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11 Days Tanzania Safari And Zanzibar

11 Days Tanzania Safari And Zanzibar


11 Days Tanzania Safari And Zanzibar

Your first stop is at Tarangire, enjoy 1 night in a scenically diverse national park. The Tarangire River attracts all sorts of animal and birdlife to the park. Enjoy sighting of an elephant, lion cheetah and much more. Small and rich in wildlife, Lake Manyara is your next destination, in the Great Rift Valley for 1 night. Here, as well as the renowned populations of flamingos and pelicans.

The endless plains` of Serengeti are the next venue for the two days` wildlife viewing, give you a chance to see great wildebeest migration. Hippo, rhino, and buffalo are the among the many crater residents at Ngorongoro conservation area your next destination. The unique volcanic caldera, home to grassland, forest, and swamp, a setting of jaw-dropping beauty. Zanzibar Spice Island is your next stop, enjoy fun-filled adventure activity. Enjoy 3 nights diving the reefs or skip over the wave in a catamaran also, tour to the island to test Zanzibar spice and encountered natural wonders from giant tortoises to rare Monkeys. For children your complimentary hide and seek club means days full of delightful fun and all will be entertained by a fascinating night of tribal music and dance.

DAY 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport To Arusha

Touch down at the Kilimanjaro International Airport where your own personal driver will be waiting to greet you. Let your driver whisk you away to your chosen hotel in the bright and bustling city of Arusha – gateway to Tanzania.

Arusha is the beating heart of the wild – the last port of civilization before heading out into dense jungles and rich savannah plains. The markets of Arusha burst with color, and throng with locals picking up their weekly wares. The numerous cafes sell dark and deliriously good coffee from the plantations, and close by the infamous National Park lures visitors in to explore her evocative Maasai culture and exotic flora and fauna.

Today you can relax in Arusha, enjoy a quick de-briefing about your trip, recover from your journey, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Africa.

DAY 2: Arusha To Tarangire National Park

After breakfast you will be greeted at your accommodation by your guide who will brief you about safety in the parks whilst on safari. You will then depart for your first day of safari and make your way to the picturesque Tarangire National Park for an adventure packed day of game driving. You will reach your accommodation in time for you to settle in and enjoy a lunch. In the afternoon you will enjoy an afternoon game drive.

Tarangire National Park is dominated by the perennial Tarangire River and is characteristically known for its giant baobab trees that stretch and wind their branches into the blue sky. The most spectacular feature of Tarangire is its large elephant population. In fact, it has the largest population of any park in northern Tanzania. These gentle giants abound in excess of 3,000. Tarangire is currently experiencing and elephant baby boom and you will notice a lot of juniors and babies as members of the herd. Also expect to see zebra, eland, mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, hartebeest, dik-dik, impala, warthog, and reedbuck. Primates you may encounter are olive baboon, velvet monkey and bush baby. Many carnivores are abundant throughout the park such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal

DAY 3: Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, enjoy a short drive to Lake Manyara National Park. En-route you will take the opportunity to stop and explore Mto wa Mbu Village. This village is considered a melting pot of the many different tribes in Tanzania. You will love to explore the busy and interesting marketplace. You will arrive at your accommodation, in time to settle in and enjoy a hot lunch. Then in the afternoon you will enjoy a game drive in the park.

Stretching for 50km’s along the base of the 600 meters high Rift Valley Escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting described by Ernest Hemingway as the “loveliest I had seen in Africa”. The compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience. From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater where hundred strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and forest hornbills honk high in the jungle canopy. The park is world famous for its tree climbing lions which you may be lucky to observe. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos, elephant, giraffe, large buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, baboons and blue monkeys.

DAY 4: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

The wildlife encounters continue as you transfer today from Lake Manyara to the Serengeti National Park. Your transport into the park is by Safari vehicle, and you will enjoy the magnificent views over the endless plains from the jeep as you take in your surroundings for the next 4 nights.

Enjoy visiting a traditional Maasai village where you will be greeted by the Chief who will guide you around the nearby Boma and explain the culture of the Maasai people. After saying goodbye to the Maasai people, you will head towards the Serengeti National Park. Enjoy lunch en-route as you head towards the entry gate for the world famous Serengeti National Park. Tanzania’s oldest and most popular National Park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th worldwide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebras and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa

DAY 5: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast in the morning, you will start the game drive in the eastern, southern or north part of the park. The aim is to get you within a comfortable driving distance of the massive herds. This does depend on the annual rains. Guides will always try to get you as close as possible, but should the herds not appear when expected, there is plenty of resident game.

Optional activities: Hot air balloon safari On this day, Experience the wildlife of Serengeti National Park in a new, unique way. Wake up early to catch the sunrise, as you silently fly over the plain of Serengeti National Park. Admire the heads of wildebeest, buffaloes, and elephant and enjoy theSerenetranquility of the bush Africa.

You will take off early at down around 5:00 for a flight that lasts for approximately 1 hour. Rise as the sunrise and float in whatever direction the winds of the morning takes you. Fly higher than the trees and hills and enjoy the best Tanzania, with many great photo opportunity of the scenery and wildlife below.

After a smooth landing, you can celebrate this amazing adventure with a Bush Breakfast “Out of African Style” and followed by glass of champagne – your driver will pick you up for your full-day game drive. Price for balloon safari is US$ 550 per person

DAY 6: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro

The stirring sounds of Africa will rouse you from your sleep. You make the most of the by 8:00 start, heading for your morning game drive section,later , afternoon the adventure continues when you travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In Serengeti there is always something new to experience and see. With more than 2million herbivores and many more predators, and the changing of seasons and natural light, with the help of driver guide you sport as many more species as possible, teaching you about their fascinating habit and habitats.

After lunch in the picnic is time to drive to another African Africa spectacular wildlife setting, the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. On the arrival, settle in the accommodation while a test, hot dinner is prepared for you.

DAY 7: Ngorongoro Crater

At sunrise, we descend 600 meters into the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Animals that you may find in the crater include wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo and elephant. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is the dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. Tour the Lerai Forest with its yellow-barked acacias, searching for giant-tusked elephant, rare black rhino and black- mined lion. Bird lovers can view flamingo and other species, which share the shallow waters with a big game. You may also see Maasai herdsmen and their cattle the crater is in their territory, and the Maasai continue to coexist with wildlife as they have for centuries.

Stop for a picnic lunch near the hippo pool and watch resident hippos bobbing in the river. Ascend the crater in the afternoon depart to your accommodation in the carter rim.

DAY 8: Ngorongoro to Zanzibar

Today you will have morning breakfast before transfer to airstrip for your flight to spice island of Zanzibar to explore the best of Zanzibar beach special, secret touch. Looking for flawless palm-fringed beaches, coral reefs indented with creeks and mangroves, and warm aquamarine waters beaded with tropical islands.

The turquoise Indian Ocean is so clear that even without diving into its warm embrace you can glimpse flashes of bright reef fish and jewel-toned anemones: and these are just a tiny portion of the rich marine life living on the coral reef. It’s no wonder therefore that this coastline is a mecca for honeymoon snorkelers and divers from around the world. Added to the mix is a heady combination of African, Arabian, Persian and Indian cultural influences, the heritage of centuries of traders blown in on the trade winds.

Enjoy your own private tropical escape retreat. The elegant resort that make up for retreat are set high with uninterrupted Indian Ocean views. With its secluded location and dedicated private butler, the resort is considered one of the most exclusive choices of accommodation on Zanzibar Island.

DAY 9: Zanzibar Beach

Spend night at your lovely hotel in a garden by the sea, just in the white sand beach.Bathe in the sea or in the clear blue swimming pool above the beach. Try your dhow trips to nearby sandbars and islets or your kayaks and paddle through the nearby mangrove glades.Visit all the sights of Zanzibar – you can arrange any trips for you after your arrival, there is no need to book in advance.

Return in the evening to peace and tranquility, relax with a sundowner in the Mangrove Bar above the ocean. Sample the cuisine of your restaurant for relaxed lunches and candlelit dinners.

DAY 10: Zanzibar Beach

Another day at your lovely hotel in a garden by the sea, just in the white sand beach.Bathe in the sea or in the clear blue swimming pool above the beach. Try your dhow trips to nearby sandbars and islets or your kayaks and paddle through the nearby mangrove glades.Visit all the sights of Zanzibar – you can arrange any trips for you after your arrival, there is no need to book in advance.

Return in the evening to peace and tranquility, relax with a sundowner in the Mangrove Bar above the ocean. Sample the cuisine of your restaurant for relaxed lunches and candlelit dinners.

DAY 11: Departure

Your last day at Zanzibar Island. Depending on your arrangements, spend the last morning in your beach paradise before transferring to the airport for the next leg of your journey.


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