Day 1: Airport Transfer by Blue Ocean Safaris to Mt Meru Hotel: Overnight at Mount Meru Hotel. Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru in the city of Arusha, Tanzania, the Mount Meru Hotel is located in 15 acres of lush landscape. The hotel is also surrounded by some of Africa's most breathtaking vistas, rich with a diverse array of wildlife, etched against the fertile slopes of this beautiful mountain, the fifth highest peak in Africa.
Amidst all the majesty of natural landscape, the hotel humbly echoes the brilliance of the jewel famed by the country of its origin, the tanzanite. It succeeds in beautifully mirroring the surrounding magnificence as the pinnacle of splendour and grandeur Tanzania has to offer. You will have a difficult time finding a more idyllic destination to inspire the imagination and rejuvenate the senses.
At the Mount Meru Hotel you will experience myriads of amazing cuisine.
Day 2: Check-out Mt. Meru to Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge: Enjoy 2 hours Tour at The Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre: It is a place where the past and present of the Tanzania's 120-plus tribes can be viewed in a single compound. The Centre boasts of various carvings, gemstones, artifacts, clothing and books.
Enjoy evening rest at Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge Set in 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape, this all suites wood log cabin style retreat is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes’ drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater.
This all-inclusive property features 20 spacious private log cabins with fire place, a restaurant, a bar and conference facilities. Indulge in moments of relaxation at the swimming pool or at the Spa.
Day 3: Game Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area: A full day game driver at Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is indeed a natural wonder, an extinct Volcano that collapsed around 25 million years ago thus forming a vast super bowl where almost every game can be spotted.
You will have clear views from the top of the crater; this is the most exciting angle to feel what nature is. You will see animals like buffalos, Zebras, wildebeest, gazelle that depend on the open grasslands in the crater.
As these animals graze, the predators are also in the corner waiting to get their share. Carnivores include; the black-manned lion, the leopard and hyena.
You will see a soda lake which attracts countless water birds like flamingoes which is also a favourite place for carnivores to kill. Perhaps this is the reason why Ngorongoro is called the ‘”Garden of Eden’’. Because there is a lot to do here, you are always advised to carry packed lunch so that you can eat enroute.
Day 4: Day Game Drive to Serengeti and Hot Air Balloon Safari: At Serengeti National Park, there is a good chance to spot animals like zebras, gazelle, antelopes, wildebeest and some others. This Serengeti National park also has a few carnivores like the lions, leopards, hyenas and cheaters.
After the game drive, we return to hotel for early dinner.
Then we will go for the Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari (Night Game Drive). Here you will meet your hot air balloon pilot, receive a briefing and watch the inflation of the hot air balloon.
This is the only time you will be allowed to move about Serengeti during the hours of darkness and you may just glimpse some nocturnal animals, unusual sights and the possibility to take some very unique animals pictures and photos.
Day 5: Day Game Drive to Tarangire National Park: Enjoy a full day game drive at Tarangire National Park. The Tarangire River has shriveled to a shadow of its wet season; choked with wildlife. Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It's the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem.
After the game drive, we return to hotel for early dinner.
Then we move on to the Night Game Drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day.
Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.
Day 6: Full Day Hike from Ngorongoro to Empakai and return: Break the tour with a full day hike to Empakai Crater. The Empakai Crater is an excellent spot to watch the amazing pink color from flamingos, the lush green all year round on the wall of the crater.
We will reach the hotel in the evening for dinner.
Day 7: Check-out from Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge: Stop-over at Mt. Meru Waterfall (optional):- This is a beautiful little waterfall, with its principal advantage being its proximity to Arusha. The journey from Arusha is just 7km and takes only 15 minutes. Having parked, there is a short walk that involves some steep ground and some clambering, but is quite manageable, even for young children.
Road drive from Neptune Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge to Parkview Inn Moshi roughly 4 hours’ drive. Overnight at Parkview Inn Moshi.
Kindly note that the distance from Mount Kilimanjaro National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania is 4 h 43 min (255.7 km) hence an alternative accommodation is required.
Day 8: Day Hike to Kilimanjaro N Park through Marangu Route: An opportunity to reach the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the World's Highest Free-Standing Mountain. The trek will also allow you to see baboons, bush pigs, mongooses, elephants and a number of other animals and view waterfalls.
Day 9: Transfer-Domestic Flight to Zanzibar Island, Beach Holiday: Transfer from Zanzibar Airport to Neptune Pwani Beach Resorts by Neptune Hotel.
Zanzibar is one of the largest and most important cities in Tanzania. This modern city offers so much to do and see. The beautifully preserved old Stone Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is worth a visit during your Travel to Zanzibar.
Afternoon visit of the historical monuments such at the Arab Fort and the House of Wonders.
Day 10: A day Visit of the Historical Monuments: Second day visit of the historical monuments such as the Arab Fort and the House of Wonders and/or shop for the exquisite handicraft items and artifacts made by the local people.
Day 11: Late Transfer to Zanzibar Airport from Neptune Pwani Beach: Return flight from Zanzibar International Airport, Tanzania
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.