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Rock My Kenya & Tanzania Adventure

16 Nights – £3,095

Tour Highlights

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!

“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy.” (Ernest Heminway)

Nairobi

Masai Mara

Serengeti

Ngorongoro Crater Group Tour

Ngorongoro Crater

Mount Kilimanjaro

Moshi

Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour

Bagamoyo

Stone Town, Zanzibar at Sunset

Stone Town

Zanzibar Beaches

Tour Overview

 

Tour Dates

Cost – £3,095

  • Payment Plan:
    • Deposit: £400 (non-refundable)
    • 2nd Payment: £1,975 (due 62 days before the departure date).
    • 3rd Payment: $1,000 (local payment, paid on arrival).

What’s Included

  • 16 Nights Accommodation
  • 16 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches and 9 Dinners
  • Rock My Adventure Group Leader & Local Guides
  • Comprehensive Pre-Departure Information
  • Most In-Country Transport
  • David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Downtown Nairobi Walking Tour
  • Nairobi Giraffe Centre
  • Great Rift Valley Viewpoint
  • Masai Mara Safari
  • Day With the Maasai
  • Siana Hill Hike
  • Sekanani Township Dinner
  • Serengeti Safari
  • Ngorongoro Crater Safari
  • Materuni Waterfall Hike
  • Chagga Village & Coffee Tour
  • Stone Town Walking Tour
  • Forodhani Gardens Food Market Tour
  • Rooftop Swahili Dinner with Live Taarab Music
  • Boat Tour on a Traditional Dhow to Menai Bay & Kwale Island
  • Private Sunset Cruise in Chwaka Bay

Please Note

  • 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 the wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara.

“This is what traveling in Africa should be like. The Kenya & Tanzania adventure hits up all the highlights (and then some), and really lets you immerse yourself in East Africa in a way that’s still comfortable. The tour is great value for money, and don’t be surprised if by the end you’re already thinking about planning a return trip. It was even better than I expected! It was very well-organized, and I felt like we really did see the best of both Kenya and Tanzania. It was a nice mix of the “famous” highlights you expect to see, and also some unique local interaction.”

AMANDA / USA / ROCK MY KENYA & TANZANIA ADVENTURE 2019

Itinerary

 

 

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: Tented Camp (Proper Beds)
  • Activities: None

    Day 2: Nairobi, Kenya

    We’ll spend our first full day getting 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 to 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, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tented Camp (Proper Beds)
    • Activities: David 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 tented 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 looking for the ‘Big Five’.

        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. This is a wonderful chance to see the epic landscape from the air and you may even see a few animals too! This activity is followed by a champagne breakfast by the Mara River.

          Those not ballooning can take a nature walk/hike with a local Maasai guide.

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

          That you will have the opportunity to have drinks with our safari guides in one of the bars in the nearby township of Sekenani. 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.

            As we drive into the Serengeti, there will be plenty of opportunities to spot some wildlife! “It’s the Circle of Life…”

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

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

             

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

              Day 7: Serengeti & the 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

                Day 8: Mto Wa Mbu & Lake Manyara

                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.

                Alternatively, you can go on a cultural bicycle tour of the town (if you can’t ride a bike, don’t worry – there are other options available), where you will visit the market, meet local people, taste Tanzanian foods and get an insight into the culture and different tribes living in the area.

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

                 

                • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
                • Accommodation: Tented Camp (Ensuite)
                • 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.

                  If you didn’t do the bike tour the previous day, you can do it today or you relax at the lodge.

                  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: Guesthouse
                  • Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Safari

                    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.

                    On the way back, we will visit a local women’s co-operative where you will have the chance to buy some locally made souvenirs.

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

                     

                    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
                    • Accommodation: Guesthouse
                    • Activities: Materuni Waterfall, Chagga Village, Coffee Tour, Women’s Co-operative

                      Day 11: Bagamoyo, Tanzania

                      Today is a travel day as we make our way down to Bagamoyo.

                      The scenery on the drive down is incredible as we pass the Usambara Mountains, one of the most visually stunning places in Tanzania.

                      There will be some free time in the evening to rest at our lodge or you can head out to see the town.

                       

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

                        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 dark history of this laid-back fishing town which played a pivotal role in the Slave Trade.

                        Or you can have a little wander on your own, taking in the ambience of the town.

                        In the afternoon we’ll visit a local school and NGO, where you will get to see first-hand the amazing work they are doing in the community.

                         

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

                          Day 13: Stone Town, Zanzibar

                          Today is an exciting day as we’re heading to Zanzibar.

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

                          In the afternoon we’ll explore Stone Town with our local guide and learn all about the history of this incredible place.

                          In the early evening we’ll head to one of Stone Town’s top 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)

                            Day 14: Stone Town, Zanzibar

                            Today we’ll spend the day sailing on a traditional dhow.

                            We’ll start in a small village on the south coast and sail towards Menai Bay where conservation efforts have allowed dolphins to flourish. By mid-morning we’ll arrive on a sandbank where we can snorkel and explore the reefs.

                            Our crew will 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 we’ll take a trip to Forodhani Gardens, the awesome 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

                              Day 15: Paje, Zanzibar

                              The morning is free to take one of the many day trips from Stone Town (Prison Island, spice tour etc), take a cooking lesson, 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.

                              In the afternoon we’ll head to the beaches of Paje, our final destination on the tour and one of the most beautiful places in Zanzibar.

                              Our lovely hotel has a pool and is situated right on the beach. The evening is free to do as you please but you could check out some of the restaurants and bars in Paje.

                               

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

                                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 world-famous Rock Restaurant. This is a lovely experience and the perfect place for your holiday photoshoot – so get your outfit ready!

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

                                When we return to Paje, we’ll head out for a goodbye dinner at a fantastic local restaurant.

                                 

                                • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
                                • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                                • Activities: Lunch at The Rock, Sunset Cruise in Chwaka Bay

                                  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
                                    Migomboni Camp

                                    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.

                                     

                                    Essential Info

                                    Duration: 16 Nights

                                    Dates: 

                                    Start: Nairobi, Kenya

                                    Finish: Zanzibar, Tanzania

                                    Maximum Group Size: 12 people

                                    Minimum Age: 18

                                    Total Cost: £3,095

                                    Payment Plan:

                                    • Deposit: £400 (non-refundable)
                                    • 2nd Payment: £1,975 (due 62 days before the departure date)
                                    • 3rd Payment: $1,000 (local payment, paid on arrival)

                                    Support

                                    • Rock My Adventure Group Leader, comprehensive pre-departure information & planning advice.

                                    Meals

                                    • 16 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners.

                                    Accommodation

                                    • 16 nights accommodation in good quality/unique safari camps, hostels, hotels and guesthouses. Includes 2 nights camping whilst on safari in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

                                    Transport

                                    • All transport within Kenya & Tanzania to and from included excursions and between the main destinations on the tour (includes – taxi, safari vehicle, ferry, tuk tuk, boat, bus & mini bus).

                                    Activities

                                     

                                    • David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
                                    • Nairobi Walking Tour
                                    • Nairobi Giraffe Centre
                                    • Great Rift Valley Viewpoint
                                    • Masai Mara Safari
                                    • Maasai Village
                                    • Siana Hill Hike
                                    • Sekanani Township Dinner
                                    • Serengeti Safari
                                    • Ngorongoro Crater Safari
                                    • Materuni Waterfall
                                    • Chagga Village & Coffee Tour
                                    • Stone Town Walking Tour
                                    • Forodhani Gardens Food Market
                                    • Rooftop Dinner with Live Taarab Music
                                    • Boat Tour on a Traditional Dhow to Menai Bay & Kwale Island
                                    • Sunset Cruise in Chwaka Bay
                                    • Flights.
                                    • Airport transfers (however we can arrange these for you).
                                    • Visas (if needed).
                                    • Medications, antimalarials or vaccinations.
                                    • Travel/health insurance (required).
                                    • Drinks & meals not mentioned.
                                    • Optional activities.
                                    • Tips for local guides.

                                    You will make 3 payments:

                                    • Deposit: Paid in GBP upon booking.
                                    • Balance: The remainder of the GBP balance (minus deposit) paid 62 days before arrival.
                                    • Local Payment: Paid on arrival to your Tour Leader in Africa

                                    The local payment is separate from the initial price you pay prior to the trip. You pay the local payment to your Tour Leader in US Dollars upon arrival in Africa.

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

                                    Travel insurance is essential for ALL Rock My Adventure trips.

                                    Your health and safety when travelling is of the utmost importance, so it is vital that you have travel insurance policy that covers you for your trip to Africa. Adequate travel insurance is a condition of your contract with us and you will not be able to join a trip without it.

                                    You must be satisfied that your insurance fully covers all your personal requirements including cancellation charges, theft, medical expenses and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. 

                                    Your insurance should also cover you for any adventurous activities that you wish to do – this includes the ‘included’ activities on the tour and any ‘optional’ activities.

                                    Please be aware that some hazardous activities such as (but not limited to) white water rafting on grade 5 rapids, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, safari walks, bungee jumping and sky diving may not be covered by all policies, so you may have to take out a higher level of cover.

                                    Medical care is not free in Africa and even the cost of getting to hospital can be super expensive, so you need to be covered in case of a medical emergency, including air ambulance evacuation and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. For example, if your appendix bursts whilst we are in the Serengeti, you will need to be evacuated by helicopter to Nairobi. Without insurance you would need to pay for that out of your own pocket. 

                                    If you are bringing along any electrical equipment such as cameras and laptops, you should also ensure your insurance covers those items too. Some policies only have this as an add-on. 

                                    If you are travelling to an area that is subject to foreign office warnings, this may void your travel insurance, so you may need to take out an additional policy for the days you are in the danger zones. 

                                    Please always read the small print.

                                    Your tour leader will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip, so please have the following information ready for them:

                                    • Name of insurance provider.
                                    • Your policy number.
                                    • The telephone number to call in the event of an emergency.
                                    • Your next of kin name and number.

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