Photographic Safari and Zanzibar

June 22nd- July 5th 2016

 

Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1: Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport / Arusha Coffee Lodge (D)

  • Day 2: Arusha / Arusha Coffee Lodge (FB)

  • Day 3: Tarangire National Park / Tarangire Safari Lodge (FB)

  • Day 4: Tarangire National Park / Kitela Lodge (FB)

  • Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater Area / Kitela Lodge (FB)

  • Day 6: FAME, Maasai and Olduvai George / Kati Kati (FB)

  • Day 7: Serengeti National Park / Kati Kati (FB)

  • Day 8: Serengeti National Park / Mbalageti (FB)

  • Day 9: Serengeti National Park / Mbalageti (FB)

  • Day 10: Stone Town, Zanzibar / Maru Maru Hotel Zanzibar (FB)

  • Day 11: Nungwi, Zanzibar / Ras Nungwi (FB)

  • Day 12: Nungwi, Zanzibar / Ras Nungwi  (FB)

  • Day 13: Nungwi, Zanzibar / Ras Nungwi  (FB)

  • Day 14: Depart Zanzibar to US

 

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:  

 

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) Tanzania. Upon arrival, you will be met outside customs area by Deus and driven to Arusha for an overnight stay at Arusha Coffee Lodge (BB) or place similar. 

Website: www.elewanacollection.com/arusha-coffee-lodge/rooms-and-suites

 

Day 2:  This is a day to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Arrangements can be made for a town tour, shopping, (this will give you the option to shop for souvenirs, woodcarvings, fabric and Tanzanite) and coffee tour.  

Dinner and Overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge (BLD) or similar.

 

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

Drive to Tarangire National Park, which is known for great herds of elephants and is also the largest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem. Spend your day on a game drive in search of dry- country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared Oryx, peculiar long-necked gerenuk and the large elephant population. The swamps, tinged green year round, are the focus for 500 birds varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world.

 

Dinner and Overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge (FB)

Website: www.tarangiresafarilodge.com  

 

Day 4: Tarangire to Kitela Lodge

Game drive in Tarangire in route to Kitela Lodge.

Dinner and Overnight: at KITELA LODGE.

Website: http://www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com/camps/kitela-lodge-african-spa-karatu/

 

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater 

After an early breakfast we will depart to the Ngorongoro Crater for early morning game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is a world heritage site, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and is commonly referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. The 2,000 feet high walls of the approximately 10 miles wide crater form a natural amphitheater for the densest population of large animals anywhere. It is a microcosm of the vast Serengeti National Park and in one day it is possible to see a staggering array of East Africa wildlife including the rare black rhino and massive bull elephants. The Crater is truly awe-inspiring and will surely be one of the highlights of your safari.

 

Return to KITELA LODGE for dinner and overnight. 

 

Day 6: FAME, MAASAI and OLDUVAI GORGE After breakfast you will depart to visit FAME Africa. A medical project in Karatu, run by an American doctor. Beyond Adventures is a supporter of this project and Dr. Frank Artress.  www.fameafrica.org

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-ud_cS6Mek

  

After visiting FAME depart to Central Serengeti, you will stop at a Maasai Village for cultural interaction then head out to visit Olduvai Gorge, where Louis and Mary Leakey unearthed remarkable fossils in the 1950s that changed our understanding of human evolution. Game viewing in the Serengeti en-route to your camp.

 

Dinner and Overnight: at Kati Kati (FB) www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com/camps/serengetimediumcamp/accommodation/

 

Day 7: Central Serengeti Game viewing in the Central Serengeti exploring the resident animals along the Seronera River and other areas. Dinner and Overnight: at Kati Kati (FB) or Similar.

 

Day 8 & 9:  Western Corridor Serengeti: After breakfast on day 8 depart to the Western Corridor of the Serengeti. Day 8 & 9 will be 2 full game-viewing days in the Western Corridor in the morning and afternoon.

 

Dinner and Overnight at Mbalageti (FB) or Similar Website: www.mbalageti.com

 

Day 10: Serengeti Departure/ Travel to Zanzibar. Fly from the Serengeti to Zanzibar. Upon arrival in Zanzibar, will you be met by your guide and transported to your hotel. Head out for a tour of Stone Town, the slave market and a spice tour.

 

Dinner and Overnight: at Maru Maru Hotel Zanzibar. Website: www.marumaruzanzibar.com

 

Day 11, 12 & 13:  The next 3 days will be spent on the lovely beaches of Zanzibar. A number of water activities can be arranged through the hotel reception.

 

Overnight: at RAS NUNGWI. Website: www.rasnungwi.com

 

Day 14: Check out of your room before 11:00a.m.  Depending on your flight schedule and departure point you will be transferred to the Zanzibar Airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam or Kilimanjaro airport. If you have a late international flight, a dayroom can be arranged in Arusha until you board your flight.

 

LAND PRICE:

$ 7,500 Per person, double occupancy (min 6 people)

16 or more people $7,000 per person, double occupancy

 

Note: If one client decides to occupy own room (not sharing with room-mate) should pay additional charges which is $ 1560 (Single room supplement)  

 

Additional Option: Hot air balloon over the Serengeti, additional $500 per person

 

Tanzania Safari Inclusions: 

  • All accommodations in Main Land Tanzania, on Zanzibar

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

  • All airport transfers, hotel transfers and meet and greet services

  • All national park and reserve entrance fees including special game drive permits with exclusive access

  • Private use of a specially outfitted 4WD Stretched Land Rover or Land cruiser with unlimited game drives

  • Private services of your professional and knowledgeable Tanzania driver-guide

  • Internal airfare from- Serengeti – Zanzibar – Arusha.

  • Unlimited bottled drinking water in your vehicle

  • Emergency Flying Doctor insurance

  • Because you have chosen to go on Safari with us, will ask you to bring one bag with donated medical supplies to Foundation for African Medicine & Education (F.A.M.E.), a charitable organization that was founded to provide quality medical care to the local people of Tanzania (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-ud_cS6Mek). We will provide this bag and supplies to take with you. 

  • Olduvai Gorge Museum entrance fees      

  • Visiting Maasai Village fees             

 

Tanzania Safari Exclusions:

          

  • International Airfare to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) 

  • Required Travel Insurance

  • Vaccines

  • Gratuities to your Safari driver-guide $20 per person per day

  • Gratuities to your private camp staff

  • Laundry services

  • All alcohol drinks

 

**Beyond Adventures works directly with a travel agent that can assist in booking your international flight and travel insurance. Please let us know if you would like us to help you with this process.

 

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