When camping out in the serengeti we spotted some eyes at night - with the help of a torch we established it was a grazing giraffe family, we watched them for quite a while, I felt privilaged to be in their world.
Masai warriors played vortex with us at the Ngorongoro crater campsite. They are quite good at throwing!
We had a change of campsite one night and got to visit the Second Chance Education Project, where children who have missed education get a chance to go back to school and get qualifications. The children were very excited to meet us and we were shown round the project and had a tour of the new facilities they are trying to build. A very grounding experience.
Space is limited - less is more. If I did it again I would rinse out clothes instead of taking extras.
The cold night was not that cold - no need for thermals etc, a fleece would have done for me.
Take a sleeping bag liner - I did not get my full sleeping bag out most nights.
Despite previous reviews saying the snorkel sets for hire on Zanzibar are rubbish I would not recommend taking your own - we took a half day boat trip and most the coral was dead. Was not worth taking my mask for, the hire ones looked fine.
Room at the beach in Zanzibar came with beach towel. Do not underestimate the strength of the sun on the beach - sun shaders are not readily available.
Lots of opportunities to buy toliet roll as you go along but would take one for the first few days.
Do not worry about dehydration - water (and wee stops) is readily available. Also able to buy snacks.
I could not read on the truck it was very bouncy - never had one before but an audio book would have been a good idea.
Water bottle far better than camelbak for the truck.