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17 day Tanzania Lodge & Tented Camp Safari with Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Duration 17 Days  16 Nights
Country Tanzania
Start Point Arusha Town
End Point Zanzibar Island
Physical Condition Comfort
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17 day Tanzania Lodge & Tented Camp Safari with Zanzibar Beach Holiday

This Safari covers the highlights of Tanzania: the migration in the Serengeti, the stunning Ngorongoro Crater and the wild and adventurous Selous Park. At the end of the safari, you will stay at a beach hotel in Zanzibar.

Please note that we only organise private safaris, only you and your travel partner(s) will be on our transfers, tours and in the safari vehicle! We can organise your tour for you on any date!

This itinerary starts at Kilimanjaro Airport, and ends at Zanzibar airport.

ITINERARY | Places to visit

Day 1: ARRIVAL Kilimanjaro International Airport

You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by your driver/guide and our representative. We will take you to the Mount Meru Game Lodge in Arusha. Our representative will come to welcome you and give you a safari briefing. Dinner included.

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast we depart for to Lake Manyara. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala, hippo and others.

Overnight at Kirurumu Tented Lodge in Lake Manyara. All meals included.

Day 3: Lake Manyara -Olduvai Gorge-Serengeti National Park

After breakfast you start on your journey to the Serengeti National Park, stopping for a picnic lunch en-route. On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge, where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa.

After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in the Serengeti, you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive.

Overnight at Serengeti Osupuko Tented Camp. All meals included.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

A full day of game drives around the Serengeti, seeing the wonders if beholds. Depending on the time of year and the location of the migration herds you may see large populations of wildebeest, with big cats and other predators close-by looking for an easy meal.

Your driver/guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals.

Overnight at Serengeti Osupuko Tented Camp. All meals included.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

In the morning drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. Upon arrival in Ngorongoro you will descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) on the crater floor. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Farmhouse, or Plantation Lodge in Karatu. All meals included.

Day 6: Tarangire National Park – Arusha

After breakfast you visit a Masai Village or go on a Nature Walk at the Northern Crater Rim – inhabited by buffaloes, elephants, baboons, monkeys and different species of birds. Escorted by a ranger or Maasai Guide you follow animal paths through the dense bush.

Afterwards, you will return to Arusha for some shopping/sightseeing.

Overnight in Mount Meru Game Lodge in Arusha. All meals included.

 Day 7: Arusha-Dar Es Salaam-Selous (Nyerere National Park)

After breakfast transfer to Arusha airport and fly via Dar Es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve. Transfer from the airstrip to your lodge for a meeting with the lodge manager to discuss your program for the following two days.

Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Enjoy some time at the poolside or a great sun-downer from the lodge’s unique lounge area. Your lodge consists of stone cottages and luxury tented bandas situated over Beho Beho Hillside of Sable Mountain.

Overnight at Sable Mountain Lodge. All meals included.

 Days 8-9: Selous Game Reserve (Nyerere National Park)

2 days full of exciting game driving around the Selous Game Reserve – named after the explorer Frederick Selous. The Selous is the largest protected wildlife reserve, a UN World Heritage site and a pristine uninhabited area larger than Switzerland. The topography of the park varies from rolling savannah woodland, grassland plains and rocky outcrops, cut by the Rufiji River and its tributaries.

Activities include game drives, a walking safari and a boat trip at Lake Tagalala – where crocodiles, hippos and grazing game can be seen.

2 x Overnight at Sable Mountain Lodge. All meals included.

NB – Fly camping’ can be arranged on request (at a supplement). This is a wonderful way to sleep under the stars and enjoy the pure tranquility and raw excitement of the bush. Large tents made of heavy duty mosquito mesh ensure that you are close to nature except from the bugs. Fly camping in the wilderness perfectly complements is a perfect safari in Selous.

Day 10: Selous-Zanzibar Island

After breakfast you will transfer to Selous Airstrip for your connecting flight to Zanzibar at around 10:30. Transfer to The Zuri Zanzibar. All meals included.

Days 11-15: Zanzibar Beach Extension

Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 16: Spice Tour & Stonetown

After breakfast, transfer to Stonetown. On the way, you will go on the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in-depth information not only about spices, but also to educate about organically grown herbs and detailed descriptions about their traditional uses in medicine, cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite you for an opulent lunch at our spice restaurant – where you can taste the fresh spices and fruits you have seen on the tour.

In the afternoon we show you Stone Town on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled old town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!

Overnight at Zanzibar Coffeehouse or Dhow Palace or Tembo Hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.

 Day 17: Departure

Departure transfer to Zanzibar Airport.

 In the Serengeti you also have the opportunity to go on an unforgettable hot air balloon trip!

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Cost / Group Price  – Important Information

 > Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.

>Maximum Number of people per car is 6

>This tour accepts children who are 5 years and older.

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged
with extra cost

1 person travelling alone USD$
2 persons travelling together USD$
3 persons travelling together USD$
4 persons travelling together USD$
5 persons travelling together USD$
6 persons travelling together USD$
All airport transfers in private car

Domestic flight Arusha – Selous, Selous – Zanzibar

Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch

Services of a professional safari guide

Meals and accommodation as per itinerary

All wildlife reserve entry fees and camping fees

All accommodations as per itinerary

‘Flying doctor’ medical insurance

International airfare & flights

All items of a personal nature

Gratuities for safari guide and camp staff

Airport departure tax

Travel insurance

Visa and Passport fees

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in lodges

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