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

Pick up from your hotel in Arusha by 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 a better game viewing experience. Tarangire National Park'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 that offers the best opportunity to view breathtaking scenery and wildlife species that have made this magnificent park their home.

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.

Lake Manyara Wildlife Camp

Day 3

Lake Manyara/Serengeti

This morning 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 Conservation Area for a whole game viewing experience with picnic lunch. Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a World Heritage Site in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania. This region is named after Ngorongoro Crater which is a large volcanic caldera within the area. Here grass steppes and acacia forests are home to almost all the animal species found in the East African savannah. In only a few hours you will have the chance of spotting the entire Big 5: lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. After game viewing, drive to Endoro Lodge in Karatu for dinner and overnight stay.
Endoro Lodge is a hidden gem that offers comfortable and relaxing accommodation. Its surrounded by lush green gardens and flourishing plants along the boundary of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and boasts of elegant rooms equipped with modern facilities and amenities that provide both comfort and convenience to guests.

Endoro Lodge

Day 6

Ngorongoro/Arusha/Zanzibar

Breakfast and drive to Arusha arriving early afternoon. From Arusha Airport, take a scheduled flight to Zanzibar to begin your next adventure. Arrival transfer to Dream of Zanzibar 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, Dream of Zanzibar is a luxury hotel 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.

Dream of Zanzibar Resort

Day 7

Zanzibar

From Dream of Zanzibar, enjoy some underwater activities that include scuba diving, snorkelling 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 snorkelling and diving sites are around the famous Mnemba Atoll which is a marine conservation area.

Dream of Zanzibar Resort

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. Dream of Zanzibar Resort 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.

Dream of Zanzibar Resort

Day 9

Zanzibar Departure

Continue to enjoy uninterrupted sunshine and indulge in barefoot luxury in the azure, crystal clear and warm waters of the Indian Ocean from Dream of Zanzibar. 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?

Dream of Zanzibar 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

Not included

  • International flights
  • Entry Visa fees
  • 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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