Road to Zanzibar Itinerary

Visit Africa and travel through Kenya and Tanzania to follow the road to Zanzibar. From Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, experience a once in a lifetime African adventure.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $850
      CAD $860
      AUD $895
      EUR €690
      GBP £535
      NZD $1,060
      ZAR R8,105
      CHF FR855
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $895
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,745*
      CAD $1,829*
      AUD $1,884*
      EUR €1,344*
      GBP £1,127*
      NZD $2,118*
      ZAR R17,622*
      CHF FR1,647*
    • German Bilingual, Overland, Wildlife
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Road to Zanzibar.
Local children in the Usambara Mountains

Giraffe family, Tanzania

Zebras grazing in the Ngorongoro Crater

Baby hippopotamus in Serengeti National Park

Beach, Zanzibar

Day 1 Nairobi

Welcome to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, known to the Maasai as the 'Place of Cool Waters'. For those who arrive early, perhaps check out the city's cafes and markets or visit the National Museum of Kenya.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Arusha

Cross the border into Tanzania and explore the city of Arusha, nestled in the shadow of Mt Meru.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 3 Mto wa Mbu

Interact with locals on a visit to a community program in the village of Mto Wa Mbu. Admire crafts, colourful fabrics and carvings at a market before journeying to Karatu, the gateway to the Serengeti.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 4-5 Serengeti National Park

Explore the savanna of the Serengeti Plain and go on safari in search of Serengeti's creatures – including the Big Five – before camping deep in the bush within earshot of animal calls. For a real treat, take an optional sunrise balloon ride over the plains.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 2

Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater

Descend into the giant volcanic crater, Ngorongoro, to search for its abundant wildlife. Home to some 30,000 animals, including lions and the endangered black rhino, the Ngorongoro crater floor offers excellent game viewing all year round.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 7 Marangu

Visit the new school at the Amani Children's Home, an Intrepid Foundation-supported project that houses and educates street kids. Stay in the village of Marangu overnight.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 8-9 Usambara Mountains

Take a walking tour of Mshiri village and get firsthand insight into the daily lives of the Chagga people. Sample a typical Chagga meal before heading well off the beaten track to the Usambara Mountains. Relax on these lush, green slopes overlooking the vast Masai Steppe. This is the ideal base for optional hikes and guided walks.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 10 Dar es Salaam

Set up camp at a beach on the outskirts of Tanzania's tropical port city, Dar es Salaam.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 11-14 Zanzibar

Jump on a ferry to discover Africa's famed 'Spice Island' Zanzibar. Marvel at the eclectic architecture along the twisting, cobbled streets of Stone Town, the old sector of the capital city of Zanzibar. Tour aromatic plantations, smelling cinnamon, vanilla and cloves, then soak up some sun on white sand beaches. There are plenty of opportunities to swim, snorkel and dive or just take it easy in the shade of a coconut palm.
ACCOM: Bungalow - 2, Hotel - 1