12 Day Ultimate Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Beach Escape from US$6,589.-pp

Safari in your private vehicle just for the two of you in Northern Tanzania.  Includes the famous Ngorongoro Crater with its “Big-5” , Tarangire National Park,  and the endless plains of The Serengeti. Swim in the turquois Indian Ocean on Zanzibar Islan.

Highlites:

Private vehicle with your guide/driver

See the countryside along the way to the Serengeti

Explore  the best Northern Tanzania National Parks

Spend 3 nights in the Serengeti for fully immersive experience

Flight over Northern Tanzania

Northern Zanzibar boutique hotel

  Accommodation Destination Basis Room Type Duration
Rivertrees Country Inn Arusha B&B 1x Garden Room 1 Night
Tarangire Ndovu Camp Tarangire National Park FB+ 1x Double Room 2 Nights
Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp Ngorongoro Crater FB+ 1x Tented Suite accommodation 1 Night
Asanja Africa Camp Central Serengeti FB+ 1x Safari Tent 4 Nights
The Z Hotel Nungwi B&B 1x Deluxe Sea View Double 3 Nights

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

 

Price

US$6.589.- per person, sharing occupancy during June 2019

Inquire for other dates.

Included

Accommodation and meals as per package, private customized safari vehicle with naturalist guide/driver throug-out safari, all National Park Entrance fees, airport meet and greet, flight over the Serengeti, local beers and house wines at  Ngorongor Lemala Lodge; Mto Wa Mbu Village Tour; domestic Tanzania flights as per package;

Excluded

Optional activities (hot air balloon flight or Arusha village tours), premium drinks at Ngorongoro lodge, visa,  airport taxes,  International flight to Kilimanjaro and from Dar Es Salaam,
Note: Tour starts at Kilimanjaro airport and ends at Dar Es Salaam.. Daily departures pending space available. This is private safari with only the two of you in the vehicle. Some lunches are picnic style. Price would be lower if 4 friends share this itinerary.

Day 1:           Rivertrees Country Inn, 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.

 

Day Itinerary

Arrive in Arusha and meet our representative for the transfer to your hotel.

Overnight: Rivertrees Country Inn

Once an old coffee estate, Rivertrees is now a charming country inn nestled in abundant foliage with the Usa River flowing by. Set in the foothills of Mt Meru, conveniently close to Kilimanjaro International Airport and a short drive to Arusha, its location proffers a wealth of natural wonders to explore.

Comprising the original Farm House, an elegant River House, luxurious River Cottages and several beautifully appointed Garden Rooms, it also serves delicious garden-fresh cuisine in its stunningly set restaurant. The swimming pool and spa are tailored for relaxation, and friendly personalised service ensures a memorable stay, whether for a one-night stopover or much longer.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

 

Day 2:           Tarangire Ndovu Camp, Tarangire National Park

 

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is known for having the greatest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti eco-system. Named after the river that crosses through it, this park at 1,100 square miles located southwest of Arusha, is sometimes sadly missed by those heading for the more well known of the National Parks in Tanzania. Yet we can highly recommend it for its elephant migration, quiet authentic atmosphere and fantastic birding opportunities. During the dry season, the river is the only source of water for many animals, with thousands migrating to it from the nearby Lake Manyara National Park. The landscape here is diverse, with a mix of habitats that are unique to the area and not found anywhere else: hilly landscapes are dotted with vast numbers of baobab trees, dense bush and high grasses. Herds of up to 300 elephants congregate here, whilst migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala and eland can also be seen, with the accompanying predators following along behind. On drier ground you find the Kori bustard, the heaviest flying bird; ostriches, the world’s largest bird; and small parties of ground hornbills blustering like turkeys.

The park is also famous for the termite mounds that dot the landscape. Those that have been abandoned are often seen to be home to dwarf mongoose.

The swamps, an oasis of green year round, are where you will find over 550 bird species, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world. It is a birder’s dream with frequent sightings of yellow-collared lovebirds, which can be seen during a game drive alongside the river.

Tarangire’s pythons climb trees, as do its lions and leopards, lounging in the branches where the fruit of the sausage tree disguises the twitch of a tail.

 

Day Itinerary

Meet your guide/driver this morning after breakfast and enjoy the scenery and villages on your way to Tarangire National Park. Take a game drive prior getting to your lodge.

Overnight: Tarangire Ndovu Camp          View iBrochure

Nasikia Tarangire Ndovu Camp is located in the heart of Tarangire, Tanzania’s wild land and landscapes. Tarangire is famed for its massive elephant herds, true sense of wilderness and a gentle backdrop of baobabs. It is the lesser visited but more intriguing park on the northern circuit.

At Nasikia Tarangire Camp, we have 7 mobile tents established in Tarangire during it’s most incredible time – 15th June – 31st Oct. During these dry months, the massive elephants herds travel through the corridor between Manyara and Tarangire and spend their time in and around the park. This is because of their ability to uncover permanent sources of fresh water. We endeavour to retain the uniqueness and intimacy of the camp, while being directed by the location, wildlife and other factors of responsible tourism.

 

Basis

Full Board and Activities

 

Day 3:           Tarangire Ndovu Camp, Tarangire 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.

 

Day Itinerary

An early morning hike in the area nearby the camp can reveal the last of  the nocturnal animals returning home for the night. We get the chance to learn and to understand about the animals behavior. In the afternoon, we set off to see the nocturnal animals beginning their night’s before returning to our intimate camp for the evening. Tarangire National park is the true Africa and the perfect choice to begin our adventure. We continue to experience the nature and understand the wild behavior found in this park. We return to the lodge before dusk.

Basis

Full Board and Activities

 

Day 4:           Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, 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

Search for wild life this morning prior heading off to a local village where you will meet the locals and learn about their culture. Then cross the Great Rift Valley and ascend to the Ngorongoro Crater Rim where you will spend the night.

Activities

Mto wa Mbu Village

 

Mto wa Mbu

Bordering the Lake Manyara National Park in the Arusha Region of Tanzania, the village of Mto wa Mbu lies the East African Rift Valley. It serves as a convenient stopover for tourists visiting the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park. Visitors can look forward to an authentic cultural experience which could include visiting a traditional home, sampling banana beer, enjoying a delicious Tanzanian meal and browsing the weekly Maasai Market. The village is set within two wildlife corridors and a variety of animals can be spotted in the area such as: giraffe, elephant, hippo, wildebeest, baboon, zebra, and monkey. Other popular activities include walking, hiking and biking tours.

 

Overnight: Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp View iBrochure

Lemala Ngorongoro is intimately set in a delightful ancient acacia forest close to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. As it is located next to the quiet Lemala crater access road on the eastern side, a key advantage of staying at Lemala Ngorongoro is the quick and easy drive down on to the crater floor in the morning; Lemala guests usually have an hour’s head start over others descending via the far busier Seneto crater access road on the western rim. Game drives from camp may start as early as 6.15am and guests can be down among Ngorongoro’s abundant wildlife on the floor within 10-15 minutes – crucial for photographers who demand the best light conditions. Escorted walks are also available into the forest and along the crater rim with an armed ranger and Maasai guide.

Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp has 9 spacious tents that are positioned carefully to provide privacy and with minimal impact on the pristine forest environment. They accommodate two queen-size beds, and as it can get cool on the Ngorongoro Crater rim at night, little luxuries like warm winter-weight duvets, hot water bottles and gas heaters ensure a cosy night’s sleep.

Tented Suite accommodation

The en-suite tents are spacious and comfortable, and have an outside deck offering beautiful views over the area. Each tent is fitted with two queen-size beds with warm duvets, a flush toilet, large safari-style shower, plentiful running water, wooden storage cabinets and wooden floors, 24-hour solar lighting and outside loungers from which to enjoy early morning teas and coffees and refreshing afternoon gin and tonics.

 

Basis

Full Board and Activities

 

Day 5:           Asanja Africa Camp, 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.

 

Day Itinerary

Get an early start and descend into Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the location of the Big-5. Have a picnic lunch and head to the Serengeti. After entering the gate keep your search out for the wildlife living on these endless plains. Reach your camp in the afternoon.

You lodge is located on the rim of the crater which allows you to be amongst the very first people entering the crater in the morning. Most tourists are in lodges 1.5 hour away. Being first in the crater means less people in the morning and better lighting for picture taking.

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.

Overnight: Asanja Africa Camp

Tucked away in a sea of grass, amidst Rocky Islands known as the Moru Kopjes, Asanja Africa is an exotic, luxury-tented camp that transports one to the bygone era where the Masaai once ruled the wide-open plains of the Serengeti.

Located on the path of the migration, it is here that the Wildebeest, Zebras and Gazelles group together and start their annual pilgrimage. The Moru Kopjes rising from the plains provide ample shade for the prides of lion that spend most of the day lazing about. This is a good area for game viewing since; the wildlife is abundant throughout the year.

Come and experience the African wilderness… with promises of indulgent luxury, comfort and personalized attention.

Basis

Full Board and Activities

 

Day 6,7,8:           Asanja Africa Camp, Central Serengeti

 

Day Itinerary

Explore the Serengeti during morning and afternoon gamdrives when the wildlife is most active. Although it depends on the weather, this is usually the time of year when babies are born. You will be in the  wilderness and animals can not be predicted. But having a private vehicle gives you the best chance. You stop where you like to stop and leave an animal sighting when you are ready!

Basis

Full Board and Activities

Day 9:           The Z Hotel, Nungwi, 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.

Nungwi

Once little more than a ramshackle fishing village, Nungwi has been transformed into one of Unguja island’s busiest beach destinations and its second most populated village after its capital, Stone Town. Situated at the island’s northernmost tip, Nungwi is blessed with some of Zanzibar’s most idyllic swimming beaches as the water surrounding this section of the island is fairly deep and mostly unaffected by the change of tides. The village is also renowned as a party hotspot with plenty of boisterous nightlife and a thriving social scene hosted by the village’s slew of hotels, bars, shops and restaurants. Spend your days lazing on the spectacular beaches, floating in the idyllic turquoise waters or indulging in a massage. Then, as the sun sets, join the revellers as the town comes alive, cocktails flow freely and the beach bonfires begin to blaze. Daily itineraries tend to be gloriously simple: sunbathe, swim, party, repeat!

 

Day Itinerary

Say goodbye to your guide after the drive to the local airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar. Take a stroll on the beach this afternoon.

Overnight: The Z Hotel

This chic, boutique hotel situated in a vibrant spot on the corner of an idyllic beach in Nungwi, is located on the northern tip of Zanzibar. It blends elegant, contemporary design with traditional Zanzibari features to create a unique cool and relaxing environment.

Deluxe Sea View Double

Our 1st and 2nd floor Deluxe Sea View Rooms offer uninterrupted, panoramic views taking in the West Coast of the Island out across the Indian Ocean and up to the Northern tip of Zanzibar.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

 

Day 10:        The Z Hotel, Nungwi

 

Day Itinerary

Relax on the beach or take advantage of the activities available – snorkeling tours , try your hand at kite surfing, deep seafishing, sunset cruise, sailing and kayaking.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

 

Day 11:        The Z Hotel, Nungwi

 

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

 

Day 12:        Departure

 

Day Itinerary

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Dar Es Salaam.

End of service.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

Flights:

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time Class

economy

Ref
Scheduled Asanja Africa Camp Zanzibar International Airport [ZNZ]
Scheduled Zanzibar International Airport [ZNZ] Julius Nyerere International Airport [DAR]

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