Serengeti, Olduvai Gorge, Manyara, Tarangire, Usumbara Mountains, Zanzibar

Ref No: NC25
Classes:
Activities: Game Drives, Culture, History, Beach
Days: 12Nights: 11
Min Persons: 2Max Persons: 7
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Our 2 Week packages usually show 11 days but can include an additional day at either the beginning (in case you arrive late evening) or at the end (in case you leave early morning). The additional day includes the extra cost for the overnight stay close to the airport. In any case we can add one or more days at any point (extra cost) on any of our packages – if you want to see more, do more or relax more. Tip: an extra day in the Usumbara mountains would give you the opportunity to trek through the mountain forest on officially laid down trails.

Serengeti needs no explanation. It is perhaps the most exciting safari destination in the world. But the other national parks in northern Tanzania are equally beautiful, each with its own, very different landscape and a wide diversity of wildlife and nature. What you do not see in one park you may well see elsewhere. And this package has a cherry on top! Zanzibar – full of eastern promise, culture and history!

Click here for an almost identical itinerary but instead of Usumbara Mountains and driving to Zanzibar you fly from Arusha to Zanzibar and have one extra day there.

Day 0: Arusha - for parties arriving late evening (small additional cost).

Meet and greet at Kilimanjaro Airport on the evening of your arrival and transfer to your accommodation.

meal plan: dinner
accommodation: budget: Maasai Camp midrange: Karama Lodge luxury: Arusha Coffee Lodge

 

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara

We leave after breakfast (if you came in on day 0) or directly from the airport (with a breakfast in Arusha) if you arrive early morning. We head off with lunch boxes to Lake Manyara for an afternoon and evening game drive inside the national park. After the game drive we take you back to your accommodation for dinner and a good nights sleep.

meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner
accommodation: budget: Jambo Campsite midrange: Ngorongoro Farm House luxury: Lake Manyara Tree Top Lodge

 

Day 2: Lake Manyara - Serengeti National Park

Early morning we set out towards Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge. You will visit the gorge’s museum where you will join a lecture about its exhibits and the archeological discoveries. Then on to Serengeti with game viewing en route and in the park until evening.

meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner
accommodation: budget: Serengeti Public Campsite midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp luxury: Serengeti Under Canvas Tent

 

Day 3: Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater Tour.

Up very early for an early morning game drive before driving back to your accommodation for a late breakfast. We then leave with lunch boxes and drive to Ngorongoro Crater Rim. Plenty of game viewing on the way.

meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner
accommodation: budget: Simba Public Campsite midrange: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge luxury: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

 

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater Tour.

An early breakfast on this day to head down into the crater for a full day game drive. Inside this wonderful caldera are around 25,000 animals, including the big five. We break for lunch at the picnic site then continue with the game drive until late evening.

meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner
accommodation: budget: Fig Campsite midrange: Kudu Lodge luxury: Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge

 

Day 5: A Culture Tour & Chill-Out Day - Tarangire.

A morning walk with a local guide in Mto wa Mbu visiting rice fields, banana plantations, a local market, a primary school and an orphanage. A local family will prepare and serve you a scrumptious meal at their home in the village. Straight after lunch we drive you to a Maasai boma (village) where you will be amazed at their charm and hospitality. Spontaneous Maasai dance and chanting provide you with an authentic tribal, cultural experience that you will never forget. After that we drive to your accommodation in Tarangire.

meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner
accommodation: budget: Tarangire Public Campsite midrange: Tarangire Safari Lodge luxury: Marambo Luxury Tented Lodge

 

Day 6: Full Day Game Drive in Tarangire National Park.

Off to an early start, after breakfast, to take advantage of animal movements in the early morning. Tarangire’s dry, undulating savanna is dotted with acacias in open spaces. A scenic ride with the chance of exciting game sightings. A picnic lunch high up on a viewpoint overlooking the Tarangire River will provide views of much wildlife, such as elephant, many gazelle and antelope and other surprises. Return to your accommodation in the evening, in time for dinner.

meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner
accommodation: budget: Tarangire Public Campsite midrange: Tarangire Safari Lodge luxury: Marambo Luxury Tented Lodge

 

Day 7: Tarangire to Moshi.

A morning game drive in Tarangire then we head of to Moshi to make an easy drive to the Usumbara mountains on Day 8.

meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner
accommodation: midrange: Leopard Hotel

 

Day 8: Relaxing in the Usumbara Mountains at Lushoto.

We leave from Moshi straight after breakfast and drive to your accommodation in the Western Usambara Mountains. Lunch on arrival and then you can chill out at the lodge all afternoon or stroll along the trails around the lodge.

meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner
accommodation: midrange: Muller's Lodge

 

Day 9: Drive to Dar es Salaam.

With a packed lunch on the way we drive 6 hours to your Dar es Salaam hotel, which is close to the Ferry Terminal.

meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner
accommodation:

 

Day 10: Zanzibar Arrival and Stonetown Tour.

After an early breakfast our guide will escort you to the ferry terminal in time for the 09:30 AZM fast ferry. At 11:30 our Zanzibar guide will meet you as you disembark the ferry and take you to your accommodation in time for lunch. After lunch he will take you on a tour of the old, historic Stonetown.

meal plan: breakfast, lunch
accommodation:

 

Day 11: Spice Tour and a free afternoon (harbour walk suggestion below).

A morning Spice Tour (included in itinerary), visiting plantations and tasting various spices. Return to your accommodation for lunch then stroll down to the harbour (without guide and at your own cost) and visit the old fort or the House of Wonders or just relax at a bar, overlooking the sea near the Forodhani Food Market.

meal plan: breakfast, lunch
accommodation:

 

Day 12: Zanzibar - Back home.

After breakfast check out from your lodgings and transfer to the seaport to ferry across to Dar es Salaam where we pick you up and transfer you to the international airport or to another drop off point in Dar es Salaam.

meal plan: breakfast
accommodation: no accommodation on this day.

 

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Included in Price:
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • All Accommodation as per itinerary – N.B. accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is dependent on availabilty at the time of booking; alternatives of a similar class may be booked instead
  • All meals as per itinerary (3 a day unless otherwise stated)
  • All transfers to and from agreed pick up and drop off points (e.g. Airport, Bus Station or hotel in town etc)
  • All camping gear (if you are camping)
  • Service of an English speaking driver/guide
  • Safari base 4×4 Vehicle with open roof for game viewing (sometimes a saloon car or other SUV for excursions in town etc.)
  • Driver’s salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
  • Bottled mineral water daily
  • All Government taxes
  • All Museum Fees.
  • All Historic and Culture Site or Event Fees
  • All National Park and Game Reserve Fees
  • If included in your itinerary: foot safaris, boat safaris
  • TANAPA armed ranger (where needed, eg. on foot safaris, some boat safaris etc.)
  • Crater service fees (if visiting Ngorongoro Crater)
  • Inland flight fares (if that is part of your itinerary)
  • Train fares (if that is part of your itinerary)
  • Boat fares (if your itinerary icludes a boat journey in Tanzanian Waters)
Exluded in Price:
  • Extras, personal expenses i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Optional activities not outlined on the itinerary
  • International flights & corresponding taxes
  • Visa
  • Flying doctors rescue services
  • Travel, medical, injury and luggage insurances
  • Tips to the driver & guides
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions (above).

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