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Day 1 – When you arrive in Tanzania, you will be met by a representative from Karibu Africa Safaris and taken to your hotel. Here you can relax and have a cool drink at the bar and recover from your journey. Accommodation: Kia lodge
Day 2 – Today you start your safari. You head through the bustling city of Arusha and out towards Lake Manyara National Park. You travel through the beautiful Masai open grassland and rolling hills. While driving you will see Masai herding their cattle and goats. Just before the park entrance you drive through the small but busy village of Mto wa Mbu, famous for its population of up to 120 tribes and its lively, colourful atmosphere.
Arriving at Lake Manyara, you will enter the park and start your first game drive, first through lush forest and then out to open grassland and the lake edge. The birdlife in this park is a bird watcher's paradise, with many endemic species. You can also expect to see a variety of animals, such as impala, elephants, dik-dik, bushbuck, hippos and, if you’re lucky, you might see the famous tree-climbing lions of Manyara.
Accommodation: Migunga Tented Camp
Day 3 – Waking up early, you head back to Lake Manyara for an early morning game drive before breakfast. After a couple of hours you head back to the lodge for a delicious breakfast before starting your journey to the Serengeti. You will drive up the amazing Rift Valley escarpment, where we hope you will be able to see beautiful views of Lake Manyara and take a photo if the weather is clear. From here, you travel through farmland to the town of Karatu, which marks the start of the Ngorongoro conservation area and the gateway to the Serengeti.
After a quick stop to pay the park fees you, continue your journey through the conservation area towards the Serengeti. If the weather is clear you can stop at the viewpoint for your first glimpse of Ngorongoro Crater. Before reaching the Serengeti gate, you will have the option visit the archaeological site of Olduvai Gorge. This site is famous for the Laetoli hominid footprints and many other archaeological discoveries that have been made during its 70 years of excavation by the Leaky family and other researchers. Once you arrive at the Serengeti gate there will be a short stop, and you will then enter the land of the endless plains and start your first game drive in the Serengeti on the way to your lodge. Accommodation: Ikoma Tented Camp
Day 4 – After breakfast at the lodge, you will begin a full-day game drive in the Serengeti. This park covers an area of 14,763 square kilometers and has a range of different habitats including open grasslands, marshes, forests and kopjes. You will spend the day moving around the different habitats looking for animals such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, elephants, hippos, impala, zebras, wildebeest, Grant's gazelle, Thomson’s gazelle and many others. There is a wide variety of bird life. The sheer size of this park and its amazing changing scenery makes this a day to remember. Accommodation: Ikoma Tented Camp
Day 5 – After breakfast you head off on your final game drive in the Serengeti, enjoying the huge open spaces and variety of wildlife. You then head back through the Ngorongoro conservation area and to your lodge, where you may relax and enjoy the view of the forest with a cold drink. Accommodation: Crater Forest Tented Camp
Day 6 – After breakfast you head off into the Ngorongoro conservation area for a crater tour. The crater – or Caldera, which is the correct term – is over 20 kilometers wide and approximately 600 meters deep. If you are lucky and have a clear day, from the bottom you will be able to see the whole way around the crater walls. Today you will do a game drive over the crater floor, through grassland and forest, and see the soda lake named Lake Makat. Ngorongoro Crater is famous for the presence of the Big Five – buffalos, black rhinos, elephants, lions and leopards. It also contains many other animals, such as cheetahs, zebras, hippos, serval cats, hyenas and wildebeest. Mid afternoon you then head back to Arusha.
Accommodation: Moivaro Lodge
Day 7 – After breakfast we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Zanzibar. On arrival in Zanzibar Airport you will be transferred to Stone Town. The rest of the Day is at leisure to explore. Accommodation: Swahili House
Day 8 – Today you have a full day to explore the wonders of Stone Town. Stone Town is the cultural heart of Zanzibar. The old city has changed little in the last 200 years, and that’s what makes it so special. The historical center is a place of winding alleys in between grand Arab houses, bustling bazaars and lively markets. You can spend many hours and days just wandering through the labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways, absorbing all the different cultures, colours, tastes and smells. Accommodation: Swahili House
Days 9 - 13 – After breakfast on the roof top terrace you will be transferred to the beach where you will spend the next 5nights relaxing and enjoying the Swahili coast. Accommodation: Fumba Beach Lodge
Day 14 – After breakfast at your accommodation you will then be transferred to the Airport for your departing flight. End of Services.
Prices start from: $ 2355 pp x 2 persons sharing a double or twin room. 4 persons sharing: $2060 pp, 6 persons sharing $1955 pp.
You will have your own private car, so there will be no other people sharing your car!
B&B = bed and breakfast
FB = full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
All inclusive: all meals, snacks and drinks
Pricing is subject to availability.
Pricing is subject to the dates of travel.
Pricing is based on two people sharing a double or twin room. If more people are booking with you, an additional discount will apply.
Normal payment and cancellation policy terms apply.
Excludes international flights to and from Tanzania/Zanzibar.