11 Day Island & Safari Holiday

Tanzania Beach and Safari

Holiday Includes

  • TBA

Holiday Excludes

  • TBA

Itinerary

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About This Holiday

Tanzania is Africa’s visual masterpiece. It is a country of magnificent natural splendour, astounding wildlife, seductive beaches, charming ancient towns, ancient archaeological sites and geological wonders

The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ’8th Natural Wonder of the World,’ a visit to the crater is a main drawcard for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. Within the crater rim, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Just outside the crater’s ridge, tall Masaai herd their cattle and goats over green pastures through the highland slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries

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Itinerary

ARRIVAL IN ZANZIBAR

Airport transfer in Zanzibar to Melia Zanzibar  – Accommodation options Ocean View Bungalow or Romance Ocean Front Pavilion

 

Overnight Melia Zanzibar  on full board basis Inclusive of selected house wines, spirits , local beers and soft drink  

ZANZIBAR  

  • Melia’s beautiful 300-metre long beach is located beside the main part of the hotel, with pearlescent white sand lapped by warm ocean waters.
  • Its five restaurants and bars serve local and international specialties prepared with a passion for amazing dining & cocktail experiences.
  • The Spa is will restore balance and harmony to the body and mind in an oasis of beauty, grace, and tranquility.

ZANZIBAR   – ARUSHA – LAKE MANYARA               

Transfer to Zanzibar airport –

Auric air scheduled flight departing Zanzibar at 07:35hrs and arriving at Arusha airport at 10:05hrs

Met on arrival  and private vehicle to Lake Manyara National Park to enjoy game drive followed by picnic lunch

Late afternoon continue to the  lodge. On arrival time to freshen up before dinner and overnight

Overnight Lake Manyara Escarpment Luxury Lodge  on full board basis  

LAKE MANYARA  – SERENGETI    

After breakfast, leave Lake Manyara behind.  The journey continues north west across the stunning hilly countryside of the highlands which is filled with wheat and coffee plantations, then into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.  from here continue to the Serengeti for game drive followed by picnic lunch. In late afternoon, proceed for the lodge for dinner and overnight

Overnight Melia Serengeti Lodge in Melia Lagoon View  on full board basis

SERENGETI   

Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park

Tanzania’s first game reserve, the Serengeti National Park is one of the last remaining natural migration corridors and one of the oldest ecosystems on earth. Its climate, vegetation and fauna have remained mostly unchanged over the past million years. The natural instinct that drives the annual Great Migration of more than a million wildebeest, gazelle and zebra is so powerful that neither drought nor crocodile-infested rivers can stop it.

Overnight Melia Serengeti Lodge in Melia Lagoon View  on full board basis

SERENGETI  – NGORONGORO

After breakfast depart for Ngorongoro viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains arriving Ngorongoro Crater wall for  game drive followed by picnic lunch. As the sun sets, continue to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Overnight Ngorongoro Lemala Camp on full board basis   (house and non alcoholic drinks included

NGORONGORO

The Crater is the world’s largest intact, un-flooded caldera, formed by a massive volcanic eruption. Your route from the lodge descends over the lush rainforests of the rim, 610m down to the grasslands of the crater floor, an area of about 260 square kilometres. This haven provides a year-round home to wildebeest, zebra, eland and gazelle, along with Africa’s densest population of lion. The rainforests shelter elephant, mountain buck, buffalo, hyena, wild dog, leopard and cheetah.

Spend your day game viewing and exploring the crater floor, stopping to picnic on the grasslands amidst the grazing herds.

NGORONGORO – ARUSHA

After breakfast, depart north east of Arusha . On arrival , proceed to  Arusha Coffee Lodge where lunch is provided. Take time to relax before dinner and overnight

Overnight Arusha Coffee Lodge  in Plantation room on full board basis

ARUSHA   DEPARTURE   

After breakfast, transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for the onwards flight

End of our services

THE BALLOON SAFARI AND BUSH BREAKFAST.. Up and away over the Serengeti

  • One of the most magically memorable of the Serengeti experiences, a balloon safari allows you to drift in silence above the splendour of the plains, to dip down to visit the hippo pools of the Grumeti River, and to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the wildlife theatre as it is enacted below you.
  • Awakened by an early-morning cup of tea (around 5.30 am) you will be driven to the balloon take-off point, where you will meet your fully-qualified balloon pilot and watch as the team inflates the vast rainbow-coloured balloon. As dawn breaks, the balloon slowly rights itself, the guests are helped into the wicker basket (a typical balloon carries around 8 passengers and is equipped with seats and safety belts), the sandbags are cast off, and the balloon rises majestically into the cool of the morning air.
  • Driven by the wind, and guided by jets of hot air from the gas-burners (which allow it to rise or fall according to the pilot’s direction), the balloon will fly for a period of around 45 minutes (trailed by a team of ground vehicles).
  • Eventually, it descends to a gentle controlled-landing on the plains. To celebrate, the ground crew offer the guests a glass of chilled champagne, while the pilot prepares their personal ‘flight certificates’. Later, everyone sits down to a full English breakfast, which is traditionally cooked on the burners of the balloon. After breakfast, guests can enjoy a game drive back to the lodge.

LODGE UPGRADE ON ITINERARY: Manyara Tree Lodge and Crater Lodge upgrade

  • Lake Manyara Tree Lodge in Suites on full board basis
  • Ngorongoro Crater Lodge in Suite on full board basis inclusive of soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments and laundry