Tanzania Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Zanzibar 12 Days
Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara , Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Zanzibar12 Days Tour
Day 01: Arrive into Arusha
You are warmly welcomed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport(JKIA) Nairobi or Arusha International Airport and transferred to Kibo Palace Hotel, or The Arusha Hotel. Arusha is considered to be the exact centre-point between Cape Town and Cairo, the southern and northern extremes of the African Continent. Also from here we can enjoy the stunning view of Mount Meru
Overnight at Kibo Palace Hotel or The Arusha Hotel
Day 02: Arusha / Tarangire National Park
After an early breakfast, leave for your first safari experience at the Tarangire National Park. Once you arrive at the Park, go for a morning Game Drive. Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It is the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem - a buffet for predators and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared Oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed. After a picnic-style lunch, continue with the wildlife observation. The swamps, tinged green all year round, are the focus for over 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world.
Over night at Lake Manyara Serena lodge ( FB)
Day 03: Lake Manyara National Park.
After breakfast, enjoy a full day Safari at Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara is one of the most scenic parks that you will encounter on tour in Tanzania, and is situated on the base of the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. While driving up the rift wall, Lake Manyara appears behind. The view is breathtaking, as we take in this massive lake with its silver shimmer and surrounding vegetation. Like most Rift Valley lakes, the water is alkaline, attracting vast flocks of flamingoes, which form a pink foam against a silver background of water. There are numerous water birds in the area, including pelicans that waddle around next to short grasses on the shores of the lake. The park is a bird lovers haven with a variety of local species inhabiting the forest and bush. The best time to observe these birds is in the late afternoon and early morning. Animals also found in the area include zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck and warthog. Manyara is also known for its tree-climbing lions. These majestic animals find shelter in the branches of trees from the heat and biting flies. There is a particular belt, which they frequent along the woodland, south of the Msasa River. These lions also have a peculiar specialization of killing buffalo. An adult buffalo weighs in the proximity of one and a half tons, being far larger than the average weight of an adult male lion. After the phenomenal experience, proceed to the Lodge
Over Night at Lake Manyara Serena lodge.( FB)
Day 04: Lake Manyara / Ngorongoro Crater (drive)
This morning, prepare yourself for Africa´s Eden: The Ngorongoro Crater is twelve miles wide, a home to the rare Black Rhino and has its own Soda Lake. The high concentration of wild animals in the Crater area means that you are likely to see the African Big Five in a short period of time. Descend 2,200 feet into the Crater, to experience a thrilling day among Africa´s Big Five: the Lion, the Elephant, the Buffalo, the Black Rhino and the Leopard. After a picnic lunch and a full day of game viewing, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Over night at Ngorongoro Serena lodge ( FB)
Day 05: Ngorongoro / Serengeti National Park (drive)
After breakfast we leave the Ngorongoro Highlands via Malanja and proceed to Olduvai Gorge, where you will visit the local Museum and have the chance to see a Maasai Boma (or a family village), within Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After we enjoy our picnic lunch, en-route to Serengeti National Park well continue with our game drive.
Over Night at Serengeti Lodge ( FB)
Day 06: Serengeti National Park
Today we begin exploring the famous Serengeti National Park, undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value. With more than two million wildebeest, half a million Thomson´s gazelle, and a quarter of a million zebra, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. The Wildebeest and Zebra form the star cast of a unique spectacle - the Annual Serengeti Migration. A unique combination of diverse habitats enables it to support more than 30 species of large herbivores and nearly 500 species of birds. Its landscape, originally formed by volcanic activity, has been sculptured by the concerted action of wind, rain and sun. It now varies from open grass plains in the south, savannah with scattered acacia trees in the centre, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west. Small rivers, lakes and swamps are scattered throughout. In the southeast rise the great volcanic massifs and craters of the Ngorongoro Highlands. Each area has its own particular atmosphere and wildlife.
Day 07: Serengeti National Park / Arusha (drive) ; Arusha / Zanzibar (flight)
After breakfast, say farewell and drive back to Arusha. On arrival, you are transferred to the airport in time to catch a flight to Zanzibar Island. Upon arrival in Zanzibar, you are met by the hotel hosts and taken to your Zanzibar Hotel. This will be your residence for the next six days
Over night at Blue Bay Beach Resort ( HB)
Days 08, 09, 10 ; 11: Zanzibar Island
These are the well-deserved free days for you to enjoy the Sun on the Beach, dive into the Indian Ocean, explore the magical spirit of this Island, scent the aroma of exotic spices and talk to the friendly Zanzibar peoples. Daily tours are offered to Stone Town by the hotel and we encourage you to visit this historical place. Stone Town is the oldest city, and the cultural heart of Zanzibar. Little has changed in the last about 200 years. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, Mosques and grand Arab houses. You can spend many idle hours just wandering through the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways. Stone Town was declared, recently and deservedly, a World Heritage Site.
While in Zanzibar we can visit the spice plantation, which is famous around the world. A holiday in Zanzibar would not be complete without a visit to the spice plantation. Learn the medicinal properties of the spices, how the cure certain maladies.
Over night at Blue Bay Beach Resort ( FB)
Day 12: Zanzibar / Homebound
After a luxurious Safari experience and a relaxing beach holiday, bid farewell to Tanzania as you are transferred to the airport for your flight home (via Dar Es Salaam or Nairobi).
The above Programme cost US $ 5200 Per person sharing in double room.
For more information and special offers, Please Inquire.
The Tour Included;
- Accommodation as stipulated in the programme,
- All local Transfers as per our itineraries
- Meals as per the itinerary,
- Arusha Zanzibar Dar-es-Salaam local flights.
- All park entry fee to game reserves and parks.
- Services of an English speaking driver guide.
- All Local traveler assistance during your tour
- Specialized and personalized services
- Use of custom built 4x4 Land cruiser or Van (Jeep)with a pop-up roof open for great views during game drive viewing
- All game drives as per the programme above.
- All airport taxes, International airfares and Visas.
- Insurance (trip cancellation medical insurances are recommended).
- Drinks/ Beverages with meals,
- Tips and Gratuities to driver and hotels staff
- Personal Expenses
MARANGU LUXURY SHUTTLES
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P. O. Box 24105 - 00100
Office Phone : +254 203 555 780
Hotline 1 : +254 722 165 331
Hotline 2 : +254 722 124 349
Hotline 3 : +254 733 918 166