9 Days Northern Circuit Safari and Zanzibar
Day 1: Arriving at the airport
Arriving in Dar es salaam airport then connecting with precision airline to Kilimanjaro airport where you will be welcomed by our representative who will usher you into a waiting vehicle and transfer you to Karama Lodge in Arusha. Our representative will have a short safari briefing session with you at the Hotel and leave you to relax at Hotel booked.
Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park, 130 kilometers drive - two hours
After breakfast at the lodge you leave early to the Tarangire National park. This is the third largest park in Tanzania and it is characterized by the amazingly large herds of elephants that can be encountered in this park. The Baobab trees are one of the other highlights of Tarangire and the Tarangire River that flows all year round is the life blood of the park. Many animals; predators and the preys alike gather around the river where you can do excellent game viewing after game evening late afternoon you will back to your lodge for preparing to have walking tour with ranger for 2hours .
Overnight is at: Tarangire river camp or Roika Tented camp
Day 3: Tarangire to Serengeti 200 kilometers drive from Tarangire 3 hours driving
After breakfast depart 07:30 for Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge, the site of the Leakey family discovery of fossils 50 km long and in some places 90 meters deep. It drains the slopes of the nearby mountains plus of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. Olduvai Gorge is a canyon carved by water through the southern part of the Serengeti Plain. The gorge is about the Serengeti Plain. Its chief claim to fame is the rich treasure-trove of human and animal fossils that it has yielded.
Meals and overnight at Ikoma tented camp
Day 4: Full day in Serengeti National Park
this day after breakfast at 07:00 we will take your packed lunch for a full day game drives in the wilderness tracking the Great migration trails. Thorough explanation about this great world event that Tanzania is proud of will be provided. And in the evening as the sun goes down, drive back to the camp for dinner and overnight
Day 5:Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater ? two hours drive
After breakfast we will continue with game view in Serengeti for three hours after that we will proceed with game on route arrive at nabi gate for lunch and after that proceed to ngorongoro conservation area for dinner and overnight at Rhino lodge
Day 6:Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara ? two hours.
This day we will start early morning at 07:00 for the game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. Your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals. After great exploration in Ngorongoro Crater we will drive to Bougainvillea lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Zanzibar excursion
After breakfast at hotel we will drive to manyara airport for your flight to Zanzibar
Arrive in Zanzibar airport/ and transfer to Stone Town Hotel for check inn; at 2:30pm have the Stone town tour take you around the historica,l culture and architectural sites. It includes a visit to former slave market site, now stands as Anglican church built in 1871, town market, Visit the Zanzibar Memorial Museum, House of Wonder built in 1883 (Beit-Al-Ajab), old Arab Fort, Palace Museum, Old Indian dispensary (cultural centre) to Maruhubi Palace ruins via Living Stone House.
Dinner and overnight at Marine hotel
Day 8: Zanzibar excursion
At 8:30 a trip to dolphin watching tour, a day trip to kizimkazi, there you may swim with hundreds of spinner & bottle-nose dolphins playing off Kizimkazi beach & give you a chance to experience special natural message in the Indian ocean, at 2:30pm driving to jozani forest tour for red Colobus Monkeys, natural forest, and mangrove forest the living spices of fish under neath. Visit Zala Park to learn on how local people become creative to protect the natural living reptiles and then head back to town for dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Zanzibar excursion & Departure to Dar es Salaam for your flight back home
Morning at 8:30am start a trip to spice and botanical tour. On this tour you will see and taste the tropical fruits, spices plantation or plots in the island. A variety of spices plants used as ornament, medicines, flowers, fruits and another interesting flora can be seen during spice tour. This tour will be followed by a visit to Kidichi bath built in 1850 by the first Sultan for his wife Sheharzad (grand daughter of Fateh Ali Shah of Persia), and then transfer to harbour/ airport for departure.
- 4 nights camping accommodation
- Meals: Full Board - Breakfast, Hot Lunch or Picnic Lunch and Dinner while on Safari.
- All Transfers and Transport, Park Fees, Camping Accommodation
- Game viewing activities as stated in the above tour/safari description.
- Services of a Safari Driver/ Guide & Safari Cook
- Sleeping bags.
- Items of a Personal Nature
- Tips and Gratitude's to Safari Staff
- International air fares.
- Any required Visas.
- Travel Insurance
- A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
- Comfortable shoes