Leave your heart into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, watch the sunrise from the top of Africa, at Mount Kilimanjaro, or Swim with Dolphin in one of our famous beaches in Zanzibar Island, destinations offer something for every type of traveler your most welcome.
Day 1: Arriving to Arusha
On your arrival at Arusha airport our representative will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it, the soon as you see him the adventure begins you’ll overnight at Green Mountain Hotel, After Check in to hotel and you’ll be taken to Town tour and shopping, you will have your hot lunch in one of the best restaurant in town you’ll be Buck in your Hotel late afternoon for a short briefing, and prepare yourself for amazing adventure.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park
An early pick from your hotel at 06.00am, our two-hour drive will take us to Tarangire National Park, one of Tanzania’s real treasures the scenery is classic Africa, and you’ll feel as if you’re on a movie set surrounded by giant baobab trees and many different varieties of acacia or thorn tree.
Tarangire National Park has the highest density of elephants in North Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round in which the herds often can reach an impressive number of 300 animals. The Tarangire River has water all year round and during the dry season, between July and October, many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river for drinking.
If you visit the park during dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you can observe wonderful creatures such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests and zebras as well as various types of antelopes and gazelles and with a little luck, you can also spot a python!
This area during the dry season is a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Masai Ostrich -the world largest bird kori bustard, the heaviest flying bird in the world. Around lunchtime, you will stop at a suitable picnic site for lunch; the rest of the day are dedicated to more wildlife watching. Before sunset, you will be taken to your hotel in Marera Valley Lodge Karatu for Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Ngorongoro High land to Serengeti National Park
After having your breakfast you’ll depart for Serengeti national park via the beautiful high lying farmland of Ngorongoro conservation area while having a game viewing on route to Serengeti National park. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see.
We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species enjoying the evening game drive towards the Lodge for dinner and over night at Serengeti Serena safari Lodge
Day 4: Serengeti national Park – Wildebeest Migration Tracking:
We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest.
The migration can be seen on a long chain approximately 40 Km heading to the south western direction, around 1230 and 1300 break for your lunch. After having our lunch we will proceed with our game viewing following the move of the migrants on the southwest of the park. Approximately 1.3 million wildebeest, 250,000 gazelles and 200,000 Zebras have been recorded sharing the short grass.
This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and it you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. We return to our special tented camp for the night.
Day 5: Game drive Serengeti to Ngorongoro High land
We have another day of exploring the Serengeti National Park before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, This morning we have an early breakfast, pick up our lunch boxes before departure then proceed for the early morning game drive, this morning game drive is very important as you will be able to witness the early morning kills from the big five.
We will go ahead with game drives throughout the afternoon in the endless plains spotting many animals and truly realizing just why this National Park is so famous. You will reach Ngorongoro in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight at the lodge located in the slopes of the crater rim close to Ngorongoro gate Rhino Lodge
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha Town
After an early breakfast depart for the Ngorongoro Crater, with your packed lunch, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation entry gate. Drive on and descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) into the crater floor for a day game drive, Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephant, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open Savannah where the lions hunt for food.
Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos.
This truly world-class attraction is also known as the ’8th Wonder of the World’ finally we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater.
In the late afternoon after a picnic lunch, we start going out of the crater with game drive towards Arusha. On our way to arusha we will pass by Maasai boma for few minutes to learn their culture, and if you wish you can sing and Dance with them just to have fun, to make your trip unforgettable (OPTIONAL) Dinner and overnight at Green Mountain Hotel
Day 7: Arusha to Zanzibar Beach
Today you will have your breakfast at around 08:00am, the soon as we finish your Breakfast we drive straight to the airport to catch your flight to Zanzibar, the flight time will be 10:00am
This Package includes the Prison Island Boat Trip, Kizimkazi Dolphin Tour, Safari Blue Boat Trip, Stone Town City Tour, Jozani Forest Tour and the Spice Tour. You can start on any date you request. This is a private tour just your group in vehicle with driver/guides
On arrival at Zanzibar International Airport you’ll be personally met and escorted by our driver-guide to the fashionable Hotel in Stone Town. After check immediately the fun begin you’ll start your tour to Prison Island
Changuu Island (also known as Kibandiko, Prison or Quarantine Island) is a small island 5.6 km northwest of Stone Town, Ungula, and Zanzibar. The island is around 800m long and 230m wide at its broadest point The Island saw use as a prison for rebellious slaves in 1860s and also functioned as a coral mine.
The British First Minister of Zanzibar, Lloyd Mathews, purchased the island in 1893 and constructed a prison complex there. No prisoners were ever housed on the island and instead it became a quarantine station for yellow fever cases. The station was only occupied for around half of the year and the rest of the time it was a popular holiday destination.
More recently, the island has become a government-owned tourist resort and houses a collection of endangered Aldabra giant tortoises’ now it is more commonly known as a home of Zanzibar’s Giant Aldabran Tortoise colony, some of which are over a hundred years old! Which was originally a gift from the British governor of the Seychelles in the late 19th Century.
Once on the island, you have the opportunity to feed and pet the tortoises; if you have time you may also like to take a stroll through the forested interior where you will see a wide variety of birds, colorful peacocks, bats, and beautiful butterflies. Keep your eyes peeled too for the shy and elusive Duikers – an unusual tiny antelope species after prison tour the boat will drive you back to Stone Town, Dinner and overnight at Golden Tulip Zanzibar resort
Day 8: The Safari blue
Safari Blue Tour in Zanzibar is the Zanzibar number one full day trip, this is a sea adventure safari starts from Fumba fishing village, south west coast of the island, the major attraction is to swim, snorkeling, sea foods and sailing within the traditional dhow, the history of traditional dhow dated back to the 15th and 16th centuries, the ages of the moonson winds and the Arab movements,
We in board into sailing dhow at 9:00am ahead to sandbank for the relaxation, swimming and beach walking, You will have great time to test the tropical sea foods including octopus, calamari, lobster, shrimps, shark, shell fish, tuna fish, barracuda etc.
Snorkeling is also the main activity, whereby tourist will be taken to the coral reef and the areas which are good and have colorful school of fish. After the lunch at Kwale Island, there will be a short tour to the ancient baobab tree which is said to have more than 200 years now,
On our way back to the Fumba beach we shall again have opportunity to swim into the natural swimming pool near the Kwale Island, we normally finish our tour around 4:00pm, Dinner and overnight at Golden Tulip Zanzibar resort
Day 9: Jozani Forest / Dolphin and Spice Farms Tour.
Spend the day at the Island with a variety of optional activities. The most popular dolphin spotting location in Zanzibar is in Kizimkazi village, located on the Southern coast of Zanzibar Island where you can see both bottle-nose and humpback dolphins. Dolphin tour is best very early in the morning, because in the afternoon as the sun rises sea water tends to become warm, therefore dolphins dive deep down the sea bottom to escape heat,
Early At 06:00 in the morning you’ll be picked up to south coast of Zanzibar for dolphin tour, Although dolphin-spotting is a popular activity, sightings aren’t guaranteed 100%, and actually managing to swim with dolphins is a rare occurrence, like with other wild animals spotting dolphins require time and patience as they are not confined in a cage or a zoo, they are in their natural environment.
Dolphin tour last for two to three hours. Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th century mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, and is thus worth a visit for both cultural and historical reasons. The dolphin trip can be combined with Jozani Forest, as the forest is on the way to Kizimkazi we pass through the forest on the way back from dolphin tour.
The forest is 2,512 hectares (6,207 acres) in size and was declared a nature reserve in the 1960′s. Jozani forest is a natural pharmacy, an amazing source of natural remedies! Every plant or tree cures something. What is so beautiful about Jozani forest tour, that height of the trees and the palms are just outstanding! Jozani is also famous for rare red Colobus monkeys and even harder to spot – Zanzibar Sykes’ monkey, a very rare monkey species unique to Zanzibar.
Along with Red Colubus Monkeys you can expect to see Bush baby, 50 different species of butterflies and 40 species of birds. This forest is one of the last remaining sanctuaries in the world of the red colubus monkey. Wonderful photo opportunities and sightings of these rare creatures living in the forest reserves are possible on the pathways. Our guides are also naturalists and nature lovers will have a wonderful time in the nature reserve.
The Spice Tour is one of the most popular excursions in Zanzibar, the Spice Island. Zanzibar was one of the world’s leading producers of spices such as clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Tour takes you to on organic farm with wide variety of plants around the year. You don’t just see, you also touch, smell and taste.
Spices and herbs were originally introduced to Zanzibar by Portuguese traders in the 16th century, brought from their colonies in South America and India.
This tour is a walking tour in a spice farm (shamba). While there, you shall see how the spices, herbs and fruits grow and are cultivated. Your tour guide will describe how the crops can be used.
You will be smelling and tasting spices, herbs and tropical fruits such as clove, lemongrass, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, coconuts, papaya, chili, black pepper, jackfruit, cardamom, cassava and oranges. After the tour you will enjoy a traditional swahili lunch at the farm. Here is when you can really taste the different ways of using spices. The tour finishes with a stop at a spice stall selling fresh packaged spices (cash only). Dinner and overnight at Golden Tulip Zanzibar resort
Day 10: Full Day Stone Town Tour
After our well deserved breakfast your guide will take you for the walking tour in Stone Town, which is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Famous for its winding alleys, bustling bazaars, sultan’s palace, mosques, House of Wonders, Portuguese fort and gardens and the extravagant merchants’ houses with their remarkably ornate doors, Dinner and overnight at Golden Tulip Zanzibar resort
Day 11: Nungwi Beach Cultural Tour
Nungwi is a village at the northern end of the Tanzanian island of Unguja, familiarly called Zanzibar. It’s known for the wide, palm-lined, Discover how the local people live and enjoy the beach, enjoy a cultural village tour, and enjoy the rest of the day’s free time by sightseeing, shopping or relaxing on the white sand beach of the north. Visit a busy fish market in the Morning Hours – depending on the catch the previous night you might see Tuna, King Fish, Dorado and a variety of other large fish for sale. Watch local fishermen wade out to the edge of the coral reef to catch some different sea creatures including squid, octopus, puffer fish and etc.
Day 12: Nungwi Beach Leisure days:
Spending time relaxing on the beach is great. But, if you are getting restless, there are many things to do around Nungwi. It is safe to walk around and Nungwi is quite a big village to explore. When tide is low, you can even visit Kendwa beach, located 20 minutes walk along the beach.
Every day at around 16:30 to 18:30 you can enjoy a sunset cruise organized locally, The local guys will entertain you with some drums and songs. It’s the perfect way to finish your day.
Day 13: Departure Day Zanzibar to Dar
After your Breakfast pack your thing ready for transfer to Stone town, Depending on your boat departure time, before you say bye bye to Zanzibar, you’ll have some few minutes for last shopping at stone town. Then from stone town is just a walking distance to the port to take your Boat buck to Dar es Salaam to catch your flight – buck to Home.!!!!! Don’t forget to come Buck.
And this day will be the End of our Tour for this year 2020 – – Hope to see you Again next Year 2021 or 2022
6 Days safari Price Include
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned lodges
- Private safari guide
- Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
- Transfers in both directions between the Arusha Airport
- Park fees
- Ngorongoro Crater fees
- Game drives
- Drinking water
- All government taxes Â including VAT
- All transfers while in Zanzibar.
- All entries fees as listed in the itinerary
- Pick up from and to the Airport in Zanzibar
- All tours & excursion in Zanzibar
- Domestic Flight – From Dar to Arusha
6 Days Price Excludes
- International airfares and departure taxes
- Walking Tour in the Ngorongoro Highland $20
- All items of person nature such as telephone call, fax, email etc
- Tips for your service providers and gratuities to hotel, lodges, porters, camp staff and driver – guide (recommended)
- Laundry services