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Family Overland between Nairobi and Dar es Salaam

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17 days between Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam
This trip is designed specially for families. You’ll explore two of the world’s greatest game reserves, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, where you'll see an amazing array of wildlife and also have the option of a balloon safari. From the plains of the Serengeti you spend time in and around the foothills of Kilimanjaro, learning about the Chagga people at the Kilimanjaro village education community project. Heading way off the tourist trail you climb into the cooler green Usambara Mountains where you are surrounded by stunning scenic vistas as you hike through the hills from village to village, getting a grass roots feel of this charming mountain enclave. After all that activity you will round off your adventures with relaxation on the beautiful beaches of the Indian Ocean south of Dar es Salaam and with a visit to the spice Island of Zanzibar.

Itinerary

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Young elephants at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi
Nairobi

Border Information: Welcome to Kenya! If joining the trip in Nairobi, you will most likely enter Kenya at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

There will be a group meeting at 6:00pm - your trip leader will leave a note on the reception with the details of this important meeting.

In Nairobi we will stay in a comfortable hotel.

At the Langata Giraffe Sanctuary in Nairobi
Nairobi

After breakfast we head out in our overland truck to visit the Langata Giraffe Sanctuary and the Nairobi Elephant Orphanage.

The rest of the day is free at your leisure to explore the sights of Nairobi or simply relax by the pool!

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional Explore the museum at the site of the former home of Karen Blixen, the author of 'Out of Africa' KES 1200
Included Visit the Langata Giraffe Centre in Nairobi Included in Kitty
Optional

Learn all about the different tribal groups of Kenya at the Bomas of Kenya cultural centre in Nairobi

USD 40
Optional Discover some of Kenya's ancient hominids at the National Museum in Nairobi

KES 1200
Included Visit to the David Sheldrick Animal Orphanage Included in Kitty
Included Head out on a guided safari walk in Nairobi National Park Included in Kitty
Meeting some Maasai villagers near Arusha in northern Tanzania
Arusha

We leave Nairobi early today, as we have a relatively long drive day ahead of us. We will travel overland through Kenya and cross the border to Northern Tanzania as we head to our camp site outside of Arusha.

In Arusha we will stay in a campsite with good facilities.

Drive time - 7-8 hours (please note that all drive times given here are approximate estimates only and are given with the best intentions - however please be aware that the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, borders and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

At a Maasai village near Arusha, Tanzania
Arusha

This morning we take a camel ride or walk to a Maasai Village - our Maasai guide will take us through the Maasai Cultural Museum first so that we understand what we are seeing in the village. The village is completely genuine, and the villagers show you as they actually live – nothing is fixed up for tourists. We will also visit a free clinic run by the campsite for the local villagers.

After lunch we head back to our campsite to prepare ourselves for our safari.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Take a short walk to a nearby Maasai village to learn all about the life and culture of the Maasai people

Included in Kitty
Included

See a variety of African reptiles at the snake park in our campsite in Arusha

Included in Kitty
An elegant lioness surveys the savannah of the Serengeti
Serengeti National Park

Today we will be met at the campsite by our fleet of 6-person 4x4 jeeps - we will load the jeeps with our camping and personal gear, and then head out for our 3-day excursion to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, leaving our truck behind.

Today will be a full drive along the rim of the Ngoronogoro Crater (stopping to take in the awe-inspiring views!) and then down into the plains of the Serengeti. We will take an evening game drive around the savannah before heading to our campsite - the area is one of the world's premier spot for wildlife viewing and we hope to able to find elephants, lions, leopards, giraffe and other big game during our time here!

Tonight we will stay at a campsite within the Serengeti National Park. The camp where we stay is very basic (with showers and flush toilets, but no other facilities) but is located right in the middle of the plains, surrounded by animals and their nocturnal noises! Your leader will outline the basic safety rules to be followed when camping in an unfenced location where wild animals are present.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included 3 day/2 night safari in 4x4s into the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater National Reserves - two of the world's most incredible areas for wildlife spotting Included in Kitty
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The vehicle was great as we could all talk to each other!
Mark G - - 4th June 2015
The leader and driver were excellent. They were both wonderful people and very approachable. Would highly recommend them.
Mark G - - 4th June 2015
Our cook was also wonderful. The cook's food was simple, but delicious.
Mark G - - 4th June 2015
Both crew were excellent - Cat's enthusiasm was very infectious and David was extremely hard working and professional at all times.
Jacqueline F - - 4th June 2015
Fantastic cooking from our cook - healthy, tasty - could not fault it.
Jacqueline F - - 4th June 2015

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