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9 days

USD2980

BEST OF TANZANIA AND DIVING IN ZANZIBAR

Discover Tanzania’s most famous game reserves and wildlife sanctuaries and view the biggest variety of wildlife ever witnessed. Your accommodation will be in stylish tented camps set in amazing locations offering spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes and wild animals. During your visit to each of these camps, you will be amazed by delightful cuisine and warm African hospitality that Tanzania is well known for. After "Best of Tanzania” wildlife experience, enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling adventure in Zanzibar, providing you with the most memorable safari holiday experience combining game viewing, water sports and a relaxing beach holiday to unwind.

Day 1

Arusha/Tarangire

Depart from your hotel in Arusha in company of your driver-guide in 4x4 safari vehicle and head off to Tarangire National Park. As you enter the park your guide will open up the roof for better game viewing experience. Tarangire 's landscape is made up of seasonal marshes and seemingly endless savannah with mighty baobab trees. The park is home to huge herds elephant to be found in northern Tanzania. Enjoy an extensive game drive in the park and view breathtaking scenery and wildlife species that have made this magnificent park their home. Overnight stay at Lake Burunge Tented Camp which is beautifully set in a shady bush land grove. All rooms have private bathrooms and terraces and are built on raised platforms offering spectacular views over Tarangire and Lake Burunge. The main building offers a central lounge and bar/dining area built on raised wooden deck. This elevated platform is the ideal venue for guests to relax and enjoy sundowners as the sun disappears over Lake Burunge or to simply sit and enjoy the warmth at the fire place. Game viewing from the camp is amazing with plenty of animals passing by because the camp is strategically located in the natural wildlife corridor between Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks.

LAKE BURUNGE TENTED CAMP

Day 2

Tarangire/Lake Manyara

Early morning game drive. After breakfast begin your journey to Lake Manyara National Park which is set between the Rift Valley's western escarpment and the shallow alkaline waters of Lake Manyara. Enjoy whole day game viewing in the park with picnic lunch. Lake Manyara which is perhaps best known for its flamingos, pelicans and cormorants, is also home to over 400 other species of birds, making it a bird watcher’s paradise. Mammals in the park include wildebeests, zebras, bushbucks, waterbucks, tiny Kirk's dik diks, hippos, giraffes, leopards, lions, baboons and troops of noisy blue monkeys. Dinner and overnight at Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp which is perched on a hill overlooking the floodplain of Lake Manyara and offers permanent tents and cottages that blend into the bush. The camp is set overlooking Lake Manyara and adjoining Lake Manyara National Park as well as the Rift t Valley escarpment. It comprises of luxurious canvas tented chalets and cottages with private balconies providing stunning views. For dining options, meals are provided out in the open-air restaurant overlooking the African bush. The evening campfire provides a favourite spot for drinks before dinner after a long day of delightful wildlife viewing.

Lake Manyara Wildlife Camp

Day 3

Lake Manyara/Serengeti

This morning and with game viewing enroute, depart for Serengeti National Park. On the way, you will make a brief stop for picnic lunch at OL Dupai Gorge where DR Leakey discovered the fossils of mankind’s earliest ancestors. Here, Paleoanthropologists have found hundreds of fossilized bones and stone tools in the area dating back millions of years leading them to conclude that humans beings evolved in Africa. OL Duvai is a misspelling of OL Dupai, a Maasai word for a wild sisal plant that grows in the area. The gorge is located in the Great Rift Valley between the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. Proceed on with your journey to Serengeti arriving on time for afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Tortilis Camp. The location of this camp allows easy access to one of the best game viewing areas of central Serengeti. Guest service here is very personalized and all staff are very friendly, helpful and will do everything possible to make your visit the most memorable experience in this part of Serengeti.

Serengeti Tortilis Camp

Day 4

Serengeti National Park

Today enjoy game drives in the Serengeti which is internationally renowned as one of the most famous wildlife areas in the world and home to incredible herds of wildebeest and other grazing animals. Serengeti in Maasai language means “endless plains". Located in north west of Tanzania, Serengeti is the ultimate ‘wildlife show’ on earth and best known for its unequalled natural beauty and diverse wildlife. It supports a magnificent diversity and abundance of animals from the Big 5: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and black rhino to giraffe, impala, kongoni, topi and eland. Serengeti’s unique combination of diverse habitats enables it to support more than 30 species of large herbivores and nearly 500 species of birds. Its landscape originally formed by volcanic activity has been sculptured by the concerted action of wind, rain and sun. It now varies from open grass plains in the south, savannah with scattered acacia trees in the centre, hilly wooded grassland in the north to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west. Small rivers, lakes and swamps are scattered throughout. It's most famous for its predators that include lion, cheetah and leopard and others such as serval cats, wild dogs, jackals and spotted hyenas.

Serengeti Tortilis Camp

Day 5

Serengeti/Ngorongoro

After breakfast make your way to Ngorongoro Crater for a whole day game drive with picnic lunch at the floor of the crater. Ngorongoro is the largest intact caldera and shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens anywhere in the world. The crater is often referred to as the "Eighth Wonder of the World" and hosts the most unique ecosystem on earth with over 20,000 large grazing mammals and the largest concentration of predators. It is the best place in Tanzania to see all the "Big 5"and is one of the world’s most astonishing and renowned natural wonders. Here grass steppes and acacia forests are home to almost all the animal species found in the East African savannah.
Late afternoon drive to Endoro Lodge for overnight stay. Endoro Lodge is a hidden gem surrounded by lush green gardens and flourishing plants along the boundary of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and boasts of elegant rooms equipped with modern amenities that provide both comfort and convenience to guests. It comprises of chalets that are tastefully designed with wooden floors, indoor and outdoor showers and offers amazing views over the Ngorongoro Highlands. The restaurant is beautifully set next to the lounge with fireplace where guests can enjoy stunning views and a cold drink as they marvel at views of the night sky.

Endoro Lodge

Day 6

Ngorongoro/Arusha/Zanzibar

Endoro Lodge boasts of a fabulous setting and Tanzania's warm and courteous hospitality. Enjoy spectacular views of the morning sunrise from the comfort of your chalet and for those wishing to stretch their legs and view beautiful mountainous scenery and ever-green vegetation, the Endoro River Nature Trails offer suitable possibilities for hiking, birdwatching and game viewing.
Breakfast and drive back to Arusha arriving early afternoon. From Arusha Airport, take a scheduled flight to Zanzibar to begin your next adventure. Arrival transfer to Blue Bahari Resort which sits on one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches of Zanzibar facing the Indian Ocean directly. Located on the East Coast of Zanzibar, this luxurious 5 star all inclusive resort is set in the midst of exotic and colourful tropical gardens directly on the beach front at Pwani Machangani overlooking the pristine and turquoise sea of the Indian Ocean. Designed in the style of an African-Arab palace, Blue Bahari is a luxury resort, diverse enough to offer couples, honeymooners and families an experience that many people can only dream about. This charming resort is also perfectly placed to organize sightseeing excursions in Zanzibar that include Spice Tours, Prison Island, Stone Town and Cheetah's Rock.

Blue Bahari Zanzibar

Day 7

Zanzibar

From Blue Bahari enjoy some underwater activities that include scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming with the dolphins. The Island of Zanzibar boasts of the best and most beautiful underwater topography. The depths of the Indian Ocean hide some of the most unique sea creatures. Here you will find incredible coral reefs and more than 450 species of fish and other marine life. Even though you are able to snorkel almost anywhere around the island, the recommended snorkeling and diving sites are around the famous Mnemba Atoll which is a marine conservation area.

Blue Bahari Zanzibar

Day 8

Zanzibar

Continue on with your beach escape and relaxation and enjoy spectacular views of the Indian Ocean stretching as far as your eyes can see framed by swaying coconut palms and bougainvillea. Blue Bahari Zanzibar is without doubt a unique resort that blends the contemporary with local Afro-Arabic design of solid woods and luxurious materials with an architectural style that recalls the African-Arab palaces. This tropical paradise offers sublime views through the palm trees and down to the white sandy beach as it stretches into the clear turquoise ocean.

Blue Bahari Zanzibar

Day 9

Zanzibar Departure

Enjoy endless sunshine and indulge in barefoot luxury in the azure, crystal clear and warm waters of the Indian Ocean from Blue Bahari. This evening take a dhow cruise and view the glorious Zanzibar sunset on traditional wooden dhow, with the wind in your sail and a glass of wine in your hand, cruise along watching the setting sun cast gold and amber hues on the northern coast of Zanzibar. What a wonderful experience to complete your trip in Africa in style?

Blue Bahari Departure

Includes

  • Private wildlife safari as outlined above
  • Rooms/tents whole safari with ensuite facilities
  • Accommodation in camps and lodges as per the above itinerary
  • Fullboard meals (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) on safari
  • Exclusive use of 4x4 safari vehicle with pop-up roof for game viewing
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable driver guide
  • Mineral water while in safari vehicle
  • All park entrance fees
  • All wildlife conservation fees
  • All Government taxies and levies
  • Flying Doctors Cover while on safari
  • Daily game drives as per the itinerary
  • One way flight : Arusha/Zanzibar
  • Airport transfers in Zanzibar
  • Fully loaded First Aid Kit Box in your safari vehicle

Not included

  • International flights
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Covid-19 PCR tests
  • Tip for safari driver guide & other gratuities, porterage to hotel’s/camp’s staff and porters
  • Shopping, wood carvings and crafts
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills
  • Travel & Medical Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation & Baggage Insurance
  • Any other items not included or mentioned in the itinerary above
  • Laundry service & Inoculations
  • Drinks, wine, beer & soft drinks
  • Visit to Maasai Village
  • Balloon safari
  • Optional & local sightseeing excursions

Price Guide

Prices are per person sharing in USD and this trip is available all year round. Current price is based on accommodation as indicated above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
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