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12 Days Tanzania Family Safari And Zanzibar Beach Holiday.

12 Days Tanzania Family Safari and Zanzibar Beach Holiday.

12 DAY TOUR OVERVIEW.

Our 12-Days Tanzania family safari and Zanzibar beach holiday  will include 3 nights in Serengeti National Park, have been designed to offer you more time in the Serengeti to witness the wildebeest migration. You will experience the excitement of game viewing in some of the most spectacular national wildlife game parks in Tanzania.It offers a wide range of outdoor activities in a relaxed way in some of the most spectacular sittings in the Tanzania northern safari circuit and Indian Ocean activities. Explore experience and discover the real Tanzania in the incomparable national parks, Glacier land and white sand beaches.

This tour organized by Mupana Tours and Safaris will lead you to explore more than 3 Tanzania parks as follow, you will be able to visit Tarangire National Park- Lake Manyara National Park-Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Finally this tour will lead you to Zanzibar -where you will be able to do more than 2 activities before you head back to your lovely country.

DAY 01: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha

Distance: 43 Km

Time: 45 Minutes

Welcome to Tanzania. On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you’ll meet your company arranged driver who will transfer you to Arusha city to Green Mountain Hotel for dinner and overnight. Our driver will display your group name on an signboard. These procedures ensure that you are picked up by the correct driver, rather than by some of the airport taxi drivers who are looking for business. You’ll get a chance for Safari briefing/introduction before your dinner.

  • Hours:45 Minutes
  • Meals: Dinner and Overnight.
  • Accommodation: Green Mountain Hotel
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 02: Arusha to Tarangire National Park.

Distance: 130 Km
Non – game viewing time: 2 – 3 hrs

After breakfast the tour departs. First stop is Arusha Town for any last minute purchases before you head off on safari. Afterwards you head towards the Tarangire National Park for a game drive with picnic lunch at the park. Tarangire is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the center of an annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebras. In Tarangire National Park northern Tanzania’s you will enjoy finest birding. The low baobab-clad plains and fever-tree groves here support many cool species including three Tanzanian endemics and near-endemics: Over 550 bird’s species found in the park including Ashy Starling, Yellow-collared Lovebird, and Rufus-tailed Weaver. The lush grasses are full of ground birds like Northern White-bellied Bustard and both Red-necked and Yellow-necked Francolins and many others. Later afternoon you will drive to Karatu to Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 03: Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park.

Distance: 50 Km

Non – game viewing time: 1 hr

After tasty breakfast from your hotel the tour will departs to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats. Acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. And thanks to this the small Park is able to support a large number of animal species and incredible bird life. Manyara has the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world, also include Buffalo, Elephant Wildebeest, Zebra, Waterbuck, Warthog, Impala and also Manyara health population lion are famous for their tree-climbing antics.

Lake Manyara National Park has over 300 bird species including Eurasian migrant birds, acacia associated birds, raptors, and 3 endangered Tanzanian species: Rufous-tailed weaver, Ashy starlings and Black-collared Lovebird. The bush clups on the edge of the floodplain is occupied by groups of Long-tailed fiscal, the rare Pangani Long claw. The birds in the Lake Manyara forest are: Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, Narina Trogon, Crowned Hornbill, Schawlow’s Turaco, Emerald Cuckoo, Crowned Eagle and ground dwelling Crested Guinea fowl and many more can also be found in the Lake Manyara National Park. Late afternoon drive back to Karatu at Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide

DAY 04: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park.

Distance: 145km
Non – game viewing time: 3 – 4 hrs

After breakfast, depart for Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, you 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. Then heard 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. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Early evening you’ll drive to Mbugani Tented Lodge for Dinner and overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Mbugani Tented Lodge
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 05: Full Day Serengeti Game Drive – Ndutu

After early breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu area. Explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. See great herds of wildebeest and zebra. During a short time frame around February, normally lasting for about 3 weeks, the majority of the wildebeest calve. The sea of grass provides little cover and the young are easy pickings for a variety of predators. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd. Early evening you’ll drive to Mbugani Tented Lodge for Dinner and overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Mbugani Tented Lodge
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 06: Northern Serengeti to Central Serengeti.

Distance: 112 Km
Non – game viewing time: 2 hrs

After breakfast at the lodge, you’ll drive to Central Serengeti, Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park and a world heritage site. The Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers an amazing game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. Early evening drive back to Mbugani Tented Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Mbugani Tented Lodge
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 07: Central Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Distance: 145 Km

Non – game viewing time: 3-4 hrs

After breakfast you’ll have morning game drive in the Serengeti National Park. In the Seronera Valley you might be lucky to see predators hunt as animals gather at the waters during the dry season. After lunch at a picnic spot you’ll slowly drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the crater you will have a superb view of the caldera. This approximate 20 km wide crater is part of an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to over 20,000 animals. You’ll stay at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge for Dinner and Overnight on the crater rim from where you will be able to enjoy an incredible sunset.

COMPANY OFFER:

If you’re interested the company will offer you for free visiting designated Maasai Cultural Bomas one on the Ngorongoro rim, to learn more about their unique culture, to take photographs, and to buy mementos if you like them.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 08: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha to Zanzibar.

Distance: 190 Km
Non – game viewing time: 3-4 hrs

In the morning let the sounds of birds and wildlife awake you in the distance. After a warm scrumptious breakfast, hop in your jeep and begin the descent into the “world’s largest Caldera”. One of the best places on this Tanzania Northern Circuit Safari to spot the Famous Big Five – elephants, leopards, lions, buffalo and black rhinoceros. You’ll 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 its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. You’ll visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater; you’ll have your picnic lunch in the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Late afternoon start drive from Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha City where you’ll take your flight to Zanzibar.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Zanzibar Khole House
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 09: Stone Town Tour

Stone town tour in Zanzibar is an outstanding private guided walking tour, start up from your hotel and return, it takes 4 hours walking tour whereby tourists will get opportunity to discover the historical sites and who are Zanzibar island people together with their daily activities. The tour can either commences at the house of wonders or near Darajani city Market. and covers all the historical areas and monuments.

Historical sites:

With your guide will be taken to the house of wonders (beit-el-ajaab) which is nowadays known as the National Museum of Zanzibar (rebuilt 1883), the Arab fort which is also known as old fort, while you are passing along through bazaar streets you will go ahead towards the Feddie Mercury house, old slave market, various curio shops including the memories of Zanzibar, fruit market, spice market, etc.  Without forgetting the Zanzibar curved doors which are the ones that decorating the stone town,

This City tour is one among the hottest day tours in Zanzibar Island; it is the only opportunity to discover the history and dilapidated buildings, cosmopolitan people and shopping

Shopping:

Most of the curio shops are based in stone town whereby gift and souvenirs are found, doing the stone town/ city tour is the only change to buy for your loved ones, things like art-works, Zanzibar chests, spice and sculptors and are awaiting for you. it is very too common for the tourists to bargain to almost half price, big shops have price-mount while for the small and not much fashioned curio shops stand with less expensive items, crystal  jeweler and sparkling elections are found in big shops including the memories of Zanzibar.

Old slave market / Anglican Cathedral:

After disgusting and humiliation business (slave trade) abolished on 1873, this slavery compound was changed to religious and social welfare premises, school, hospital and church were built. And for the lucky slaves on that date were the freed. Later afternoon start to drive back to Zanzibar Khole House for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Zanzibar Khole House
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide

DAY 10: Sunset Dhow Cruise Tour

Sunset dhow cruise in Zanzibar is a wonderful romantic dhow cruise from Stone Town; you will start your journey in a traditional Arabian Dhow. We depart from forodhani garden on the seafront of Stone Town and sailing along the off-shores of the historical and fascinating coast while the sun sinks into the Indian Ocean starting to paint the town with its pastel amazing colors, tourists are taking the sea view passing around house of wonders, palace museum, old dispensary, custom house etc.

The buildings and the historical monuments will tell you why the town is called stone town, our crew will tell you some old Swahili tales, on the mid of your journey we shall give to you some snacks (Swahili chips, pastries ) and soft drinks, while you soak up the ambiance once enjoyed by Arabian Royalty. After you reach at mtoni marine you shall slowly start to get back and we arrive after sunset, this type of tour can be also organized in nungwi for the clients who are on the north coast. Early evening start drive back to Zanzibar Khole House for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Zanzibar Khole House
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide

DAY 11: Zanzibar Spice Tour.

After breakfast you will be visiting to the spice farm for your day tour on the way, the Spice tour in Zanzibar is a 4 hours guided tour, Tourists will get opportunity to discover a lot of things including Tropical fruits, Spices and herbs, and some of the rarely species of other plants from different vegetation. It is just more than a tour; tourists may get unique experience to prove why Zanzibar is called the Spice Island. Visitors should expect to see the species including Zanzibar’s cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, cardamoms, curry, pepper, tamarind, ginger, menthol and many other spices and herbs brought by the sultans of Oman across the Indian Ocean. Our guides will give you the detailed descriptions of what the various plants are used for, though not all of them are for food, others used for medicine, The “neem” tree leaves were traditionally used as a cure for malaria and indigestion, the iodine tree produces a deep red sap used to fight infection and wound.Dinner and overnight at Zanzibar Khole House.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Zanzibar Khole House
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide

DAY 12: Departure

Flight to Dar es Salaam international Airport:                

After breakfast your driver will transfer you to Zanzibar International Airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam International airport where you will board International flight for departure.

Price including VAT

Tour Includes:

  • Accommodation Before and During Safari.
  • Flight Arusha to Zanzibar and Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
  • Transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Mineral water
  • Overnight Accommodation.
  • Airport Transfer
  • Zanzibar Accommodation
  • All national park fees

Tour Excludes:

  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips to Driver/Guide 
  • Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
  • International flight

 

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