Rock My Kenya & Tanzania Adventure

16 Nights from £3,595*

Tour Overview

Kenya and Tanzania are two spectacular countries, with beautiful landscapes, vibrant cultures, world-class safaris, and some of the most beautiful beaches you’ve ever laid eyes on!

We’ll explore the exciting city of Nairobi, go on a ‘Big 5’ safari in the Masai Mara, where you’ll also spend time with the Maasai people, we’ll head to the incredible Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater for another ‘Big 5’ safari, learn about local Tanzanian life in Bagamoyo and spend time on the beaches and learn about Swahili culture on the magical island of Zanzibar!


Masai Mara


Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour

Mto wa Mbu

Mount Kilimanjaro


Stone Town, Zanzibar at Sunset

Stone Town

Zanzibar Beaches

Essential Info

Tour Dates

  • 10 – 26 August 2024 * TRIP FULL *
  • Please see other 2024 and 2025 dates here

What’s Included

  • 16 nights accommodation
  • 16 breakfasts, 9 lunches & 8 dinners
  • Rock My Adventure group leader & local guides
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information & support
  • All transportation as per the itinerary & included activities
  • Tips for local guides
  • All activities & park fees as per the itinerary below:
    • Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
    • Nairobi Walking Tour
    • Nairobi Giraffe Centre
    • Great Rift Valley Escarpment
    • Day with the Maasai
    • Masai Mara Safari
    • Nkoilale Night Out
    • Serengeti Safaris
    • Ngorongoro Crater Safari
    • Materuni Waterfall & Village
    • Coffee Tour
    • School & NGO Visit
    • Swahili Dinner with Taarab Music
    • Stone town Walking Tour
    • Forodhani Gardens
    • Dhow Boat Trip & Snorkelling (Menai Bay & Kwale Island)
    • Visit to The Rock & Lunch at Upendo
    • Sunset Cruise

    What’s Not Included

    • Flights
    • Airport transfers (however we can arrange these for you)
    • Visas
    • Medications, antimalarials or vaccinations
    • Travel/health insurance (required)
    • Drinks & meals not mentioned
    • Optional activities
    • Transport & tips for optional activities


    Total – from £3,595 (subject to current USD to GBP exchange rates)*

    • Deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
    • 2nd Payment: £2,265 (due 62 days before the departure date)
    • 3rd Payment: $1,000 (local payment, paid on arrival)

    The local payment is part of the overall cost of the trip. You pay the local payment to your tour leader in US Dollars (unless specified otherwise) upon arrival in Africa.

    This includes the on-tour expenses that we cannot pay prior to arrival, such as national park entry fees, meals, local transport, and some activities.

    The local payment is NOT your spending money.


    • Start: Nairobi, Kenya.
    • End: Zanzibar, Tanzania.
    • Maxiumum group size of 12.
    • This is one of our most popular trips so please book early to avoid disappointment.
    • The January/February trips usually coincide with the wildebeest migration and calving in the Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater.
    • The July/August/September trips usually coincide with the wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara.
    • These tours are best suited to laid-back, fun and adventurous travellers who don’t mind hot, bumpy travel and the occasional long drives.


    Day 1: Nairobi, Kenya

    Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your accommodation for the night.

    Relax and get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome meal and a beer or two! Your Rock My Kenya & Tanzania Adventure starts here. Karibu Kenya!

    *  If you have the time and can arrive earlier, we can organise any other activities you wish to do. Additional accommodation and activities charged separately.


    • Meals: Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
    • Activities: None

    Day 2: Nairobi, Kenya

    We’ll spend our first full day settling into life in Kenya and getting on Nairobi time. In the morning, we’ll take a visit to see the baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

    After lunch, we’ll go on a city tour with a group of former street boys. They’ll share their personal stories with us and show you a side of Nairobi that very few tourists get to experience. You will come away with a whole mix of emotions and lots of inspiration.

    In the evening we’ll go for dinner at a great local restaurant.


    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
    • Activities: Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi Walking Tour

    Day 3: Masai Mara, Kenya

    Early in the morning, you’ll have the chance to feed and kiss a giraffe at the Nairobi Giraffe Centre. We’ll then depart from Nairobi and head towards the world-famous Masai Mara for our safari.

    On the way, we’ll take in the views of the magnificent Great Rift Valley and stop for lunch in the town of Narok, before heading to our lovely camp.

    In the evening, we’ll relax around the campfire and under the stars.


    • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping (All Camping Equipment & Bedding Provided)
    • Activities: Nairobi Giraffe Centre, Great Rift Valley Viewpoint

    Day 4: Masai Mara, Kenya

    On day 4 we’ll jump in our safari vehicle and spend a full day on safari, looking for the ‘Big Five’ as well as plenty of other animals. We’ll have a lunchtime picnic in the wild under the shade of an acacia tree.

    In the evening we’ll head back to camp to wash off the safari dust and enjoy an amazing bbq dinner of nyama choma and other traditional Kenyan dishes.


    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping (All Camping Equipment & Bedding Provided)
    • Activities: Masai Mara Safari

    Day 5: Masai Mara, Kenya

    Early in the morning, those who want to can take an optional hot air balloon ride (additional cost approx $450) over the Masai Mara, followed by a champagne breakfast by the Mara River.

    Those not ballooning can take a nature walk/hike with a local Maasai guide or have a little lie in.

    When the ballooners/hikers return, we’ll spend the day with Helen’s Maasai friends, visiting the village to learn about Maasai life, visiting the local school, and having lunch in the village. This is always a super fun day and one that you’ll never forget.

    In the evening, you will have the option to have drinks with our safari guides in one of the bars in the nearby township. You won’t find any other tourists here!


    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping (All Camping Equipment & Bedding Provided)
    • Activities: Day with the Maasai, Sekenani Night Out

    Day 6: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

    After breakfast and a few sad goodbyes to our wonderful hosts, well leave the Maasai Mara and cross the border into Tanzania.

    We’ll spend the next few days on a glamping safari in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, two of the most spectacular safari destinations on the planet.

    In the late afternoon, we’ll arrive at our comfortable tented camp for dinner. Afterward, you can chill out in the communal tent or relax around the campfire.

    You’ll go to sleep to the sounds of hyenas cackling and you may even hear the odd lion roar or elephant trumpet.


    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tented Camp (Ensuite)
    • Activities: Serengeti Safari

    Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

    We’ll be up and out early for another game drive in the Serengeti looking for animals who are usually very active in the morning before it gets too hot.

    The Serengeti has an abundance of wildlife so you won’t be disappointed! We’ll keep our eyes peeled for lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes and all the other animals you could ever hope to see on safari.

    In the afternoon, we’ll head to our cosy lodge on the Ngorongoro Crater rim.


    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
    • Activities: Serengeti Safari
    Kenya & Tanzania Small Group Tour

    Day 8: Mto Wa Mbu & Lake Manyara, Tanzania

    After another early start, we’ll head down into the Ngorongoro Crater for another day on safari.

    The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact crater in the world, formed 3 million years ago when a volcano (reportedly higher than Kilimanjaro) collapsed. The result is one of the most spectacular landscapes on earth.

    Inside the crater is filled with animals and if we’re lucky we might see an endangered black rhino or two.

    In the afternoon, we’ll head to Mto Wa Mbu, a colourful town near both Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park. There will be time to relax and swim at our lovely glamping lodge on the Rift Valley Escarpment.

    In the evening we’ll enjoy dinner together at the lodge.


    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tented Camp (Shared Bathrooms)
    • Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Safari

    Day 9: Moshi, Tanzania

    The morning is free to have a well-deserved lie-in or if you’ve still got the safari bug you can take an optional morning safari in Tarangire National Park.

    Alternatively, you can take a Tanzanian go on a cultural bicycle or walking tour of the town, where you will visit the market, meet local people, and get an insight into the local culture.

    After lunch, we’ll head to Moshi, where we’ll freshen up and have a  group dinner. If nightlife is your thing, then Moshi is a good place to experience it!


    • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
    • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
    • Activities: None
    Mount Kilimanjaro

    Day 10: Moshi, Tanzania

    Today we’ll visit a village on the foothills of Kilimanjaro. We’ll take a  hike through the beautiful rainforest, visit a stunning waterfall and meet and learn about the Chagga people who live in Moshi and the surrounding areas.

    After hiking, you will enjoy a local lunch at Mama Agnes’s house and learn how to make coffee in the traditional Chagga way. The coffee-making process is fun and interactive and accompanied by traditional songs and dances.

    The evening is free to head out on the town or get an early night ready for our journey tomorrow.


    • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
    • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
    • Activities: Materuni Waterfall, Chagga Village, Coffee Tour

    Day 11: Bagamoyo, Tanzania

    Today is a drive day as we head south to Bagamoyo, a historic town on the Tanzanian coast, a place rich in Swahili culture and a great place to get a true feel for Tanzanian life.

    There will be time in the afternoon to take a dip in the pool at our guesthouse before we head out to dinner at a local restaurant.


    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Guesthouse (Ensuite)
    • Activities: None
    Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour

    Day 12: Bagamoyo, Tanzania

    Today you have the option to explore beautiful Bagamoyo by bicycle or walking tour, see the main historical sights and learn about the history of this laid-back fishing town that played a pivotal role in the Slave Trade.

    Or you can have a little wander on your own, taking in the ambiance of the town, the fish market, and the beach. Or relax by the pool.

    In the afternoon, you can visit a local school and NGO, where you will get to see first-hand the amazing work they are doing in the community. The evening is free to relax at the guesthouse or explore the town.


    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Guesthouse (Ensuite)
    • Activities: School & NGO Visit

    Day 13: Stone Town, Zanzibar

    Today is an exciting day as we’re heading to Zanzibar on the ferry from Bagamoyo (weather permitting, if not we’ll use the big ferry from Dar es Salaam).

    When we arrive, we’ll check into our traditional Zanzibari hotel.

    In afternoon, we’ll take a tour of Stone Town with the best guide on the island!

    In the early evening, we’ll head to one of Stone Town’s best rooftop restaurants for a true Zanzibari experience with great Swahili food and local Taarab music. Pure magic!


    • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
    • Activities: Stone Town Walking Tour, Swahili Dinner with Live Taarab Music (traditional Zanzibari)
    Aerial View of Stone Town, Zanzibar
    Rooftop Restaurant in Stone Town, Zanzibar
    Girl in Zanzibar

    Day 14: Stone Town, Zanzibar

    We’ll spend today sailing on a traditional Dhow in Menai Bay where conservation efforts have allowed dolphins to flourish. By mid-morning, you’ll arrive on a sandbank where you can snorkel and explore the reefs.

    The crew prepare a seafood buffet for lunch, including lobster, fish and calamari as well as chicken and vegetarian options. Drinks are also included in the trip (sodas, water, beer).

    In the evening, visit the Forodhani Gardens, nightly food market. Where you can pick up some local delicacies such as seafood kebabs, samosas, fruit, grilled maize, sugar cane juice and our favourite, the Zanzibar pizza!


    • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
    • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
    • Activities: Boat Tour on a Traditional Dhow to Menai Bay & Kwale Island, Forodhani Gardens
    Stone Town, Zanzibar at Sunset

    Day 15: Paje, Zanzibar

    The morning is free to take part in the activity of your choice. This includes Prison Island, a spice tour and/or taking a cooking lesson or you could treat yourself to a facial at the Mrembo Spa, shop at your leisure or simply wander the maze and absorb the magic that is Stone Town.

    Around lunch, we’ll head to the beaches of Paje – our final stop on our Kenya & Tanzania adventure for a relaxing evening. 

    It’s also party night in Paje tonight so if you like to go out dancing – this is the perfect opportunity.


    • Meals: Breakfast 
    • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
    • Activities: None
    Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour
    Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour

    Day 16: Paje, Zanzibar

    The morning is free to chill by the pool, lay on the beach, swim and enjoy one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world.

    In the afternoon, we’ll head to the beach outside the world-famous Rock Restaurant. This is the perfect place for your holiday photoshoot – so get your outfit ready!

    We’ll then have lunch at Upendo, an incredible hotel and restaurant which overlooks The Rock.

    In the evening, we’ll say goodbye on a sunset cruise in stunning Chwaka Bay (drinks and snacks included, swimming optional).


    • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
    • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
    • Activities: Visit to The Rock, Lunch at Upendo, Sunset Cruise in Chwaka Bay
    Tanzania Group Tour

    Day 17: Departure Day

    Today is always a sad day as we say goodbye to our new friends (there’s usually a few tears, I will warn you), but the memories and shared experiences of Kenya, Tanzania & Zanzibar will last a lifetime!

    We can arrange your transfer to Zanzibar Airport or you can continue your Africa travels from there.

    If you have time, it’s nice to stay on for a couple of extra days in Zanzibar to relax a little more.

    If you need any support with your pre or post-tour Africa travels, please don’t hesitate to contact us. It’s all part of the Rock My Adventure service.


    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: None
    • Activities: None

    Please bear in mind that the itinerary is subject to minor changes, ‘This is Africa’! But whatever happens, we’ll ensure you have an amazing trip!!

    Have a question? Feel free contact us here or take a look at our FAQ’s page.



    I knew it would be good but it exceeded my expectations.

    This was my second Rock My Adventure tour. It was the trip of a lifetime with a great mix of culture and nature. I knew it would be good but it exceeded my expectations. The safaris were amazing, we saw so much. We saw so many animals up close, just like watching a wildlife programme in real life. I loved travelling in a group. It’s like travelling with friends. I am always apprehensive about meeting new people but everyone has a common interest and it’s not long before you’re enjoying sharing the holiday experience with them. The tour has a very personal touch and Helen really cares about everyone having their best experience. For me Helen’s knowledge, connections, care, attention and commitment to ensure everyone has a great time is exceptional.

    SUE | UK

    Tanzania Group Tour

    “Every day after was as impressive as the last.”

    “After our first incredible safari day in the Masai Mara, I wondered how the rest of the trip could compare but every day after was as impressive as the last. I’ve wanted to visit Africa for as long as I can remember and all of my expectations were exceeded. We got to experience, city, safari, jungle and beach, spent some time off the beaten track with locals and some time on the beach with other tourists – the perfect balance. The trip was so well organised and Helen made sure everything ran smoothly, while spending time with us and sharing everything she knows of Kenya and Tanzania. It was lovely to experience all of these moments with a group of people that were equally as excited as me, Helen included. Coming home was very difficult, but it’s even harder trying to decide which trip I’ll go on next……””


    “Definitely the best holiday I have ever been on.

    “Without a doubt the best tour I’ve ever been on. I loved every, single, bloody minute of this trip. From the minute it started in Nairobi I KNEW I was on the right tour. On meeting Helen and that instant connection of a kindred spirit. I even loved how we turned a long day of travel into a raving karaoke bus and had the best bloody day ever…just by having fun. I loved all the included activities and the optional ones too. I felt the itinerary we had was a good mix of everything, ensuring to see the best of the locations. Met my expectations, smashed passed them and blew right into the stratosphere. I wanted a slightly elevated tour, but without missing that connection to the people and the places, and this tour gave me all of that and more. YOU ROCKED MY ADVENTURE!!!”


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