9 Days Safari, Marangu Cultural Tour and Zanzibar
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9 Days 8 Nights
Tanzania’s northern safari circuit is the most celebrated safari area in Africa. Home to the world-famous Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, and the lesser known parks of Lake Manyara and Tarangire, the sheer concentration of Africa’s big game in this area is phenomenal.
Day One: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara with lunch boxes from Keys Hotel for game drive in Lake Manyara.
Manyara Region takes its name from Lake Manyara, which is one of the major lakes formed in ancient times by the Great Rift Valley. It is the only Region in Tanzania to be bisected into two by the Great Rift Valley. It is a major wildlife water source and is, therefore, an essential part of the wildlife ecosystems of Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Tarangire National Park. In addition, Lake Manyara is the country’s largest breeding ground for tens of thousands of flamingo
Kudu Lodge and Campsite offers outstanding hospitality, comfortable accommodation and pleasant surroundings, is situated at Karatu, the heart of the northern Tanzania safari circuit. Kudu Lodge nestles in eleven acres of rolling countryside, amidst mature trees and gardens, home to myriad birds and a tranquil and shady oasis hideaway for visitors— the perfect base for wildlife safaris. Our lodge is the epitome of spaciousness, friendliness and African hospitality
Dinner and Overnight Kudu Lodge (FB)
Day 2: Serengeti
After breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park with lunch boxes for full day game drive.
The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania was established in 1952. It is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth-the great migration of wildebeest and zebra.
The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive. There is a wide variety of accommodation available, from luxury lodges to mobile camps. The parks covers 5,700 sq miles, (14,763 sq km), it’s larger than Connecticut, with at most a couple hundred vehicles driving around.
Dinner and overnight KenzanTented Camp (FB)
Day 3: Serengeti
Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park. Meals inclusive.
Home to the world’s greatest wildlife reserves and with unforgettable scenic beauty, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania is truly a dream destination for everyone. Kenzan Camps and Safaris feature three intimate camps situated at exclusive sites of this park offering perfect settings for adventure seekers to enjoy one-of-a-kind experience with ample solitude and comfort.
Dinner and overnight KenzanTented camp (FB)
Day 4: Ngorongoro – Tarangire
After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation area with lunch boxes from the lodge. Descend down to the Crater floor for half-day game drive. Afternoon drive to Tarangire for overnight.
From the elegant wooden central platform where the Lake Burunge Tented Lodge restaurant stands it’s possible to watch the Lakeshore waiting for animals that come to drink water.
Because the camp is strategically located in the natural corridor between Manyara and Tarangire so the spectacle of the migration it’s guaranteed. The camp is located 10 minutes from the entrance of the park known as Sangaiwe.
This camp is the perfect place to relax in comfort after a day of game drives in Tarangire simply away by breeze and the colours of the African sunset from private terrace.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Burunge Tented Lodge (FB)
Day Five: Tarangire
Morning and Afternoon game drives. Drive back to Moshi/ Arusha.
Tarangire National Park derives its name from the Tarangire River that rises in the highlands of central Tanzania and winds its way through the game sanctuary. The river irresistibly lures the herds of plains migrants from the parched surrounding area to its shrunken – but permanent – brackish waters during the dry season.
The animals come by thousands from as far north as the shores of Lake Natron, dramatically swelling the resident population with wildebeest, zebra, and eland, elephant, hartebeest, buffalo and fringe-eared Oryx. As the rainless days continue the Tarangire’s pools are clotted with thirsty migrants, and elephants begin to dig for underground streams in the dry riverbed.
In evening drive to Keys hotel for overnight (BB)
Day Six: Marangu Cultural Tour
After breakfast, drive to Marangu village. Stay with Chagga family, have opportunity to witness and Chagga culture with a visit to a traditional Chagga house.
Participate with members of the family in zero grazing livestock feeding, coffee picking, processing and finally tasting a coffee from which you have prepared and cooking yourself local food. Enjoy lunch at family house prepared by you with Chagga woman. Enjoy machalari and mtori, “the famous chagga food. Visit the famous Ndoro a waterfall which is a panoramic viewpoint’s ideal for photographing waterfalls and Mount Kilimanjaro.
Visit Kilimanjaro National Park Gate, get explanation on history, ecological features, etc., and time to take photo
The waterfalls are situated in the Kilimanjaro National Park, to the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Located in the beautiful countryside of Marangu surrounded by lush landscapes, you will find this hidden waterfall. At the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Ndoro Waterfall is one of the most popular and largest waterfalls in the area. A one hour hike, descending through the stunning green landscapes of Chagga (the largest tribe in Tanzania) land will bring you to this huge waterfall, here you will have the opportunity to stand underneath the waterfall, even jump off one and go swimming in the refreshing water and have a well-deserved break in the beautiful valley.
Dinner and overnight at Keys Hotel (BB)
Day Seven: Arrival Zanzibar & Stone Town Tour.
You will be met on arrival at Zanzibar Airport if you arrive by international or internal flight or in harbour if you arrive by boat/ferry from Dar es Salaam and transfer to stone town.
After check in to the hotel, you will meet a guide for short briefing for half day Stone Town Tour.
Stone Town is the center and capital city of Zanzibar’s culture; You will discover the bountifully decorated buildings and intricately carved doors and visit the famous slave market where nowadays the Anglican Church stands. The slave market is also called “the House of Wonders”.
Visit iconic land marks including but not limited to – the Palace Museum (People’s Palace), Dr Livingston’s house and the Arab Fort. You will also explore the market, mosques and Forodhan gardens. After all the activities in stone town you will walk back to Tembo House Hotel for overnight.
Located on the seafront in what was once the American Consulate, Tembo House is ideally located for exploring historic Stone Town. All rooms are ensuit and most have balconies overlooking either the beach,or the hotels courtyard pool.The hotel is decorated and furnished in Swahili style with antique furniture and ornaments.
The Tembo House Hotel & Apartments has on array of antique furniture and ornaments from all over the World. Sleeping on a unique Swahili beds and enjoy the wood carved furniture which rarely seen in many countries. Most of the rooms feature a balcony with sea or pool views. The hotel’s Bahari Restaurant offers local as well international cuisine.
Accommodation: Tembo House Hotel Zanzibar (BB)
Day Eight: Explore Zanzibar Full Day on The Beach
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred by our driver to Nungwi. The Northern Zanzibar beaches are best all year round. Spend full at leisure relaxing on one of Zanzibar’s beautiful white sands and activities (optional/upon request). You will spend the night in the sea facing bedrooms for best unwinding. The nights here are silent, only you and the Indian Ocean will buzz the nights
For those feeling active, there’s a wide range of excursions available. Perhaps opt for a spot of snorkelling or scuba diving to see the incredible coral reefs teeming with exotic fish and perhaps the odd dolphin in the azure waters. Other activities in or above the water include fishing, windsurfing or various boat trips. Traditional dhow cruises are offered by the locals and are a great way to see the local lifestyle or island hop to some of the smaller uninhabited islands. Also consider a day trip to Jozani Chwaka Bay national Park – home to the rare Kirk’s Red Colobus Monkey, Syke’s Monkey and Ader’s Duiker.
Nungwi Dreams by Mantis is a brand new 5 star luxury boutique hotel situated on the northern tip of Nungwi, the highest rated and most pristine beach on the island. Located away from the hustle and bustle of the Nungwi and Kendwa areas, Nungwi Dreams by Mantis offers a more serene and private setting for the utmost peace and tranquility.
Enjoy a secluded and luxurious hideaway with access to a pristine and private beach.
The design elements embody contemporary architecture alongside local Swahili and Arabic flair giving you a complete experience on the Spice Island
Accommodation: Nungwi Dreams (BB)
Day Nine: Departure
After breakfast, depending on your flight time you will have a transfer to Zanziabr airport to catch your flight back home.
- Accommodation at Keys Hotel on BB
- 4 nights accommodation on safari on FB
- Crater fee
- Concession fee / WMA fees
- Park fees safari
- 4×4 safari vehicle
- Professional driver/guide
- Lunch box on safari
- All transfers while in Zanzibar including airport pick up and drop
- All entries fees as listed in the itinerary
- All accommodation on bed and breakfast
- Stone Town Tour
- Government taxes
- Transport to and from Kilimanjaro airport.
- Tips for guides/driver
- Food for the first and last night at the hotel
- International air fare and local flight