Tanzania offers a magical nature for all ages – from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to game drive in the national parks. In the beautiful northern circuit you can see the massive herds of elephants in Tarangire National Park; flocs of water birds in Manyara National Park; the beautiful black-maned lions of Ngorongoro and the huge herds of wildebeest in Serengeti.
Zanzibar, the beautiful island in the Indian ocean, is the perfect place to end an exciting safari – whether you choose to relax on the white send, swim in the blue clear water or tour the island.
- AREA OF TOURING The northern cirque of Tanzania, Zanzibar island
- BEST TIME TO VISIT All year
- MAIN ATTRACTIONS Serengeti, visiting the tribes, relaxing in Zanzibar
- WEAR Shorts and T-shirts during the day, light long sleeves during the night, swimsuit
- Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) accommodation while on safari
- Transfers to and from the airport
- All game drives viewing in a custom built 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser
- All parks entrance fees
- Transportation with a 4×4 vehicles with viewing roofs
- Professional English/ Spanish/ Germany/ French speaking driver-guide during the safari
- Bottled safe drinking water in safari vehicles
- Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee (if any)
- Current Government taxes and levies
- 24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Arusha
- Internal or International flights
- Balloon and/or additional excursions while you are in Tanzania
- Out-of-full board service at the hotel including body massage, hotel excursions, bar & laundry services
- All-Terrain-Vehicle (Quad-bike) adventure
- Entry visa to Tanzania
- Travel and health insurance
- TIPS to your guide, hotel staff, and porters
- Meals, drinks, and excursions not described in the itinerary
- Items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage
- Flights links are available between Arusha/ Manyara and Serengeti
- A holiday/ relaxation in Zanzibar Islands/ Mafia can be arranged
- A flight from Arusha after your safari or Mt. Kilimanjaro climb to Zanzibar is recommended
Kilimanjaro International Airport - Lake Manyara National Park
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.
In contrast with the intimacy of the forest, is the grassy floodplain, across the alkaline lake, to the jagged blue volcanic peaks that rise from the endless Maasai Steppes. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, and so do the giraffes.
Squadrons of banded mongoose dart between the acacias, whereas the diminutive Kirk’s dik-dik forages in their shade.
Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and any visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day.
Overnight – dinner and breakfast at Lake Manyara Escarpment Luxury Lodge
Ngorongoro Crater - Maasai Tribe - Ndutu
The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken ancient volcanic caldera in the world. In 1979, this nearly three million year old area was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The former volcano crater is also considered to be “Africa’s Garden of Eden”, as it is a haven for thousands of wild game, including lions, elephants, wildebeests, zebras, rhinos, Thomson’s gazelles and buffaloes. The crater is among the 8 Natural Wonders of the World. The crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants.
You will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater, after which you will climb up of the crater and travel to Ndutu – where you will spend the night.
Going through Ngorongoro Conservation Area you will have the opportunity to visit Manyata, a village of the Maasai Tribe, and get an insight into their unique customs and their everyday life.
The Maasai tribe lives in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are known for their welcome dance where the men sing and jump as high as possible with straight legs, to show how fit they are. The women stand at the side, singing with the men and do a special dance for women only.
The Maasai believes that all the cows in the world belong to them and where given them by god. The wealth of a family is measured by the number of cows they own.
The Maasai tribe lives in villages (Manyata) and each woman builds a small house (Boma) for her family. The Boma’s structure is made of wood and it is covered by a mixer of mud, wood and sticks, grass, cow dung, human urine, and ash.Traditionally, men are wearing sheets that are wrapped around the body. Usually, the main color is red but you can see some blue color and a plaid pattern. Men and women are wearing ornaments made of colorful bids.
Overnight – dinner and breakfast – Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Ndutu - Serengeti
Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world and it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa.
Established in 1952, it is home to the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive. The Park can be divided into 3 sections:
- The southern/central part (Seronera Valley)with it’s classic savannah, dotted with acacias and filled with wildlife.
- The western corridor is marked by the Grumeti River, and has more forests and dense bush.
- The north meets up with Kenya’s Maasai Mara Reserve, is the least visited section.
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 Ndutu plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June.
During the months of July-September the herds will cross the Mara River again and again in search of fresh grass. They will have to face the mighty crocodiles in the river, which are waiting quietly in the water for their opportunity.
Serengeti is also known as the “endless plains” in the Maasai language. This will be your area of exploration for the following two days. You will have the opportunity to discover this fascinating area and its wild inhabitants driving through the vast Serengeti Plains.
Overnight – dinner and breakfast – Serengeti Serena Lodge
Serengeti National Park - Zanzibar Island
For the next 2 nights you will enjoy the white beaches of the island, the blue-clear water of the ocean and the warm hospitality of the people of Zanzibar.
Overnight – Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel
Zanzibar - Departure back home
Price per person in a group of:
2 PAX – $3,851 per person
3 PAX – $3,563 per person
4 PAX – $3,419 per person
5 PAX – $3,333 per person
6 PAX – $3,275 per person
7 PAX – $3,234 per person
Single supplement – $500
Discount for child up to age 11.99 sharing a room with 2 adults – $500
Discount for child age 12-14.99 sharing a room with adult – $150