Bush to Island Safari – 13 Days Tanzania & Zanzibar
• Serengeti National Park – “UNESCO World Heritage Site“
• Ngorongoro Crater – “Where to Find the Big Five“
• Lake Manyara – “Hike while Bird-watching“
• Tarangire National Park – „“Elephants under Baobab Trees"
• Ngorongoro Conservation Area – “Maasai and Wildlife"
• Zanzibar – “Enjoy The Spice Islands With All Your Senses“
Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport – Mt Meru Hotel - (D B)
On arrival at the airport, you will be met by your driver-guide who will give you a welcome note then proceed to your hotel in Arusha. In the afternoon you can do an excursion to Tengeru cultural center, rest of the afternoon at Leisure.
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park – Lake Manyara Wildlife Camp (B L D)
After breakfast we proceed to see the first highlight of our Tanzania safari, Lake Manyara National Park. The park is located in the North of Tanzania, in the Rift Valley escarpment. The soda lake in the park is surrounded by forest, where you can watch elephants, buffalos, giraffes, and different types of antelopes. The lions in this park like to climb the trees to avoid the wet grassland. We enjoy our first game drive in the park and have our picnic lunch here. Then we proceed to our camp, from which we can enjoy a wonderful view on the park and the lake.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park – Serengeti Mawe Tented Camp (B L D)
Today we drive to Serengeti, the second largest park in Africa. The protected area was founded in 1951 and is consequently the oldest in Tanzania. Many hills and maintain ranges criss-cross the Serengeti making a beautiful scenery. It is the heart of an impressive eco system with many species of animals like at no other place on earth. In Maa (Maasai language), Serengeti means “endless plains“. This is an effective description of this park, being the southern end of the Mara-Serengeti eco-system. The park is vast, extending for over 14,000 square kilometers. Thus, it’s not a surprise that the park is not crowded, although it receives many visitors. Wildlife is in plenty, ranging from the king of the jungle (the lion), leopards, cheetah, elephants, rhino, topi, giraffe and much more. Crocodiles and hippos haunt the Seronera River. Notably, the Serengeti is a UNESCO Wild Heritage Site and hosts the great wildebeest migration, together with the equally scintillating Maasai Mara in Kenya. We enjoy our first game drives in the Serengeti with picnic lunch. In the evening we reach Serengeti Mawe Tented Camp.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park – Serengeti Mawe Tented Camp (B L D)
After breakfast we proceed for full day game drives in the Serengeti, fascinating savannah grassland with enormous fauna richness, reminiscent of the natural and unspoiled world as it was thousands of years ago on earth. Dinner and overnight at our Camp.
Day 5: Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater – Marera Valley Lodge (B L D)
After an early breakfast, drive through the Serengeti to arrive at Ngorongoro crater rim then descend down 600 m deep Ngorongoro Crater floor ,The crater hosts large population of wildlife. It is here where one can find almost all species of animals found in East Africa. We will make game drives on the floor of the crater with picnic lunch at a site .Look out for cheetahs, rhinos, buffalo, lions, elephants and others animals. Afterwards we drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight at Marera Valley lodge.
Day 6: Tarangire National Park – Burunge Tented Camp (B L D)
Today you will drive to Tarangire National park and have extensive game drives through the park. The Tarangire River and the big swampy areas in the southern part of the park attract many wild animals in the dry season. The Tarangire National Park covers about 2600 km² and builds a nice ground for huge herds or Elephants and buffaloes. In addition, birdlife is in plenty as well as plant life. Apart from the thousands of elephants, other animals that have make Tarangire their home include giraffes, impala, warthogs, oryx, gerenuk, lesser kudu and even the African wild dog. We take our lunch at a lodge within the park and later on proceed with game drives. In the evening we reach our camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Airport Transfer – Flight to Zanzibar – Spice Island B hotel (B L D)
Early in the morning you can make a game walk in the game-rich area around the camp (optional activity). After breakfast we drive to the airport with lunch on the way. Take a flight to Zanzibar, East Africa’s largest island. On arrival you will be picked up and transferred to Spice Island Beach Resort, located on the South East coast of the island, where you start your beach holiday.
Day 8 – 12: Beach Holiday – Spice Island Beach Resort (B D)
These days will be spend while you relax at the pool, enjoy the white beach, discover the tropical fishes at the reefs Optional excursions or activities will include ; snorkeling or diving trip, make a bicycle tour, treatments in the Spa of your hotel. The typical Swahili food with fresh fish, seafood and exotic spices will give you a culinary experience you never had before.
Day 13: Transfer to Airport Zanzibar (B)
After breakfast departure to the airport for your flight back to your home country.
The price includes the following services:
• All park entrance fees
• All game drives and transfers in a good safari 4WD on safari
• Breakfast (B) / lunch (L) / dinner (D) as indicated
• Accommodation in a double room in indicated accommodations or similar
• Well experienced local English-speaking tour guide during safari
• Meet and greet service at airport
• Personal touch services.
• Six nights beach accommodation
• Transfer to and from the Airport
• Enough bottled water each during safari days
• AMREF Flying Doctors Air Rescue Insurance (if medical insurance exists)
Not included in the price:
• International flight
• Visa for Tanzania (about USD 50)
• Airport tax for departure from Zanzibar (about USD 50)