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Rock My Tanzania & Zanzibar Adventure

14 Nights – £3,095

Tour Highlights

This is one of my favourite trips because Tanzania has everything you could wish for from an African adventure – amazing safaris, beautiful mountains, stunning waterfalls, white sandy beaches, crystal clear seas, and vibrant interesting cultural experiences (and this tour covers them all)!

We start in Arusha, before going on safari in two of Africa’s best safari destinations –  the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater.

We’ll explore Mto Wa Mbu, spend time in an authentic Maasai village, explore the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, see one of the most stunning waterfalls you’ll ever see and visit a hot spring for an afternoon swim/relax.

We’ll then head down to the Swahili Coast and the town of Bagamoyo, one of my favourite places in Tanzania, where you will get a truly local experience, learn about the Swahili culture and meet some of Helen’s Tanzanian friends.

We’ll then head over to Zanzibar where we’ll explore Stone Town, try some incredible local foods and sail out to a beautiful bay where we may have the chance to spot dolphins.

We’ll spend the last few days relaxing on the beach, visiting The Rock restaurant and taking a sunset cruise on the Indian Ocean. You will also get the opportunity to try some of the great activities on offer, such as kite surfing, diving, stand up paddleboarding, cooking lessons or a spice tour.

“The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.” (Richard Mullin)

Serengeti

Lake Manyara 

Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour

Ngorongoro Crater

Maasai Village

Moshi

Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour

Bagamoyo

Aerial View of Stone Town, Zanzibar

Stone Town

Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour

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

  • 14 Nights Accommodation
  • 14 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 8 Dinners
  • Rock My Adventure Group Leader & Local Guides
  • Tips for Local Guides
  • Comprehensive Pre-Departure Information
  • Most In-Country Transport
  • Serengeti National Park Safaris
  • Ngorongoro Crater Safari
  • Overnight Stay in an Authentic Maasai Village
  • Kikuletwa Hot Springs
  • Materuni Waterfall Hike
  • Chagga Village & Coffee Making Experience
  • Local School/NGO Visit
  • Stone Town Walking Tour
  • Forodhani Gardens Food Market
  • Rooftop Swahili Dinner with Live Taarab Music
  • Boat Tour on a Traditional Dhow to Menai Bay & Kwale Island
  • Visit to the Rock Restaurant (with lunch at Upendo)
  • Sunset Cruise

Please Note

  • This is one of our original and best trips, a real all-rounder, safaris, mountains, culture & beaches – the ultimate African adventure!
  • You will meet lots of Helen’s local friends and get a truly authentic local experience.
  • On this trip, we explore Tanzania in great detail, giving you a true insight into the Swahili culture.

“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. It was a perfect balance. The trip was so well organised and Helen managed to ensure that everything ran smoothly, while spending time with us and sharing everything she knows of Kenya and Tanzania. It was so 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

Itinerary

 

 

Day 1: Arusha

Arrive in Arusha, relax and get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome meal and a beer or two! Your Rock My Tanzania & Zanzibar Adventure starts here. 

Karibu Tanzania!

 

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

    Day 2: The Serengeti

    Today we’ll make the drive into the magnificent Serengeti National Park where we’ll spend the next couple of nights.

    As we drive into the Serengeti, there will be plenty of opportunities to spot some wildlife and you will be singing  Circle of Life all the way in!

    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.

     

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

    Day 3: The Serengeti

    On day 3 we’ll spend the full day immersing ourselves in the Serengeti wilderness and searching for animals.

    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 –  there’s nothing quite like it!

    In the late afternoon, we’ll head back to camp to relax 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 4: Ngorongoro Crater

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

    Alternatively, you have the opportunity to book a hot air balloon safari (extra cost) to see the animals and landscape from above.

    In the afternoon, we’ll make our way to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area where we’ll spend the evening in a comfortable lodge.

     

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

      Day 5: Mto wa Mbu

      This morning we’ll head down into the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater.

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

      Inside the crater is filled with an abundance of 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, overlooking Lake Manyara.

      Alternatively, you can go on a cultural walking or bicycle tour of the town, 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. Or you can take a cookery lesson with some local mamas.

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

       

      • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      • Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge (Ensuite)
      • Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Safari

        Day 6: Overnight Stay in an Authentic Maasai Village

        The morning is free to take part in one of the optional activities (walking/cycling tour or cooking lesson) or if you still have the safari bug you can go on a safari to Tarangire National Park – which is famous for a high density of elephants.

        After lunch, we’ll make our way to the village of one of Helen’s Maasai friends where we will spend the night and you will be able to immerse yourself in traditional village life! This is an incredible and authentic experience that not many tourists get to have.

         

        • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
        • Accommodation: Camping (All Camping Equipment & Bedding Provided)
        • Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Safari, Maasai Village Activities

          Day 7: Moshi

          Leaving the Maasai village, we’ll make our way to Moshi, a lovely town at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro.

          On the way, we’ll stop at a beautiful hot spring to wash off the safari dust and have a swim.

          When we arrive in Moshi, we’ll enjoy dinner at the lodge. The rest of the evening is free, so you can chill or head out on the town to one of Moshi’s bars.

           

          • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
          • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
          • Activities: Kikuletwa Hot Springs

            Day 8: Moshi, Chagga Village & Materuni Waterfall

            Today we’ll be going on a hike in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro to a beautiful waterfall, where you will have the opportunity to swim in the cool water and take plenty of photos.

            Afterwards, we’ll have lunch at Mama Agnes’s house, try the locally made banana beer and learn how to make coffee in the traditional Chagga tribe way. The coffee-making process is fun and interactive and accompanied by traditional songs and dances.

            In the evening, those who want to can head out to a lovely local restaurant.

             

            • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
            • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
            • Activities: Materuni Waterfall Hike, Chagga Village & Coffee Making Experience

              Day 9: Bagamoyo

              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

                Day 10: Bagamoyo

                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 11: Stone Town

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

                  When we arrive, we’ll check into our stunning, traditional Zanzibari hotel before taking a tour of Stone Town with a female guide who is one of the best guides on the island.

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

                   

                  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
                  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                  • Activities: Stone Town Tour, Traditional Zanzibari Dinner with Live Taarab Music

                    Day 12: Stone Town

                    We’ll spend today sailing and snorkelling 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).

                    We may even be lucky enough to spot some dolphins. 

                    In the evening, we’ll visit Forodhani Gardens, the popular nightly food market.

                    Here you can pick up some local delicacies such as seafood kebabs, samosas, fruit, urojo, mishkaki, grilled maize, sugar cane juice and our favourite, the Zanzibar pizza!

                     

                    • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
                    • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                    • Activities: Sailing & Snorkelling Trip on a Traditional Dhow, Forodhani Gardens Food Market

                    Day 13: Paje

                    The morning is free to rest, have a lie-in and enjoy the pool, explore Stone Town, take a cooking lesson, spice tour, art class, or enjoy a treatment at the Mrembo Spa.

                    After lunch, we’ll head to the beautiful beach town of Paje. In the evening, we can enjoy some live music at a local restaurant and for those who would like to continue the celebrations, tonight there is a beach party in Paje.

                     

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

                      Day 14: Paje

                      The morning is free to take part in an activity (scuba diving, stand up paddle boarding, a Jozani Forest tour or a village tour) or relax by the beach or pool. 

                      In the afternoon, we’ll visit The Rock Restaurant for photos, before having lunch at Upendo, a beautiful hotel/restaurant overlooking The Rock.

                      In the late afternoon, we’ll take a sunset cruise and celebrate an incredible trip through Tanzania!

                       

                      • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
                      • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                      • Activities: The Rock & Sunset Cruise (drinks and snacks included)

                      Day 15: Departure Day

                      Today is always a sad day as we say goodbye to our new friends, but the memories and shared experiences will last a lifetime!

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

                      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
                        Ngorongoro Crater Group Tour
                        Migomboni Camp Tanzania
                        Kikuletwa Hot Springs Tanzania
                        Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour
                        Kikuletwa Hot Springs Tanzania
                        Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour
                        Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour
                        Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour
                        Migomboni Camp Tanzania

                        What our past adventurers have to say! 

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                        “It was an unforgettable trip to Tanzania & Zanzibar.”

                        “It was an unforgettable trip to Tanzania & Zanzibar and I loved every minute – so much fun and a new experience every day! If anyone’s thinking of doing a trip to Africa, don’t hesitate, just do it! Go with Helen and experience the real culture of the country and its’ people. I can’t wait for the next adventure!”

                        JEANNE | UK

                        ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

                        “Don’t hesitate, you’ll never regret it!”

                        “As I review my photos I feel so overwhelmed. I had the pleasure to meet some amazing people thanks to you. We had great times just sitting around and joking with each other. If anyone is in doubt about booking a tour through Rock My Adventure, don’t hesitate, you’ll never regret it. Go and you will thank me afterwards.”

                        OANA | SWITZERLAND

                        ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

                        This trip is definitely one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made.

                        “The reason I did this was to get myself out of my comfort zone and to get a new perspective on life. Everyone instantly became friends, and the rest is history. Tanzania was awesome and I loved every single bit of it. This trip is definitely one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made in my life.”

                        SHARMI | MALAYSIA

                        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: 15 Nights

                        Dates: 

                        Start: Arusha

                        Finish: Zanzibar

                        Maximum Group Size: 10 people

                        Minimum Age: 18

                        Physical Level: Moderate

                        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

                        • 14 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 8 dinners.

                        Accommodation

                        • 14 nights accommodation in good quality safari camps, hostels, hotels and guesthouses. Includes  1 night camping at the Maasai village.

                        Transport

                        • All transport within Tanzania & Zanzibar to and from included excursions and between the main destinations on the tour (includes – buses, taxis, boats & safari vehicles).

                        Activities

                        • Serengeti National Park Safaris
                        • Ngorongoro Crater Safari
                        • Overnight Stay in an Authentic Maasai Village
                        • Kikuletwa Hot Springs
                        • Materuni Waterfall Hike
                        • Chagga Village & Coffee Making Experience
                        • Local School/NGO Visit
                        • Stone Town Walking Tour
                        • Forodhani Gardens Food Market
                        • Rooftop Swahili Dinner with Live Taarab Music
                        • Boat Tour on a Traditional Dhow to Menai Bay & Kwale Island
                        • Visit to the Rock Restaurant (with lunch at Upendo)
                        • Sunset Cruise
                        • Tips for local guides
                        • 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.

                        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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