14 Days / 13 Nights Tanzania Soul Of Africa

Arrive/Arusha – Tarangire National Park – Ngorongoro Region – Central Serengeti – Lake Manyara National Park – Zanzibar/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Mount Meru Hotel Arusha Day 1 Day 2 B&B   1 Night
Tarangire Sopa Lodge Tarangire National Park Day 2 Day 3 FB   1 Night
Marera Valley Lodge Ngorongoro Region Karatu Day 3 Day 5 FB 2 Nights
Serengeti Sopa Lodge Central Serengeti National Park Day 5 Day 7 FB 2 Nights
Kirurumu Manyara Lodge Lake Manyara National Park Day 7 Day 8 FB   1 Night
Gold Zanzibar Beach House& Spa Zanzibar Day 8 Day 14 B&B 6 Nights
Not Included Transfer 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 8 Scheduled  To Be Advised Arusha Airport [ARK] To Be Advised Abeid Amani Karume International Airport [ZNZ] To Be Advised 

DAY 1: MOUNT MERU HOTEL, ARUSHA     

Arusha

Resting at the foot of Mount Meru, the sprawling city of Arusha is known as the safari capital of northern Tanzania. It serves as an excellent base from which to explore the remarkably scenic surrounding area which includes majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as the Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks. Arusha is a good spot to take a day or two off from the safari circuit as it features a temperate climate and lush surrounds. Visitors can look forward to exploring the wildlife-abundant Serengeti National Park; the magnificent Arusha National Park; and taking on the challenge of climbing Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest mountain.

Day Itinerary

Ex international flight – Met on arrival at the Kilimanjaro airport by AMA Safaris Tanzania representative who will assist to transfer you to Arusha town for check in followed by the safari briefing at the hotel. Rest of the day is spent at leisure with optional activities that can be booked and paid for locally.

Overnight at Mount Meru Hotel – BB. 

Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru in the city of Arusha, the Mount Meru Hotel is set on 15 acres of serene and lush landscape and surrounded by some of Africa’s most breathtaking vistas. The guest rooms include mini-refrigerators, tea and coffee making facilities, DSTV with Freeview channels, and free Wi-Fi. With three on-site restaurants, as well as a bar and cigar lounge, guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining and drinking. Guests can unwind in the swimming pool, or enjoy rejuvenating massages and treatments at the Tulia Spa and Salon. The hotel also offers a golf course and a variety of convenience shops.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: TARANGIRE SOPA LODGE, TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK       

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park, situated within Tanzania’s spectacular Manyara Region, is an awe-inspiring national park comprising of granite ridges, river valleys, mixed vegetative landscapes, and free-roaming wildlife. During the annual dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow. With lion being among the most commonly spotted animal, it is a rare day that a visitor does not spot this majestic animal prowling or grazing. Tarangire is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as Oryx and gerenuk are seen regularly. This expansive area is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the wondrous mountains to the south.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at the hotel followed by check out, depart Arusha and drive to the Tarangire National Park, game drive enroute. Arrive at your lodge well in time for lunch and check in. Afternoon game drives in Tarangire National Park. Overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge – LDBB

Overnight: Tarangire Sopa Lodge      

Tarangire National Park is one of Tanzania’s best-kept secrets. Close to the town of Arusha and hosting Tanzania’s highest concentration of elephant population in Africa, perhaps than anywhere else in the world.  It has a horizon dominated by the magnificent baobab trees, Legend says that baobab tree once angered God and it was thrown to earth and planted upside down. The trees are known to live for hundreds of year, some say thousands of years.

Tarangire Sopa Lodge has 75 large and airy rooms, accommodating 150 guests.  Built to blend with the vastness of its surroundings, the Lodge nestles amongst the rocky outcrops in the north-east of the park.  As the Lodge is one of only a handful in this park, visitors are often rewarded with an exclusive feel to their safari.  Each of the suites has its own private lounge with mini-bar, en-suite bathroom, large bedroom with 2 queen size beds and a balcony.   The Lodge has telephone facilities, satellite TV, a conference room and a uniquely-designed swimming pool with a central island.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: MARERA VALLEY LODGE, NGORONGORO REGION  

Ngorongoro Region

Bordering Kenya to the north, the Ngorongoro Region is known for its abundance of beautiful natural features. It encompasses the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, and the active Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano. Visitors can look forward to a variety of activities such as viewing the epic Serengeti wildebeest migration, visiting a local Maasai village, soaking up the remarkably diverse scenery and catching a glimpse of the magnificent bird and wildlife including over 500 bird species, all of the Big Five, as well as crocodile, hippo, zebra, antelope, lion, leopard, and cheetah. Don’t miss the opportunity to join a walking safari, enjoy thrilling mountain biking adventures and scenic trekking.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the lodge and check out, morning game drive enroute, drive to Ngorongoro to arrive for lunch and check in at your lodge. Afternoon will be at leisure with a vehicle at your disposal. Overnight at Marera Valley Lodge – LDBB. 

Overnight: Marera Valley Lodge       

Marera Valley Lodge is located between Karatu Town and Rohia Village and to the main road to Ngorongoro and Serengeti. There are 18 lodges with private decks that provide guests with beautiful views of the surrounding areas. The lodge provides free Wi-Fi access to all guests. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, in the lounge area, bar or dining room. As the lodge is situated near the main road to Ngorongoro and Serengeti, visitors can easily explore the area.

Basis:

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: MARERA VALLEY LODGE, NGORONGORO REGION  

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the lodge Full day Crater tour, you will depart after Breakfast with picnic lunch boxes for a full game drive in the crater, and later return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Marera Valley Lodge – LDBB. 

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: SERENGETI SOPA LODGE, 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 characterised 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

After breakfast at your lodge , drive to Serengeti National Park, game drive enroute, you will arrive for lunch and check in at your lodge. Later afternoon game drives till sunset.

Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge – LDBB.

Offering arguably the best wildlife to be seen anywhere in Africa, the Serengeti National Park provides the perfect backdrop for the Serengeti Sopa Lodge. Located in the Nyarboro Hills in the south-west of this world-famous park, the lodge has panoramic views over the savannah.  An almost constant southerly breeze keeps the temperature at a comfortable level. The lodge now accommodates 146 guests in 73 rooms and four luxury two-storey suites, all overlooking the eastern plains of the Serengeti.  Each room has a private lounge with mini-bar, en-suite bathroom and private verandah.  The Lodge has telephone facilities, satellite TV, a conference room and a swimming pool.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: SERENGETI SOPA LODGE, CENTRAL SERENGETI

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at your lodge. You will enjoy a full day game drive or have a morning and afternoon game drive in Serengeti National Park depending on client’s preferences.

Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge – LDBB.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7: KIRURUMU 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 at your lodge after breakfast and check out you will drive with game drive enroute to Lake Manyara National Park, arrive for lunch. Afternoon game drives until sunset. Overnight at Manyara Kirurumu Tented Lodge – LDBB. 

Overnight: Kirurumu Manyara Lodge

Kirurumu Manyara Lodge is set high on the edge of the East Africa Great Rift Valley, enjoying a marvellous, uplifting and panoramic view eastward over Lake Manyara, the Rift floor and Mt. Losimingori.

Behind Kirurumu, the Ngorongoro Highlands rise in green and fertile splendour and form the gateway to Ngorongoro Crater and Olduvai Gorge, the Serengeti.

Manyara Lodge offers 27 tented rooms, 2 honeymoon suites, 2 family cottages, fully en suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water, electricity, bar complete with sun-deck and panoramic views of the rift valley and dining room with waiter service. The lodge offers activities including Maasai guided ethno botanical walks, mountain biking available on request, half-day treks / hikes and fly camping in forests on special request.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8: GOLD ZANZIBAR BEACH HOUSE & SPA, ZANZIBAR   

Zanzibar

Resting approximately 40kms from the Tanzanian coast, this idyllic archipelago consists of Zanzibar and Pemba islands as well as numerous smaller islets. Zanzibar Island is characterised by exquisite white sand beaches fringed by palm trees and lapped by turquoise waters lined with coral reefs brimming with an abundance of exotic marine life. This underwater paradise is a Mecca for water sport enthusiasts who flock here for the excellent scuba diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, kayaking, kite surfing, and sailing on traditional dhows. The island’s old city, Stone Town, features a maze of narrow alleyways lined with boutiques, bars, restaurants, lively bazaars, mosques and ornate Arab houses. Don’t miss the chance to relax in the lap of luxury on the exclusive private island of Mnemba, lying just 3 kilometres off the coast of the main island.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at the lodge. Drive back to Arusha arriving well in time for lunch. Later transfer to Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight to Zanzibar.

Transfer to Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa HB (transfer included).

Overnight: Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa

The Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa offers an oasis of luxury and elegance, where guests can regenerate body and spirit. The hotel is located on the beach of Kendwa, about a 50 minute drive away from the international airport. Accommodation options include elegant rooms, suites and lavish villas, as well as deluxe retreats. Guests can indulge in pure pleasure at the wellness and health club, House of harmony. Be pampered with an incredible array of personalized treatments in a relaxing ambiance. Discover stunning locations and historical sites departing from the beach house resort. The hotel’s excursion desk offers a variety of tours and water sport activities.

Basis

Half Board:- Dinner,Bed and Beakfast

DAY 9 – 10 – 11 – 12: GOLD ZANZIBAR BEACH HOUSE & SPA, ZANZIBAR

Day Itinerary

Spend your day relaxing by the pool or beach or involved in one of the many activities on offer including scuba diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, kite boarding, horseback riding, tennis, golf and excursions.

All meals and overnight at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa – HB.

Basis

Half Board:- Dinner,Bed and Beakfast

DAY 13: GOLD ZANZIBAR BEACH HOUSE & SPA, ZANZIBAR

Day Itinerary

Spend your day relaxing by the pool or beach or involved in one of the many activities on offer including scuba diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, kite boarding, horseback riding, tennis, golf and excursions.

All meals and overnight at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa – HB.

Basis

Half Board:- Dinner,Bed and Breakfast

DAY 14: END OF ITINERARY      

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, check out then transfer to the airport for your flight back home. Depart Zanzibar PW437 @1840hrs. Depart Dar on LX296 @2220hrs. 

Basis

Breakfast

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