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Activity level: Level 1 Involves some moderate physical activity over short periods of time, such as short walks, on relatively level surfaces and gentle terrain.
Destination: Tanzania Safari & Beach
Duration: 12 days
Pickup location: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Overview

This is a combination of incredible wildlife safaris, followed by a beautiful and exotic island paradise - perfect for romantics and honeymooners!

Wildlife, beaches, ruins, friendly people, fascinating cultures – Tanzania has all these and more wrapped up in one adventurous, welcoming package. The Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater are some of the best safari destinations on the planet, where wildebeest stampede across the plains, closely followed by hungry lions, hippos jostle for space in muddy waterways and elephants wander along seasonal migration routes. After all that activity it is time to relax. Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coastline is magical, with tranquil islands and sleepy coastal villages steeped in centuries of Swahili culture.

Itinerary

Itinerary summary: DAY 1 - Welcome to Tanzania!
DAY 2 - Lake Manyara National Park
DAY 3 - Ngorongoro
DAY 4 - Serengeti National Park
DAY 5 - Serengeti National Park
DAY 6 - Serengeti National Park
DAY 7 - Zanzibar
DAY 8 - Zanzibar
DAY 9 - Zanzibar
DAY 10 - Zanzibar
DAY 11 - Zanzibar
DAY 12 - Farewell from Zanzibar
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DAY 1 - Welcome to Tanzania!

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by our representative and assisted with your transfer to your hotel, approximately a 1 hour drive from the airport.
The Arusha Coffee Lodge is based on one of the largest coffee plantations in Tanzania. Why not embark on an hour-long coffee tour to learn how the beans are grown, harvested and roasted. An onsite crafts village boasts some beautiful souvenirs and safaris from the lodge are also on offer.

Included meals: Dinner 
Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge 

DAY 2 - Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, there is a 2 hour drive to Lake Manyara National Park, where you will see forests packed with monkeys, wildebeest, and buffalo on your game drive. Hippos wallow in the pools, flocks of flamingos gather on the lakeshore and woodland lions rest in the trees.

Here you can also wander along the Manyara Treetop Walkway, a sky-high adventure through the treetops. Experience untouched nature and wildlife from a unique perspective. From Lake Manyara, drive up the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, onto the crater highlands to spend the rest of the day at leisure enjoying the facilities at the lodge.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: The Manor at Ngorongoro 

DAY 3 - Ngorongoro

Today you will visit one of the most dramatic safari destinations in Africa, the Ngorongoro Crater. Descend to the crater floor in search of the Big Five. The Lerai Forest covers the surrounding crater wall, creating stunning backdrops for all your wildlife photographs.

In the late afternoon you will visit a Maasai Boma, a truly captivating experience. Whilst at the Boma you will meet with the village elder who will introduce you to the traditional Maasai lifestyle and culture that has been maintained successfully for centuries and continues to thrive in our ever-changing world. Return to the hotel for dinner.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: The Manor at Ngorongoro 

DAY 4 - Serengeti National Park

After breakfast drive along the crater rim before descending the outer slopes of the Ngorongoro crater and onto the vast plains of the Serengeti.

The Serengeti is famous for its high concentration of predators year round, with large prides of lion, numerous hyena clans, and regular sightings of both cheetah and leopard. Elephant, buffalo, giraffe, and antelope can be found here as well as some of the lesser known species such as aardwolf, mongoose, servals and hyrax. Enjoy lunch at the camp followed by an afternoon game drive.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Four Seasons Safari Lodge 

DAY 5 - Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you will head out to explore the extensive plains of the Serengeti in search of more wildlife. If you would like to maximize your time game viewing, you can take a picnic lunch out into the park and enjoy a meal in the midst of the vast savannah, before returning to your lodge later in the day.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

DAY 6 - Serengeti National Park

Following breakfast, you will continue to enjoy prolific wildlife encounters on another full day game drive in the park. Plans for lunch are at your request, either on the move or back at the camp.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Serengeti Pioneer Camp 

DAY 7 - Zanzibar

After an early breakfast, enjoy a final game drive, for the chance to witness the wildlife starting their day, on route to the airport for your flight to Zanzibar.

Upon arrival in Zanzibar you will be met by a representative and assisted with your transfer to the Breezes Beach Resort where you can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Breezes Beach Club & Spa 

DAY 8 - Zanzibar

And…relax! The Zanzibar Archipelago is a picture perfect collection of tropical islands and coral atolls in the midst of the Indian Ocean. White sand beaches are surrounded by swaying palm trees and brilliant azure blue seas. But Zanzibar’s charm is that there is still something very exotic about this slice of paradise. Historic Stone Town, the tiny captivating capital, is listed by UNESCO as a unique treasure that blends Portuguese Forts, with Sultan’s palaces, Anglican Cathedrals and Arabic Mosques. The lush vegetation in the interior is home to various species of monkey, chameleon and the islands are also home to a colony of giant tortoises.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Breezes Beach Club & Spa 

DAY 9 - Zanzibar

This is your time to do as much or as little as you please. You may like to unwind by the pool or stroll along the beach, enjoy a visit to bustling Stone Town or awaken your senses with a trip to a Spice plantation.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Breezes Beach Club & Spa 

DAY 10 - Zanzibar

Day at leisure.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Breezes Beach Club & Spa 

DAY 11 - Zanzibar

Day at leisure.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Breezes Beach Club & Spa 

DAY 12 - Farewell from Zanzibar

Today will be your last day in Zanzibar. Transfer from Beach Resort to Zanzibar Airport for your flight home.

Included meals: Breakfast 

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What's includedWhat's not includedImportant information

What's included

  • Transfers as specified
  • Accommodation
  • Meals & house drinks on safari as specified
  • National Park, Conservation Area & Village fees & Gvt fees 
  • 4WD safari vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Drinking water, other beverages & charging facilities in the vehicle
  • Flying medical insurance
  • Meet & greet service at Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Domestic flight

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Tanzania visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks (unless specified)
  • Phone calls
  • Laundry
  • Personal purchases

Important information

  • Vaccinations are recommended for Tanzania. Please consult your doctor for advice.
  • US Passport holders require an e-Visa to visit Tanzania.
  • Please let The Big Safari Company know prior to travelling if you have any medical needs or take any medication that we need to be made aware of to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant tour.
  • Check in is after 2-3pm and check out is before 10am unless otherwise specified in the itinerary.
  • Cancellation 90 – 0 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 100%. It is your responsibility to ensure the correct travel insurance in place to protect you against the need to cancel your holiday. Deposits are non-refundable. Balance payments due 14 weeks prior to departure.
  • Further terms and conditions apply and will be provided upon request or at the time of booking. The Big Safari Company reserves the right to withdraw any offer prior to accepting a reservation request. This does not affect your statutory rights. This offer is subject to availability and space is limited.

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