11 Days Luxury Tanzanian Safari with Zanzibar Extension

11 Days

Embark on an immersive journey through Tanzania’s northern safari circuit, exploring iconic parks like Serengeti with a three-night stay. Dive into cultural richness with the Hadzabe tribe near Lake Eyasi. Conclude your adventure by unwinding amidst the enchanting landscapes of Zanzibar Island, promising a perfect blend of wildlife, culture, and relaxation.

Overview

Tarangire National Park
Lake Manyara National
Serengeti NationalPark

Ngorongoro Crater
Lake Eyasi
Zanzibar (Beach)

Itinerary

We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00am and take you to a very special national park. Tarangire is famous for its diverse landscape with nine different vegetation zone. It is also known for its abundance of Ancient Baobab trees (the largest trees on the continent) that fill the landscape and dwarf the animals next to them. The river in the park is full of wildlife ranging from a large variety of birds to lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes and, of course, elephants. In fact, the park has the largest concentration of elephants in the whole country and offers the unique opportunity to observe interactions between elephant families. The lunch area is fascinating and boasts an observatory with amazing views of the river and wildlife (there is a good chance of seeing a hunt while having your picnic). In the afternoon we will go on another game drive before making your way to the camp.

Go on a beautiful, short journey across the Great Rift Valley until you arrive at Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. Although small in dimension (205 sq. miles), the park has breathtaking scenery and is famous for its lush acacia forest, giant figs, mahogany trees, and its growing population of baboons and blue monkeys. Permanent residents of this park also include giraffes, elephants, impalas, and a huge number of buffaloes and hippos. It is hard to describe the landscape of Lake Manyara in words. Game drives along the lake provide stunning photo opportunities of giraffes and buffaloes in the foreground and the lake (and its flamingos) in the background. Extra tours are possible on this day, including a bike tour or a boat excursion. You will transfer to the camp for dinner in the afternoon.

After an early breakfast, you will make your way towards the most famous national park in the world: the Serengeti. The drive itself, although long, is spectacular. Seeing the Serengeti for the first time is unforgettable. As you progress into the Serengeti, you will see why the name means, in local language, "endless plains". The park is made up of 6,900 sq. mile (18,000 sq. km) and, for most of it, the plains will stretch to the horizon and defy your senses and perception of distance. It is the home of the Great Migration, two million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras, and all kinds of antelopes. As for big cats and other large predators, it's the place of choice to look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas. Many famous television scenes have been filmed in this park.

You will have full day game drive in Serengeti National Park. We are completely flexible with your preferences and each day will be organized according to your wishes. Your guide will discuss with you the best times for your game drives and waking up. For example, you could do a morning game drive, return to the camp for lunch and relaxation, and then finish with an afternoon game drive. Alternatively, you could do a full day game drive with a picnic lunch.

You will have full day game drive in Serengeti National Park. We are completely flexible with your preferences and each day will be organized according to your wishes. Your guide will discuss with you the best times for your game drives and waking up. For example, you could do a morning game drive, return to the camp for lunch and relaxation, and then finish with an afternoon game drive. Alternatively, you could do a full day game drive with a picnic lunch.

Today we suggest a very early wake up in order to go out on a game drive when the animals are most active and to see one of the best sunrises you'll ever witness. After the game drive, we will return to the camp for a rewarding brunch before making our way to Ngorongoro, the eighth natural wonder of the world. The crater covers 102 sq. miles and has 2.000 ft high walls. It is a modern-day Noah’s ark, with almost every wildlife species indigenous to East Africa calling the crater home. It's one of the very rare locations on the whole continent where you can see the black rhino. The crater has a river, several swamps, a soda lake with a great concentration of flamingos, a forest, and open plains. It's also famous for its elephants, which are the largest in the world and have huge tusks. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a wonder to behold!

We will start the day very early and descend onto the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife viewing in one of the most stunning places on Earth. After the game drive, there will be time for a picnic lunch near the beautiful hippo lake. After lunch, we will go on one more short game drive and then ascend the crater. Upon exiting the Ngorongoro Conservation Area we will make our way towards toward Lake Eyasi.

Today will be very special and different. You will wake up very early, just before sunrise, and follow your guide until he finds the Hadzabe tribe, one of the last true nomadic tribes in Africa. After some explanations about the tribe, you will join them in going about their daily morning activities. The experiences you can have with the tribe include either joining the men on their daily hunt or joining the women on their daily fruit gathering session. Either way, you will learn about many aspects of the Hadzabe way of living. This will definitely be a highlight of your safari! After finishing your activities with the tribe, we will visit beautiful Lake Eyasi, a shallow salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. In the afternoon you will catch a (flight) to Zanzibar.

Day 9 :
Zanzibar

Rest and enjoy this paradise made up of beautiful white sand beaches and the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. You can also arrange to go on a full or half-day tour of Stone Town, with possible stops including Old Town, the spice market, and Prison Island (lunch not included). You can also opt to go on a tour of Jozani Forest (lunch not included).

Day 10 :
Zanzibar

Rest and enjoy this paradise made up of beautiful white sand beaches and the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. You can also arrange to go on a full or half-day tour of Stone Town, with possible stops including Old Town, the spice market, and Prison Island (lunch not included). You can also opt to go on a tour of Jozani Forest (lunch not included).

Day 11 :
Zanzibar

Spend the last hours of your journey relaxing. Later you will transfer to Zanzibar airport for your international (flight) home.

INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE

  • All park and conservation fees (including
  • Ngorongoro Crater service)
  • 4WD vehicle with safari Pop up Roof,
  • unlimited mileage and guide/driver
  • High end Binoculars
  • Full board accommodation during the
  • safari
  • Unlimited Water
  • Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation
  • Insurance

NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE

  • Tips for Guide (recommended $10 USD per person per
  • day)
  • Meals outside safari (unless mentioned otherwise)
  • International visa for Tanzania
  • International Airfares and Airport taxes

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11 Days Luxury Tanzanian Safari with Zanzibar Extension
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