12 NIGHTS 13 DAYS NORTHERN SAFARI CIRCUIT & ZANZIBAR ISLAND

Overview

This safari Itinerary is a fantastic combination of game viewing in Tanzania’s popular northern circuit, It gives you the exciting places to visit including Tarangire national park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the Lake Manyara national park, Cultural tours with relaxing and exploring the beautiful Unique White Sands Beach of Zanzibar Island where you can
discover historic Stone Town and dive or snorkel on the stunning Mnemba Atoll. This itinerary is ideal for Independent Travelers, Couples, Honeymooners and Family etc and is designed to assist those traveler and tourist who wants to explore Tanzania Safari and Beach Holiday for 12 Days in a comfortable manner.

Tour Highlights:
 Explore the best of Tanzania and enjoy a relaxed Zanzibar Beach getaways
 This itinerary is ideal for families, honeymooners, independent travelers alike
 See the famous wildebeest migration at the Serengeti National park

 Pickup + Stay for you in Arusha is arranged on the day of arrival to ensure you have a maximum comfort on the day you
arrive
 Also included is 6nights near beach accommodation in Zanzibar islands
 Relax on the beautiful white beaches of Zanzibar & opt for water activities
 Admire the beauty of Ngorongoro crater & Lake Manyara national park which are included in your itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Tanzania

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International airport in Tanzania, meet and greet then transfer to Arusha city for an overnight stay, check
in and our safari expert will visit you for safari briefing then overnight at A-Hotel or similar in a Bed and Breakfast basis.
Meals: BB

Day 2
Moshi/Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Early morning after breakfast we will pick you up from your accommodation in Moshi/Arusha and we will head to Tarangire
National Park, which is known for its huge baobab trees and large herds of elephants. Its sparse vegetation makes it a beautiful
and special location, where up to 300 elephants can be found, looking for underground streams in the dry riverbeds at it best
visiting time during the dry season between July to October. Migratory wildebeest, zebra and buffalo can also be seen crowding
the shrinking lagoons. Here you will enjoy an afternoon game drive with a picnic lunch. Overnight: Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge/ Similar Lodge accommodation
Meal plan: Full Board

Day 3
Serengeti National park (Game en route) Via Ngorongoro Conservation area

After breakfast, depart for Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful landscapes of Ngorongoro conservation area Leaving the
highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into
the distance as far as the eye can see. Then head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife
habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts
wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive after
we have had our picnic lunch in the Serengeti national park then continue with a game drive while heading to Lobo wildlife
Lodge for our overnight stay.
Overnight: Lobo Wildlife Lodge/ Similar Lodge accommodation
Meal plan: Full Board

Day 4
Full Day game drive in Serengeti National Park

After your breakfast, enjoy full day game drive around Serengeti , The Central Serengeti offers superb game viewing all year
round due to its abundance of resident animals. Specifically, the Seronera River Valley in the Central Serengeti is a ‘must see’
on every safari regardless of the specific month of travel. Game viewing in Central Serengeti is at its best during the dry season
(June – November) as resident animals are more concentrated in the immediate area due to the lack of water on the plains.
Resident herbivores include impala, buffalo, hippo, warthog, topi, hartebeest and giraffe. Resident carnivores include lion and leopard.
Overnight: Whisper Luxury Camp/ Similar Lodge accommodation
Meals: All meals included

Day 5
Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

Early morning game drives en route depart serengeti national park to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution, late afternoon transfer to Ngorongoro wildlife Lodge in Ngorongoro where you will have dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge/ Similar Lodge
Meals: All meals included

Day 6
Full day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater

After an early breakfast, you will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro conservation Area supports a vast variety of animals, which includes lions, zebras, flocks of flamingos, elephants, giraffes just to mention a few. Ngorongoro is often referred as the eighth natural wonder, it has been listed as a UNESCO site which is considered the most beautiful and unique place in Africa where man and wildlife stays together in one area, We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen here. We will stop at a nice picnic area for our lunch break and there after we continue with game drive in the late afternoon while heading back to the Lodge and transfer to Mto wa mbu Village where we will spend an Overnight at Lake Manyara wildlife Lodge and rest until next day when we will head for a half day game drive in Lake Manyara national park.
Overnight: Manyara wildlife lodge/ Similar Lodge accommodation
Meal plan: All meals included

Day 7
Half Day Game drive Manyara National park – Arusha – Airport - Zanzibar

After an early breakfast, you will depart from the Lodge for a half day game drive in Manyara national park “a park is well
known for its spectacular tree climbing lions which spend most of their time spread out on the tree branches of acacias six to
seven meters from the ground but also the park is well known for its tree climbing pythons. Alongside this park lies the Mto wa
mbu “The river of mosquitoes” a small village which hosts almost all the tribes found in Tanzania believed to be more than 120
tribes dwelling in this small town conducting different activities including woodcarving, painting and farming. After game drive
in the afternoon we will head back to the Mto wa Mbu village for hot local lunch at Local Mamas then stretch our muscles by a
short village walk of one to two hours to a point where your safari vehicles will be waiting for you before late afternoon transfer
to Arusha domestic airport/ Kilimanjaro international airport for your journey to Zanzibar Island.
Overnight: Golden Tulip Hotel in Stone Town.
Meal plan: All meals included.

Day 8
Prison Island, Stone town, Spice tour then transfer to Spice Island

At 09:00 after breakfast you will be picked up with our guide to do a stone town tour takes around the historical culture and architectural important town of Zanzibar with a century history. It includes a visit to former slave market site, now stands as Anglican church built in 1871, town market, visit the Zanzibar Memorial Museum, House of Wonder built in 1883 (Beit Al Ajab), old Arab Fort, Palace Museum, Old Indian Dispensary (cultural centre) at 2:00pm transfer to North or East coast hotel via Maruhubi Palace ruins, Living Stone House, after tour transfer back to your hotel to change clothes ‘there after you will have a transport to The Rock restaurant you will be there at 1800hrs, after dinner you will be transferred back to your resort and
overnight. After Prison Island you will go to Stone town, Spice tour lunch at Spice farm transfer to hotel.
Accommodation: Spice Island Hotel and Resort at Jambiani.
Meals Plan: All meals included

Day 9
Visit Jozani National Park then the Rock Restaurant Overnight Spice Island Hotel.

0900am You will be pick up with our guide to Jozani .The Jozani Forest cover an area approx. 1000 hectares and is most famous for its inhabitants the Sykes monkey and the rare Red Colobus monkeys that are endemic to Zanzibar. After tour transfer to the rock restaurant for Lunch, after lunch transfer back to Spice Island hotel and Resort for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Spice Island Hotel and Resort at Jambiani.
Meal Plan: All inclusive

Day 10
Mnemba Island to Nungwi Beach overnight at Z - hotel.

Morning, after breakfast you will meet our guide who will take to start point, today you will do Mnemba Atoll is a protected oceanic area off northeastern Zanzibar near Matemwe with excellent visibility depths ranging from ten to thirty meters. It includes the small triangular island of Mnemba and a reef area comprising of two by four miles. This breathtaking marine ecosystem is famous for sightings of green turtles and dolphins that like to join you as you snorkel or dive while the seasonal migrating whale sharks and humpback whales announce their presence with an occasional spout of water. On your dive tour of Zanzibar, you will learn of the five main diving locales around Mnemba. Kichwani with its many shaded fish like leaf fish, frogfish and nudibranchs are perfect for both beginners and advance PADI divers. A gentle incline of the coral wall, it slopes till thirty meters. And if you were to visit the Sand Banks while diving on your Indian Ocean Island holiday in Zanzibar, you could spot eagle rays, frogfish, batfish, seahorses and snappers among others.
Accommodation: Z – hotel at Nungwi Beach.
Meal Plan: Dinner. Dinner and Breakfast.
Lunch at Mnemba Beach (Sea food barbeque with soft drinks)

Day 11
Free time at Nungwi Beach

Free time and relaxation at Nugwi Beach
Accommodation: Z – hotel Nungwi Beach.
Meals: All meals included.

Day 12
Free time at Nungwi Beach

Free time and relaxation at Nugwi Beach
Accommodation: Z – hotel Nungwi Beach.
Meals: All meals included.

Day 13
Departure

Morning after breakfast relax at hotel until lunch or you will meet our drive/guide at late afternoon that will drive you to Airport for your flight back home.
Meals plan: Breakfast & Lunch at Hotel and then Transfer from Hotel to airport.

Cost Includes

  • All transfers pick up and drop off if applicable
  • Transportation in 4×4 pop up roof safari vehicle
  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Meals according to travel plan
  • Mineral water
  • Overnight stays in safari lodges / tented camps and Hotels
  • all national park fees and government related fees.
  • 1st night stay in Arusha plus pick is arranged for you

Cost Excludes

  • Extra accommodation in Arusha can be arranged in advance
  • Alcoholic and other soft drinks not listed in the itinerary.
  • Visa fees
  • Flights both domestic and international flights
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
  • Personal items (e.g. cameras, visa, and travel insurance etc)
  • Extra drinks not listed in our itinerary i.e. Alcoholic drinks

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12 NIGHTS 13 DAYS NORTHERN SAFARI CIRCUIT & ZANZIBAR ISLAND
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