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The Road to Zanzibar

Trip Length

Trip Code

15 days PFRN

Maximum Passengers

16 people

Countries Visited

Kenya, Tanzania

Start City

End City

Nairobi, Kenya Stone Town, Zanzibar
The Road to Zanzibar

The road from Nairobi to Zanzibar takes you through some of the most spectacular nature reserves in Africa. And finishing off at the famed Spice Island of Zanzibar is a perfect way to round off an unforgettable holiday.

The Road to Zanzibar


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi

Travel time: From Nairobi Airport to Hotel - Approximately 45 minutes

Accommodation: Panafric Hotel or similar, Nairobi

Activities:

Day 2: Lake Nakuru

Travel time: Approximately 4 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Sleeping Warrior Tented Camp or similar, Lake Nakuru

Activities:

Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park

Travel time: Game drive times variable

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Sleeping Warrior Tented Camp or similar, Lake Nakuru

Activities:

Day 4-5: Masai Mara National Reserve

Travel time: Approximately 6-7 hours driving; game drive times variable

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Accommodation: Mara Leisure Tented Camp or similar, Masai Mara

Activities:

Day 6: Migori

Travel time: Approximately 6.5 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Grabo County Dream Hotel or similar, Migori

Activities:

Day 7-8: Serengeti National Park

Travel time: Approximately 8 hours driving; game drive times may vary (not including time spent at border)

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Accommodation: Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar, Serengeti

Activities:

Day 9: Ngorongoro Highlands

Travel time: Approximately 5 hours driving; game drive times may vary

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farmhouse or similar, Ngorongoro Highlands

Activities:

Day 10: Ngorongoro Highlands

Travel time: Game drive times may vary

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farmhouse or similar, Ngorongoro Highlands

Activities:

Day 11- 12: Lake Manyara National Park - Zanzibar

Travel time: Approximately 4 hours driving, 1.5 hours flying; game drive times variable

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Tembo Hotel or similar, Stone Town

Activities:

Day 13 -14: East Coast Zanzibar

Travel time: Approximately 1.5 hours driving

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Accommodation: Breezes Beach Club or similar, East Coast - Zanzibar

Activities:

Day 15: Zanzibar

Travel time: Approximately 1.5 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Activities:


Your Trip

What to know

Extra nights can be booked either on the east coast in Stone Town, Zanzibar.

Extend your holiday

Many of our trips have extensions which can easily be added to the end of your existing itinerary:

PFRG - Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda
PFUG - Mountain Gorillas of Uganda

What's Included

Transport

Not Included

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.


What to know

Fitness

You do not need any real fitness for this safari besides the ability to get in and out of the safari vehicles. However please note that the roads, particularly in Kenya, are in quite poor condition and you may experience a fair amount of bouncing around.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Kenya
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders currently require a visa for Kenya. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent. Kenya visas are easily obtained at the airport or border crossing at a cost of US$50 for most nationalities based on single entry. For some nationalities a single entry Kenya visa allows the person to enter Kenya more than once provided travel is only between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda within a 30-day period.

EAST AFRICA TOURIST VISA: Effective 1 January, 2014, The East Africa Tourist Visa will allow travel between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with the same multiple entry visa. The visa can be issued at any of the diplomatic representations of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, at the immigration offices of the respective countries, or on line where applicable. The East Africa Tourist Visa is multiple entry visa and is be valid for 90 days.

Rwanda
For those beginning their trip in Rwanda, you can apply through the Rwanda Online Visa Application System. Under "Type of Visa" select "East Africa Tourist Visa." For more information contact your local Rwanda embassy.

Kenya
For those beginning their trip in Kenya, you can find information on the visa application process on the consular section of your local Kenya embassy's website.

Uganda
For those beginning their trip in Uganda, you can find information on the visa application process on the consular section of your local Uganda embassy's website.

The visa costs US$100.

Tanzania
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders currently require a visa for Tanzania. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent. Care must be taken to ensure that your visa does not expire before your proposed date of entry to Tanzania (visas are usually valid for three months from the date of issue). It is recommended that visas should be obtained before departure. A visa fee of US$50 is charged to most foreign nationals. A visa fee of US$100 is charged for US citizens.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Kenya

East Africa-Lonely Planet

Going Down River Road-Meja Mwangi

Out Of Africa-Karen Blixen

Night Of The Lions - Kuki Gullimann

African Nights - Kuki Gullimann

Tanzania

East Africa - Lonely Planet

Going Down River Road - Meja Mwangi

Flame Trees of Thika - Elspeth Huxley


Important Information

ROAD CONDITIONS AND INFRASTRUCTURE IN AFRICA:
Roads in Africa are often in very poor condition, which makes it hard on vehicles. Our vehicles are serviced regularly and are generally in good condition, but breakdowns can and do happen. The infrastructure in Africa is not always what we are used to and travelling on their roads can sometimes be very bumpy experiences. The travelling times indicated in our Trip Notes is just a rough guide and is dependent on various factors that may be outside our control, such as road conditions, weather and time spent at borders.

LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE:
Please keep your luggage to a minimum. One small soft-sided bag plus a day pack (no more than 15-20kgs per person) is essential - NO HARD CASE SUITCASES. Extra luggage can be stored at the hotel in Nairobi if you are returning to Nairobi.

FLIGHTS:
As an arrival transfer is included, please ensure the correct details are provided to Peregrine prior to your departure. A representative will then meet you at Nairobi International Airport on arrival. A group transfer will depart the East Coast in Zanzibar at 11.00am on the final day of the tour to take you back to Stone Town. Please ensure you do not book your departure flights out of Stone Town prior to 3.00pm. On arrival back at Stone Town, you will be dropped off at the Peregrine hotel or airport. Please advise Peregrine prior to departure of your drop off location.

DRIVE TIMES:

The travel times listed in the day to day itinerary are a guide only. Please be aware that delays may occur and please be patient - it's all part of the experience afterall!

The travel times do not include time spent on game drives as these can vary with each departure.

ITINERARY DISCLAIMER:
Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements deriving from past travellers' and local operator feedback. The information given in this itinerary may differ slightly to that in the brochure. It's imperative that you print and review a final copy of your itinerary a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. For the latest updated itinerary please visit our website: www.peregrineadventures.com Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some of the changes that may occur in our itineraries could be due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transportation. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for the chance of possible modifications to the trip en-route.

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 keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

18 June 2014


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