Duration: 7 Days and 6 Nights
Focus: Safari, Leisure, Culture, Site Seeing, Nature and Wildlife
Transportation: Flight and Surface Drive
7 Days 6 Nights
In the morning, flight to Tanzania. Arrival at Kilimanjero International Airport meet by your guide and drive to Tarangire National Park. Along the way you'll take in the changing landscape as Arusha's urban jungle is replaced by wide open plains and quaint Masai villages. Once inside the park, you'll see the eponymous Tarangire river lined with acacia and Baobab where game amble to and from throughout the day. During the dry season, thousands of animals from the Masai steppe migrate to the Tarangire region looking for water so you can see dozens of different species in a small amount of time. Exclusive to the park are endangered animals such as the Greater Kudu, FringeEared Oryx, and the Ashy Starling. Mid-day, you will stop at a picturesque location where you will enjoy a "bush lunch" in the open air. later spending the afternoon, see an amazing range of wildlife. In the evening proceed to Karatu Village. Overnight in Marera Valley Lodge.
A highlight awaits you this day as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the world’s largest natural wildlife arena. After breakfast, you depart with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists into the Ngorongoro crater. You'll stop at the Ngorongoro viewing area for a stunning view of the caldera's sheer scale. From here you'll continue our descent into the caldera, where over 120 species of mammals go about their lives. The park is the best place in the northern circuit to see the black rhinoceros and the cape buffalo, but is home to the entirety of the Big Five. We'll also see large packs of hyenas as well as lesser known predators such as jackals and serval cats. A picnic lunch by the famous hippo pool is also a surreal experience, as you'll take your lunch a few feet from where great hippopotamus wallow lazily in the cool water Across six hours, you'll see the very best that Africa has to offer. Overnight in Marera Valley Lodge.
After breakfast, your safari adventure takes you to Lake Manyara National Park. This park is renowned for its remarkable ecological diversity, encompassing a range of distinct zones, from the rocky Rift wall to groundwater forests, woodlands, open grasslands, and serene swamps. Lake Manyara National Park is a true haven for biodiversity. Lake Manyara is particularly famous as a birding paradise, boasting more than 380 different bird species. Bird enthusiasts will have the opportunity to spot a wide variety of feathered wonders, including flamingos, pelicans, storks, and many more. Wildlife and Scenic Exploration: As you explore the park, keep your eyes peeled for the park's resident wildlife, which includes elephants, hippos, giraffes, and a diversity of antelope species. Additionally, you may encounter the famous tree-climbing lions that are unique to this region. Lunch: Enjoy a packed lunch amidst the park's natural beauty, providing a peaceful moment to refuel and appreciate the surroundings. Overnight in Marera Valley Lodge.
After breakfast, flight to Zanzibar. Arrive at Kisauni International Airport. Transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, begin your journey with a half-day Stone Town city tour. Embark on a captivating 2-hour walking tour through the enchanting in narrow streets of Zanzibar. This immersive experience leads you through the legendary Stone Town, a place where history seems frozen in time. Explore iconic landmarks such as Hamamni Persian Baths, the former slave market of the East African Slave Trade, and the historic Arab Fort, among others.. 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. In the evening, stroll around Stone Town, offers a unique perspective as dusk descends over the city, illuminating its enchanting lights. Immerse yourself in the lively ambiance of the Forodhani Food Night Market, where both locals and international visitors come together to savor the experience. Overnight in Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort or Similar.
This full-day tour takes you to the stunning sandbanks, Kwale Islands, and coral reefs of Menai Bay, a pristine conservation area. Our journey begins with a visit to one of the picturesque sandbanks, where you can unwind, swim, or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters. After an exhilarating snorkeling session, we head to Kwale Island, where our 'desert island' restaurant awaits. Here, you'll savor a sumptuous buffet lunch featuring freshly grilled fish, slipper lobster, calamari, rice, and a variety of delectable sauces. Our skilled crew also presents a delightful tropical fruit tasting experience, offering an array of mouthwatering fruits. Refreshments include mineral water and a delicious Zanzibar seafood lunch, complete with grilled fish and slipper lobster. As a perfect finale, enjoy coffee and Amarula liqueur. After lunch, we explore the island's natural lagoon, surrounded by a lush mangrove forest, where you can partake in a memorable swimming adventure. Overnight in Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort or Similar.
In the morning, a one-hour boat trip from Stone town to the Prison Island, you'll have the chance to both feed and interact with the tortoises. A leisurely stroll through the lush forested interior, where you'll encounter a diverse array of wildlife, including colorful peacocks, bats, and exquisite butterflies. Be on the lookout for the shy and elusive uikers, a unique tiny antelope species as well. In the afternoon, embark on a captivating journey through Kijichi Spice Farm and explore the diverse range of spices that Zanzibar is renowned for. This immersive experience takes you through the cultivation and uses of these aromatic spices, allowing you to both, smell and taste their unique flavors. Overnight in Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort or Similar.
In the morning, free leisure time at you hotel. In the late afternoon, transfer to airport for flight back to Addis. End of the trip.
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