This itinerary takes you from outstanding wildlife areas to the tropical white sandy beaches of Zanzibar. Explore three famous parks in northern Tanzania, like the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater, which is home to almost 30,000 animals, including the Big 5. Or Tarangire National Park: the kingdom of elephants, birds and baobabs. Four of the Big 5 reside within this lovely park (only no rhino’s). Enjoy a village walk in Mto wa Mbu where you can see the traditional way of life of the villagers and interact with them. From the north of Tanzania you travel to the exotic island Zanzibar where you can wash off your safari dust with a dip in the Indian Ocean and enjoy laid-back beach life.
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to the Ilboru safari lodge in Arusha. Settle into your accommodation, ready to start your safari proper in the morning. If time allows, a complimentary town tour to explore Arusha town and visit a local market can be arranged.
After breakfast, you drive to Tarangire National Park where your safari starts. This lovely park has the largest concentrations of elephants in the world and the highest number of breeding bird species. Especially during the dry season, Tarangire National park is packed with wildlife. Big cats like lions, cheetahs and leopards, but also the seldom seen Kudu, Oryx and Gerenuk. If you are lucky you can even spot the tree-climbing python. The Tarangire River draws huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, as well as predators who prey upon them. Later in the afternoon you drive for dinner and overnight to Maromboi Tented Lodge, a peaceful setting with great views over Lake Manyara. Read more about Tarangire.
Today starts, after breakfast, to Lake Manyara National park, through southern entry gate. Where you will pass through rice farms and beautiful view of the great rift valley escapement to the southern entry gate of the Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara National Park is known for its huge soda lake filled with pink-hued flamingos, large population of baboons, incredible birdlife and breathtaking views. You can see giraffes, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, zebras, flamingos and if you are lucky you can spot a tree-climbing lion. In the late afternoon you will continue to Pamoja Olea Farm Lodge for dinner and overnight. Read more about Lake Manyara.
Discover today one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders, called the Ngorongoro Crater. It shelters close to 30.000 animals including the Big 5. The crater teems with zebras, buffaloes, lions, wildebeest, elephants, flamingos, ostriches, hippos, cheetahs and a small population of the rare black rhino. In the late afternoon you visit a traditional Maasai village to get an insight in the lifestyle of these graceful warriors. After an exhilarating day on safari, you will return to Pamoja Olea Farm Lodge for dinner. This being an African day experience, today you will have opportunity to taste the African dishes. After dinner you will visit the Karatu town to experience African life in a night club where you will interact with the local people and dance the African “Bongo flavor” music and try the local “Kilimanjaro” beer Overnight will be at Pamoja Olea Farm Lodge. Read more about the Ngorongoro Crater.
In the morning your driver transfers you to Arusha for lunch. After lunch you head off to Arusha airport for your flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival at Zanzibar Airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to Warere Beach Hotel for dinner and overnight. This hotel lies in Nungwi, a lovely fishing village in the north of Zanzibar, which offers one of the best beaches on the island. Read more about Zanzibar.
Enjoy laid-back beach life on this tropical island. You can spend the entire day at the beach, since the beaches in this northern part of the island are not as tidal. The village has a nature reserve for turtles where you can feed the turtles and even swim with them. The hotel also organizes activities like a village walk, scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing and fishing that you can book and pay directly. Dinne and overnight will be at Warere Beach Hotel.
After breakfast you drive to Stone town, where you go on a spice tour. After this you visit the lively Sone Town, which is the cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar. Stone Town is a melting pot of Arab, Persian, Indian and European cultures which makes Stone Town so unique. In the late afternoon you return to Warere beach hotel for dinner and overnight.
You will wake up and have a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast your private driver transfers you to Zanzibar Airport for international flight.
- *All meals and accommodations during the entire safari
- *A very high quality safari land cruiser with pop-up roof (and WiFi)
- *A highly experienced English speaking safari guide
- *Unlimited mineral water during the entire safari
- *Kilimanjaro tea/coffee during game drive
- *All park fees for all the national parks
- *All safari excursions mentioned in the itinerary
- *Unlimited game drives
- *All transfers
- *Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
- *All Zanzibar activities as in the itinerary
- *AMREF flying doctors rescue cover
- International flights
- Drinks at the lodges
- Any other things not mentioned above
- Meals and accommodation in Zanzibar on half board basis