Captivating Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti & Beach Safari.
12 DAYS
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Overview

This 12-days, the itinerary takes you on a journey through Tanzania’s unrivaled wildlife destinations -Tarangire, the Ngorongoro Crater, the fabled Serengeti, and the breathtaking Ruah national park- to deliver a dramatic and diverse big game safari.

Begin with the beauty of Tarangire with its great sighting of elephants, and its famous tree python before moving on to encounter the spectacle of the Ngorongoro Crater floor, home to Africa’s Big 5. The sweeping plains of the Serengeti provide a backdrop for the tour, game viewing is superb all year round, but if you have timed your safari with the wildebeest migration, you can expect massed herds and plenty of predator action. Finish your tour in the breathtaking Ruah away from daily life as you relax in the heart of the Tanzanian wilderness. Expect fantastic game viewing, exciting daily activities, wonderful hospitality, and unforgettable memories.

Tour Highlights

  • Keep your eyes peeled for the prolific birdlife of Lake Manyara national park
  • Scan the acacia trees for the famous tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara national park
  • Scan the wetlands and forest of Ngorongoro for hippos and big tusker elephants
  • Experience breathtaking Mara River crossing of wildebeest and zebra
  • Discover Africa big five on safari in Tanzania
  • Relax on Zanzibar white sandy beaches and swim in crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

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 Serengeti national park
  • Local flight from Serengeti to Zanzibar.

Excluded

  • Oldupai gorge excursion (optional)
  • 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: ARUSHA—MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Your safari begins with a morning pick-up from your Arusha hotel and a briefing by your guide before you leave. Then, the open road beckons and you are soon heading for Lake Manyara National Park, home to large troops of baboons, flocks of flamingoes, pelicans and a host of other animals including the famous tree-climbing lions. Once you enter the park, the roof of the 4X4 vehicle comes up and you spend the rest of the day watching wildlife, enjoying a packed lunch in the shade. Your accommodation tonight – Marera valley lodge – lies in the heart of a rich farming area, and boasts a lovely country setting with beautiful landscaping, is set outside the park and welcomes you with a panoramic sunset and plenty of comforts including a swimming pool and Wi-Fi.

Main Destination: Lake Manyara National Park

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Marera Valley Lodge

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Day 2: Full Day Ngorongoro Crater Tour

After breakfast at Marera valley lodge, it is time to sit back and drive into the Ngorongoro conservation, and descend down to the crater. Spend your day exploring all the dramatic scenery and wildlife of the Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area. The largest intact volcanic caldera in the world, its magnificent topography and fertile soils attract a wide variety of plains game and predators in what makes for a thrilling amphitheater of wildlife viewing. The Big Five are all present here including Black Rhino and you can spot flamingos on the central soda lake, zebras grazing on the plains, lions lazing in the tall grass, leopards lying in the trees, as well as big “tuskers” in the forest. After a well- deserved day of game viewing return to your lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro crater

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Marera valley 

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Day 4-6: Serengeti National Park (North)

After breakfast at Marera valley, it is time to sit back and let the Rift Valley landscape open up. Your guide drives across the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a vast swathe of rolling grassland that is home to much wildlife as well as Maasai cattle and their watchful herders, and before long the Serengeti plains opens up. There is always a great deal else to see on your game drives – abundant plains game and, of course, predators ranging from big cats, jackals to hyenas and crocodiles. Morning and afternoon game drives with expert guides take you into the heart of the action. Your tented suite has electric lighting, an en suite bathroom and a private viewing deck complete with easy chairs and a table, spend the next three days unwinding the secrets corners of Serengeti with your specialist guide. The Serengeti is home to the last large mammals migration on earth attended by big cats and hyenas, the plains are also home to buffaloes, giraffe, hippos, elephants, baboons. The grand finale is to see the river crossing one of the obstacles of the great migration. You will see the wildebeest going through the Mara River and the stealthy predators of the silent waters waiting to pounce for any chance of having a meal. Your accommodation for the first day will be -Tingitana central- and the next two days will be spend at-Tingitana north.

BALLOON SAFARI (optional) not included in the price

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Serengeti National Park on an once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon flight. At dawn, rise as the sun greets the day and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take you. 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 you will probably ascend to 1000′ or more to see the vast magnificence and spectacular panorama of the Serengeti

A Serengeti balloon safari is an extraordinary opportunity to relish a bird’s eye view of the phenomenal sweeping plains below. Tiny little dots rove across the diverse landscape and as you get closer you are a spectator to the most magnificent view of dramatically striped black and white zebra, sashaying enormous grey elephants meandering to a waterhole, wiry warthogs foraging in the grassy scrub and subtle swishes of puffed golden tails reveal lions lolling under shady trees.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation:  Tingitana tented camp

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Day 7: Serengeti – Zanzibar Stone Town.

After a relaxed breakfast Tingitana tented camp, leave the camp with lunch safely packed for you, and proceed with game viewing along the river to witness more River crossing and other residence animals before heading to the airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar. We will pick you once you reach Zanzibar, and transferred to your hotel in Stone Town.

Main Destination: Zanzibar Stone Town

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tembo hotel

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Day 8: Stone Town Tour & Prison Island (Changuu Island)

After a leisurely breakfast at Tembo hotel your guide will meet you for the day’s activities. The day will begin by exploring the markets, fish market, fresh loaves of bread in wicker baskets, and the neat stacks of fruit and vegetables as traders sell their wares from their stalls. You will also visit Prison island as is a half-day tour, Prison Island is also known as Changuu Island, the name “prison island” came after this unique island being used by some sultans of Zanzibar to detain the recalcitrant slaves, about 25 to 30 minutes boat ride (motorized).

While you are on this Island, you will be able to swim, snorkel and take pictures with giant tortoises, for sure, have a delightful swim, the wonderful snorkeling which will allow you to see the colorful school of tropical fish e.g. black snapper, orange lined triggerfish, spotted garfish, barracuda, longfin bannerfish, emperor angelfish, rabbitfish, clown triggerfish, blue stripe snapper, etc.

This day tour will be the best for snorkeling lovers and as well as beach relaxers. However, there is a lot to discover including historical sites and giant tortoises.

Main Destination: Stone Town & Prison Island

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Tembo hotel

snorkling zanzibar

Day 9: Spice Tour – Nungwi

Today after breakfast check out, we will drive away from Stone Town for Spice Plantation Tour. A detailed description is given about a variety of spices and their uses in cooking and cosmetics. The sheer number of spices produced and their incredible value for many ailments will fascinate visitors. Later in the afternoon proceed to Nungwi for and Dinner and overnight at Royal Zanzibar Hotel

Main Destination: Nungwi (North Coast Zanzibar)

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Royal Zanzibar Hotel

zanzibar spice tour

Day 10 – 11: Nungwi The North Coast Of Zanzibar.

While your stay is in one of our most carefully prepared list of Hotels in Northern Zanzibar – just relax, and refresh for the next 2 nights, the possibilities of activities are endless at Zanzibar, but a lazy day at the beach beats everything else – hands down! The pristine white sand beaches lined with palm trees and surrounded by coral reefs provide a perfect paradise for the conclusion of a safari. Your much-needed rest awaits you here.

Main Destination: Nungwi (North coast Zanzibar)

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Royal Zanzibar Hotel

Zanzibar Paradise

Day 12: Nungwi -- Zanzibar Airport.

Before leaving the Paradise Island of Zanzibar, savor your last few moments on the beach or just relax by the pool. Enjoy a lush breakfast at the hotel, before you drive back to Zanzibar International Airport and bid farewell to Tanzania. Connect your flight back home. It is an emotional moment for both you and us, as we bid you goodbye (Swahili word: Kwaheri) – but only with the hope to see you return.

Main Destination: Zanzibar International airport

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

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