Join Talking Drums on our
LUXE Tanzania Travel Adventure!
9 days/8 nights for £2800
Thursday 16th March 2023 to Saturday 25th March 2023
Overview of Tanzania and Zanzibar:
The United Republic of Tanzania formed following the merger of mainland Tanganyika with the islands of Zanzibar in 1964, to form a united republic that was later renamed ‘Tanzania’. However Tanzania is usually used to refer to the mainland part of the country, and Zanzibar refers to some of the coastal islands.
The mainland is a beautiful mixture of nature and culture. Home to the World's tallest free-standing mountain, Kilimanjaro, (also known as the roof of Africa) a myriad of tribes including the famous nomadic pastoralist Maasai, and languages including the origin of the most widely spoken African language - Kiswahili (Swahili). In addition, the mainland is home to many of the greatest national parks and conservation areas in the world, including the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, and the big 5 wildlife (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo)!
Zanzibar is a beautiful archipelago off of the coast of mainland Tanzania.
Within its union with the mainland, Zanzibar remains semi-autonomous with its own government and President.
Comprising of two large islands – Unguja and Pemba – and a number of small islands, it is typically the larger island of Unguja that many refer to when they say ‘Zanzibar’. The island offers the opportunity to relax on pristine beaches and turquoise waters amongst beautiful marine life, and explore its key spice trading history. The capital, Zanzibar City, is also home to the historic Stone Town – a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Therefore, together, provide an ideal destination for a truly culturally immersive experience.
Overview of the Travel Adventure:
1. Explore the city of Arusha and view the Roof of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro (on a clear day).
2. Take in the wonders of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater on Safari in mainland Tanzania.
3. Visit the lush village of Mto Wa Mbu, on a cycle tour.
4. Experience the culture of the pastoralist Maasai people.
5. Fly to the archipelago of Zanzibar, the Spice Island.
6. Relax on the pristine beaches, turquoise waters and amongst beautiful marine life.
7. Venture on a Spice Tour, other wildlife hot spots including Baraka Natural Aquarium, and on a Sandbank/Starfish/Snorkelling tour.
8. Explore Stone Town, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and Changuu Island (also known as Prison Island).
9. Have a group photoshoot with one of the hottest photographers in Tanzania.
10. Support local entrepreneurs across the country.
By booking this tour, you will be directly supporting seven local entrepreneurs and locally-owned businesses, and indirectly supporting many more!
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
1x internal flight from Arusha to Zanzibar.
All pre-booked activities are based on availability and subject to change.
Each guest has their own room as standard, and this included in the price.
What does the price not included?
The price excludes:
travel and medical insurance
travel tests, immunisations and medication
food and drink
(except breakfast, welcome and leaving dinners, and all meals on Safari)
tips and gratuities
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 this 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.
We also donate a portion of the proceeds of our travel adventures to a local community initiative in the country we visit.
Who else will be joining the Travel Adventure?
We offer this 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.
How did you develop the itinerary?
We believe in travelling with a purpose, in cultural immersions, getting off the beaten track and positive impacts.
Therefore each itinerary has been carefully curated based on over 10 years experience solo travelling across the continent, and multiple trips to the Travel Adventure destinations. We have sourced the best accommodation and experiences, enabling them to be the most diversified and competitively priced, and providing an affordable yet luxurious experience.
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, you can make additional payments on an ongoing basis.
The final balance will be due six (6) weeks before the start of the tour.
Please note, the deposit is non-refundable. You will be unable to join if the full balance has not been paid.
What should I do before travelling?
Before travelling, you must ensure you:
Book your international flights
Have the 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).