16 Days / 15 Nights Safari Tanzania & Beach Zanzibar

Arrive/Arusha – Tarangire National Park – Ngorongoro Crater – Central Serengeti – Lake Manyara National Park – Pwani Mchangani/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
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro Conservation Area Day 3 Day 5 FB  2 Nights
Serengeti Sopa Lodge Central Serengeti National Park Day 5 Day 8 FB  3 Nights
Kirurumu Manyara Lodge Lake Manyara National Park Day 8 Day 9 FB    1 Night
Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa Pwani Mchangani Zanzibar Day 9 Day 16 HB  7 Nights
Not Included Transfer International departure back Da 16 Day 16 Breakfast No Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

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

HB: Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.

Internal Flight Information

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 9 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

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport ex your International Flight, you will be met outside the International arrivals hall by AMA Safaris – Tanzania representative.

After introduction you will be transferred to Arusha arriving at your hotel for check-in. Overnight at Mount Meru Hotel – BB

Overnight: Mount Meru Hotel         

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 Free view 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, 0800hrs: 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 games drive in Tarangire National Park. Meals and 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 4: NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE, NGORONGORO CRATER   

Ngorongoro Crater

Located in Northern Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater is best known for its natural beauty and abundance of diverse wildlife; which makes it one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations. Surrounded by Tanzania’s highlands, this UNESCO-listed crater is said to be the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Visitors can look forward to spotting the world-renowned Big Five and a host of other wildlife species including large herds of zebra and wildebeest. It is famed as one of Tanzania’s best tourist attractions offering visitors an array of wonderful activities including excellent bird watching, trekking, wildlife viewing, mountain biking and visiting a local Maasai village. Don’t miss the opportunity to jump on an excursion to the magnificent Olduvai Gorge.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at the lodge, check out, morning game drive enroute, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area arriving at your lodge in time for check in and lunch. Afternoon will be at leisure with a vehicle at your disposal. Meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge – LDBB

Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Perched on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, the magnificent Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is the only property on the eastern rim of this World Heritage Site. Accommodating 186 guests in its 97 spacious en-suite bedrooms, the Lodge has its own private road to the crater floor.  The Lodge is perfectly situated to explore the abundant game in what is often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”.  Its location offers awe-inspiring views over the crater and some of the most breathtaking sunsets to be seen in Tanzania. Each suite has a private lounge with mini-bar, en-suite bathroom, central heating and a private solarium.  The Lodge has telephone facilities, satellite TV, a conference room, and a swimming pool situated on the very edge of the rim.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE, NGORONGORO CRATER   

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch boxes for Ngorongoro Crater tour. Descend into the crater floor in your 4X4 vehicle for a crater tour. The central bowl, the caldera, has sides roughly 1,950 feet high and a flattish centre with a diameter of about ten miles. The crater walls are forested but four-wheel drive vehicles will take you down into this primeval paradise of woodland, lake, river, swamp and plain that shelters around 20,000 animals. Return to the lodge later in the afternoon.

Meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge – LDBB

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: 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 breakfasts at your lodge, then depart for Serengeti National Park, game drive enroute, you will arrive for lunch and check in at your lodge. Later afternoon game drives till sunset.

Overnight: Serengeti Sopa Lodge     

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 7: 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. We awaken to the sounds of Africa and begin our day with a morning game drive, affording an intimate and profoundly personal bond to the world of the wild. Our expert driver guide is hard at work, pointing our each individual miracle of the land that we are now part of.

An extensive afternoon game drives run explores the depths of the deep Serengeti. Everywhere there are animals, including monkeys and yes birds…but look closely and you will thrill to the huge jungles cats- Lions, Leopards and cheetahs just watching the earth go by. And go by it does: rhino, gazelles, antelopes and massive elephants by the herds. There are animals in the trees, on the wing, camouflaged in the bush, in rivers and streams.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8: 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 which may declare our day’s quest, and large families of elephants strolling through the forest.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast and check out and make our way to the ancient Lake Manyara with game drive enroute to Park. Arrive for lunch, relax and later in afternoon we rejoin our guide for game drives until sunset. Meals and overnight at Kirurumu Manyara Lodge – LDBB

Overnight: Kirurumu Manyara Lodge

Kirurumu Manyara Lodge is set high on the edge of the 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 9 – 16: OCEAN PARADISE RESORT & SPA, PWANI MCHANGANI   

Pwani Mchangani

Set on the Zanzibar Archipelago’s largest island, Unguja, Pwani Mchangani is a village known for its spectacular seaside location. It boasts traditional huts, tucked under coconut palms meeting azure waters. Visitors can look forward to snorkelling and diving through the offshore coral reefs, strolling along the uncrowded pristine white-sand beach, enjoy delicious cocktails at a rustic beachfront bar and soak up the sun while relaxing on a lounger. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch a spectacular sunset over the calm waters of the warm Indian Ocean and enjoy an array of thrilling water sports. Popular activities include: fishing, swimming, surfing, kite surfing, and stand up paddle boarding.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at the lodge, drive back to Arusha Airport for your PW 0427 flight departing at 1515hrs to Zanzibar. You will be met by our representative up on arrival at approximately 1635hrs and transferred to your beach resort where you will spend the next 7 nights, meals and accommodation at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa.

Overnight: Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa     

Situated on Zanzibar’s picturesque North East coast, overlooking the turquoise Indian Ocean, it is as the name suggests a little piece of paradise. At Ocean Paradise Resort Zanzibar, you will be greeted by a blaze of colour as you sweep down the imposing driveway, saluted by a Masai warrior as you pass through the entrance gate and be captivated as you arrive in reception and look out over the resort and the azure blue sea. Mature coconut palms swinging in the breeze, white sandy beach, beautiful landscaped gardens, and traditional style round chalets with pitched makuti roof, a stunning waterfall feature and the largest swimming pool in Zanzibar are just some of the sights that await you. A big smile and the greeting of “Jambo” will be the first words you hear, as you begin to feel the warmth that the people of Zanzibar are famed for.

Basis

Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 17: END OF ITINERARY   

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at the resort, check out and relax at the lobby as you wait for your pick up. 1500hrs: Pick up from your hotel and transferred to Zanzibar Airport for your PW0437 flight departing at 1840hrs back home. End Our Services

Basis

Breakfast

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