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Now combine the best bush island holiday experience

It’s difficult to imagine a finer balance in a holiday than that of an African bush safari combined with the tropical beaches of Zanzibar. From the largest wildlife migration on earth to African culture, swimming with dolphins and snorkelling coral reefs! Now you can experience both in one ideal holiday! 

Consider a cost effective option to what is often classed as earth’s most spectacular natural event, the wildebeest migration. Thereafter compliment it with the ideal end as you unwind on an Indian Ocean archipelego, Zanzibar, with its exotic and tranquil beaches. It is also characterised by its eco-tourism, heritage and coral reefs!  

First off though discover the secrets of the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti, and all its scenery. Plus Tarangire National Park which offers wonderful undulating landscape, and is home to huge herds of elephants which will astonish your African wilderness experience. You will also explore one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, Ngorongoro Crater. It is the largest un-flooded and unbroken volcanic crater in the world and is also considered one of the most densely populated game areas of the world. So gear up for some “Big 5” game-spotting!

After your safari head to the beach! A glorious island extension which will introduce you to the Indian Ocean’s “Spice Island”, Zanzibar. Greeted by white sand beaches, you can enjoy diving, snorkelling, sport fishing, safari blue dolphin swimming, a Swahili cultural experience and Zanzibar’s history which includes German, British and Arab rule. 

The great thing about this holiday combo is that if you are a group travelling together, the different parties can select doing just a portion or the full combination of the holiday. Of course this will depend on your availability at the time of travel.

+ Suggested Tanzania / Zanzibar Itinerary

Day 1 / TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK:

Tarangire National Park is a favorite park to visit during the dry season because it has permanent water sources. Hence most wildlife migrate here. Giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close because they are not disturbed by the presence of vehicles. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. You will have meals and dinner at Lodge or Tented camp.

Day 2 / TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK:

Tarangire to Serengeti is approx. 280 km (travel time is 4 hours).

Depart Arusha at around 8am and drive to Serengeti National Park. Proceed with your game drive en-route to the Tented camp or Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 / SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK:

After breakfast, take your lunch boxes and drive to the Serengeti Plains for a full day game drive. After your picnic lunch in the park, proceed with the game drive till evening for dinner and overnight at the Lodge or Tented camp.

Day 04: / SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK:

After breakfast, proceed with game drives in Serengeti National Park across Kopjes and endless plains. Spot most wildlife animals in Serengeti with the help of your professional drive guide. Track wildebeest migration to see wildlife interaction such as lions, leopards hunting prey. You will have your picnic lunch near a water source to observe more wildlife drinking water. Later in the evening, drive back to the Lodge or Tented camp for leisure and dinner.

DAY 05:  /  SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK - NGORONGORO CRATER:

Ngorongoro to Serengeti distance is approx. 220 km (travel time is 3 to 3.5 hours)

Morning game drive into the Serengeti Plains, then back to the campsite for lunch. Thereafter drive to Ngorongoro Crater via Olduvai George (option). 

Ngorongoro Conservation area has many attractions, for visitors! One major attraction is Ngongoro Crater. The crater dimensions are as follows: about 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonderThe elevation of the crater floor is 1,800 metres. Have dinner and overnight at the Lodge on the rim of the Crater.

DAY 06:   / CRATER TOUR NGORONGORO:

Ngorongoro to Arusha distance is 180 kms (travel time is average 2.5 to 3 hours).

After an early breakfast, you will take your lunch boxes and descend at about 2,000ft into the Crater floor for the Crater Tour, and picnic lunch in the park. Then proceed with your game drive until evening. You will have meals and Dinner at Lodge or Tented camp.

Day 07:

After breakfast proceed to the Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara National park is one of Tanzania's most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley's western escarpment. The park's varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa's largest concentrations of elephants, Manyara's famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. After day game drives, wildlife viewing tours and sightseeing, during the late afternoon you will drive back to Arusha for your overnight. 

Day 1 Zanzibar:

Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport and fly to Zanzibar by Precision Air. Meet your representative in Zanzibar and transfer to the sea-side beach resort. Meal plan is half board. You can spend first night at Stone town, with beautiful stay at Tembo beach hotel or Sea Cliff Zanzibar.

Day 02 Zanzibar:

 Full day in Zanzibar, optional activities like diving, spice tour, safari blue and more.

Day 03 Zanzibar:
Full day in Zanzibar, optional activities like diving, spice tour, safari blue and more.
Day 04 Zanzibar:
 Full day in Zanzibar, optional activities like diving, spice tour, safari blue and more.
Day 5 Zanzibar
Full day in Zanzibar, optional activities like diving, spice tour, safari blue and more.
Day 6 Zanzibar

After breakfast, transfer to Airport for further flight destinations

 

Tanzania accommodation options to fit your budget:

A: Ngorongoro conservation area/Crater

  • Mid-range accommodation:  Ngorongoro Oldean Lodge/Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.
  • Basic luxury accommodation: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge.

B: Serengeti National park:

  • Mid-range accommodation: Serena Lodge/Sopa Lodge/Kubu Kubu tented Lodge.
  • Basic luxury accommodation: Kati Kati tented/Mawe Tented Camp.

C: Tarangire National Park/Lake Manyara

  • Mid-range accommodation:  Tarangire Safari Lodge/Sopa Lodge.
  • Basic luxury accommodation: Tarangire River Camp/Sangaiwe Tented Camp.

Zanzibar accommodation options to fit your budget:

A – Economical beach resorts (2 star): One of this beach resorts applies: Cristal beach, Coral reef beach, Evergreen beach bungalows, Blue Oyster beach, and Matemwe beach. 

B- Medium standard beach resort  (3 star): Pongwe beach hotel, Dongwe ocean view, Kendwa Rocks beach, Hakuna majiwe, Shooting star beach, Double tree by Hilton, Azanzi beach resort.

Travel tips to consider:

Flights connection is FASTJET, South African Airways, and Ethiopian Airlines.

Take insect repellent jelly, have safari clothes (cadet/khaki), sun goggles, take anti malarial tablets.

Best time to see wildebeest migration in Tanzania is from November – March, and May – August. These months are the non rainy season and good to spot most wild life species.

A special plan for Mara River crossing of wildebeest migration will be prepared on request; will change above itinerary and Lodges/Camps, Months of July, August, September.

Best bush island holiday experience details:

Kilimanjaro Tanzanite Safaris is a tour operator in Tanzania which offers Kilimanjaro trekking adventures, Mount Meru climbing, walking safaris in Ngorongoro conservation area, wildlife safaris in Serengeti National park, Tanzania safaris, scenic flights over Kilimanjaro and beach holidays to Zanzibar island, Mafia, Bagamoyo, Pangani, Lake Victoria.

For further information or to book your holiday with these cost effective rates visit here.

 

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