Best of Tanzania, selected Budget lodges
Day 1 – When you arrive in Tanzania, you will be met by a representative from our Company and taken to your hotel. Here you can relax and have a cool drink at the bar and recover from your journey. Accommodation: Hotel Arusha
Day 2 – Today you start your safari. You head through the bustling city of Arusha and out towards Lake Manyara National Park. You travel through the beautiful Masai open grassland and rolling hills, While driving you will see Masai herding their cattle and goats. Just before the park entrance you drive through the small but busy village of Mto wa Mbu, famous for its population of up to 120 tribes and its lively, colorful atmosphere. Arriving at Lake Manyara, you will enter the park and start your first game drive, first through lush forest and then out to open grassland and the lake edge. The birdlife in this park is a bird watcher’s paradise, with many endemic species. You can also expect to see a variety of animals, such as impala, elephants, dik-dik, bushbuck, hippos and, if you’re lucky, you might see the famous tree-climbing lions of Manyara. Accommodation: Lodge
Day 3 – Waking up early, you head back to Lake Manyara for an early morning game drive before breakfast. After a couple of hours you head back to the lodge for a delicious breakfast before starting your journey to the Serengeti. You will drive up the amazing Rift Valley escarpment, where we hope you will be able to see beautiful views of Lake Manyara and take a photo if the weather is clear. From here, you travel through farmland to the town of Karatu, which marks the start of the Ngorongoro conservation area and the gateway to the Serengeti.
After a quick stop to pay the park fees you, continue your journey through the conservation area towards the Serengeti. If the weather is clear you can stop at the viewpoint for your first glimpse of Ngorongoro Crater. Before reaching the Serengeti gate, you will have the option visit the archaeological site of Olduvai Gorge. This site is famous for the Laetoli hominid footprints and many other archaeological discoveries that have been made during its 70 years of excavation by the Leaky family and other researchers. Once you arrive at the Serengeti gate there will be a short stop, and you will then enter the land of the endless plains and start your first game drive in the Serengeti on the way to your lodge. Accommodation: Lodge in Serengeti
Day 4 – After breakfast at the lodge, you will begin a full-day game drive in the Serengeti. This park covers an area of 14,763 square kilometers and has a range of different habitats including open grasslands, marshes, forests and kopjes. You will spend the day moving around the different habitats looking for animals such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, elephants, hippos, impala, zebras, wildebeest, Grant’s gazelle, Thomson’s gazelle and many others. There is a wide variety of bird life. The sheer size of this park and it’s amazing changing scenery makes this a day to remember. Accommodation: Lodge
Day 5 – After breakfast you head off on your final game drive in the Serengeti, enjoying the huge open spaces and variety of wildlife. You then head back through the Ngorongoro conservation area and to your lodge, where you may relax and enjoy the view of the highland with a cold drink. Accommodation:
Day 6 – After breakfast you head off into the Ngorongoro conservation area for a crater tour. The crater – or Caldera, which is the correct term – is over 20 kilometers wide and approximately 600 meters deep. If you are lucky and have a clear day, from the bottom you will be able to see the whole way around the crater walls. Today you will do a game drive over the crater floor, through grassland and forest, and see the soda lake named Lake Makat. Ngorongoro Crater is famous for the presence of the Big Five – buffalos, black rhinos, elephants, lions and leopards. It also contains many other animals, such as cheetahs, zebras, hippos, serval cats, hyenas and wildebeest. Midafternoon you then head back to Arusha. Accommodation: Charity Hotel
Day 7 – After breakfast we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Zanzibar. On arrival in Zanzibar Airport you will be transferred to Stone Town. The rest of the Day is at leisure to explore. Accommodation: Uroa Bay
Day 8 – Today you have a full day to explore the wonders of Stone Town. Stone Town is the cultural heart of Zanzibar. The old city has changed little in the last 200 years, and that’s what makes it so special. The historical center is a place of winding alleys in between grand Arab houses, bustling bazaars and lively markets. You can spend many hours and days just wandering through the labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways, absorbing all the different cultures, colours, tastes and smells. Accommodation: Uroa Bay
Days 9 – 13 – After breakfast on the roof top terrace you will be transferred to the beach where you will spend the next 5nights relaxing and enjoying the Swahili coast. Accommodation: Sunset beach villa North coast
Day 14 – After breakfast at your accommodation you will then be transferred to the Airport for your departing flight. End of Services
- All Airport Transfers.
- Our Safari Vehicle are [4 by 4] WD Toyota Land Cruiser standard and (extended) with inventor charges with
- All Drop off and pick up on Mount Kilimanjaro or any other location preferred by our esteemed
- All park fees and camping fees as per itinerary.
- Full board meals on safari
- Coffee or wines/ snacks during game viewing, safari and mineral water for safari
- Camping Equipment Gears for campers
- Safari guiding fess
- Mountain or Walking Guides and porters during (mountain Climbing)
- Accommodation is Bed & breakfast hotels in Arusha/or Dares Salaam while traveling with us.
- We advise hikers to bring their own sleeping bags and clothes for campers and hikers.
- International Flights
- Personal interest such as visiting Maasai village, Bushmen hunting activities, Datoga cultural tour. Lake Burunge (Tarangire) local canoe, farm tour and Olduvai Museum.
- Yellow Fever Vaccination
- Tips for guides and porters