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If you are planning for a photographic’ vacation in Africa, you and your partners or for your family then this is the most ideal safari package. A Tanzania Safari to the Northern Tanzania with an extension to the island of Zanzibar offers a great experience of two of the major highlights of a holiday in Tanzania; Bush and beach.
Kilimanjaro International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
On this day of arrival, you will be met at Kilimanjaro International Airport /at your arrival point by our representative and safari Manager who will transfer you to Arusha for safari briefing.
Depart after breakfast and drive to Tarangire National Park the third largest park in Tanzania and the theater of the wild in Tanzania. Tarangire national park has a lot to offer you in terms of wildlife and its awe- inspiring sights of the gigantic baobab that dot the park. The Tarangire River is the lifeblood of this wonderful reserve and it ensures an abundance of wildlife along the river when they come to get a fair share of the valuable commodity especially in dry seasons. You will take a picnic lunch at one of the many Picnic sites inside the park then continue with game drives.
Among animals spotted in Tarangire includes, lions, elephants, leopards, Oryx, dikdiks, and a wide range of bird’s species. Later in the afternoon you will check in at your lodge
Early morning game drive is worthy taking if you wish and after breakfast depart Tarangire National Park for Lake Manyara national Park. Lake Manyara is a small beautiful national park famous for the legendary tree climbing lions and many other large and small mammals. Lunch can be served at the numerous picnic sites in the park or if you wish you may go for hot lunch at the lodge before returning for game drives in the afternoon. You will drive in the late afternoon to the lodge
If staying around Manyara / Mto wa Mbu area, leave Manyara in the morning after taking breakfast and drive via Karatu town to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After registration at the Loduare Gate you will drive up to the Crater rim and make your first stop at the View Point. Here you will have the most stunning views over the Crater floor then you embark on your descent down the 600-meter walls for game viewing. In this world’s largest unbroken caldera if you are lucky you will spot the Big five on the same day. Ngorongoro Crater is world renowned for its unparalleled concentration of animals and bird life and among the species that you can spot freely includes; zebras, topis, elands, warthogs, hartebeests and many more. The list is endless. On the late afternoon we go back and check in at the hotel.
After breakfast in the morning you check out of the lodge at Ngorongoro and drive to Olduvai Gorge where Dr Louise and Mary Leaky discovered old fossils of a hominid called Australopithecus Boisei. This discovery led to the theory that Africa is the cradle of mankind, and at Olduvai Gorge you will be lectured briefly about the theory and the discovery. There after you will drive to Serengeti through the Naabi Hill Gate where you will stop briefly for registration. This day you will take picnic lunch and go ahead with the game drives in the plains for the rest of the afternoon then drive to the lodge
On this day you will have the chance of going for a morning game drive at dawn (If you wish) to see nocturnal animals retiring and the diurnal species waking up for a new day under the beautiful African rising sun. You will then go back to the lodge/camp for breakfast then leave with a lunch box for a full day of game drives on the endless plains of Serengeti. Depending on the months that you have traveled you may witness the Great Migration that involves the movement of over a million and a half wildebeests together with zebras and gazelles in what is the largest mass movement of animals on the planet. Other resident animals include the lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, topis, elands, dikdiks, baboons and many more. Serengeti is also very popular for an amazingly large number of bird’s species.
Last early morning game drive at dawn if you wish but if you don’t, you take breakfast and drive to the Seronera Airstrip to take your flight to the Zanzibar Island.
On arrival you will be met by our driver who will transfer you to the
hotel where you will check in and be left to relax.
These days are spent at the beach resort in Zanzibar where you can choose from the various water sports /activities on offer at the Diving Club on site, or just soak it up at the resort. It is a beach vacationafter all.
Diving in Zanzibar can be arranged in advance or spontaneously at the resort.
On this day after breakfast you check out of the beach resort and we drive to the Spice plantations of Zanzibar. At one of these legendary plantations of the spice island of Zanzibar we get to explore the history of the plantations as well as learn more about the spices and fruits that were introduced to the island by explorers from the Arab world and some from Europe. We get to sample also a sumptuous lunch at the spice plantations to get a taste of local Swahili dishes. After this tour in the afternoon we head to Stone town for a tour of this ancient town that has been also declared a world heritage site by the United Nation body; UNESCO. We go down the narrow alleys and streets and get to see the cathedrals, the Old fort, the house of wonders and the Peoples Palace as well. It is an opportunity to buy some spices as well as some souvenirs.
Depending on your flight schedule and departure point you will be transferred to the Zanzibar Airportto take a flight back home.
If you are flying out of Dar es Salaam or Nairobi, we will arrange a connection flight for you to catch your flight back home.