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WILDERNESS AND BLUES TOGETHER

Duration
11 NIGHTS / 12 DAYS
Validity
30TH SEPTEMBER
Prices
USD3,399 PER PERSON SHARING
Code No
LS2031
Tour Description

Experience the Blues of Ocean at paradise Zanzibar and Greens with beauty of Nature and wildlife  at Ngorongoro, Manyara and Serengeti National Parks of all at one go.

Travel Itinerary
DAY1: ARUSHA - LAKE MANYARA – NGORONGORO (-/L/D)
  • With Packed Breakfast , Transfer to Airport.
  • Catch your connecting flight to Kilimanjaro

Logisitic Info approx.:  30 min transfer + 1.5 flight

  • 07H20 Upon arrival transfer to Lake Manyara National Park.

Logisitic Info approx.:  3hrs commuting.

  • 11H00 Enjoy Manyara Game drive then transfer to

     Logisitic Info approx.:  4 hrs game drive + 2hrs to Ngorongoro Rim 

Lake Manyara National Park offers a wilderness experience rich in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to its dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect. The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants. Large herds of buffalo, cheetah, Masai giraffe and impala roam the lake shores and the forested valley slopes. , although in abundance, are hard to get a glimpse of, just like the other elusive carnivores - the lions - of this park.

  • Overnight in Ngorongoro Rim.
DAY 2: : NGORONGORO - SERENGETI (B/L/D)
  • After breakfast, Drive to Serengeti for Full day game drive at Serengeti National park

Logisitic Info approx:  5hrs game drive + 4hrs commuting.

 The Ngorongoro crater is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 210 km west of Arusha. Known as ‘the eighth wonder of the world' the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa's best-known wildlife arenas. It offers a unique biosphere, which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Deep within the Crater, enclosed by towering walls, some 25,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes and forests of ‘the land that time forgot', dominated by enormous bull elephants, rhinos and lions.

  • Overnight in Serengeti.
DAY 3: SERENGETI (B/L/D)
  • After breakfast, Drive to Serengeti for Full day game drive at Serengeti National park

Logisitic Info approx: 2 Four Hrs Game Drive or 1 8hr Game Drive.

 The Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value. With more than two million wildebeests, half a million Thomson's gazelles, and a quarter million zebras, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. The wildebeest and zebra moreover form the star cast of a unique spectacular - the annual Serengeti migration. The name 'Serengeti' comes fromthe Maasai language and appropriately means an 'extended place'. The National Park, with an area of 12,950 square kilometers, is as big as Northern Ireland, but its ecosystem, which includes the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Maswa Game Reserve and the Maasai Mara Game.reserve (in Kenya), is roughly the size of Kuwait. It lies between the shores of Lake Victoria in the west, Lake Eyasi in the south, and the Great Rift Valley to the east. As such, it offers the most complex and least disturbed ecosystem on earth.

  • Overnight in Serengeti.
DAY 4: SERENGETI - KARATU (B/L/D)
  • After Breakfast Half Day Serengeti Game drive before making your way to Ngorongoro

     Logisitic Info approx.:  5hrs game drive + 4hrs Commuting

  • Overnight in Outside Ngorongoro in Karatu.
DAY 5: NGORONGORO (ELEPHANT CAVE) - HORSE SAFARI - ARUSHA (B/L/-)
  • After Breakfast embark on a 2 Hour tour to the Elephant Cave and Waterfall

     Logistic Info approx.:  2hr Hike

 On this two-hour hike through the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will discover a magnificent waterfall and incredible “elephant caves” created by elephants digging up the earth to ingest the vitamin-rich soil. You may see buffalo, bushbuck, waterbuck and baboons, also attracted by the soil

  • Transfer to Arusha to Freshen up followed by Sunset experience horseback back safari.

 Logisitic Info approx:

  • 3 hrs commuting.
  • 2hrs horseback riding.

 Kilo Bravo, Kaskazi's horse base is on Dolly Wildlife Estate, in USA River /Maji Ya Chai, only 45minutes drive from Arusha Town. The ride takes place on the Wildlife Estate and whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced rider, there is an opportunity and experience for everyone. Those with little riding experience can enjoy a gentle hack along dusty tracks where wildebeest and antelopes graze contentedly. Led by experienced guides, one can explore the  meandering paths, spotting a rich array of wildlife like zebras, wildebeests, eland and other gazelles and antelopes along your way. Regularly seen on the horse ride is one of the most elegant and rarest mammals found in Tanzania, the Gerenuk.

  • Overnight in Arusha.
DAY 6: ARUSHA - ZANZIBAR (B/-/D)
  • After Breakfast, Transfer to Airport for Flight to Zanzibar
  • Catch flight to Zanzibar.
  • On Arrival to Zanzibar you will be met and transferred to your hotel

Logistic Info approx:  20 minute to Stonetown

  • stroll through the ancient living town of Stonetown.

        Logisitic Info approx.: 3hrs tour.

 This begins with a visit to Zanzibar’s colorful market.  Alive with the buzz of locals bartering fresh vegetables and baskets of tropical fruit, amongst the heady smell of Jack fruit (amongst many other exotic fruits) we continue on to the site of a cathedral built in 1874.  The cathedral signifies a potent time  in Zanzibar’s history and stands on the sight of a past slave market.Abolished in 1873 by decree of the Sultan of Zanzibar, the cathedral’s high altar stands on the exact site of the whipping post that was in the market.  From here we visit the residence of the late Sultan of Zanzibar, ‘Tip Tip House’, the Old Fort, ‘Peoples Palace’ and the House of Wonders’, full of intrigue from days of long ago.  The tour ends with a stroll down the narrow streets of the old stone town, the heart of Zanzibar’s vivacious history.

  • Overnight in Stonetown
DAY 7: ZANZIBAR (B/-/-)
  • After Breakfast, day at Leisure.
  • The Quest of discovering the clear waters of Prison Island & Giant Tortoise.

Logistic Info approx: 1hr to launch point + 6 hrs experience + 1hr to beach

 This half a day tour boat ride to the island in a small wooden motorized boat is a must when visiting Zanzibar.  Earning its namesake as a former prison for slaves, and a quarantine station for Kenya, Uganda

 and then Tanganyika, nowadays the island gives you the chance to escape for some peace and quiet!  A hundred year old Giant Tortoises act as unlikely vigilant over the island and you cannot not help but wonder what tales they would tell if only they could talk! Approximately one kilometre long and a quarter of a kilometre wide, the location is perfect for swimming & snorkeling after a stroll round the island. Keep the best till last because it really is like diving into champagne the water is so clear.

  •  Overnight in Stone-town.
DAY 8: ZANZIBAR (B/-/D)
  • After breakfast, get transferred to Fumba for a chance to come close to Dolphins.

Logistic Info approx: 1hr to launch point + 4 hrs experience + 2hr to beach

 This half a day tour takes you to Kizimkazi along the south-west coast of Zanzibar, upon arrival at the fishing village Kizimkazi you will have a brief talk about the behavior and different types of dolphins before proceeding to the dolphins locations with 80% chances to see them.  There is a fair chance you will get to play and swim with them, returning to the sea shore in the afternoon.

  •  Transfer for Covid Testing then later to Beach.
  • Overnight at Kendwa Beach Zanzibar.
DAY 9: ZANZIBAR (B/-/D)
  • Breakfast, day at leisure.
  • Overnight in Kendwa Beach Zanzibar
DAY 10: ZANZIBAR (B/-/D)
  • Breakfast, day at leisure.
  • Overnight in Kendwa Beach Zanzibar.
DAY 11: ZANZIBAR - BACK HOME (B/-/-)
  • After Breakfast, check out and use common facilities.
  • Transfer to airport for your flight back home.

      

Inclusions
  • 1 night accommodation in Ngorongoro Rim on full board basis
  • 2 nights accommodation in Serengeti on full board basis
  • 1 nights accommodation in Karatu on full board
  • 1 nights accommodation in Arusha on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation at Zanzibar Stonetown on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • 3 Nights accommodation at Zanzibar Beach on Half Board Basis
  • 1 x Services of a 4x4 vehicle with driver and fuel
  • Mini Fridge for Car Soft Drink.(Alcohol can be consumed at hotel NOT inside Car due cultural norms)
  • Extra Lunch
  • Transfers Kilimanjaro
  • Transfers Zanzibar
  • Park fees Lake Manyara
  • Park and Concession Fees Serengeti
  • Park and Concession fees Ngorongoro
  • Crater Fees
  • Horse Back safari + Elephant Cave Walk Fees
  • Water 1 Liter per person per Day
  • Dolphin Safari Half Day
  • Prison Island tour Half Day
  • Stonetown Tour Half Day
  • Domestic Flights
Exclusions
  • Tips
  • Anything not mentioned above.
  • International Flight
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