Project Description

Combine superb wildlife viewing with tropical beach life, this safari has it all. Visit the best wildlife parks in Northern TZ bush such as Lake Manyara National Park, the famous Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater where you will spot All Africa big 5.

From there, travel to the tropical Island of ZNZ where you will discover the fascinating history of Stone Town, and relax on the white sandy beaches, surrounded by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean

Summary of your Trip

  • 1 Night – Arusha | Tanzania
  • 2 Nights – Lake Manyara National Park | Tanzania
  • 2 Nights –   Ngorongoro Crater Lodge| Tanzania
  • 3 Nights – Serengeti National Park | Tanzania
  • 7 Nights – Shooting Star Lodge | Tanzania

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Arusha

You are met at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) by our representative and transferred to Tulia Hotel and Spa in Arusha.  On arrival at the hotel, enjoy a refreshing welcome drink while completing check in procedures. Settle in your room – The rest of the day is at leisure to unwind and get ready for your firs adventure tomorrow morning.

Dinner at the hotel.

Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 2 – 3 Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast you will be picked from the hotel and driven back to Kilimanjaro International Airport to connect with your schedule flight to Lake Manyara airstrip.

On arrival at the airstrip, you will be welcome by the camp’s team and transferred to And Beyond Manyara Tree Lodge a premier lodge located within the small, yet very special, Lake Manyara National Park.

Enjoy Lunch followed by a little siesta.

Guests visiting And Beyond Lake Manyara are treated to dawn and dusk 4 x 4 Game vehicle safaris as well as bushwalk and evening drives. In addition to these guests can partake in cycling or a walking in the local community to experience a bit of local life.

The park displays 11 numbers of eco-systems which shows the diverse vegetation, ranging from savannah to marsh to evergreen forest and this supports to one of the highest biomass densities of large mammals in the world. Lake Manyara is a must stop for those want to combine the nature and the game viewing on their tour to Africa. The topographical features ranging from the Rift Wall, ground water forest, acacia woodlands and open grasslands to the shores of Lake Manyara are some of the features that make this park a paradise for the nature lovers.

Abundant numbers of bird species both the endemic and the migrated estimated to be more than 350 different bird species make this park one of the most demanded destinations for the bird lovers. Besides the birds the variety of animals you can find include the gazelle, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, hyena, baboon, giraffe, hippo and the famous tree-climbing lions that are unique to the lake

Meal Plan: All Meals

Drinks: bottles of water, juice, beer, house wines, local brand spirits (excluding premium wines, cigars)

Day 4 – 5 Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After the morning game drive return to the lodge to a hot and scrumptious breakfast before being transferred to Entamanu Ngorongoro

a gem perched on the north western rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, with views into the crater seen from every room. Sleeping a maximum of 16 guests, the camp offers that intimate and peaceful feel that other larger properties on the crater do not. Entamanu Ngorongoro

sits within the conservation area and is a only 30 minute drive from the descent road that leads you into the crater.

Game drives into the Ngorongoro Crater are a big highlight! Early starts- where you will be woken by a hot cup of tea or coffee- are recommended so that you can enjoy the crater before it gets too busy. Head off for a full day game drive on the crater floor with a picnic lunch. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck, the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only.

Entamanu also offers guided walks around the rim of the crater and in the surrounding highlands, guided by a local Maasai to explain the way of life, the role of medicinal plants and Maasai beliefs. These walks need to be pre-booked but are perfect for a slower pace activity.

Day 6-8 Serengeti National Park

This morning you will be transferred back to Lake Manyara airstrip to connect with your schedule flight to the Serengeti National Park – enjoy the drive on your way to the airstrip because in reality it is a game drive. You will be met on arrival at Seronera airstrip

Known as the mecca of national parks, Serengeti is one of Africa’s most iconic safari destinations and is famed for its prolific wildlife and the great Wildebeest migration. It is the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the world because it has the largest concentration of big mammals in the world. Here you will encounter a mind-boggling array of wildlife. Among other leopards, cheetahs, elephants, prides of lions, impalas, giraffes, hippos, warthogs, lots of birds and many more. In the late afternoon drive to Ang’ata Serengeti Camp located in the central Serengeti in the Seronera area. This camp is ideally situated for game drives in all directions throughout the Serengeti all year-round. Large tents and a comfortable lounge will ensure you enjoy your free time at Ang’ata Serengeti.

Experience the Wildebeest migration to the fullest.  It’s an impressive experience to see all those hoofed mammals, followed by iconic predators, migrate in a clockwise circle every year. You will be amazed by the extent of wildlife viewing in the Serengeti.

Please note: As the Serengeti is such a vast location and different seasons are optimal in different areas, the travel date determines the camps and lodges utilised. Accommodation is at The Serengeti National Park, meaning “endless plains” in the Masai language, is undoubtedly one of the world’s most celebrated Wilderness areas and is an ongoing source of inspiration to writers, filmmakers and photographers.

Your stay in the Serengeti National Park will probably be the highlight of your entire safari

Day 9 – 15 Zanzibar

After the excitement of seeing lions, elephants and all the different wild animals on game drives and wilderness walks, and nights of hearing the cacophony of nocturnal life of the bush, there’s nothing better than being welcomed into this tranquil of a beach retreat.

After your last morning game drive followed by a hearty breakfast you will transferred to Seronera airstrip to connect with your flight to Zanzibar via Dar es salaam.

On arrival at Zanzibar airport, you will be met and transferred to Shooting Star Lodge, your home for the next 7 nights and from where you will explore the magic of the Island of Zanzibar.

Shooting Star Lodge is a small intimate accommodation beautifully located at the northern end of Kiwengwa Beach, northeast Zanzibar, well away from other resorts. It is a great contrast to some of the larger resorts that are now populating the beaches around it. Because of its location and size the hotel allows a real break and remoteness which makes it a very peaceful place to relax. This is the perfect excuse to kick off your shoes, take off your watch and gear down to the slow pace of island life: swim, snorkel, laze in the sunshine or set sail on a sunset dhow cruise. When the mood takes you there are richly coloured coral reefs waiting to be explored on scuba diving trips, and the clear waters are world-renowned for big game fishing.

If history is your fort, organize Stone town visit (our consultants are available to assist or you can book directly with the lodge) to discover the unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European influences on a private tour of Stone Town and its main sights. Visit a real spice farm where you can see, taste and smell the freshest products before savouring lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 16 Departure

This morning your honeymoon come to an end. After breakfast followed by check out procedures, you will be transferred back to Zanzibar airport to connect with your flight home.

NB: Please note that the above is on a full board basis except in Arusha and does not include international flights.

Rates

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labelled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • Juice, beer, house wines, local brand spirits (excluding premium wines, cigars)

Rates Per Person

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  • 01 Nov 2018- 31 Oct 2019

Rates Per Person

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  • 01 Nov 2019 -31 Oct 2020