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Tanzania Zanzibar Highlights

Trip Summary

This 10 day trip takes you to Tanzania's best tourism sites, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manayara and Ngorongoro. After enjoying some of Africa’s best wildlife game drives, the safari finishes in the paradise island of Zanzibar.

Highlights

Arusha / Ngorongoro / Serengeti / Lake Manyara / Zanzibar

Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha - Tarangire

Arrive at JRO. After clearing customs and immigration formalities, you will be met by our representative and depart for Tarangire National Park arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon of game viewing. Lesser kudu, eland, lion and gerenuk can be found in this beautiful park, noted for its multitude of baobab trees and its tree-climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge or similar. Meal plan full board.

 

Day 2: Ngorongoro

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lunch at the lodge. This afternoon, you will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the crater for a day crater tour with picnic lunches. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge or similar.

 

Day 3 - 4: Serengeti

Drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge, the site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s renowned archaeological discoveries. Their findings include some of the man’s earliest known ancestral remains. Lunch at the lodge in Serengeti. You will have an afternoon game drive in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. Dinner and overnight Serenora Wildlife Lodge or similar.

 

Day 5: Lake Manyara

Enjoy an early morning game drive, before breakfast. Return to the lodge for late breakfast. Enjoy a mid morning and then depart to Ngorongoro Highlands. Lunch at a lodge. Afternoon visit to the waterfalls. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Hotel or similar.

Manyara is a fantastic big game park. The variety of habitats parallels its exceptional scenery. Every imaginable East African animal is found here in abundance. There are great herds of buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and several varieties of gazelle. Mahogany, sausage tree and croton are alive with blue monkeys and vervet monkeys. Some of the most amazingly large pods of hippos congregate at the rivers emerging into the lake, and the birdlife is plentiful. Lake Manyara is also known for its “tree climbing” lions.

 

Day 6: Arusha

Your guide will pick you up and drive you to Arusha International airport. Take your flight from Arusha to Zanzibar today. Transfer between airport and your beach resort with private vehicle and driver.

Zanzibar is the ultimate relaxation destination with history, culture, architecture, spice plantations and dazzling sand beaches. Exotic cuisine, diving and snorkeling, sailing dhows. There are so many unique experiences in store. Our favorite place to unwind and the perfect end to a safari. The island of Zanzibar (also known as Unguja) is known as the "Spice Island" because of its long-standing association with the clove industry. A low-lying stretch of land, approximately 37 km off the coast of Tanzania, it has always exerted a powerful fascination over the imagination of the world, out of all proportion to its size. Stone Town is the oldest section of Zanzibar Town and is made up of a labyrinth of winding lanes, ancient stone houses, Arabian arches, heavy carved wooden doors, circular towers, narrow latticed windows, overhanging balconies and a fascinating selection of bazaars, curio shops, art galleries and spice troves.

Stone Town is the only functioning historical city in East Africa and remains much the same today as it was 200 years ago - alive with a bustling crowd of 'bui bui' veiled women, travelling tea sellers, banks of old men chatting on the 'baraza' (benches) of the alleys, skulking cats and laughing children. Enjoy as a standalone Africa vacation or as an addition to a safari. Enjoy overnight at The Z Hotel or similar. 

 

Day 7 - 9: Zanzibar Island

Time permitting, there are many optional activities. Activities range from deep sea fishing to cultural village visits. Some of these can be pre-booked through your destination specialist while others can be booked directly with the lodge upon arrival. You can also sign up for optional activities at your resort (not included in tour price); deep sea fishing, boat excursions, scuba diving, Spice Tour and Stone Town tour, or other. Overnight at Overnight at The Z Hotel or similar

 

Day 10: Zanzibar - Depart

Transfer between airport and your beach resort with private vehicle and driver. Take your flight from Zanzibar (ZNZ) to Arusha [JRO] today. Depart from Arusha. End of our services.