14 Day Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Location: Northern Tanzania
  • Price: On request

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

Duration: 14 Days, 13 Nigths
Destinations:   Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Mto wa Mbu Cultural Villages, Zanzibar
Activities Included: Game drives, Cultural Tour, Zanzibar Stone Town tour, Spice Tour, Beach Relaxation
Optional Activities: Serengeti Balloon Safari, Maasai boma visit, Olduvail Gorge visit, Dolphins tour, Jozani Forest tour
Pick up: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport
Departure Dates:  Flexible and tailored to customer
Tour Type:  Private and tailor-made (flexible and customizable)
Accommodation types: According to client’s choice and budget. There are 3 optional accommodation types listed for every day in day-by-day description according to budget and comfort level.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

14 Days Safari and Zanzibar Beach Tour will desire to explore the true essence of Africa’s beauty. The brilliant combination of the vast plains of the ancient savannah, the tropical beaches and exceptional culture of Zanzibar as well as getting into the bottom of the World’s largest unfolded and unbroken caldera, the Ngorongoro crater, creates an unparalleled experience. In this program the guests will have a good chance to involve themselves in intimate activities with the community in Zanzibar. The Spice tour program combined in this itinerary will enable them to share ideas on the local lives of the community including cooking and eating together during the tour.

DAY-BY-DAY PROGRAM DESCRITION

DAY 01 Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Pickup Time: TBA
Pickup Location: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Driving distance (hrs): Approx. 1 hr
From: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
To: Arusha

Day Program summary:
On arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)/Alternative Airport, you will be picked up by our driver-guide and transferred to a lodge/hotel in Arusha for overnight bed and breakfast. You will be energizing making your final preparations for the great experience in Africa’s most iconic centre. Our tour guide will come to meet you and to provide you with a safari briefing. .
Accommodation:
BUDGET: Outpost Lodge (BB)
MEDIUM: Mount Meru Hotel (BB)
LUXURY: Arusha Coffe Lodge (BB)
Meals Information:

Breakfast N/A
Lunch Excluded Eat out options are available, transport to move around can be offered.
Dinner Excluded Eat out options are available, transport to move around can be offered.
DAY 02 Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
Pickup Time: 0730-0800hrs
Pickup Location: Your hotel in Arusha
Driving distance (hrs): 2-21/2 hrs (Arusha-Lake Manyara NP)

Day Program summary:
Today the adventure begins. Depart after breakfast and drive across the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National park for a full day game drive while enjoying our picnic lunch during the lunch break in a designated area with a view of the Great Rift Valley. Although only 205 sq. miles in size this impressive park is noted for its beauty and incredibly lush acacia forest of giant fig and mahogany trees, which are home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. Lake Manyara is rightly famous for its tree-climbing lions, but they’re far from the only highlight. It is a home to a large numbers of buffalos, giraffes, elephants, impalas and a Hippo lake. Well known for its birds (over 400 different species), Lake Manyara is one of the few places where you’ll be able to see the Ground Hornbill and the Crested Eagle.
Early evening drive to your lodge in “Mto wa mbu” village for evening leisure.
Accommodation:
BUDGET: African Sunrise Lodge & Campsite (FB)
MEDIUM: Morona Hills Luxury Lodges (FB)
LUXURY: Escarpment Luxury Lodge (FB)
Meals Information:

Breakfast Included From your Lodge in Arusha
Lunch Included In Lunch boxes, served during the game drives in Lake Manyara
Dinner Included In your overnight lodge above
DAY 03 Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park
Pickup Time: 0730-0800hrs
Pickup Location: Your hotel in Lake Manyara
Driving distance (hrs): 41/2 –5hrs
From: Lake Manyara
To: Serengeti National Park

Day Program summary:
Today you’re off to the famous Serengeti National Park, undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world unequalled for its natural beauty and breathtaking display of wildlife everywhere.
As you drive up the crater highlands to the crests of hillsides, spread out before you as far as the eyes can see is the vast Serengeti. These ‘endless plains’ are home to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, hippo and crocodile. The Serengeti is also famous as a stage for the great wildebeest migration, which estimated to include over a million wildebeest and around 200,000 zebra. However, when witnessing this magical event there does seem to be far greater numbers. These great herds are engaged in a never ending journey through diverse landscapes, so strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, pride of lion or crocodile infested river can hold them back and your driver-guide will help you to spot them during the season.
Enjoy your lunch at the picnic site as we eagerly await to pursue an afternoon adventure of more wildlife spotting opportunities, (which creature will show itself next…!)
Early evening drive to your lodge/camp, inside the park for evening leisure, hot dinner and accompanied with a talk of many fantastic experiences of the day, while charging your cameras not to miss the next day memory.
Optional Activities:

  • Visit to Olduvai Gorge; (on your way to Serengeti) An historical site in Tanzania that holds the earliest evidence of the existence of human ancestors. Paleoanthropologists have found hundreds of fossilized bones and stone tools in the area dating back millions of years, leading them to conclude that humans evolved in Africa.

Accommodation:
BUDGET: Serengeti Katikati tented Camp – FB
MEDIUM: Serengeti Sopa Lodge – FB
LUXURY: Serengeti Migration Camp – FB
Meals Information:

Breakfast Included From your Lodge in Manyara
Lunch Included In Lunch boxes, picked from your lodge in Manyara
Dinner Included In your overnight lodge above
DAY 04-05 In Serengeti Plains

Waking up in the Serengeti is a dream come true, the sight of Africa all around us without forgetting the sounds of nature. A full day of adventure in this world famous park is exactly what we need. After breakfast we continue our focus in these Great Plains maximizing our chance of seeing the most amount of wildlife in the least amount of time.
The Serengeti wonders evolve finely as the day moves on. After our picnic lunch the focus continues in this plains ecosystem thriving off its millions of animals, its migrations, and its predator and prey drama. It is all one seething mass of life and beauty. There’s never a dull moment in the Serengeti. Each day offers unparalleled adventure and unique encounters with some of the most stunning creatures on the planet.
Early evening drive to your camp, inside the park for evening leisure, hot dinner and accompanied with a talk of many fantastic experiences of the day.
Optional Activities:

  • Hot air balloon safari: The famous Balloon Safari an aerial adventure that leaves you with an awesom experience accompanied with bush breakfast and champagne after the tour at a cost of $599 per person. Kindly let us know in advance if you wish to book the balloon safari.

Accommodation:
BUDGET: Serengeti Katikati tented Camp – FB
MEDIUM: Serengeti Sopa Lodge – FB
LUXURY: Serengeti Migration Camp – FB
Meals Information:

Breakfast Included From your Lodge in Serengeti
Lunch Included From your lodge in Serengeti
Dinner Included From your lodge in Serengeti
DAY 06 Serengeti – Ngorongoro crater
Pickup Time: 0700-0730hrs
Pickup Location: Your hotel in Serengeti
Driving distance (hrs): 4-41/2 hrs; (Serengeti NP – Ngorongoro, Karatu.)

Day Program summary:
After breakfast we make the most of the morning enjoying a final morning game drive in the Serengeti National Park. In the home of more than 1.6 million herbivorous that attracts a thousand predators, it is almost impossible to spend too much time in these endless plains. Your driver guide will help you to spot more of these great species as the adventurous journey will continue as we travel up to Ngorongoro the 8th natural wonder of the world.
After a pleasant picnic lunch we head on to the Ngorongoro Conservation area, which is breathtaking for its landscapes as well as its wildlife. Upon arrival, settle in at the lodge/camp with leisure waiting for hot dinner. Tomorrow the wonders of the crater await us.
Optional Activities:

  • Visit to Maasai village (on your way to Ngorongoro)

Accommodation:
BUDGET: Farm of Dreams (FB)
MEDIUM: Ngorongoro Farm House– FB
LUXURY: The Retreat at Ngorongoro– (FB)
Note: the accommodation properties proposed above are outside but close to the park (Ngorongoro). If the client wish to stay inside to enjoy a view at the crater rim we can make arrangement. We opt for an outside option because spending night in the park is more expensive than inside due to the levies and taxes imposed by the park authorities for overnights inside the parks.
Meals Information:

Breakfast Included From your Lodge in Serengeti
Lunch Included From your lodge in Serengeti
Dinner Included From your lodge in Ngorongoro
DAY 07 Ngorongoro Crater Tour, to Mto wa mbu
Pickup Time: 0730-0800hrs
Pickup Location: Your hotel in Karatu, Ngorongoro
Driving distance (hrs): ½ hr (From Karatu – Loduare gate Ngorongoro) & 1hr from Loduare gate – Mto wa mbu, Manyara

Day Program summary:
Today is another day to enjoy another true spectacle of Africa….we decent 600m into this magnificent crater for a morning half day game drive. Ngorongoro crater is home to an estimated 30,000 wild animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black Rhinos. The crater has a dense population of predators like the Lion, Cheetah and the elusive Leopard. The elevated structure encourages the animals to refrain from migrating in and out of the crater which means there is a high possibility of spotting every member of ‘The Big 5’. After enjoying our picnic lunch we will proceed with game drive while we make ascend out of the crater and drive to Kararu/Mto wa Mbu for overnight.
Accommodation:
BUDGET: African Sunrise Lodge & Campsite (FB)
MEDIUM: Morona Hills Luxury Lodges (FB)
LUXURY: Escarpment Luxury Lodge (FB)
Meals Information:

Breakfast Included From your Lodge in Ngorongoro
Lunch Included From your lodge in Ngorongoro
Dinner Included From your lodge in Mto wa Mbu above
DAY 08 Cultural Day Tour, To Arusha.
Pickup Time: 0730-0800hrs
Pickup Location: Your hotel in Mto wa Mbu, Manyara
Driving distance (hrs): 2½ hr (From Mto wa mbu, Manyara – Arusha)

Day Program summary:
Today you will wake up in the small town of Mto wa Mbu, after breakfast you will start your journey into the village, today you involve yourself in local people’s lives. You will spend the whole day in the villages, bush and farms intimating with the local society in taking part in their daily activities and as well as chance to exchange and share values between you and the local society in Tanzania.
We will start with farm tour. In farm tour you will see the innovative farming practices of Mto wa Mbu villagers and learn about the local irrigation system that has been invented to sustain local crops including the 32 varieties of bananas. You will have a chance to pick and taste different kinds of fruits in the farm.
We will then do a village walk, where you will get an inside look at the homes and exquisite craft of Mto wa Mbu’s many tribes. You will get a chance to meet with the local villagers and learn about their lives, cultures including marriage, women life and their role to the community and families, etc. You will also learn about the famous banana beer, Makonde woodcarvings and the tribal painting techniques. You will also get a chance to visit an orphanage centre in the area.
Finally you will be involved in the day to day activities like cooking together. You will be part of the cooking process from fetching the woods (used as fuel), starting the fire, peeling bananas, fetching water, cooking and eating together. After a long day you will drive to Arusha for overnight.
Accommodation:
BUDGET: Outpost Lodge (BB)
MEDIUM: Mount Meru Hotel (BB)
LUXURY: Arusha Coffe Lodge (BB)
Meals Information:

Breakfast Included From your Lodge in Mto wa Mbu
Lunch Included From your lodge in Mto wa Mbu (and during the cultural tour)
Dinner Excluded Eat out options are available. Transport can be offered.
DAY 09 Fly Arusha-Zanzibar, Stone town tour.

After breakfast you will be transferred to airport for your flight to Zanzibar. On arrival in Zanzibar, you will be picked up by our representative, who will transfer you to the hotel in stone town, check in, have a quick hot lunch and start stone town tour in Zanzibar town.
Stone Town tour:
In the afternoon we will show you Stone Town on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the Anglican Church and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!
Accommodation Options:
BUDGET: Jafferji House & Spa ( (BB)
MEDIUM: The Africa House Hotel (BB)
LUXURY: Double Tree By Hilton – Stone Town (BB)
Meals Information:

Breakfast Included From your Lodge in Arusha.
Lunch Excluded Eat out options are available.
Dinner Excluded Eat out options are available.
DAY 10 Spice Tour, To Beach Hotel

After breakfast you will check out the town hotel and proceed for the famous spice tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch, where you can taste the spices and fruits. We will then be transferred to a beach hotel for our final beach relaxations.
Accommodation:
BUDGET: Zanzibar Queen Hotel (HB)
MEDIUM: The Z Hotel (HB)
LUXURY: The Gold Zanzibar Hotel (HB)
Meals Information:

Breakfast Included From your Lodge in Stone town.
Lunch Excluded Eat-out options are available.
Dinner Included Your beach hotel booking includes dinner and breakfast.
DAY 11-13 Beach Relaxation

We will spend our last 2 days for pure beach relaxation. If you are a fan of swimming there are beautiful beaches as well as swimming pools, if you like to go for active beach activities, the choice is yours, Zanzibar has a lot of beach activities, canoeing, diving, swimming with dolphins, beauty and spa services, body massage … you mention! There is a lot to do in Zanzibar but sometimes all you want is a good book and fantastic beach on which to chill out and unwind.
Accommodation:
BUDGET: Zanzibar Queen Hotel (HB)
MEDIUM: The Z Hotel (HB)
LUXURY: The Gold Zanzibar Hotel (HB)

Meals Information:

Breakfast Included
Lunch Excluded Optional, can be paid directly to the hotel restaurant.
Dinner Included

Optional Activities:

During the 4 nights spent in the beach the clients can request to do the below activities with pick up from the beach hotel

  • Jozani Forest tour @ $60 per person
  • Dolphins tour @ $80 per person
DAY 14 Transfer to Zanzibar Airport

After breakfast and depending on your flight time, you will be transferred to Zanzibar airport to catch your flight back home.

Meals Information:

Breakfast Included
Lunch Excluded Optional, can be paid directly to the hotel restaurant OR spent in a restaurant on your way to airport.
Dinner N/A

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ACCOMODATION OPTIONS:

Arusha

Budget
Moderate
Luxury

Lake Manyara

Serengeti

Ngorongoro

Budget
Moderate

ABOUT PRICES:

To get your instant quote sent to your email inbox automatically, please click on the ‘GET AN INSTANT QUOTE’ Button after you have read all details of the program. You will be taken to the INQUIRY FROM where you will fill your information and made selections for your preferred type of accommodation, then after filling the information click submit and you will receive an instant email quote direct to your email inbox. If you want to proceed with the booking just reply to the email and provide some more information if any, and a consultant will be with you assisting to plan your trip.

NOTES:

  1. Currency: All prices are quoted in US Dollars
  2. Park Fees: Park fees outlined above include park entrance fees, camping fees and crater fees which are paid directly to the park authorities (government) on behalf of the customer.
  3. Accommodation choices: We have used the most comfortable and affordable accommodation properties in each budget group (budget, mid-range, luxury) to come out with the above prices. All the optional accommodation proposed in the itinerary have their website links so that the customer can browse between them and propose the most desirable accommodation and we can re-do the quote for this program and send. The hotel selection involved in the above quotation is as per mentioned in the itinerary. This information will help the customer to get an indication of what it feels like when making decision whether to chose budget, medium or luxury accommodation itinerary.
  1. Room Sharing Rates: The rates above are based on per person sharing rate only, therefore for the single room occupancy the SRS must be added to the rates. The per person sharing rate is fixed for all sharing guests and does not change even if you need to occupy a triple or family room.
  2. Seasonal supplements: Please note that for the programs falling into the seasonal supplements, a consideration must be made on the possibility of change of rates. We will advise you accordingly on the applicable seasonal supplements.
  3. Your International Flight booking: While booking your international flight your airport of arrival in Tanzania will be Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). But in case of returning flight for this program it is recommended that you chose Zanzibar or Dar es salaam Julius Nyerere International airport (DAR) as a port of departure while returning home on booking your flight. Because you will finish your program in Zanzibar, these 2 airports are the most convenient. Nearly all international flights coming to Kilimanjaro has this option.

PACKAGE CONTENTS:

INCLUDED:

  • Accommodation on a sharing basis in the mentioned lodges with meal plan as stated in the detailed itinerary above (please pay specific attention to the meals included in the each accommodation property)
  • Transport in our 4×4 Toyota Land Cruisers(with pop-up roofs, radio calls, fridge and charger wires in)
  • All airport transfers
  • Flight tickets – local (Arusha – Zanzibar only)
  • Services of our English speaking safari driver guides
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Government Taxes and Levies known to us to date.
  • Drinking water in the vehicle for use during game drives only
  • Ngorongoro Crater Service fees – single entry
  • Our complimentary meet and greet Services

EXCLUDED:

  • All Optional activities costs as indicated in the itinerary are not included in the rates above
  • Tips to our guides ( recommended)
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, and traveler’s insurance
  • Christmas, New year and Easter supplements may be available in some accommodation properties mentioned in the itinerary are not included in the above rate
  • The rates provided above do not apply for festive season Dec 20th – Jan 20th especially for all itineraries that include Zanzibar beach holiday.

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DEPARTURE DATES

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