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Northern Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holiday, 12 Days/ 11 Nights 2018-10-13T10:28:58+00:00

Project Description

Program Highlights

  • Zanzibar tour for beach relaxation
  • Game drive in Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Parks and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Nature walk in Lake Eyasi and Ngorongoro Embakai Crater
  • Cultural Tour with Hardzabe tribe in Lake Eyasi
  • Visit Olduvai Gorge, the cradle of mankind which hosted human ancestors, or hominids who are believed to have existed more than 2 million years ago

Program Description by Day

Day 1: Arrival Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Upon arrival at Zanzibar International airport, you will be met by our driver and assisted through customs and immigration formalities. Thereafter, drive to Stone town hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2. Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel Stay

After breakfast you will picked and transferred to a beach hotel for the next two nights staying at Ras Nungwi beach hotel on full board basis.

Day 3. Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel Whole Day Resting

Whole day at leisure at the hotel enjoying the blue seas and the white sands while sun bathing. Jewels along Tanzania’s Indian Ocean. Highlights of Zanzibar – the island of spices – include fascinating old Stone Town, the red Colobus monkeys of Jozani Forest, swimming with the dolphins of Kizimkazi, the giant sea turtles of Nungwi and the seemingly endless tropical beaches of the Indian Ocean.

Day 4. Transfer from Zanzibar to Arusha

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Arusha where you will be met at the airport by our driver guide; you will be picked for lunch at Arusha hotel.Arusha.After lunch you will drive to Tarangire National Park for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Roika Tented Lodge on full board..

Tarangire is the third largest national park in Tanzania. This delightful park, covering an area of 2,600 sq km was established in 1970, and it is the numerous baobab trees that will initially catch your eye. The 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, eland, elephant, hartebeest, buffalo and fringe-eared Oryx. Tarangire is said to have the highest recorded number of breeding bird species for any habitat in the world. As the rainless days continue the Tarangire pools are clotted with thirsty migrants, and elephants begin to dig for underground streams in the dry riverbed. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire sopa lodge.

Day 5:  Tarangire National Park Game Drive

After an early breakfast you will leave for morning game drive to in the park coming back for an early lunch at the same lodge for lunch. After lunch you will proceed with an afternoon game drive in the park enroute to Manyara National park arriving at Lake Manyara lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight on full board.

Day  6. Lake Manyara National Park Game Drive

After an early breakfast, we will leave for  a whole day game drive in Lake Manyara National park with picnic lunch.

Here you will enjoy the beauty of this park where you will drive through the underground water forest and see a lot of animals like giraffe, elephants, cape buffalo and many more, it’s also amazing place for birding with more than 350 species. In the evening you will  leave for Lake Eyasi driving up the rift Valley escarpment passing through the town of Karatu arriving at the Hotel  for dinner and overnight on full board.

Day 7:  Lake Eyasi for Hadzabe CulturalTour

Today you start off early with your bushman guide to meet a group of resident Hadzabe people. The Hadzabe are hunter-gatherers, also known as bushmen, who speak a click-based language and move their encampments with the seasonal movements of the wildlife. Your guide is a member of the group and teaches you more about how they hunt, track wildlife, make fire and even take honey from bee’s nests before introducing you to his people and explaining a little more about the customs and the way of life.
Among the unique learning experiences is the chance to interact with one of the last groups of hunter/gatherers on Earth – the Hadzabe tribe. This group is studied to understand foraging strategies that might have been employed by hominid ancestors about 2.5 million years ago; the Hadzabe’s diet contains wild plants and animals caught through hunting. By spending time among this group, you will be able to see first-hand how humans originally adapted to the environment.

Return to your camp for lunch. Afternoon we will visit the Datoga Village to learn much a bout there life. Datoga people are pastoralist group depending on the cow. To a Datoga, a cow is very important for there is no part of it which is not used. In the evening we leave for Ngorongoro arriving at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 8. Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive

After breakfast, descend into the crater for a full day of game viewing. A picnic lunch will be taken on the crater floor. The crater supports up to 25,000 large mammals. Grazers dominate: zebra, wildebeest – accounting for almost half the animals – gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and wart hog. Giraffe, for example, stay away because there is insufficient food at tree level; topi because they compete directly with wildebeest. An odd feature of the crater elephants is that they are almost exclusively bulls. Breeding herds – comprising large numbers of females and young with a few attendant older males – are probably unable to find sufficient quality food in the crater. Ngorongoro has carnivores in quantity, drawn by the large herds of prey animals. It has the most dense population of large predators, mainly lion – about 100 – and more than 400 spotted hyena, living in eight clans of up to eighty individuals. Both lions and hyenas will scavenge from each other, depending on weight of numbers and of course, hunger. Dinner & Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Day 9:  Ngorongoro Crater Nature Walk

Today you walk to Empakai Crater, the views along the trail downwards to the crater soda lake of Empakaai are spectacular at every point. You are guided by an armed ranger. You might see buffaloes or bushbucks, blue monkeys and many birds. It is a joy to walk around the lake shore experiencing the serenity and quiet beauty of this wild spot. Surrounding the lake you will reach springs, where you often see lots of wildlife. In the lake there are many flamingos. Dinner & Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge on full board basis.

Day 10.  Olduvai Gorge Visit and Serengeti National Park Game Drive

This morning after breakfast, you will leave for the famous Serengeti National park further north west of Ngorongoro passing through the pre historic Olduvai gorge where famous human fossils were discovered. Proceed to Serengeti National park with picnic lunch stop over at Naabi Hill Gate.  Continue with afternoon game drive in the Serengeti plains having  game viewing until evening when you drive to  Serengeti Serena Lodge for dinner a0nd overnight on full board.

Established in 1951, and covering an area of almost 15,000 sq km, Serengeti is one of the most spectacular game parks in East Africa. From its short and long grass plains in the south, which give way to Acacia Savannah in the central area, to the hilly more densely wooded areas of the north, and the extensive woodland in the western corridor, Serengeti offers great variations both geographically as well as with the millions of animals, birds and plants that go to make up this complex ecosystem. The name comes from the Masai siringet, “endless plains”.

Day 11: Serengeti National Park Game Drive

Serengeti National Park. Full game drive dedicate in Serengeti National park

Day 12. Depart to Serengeti via Ngorongor to Arusha

Today after breakfast we leave for Arusha driving through Ngorongoro Conservation Area stopping at Octagon lodge for hot lunch then proceed to Arusha. You will be transferred to the airport for your home bound flight in the evening.

 

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