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Tanzania & Kenya - Wildlife & Walks - Walking Holiday

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Region: Rest of World // Dates: 27 May - 16 June 2019 (20 nights)
Tanzania & Kenya - Wildlife & Walks Walking Holiday

Zanzibar, Arusha, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Masai Mara and Samburu - discover East Africa’s iconic destinations over three weeks. Our tour starts in Tanzania’s former capital, the bustling seaport of Dar es Salaam. Fringed by coral reefs, we stay two nights on Zanzibar. This Spice Island’s cultural heart is Stone Town, a labyrinth of grand 19th century houses, mosques and bustling bazaars. We then fly north to the small yet diverse national park of Arusha. Dominated by the volcanic cone of Mt Meru, its peaks and eastern foothills are protected within the park along with the coloured Momela Lakes and the Ngurdoto Crater. At dawn and dusk, we may have views eastward to Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro (5892m). To the south west, the river at Tarangire National Park guarantees water and therefore plentiful wildlife viewing, especially elephants. At Ngorongoro Conservation area, we spend a full day in the crater, one of the best places to see Africa’s big five. Tanzania’s old national park, Serengeti is famous for the great migration of wildebeest along with 500 species of birds and the “small five”. Crossing into Kenya, our time in the Masai Mara includes evening and early morning safaris, nature walks and an optional visit to a Masai village. To the north, Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for flamingos and over 450 other bird species; then we search for crocodiles and hippos on Lake Baringo. Overnight in The Ark, the game-rich Aberdare National Park. This tour highlight is followed by Samburu National Reserve, home to lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffe and zebra. Our last day walk is on the foothills of Mt Kenya, before ending in Nairobi.

Overview

Zanzibar, Arusha, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Masai Mara and Samburu - discover East Africa’s iconic destinations over three weeks. Our tour starts in Tanzania’s former capital, the bustling seaport of Dar es Salaam. Fringed by coral reefs, we stay two nights on Zanzibar. This Spice Island’s cultural heart is Stone Town, a labyrinth of grand 19th century houses, mosques and bustling bazaars. We then fly north to the small yet diverse national park of Arusha. Dominated by the volcanic cone of Mt Meru, its peaks and eastern foothills are protected within the park along with the coloured Momela Lakes and the Ngurdoto Crater. At dawn and dusk, we may have views eastward to Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro (5892m). To the south west, the river at Tarangire National Park guarantees water and therefore plentiful wildlife viewing, especially elephants. At Ngorongoro Conservation area, we spend a full day in the crater, one of the best places to see Africa’s big five. Tanzania’s old national park, Serengeti is famous for the great migration of wildebeest along with 500 species of birds and the “small five”. Crossing into Kenya, our time in the Masai Mara includes evening and early morning safaris, nature walks and an optional visit to a Masai village. To the north, Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for flamingos and over 450 other bird species; then we search for crocodiles and hippos on Lake Baringo. Overnight in The Ark, the game-rich Aberdare National Park. This tour highlight is followed by Samburu National Reserve, home to lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffe and zebra. Our last day walk is on the foothills of Mt Kenya, before ending in Nairobi.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Visit the spice island of Zanzibar & spend time in World Heritage listed Stone Town
  • Spot monkeys, zebra & flamingo in Tanzania’s Arusha NP
  • Photograph elephants at Tarangire NP & the “big 5” at Ngorongoro Crater
  • Witness the famous great migration on the plains of the Serengeti
  • Take evening & morning safari drives in the Masai Mara
  • View flamingos at Lake Nakuru then crocodiles & hippos on Lake Baringo
  • Visit Aberdare NP & Samburu Game Reserve
  • Take a scenic day walk on the foothills of Mt Kenya

Details

Details:

27 May - 16 June 2019 (20 nights)

Twin share/person (starts Dar es Salaam / ends Nairobi)
Advanced Early Bird: A$10,950 until 30/11/2018
Early Bird: A$11,150 until 25/01/2019
Regular: A$11,450
Single Supplement: A$1,095
Note: For guests who request a single room the single supplement will be charged. For single people who prefer to share, we will try to find a suitable room-mate, but if this is not possible the single supplement surcharge will apply.

Minimum Group Size: 6 guests

Special Interest:
Wildlife, Botanical, Culture, Geology

Walk Rating:
Moderate: 5-15km per walking day with some shorter or longer options. Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.

Tour Itinerary

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Leader

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  • Tom Njuguna

    With a track record of more than 20 years as a safari tour leader, Tom Njuguna is one of the most experienced and reliable guides in Tanzania and Kenya. You will find Tom to be extremely professional, knowledgeable, welcoming and one of the friendliest people you will meet, ensuring a memorable journey. Tom was born and brought up on the slopes of Mount Kenya and has led interNATIONAL PARKtours journeys since 2010.

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