Here you can find the day-to-day description for East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania & Zanzibar.
Any extensions for this tour can be found at the bottom of this page.
|2||Truck||Nairobi – Njoro (Nakuru N.P.)||Njoro (Nakuru N.P.)|
|3||Truck||Njoro (Nakuru N.P.)||Njoro (Nakuru N.P.)|
|4||Truck||Njoro (Nakuru N.P.) – Lake Baringo||Lake Baringo|
|5||Truck||Lake Baringo||Lake Baringo|
|6||Truck||Lake Baringo - Naivasha||Naivasha|
|8||Truck||Naivasha - Masai Mara||Masai Mara|
|9||Truck||Masai Mara||Masai Mara|
|10||Truck||Masai Mara - Kisii||Kisii|
|11||Truck||Kisii – Musoma (Lake Victoria)||Kisii – Musoma (Lake Victoria)|
|12||Truck||Musoma (Lake Victoria) - Serengeti||Serengeti|
|14||Truck||Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater||Ngorongoro Crater|
|15||Truck||Ngorongoro Crater– Mto wa Mbu||Mto wa Mbu|
|16||Truck||Mto wa Mbu – Moshi||Moshi|
|17||Truck||Moshi - Dar es Salaam - Mikadi Beach||Mikadi Beach (Dar es Salaam)|
|18||Boat||Dar es Salaam – Stone Town (Zanzibar)||Stone Town (Zanzibar)|
|19||Bus||Stone Town (Zanzibar) – Nungwi Beach (Zanzibar)||Nungwi Beach (Zanzibar)|
|20||Bus||Nungwi Beach (Zanzibar)||Nungwi Beach (Zanzibar)|
|21||Nungwi Beach (Zanzibar)||End of tour|
The entrance fee to Nakuru N.P. is not included in the price, and is about 90 USD each.
Safari rules: As we will be travelling and staying in ''the wild'', we want to draw your attention to a number of do's and don'ts. Please read the following points carefully so you know what you can and absolutely should not do in game parks. Do your bit for the conservation of fragile ecosystems and think about the safety of yourself and others.
- Never step outside of the truck / jeep in a national wildlife park ;
- If you stand in a truck / jeep, do it gently as wildlife are located nearby. They may be startled by a sudden movement;
- The driver will always prioritize wildlife and minimize the chase;
- The driver will always maintain sufficient distance to the game;
- It is forbidden to feed the animals. Locate your waste and take it away with you;
- For a good atmosphere in the group: Give others the space to photograph / film;
- Never pitch your tent along the waterfront, close to a hippo or a trail;
- Never sleep in the open air and sleep with the tent closed;
- Do not take food into your tent;
- Before you leave the tent in the evening, check out the area with your flashlight;
- Stay close to the tent when you urinate;
- Do not make noise.
- In most national parks is water present in the campsites. However, keep always in mind that this water is very scarce. Do not take a long shower during your stay. Also, you should postpone doing your laundry until you get to a campsite with proper facilities.
In short, use your common sense and listen to the local guides and / or travel assistance. They will point out the general rules of conduct for game drives. You will have a much more pleasurable experience when you adhere to these few rules.
The Great Migration
Every year in Kenya and Tanzania, the great migration of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles takes place. It is an incredibly beautiful and impressive spectacle. About 1.5 million animals gather on the plains of the Serengeti. Once it becomes very dry, the animals head towards the Masai Mara in Kenya in search of food. For predators such as lion and cheetah bad times are ahead, for they are territorial in nature and do not go along with the migrating species.
In Kenya and Tanzania, it is possible to see this tremendous natural occurrence, depending of course on the period in which you are going. From mid-November to mid-April the wildebeest and zebras are located in the south of the Serengeti. From May/June they migrate north to the northern boundary of the Serengeti Park, and between July and October they cross the Mara River into the Masai Mara in Kenya, from where they return in late October, back to Tanzania.
Note that migration is a natural process; the exact timing never runs to a plan!
The Tanzanian government has decided that it is no longer possible for foreigners to make cash withdrawals (pin) in the banks in Tanzania with any foreign debit cards such as Maestro and Visa. So it is therefore important to take plenty of cash for Tanzania and Zanzibar.
When exchanging money locally, there is a better rate for the American dollar than the Euro, but both can be changed.