14 Days / 13 Nights Tanzania & Zanzibar

Arrive/Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park – Karatu – Ndutu – Michamvi Peninsula/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Arusha Planet Lodge Arusha Day 1 Day 2 B&B 1 Night
Maramboi Tented Lodge Lake Manyara National Park Day 2 Day 3 FB 1 Night
Tloma Lodge Karatu Day 3 Day 4 FB 1 Night
Serengeti Ndutu Kati Kati Tented Camp Ndutu Day 4 Day 6 FB 2 Nights
Ngorongoro Farm House Karatu Day 6 Day 8 FB 2 Nights
Michamvi Sunset Bay Michamvi Peninsula Day 8 Day 14 HB 6 Nights
Not Included Transfer for International departure Day14 Day 14 Breakfast Not Included

Key
HB: Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 1: ARUSHA PLANET LODGE, 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

Arrive and transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha Planet Lodge.

Overnight: Arusha Planet Lodge    

Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Planet Lodge will captivate you with the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. Each chalet is tastefully decorated with African decor creating a peaceful immersion in the colors and culture of Africa. Distinctive guest rooms feature oversize panoramic windows to allow the Tanzanian sunshine to greet you each morning.

Gust chalets are powered by solar and grid electricity, keyed entry, beautiful artisan bedding and spacious mosquito net. Room amenities include a laptop size safe, a desk & chair, telephone, private bathroom with solar powered shower and balcony to unwind or wake up to singing birds. Our friendly housekeepers and room service staff keep your room tidy and stocked with fresh linens daily.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: MARAMBOI TENTED 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

Depart Arusha for Tarangire National Park game drive. Dinner and Overnight at Maramboi Tented Camp.

Overnight: Maramboi Tented Lodge         

This is a unique opportunity to experience and explore the Tarangire and Manyara ecosystem.

Maramboi Tented Camp offers permanent camp facilities and endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands and palm lined desert between Tarangire and Manyara Lake. A visit to the area is essential for anyone interested in evolution and the origins of Mankind and an explanation of the Rift Valley and Africa’s big picture. It is a complete semi desert experience focusing on safari walks and game drives.

40 spacious tents built on ample wooden decks, among them there are 12 family rooms with 2 rooms interconnected, ideal for families with children. They all have en suite facilities and private veranda with 24 hours 220V electric lighting.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: TLOMA LODGE, 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

Breakfast, Lake Manyara National Park, dinner and Overnight at Tloma Lodge.

Overnight: Tloma Lodge     

Tloma Lodge is a small, exclusive lodge situated on top of a valley overlooking a coffee plantation, the Eastern wall of the Ngorongoro crater and a beautiful waterfall. It consists of 36 spacious suites in cottages built in the style of an old colonial farm offering guests a relaxing, quiet atmosphere surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: SERENGETI NDUTU KATI KATI TENTED CAMP, NDUTU

Ndutu

Set in the Arusha Region, Ndutu is situated in the northern part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area within the magnificent Serengeti. The surrounding landscapes are covered in sweeping grasslands which provide the perfect habitat for the migratory route for hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, antelope and zebra. Visitors can look forward to exploring the forest around Lake Ndutu, spotting an array of wildlife, and visiting the fascinating archaeological site at the Olduvai Gorge. Don’t miss the opportunity to jump on a game drive to view the spectacular herds of the annual Great Migration, enjoy a scenic hot air balloon ride over the plains and take a guided tour with the local Maasai and learn about culture and traditions. Other commonly spotted species include: leopard, lion, cheetah, caracal, serval, African wildcat, and a variety of prolific birdlife.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast hen drive to Serengeti National Park, Dinner and Overnight at Serengeti Katikati Tented Camp.

Overnight: Serengeti Ndutu Kati Kati Tented Camp

Serengeti Ndutu Kati Kati Tented Camp   

Situated in the south of Serengeti. With fantastic beautiful views to the African Savannah

In the best spot to enjoy the migration from December to April.

The camps enable guest to experience an authentic African safari and at the same time offering the perfect balance between comfort, intimacy and splendid isolation. The camp is ecofriendly running on solar lighting. The camp consists of tent double spacious fully furnished tents and one family tent with en suite facilities, including a separate en suite WC and bucket shower.

The camp completes its facilities with a mess tent where meals are served and a lounge tent.
Ndutu Kati Kati Tented Camp –Open from December to April in the southern plains of Serengeti in the Serengeti National Park side.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: SERENGETI NDUTU KATI KATI TENTED CAMP, NDUTU

Day Itinerary

After breakfast full day Serengeti National Park, dinner and Overnight at Serengeti Katiktai Tented Camp.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: NGORONGORO FARM HOUSE, KARATU

Karatu

As previously described

Day Itinerary

After breakfast Serengeti National Park, then drive to Karatu for the dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Farm House        

Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge is situated beneath the majestic Oldeani Volcano, and boasts easy access to both the untamed wilderness of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, as well as the simple pleasure of a ramble through 500 acres of farmland.

Ngorongoro Farm House was inaugurated on February 20th 2003, and is offering 52 room cottages, 49 standard rooms and 3 suite rooms, all with ample space inside, built on the style of an old colonial farm and rustically decorated with local materials and full of details of good taste, with the purpose of offering our clients an imaginary journey to the life of the days gone.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7: NGORONGORO FARM HOUSE, KARATU

Day Itinerary

After breakfast with a picnic lunch box drive to Ngorongoro. Descend into the crater floor for the game drive.

Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8: MICHAMVI SUNSET BAY, MICHAMVI PENINSULA

Michamvi Peninsula

Stretching over 10 kilometres in length and situated in the southeastern corner of Zanzibar, Michamvi Peninsula is renowned for its spectacular natural beauty, and its array of luxury hotels and tropical island retreats. The peninsula is famed for its pristine palm-fringed beaches lapped by calm crystal-clear waters. Visitors can look forward to a wide range of activities including: snorkelling in the calm waters, jumping on a diving excursion to the thriving barrier reef, and relaxing on the countless unspoilt beaches that line this scenic peninsula. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Zanzibar’s most idyllically-set restaurant; perched on a coral outcrop and only accessible at low tide, ‘The Rock’ serves an impressive array fresh seafood including: prawns, fish, crab, and even crayfish.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast drive back to Arusha for the hot lunch at Amani Restaurant, then transferred to Arusha Airport for the Precision Air flight to Zanzibar, reporting at 1315hrs, depart at 1515hrs, arrive Zanzibar at 1635hrs. Met on arrival and transferred to Coast for the Dinner and Overnight at Mchamvi Sunset Bay Resort on half board basis.

Internal Flight Information

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 8 Scheduled   Arusha airport   Zanzibar International airport  

Overnight: Michamvi Sunset Bay   

Michamvi Sunset Bay is located on the South East Coast of Zanzibar on the west side of the majestic Chwaka Bay. Positioned on one of Zanzibars most beautiful sandy white beaches. Michamvi has all the attributes for a stunning tropical beach holiday. The 20 room resort is crescent shaped and each room has a genuine ocean view with no room more than 70 metres from the beach or 20 metres from the swimming pool.

Michamvi Sunset Bay has recently been upgraded and has 20 luxurious junior suites all boasting air-conditioners, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, wall safe, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, desk, sofa with comfortable chairs, coffee table and separate dressing area. The rooms have newly installed luxury wasg rooms, 16 equipped with walk in double showers and double basins and 4 with baths, single showers and single basin. Each room has either its own private garden or balcony for guests to enjoy.

The bar is positioned right on the beach and has comfortable lounge chairs and stools perfect for watching the sun go down. The bar serves a variety of delicious cocktails. Guests can choose to sit in the restaurant to enjoy freshly prepared meals or can sit in the new Al Fresco lunch eating area watching the waves lap up onto the beach.

Activities include: Canoeing, Windsurfing, Snorkelling, Beginners snorkelling lesson, Reef walking, Free internet access, TV in the bar, Swimming pool, Bottled water (Self service fridge) and Afternoon tea/coffee.

Basis

Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 9: MICHAMVI SUNSET BAY, MICHAMVI PENINSULA

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at leisure, dinner and Overnight at Mchamvi Sunset Bay Resort.

Basis

Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 10, 11, 12, 13: MICHAMVI SUNSET BAY, MICHAMVI PENINSULA

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at leisure, dinner and Overnight at Mchamvi Sunset Bay Resort.

Basis

Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 14: END OF ITINERARY

Basis

Breakfast

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