17 Days / 16 Nights Tanzania Tour And Zanzibar

Arrive/Moshi – Tarangire National Park – Central Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha – Pongwe/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Nakara Hotel Moshi Day 1 Day 3 FB 2 Nights
Tarangire Sopa Lodge Tarangire National Park Day 3 Day 5 FB 2 Nights
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Central Serengeti National Park Day 5 Day 8 FB 3 Nights
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge Ngorongoro Conservation Area Day 8 Day 9 FB 1 Night
Pongwe Beach Hotel Pongwe Zanzibar Day 9 Day 15 HB 6 Nights
Not Included Transfer for International departure Day 15 Day 15 Breakfast Not Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

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

HB: Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 1: NAKARA HOTEL, MOSHI

Moshi

Located in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, close to the Kenyan border in Northern Tanzania, the vibrant town of Moshi is known as a coffee producing hub boasting vast coffee plantations. The majestic snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro towers over this little African town. Moshi serves as the gateway to the Kilimanjaro National Park and provides an excellent base from which to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Visitors can enjoy day trips, short hikes, or longer expeditions using Moshi as a starting point. Other popular activities include: spotting the Big Five on a wildlife safari, visiting a local village to learn about Maasai culture, and sampling mouth-watering Tanzanian cuisine.

Day Itinerary

Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport. Met on arrival and transfers to Marangu for the dinner and Overnight at Nakara Hotel.

Overnight: Nakara Hotel     

Nakara Hotel is strategically located at the very foothill of the world famous Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and is an excellent accommodation option for families, couples and solo travellers alike.

The accommodation comprises of uniquely furnished, self-contained rooms with ensuite bathrooms. All have telephones and are afforded 24-hour room service. Suite facility can also be arranged.

Guests can make use of amenities such as an onsite restaurant, internet availability as well as a laundry service. A host of cultural and recreational activities are available within close proximity to the hotel including experiencing the culture of the Chagga people.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 2: NAKARA HOTEL, MOSHI

Day Itinerary

After breakfast introduction to your local guide who will guide you to the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. After all that you will be transferred to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate. This is the place where you will be able to see the climbers and Porters preparing for the start of climb. Afterward your local guide will guide you to the waterfalls, local Iron smith and local brews return to your Hotel for buffet lunch, rest of the day at leisure.

Dinner and Overnight at Nakara Hotel

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: 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 drive to Tarangire. Arrive in time for lunch at Tarangire Sopa Lodge. After lunch an afternoon game drive of the Park. Dinner and Overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge.

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: TARANGIRE SOPA LODGE, TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK       

Day Itinerary

After breakfast full day Tarangire National Park game drive.

All meals and Overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: SERENGETI SERENA SAFARI 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 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

After breakfast with a picnic lunch box, drive to Serengeti National Park with a game drive while en route. Arrive at Serengeti Serena Lodge in time for lunch. After lunch afternoon game drives. Dinner and Overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.

Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge    

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is situated high a tree clad ridge, commanding panoramic views across the Serengeti. The lodge is a fusion of traditional African architecture and modern style. Centrally located adjacent to the Western Corridor and Grumeti River, the lodge has been designed to blend completely into the living landscape.

A series of traditional domed rondavels are widely spaced throughout the grounds, which are cooled by groves of acacia trees and watered by sparkling streams. On the very edge of the ridge is a pool, which looks out over the endless plains. The lodge has been styled to offer a showcase of cultural performance, heritage and traditional art, illustrated by the lavish Makonde carvings which decorate the rooms and the stunning domed dining room.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: SERENGETI SERENA SAFARI LODGE, CENTRAL SERENGETI       

Day Itinerary

After breakfast full day game drive of the Serengeti National Park.

All meals and Overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7: SERENGETI SERENA SAFARI LODGE, CENTRAL SERENGETI

Day Itinerary

Early Morning game drive at the Central Serengeti National Park area, return to the Lodge for late breakfast, thereafter proceed with a game drive while en route to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for lunch. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8: NGORONGORO SERENA SAFARI 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 with a picnic lunch box, descend into the crater floor for the game drive. ascend from the crater and drive back to Arusha for the Overnight at Mount Meru Hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge          

Perched on the jagged rim of the crater, wreathed in morning mist, camouflaged in river-stone and cloaked in indigenous creepers, the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is a triumph of ecological and architectural fusion.

Sensitively constructed so as to take nothing from its environment whilst affording endless vistas over the heat-shimmering reaches of the crater below, the clustered boulder-built buildings of the Lodge hug the crater rim, linked by rope-lashed timber walkways that skirt the buttressed roots of ancient, liana-hung trees.

The interior, radiating out from the primeval log fire glowing at the heart of the Lodge, blends the concentrated hush of a game-viewing hide with the ochre, rust and charcoal images of a prehistoric cavern.

Lit by flaming wall-lanterns, clad in gigantic volcanic boulders and decorated by the iron spears, bright-beaded robes and intricately carven artefacts of the Maasai, the Lodge is a unique blend of world-class luxury, timeless volcanic splendour and ethnic style. As for the views, from lilac-streaked sunrise, to indigo star-studded night, the immeasurably ancient Ngorongoro Crater delivers a theatre of vistas, most unchanged since the dawn of time.

Strung around the crater rim, each with its own rock-enclosed balcony, the rooms feature brass lamps, embossed leather headboards, wildwood mirrors, Maasai carvings and flamboyant prehistoric wall motifs depicting fleeing giraffes, stylised gazelle and plunging buffalo. Each room draws on a cave-grey, indigo-blue and jasper-red colour-scheme, is fully air-conditioned and enjoys uninterrupted views over the Crater’s unmatched splendour.

At the end of an action-packed day, guests can also follow a gentle nature trail that loops around the Lodge through moss-hung glades and plunging ravines, take a guided walk to the Crater’s rim, relax with a herbal massage, or watch as the burning sun sinks behind the mountains from a unique vantage point on the craggy heights of the Crater’s rim.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 9: PONGWE BEACH HOTEL, PONGWE, ZANZIBAR

Pongwe

Located on the eastern coast of Zanzibar, at the southern end of the beautiful Kiwengwa Beach, Pongwe is a resort area known for its pristine natural beauty, featuring palm-dotted white-sand beaches lapped by calm crystalline waters. Pongwe’s natural beauty draws travellers from far and wide.

This tropical beach paradise boasts a glittering crescent bay ideal for snorkelling and swimming. Visitors can enjoy a fishing trip on a traditional wooden dhow boat, soak up the African sun on unspoilt beaches, or jump on a snorkelling trip to the nearby Mnemba Atoll to discover a fascinating underwater paradise teeming with an array of marine life including turtles, sharks, dolphins and abundant coral gardens.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast you will be transferred to Airport for the flight to Zanzibar. Reporting at 1200hrs, depart at 1300hrs, arrive at 1435hrs, met on arrival and transferred to coast for the dinner and Overnight at Pongwe Beach Hotel – Beachfront room on half board basis.

Overnight: Pongwe Beach Hotel     

Situated on one a beautiful coastline, the Pongwe Beach Hotel is a paradise retreat. The hotel is located within a secluded bay on the east coast of Zanzibar. The small beach hotel with sixteen traditional beach side cottages and an intimate atmosphere, offers the ideal paradise island experience. The bay’s clear blue waters, protected by the reef one kilometer from the shore, are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. If the midday sun becomes too strong guests can retreat into the shade of the palm trees that line the white sandy beach and sip on a long, cool drink.

Basis

Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 10: PONGWE BEACH HOTEL, PONGWE       

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at leisure, Lunch on own arrangement. Dinner and Overnight at Pongwe Beach Hotel – Beachfront room on laf board basis.

Basis

Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 11: PONGWE BEACH HOTEL, PONGWE       

Free day at leisure with optional activities at the hotel

Basis

Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 12, 13, & 14 : PONGWE BEACH HOTEL, PONGWE  

Free days at leisure with optional activities at the hotel

Basis

Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 15: END OF ITINERARY      

After breakfast you will be dropped off at the airport for your outbound international departure flight.   ***End of Services***

Basis

Breakfast

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