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Nairobi to Zanzibar - Itinerary

We leave Nairobi at 9 am on the first day of the trip. We recommend you arrive in Nairobi the day before the trip departs. If you're there with time to spare there's lots to see and do around the city. In Nairobi town is the National Museum and markets. Also Karen Blixen's house, Langata Giraffe CentreSheldrick's Elephant Orphanage and Nairobi National Park for a first glimpse of African wildlife.

Day 1  We head south from Nairobi through the Masai plains and cross the border at Namanga into Tanzania; arriving in Arusha late in the day. The country we pass through is sparsely inhabited grassland savannah, inhabited by the Masai.

Day 2  Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater  In Arusha we take a side trip to the Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater. The trip is camping, away for three days and two nights. Either one or two of these nights will be inside the park in the parks amidst the animals. If you choose not to visit the park you can wander the markets in Arusha town

Day 3 - 4  Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater and Crater decent

Day 5  We head towards the coast past Moshi town the capital city of the Chagga tribe. Skirting the base of snowy Mount Kilimanjaro we camp on the way to Dar es Salaam.

Day 6  We arrive in Dar es Salaam on the Indian Ocean coast. If you decide not to go to Zanzibar, the campsite at the beach is an ideal place to have a few lazy days.

Day 7  Ferry to Zanzibar Island  - From Dar es Salaam we take the ferry to Zanzibar Island. Here is the old stone capital of the Omani Sultanate, sandy beaches, spice tours, snorkelling, diving and trips to other nearby islands. Zanzibar is a fascinating place to visit and to take it all in. Over a thousand years trade between Africa and Arabia has resulted in the blending of Arabs and Africans into a beautiful Swahili coastal culture with; wooden sailing dhows crossing the ocean, coconut plantations and fishing villages with mosques on the beaches. Nungwe beach resort on the north of the island has the most beautiful beaches.

Day 8 & 9  Stone Town in Zanzibar Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the old slave market , the spice growing areas, Jozani Forest with Red Colobus Monkeys and in the evening the seafood cafes on the wharf.

Day 10  Return to Dar es Salaam on the ferry and the end of your trip

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