12 Days
Duration
Tanzania
Destination

Highlights

See all the Best of Tanzania Wildlife Destinations and stay at quality mid-range tented camps and lodges. See Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Experience a bush tour with one of the indigenous community living along the shore of Lake Eyasi. After the safari fly to Zanzibar for 4 nights to soak and relax in a quiet, serene beach hotel. Once in a lifetime experience trip.

 

Accommodation Mid-range lodge / hotels
Type of Safari Wildlife safari, Nature, History, Beach holiday
Departure Flexible

 

Day Location Accommodation Meal plan Activity
1 Arusha Kibo Palace Hotel Bed & Breakfast Transfer, Leisure
2 Tarangire National Park Sangaiwe Tented lodge Bed & Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Morning game drive, Afternoon game drive
3 L.Manyara N. Park Country Lodge Karatu Bed & Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Morning game drive, Afternoon game drive
4 Serengeti National Park Kenzan Tented camp Bed & Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Afternoon game drive
5 Serengeti National Park Kenzan Tented camp Bed & Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Morning game drive, Afternoon game drive
6 Ngorongoro Conservation Area Marera Valley Lodge Bed & Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Crater Tour
7 Lake Eyasi Marera Valley Lodge Bed & Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Tour, Leisure
8 Ngorongoro – Zanzibar Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar Bed & Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Transfer, Leisure
9 East Coast Zanzibar Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar Bed & Breakfast, Dinner Leisure
10 East Coast Zanzibar Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar Bed & Breakfast, Dinner Leisure
11 East Coast Zanzibar Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar Bed & Breakfast, Dinner Leisure
12 East Coast Zanzibar No Accommodation Bed & Breakfast Transfer, Leisure

Price includes:

  • Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide.
  • Transport whilst on safari in a 4×4 safari Land cruiser with pop up roof for game viewing.
  • Transfers in Arusha and in Zanzibar.
  • Full Board Accommodation whilst on safari.
  • Half Board Accommodation whilst on Zanzibar (sunshine suite).
  • One night before safari in Arusha hotel on BB.
  • All park entrance fees and government taxes as per the itinerary.
  • Drivers salary and allowances plus park fees for driver and vehicle.
  • Complimentary drinking water in your vehicle whilst on safari.

Price excludes:

  • International / Local flight.
  • Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar (Estimated at $ 220 per person)
  • Airport arrival or Departure taxes.
  • Lunches in Arusha hotel.
  • Room upgrades
  • Tipping.
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Change in the itinerary.
  • Increase in park fees or other charges beyond our control.
  • Activities not mentioned in the package.

Extra Expenses you should budget

  • Visa’s (between $ 50 – $ 100).
  • Lunch in Arusha hotel.
  • Extra drinks and meals that are not mentioned on the package.
  • Tips (Please see a separate attachment with a guideline for tipping)

Additional information

LocationTanzania, Zanzibar
1

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania (Kilimanjaro Airport)

Karibu Tanzania – Welcome to Tanzania. On arrival at the airport, you will be met by one of our staff members. After greet and meet services he will escort you to your accommodation in Arusha (approximately 60 Km) ready for the safari tomorrow. The lodge is perched on the slopes of Mount Meru with a magnificent view of the mountain.

  • Main destination: Arusha
  • Accommodation: Kibo Palace Hotel Mid-range hotel located in or near Arusha
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included) Drinks not included
2

Day 2: Discover the Tarangire

After breakfast set off on a safari with your private car and driver to Tarangire National Park (approx. 120 km). Named for the river that nourishes the wildlife of a vast ecosystem, Tarangire is home to elephant, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, buffalo, eland, waterbuck, lion, giraffe, onyx and an unsurpassed diversity of birds. From June to November, masses of wildlife congregate around the river, but the park is a stronghold for big game year-round. Take your first game drive before retiring to your beautifully designed tented lodge, hidden among ancient baobab trees and giant rock kopjes within the park.

  • Main destination: Tarangire National Park
  • Accommodation: Sangaiwe Tented Lodge Mid-range lodge located outside Tarangire NP
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
3

Day 3: On to Lake Manyara

After breakfast, you depart for Lake Manyara National Park (approx 90 Km) with en-route views. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, A beautiful park, Lake Manyara contains a diverse range of habitats and topographical features ranging from the rift wall, groundwater forest, acacia woodlands, and open grasslands to the shores of Lake Manyara and the lake itself. Have afternoon game viewing in the park searching for the diverse flora and fauna of the park. There are some 350 different bird species in the park. The park provides sanctuary to a variety of animals such as the gazelle, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, hyena, baboon, giraffe, hippo and the famous tree-climbing lions that are unique to the Lake. The park is generally recognized for its incredible beauty.

  • Main destination: Lake Manyara National Park
  • Accommodation: Country Lodge Karatu Mid-range lodge located just outside Lake Manyara NP
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
4

Day 4: Drive to Serengeti via Ngorongoro

The legendary Serengeti Plain is your destination today (210 km), a vast rolling plain whose sparse vegetation allows for some of the best wildlife viewings in the world. The annual migration of wildebeest and zebra is one of the park’s great attractions, but throughout the year the Serengeti is excellent for seeing predators such as lion, leopard, and cheetah, along with elephant, giraffe, hyena, hippo, rhino, and many varieties of antelopes and birds. Depending with the animal movement we can arrange packed lunch or go back to the lodge for a hot lunch. The evening is free to rest.

  • Main destination: Serengeti National Park
  • Accommodation: Kenzan Tented Camp Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

5

Day 5: Full day in the endless plains of Serengeti

If you rise early you can take a morning game drive through the park to see the nocturnal predators returning from their nightly hunt and very active animals waking up in the early morning light. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds, you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes, birds and other species.

we enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing drives on the vast Serengeti plains. In the early morning and evening light, the Serengeti landscape is stunningly beautiful. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, including more than three million large mammals. The park is one that can never disappoint. One is spoilt by the variety of bird and wildlife species in this game reserve.
Depending with wildlife movement, we can have a hot lunch at the camp or enjoy picnic lunch packets.

  • Main destination: Serengeti National Park
  • Accommodation: Kenzan Tented Camp Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
6

Day 6: Full day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, we drive and descend some 610 meters into the crater, which is home to an abundance of wildlife and a photogenic paradise, for a full day of game viewing drive with picnic lunch at a private scenic site (hippos pool). Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world teams with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Pride of lions, herds of Cape buffalo, impala, Thompson gazelles, rhino, golden and black-backed jackal, zebra, cheetah, leopard and the spotted hyena freely roam on the crater floor plains. Unmatched for its natural variety and breathtaking beauty, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exist inside a region this size. Apart from its wildlife riches, the crater is also home to hundreds of bird species, refreshing in the small lakes in the crater floor.
In the evening we drive back to our game lodge for overnight stay.

  • Main destination: Ngorongoro Crater
  • Accommodation: Marera Valley Lodge Mid-range lodge located just outside Ngorongoro
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
7

Day 7: Lake Eyasi tribes tour

Early morning we depart to the village for local hunting experience with Hadzabe and Datonga tribes. This is not a mere performance. The bushmen rely on these techniques to survive and you’ll need to be very attentive and at times quiet, while they demonstrate their use of locally made poisons in incapacitating the poor creatures on which they depend for survival.

Return to your lodge in the evening for a rest.

  • Main destination: Ngorongoro Highlands
  • Accommodation: Marera Valley Lodge Mid-range lodge located just outside Ngorongoro Highlands
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
8

Day 8: Drive to Arusha - Fly to Zanzibar

You leave the Ngorongoro Area for Arusha (Approx 195 Kms). Here you can explore the city, go shopping for souvenirs or just relax. If you want we can organize an optional program like the visit of a Masai Village or the Snake Park. This will however depend with your flight to Zanzibar this afternoon. Proceed to the airport for your evening flight to Zanzibar.

The flight to Zanzibar take approx. 1 ¼ hours and upon arrival our meet and greet representative will meet you and escort you to your Beach hotel for check-in for 4 nights. Zanzibar beach tour is a short perfect trip for relaxing after a safari in the African bush. It combines the magic that is Stone with Zanzibar historical sites.

  • Main destination: Zanzibar Island
  • Accommodation: Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar Mid-range resort located in or near Zanzibar
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included) Drinks not included
9-11

Day 9-11: Free days relaxing/ exploring the sunny beaches

Enjoy free time to relax on the beaches and swim, snorkel or dive in the clear, warm waters. A cocktail and a golden sunset go hand in hand, so be sure to indulge as the sun melts away and day turns to night. In the evening, wander the beaches and the white sands of Zanzibar. Beach volleyball, table tennis, and other games are some of the activities to you can indulge in your resort during the days and nights.

  • Main destination: Zanzibar Island
  • Accommodation: Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar Mid-range resort located in or near Zanzibar
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included) Drinks not included
12

Day 12: Free day - Departure

You can choose the program of today in respect to your flight time. You may opt to relax in the resort or short activities like playing volley ball, kayaking. Later in the afternoon or evening you will be brought to the airport for your flight to the mainland in time for your connecting flight home.

  • Main destination: Zanzibar Island
  • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included) Drinks not included

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