ngorongoro Crater, pack up our camp and have lunch before retracing our steps to Arusha and our accommodation at the Meserani Snake Park. Note: We may enjoy the Maasai walk on this day if we were unable to make this on day 5.
    Accommodation: Meserani Snake Park – Twin share accommodation with shared facilities
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    WIFI: No
    Optional Activities: Nil

    Day 8 – Arusha – Bagamoyo
    Distance travelled:
    +/-560 km
    Approx driving time:
    9 Hours

    This morning we wake early and head south via Moshi to Bagamoyo. If the weather is clear we will be afforded a view of the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak (5895m). The quaint town of
    Bagamoyo was founded at the end of the 18th century and was one of the most significant trading ports along the East Kenya & Tanzania Adventure (17KTA13A) – Tour Dossier Updated: March 2017 for 2017 Departures 3 African coast. Our accommodation for the evening is situated close by to the palm fringed beaches of the Indian Ocean.
    Accommodation: Thebe Safari Lodge or similar (Twin share cabins with en-suite facilities)
    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
    WIFI: Yes
    Optional Activities: Nil

    Day 9 – Chobe National Park – Gweta
    Distance travelled:
    +/- 450 km
    Approx driving time:
    2-3 Hours

    Leaving Bagamoyo we make our way south to Dar es Salaam. ‘Dar’ is Tanzania’s main port and is a hub of commerce and industry – a hot, humid and bustling seaport city of high rises, colourful markets and Arab influenced architecture on the coast, accessing one of the most important sea routes in the world. To a majority of travellers, this city is the port of entry to the more exotic island of Zanzibar and other archipelago islands. We set up on the beach just outside of the city, take in the balmy Indian Ocean sea breeze, and prepare for our trip to Zanzibar.
    Accommodation:  Kipepeo Beach Resort – Twin share accommodation with en-suite facilities
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    WIFI: Yes
    Optional Activities: Nil

    Day 10 – Zanzibar Island
    Distance Travelled:
    Ferry crossing

    Evocative and exotic, Zanzibar conjures up images of idyllic, sandy, palm fringed beaches; romantic winding cobbled alleys and lush tropical forests. You will find all of these here – and an intriguing history. Zanzibar was the base of the great 19th century explorers such as John Hanning Speke, Richard Burton and David Livingstone and once was a major trading centre of spices. Indeed the spice trade here is centuries old: Zanzibarians have traded with the people of the Arabian peninsula for many generations, navigating the ocean in simple dhow sailboats, relying on the annual trade winds for passage. The Arab influence is evident in the architecture and diverse street stall offerings of the capital, Stone Town. This influence can be seen right along the Eastern coast – the Swahili language itself is a result of the mixing of Arab and African languages and cultures over many centuries. Zanzibar’s other history is not so romantic. The island was also a staging post for slaves bought from the African interior, being held before shipping to slave owners in the Middle East. You can still see the places where these men and woman were held – and even a short visit is enough to convey the appalling conditions they had to endure. Our time on the island over the next 3 nights is not structured and your time is at leisure. Perhaps the best way to see Stone Town is on foot: explore the bazaars for old maritime trinkets, fabrics and wooden carvings, or visit mosques, palaces, courtyards and alleyways of the old town. Spices are grown in plantations nearby and you can take day tours to visit some and have your senses dazzled by the tastes and scents experienced. If it’s white sand, sparkling ocean and hot sun you prefer – head to the northern beaches and enjoy the Indian Ocean at its best. Try snorkelling and diving, indulge in some sumptuous seafood, or simply relax beneath a coconut palm with a cocktail and a good book.

    NB: On Zanzibar breakfast is included for the sake of flexibility other meals are left for your own account. Typically we spend one night in Stone Town and the next two nights in the north of the island at one of the beaches. Your tour leader will be available to assist if you if you have any questions or need activities arranged. Please note that some group members may be starting their tour in Dar es Salaam. Both old and new are invited to join in any group outings.
    Accommodation: Stone Town – Mazon’s or similar – twin/triple rooms with en-suite facilities
    Meals included: Breakfast is included with hotel accommodation
    WIFI: No
    Optional Activities: Spice Tour US$30, Slave markets US$15, Arabic Fort US$10, Palace Museum US$10

    Day 11 – Zanzibar Island
    Enjoy free time on Zanzibar and transfer to the northern beaches from Stone Town. Relax on the sun kissed beaches of Kendwa, in the northwest part of the island, take an optional diving trip to the rich colourful reefs or grab a snorkel and goggles to explore these from above.
    Accommodation:
    Kendwa Northern beaches – Sunset Bungalows or similar – twin/ triple rooms with en-suite facilities
    Meals included:
    Breakfast is included with hotel accommodation
    WIFI:
    No
    Optional Activities:
    Spice Tour US$30, Scuba Diving local US$130, Mnemba Island US$170, Dhow snorkelling safaris from US$65, massages from US$15

    Day 12 – Zanzibar Island
    Browse markets or enjoy hanging in a hammock with a cocktail and a good book. The beach is a great place to catch up with the locals who will pass by selling their wares, offering henna tattoos and inexpensive massages. Round the day off with a sunset dhow cruise or chilling to the tunes from the nearby beach bars.
    Accommodation:
    Kendwa Northern beaches – Sunset Bungalows or similar – twin/ triple rooms with en-suite facilities
    Meals included:
    Breakfast is included with hotel accommodation
    WIFI: No
    Optional Activities:
    Spice Tour US$30, Scuba Diving local US$130, Mnemba Island US$170, Dhow snorkeling safaris from US$65, massages from US$15

    Day 13 – Zanzibar – Dar es Salaam
    Distance Travelled:
    Ferry crossing

    We have the morning to do any last minute shopping or enjoy one last swim before catching the ferry back to the African mainland and Dar es Salaam where our tour ends.
    Accommodation: None
    Meals included: Breakfast
    WIFI: NA
    Optional Activities: Nil

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
    TOUR STYLE: Accommodated Overland Tour Travelling on an overland tour is great fun, but it can also be challenging! This is a participation tour and your help will be needed in assisting with the various day to day duties, such as shopping, cooking and keeping the truck tidy (usually on a rota basis). But don’t worry it’s not all hard work and it’s a great way to meet the local people and get to know your fellow travellers. Your contribution benefits the success of the tour – most people find the greater their involvement, the greater their enjoyment of the whole trip. Africa is an adventure destination and travelling here is not always predictable so be prepared to ‘expect the unexpected’ in difficulties or delays which might come our way! However, you’ll soon find that the diversity of the African landscape, the wildlife and the communities we pass on our way, make the sometimes rough travel and long driving days worthwhile. Come with a sense of adventure and a flexible attitude and you will be sure to enjoy your Acacia overland tour across this amazing continent. Africa provides an ever-changing environment, power failures, water and fuel shortages, temperature fluctuations, and other uncontrollable / unplanned situations do occur. You will need to remain flexible, understanding and good-humoured. “African time” can be difficult and frustrating for those who are used to a very structured life, so this is something to keep in mind!

    WHAT’S INCLUDED: All tour highlights, twin share accommodation (10 nights), twin share tents (2 nights), fully equipped safari vehicles, cooking equipment, mattresses, sleeping bag and pillow for camping nights, service of two crew, all road and vehicle taxes, all ground transportation, meals as indicated.

    WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED: Adventure Pass Activities and Excursions (optional), visas, travel insurance, flight departure taxes, airport transfers, optional activities, tips, drinks and items of personal nature. NB lunches and dinners on Zanzibar are not included.

    SAFARI PASS: Every Accommodated Overland tour has an Adventure Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, which is paid before travel, and is paid in the currency listed in the brochure or on the website (usually US dollars in clean, un-torn post 2006 edition notes). The Adventure Pass covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier. The purpose of the separate payment is to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

    ACCOMMODATION:Twin share accommodation with facilities (10 nights) twin share tents with sleeping bag, pillow and mattress (2 nights) some camps may have a bar or swimming pool. We endeavor to book en suite facilities where these are available but from time to time shared facility accommodation is booked where en suite is indicated, subject to the accommodation provider’s availability.

    TRANSPORT: 24-seater, self-contained, custom-built safari truck with onboard tables, plug sockets, freezer, water tank, library, i-pod jack, safety features and 70-litre individual lockers, pop top minivan, 4×4 safari vehicle and fast ferry.

    GAME PARK VISITS: In order to maximise the quality of game driving and to comply with local authority rulings, some of our National Park visits and game viewing is carried out using services provided by local African ground handlers. As well as enhancing our experience using local guides and smaller vehicles it also allows us to contribute at a ‘grassroots’ level to local economies from which local people benefit.

  • DATES:

    January 2018:

    Start Nairobi on Sundays End Dar es Salaam on Fridays
    Departure Date: End Date:
    07/01/18 19/01/18
    21/01/18 02/02/18

    February 2018:

    Departure Date: End Date:
    04/02/18 16/02/18
    18/02/18 02/03/18

    March 2018:

    Departure Date: End Date:
    04/03/18 16/03/18
    18/03/18 30/03/18
    01/04/18 13/04/18

    April 2018:

    Departure Date: End Date:
    15/04/18 27/04/18
    29/04/18 11/05/18

     May 2018:

     Departure Date: End Date:
     13/05/18 25/05/18
     27/05/18  08/06/18

    June 2018:

    Departure Date: End Date:
    10/06/18 22/06/18
    24/06/18 06/07/18

    July 2018:

    Departure Date: End Date:
    08/07/18 20/07/18
    22/07/18 03/08/18

    August 2018:

    Departure Date: End Date:
     05/08/18 17/08/18
    19/08/18 31/08/18

    September 2018:

    Departure Date: End Date:
    08/09/18 19/09/18
    22/09/18 03/10/18

    October 2018:

    Departure Date: End Date:
    06/10/18 17/10/18
    20/10/18 31/10/18

    November 2018:

    Departure Date: End Date:
    03/11/18 14/11/18
    17/11/18 28/11/18

    December 2018:

    Departure Date: End Date:
    01/12/18 12/12/18

    RATES:
    2018 Rates from ZAR 23,325 plus USD 1,350 pp mandatory Safari Pass paid on day of departure
    Single supplement: Applicable

  • This tour starts in Nairobi. The pre-departure meeting is held at 18:00 on the evening prior to departure. The tour departs at 08:00 on day 1 and ends in Dar es Salaam in the afternoon of day 13.

    *The group is back to Dar es Salaam late afternoon on day 13 – we not recommend you book international flights before 20:00.

    Meeting point in Nairobi, Kenya: Boulevard Hotel
    Tour start time: 08:00 on day 1
    Tour Finish point: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tour end time: Afternoon of day 13