Discover Tanzania 16 DAYS THREE JOINTED SAFARIS
Kilimanjaro climb, Wildlife safari and Zanzibar beach vacation
Arrival, Arusha – Airport transfer to the hotel of your choice and overnight in Arusha.
Kilimanjaro climb – We will take the Machame route to the summit. For the detailed itinerary please refer to Mountain climb/Kilimanjaro/Machame Route.
Day 8 :
Lake Manyara National park – Depart Arusha in the morning for Lake Manyara (3hr drive). Afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight at Lake campsite.
Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views. Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay this park a visit. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season, and are a well-known but rather rare feature of the northern park. In addition to the lions, the national park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world – a fact that makes for interesting game viewing of large families of the primates.
Day 9 :
Serengeti National Park – After breakfast depart for Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge, the site of Leakey’s family discovery of fossils of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. Meals and overnight at Serengeti Seronera campsite.
Day 10 :
Serengeti Plains – Full day in Serengeti plains in search for wild game you might have missed the previous game drive. Morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Serengeti campsite.
Serengeti is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometers of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park it is the Migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. The Wildebeest travel through a variety of parks, reserves and protected areas and through a variety of habitat. Join us to explore the different forms of vegetation and landscapes of the Serengeti ecosystem and meet some of their most fascinating inhabitants.
Ngorongoro Crater – After breakfast we’ll descend 2000ft down to the crater floor, where we’ll enjoy a full day of game viewing, take picnic lunch. Drive back to campsite for dinner and overnight.
The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World,’ a visit to the crater is a main draw for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is home of Ngorongoro Crater. It was formed some 2.5 million years ago from a volcanic mountain sinking due to inactivity, and was initially thought to be higher than Tanzania’s famous Kilimanjaro. The crater has evolved into a unique and integral part of Tanzania’s eco-system. The crater is actually a caldera, measures 22.5 km’s across and the rim walls stand 600m high. Views from within and from the rim are breathtaking (as can be seen from the picture). The crater houses 30,000 animals, and a large variety of birds, which rarely move from the area due to the availability of water through wet and dry seasons
Day 12 :
Arusha to Zanzibar – Breakfast then drive to Arusha arriving just in time for lunch then transfer to Kilimanjaro airport to board an afternoon flight to Zanzibar. On arrival to Zanzibar, our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel to start your beach vacation.
Days 13,14 & 15 :
Zanzibar – Your days will be spent relaxing at the beach resort, please enjoy this wonderful island and take full advantage of the range of activities it has to offer, including snorkeling, boat trips and possibly the best sunbathing! Please let us know if you need help with day trip arrangements.
Day 16 :
Zanzibar – After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your homebound flight.