15 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari, Zanzibar & Mafia Islands Extension

Overview

This is a 15 – Day private safari to northern Tanzania national parks, Mafia Island & Zanzibar beach holiday. The highlight of this safari will be the 3 days and 3 nights spent at the Serengeti national park to witness the migration of animals from Serengeti towards the Mara river in the north. You will also visit Tarangire national park, Ngorongoro crater, and Lake Manyara national park.

Itenary

  • Welcome to Tanzania. Our representative will meet you at the airport (JRO) and will transfer you to Arusha town. The journey is about 45 minutes to the hotel.

    Accomodation - Mvuli Hotels Arusha

    Meals : Half Board Basis (Breakfast & Dinner)

  • Our driver guide will meet up with you at the hotel in Arusha after your breakfast. You will then be driven to Tarangire national park in private safari car.

    Tarangire National Park has some of the highest population density of elephants as compared to anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and distinctive location to visit. The park takes its name from the river that flows across the length of the park. Tarangire is famous for elephants, birds (550 species), leopards, huge baobab trees, and is very rich in flora and fauna.

    Accomodation - Tarangire Sopa Lodge

    Meals - Full Board Basis

  • The day will start with a Sunrise game drivesat 0615am to capture the best photos of the rising sun in the African wilderness. Interesting wildlife activities by sunrise not to be missed. Drive back to the lodge for a hearty breakfast and a rest. Depart for Manyara, Mto wa mbu village. Check in the lodge.Cultural tour day!

    Today you and the family can have an early morning sunrise game drive in the national park and see the animals as they search for food early morning. Afterwards you will return to the lodge for a lovely breakfast/ brunch and refreshment.

    Or optional; Depart for a cultural/eco tour in the village riding mountain bikes! Enjoy a hot African lunch in the village prepared by Local women who run a Self-Help community development group. Amazing green village of farmers and a small business community. It is a village whereby a good number of different tribes from different parts of Tanzania live together in harmony and peace. From Nilotics to Cushitic, From Bantu to Xhosa etc. Evening visit a Maasai village for more cultural interaction. Dinner and overnight;

    Accomodation - Tarangire Sopa Lodge

    Meals : Full Board Basis (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

  • Breakfast, drive leisurely down to lake Manyara Park.

    The Park is formed with 5 different vegetation zones. These zones support a good variety of wild animals and birds. The park has the biggest baboon troupes in Tanzania. The lake is decorated with many aqua birds and singing hippos. It is here where you can see the tree climbing lions!

    In the afternoon you have the option to visit a nearby Maasai village for more cultural tourism.

    Accomodation - Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.

    Meals : Full Board Basis (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

  • Depart for Serengeti after your breakfast.

    It has abundant wildlife, large numbers of big cats and quintessential Serengeti landscapes of acacia-studded savannah. Resident wildlife makes this part of the Serengeti a fantastic year-round destination, and you can watch the herds of the Great Migration pass through the area. Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world and it has the greatest concentration of animals in Africa. They also attract the attention of predators like cheetah and hyena and you may be able to see a pride of lions’ gang up for a hunt.

    Accomodation - Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

    Meals : Full Board Basis (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

  • Full day wildlife game drive in the incredible Ndutu plains area of the Serengeti with beautiful landscapes. This starts from sunrise to late afternoon whereby you will have a short break to enjoy your picnic lunch before you proceed with late afternoon to sunset game drive.

    Enjoy the day in the plains migration route which are teeming with hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, Zebras, gazelles. Enjoy more game drives around the lake Ndutu area before you retire to the camp for dinner and overnight. (This is very special day for your safari. Migration of wildebeests are among the best event to spot in your visit to Tanzania).

    Accomodation - Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

    Meals : Full Board Basis (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

  • On this day our safari focus will be the Seronera area of the Serengeti – popular for seeing the big cats – leopards, lions, and cheetahs. Enjoy non-stop Game Drives with our guide giving you details of the various animals you will see.

    Accomodation - Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

    Full Board Basis - All Meals Included

  • Stone Town Tour

    After breakfast, you will travel through the adventurous trail that takes you into the Ngorongoro crater. Grass steppes and acacia forests are home to almost all the species of animals found in the East African savannah. In only a few hours driving from Tarangire NP, you will have the chance of spotting the big five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros and leopard.

    Designated as a World Heritage site, the crater measures 259km2, and is surrounded by walls towering to 610m. The mineral-rich crater floor – enclosed on all sides – has virtually formed its own ecosystem. From forested walls to grassy plains, and woodlands to lakes, the diversity of habitats are home to a wide variety of bird and animal life, in large numbers. You will get an opportunity to see predators such as lion, hyena, jackal and bat-eared fox, the cheetah and leopard. Lunch would be at hippo pool picnic site. After extensive game viewing and a picnic in the crater, you will retire for overnight at the luxurious Ngorongoro Serena lodge.

    Accomodation - Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

  • Today you will leave Ngorongoro crater for a leisurely drive back to Arusha town. You will pass through the Ngorongoro highlands and enjoy seeing wild animals on the route. Enjoy a town tour of Arusha with a very good lunch at a local restaurant accompanied by our guide.

    Accomodation - Arusha Serena Hotel

    Meal - Full board basis

  • The day will start with a drive towards Mount Kilimanjaro for a great view of Africa’s tallest mountain. From there you will head to the Upare mountain ranges towards the village of Usangi. This is about 2 hours drive from Arusha.

    There are two mountain ranges - North and South Pare ranges, which rise to 2,463 m at Shengena Peak. They form part of the Eastern Arc of mountains. The Pare people live in the area. Enjoy the cultural visit to the village of Usangi and interact with local women in the market and in a selected local homestead. Enjoy local food prepared by the women of Usangi.

    Accomodation - Mwanga Hotel

    Meal - Half board basis (Breakfast & Dinner)

  • Local flight to Zanzibar Islands.

    Accomodation - Kasha boutique hotel, Matemwe beach, north-eastern Zanzibar

    Meal - Full board basis

  • Zanzibar is paradise for people who lThis full-day experience takes you on a day of sailing, sunbathing, snorkeling, and feasting as you explore the fabulous Zanzibar coast. Along the way, you'll have the chance to sunbathe on isolated sand banks, spot dolphins playing in the waves, and feast on delicious BBQ seafood.ove the water. From scuba diving to water sports to snorkeling, there's no shortage of ways to experience Zanzibar's warm waters. For those who want to experience a little of everything that makes Zanzibar so special, the popular Safari Blue program is a perfect choice.

    This full-day experience takes you on a day of sailing, sunbathing, snorkeling, and feasting as you explore the fabulous Zanzibar coast. Along the way, you'll have the chance to sunbathe on isolated sand banks, spot dolphins playing in the waves, and feast on delicious BBQ seafood.

    Accomodation - Kasha boutique hotel, Matemwe beach, north-eastern Zanzibar

    Meal - Full board basis

  • Accommodation: Ras Mbisi lodge, Kilindoni town, Mafia Island.

    Meals : Full Board Basis

  • Today you will relax at the lodge and visit Kilindoni beach is in the south part of the island. It is an exotic island paradise blessed with palm fringed shores, fishing villages, lush plantations, and sandy beaches.

    Accommodation: Ras Mbisi lodge, Kilindoni town, Mafia Island.

    Meals : Full Board Basis

  • This is the end of the holiday program and you will check out of the lodge and go to Mafia airport to catch your flight to Dar es Salaam to connect to your international flight.

    Meals : Breakfast

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Includes
  • A professional English-Speaking Driver/Guide
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • All park entrance fees.
  • Full board accommodation on tour
  • Camping Gears for Public Camps
  • Transport based on excellent 4*4 Vehicle rebuilt for safari to give nice game viewing
  • Driver’s Salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
  • Game drives as per the Itinerary
  • Complementary unlimited drinking water during safari
  • 24 hours park fees, Transit fees and crater fees
  • Binoculars
Excludes
  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation at the end of the tour
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Extras at the lodges i.e. Alcoholic and soft drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.
  • Tips to drivers and Guides (highly recommended)
  • Visa, Travel Insurance
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • Other personal expenses