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Group Size: Avg 16, max 24

Trip code: 22KTA13

Duration: 13 days

Participation style tour
Custom safari vehicle
Compulsory Adventure Pass

Explore the best of East Africa on this incredible 13-day group tour. Enjoy unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities on the plains of the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara, marvel at expansive landscapes including the snowy peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro and the Ngorongoro Crater’s vast caldera, and kick back on some of the most beautiful beaches on Earth on idyllic Zanzibar Island. Ideal for the more adventurous traveller, you’ll travel in a mix of 4x4 game vehicles and our custom safari bus, and stay in wilderness camps where you’ll help set up and run the camp as a team. Our compulsory Adventure Pass gives you access to tons of included activities, excursions and game drives at a great price while ensuring that local suppliers benefit directly. It’s the perfect African adventure.

Trip highlights

  • Get up close with the ‘Big Five’ on the plains of the majestic Maasai Mara
  • Bliss out on the most beautiful beaches in the world on tropical Zanzibar
  • Explore the wildlife wonders of the Serengeti National Park in a 4x4 game vehicle
  • Camp out on the Ngorongoro Crater’s rim with incredible views over the Serengeti
  • Discover Stone Town’s historic architecture and bustling bazaars
  • Visit a Maasai village and learn about daily life from the locals
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What's included
  • 12 night’s accommodation
  • 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Custom-built safari vehicle
  • Experienced guide and driver
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • All road tolls and vehicle taxes
  •  All ground transportation
  • Maasai Mara excursion*
  • Maasai Village Walk *
  • Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater excursion*
  • Game drives with local guide*
  • Zanzibar return ferry*
  • 24/7 support

*Included in the Adventure Pass

What's not included
  • Adventure Pass (compulsory) - Approx USD1340
  • Visas
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Departure taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Tips
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Sleeping bag
  • Optional activities
Further trip information

Please note: Participation in this tour requires you to purchase an Adventure Pass (Approx USD1340). The cost of this is separate to the cost of the tour. You will need to pay the cost of your pass directly to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour. The Pass covers various park entrance fees, game drives, activities and excursions. Paying separately for the pass ensures that local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

This is an adventure tour involving camping and lots of participation, including setting up camp, as
well as shopping, cooking and other camp duties. It’s a lot of fun, but best suited to travellers looking
for a bit of a challenge. The transport is a really unique feature of this trip too, with most of our
journeys undertaken in our 24-seat custom-built safari vehicle. Most of our game park visits are carried out using smaller 4x4 vehicles provided by local services so you can get up close and personal
with the wildlife.

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi to Maasai Mara Reserve (Kenya).
We’ve got a long journey ahead of us (5 hours) so
stock up on snacks and download your fave playlists! Our home for the next two nights is a tented
camp on the edge of the Maasai Mara Reserve. Settle in and enjoy dinner and drinks with the gang.

Day 2: Maasai Mara Reserve. Explore the ‘Mara’ in 4x4 game vehicles today. The region is home to
the ‘Big 5’ and you’ve got a good chance of seeing lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalos, and leopards as
well as countless other species. Return to camp after the most amazing day as the sun begins to set.

Day 3: Maasai Mara reserve to Nairobi. Hop back into our over-landing adventure vehicle as we
return to Kenya’s bustling capital via the Great Rift Valley (5 hours). We’ll be staying on a campsite in
the leafy suburb of Karen, away from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Day 4: Nairobi to Anusha (Tanzania). Cross over into Tanzania today, headed for the buzzing town
of Arusha (5 hours). Get your haggle on in some of the local curio markets, before settling into our
camp just outside town. Take a walk to one of the local Maasai villages this afternoon if time allows.

Day 5: Arusha to Serengeti National Park. Head west across the Great Rift Valley to the majestic
Serengeti (full day’s driving including game drives). We’ll circle round the Ngorongoro Crater’s rim
and onto the Serengeti plains with incredible wildlife spotting opportunities. Gather round the fire at
our campsite tonight, where we’ll fall asleep after dinner to the sound of lions roaring.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater. We’re heading out of the plains today, game driving as we go! We’ll be
spending the night camping on the Ngorongoro rim with incredible views across the acacia tree
peppered landscape. Join your travel buddies round the campfire tonight for drinks and dinner.

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha. We’re up early for a morning of game driving in Ngorongoro
Crater. It’s a steep dirt track down to the crater floor where we’ll have the chance to see almost all
the major African mammals before heading back to Arusha (3 – 4 hours).

Day 8: Arusha to Bagamoyo. It’s another early start today as we travel south to Bagamoyo (11
hours) with views of the snowy peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro. Explore the historic town when we
arrive, or just relax in the beachside camp over dinner and drinks with your travel buddies.

Day 9: Bagamoyo to Dar Es Salaam. Head south to Dar es Salaam (2 – 3 hours). Spend the night by
the beach, just outside the city, swimming in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, sipping cocktails
from the bar, or just watching the fishermen sail past in their dhows.

Day 10: Zanzibar Island, Stonetown. Cross the ocean to exotic Zanzibar where we’ll spend the first
night in the capital, Stone Town. Pick up some unique souvenirs from the bazaars, lose yourself in
the maze of narrow streets or join an optional tour to the nearby spice plantations.

Days 11 - 12: Zanzibar Island, northern beaches. If you’re a beach bum you’ll be in heaven over the
next couple of days as we head to the north of the island. Bliss out on the sugar-white sands, snorkel
over the colourful coral gardens or just chill in a hammock with a good book.

Day 13: Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam. You’ll have the morning to put the finishing touches to your tan
before it’s time to say goodbye to paradise as we board the ferry back to Dar es Salaam. Our tour
ends back on the mainland.

Please note that in certain circumstances it may be necessary to make alterations to the published
tour details.

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Arrival information

The trip starts on day 1 in Nairobi, Kenya. Due to the early departure time on day 1, you’ll need to fly into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) the day before the trip begins and book a pre-trip night of accommodation with the help of your travel adviser (see accommodation section for more info). Airport transfers are not included so you’ll need to make your own way from the airport to your starting accommodation. Taxi is the easiest way to undertake the 18km journey and takes 20 – 40 minutes depending on traffic.

The trip ends on day 13 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. It’s recommended that you book an additional night of accommodation after the tour is over. Once you’re ready to head home you can either book a flight direct from Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) or fly back to where we started in Nairobi before catching a connecting flight. Return airport transfers are not included so you’ll need to arrange transport to the airport yourself. Taxi takes around 20 minutes and is the most convenient option. 

Accommodation & meals

This trip is designed for travellers aged 18 – 39.

Kenya: You need a visa to enter Kenya. Kenyan entry visas are exclusively issued electronically, with passengers required to obtain their e-visas before departure. You can apply for single entry and transit visas on the e-visas website. Your passport should be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive and should have at least two blank pages on arrival.

Tanzania: All British passport holders need a tourist or business visa to enter Tanzania. Tanzania has introduced an ‘e-visas’ system through which applications can be submitted and approved online in advance of travel. It is no longer possible to get a visa from the Tanzanian High Commission in London. It is also possible to get a tourist or business visa for a single entry on arrival at main ports of entry to Tanzania, subject to the fulfilment of all immigration requirements. You may be asked to provide proof of your return journey. You will not be able to get a multiple entry visa on arrival. For further information about visas visit the Tanzanian immigration website. Your passport should be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive.

Minimum age & eligibility

This trip is designed for travellers aged 18 – 39.

Kenya: You need a visa to enter Kenya. Kenyan entry visas are exclusively issued electronically, with passengers required to obtain their e-visas before departure. You can apply for single entry and transit visas on the e-visas website. Your passport should be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive and should have at least two blank pages on arrival.

Tanzania: All British passport holders need a tourist or business visa to enter Tanzania. Tanzania has introduced an ‘e-visas’ system through which applications can be submitted and approved online in advance of travel. It is no longer possible to get a visa from the Tanzanian High Commission in London. It is also possible to get a tourist or business visa for a single entry on arrival at main ports of entry to Tanzania, subject to the fulfilment of all immigration requirements. You may be asked to provide proof of your return journey. You will not be able to get a multiple entry visa on arrival. For further information about visas visit the Tanzanian immigration website. Your passport should be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive.

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Healthcare
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.