Join Talking Drums on our Tanzania Travel Adventure!
Tanzania 2021 - 8 days/7 nights for £1300
Saturday 12th to Saturday 19th March 2022
Overview of Tanzania and Zanzibar:
Tanzania, usually used to refer to the mainland part of the country, is actually the collective name of the mainland and coastal islands. The mainland is a beautiful mixture of nature and culture. Home to the World's tallest free-standing mountain, Kilimanjaro, the big 5 wildlife, and a myriad of tribes including the famous nomadic pastoralist Maasai, and languages including home to the most widely spoken African language -Kiswahili. As such, Tanzania presents the ideal destination for a truly culturally immersive experience.
Zanzibar is a beautiful archipelago off of the coast of mainland Tanzania. Comprising of two large islands – Unguja and Pemba – and a number of small islands, Zanzibar merged with mainland Tanganyika to form a united republic that was later renamed ‘Tanzania’. However, within this union, Zanzibar remains semi-autonomous with its own government and President.
Whilst Zanzibar refers to a collection of islands, it is the larger island of Unguja that many refer to when they say ‘Zanzibar’. The capital, Zanzibar City, is home to the historic Stone Town – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Zanzibar offers the opportunity to relax on pristine beaches and turquoise waters amongst beautiful marine life, and explore its key spice trading history.
Therefore together an ideal destination for a truly culturally immersive experience.
Overview of the Travel Adventure:
1. Take in the wonders of the Ngorongoro crater on Safari in mainland Tanzania.
2. Experience the culture of the pastoralist Maasai people in their village.
3. Explore the city of Arusha and view the Roof of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro (on a clear day).
4. Fly to the archipelago of Zanzibar, the Spice Island.
5. Relax on the pristine beaches, turquoise waters and amongst beautiful marine life.
6. Venture on a Spice Tour, to the famous Jozani Forest and other wildlife hot spots.
7. Visit local markets and businesses including the Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, and the mamas at the Zanzibar Seaweed Centre.
8. Explore Stone Town, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
What is the Talking Drums Travel Adventure?
It is a boutique travel tour of like-minded individuals, coming together to explore Africa and beyond! Talking Drums curates trips for small groups, and as much as possible, procures goods and services from local businesses, to contribute to the local economy.
We aim to immerse ourselves in each experience, and empower you to undertake your own travel adventures responsibly, whilst having a positive impact across Africa and beyond. Solo travellers are warmly welcome. We offer the Travel Adventures to a maximum of five travellers per travel group trip.
With a Talking Drums Travel Adventure, you will be travelling with a purpose. Where possible, we source our goods and services from local businesses, and also donate a proceed of profits to initiatives that benefit the local communities to where we travel.
With a focus on having a positive impact, we align our services to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
Who is the Safari tour provided by?
We have partnered up exclusively with Aloito Africa, a Tanzanian-owned and run mountain-trekking and wildlife safari company, licensed by the Tanzania Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism. Aloito Africa donates proceeds from their tours to Idimayii Primary School, a school for local Maasai children.
We offer the Travel Adventures to a maximum of five travellers per travel group trip, to enable a deeply immersive experience. By the end of the trip, we hope you leave as a community and group of friends.
What does the price include?
The price includes:
all advertised activities (excluding beach/water activities)
transport to activities
accommodation and breakfast
welcome and leaving dinners, and all meals on Safari
All pre-booked activities are based on availability and subject to change.
The price excludes international flights, food and drink (except breakfast, welcome and leaving dinners, and all meals on Safari), tips and gratuities.
Do I have to pay the cost all at once?
You have the option to pay the total cost at the time of booking or the deposit of £300. If you choose the deposit option, the final balance will be due 6 weeks before the start of the tour. Please note, the deposit is non-refundable.
What should I do before travelling?
Before travelling, you must ensure you:
Have necessary immunisations for Tanzania
Have travel insurance that provides sufficient coverage. Please note you will not be permitted to travel on this adventure without travel insurance.
Adhere to the necessary entry requirements such as visa, copy of a yellow fever certificate (see the FCDO website,the State Department website or your country's equivalent foreign office website for further guidance).
Talking Drums can provide you with support on these requirements.