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Meet the local people and enjoy the nature and wildlife at Arusha National Park, Serengeti National Park, the world famous Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, back to nature at Maasai Lodge and relax at Zanzibar! 

Day 1
Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, transfer to Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge, based on full board.

Set in lush gardens amid forest and crystal clear waters on the slopes of Mount Meru, Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge is a wonderful place to relax and simmer in the immense beauty of East Africa. The Lodge has been adapted from an early colonial farmhouse built in the early 20th century and it is one of the oldest family lodges in Arusha.

Day 2
After breakfast we set off to Arusha National Park for a walking safari of about two to three hours (or less depending on the weather) and then continue for a game drive in the park. At a nice spot we will stop for a pick nick lunch. At the end of the afternoon we will return to Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge for dinner and overnight stay

Arusha National Park, often overlooked, is in fact a treasure, a rich tapestry of habitats, teeming with animals and birds. From the lush swamps of the Ngurdoto Crater to the tranquil beauty of the Momela Lakes and the rock alpine heights of Mt Meru, the terrain of the park is as varied as it is interesting.

Day 3

At the end of the morning transfer to Arusha Airport for your flight to Kogatende Airstrip, estimated departure 13.00 pm and estimated arrival 15.05 pm. Here your guide is waiting for you. Game drive en route to the Lamai Lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Full board including drinks and laundry, excluded premium wines and champagne. Lamai Serengeti now sits tucked amongst the rocks of Kogakuria Kopje with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Day 4
Exciting game drives in Kogatende, Serengeti. Every day you will discuss your program for the next day with your personal guide who knows all about wildlife, nature and more. Dinner and overnight stay at Lamai Lodge.

The park covers 14,763 sq km of endless rolling plains, which reach up to the Kenyan border and extends almost to Lake Victoria. The park is flourishing with magnificent wildlife. An estimated 3 million large animals roam the plains. People of the Maasai Tribe called it Siringeti – ‘the place where the land moves on forever.’ The Serengeti is known as one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the world.

Olduvai Gorge; where man is thought to have lived in his evolutionary process. The Serengeti is Tanzania’s first and most famous park, renowned for its wealth of leopard and lion. You will also encounter the rest of the wildlife or the ‘endless plains’ with its natural wonders.

Day 5

Today we set off direction the centre of the Serengeti, game drive en route. Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Safari Camp. Full board including drinks and laundry, excluded premium wines and champagne.

Day 6

Early morning pick up for your Balloon Safari, after that you will continue with game drives in the Serengeti. Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Safari Camp.

SERENGETI BALLOON SAFARI 

Probably the most beautiful balloon flight in the world and the ultimate Safari Experience.

5:00 am, Serengeti Balloon Safaris will collect you from your central Serengeti lodge or camp, and transfer you by Landrover to our launch site near Maasai Kopjes or another point depending on the weather and animals. Here you will meet your pilot, receive a briefing and watch the inflation of your balloon.

At dawn we take off, rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take us. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below. At other times he will ascend to 1000′ or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti. From time to time the pilot must put more heat into the balloon with the powerful whisper burners. In between these burns, there is silence apart from the natural sounds below.

Serengeti Wildlife

The flight is for about one hour depending on conditions, and eventually you must land. You celebrate in the traditional manner with champagne (well, an excellent sparkling wine) before sitting down to a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in ‘Out of Africa’ style with bone china, linen table cloths, King’s silver etc.

After breakfast you receive your Serengeti Balloon certificate and we drive you back to Seronera Lodge game viewing enroute.

9:30 am Arrive at Seronera ready to continue your day’s activities.

Day 7
Game drive en route in the Serengeti through Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the lodge. On the way we will make a stop to visit the famous Olduvai Gorge. Dinner and overnight stay at Acacia Farm Lodge, based on full board.

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Acacia Farm Lodge is a romantic Country Lodge nestled in an active mixed farm located high on the spectacular Great Rift’s escarpment area with a commanding panoramic views of the amazing Karatu farmlands and the nearby Ngorongoro forest area. Unrivalled area’s natural beauty is finely complemented by the elegant lodge. A timeless tranquillity emanates from the exuberance of birdsong, mature trees and the lovely coffee plants.
Olduvai Gorge; where man is thought to have lived in his evolutionary process. The Serengeti is Tanzania’s first and most famous park, renowned for its wealth of leopard and lion. You will also encounter the rest of the wildlife or the ‘endless plains’ with its natural wonders.

Day 8

After breakfast we leave direction Ngorongoro for a game drive in the the crater. In the afternoon we will go return to Acacia Farm Lodge.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area boasts the finest blend of landscape and wildlife often called ‘African Eden’ and the ‘eighth wonder of the natural world’.

Day 9
After breakfast we go to Tarangire National park for a game drive in the park. At the end of the afternoon transfer to Sangaiwe Tented Lodge., based on full board. Get close to nature!

Sangaiwe Tented Lodge is near Tarangire National Park and perfect for enjoying the sights and sounds of Africa. Situated in sparsely populated farmland (sesame seeds, cotton and maize are grown in the surrounding area) on forty acres of untouched community land, Sangaiwe Tented Lodge offers a peaceful setting wherein to relax after your busy safari days. Sit on the deck of your tent and enjoy the uninterrupted views over Lake Burunge to the Great Rift Valley escarpment beyond.

Tarangire National Park is a very scenic park with expansive views of baobab-studded grasslands. Tarangire River, a permanent river attracts many animals especially during the dry season (June-November) bringing this park to life with the large herds of elephant, wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, and Grants’s gazelle. Tarangire is also a good place to spot lions and the shy leopards. The park owes its name to Tarangire River, which flows through the area. It is characterized by dense vegetation of acacia and mixed woodland, the area around Tarangire River however, is dominated by huge baobab trees and old doum palm trees to a lesser prominence, as well as black cotton grass. Though it is not as famous as other parks in the north, Tarangire offers the same attractions as other parks in the north. Its unique aspect is the annual animal immigration that takes place during the dry season

Day 10

Today an early start with an early morning game drive with breakfast and lunchboxes. In the afternoon we will return to Sangaiwe.

Day 11
After breakfast your guide will pick you up for transfer to Maasai Lodge, in the middle of the Maasai Steppe, a special place where you immediately will come to rest. The transfer will take about 3 to 3,5 hours so you will arrive for lunch. You are staying in the middle of the wilderness of the Maasai steppe in a Maasai round house with hand crafted furniture and with great view on the Kilimanjaro, Africa‘s highest mountain. Behind it and until the border of Kenya there is the savanna, home to the Maasai people. This is the right place to get to know them and their traditions and rituals, together with a slowing-down of your own lives’ pace. It‘s all about being together, traditions, stories and learn where you will meet up with the culture of the Maasai. On arrival you will discuss which activities you can do there or just relax and enjoy the area! Based on full board.

Day 12
Maasai Lodge.

Masaai LodgeExtra activities (not included):

  • Traditional Maasai festival (including the slaughtering of a goat)
  • Visiting a Maasai Boma
  • Trip to the village Tinga Tinga to visit the local Maasai women’s group
  • Teaching you traditional crafts
  • Day trip to Sinya, the nature reserve on the west side of the Kilimanjaro
  • Hikes to the foot and/or peak of Mukuru and trip to the market of Ngarenanyuku
  • Trips to Africa Amini Alama projects in Momella

Day 13
Transfer to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar around 13.00 pm. Here you are staying in a Beach Villa with Jacuzzi, private pool, a separate living room and a spacious private terrace with a table and chairs Zanzibar on all inclusive base.

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Main Restaurant.
Soft drinks, house wine, local beer, juices, water, tea, coffee served in the main restaurant.

  • Buffet Breakfast service from 07.30 to 10.00.
  • Buffet lunch service from 13.00 to 15.00.
  • Buffet dinner service from 19.30 to 22.00.
  • The Chop Stick Asian Restaurant opens for dinner from 19.30 to 22.00.
  • The Boma African Restaurant opens for dinner from 19.30 to 22.00.
  • The Andiamo Pizzeria opens for dinner from 19.30 to 22.00.
  • Le Souk Bar opens between 18.00 and 01.00 serving a wide selection of long drinks, tea, coffee, cocktails, soft drinks, local beers, selected spirits. Exclusive premium drinks and cocktails at charge. Also serves Shisha various flavors at charge.
  • The Mama Paw Paw Garden Pool Bar opens between 10.00 and 18.00 and serves cocktails and all inclusive beverages.
  • The Le Kokosnuss Pool Bar opens between 10.00 and 22.00 and offers a selection of fruit juices, soft drinks, tea, coffee, mineral water, local beers, cocktails, house wine and selected spirits.
  • Snack bar from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.00.
  • Zanzi Bar (beach service) open from 10.00 to 17.00 at the beach offers ice and cold drinks and selection of soft drinks.

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  • Free welcome drink to all arrivals.
  • Gymnastic daily activities (water gym, stretching).
  • Windsurf equipment non-professional,
  • Canoe,
  • Beach volley,
  • Football,
  • Table tennis,
  • Darts Evening Entertainment Programme.

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Day 14 – 17
Dream of Zanzibar.

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Day 18
Transfer to Stone Town, here you are staying in a suite of Zanzibar Palace Hotel, based on bed and breakfast.

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Day 19
Stone Town, Zanzibar Palace Hotel.

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Day 20
Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

For an impression of the hotels and lodges mentioned you can visit the following websites:

Includes:

  • All park entrance fees
  • Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visit and English speaking guide at Olduvai Gorge
  • Transport in a Safari 4WDL for you only (private safari)
  • Pick up/drop off Kilimanjaro/Arusha Airport
  • Flight out of Arusha Airport to Zanzibar
  • Flight to Zanzibar
  • Transfers at Zanzibar
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • Bottled water during the safari

Excludes: 

  • flights to and from Tanzania
  • Tipping
  • Extra services such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls when not included