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16 Day Safari & Zanzibar

16 Day Safari & ZanzibarThis 16 Day Safari & Zanzibar takes you to the wonders of the amazing Ngorongoro Crater, the world famous Serengeti National Park, Tarangire with its gigantic Baobab trees and huge elephant populations, and the tree climbing lions of Lake Manyara, ending at the exotic island of Zanzibar.
Enjoy a bit of luxury camping deep in the bush staying in large tents with private verandahs and full en-suite facilities. Between mobile camps you will relax at a small lodge on an old coffee plantation, and in a fabulous lodge on the edge of Ngorongoro Crater.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL
You will be met at the Kilimanjaro International Airport by your Driver/Guide who will transfer you to Mountain Village Lodge or Lake Duluti Lodge for overnight.
Our safari manager will come to meet you and provide you with a safari briefing.
Meal Plan: Dinner

NB –if you arrive into another airport than Kilimanjaro we’ll arrange a connection flight to Arusha either on arrival or the following day (at extra cost). From Nairobi also road transfers in private or shared vehicles is possible.

DAYS 2-3: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, you will depart by road to Tarangire. Tarangire, Tanzania’s third largest national park is known for its majestic baobab trees that dot the landscape, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The park supports a great diversity of wildlife, especially during the dry season of July to November, when the Tarangire River provides the only permanent water supply in the area. During this season wildlife, including up to 6,000 elephants concentrate along the river.
For a cultural experience, walking in the area and visits to some neighboring tribes is offered at an extra cost.
2 – Overnights at  Osupuko lodge ,Tarangire Treetop Lodge or Olivers Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 4: TARANGIRE – LAKE MANYARA
After breakfast you’ll drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park. Elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and a variety of antelope inhabit the park as well as a variety of monkeys and a large population of hippos. If you are lucky you may see the Manyara lions, well known for their tree climbing habits, lazily resting on the branches of an “Acacia tortilis” tree. The bird life is also abundant, with flamingoes, pelicans, hornbills and plenty of forest species. After your game drive you proceed to Karatu located on a plateau at the outer Ngorongoro Crater Rim.
Overnight at Plantation Lodge or Ngorongoro Farmhouse
Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 5: NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
This morning your drive takes you the short distance to the “eighth wonder of the world”, the Ngorongoro Crater and to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for an excursion to Northwest Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a drive to Olmoti and Empakai Crater. At Olmoti Crater you can walk down to the relatively shallow crater. The grassy caldera is home to eland, bushbuck and sometimes buffaloes. Water flows across the crater to the south side where it pours out to a small but spectacular waterfall known as Munge Stream. The six kilometer wide Empakai Crater is dominated by a deep soda lake which occupies nearly half the floor. Water birds and wildlife are often seen around the lake.
Your lodging for the next two nights will be at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. Perched on the edge of the crater, this beautiful lodge affords panoramic views of the crater floor.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 6: NGORONGORO CRATER
After an early breakfast you will depart for an entire day of wildlife viewing on the crater floor. You’ll’ have a picnic lunch in a secluded spot and return to your lodge in the afternoon. The Crater of Ngorongoro Crater inhabited by buffaloes, elephants, baboons, monkeys and different species of birds.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Hotel
Meal Plan: Full Board

DAYS 7-10: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast depart for the “Great Serengeti”, likely the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. The vast Serengeti plains cover an area of over 14,763 square kilometers and during the months of the migration, is the habitat of huge numbers of wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle with estimates of up to 1.5 million. From December through March they concentrate at the Ndutu and Salei plains, where the calving season takes place, attracting the attention of predators like lion, cheetah and hyena. In June and July they move into the western corridor and in October and November the herds can usually be found in the northern Serengeti. The Serengeti “Kopjes”, massive boulder islands of granite standing in a sea of grass, provide shelter to a great variety of plants and animals, from the elusive leopard to the tiny dik dik.
You will spend four nights in a luxury private camp, set in a wilderness area, depending on the season and movement of the animals.
4 – Overnights at Luxury Private Mobile Camp or Serengeti Sopa Lodge depending on the season
Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 11: SERENGETI – ARUSHA
Today you’ll enjoy a final game drive across the Serengeti plains en-route to the Seronera Airstrip where you will board the scheduled flight to Zanzibar. On Zanzibar you will be met and transferred transfer to the Kasha Boutique Hotel (or similar).
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

DAYS 12-14: BEACH HOTEL ZANZIBAR
Spend the whole day relaxing on the white sands beach of beautiful Zanzibar
Overnight at Kasha Boutique Hotel (Sea view Villas)
Meal Plan: Breakfast

DAY 15: SPICE TOUR & STONE TOWN
After breakfast you will be transferred to Stone town. On the way you will do the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite you for an opulent lunch, where you can taste the spices and fruits
In the afternoon we will show you Stone Town on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques! The rest of the day will be spent at leisure and time for your own discoveries.
Overnight at 236 Hurumzi Hotel (formerly known as Emerson & Green)
Meal Plan: Breakfast

DAY 16: DEPARTURE
After breakfast you will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport for for next destination (the flight from here is not included on the price, unless described before)
All accommodations depend on availability.

THE TENTS :
The tents are Selous style large, walk-in, insect proof canvas tents with private verandahs. Private Bush shower and toilet are attached to the back of the tent. Towels are provided. Two wash basins are available for washing up after game drives and in the morning (or whenever you like, all you have to do is ask for warm water).
Your beds are comfortable wooden frame beds with thick foam mattresses, made up with fresh linen, two blankets and an African style bed-cover. King size beds can be arranged upon request (before the safari begins). Other furnishings in the tent include: A wooden bedside table, a hanger stand, a writing table, two safari chairs, two woolen African style carpets, 1 kerosene hurricane style lantern, 1 electric lamp and 1 flashlight, kanga table cloths, mirrors, waste and laundry baskets.

BUSH CUISINE:
Meals are taken in a spacious mess tent with insect proof windows (depending on the group size). The tables are made of African olive wood and covered with local fabric table cloths. The area is lit with pressure lamps. The bar is stocked with cold soft drinks, mineral water and beer; wine and spirits are also available as is ice. It is suggested that clients bring their favorite spirits or order it in advance. All bottled beverages are billed at the last night of leaving the amp.

Delicious 3 course meals are cooked in the bush kitchen, an open air affair, yet highly effective as your taste buds will tell you. Menus include: A selection of salads carefully washed with boiled water, soup, meat, fish, and vegetables, pasta or rice, fresh fruits, and cakes for dessert. Special dietary requests can be accommodated and should be booked in advance.

Sample Menu:

Breakfast: Coffee & tea served at your tent with the morning wake-up call. Fruit juices Fresh fruits and cereals, Cheese, Bread, butter, marmalade, jam and honey, Eggs, sausages and bacon

Lunch: Selection of salads from the buffet Cold cut beef, salami & ham and smoked sailfish, assorted cheeses, Fruit salad, Coffee & tea.

Dinner: Avocado vinaigrette, Cream of leek soup, Beef tournedos, pommes gratin and seasonal vegetables, Green salad, Lemon mousse, Coffee & tea.

End of 16 Day Safari & Zanzibar information.

INCLUDE
Transport 4WD with pop up roof
Accommodations full board whilst in safari in Tents/Lodge
Entry/Park fees
Air port transfer pick up and drop off if applicable
Mineral water all days in Safari.
NOT INCLUDED
All things of personal nature
Tips and gratitude’s for Driver Guide, cook, porters in Hotel/ Lodges
Visas and air port Taxes
International air flight ticket departure taxes
Laundry Services

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