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Rock My Kenya & Tanzania Adventure

16 Nights – from £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, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour

Mto wa Mbu

Mount Kilimanjaro

Moshi

Stone Town, Zanzibar at Sunset

Stone Town

Zanzibar Beaches

Tour Overview

 

Tour Dates

Cost – from £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, 9 Lunches and 8 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
  • 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
  • Safari Blue Tour
  • Visit to The Rock
  • Lunch at Upendo
  • Private Sunset Cruise

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, as well as the Sauti za Busara Festival in Zanzibar.
  • The July/August/September trips usually coincide with 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: Hotel (Ensuite)
  • 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
    • 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 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 comfortable tented camp for dinner. Afterwards, 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 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 (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.

                  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: Hotel (Ensuite)
                  • Activities: None

                  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: Hotel (Ensuite)
                  • Activities: Materuni Waterfall, Chagga Village, Coffee Tour, Women’s Co-operative

                    Day 11: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

                    Today is a long(ish) travel day as we make our way down to Dar es Salaam – but we’ll make it fun, don’t you worry!

                    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 (Ensuite)
                    • Activities: None

                      Day 12: Stone Town, Zanzibar

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

                      When we arrive, we’ll check into our traditional Zanzibari hotel. In the afternoon, there will be some free time to relax and enjoy Stone Town.

                      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
                      • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                      • Activities: Forodhani Gardens

                        Day 13: Stone Town, Zanzibar

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

                        The afternoon is then 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.

                        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)

                          Day 14: Paje, 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).

                          Afterwards, we’ll head to the beaches of Paje – our final stop on our Kenya & Tanzania adventure.

                           

                          • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
                          • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                          • Activities: Boat Tour on a Traditional Dhow to Menai Bay & Kwale Island

                            Day 15: Paje, Zanzibar

                            Today is a completely free day to rest and relax or to enjoy some of the activities on offer, such as kite surfing, SUP, village tours or scuba diving.

                            Our 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 or in nearby Jambiani or Michamvi.

                             

                            • 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 beach outside the world-famous Rock Restaurant. This is a lovely experience and 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

                                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

                                  What our past adventurers have to say! 

                                  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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

                                  “This was my second Rock My Adventure tour (the first was the Rock My Sierra Leone Adventure). 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 the 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

                                  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

                                  “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……””

                                  SINEAD | IRELAND

                                  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

                                  “Definitely the best holiday I have ever been on.

                                  “The tour was an incredible experience with a great range of activities and locations. The itinerary was great, never too much or too little over each day. I loved the local involvement in the trip. Everything was brilliant, we did so many great activities there were none that I didn’t enjoy. Helen was an amazing leader, she always shared her knowledge and always joined in the fun as part of the group also. Our local guides were great and so welcoming. My trip to Kenya and Tanzania was definitely the best holiday I have ever been on, and I will definitely join more with Rock My Adventure. Each part of the trip was so different and exciting with so many opportunities to meet local people, with a great range of activities spread over the trip.”

                                  LEANNE | IRELAND

                                  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: 10 people

                                  Minimum Age: 18

                                  Total Cost: from £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
                                  • Downtown Nairobi Walking Tour
                                  • Nairobi Giraffe Centre
                                  • Great Rift Valley Viewpoint
                                  • Masai Mara Safari
                                  • Day With the Maasai
                                  • Siana Hill Hike
                                  • 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
                                  • Safari Blue Tour
                                  • Visit to The Rock
                                  • Lunch at Upendo
                                  • Private Sunset Cruise 
                                  • 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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                                  Phone: +447809710257

                                  Address: 353 - 355 Station Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6EE

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