9 Days / 8 Nights Safari Adventure In Tanzania Ext Zanzibar

Arrive/Arusha – Karatu Area Ngorongoro – Seronera Central Serengeti – Kiwengwa Zanzibar/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha Day 1 Day 2 B&B    1 Night
Marera Valley Lodge Karatu Day 2 Day 3 FB    1 Night
Embalakai Authentic Tented Camp Seronera Central Serengeti Day 3 Day 5 FB   2 Nights
Country Lodge Karatu Karatu Day 5 Day 6 FB    1 Night
Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa Zanzibar Kiwengwa Zanzibar Day 6 Day 9 HB   3 Nights
Not Included Transfer for International departure Day 9 Day 9 Breakfast Not Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

HB: Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.

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

Internal Flight

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 6 Scheduled  To Be Advised Country Lodge Karatu  To Be Advised Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa Zanzibar  To Be Advised

DAY 1: KIBO PALACE 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

Arrive at Arusha Kilimanjaro Airports. Met on arrival at Airport and transferred to Arusha for Overnight at Kibo Palace Hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

Overnight: Kibo Palace Hotel         

When Kibo Palace Hotel opened its doors in 2006, it brought a breath of fresh air and set the pace in hotel standards offering fine cuisine and highest level of professionalism in Arusha.  Since then, it has been recognized in various forums.  The hotel has hosted important events and continues to accommodate international, regional and local dignitaries, politicians and renowned businessmen and women as well as those coming to visit our beautiful parks. We are very proud of our hotel both for it’s beautiful architectural design, ambiance and the service we provide to match.

The Kibo Palace Hotel enjoys a prime location close to The Arusha International Conferencing Centre, The United Nations and the East African Community Headquarters.  Arusha is the gateway to the famous Ngorongoro Crater, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire, Arusha and Lake Manyara National Parks.

The hotel has 77well appointed luxury rooms and suites with all modern amenities.  The Chef and his team serve delectable cuisine and mouth watering desserts that are a favourite for many at our Kilimanjaro Restaurant and Poolside.  The hotel’s banqueting services are the perfect choice for any Event Manager as they are hassle free.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: MARERA VALLEY 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

After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park for the game drive of the Park, with a picnic lunch boxes.  Afternoon game drives towards the Tarangire River. Dinner and Overnight at Marera Valley Lodge.

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 3: EMBALAKAI CAMP, SERONERA, CENTRAL SERENGETI

Seronera

The Seronera region, in the central Serengeti, is set directly on the Great Migration route, and offers excellent viewing of this incredible annual phenomenon, when countless wildebeest flood across the plains. While migratory game populations fluctuate seasonally, Seronera is still a wildlife hotspot at other times of the year, sheltering the Big Five, among many other species. A number of small campsites provide accommodation and visitors can enjoy hot air balloon trips and walking safaris as well as guided game drives.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at Marera Tented Lodge, thereafter drive to Serengeti National Park with a game drive while en route, arrive at Serengeti Thorn Tree Tented Camp in time for lunch, and then enjoy an afternoon game drive of the Serengeti National Park. Dinner and Overnight at Serengeti Embalakai Tented Camp.

Overnight: Embalakai Tented Camp

Embalakai is intimately set in the heart of the Serengeti, allowing guests to take a break from the crazy busy, fast-paced world out there. The greatest Luxury comes from being able to truly connect with nature, the heart of our very existence. Embalakai Camp offers the opportunity to hit the pause button on the regular daily grind giving guests the priceless gift of time, taking a moment to relax on the deck or by the campfire under the Serengeti dark velvet night sky, looking up at the millions of stars overhead in the pure unfiltered wilderness. There is no greater feeling than ‘letting go’ and embracing the beauty of present moment life, living on natures clock where time is determined by the sunrise and sunset, allowing the day’s events in between to unfold in their own magical and furtive ways.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: EMBALAKAI CAMP, SERONERA CENTRAL SERENGETI

Day Itinerary

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

All meals, dinner and overnight at Serengeti Embalakai Tented Camp.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: COUNTRY LODGE KARATU, KARATU         

Karatu

As previously described

Day Itinerary

Early morning breakfast, thereafter with a picnic lunch box, drive to Ngorongoro descend into the Crater floor for the game drive of the Crater, thereafter ascend from the Crater and drive to Karatu for the 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 6: BLUEBAY BEACH RESORT & SPA ZANZIBAR, 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, arrive for early lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge, then dropped at Arusha Airport for the Precision Air flight PW 423 connection Zanzibar. Reporting at 1145hrs, depart at 1245hrs, To arrive Zanzibar at 1405hours. Met on arrive and transferred to Coast for Dinner and Overnight at Blue Bay Beach Resort @ Spa – Superior Room: Basis: Half Board.

Overnight: Blue bay Beach Resort & Spa Zanzibar          

Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa was fully refurbished in 2013. This family owned and run beach front paradise is located on an exceptional white sandy beach on the East Coast of the island and exudes authentic Zanzibar style.  There are numerous dining options which provide our discerning guest a wide range of places to eat from lunches with your toes in the sand to intimate candle lit dinners.

Guests at Bluebay can also enjoy meals at sister hotel Sultan Sands right next door. The many facilities found at our elegant resort including a 5 star PADI diving school were created for the discerning traveller. The Spa with views over the ocean is a heaven of peace with exotic treatments created by our expert therapists.

Rooms are in cottages nestled in tropical landscaped gardens with views through lofty palms to the sparkling Indian Ocean. Combining comfort and authenticity, this unique resort has captured Zanzibar’s relaxed island feel delivering personal attention from our warm and smiling staff.

Basis

Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 7 & 8: BLUEBAY BEACH RESORT & SPA ZANZIBAR, KIWENGWA       

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at leisure with optional activities around the hotel, Lunch on own arrangement.

Dinner and overnight at Blue Bay Beach  Resort & Spa – Superior Room.

Basis

Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 9: END OF ITINERARY

Day Itinerary

After breakfast you will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport for flight to Dar es Salaam. Reporting at 1430hrs depart at 1530hrs.

To Arrive at 1550hrs, then wait at the airport for your International flight connection, reporting at 1730hrs, depart at 1930hrs. ***End of Service***

Basis

Breakfast

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