Highlights of Tanzania

Day 01 Arrival

You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by our representative. We will take you to the Rivertrees Country Inn. This charming Lodge is situated at the banks of picturesque Usa River on an old German coffee estate and offers stunning views towards Mt. Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro. Alternative accommodation is at Mount Meru Game Lodge, an atmospheric lodge located in the foothills of Mt Meruwith an attached game sanctuary. Our safari manager will come to meet you and to provide you with a safari briefing.

NB if you arrive into another airport than Kilimanjaro we’ll arrange a connection flight to Arusha either on arrival or the following day (at extra cost). From Nairobi also road transfers in private or shared vehicles possible.

Day 02 Tarangire

Your Tour starts with the drive to Tarangire, Tanzania’s fifth largest national park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah and up to six thousand elephant.
Driving time without game viewing approx 3 hours.

Overnight at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge at Tarangire. All meals included.

Day 03 Lake Manyara

After breakfast we depart for Lake Manyara. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala, hippo and others.

Driving time without game viewing approx 1 hour.
Overnight at Rift Valley Lodge overlooking Lake Manyara. All meals included.

Day 04 Ngorongoro

After breakfast you will proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only.

Driving time without game viewing approx 1 hour.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House. All meals included.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge can be booked with a supplement.

Day 05 Ngorongoro – Serengeti

After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive.
Driving time without game viewing approx 3 – 3,5 hours.
Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma, Northern Serengeti. All meals included.

Day 06 Serengeti

Early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light. Full day of game drives around Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. As in Ngorongoro your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals.
Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma, Northern Serengeti. All meals included.

Option: Hot Air Balloon Safari (not included – pls book well in advance if you are interested since there is very limited space)

Early rise to join a Hot Air Ballon Safari most probably the most beautiful balloon flight in the world and the ultimate Safari Experience. At dawn we take off, rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take us. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below. At other times he will ascend to 1000′ or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti. After the landing you celebrate with champagne (well, an excellent sparkling wine) and a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in ‘Out of Africa’ style. After breakfast you receive your Serengeti Balloon certificate you drive back to your lodge or proceed with your day’s activities and game drives around the Serengeti.

Day 07 Serengeti – Zanzibar

After Lodge breakfast we take you to the nearest airstrip in the Serengeti for your flight to Zanzibar. Transfer to the beach resort of your choice (The Zanzibari Hotel, Ngalawa Beach Village, Matemwe Beach Village, Kichanga Lodge or similar). All meals included.

Alternative accommodations on request e.g.
* at a private villa like Milele Villas or similiar
* or a larger resort like Ocean Paradise Resort, Breezes Beach Club & Spa or similar

Day 08 – 11 Beach Extension

Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 12 Spice Tour

After breakfast transfer to Stonetown. On the way we will do the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch where you can taste the spices and fruits.
In the afternoon you have some time at leisure!

Overnight at Maru Maru Hotel or Tembo Hotel. Breakfast and lunch at the Spice Plantations included.

Day 13 Zanzibar Town

In the morning we will show you Stone Town on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled StoneTown, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!
Overnight at Maru Maru Hotel or Tembo Hotel. Breakfast included.

Optional excursions from Stonetown can be easily arranged on request, for instance:
* Classical Concert with dinner at the Ruins of the old Sultan’s Palace at Mtoni (Tue & Fri)
* boat trip to Prison Island to visit the famous Giant Tortoises and some snorkeling
* Snorkelingtrip at Bawe and the famous, snow white sandbank (with lunch)
* Dolphin trip at Kizimkazi
* Great Zanzibar Island Trip with Jambiani Village Tour, visits at the Seaweed Center in Paje and the Zanzibar Butterfly Center
* Zanzibar Flora & Fauna Tour with visits to Jozani Forest, the turle conservation project, Zanzibar Butterfly Center, Zala Reptile Park and canoeing on Pete Creek

Tours are private (except the Classical Dinner Concert at Mtoni Palace) and rates depend on the number of participants. Please request rates and descriptions.

Day 14 Departure

Departure transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your departure.

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