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Active Safari & Zanzibar Experience

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Active Safari & Zanzibar Experience

Hiking·
Biking
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Start: Arusha
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End: Stone Town

Perfect balance of activities to satiate your adventurous spirit.

Activity
LocationTanzania, Zanzibar
Duration13 days
Start / EndArusha / Stone Town
Tour operatorG Adventures

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Active Safari & Zanzibar Experience

Hiking·
Biking·
13 days·G Adventures
Start: Arusha
·
End: Stone Town

Description

Active, safari-focused itineraries through East Africa can still make space for some downtime, as this 13-day tour demonstrates. After canoeing through beautiful lakes, hiking through craters, and spotting wildlife in Serengeti National Park, you'll fly to the idyllic island of Zanzibar for some well-earned time on its sandy beaches. Or dive underwater to explore colourful coral reefs with a snork... Read more

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Itinerary

ArushaArrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Arusha NPHead into Arusha NP and explore Momella Lake by canoe. Spot wildlife on the waters edge as they come to drink.

After lunch, continue exploring the park on a wildlife safari drive.

Arusha/Mto wa MbuTravel to Mto wa Mbu village and take part in a cultural walk to learn about village life in the area. Meet the women who run the village tours and enjoy a delicious home made traditional lunch.

Take part in a cultural walk to learn about life in this East African town. Mto wa Mbu has attracted some 18,000 residents from 120 different tribes. During the two-hour tour, visit the village's local market, go right to the farmer's fields, see how huts are constructed, and meet artisans in their shops.

Empakaai CraterAscend the rift valley escarpment into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and get ready for a beautiful hike into the extinct Empakaai Crater. At the end of the day, enjoy the view from the campsite over Ngorongoro.

Empakaai Crater Hike

Empakaai Crater 3h


Descend into the extinct Empakaai Crater, with views of the crater lake, and in the distance, Oldoinyo Lengai, Tanzania’s most active volcano. On the crater floor you can see flamingos, and other bird life, and if you are lucky, even buffalo, hyena, or elephant. After exploring in the crater, it's a steep walk back to your vehicle on the rim.

Ngorongoro/Serengeti National ParkEnter the Serengeti NP and spend the day on a wildlife safari drive in search of the "big five", while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains.

Drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park. En route marvel at the sheer vastness of this territory, and spot the multitude of animal and birdlife while cruising through this acacia-accented savanna.

Serengeti National Park/NgorongoroOpt for a balloon safari in the morning, or continue on with another wildlife safari drive. The rest of the day will be spent in the Serengeti, finishing the day with sunset on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Enjoy another day of wildlife safari drives to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savanna. After, journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best wildlife viewing. The vistas from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of animals, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. Arrive at the campsite on the crater rim in the evening.

Ngorongoro/Lake ManyaraHead out early for a wildlife safari drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, then enjoy an afternoon biking in Lake Manyara NP - home to the famous tree climbing lions.

Embark on a early morning crater drive. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of more than 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals.

Mto wa Mbu/ArushaVisit the G Adventures supported Clean Cookstove Project, then return to Arusha for the night.

Visit a Maasai village in the Monduli District and witness the benefits of the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project. In Tanzania, 95% of people rely on cooking with wood and coal. Women and girls spend hours walking to collect wood every day (making them vulnerable to assault and unable to use their time to go to school). Indoor smoke from open-fire stoves causes cancer, emphysema, pneumonia, blindness, and burns. Take a guided tour of these villages and meet the women that have been trained as stove engineers, visit bomas (traditional homes), and observe (or get your hands dirty) by helping the Stove Team build a stove in a home. See the beneficial impact of the clean-burning stoves on the health and daily lives of the Maasai villagers, especially the women.

Arusha/Stone TownFly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town, and opt to continue on for a longer walking tour, or explore on your own.

Transfer to the airport for a short, but scenic flight to this island paradise. Arrive in Stone Town in time for lunch and an orientation walk. If you opt to continue on for a longer tour of Stone Town, you will be visiting the Old Slave Market, House of Wonders, Palace Museum; entrance to these sites are optional and are to be purchased on site.

Stone Town/JambianiVisit a local spice plantation for a guided tour. Continue to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Zanzibar's beautiful coast.

Spice Plantation Guided Tour

Zanzibar


Delight your senses with a guided tour and learn about an assortment of spices, such as cloves, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, breadfruit, jackfruit, vanilla, and lemongrass, and their various uses. It was the spice plantations that brought the beginnings of Zanzibar’s infamous slave trade dating back to the 1840s.

JambianiEnjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

Do as much or as little as you'd like on this island slice of paradise

JambianiEnjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

Do as much or as little as you'd like on this island slice of paradise

Jambiani/Stone TownMorning group transfer from Jambiani. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning.

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require

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Accommodation

Simple hotels (7 nts), full-service camping (5 nts).

What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu Your G for Good Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu. Canoe safari in Arusha NP. Hike in Empakaai Crater. Wildlife safari drives in Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Crater. Mountain bike ride in Lake Manyara NP. Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar. Orientation walk in Stone Town. Spice plantation guided tour. All transport b... Read more

Meals Included

12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be clearly labelled and restricted to one soft compact suitcase, sports bag, or backpack, no larger than 30cm(height) x 30cm(width) x 60cm(length), maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced, and due to limited vehicle capacity, the cost of transporting any luggag... Read more
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