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9 days, 8 nights - Northern Circuit & Zanzibar

Day 1

Arrival

You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by your guide and our representative. From there, we will take you to the Rivertrees Country Inn in Arusha for a briefing about your safari highlights tour.

This charming Lodge is situated at the banks of picturesque Usa River on an old German coffee estate and offers stunning views towards Mt. Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro in Arusha. Alternative accommodation is at Mountain Village Lodge overlooking Lake Duluti or Mt Meru Game Lodge with an attached game sanctuary.

Overnight at Rivertrees Country Inn. Dinner is included.

NB – If you arrive into another airport than Kilimanjaro we’ll arrange a connection flight to Arusha either on arrival or the following day (at extra cost). From Nairobi is possible road transfer in private or shared vehicles.

Day 2

Lake Manyara

After breakfast we depart for to Lake Manyara. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala, Hippos and others.

Overnight at Serena Lodge or Escarpment Luxury Lodge at Lake Manyara. All meals included.

NB – During some months in the year (depending on the elephants’ migration between Lake Manyara and Tarangire) it is more rewarding to visit Tarangire instead of Lake Manyara. This can be arranged on a shorter notice; accommodation can still be at Manyara Serena Lodge or Escarpment Luxury Lodge overlooking Lake Manyara National Park.

Day 3

Manyara – Ngorongoro

Your Tour starts with the drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After arrival you will descent . inside the Ngorongoro Crater which has been declared as a World Heritage Site. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species.

Overnight at Sopa Lodge or Serena Lodge at Ngorongoro. All meals included.

Day 4

Ngorongoro – Olduvai Gorge – Serengeti

After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park. A picnic lunch will be provided. On the way you will stop at the Oldupai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive.

Overnight at Kati kati Tented Camp at Central Serengeti. All meals included.

Day 5

Serengeti

A full day of game drives around Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species.

Overnight at Kati kati Tented Camp at Central Serengeti. All meals included.

Day 6

Serengeti – Zanzibar

Early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light.. After Lodge breakfast we take you to Seronera airstrip in the Serengeti, for your flight to Zanzibar.

Transfer to the Ocean Paradise Resort (or other beach resort of your choice). Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 7 – 8

Beach Holiday

Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. Breakfast and dinner included.

Stonetown and Spice Tour

On one of your beach days you will go on a guided tour.

After breakfast transfer to Stone Town for our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!

Afterwards you proceed to the famous Spice Plantations were we invite for an opulent lunch for you to taste the spices and fruits. . Afterwards you will do the famous Spice Tour.We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we take you back to your hotel.

Day 9

Departure

End of your safari Highlights tour. Morning at leisure until departure transfer to Zanzibar Airport or Seaport your departure.

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