SERENGETI MARATHON AND SAFARI NOVEMBER 2016

SERENGETI MARATHON AND SAFARI NOVEMBER 2016

Safari tour package:
A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Price per person*:
$2900 - $3700
Includes internal flights:
Yes
Length of safari:
10 days
Best months:
November - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Romantic safaris Romantic Cultural safaris Cultural Self-drive safaris Self-drive
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Run with the Gazelles

It’s a dream come true! Each year, on the last Saturday of November (November 26, 2016), runners from around the world converge at Serengeti National Park to run in the Serengeti Marathon. The Serengeti Marathon is one of the most unique marathons as part of the race is run inside the world famous Serengeti National Park’s Western side near the Ndabaka Gate. This is an event that will give you an opportunity to witness close encounters the spectacular African wildlife.

Worldwide Safaris Tanzania, Ltd. invites you to consider enhancing your runners’ experience by organizing a safari before or after the event. Tanzania remains a hidden natural treasure, still not overrun by tourism, and among the safest of countries on the African continent to explore. Safaris can be custom designed according to you and your runners’ interests and needs to include such places as Serengeti National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, among other parks and reserves. Non-safari options include Zanzibar, Lake Victoria, beach holidays, scuba diving, swimming with dolphins, Olduvai Gorge, hot air ballooning, cultural and historical sites, and of course climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. For those interested, trips can be arranged in any number of other African destinations.

A portion of your safari fees will go toward a donation for the Albino children in Busega District where the event is taking place.

Your Safari Host: Worldwide Safaris Tanzania Limited is a small, personalized and highly experienced Tanzanian tour operator. Over the years Worldwide Safaris has hosted many international visitors on private guided tours in Tanzania and cooperates to offer safaris in such places as Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Namibia, Botswana, Ethiopia and South Africa. Our office is based in Arusha, the tourism city of Tanzania.

U.S.A. contact:Kenneth Cushner. Ph.D.:kencushner@worldwide-safaris.com;
kencushner@yahoo.com

23/11/2016: Arrival day and overnight in Arusha or connect flight to Mwanza

Arrive JRO by Ethiopian airline OR (KLM, TURKISH AIR,QATAR AIRWAYS,KENYA AIRWAYS) Transfer to KIA Lodge for lunch. Afternoon back to the airport to connect a flight to Mwanza. Overnight at Malaika Beach Resort      

24/11/2016: Drive from Mwanza to Speke Bay Lodge

Drive from Mwanza to Speke Bay Lodge. Lunch and day at leisure at the SpekeBay Lodge. OPTIONAL:  Canoe trip / Lake Cruise        Speke Bay Lodge

25/11/2016: Visit the Serengeti Stop Over for the Marathon briefing.
 Dinner and overnight at the SpekeBay Lodge

26/11/2016: Marathon Day

Early morning drive to the starting point of the Marathon. Lunch and late on the celebration dinner gala at Stop over Speke Bay Lodge

27/11/2016: Start Safari inside Serengeti National Park

Leave in the morning for a game drive in Serengeti.  Overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge

Serengeti National Park: The Serengeti National Park is a Tanzanian national park in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions. It is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile crocodiles. It is the best place to see the big cats than any other park in the northern Tanzania.

28/11/2016: Serengeti National Park

OPTION: Early morning Serengeti Balloon Ride in the Serengeti at an extra cost of USD 530 per person.

Full day game drive in Serengeti and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge

29/11/2016: Serengeti - Ngorongoro – Manyara Serena

Leave early in the morning and drive to the Ngorongoro, stopping at a Maasai village on the way for a cultural display visit. OPTIONAL at USD 14 per person: Visit to the Olduvai Gorge where Dr. Leakey discovered the fossil remains of human beings. We have a lecture and visit the museum. Proceed to Ngorongoro for game drives in the crater. Afternoon Proceed to the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge for overnight.

About the Crater

The crater was formed about 2.5 – 3.0 million years ago after what is believed to be the mountain close to the height of Mt. Kilimanjaro collapsed after an eruption forming a caldera. In the crater live more than 25,000 animals which the biggest population is wildebeests, Thomson’s gazelles, zebras, buffalos, hartebeests and many more. The predators found in are the lions, hyenas and others. The crater is where one stands so many chances of spotting the Black Rhinos  

30/11/2016: Lake Manyara Serena to Tarangire National Park

Drive to Tarangire for game drive and overnight at the Tarangire Safari Lodge with dinner.

Tarangire National Park is famous for its population of elephants than any other park in northern Tanzania. It is also characterized by magnificent giant baobab trees – the upside down trees which are believed to have been on earth hundreds of thousands of years. Moreover, the park also boasts to host a good number of different species of birds.

1/12/2016: Tarangire to Arusha

Leave in the morning for Arusha to depart at Kilimanjaro International Airport OR Fly to Zanzibar for Beach Holidays.

ZANZIBAR BEACH HOLIDAY

Fly from Arusha / Kilimanjaro Airport for a flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival in Zanzibar you will have a transfer to Zanzibar Palace Hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast basis. (B)

2/12/2016: Zanzibar and Stone Town Tour

This day you are free to move around in town and visit the stone town and other activities of your choice. Overnight at Zanzibar Palace Hotel on bed and Breakfast (B)

03/12/2016: Zanzibar Palace Hotel to Sunshine Marine Lodge

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Sunshine Marine Lodge for your two nights stay.  This lodge is located on the north-east coast of the island. You are free to do any activity of your choice on that day before heading to the lodge. You will stay at the Panorama Suites Rooms. Overnight at Sunshine Marine Lodge on bed and breakfast (B)

  • Panorama Suites are our biggest rooms, both upstairs, located in two different bungalows.
  • These two rooms have traditional palm leave ceilings.
  • From their balconies and roof windows the panoramic view to the Ocean is simply breathtaking

04/12/2016: Sunshine Marine Lodge

Day at leisure at the Sunshine Marine Lodge. Overnight at the Sunshine Marine Lodge

05/12/2016: Sunshine Marine Lodge to Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa for your two nights stay. You are free to do any activity of your choice on that day before heading to the lodge. Overnight at Bluebay Beach on dinner and breakfast basis

Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is a luxury beachfront resort with traditional Swahili charm, Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is situated on the finest white, sandy beach on the east coast of the island of Zanzibar. Set in 30-acres of tropical gardens with over 1,000 palm trees, the resort is one of Zanzibar’s most prestigious properties offering the ultimate in beach comfort: excellent accommodation; fine wining and dining; a host of sports and leisure facilities; the famous Oasis Spa; and our award-winning service. Free WiFi is also available throughout the Resort

06/12/2016: Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa

Full day at leisure at the Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa

07/12/2016: Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa – Zanzibar Airport

Transfer from Your lodge to Zanzibar airport for your flight to Dar Es Salaam at JKN International Airport for a flight home.

INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

  • all transfers
  • domestic flights
  • accommodation as per itinerary
  • all meals as per itinerary
  • meet and greet services
  • services of an experienced driver guide
  • all park entrance fees
  • exclusive 4×4 vehicle for the entire safari
  • game drives
  • a bottle of water per day
  • flight from Serengeti to Arusha / Serengeti to Zanzibar / Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam

OPTION: YOU CAN DO THE MARATHON ALONE OR ANY OTHER OPTION OF YOUR CHOICE

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Speke Bay Lodge Mwanza
  • Malaika Beach Holiday Mwanza
  • Serengeti Serena Lodge
  • Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
  • Tarangire Safari Lodge

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Worldwide Safaris Tanzania Ltd

- We offer private/custom safaris
- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
- We have 14 tour packages listed
T: +255-786-158-702
Since: May 2010

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Game drives
Game drives
Hot air balloons
Hot air balloons
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