Tour 1) Northern Circuit Tanzania 7 days

Day 01: Arrive Arusha (Kilimanjaro)

Jambo and we are cordially welcomed as we arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and are transferred to our hotel in Arusha. Balance of the day is free. Arusha is the exact centre between Cairo and Cape Town and is the gateway to the safari game parks of Northern Tanzania.
Overnight: Serena Mountain Village (1 night)

Day 02: Arusha/Lake Manyara

Our Tanzanian safari starts as we drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara with a picnic lunch en route. We enter the majestic Lake Manyara National Park and embark on the first of the six Tanzanian safaris. This small park is sandwiched between the Rift Valley escarpment and the large sodiforous Lake Manyara. It is a pretty location, with a good range of game, including giraffe, elephant, baboon and the rarely seen tree-climbing lion.
Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge/Kirurumu (deluxe) Tent (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 03: Lake Manyara/Serengeti National Park

We depart for the famous Olduvai Gorge where the Africanthorpus skull was found. Olduvai Gorge is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti Plains. The gorge is a very steep sided ravine roughly 48 Kms long and 100 meters deep. Exposed deposits show rich fossil fauna, many hominid remains and items belonging to the one of the oldest stone tool technologies, called Olduwan. The time span of the objects recovered date from 2,100,000 to 15,000 years ago. Optional visit to a Masai Village and then proceed to Serengeti National Park in time to be able to enjoy our 2nd game safari.
Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge/Serengeti Sopa Lodge (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 04: Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park is most famous for its annual migration of over one million and a half white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra. Serengeti National Park is widely regarded as the best wildlife reserve in Africa due to its density of predators and prey. Early morning is an optional balloon safari (see below for details). Today is full day game drive with either a hot lunch at the lodge or picnic lunch. (B, L, D)

Day 05: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast we have yet another game drive before proceeding to the next highlight of our Tanzanian safari – the incredible Ngorongoro Crater. We will use the Malanja Depression route allowing us to see many Masai villages en route.
Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 06: Ngorongoro Crater/Lake Manayara

After breakfast we travel to Ngorongoro Crater for a 6 hour game drive. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site The jewel in Ngorongoro’s crown is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest un flooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq km in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a large resident population of wildlife of up to 25,000 predominantly grazing animals. These include wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, buffalo, eland, kongoni and warthogs. After the safari we visit (optional) a Masai village and meet folks belong this famous warrior tribe before proceeding to Lake Manyara for our overnight stay.
Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge/Kirurumu (deluxe) Tent (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 07: Lake Manyara/Arusha/home

After breakfast travel by road to Arusha via the Great Rift valley and African village of Mto wa Mbu (optional). Arrival Arusha and you are transferred to the airport for your flight. Ideal opportunity to add a holiday to the historical spice island of Zanzibar. (B)

Or: Optional Zanzibar

Day 07: Lake Manyara/Arusha/Zanzibar

After breakfast travel by road to Arusha via the Great Rift valley and African village of Mto wa Mbu. Arrival Arusha and you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Zanzibar where you are warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight: Zanzibar (3 nights) (B)

Day 08: Zanzibar

Morning tour of the island beginning with the House of Wonder – the Zanzibar Museum. From here we proceed to the deposed Sultan’s Palace, Livingstone House and Market (opened 1904), the local market followed by the Anglican Church which was built in 1873 on the site of the old slave market which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afternoon is free to enjoy the narrow streets to shop, chat of enjoy the local fruits that include jack fruit, custard, apple, rambutan, carambola and durian can be seen and tasted. or it is at the silver sand beach. Our afternoon tour takes us to the spice farms with it’s delightful fragrances and tastes of spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cacao and cloves. (B)

Day 09: Zanzibar

Day free to enjoy Zanzibar or Unguja as it is called in the native Kiswahili language. The narrow streets offer a relive of the Arabian Nights and is always a favourite for those who want to get immersed in the local culture.(B)

Day 10: Zanzibar/Departure

Today we bid farewell to the spice island. You can add another option tour to the Victoria Falls – please ask for details. You will be transferred to the airport or the ferry dock for your Leg. If you need further assistance please do let us know.. (B)

2014 Dates to join.
Feb  21,      Mar 07 & 21,      Apr 04 & 18,      May 02 & 16,      Jun 06 & 20,    
Jul 04 & 18,      Aug 01 & 15,     Sep 05 & 19,      Oct 03 & 17,     Nov 07 & 21,     Dec 05, 19 & 27

Season(s) 2014 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room Supplement
Low Season
Apr 04 & 18,
May 02 & 16
US$ 1990 US$ 250
Optional Zanzibar extension  from US$ 900 per person sharing.
Single Supplement US$ 215
Shoulder Season
Mar 07 & 21,
Nov 07 & 21, Dec 05
US$ 2265 US$ 395
Optional Zanzibar extension  from US$ 790 per person sharing.
Single Supplement US$ 175
High Season
Jan 10 & 24, Feb 07 & 21, Jun 06 & 20, Jul 04 & 18, Aug 01 & 15,
Sep 05 & 19, Oct 03 & 17, Dec 19 & 27
US$ 2950 US$ 450
Optional Zanzibar extension  from US$ 900 per person sharing.
Single Supplement US$ 215

Special: 3 adults sharing one room discount of $50 per person

As the group increase from 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  a discount will be given as follows  100, 150, 200, 250, 300 respectively

Notes:  Easter and Christmas surcharge for Zanzibar is $220 per person and on safari it is $280 per person
Tour Price Includes

  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 17 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private car
  • Services of local English speaking guides/drivers
  • Entrance fees to museums, sites & game parks included in the itinerary
  • Window seating for each passenger

Not Included

  • International airfares
  • Airport/Departure taxes
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Balloon Safaris at Serengeti @ $525 per person
  • Optional Masai Bomas visit at Ngorongoro $50 per person
  • Change in Itinerary
Participants
This tour operates on a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 7 participants
Tour Duration 7 Days, 4 Days extension is optional.
Customized Itinerary
If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customized itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.
 

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