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Safari & Spice & All Things Nice - Reverse

Trip Length

Trip Code

11 days GAISR

Maximum Passengers

22 people

Countries Visited

Kenya, Tanzania

Start City

End City

Dar es Salaam Nairobi
Safari & Spice & All Things Nice - Reverse

Know your Masai:
- A man's wealth is measured by the number of cattle and children he has.
- Jumping in the air is the young Masai boy's way of showing strength and agility.
- The men eat soup made from the acacia nilotica plant because it is believed to make them energetic, aggressive and fearless (hangover cure unknown).
(Was Safari & Spice Reverse)

Safari & Spice & All Things Nice - Reverse

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Dar es Salaam

When it comes to getting around, Tanzanians life by the rule of "Mungu akipenda, tutafika," which means: "If God wants it, we shall arrive." So make sure you look both ways when crossing the road.

Day 2: Stone Town

Meals included: 1 breakfast

(Approximate ferry sailing time: 1½ hours)

Don't get embarrassed if you get lost in the maze-like streets. Even Bear Grylls would find himself going in circles. Make your way to the open-air food market for enormous avocados, elephant garlic and all your big name spices.

Day 3-4: Nungwi

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

(Approximate driving time: 1 hour)

After a few days you'll be convinced that all of life's great activities can be conducted from a hammock - eating, drinking, chatting, sleeping and working on your tan.

Day 5: Dar es Salaam

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

(Approximate driving time: 1 hour. Approximate ferry time: 1½ hours)

Set up camp, then practice your hippo crawl and crocodile roll (aka the doggy paddle and the butterfly) in the pool. When you're suitabily exhausted it's time to pull up a stool at the beach bar.

Day 6-7: Arusha

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

(Approximate driving time: 12 hours)

Make some new friends at The School of St Jude, where Arusha's most disadvantaged kids are getting a free education thanks to sponsors and donors from all over the world.

Day 8-9: Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti National Park

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

(Approximate driving time: 8 hours; game drive times variable)

The crater is a bit like being in Jurassic Park without the dinosaurs (or Jeff Goldblum). You'll get really close to the animals here and one of our staff even had a lion pee on her truck.

Please note: National park regulations stipulate that vehicles are only allowed a maximum of six hours in Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 10: Serengeti National Park - Arusha

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

(Approximate driving time: 6 hours)

We enjoy an early morning game drive, before heading back to break down camp. We then traverse the southern part of Serengeti National Park, before heading back to our Arusha campsite at Meserani Snake Park and Masai Museum.

Day 11: Arusha - Nairobi

Meals included: 1 breakfast

(Approximate driving time: 8 hours)

Get an African massage on the bumpy roads to Nairobi and bid farewell to your group on arrival.

Please note: Flights out of Nairobi tonight should not be booked before 9.00pm. Transfers to Nairobi Airport and/or post-tour accommodation is available at an additional cost.

Your Trip

Nuts and Bolts

• Geckos experienced English-speaking local safari leader, professional driver, and camp cook who will prepare all included meals.

• Geckos specialist English-speaking local site guides in the Ngorongoro Crater and Mto Wa Mbu.

• Transport in a custom-built safari vehicle with large opening windows for unrestricted game viewing (maximum of just 22 clients).

• 6 nights camping in dome tents, with mosquito netting and a foam mattress provided. Camp sites include: in the middle of the Serengeti Plains; at the Meserani Snake Park; and at Dar es Salaam

• 4 nights basic hotel

• 3 days in Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Conservation Area (including all park entrance fees, where applicable).

• Game drives in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

• Visit to the School of St Jude which is 'Fighting Poverty through Education'. Guided tour of the school, visiting the children in class and joining them for morning tea.

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals




Not Included

International flights, kitty, arrival and departure transfers, airport/departure taxes, visas, pre-tour or post tour accommodation, all other meals, drinks, sleeping bag, pillow, all optional tours during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips, laundry, items of a personal nature and flights (unless specified).

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please ensure that you have the most up-to-date information for your trip. We recommend that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

1 May 2013

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