Family Safari -  10 days

A trip that includes a classic Tanzania safari and the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar, a great combination of wildlife, adventure, and fun in the sun. This is a comprehensive safari, covering the best of what Tanzania has to offer. You will have incredible encounters with wildlife, including a visit to Lake Manyara to search for elephants and lion; game drives in the spectacular natural wonder of Ngorongoro Crater, home to 30,000 animals; and a journey through the vast Serengeti, arguably one of the best wildlife reserves in the world.  Enjoy watching animals your family has only seen in zoos, wandering free in their natural habitat, including the “Big 5”– lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino- as well as wildebeest,  giraffes, zebra, monkeys, baboons, hippos, hyena, cheetah, gazelle and hundreds of species of beautiful birds.  After your wildlife encounters, head to the beach.  What better way to end your vacation than in the tropical paradise of Zanzibar, a sun-kissed marine playground for all ages, relaxing or enjoy activities in the sand and sea. 

 

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1  
Arrive in Tanzania/Transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport - Arusha
After arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel in Arusha.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: The Arusha Hotel or Arusha Coffee Lodge (BB)

Day 2 
Arusha to Manyara

This morning you will drive to the small but beautiful Lake Manyara National Park. Lunch is at the lodge.   In the afternoon, you will have a game drive in the park, driving through its diverse habitats - grasslands, forests, marshlands, scrub and parklands, punctuated with acacia trees.  Have your camera ready while looking for lions and large elephant herds. 
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight:  Manyara Serena or Lemala Camp         

Manyara is a magical and scenic park with a horseshoe-shaped driving route through wooded pathways that wind between the banks of the alkaline soda water lake and the impressive rise of the Great Rift escarpment.  Although it is small, there with no fewer than five different vegetation zones and a vast variety of wildlife.  It is excellent for birdwatching and a good area to find elephant and flamingo, as well as the potential of spotting the legendary tree-climbing lion. 

Day 3  
Manyara to Ngorongoro

This morning you will have another game drive in Manyara. After lunch at your lodge, you will drive to Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest intact caldera, which is certainly among the natural wonders of the world. 
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena or Lemala Camp            

Ngorongoro, a deep crater created by the collapsed cone of a volcano, contains a hidden world of wildlife.  It is a true Garden of Eden. A beautiful highland forest covers the 2,000-foot-deep sheer sides of the caldera, a spectacular barrier encircling and protecting the plains wildlife living on the crater floor.  Although the floor is only 100 square miles, it is home to around 30,000 animals -zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest, wart hog, and elephant, to name just a few, along with a high concentration of predators, including leopard and some of the finest black-maned lions in Africa.  Thousands of flamingos flutter and shimmer like a pink heat haze on the soda lake in the middle of the crater.  You may spot the rare and elusive black rhinoceros, one of Africa’s most endangered species, who is also a resident here. Take great photographs of the wildlife against the spectacular backdrop of the crater’s forest covered walls.

Day 4
Ngorongoro Crater
Enjoy an early breakfast before descending to the short grass prairies of the Crater, a morning unlike any other you will experience in Africa. Enjoy a picnic lunch among the hippos and birds.  After lunch, you will visit a Maasai village to gain cultural insight into the lifestyle of these nomadic cattle herders. The Maasai have peacefully coexisted with wildlife here since the 17th century into this fascinating tribe.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight:  Ngorongoro Serena or Lemala Camp           

Day 5 
Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti
Depart Ngorongoro after breakfast and drive to the Serengeti, one of the most magnificent parks in Africa.  Lunch is at your lodge.  After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drive.

Serengeti National Park is arguably the most famous national park in the world.  Its abundance of game is legendary.  Established in 1951, and covering an area of almost 6000 square miles, an area comparable to the state of Connecticut, the Serengeti hosts a fantastically diverse ecosystem. The principal attraction of the Serengeti is the Great Migration across the vast open grasslands, when 1.5 million wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of zebra, gazelle and other game that follow close behind make their way across the plains, stalked by the inevitable predators who make the most of the moving feast.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight:  Serengeti Serena or Lemala Ewanjan    

Day 6
Serengeti
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti, with meals at your lodge.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Serengeti Serena or Lemala Ewanjan    

DAY 7  
Serengeti to Zanzibar
This morning, you will be transferred to the nearby airstrip (with picnic lunch) for your flight to Zanzibar.  Once in Zanzibar, you will be transferred to your beach hotel.

Zanzibar is a beautiful island with pristine, untouched beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see.  Enjoy your days doing as much or as little as you please on this idyllic island. You might choose to take an optional trip to explore the old Stone Town, a spice farm or Jozani Forest to see the Red colobus monkey which is endemic to Zanzibar (tours not included).  Alternatively you may prefer to just relax or enjoy snorkeling, windsurfing or diving (some with additional costs).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight: Breezes Beach Club or Sultan Sands  

Day 8 & 9
Zanzibar
Enjoy two full days at your leisure.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight: Breezes Beach Club or Sultan Sands 

Day 10  
Zanzibar Hotel/Airport/Arusha/Home
You will be transferred back to Zanzibar Airport to catch your flight to Arusha/Dar es Salaam, and then connect with your international flight home. 
Meals Included: Breakfast

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  • The Arusha Hotel or Arusha Coffee Lodge 
  • Manyara Serena or Lemala Camp
  • Ngorongoro Serena or Lemala Camp    
  • Serengeti Serena or Lemala Ewanjan    
  • Breezes Beach Club or Sultan Sands  

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