Our Authentic Northern Tanzania and Zanzibar holiday is one of our most popular to this region of Africa. This holiday covers the main Northern Tanzania national parks of Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
You will witness spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, an abundance of bird life that is attracted to the soda lake at Lake Manyara National Park and two days of game viewing on the seemingly endless plains of the Serengeti. Visit the world's largest inactive and intact volcanic caldera at Ngorongoro Crater which draws thousands of large animals including black rhino.
While on safari you will be in the professional hands of a private guide with your own vehicle, providing you with the luxury of travelling at your own pace allowing you the chance to find your own special sightings.
After your five day adventure on safari you will take a short flight to the exotic Indian Ocean Island of Zanzibar for some quiet relaxation and long sandy white beaches.
The camps and lodges in this holiday have been chosen to offer comfortable and authentic experiences in fantastic locations, keeping you in the heart of all the action together with a real wilderness experience.
Day 1 Depart from the UK today for your overnight flight to Kilimanjaro
Day 2 On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met and transferred to Arumeru Lodge, which is only a 35 minute drive from the airport. Arumeru Lodge is a wonderful way to start your Tanzania safari, with free time to rest and to prepare for your adventure to begin the next morning. Take time to explore the fragrant tropical gardens where Dikdiks, the smallest antelopes in Africa roam. Enjoy a late afternoon watching the colours change on Mount Kilimanjaro with the setting sun.
Day 3 This morning your private safari guide and four-wheel drive vehicle will meet you for a full safari briefing. Your safari today will be in the Lake Manyara National Park, made up of forest, arid land and a soda lake that attracts over 400 species of bird, it is not unusual to spot 100 different species in one day. The park is also home to tree climbing lions, leopards, giraffe, elephant and well as plains game and hippo. A picnic lunch is taken while in the park, this evening is spent at Migunga Tented Camp where dinner and breakfast are included.
Day 4 An early start this morning, your safari will continue towards the endless plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is famous for its annual migration of zebra and wildebeest which occur in July, August and November. You will spend a full day travelling including game viewing, providing you the opportunity to spot Africa's big five, lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant as well as many other species of animal. You will spend 2 nights at Ikoma Camp.
Day 5 Today includes a full day game drive of the Serengeti National Park, enjoying the game sightings at you leisure. Alternatively you may elect to do only a morning or afternoon drive and enjoy some time in the camp during the day.
Day 6 This morning you leave the Serengeti National Park and head for Ngorongoro Crater, which is a World Heritage Site and is the world’s largest inactive, intact volcanic caldera. This natural amphitheater is rich with vegetation and is a draw card to over 22,000 large animals including black rhino, hippopotamus, cheetah and African wild dog. Spend the remainder of the day enjoying the crater, before you check in at Tloma Lodge for the night, your stay here includes dinner and breakfast.
Day 7 Return to Arusha around lunchtime, bid your guide farewell before boarding your light aircraft for a short flight to Zanzibar. On arrival you will be met and transferred by road to Matemwe Beach Village which is located on the north east coast of Zanzibar. We recommend at least a 5 night stay so you can have time to relax and reflect back on your Tanzania Safari. This will also give you plenty of opportunities to explore Zanzibar and take optional excursions including - Stone Town, visit spice farms, or see the giant tortoises on Prison Island. A popular tour is a visit of Jozani Forest and the Red Colobus Monkeys. Daily breakfast and dinner is included at Matemwe Beach Village
Day 12 Today you will be transferred to the Zanzibar Airport for your overnight flight to the UK.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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