14 Days Tanzanian Wildlife and Beach safari

Tanzanian Wildlife and Beach safari 14 Days

Trip Highlights: This is a 14 days and 13 nights safari to Tanzania; the safari begins at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and ends in Zanzibar. You may have a chance to see various species of animals including the famous big five and numerous bird life. You will travel in a 4x4 land cruiser and stay in lodges and Hotels while on this safari.

Day 1: Arrival- Arusha National Park
You will be met by our tour manager at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania and brief you on your safari. You will then be transferred to Arusha National Park where you will check in at your lodge and after freshening up, depart for a game viewing drive and spend the rest of the day game viewing. You will have all your lunch in the wild.
Arusha National Park where you may easily see the acrobatic colobus monkeys, the Ngurdoto crater whose rocky and steep enclose a wide marshy floor dotted with herds of buffalo and warthog. Leopards and spotted hyenas may also be spotted and the Momela lakes sometimes tinged pink with thousands of flamingoes with different birds. Giraffes, herds of Zebras and dik dik can also be found.

Dinner and overnight at Hatari wildlife lodge or similar

Day 2 Arusha-Ngorongoro Crater
After your morning breakfast at the lodge, transfer to Ngorongoro Crater. After checking into your lodge, perched high on the crater rim allowing dramatic views into the crater, you will descend the crater walls and spend the remainder of the day viewing wildlife on the crater floor. You will have lunch in the wild.

Ngorongoro conservancy is located between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara. The area covers about 8.300 kms including Olduvai Gorge, Lake Ntutu and Masek and a series of volcanoes most of which are inactive. It is home to the famous volcanic Ngorongoro crater which is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. The crater, 610 metres deep and 260 kms is a microcosm of East African scenery and game and is usually visited on the way back from the Serengeti to Arusha. Scenic grandeur and stunning views are the hallmark of this wonder of the world. Lake Natron is an alkaline lake known for the high population of flamingoes that gather here at the end of the rain season. Ngorongoro enjoys an incredible variety of animals, vegetation from grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans and lakes. There are 25,000 larger animals within the crater itself, mostly Zebra and wildebeest. However, this is undoubtedly the best place to see black rhino in Tanzania as well as prides of lion that include the magnificent black-maned males. There are lots of colourful flamingoes and a variety of other water birds around the soda lake on the crater floor. More than a 100 species of bird not found in the Serengeti have been found in the crater. Other game includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, elephants, warthog, impala, buffalo, hartebeest, eland, reedbuck, Thompson gazelles.

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti national Park
Have a pre breakfast game viewing drive and after breakfast you will depart for Serengeti national Park with a stop en route at Olduvai Gorge.. After check in at your lodge, you will have lunch and after lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive till dusk in the famous Serengeti National Park.

Serengeti is flourishing with magnificent wildlife. Serengeti is known as one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the world and an estimated 3 million large animals roam the plains. The Serengeti boasts large herds of antelope including Patterson’s eland, Zebra, gazelles, lion, leopard, Cheetah, Hyena, Impala, and large herds of giraffes. Nearly 500 species of birds have been recorded in the park. The Serengeti is an opportunity for one of the best game- viewing in Africa. You will return to your lodge for a sumptuous lunch to gather strength for the afternoon game drive. After the afternoon game drive, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Day 4: Serengeti- Arusha-Zanzibar
Have a pre breakfast game viewing drive in the park and after breakfast, depart for Arusha where you will have lunch and to Dar-es-Salaam where you will take a speed boat to Zanzibar. Lunch will be served enroute. You will arrive in Zanzibar in the evening. You will be transferred to your hotel check in, and have dinner and overnight.

OR Optional - Balloon Flight:
You can opt to have your game viewing on an adventurous and unforgettable balloon flight on the spectacular Serengeti at an extra cost. This package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild and a souvenir flight certificate.

Day 5-11: Zanzibar (7 Days)
Relax, swim and sunbathe on the beaches of the North Coast or at the hotels own swimming pool. The hotels offer daily boat trips. Furthermore you can do walks on the beach, bicycling, snorkeling and more. At one of those days we will bring you to Mnemba Island for snorkeling at Zanzibar’s most famous reef.

The Zanzibari Beach Hotel

After breakfast transfer to the Dhow Palace. On the way you will do the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch at our guides' home, where you can taste the spices and fruits.

Overnight at Dhow Palace

Day 13
Today we will show you Stone Town on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People's Palace), Dr Livingston's House and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar's bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!

Overnight at Dhow Palace or Zanzibar Beach Resort, breakfast

Day 14
Return transfer from your hotel to the airport or port.

End of safari.

Prices and Costs

Package Includes:
- All park entrance fees
- Full board accommodation while on this safari
- Service of an English speaking driver/guide
- Transport based on a safari land cruiser
- Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Government taxes

Package Excludes:
- Hot air Balloon flight in Serengeti. US $ 500 per person extra
(Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)
- Extras at the lodges and camps i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc
- Personal Insurance
- International flight fees
- Departure tax
- Tips to porters and drivers

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