TARANGIRE • SERENGETI • NGORONGORO AND EXTENSION TO ZANZIBAR (8 nights 9 days)
Wildebeest. Buffalo. Zebra. Mountains. Rainforest. Grassy savanna.
Encompassing Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Tarangire and an extension to Zanzibar, this amazing Tanzanian expedition takes you to some of the best wildlife areas
in the world. The price on the above trip covers the trip back to Arusha from Serengeti, Kindly bare with us as we cost the Zanzibar trip starting from Arusha. presently this can be quoted seperately.
$3430 US pps
This incredible Tanzanian safari experience will take you to some of the best wildlife conservation areas on the planet. A variety of exciting encounters are possible from lone leopards and lions to massive herds of wildebeest, buffalo and zebra. Landscapes are quintessentially African with vast arid plains, steep mountains covered with rainforest and the endless grassy savannah of the Serengeti.
Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Your driver/guide will meet you at your Arusha hotel for a briefing before departing at 8am for the drive south across the Maasai Steppe to Tarangire. After lunch you’ll embark on your first game drive in this exquisite park; crossed by a large river attracting huge herds of migrating wildebeest and zebra in the dry season. Year-round Tarangire boasts an impressive resident population that includes lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, honey badger and giraffe along with a variety of antelope. With over 550 species of birds the park attracts bird watchers from around the world and some lucky visitors get to see rare African wild dogs.
Day 2: Tarangire to Serengeti National Park
Following breakfast you’ll depart for incredible Serengeti National Park. You’ll see the scenery change dramatically from dry plains to thick rainforest as the jeep makes the ascent into the Highlands. You’ll stop to enjoy a breathtaking panorama over Ngorongoro Crater before continuing your drive through Maasai pastoral country to the Serengeti. You’ll start looking for wildlife as soon as you pass through the gates, allowing time for encounters with some of the thousands of Serengeti animals before heading to your lodge for dinner.
Day 3: On safari in Serengeti
A full day of game viewing in this internationally acclaimed national park awaits. With or without the presence of the annual migration, the Serengeti offers unforgettable game viewing in a magnificent setting. There is a large resident population of big cats, elephants and buffalo along with hundreds of bird species. The dramatic savannah, dotted with rocky outcrops and trees, showcases a dreamy African landscape where many varieties of antelope browse. If the migration is in season, you could see herds of Wildebeest and Zebra many thousand-strong with predators such as Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Hyena in hot pursuit.
Day 4: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast you’ll be driven back into the Highlands where you’ll begin the steep descent to the floor of Ngorongoro Crater. Your day promises to be magical as you explore this unique ecosystem that is bursting with wildlife including lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and hyena along huge herds of grazing animals such as Wildebeest, Buffalo and Zebra. Ostrich and Flamingos are among the hundreds of plentiful bird species. Later that afternoon your jeep will take you on the thrilling ascent to the crater rim and on to your lodge for dinner.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
Following breakfast you’ll be treated to another a magical day in Ngorongoro exploring this unique ecosystem that is bursting with wildlife on a morning game drive That mid morning you will make your steep exit from the crater and drive to Arusha for your waiting local flight to Zanzibar that evening, arriving in Zanzibar late evening, trnsfered from the airport by a Mara And Serengeti Transfer driver who will drive you to your hotel in Stone town. Overnight on half board.
Day 6: Full day in Stone Town
Today you will have a full day of included Spice and city tour where you will be taken to the spice farms for an in depth demonstration of how this island has managed to be among the worlds leading spice producer and later on, you will be driven back to the city for a city tour where you will learn more about the rich history of this part the world.
Day 7: Stone Town to North Coast (Nungwi)
After breakfast, at leisure you will be transfered to the north coast where you arrive on time for lunch, check in your hotel, have lunch and spend the rest of the day immersed on pure luxury of your beach hotel on half board. You also have an opportunity of taking part on any of the included activities either on a sunset booze cruise or snorkeling. Overnight at Nungwi dreams by Mantis.
Day 8: Full day in Nungwi
Today you will spend your day on included activities, and also opt for other optional activities which are not included including deep sea diving, scuba diving etc, or just purely enjoy the bliss of your gorgeous beach hotel on half board.
Day 9 End of tour: The tour ends today after breakfast when a Mara and Serengeti Expeditions Ltd transfer vehicle will be ready to pick you up and drive to the airport for your onward flight home having enjoyed your wonderful african safari.
Your African expedition includes…
Eight nights accommodation based on two people sharing a room. Single and multi-occupancy rates are available on request.
All meals as follows: breakfast every day, except the first day, with tea & coffee included; daily lunch, either a picnic lunch or at your accommodation; dinner every night. Please note that any additional snacks or beverages should be settled directly with your accommodation provider.
A fully trained English-speaking driver/guide with extensive African tour guiding and safari experience.
Transport in a specially converted 4×4 safari jeep with a pop-up roof for enhanced game viewing. Single seating on either side of an aisle ensures that all guests get a window seat.
All entrance fees to the parks and reserves detailed in the itinerary, as well as city and spice tour in Stone Town, and Booze cruise and snorkeling in Nungwi, transfers to and from the airport in Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro international airport.
Please note that personal expenses such as laundry costs, telephone calls and beverages are not included along with any additional optional tours and tips.
Duration: 4-nights/5-days, starting and ending in Arusha. add four more nights in Zanzibar for the extension.
Game Drives: Three full plus three half-days.
Highlights: Tarangire National Park | Ngorongoro Crater | Serengeti National Park | Large herds of wildebeest, zebra & buffalo | Big Cats | Elephants |Hundreds of bird species| Migrating herds (seasonal) | Arusha and an extension to Zanzibar.
All our stays are with three of the most respected accommodation providers in Africa. Sarova, Sopa and Serena hotels, lodges and resorts. They have all been chosen for their African sympathies; connection to the local people; support for local enterprise and suppliers; as well as their knowledge of local customs.
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