Gameparks & Beaches
Gameparks & Beaches
Gameparks & Beaches

Gameparks & Beaches

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Small Group Safari

2020 Departures:

  • Start: Nairobi 02 Jul – End: Zanzibar 15 Jul - FULL
  • Start: Nairobi 12 Aug – End: Zanzibar 25 Aug – 7 SPACES AVAILABLE
  • Start: Nairobi 26 Sep – End: Zanzibar 09 Oct - 10 SPACES AVAILABLE

NEW DEPARTURE: Start Nairobi: 05 Nov – End Zanzibar 18 Nov - OPEN


  • Serengeti NP Game Drives
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area with its amazing wildlife
  • Mt Kilimanjaro vistas
  • Meeting with the Chagga people
  • The historic Stone Town and relaxing beaches of Zanzibar
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation

Day 1: Nairobi

On arrival at Nairobi International Airport you will be met and transferred to the suburb of Karen. This place was named for author Karen Blixen, whom travellers may know best for her book "Out of Africa" which has also subsequently been made into a popular movie.

Day 2: Nairobi (B)

Free morning. This afternoon we will visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. At the heart of the Trust’s conservation activities is the Orphans’ Project which has achieved world-wide acclaim through its hugely successful rescue and rehabilitation program. You will likely find this visit very heart-warming and will have the chance to get up close and personal with baby elephants and rhino. You may even choose to adopt one.

Day 3: Karatu (BLD)

Today we cross into Tanzania via the Namanga border and drive through Arusha and the northern highlands. After climbing the Manyara Escarpment the vegetation becomes more lush and green especially around the highlands of Karatu where we overnight. The extinct volcano of Ol Deani has gentle slopes and is a prominent feature of the landscape.

Day 4: Serengeti (BLD)

You will be picked up this morning in 4WD vehicles and driven to The Serengeti National Park. The largest national park in Tanzania, the Serengeti is famous for its migratory herd of more than 1.5 million wildebeest along with masses of zebra and, of course, their predators. This afternoon experience a game drive before arriving at our tented camp.

Day 5: Serengeti – Ngorongoro (BLD)

Morning game drive before heading out across the plains to
Naabi Hill where we stop for lunch. In the afternoon we continue into the Ngorongoro Crater where we overnight on the edge of the crater rim.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater (BL)

Ngorongoro Crater is a huge volcanic caldera covering 264 sq km. Measuring over 16 km across and 610 metres deep it is home to a multitude of species including black rhino, hyena, jackal, and the densest lion population in the world. This morning we descend into the crater for a game drive then after lunch we will drive back to Karatu for overnight accommodation.

Day 7: Marangu (BD)

After breakfast we drive through to Arusha where there will be some free time for shopping. We’ll then visit Shanga River House. The Shanga Foundation was set up to provide locals with disabilities the chance to learn a craft and earn a living. You will be impressed with the unique quality products on offer – all handmade from recycled materials. Later this afternoon we arrive in Marangu which is situated on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. Our accommodation for the night has magnificent views of the mountain.

Day 8: Marangu (BLD)

Today you will learn about the Chagga people - Bantu speaking, indigenous Africans and the third largest ethnic group in Tanzania. Enjoy a walk through the village with a local guide, wander through banana and coffee plantations, visit a picturesque waterfall where you are free to have a swim in the refreshing water, and finally explore the caves – an elaborate system of underground tunnels and caves once used to hide the Chagga people and livestock from marauding Maasai.

Day 9: Stone Town Zanzibar (TANZANIA) (B)

This morning take a domestic flight from Kilimanjaro Airport to Zanzibar and transfer to Stone Town. Little has changed in the last 200 years in Stone Town. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques, and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This one-upmanship is particularly reflected in the brass-studded carved wooden doors - there are more than 500 different examples of this handiwork. The afternoon is free to explore the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways. Later watch the sun sink into the sea over a cocktail before dinner.

Day 10: Spice Tour (B)

The history of Zanzibar would be not be complete without the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, and many other spices which brought the Sultans of Oman and the beginnings of the infamous slave trade. Our half day tour will show you the sheer number of spices produced and their incredible value for many ailments. Later this afternoon we drive to Nungwi Beach at the northern end of the island.

Days 11-12: Nungwi Beach Zanzibar (B)

Two free days to relax and unwind at Nungwi Beach. Diving fishing and sailing on a Dhow are just some of the optional activities you can do here. At the end of the day there are plenty of bars to enjoy a sunset cocktail and a variety of beachside restaurants to dine in.

Day 13: Nungwi - Stone Town, Zanzibar (B)

After checking out of our hotel, we head back to Stone Town where you will have free time to do some last minute shopping. Our last night together will be spend over a fine meal and refreshments whilst taking stock of our whole adventure.

Day 14: Zanzibar Departure (B)

You will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport today for your onward flight.


  • 13 nights’ accommodation as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Sightseeing as indicated
  • Services of experienced driver/guide plus camp/cook assistant
  • Fully equipped safari vehicle, with camping/cooking equipment
  • All road tolls, vehicle taxes, National Park entry fees
  • Domestic flight from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
  • Airport transfers on D1 & D14 between 0600-1800 hours


  • International airfares to/from New Zealand
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entry Visa to all countries (purchased at border)
  • Items of a personal nature (e.g. drinks, souvenirs)
  • Any other optional activities you choose to take yourself

Accommodation based on the following or similar

Day 1: Nairobi (BL)


Day 2: Nairobi (B)


Day 3: Karatu (BLD)

Kudu Lodge (H)

Day 4: Serengeti (BLD)

Kati Kati Camp (PT)

Day 5: Serengeti – Ngorongoro (BLD)

Rhino Lodge (H)

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater (BLD)

Mt Meru Hotel (H)

Day 7: Marangu (BLD)

Marangu Hotel (H)

Day 8: Marangu (BLD)

Marangu Hotel (H)

Day 9: Stone Town Zanzibar (TANZANIA) (B)

Forodhani Park Hotel (H)

Day 10: Spice Tour (B)

Amaan Bungalows (H)

Day 11-12: Nungwi Beach Zanzibar (B)

Amaan Bungalows (H)

Day 13: Stone Town Zanzibar (B)

Forodhani Park Hotel or similar (H)

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. Note prices usually display available discounted rates if any, (eg. Early Bird Deals if applicable). All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.

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