10 Days Tanzania-Zanzibar extension safari

10 Days Tanzania-Zanzibar extension safari

10 Days Tanzania-Zanzibar extension safari

10 Days Tanzania-Zanzibar extension safari

Country:              Tanzania
City:                       Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro crater, Zanzibar.
Duration:             10 Day(s) – 9 Night(s)
Tour Category:  Wildlife Adventure Tour.

Safari Inclusions:

All government taxes relevant to the itinerary

Flights to and from Zanzibar

Guiding fees

Food as described in the itinerary

Accommodation as described

Transfers as described in the itinerary

Safari Exclusions:

Alterations or customizing of this itinerary

Alcohol and other beverages at the hotels

Airport taxes

Excess baggage charges

Laundry charges

10 Days Tanzania-Zanzibar extension safari

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Begin your 10 days Tanzania- Zanzibar extension safari at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be met by your driver guide and transferred to Moivaro Lodge where you stay for an overnight.

Moivaro Lodge: Moivaro Lodge is located on an historic 40-acre coffee plantation and gardens near Arusha with views of Mount Meru.

Forty picturesque thatched cottages are set in beautiful gardens, each with their own veranda.

Relax into your holiday by the pool, take a nature walk through the lodge’s grounds or learn a little about the local village with a guided walk.

Included: Dinner & overnight.

Day 2: Transfer from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park.

This morning you will be met by your private driver-guide for the start of your safari. After a short introductory briefing you will depart by road for Lake Manyara National Park and will spend the rest of the day game viewing there. In the evening you will stay overnight at Migunga Tented Camp.

All meals included.

Lake Manyara: Stretched along the base of the Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park is renowned for its huge elephant population and tree-climbing lions.

Perhaps the most picturesque of the Northern Tanzania national parks, the stunning views of the flamingo-filled lake and Rift Valley escarpment will especially appeal to photographers.

Birdwatchers will also find this park rewarding, with nearly 400 species present.

Migunga Tented Camp: Migunga is nestled away in a quiet corner of 35 acres of acacia forest and consists of 19 semi-luxury permanent tents on raised platforms with attached bathrooms and private veranda.

All the tents are discreetly placed around a central glade, offering shade and privacy but still only a short walk to the restaurant and bar.

Day 3: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater.

After breakfast you will depart from the camp with packed lunch driving to the Ngorongoro Crater.

Game drives through the Ngorongoro Crater begin early in the morning in closed safari vehicles with pop up roofs.

The descent into the crater is one of scenic beauty, as you make your way through lush forests, home to numerous elephants and buffalo.

As you reach the inside of the Ngorongoro Crater, marveling at the incredible landscape around you, your guide will take you through the grassy crater floor, the unbelievable fever tree forest, the banks of Lake Magadi and the surrounding marshes.

Lunch is served picnic style, surrounded by the natural wonders around you as well as the exceptional wildlife, roaming freely, with which you share this extraordinary paradise.

Ngorongoro Crater: Popularly known as the eighth wonder of the world, the remarkable Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact crater in the world. Measuring 16 kilometres in diameter and enclosed in walls over 600 metres high, it surrounds a spectacular wildlife hotspot of over 25,000 large mammals.

Hemmed in by forested walls, the crater floor has a combination of soda lakes, acacia forests, lush marshes and dry savannah.

These diverse habitats support the full cast of East Africa’s brilliant animal and bird life: lions, cheetahs, hippos, buffalo, leopards, ostriches and elephants, to name but a few.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge: This beautiful lodge is situated on the eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, in the volcanic highlands of Tanzania.

Perched on the rim of the collapsed volcano, it has the most magnificent views over the crater floor, which is home to vast herds of buffalo, wildebeests, zebras, the rare and endangered black rhino, elephants, cheetahs, leopards, lions and herds of gazelle and wildebeests.

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

Included: Breakfast, picnic lunch & dinner

Day 4: Game drive in Serengeti via Oldupai Gorge

After breakfast, leave Ngorongoro heading for the endless plains of Serengeti with a picnic lunch.

You will stop to visit the Oldupai Gorge, a canyon carved by water through the southern part of the Serengeti Plain.

We will visit the historic site known as “The Cradle of Mankind” where the world famous archeologist, Dr Leakey, discovered the remains of the early man.

After the tour of the Oldupai Gorge you will enjoy your picnic lunch and then drive to Serengeti central for an afternoon game drive.

The park covers 14,763 km² (5,700 square miles) of grassland plains and savanna as well as riverine forest and woodlands.

You will arrive at Serengeti Kati kati Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp: A mobile tented camp located in Central Serengeti, strategically located to cover the vast Serengeti Plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience.

The camp is only a two hour scenic drive from Olduvai Gorge Museum and Grumeti River. It has fifteen tents with en suite facilities.

Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Full-day game drive in Serengeti National Park.

After breakfast you will leave the camp and head out to the park to track wildlife.

Take your binoculars and your cameras ready to witness the drama in this African savannah land!

As well as the migration of the Wildbeests, the Serengeti National Park is well known for its healthy stock of other resident wildlife, particularly the “Big Five”, lion, leopard, elephant, black rhinoceros & buffalo.

The park also supports many further species, including cheetahs, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, topi, elands, waterbucks, hyenas, baboons, impalas, African wild dogs and giraffes.

The park also boasts about 500 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds and many species of vultures.

You will enjoy your picnic lunch before proceeding with an afternoon game drive.

In the evening you will drive back to the camp just in time to enjoy a drink as you watch the sun sets over the Serengeti plains.

After a well-deserved shower you will sit at the camp’s mess tent for a freshly-prepared dinner. Overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Camp.

Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Tranfer to Zanzibar

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Seronera airstrip for the Coastal Aviation flight to Zanzibar departing at 1030Hrs.

Arrive into Zanzibar at 1420Hrs where you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your first hotel in Stone Town, The Swahili House.

Stone Town: The largest town in the archipelago is the capital, Stone Town. The town was named for the coral stone buildings that were built there largely during the 19th century, on the site of a very old fishing village.

There are over 16,000 people in the town today, and over 1,700 recorded buildings.

The Swahili House: Located in the bustling heart of Stone Town, the building was originally used as an Indian Merchant House in the 19th century.

The Swahili House is located in the centre of Stone Town and therefore in the middle of all the action!

The bustling market, shops, restaurants and other points of interest such as the House of Wonders are all within walking distance from the hotel.

Day 7: Stone Town Day Tour.

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your Stone Town hotel and you will be taken to the most interesting places in Stone Town, including the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace), Dr Livingstone’s House and the Arab Fort.

It is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!

A trip to the site of Sultan Barghash’s harem at Marahubi is also included and rounds off an insight into Zanzibar’s huge history and vibrant culture.

Stone Town has excellent gifts shops with plenty of souvenirs and handicrafts to choose from.

Afterwards, drive through the countryside, passing various villagers wearing colorful khangas, and arrive at the plantation farms, where various medicine plants and spices are grown.

Overnight at Azanzi Beach Hotel: The hotel is situated on the north-eastern coast of Zanzibar, and approximately 45 minutes from the airport in Stone town.

Azanzi is a luxury boutique beach hotel which boasts 35 rooms comprising of 8 suites, 12 luxury suites, 9 villas, and 6 deluxe villas.

The central guest entertainment areas offer guests multi-level viewing decks, well-stocked curio shop, azure swimming pool, bar and dining area – maximizing the sublime view of the majestic and tranquil Indian Ocean, and powder-white beaches scattered with palm trees.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Zanzibar Beach Relaxation.

You will have the day at your disposal at Azanzi Beach Hotel.

Matemwe is a small fishing village with only a handful of small hotels catering for people in search of tranquility and personalized service.

Activities available through the hotel include diving, water-sports, fishing trips and scuba diving. The accommodation price also includes some scuba diving. The hotel has a spa which offers massage and relation therapies for an extra cost.

Overnight at: Azanzi Beach Hotel

Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Spice Tour.

After breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel for a spice tour. The spice tour lasts about three hours.

The tour begins with a walk through a spice farm, with the guide showing you many herbs and spices and showing you how to identify them by sight, smell, and feel.

The tour ends with everyone seated around a table while your guide slices a myriad of fruits for you to try.

Overnight at: Azanzi Beach Hotel

Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Transfer to Stone Town in the afternoon & Flight to Dar-er-salaam.

You will spend the day at your beach resort and enjoy the last day of your 10 Days Tanzania-Zanzibar extension safari either swimming or sunbathing on the sandy beaches of Zanzibar.

You will enjoy a leisurely lunch at the hotel’s restaurant and later your guide will come to pick you up from the hotel ready to transfer you back to Stone Town where you will board a flight to Dar-er-salaam.

In Dar-er-salaam, you will connect to your international departure flight.

End of Safari!!!

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