14 Days Classic Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar from US$4,262.-pp

This classic Tanzania safari explores four of Northern Tanzania’s excellent wildlife destinations – the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. Continue on to an idyllic white sand beach on Zanzibar for relaxation and water sports.

Highlights:

*Safari in specialized vehicles with pop-up roof, all window seats

*Proper hotel rooms in the middle of the Serengeti (not tents)

*Visit three major Game Parks in Northern Tanzania – Serengeti – Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara

*Relax on one of the best beaches in Zanzibar

Accommodation style: Very Comfortable on safari and deluxe on the beach

Accommodation Destination Nights Basis Room Type
Ilboru Safari Lodge Arusha 1 FB 1x Double Room
Kirurumu Manyara Lodge Lake Manyara National Park 1 FB 1x Double Room
Serengeti Sopa Lodge Central Serengeti 2 FB 1x Double Room
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro Crater 2 FB 1x Double Room
Arusha Serena Hotel Arusha 1 FB 1x Double Room
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club Zanzibar 6 FB 1x Superior Room

Key

FB: Full Board

Best time to go: February, March, June, July, August, September, GOOD: October, November, December, January, AVERAGE: April and May due to rainy season on safari

Price

US$4,384.-  Nov 2018

US$4,604.-  Sep, Oct 2018

US$4,262.- April, May 2019

US$4,752.- June 2019

US$5,085.- July, August, Sep, Oct 2019

Price is per person, sharing occupancy.

Included:

Safari: Accommodation and activities as per package, full board, maximum 7 guests on safari each with window seat, safari in specialized 4×4 safari land cruiser with pop-up roof for game viewing, National Park fees, experienced safari guide, 1 bottle water in safari vehicle per day, Beach Holiday includes full board with soft drinks, fruit juices, local beers and house wine. Gymnastic daily activities (water gym, stretching, jogging). Windsurf equipment non-professional, canoe, beach volley, beach soccer, tennis court (floodlight at charge) darts, table tennis. Evening entertainment program, discotheque.

Airport meet and greets, all transfers, flight from safari to Zanzibar

Honeymoon package includes welcome bottle of wine, 20% discount at the Mvua African Rain Spa, fruit basket and flower set-up (wedding certificate no older than 6 month required)

Excluded: International flight to Africa, visa, optional excursions, beverages at safari accommodation;

Note: Trip starts at Kilimanjaro airport and ends at Zanzibar airport.
Daily departures, minimum 2 guests.

Day 1:           Ilboru Safari Lodge, Arusha

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!

Arusha

Arusha is the safari capital of Tanzania – nestled below Mt. Meru and close to Mount Kilimanjaro. From Arusha there are options to head  to Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks and from there it’s a short trip to the Serengeti. Arusha was built by the Germans as a centre of colonial administration because of the temperate climate.

Overnight: Ilboru Safari Lodge     View iBrochure

Nestled on the lower slopes of the majestic Mt Meru, the Ilboru Safari Lodge is popular with mountain climbers and safari travelers in northern Tanzania. Ideally located between the northern safari circuit and Mt Kilimanjaro, the beautiful Swahili sanctuary is set on a five acre plot, tucked away beneath ancient trees on the outskirts of Arusha town. The lodge features thirty eight guest rooms, comprising of single, double, twin, triple and family rooms. Four rooms are in the main building, close to the pool and other facilities, each with a balcony overlooking the garden. The rest of the rooms are double cottages situated throughout the lushly landscaped grounds.

Day Itinerary: You will be met at the airport for your transfer to the lodge.

Included

Dinner

Day 2:           Kirurumu Manyara Lodge, Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park

With the Lake on its east and the Manyara Escarpment to its west the Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats. Acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. Manyara has the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world. It lends itself for a picnic stop on the way to Ngorongoro Crater.

Overnight: Kirurumu Manyara Lodge    

Kirurumu Manyara Lodge is set high on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, enjoying a marvellous, uplifting and panoramic view eastward over Lake Manyara, the Rift floor and Mt. Losimingori. Behind Kirurumu, the Ngorongoro Highlands rise in green and fertile splendour and form the gateway to Ngorongoro Crater and Olduvai Gorge, the Serengeti.

Manyara Lodge offers 27 tented rooms, 2 honeymoon suites,  2 family cottages, fully en suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water, electricity, bar complete with sun-deck and panoramic views of the rift valley and dining room with waiter service.

Day Itinerary: This morning transfer to the Arusha Coffee Lodge where you will have your safari briefing and lunch. Depart for Lake Manyara and take in the Tanzanian countryside along the way.

Included

Full Board

 

Day 3:           Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Central Serengeti

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 over the Serengeti plains has become almost essential and you can even do a horseback safari.

Overnight: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Serengeti Sopa Lodge is perched on a hilltop overlooking the vast plains of Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s leading game reserve. The park offers unrivalled game viewing and bird watching opportunities. All the members of the Big Five; elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards and cheetah may be spotted here!

Day Itinerary: This morning take a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park famous for tree climbing lions. Here you can see a variety of habitats and diverse animals and birds.

Included

Full Board

Day 4:           Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Central Serengeti

Day Itinerary: After breakfast, take a full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park with a picnic lunch. Search for plain animals such as zebras and wildebeest being chased by prey animals. Cheetahs, lions and many more animals can be observed.

Included

Full Board

Day 5:           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.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Perched on the rim of the collapsed volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater, a world heritage site, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. It has the most magnificent views over the crater floor, which is home to vast herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, the rare and endangered black rhino, elephant, cheetah, leopard, lion and herds of gazelle and wildebeest.

Its position on the Eastern rim allows the most spectacular and uninterrupted views of the sunset.

Situated on the eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, in the volcanic highlands of Tanzania, with beautiful views of the crater floor below.

Day itinerary: This morning enjoy a game drive in The Serengeti again prior heading for Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge, site of archaeological findings where traces of prehistoric man dating back to 3.5 million years ago have been discovered. You will enjoy a picnic lunch en-route.

Included

Full Board

Day 6:           Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater

Day Itinerary: Today enjoy a full day of game viewing in the famous Ngororongor Crater with a picnic lunch.

Included

Full Board

Day 7: Arusha Serena Hotel, Arusha

Nestled at the foot of the wooded slopes of Mount Meru, this unique hotel in Arusha Tanzania stands amid coffee plantations on the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti. Designed to echo the traditional style of the colonial coffee farm, which originally stood on this site, Lake Duluti Serena Hotel offers a range of tastefully presented cottage-styled rooms set amid extensive landscaped grounds.

Standing at the gateway to the famous Tanzanian ‘Northern Safari Circuit’, this Arusha hotel offers a broad range of optional attractions, which include: walking, mountain biking, canoeing on the lake, and trips to the nearby Arusha and Mount Meru national parks.

Lake Duluti Serena Hotel features a stone-built reception with adjoining lounge, library, restaurant, boutique and business centre. Imposing in stature and spacious in concept, the design of the new building echoes the hotel’s original incarnation as a working coffee farm dating back to colonial times.

Day Itinerary: Today head for Arusha where you will say goodbye to your fellow safari travellers over a lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge. Transfer to Lake Duluti Hotel for overnight.

Day 8:           Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club, Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Zanzibar – The “Spice Island” is influenced by a fusion of multi cultures and steeped in history still evident today. Spice Island, Slave Island, Arab Island, Tropical Island – Zanzibar is or was all of the above. The enchanting winding streets and high townhouses of old Stone Town remain unchanged with their giant, ornate doors. An archipelago with pristine beaches, excellent diving  and the cobble stone, narrow lanes of Stone Town lined with enchanting historic buildings blending Middle Eastern, Indian and African architecture. Tropical beaches and all the romance and attractions that go with them – scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing and sailing on traditional local dhows.Spice tours to working plantations allow you to see where your cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon come from.

Overnight: Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club  

Set on the east coast of Zanzibar, about 45 km from the airport, Mapenzi Beach Club perfectly blends in the natural environment of the surrounding landscape covering an area of 4 hectares blessed with a long white sand beach and a tropical garden of palms and colourful bougainvillea.

Day Itinerary: Today transfer to the airport  for your flight to Zanzibar where you will be met and transferred to the Beach Club.

Superior Room

The 36 Superior Rooms have been elegantly furnished in traditional African style and have a large private veranda for the comfort of our guests.

Room features include:

Double four-poster bed or two singles with mosquito net
Independently adjustable air conditioning
Fan
Digital safe
Minibar restocked daily
Tea and coffee making facilities
Telephone via operator
Large bathroom with shower
Double washbasin
Hairdryer

Included: Full Board

Day 9-13:           Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club, Zanzibar

 

Daily itinerary: Spend your time relaxing on the beach or taking advantage of the daily activities such as table tennis, billiard, beach volleyball, beach soccer.

Optional – extra charge

Mnemba Island Snorkelling and Scuba Diving
Diving
Excursion to Stone Town
Deep sea fishing

Included: Full Board

Day 14:           Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club, Zanzibar

         Departure – Transfer to the Zanzibar airport. End of Service.

 

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