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Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holidays All Inclusive Serengeti Tours

Privately Guided: Safari: Serengeti + Zanzibar, Tanzania


TPA11A
11 NIGHTS
FROM £3,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Travel with your own private guide on this wonderful safari to Serengeti and Zanzibar in Tanzania. View the wildlife & baobabs of Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & the vast Serengeti Plains. Also visit Olduvai Gorge, before flying to the beautiful spice island of  Zanzibar. Ideal for birding & photography. English speaking guide, light aircraft flights, park fees, game drives & all transfers included.
Safari Serengeti Zanzibar Tanzania Tarangire Ngorongoro Olduvai
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Safari: Serengeti and Zanzibar
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Tanzania
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Mount Kilimanjaro
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Tarangire Elephants
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Lake Manyara
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Ngorongoro Crater
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Olduvai Gorge
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Big Five: Lion, Leopard, Buffalo
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Wildebeest Migration
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Zanzibar Island
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Safari: Serengeti and Zanzibar
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Tanzania
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Mount Kilimanjaro
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Tarangire Elephants
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Lake Manyara
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Ngorongoro Crater
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Olduvai Gorge
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Big Five: Lion, Leopard, Buffalo
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Wildebeest Migration
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Zanzibar Island
Day 1
You will be met at Kilimanjaro Airport and transferred 1-hour to the coffee-producing town of Arusha in the northern highlands.
 
Situated in the foothills of the twin peaks of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, this was formerly an important administrative centre in German East Africa.
Day 2
This morning your guide will collect you from Arusha for your scenic 2.5-hour transfer to Tarangire National Park, travelling in a safari jeep (with pop-up roof for game viewing).
 
One of the least visited of Tanzania's northern game parks, this wonderful wildlife reserve is famous for its huge herds of elephants and giant baobab trees. Check into your lodge and enjoy the amazing spectacle of an East African sunset.
Day 3
Today enjoy game drives in the scenic Tarangire National Park, a huge wildlife conservation area of over 1,000 square miles (2,800 sq. km) which is known for its walking safaris.
 
The dense bush and hilly terrain is dominated by the perennial Tarangire River, which attracts large numbers of migrating animals during the dry months, especially between June and November. This park is home to the largest concentration of elephants in the country as well as large herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland. You can also hope to see giraffe, ostrich, warthog, oryx, kudu, waterbuck, baboons, vervet monkeys, terrapins, hippo (in the south of the park) and much more. Birdlife is also abundant, with over 550 different recorded species including the hoopoe and white-backed vulture.
 
If arranged in advance there is the option of a walking safari, exploring the park on foot accompanied by an armed ranger. Lodges located inside the park also offer night drives, searching for nocturnal animals by spotlight.
Day 4
This morning we depart from Tarangire and travel 3.5-hours to the famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
 
We travel across the Great Rift Valley to beautiful Lake Manyara. Forested Lake Manyara National Park has a large population of vervet and blue monkeys, as well as olive baboons. Bird watching is a key activity (rather than searching for large mammals) as the vegetation is very dense, although giraffe, elephant, impala, dik dik and the rare tree-climbing lion can be found here. The park has large baobab trees, Greater (white) and Lesser (pink) flamingos and pods of hippo that congregate where rivers run into the lake.
 
We continue towards the Ngorongoro Crater. Stretching across 8,300 sq km, the high altitude Ngorongoro Conservation Area boasts a dramatic variety of volcanic landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeology. Its grasslands, waterfalls and mountain forests are home to an abundance of animals and also to the Maasai people, and has been declared a World Heritage site. Check into your lodge and enjoy the beauty of the highlands.
Day 5
This morning enjoy a half day tour into the basin of the Ngorongoro Crater, including game viewing and a picnic lunch on the crater floor.
 
The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact caldera, forming a spectacular bowl of about 265 square kilometres with sides up to 2,000 feet (600m) deep. Although some animals do move in and out of this contained environment, the rich volcanic soil, lush forests and spring lakes on the crater floor attract grazers and predators all year round, with up to 30,000 animals living in the crater - the highest density of big game found anywhere in Africa.
 
Prides of lions, endangered black rhino, hyena, buffalo, golden jackal, bat-eared jackal, black-backed jackal, wildebeest, Thomson's gazelle. Grant's gazelle, zebra and many other animals can be found on the open savanna whilst elephants, monkeys, leopards and olive baboons live in the forests around the edge of the crater. You may see hippos and flamingos on Lake Masek and the abundant birdlife including the Kori bustard, Grey-crowned crane, Hamerkop,  Marabou stork, Ostrich, Splendid starling, Eqyptian goose and various lapwing. Cheetah also live on these open plains, but are difficult to spot due to their excellent camouflage. There are no giraffe in the crater, because there are no trees for grazing (only grasslands).
 
On the way back to our lodge, we visit a Maasai Village to learn more about the culture and traditions of these colourful people.
Day 6
Today we travel from Ngorongoro to the Olduvai Gorge, where Louis and Mary Leakey famously discovered the remains of early man.
 
Afterwards we continue to your safari lodge in the great Serengeti (meaning 'Endless Plains'), with amazing Big Five game viewing along the way.
 
Serengeti National Park is a World Heritage site that hosts the largest overland wildlife migration in the world. Each October over two million wildebeest, accompanied by huge herds of zebra and gazelle, travel over 500 miles as they journey southwards from the open plains of the Masai Mara in Kenya and across the hills of the eastern Serengeti to graze on the rich grasses of the southern Ndutu plains. Here calving occurs between January and March, when over a period of a few short weeks they all give birth simultaneously to over 500,000 young - a truly spectacular sight. Depending upon the rains, around April the great migration starts once again, as these animals move northwards crossing the treacherous Grumeti River in the western corridor and the Mara River in search of sweet new grasses once again.
Day 7
Today is devoted to game viewing in the famous Serengeti National Park - one of the greatest wildlife conservation areas in the world.
 
At over 12,000 square mile (30,000 sq km), this vast game park is the size of Belgium and 20 times larger than the neighbouring Masa Mara reserve in Kenya, which it adjoins to form an enormous wilderness area through which animals can freely migrate, unrestriced by any fences. Lying between Lake Victoria to the west, Lake Eyasi to the south, the Great Rift Valley to the east and the Masai Mara to the north, the landscape of the Serengeti varies enormously - from the endless open grassy plains of the south, to savanna with scattered acacia trees in the centre, hilly wooded grasslands to the north and dense woodlands and clay pans to the west. All of this is interspersed with many small rivers, lakes and wetlands.
 
With more than 70 large mammals and over 500 other animal species, including great herds of wildebeest and zebra and the largest number of lions in Africa, outstanding game viewing is guaranteed on a scale only seen in East Africa. All the Big Five can be found here - elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard - as well as cheetah, hyena, giraffe, Thomson's gazelle, Grant's gazelle, waterbuck, porcupine, jackal, serval, ostrich, eland, impala, did-dik, Bohor reedbuck, hartebeest, hyrax, wild dog, hippo, crocodiles, dwarf mongoose and so much more. As predators are most active in the early morning and late afternoon, this is when game viewing is usually the most rewarding.
 
Bird watching is also outstanding, with over 280 different recorded species. You can hope to see the Kori bustard which is the largest flying bird in Africa, the majestic Secretary bird, Maribou stork, Southern ground hornbill, White-headed vulture, African hoopoe, Fischer's lovebird, Grey-breasted spurfowl, Rufous-tailed weaver and many eagles and other raptor species.
Day 8
Today transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Zanzibar.
 
You will be met at Zanzibar Airport and transferred 1-hour to your beach hotel on this beautiful archipelago. Check in and relax in your wonderful surroundings on this exotic East African spice island.
 
Note: As you will be flying in a light aircraft you must pack soft sports bags only, as rigid suitcases will not fit into the luggage pods. A baggage allowance of 15 kg (which includes your hand luggage) is strictly enforced for safety reasons.
Days 9 To 11
At leisure to relax at your resort set on the gorgeous white sandy beaches of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Spend the day on the beach or by the swimming pool and be sure to try the iced hibiscus tea found here, as well as some of the many spices.
 
Activities vary depending on the size of your resort but usually include water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing and kite surfing. You can sail in a traditional Arab dhow or enjoy a full day catamaran excursion around the island, with snorkelling opportunities. The best diving is centred around Mnema Island in the northeast and Nungwi in the north. Deep sea fishing is also based out of Nungwi, where there is a privately owned turtle aquarium.
 
A variety of day excursions are also on offer including a walking tour of historic Stone Town, spice island tours, snorkelling at Prison Island where you can see giant tortoises, cultural tours to Uzi Island, Swahili cookery lessons and wildlife visits to Jozani Forest in the south. Here you can see rare indigenous red colobus monkeys and baobab trees, and walk along a mangrove boardwalk to enjoy the flora and birdlife. There is also a Butterfly Centre and Snake Park outside the gate.
Day 12
Transfer 1-hour to Zanzibar Airport for your flight home.
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