Safari and Zanzibar holiday. These 9 Days take us to the great explore of the Lake Manyara National Ngorongoro crater-Serengeti National park and-Zanzibar Beach holiday
Day 0: Arrive in Arusha.
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Arusha Point Zone Hotel, where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at Point Zone Hotel, which is beautifully located on the slope of Mt. Meru and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. We will gather in the hotel for a pre-safari briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance. Dinner and overnight at Arusha Point Zone Hotel: Meals PlanFull board.
Day 1: Lake Manyara
Depart Arusha to Lake Manyara national park to arrive in time for lunch. After lunch depart for an afternoon game drive and game viewing. The park is famous for its tree-climbing lions and birdlife. Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favored haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree- climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants squadrons of banded mongoose dart between the acacias while the diminutive Kirks dik dik forages in the shade, pairs of klipspringer are often seen silhouetted on the rocks above a field of searing hot springs that streams and bubbles adjacent to the lake shore in the far south of the park. Dinner and overnight at Serena lodge.
Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater
Morning game viewing and drive in Manyara. After breakfast depart to one of the natural wonders of the world, Ngorongoro crater. The Crater is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthral visitors. It borders the Serengeti National Park to the north and west. Arusha is known as the gateway to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Northern Parks. Dinner and overnight at Sopa lodge.
Day 3: Ngorongoro crater
After breakfast you will be taken 2000ft down the crater by a 4wheel drive vehicle for a full day crater tour, picnic lunch at crater, Also referred to as the eighth wonder of the world and stretching across some 8,300 sq km, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania boasts a blend of landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeology that is unsurpassed in Africa. The volcanoes, grasslands, waterfalls and mountain forests are home to an abundance of animals and to the Masai. In the evening ascend to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Sopa lodge
Day 4: Serengeti
After breakfast depart for Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge the site of Leakey’s family discovery of fossils of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest on earth. The essential features of climate, vegetation and fauna have barely changed in the past million years. Early man himself made an appearance in Olduvai Gorge about two million years ago. Some patterns of life, death, adaptation and migration are as old as the hills themselves. Meals and overnight at Sopa lodge.
Day 5: Serengeti
Full day in Serengeti plains with morning and afternoon game viewing and drive. Search for wild game you might have missed the previous game drive. It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. Meals and overnight at Sopa lodge.
Day 6: Arusha-Zanzibar
After breakfast, depart to Arusha town- Safari Destination; it is a starting point for safaris in the northern circuit arriving in time for lunch. After lunch transfer to the airport for flight to Zanzibar, met at the airport and transfer to Ocean paradise beach hotel/Blue bay beach club/Breezes beach club/Similar.
Day 7: Zanzibar
Full day in Zanzibar enjoying optional beach activities dinner and overnight at Ocean paradise beach hotel/Blue bay beach club/Breezes Club/Similar.
Day 8: Zanzibar
Full day in Zanzibar enjoying optional beach activities dinner and overnight at Ocean paradise beach hotel/Blue bay beach club/Breezes beach club/Similar.
Day 9: Zanzibar – Dar Es salaam or Kilimanjaro airport
Morning at leisure afternoon transfer to the airport for flight to Kilimanjaro International airport, connect for your flight out.
All airport transfers in
06 days private safari
Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch and children seats if required
Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
All wildlife reserve entry fees (24 hours at Ngorongoro Conservation Area)
Game drives Lake Manyara and Serengeti
Visit of a Masai Village
Guided village and nature tour at Lake Manyara
2 l mineral water per person per safari day
Coffee/Tea with picnic lunches
Domestic flight Serengeti-Zanzibar
01 x BB at Blues & Chutney Country B&B. or similar lodge, Arusha
05 x FB at kids and family friendly safari lodges / tented camps as per itinerary
Private tours on Zanzibar as per itinerary
Flying doctor insurance (first aid on the spot and rescue flights )
Tourist Development Levy
Wildlife Management Area Fees
18 % VAT
15% Giving Back to Community
All items of a personal nature
Gratuities for safari guide
Visa fee (50 US$ / 100 US$ for American & Irish Passport Holders- to be paid upon arrival)
Game drive at the Ngorongoro Crater Floor (295 USD Ngorongoro Crater Fee per vehicle)
Ranger guided Nature Walk along the Crater Rim (25 USD per person)
drinks and beverages in lodges
Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (550 USD per adult or kid)