Begin by walking along the buffalo and giraffe in Arusha national park with the views of Tanzania two tallest mountain unveiling the beauty of the country. View Manyara troops of baboon and incredible and thrilling sighting of wildlife in the Ngorongoro, before moving to the Serengeti and explore these wild heritage site for its amazing big cats and a candle lit dinner under the unspoiled sky. Rinse your dust with a stay at breezes beach for relaxation.
Itinerary at glance
After breakfast, you’ll drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park. This beautiful park combines an alkali lake covered with flocks of pelicans and flamingos with African savannah and tropical forests of giant fig and mahogany trees. Elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and a variety of antelope inhabit the park as well as a variety of monkeys and a large population of baboons. If you are lucky you may see the Manyara lions, well known for their tree climbing habits, lazily resting on the branches of an “Acacia Tortillas” tree. The birdlife is also abundant, with flamingoes, pelicans, hornbills and plenty of forest species.
Dinner and overnight Gibbs farm.
After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park likely the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. The vast Serengeti plains cover an area of about 15,000 square kilometers and during the months of the Great Migration, is a habitat of huge numbers of wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle. The Serengeti Kopjes, massive boulder islands of granite standing in a sea of grass, provide shelter to a great variety of plants and animals, from the elusive leopard to the tiny dik dik. After lunch proceed with your game on your way to the lodge.
Activities: Game viewing.
Early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light. After enjoying a bush breakfast at the hippo pools you proceed with your game drives around Serengeti named after an old Masai word Siringet, meaning ‘Endless Plains’. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, antelopes and many birds and other species. Return to your luxury camp for late lunch under Acacia Trees or stay in the bush until late afternoon. In the evening you will be surprised with a private candle light dinner under African Stars. Dinner and overnight Tortillas camp.
Activities: Game drive, balloon safari, bush dinner, Sundowner.
Note: Balloon safari Optional.
After breakfast game drive en route towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area home of the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations and one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in its natural habitat.
There are various options to spend the reminder of the day
• Ranger-guided Nature Walk along the Crater Rim
alternatively you settle in at your beautiful country home style lodge and enjoy a restful afternoon. Dinner and overnight Serena Hotel.
Activities: Game drive, Maasai village visit, nature walks.
After an early breakfast descends down to the crater flour for your magical game drive, exploring this collapsed caldera habitat is one of the most rewarding game drives you would ever do in Africa, although you will never avoid cars like in other parks. You might have the great sighting of lion, hyena, jackal, hippos, rhino, and birds. The lodge will prepare a delicious bush lunch down at the crater flour, after back to the lodge and have a rest for the day. Dinner and overnight Serena hotel.
Activities: game viewing, Sundowner
After a leisurely breakfast, we will take you back to Manyara for your flight to Zanzibar. Transfer to your beach hotel.
Overnight at Breezes beach hotel at one of the secluded Frangipane Suites with large open bedroom and private pool on the ground terrace (or similar).
Relax and enjoy Zanzibar’s Beaches around your resort.
Tour Stone town & Spice Tour
On one day you go on a guided tour. First, you visit the Spice Plantations at Kidichi for the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in-depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description of their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch at the ‘Spice Restaurant’, where you can taste the spices and fruits.
In the afternoon we will show you Stone Town on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques! Transfer back to your beach hotel.
Departure transfer to Zanzibar Airport for departure.