12 Days Authentic Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar

12 Days Authentic Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar

Day 1: Arrive Kilimanjaro
Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet and greet with our guide then transfer to Moshi town for overnight at Keys Lodge.

Day 2: Kilimanjaro Day Climb – Moshi – Arusha

Elevation (ft): 6,046 ft to 8,858 ft
Distance: 8 km/5 miles
Hiking Up and down Time: 8 – 10 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

Today Early morning depart to Marangu gate for the necessary formalities before beginning of the trek. The hiking trail begins by ascending a beautiful, tropical rain forest. At the upper edge of the forest you will be able to see blue monkeys. The trail then widens to expose beautiful hillsides until you reach Mandara Hut. Enjoy picnic lunch at Mandara, short rest then start trekking back to Marangu gate where you will be transferred to Arusha town for overnight at Impala Hotel.

Day 3: Arusha to Serengeti
After breakfast you will leave Arusha and drive to Serengeti National Park with lunch boxes. While driving across ngorongoro conservation area you will be spotting some animals such as zebras, giraffes, gazelles and small herds of wildebeest. Arrive Serengeti in afternoon and continue with the game drive till evening. Serengeti is over 6,000 square miles of sprawling, unspoiled landscape. Add to that an extraordinary population of resident and migratory animals in a constant bid for survival, and you understand why this is often called, “the world as it was in the beginning.” As soon as you enter the park, wildlife viewing begins. Search for leopard and lion. Watch in awe as zebra, wildebeest, and elephant simply appears from amidst the woodlands and plains. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Safari lodge.

Day 4: Northern Serengeti Mara River
Breakfast, departs for game drive en-route to Northern Serengeti at Bologonja Area. Normally in Mid- July to Mid-September the herds of migration cross Mara River from Serengeti to Maasai Mara game reserve. The migration stays only for few months in Maasai Mara and start to cross Mara River back to Serengeti in mid- October to Early November. Watching the herds crossing the River is a phenomena and a life time memory. Different scenes can be observed at the crossing point including that of Giants Nile crocodiles killing the wildebeest and zebra. After a long day of game viewing along the banks of Mara River drive to Game viewing during tand August for the morning game drive back to lodge for lunch and continue with afternoon game drive till evening where you will drive back to the lodge for sundowner, dinner and overnight Serengeti Safari Lodge.

Day 5: Northern Serengeti
Today continue with the game viewing in the northern Serengeti area at Kogatende where your driver will try his level best to located different spots where the migration crossing the Mara river. Picnic lunch will be served just at the banks of the river. During the river crossing a number of predators such as lions and hyena can easily be spotted following the herds. Several predator birds such as vultures and marabou stocks will also be seen in the area. Late afternoon drive back to the Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Overnight Country Lodge Karatu
After breakfast we will leave Serengeti game drive en-route and move to Ngorongoro Conservation Area via the olduvai Gorge and the maasai boma. Dinner and overnight at Country Lodge Karatu.

Day 7: Crater tour overnight Country lodge
Today we descend down Ngorongoro crater for game viewing with packed lunch. The park is one of the most densely crowded wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals. The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World’. A visit to the crater is a main attraction for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. Within the crater rim, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Just outside the crater’s ridge, tall Masaai herd their cattle and goats over green pastures through the highland slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries.

Day 8: Karatu -Arusha – Zanzibar Overnight Warere
Today after breakfast we shall transfer you to Arusha town for lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge and after lunch drop at the airport for your flight to Zanzibar. Our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to North coast at Warere Beach Bungalow for overstay.

Day 9 – 11: Leisure stay at Warere Beach Bungalow
Leisure stay at the hotel swimming. Optional stone town tour, Spice tour, prison island tour will be available on request per extra charge.

Day 12: Today we shall transfer you to Zanzibar airport your schedule flight to Dar es Salaam which departs at 15h30 and arrives Dar es Salaam at 15h50.
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TOUR PRICE
2 people @ US $ 4390
3 people@ US $ 3950
4 – 6 people @ US $ 3880
Solo traveler: US $ 635

PRICE INCLUDES
Airport transfers services
Half board accommodation in Arusha on the first day
Transport on an open roof private safari vehicle
Park entrance fees
Ngorongoro crater service fees
Entrance fees at Olduvai
Maasai Boma visit in Ngorongoro
Full board accommodation in Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti Serena Lodge
Reserve Concession fees
Service of the English speaking driver guide
Air ticket from Kilimanjaro Airport to Zanzibar
Air ticket from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
Transfers at Zanzibar

PRICE EXCLUDES
Gratuity for the Driver and lodge staffs
Any expenses of the personal nature which doesn’t mention on the itinerary
Flying doctor services
Accommodation in Arusha on the last day
Domestic and international flight tickets.

5 Days Northern Tanzania Safari

Day 1: Arrive Arusha

Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet and greet with our driver guide then transfer to Arusha town for dinner and overnight At Kibo Palace Hotel

 

Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

Pickup from the hotel at 8am with picnic lunch for the journey to Lake Manyara National Park. As you arrive to the park continue with game drive till evening. Although this park is small in dimension (205 sq. miles) but it has breathtaking scenery and well famous for its lush acacia forest, giant figs and mahogany trees, as well as to a growing population of baboons and blue monkeys. Permanent resident animals of this park include lions, giraffes, elephants, impalas and a huge amount of buffaloes. The lake is also home to a large number of hippos. The Great Rift Valley escarpment at Lake Manyara is something that cannot be described by words but is something be seen by everyone. The escarpment offers a unique panoramic view of the park and stunning photo opportunities. Evening drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight at Tloma Lodge  Lodge.

 

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

Early breakfast at the lodge, depart towards the world most famous National park “The Serengeti”. This will be an unforgettable moment for anyone seeing it for the first time. As you progress well into the Serengeti, you will see why the name means, in local language, “endless plains”. The park has 6,900 sq. mile (18,000 sq. km) and for most of it, the plains will stretch to the horizon defying your senses and perception of distances. It is the home to the Great Migration which involves over 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras and all kinds of antelopes. As for Big Cats and large predators, it’s the place of choice to look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, with many television scenes like the famous river crossings having been filmed in this park. Evening drive to Serengeti Safari Lodge / Serengeti Katikati Tented Cam where you will overnight.

 

Day 4: Serengeti to Ngorongoro

On this day we suggest a very early wake up in order to do an early morning game drive (when the animals are more active) and see one of the best sunrises you’ll ever witness. After the game drive, we return to the Lodge for a rewarding brunch and then we’ll proceed to Ngorongoro, the 8th wonder of the Natural World. The crater spreads for 102 sq. miles and has 2.000 ft high walls, making it virtually a Noah’s ark and inhabiting almost every species of wildlife that is indigenous to East Africa. It’s one of the very rare locations in the whole continent where you can witness the black Rhino. The crater has a river, several swamps, a soda lake with a great concentration of flamingos, a forest and open plains. It’s also famous for its elephants which, are the largest in the world and have huge tusks. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Wonder of the Natural World. Arrive Karatu for dinner and overnight at Tloma Lodge.

 

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Early morning breakfast, depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area for crater tour. Descend into the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife in one of the most stunning places on Earth. After the game drive, there will be time for a picnic lunch near the beautiful hippo pool. After lunch, we will have time for a short game drive and then ascend the crater and exit Ngorongoro Conservation Area towards Arusha. We expect to be back in Arusha around 5pm then proceed to Kilimanjaro international airport for your onward flight back home or to Zanzibar.

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TOUR PRICE

  • 2 people @ US $ 2150
  • 3 people@ US $ 1880
  • 4 people @ US $ 1780
  • 5 – 6 people @ US $ 1700
  • Solo traveler: US $ 3115

 

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Airport transfers services
  • Half board accommodation in Arusha on the first day
  • Transport on an open roof private safari vehicle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Ngorongoro crater service fees
  • Entrance fees at Olduvai
  • Maasai Boma visit in Ngorongoro
  • Full board accommodation at Tloma Lodge, Serengeti Safari Tented Lodge / Serengeti Katikati Camp
  • Reserve Concession fees
  • Service of the English speaking driver guide

 

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Gratuity for the Driver and lodge staffs
  • Any expenses of the personal nature which doesn’t mention on the itinerary
  • Flying doctor services
  • Accommodation in Arusha on the last day
  • Domestic and international flight tickets.