16 Days Luxury Family Safari – Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari

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16 Days Luxury Family Safari – Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari and Zanzibar Beach Holiday   (5 Star Lodges)

16 Days Luxury Family Safari, Upon arrival, through Kilimanjaro International Airport you will certainly  be met by your professional driver and transferred to the Gran Melia Hotel spend the rest of the day at leisure and acclimatization for dinner and overnight though. Not only that but also on this day if your flight will arrive early and the sky is clear. You will also have a chance to see Mount Kilimanjaro if the weather condition will be suitable.

Accommodation:

Gran Meliá Arusha Hotel   shorturl.at/erKUX

 Meals Plan on Full-board

DAY 1: ARUSHA TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

We will leave our Hotel in Arusha town very early in the morning with a picnic lunch for a full-day game drive in Tarangire National Park. Tanzania’s third largest National park is known for its majestic baobab trees that dot the landscape, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The Tarangire River is specifically the centerpiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. Here you may see  animals for instance lion, leopard, cheetah, lesser kudu, buffalo, Oryx, eland, giraffe and zebra. Post the game drive, you will head to your accommodation at Lake Manyara Serena Hotel where a delicious dinner awaits you.

Accommodation:

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge  https://www.serenahotels.com/lakemanyara  

 

DAY 2: TRANSIT TO NORTHERN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

After finishing up a good breakfast at the hotel, you will head out towards Kogatende Area in Northern

Serengeti National Park and travel in the northern of the never ending plain grasslands. The Serengeti National Park is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. You will have a late afternoon game drive in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, 16 Days Luxury Family Safari, zebras, and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. Picnic lunch will be done during the day-long game drive itself or maybe at Olduvai Gorge.

On the way to Serengeti National Park, you will have to visit Olduvai Gorge (optional tour) at an extra cost of $35 per person. It is within this steep-sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here in a small museum, we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back 2.5 million years. We will later proceed with a drive to the Kogatende area in northern Serengeti National. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation. Overnight at Serengeti in Gran Melia Lodge in Serengeti.

Accommodation:

Meliá Serengeti Lodge shorturl.at/exyCU

 Meals Plan on Full-board

DAY 3: FULL-DAY  GAME DRIVE –KOGATENDE -SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

You will depart for full day game drives around 6:00 AM on an early morning game drive to northern

Serengeti for Kogatende Area to see the Mara River. Kogatende, which is in Northern Serengeti, near the Mara River is a great place to get away from the crowds since it is secluded and inaccessible, sandwiched between the Central Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve to the north. Travelers who make it to this part of the Serengeti will be rewarded with breathtaking scenery, including green rolling hills, granite outcrops, and acacia woodlands dotting open savanna, incredible wildlife, and, 16 Days Luxury Family Safari, most importantly, massive herds of wildebeest and zebra crossing the croc-infested Mara River during the Great Migration. This area of the park is also home to a number of other attractions.

This section of the park is also home to the Serengeti’s highest concentration of elephants, as well as large concentrations of lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena, as well as a variety of resident species including giraffe, topi, eland, and hippo. The Mara River, which flows through the Northern Serengeti before entering Lake Victoria in the west, is without a doubt the centerpiece of this isolated Serengeti region. The river is home to massive hippos and a variety of wildlife, including giraffe, elephant, leopard, and lion. Thousands upon thousands of wildebeest and zebra battle currents and massive Nile crocodiles to reach the opposite side of the Mara River, where they make their journey north into Kenya’s Masai Mara. Then you will be taken to Serengeti Gran Melia Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Meliá Serengeti Lodge Meliá shorturl.at/exyCU

 Meals Plan on Full-board

 

DAY 4: GAME DRIVE SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

You can both have a relaxed breakfast and depart for full day game drives around 9:00 AM with packed lunch, or you can depart at 6:00 AM on an early morning game drive. Then we will return to our accommodation for breakfast and rest for a bit and then we depart on in afternoon game drive with packed lunch. You will leave Northern Serengeti National Park with a game drive to explore of the beautiful Serengeti.

The Serengeti National Park is the most acclaimed safari destination for its incredible population of wildebeest, lions, cheetah and leopards. The central area of the Serengeti – known as Seronera area is one of the prosperous wildlife habitats in the park, which features Seronera River, which provides a water source to this area animals tend to follow drinking water in this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. During the off-season of the migration, one must really look out for the many lion pride that thrives in this region. The synergy and survival of lion pride provide an excellent game viewing experience. Together with a picnic lunch during the game drive, later on, we leave Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area en en-route game drive. Finally go  to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:   

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge      https://www.serenahotels.com/ngorongoro  

 Meals Plan on Full-board

 

DAY 5: NGORONGORO CRATER FULL DAY GAME DRIVE

On this day of your Wildlife Safari you will leave you accommodation with picnic lunch to descend  Ngorongoro Crater, you will decent into this beautiful crater floor full of animals and birds species with a big opportunity of spotting big 5 animals. Ngorongoro Crater is the great volcanic crater in the world and fourteen kilometers of isolated natural beauty. Ngorongoro Crater is surrounded by a ring of extinct volcanoes and the floor, dotted with watering holes, shelters some 30,000 animals.

The Ngorongoro Crater is the world largest inactive volcanic caldera. It has a massive floor of about 260 sq. km with a depth of over 2000 feet. The 6-8 hours game drive on the crater floor will show you a lot of animal action. You should keep your camera ready anytime when you are in this beautiful crater. The African elephant, buffalo, Black rhino, Hippos in the pools, Hyenas, Cheetahs, and Lions are found in plenty. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascent to the top exit of the crater.

This is the last day of your safari, with a drive to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Lake Manyara Hotel    https://www.serenahotels.com/lakemanyara  

 Meals Plan on Full-board

 

DAY 6: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK FULL DAY

You will be taken to Lake Manyara National Park for a morning game drive, after breakfast our driver guide will be waiting for you at your accommodation ready for starting your safari to Lake Manyara National Park. This park is one of Tanzania’s small National Parks and it is placed the most dramatic wildlife area in Tanzania. Also, this Park consists of a huge shallow salt Lake covering which covers about two-thirds of the park and lies at the base of the Great Rift Valley Due to its rich and varied habitats,

this park attracts different animal species like herds of zebra, giraffes, warthog, wildebeest, 16 Days Luxury Family Safari, buffalo, African elephant, the famous Lake Manyara tree-climbing lions, etc. Countless numbers of flamingos attracted by green algae around the Lake are also available. This park is the smallest and very compact, this will help you to see many animal species, bird species, trees, and the beautiful Lake of Manyara, and lunch will be provided inside the park at the beautiful selected picnic site. Then proceed with our game drive while exit the national park, our guide will take us to Arusha town at Gran Melia Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Gran Meliá Arusha Hotel   shorturl.at/erKUX

 Meals Plan on Full-board

 

DAY 7: MATERUNI WATERFALLS & COFFEE DAY TOUR

On this day you will wake up early in the morning to Materuni Village for a coffee plantation tour and visit

COFFEE TOUR

You visit a coffee farm and learn about how coffee is grown, harvested and processed, and try your hand at roasting and preparing a fresh cup of coffee the Chagga way. After the coffee tour and tasting, you’ll take a beautiful 30-minute hike through the hills and valleys en route to the Materuni. The valleys and hills are covered by tropical rainforest, coffee, 16 Days Luxury Family Safari,  banana, and avocado “shambas”, the Kiswahili word for farms. On a clear day, great views of Kibo and Moshi town can be seen during hiking.

MATERUNI FALLS

Materuni waterfalls, Materuni Waterfall is the highest and most impressive waterfall at the foothill of Mount Kilimanjaro with a height of about 150m.

The hike to the base of the Waterfall can be demanding and hiking shoes are recommended. After the hike, you will have your lunch at the waterfalls.

Finally, you can refresh at the waterfall’s cold water, so don’t forget to bring your swimwear. After the experience you will start your journey back to Moshi town, we will leave Materuni early in the afternoon to Kikuletwa hot spring, visit Kikuletwa Hot springs, and spend some time about 3 hours before heading back to our accommodation. Dried river beds, baobab and acacia trees accompany us on our way. The hot springs of Kikuletwa, also known as Chemka Hot Springs, are close to the village of Rundugai and are one of the most beautiful places in Tanzania to relax. The small pond is surrounded by palm and fig trees with winding roots. Later a driver-guide will take you back to Arusha town for dinner and overnight at Gran Melia Hotel.

Accommodation:

Gran Meliá Arusha Hotel   shorturl.at/erKUX

 Meals Plan on Full-board

DAY 8: ARUSHA TOWN & RELAXATION

A full day in Arusha. This day will be resting day and relaxation at the hotel, take a rest in the morning and in the afternoon you will be taken for a short town tour in Arusha and experience how the local of the area lives.

Accommodation:

Gran Meliá Arusha Hotel   shorturl.at/erKUX

 Meals Plan on Full-board

DAY 9: DEPARTURE – ARRIVAL IN ZANZIBAR

Our guide will come to pick you up from the hotel based on the Zanzibar flight schedule, check out, and then you will be taken to Arusha Airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar. If times allow and you will be ready we can arrange for you a complimentary town tour before taking to Arusha Kisongo Airstrip.

Upon your arrival in Zanzibar, you meet our professional guide and transfer to Zanzibar Serena Hotel relaxation and enjoy the beach view, later on, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation:

Zanzibar Serena Hotel https://www.serenahotels.com/zanzibar  

 Meals Plan on Full-board

DAY 10: STONE TOWN TOUR – NUNGWI

After breakfast, today you will have chance to explore the stone town tour which is the most scenic parts of the island as you head to Stone Town. In stone town you will experience the rich history of the city, after that we head to the bustling markets, alleys and what was formerly a slave market. In the afternoon, we proceed with tour of the countryside to the spice plantations where you will be welcomed by the rich aroma of spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon.

Spices and herbs originally introduced to Zanzibar by Portuguese traders in the 16th century, brought from their colonies in South America and India. During this tour you will be walking inside of spice farms in Swahili we call them (Shambas) While you are there, you shall see how the spices, herbs and fruits grow and are cultivated as well as more explanations from your guide about how those crops are used in our daily life. You will be smelling and tasting spices, herbs and tropical fruits such as clove, lemongrass, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, coconuts, papaya, chili, black pepper, jackfruit, cardamom, cassava and oranges. After the tour you will enjoy a traditional Swahili lunch at the farm. Here is when you can really taste the different ways of using spices.

The tour finishes with a stop at a spice stall selling fresh packaged spices (cash only). In the evening you drive to Zanzibar Serena Hotel Overnight.

Accommodation:

Zanzibar Serena Hotel https://www.serenahotels.com/zanzibar  

 Meals Plan on Full-board

 

DAY 11: PRISON ISLAND – NAKUPENDA BEACH

You meet  our professional guide at 10:00 am for prison island tour where by you will enjoy the swing the Jiang tortoise, peacocks and small antelopes known as dikki dikki, after Prison Island you will later visit Nakupenda Beach.

This full day tour includes something for everyone! Start your day by visiting the historical Prison Island.

There, tour a prison once used as a quarantine, befriend an Aldabra Tortoise and enjoy the panorama of

Stone town viewed from an island! After that, it’s time to relax on the white sands of the Pange Sandbank and soak up the Zanzibar sun. Admire the breathtaking view of the turquoise waters that surround you and the birds that loom up above. This truly is a dream destination! Time for a cool down? Grab your snorkel and flippers and go for a swim. This underwater world will blow you away. Marvel at the tropical fish that swim amongst the beautiful, live coral reef that surrounds the Sandbank. After you’ve worked up an appetite, sit down and relax under your own private tent, where a seafood feast awaits you. Sure to be one of your favorite days in Zanzibar!

Nakupenda beach, tour Zanzibar iconic whitest sandbank. The beach boasts of fabulous sandbanks and a beautiful coastline, ideal for snorkeling, swimming & sun bathing. You will also chance to visit prison island see, touch, and feed and take pictures of the Aldabra Giant Tortoise at Prison Island. In the evening you  drive to Zanzibar Serena Hotel for Overnight.

Accommodation:

Zanzibar Serena Hotel https://www.serenahotels.com/zanzibar  

 Meals Plan on Full-board

DAY 12: ZANZIBAR ISLAND SPICE TOUR

On this day in Zanzibar we pick you up at your hotel as we proceed with tour of the countryside to the spice plantations.  Welcomed by the rich aroma of spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. Spices and herbs  originally introduced to Zanzibar by Portuguese traders in the 16th century, brought from their colonies in South America and India. During this tour, you will be walking inside of spice farms in Swahili we call them  (Shambas)

While you are there, you see how the spices, herbs, and fruits grow and are cultivated. As well as more explanations from your guide about how those crops are used in our daily life. You will be smelling and tasting spices, herbs and tropical fruits such as clove, lemongrass. Nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, coconuts, papaya, chili, black pepper, jackfruit, cardamom, cassava, and oranges. After the tour, you will enjoy a traditional Swahili lunch at the farm. Here is when you can really taste the different ways of using spices. The tour finishes with a stop at a spice stall selling fresh packaged spices (cash only). Later on taken back to Zanzibar Serena Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Zanzibar Serena Hotel https://www.serenahotels.com/zanzibar  

 Meals Plan on Full-board

DAY 13: ZANZIBAR DOLPHIN TOUR & SNORKELING AT MNEMBA ISLAND REEF

On this day of Zanzibar Island tour our guide will take you to Mnemba Island for spotting dolphins and snorkeling, only two places we say are the best and easy to spot dolphins; at Mnemba Island and Kizimkazi beach as we mentioned above. And from these two places, we recommend Mnemba Island because you can combine it with Snorkeling. This place  considered as the best snorkeling part of Zanzibar beach Holidays.

Accommodation:

Double Tree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar – Nungwi https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/znzstdidoubletreezanzibarstonetown/   

 Meals Plan on Full-board

DAY 14: LEISURE AT PEMBA ISLAND

On these day of leisure at Pemba Island based on Bed and Breakfast. You will have an option to do a tour of Pemba towns or go to Misali Island for snorkeling and diving. Most of the island is hillier and more fertile than Unguja. This Island dominated by small-scale farming. Not only small farming but also large-scale farming of cash crops such as cloves are available in this Island. There is a quite large

Arab community on the island who emigrated from Oman. The population is a mix of Arab and original  Waswahili inhabitants of the island. A significant portion of the population also identifies as Shiraz people. The most important towns in Pemba are Chake-Chake which is the Capital City on this Island, and Mkoani, and were which as well is the largest city. Pemba is, with the exception of a strip of land along its eastern coast, a very fertile place: besides clove trees, the locals grow mainly rice, coconut, 16 Days Luxury Family Safari,  bananas, cassava, and red beans (called maharagwe in the Swahili language). Later you return to the accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Double Tree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar – Nungwi https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/znzstdidoubletreezanzibarstonetown

 Meals Plan on Full-board

 

DAY 15: ZANZIBAR HOTEL RELAXATION   

Hotel relaxation and your personal activities.

Accommodation:

Double Tree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar – Nungwi https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/znzstdidoubletreezanzibarstonetown/   

 Meals Plan on Full-board

DAY 16: DEPARTURE DAY

Airport drop-off depending on the flight schedule. Picked up from your hotel. The to the Zanzibar International Airport ready. In order  to catch your flight to your next destination.

PRICE INCLUDES:

-Park Entrance Fees

-All Zanzibar Accommodation

-Crater Service Fees

– Drinking-Water

-Meals 3 times per day

-Accommodation during Safari

-Safari Land Cruiser with top up roof

-Zanzibar Activities

-Materuni Excursion

-Professional Fluent English Speaking Driver Guide

-Airport Transfers

-Accommodation in Arusha on Arrival and After Safari

-Local Flight Arusha -Zanzibar

 

PRICE EXCLUDE:-

-Tips

-International Flight

-Soft Drinks and Alcohol

 

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