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14 Days Tanzania and Zanzibar Safari

This classic tour will enable you to unravel the mysteries of the Serengeti endless plains with their rich animal density. These open fields are a battlefield for life and death between the predators and their prey. The tour will also equip you with knowledge about the history of Slave trade as you visit the former slave markets in Zanzibar and marvel at the great architecture of ancient Arabs and Indians as you traverse the island’s rich historical sites. A chance to dive into the waters of the Indian ocean and explore the marine life will be a great spectacle on your trip to East Africa.
After a fully action-packed safari in the Serengeti as you cruise amidst thousands of migrating animals and witness predators taking down their prey, there wouldn’t be any better way to crown your safari experience, than recuperating from the sandy beaches of Zanzibar to rekindle and marvel at nature’s magnificence.
Trip summary
DAY 1 –ARRIVAL IN KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT and transfer to Arusha
DAY 2 – GAME DRIVE IN LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
DAY 3 – NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR
DAY 4 – FULL DAY GAME DRIVE IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK - CENTRAL
DAY 5 – GAME DRIVE IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – NORTHERN SECTION MARA
DAY 6 – GAME DRIVE IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – NORTHERN SECTION MARA
DAY 7 – FLY BACK OR DRIVE BACK TO ARUSHA – DEPARTURE FROM KILIMANJARO INT. AIRPORT
DAY 8- ZANZIBAR BEACH HOLIDAY
DAY 9-SPICE FARM TOUR AND STONE TOWN WALKING TOUR
DAY 10-SAFARI BLUE FULL DAY TRIP
DAY 12: PRISON ISLAND & NAKUPENDA SANDBANK
DAY 13: MNEMBA ATOLL & SEA TORTLES AQUARIUM

  • DAY 1 –ARRIVAL IN KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT and transfer to Arusha

    Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, your Safari driver will meet and transfer you to Arusha Town for rest, dinner and overnight.
    Meals and overnight at Arusha Planet Lodge (dinner and breakfast)

    DAY 2 – GAME DRIVE IN LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

    Wildlife in Lake ManyaraAn early breakfast at the lodge and depart for Lake Manyara National Park. Spend the entire day exploring the park with box lunches obtained from Arusha. Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre-high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting described by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. The compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers a virtual miniature of the Tanzanian safari experience.
    Later in the evening proceed to the lodge for rest, dinner and overnight.

    Meals and overnight at Marera Valley Lodge
    MEAL PLAN (FB)
    Breakfast – Arusha Planet Lodge
    Lunch – Picnic lunches from Arusha
    Dinner – Marera Valley Lodge

    DAY 3 – NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR

    Tanzania game safarisAt about 6am after an early breakfast, you will descend over 600 meters deep into the crater to view wildlife at the crater floor with picnic lunch boxes. Supported by a year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro conservation Area supports variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot without forgetting a large number of hippos, flamingos and many water birds that can also be seen here.
    After lunch in the crater around 1500hrs ascend and proceed to Serengeti National Park for relaxation dinner and overnight at Serengeti Pure Tented Camp.
    Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti pure luxury camp

    MEAL PLAN (FB)
    Breakfast – Marera Valley Lodge
    Lunch – Picnic lunches from Marera
    Dinner – Serengeti pure luxury camp

    DAY 4 – FULL DAY GAME DRIVE IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK - CENTRAL

    At around 0800HRS, after breakfast depart for a game drive in Serengeti National Park which is the second largest National Park in the country, next to Ruaha National Park located in the Southern part of Tanzania. Serengeti is a world heritage site famous for wildebeests’ migration; arguably the largest mass animal migration on the planet that takes place all year round.
    Optional Balloon Ride at an extra cost of USD600pp
    Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti pure luxury camp

    MEAL PLAN (FB)
    Breakfast – Serengeti Pure luxury Tented Camp
    Lunch - Packed lunch
    Dinner - Serengeti Pure luxury Tented Camp

    DAY 5 – GAME DRIVE IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – NORTHERN SECTION MARA

    Tanzania game safarisAt about 0700HRS, set off for a full day expedition in the Serengeti National Park. This area is famous for large herds of Wildebeests, beautiful landscape of open plains dotted with acacia trees and Rock kopjes. The Park is also home to a variety of bird species. Slowly with en-route game drive proceed to the Northern section of this park to check for migration as they cross the Mara River to and from Masai Mara National Reserve especially between July and Dec. Optional Balloon Ride at an extra cost of USD600pp
    All meals and overnight at Mara Kati Kati Tented Camp

    MEAL PLAN (FB)
    Breakfast – Serengeti Pure luxury Tented Camp
    Lunch – Picnic lunches
    Dinner - Mara Kati Kati Tented Camp

    DAY 6 – GAME DRIVE IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – NORTHERN SECTION MARA

    Wake up early and hit the plains again to explore the Serengeti National Park in Mara Section while looking out for the migration as they cross the Mara River to and from Masai Mara National Reserve.
    All meals and overnight at Mara Kati Kati Tented Camp

    MEAL PLAN (FB)
    Breakfast – Mara Kati Kati Tented Camp
    Lunch – Picnic lunches
    Dinner - Mara Kati kati Tented Camp

    DAY 7 – FLY BACK OR DRIVE BACK TO ARUSHA – DEPARTURE FROM KILIMANJARO INT. AIRPORT

    0600HRS: Depart from the camp for an early morning game drive for your last chance to see the wildlife and return to the camp for breakfast around 0900hrs and later proceed to the airstrip for an hour flight back to Arusha out of Kogatende airstrip in Serengeti Mara.
    Alternatively, after breakfast at the camp you may prefer to drive back to Arusha however it’s a long drive (At least 9 hrs drive).
    On arrival in Arusha, you will proceed to Planet lodge for a day room use for pack repack and shower, depending on the flight time, you will then proceed to Kilimanjaro International airport for your domestic flight to Zanzibar
    Arrive at Zanzibar International Airport, soon after clearing all the Immigration procedures, your driver will transfer you to LE MERSENNE HOTEL RESORT MICHANVI BEACH for check in.

    DAY 8- ZANZIBAR BEACH HOLIDAY

    Full day relaxation at the beach hotel and FB meals and overnight.

    DAY 9-SPICE FARM TOUR AND STONE TOWN WALKING TOUR.

    Zanzibar safarisA trip to this stretch of lush green gardens of innumerable species of spices and tropical fruits trees may help you learn how spice was used in traditional cooking, medicine and cosmetics. Discover strong Zanzibar spice such as nutmeg, ginger root, cardamom, vanilla, black paper, cinnamon, cloves etc. You will have the chance to test and touch all spices and visit spice market to buy strong Zanzibar spices at affordable prices.

    Thereafter you will have the chance to explore the heritage capital city of Zanzibar known as old stone town. Stone town is navel of historical site, this tour gives guests opportunities to stroll around narrow street alleys and discovering historical buildings such as House of wonder built in 1883, national museum (formerly sultan residence) opened 1925, former old slave market at cathedral church built in 1873 and learn about the slave trade story. Visit old central market built in 1904, a bustling place where fish, fruits, vegetable and spices are sold. Stone town is well known as a shopping center, do shopping around narrow street in affordable price shops and discover unique Arabs and Indian curved doors at the hidden corner. Other place to visit around stone town are old fort, Indian temple, Freddy mercury house of birth etc. you will also have the time to view sunset and drive back to hotel. Overnight at LE MERSENNE HOTEL RESORT MICHANVI BEACH.

    DAY 10-SAFARI BLUE FULL DAY TRIP

    Zanzibar safarisThe trip start in the morning after breakfast at hotel transfer to Unguja Ukuu, taking traditional boat to explore marine life, sunbath on wonderful sandbank, and swimming around blue turquoise water. Snorkel to explore underwater life surrounding by coral reefs with colourful school of fish, thereafter you will have a golden chance to visit Kwale island to discover the nature, have a nice delicious seafood lunch, barbeque, brawns, calamari, octopus etc and enjoy to test tropical fruit which you may never test before with excellent local snacks. The trip may end around 4:30pm and back to LE MERSENNE HOTEL RESORT MICHANVI BEACH

    DAY 11: ZANZIBAR BEACH HOLIDAY

    Full day relaxes at beach and hotel, FB meals and overnight.

    DAY 12: PRISON ISLAND & NAKUPENDA SANDBANK

    Morning after breakfast you will have the chance to relax on beautiful island known as Changuu island situated north west of stone town, about 20 minutes ride to cross the water by small motorboat. The island was used to house rebellious slave, it’s also the home of land giant Aldabra tortoises which were imported from Seychelles in the late 19th century. Have a nice moment to visit tortoise park and play with them quite close, feed them, get memorable photo with them and proceed to visit incredible prison building.

    Thereafter, you will visit Nakupenda beach to enjoy Indian ocean breeze, sunbathe on wonderful sandbank and swim around the blue crystal water turquoise. Have a nice Swahili cuisine lunch, seafood BBQ enjoy tropical fruits which you may have never tested before and depart back to the LE MERSENNE HOTEL RESORT MICHANVI BEACH

    DAY 13: MNEMBA ATOLL & SEA TORTLES AQUARIUM

    zanzibar beachesIn the morning after breakfast depart from hotel transfer to muyuni beach situated north east, take the boat to explore marine life, sunbath on wonderful sandbank, and swimming around blue turquoise water. Snorkel to explore underwater life surrounding by coral reefs with colourful school of fish and enjoy to test tropical fruits.
    Thereafter it will be your turn to visit sea tortoise aquarium at nungwi, you are likely to have nice moments to play with tortoises in their aquarium, feed them and enjoy swimming with them quite close. Around noon we will depart nungwi drive back to LE MERSENNE HOTEL RESORT MICHANVI BEACH

    DAY 14: DEPARTURE DAY

    Soon after check out process, transfer from the hotel to Zanzibar International Airport, arrive at the Airport in time for your departure flight.

    PACKAGE INCLUDES:

    -Transfers and ground transport while you stay with us.
    -Professional Safari guide
    -Accommodation during safaris as stated in the program above.
    -All the park fees, concession Fees and conservation fees and all transit fees and taxes.
    -All meals during safaris as stated in the program above.
    -Water in the safari van for your daily consumption while on tour.
    -Domestic flight from Kilimanjaro/Arusha to Zanzibar
    -Airport transfers for Zanzibar
    -Pick up and drop off from your hotel for excursions
    -Experienced Professional Tour guide Zanzibar
    -Accommodation 6 Night safaris,7 Night 5 Star Le Mersenne Hotel Zanzibar double room
    -Meals (FB) Le Mersenne hotel resort
    -Transport waiting charge for Zanzibar
    -All Zanzibar entrance fees included
    -All Zanzibar excursions as shown in the package

    PACKAGE EXCLUDES

    -International flights
    -Domestic flight from Serengeti Mara to Arusha which is USD 280 per person (base for vehicle).
    -Airport taxes fees
    -Visa fee 50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders
    -expenses of a personal nature

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  • Accommodation in Tanzania
    Accoomodation in Serengeti 
National park
    Accommodation at Zanzibar Islands
    Zanzibar beach accoomodation

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    • Mandatory hand washing
    • Mandatory face masking
    • Keep a distance of 2 meters away
      • Before boarding your plane, you will be required to show your covid 19 negative test results which should be valid for not more than 72hrs (applies for both Rwanda and Uganda)
      • Also you are supposed to fill a locator form (link below) which you will also be asked before boarding (failure to have it, you will be denied boarding)

      http://www.rbc.gov.rw/travel/

      • Once you arrive in Kigali, you will take another covid 19 test and be in self quarantine at any of the chosen hotels in Kigali for 24hrs as you wait for your covid 19 test results

      You will then start your tour after your results have returned and you are proved negative

      • These results expire every after 72hrs, hence if your tour is still going on, you will need another test to allow you enter any other park or do any other activity after 72hrs of your test. (This applies to Rwanda only, not Uganda)
      • Before departure from Rwanda or Uganda, you need to do another covid 19 test not more than 72hrs before your departure as you will be required to present your results before boarding your departure flight.
      • While on your tour, you are advised to carry your masks and maintain social distance whenever you are in the public

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