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Welcome to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will be met by our representative and transported to Sal Salinero Moshi for Overnight, but if you do not have any organized activity in Kilimanjaro, we can transfer you to Gold Crest Hotel Arusha

Day 1: Moshi – Lake Manyara National Park
Non-game viewing time: 4½ hours
Distance: 206 km
Pick up from Moshi and transfer to Lake Manyara national park.
We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge/camp or we can take lunch box, and after lunch, we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.
Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.


Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti Plains
Non-game viewing time: 3 hours
Distance: 134 km
After breakfast, we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa, the Serengeti National Park with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.
Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.


Day 3: Serengeti Plains
Non-game viewing time: Nil
Distance: Nil
Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages. We do an after-breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The Visitor Centre close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed park offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees. In the afternoon, we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink!
Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.


Day 4: Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro crater
Non-game viewing time: 2¾ hours
Distance: 137 km
After breakfast at the lodge, we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge/camp or we can take lunch box, and after lunch, we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari. Supported by year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park it has the dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot.
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.
Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.


Day 5: Ngorongoro crater – Zanzibar Island
Enjoy breakfast, after which you will be transferred to Zanzibar. Upon arrival at the Zanzibar International Airport, you will meet our guide and transfer you to our hotel, where you will have to spend the whole night.

*It is possible to have an additional half day game drive at Ngorongoro conservation area if you are not restricted to early departure time from Moshi, please note additional cost will apply.


Day 6: Leisure day on the beach.
To enjoy a free day to relax on the beaches, swim, snorkelling or dive in the clear warm waters. A cocktail and a golden sunset go hand in hand, so, be sure to indulge as the sun melts away and the sky turns to night.


Day 7: Dolphin trip and Jozani Forest tour
Dolphin tour is best very early in the morning, because in the afternoon as the sun rises sea water tends to become warm, therefore dolphins dive deep down the sea bottom to escape heat, for the guests who stay in Stone town hotel, we pick them up from their hotels at 06:00am and 05:00am from beach hotels. Several bottle-nose dolphins stay at Kizimkazi all year-round. There are also rather shyer humpback dolphins that put in an appearance here, although their schedule is a little more erratic.
Jozani forest is one of the last remaining sanctuaries in the world of the red colobus monkey. The forest is 6,207 acres in size and was declared a nature reserve in the 1960′s. Wonderful photo opportunities and sightings of these rare creatures living in the forest reserves are possible on the pathways. Our guides are also naturalists and nature lovers will have a wonderful time in the nature reserve. They were an endangered species, but numbers have increased in recent years thanks to conservation work by the nature reserve working closely with the local people.


Day 8: Spice Tour, Stone Town tour and Prison Island with Local Swahili Lunch
The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and many other spices which are the essential ingredient in a Zanzibari’s everyday life, it is the island’s connection to spices and herbs. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in-depth information not only about spices but also organically grown herbs and detailed descriptions about their uses in traditional dishes, as cures for ailments and even for dyeing traditional ceremonial outfits for weddings and festivals. After the tour we invite you for an opulent traditional Swahili lunch served in a local house, here you will get a real taste of the spices in the food.
Prison Island is a former prison for slaves and a quarantine station for Zanzibar and the mainland, nowadays the island gives you the chance to escape for some peace and quiet. The island lies just off the Old Stone Town; it is also home to giant land tortoises that were imported from Seychelles in the late 19th century. Now it is more commonly known as a home of Zanzibar’s Giant Aldabran Tortoise colony, some of which are over a hundred years old! This endangered species came to Zanzibar as a gift from the government of Seychelles. Once on the island, you have the opportunity to feed and pet the tortoises, if you have time you may also like to take a stroll through the forested interior where you will see a wide variety of birds, colourful peacocks, bats, and beautiful butterflies. Keep your eyes peeled too for the shy and elusive Duikers – an unusual tiny antelope species.
It is a walking tour that takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the former slave market for East African Slave trade, and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. The architectural style of Stone town buildings is a unique mixture of various influences and culture. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques! Stone Town has some excellent gifts shops with plenty of souvenirs and handicrafts to choose from. A guided walk through this colourful and alternating city with tour knowledgeable tour guides, who knows not only funny of Stone town but also cruel stories to tell about the life of the old times in Stone town.


Day 9: Departure
Enjoy breakfast, after which you will be transferred to the Zanzibar Airport to take a flight. Depending on your flight schedule you can catch your flight in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam or Kilimanjaro. The group should tip the guide around $20 a day.

THINGS TO DO
Manyara Area: Night Game drives, canoeing in Lake Manyara when water level is high, cultural tour, mountain bike tour, abseiling and forest walks on the escarpment outside park.
Serengeti Area: Night Game drives, hot air balloon safaris, bush meals, walking safari, Maasai paintings and music rocks.
Ngorongoro Area: Night Game Drives, cultural tour, bush meals, hike to creator rim include Empakai Crater and Ol Doinyo Lengai and guided walking Safaris (Hiking Ngorongoro Highland).
Tarangire Area: Night Game drive, Guided walking safaris, Trip to Maasai and Barabaig village, bush Meals and ancient rock painting in the vicinity of Kolo on the Dodoma Road.

ITINERARY PRICE INCLUSIVE AND EXCLUSIVE

Inclusive of:
JRO Airport pick up and drop
Free Walking Tour in Moshi City
All Park Fees include Crater Fees
2 Nights Moshi accommodation at     the Sal Salinero Hotel (3 Stars).
Full board Accommodations on safari
Clean and purified mineral water
Private 4 wheels drive vehicle with a     roof hatch
Professional, English-speaking guide

Exclusive of:
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Laundry
Items of a personal nature     and unspecified services.
International and local     airfares
Entry visas in Tanzania 
Travel insurance
Tips and gratuities

 

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