14 Days / 13 Nights My Safari To Tanzania & Zanzibar

Arrive/Arusha – Central Serengeti – Karatu – Lake Manyara National Park – Kiwengwa – Zanzibar Airport/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp Central Serengeti Day 1 Day 3 FB 2 Nights
Country Lodge Karatu Karatu Day 3 Day 5 FB 2 Nights
Burudika Manyara Lodge Lake Manyara National Park Day 5 Day 6 FB 1 Night
Sangaiwe Tented Lodge. Tarangire National Park Day 6 Day 7 FB 1 Night
Zan View Hotel Zanzibar Kiwengwa Beach Zanzibar Day 7 Day 14 FB 7 Nights
Not Included Transfer for International departure Day 14 Day 14 Breakfast Not Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Internal Flight Information

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 1 Scheduled To Be Advised Abeid Amani Karume International Airport [ZNZ] To Be Advised Seronera Airstrip [SEU] To Be Advised
Day 7 Scheduled Arusha Airport [ARK] Abeid Amani Karume International Airport [ZNZ]

DAY 1: SERENGETI KATI KATI TENTED CAMP, CENTRAL SERENGETI       

Central Serengeti

Situated in the heart of Tanzania, the Central Serengeti encompasses the world-famous Seronera Valley which is known for its prime wildlife-viewing opportunities. This picture-perfect landscape is characterized by endless stretches of savannah-covered open plains, interspersed by rocky outcrops of granite, scattered with acacia woodlands and covered in a network of rivers and streams. The Central Serengeti forms part of the great wildebeest and zebra migration and provides an ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife such as giraffe, impala, waterbuck, hippo, elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, serval and much more. Popular activities include: game viewing, cultural tours, horse riding safaris, and hot air ballooning over the spectacularly scenic terrain.

Day Itinerary

Upon arrival at Zanzibar Airport, you will remain on transit to connect your flight to Serengeti National Park departing at 0930hrs to arrive Seronera Airstrip at 1420hrs. Lunch not included.

Upon arrival you will be met upon arrival at Seronera Airstrip by our representative who will transfer you to Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp. Late afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati

Overnight: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp          

The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience. The camp is only a two hour scenic drive from Olduvai Gorge Museum and Grumeti River. A cosy mess tent islocated in the centre of the camp where meals are served. The campfire is ready every evening for appetizers and snacks before dinner. Ten double tents and one family tent with en suite facilities. There are several airstrips in the National Park that receive schedule flights from Arusha as well as charter flights.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 2: SERENGETI KATI KATI TENTED CAMP, CENTRAL SERENGETI

Day Itinerary

Breakfast. Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Camp.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: COUNTRY LODGE KARATU, KARATU      

Karatu

Travellers heading for the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater will inevitably pass through the town of Karatu in the green hills of Tanzania’s northern highlands. Presided over by the towering Ol Deani Volcano, this small, colourful town serves as a popular overnight stop for visitors exploring the area’s many game parks. The town offers a variety of activities including browsing the bustling marketplace, sampling beer at a local brewery, visiting a traditional Iraqw homestead, or taking a guided walk through the Ngorongoro Forest in search of waterfalls and elephants caves. Whether you are looking for cultural tours, hiking and biking opportunities, a chance to enjoy an authentic rural Tanzania experience, or simply a break between safari game drives, this underrated town has plenty to offer.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro  to arrive in time for lunch at Country Lodge – Karatu. Afternoon at leisure with optional activities available on request at an extra cost. Dinner and Overnight at  Country Lodge – Karatu

Overnight: Country Lodge Karatu    

Located on the outskirts of Karatu, a quaint country town on the Great Escarpment, midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Country Lodge is situated in the centre of Northern Tanzania’s green belt district and farming community.

Country Lodge Karatu symbolizes simple country comforts, providing pleasant and affordable lodging in the heart of Tanzania’s rich and scenic highlands. We are the ideal ‘Stepping Stone’ for safaris into Ngorongoro Crater and beyond, as well as other travellers visiting the area. Our lodge sits within five acres nestled on the edge of Karatu town, surrounded by rolling plains reaching up to the coffee hills of Oldeani and the forests’ of Ngorongoro.

Garden paths led to eleven double cottages surrounded by green lawns, hedged by brightly flowered bougainvillaea, tropical plants and trees. Birds and butterflies feel right at home in the garden, as you will in our lodgings. Come and enjoy the tranquillity, home comforts and warm Tanzanian hospitality that Country Lodge offers.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: COUNTRY LODGE KARATU, KARATU      

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch boxes from the lodge and drive to the Ngorongoro crater, the largest intact caldera in the world. Its enduring charm stems from its overwhelming beauty and the abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor.  On arrival descend into the crater for a full day crater tour, have your packed lunch at the bottom of the crater, in the evening ascend to the rim and drive to back to your lodge. Dinner and Overnight at Country Lodge – Karatu

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: BURUDIKA MANYARA LODGE, LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK      

Lake Manyara National Park

Situated in Tanzania’s central-northern region with the Lake Manyara on its east and the Manyara Escarpment to its west, the Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats supporting an array of wildlife. This small park is home to surprising biodiversity and features a magnificent landscape of acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. The park supports 400 species of bird, and the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world. Other species include giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, warthog, the Cape clawless otter, and Egyptian mongoose. Don’t miss the opportunity to see thousands of flamingos on the lake, the renowned tree-climbing lions, and large families of elephants strolling through the forest.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast. Depart for Lake Manyara National Park to arrive in time for lunch at Burudika Manyara Lodge

Late afternoon unlimited game drives in Lake Manyara National Park. Dinner and overnight at Burudika Manyara Lodge.

Overnight: Burudika Manyara Lodge          

Burudika lodge is an affordable accommodation within the Jangwani wildlife corridor area that joins the wildlife ecosystem of Tarangire and Manyara National Parks. The lodge provides a spectacular view of Lake Manyara and the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. Jangwani wildlife corridor area is within the Mto wa Mbu Game Controlled Area (GCA) where different mammals and bird species roam freely between Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks. It is home to a stunning diversity of wildlife in the typically sun-drenched savannah of East Africa. This area also is home to the Maasai, an ethnic group that values conservation and wildlife. The Maasai have co-existed with wildlife for a long time because of their non-hunting culture. Within this area, it is not uncommon to meet the Maasai with cattle herds. Burudika Manyara Lodge co-exists with the Maasai and their traditions.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: SANGAIWE TENTED LODGE, TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK       

Day Itinerary

Breakfast. Depart for Tarangire National Park to arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon game drives in Tarangire National Park.

Dinner and overnight at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7: ZAN VIEW HOTEL, KIWENGWA      

Kiwengwa

Situated on the island of Unguja, the village of Kiwengwa is set along the island’s spectacular northeastern coast. Sandwiched between the quaint coastal villages of Pwani Mchangani and Pongwe, Kiwengwa is best known for its spectacularly scenic beach featuring glittering white sands lapped by azure crystalline waters. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing stay at one of the seaside resorts and hotels, explore the local village, and enjoy a host of water-based activities including snorkelling, diving, kitesurfing, and boating. Sample the local flavours of Zanzibar’s unique cuisine, sip on a delicious cocktail at a beachfront bar, and discover the fascinating underwater wonderland that lies offshore.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast. Drive to Arusha Airport to connect your flight to Zanzibar. Lunch not included. You will be met upon arrival at Zanzibar Airport by our representative who will transfer you to Zan View Hotel for overnight.

Overnight: Zan View Hotel  

Located on a hilltop above the idyllic fishermen’s village of Kiwengwa on the North-Eastern part of the island, Zan View Hotel is a hidden gem of Zanzibar. Here guests can experience an amazing ocean view, embrace the warmth of the Indian Ocean, go for a swim in the turquoise shining water and feel the warm sand on the beach. The place is well suited for romantic escapes, honeymoons, and getaways for guests of all ages. No matter the nature of your holiday, there are plenty of things do and see, and the staff at Zan View Hotel will do their best to make any a stay memorable. Enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner at the restaurant or just simply relax in our tree house lounge.

Basis:

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAYS 8 – 13: ZAN VIEW HOTEL, KIWENGWA       

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the hotel. Free full days at leisure with optional activities at your disposal.

Overnight at Zan View Hotel

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 14: END OF ITINERARY      

Day Itinerary

Early breakfast. Transfer to the Zanzibar Airport to connect your flight departing at 0830 hrs.

Basis

Breakfast

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