DURATION: 13 Day safari – Tarangire / Manyara / Serengeti / Ngorongoro and Zanzibar

This is a safari package that includes the exotic spice island of Zanzibar and a safari to the famous national parks in the northern circuit of Tanzania. It is a comprehensive tour that will allow you to watch the African wildlife and then relax on the unspoiled white beaches and clear waters of the Indian Ocean in the romantic island of Zanzibar under the warm tropical sun.

Day 1. Arrival and overnight at Impala Hotel B/B

Day 2. After breakfast drive to Tarangire National Park, which is considered one of the most scenic parks in Tanzania, with its huge baobab trees, some of which are over 500,000 years old. The park in recent times has witnessed tree climbing lions and is well known for its large migratory herds of elephants. The park is 650,000 acres, making it the third largest park in Tanzania. Lunch break inside the park and later game viewing en-route to Mto wa Mbu. Dinner and Overnight at Migungani Lodge.

Day 3. With your packed lunch boxes drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This park is on the western edge of the Great Rift Valley. Although the park is small, it offers surprisingly a diverse habitat and wildlife. The entrance to the park is a rain forest fed by underground springs and a home to Baboons, Monitors, Pythons and a tremendous variety of birds. The heart of the park is the large soda lake where Flamingoes, WaterFowl and Hippos are witnessed. The most stunning aspect of this particular park is "LION ON THE TREES". This is an unpredictable view, only lucky ones witness the show. Dinner and Overnight at Migungani Lodge.

Day 4. Soon after breakfast you will depart for Serengeti National Park. Your first sight of this endless plain is bound to impress you. Afternoon at leisure and a sundowner game viewing of Serengeti National Park. Dinner and Overnight Serengeti Camp Site.

Day 5. With your packed lunch boxes you will enjoy a full day game viewing of MIGHTY SERENGETI, driving along Grumeti River and have an opportunity to view resident herds of Wildebeest, Zebras and multitude of Gazelles and Crocodiles. All major predators can be seen following the herds. Dinner and Overnight Serengeti Camp Site.

Day 6. After breakfast, with your packed lunch boxes descend to the foot of the Ngorongoro highlands, we stop at Oldvuai Gorge, one of the world's greatest archaeological sites, where Dr. Louis and Mary Leakey discovered in 1959 the 1.75 million-year-old remains of the Zinjanthropus and in 1979 the earliest known footprints of man. Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Simba Camp site.

Day 7. With your packed lunch boxes descend 2000ft into Africa’s Garden of Eden - The Ngorongoro Crater for a full day game viewing. This is a spectacular nature sanctuary and diverse terrain of its 102 square miles basin support year round population of over 30,000 animals and over 350 species of birds. Lunch break inside the crater and later game viewing en-route to Arusha. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel.

Day 8. A leisure breakfast, souvenir shopping, lunch break and in the afternoon catch a flight to the spice island of Zanzibar. Zanzibar offers one of the most relaxing and "time out" experiences after the wildlife safari. Arrival and transfer to Tembo House Hotel. Leisure evening. Dinner and Overnight at Tembo House Hotel.

Day 9. Morning at 8:00 am city tour - this tour will take you to Zanzibar historical sites like former slave market, the central market, to narrow streets, the old fort, the house of wonders and Sultan's palace. This tour will take about 2:30 hours and there after will go on a spice tour visiting the spice farms and tasting local spices and many different types of fruits. Break for lunch and then go to Mangapwani to see the slave cave and swim in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Back to town by 5:00 pm. At 7:00 out for dinner at African House Restaurant and after dinner back to Tembo House Hotel for overnight.

Day 10. Morning, after breakfast, pole pole (means slowly) go to the picking point from main Island and take a boat trip to the Prison Island (Changuu Island) where you can see giant tortoise of different sizes some of which are more than 180 years old, swim and snorkel off the Island. At 4:00pm get back to the Hotel. At 7:00pm go to Blue Bay Beach Resort for a Swahili dinner and back to Tembo House Hotel for overnight.

Day 11. Early morning after breakfast drive to south part of the Island at Kizimkazi Village and then take a boat to the dolphin site where you can swim with dolphins. There after back to the main Island  to have lunch at Kizimkazi Village and then drive back to town. At 7:00pm go to the Zanzibar Beach Resort for dinner and after that back to Tembo House Hotel for overnight.

Day 12. This is the final day. After breakfast, go to the spices and curio shops for souvenir shopping, and later drive to the seaport to board the Hydra Foil to Dar es Salaam. Dinner and Overnight at New Africa Hotel.

Day 13. A short Dar es salaam City Tour, souvenir shopping, visit to Internet Cafe. Lunch break and late in the evening after a Cup of Coffee drive to Airport for departure.


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