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12-Day Taste Of Northern Tanzania Safari And Zanzibar

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A perfect combination of game-driving in the most protected and unspoiled wilderness of northern Tanzania. You will spend 6 days in the bush tracing the Big five and all the magical encounters of jungles. Top it all with a Zanzibar beach-extension; 4 days of pure beach relaxation in one of the Africa's most serene destination.

Pick up: Kilimanjaro / Arusha airport
Drop off : Zanzibar airport
Tour Duration:    12 days 11 Nights
Areas Visited:   Arusha town, Tarangire N park, Lake Manyara N park, Serengeti N park, Ngorongoro, Zanzibar, Stone Town.
Validity: Through out the year


Itinerary at glance.

Day Location Accomodation Meal Plan Activity
1. Arusha Mount Meru Hotel BB  TRSF, LEI
2. Tarangire N.Park Maramboi Tented Camp BBLD   AP
3. L.Manyara N.Park Country Lodge Karatu BBLD   AP
4. Great Serengeti Kenzan Tented Camp BBLD   P
5. Great Serengeti Kenzan Tented Camp BBLD   AP
6. Ngorongoro Conservation Area Ngorongoro Farm House     BBLD A, LEI
7. Ngorongoro Conservation Area Ngorongoro Farm House      BBLD CRT
8. Ngorongoro / Zanzibar Ocean Paradise Beach Resort    BBLD LEI
9. Zanzibar Ocean Paradise Beach Resort       BBD LEI

10.

Zanzibar Ocean Paradise Beach Resort       BBD LEI
11. Zanzibar Ocean Paradise Beach Resort     BBD LEI
12. Zanzibar No Accomodation   BBL LEI, TRSF

 

BB -Bed & Breakfast, BBLD - Bed and breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, AI – All inclusive, TRSF- Transfer, CRT- Crater Tour, LEI – Leisure,  A – Morning game drive, P - Afternoon game drive

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania (Kilimanjaro Airport)

Karibu Tanzania - Welcome to Tanzania. On arrival at the airport you will be met by one of our staff members. After greet and meet services he will escort you to your accommodation in Arusha (approximately 60 Km) ready for the safari tomorrow. The lodge is perched on the slopes of Mount Meru with magnificent view of the mountain.

  • Main destination: Arusha
  • Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel Mid-range hotel located in or near Arusha
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included) Drinks not included

Day 2: Discover the Tarangire

After breakfast set off on safari with your private car and driver to Tarangire National Park (approx. 120 km). Named for the river that nourishes the wildlife of a vast ecosystem, Tarangire is home to elephant, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, buffalo, eland, water buck, lion, giraffe, onyx and an unsurpassed diversity of birds. From June to November, masses of wildlife congregate around the river, but the park is a stronghold for big game year-round. Take your first game drive before retiring to your beautifully designed tented lodge, hidden among ancient baobab trees and giant rock kopjes within the park.

  • Main destination: Tarangire National Park
  • Accommodation: Maramboi Tented Lodge Mid-range lodge located inside Tarangire NP
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: On to Lake Manyara

After breakfast you depart for Lake Manyara National Park (approx 90 Km) with en-route views. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, A beautiful park, Lake Manyara contains a diverse range of habitats and topographical features ranging from the rift wall, ground water forest, acacia woodlands and open grasslands to the shores of Lake Manyara and the lake itself. Have afternoon game viewing in the park searching for the diverse flora and fauna of the park. There are some 350 different bird species in the park. The park provides sanctuary to a variety of animals such as the gazelle, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, hyena, baboon, giraffe, hippo and the famous tree-climbing lions that are unique to the Lake. The park is generally recognized for its incredible beauty.

  • Main destination: Lake Manyara National Park
  • Accommodation: Country Lodge Karatu Mid-range lodge located just outside Lake Manyara NP
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Drive to Serengeti via Ngorongoro

The legendary Serengeti Plain is your destination today (210 km), a vast rolling plain whose sparse vegetation allows for some of the best wildlife viewing in the world. The annual migration of wildebeest and zebra is one of the park’s great attractions, but throughout the year the Serengeti is excellent for seeing predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah, along with elephant, giraffe, hyena, hippo, rhino, and many varieties of antelopes and birds. Depending with animal movement we can arrange packed lunch or go back to the lodge for hot lunch. The evening is free to rest.

  • Main destination: Serengeti National Park
  • Accommodation: Kenzan Tented Camp Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5: Full day in the endless plains of Serengeti

If you rise early you can take a morning game drive through the park to see the nocturnal predators returning from their nightly hunt and very active animals waking up in the early morning light. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds, you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes, birds and other species.
we enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing drives on the vast Serengeti plains. In the early morning and evening light, the Serengeti landscape is stunningly beautiful. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, including more than three million large mammals. The park is one that can never disappoint. One is spoilt by the variety of bird and wildlife species in this game reserve.
Depending with wildlife movement, we can have hot lunch at the camp or enjoy picnic lunch packets.

  • Main destination: Serengeti National Park
  • Accommodation: Kenzan Tented Camp Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6: Morning game drive in Serengeti - Drive to Ngorongoro

You will enjoy yet another morning game drive in Serengeti. Drive back to the camp for breakfast and check out before starting your journey to Ngorongoro. We arrive at our crater rim lodge to a warm welcome, check in and then lunch. This afternoon just relax and enjoy the breathtaking and spectacular views of the Ngorongoro scenery from your lodge. Dinner and overnight at your game lodge.
Note: a warm jacket or cardigan is highly recommended.

  • Main destination: Ngorongoro Highlands
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm House Mid-range lodge located just outside Ngorongoro Highlands
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7: Full day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast we descend some 610 meters into the crater, which is home to an abundance of wildlife and a photogenic paradise, for a full day of game viewing drive with picnic lunch at a private scenic site (hippos pool). Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world teams with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Prides of lions, herds of Cape buffalo, impala, Thompson gazelles, rhino, golden and black backed jackal, zebra, cheetah, leopard and the spotted hyena freely roam on the crater floor plains. Unmatched for its natural variety and breath taking beauty, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exist inside a region this size. Apart from its wildlife riches, the crater is also home to hundreds of bird species, refreshing in the small lakes in the crater floor.
In the evening we drive back to our game lodge for overnight stay.

  • Main destination: Ngorongoro Crater
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm House Mid-range lodge located just outside Ngorongoro
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8: Drive to Arusha - Fly to Zanzibar

You leave the Ngorongoro Area for Arusha (Approx 195 Kms). Here you can explore the city, go shopping for souvenirs or just relax. If you want we can organize an optional program like the visit of a Masai Village or the Snake Park. This will however depend with your flight to Zanzibar this afternoon. Proceed to the airport for your evening flight to Zanzibar.

The flight to Zanzibar take approx. 1 ¼ hours and upon arrival our meet and greet representative will meet you and escort you to your Beach hotel for check-in for 4 nights. Zanzibar beach tour is a short perfect trip for relaxing after a safari in the African bush. It combines the magic that is Stone with Zanzibar historical sites.
“Rates include a fixed budget for flights during this tour. Flights may cost more, depending on travel dates.”.

  • Main destination: Zanzibar Island
  • Accommodation: Ocean Paradise Beach Resort Mid-range resort located in or near Zanzibar
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included) Drinks not included

Day 9-11: Free days relaxing/ exploring the sunny beaches

Enjoy free time to relax on the beaches and swim, snorkel or dive in the clear, warm waters. A cocktail and a golden sunset go hand in hand, so be sure to indulge as the sun melts away and day turns to night. In the evening, wander the beaches and the white sands of Zanzibar. Beach volley ball, table tennis and other games are some of the activities to you can indulge in you resort during the days and nights.

  • Main destination: Zanzibar Island
  • Accommodation: Ocean Paradise Beach Resort Mid-range resort located in or near Zanzibar
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included) Drinks not included

Day 12: Free day - Departure

You can choose the program of today in respect to your flight time. You may opt to relax in the resort or short activities like playing volley ball, kayaking. Later in the afternoon or evening you will be brought to the airport for your flight to the mainland in time for your connecting flight home.

  • Main destination: Zanzibar Island
  • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included) Drinks not included

 

Inclusions:

  • Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide.
  • Transport whilst on safari in a 4×4 safari Land cruiser with pop up roof for game viewing.
  • Meet and greet services upon arrival in Arusha and in Zanzibar.
  • Local flights (approximated at the time of enquiry)
  • Full Board Accomodation whilst on safari.
  • Half Board Accomodation whilst on Zanzibar (Garden rooms).
  • All park entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • All games drives for detailed in the itinerary.
  • Drivers salary and allowances plus park fees for driver and  vehicle.
  • Government taxes.
  • Complimentrary bottled drinking water whilst on safari.

Exclusions:

  • International flights.
  • Airport arrival or Departure taxes.
  • Lunches  and dinners in Arusha hotel.
  • Lunches in Zanzibar hotels.
  • Room upgrade.
  • Tips and gratuities to driver/guide, hotel/camp and restaurant staff, room service.
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Change in itinerary.
  • Activities not mentioned in the package.

TERMS OF PAYMENTS

  • After issuance of invoice, 50% deposit to be received after 14 days so as we can secure the booking.
  • 30% of the amount to be received 60 days before clients’ arrival.
  • 20% of the amount can be paid in cash upon arrival in Tanzania and before the start of the safari.
  • Contrary to the above conditions, the client can also opt to pay the 50% deposit to secure the booking with hotels/lodges and then pay the full amount 45 days before clients’ arrival so that they can avoid carrying lots of hard cash and avoid multiple bank charges.
  • All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars and must be paid in U.S. dollars cash, or wire transfer.
  • Where credit  cards (visa, mastercard) are used, we impose a 3.5% charge as bank suffices charges. 
  • For wire transfer we do not impose any charges but bank charges must be sufficed by you.
  • All the payments should be FREE FROM BANK CHARGES.

TERMS OF CANCELLATION
Reservations that are cancelled, reduced in length of stay or reduced in numbers are subject to Cancellation fee. Any cancellation of a reservation must be in writing, and shall only be effective upon its receipt and acknowledgment.
The following cancellation fee will be subject to cancelled bookings:

  • More than 60 days prior to arrival date: 30%
  • 60 days to 30 days prior to arrival: 50%
  • 30 days to 15 days prior to arrival: 80%
  • 15 days to No show prior to arrival: 100%

No refund will be given to the following:

  • Itinerary Amended After Departure.
  • There will be no refunds from World Air Travel and Tours Ltd for any unused portions of the tour.
  • Lost Travel Time or Substitution of Facilities.
  • No tour refund is available should you fail to join a tour or join it after departure or leave it prior to its completion.

We strongly recommend that you secure trip and cancellation insurance.
SPECIAL NOTE

  • We may have to reroute the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
  • Prices may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you for park fees and government taxes.

PASSENGER INFORMATION

  • Passengers should bring soft sided bags on safaris as our vehicles have limited luggage space.
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for any internal flights.
  • Baggage on internal flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.
  • Passengers arriving in TANZANIA will be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.

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