Adventurous Highlight of Big 5 & Peaceful Zanzibar.
10 DAYS
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From $ 4,159
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Overview

The 10-days itinerary takes you through Tanzania’s unrivaled wildlife destination Manyara ranch conservancy, Ngorongoro crater, the fable Serengeti –to deliver a dramatic wildebeest migration, big cats, big game, nature walks, and night game drives, and Zanzibar Islands.

This magical safari explores the very best that Tanzania has to offer. Expect nothing but the best of Tanzania from the far-reaching UN spoilt plains of the Serengeti, breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, and the wildlife teeming Manyara ranch conservancy. This tour explores ancient cultures, experiences close-up encounters with wildlife, and soaks up all the beauty of this East African nation.

Tour Highlights

  • Look for the famous tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara hanging on branches of acacia trees
  • Look for the endangered black rhino in Ngorongoro crater
  • Discover the crocodiles of Grumeti River which can gate up to 20 feet
  • Discover Africa big cats on safari in Tanzania
  • Relax on Zanzibar white sandy beaches and swim in crystal clear waters of Indian Ocean
  • Expert guides with the knowledge of the area

Included

  • Meet and greet, and airport transfer
  • Safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation on a well maintained 4×4 safari Land cruiser
  • UNLIMITED Game drives
  • Well- trained, English-speaking guide
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Unlimited Mineral water while on safari
  • Tea and coffee stops during safari
  • AMREF flying doctors rescue fee
  • All National Park Fees
  • Sundowner in Serengeti national park
  • Local flight from Seronera to Zanzibar.

Excluded

  • Balloon safari in Serengeti (Optional)
  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance.
Day by Day.
Description

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport.

Welcome to Tanzania.

Welcome to Tanzania, meet your guide for the drive to planet lodge. Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Planet Lodge will captivate you with the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. The unique African village-style accommodations will offer you a peaceful sanctuary where you can connect with nature. After settling into your room, take a walk around the garden or relax by the poolside.

Main Destination: Arusha

Accommodation: Planet Lodge Hotel

Planet Lodge

Day 2-3: Arusha –Manyara-Ngorongoro highlands

Two days Ngorongoro highlands

You leave the Planet lodge after breakfast with a picnic lunch packed safely away. The Rift Valley landscape drifts past as your guide heads for Lake Manyara National Park, the day will be spent entirely on game viewing through the park exploring the parks vast habitats and landscape from the underground-water forest, marsh, swamps, acacia woodland, and the alkaline lake. Lake Manyara is known for the famous tree-climbing lions and is also home to elephants, giraffes, buffalo, baboons, and more than 400 species of birds recorded, and the ever-present lesser flamingoes. Stop for your picnic and in the afternoon leave Lake Manyara behind and head to your accommodation Bougainvillea safari lodge.

The following day you leave the lodge and drive into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and down into the Ngorongoro Crater. Explore the crater for a day of game viewing from the plains where you might see zebra, wildebeest, and buffalo grazing and from far lions lazily lying on the grasses with their natural enemies’ hyena on the prowl. The forest is home to elephants while the mash and water bodies are dominated by hippos. The crater is also home to jackals, warthog, antelopes and the elegant beautiful grey crowned cranes, however, above all is the ever-present endangered black rhino which can be seen grazing from a far distance, or if you are lucky you might see them crossing the road. After an extensive day of game viewing and picnicking leave the crater behind and head to the lodge.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Highlands

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Bougainvillea safari lodge

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Day 4-6: Ngorongoro highlands-Serengeti national park (western corridor)

Three days exploring the western Serengeti

Leave the lodge after a relaxed breakfast at the lodge and head to the Serengeti national park for game viewing, known to many as the endless plains, spend two days exploring the central and western reaches of the Serengeti on safari, tracking the great array of game and wildlife that this vast area offers. If you’re here at the right time between the months of May-June you might see the great migration (depending on the season), this is the region where the herds are at their most concentrated as they seek to cross the Grumet River to reach the open grasslands beyond, and it’s where if you’re lucky you’ll see iconic 18-20 feet crocodiles hunting. It’s also an area of untamed natural beauty, of rolling hills, rivers, forests, and open plains. The western is also home to lions, cheetah, hippo, elephant, topi, and colobus monkeys. For those who are looking to avoid crowds during game drives and around animal sighting the western Serengeti will generally off you that, and your accommodation Mbalagate camp-lies in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, on the Mwamveni hill with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Serengeti plains and the Mbalageti River. From here you will be able to explore the western reaches of the Serengeti and an optional day excursion to Lake Victoria.

Main Destination: Serengeti western

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Mbalagate tented camp

Lions at MAra

Day 7-9: Serengeti National Park—Tropical Island of Zanzibar.

Three days relaxing on the tropical beaches.

A scheduled charter flight takes you from the Serengeti savannah and into the island of Zanzibar. There may be a few stops on the way at another airstrip, but before long, you can let your bags hit the floor of your air-conditioned suite and stretch your legs on a powder-soft beach. Set on the island’s idyllic North-coast, royal Zanzibar beach resort blends privacy. The resort offers scuba diving and snorkeling trips to (Mnemba atoll) as well as pampering massages, beauty treatments, yoga sessions, and a gym. Sunset dhow (traditional sailboat) cruises and fishing trips are available to book at the resort, while the hotel’s Spice Garden is the ideal spot for a stroll.

Main Destination: Zanzibar

Meal plan: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Royal Zanzibar Beach resort

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Day 10: Journey ends.

Have a relaxed and lunch at the hotel, before your transfer back to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport for your onward travel arrangements and the end of this tour.

Main Destination: Abeid Amani Karume International Airport.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

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