Road toZanzibar14 days, Nairobi to Dar es Salaam or v.v.NEWCode ZNDIf pushed, thiswould be my favouriteAfrica trip. You visit allof the classic nationalparks but then spend acouple of days amidstthe rocky splendour ofthe UsambaraMountains and thenfinish up with threedays on the fabledspice island ofZanzibar.Liddy says...''''The perfect tripfor those who lovewildlife and the beach.Zanzibar is probablymy favourite beachdestination in theworld, the white sandand spice plantationsproviding a perfectbackdrop for relaxingafter your safari.Liddy says...''''36Africa - Kenya, TanzaniaBook now at imaginative-traveller.com or call 01728 885561ITINERARY... Day 1 NairobiArrive Nairobi. Day 2 ArushaCrossinto Tanzania and explore the city of Arusha. Day 3 KaratuInteractwith locals on a visit to a community programme in Mto Wa Mbu.Admire crafts, colourful fabrics and carvings at a market beforejourneying to Karatu. Days 4-5 Serengeti National ParkGo onsafari in search of the Big Five before camping deep in the bushwithin earshot of animal calls. For a real treat, take an optionalsunrise balloon ride over the plains. Day 6 Ngorongoro CraterDescend into the giant volcanic crater, home to some 30,000 animalsincluding lions and the endangered black rhino. Day 7 MaranguVisit the new school at the Amani Children's Home, a project thathouses and educates street kids. Days 8-9 Usambara MountainsTake a walking tour of Mshiri village and get firsthand insight intothe daily lives of the Chagga people. Head off the beaten track tothe Usambara Mountains. Time for optional hikes and guided walks.Day 10 Dar es SalaamCamp on a beach at Dar es Salaam.Days 11-14 ZanzibarDiscover the famed 'Spice Island' of Zanzibar.Marvel at the eclectic architecture of Stone Town, tour aromaticplantations and swim or soak up some sun on white-sand beaches.ITINERARY... Day 1 NairobiArrive Nairobi. Day 2 Lake NakuruMeet the kids of the New Hope Children's Home and take a gamedrive at Lake Nakuru. Days 3-4 Lake NaivashaMeet the localsbefore camping near Lake Naivasha. Day 5 Loita HillsTravel to theheart of Kenya's Masai country. Camp among these semi-nomadictribespeople and learn about their ancient culture. Days 6-7 MasaiMara National ReserveSafaris through the Masai Mara can revealprides of lions, herds of elephants and perhaps a stealthy cheetah.Days 8-10 Nairobi - ArushaReturn to Nairobi and continue toArusha. Day 11 KaratuMeet Tanzanian locals before travelling toKaratu. Days 12-13 Serengeti National ParkSafari across theSerengeti Plains in search of wildlife. Day 14 Ngorongoro CraterDescend into the giant Ngorongoro Crater to spy Africa's Big Five.Day 15 MaranguVisit the Amani Children's Home, an inspirationalschool for underprivileged children. Days 16-17 UsambaraMountainsWitness the daily life of the Chagga people beforeheading to the remote Usambara Mountains. Day 18 Dar esSalaamCamp by the beach at Dar es Salaam. Days 19-22 ZanzibarMarvel at the eclectic architecture lining the cobbled streets, andvisit an aromatic plantation on idyllic Zanzibar. Relax beside theIndian Ocean and celebrate the end of this East African adventure.This is a truck based overland tour (see page 7)ACCOMMODATIONHotel (4 nts), camping (15 nts), bungalow (2 nts) MEALS21 Breakfasts, 16 Lunches, 15 DinnersTRANSPORTOverland vehicle, 4WD, ferry GROUPSIZEMaximum 22KITTY NOTEThese are group funds paid on the road, please see page 9 StartFinish201207 Jan-28 Jan28 Jan-18 Feb11 Feb-03 Mar10 Mar-31 Mar24 Mar-14 Apr07 Apr-28 Apr12 May-02 Jun09 Jun-30 Jun21 Jul-11 Aug28 Jul-18 Aug04 Aug-25 Aug11 Aug-01 Sep18 Aug-08 Sep25 Aug-15 Sep01 Sep-22 Sep15 Sep-06 Oct29 Sep-20 Oct13 Oct-03 Nov27 Oct-17 Nov10 Nov-01 Dec24 Nov-15 Dec01 Dec-22 Dec08 Dec-29 Dec15 Dec-05 Jan22 Dec-12 Jan29 Dec-19 Jan201305 Jan-26 Jan19 Jan-09 Feb02 Feb-23 Feb16 Feb-09 Mar02 Mar-23 Mar16 Mar-06 Apr25 May-15 Jun08 Jun-29 Jun22 Jun-13 JulRegular Saturdaydeparturescontinue in 2013.Please see websitefor details.This is a truck based overland tour (see page 7)ACCOMMODATIONHotel (2 nts), camping (9 nts), bungalow (2 nts)Upgrades from camping to rooms usually available on the road MEALS13 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 DinnersTRANSPORTOverland vehicle, 4WD jeep, ferry GROUPSIZEMaximum 22NOTEThe trip runs in both directions.Departures Dar es Salaam to Nairobi are marked with an *.KITTY NOTEThese are group funds paid on the road, please see page 9 StartFinish201208 Jan-21 Jan15 Jan-28 Jan22 Jan-04 Feb05 Feb-18 Feb*12 Feb-25 Feb19 Feb-03 Mar26 Feb-10 Mar11 Mar-24 Mar18 Mar-31 Mar25 Mar-07 Apr01 Apr-14 Apr15 Apr-28 Apr22 Apr-05 May06 May-19 May20 May-02 Jun03 Jun-16 Jun10 Jun-23 Jun17 Jun-30 Jun24 Jun-07 Jul01 Jul-14 Jul08 Jul-21 Jul08 Jul-21 Jul*15 Jul-28 Jul22 Jul-04 Aug29 Jul-11 Aug05 Aug-18 Aug12 Aug-25 Aug19 Aug-01 Sep26 Aug-08 Sep02 Sep-15 Sep09 Sep-22 Sep16 Sep-29 Sep23 Sep-06 Oct30 Sep-13 Oct07 Oct-20 Oct14 Oct-27 Oct21 Oct-03 Nov28 Oct-10 Nov04 Nov-17 Nov11 Nov-24 Nov18 Nov-01 Dec25 Nov-08 Dec02 Dec-15 Dec09 Dec-22 Dec16 Dec-29 Dec23 Dec-05 Jan30 Dec-12 Jan201306 Jan-19 Jan13 Jan-26 Jan20 Jan-02 Feb27 Jan-09 Feb03 Feb-16 Feb10 Feb-23 Feb17 Feb-02 Mar24 Feb-09 MarRegular Sundaydeparturescontinue in 2013.Please see websitefor details..Search for the Big Fivein the famousSerengeti National Park.Descend into themagnificent wildlifehaven of the Ngorongoro Crater.Local interaction atMto Wa Mbu, Mshirivillage and the AmaniChildren's Home.Hike in the secludedUsambara Mountains.Relax on the famedbeaches of the spiceisland of ZanzibarTour highlights.Spot the Big Five in theMasai Mara, Serengetiand Ngorongoro Crater.Plenty of culturalinteraction in villagesand children's homes.Camp amongst theMasai tribes.Explore the remoteUsambara Mountains.Meander along exoticalleyways then relax atthe beach on ZanzibarTour highlights£573ppFlight ex London fromBasicTraveller£573ppFlight ex London from£1,893pp£1,075ppTour from (paid in advance)$1,260ppTrip Kitty (paid locally in US$)Total tour price fromSee website for detailsBased on current exchange rates£1,405pp£840ppTour from (paid in advance)$870ppTrip Kitty (paid locally in US$)Total tour price fromSee website for detailsBased on current exchange ratesBest ofEast Africa22 days, ex NairobiNEWCode IYXOHCBasicTraveller
For activeadventurers an ascentof Kilimanjaro is oneof the 'must-do' treks.Reaching 5,896m, thisis Africa's highestmountain and offers agreat variety oflandscapes en route tothe snowy peak.Liddy says...''''37Africa - Kenya, TanzaniaIf you are goingto come all the way toAfrica to climbKilimanjaro, youshould also try tosqueeze in a safari inarguably Africa's bestnational parks. Thistrip offers the chanceto pit your fitnessagainst Africa's highestpeak and search forthe 'big five' in theSerengeti andNgorongoro Crater.Liddy says...''''For trip notes, availability and more, enter the trip code at imaginative-traveller.comITINERARY... Day 1 NairobiDiscover Kenya's bustling capitalNairobi. Day 2 KisiiTravel across the breathtaking Great Rift Valleyinto Kenya's fertile highlands. Day 3 Lake VictoriaMingle with thelocals in Musoma's lively marketplace and stay overnight on a quietstretch of shoreline beside Lake Victoria. Days 4-5 SerengetiNational ParkWatch the famous grasslands and river valleys ofTanzania's Serengeti unfold on game-viewing safaris.Day 6 Ngorongoro CraterStop by Olduvai Gorge, before settingup camp on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Day 7 MeseraniVisit the town of Mto Wa Mbu and browse the colourfulmarketplace. Day 8 MaranguAdmire the cloud-covered summit ofthe upcoming challenge - Mt Kilimanjaro. Day 9 Mandara HutHike through lush rainforest and spot monkeys in the overheadcanopy. Day 10 Horombo HutTrek to Horumbo Hut, whererainforest gives way to rolling alpine meadows. Day 11 Kibo HutTake a slower pace as the air begins to thin closer to the peak ofKilimanjaro. Day 12 SummitContinue the final trek upwards toreach the highest point in Africa, the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.Days 13-14 MaranguDescend through alpine meadows and lushrainforests back to Marangu.ITINERARY... Day 1 MaranguMarvel at the summit of theupcoming challenge - Mt Kilimanjaro. Day 2 Mandara HutSet offwith a hike through lush rainforest and spot monkeys and brightly-feathered birds in the overhead canopy. Day 3 Horombo HutGetmuscles pumping on a trek to Horombo Hut. Camp beneath thetowering peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Days 4 Kibo HutHeadinghigher towards the peak of Kilimanjaro, hike up progressively morerugged and rocky terrain and notice the air start to thin. Trekonwards through the hauntingly beautiful moorland forests full ofhanging moss and exotic flowers. Skirt the stark moonscape of theSaddle to reach Kibo Hut. Day 5 Uhuru Peak - SummitClose tomidnight, wake and enjoy a cup of tea before zigzagging up a screeslope by lamplight. Arrive at Gilman's Point in time to watch the sunrise from behind Mawenzi Peak. Continue upwards and pass alongthe rim of a crater to reach the highest point of Africa. At 5,896m,the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro offers simply unforgettable views of thecrater, the ice fields and the distant East African plains.Days 6-7 MaranguReturn to Marangu and celebrate the end ofthis epic trek.ACCOMMODATIONHotel (2 nts), mountain hut (4 nts) MEALS6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 DinnersTRANSPORTMinibusGROUPSIZEMaximum 12NOTE Maximum altitude is 5,896mThis trip requires an additional deposit in order to secure aKilimanjaro climb permit.StartFinish201207 Jan-13 Jan21 Jan-27 Jan04 Feb-10 Feb18 Feb-24 Feb10 Mar-16 Mar24 Mar-30 Mar07 Apr-13 Apr21 Apr-27 Apr12 May-18 May26 May-01 Jun09 Jun-15 Jun23 Jun-29 Jun30 Jun-06 Jul07 Jul-13 Jul14 Jul-20 Jul21 Jul-27 Jul28 Jul-03 Aug04 Aug-10 Aug11 Aug-17 Aug18 Aug-24 Aug25 Aug-31 Aug01 Sep-07 Sep08 Sep-14 Sep15 Sep-21 Sep22 Sep-28 Sep29 Sep-05 Oct06 Oct-12 Oct13 Oct-19 Oct20 Oct-26 Oct27 Oct-02 Nov03 Nov-09 Nov10 Nov-16 Nov17 Nov-23 Nov24 Nov-30 Nov01 Dec-07 Dec08 Dec-14 Dec15 Dec-21 Dec22 Dec-28 Dec29 Dec-04 Jan201305 Jan-11 Jan19 Jan-25 Jan02 Feb-08 Feb16 Feb-22 Feb02 Mar-08 Mar16 Mar-22 Mar30 Mar-05 Apr13 Apr-19 Apr27 Apr-03 MayRegular Saturdaydeparturescontinue in 2013.Please seewebsite fordetails.Week 1 of this tour is a truck based overland tour (see page 7)ACCOMMODATIONHotel (3 nts), dormitory (1 nt), camping (5 nts)mountain hut (4 nts) MEALS13 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 12 DinnersTRANSPORTMinibus, 4WD, overland vehicleGROUPSIZEMaximum 22NOTE Maximum altitude is 5,896mThis trip requires an additional deposit in order to secure aKilimanjaro climb permit.KITTY NOTEThese are group funds paid on the road, please see page 9 StartFinish201214 Jan-27 Jan28 Jan-10 Feb11 Feb-24 Feb03 Mar-16 Mar17 Mar-30 Mar31 Mar-13 Apr14 Apr-27 Apr19 May-01 Jun02 Jun-15 Jun16 Jun-29 Jun07 Jul-20 Jul14 Jul-27 Jul21 Jul-03 Aug28 Jul-10 Aug04 Aug-17 Aug11 Aug-24 Aug18 Aug-31 Aug25 Aug-07 Sep01 Sep-14 Sep08 Sep-21 Sep15 Sep-28 Sep22 Sep-05 Oct29 Sep-12 Oct06 Oct-19 Oct13 Oct-26 Oct20 Oct-02 Nov27 Oct-09 Nov03 Nov-16 Nov10 Nov-23 Nov17 Nov-30 Nov24 Nov-07 Dec01 Dec-14 Dec08 Dec-21 Dec15 Dec-28 Dec22 Dec-04 Jan29 Dec-11 Jan201312 Jan-25 Jan26 Jan-08 Feb09 Feb-22 Feb23 Feb-08 Mar09 Mar-22 Mar23 Mar-05 Apr06 Apr-19 Apr20 Apr-03 MayRegular Saturdaydeparturescontinue in 2013.Please seewebsite fordetails..Trek to the Roof ofAfrica.Enjoy a gradual ascent,sleeping in huts.Summit at sunrise tounforgettable views.Enjoy the full supportof qualified trek staffand a guideTour highlights.Enjoy safaris in theNgorongoro Crater andSerengeti National Park.Trek to the Roof ofAfrica on the MaranguRoute.Visit the 'birthplace of mankind' - the OlduvaiGorge.Interact with the localcommunity at Musomoand Mto Wa MbuTour highlightsKilimanjaroMarangu Route7 days, ex MaranguNEWCode IYKXMSerengeti &Kilimanjaro14 days, ex NairobiNEWCode IYGOMCPlusTravellerTour price from£1,230ppSee website for details£654ppFlight ex London fromBasicTraveller£599ppFlight ex London from£1,824pp£1,580ppTour from (paid in advance)$375ppTrip Kitty (paid locally in US$)Total tour price fromSee website for detailsBased on current exchange ratesZanzibar ExtensionExplore this exotic spice island off the coast ofTanzania. Wander through the labyrinthinealleys of Stone Town then relax on the white,palm-lined beaches by the Indian Ocean. Pre-or post tour.