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13 DAYS TANZANIA BUSH TO BEACH SAFARI

This bush-to-beach safari is a tour to the best of the Northern Parks of Tanzania and the fine white sand of Zanzibar. Experience the game-filled plains of the famed Serengeti National Park, an endless plain and the home of the wildebeest migration, the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park with its large number of elephants and then finally, fly to the beautiful spice island of Zanzibar for the beach leisure and relaxation after a long journey to wild. Let our experts design your truly once in a lifetime experience.

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TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1

JRO – Arusha

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and be greeted by our guide. Drive to Legendary Lodge in Arusha for the dinner and overnight.

Arusha is a city in northern Tanzania and the capital of the Arusha Region, with a population of 416,442 plus 323,198 in the surrounding Arusha District Located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a temperate climate. The city is close to the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Arusha National Park on Mount Meru.

Meals: D

Accommodation: Legendary Lodge

DAY 2

Arusha – Tarangire

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up and drive you to Tarangire National Park for the day game drive with your picnic lunch boxes en route. In the evening, drive to Oliver’s Camp for the dinner and overnight.

The park is located slightly off the main safari route. Tarangire National Park is a lovely quiet park in Northern Tanzania that is most famous for its elephant migration, birding and quiet and authentic safari atmosphere. The majority of travellers to the region either miss out on Tarangire altogether or venture into the park for a matter of hours leaving parts of Tarangire virtually untouched.

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation: Oliver’s Camp

DAY 03

Tarangire (Walking safari + Game Drive)

After breakfast, proceed for a walking safari with an armed ranger. Later depart for a game drive till evening. This place is characterized by the large herds of elephants, tree-climbing lions, and the fascinating baobab trees also called the Tree of Life for its almost mythical powers that some cultures attach to it. This park is especially known for the Tarangire River which flows all year round and the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons. In the evening, back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation: Oliver’s Camp

DAY4

Lake Manyara

After breakfast, depart and drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive and proceed to the lodge for lunch. Afterwards, proceed to an evening game drive.

The park derives its name from the Maasai word “manyara”, which is the name for the plant Euphorbia Tirucalli. The Maasai use this plant to grow livestock stockades.

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation: &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

DAY 5

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Explore the Ngorongoro crater rim by walking. Drive back to the lodge for lunch.

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation: &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

DAY 06

Ngorongoro Crater Tour

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro for the game drive in Ngorongoro Crater and in the afternoon, drive to Serengeti National Park.

The jewel in Ngorongoro’s crown is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen here.

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation: Melia Serengeti Lodge

DAY 7

Seronera (Central Serengeti)

After a good breakfast at the lodge, proceed to a full day game drive in Seronera, the central part of Serengeti with a hot meal for lunch. In the evening, drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th worldwide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation: Melia Serengeti Lodge

DAY 8

Serengeti

Wake up early for a morning game drive before sunrise with your packed breakfast and then drive back to the camp for a hot lunch. Enjoy the afternoon by relaxing. Later in the afternoon, resume your game drive and then back to the lodge/camp for dinner and overnight.

A million wildebeest… each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life: a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 40km (25 miles) long columns plunge through crocodile-infested waters on the annual exodus north; replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 miles) pilgrimage begins again.

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation: Melia Serengeti Lodge

DAY 9

Serengeti – Zanzibar

After breakfast and your morning game drive in Serengeti, transfer to Seronera airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and greeted by your guide and then transfer to the hotel in Stone Town for a dinner and overnight.

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation: Park Hyatt Hotel

DAY 10

Stone Town Tour

After your breakfast at the hotel, your guide will take you to Stone Town for a tour and in the afternoon, transfer you to Melia Zanzibar Hotel for the dinner and overnight.

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, your guide will invite you for an opulent lunch at his home, where you can taste the spices and fruits.

After lunch, he’ll take you to your beach resort.

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation: Melia Zanzibar Hotel

DAY 11

Zanzibar Beach Holiday

After breakfast at the hotel, you may go to the beach for relaxation or you may opt for a Spice Tour and Jozani Forest Tour.

Jozani Forest, the last habitat of the rare endemic Red Colobus Monkey. With a local guide, you stroll through Jozani Chwaka National Park and look at the rare monkeys. If you wish you can even wander down the boardwalk to the fascinating Mangrove Ecosystem.

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation: Melia Zanzibar Hotel

DAY 12

Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Enjoy a full day of relaxation at the beach.

Right on the northernmost part of the island, the beach that surrounds this area is truly stunning. Azure waters and white sands are what awaits those that come here. The only drawback really is that many of the hotels have had to perch on the coral cliffs that run north from the village and, as such, lose their beaches at high tide. Generally, however, this is not a problem and, with the small backpacker community in the village, this is a great place to head if you like to get out of the hotel for a drink or two.

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation: Melia Zanzibar Hotel

DAY 13

Zanzibar – Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, depending on your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

WHATS PRICES INCLUSIONS

Park fees

Tanapa Fees

Conservation Fees

All activities (unless labeled as optional)

All accommodation as stated in the itinerary

A professional driver/guide

All transportation (unless labeled as optional)

Round trip airport transfer

All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Drinking water on all days

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

WHATS A PRICE NOT EXCLUSIONS

International flights (from/to home)

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)

Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

Services not mentioned in the program

Travel insurance and medical repatriation

Items of a personal nature

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