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Serengeti Safari and Zanzibar Beach

Arusha, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar

From

$3056.40$3396.00

Duration

9 days

Tour Overview

Your journey will commence with your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Subsequently, you will proceed toward the safari leg of your itinerary. During this phase, you will have the privilege of experiencing a calm stay at the discrete Rivertrees Country Inn for a night. “Embark on an epic journey that presents the ideal blend of adventure and romance! The expedition starts with a thrilling exploration of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater and the majestic Serengeti. Brace yourself for wild encounters and breathtaking sights. Follow it up with a well-earned respite on the exquisite island of Zanzibar. This tour is perfect for couples and honeymooners who seek to create unforgettable memories together.”

PRICE CLARIFICATION

The itinerary and cost of this excursion have been specifically crafted to cater to couples and honeymooners who are traveling as a duo. Nevertheless, we place great importance on personalization and strive to customize each itinerary to suit your preferences. If you are traveling in a group or with family, we may recommend alternative lodging options. Our flexibility extends to adjusting the duration and components of the trip, ultimately aligning with your desires.

Tour Amenities

Bush Meals
Maasai Village Visit
Walking Safari

Trip Itinerary

Upon arrival in Arusha, you will be taken to the charming Rivertrees Country Inn for an overnight stay. Well-positioned at the end of a picturesque tree-lined walk, this delightful property offers comfortable and inviting accommodations. Depending on the arrival time, guests may enjoy some rest in the serene gardens or by the twinkling pool, before unwinding in the cozy lounge, bar, or veranda area in the evening. The accommodation will be in one of the beautiful Garden Rooms and the following day, the safari adventure will start. Please note that the accommodation is on a Bed and Breakfast basis.

Embark on a thrilling safari adventure through the Arusha National Park, the ultimate starting point for your epic tour through northern Tanzania! Discover the fascinating 'mini-Serengeti', where majestic giraffes and mighty buffalo roam freely before your very eyes.

Let the enchanting mountain forest mesmerize you with its curious blue monkeys, colorful turacos, and acrobatic black and white colobus monkey. There's no shortage of wildlife sightings here! Brace yourself for the splendid Ngurdoto Crater, nestled in the heart of the forest. It's steep cliffs and swampy bottom create the perfect habitat for thriving herds of buffalo and warthogs.

But wait, there's more! Prepare to encounter over 200 magnificent elephants who make their home in the forests surrounding Mount Meru. And with an astounding 400 species of birds that call this national park home, you're certain to be enchanted by the countless winged wonders you'll observe.

This safari promises to be a truly unforgettable expedition, providing you with memories that will last a lifetime!

Jump on an exciting safari experience with a walking safari through Arusha National Park! Set foot from the Momella Gate and traverse through this spectacular area alongside an armed park ranger. Immerse in the lush greenery of the rainforest, soak up the sights and sounds of exotic birds and wildlife and witness the awe-inspiring volcanic terrain of Mount Meru and the Ngurdoto crater. On a bright day, your expedition will reward you with incredible vistas of the iconic Meru and Kilimanjaro peaks. Get ready to conquer the wild with this captivating safari tour! Later in the evening drive back to Rivertrees Country Inn for your staying.

Your safari tour starts from Arusha, venturing on an approximate two-hour drive to reach the mesmeric Tarangire National Park. As you enter the park's boundaries, be prepared to witness a haven for elephant herds, attractive savannahs, stunning baobab trees, and seasonal swamps, all dominated by the life-giving Tarangire River. Admire the beauty of nature as animals gather near the river, where the graceful giraffes, bushbucks, and majestic hartebeests are often seen browsing. And if luck is on your side, you might even spot the elusive fringe-eared oryx or the distinctively looking gerenuk. With buffaloes, zebras, and wildebeests also roaming around, predators such as lions are never too far behind, adding an extra layer of adventure to your journey. Although not as commonly sighted, leopards might also make an appearance during your exploration. But with dedication and a sharp eye, you might even be lucky enough to spot a cheetah! Don't miss a chance to witness the remarkable landscape and incredible wildlife from the open roof of your vehicle, making this adventure an unforgettable experience. Later in the evening drive to your home the Burunge Tented Lodge, Experience a thrilling adventure just a short 20-minute drive from the iconic Tarangire National Park! Snuggled in a 25000-hectare concession area solely dedicated to the conservation of the Maasai community, lies this attractive Camp that boasts magnificent views overlooking the shimmering lake. Offering an abundance of space, the camp features 20 tents and 10 bungalows designed for luxurious and comfortable stays. Feel the exact essence of the bush to beach as you explore the sandy paths surrounding the reception area. Get ready for your dream African safari adventure!

After an early breakfast, proceed to Lake Manyara National Park, Venture into the remarkable Lake Manyara, adorned with an array of natural phenomena that never end to amaze. Wander through the primate-filled forests and discover the indescribable long-tailed Guenon monkeys. Explore the widespread alkaline Lake Manyara, where flamingos and other water birds reside in colonies. Keep an eye out for the superb inhabitants of the park - giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, and impalas - as they roam freely across the forest. Prepare to be tickled by the lovely sounds of monkeys and baboons that bloom in the forests. Experience the heart-pumping action from the elevated pop-up roof of your safari vehicle as you immerse yourself in the wonders of nature as the day draws to a close, prepare to bid farewell to Lake Manyara National Park, after a day filled with thrills and excitement drive to the small lively town of Karatu where you will overnight, the spectacular Ngorongoro Farm House nestled in the heart of farmlands just beyond the bustling market town of Karatu. With 51 charming ochre stone cottages that are generously spacious and lavish, each one boasting polished stone floors, stylish decor, en suite bathrooms, some with a thriving open fireplace and a sweeping veranda that offers breathtaking outlooks.

From the newer cottages, you can experience an exhilarating walk-through field and the tantalizing coffee plantations to reach the main lodge. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by a stunning open-plan area that's been recently refurbished, perfect for relishing delicious meals and enjoying moments of pure relaxation. The expansive deck overlooking the farm is the ultimate spot to unwind.

This breathtaking lodge is located on an impressive 500 acres of rich and fertile land. You'll be amazed by the vast coffee plantations, blooming wheat fields, luxuriant gardens, and extensive vegetable patches where all the ingredients for your meals are grown and prepared fresh daily. The lodge also boasts adorable farm animals, including pigs, goats, and cows that provide creamy farm-fresh milk for your enjoyment.

If you're looking for an adventure of a lifetime, Ngorongoro Farmhouse is the perfect place to stay.

Embark on an exhilarating journey as you set out for the Ngorongoro Crater, a breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site. This colossal caldera, born out of a volcanic eruption, spans an impressive 18 km in diameter- the largest of its kind on Earth! Home to a staggering 25,000 majestic beasts, East Africa's diverse mammal population thrives here- from graceful Grant's and Thomson gazelles to elusive mountain reedbucks in the verdant forests that line the slopes. Keep your eyes peeled for spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs, and over 500 species of vibrant birds that color the skyline. Brace yourself as you prepare for the ultimate wildlife encounter- spotting the mythical Big Five- regal lions, massive elephants, powerful buffalos, furtive leopards, and majestic rhinos in just a few brilliant hours! Nourish your body and soul with a mouthwatering lunch at a picturesque picnic spot before continuing your game drive. Finally, bid adieu to this natural wonderland as you set back on your return journey to Ngorongoro Farm House by early evening.  Let the wild beats of the African savannah stay etched in your memory forever!

After breakfast, our driver guide will drive you to Manyara or Arusha airstrips to catch an internal light aircraft to the beautiful Island of Zanzibar. As soon as you land in Zanzibar, you will be greeted by your driver who will take you on an hour-long journey to Fumba Beach Lodge. Get ready to be spellbound as you enter this beachfront paradise where you will spend the next three nights. Imagine waking up every morning to the sound of gentle waves and feeling the soft sand under your feet. This is the perfect place for some much-needed relaxation and sun-soaking. You won't find any chaos or noise here, only the serenity of nature. The hotel has been recently renovated, giving it a sleek and modern touch. You can take a dip in the stylish swimming pool or choose to upgrade to a Sea View Suite, complete with your very own private plunge pool. This is the ultimate adventure for anyone seeking a tranquil getaway in Tanzania.

Get ready for an epic adventure with two full days of freedom to explore the breathtaking Zanzibar at your leisure! You call the shots - whether you want to take it easy or go all out, the choice is yours.

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and wildlife of Zanzibar with plenty of exciting activities waiting for you. Meet the incredible tortoises at Prison Island or go deep into the heart of the Jozani Forest to track the endangered Zanzibar red colobus monkey. Take a trip to Stone Town or visit a local spice plantation for a hands-on experience. Dive into the vibrant smells and taste of the famous Zanzibar spices as you savor a delicious, locally cooked lunch during your tour.

With so much to do, we are here to help you get started. We can prearrange activities for you when booking, or you can organize them with Fumba Beach Lodge once you're there. Let's make every moment count and experience Zanzibar like never before!

As your amazing journey in Tanzania and Zanzibar comes to a close, it's time to bid farewell to the exquisite Fumba Beach Lodge and head to the Zanzibar Airport for your flight back home. But hold on tight, because your adventure is far from over! Where will your next escapade take you to conquer new territories and discover even more wonders? The world is yours to explore! a new adventure beckons. But don't let the end of this incredible journey dampen your spirit! The world is your oyster. Let the thrill of the unknown fuel your wanderlust and open up new horizons to explore! KWAHERI RAFIKI.

Inclusions / Exclusions

  • The Package Comprises a Lodge Safari That Adheres to The Itinerary,
  • Accompanied by A Proficient English-Speaking Guide,
  • Transportation by 4×4 Safari Vehicle,
  • Overnight Lodge Accommodation,
  • Meals,
  • Mineral Water and All Activities as Outlined in The Itinerary.
  • Furthermore, National Park Fees and Concession fee
  • Flying Doctors Insurance (AMREF) During the Safari Are Included.
  • Only one-way light aircraft to Zanzibar
  • All transfers in Zanzibar
  • Zanzibar Hotel is based on HB, (Bed, Dinner, and Breakfast)
  • Optional Activities,
  • Alcoholic and Soft Drinks,
  • Visa Fees,
  • Tips to the drivers or camp staff.
  • Personal Spending Money for Souvenir Purchases, and
  • Travel Insurance Are Explicitly Excluded From The Package.

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Tour Information

Max Guests

18

Min Age

1+

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What about Luxury lodges and camps?

Tanzania’s hospitality industry has garnered a commendable reputation for its top-notch accommodations. With numerous award-winning camps and lodges scattered throughout the national parks, this industry caters to a discerning clientele with a taste for high-end experiences.

A trip to Tanzania is sure to provide visitors with a luxurious stay that is nothing short of exceptional. Whether nestled in a remote location by the Tarangire River, surrounded by the Serengeti plains, or treated to stunning views of the Great Rift Valley, guests can expect nothing less than the finest wines, chef-prepared meals and a suite of indulgences that are synonymous with deluxe four or five-star hotels.

To ensure that our guests receive nothing but the best, we have meticulously handpicked hotels that have been highly rated. Additionally, our staff members regularly visit these accommodations to ensure that the quality and service delivered to our guests are consistent with our exacting standards.

Can you please explain what constitutes a game drive?

A game drive is an activity commonly organized in African game reserves and national parks where visitors go on guided tours to see wildlife in their natural habitat.

The drive can take place at different times of the day and typically lasts between 6-8 hours. Visitors are accompanied by experienced guides, who can offer insight into the different animals and birds encountered during the tour.

To maximize the chances of seeing animals, guides often use specialized vehicles that are open, allowing visitors to move around and observe wildlife from different angles. Game drives are popular with tourists as they provide a unique and unforgettable experience of the natural world.

What is a Safari?

Have you ever heard of a safari? Wondering what sets it apart from a regular vacation?

The term safari has roots in the Swahili language, signifying a journey and serving as the foundation for the verb “to travel” in this East African tongue. When seeking a remarkable safari experience, Tanzania reigns as the top destination throughout Africa. Not only does Tanzania showcase the biggest national parks, but it features UNESCO World Heritage Sites and lays claim to Africa’s highest mountain.

Serengeti National Park, located in Tanzania, has consistently been recognized as the leading safari destination in Africa for multiple years in a row. This accolade serves as a testament to Tanzania’s position as the top country for safaris in the continent, as Serengeti National Park has been awarded the title of ‘Best Safari Destination’ by experts, surpassing several national parks within Africa.

A safari in Africa offers more than just a mere vacation but a compelling travel experience. It is noteworthy that advertising ‘safaris’ at other destinations such as Thailand or India is significantly different and cannot be matched to an African safari. Additionally, these excursions to observe animals lack any historical relevance to the Swahili word ‘safari.

Do I need Visa?

It is mandatory to have a visa for entry. The visa fee is USD 50 per individual, whereas US citizens are required to pay USD 100 per person. While it is possible to obtain visas on arrival, it is advisable to obtain them beforehand.

Do I need Travel Insurance?

To safeguard against unforeseen events that may disrupt travel plans, travel protection plans offer a range of benefits including coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay, and other customizable options.

As a responsible travel operator, EAS Guides mandates all travelers to acquire essential Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation insurance protection. This rudimentary coverage, also known as Post-Departure or Travel Med, is available for as little as $60 per person and guarantees peace of mind during travel.

How do I tip?

While tipping is not mandatory, it is customary to show appreciation for exceptional service. To assist you in determining an appropriate gratuity, below are some suggested tipping ranges per person per day/vehicle, based on the number of people in the vehicle:

– 6 people: $10 to $15 per person per day

– 4 people: $12 to $20 per person per day

– 2 people: $15 to $25 per person per day

If you are on a camping safari, it felt your chef should be tipped like the safari guide, as they work as a team. Most lodges/camps have a tip box at the front desk, and we recommend using it instead of tipping individuals so that everyone who contributed to your enjoyable experience can share in gratitude, including those working behind the scenes. In most lodging and hotels, it is usually for staff members to offer assistance with your luggage. While it is common to consider tipping as an appropriate gesture, the decision to do so is ultimately at your discretion.

About Kilimanjaro Tipping

These are our recommended tipping guidelines when trekking on Kilimanjaro (not per climber): Guides should receive $15/day, assistant guides should receive $10/day, cooks should receive $10/day, and porters should receive $5/day. For every 2 hikers, we suggest having 1 guide, for every 3 hikers, 1 assistant guide, and for every 8 hikers, 1 cook. The number of porters should meet the following minimums:

– 4 porters per hiker for the 8-day Lemosho Route (minimum of 8 porters)

In some cases, additional porters might be required based on luggage weight. We recommend a budget of $250-300 per hiker for tips during an 8-day trek.

How about Security?

While Tanzania is generally a secure country, it is advisable to exercise caution. Avoid attracting attention by keeping a watchful eye on your personal belongings. It is recommended to refrain from walking in towns or cities after dark and instead, opt for a taxi.

Avoid carrying large amounts of cash or displaying valuable items like cameras, as these can make you a target for pickpockets. Use hotel safety deposit boxes and ensure to obtain a receipt to secure your valuable possessions. Consider leaving valuable jewelry at home to avoid any unwanted attention.

How about Health?

It is essential for all individuals traveling from yellow fever-endemic countries/regions to obtain the yellow fever vaccine. This requirement applies to individuals who are in transit for at least 12 hours or those who venture beyond the immediate airport premises in a yellow fever endemic area. Furthermore, individuals from yellow fever endemic regions traveling via air, marine, or land transportation must also meet this vaccination requirement. The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the United Republic of Tanzania has reinstated HEALTH SURVEILLANCE DESKS in all border crossings, ports, and international airports. Therefore, it is crucial to carry your health certificates when entering Tanzania. While malaria is endemic in Tanzania, it is preventable by taking appropriate measures, including using insect repellent, protecting oneself at sundown, sleeping under a mosquito net, and taking anti-malaria prophylactics as prescribed by a medical professional. It is wise to bring prescription medication, spare glasses, contact lenses, solution, sunscreen, a first aid kit, cream for insect bites and stings, and medication for diarrhea.

About Covid-19

To enter Tanzania, travelers arriving from or transiting through Uganda or the DRC need to complete a Traveler’s Health Surveillance Form at least 24 hours before their arrival. The completed form will generate a Unique Health Code (UHC), which the traveler needs to present upon arrival. To access the form, please follow this link: https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/. For those arriving directly in Zanzibar, please use this alternative link.

While proof of Covid-19 vaccination is not required, arriving guests are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. No RT-PCR certificates or Rapid Antigen tests are needed upon arrival; however, guests will undergo thermal and physical screenings. It is essential to review your airlines and international airport(s) pre-boarding testing requirements carefully. Kindly ensure you read and understand the full regulations to avoid any inconvenience during your travel and entry into Tanzania. A significant number of our visitors transit via Amsterdam, and it’s important to note that as of now, passengers who do not exit Schiphol Airport are not subject to Covid-19 testing protocols.