Gorillas, Serengeti & Sansibar Kenia · Tansania · Uganda u. a.

Gorillas, Serengeti & Sansibar

  • Flamingos am Lake Nakuru
  • Schimpansen Trekking im Kibale Forest
  • Majestätische Berggorillas von Ruanda
  • Halten Sie Ausschau nach den "Big Five" in der Serengeti
  • Tierparadies Ngorongoro Krater
  • Naturschönheiten der Usambara Berge
  • Entspannung an den Stränden Sansibars
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
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28 Tage Kenia · Tansania · Uganda · Ruanda

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Lassen Sie sich begeistern von der Vielfalt Ostafrikas: Halten Sie Ausschau nach den "Big 5" in den Weiten der Serengeti und dem tierreichen Ngorongoro Krater und begeben Sie sich im üppig grünen Regenwald von Ruanda auf die Suche nach den majestätischen Berggorillas. Die traumhafte Kulisse des Lake Bunyonyi wird Sie ebenso begeistern wie die Naturschönheiten der magischen Usambara Berge und die Bilderbuchstrände des exotischen Inselparadieses Sansibar. Entspannen Sie an weißen Sandstränden, tauchen Sie ein in das Aroma fremdartiger Gewürze und lassen Sie sich von der multikulturellen Mischung und bewegten Geschichte der Insel gefangen nehmen.

Tag 1: Nairobi
Tag 2 - 3: Masai Mara National Reserve
Tag 4: Eldoret
Tag 5: Kampala
Tag 6 - 7: Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark
Tag 8: Lake Bunyoni
Tag 9-11: Gorilla Trek
Tag 12: Masaka
Tag 13-14: Jinja
Tag 15-16: Eldoret/Nairobi
Tag 17: Mto wa Mbu
Tag 18 - 19: Serengeti Nationalpark
Tag 20: Ngorongoro Krater
Tag 21: Marangu
Tag 22 -23: Usambara Mountains
Tag 24: Bagamoyo
Tag 25: Stone Town
Tag 26 - 27: Nordstrände in Sansibar
Tag 28: Stone Town

Leistungen enthalten

Overland Tour wie angegeben, Transport, Unterkunft und Mahlzeiten wie angegeben, Aktivitäten, Sehenswürdigkeiten und Ausflüge wie im Tourverlauf angegeben

Leistungen nicht enthalten

Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar), nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke, Flughafen- und Ausreisesteuern, Visa, Reiseversicherung, persönliche Ausgaben und Trinkgeld, optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten, Vor- und Nachübernachtungen zur Tour, Schlafsack

Unterbringung

19x Camping
3x Hotel
3x Mehrbettunterkunft
2x Bungalow

Während der Tour übernachten Sie in Doppel-/Mehrbettzimmern und geräumigen Zwei-Personen-Zelten. Alleinreisende werden zusammen mit Mitreisenden des gleichen Geschlechts untergebracht. Gegen Aufpreis ist auch die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer buchbar (vorbehaltlich Verfügbarkeit, keine Einzelunterbringung an den Tagen 9-11 möglich). EZ-Zuschlag bitte anfragen.

Camping:
Wir übernachten auf Zeltplätzen mit zumeist einfacher Ausstattung. Die spektakuläre Kulisse und die Gelegenheit in den Nationalparks umgeben von den wilden Tieren Afrikas zu übernachten, entschädigen den fehlenden Komfort aber allemal und sind ein wichtiger Bestandteil unserer Afrika Safari.
Sie benötigen für die Tour einen eigenen Schlafsack.

Verpflegung

27x Frühstück
23x Mittagessen
22x Abendessen

Für nicht enthaltene Mahlzeiten und Getränke sollten Sie zusätzlich etwa USD 150 einplanen. Vegetarier und Teilnehmer mit speziellen Diätanforderungen teilen uns dies bitte rechtzeitig bei Buchung mit.
Da dies eine Partizipationstour ist, unterstützten alle Teilnehmer Ihre Crew bei den täglich anfallenden Arbeiten wie Kochen oder Einkaufen. Wenn wir nicht campen, können Sie selbst entscheiden, wo uns was Sie essen wollen.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleiter, Fahrer und Koch.

Transportarten

Allradfahrzeug, LKW / Truck, Fähre

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns - wir beraten Sie gerne.

Flughafentransfer

Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns - wir beraten Sie gerne.

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

NAIROBI:
National Museum USD10
Karen Blixen Museum USD14
Bomas USD12
Nairobi Nationalpark Waling-Safari USD30
Restaurant Carnivore KES3500
Langata Giraffe Sanctuary - KES1200

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONALPARK:
Kazinga Channel boat cruise USD30

BUNYONYI:
Mokoro Leihgebühr (pro Tag) USD20

RUHENGERI:
Kigali - Genocide Memorial Audio Guide USD10
Diane Fossey Memorial USD90
Golden Monkeys Trek Permit USD105
Mt Bisoke Wanderung (ganztags) USD75
Naturwanderung USD55

JINJA:
Rafting auf dem Nil (halber Tag) USD115
Rafting auf dem Nil (ganztags) USD125

SERENGETI:
Heißluftballonflug ab USD500 (bitte im Voraus buchen)

SANSIBAR:
Dhow Trip USD60
Schnorcheln USD60
Ausflug zur Gefängnisinsel USD25

Bitte beachten Sie, dass sich die angegebenen Preise/Aktivitäten jederzeit ändern können.
Day 1 Nairobi
Jambo! Welcome to Kenya. Your Africa adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. Have your insurance details and next of kin information available for collection at this meeting. If you have the time, soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Nairobi. There are plenty of good bars and restaurants, while markets and shops have most things you could want or need, as well as various arts and crafts from the region. There's also the National Museum of Kenya, the Karen Blixen Museum (author of Out of Africa), or Bomas of Kenya (displays of traditional homesteads of several Kenyan tribes) open for exploration.
Notes: Unfortunately petty crime has become fairly common in Nairobi and recently arrived visitors to the capital can often make for tempting targets. Your trip leader will verse you in a few worthwhile precautions at the welcome meeting. Some top tips are to get local advice on where to walk, keep valuables in a neck wallet or money belt or leave them secure in your hotel, and to not leave belongings unattended on chairs or the floor. Stay aware even when inside, as thieves and pickpockets have been know to operate indoors as well. There's no need to be paranoid, but appearing vigilant is a great deterrent to would-be thieves.

Optional Activities
National Museum - USD10
Karen Blixen museum - USD14
Nairobi National Park safari walk - USD30
Carnivore Restaurant - KES3500
Bomas of Kenya - USD12
Langata Giraffe Sanctuary - KES1200


Meals Included
1 Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotel (1 nt)

Day 2 Masai Mara National Reserve
Today you will leave the city behind and head out into a quintessential image of Africa - the Masai Mara National Reserve (approximately 6 hours). The view of sparse open plains, dramatic skies and iconic animals grazing within the reserve's boundaries is unforgettable. The road is smooth for the first half of the drive, the rest dusty when dry and possibly slippery and soft when wet. This huge area of woodlands and open plains, backed by the striking Esoit Oloololo Escarpment, is home to all of the Big Five and in the rainy season is flooded by over a million wildebeest on their annual migration. Tonight's campground is located outside of the national reserve and has flush toilets and showers. There is an option to upgrade tonight (depending on availability) however there is no WiFi available.

Included Activities
Masai Mara - Game drive

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 3 Masai Mara National Reserve
Today we wake before dawn to start a morning game drive when the sun comes up. You’ll discover the reserve’s rich concentration of animal life, and hopefully catch them at their most active. Keep an eye out for prides of lions, herds of elephants and, if you are lucky, a stealthy cheetah or leopard. Beat the heat back at camp to relax and have lunch, then look out for animals like buffaloes, zebras, hyenas and giraffe as the sun sets over the grasslands. Depending on wildlife movements, you may on occasion do a full day's game drive and stop en-route for a picnic lunch.
There’s also the chance to get an unforgettably different perspective with a sunrise balloon ride high over the park. If you have pre-booked this activity (please see 'Important Notes') you will be picked up and driven to the launch site and receive a safety briefing from your pilot. You then glide through the dawn, sometimes at tree height, providing amazing wildlife photography opportunities; sometimes ascending to get an overview of the enormity of the Masai Mara plains and the early morning movements of the teeming herds. Upon landing you'll be treated to a bush breakfast before being returned to your vehicle.
Notes: If you are taking a balloon ride over the Mara you will be taken to the launch place from our campsite before dawn and returned to the group when you have finished your ride. We offer this activity as a pre-booked service which will guarantee you a spot in a balloon. If you choose to wait and book this activity locally on the ground you may get a better price. However this is a popular activity and places are limited.

Included Activities
Masai Mara - Game drive

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 4 Eldoret
This morning you will head east to the Ugandan border. It's a scenic drive through tea plantations to one of Kenya's fastest growing towns, Eldoret (approximately 8 hours). Due to its high altitude, the town is an ideal training ground for middle and long distance athletes and is home to some of Kenya's most famous runners. Your campsite tonight has basic facilities with upgrades available. The Naiberi River campsite is located on hilly tribal land, once home to members of the ancient Sirikwa tribe. Preserved on the site are excavations with stone sides, commonly called Sirikwa holes, which are believed to have been roofed and occupied by the inhabitants of the time. The campsite is Indian owned so tonight you will feast on an included Indian banquet.

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 5 Kampala
Today you will leave Kenya behind and cross the border into landlocked Uganda, travelling on to its capital city, Kampala (approximately 8 hours, though it could take longer depending on border crossings). With a population of over 30 million, Uganda is one of the five countries that make up the East African Community. It's a country of great cultural diversity and in recent years has been one of the most progressive in the region in terms of health education relating to HIV. Your camp tonight is on the outskirts of the city and has flush toilets, showers and upgrades possible (subject to availability).

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 6 Queen Elizabeth National Park
Travel to the Queen Elizabeth National Park (380 km, approx 8-9 hrs). Queen Elizabeth National Park is beautifully set between the Great Rift Valley lakes of Edward and George. During your time in the park it's hoped you'll see elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, Ugandan kobs and waterbucks. You'll stay at a campsite with basic toilets and showers. However, upgrades are sometimes possible.

Included Activities
Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Drive

Optional Activities
Kazinga Channel boat cruise - USD30


Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 7 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Perhaps wake up early to take an optional hike to see the chimps. More closely related to humans than any other living creature, the chimpanzees are a delight to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. If you take this option, you'll then meet back up with the rest of your group and join a game drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park. This afternoon there's an option to take a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, well-known for pelicans, eagles and other wonderful birdlife, as well as its healthy population of hippos.

Optional Activities
Chimp trek - Queen Elizabeth NP - USD70


Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 8 Lake Bunyonyi
Today travel south to Lake Bunyonyi on the border with Rwanda (approximately 7 hours), with a stop along the way to stock up on supplies at a shop/market and ATM. Located in the south-west of Uganda, Lake Bunyonyi - meaning 'place of many little birds' - is home to some of the most picturesque scenery in the country. If time allows, explore the hilly, terraced shores of the lake. One of the best ways to admire the landscape is from the lake itself; hire a traditional dugout canoe (mokoro) and glide across the water, hopping between the little islands dotted around. They can be hard to master at first but great fun. Your campground has flush toilets, basic showers, WiFi access and upgrades possible.

Optional Activities
Mokoro hire (per day) - USD20


Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 9 Gorilla Trek
Cross the boarder into Rwanda and set up camp at Ruhengeri, the gateway to the land of the gorillas (approximately 7 hours). You'll make a stop en route at Kigali and visit the very moving genocide memorial. (You may visit the memorial on the way to Ruhengeri or on the return). There is also the option to hire an audio guide at the memorial to learn more about this dark part of recent history. Continue on to Ruhengeri, the entrance to Volcanoes National Park, the oldest national park in Africa which was created to protect the habitat of the gorillas. There are two days allowed for gorilla visits as you are assigned a trekking group/time on your permit. The group may be split up into different trekking groups during the day, or even over two days, depending on the time of permit issue and group size. There is a maximum group size of eight on each gorilla visit. Depending on availability, you will stay in dormitories at a local church mission. If the dormitories are not available you will camp for these 3 nights.

Included Activities
Kigali - Genocide Memorial

Optional Activities
Kigali - Genocide Memorial Audio Guide - USD10


Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Dormitory (1 nt)

Day 10 Gorilla Trek
Joined by a local guide and trackers, climb through rugged mountain terrain to meet the eyes of these rare animals. This region is one of the last remaining sanctuaries for the mountain gorilla. No more than eight per day can visit any one habituated family and visits are strictly controlled to minimise the possibility of disturbance or transmission of disease to the animals. Tracking gorillas in the dense forest can sometimes be wet, muddy and uncomfortable. The terrain is by no means easy either, so it can be pretty strenuous and often humid, but the sheer thrill in coming across a habituated group of gorillas, dominated by a great male silverback, more than outweighs any difficulty. You need to be prepared and fit enough to walk up to 4 hours - up and down hill. You can usually get very close to the mountain gorillas, who are placid and gentle, and watching their movements is like seeing a mirror image of yourself. Be mesmerised as you watch them eat, sleep, groom and play – the giant silverback surveying the scene as the smaller ones laze in the trees or play like children. Your visit with the gorillas will last one unforgettable hour.

Included Activities
Mountain gorilla trek & permit

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Dormitory (1 nt)

Day 11 Gorilla Trek

When you are waiting for, or have completed, your gorilla visit, your leader will provide you with options and ideas on how you can spend your free day in the area around Ruhengeri. You can head out on more rainforest hikes to see monkeys, on nature walks, a hike up Mt Bisoke or a walk to the memorial for naturalist Dian Fossey.
Alternatively, you can arrange to partake in an additional gorilla trek on your free day. If you wish to trek on both days, we highly recommend pre-purchasing the additional permit well in advance. Gorilla permits often sell out, so to avoid disappointment on the ground, please speak to your booking agent about arranging this.
Please note the prices of these optionals are not inclusive of transport costs to and from the activity. Your guide will organise transport for you to be paid locally.

Optional Activities
Dian Fossey Memorial - USD90
Golden monkeys Trek Permit - Optional - USD105
Mt Bisoke hiking (full day) - USD75
Nature walk Rwanda - USD55


Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Dormitory (1 nt)

Day 12 Masaka
Much of today will be spend travelling as you return to Uganda and complete border formalities. It's possible for most nationalities to purchase a re-entry visa at this land crossing but please check before travelling. Then it's on to the pit-stop town of Masaka near the shores of Lake Victoria for the night (approximately 11 hours including border crossings).

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 13 Jinja
Today you'll continue your journey inland, travelling to Jinja via Kampala. Stop at the equator and then at Kampala - a great place to wander around on foot, exploring its markets and shops (approx 5 hrs).
Jinja is one of the highlights of any visit to Uganda, a riverside retreat at the source of the Nile but also the adventure capital of Uganda. Camp at a scenic riverside site with showers, flush toilets, WiFi and ATM access, and upgrades possible.

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 14 Jinja
Located at the source of the Nile as it leaves Lake Victoria, Jinja is a place for the adventurer, the adrenaline junkie and the eco-traveller who wants to do something really worthwhile in a beautiful area. Maybe get active with some excellent white water rafting.

Optional Activities
Water Rafting River Nile - half day - USD115
River Nile rafting (full day) - USD125


Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 15 Eldoret

Today you'll begin the journey back to Nairobi, dropping by the town of Eldoret once again for an overnight stop along the way (approximately 8 hours). Tonight's camp has basic facilities with upgrades available.

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 16 Nairobi

Continue on to Nairobi for a night in a hotel with ensuite, bar, pool and WiFi (310kms, approx. 6-7hrs).
Nairobi - which takes its name from a Maasai phrase Enkare Nyrobi meaning 'place of cool waters' - has a cosmopolitan atmosphere. There are plenty of good bars and restaurants, while markets and shops have most things you could want or need, as well as various arts and crafts from the region.
While here you can head out and explore the National Museum of Kenya, the Karen Blixen Museum (author of Out of Africa) or Bomas of Kenya where traditional homesteads of several Kenyan tribes are displayed in an outdoor village.
As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group may change at this location. There will be a group meeting to discuss the next stage of your itinerary and meet your new fellow travellers.
While brazen crime is thankfully fairly uncommon in Nairobi, petty theft unfortunately is not and recently arrived visitors to the capital can often make for tempting targets. Your trip leader will verse you in a few worthwhile precautions at the welcome meeting, but if you are arriving early please heed a few simple safeguards.
As a general rule, the safest place for your valuables is on your person in a neck wallet or money belt, though your hotel room or reception may have safes in which it would be advisable to store things if you're wanting to head out. If you do decide to go exploring, make sure you get local advice on where it is and isn't safe to walk - particularly when it's getting on in the day. Thieves and pickpockets have also been known to operate in bars and restaurants, so don't let up keeping your wits about you once you're inside somewhere. Don't leave day packs or handbags unattended on chairs or the floor. There's no need to be paranoid, but appearing vigilant is a great deterrence to would-be thieves. Finally, make colour scans of any important travel documents before you leave and email them to yourself: in the event that you are the unlucky victim of a theft, this will save you hours of police, embassy and travel insurance hassles.

Optional Activities
Bomas of Kenya - USD12
Karen Blixen museum - USD14
Langata Giraffe Sanctuary - KES1200
Nairobi National Park safari walk - USD30
Carnivore Restaurant - KES3500


Meals Included
1 Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotel (1 nt)

Day 17 Mto Wa Mbu
Depart early for Mto Wa Mbu on our overland truck, a drive of about 8-9 hours (370 km). The trip includes a border crossing from Kenya into Tanzania so be sure to have your passport handy.
While on the road there will be a stop at an ATM and market/shop to stock up on any forgotten supplies.
A small village community, Mto Wa Mbu offers an excellent way to get a close-up look at life in an African town away from the main tourist trail.
Stay at a campsite with flush toilets,showers and optional upgrades (subject to availability).

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 18 Serengeti National Park
Rise early and leave the truck behind, putting our camping and personal gear into six-person jeeps and heading out for our excursion into the Serengeti.
The wide, open plains of the Serengeti - green after the rains, brown and burnt in the dry season, and home to thousands of hoofed animals and fierce predators - are perhaps the quintessential image of Africa. Flat and rolling with long grasses and dotted with acacia trees, the plains get their name from the Maasai word Siringet - 'the place where the land moves on forever'.
Game viewing in the Serengeti is amazing and as you camp out at night, don't be surprised to hear lions in the distance as you recount your wildlife sightings from the day. In normal circumstances, we would expect to see 4 out of Big Five during our stay in the Serengeti - Rhino's are often hard to find.
Our campsite is within the Serengeti itself so listen out for the sounds of nocturnal animals as you drift off to sleep. No upgrades or WiFi are available tonight.

Included Activities
Serengeti - Game drive

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)

Day 19 Serengeti National Park

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with a chance to relax at camp during the warmer part of the day.
For an unforgettable experience, you might like to do an optional sunrise balloon ride over the Serengeti. As the balloon only holds 16 people, places are limited and it is recommended you book this activity in advance. Please inquire when booking your trip to secure this optional activity.
If you have pre-booked this activity, you'll be picked up and driven to the launch site where you receive a safety briefing from your pilot. You'll then float over the Serengeti as the sun comes up gaining an overview of the immensity of the Serengeti, seeing the abundance of wildlife in their early morning activity and sometimes descending to tree height for amazing wildlife photography opportunities. Upon landing, you'll be treated to a five-star bush breakfast before being returned to your truck and leader.
Please note that we offer this activity as a pre-booked service which will guarantee you a spot in a balloon. If you choose to wait and book this activity locally on the ground you may get a better price. However this is a popular activity and places are limited. It is at your own discretion if you wish to pre-book this service with us or try and book it locally while you are on your trip.

Optional Activities
Balloon ride (from price) - USD500


Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)

Day 20 Ngorongoro Crater / Karatu
Rise with the sun as we make an early start, exiting the Serengeti and heading for the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater (approx 3 hrs drive). After a picnic lunch, we descend onto the floor of the crater.
Make the most of our safari in the crater, spending between four and five hours exploring this area. A huge, perfectly intact volcanic crater, Ngorongoro is home to some 30,000 animals including endangered black rhinos, lions, leopards, elephants, impalas, zebras and hippos. The crater floor offers excellent game viewing all year round and the photographic opportunities here are unrivalled.
Departing the Crater late in the afternoon, we return to our campsite at Karatu for an evening relaxing at the campsite's bar reliving our safari experience. With red dirt streets, green hills in the distance and plenty of smiling children, Karatu is a small town near the gateway to the Ngorongoro Crater.
Our campsite tonight has flush toilets, showers and optional upgrades.

Included Activities
Ngorongoro Crater - Game drive

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 21 Marangu

Back on board our truck, we make our way towards to the village of Marangu, via Mto Wa Mbu (230 km, approx 4-5 hrs).
Join the local community of Mto Wa Mbu with a guided stroll around the farming areas - including visits to a kindergarten, milling machine, local homes and farmlands. This is a great way to have fun and find out more about the life of the locals. You'll also have the chance to look around the town and visit the local market. You may wish to indulge in a spot of shopping - wood carvings and local artworks are the specialities of this area.
We then drive on to the village of Marangu where we set up camp for the night. Our camp ground is basic with flush toilets and showers situated on the lush green slopes of Kilimanjaro.

Included Activities
Village Education Project (Marangu) visit, village walk & lunch
Mto Wa Mbu - Village Walk & market Visit

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 22 Usambara Mountains

Take a walking tour of Mshiri Village, the base for the Village Education Project, and witness the day-to-day life of the Chagga people, long established as crop-growers on the fertile slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro. Walk around their shamba (farm) and have the chance to sample the local Chagga food, which is very filling. For more information on the Village Education Project visit www.kiliproject.org.
Visit nearby waterfalls and stop to admire the view of the plains below. If the weather is clear, get a view of Kilimanjaro - the magnificent snow-capped mountain and Africa's highest peak at 5,895 m (19,340 ft).
It's time to get off the well-beaten track and head into the remote Tanzanian mountains (265 km, approx 7 hrs).
The Usambara Mountains are a lovely unspoilt area of Tanzania. Unlike the coast and the north, very few tourists visit this area so it has a freshness that can be hard to find elsewhere. The mountains are located in the north-east of Tanzania, between Kilimanjaro and the Indian Ocean, and overlook the vast Masai steppe. They are wonderfully lush and green and the area has been dubbed the Galapagos of the plant world. The forests stretch across the mountains and are ideal for easy hikes and guided walks. As beautiful as the place is, its real jewels are the local people and villages.
Our base is the old German colony of Lushoto where we stay in the grounds of one of the earliest hotels in Africa. Our campsite has flush toilets, showers, WiFi and upgrades possible.

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 23 Usambara Mountains
Explore the beautiful Usambara Mountains and experience this area's gentle hospitality on a visit to some of its small communities. From our base, we'll organise a walking trip out to the beautiful Irente viewpoint. We recommend you pack some water and snacks in a day pack for the trip. On our way back, visit a local cultural project based at Irente farm and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Included Activities
Irente - walk & local lunch

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 24 Itinerary
Leaving the mountains behind, a long travel day takes us further south towards the coastal town of Bagamoyo (380 km, approx 9-10 hrs).
Our camp at Bagamoyo is by the beach. Upgrades are available, however there is no Wi-Fi and only cold showers.

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 25 Stone Town
Drive to Dar es Salaam and then catch a ferry to the 'Spice Island' of Zanzibar.
Filled with idyllic beaches, winding cobblestone alleyways and fragrant bazaars, Zanzibar's rich history involves everything from slave traders to Arabian sultans and fruit exporters. The sight of traditional dhows sailing along the coast invokes images of what the island was like back in the days of Livingstone.
The old part of Zanzibar's main city is known as Stone Town. The best way to see this exotic port town is on foot, exploring the bazaars, shops, mosques, palaces, courtyards and myriad intricate alleyways. When the sun is setting, why not enjoy a sundowner from a bar overlooking the seafront before trying one of the island's local seafood curries at one of the town's many restaurants.
Spend a night in Stone Town at a basic inn with double/twin-share rooms and access to WiFi.
As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group may change at this location. There will be a group meeting to discuss the next stage of your itinerary and meet your new fellow travellers. Please note the Zanzibar portion of your itinerary may have more passengers than the maximum group size of 22 as we have a crossover of trips starting and finishing in Zanzibar.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 nt)

Day 26 Zanzibar Northern Beaches

Check out of your Stone Town hotel and drive to the spice plantations where you'll receive a guided tour and the opportunity to touch, smell and taste various spices such as cinnamon, vanilla and ginger, as well as teas made with these spices.
Today we head to the northern beaches and enjoy white sand and sparkling blue sea - the Indian Ocean at its best.

Included Activities
Zanzibar Spice tour

Accommodation
Bungalow (1 nt)

Day 27 Zanzibar Northern Beaches

Try snorkeling, eat sumptuous seafood or simply relax in a hammock underneath a coconut tree with a good book.

Optional Activities
Dhow trip - USD60
Snorkelling - USD60
Prison island tour - USD25


Accommodation
Bungalow (1 nt)

Day 28 Stone Town
After checkout we make our way back to Stonetown where this trip finishes. We should arrive back at Safari Lodge by around 12:00pm where the trip comes to an end.
Ferries depart Zanzibar for Dar Es Salaam daily at 0730hrs, 0930hrs, 1230hrs and 1530hrs. Please allow enough time to get back to the mainland if you need to catch your departing flight from Dar Es Salaam. Speak to your leader about the best way to do this.
Post trip accommodation can be pre-booked at the Beach Resort or in Stone Town.
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  • September 2017

    • 30.09.2017 - 27.10.2017 Ausgebucht 4.555 € anfragen buchen
  • Oktober 2017

    • 14.10.2017 - 10.11.2017 Auf Anfrage 4.555 € anfragen buchen
    • 21.10.2017 - 17.11.2017 Auf Anfrage 4.555 € 4.327 € -5% anfragen buchen
    • 28.10.2017 - 24.11.2017 Ausgebucht 4.380 € anfragen buchen
  • November 2017

    • 11.11.2017 - 08.12.2017 Wenige Plätze 4.380 € anfragen buchen
    • 18.11.2017 - 15.12.2017 Freie Plätze 4.315 € 4.099 € -5% anfragen buchen
  • Dezember 2017

    • 09.12.2017 - 05.01.2018 Ausgebucht 4.315 € anfragen buchen
  • Januar 2018

    • 13.01.2018 - 09.02.2018 Freie Plätze 4.695 € 3.756 € -20% anfragen buchen
    • 20.01.2018 - 16.02.2018 Wenige Plätze 4.790 € 3.832 € -20% anfragen buchen
  • Februar 2018

    • 03.02.2018 - 02.03.2018 Freie Plätze 4.515 € 3.612 € -20% anfragen buchen
    • 10.02.2018 - 09.03.2018 Freie Plätze 4.605 € 3.684 € -20% anfragen buchen
  • März 2018

    • 10.03.2018 - 06.04.2018 Freie Plätze 4.605 € 3.684 € -20% anfragen buchen
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GORILLA PERMIT:
Damit Ihr Gorilla Permit garantiert werden kann, wird zum Zeitpunkt der Buchung eine zusätzliche Anzahlung in Höhe von 800 EUR pro Person fällig. Diese wird wie die eigentliche Anzahlung mit der Restzahlung verrechnet.

HINWEIS:
Fähren von Sansibar nach Dar Es Salaam verkehren täglich um 7.30 Uhr, 9.30 Uhr, 12.30 Uhr und 15.30 Uhr. Planen Sie genug Zeit ein, wenn Sie einen Flug von Dar Es Salaam gebucht haben.

KOMBIREISE:
Diese Tour setzt sich aus verschiedenen Tourabschnitten zusammen, daher kann sich die Gruppenzusammensetzung und Reiseleitung während der Tour ändern.

MITHILFE:
Bei dieser Overland Tour sind nicht nur Zuschauer, sondern aktives Mitglied der Gruppe. Alle Teilnehmer packen bei den täglich anfallenden Aufgaben mit an. Dazu gehören beispielsweise die Unterstützung bei der Zubereitung der Mahlzeiten, Einkaufen, Geschirrspülen oder der Auf- und Abbau der Zelte. Jeder in der Gruppe beteiligt sich und man wechselt sich täglich mit den Aufgaben ab. Der Spaß steht dabei im Vordergrund!

TOURSTIL:
Echtes Abenteuer für budgetbewusste Reisende, die Unabhängigkeit mit der Sicherheit einer Gruppe verbinden wollen oder ein Maximum an Flexibilität suchen. Sie können alles erwarten, aber keine Extras, die Sie nicht in Anspruch nehmen wollen. Das bedeutet in der Regel einfache Unterkünfte, einige inkludierte Highlights und viel Freiraum für eigene Erkundungen.