Upon arrival at JRO, (Kilimanjaro international airport) you will be met by your driver /guide and taken to the hotel for dinner and overnight. This will give you a chance to rest from the flight and get ready for the safari. Arusha is the starting point for the safari. Accommodation will be at the New Arusha Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.
After breakfast you will start the drive west on the safari highway towards Tarangire National Park, arriving at the lodge just before noon. Tarangire is known for its massive population of Elephant herds and is a great starting point for any safari. After a picnic lunch, you will go on a game drive through this small but amazing park and have the rest of the evening to relax at the lodge. Accommodation will be at the Tarangire Safari Lodge on a full board basis.
After an early breakfast navigate around the Ngorongoro crater rim, towards Naabi and continue to Tanzania’s most renowned national park; the Serengeti. Home to the greatest concentration of large mammals on Earth, the migratory herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle roam widely in search of green grass and water. Meals and overnight overlooking the Serengeti savannah. Accommodation will be at the Serengeti Serena Lodge on a full board basis.
After breakfast, you will go on an amazing game drive through the great Serengeti where you will see the "big five" in their natural habitat and -- if you’re lucky -- a hunt and a kill. You will be brought back for lunch to the lodge or you may opt for a picnic lunch within the park. After lunch, you will go on another game drive through a different part of the Serengeti so you can really take in what this piece of wild Africa has to offer. After both AM and PM game drives, you will be tired and dusty so a well-deserved shower and an amazing dinner with night festivities at the lodge will await you. Accommodation will be at Serengeti Serena Lodge on a full board basis.
After a relaxing breakfast you will check out and travel back south to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a game drive through the Serengeti on the way as you leave from the southern gate. You will arrive at the lodge in the afternoon for some relaxation. Accommodation will be at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge on a full board basis.
After breakfast, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, the Earths largest unbroken caldera and one of the wonders of our world. Wildly called a "Garden of Eden" the crater contains the highest density of carnivores, which includes Cheetah, Leopard, and Lion. This is the only place in East Africa where one can easily observe a natural population of black rhino. Enjoy a full day in the crater with picnic lunch. Accommodation will be at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge on a full board basis.
After breakfast we will start the journey back to Arusha and take you for a good-bye lunch before transferring you to Arusha airport for your internal flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel on the southeast coast of the island. Accommodation will be at the Breezes Beach Club & Spa on a half board basis in a deluxe room.
Today enjoy the white sandy beach for miles and take in this beautiful island. Accommodation will be at the Breezes Beach Club and Spa on a half board basis in a deluxe room.
Same schedule as Day 8.
After breakfast and checkout, you will have the day before transfer to the Zanzibar airport for internal flight to Dar es Salaam. Upon arrival in Dar es Salaam, proceed to international terminal for departure.
- Fluent English speaking driver/guide and safari-prepared 4x4 land cruiser fitted with 2-way high frequency communication devices for the entire duration of the safari.
- Airport transfers.
- All meals while on safari including picnic lunches in the parks and all meals at the lodges/hotel.
- All accommodation at the hotels/lodges/camps indicated in the itinerary.
- Park entrance fees for vehicle, driver/guide and yourselves.
- Bottled water in vehicle while on safari.
- Full board – All meals provided.
- All international air transportation
- Any other domestic flights unless specified above
- Visa fees
- Tips/gratuities to hotels/lodge staff / driver guide
- Any item (s) of personal nature i.e. tobacco, porter age and laundry
- Drinks not included with meals