This wonderful safari of 17 days and 16 nights allow us to know two of the sides of Tanzania: its breathtaking plains full of wildlife, and beautiful beaches on the island of Zanzibar, white sand and crystal waters to relax after a fascinating tour through the best parks in the country. We will have the privilege of visiting the most emblematic parks in the Tanzanian country, and also the great and important lakes. A brief visit into Arusha to continue then to the green oasis that is Lake Manyara. Later we will go to the unsettling Lake Natron, followed by the wide and endless plains of Serengeti. After that, we will be introduced in the largest intact caldera in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater, to head later to Lake Eyasi, the only place in Tanzania where the Bushmen live. Tarangire is the last place to enjoy before flying to the paradise in Zanzibar that lies off the coast of Tanzania, where you can enjoy a few days of well deserved rest.
- Private Safari.
- Assistance and Private Transfers arrival and departure airports.
- Expert safari driver/guides speaking English or Spanish.
- Transport on SUV especially for safari
- All entries and fees to parks and reserves described in the itinerary.
- Bed and breakfast in Arusha; rest of the safari full board.
- International Flights.
- Travel and accident insurance. Advisable
- Beverages, various tips (waiters / porters )
- Personal expenses (phone , laundry, etc).
- Entry visa on arrival or at the Embassy (40 euros or 50 dollars, fluctuate)
- Optional activities.
- Gratuity to the driver / guide at the end of the Safari.
* The route map is provisional and could be changed on the ground some days when circumstances require.
Day 1: ARUSHA/KILIMANJARO
The arrival day you will land at the airport in Arusha or Kilimanjaro International Airport. Depending on the time of arrival you will stay at the hotel or you can visit the city or the Arusha National Park. East African Hotel.
Day 2: MANYARA
We will move to Lake Manyara, which undergoes drastic transformations throughout the year, since its appearance changes from rainy season to dry. We will have the opportunity to live during our stay in the park with the famous tree-climbing lions, plus elephants, leopards, hippos, giraffes, water buffalo and over 400 species of birds. Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge. Optional Kirumuru Tented Camp or Lake Manyara Serena.
Day 3: LAKE NATRÓN
We will leave Lake Manyara National Park to get into the arid and harsh terrain that will take us to Lake Natron, leaving Ngorongoro on our left. Here you can enjoy the stunning views that this lake offers, topped by the figure of the active volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai. Natron Camp.
Day 4: LAKE NATRÓN
Full day at Lake Natron, unique Rift Valley lake where flamingos nest. For the brave and those who are looking for strong emotions, may optionally ascend the volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai, always accompanied by Maasai warriors. Natron Camp.
Day 5: SERENGETI
Depart to Serengeti, unmatched for its spectacular beauty and for having the highest concentration of wild animals anywhere in the world. Arrive at lunchtime and in the afternoon we will have a safari through this natural extension of the Masai Mara reserve. There are no borders of both countries in the reserves so they are ignored by animals in search of fresh pastures. Place of the famous migration of millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles in one of the most breathtaking spectacles of nature between both parks. Ikoma Safari Camp. Optional Kati Kati Camp, Ikoma Tented Camp, Serengeti Serena Lodge.
Day 6: SERENGETI
Full day visiting the Serengeti National Park, crossing breathtaking plains and making morning and afternoon safaris trying to complete the sighting of the Big Five, the five largest African animals: lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino and leopard addition to other wild animals that inhabit these plains. Ikoma Safari Camp. Optional Kati Kati Camp, Ikoma Tented Camp, Serengeti Serena Lodge.
Day 7: NGORONGORO
Safari in our way to Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact crater in the world. It has an overwhelming beauty, and abundance of wildlife permanently resident in the crater. During the tour you could visit Ol Duvai Gorge where many fossils and tools of early hominids have been found. Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Crater Forest Tented Camp. Optional Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.
Day 8: NGORONGORO
With the first rays of sun descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a volcanic crater 600 meters deep and more than 20 km in diameter that contains the biggest "permanent" concentration of wildlife in Africa. Full day safari, where we can take a picnic lunch by the pool of hippos. The crater is a scene of singular beauty, incomparable to any other habitat, nestled in the crater of an extinct volcano and declared World Heritage Site. Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Crater Forest Tented Camp. Optional Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.
Day 9: LAKE EYASI
We will go to the lake Eyasi, another major Rift Valley lakes, where we will run into those cultures that seem to have been stuck in time. We will have the opportunity to see magnificent specimens of baobabs, one of the most striking trees that occur in this area of the world. Tindiga Camp, Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp.
Day 10: LAKE EYASI
Full day at Lake Eyasi, the only place in Tanzania where the Hadzabe and Datoga live, the tribes of the Bushmen of Lake Eyasi. This is a hidden place where they still live by hunting and gathering wild fruits and roots. We can go with them in their hunts in the woods, still with bow and poisoned arrows, and they will show us their knowledge on key aspects of their lifes in this place. Tindiga Camp, Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp.
Day 11: TARANGIRE
We will drive to the Tarangire National Park, known as the Garden of baobabs, famous for its scenery, the Tarangire River and its huge herds of elephants, and large groups of them can be seen cooling off in the river. In these low and warm lands we can also see lions, giraffes, buffaloes, leopards, cheetahs, impalas, zebras and other less common species such as lesser kudu, oryx and sable antelope. It is the park that has a higher concentration of animals in Tanzania behind Serengeti. Maramboi Camp, Tarangire Sopa Lodge, Tarangire Safari Lodge, Whistling Thorn Tented Camp.
Day 12: TARANGIRE
Full day in Tarangire, visiting diverse habitats, including the area of the river and forest areas of baobabs, where we will try to see as many of species of wildlife, which will not be difficult because of the large concentration of them in this park. Maramboi Camp, Tarangire Sopa Lodge, Tarangire Safari Lodge, Whistling Thorn Tented Camp.
Day 13: ARUSHA/KILIMANJARO - ZANZIBAR
Depart from Tarangire to head back to the airport where you will take an internal flight to Zanzibar, where you can enjoy a few days of well deserved rest, in addition to a huge variety of optional activities offered on the island. Hotel Mapenzi, Unguja Lodge, Ras Nungwi Beach hotel, Beach Bungalows.
Days 14, 15 and 16: ZANZÍBAR
Days off and free time on the island of Zanzibar, known as the spice island. Miles of white sand beaches, green and azure ocean, coconut palms and beautiful coral reefs will delight all travelers spending a few days in Zanzibar. Also you can visit the Old City of Stone Town. Hotel Mapenzi, Unguja Lodge, Ras Nungwi Beach hotel, Beach Bungalows.
Day 17: ZANZÍBAR/ARUSHA/KILIMANJARO
Free day until time to transfer to Zanzibar airport, where we will take an internal flight to Arusha to connect with our international flight to our country. We will carry on our suitcase unforgettable memories back and we will be full of energy after a few days in paradise.