10 Days 9 Nights Tanzania Zanzibar Safari

Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, where our driver-­‐guide will transfer you to Arusha City.

Located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a temperate and comfortable climate. The city is close to many of Tanzania’s greatest attractions and is a major international diplomatic hub. You will be given a briefing about your upcoming safari and your overnight stay will be at the Arusha.

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, you will depart at 0800hrs with your naturalist guide for Tarangire National Park.

Tarangire is Tanzania’s third-largest national park and a sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are another interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. You may catch glimpses of lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Your dinner
and overnight stay will be at the Tarangire.

Day 3: Tarangire National Park – Lake Manyara National Park – Karatu

Go on an early morning hike along the Sangaiwe hills and then depart at 0800s hrs for Lake Manyara National Park, which stretches from the base of the dramatic Rift Valley escarpment to its famous soda lake. It is truly one of the most beautiful places in Africa. As you enter the gate, the park is dramatically marked off by lush green vegetation consisting of tall trees emerging from the groundwater forest, which provides a home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. Further down, the forest opens up into woodland, grassland and swamps. Further down lies the soda lake itself, where over 350 species of birds, including the lively flamingo, pelican, sacred ibis, grebe and stork, can be viewed. This park is a bird watcher’s paradise! Manyara is also known for its numerous buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippo, large variety of smaller animals, and of course: the very elusive tree-­‐ climbing lions. Proceed to Karatu area.

Dinner & Overnight at Karatu

Day 4: Karatu – Serengeti National Park

After breakfast at the lodge, depart at 0800hrs for Serengeti National Park, driving through the Ngorongoro Highlands and stopping in the Naabi Gate area for a picnic lunch. Go on an afternoon game drive in the central part of the Serengeti, which is probably the greatest and most famous park on earth. It covers over 14 000 sq. km and offers, amongst many other things, the biggest concentration of big cats in the world (cheetahs, lions, leopards, etc). Many different landscapes can be found in the Serengeti: Savannah with the big plains to the south, hills and woods to the west, the kopjes area to the east, and bushland to the north. Important rivers (Seronera, Banagi, and Grumeti) also run through the park. Many different species of mammals can be spotted during game drives, including elephant, buffalo, giraffes, antelope, hippo and crocodiles.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at the Serengeti

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Your day will be spent on morning and evening game drives through the Serengeti plains. These vast, seemingly unending plains are inhabited during the migration by enormous herds of wildebeest and zebra. There is a great diversity of wildlife here, including lion, leopard, cheetah, impala, buffalo, birds and up to ten thousand elephants. Your dinner and overnight stay will be at the Serengeti.

Day 6: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu

After breakfast, with picnic lunches depart at 0730 hrs for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend into the 100-­‐square-­‐mile Ngorongoro Crater. Here you will view game on the vast grasslands of the crater floor. The bottom of the crater is dotted with watering-­‐ holes, shelters and almost 30,000 animals in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano. You will also find the ‘Big Five’: lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and is surrounded by very steep walls rising 610m from the floor. It is considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world and is an amazing haven for wildlife throughout the year due to the permanent availability of grass and water. Late afternoon proceed to Karatu area.

Dinner & Overnight at Ngorongoro.

Day 7: Karatu – Arusha – Zanzibar

After breakfast at the lodge, drive to Arusha, Lunch will be served at the Restaurant Transfer to Arusha Airport for schedule flight to Zanzibar, on arrival in Zanzibar met and transfer to the Beach hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Zanzibar

Full day at leisure in Zanzibar Meals on own arrangement

Day 9: Zanzibar

Full day at leisure in Zanzibar Meals on own arrangement

Day 10: Departure

Breakfast. Transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your departure flight. End of Services.

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