☻Day1: Arrive in Tanzania
☻Day2: Experience Katavi National Park
On August 29, fly to Katavi National Park and see incredible wildlife in this unique location. Katavi National Park considered to be the best place to see shy Roan antelope, and herds of buffalo with up to 5,000 animals. A single herd can form a column of more than 3 km in length. Lions are present in high numbers, along with hyena and leopards. Even Wild Dogs can be found in the park – but they are a rare sighting. You’ll see many elephants, hippos, and giant crocodiles. The tens of thousands of large mammals present really make this "the last wilderness of Tanzania".
☻Day3: Annular Eclipse & Serengeti
This will be a busy day!
This morning, we will leave our accommodations very early. We will be provided with a packed breakfast. We will arrive at the eclipse site at 6:30AM, with time to set up equipment. The annular eclipse starts at 6:50AM and should reach its maximum at 8:38AM. The height of the annular eclipse will last for about 3 minutes, and the end of the retreating eclipse will be at 10:35AM.
After the eclipse, we will head back to the airport to fly to Serengeti National Park. There will be an afternoon game drive at Serengeti National Park as well, though feel free to relax at the lodge if you're tired after the eclipse!
☻Day4: Full day Serengeti
We will start with breakfast at the lodge, then enjoy full morning and afternoon game drives in the park, while seeing some amazing wildlife along the way. We will return to the accommodations for lunch and dinner.
The Serengeti is the size of Northern Ireland! It is considered to be the greatest wildlife sanctuary in the world, and boasts fantastic natural beauty and unparalleled scientific value. Serengeti contains about 4 million different types of animals including the African "big five": Rhino, leopard, buffalo, lion, and elephant.
☻Day5: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater
This will be a busy day! Enjoy breakfast at the lodge, before embarking on a final morning game drive in the Serengeti. We will then drive through the areas of Simba Kopjes and Naabi Hill Gate. We will stop at a Maasai Village to learn about their impressive culture, lifestyle, and how it is being preserved. We may also have a chance to learn about their traditional dances.
Then, we will pproceed to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater to enjoy breath-taking views of the crater from the top. We will stop on the crater rim to enjoy one of the most memorable picnic lunches in your life before descending to the crater floor for a 6 hour crater tour game drive.
☻Day6: Drive to Lake Natron
After breakfast, we will drive to Lake Natron which is a highly alkaline lake (also known as a "soda lake". The lake is an important breeding ground for flamingoes. A guide will accompany us as we can walk across the baked mud fields to the lake itself. We will also see volcano Oldoinyo Lengai. We can walk to the Engero Sero Waterfalls and also reach a natural swimming pool surrounded by steep rocks if we walk far enough. This will be followed by a game drive.In the evening, we will drive back to Arusha for dinner and to enjoy the evening at the lodge.
Day7: Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
After breakfast at the lodge, we will bring a packed lunch with us as we head out to the base of Mount Kilimanjaro! We will hike around the base of the mountain and observe this majestic mountain from the bottom. The hike will take 2-3 hours total. No need to bring hiking poles unless you feel more comfortable with them. There will be small hills to climb but it will not be an intense hike. We will return to our lodge in Arusha for dinner.
☻Day8: Fly to Zanzibar
We will have breakfast at the lodge. Then, we will return to Arusha Airport for our flight to Zanzibar Island, where we will spend the rest of the tour relaxing on the beautiful island paradise of Zanzibar, or enjoying other optional activities! We will enjoy lunch and dinner at our Zanzibar accommodations.
☻Day9: Enjoy Zanzibar Island!
Enjoy lovely Zanzibar Island! What would you like to do today? You can spend a relaxing day at the beach, or there are many activities to choose from. Options will be provided so that you can make the most of your time on this gorgeous island.
☻Day10: End tour
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before returning to the airport in Zanzibar to connect with your return flight home, or wherever your journey brings you next. Thank you for traveling with us!
"Let view Tanzania"