12 Days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar
This 12 days combined tour package will give you an opportunity to view the beautiful scenery of Tanzanian Lake Manyara National Park and Serengeti National Park before you land in Zanzibar for relaxation on the white sand beaches in the spicy island.
Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha
You will meet our driver/representative who will pick you from the Kilimanjaro International Airport on arrival and drop you in Arusha for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
In the morning we will take you from your hotel and drive you to Lake Manyara National Park. The park lies and is bordered between the Rift Valley Escarpment and the dusty Masai Steppe. On the western side are a forest and also the alkaline Manyara Lake which covers the largest area of the park. The park was established in 1960 to give the elephants, giraffes, buffalo, antelopes, and gazelles a protected habitat. The Lake Manyara National Park is also home to the tree-climbing lions – tree climbing is a trait not normally found amongst big cats and it is quite a sight to see. Upon entering the park your driver will open the vehicle roof and you can then start your wildlife watching in earnest. In the late afternoon, you will arrive at Kirurumu Manyara Lodge for overnight. Lunch; Dinner.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, the safari tour marks the start of our program 5 days Serengeti migration-safari. It’s the way to the fertile crater highlands where the Iraqw people grow wheat, corn, and coffee. At midday, you will reach the plains of Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti National Park is the second-largest park in Tanzania and is about the same size as Hawaii. The southern part is dominated by grassland and is therefore good hunting ground for the cheetah, while to the north / western parts a more hill tree savanna landscape dominates. The Serengeti migration is famous for up to one million wildebeest and two hundred thousand zebras. This migration has become to be known as the “Great Wildebeest Migration” and each year this natural spectacle is guaranteed. This in itself sets the Serengeti aside as a unique place to watch and observe wildlife. You will have your evening meal and overnight stay at Kati Kati Tented Camp. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner.
Day 4: Game Drive in Serengeti National Park
The whole day is devoted to you to observe the wildlife in the Serengeti National Park. The areas that you will visit depend upon the location of the herds. Generally, the herds of wildebeest and zebras during the short rain season of October to November tend to be found moving from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. They return slowly during the longer rain season in April, May, and June. Fluctuations in precipitation can affect the animals’ location from year to year; however, your guide will know the exact location of the animals and the best vantage spots. A visit to the Visit Centre, is also possible (booking in advance), where you can learn about Serengeti’s history and current research of Frankfurter Zoologische Gesellschaft (Frankfurt zoological society in Tanzania). You will overnight again at Kati Kati Tented Camp. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park
– Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast, you will continue your tour of the Serengeti National Park. In the Seronera Valley, you can watch the wildebeest, zebras as well as lions and other big cats such as leopards and cheetahs. After lunch, at a picnic place, you will slowly drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. On the way, you will pass the Olduvai Gorge which became world known due to the archeological work of the English research couple Leaky. In the sixties here they found the oldest remains of prehistoric man and in a small museum nearby their work is documented (a visit is optional). As soon as the crater’s edge is reached you will have a superb view into the caldera. Your lodge for the night will be Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge situated on the crater’s rim and you will be able to enjoy this once in a lifetime view as the sunsets. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
The Ngorongoro crater is the largest unbroken and unflooded caldera in the world and will fascinate you with unbelievable wildlife diversity. On the grass steps and in the acacia tree woods you will find almost all species found on the east African savanna; with the exception of Topi, Masai Giraffe, and Impala. Quite often you can observe the “Big Five” lions, elephants, buffalo, rhinoceros and leopards within a couple of hours. After an extensive wildlife tour and a picnic, you will leave the caldera in the afternoon and drive back to Arusha. On this day you will also pack up your staff ready to take a flight to Zanzibar the best and amazing area you never being in the world.
Day 7: Arusha – Zanzibar
A morning-after safari takes your own few moments preparing yourself for a flight to Zanzibar. Our driver will come at the hotel around 10:00 am to offer a transfer to Kilimanjaro Air Port where you will board to your flight to Zanzibar to start your another coastal cultural tour and beach holiday in Zanzibar; our representative will meet you and transfer to Dhow Palace Hotel or Karafuu Resort in stone town for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Zanzibar City Tour
After breakfast, you will be picked up by our guide from the hotel and go for a city tour within a stone town. Experience the city and the true culture of Zanzibar, Visit the famous House of wonder, the Sultan Palace, the old museum, and the old market where you can shop for various fruits, souvenirs, and spices. You will also see the Cathedral Church and the old dispensary. Walkthrough the famous alleys of Zanzibar, intermingling with the local people and enjoy the aroma of coffee and spices around you. You can also visit the numerous shops that are available in stone town. Dinner and overnight at Dhow Palace Hotel or Karafuu Resort. Meals: Bed & Breakfast.
Day 9: Zanzibar Spice Tour
Depart from the hotel and drive through the countryside of Zanzibar, to the plantations, where you can sample the various spices i.e. ginger, Cardamom, Lemon Grass, and cinnamon, etc that are grown and which are the No 1 export products of Zanzibar. And of course, the reason Zanzibar is originally famous and known as The Spice Island. You also sample the fruits that are in abundance at the farms, some very exotic and very tasty. After that, we invite you for lunch at the spice tour restaurant where you will have lunch and taste the spices as they are used in food preparation.
Accommodation: Ocean Paradise Resort or Karafuu Resort Meals: Half board basis.
Day 10: Zanzibar Beach Leisure
Today it’s your first day to enjoy your relaxing day in the white sandy beach of Zanzibar and sunshine at your luxurious Zanzibar beach resort Blue bag Beach Resort or Karafuu Beach Resort Meal plan: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 11: Zanzibar Beach Leisure
Another day of leisure to enjoy the white sandy beach of Zanzibar at your luxurious Zanzibar beach resort, or optional excursion for Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Deep sea fishing which can be arranged by Vwasu Expedition representative or directly from your hotel, Blue bay Beach Resort or Ocean Paradise Beach Resort Meal plan: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 12: Beach Relaxation
This day of beach holiday will give you an extra enjoyment to the sunshine at your luxurious Zanzibar beach resort Blue Bay Beach Resort or Ocean Paradise Beach Resort – 5 Star. Meal plan: Breakfast, Dinner Zanzibar Beach holiday.
Day 13: Departure
After a late morning you will be woken up and have breakfast then you will be transferred to the airport to Dar Es Salaam to connect flight back home after an unforgettable Tanzania holiday
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Lodge safari according to the itinerary
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Professional, English-speaking guide
- Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Mineral water
- All mentioned activities
- All national park fees
EXCLUDED FROM THE PRICE:
- Optional activities
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Travel insurance