10 Days Tanzania Serengeti Safari and Zanzibar Beach Escape from US$5,032.-pp

Relax and explore on the mystic spice island of Zanzibar or revel in your private plunge pool or the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Your private vehicle/guide  awaits in the Central Serengeti to explore the famous plains. Continue to famous UNESCO World Heritage Site Ngorongoro Crater, home of the “Big-5”.

 

Start Accommodation Destination Basis Room Type Duration
Day 1 Kasha Luxury Boutique Hotel Kigomani, Zanzibar B&B 1x Villa Ocean View 4 Nights
Day 5 Kiota Camp Serengeti Seronera FB+ 1x Double Room 3 Nights
Day 8 Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro Crater FB+ 1x Standard hotel room 2 Nights

 

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
FB+: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities Daily

 

Price

US$5,032- per person, sharing occupancy

Included

Accommodation and meals as per package, all transfers, flight as per package,

Tanzania safari: Private vehicle with pop-up roof just for the two of you, naturalist guide and unlimited miles for game drives, Nogrongoro Crater safari,

 

Excluded

International flight  USA to Zanzibar, International flight Kilimanjaro airport (JRO), visa, optional excursions in Zanzibar;

Day 1:           Kasha Luxury Boutique Hotel, Kigomani, Zanzibar

 

Tanzania

The name Tanzania conjures up images of wildebeest stampeding across vast savannah, rain forests teeming with monkeys and birdlife, and great plains brimming with legions of game. All of these natural wonders and more are on offer in this exceptionally diverse African nation. Visitors typically visit Tanzania to partake in at least one of the four well known Tanzanian tourist experiences: a relaxing seaside vacation on the picturesque island paradise of Zanzibar, an underwater tour of some of the world’s most renowned dive sites around the gorgeous Spice Islands, a safari adventure in some of Africa’s most impressive game reserves, or a hiking excursion around Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Whichever of these incredible holidays you choose, you will undoubtedly be welcomed by some fabulously friendly and peaceful inhabitants who, despite being divided into 120 different ethnic groups and cultures, live in harmony with one another and provide some of the most wonderfully exotic local cuisine you could imagine. With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!

 

Kigomani – Zanzibar

Kigomani is idyllically set along Zanzibar’s northeastern coast. It is known for its endless stretch of powdery white-sand beach meeting crystal-clear turquoise waters. Visitors can enjoy a comfortable stay at one of the many resorts dotting the coast, engage in an array of thrilling adventure activities, and enjoy a visit to the local fish market.  Soak up the tranquil atmosphere and enjoy a relaxing beach holiday at this picturesque seaside destination. Other popular activities include: snorkelling the offshore coral reef, diving, boating, wildlife watching and island hopping the near Mnemba Island. Don’t miss the spectacular sunsets over the calm ocean waters.

 

Day Itinerary

Arrive in Zanzibar where you meet our representative for your transfer to your beach lodge in Matemwe, one of the most beautiful areas of the Spice Island of Zanzibar.

Overnight: Kasha Luxury Boutique Hotel

Located in the North East of Zanzibar with the amazing view of the Mnemba Atoll in the backdrop of the Indian Ocean, Kasha Boutique Hotel has 11 Swahili Arabic styles villas, luxury to hitherto rustic experience, each with a private baraza outside lounge, splash pool and a panoramic turquoise-sea view, with only sounds of the cool wind and waves lapping gently against the coral barrier reef to sooth away the creases of day-to-day life.

During low tide, the white sandy beach is accessible by stairs and during high tide the ocean is accessible from a wood plank by diving or jumping. In view of this, the hotel is exclusively located 12 feet on the rocks overlooking the sea, guaranteeing ultimate privacy and views not to be forgotten.

Every room is luxuriously decorated on a backdrop of elegant baraza, Niru finishing and Islamic tiles depicting the typical Swahili style house found in Stone Town. The calm colours, tasteful furnishing and elegant ambiance grant a serene experience ideal for holidaymakers in search for an experience and mental relaxation. Every villa has a splash pool and a baraza outside lounge for romantic moments with amazing sea view.

 

Villa Ocean View

King Bed

Private Bathroom

setting area, Sofa and Chairs

Flat Screen TV

Terrace, with private plunge  pool

 

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

 

Day 2:           Kasha Luxury Boutique Hotel, Kigomani

 

 

Day Itinerary

Relax by the  pool or enjoy the beach or water sports. Snorkel in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean (high tide only).

Visit the village school or spend the day with the local ladies picking and growing seaweed. Or for those with a bone of adventure, spend the day fishing for octopus (an experience one cannot forget). A walk to the village or long walks on the beautiful far stretching east coast beaches is strongly recommended.

 

Scuba diving (optional at extra cost)  is one of the most recommended activities in Matemwe, located near famous Mnemba Atoll. Definitely without dispute, it is ones of the best diving and snorkeling spots in Africa, or even in the world.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

 

Day 3 and 4:           Kasha Luxury Boutique Hotel, Kigomani

 

Day Itinerary

Optional Tours (extra charge):

The Spice Tour in Zanzibar is a 3 hour guided excursion. Guest will have an opportunity to discover tropical fruits, spices and herbs, and some rare plants. Get to see Zanzibars cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, cardamom, curry, pepper, tamarind, ginger, menthol and many other spices and herbs brought by the sultans of Oman across the Indian Ocean. Our guides will give you the detailed descriptions of what the various plants are used for, though not all of them are for food, others used for medicine.

 

Jozani Forest Tour in Zanzibar is a half day guided tour. The forest is also known as jozani chwaka bay national park. This forest holds the rare Red Colobus Monkeys that can not be seen anywhere else in the world.

You may start by visiting a natural forest where the smaller trees and bushes make several sub-canopies under the highest canopy. However this attraction (natural forest) and the nature walk are just options.

 

Prison Island Tour in Zanzibar is a half day exploration. Prison Island is also known as Changuu Island. The name “prison island” came after this unique island was used by some sultans of Zanzibar to detain the recalcitrant slaves. Reached by about 25 to 30 minutes boat ride (motorized).

While you are on this Island, you will be able to swim, snorkeling and take pictures with giant tortoises. When snorkeling watch colorful school of tropical fish such as black snapper, orange lined triggerfish, spotted garfish, barracuda, longfin bannerfish, emperor angelfish, rabbit fish, clown triggerfish, bluestripe snaper and more.

This day tour will be best for snorkeling lovers and as well as beach relaxers but it also includes historical sites and the tortoises.

 

Stone Town City Tour

Stone Town is an atmospheric and mystical town and is the cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar. It was constructed from coral stone during the 19th and 20th century. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000. Get to know the town, see historical sites and architecture, visit a local market, the old slave market memorial and church, and the old sultan’s palace

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

 

 

Day 5:           Kiota Camp Serengeti, Seronera

 

Seronera

The Seronera region, in the central Serengeti, is set directly on the Great Migration route, and offers excellent viewing of this incredible annual phenomenon, when countless wildebeest flood across the plains. While migratory game populations fluctuate seasonally, Seronera is still a wildlife hotspot at other times of the year, sheltering the Big Five, among many other species. A number of small campsites provide accommodation and visitors can enjoy hot air balloon trips and walking safaris as well as guided game drives.

 

Central Serengeti

The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. You may encounter it in the Central Serengeti at certain times a year. But that is not where the game viewing ends; large prides of lions, elephants and giraffes in grasslands, gazelles and eland to mention but a few. Aside from traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning (optional) over the Serengeti plains has become almost essential and you can even do a horseback safari.

 

Day Itinerary

Take a flight into The Serengeti in search of the magnificent wildebeest migration and predators that follow it. Central Serengeti’s Seronera River Valley hosts a range of habitats that attract a large concentration of wildlife, including many of Africa’s most famous predators.

You will be exploring the plains in a private vehicle just the two of you allowing you to stop and go for searching as you please. Take picnics for game drives over lunch time in case the big herd is further away. Your naturalist driver/guide will know the best places to search from experience. Your vehicle is 4 wheel drive with unlimited miles and roof top opening for game viewing.

Your private vehicle will be with you until your departure from Tanzania.

Overnight: Kiota Camp Serengeti

Kiota Camp is permanently located in the Central Serengeti, taking advantage of the year round wildlife viewing the Seronera Valley and nearby areas have to offer. The Central Serengeti is famed for its healthy population of large cats, permanent game around the Seronera River, and Rettima Hippo Pool.

Double Room

A double room consists of 1 king size bed, adjoining bathroom with safari shower.

 

Basis

Full Board and Activities

 

Day 6:           Kiota Camp Serengeti, Seronera

 

Day Itinerary

Follow the rhythm of the African bush with morning and afternoon safaris and relaxing over lunch time when the wildlife is hiding in the shade and not moving much either :).

Basis

Full Board and Activities

 

Day 7:           Kiota Camp Serengeti, Seronera

 

Basis

Full Board and Activities

 

Day 8:           Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater

 

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 meter deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Fresh springs and a large soda lake quench the thirst of all the inhabitants.The Ngorongoro Crater is game viewing gone crazy and it is not surprising that it is one of Tanzania’s major tourist drawcards Black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingos crowd the soda lakes. It is also one of the view places where hyenas can be seen roaming during the daylight. Outside of the crater Masaai herdsmen can be seen tending to their flocks of goats and herds of cattle.

 

Day Itinerary

Today drive across the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area to your hotel on the crater rim, overlooking the famous crater floor.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge        View iBrochure

Perched on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, the magnificent Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is the only property on the eastern rim of this World Heritage Site.

Accommodating 186 guests in its 97 spacious en-suite bedrooms, the Lodge has its own private road to the crater floor.  The Lodge is perfectly situated to explore the abundant game in what is often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”.  Its location offers awe-inspiring views over the crater and some of the most breathtaking sunsets to be seen in Tanzania.

Each suite has a private lounge with mini-bar, en-suite bathroom, central heating and a private solarium.  The Lodge has telephone facilities, satellite TV, a conference room, and a swimming pool situated on the very edge of the rim.

Basis

Full Board and Activities

 

Day 9:           Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater

 

Day Itinerary

Explore UNESCO World Heritage Site Ngorongoro Crater today – a “Big-5 area”.  Spending the night on the crater rim allows you to be one of the first visitors to the crater floor in the morning before the crowds arrive from hotels further away. It also give you the opportunity for excellent picture taking in good morning light. Be sure you ask your guide to be at the gate at opening time :).

Activities

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 meter deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Fresh springs and a large soda lake quench the thirst of all the inhabitants.The Ngorongoro Crater is game viewing gone crazy and it is not surprising that it is one of Tanzania’s major tourist drawcards Black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingos crowd the soda lakes. It is also one of the view places where hyenas can be seen roaming during the daylight. Outside of the crater Masaai herdsmen can be seen tending to their flocks of goats and herds of cattle.

 

Basis

Full Board and Activities

 

Day 10:        End of Itinerary

 

Day Itinerary

Take a leisurely drive across the plain and through villages to reach Kilimanjaro airport mid afternoon. Alternately, you can fly to the airport in a small bush plane (extra charge) and continue home.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

 

 

 

 

Flight Information

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time Class Ref
Scheduled Abeid Amani Karume International Airport [ZNZ] Serengeti Airstrip

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