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    $4205 p/p in USD
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Ifude Tours & Safaris

  • Tanzania
Destinations

Destinations

Tanzania,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Luxury, Mid Range

Tour Overview

This safari is a fantastic combination of game viewing in Tanzania’s popular northern circuit, including Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, with relaxing and exploring beautiful Zanzibar island where you can discover historic Stone Town and dive or snorkel on the stunning Mnemba Atoll.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Beach Safari, Big Five Safari, Birding Safari, Cultural Safari, Dive Safari, Family Safari, Romantic Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Walking Safari, Diving, Snorkelling
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle, Motor Boat
  • Start/end:
    Start in Kilimanjaro, Moshi or Arusha, end in Karume Airport, Zanzibar

RATES – PER PERSON USD

From USD 5,872 per person when 1 person travels alone

From USD 4,205 per person when 2 people travel together

From USD 4,052 per person when 3 people travel together

From USD 3,830 per person when 4 people travel together

From USD 3,813 per person when 5 people travel together

From USD 3,755 per person when 6 people travel together

From USD 3,754 per person when 7 people travel together

What's Included

  • All transfers pick up and drop off if applicable
  • Transportation in 4×4 pop up roof safari vehicle
  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Meals according to travel plan
  • Mineral water
  • Overnight stays in safari lodges / tented camps and Hotels
  • all national park fees and government related fees

What's Excluded

  • Flights both domestic and international flights
  • Accommodation in Arusha (can be arranged upon request)
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks not listed in the itinerary
  • Tips (industry recommendations are USD 20 a day to your guide divided by everyone in the vehicle)
  • Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
  • Personal items (e.g. cameras, visa fees, travel insurance etc)

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Ifude Tours & Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Ifude Tours & Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Early morning after breakfast we will pick you up from your accommodation in Moshi/Arusha and head to Tarangire National Park, known for its huge baobab trees and large herds of elephants. Its sparse vegetation makes it a beautiful and special location, where up to 300 elephants can be found, looking for underground streams in the dry riverbeds. The best visiting time is during the dry season between July to October. Migratory wildebeest, zebra and buffalo can also be seen crowding the shrinking lagoons. Here you will enjoy an afternoon game drive with a picnic lunch.

Overnight: Lake Manyara Hotel
Meal plan: All inclusive

After breakfast depart for Serengeti National Park via the beautiful landscapes of Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. Then head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and attracts wildlife representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive while heading to Lobo Wildlife Lodge for our overnight stay.

Overnight: Lobo Wildlife Lodge
Meal plan: All inclusive

After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in Serengeti National Park. The Central Serengeti offers superb game viewing all year round due to its abundance of resident animals. Specifically, the Seronera River Valley in the Central Serengeti is a ‘must see’ on every safari regardless of the specific month of travel. Game viewing is at its best during the dry season (June – November) as resident animals are more concentrated in the immediate area due to the lack of water on the plains. Resident herbivores include impala, buffalo, hippo, warthog, topi, hartebeest and giraffe. Resident carnivores include lion and leopard.

Overnight: Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Meal plan: All inclusive

Early morning game drives en route from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Stopover at Olduvai Gorge, with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. Late afternoon transfer to Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge where you will have dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
Meal plan: All inclusive

After an early breakfast, you will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area supports a vast variety of animals, which includes lions, zebras, flocks of flamingos, elephants, giraffes, to name just a few. Ngorongoro is often referred as the eighth natural wonder, it has been listed as a UNESCO site which is considered the most beautiful and unique place in Africa where man and wildlife live together in one area, We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen here. We will stop at a nice picnic area for our lunch break and there after we continue with game drive in the late afternoon. Transfer to Mto wa mbu village where we will spend an overnight at Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge and rest until the next day when we will head for a half day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park.

Overnight: Lake Manyara Hotel
Meal plan: All inclusive

After an early breakfast, you will depart from the lodge for a half day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. The park is well known for its spectacular tree climbing lions which spend most of their time spread out on the tree branches of acacias 6-7 meters from the ground as well as its tree climbing pythons. Alongside this park lies the Mto wa mbu ‘the river of mosquitoes’. This small village hosts almost all the tribes found in Tanzania believed to be more than 120 tribes dwelling in this small town and conducting different activities including woodcarving, painting and farming. After a game drive in the afternoon we will head back to the Mto wa Mbu village for a local lunch at local mamas then stretch our muscles by a short village walk of 1-2 hours to a point where your safari vehicles will be waiting for you. A late afternoon transfer takes you to Arusha domestic airport (or Kilimanjaro international airport) for your onward journey to Zanzibar Island.

Overnight: Tembo Hotel Meal plan: All inclusive

At 09:00 you will be picked up by a guide for a Stone Town tour which takes you around this historical culture and architectural important town of Zanzibar. It includes a visit to former slave market site, where an Anglican church built in 1871 stands, town market, Zanzibar Memorial Museum, House of Wonder built in 1883 (Beit Al Ajab), old Arab Fort, Palace Museum, Old Indian Dispensary (cultural centre). At 14:00 go to Maruhubi Palace ruins and Living Stone House before transferring back to your hotel to freshen up before your transport to The Rock Restaurant at 18:00 for dinner.  Afterwards you will be transferred back to your resort.

Accommodation: Tembo Hotel Meal plan: All inclusive

After breakfast you meet your guide for your visit to Mnemba Atoll, a protected oceanic area off northeastern Zanzibar near Matemwe with excellent visibility depths ranging from 10-30 meters. It includes the small triangular island of Mnemba and a reef area comprising of two by four miles. This breathtaking marine ecosystem is famous for sightings of green turtles and dolphins that like to join you as you snorkel or dive while the seasonal migrating whale sharks and humpback whales announce their presence with an occasional spout of water. On your dive tour of Zanzibar, you will learn of the five main diving locales around Mnemba. Kichwani with its many shaded fish like leaf fish, frogfish and nudibranchs are perfect for both beginners and advance PADI divers, with a gentle incline of the coral wall until 30 meters. If you were to visit the Sand Banks while diving in Zanzibar, you could spot eagle rays, frogfish, batfish, seahorses and snappers among others. Then there is the Aquarium where you will find garden eels, white tip reef sharks, green turtles, groupers and surgeonfish to name a few.

Wattabomi also called Eel City is also suitable for all levels of divers and offers glimpses of anthias, moray eels, lionfish, scorpion fish and many more. Veteran divers can try their skills at the Small Wall and be rewarded with sightings of Spanish dancers, napoleon wrasse, sting rays and also the butterfly fish that are native to this location but usually challenging to spot. Octopi, moray eels, egg cowries and other marine life await your discovery at Kokota Reef,

Return to your hotel via Jambiani spice tour – you will be driven northwards through the countryside passing villages such as Bububu, Kijichi and Kizimbani to see why Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island. The wonderful nature of this island will reveal frequent stops on small farms of cash crops, food crops, spices, flowering trees and plants, medical trees and varieties of mints. You will be able to see, touch and even taste some of the spices and fruits available. The tour is abundant with mud houses thatched using palm leaves, fruit garden and tropical scenery.

Include: Lunch and soft drink
Transfer: Nungwi to Jambiani
Accommodation: Tembo Hotel

At 09:00 you will be pick up by your guide for a tour to Jozani Forest. Covering an area approx 1,000 hectares, the forest is most famous for its inhabitants the sykes monkey and the rare red colobus monkeys that are endemic to Zanzibar. After the tour continue to Stone Town and the starting point of your Prison Island tour. Meet the captain under the big tree in Forodhani Park. The tour is available twice daily at 12:30 and 16:00. A 35 minute boat trip takes you out to Prison Island where you can enjoy a few hours or stay for a full day.

Prison Island or Changuu Island is the middle island of three visible from Stone Town. The prison on the island was built in 1893 and historically this small Island was used as a point of concealment of slaves. Later it became a temporary hospital and quarantine island especially during the outbreak of contagious disease in the last century. In the 1820s Sultan Said brought a number of giants tortoise from Seychelles to Changuu Island. Even today you can see them as well as many different birds. The Island itself is endowed with natural features: pure white sandy beaches for swimming and colourful coral reef for snorkelling.

Transfer: Hotel/Jozani Forest/Stone Town and back to hotel
Accommodation: Tembo Hotel Meal plan: All inclusive

Relax at Pwani Mchangani Beach with the option to do water sports at an extra cost. Tembo Hotel Zanzibar is a perfect hub for a romantic holiday. You will be greeted by a blaze of color as you sweep down the imposing driveway, saluted by a Masai warrior as you pass through the entrance gate. Mature coconut palms swinging in the breeze, white sandy beach, beautiful landscaped gardens, and traditional style round chalets with pitched makuti roof, a stunning waterfall feature and the largest swimming pool in Zanzibar are just some of the sights that await you.

Accommodation: Tembo Hotel Meal plan: All inclusive

In the morning relax at the hotel. Meet uour drive/guide in the late afternoon who will drive you to Karume airport for your flight back home.

Transfer: Hotel to airport

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