The Road to Zanzibar

About this Adventure



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Duration: 14 Days
Pricing: 2275 GBP




Hop aboard for a cultural tour in Africa.

This Intrepid tour begins in Nairobi, the cosmopolitan capital known to the Maasai as the ‘Place of Cool Waters’. For those who arrive early, perhaps  check out the city’s cafes and markets or visit the National Museum of Kenya.

When you officially begin travelling, you’ll cross the border into Tanzania and explore the city of Arusha, nestled in the shadow of Mt Meru.

In Karatu interact with locals on a visit to a community program in the village of Mto Wa Mbu. Admire crafts, colourful fabrics and carvings at a market before journeying to Karatu – the gateway to the Serengeti.

You’ll get the chance to spend two days in Serengeti National Park. It’s thrilling to survey this landscape of endless rolling savanna dotted with acacia trees.

Go on safari in search of the Serengeti’s creatures – including the Big Five – and camp deep in the bush within earshot of animal calls. For a real treat, take an optional sunrise balloon ride over the plains.

A real highlight of this adventure is journeying to the Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into the giant volcanic Ngorongoro Crater to search for its abundant wildlife. Home to some 30,000 animals including lions and the endangered black rhino, the crater floor offers excellent game viewing all year round.

In Marangu, visit the new school at the Amani Children’s Home, an Intrepid Foundation-supported project that houses and educates street kids. Stay in the village of Marangu overnight.

Another treat are the Usambara Mountains, where you will take a walking tour of Mshiri village and get firsthand insight into the daily lives of the Chagga people. Sample a typical Chagga meal before heading well off the beaten track to the Usambara Mountains. Relax on these lush, green slopes overlooking the vast Masai Steppe. This is the ideal base for optional hikes and guided walks.

At Dar es Salaam your group will set up camp at a beach on the outskirts of Tanzania’s tropical port city.

In Zanzibar jump on a ferry to discover Africa’s famed ‘Spice Island’. Marvel at the eclectic architecture along the twisting, cobbled streets of Stone Town, the old part of the capital city of Zanzibar. Tour aromatic plantations, smelling cinnamon, vanilla and cloves, then soak up some sun on white-sand beaches. There are plenty of opportunities to swim, snorkel and dive or just take it easy in the shade of a coconut palm.

Finally inDar es Salaam the adventure ends as the ferry from Zanzibar returns to the mainland.

This amazing adventure is brought to you by Intrepid Travel. Visit their website for information on this and other trips. This adventure runs over the course of 14 days, and is priced at £740 + $874 kitty. Happy travelling.

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