10 Day Family Safari and Zanzibar Holiday
Family Safari and Zanzibar Beach Holiday offers quality family time, we are also committed to ensuring that you can relax, secure in the knowledge that your family is having as great a holiday as you are. With this in mind, we choose the hotels and lodges to offers a wide range of family-friendly accommodation options.
The safari can be customised to suit your dates and requirements – perhaps add on or swap in Luxury or midrange accommodations. Children over the age of 8 years are welcome on this trip and would really enjoy it – family accommodation is available.
Family safari includes a classic Tanzania safari and the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar, a great combination of wildlife, adventure, and fun in the sun. This is a comprehensive safari, covering the best of what Visit Arusha has to offer.
Day 1: Arrive /Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha
After arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel in Arusha. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Overnight: at Arusha Coffee Lodge
Day 2: Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park
this morning you will drive to the small but beautiful Lake Manyara National Park. Lunch is at the lodge. In the afternoon, you will have a game drive in the park, driving through its diverse habitats – grasslands, forests, marshlands, scrub and parklands, punctuated with acacia trees. Have your camera ready while looking for lions and large elephant herds. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Hotel
Manyara is a magical and scenic park with a horseshoe-shaped driving route through wooded pathways that wind between the banks of the alkaline soda water lake and the impressive rise of the Great Rift escarpment. Although it is small, there with no fewer than five different vegetation zones and a vast variety of wildlife. It is excellent for bird watching and a good area to find elephant and flamingo, as well as the potential of spotting the legendary tree-climbing lion.
Day 3: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater
This morning you will have another game drive in Manyara. After lunch at your lodge, you will drive to Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact caldera, which is certainly among the natural wonders of the world. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Hotel
Ngorongoro, a deep crater created by the collapsed cone of a volcano, contains a hidden world of wildlife. It is a true Garden of Eden. A beautiful highland forest covers the 2,000-foot-deep sheer sides of the caldera, a spectacular barrier encircling and protecting the plains wildlife living on the crater floor. Although the floor is only 100 square miles, it is home to around 30,000 animals -zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest, wart hog, and elephant, to name just a few, along with a high concentration of predators, including leopard and some of the finest black-maned lions in Africa. Thousands of flamingos flutter and shimmer like a pink heat haze on the soda lake in the middle of the crater. You may spot the rare and elusive black rhinoceros, one of Africa’s most endangered species, who is also a resident here. Take great photographs of the wildlife against the spectacular backdrop of the crater’s forest covered walls.
Day 4: Maasai Village Tour in Ngorongoro Crater
Enjoy an early breakfast before descending to the short grass prairies of the Crater, a morning unlike any other you will experience in Africa. Enjoy a picnic lunch among the hippos and birds. After lunch, you will visit a Maasai village to gain cultural insight into the lifestyle of these nomadic cattle herders. The Maasai have peacefully coexisted with wildlife here since the 17th century into this fascinating tribe. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Hotel
Day 5: Game drives in Serengeti National park
Depart Ngorongoro after breakfast and drive to the Serengeti, one of the most magnificent parks in Africa. Lunch is at your lodge. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drive. Serengeti National Park is arguably the most famous national park in the world. Its abundance of game is legendary. Established in 1951, and covering an area of almost 6000 square miles, an area comparable to the state of Connecticut, the Serengeti hosts a fantastically diverse ecosystem. The principal attraction of the Serengeti is the Great Migration across the vast open grasslands, when 1.5 million wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of zebra, gazelle and other game that follow close behind make their way across the plains, stalked by the inevitable predators who make the most of the moving feast. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Day 6: Another full day game drive in Serengeti
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti, with meals at your lodge.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
DAY 7: Serengeti to Zanzibar
this morning, you will be transferred to the nearby airstrip (with picnic lunch) for your flight to Zanzibar. Once in Zanzibar, you will be transferred to your beach hotel.
Zanzibar is a beautiful island with pristine, untouched beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. Enjoy your days doing as much or as little as you please on this idyllic island. You might choose to take an optional trip to explore the old Stone Town, a spice farm or Jozani Forest to see the Red colobus monkey which is endemic to Zanzibar (tours not included). Alternatively you may prefer to just relax or enjoy snorkeling, windsurfing or diving (some with additional costs) Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Overnight: Melia Hotel. H/B
DAY 8: Full day tour in Prison Island in Zanzibar
Morning after breakfast at 9:30 picked up to guided prison island tour whereby you will be taken to stone town where you will find your special boat to Prison Island. in prison island you will find the gent tortoises and old historical prison where slave was been kept after remain from the market then you will have lunch at the prison island restaurant and later after lunch you will have chance of doing snorkeling at the island .after prison tour the boat will drive you back to stone town for your guided historical tour and slave root chambers tour and later shopping. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight: Melia Hotel. H/B
Day 9: Leisure day at the beach
Relax and unwind and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner vernight: Melia Hotel. H/B
Day 10: Departure day – Zanzibar Hotel/Airport/Arusha/Home
you will be transferred back to Zanzibar Airport to catch your flight to Arusha/Dar es Salaam, and then connect with your international flight home. Meals Included: Breakfast