DESTINATION: Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar.
DURATION: 9 Days Safari
ITINERARY FOR 4 DAYS SAFARI & 4 DAYS ZANZIBAR
Day 1: Arrival at the Airport.
Representative of Sirikwa Travel will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and escort you to tonight’s accommodations in Moshi/Arusha. As local Tanzania’s our guides know the country with unrivaled familiarity, so you’ll be in good hands from the moment you land to the moment you leave.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park.
You will be picked up at your hotel in Moshi/Arusha at 07:00hrs and transferred to the Tarangire National Park to start off your game viewing experience in this magnificent park which is famous for its large collection of baobab trees, spectacular large mammal population and variety of bird species, not to mention one of the largest concentration of elephants in the country. After your tour around the park, you will be transferred to your tented camp/lodge where you will be spending the night.
Meals: breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 3: Tarangire to Serengeti Plains.
After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.
Meals: breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 4: Serengeti Plains to Ngorongoro Crater.
Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages. After breakfast at the lodge do early games drive in Serengeti and around afternoon we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We arrive in time for dinner at the lodge/campsite and spend overnight. Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested. The departure dates for all our African safaris and tours packages are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed information.
Meals: breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater to Moshi.
After early breakfast we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. In the afternoon after lunch start driving to Moshi in your hotel and preparing yourself for tomorrow’s 4 days safari in Zanzibar
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch included
Day 6: Arrive in Zanzibar.
Our driver from Sirikwa Travel will be waiting at either the airport or ferry dock to transfer you to your hotel. Spend the evening relaxing in Stonetown. Overnight at Tembo House
Day 7: Stonetown Tour
Enjoy an early breakfast before taking a privately guided tour of Stonetown that includes the traditional spice markets, the old fort and the slave museum. After lunch make the 45min drive to the northern coast of the Island. Overnight at Amaan Bungalows
Day 8: Mnemba Island
Start with a half day boat ride with lunch and snorkeling to the small island of Mnemba, famous for its white sands, clear waters and colorful tropical fish. Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing on the beach or at the pool. Overnight at Amaan Bungalows.
Day 9: Departure
We will come to pick you and transfer you to the airport for your onward journey.
For all our safaris and tours are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed information.
This itinerary is subject to change with or without prior notice according to local conditions / park rules. The order of places visited could also be changed according to the guide’s decision.
BUDGET SAFARI ACCOMMODATION
FANAKA LODGE: The lodge is located within the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park, Fanaka Safari Campsite and Lodges offers nature lovers a tranquil retreat in this scenic part of Tanzania and http://fanakasafaricamps.co.tz/
NGORONORO SIMBA CAMPSITE: Ngorongoro Simba is a huge public campsite set on the crater rim and it is situated on the south-western rim of the Ngorongoro Crater Rim about 2 km from the crater village.
PIMBI CAMPSITE: The campsite is located at the centre of Serengeti national park, a few kilometers north east of the tourist information centre and Airstrip. Accommodation is in tents only, with facilities provided being a separate house for the kitchen and dining area, a water supply, and modern toilets with a cold water shower, and hand wash basins.
MID RANGE ACCOMMODATION
SERENGETI HERITAGE LUXURY TENTED CAMP, CENTRAL SERENGETI
A fantastic collection of unique and luxury tented camps located at the Famous Serengeti National Park. With a well maximum relaxation during a hard day of wildlife exploration inside the park……. https://www.heritagecampsandlodges.com/
EMBALAKAI AUTHENTIC CAMPS, CENTRAL SERENGETI
Embalakai provides an authentic accommodation experience and superior service while maintaining natural integrity in...... https://www.embalakaicamps.com/
The Castle at Ngorongoro: The lodge is situated on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater Forest; The Castle is Tanzania’s newest and most exclusive safari lodge. An environmentally aware and eco friendly accommodation. The lodge offers the discerning visitor the perfect combination of privacy, luxury and traditional hospitality…….. https://www.safaricastle.com/
ENDORO LODGE: Located on the edge of the Northern Highland Forest Reserve, the Forest boasts of over one hundred bird species, as well as resident elephants, buffalo, baboon troops, and the occasional lion. Within a few minutes’ walk of Endoro Lodge, we have Endoro River Nature Trails suitable for hiking, bird watching, animal viewing and plant identification…. https://endorolodge.com/
BOUGAINVILLEA LODGE: The lodge is located on the outskirts of Karatu town, midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. The Lodge has a total of 32 rooms each with comfortable mosquito-netted king or twin beds, WI-FI, large bathroom with shower, and a private veranda with views of the lush tropical gardens…. http://bougainvilleasafarilodge.com/
KUDU LODGE & CAMPSITE: Kudu Lodge and Campsite offers outstanding hospitality, comfortable accommodation and pleasant surroundings, is situated at Karatu, the heart of the northern Tanzania safari circuit. Kudu Lodge nestles in eleven acres of rolling countryside, amidst mature trees and gardens, home to myriad birds and a tranquil and shady oasis hideaway for visitors— the perfect base for wildlife safaris. Our lodge is the epitome of spaciousness, friendliness and African hospitality…… https://kuducamp.com/
THE RETREAT AT NGORONGORO: is a meticulously themed lodge set within 30 acres of land with clear emphasis on nature and birdlife in the area. As you walk around the lodge, you will be amazed at how nature has been integrated into this development. Due consideration has been made to ensure that space, privacy and… https://retreatatngorongoro.com/contact-us.php
Gibb’s Farm: The Lodge lies at the heart of Africa’s Great Rift Valley and thus some of the continent’s most spectacular haunts. Actual kilometers have little bearing on the time it takes to travel from A to B; so we have given you the time for direct driving, without stopping to game view along the way……. https://www.gibbsfarm.com/
SERENA SAFARI LODGE: The lodge incorporates local river stone and wood, but it is predominately made from concrete with dense green creepers clinging to its outside walls. Despite its size the Serena blends surprisingly well with its surroundings and……. https://www.serenahotels.com/serenangorongoro/en/default.html
SOPA LODGE: The Lodge is facing the always magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometer above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera…. https://www.sopalodges.com/