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Rock My Tanzania & Zanzibar Adventure

 

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime! Tanzania has everything you could wish 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!

Tanzania is one of the most vibrant and beautiful places on the African continent, so be prepared for breathtaking landscapes, paradise beaches and all the animals from the Lion King.

Starting off in the north of Tanzania in the bustling city of Arusha, get ready to feel the warm Tanzanian hospitality. Karibu Tanzania!

We’ll spend time with the Maasai tribe and bathe in hot springs before going on safari in the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire National Park to experience three of the most incredible safari destinations on the planet and go in search of the ‘Big 5’. You’ll love hearing hyenas cackle and lions roar as you drift off to sleep!

Next up is the vibrant coastal town Bagamoyo, where we’ll spend a couple of days immersed in the vibrant Swahili culture.

From there it’s over to the paradise island of Zanzibar, to delve deep into the history of Stone Town, listen to enchanting Taarab music, relax on the white sand beaches, sail on traditional dhows and dance the night away under the stars.

There’s no other Tanzania trip quite like this one!

 

Let Us Rock Your Adventure!

Dates: 

  • 30 August – 13 September 2020 BOOK NOW

Please Note:

  • This is one of our original and best trips, a real all-rounder, safaris, mountains, culture & beaches – the ultimate African adventure!
  • On this trip, we explore Tanzania in great detail, giving you a true insight into the Swahili culture.

 

Cost: 

  • £2,395 + $1000 (local payment, paid on arrival)
  • Includes £400 non-refundable deposit

 

Come with us on the adventure of a lifetime!

“The tour was an incredible experience with a great range of activities and locations. Each part of the trip was like a different mini holiday. The itinerary was great, never too much or too little over each day. I loved the local involvement in the trip such as our trip to the Maasai village, the street tour in Nairobi and visiting the local restaurant and bars in the Masai Mara area. Everything was brilliant, we did so many great activities there were none that I didn’t enjoy. We always had enough to do but there wasn’t too much pressure with too many activities either.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.I feel like the tour was well organised and all of the accommodation was great. 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. My only complaint is that I couldn’t stay longer!”

LEANNE / IRELAND / ROCK MY KENYA & TANZANIA ADVENTURE 2019

Tour Highlights

  • Take a 4-day safari through the iconic Serengeti National Park, the stunning Ngorongoro Crater and the ele-phantastic Tarangire National Park.
  • Visit an authentic Maasai village to meet the people who live there and learn about their unique way of life.
  • Spend the afternoon at an ethereal hot springs in a natural pool surrounded by palm and fig trees, where you will enjoy a picnic lunch, swim in the crystal clear water and play on the rope swing.
  • Dance the night away to the latest African music in Arusha or Moshi town.
  • Spend time with the Chagga tribe, enjoy a local lunch with banana beer and learn how to make coffee in their fun and interactive way, accompanied by traditional songs and and dances.
  • Hike through beautiful rainforest, villages and agricultural land on the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro to visit a stunning waterfall and take a dip in water that runs straight from Kilimanjaro – if you’re brave enough!
  • Get a true taste of local Tanzanian life and Swahili culture in Bagamoyo, a historical town on the Swahili coast.
  • Visit a local school that is doing amazing work in the community.

 

  • Look out for dolphins in the Indian Ocean on the boat to Zanzibar
  • Take a walking tour of fascinating Stone Town, where you will learn about the history of the island from our amazing guide.
  • Try great local food and soak up the buzzing atmosphere at the Forodhani Gardens nightly food market.
  • Listen to enchanting Taarab music and dine at one of Stone Town’s finest restaurants.
  • Pick up some wonderful African souvenirs in the vibrant shops and markets of Stone Town.
  • Sail and snorkel on a traditional dhow boat trip with a seafood bbq lunch on a paradise island.
  • Relax and unwind on the beautiful beaches of Paje.
  • Take part in some of the many great activities available on Zanzibar – boat trips, spice tours, local spa, scuba diving, SUP, surfing, Prison Island tour to name but a few.
  • Enjoy lunch at The Rock, one of the most beautiful and iconic restaurants in the world.
  • Go on an amazing sunset cruise in beautiful Chwaka Bay (snacks and drinks included)!

Tanzania & Zanzibar Itinerary

Day 1 - 2: Arusha

Arrive in Arusha and transfer to your accommodation.

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!

On day 2, we’ll visit the village of one of Helen’s Maasai friends. During the visit, you will meet the Maasai people and learn about their unique way of life.

Leaving the village, we’ll continue to a beautiful hot spring, which attracts locals and tourists alike. Here we’ll swim in the turquoise, crystal clear waters that run from Kilimanjaro, swing Tarzan style into the water and enjoy a delightful picnic lunch.

Refreshed and relaxed, we’ll head back to Arusha ready for our safari tomorrow.

 

  • Meals: 1 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch, 1 x Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
  • Activities: None

 

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

We’ll spend the next few days on a safari to three of the most spectacular safari destinations in Africa, starting with the incredible Tarangire National Park.

Tarangire is famous for having one of the densest elephant populations in the world and is the perfect place to begin our safari adventure.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping (All Camping Equipment & Bedding Provided)
  • Activities: Tarangire National Park Safari
Day 4: The Serengeti

Leaving Tarangire, we’ll arrive in the Serengeti in the early 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.

“Nants ingonyama bagithi baba…” There’s nothing quite like a Serengeti safari!

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

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping (All Camping Equipment & Bedding Provided)
  • Activities: Serengeti Safari
Day 5: 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.

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.

In the afternoon, we’ll make our way to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping (All Camping Equipment & Bedding Provided)
  • Activities: Serengeti Safari
Day 6: Moshi

Today we’ll head down into the Ngorongoro Crater for our final safari.

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 animals and if we’re lucky we might see an endangered black rhino or two.

In the afternoon, we’ll head to Moshi, where we’ll freshen up and enjoy a well-deserved dinner.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Safari
Day 7: Moshi

Today we’re hiking 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.

Afterward, 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 afternoon will be free for you to explore Moshi or rest at the guesthouse.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Activities: Materuni Waterfall Hike, Chagga Village & Coffee Making Experience
Day 8 - 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 a local restaurant for dinner.

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.

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 10 - 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 the town with the best guide 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 my favourite, the Zanzibar pizza!

We’ll spend the following day sailing and snorkelling on a traditional dhow in Menai Bay, where conservation efforts have allowed dolphins to flourish.

Our crew will prepare a seafood buffet for lunch, including lobster, fish and calamari as well as chicken and vegetarian options. Drinks (beers, sodas & Amarula) are also included in the trip.

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: 2 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch, 1 x Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Zanzibar Walking Tour, Forodhani Gardens Food Market, Sailing & Snorkelling Trip on a Traditional Dhow, Traditional Zanzibari Dinner with Live Taarab Music
Day 12 - 14: Paje

 

The morning is free to explore Stone Town, shop or simply relax by the pool before we make our way to Paje on the southeast of the island.

Our second day in Paje is completely free to take part in some of the fantastic activities on offer, including a traditional village tour, Swahili cooking lesson, spice tour, kitesurfing or stand up paddleboarding – the opportunities are endless.

On our final day, we’ll visit the Rock Restaurant for lunch, before taking a sunset cruise around beautiful Chwaka Bay (swimming possible, drinks & snacks included) to say goodbye to our new friends and toast to an incredible trip through Tanzania.

 

  • Meals: 3 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch, 1 x Dinner
  • 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

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: 14 Nights

Dates: 

  • 30 August – 13 September 2020 BOOK NOW

Start: Arusha

Finish: Zanzibar

Maximum Group Size: 10 people

Minimum Age: 18

Physical Level: Moderate

Cost: £2,395 (paid in advance) + $1,000* (local payment paid on arrival)

Deposit: £400 (non-refundable)

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 3 nights camping in Tarangire NP, the Serengeti & the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.

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
  • Kikuletwa Hot Springs
  • Tarangire National Park Safari
  • Serengeti National Park Safari
  • 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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