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With a Kenyan father, Indian grandparents, and a Portuguese surname, travel is in my blood. I am enthralled by East Africa and would happily talk about Africa’s wildlife, cultures and experiences all day, every day.

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Overview

  • from $7,383 PP
  • 12 Nights
  • Private
  • Year Round
  • Easy
  • 12 hours from London/ 15 hours from NYC

Highlights

The 14 day itinerary combines the most iconic parks and destinations in Tanzania. After spending the night in Arusha, relaxing after your long-haul flight, you will begin your private safari through Lake Manyara National Park for a day of game driving. Get the chance to see birdlife, elephant herds and the famous tree-climbing lions. You will then drive on to the Ngorongoro Crater, where you will have a full day game drive into the crater on a private basis. Depending on what time of year you go, you will then either drive or fly to the Serengeti National Park to stay in a mobile tented camp for 3 nights. Witness the sound of 2 million wildebeest and watch their movements, with lurking predators! Finish this classic Tanzania itinerary with 6 nights on the paradise island of Zanzibar.

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    If you are not comfortable travelling, you have the right to cancel and get a refund up to 45 days before your departure

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What's Included

Ubuntu Camp
  • 5 nights of full board accommodation in luxury safari lodges across northern Tanzania
  • 6 nights of luxury accommodation on Zanzibar Island
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) provided daily as detailed on the itinerary. Some lodges also include house drinks
  • Private driver/guide and 4x4 safari vehicle throughout the tour
  • Morning and afternoon game drives in open-sided vehicles in the Serengeti National Park
  • Private game drives in Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater (picnic lunch included)
  • A game drive descent into the Ngorongoro Crater including all park fees
  • Expert trip planning advice
  • 24/7 support from our dedicated staff

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Arusha

Rivertrees, Tanzania

Our driver/guide will meet you at Kilimanjaro airport with a refreshing drink and a warm smile! You will be transferred to Rivertrees Country Inn which is lovely property, surrounded by tropical gardens and coffee plantations. You can relax for the evening after your long-haul flight, ready for your safari tomorrow.

Day 2 Lake Manyara National Park

Lions, Lake Manayra

After breakfast you will be met by your private driver/guide who will be with you for the next couple of days on safari. You will drive through to Lake Manyara National Park and spend the afternoon on a game drive inside the park. The park itself is located in northern Tanzania and sits between Lake Manyara and the African Rift Valley. As a result, it offers stunning landscape scenes – a wonderful introduction to a Tanzania safari. The park has excellent birdlife and elephant herds, but in particular, the park is famous for its tree-climbing lions. You will have a picnic lunch in the park and then drive onto the Ngorongoro Crater to stay in Plantation Lodge for 2 nights on a full board basis.

Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Today you will a full day game drive into the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater itself is around 20 kilometres in diameter, and approximately 610 metres deep. As a result, it will feel cool at the top of the crater but as you head down the crater walls, it will become much warmer. For this safari, you will have your own private 4×4 safari vehicle (closed vehicle) and a picnic lunch, so you can enjoy the safari at your own pace. When you are ready, you will head back to Plantation Lodge to spend your final night here.

Day 4 Serengeti National Park

Ubtunu Camp

After breakfast and a morning coffee, you will make your way to the Serengeti National Park – the most iconic park in Tanzania. The camp you will stay in – called Ubuntu Camp – is a mobile tented camp. This means that the camp packs up and moves every couple of months, following on the location of the wildebeest migration herds. Between December and March (Serengeti South airstrip), Ubuntu Camp is located in the southern plains of the Serengeti. Between July and October, the camp moves up to the northern plains of the Serengeti (Kogatende airstrip).

Day 5 Serengeti National Park

Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania

Today, your driver/guide will take you out a full day game drive inside the Serengeti National Park. A picnic lunch will be provided and plenty of water and drinks to keep you hydrated. Out on your game drive, you will drive through a variety of landscapes, with the opportunity to see elephant, hippo, crocodile, giraffe, zebra and antelope to name a few. As most cats are territorial, your guide will know the best locations for big such as lion prides, cheetah and leopard. During the months of November to June, the wildebeest migration herds will be around the central and southern plains of the Serengeti.

Day 6 Serengeti National Park

Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania

After some exceptional game viewing in the Serengeti, it is now time to head to another of Tanzania’s most iconic destinations – the Ngorongoro Crater. As you drive east out of the Serengeti, you can enjoy a game drive on route, and stop as much or as little as you’d like. Located in the Ngorongoro highlands, you will spend the next 2 nights at The Manor. Beautiful well-kept gardens and coffee-plantation hills surround the lodge, so you will instantly feel at one with nature. Relax at The Manor, ready for another day of excitement tomorrow.

Day 7 Zanzibar Island

Breezes' Beach Club, Zanzibar

Spend your last morning enjoying a coffee overlooking the plains of the Serengeti National Park before being transferred to the airstrip to fly to Zanzibar Island. Enjoy 6 nights of fantastic accommodation and tranquility in Zanzibar, staying at Breezes’ Beach Club which is located on the eastern coast of the island.

Day 8 Zanzibar Island

Breezes Beach Club

Enjoy a day on Zanzibar Island – relaxing, diving, snorkeling or enjoying day trips around the island. Overnight at Breezes’ Beach Club on a half board basis.

Day 9 Zanzibar Island

Breezes Beach Club

Enjoy a day on Zanzibar Island – relaxing, diving, snorkeling or enjoying day trips around the island. Overnight at Breezes’ Beach Club on a half board basis.

Day 10 Zanzibar Island

Breezes' Beach Club, Zanzibar

Enjoy a day on Zanzibar Island – relaxing, diving, snorkeling or enjoying day trips around the island. Overnight at Breezes’ Beach Club on a half board basis.

Day 11 Zanzibar Island

Breezes' Beach Club, Zanzibar

Enjoy a day on Zanzibar Island – relaxing, diving, snorkeling or enjoying day trips around the island. Overnight at Breezes’ Beach Club on a half board basis.

Day 12 Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar

Enjoy a day on Zanzibar Island – relaxing, diving, snorkeling or enjoying day trips around the island. Overnight at Breezes’ Beach Club on a half board basis.

Day 13 Depart

Zanzibar2

You will be transferred to Zanzibar airport to connect onto your international flights home. If your flight is in the evening, we can arrange a day room at the hotel so you can have the day relaxing on the beach.

 

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What's not Included

  • As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them.
  • Gratuities for local guides
  • We strongly advise all guests to purchase comprehensive travel insurance
  • Visas if required

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