10 day Adventure from Nairobi to Dar | es | Salaam

Visit Tanzania's first city with its palm-lined beaches

This overland adventure travel commences in Nairobi, travels through Kenya and Tanzania, and ends in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

  • Pre-departure meeting: 17h00 the day before at the departure point
  • Departure point: Nairobi, Boulevard Hotel, Harry Thuku Road
  • Check-in: 08h45
  • Departure: 09h30
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Group size: Max 30 passengers
  • Safari vehicle: Overland truck

What you can expect from this 10 day Adventure from Nairobi to Dar-es-Salaam tour:

Heading towards the warm Indian Ocean, through the town of Moshi, you climb Mount Kilimanjaro. You pitch your tents on white sand beach and take moonlight dips in the warm Indian Ocean.

Please note: This overland adventure travel departs Nairobi on a Sunday, early morning. Should you wish to spend extra time there, an earlier arrival should be planned and additional accommodation can be booked through Siyabona Africa.

Day 1: Nairobi to Arusha, Tanzania

You depart Nairobi on day one of your Tanzania adventure tour, driving south and crossing the border into Tanzania at Namanga and continue to Arusha. This is a pleasant town situated at the base of Mount Meru and is the starting point for your optional excursion to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.

This excursion is conducted in locally operated Land Rovers, which are specially adapted for safari use. Depending on which option you choose, you will be away from the Arusha campsite for either one or two nights. Lunch and dinner is included.

Day 2: Serengeti, Tanzania

If you take up the two-night/three day option you will depart Arusha in the morning with your vehicles and guides. The drive to the Serengeti National Park takes you through the Maasai town of Mtu Wa Mbu (Mosquito River) and up into the Ngorongoro Reserve for a glimpse of the Ngorongoro Crater before descending down onto the plains of the Serengeti.

The abundance of plains game in this area is truly astounding. The afternoon will be spent game viewing before setting up camp in the midst of the national park. With some luck you will be able to listen to the nighttime noises of the wildlife! Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

After a full morning game drive in the Serengeti we will return to pull down camp and head back towards the Ngorongoro. Here we travel up to Ngorongoro Crater's edge for our campsite for the evening. For those taking the one-night/two day option you will be collected from Arusha today in the afternoon and transferred to the town of Karatu for the evening. Tomorrow we will join the rest of the group for your Ngorongoro game drive. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

On day 4 of your Tanzania adventure tour, you descend into the Ngorongoro Crater with its 600 metre walls and 20-kilometre width is a natural wonder, and offers a spectacular view from the rim.  The true size of this caldera is only appreciated from the floor itself and the abundance of its animal inhabitants becomes apparent. 

It is home to nearly every species of African animal and offers a chance to view an incredible concentration of East African mammals, such as Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Hippo, Lion, and plain's game. After spending the full morning in the crater you will return to the campsite near Arusha for another night. Both optional excursions will follow the same schedule today. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included.

Day 5: Arusha to Pangani

You leave Arusha and head towards the warm Indian Ocean. Travelling through the town of Moshi and passing the Usambara Mountains, you will encounter vast sisal plantations on your way to Dar es Salaam. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included.

Day 6: Pangani to Dar es Salaam

Today is another long days drive through beautiful scenery and palm trees. You will set up camp for the night. On arrival in Dar es Salaam, you spend the night at a beach hotel/campsite that is situated to the north of the city, and prepare for your departure to Zanzibar the next morning. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included.

Days 7: Dar es Salaam - Zanzibar, Tanzania

A ferry from Dar es Salaam takes you to the 'Spice Island', where you will spend three nights on this legendary island during your Tanzania adventure tour.  Zanzibar is steeped in history and was one of the major starting points for most East African explorers in their quest for new lands. Breakfast is included.

Day 8 & 9: Zanzibar

History aside, Zanzibar offers a wealth of experiences for the visitor.  Today the quiet streets of the old Stone Town still retain their Arabic influence, from the Medina-like shops to the palaces of the Sultans, who founded their vast empires on the spoils of the slave and ivory trade. 

The island is still famous for its spices, and tours around a spice plantation can be organised.  Other options include a trip to the nearby Prison Island with its giant tortoises, and beautiful beaches to enjoy. Or perhaps you would enjoy the opportunity to hire a motorbike and explore the more remote areas of the island.

Zanzibar is a seafood lover's paradise. Numerous restaurants offer a great variety of the freshest catch from the ocean - giant lobsters being a popular speciality. Alternatively, joining the locals for dinner in the waterfront market is an experience not to be missed. The market stalls offer an unusual selection of fast food African style at a very reasonable cost.

Day 10: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam

Leaving Zanzibar, you take the ferry back to the mainland and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's first city with its colonial buildings and palm-lined beaches and ivory trades, where you end your Nairobi To Dar-es-Salaam Adventure Tour.

Optional Excursions:

  • Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater option (3 day)
  • Ngorongoro Crater option (1 day)
  • Zanzibar accommodation

Free Trip:

Please note that when booking this trip, you are entitled to receive a free 3 day Masai Mara Safari. Local payment is still applicable for this trip, and this offer should be taken up when booking your main trip. Please ask your consultant at Siyabona Africa for more information. Conditions apply.

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