11 DAYS NORTHERN NATIONAL PARKS SAFARI & ZANZIBAR.
Day 01: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport.
On arrival you will meet with our office representative and your Driver Guides, after greetings you will board the vehicles and drive to Arusha for Dinner and Overnight at Palace Hotel/ Corridor Spring Hotel. http://corridorspringshotel.com/ / http://palacehotelarusha.com/
Day 02: Arusha –Tarangire national park
At 7am after breakfast, you will be picked up from the lodge by your safari Driver Guide to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy the wildlife!
Tarangire National Park is almost 3000 sq km in size and is probably best known for its huge numbers of elephants and baobab trees. The name of the park comes from the Tarangire River which crosses through the park. Tarangire is especially spectacular during the dry season (June – November) as wildlife concentrations rival that of the Serengeti (since enormous populations of elephants and other animals are drawn to the Tarangire River as their only source of water). With its varied habitats and permanent water in the Tarangire River the park is home to over 2000 elephants and 500 bird species.
Overnight at Kudu Lodge. http://www.kuducamp.com/
Lunch and dinner provided. Unlimited drinking water provided.
Day 03: Tarangire –Serengeti National park
After breakfast, travel with picnic lunches drive to Serengeti National Park.
Enjoy an afternoon game drive!
The Serengeti National Park is the world’s last great wildlife refuge as it contains an estimated three million large animals, most of which take part in a seasonal migration that is one of nature’s wonders. The area covers 14,763 sq kms and the name Serengeti comes from the Maasai ‘Siringet’, meaning endless plains.
Dinner and overnight at Kati Serengeti Heritage Camp. http://serengetiheritagecamp.com/
Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. 2 small bottles of water (500ml) per person are also provided.
Day 04: Full day Serengeti national park
Option: Hot Air Ballooning in the early morning followed by Bush Champagne Breakfast
After breakfast, enjoy full days in different parts of Serengeti!
The Central Serengeti offers superb game viewing all year round due to its abundance of resident animals. Specifically, the Seronera River Valley in the Central Serengeti is a ‘must see’ on every safari regardless of the specific month of travel. Game viewing in Central Serengeti is at its best during the dry season (June – November) as resident animals are more concentrated in the immediate area due to the lack of water on the plains. Resident herbivores include impala, buffalo, hippo, warthog, topi, hartebeest and giraffe. Resident carnivores include lion and leopard.
Overnight at Serengeti Heritage Camp. http://serengetiheritagecamp.com/
Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided, Unlimited drinking water provided.
Day 05: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast you will drive to Ngorongoro Conservation, On arrival at the gate your driver will process your Park fees and thereafter you will descend into the crater for a crater tour.
Often called the eighth natural wonder of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact crater in the world. About 2 million years ago the Ngorongoro volcano erupted, and its walls collapsed. The volcano floor sank to create a natural enclosure with its 600m tall walls. Now, at over 19 kilometers wide, Ngorongoro Crater is filled with great areas of acacia forest, hippo filled swamps and open grasslands. These different habitats contain over 30,000 animals – including elephants, warthogs, flamingoes, magnificent birdlife, the rare black rhinoceros and all the predatory cats. The Maasai can also be seen grazing their cattle alongside the buffalo and wildebeest. After Crater Tour you will drive to Moshi where you will see the view of Kilimanjaro and it will be easy starting the drive to Dar es salaam.
Overnight at Weruweru lodge. http://www.weruweruriverlodge.com/.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Unlimited drinking water provided.
Day 06: Moshi – Dar es salaam – Zanzibar.
After early breakfast, at 04am you will board private shuttle bus with capacity of 25seaters and leave to Dar es salaam. The driving will take 10hrs but with some stop on the way. You will have lunch on the way by stop at one of the hotels. Soft drinks will be served in the car free. On Arrival at Dar es salaam you will go direct to the ferry and board ferry to Zanzibar which depart from Dar es saam at 1545 Arrival Zanzibar at 17hrs. On arrival you will meet with our Zanzibar Guide who will take you the Tembo house hotel for Dinner and Overnight. http://www.tembohotel.com/
Day 07: Stone town tour
Today after breakfast you will do stone town tour and spice tour. This atmospheric and mystical town is the cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar. It was constructed from coral stone during the 19th and 20th century. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000.
• Get to know the town
• See historical sites & architecture
• Visit local market place
• Visit the old slave market memorial and church
• Visit the old sultan’s palace
• Get a tasty local lunch
• Do shopping with the help from your guide
In the late afternoon you will drive to Mnarani beach Cottage for Dinner and Overnight. http://lighthousezanzibar.com
Day 08 – 10: Mnarani Beach Cottage.
In these Three days you will be staying at Mnarani beach Cottage with different Excursion Options as per below.
• Prison Island Tour - $ 30 per person
• Dhow Sunset Cruise. $ 20 per person
• Spice Tour $ 25 per person
• Dolphin Tour $ 35 per person
• Sandbank Tour. $ 45 per person
All price Include Guide and drinking water. These tour are option and not included on the price. http://lighthousezanzibar.com
Day 11: Zanzibar – Dar es salaam.
After breakfast you will drive to stone town where you will board the Boat to Dar es salaam. On arrive at the port you will meet with our representative and board shuttle bus to Dar es slaam International airport for International flight back home.
This safari package includes:
• Transportation in 4x4 Land cruisers with pop up roof.
• Accommodation as per itinerary.
• A professional English speaking driver/guide
• Park entry fees and Crater fees + VAT
• Unlimited drinking water.
• Meals as per the itinerary
• Shuttle bus to Dar es salaam from Karatu.
• Ferry from Dar es salaam to Zanzibar and Zanzibar to Dar es salaam.
• Transfer in Dar es salaam last day.
• Transfers in Zanzibar.
• Accommodation bed and breakfast in Zanzibar.
• Stone town tour in Zanzibar.
This safari package does not include:
• International flights and visa fees
• Personal Travel/Baggage Insurance
• Tips for the driver guide and any porters at the lodges
• Unexpected increases in National Park/Lodge Fees by the relevant authorities.
• Activities while staying at Mnarani beach Cottage. Tours are on options.
• Balloon Option in Serengeti.