- This tour takes you the most iconic parks of the northern safari circuit of Tanzania – Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara NP, Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Crater. Winding up with you soaking your feet in the indian ocean & enjoying white sandy beach of Zanzibar.You will enjoy this mix of Wild & Beach.
What is included in the tour
- Flights -Serengeti to Zanzibar.
- Airstrip transfer
- 1 Night at Tarangire Kuro Tree Tops
- 1 Night at Kilimamoja Lake Manyara.
- 2 Nights Serengeti
- 4 Nights Zanzibar
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
- laundry Services.
- 2 to 3 Game Drives a day.
- Use of a Safari Land cruiser all through the Northern Parks.
- Picnic Lunch at the Ngorongoro crater
- Taxes & Levies.
- Services of a experienced Driver/guide.
- Park fees ,Concession fees, included.
- Amref flying Doctors evacuation insurance.
- Water during Game Drives.
What is NOT included in the tour
- International flights.
- Travel Insurance.
- Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, etc.
- Pre & Post Accommodations.( Can be arranged for you at an extra cost).
- Balloon Safari ( Can be arrange at an extra cost)
- Masai Village visits.
- Tourism tax of 1.5 dollars per day to be paid direct at lodge/camp
- * Visit the home of the Tree climbing Lions - Lake Manyara.
- * Visit the home of Baobabs & Home of Elephants - Lake Tarangire.
- * Visit the largest intact Caldera in the world - The Ngorongoro Crater.
- * Visit home of the wildebeest calving & Migration - The Serengeti
DAY 1: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK.
In the morning you will be picked up by our Driver/Guide. After briefing you will start your journey to Tarangire National park. Arrive at the lodge after a min game drive in time for lunch. Check in, Freshen up, have lunch and then after a mini relaxation you will embark to a afternoon game drive coming back to lodge later in the evening. Dinner & Over Night at Tarangire kuro treetops lodge
Tarangire is one of the more seasonal parks in northern Tanzania, with a lot of migratory movement within ITS ecosystem. During the dry season, between June and October, large herds of animals are attracted to the Tarangire River. At this time, the elephant numbers are spectacular. It is also famous for its diverse landscape with nine different vegetation zones. The park is particularly known for the abundance of Ancient Baobab trees (the largest trees in the continent) which fill the landscape and dwarf the animals next to them.
DAY 2: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
After an early morning game drive & breakfast check out and head to the home of the tree climbing lions - The Manyara. en-route to the lodge enjoy a mini game drive. Check in, Have lunch then after a mini relaxation embark for an afternoon game drive. Return late evening to lodge for Dinner. Over Night at the Kilimamoja Lodge.
Nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is one of the most beautiful places in Africa. The Park is dramatically marked off by lush green vegetation consisting of tall trees of the ground water forest, which provide home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. Further down, the forest opens up into woodland, grassland, swamps and beyond, the soda lake itself where over 350 species of birds, including the lively flamingo, pelican, sacred ibis, grebe and stork can be viewed. At the southern end of the Park are hot sulphur springs called Maji Moto. Manyara is noted for its numerous buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippo, as well as a great variety of smaller animals, and of course the very elusive tree-climbing lions.
DAY 3: NGORONGORO CRATER - FULL DAY INTHE CRATER.
Packed with your picnic lunch check out & start your journey to Ngorongoro. Upon arrival begin you descend to the Crater floor for game drive. You will have your picnic lunch at hippo pool picnic site.
The bottom of the crater dotted with watering-holes, shelters almost 30 000 animals in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano. Ngorongoro is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and surrounded by very steep walls rising 610m from the floor. Covering an area of 259 sq. kms, it is considered to be one of the Wonders of the Natural World and is a veritable haven for wild life.Later in the afternoon you will proceed to your lodge the Serena/ Ngorongoro Oldeani Lodge where by you will check in, refresh and have your dinner. Over Night at the Lodge.
DAY 4: SERENGETI
Early morning start your journey to the famous Serengeti National Park. Arrive in camp in time for lunch. Check in, have lunch then later embark to you afternoon game drive. This park, undoubtedly the most famous in the world, covers over 14 000 sq. km and offers among many other things the biggest concentration of big cats in the world Cheetahs, Lions, Leopards, Wild cats, birds, impala.
Your accommodation is determined by the location of the migration.
Late Dec to End of March - Southern Serengeti Lake Masek.
April - June - Seronera - Ole Serai
July - November - Grumeti/Mara River - Ole Serai Kogatende.
Diner and overnight at Camp/lodge.
DAY 5: FULL DAY EXPLORING THE SERENGETI
Today you have the day to explore the park. You may choose to go for an early morning game drive and come back and enjoy the facility or spend your full day with your packed lunch inthe park( you will discuss this with your Driver /Guide). Also you have an option of either a bush breakfast or dinner.
The Serengeti is one of the most famous parks in Africa and is synonymous with wildlife and classic African scenery. It is Tanzania's oldest park and a Unesco World Heritage Site. It is home to the spectacular wildebeest migration and offers top-class wildlife viewing throughout the year. The Park offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. All the major safari animals occur in great numbers. Cheetah and four of the Big 5 are easily seen, but rhino sightings are rare, and only black rhino are present. Aside from the big cats, many other predators can be spotted including spotted hyena (especially in the morning), jackal and bat-eared fox.
DAY 6: FLY TO ZANZIBAR & STONE TOWN TOUR.
After breakfast at the lodge, you will be transferred with a game drive en route to Seronera Airstrip for a flight to Zanzibar. You will be met by our driver & guide at Zanzibar Airport and Start your Stone Town city tour.
Follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town.
Follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town. Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar, leading you through the buildings where it all happened, such as the former Slave Market and Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders and the Sultans’ Palace Museum, the Old Arab Fort and Dispensary.
While tracing the steps of the past, the walking tour provides you with a window into modern life in Stone
Town. Explore the markets, seafood and fish piled in the fish market, fresh loaves of bread in wicker baskets and neat stacks of fruit and vegetables as traders sell their wares from their stalls.
Children play in the streets in the residential areas, ‘mamas’ sit outside and gossip while the men play board games. An optional stop at The Zanzibar Coffee House provides a rest from the heat and hustle and bustle. A selection of swahili lunch, drinks, local sweets & seasonal fruits act as the perfect pick me up for you to continue on your tour.
The City Tour is very flexible and can be adapted to suit your interests and time frame. If you’re a shopaholic, culture vulture or history buff we have something to suit everyone. If you want to hunt for antiques and souvenir shop follow David Livingstone’s time in Zanzibar and walk the path of the slave trade. Your guide can recommend and customize routes and itineraries that will optimise your time and get the most out of your trip.
Tips and Advice
»Closed walking or hiking shoes are recommended.
»Please dress conservatively when walking through Stone Town. Women should cover their shoulders and dress decently.
After this amazing tour you will be transferred to The Sand Resort . Dinner & Over Night at The Sands.
DAY 7 : SAFARI BLUE.
Setting sail on a traditional dhow when visiting Zanzibar could be one of the highlights of your trip!
You will be picked up at 8 am.
The Safari Blue trip starts from Fumba the perfect starting point to explore Menai Bay, an official Conservation Area. Home to beautiful uninhabited islands, this area is stunning and frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins.
On arrival at Fumba, clients are given a briefing on the Safari Blue adventure where dolphins are sighted on approximately 90% of trips. The anchor is dropped at Kwale sandbank where sunshades are set up and guests have the chance to go snorkelling in the coral reefs assisted by the guides. After snorkelling, guests are offered refreshments to whet their appetite before heading back to Kwale Island for lunch under the tamarind trees. Drinks are served throughout the day and lunch is a buffet of grilled fish, lobster, calamari, chicken and rice with a sampling of tropical fruits in season.
After lunch, you can sun bathe, snooze or visit the beautiful mangrove lagoon where depending on the tide you can laze by taking a swim in the warm waters of the lagoon. For the more adventurous guests there is an opportunity to sail in an “ngalawa” – a local outrigger canoe. After this it’s back to Fumba around 5:30pm.
Dinner & Over Night at the Sands.
DAY 8: FREE DAY.
Today you are free to explore the beach & facilities. Relax and enjoy the ocean. Over Night at The Sands.
DAY 9: FLY BACK HOME.
Today per your flight departure time you will be transferred to the airport. This marking the end of your trip,
* If you wish to add one extra night in Zanzibar .let us know and we can do so at an extra cost.