DAY 1: ARRIVAL DAY
We’ll pick you up at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer you to the Arusha Coffee Lodge for your first night in Tanzania.
DAY 2: ARUSHA – SERENGETI
After breakfast, you’ll leave Arusha with your guide and drive to the endless plains of Serengeti via Ngorongoro crater where you’ll enjoy a half day of wildlife and migration viewing. Serengeti is the oldest and most popular national park, in particular for its annual migration of wildebeest but zebra and Thomson gazelle also join the trek looking for fresh grazing. Some of the animals are found in Serengeti are buffalo, giraffe, eland, topi, kongoni, impala, Grant’s gazelle, lion, cheetah, leopard and African Jackal. We’ll take a packed lunch with us today to maximize our game viewing time.
DAYS 3 & 4: SERENGETI
You’ll spend two full days exploring the Serengeti creating unforgettable memories of your safari adventure. The great migration on the Serengeti is world renowned and you’ll be ideally place to watch more than two million animals, mainly wildebeest, move across the plains in search of fresh grass and water. You’ll have the option of taking a hot air balloon ride if you’d like to get a bird’s eye view of the migration. Please note the hot air balloon and wilderness champagne breakfast incurs an additional cost of $539 per person and is subject to availability. Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner provided each day.
DAY 5: VENTURE TO NGORONGORO WITH DISCOVERIES EN ROUTE
After breakfast, you will bid adieu to the Serengeti and begin the long drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. En route, you will stop for a packed lunch at Olduvai Gorge, an archaeological site made famous by Louis and Mary Leakey when they uncovered the remains of Zinjathropus, an early hominid species that roamed the planet some 2.7 million years ago. After lunch, you’ll be taken to the Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.
DAY 6: EXPLORE THE NGORONGORO CRATER
After breakfast, you’ll descend with into the famed Ngorongoro Crater for wildlife viewing. A large caldera, the crater formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago. It is 610 m (2,000 ft) deep and its floor covers 260 km² (100miles²). Estimations of the height of the original volcano range from fifteen to nineteen thousand feet (4500 to 5800 meters). The crater has some of the highest densities of wildlife on the planet, including lion, elephant, zebra, rhino, leopard, buffalo, gazelle, wildebeest, hippo and many different bird species. The Ngorongoro Crater is well deserving of its UN World Heritage Site status and this experience will be a highlight of your tour. Accommodation & Meals: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.
DAY 7: HEAD TO THE PARK THAT HEMINGWAY LOVED
After breakfast, leave for Lake Manyara National Park. The great American writer and adventurer, Ernest Hemingway, once described Manyara as one of his favorites. Some 231km² out of the park’s total 329km² is covered by the water of Lake Manyara, an alkaline water body that attracts flamingos and many migratory birds. Giant fig and mahogany trees tower above the trails near the park’s entrance, where baboons and blue monkeys often gather. Out in the plains and near the lake, you might see buffalo, elephant, warthog, and giraffe. Although small, Lake Manyara has much to offer in terms of different habitats and wildlife. You will stay and have dinner at the nearby Lake Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp which has fabulous views of the lake and national park. Meals: Breakfasts, packed lunch and dinner
DAY 8: EXPLORE TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Leaving Lake Manyara behind, you’ll travel to the nearby Tarangire National Park, known for its large population of elephants. Large herds of wildlife often congregate around the Tarangire River, which also attracts a great diversity of birdlife but the elephants usually steal the show! Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.
DAY 9: FINAL DAY ON SAFARI & YOUR DEPARTURE TO ZANZIBAR
Enjoy one final morning of wildlife viewing and the stunning African landscapes as you make you leave Tarangire and return to Arusha town. You’ll have lunch at a tranquil hideaway in the Shanga Shangaa arts center, where handicapped artisans make extraordinary jewelry and glassware. They also serve a delicious meal! After picking up some souvenirs and gifts you’ll have an opportunity to visit the Cultural Heritage Centre, with gift shop, art gallery and tanzanite display – a stone more precious than diamonds! In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Arusha airport for your flight to Zanzibar. On arrival in Zanzibar, you will be met and transferred to the hotel for some well-deserved relaxation. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
DAY 10 – 13: ZANZIBAR BEACH RELAXATION
This is a free day to do as you please and soak up the amazing atmosphere and views from your hotel. You may want to simply relax at the beach, in the pool or at the spa. If you’ve got energy to spare there are a range of activities available including tennis, biking and horse riding some of which may incur an additional charge. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
DAY 14: DEPARTURE FROM ZANZIBAR
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the port for your boat ride to Dar es Salaam. On arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to the airport for your flight back home. It’s been an incredible experience and one you’ll never forget.
BOOK THIS SAFARI
Inclusive in this package:
- Full board and accommodation during safari and in Zanzibar;
- All entrance fees and park fees;
- Professional Tanzanian guide;
- Outfitted Land Rovers with roof hatches;
- One bottle of mineral water per person per day;
- Daily safari briefing;
- Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar;
- Boat Ride from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam.
Not included in this package:
- Travel insurance;
- International flights;
- Excursions in Zanzibar;
- Tourist visas;
- Alcoholic beverages;
- All items of a personal nature;
- Balloon Safari.