Game drives will be conducted by an English speaking driver/guide from Arusha throughout the safari. Extensions are not escorted but assistance can be provided on request.
Prices include lunch in Arusha; breakfast, lunch and dinner on safari; breakfast and dinner in Zanzibar.
Accommodation as mentioned in the program. On occasion it may be necessary to use alternative accommodation due to availability.
The Tanzania safari starts with lunch in Arusha town at 1230hrs. 1400hrs, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge/ Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.
Today you will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the crater for a half day crater tour. Ngorongoro is quite unique as its physical protection from man natural beauty ranks it among the most pristine wildernesses on earth. It is regarded as a natural wonder of the world and has been declared a World Heritage Site.
Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Lunch at the lodge. Afternoon drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge/ Serengeti Serena Lodge
Enjoy a morning game viewing in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. Serengeti offers the most complex and least disturbed ecosystem on earth.
A unique combination of diverse habitats enables it to support more than 30 species of large herbivores and nearly 500 species of birds. Its landscape, originally formed by volcanic activity, has been sculpted by the concerted action of wind, rain and sun. It now varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with scattered acacia trees in the center, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west.
Return to your lodge for lunch, before departing to Lake Manyara.
Dinner and overnight at Kirurumu Tented Lodge/ Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.
Manyara is a fantastic big game park. The variety of habitats parallels its exceptional scenery. Every imaginable East African animal is found here in abundance.
After an early breakfast, you will depart for a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other varieties of birdlife. Mid morning, drive back to Arusha.
Lunch at a restaurant in Arusha town.
This marks the end of your Tanzania safari.
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Zanzibar, an Island town of in the Indian Ocean. Transfer for three or more nights to BlueBay Beach Resort/ Breezes Beach Club.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day spent on your own at the beach resort sunbathing and Scuba diving, enjoying the leisurely life of Zanzibar.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Dinner.
Transfer to the Zanzibar Airport for your flight back to Dar es Salaam. Upon arrival, you will proceed for your flight back home having seen Tanzania probably for the first time!
Meal plan: Breakfast
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