13 Days Wildlife Safari and Zanzibar Beach Holiday

13 Days Wildlife Safari and Zanzibar Beach Holiday

per person
 

13 Days Wildlife Safari and Zanzibar Beach Holiday

 

Rates

Option 1

USD 5780 per person sharing, Luxury tented safari accommodation, as well as, hotel stay in Zanzibar

 

Option 2

USD 5185 per person sharing, roughing and toughing it with, budget camping safari, and hotel accommodation in Zanzibar

 

About the Tour

 

Best time: February to August

 

Get ready for a real adventure filled with the most drivers wildlife in Africa, where guests can expect an up-close and personal encounter with nature at its wildest.

They will be exploring some of the richest territories in Northern Tanzania; including – Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti.

Then they kick back and relax for 6 Days on the untouched pristine beaches of the Spice Island of Zanzibar. What could be better than a nice sunny day on the beach, with some crisp waves and a good refreshing sundowner?

 

Day 1: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park

After a hearty breakfast, at 8:30 you join the tour drive from Arusha to the river valley escarpment, Lake Manyara National park. The Park boasts a wide variety of animals from Elephants and Lions to warthogs and impala.

At 13:00 enjoy a generous lunch at one of the best picnic spots in the park.

The evening drive to your lodge is filled with the unexpected pleasure of the nocturnal world in the park. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with dinner at Twiga campsite/lodge where you will spend the night in Manyara.

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti National Park

From the Lake to the Vast plains of the Serengeti. After breakfast at 8:00, enjoy an en-route game drive with lunch via the Ngorongoro Conservation area, which is a famous caldera filled with exotic animals and gorgeous scenery.

The late afternoon drive will take you through the park to the lodge for a wonderful dinner and overnight experience at the luxurious Serengeti Acacia tented Camp or Simba Campsite

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 3 Serengeti National park

The Gol Kopjes situated in the Eastern Serengeti is home to Africa’s largest Cheetah population. After breakfast, you can enjoy this rich undeveloped landscape on a game drive from the center of the Savanna to the eastern regions which are known for its seclusion and offers some of the best viewing opportunities. You will break for a picnic lunch between 12:30 and 13:00 pm after which the tour will proceed from the afternoon to the evening and back to your lodge/campsite for the evening meal and some peaceful sleep.

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 4: Serengeti National park

After breakfast, get ready for an amazing morning and afternoon guided tour. Where the driver will take you to the highest concentration of animals in the Serengeti, this will include sightings of the great herds and their predators, lions, wild dogs, Hyenas as well as some the more solitary animals such as leopards. In the evening you will return to your lodge/campsite for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 5: Serengeti to Ngorongoro/Olduvai

 

Today you choose your own route. After breakfast with your packed lunch, you will leave the Serengeti for the Eden of Africa (Ngorongoro). You can choose which route you would like to follow.

You can choose to pass by Olduvai Gorge which is an intriguing historical site whereby early man lived or you can pass the Maasai boma which boasts insight into real African tradition and culture.

You will feast and stay the night at Rhino Lodge or Simba Campsite

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 6: Ngorongor Crater to Tarangire

You will descend into the crater for a tour around the unbroken caldera that encloses the wildlife. Ngorongor is known for its rich biodiversity and lush landscape making it truly one the most magnificent places in Africa. You will enjoy lunch in Ngorongor and then another opportunity to visit the Maasai boma.

In the evening you will travel to Tarangire for a warm meal and a soft bed at Tarangire Sopa Lodge/Similar or Simba Campsite

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 7: Tarangire National Park to Arusha

After breakfast, you can look forward to game drives in Tarangire national park, home of the Tarangire river which attracts many of the migrating herds that pass through the park. The game drive is followed by a hot lunch at the lodge/camp and then back to Arusha where you will be staying the night at Mvuli Hotel.

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 8: Arusha to Zanzibar

You will travel by Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar. (Precision Air or Similar) Departing from Arusha at approximately 9:00 am and arriving in Zanzibar at 10:15 am. There will be a meet & greet at the airport and then you will be transferred to Tembo hotel in town where you will stay the night.

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 9: Zanzibar

You will be picked up at 8:15 am from your hotel and taken to Fumba village where you will meet up with your guide to enjoy a Safari Blue tour.

The tour will take you to three different sandbanks where you will enjoy a bountiful seafood lunch.

On this boat trip, you can look forward to the once in a lifetime opportunity to snorkel in pristine waters and catch a glimpse into the underwater world, where you can swim with dolphins.

You will return to Fumba village at 17:30 where you will be then be taken to Stone town for an amazing sunset cruise, after which you will be returned to the hotel.

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day: 10 Zanzibar

The morning after breakfast at 9:30 am, you will travel to a spice farm where you will have a guided tour and the opportunity to learn and understand the different spices, how they grow and their uses in today’s world and don’t forget where there are spices there are butterflies. On this tour, you will have the chance to see the many different and brightly coloured butterflies that call this region home.

After Lunch, you will be driven to Stone town which is also a historical site, here you will find narrow streets and the daily market. You will experience the vibrant local life of the island people that call Zanzibar home.

After the tour, you will be given the opportunity to do some shopping and then you will head back to  Amani bungalow resort for the night

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 12: Zanzibar

Today you can expect to receive a little more history on Zanzibar. After breakfast, you will be picked up at 9:30 am, you will be taken to Stone town where a boat is waiting to take you out to Changuu island which is a historical site. Changuu island was a prison island where rebellious slaves were kept in the 1860s, it is now home to the endangered species of Aldabra giant tortoises, and a great booming marketplace filled with life. You can expect to be served a scrumptious lunch at the Freddy mercury restaurant and then returned to your hotel for some relaxation

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 13: Zanzibar – Home

You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport for a flight back to your country.

 

“End of our service”.

 

Price Includes:
– Accommodation as stipulated in the Itinerary
– Airport transfers

– Domestic flight from Arusha/JRO – Zanzibar

– Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
– Transport on safari in a 4WD vehicle with an open roof
– All parks entrance fees
– Service of English speaking driver-guide

– Crater fees.

– Lodge fees.

– Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day.

– Salary for the Professional English Drive Guide.

-Accommodation after safaris

 

Price Above Excludes:

– International flights.

– Domestic flight from Zanzibar to Arusha/Dar es laam

– Accommodation after safari
– Sleeping bags (If Budget Camping)
– Hot and cold drinks.

– Hot Air Balloon ride over Serengeti, book with us for USD 575 per person.

– Olduvai/Visit of Maasai Boma

– Flying doctors insurance, we can arrange for USD 50per person.

– Tips to the driver/guide and all items of personal nature/use.

– And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.

Dining

a Warm wake-up call consists of a fresh cup of coffee, tea or even hot chocolate followed by a full English or continental breakfast served in the main dining area. a Three course lunch will be served on your return to the camp and three course dinners are served each evening.

  • Bush Picnic baskets – Can be arranged for longer game drives.
  • Private Picnics
  • Sundowners
  • Three Course Dinners

Activities and Wildlife

Game drives are the main attraction and they are perfect for finding large predators, such as lions and cheetah in safety.

The Mara Migration:

Approximately 260,000 zebra, 1.7 million wildebeest and roughly 470, 000 gazelle cross the majestic river giving birth to over 500,000 calves within a 2 to 3 week period.

Fascinating facts about the migration:

  • The migration may seem like a frenzy but research has shown, the wildebeest possess what is known as “swarm intelligence”. The Wildebeest systematically explore and overcome as one.
  • Zebra and Wildebeest graze in harmony as they eat different parts of the same grass.
  • Wildebeest have no natural leader resulting in the herd splitting up into smaller circles.
  • There are more than 3,000 lions that follow the migration across the reserve.

The camp has an amazing variety of wildlife present in its surrounding area. Recently seen wildlife includes Buffalo, Hyena, giraffe, cheetah, wild dog and elephant.  An interesting fact about the African Elephant is that it is the world’s largest land animal.  The biggest can be up to 7.5 meters long and 3.3m high at the shoulder, weighing 6 Tonne.  That is a jaw dropping 6000 kilograms.  The Mara River is also home of the The Mara River crocodiles, the biggest crocodiles in Africa.

The bird life in the area is another beautiful sight to be seen, especially on the forest edge. Notable bird species (of the total 500) include Woodpeckers, the African Kingfisher, Grey breasted spurfowl, Kori bustard, Rufous-tailed weaver, Secretary bird and Fischer’s lovebird. Kingfishers are one of the most brilliantly coloured birds, and may have loud voices and a dramatic wooing display whilst the Fischer’s lovebird best known for their beautiful colouring and energetic nature.

  • Viewing historical Maasai Paintings (rock paintings)

Maasai rock paintings are seen as ancient and were made using natural materials such as clay and ash.  Some of the rock painting may be between 1500 and 7000 years old.

Interesting facts about the Maasai:

Maasai are best known for their beautiful beadwork.  Young men spend hours and days working on elaborate hairstyles, which are ritually shaved as they pass into the next age group.  Cattle are central to Maasai economy and are rarely killed as they are a sign of wealth.  Traditional grazing lands span from central Kenya into central Tanzania.

  • Hot air balloon trips

Organised upon request and can accommodate 16 people at a time.  The additional charge includes champagne and a unique bush breakfast.

  • The Serengeti Cheetah Project

Guests can contribute to the Serengeti Cheetah Project by monitoring the cheetah of this vast national park.  Your guide will introduce you to the cheetah’s habitat and teach you how to identify and photograph the cheetah.  Your contribution to the project could uncover new movement patterns and aid the conservation project.

What to pack

Items that you must bring:

  • Valid Passport / Valid Visa & another picture ID.
  • a Photocopy of your passport page to be carried in your wallet.
  • Airline Tickets
  • Recommended inoculations (vaccinations)
  • Correct Currency
  • Travel Insurance

Most African adventures include some time in the outdoors, and a basic personal medical aid kit is recommended.  The following items should be included:

  • Prescription Medications
  • Malaria Medication
  • Motion sickness tablets
  • Allergy treatments
  • Insect repellents
  • Band aids

Casual and comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year, but please note that the weather is unpredictable and the nights may become cold even in the hottest summer months. It is very important to pack warm clothing for chilly nights and sudden changes in climate.

The most practical items to pack:

  • Colours: khaki, brown, white and beige.  Avoid bright colours as you would like to blend in as much as possible.
  • Light cotton tops, trouser and shorts.
  • Long sleeved blouses/shirts for game drives, evenings and cooler days.
  • Fleece sweater or a warm jacket.
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Good socks and comfortable walking boots.
  • a Versatile scarf can be used as a shoulder wrap, shawl or head wrap and takes very little place in your baggage.
  • Remember to pack all prescription medications.

Comfort is key when going on a safari.  Remember that game drives or walks can be up to 3 hours or longer so make sure you are comfortably dressed. Tip:  Wear layers of clothes as the day can start chilly but warm up rather quickly.

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