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)
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
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.