This circuit brings you to some of Africa’s most stunning natural wonders (Mt Kilimanjaro, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti National Park and the magical Zanzibar Island. You will see a large variety of wildlife and you will encounter indigenous tribes and learn about their habits and culture, and Zanzibar is an idyllic beach holiday island, its pristine reefs, sandy white beaches and clear blue waters are among the best in the world. The accommodations chosen are of the good and affordable standard available.
Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport
When you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you are arriving at an airport that is known as the “Gateway to Africa’s Wildlife Heritage.” You will be greeted by one of our friendly guides who will transfer you to Marangu Gate via Moshi Town where you have a 1 day hike up to Mandara Hut. Picnic lunch served at the Mountain, afternoon descend back Marangu Game and transfer to Arusha Town. Overnight at Zawadi House
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park & Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Arriva at Kilimanjaro airport , departure by a 4WD Land Cruiser to Lake Manyara National Park.
Nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is one of the most beautiful places in Africa. As you enter the gate, the Park is dramatically marked off by lush green vegetation consisting of tall trees of the ground water forest, which provide home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. Further down, the forest opens up into woodland, grassland, swamps and beyond, the soda lake itself where over 350 species of birds, including the lively flamingo, pelican, sacred ibis, grebe and stork can be viewed (a bird watchers’ paradise). At the southern end of the Park are hot sulphur springs called MajiMoto. Manyara is noted for its numerous buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippo, as well as a great variety of smaller animals, and of course the very elusive tree-climbing lions. In the afternoon, you will proceed towards Ngorongoro conservation Area.
Ngorongoro is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and surrounded by very steep walls rising 610m from the floor. Covering an area of 259 sq.kms, it is considered to be one of the Wonders of the Natural World and is a veritable haven for wildlife. In the afternoon, you will proceed towards Ngorongoro. Diner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti National Park
Leaving early in the morning and taking a picnic lunch with you, you will spend most of the day game driving on the floor of the crater. The bottom of the crater dotted with watering-holes, shelters almost 30 000 animals in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano.
In the afternoon, you will proceed towards Serengeti National Park probably the greatest park on earth… This park, undoubtedly the most famous in the world, covers over 14 000 sq. km and offers amongst many other things the biggest concentration of big cats in the world (Cheetahs, Lions, Leopards, Wild cats…). Many different landscapes can be found in the Serengeti: Savannah with the big plains to the south, hills & woods to the west, the kopjes area to the east, and bush land to the north. Important rivers (Seronera, Banagi, Grumeti ) also run through the park. Many different species of mammals can be spotted during game drives, elephant, buffalo, giraffes, antelopes… hippo and crocodile can also be found.
Diner and overnight Kati Kati Tented Camp
Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Early morning breakfast. Departure for a safari before sunrise, After breakfast, excursion into the wilds of the Serengeti for a full day safari in the park. With a picnic with you, take your time exploring this site heritage, where the greatest concentration of wildlife savannah wanders freely! Later in the evening, drive back to the lodge. Diner and overnight at Kati Kati Tented Camp
Day 5: Serengenti & Karatu Village
Breakfast served at the lodge in Serengeti National, game drive route and departure to Olduvai Gorge is one of the largest complex of prehistoric sites in East Africa . Stop at Olduvai museum. Picnic lunch brunch and depart for Ngorongoro Crater Rim, en-route game drive, dinner and overnight Endoro Lodge
Day 6: Arusha Airport / Zanzibar Island
Once you have eaten breakfast at the lodge, you will depart for Mto wa Mbu Massai Market. The market has many shops for you to browse. The items sold at this market range between paintings, t-shirts, and a wide range of souvenirs. The crafts sold at this market represent more than 128 cultural groups that live in Tanzania. Be sure to purchase some of the fresh fruit while visiting the Fresh Fruit Market of Mto wa Mbu. The culture and atmosphere at the market is one that you will remember. In the afternoon transfer to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar. Diner and overnight at VILLA KIVA
Day 7: Zanzibar Beach Vacation
On this day, you will have the opportunity to explore Zanzibar Beach. Start your day off with breakfast at VILLA KIVA, and take one of the many tours, including Safari Blue, Prison Island, and the Dolphin Tour. If you do not want to take a tour, you can walk along the beautiful powder-white beaches, view lots of palm trees, go diving or swimming, or simply relax. You will be served dinner at VILLA KIVA, where you will also have an overnight stay.
Day 8: Zanzibar Beach Vacation
This day belongs to you. You have the leisure to do whatever you would like; including taking excursions on your own. There are many tours available, such as the Stone Town Tours, the Spice Tours, and much more. Dinner and overnight at VILLA KIVA ,
Day 9: Zanzibar Beach Vacation
This day belongs to you. You have the leisure to do whatever you would like; including taking excursions on your own. There are many tours available, such as the Stone Town Tours, the Spice Tours, and much more. Dinner and overnight at VILLA KIVA
Day 10: Zanzibar Beach - Zanzibar Airport
On your last day, you will be served breakfast at the beautiful Z Boutique Hotel, which is near Zanzibar Beach. You have the opportunity to do some sight-seeing on your own, or you can simply relax before you are picked up and taken to Zanzibar Airport for your flight back home. Even though you are leaving, one thing is for sure; you will never forget this amazing eight-day safari, or the wonderful sites!
Price per person sharing USD2480.00 (Average price Subect to Availability)
Ground transport on safari in a comfortable safari land cruiser equipped for game viewing
Meals and Accommodation as per the itineraries
All park entrance fees/government taxes
Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
Bottled water on game drive
1 day hike at Kilimanjaro (Marangu route)
Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
4 nights in Zanzibar on half board
Visa to Tanzania
Optional extras and items of a personal nature
Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.