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Rock My Tanzania & Zanzibar Adventure

15 Nights – £3,295

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 3 of Africa’s best safari destinations –  the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park.

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.

Our next destination is 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 Chwaka Bay. 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)

Arusha

Lake Manyara 

Serengeti

Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour

Ngorongoro Crater

Moshi

Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour

Bagamoyo

Stone Town

Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour

Zanzibar Beaches

Tour Overview

 

Tour Dates

  • 18 February – 5 March 2022 BOOK NOW

Cost – £3,295

  • Payment Plan:
    • Deposit: £500 (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

  • 15 Nights Accommodation.
  • 15 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 9 Dinners.
  • Rock My Adventure Group Leader & Local Guides.
  • Comprehensive Pre-Departure Information.
  • Most In-Country Transport.
  • Maasai Village.
  • Tarangire National Park Safari.
  • Serengeti National Park Safaris.
  • Ngorongoro Crater Safari.
  • 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.
  • The Rock Restaurant.
  • Private Sunset Cruise in Chwaka Bay.

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: Mto Wa Mbu & Lake Manyara

    In the morning, we’ll head towards Mto Wa Mbu, a colourful town that is the gateway to the Northern Circuit safari destinations.

    When we arrive, we’ll take a cultural bicycle tour of the town (if you can’t ride a bike, don’t worry – there are other options available), visiting the market, meeting local people, tasting Tanzanian foods and getting an insight into the culture and different tribes living in the area.

    In the afternoon, there will be time to relax and swim at our lovely glamping lodge on the Rift Valley Escarpment, which overlooks Lake Manyara National Park.

    Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner together before getting an early night, ready to take our first safari in the morning.

     

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tented Camp (Proper Beds, Ensuite)
    • Activities: Cycle Tour of Mto Wa Mbu

    Day 3 – 4: Tarangire National Park & Serengeti National Park

    In the morning, we’ll visit Tarangire National Park, known for the abundance of elephants, tree-climbing lions and beautiful baobab trees.

    After our morning safari, we’ll travel to the Serengeti, arriving in the afternoon. As we drive into the park, there will be plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife and believe us, you’ll be singing Circle of Life all the way in.

    On day 4 we’ll spend the full day exploring the Serengeti searching for the Big 5. There’s nothing quite like it! There will also be time for hot air ballooning (additional cost).

    We’ll spend 2 nights in a tented camp (glamping) where you’ll go to sleep under incredibly starry skies, to the sounds of hyenas cackling and maybe even the odd lion roar in the distance.

     

    • Meals: 2 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch, 2 x Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tented Camp (Proper Beds, Ensuite)
    • Activities: Tarangire & Serengeti Safaris

      Day 5: Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater Rim 

      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.

      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.

      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: Hotel/Lodge (Ensuite)
      • Activities: Serengeti Safari

        Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater & Overnight Stay in an Authentic Maasai Village

        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.

        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.

          When we arrive, the evening is free to relax and the guesthouse or you can hit the town! It’s up to you!

           

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

            Day 8: Moshi, Chagga Village & Materuni Waterfall

            In the morning, we’ll have a bit of a lie-in, before going on a short hike in the foothills of 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.

            The rest afternoon will be free for you to explore Moshi. Time permitting, you could also take a trip to the local hot springs. 

             

            • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
            • Accommodation: Guesthouse
            • Activities: Materuni Waterfall Hike, Chagga Village & Coffee Making Experience

              Day 9 – 10: Bagamoyo

              Day 9 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.

              The following morning, 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 well-deserved lie-in.

              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: 2 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch, 1 x Dinner
              • Accommodation: Guesthouse
              • Activities: Local School/NGO Visit

                Day 11 – 12: 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 and then there will be some free time to relax.

                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.

                The following morning, you’ll head out on a walking tour of Stone town with one of the best local guides on the island.

                In the evening, we’ll visit 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 the Zanzibar pizza!

                 

                • Meals: 2 x Breakfast, 1 x Dinner
                • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                • Activities: Zanzibar Walking Tour, Forodhani Gardens Food Market & Traditional Zanzibari Dinner with Live Taarab Music

                  Day 13 – 15: Paje

                  We’ll spend the following day sailing and snorkelling on a traditional dhow in Menai Bay, where conservation efforts have allowed dolphins to flourish. We’ll sail across the Indian Ocean and you will be treated to a delicious barbecue lunch. We may even be lucky enough to spot some dolphins.

                  After that, we’ll head to Paje, a beautiful beach town where you can relax for the last few days of the trip.

                  There will be free time to take part in one of the many activities on offer, such as scuba diving, stand up paddleboarding, spice tour or a village tour. 

                  On our last day, the morning is free to relax on the beach or by the pool. We’ll then visit the Rock Restaurant for lunch, before taking a sunset cruise around beautiful Chwaka Bay (swimming possible – so take your swimwear, drinks & snacks included) to toast to an incredible trip through Tanzania.

                   

                  • Meals: 3 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch, 1 x Dinner
                  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                  • Activities: Sailing & Snorkelling Trip on a Traditional Dhow, The Rock & Sunset Cruise (drinks and snacks included)

                    Day 16: 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
                      Kikuletwa Hot Springs Tanzania
                      Migomboni Camp Tanzania
                      Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour
                      Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour
                      Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour

                      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: 

                      • 18 February – 5 March 2022 – BOOK NOW

                      Start: Arusha

                      Finish: Zanzibar

                      Maximum Group Size: 12 people

                      Minimum Age: 18

                      Physical Level: Moderate

                      Total Cost: £3,295

                      Payment Plan:

                      • Deposit: £500 (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

                      • 15 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 9 dinners.

                      Accommodation

                      • 15 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

                       

                      • Maasai Village
                      • Tarangire National Park Safari
                      • Serengeti National Park Safaris
                      • Ngorongoro Crater Safari
                      • Materuni Waterfall Hike
                      • Chagga Village & Coffee Making Experience
                      • Local School/NGO Visit
                      • Stone Town Walking Tour
                      • Forodhani Gardens Food Market
                      • Live Taarab Music & Swahili Dinner
                      • Sailing & Snorkelling Trip on a Traditional Dhow
                      • The Rock Restaurant
                      • 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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