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Northern Tanzania and Zanzibar (10 Days)

This is a luxury tour of a fascinating, diverse and engaging country. You will visit the mountain town Arusha, the fascinating Ngorongoro Crater, the famed Serengeti National Park, and end in coastal and mystical Zanzibar. It is the perfect combination of beach, mountain and game viewing, and you will never want to leave! A bastion of tourism, Tanzania boasts many posh and elegant hotels and lodges, so prepare to sleep like royalty.

Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha
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Arusha is a city in northern Tanzania and is located just beneath the towering Mount Meru.

 

You’ll be received at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) by our representative and transferred to Arusha. On reaching Arusha, you check-in at the Arusha Coffee Lodge, a perfect mix of comfort and luxury.

 

Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge; Meals: Dinner

Distance/Drive Time:60kms/45 min

Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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The vastness of the Ngorongoro Crater and the thriving wildlife found there will leave you amazed!

 

After breakfast, you leave for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The central feature of this conservation area is the Ngorongoro crater which was formed by a volcanic eruption in the prehistoric times and is now a vast expanse of land and a habitat for wildlife. The crater houses two lakes, Ndutu and Masek, which are an integral water source for the animals in this area. The large mammals found here are the black rhino, hippopotamus, wildebeest, elephant, lion and buffalo.

 

 

The region is also culturally and historically important as it is the home of the Maasai tribe. The government allows only the people of this tribe to reside in the conservation area. Recent excavations in the reserve have brought forth evidence of hominid remains, which are over 1.8 million years old. These remains are an important link in the human evolutionary process. After lunch at the lodge you could do an optional crater rim walk or relax at the lodge.

 

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is dramatically beautiful, and often referred to as the eighth world wonder. Perched at the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, this exclusive luxury lodge enjoys spectacular views of the World Heritage Site in which it stands.

 

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge;Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance|Time:150 kms/3 hrs

Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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Spend your day on a game drive accompanied by experienced and knowledgeable rangers to spot the Big Five and a host of other wildlife species.

 

Today you will descend 2000 feet (0ver 600 m) to the floor of the crater. You will spend the day exploring the crater and enjoy a picnic lunch within the crater! Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where lions hunt. Enjoy a delicious meal at your charming lodge in Ngorongoro.

 

 

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge ; Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park
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Enjoy an afternoon game drive in Serengeti National Park and spot various wildlife species.

 

You leave in the morning for the famous Serengeti National Park. It is a scenic drive to the National Park which takes you via the Olduvai Gorge, the site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s archaeological findings. Louis and Mary Leakey were British archaeologists who spent a lot of time excavating the Olduvai region and in fact uncovered the tools of ancient hominids.

 

You reach Serengeti National Park by lunch time followed by an afternoon game drive. The Serengeti National Park is 14,763 square kilometers, and is Tanzania's oldest national park. It is renowned for the annual migration of over one and a half million white-bearded wildebeests, three hundred thousand Thomson's gazelles and over two hundred thousand zebras.

 

Drive around the beautiful park and watch the sun set over the acacia trees, and return to the lodge for dinner.

 

Soroi Serengeti is set high on a natural plateau with endless views over the vast plains of Musabi, giving you a truly unforgettable African experience. The luxurious Soroi Serengeti Lodge is an eclectic combination of architectural shapes, textures and colours combined with modern styled interiors. The main lounge and dining area offers ample seating with several decks as well as a small library. One of the main features is the unique infinity ‘rock’ pool where one can lounge whilst enjoying a plethora of game scattered on the plains.

 

Accommodation: Serengeti Soroi lodge ; Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance/Time: 200kms/4hrs

Serengeti National Park
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Enjoy morning and evening game drives in Serengeti National Park and spot the Big Five.

 

You spend the next two days at the Serengeti National Park. You have the option of going on a full day game drive or can return to the lodge for lunch! Photographers have a great opportunity to shoot pictures of animals and the landscapes are breathtaking!

 

The park is well known for its healthy stock of wildlife, particularly the 'Big Five', which are - the lion, African leopard, African elephant, black rhinoceros and African buffalo. Due to the biodiversity and ecological significance of the area, the park has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

 

 

Accommodation: Serengeti Soroi lodge;

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar
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Let Zanzibar indulge you with its abundant sights and smells. Relax on a pristine beach, enjoy spa treatments, and marvel at Stone Town’s unique architecture.

 

After breakfast, you proceed to the Seronera airstrip, for your flight to Zanzibar (11.00-14.00). On arrival you are transferred to Essque Hotel, your home for the next few days.

 

Stay in one of the Sea front suites, each with a spacious master bedroom, as well as a lounge and outside terrace or balcony. Once you are comfortable, make the most of your amenities, pick your favourite drink from your personalised mini bar, freshen up under a solar heated shower, or lie back on the king sized poster colonial style beds. Satisfy your taste buds with a choice of three distinctive restaurants, a scrumptious cafe, three well-stocked bars or dial a mixologist to come right to your suite and shake your very own tailor-made cocktail.

 

Accommodation: Essque Hotel;

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Zanzibar
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There are number of optional tours such as Stone town city tour, Prison Island Tour, Kizimkazi Dolphin Tour, Full Day Dhow Cruise and Sunset Dhow Cruise.

 

You will have two full days to relax and unwind at the coastal destination of Tanzania with various options of indulging yourself in the hydrotherapy treatment at the Spa or you can try your hand at kite surfing and other water sports.

 

 

*Optional activities can be arranged upon prior request.

Accommodation: Essque Hotel ; Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Departure
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After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Dar Es Salaam. In Dar Es Salaam you would be assisted to board your homebound flight.

 

Meals: Breakfast

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Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha    4 Stars

It is here on the outskirts of Arusha, hidden amongst one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations, that you will find Arusha Coffee Lodge, a perfect haven for relaxation either before or after any African safari.Comprising of 30 Plantation Houses – inclusive of 12 Plantation Suites – that radiate out into the evergreen coffee fields.

 

 

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is dramatically beautiful, and often referred to as the eighth world wonder. Perched at the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, this exclusive luxury lodge enjoys spectacular views of the World Heritage Site in which it stands.

 

 

Soroi Serengeti Lodge, Serengeti National Park

Soroi Serengeti is set high on a natural plateau with endless views over the vast plains of Musabi, giving you a truly unforgettable African experience. The luxurious Soroi Serengeti Lodge is an eclectic combination of architectural shapes, textures and colours combined with modern styled interiors.

 

 

Essque Hotel, Zanzibar

Essque Hotel is an intimate boutique destination nestled in a natural cove on the island’s north-eastern coast overlooking the Indian Ocean. Choose from 40 suites, all with picturesque views over the lush tropical garden or the ocean turquoise blue. Ensconce yourself in luxurious-styled spaces crafted from local materials, adorned with native artwork and housed under a traditional pitched Makuti roof.

 

• Breakfast: cereals, fruits, eggs/pancakes

• Lunch: buffet or 3 course

• Dinner: 4 course with soup, starter, choice of 2/3 entrees and dessert. Dining is normally in open air, you may enjoy a candlelight dinner on the balcony.

 

Please note that all efforts will be made to accommodate any special dietary requests and it is our pleasure to prepare Chinese cuisine for our guests.

Rates:

Starting from 58,800 RMB per person, basic 2 passengers.

15,000 RMB for Single Supplement

 

Inclusions

• Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Ground transportation with an English speaking driver/guide

• Airport transfers

• Domestic Airfare

• Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary

• Park or reserve entry fees

• Game drives /activities as mentioned in the itinerary

• Mineral water during Safari

• Taxes

 

Exclusions

• International airfare

• Meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary

• Gratuities and Tips

• Visas and Insurance

• Vaccinations

• Optional activities (if any)

• Souvenirs

• All items of personal nature

• Any increase in taxes, fuel cost and emergency rescue costs

 

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