safari & Beach, Enjoy a perfect combination of wildlife, adventure and relaxation as you embark upon this thrilling itinerary, beginning with a top end safari; taking in all of Tanzania’s Northern Circuit, where you could spot the Big Five as well as some of the lesser seen game. Your holiday will be rounded off by a five night stay on the beautiful island of Zanzibar at Matemwe Lodge, a blissfully relaxed and alluring beach retreat.
This first day of your tour to Tanzania starts with arrival into Kilimanjaro International Airport where our Safari Manager will pick you up and transfer you in a private car to your lodge in round Arusha town with pre-safari briefing en route and on arrival. Any outstanding payment will also be collected. Dinner and overnight at Mount Meru Game Lodge. Dinner included.
Day 2:Tarangire National Park
Your actual wildlife safari starts with a 2 hour drive to Tarangire National Park which is famous for its large herds of elephants and the massive baobab trees. After a few minutes registration at the gate you will embark on your first game drive right away in search of the big game and spend the whole day in the bush with picnic lunch taken at one of the picnic sites. At Tarangire you expect to have a highlight of all the Tanzania safari with a lot of possibility to spot the elephants, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, impalas, gazelles, the rare gerenuks and with a little bit of luck you can spot the cats like cheetahs, leopard and lions but also the rare fringe eared oryx. Tarangire National Park is also famous for birds including rare ones like the Ashy starlings and many more. Dinner and overnight at Maramboi Tented Lodge. All meals included.
Day 3:Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast at the camp we set off for Ngorongoro Conservation crossing the Great Rift Valley on the way with nice scenery to enjoy. After a short stop at the Loduare Main gate where we will register to access the Conservation area you will be driven to the Crater rim a another brief stop to catch stunning views over the Crater floor and take some pictures. We will then descend into the Crater floor for game drives for the rest of the day checking in at the lodge in the late afternoon by 6.00 PM. Ngorongoro Crater also called the Eden of Africa is the only place where you can spot the Big Five in one day with very little luck. Being a small area of just about 21 Km across the largest unbroken caldera in the world, it is amazing the number of animals you get to see at very close range in a single day of game drives at the Crater floor. You expect to see elephants, lions, zebras, hyenas, jackals, rhinos, leopards, cheetahs, name it. Picnic lunch will be served at a picnic site at the Crater, and watch out for the kites lest they snatch your food or fingers.Overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House. All meals included.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park
You will wake up early in the morning for breakfast then we set off again further in the wilderness to Serengeti National Park, the land of the big cats and home to the famous Great Wildebeests Migration. We will stop briefly at Naabi Hill gate for registration then the rest of the day will be spent doing game drives in the endless plains. Game drives will go on until late in the afternoon when you will check in at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp or Serengeti Kisura Camp. All meals included.
Day 5:Full day at Serengeti
Early morning game drive is a good option this day to spot the nocturnal species and the diurnal ones as they rise for a new day. During the morning also many animals will easily be spotted by the tracks sides as they escape the morning dew, and the enjoy the songs of the rising birds. Depending on the time that you season that you visit Serengeti you can be lucky to see the herds of the Great Wildebeests Migration (ask our experts for their location). Even without the wildebeest Migration herds in Serengeti ; thousands of resident animals including buffaloes, leopards, cheetahs, lions, elephants, topis, Thompsons and Grants gazelles, impalas, warthogs and many bird species that never are resident to this incredible park. Overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp or Serengeti Kisura Camp. All meals included.
Day 6:Fly to Zanzibar Island
After breakfast at the camp you will check out and bid farewell the camp staff as you checkout and drive to the Seronera Airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar. Along the way to the airstrip you will have the chance to do your last game viewing. On arrival at Zanzibar our Representative will pick you up from the Airport and transfer you to the Matemwe Lodge in the East Coast of the Island. All meals included.
Day 7-10: Zanzibar Beach
After your safari in Northern Tanzania it is now time to enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar and all what Zanzibar has to offer. Overnight at Matemwe Lodge, booked on half board basis; with breakfast and dinner included.
Day 11: Departure from Tanzania
Breakfast at the beach resort and with checkout at 10.00 Am you can stay around the beach resort till time to transfer to the Airport for your flight back home. (a day room can be arranged at extra cost).
This package includes the following:
- Pick up & transfer from Kilimanjaro
- Local English speaking guide/driver
- 6 nights’ accommodation in Tanzania incl. full board
- Parks entry fees
- Bush men & Datoga fees
- Ngorongoro Crater services fees
- Window seat in a four-wheel drive vehicle and a free bottle of water during safari tours
- Flights from Tanzania to Zanzibar incl. transfer
- 4 nights’ accommodation in Zanzibar at Beach Resort**** incl. half board
- Departure guarantee – the tour will take place regardless of the number of participants
This package not includes the following
- Optional activities
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Travel insurance