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15 Day Tanzania Senior Citizens Safaris

15 Day Tanzania Senior Citizens Safaris

15 DAY TOUR OVERVIEW

Our 15-Days Tanzania safaris, tours and travel  package, which specifically 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.

Mount Kilimanjaro: Enjoy a half day trekking trip on stunning Kilimanjaro mountain, you need to climb Mount Kilimanjaro but you can’t climb Kilimanjaro in a day, but our day tour to this unique and unforgettable Kilimanjaro trekking trip at a snow-capped mountain will give you an excellent taster of why Africa’s highest peak is so popular in the world.

This safaris or holidays travel tours will also take you to the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The size of the park makes it perfect for a one-day game drive and is notably famous for it’s tree-climbing lions.

This safaris or holidays travel tours will also take you to the Serengeti National Park, a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure.

This safaris will also take you to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game and arguably the densest population of predators and carnivores in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of Tanzania wildlife – inside a self-contained world teeming with animals.

This unforgettable Tanzania safaris, tours, holidays and travel packages will take you to Tarangire National Park, which features some of the greatest concentration of game in Tanzania – second only to the Ngorongoro Crater – but less crowded and unspoiled – possessing a wild and unkempt beauty.

Finally this tour will take you to Zanzibar, where you will be able to enjoy Zanzibar beaches and its activities such as Stone town tour – Dolphin tour and Prison island tour.

DAY 01: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha.

Distance: 43km

Welcome to Tanzania.On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you’ll meet your safari guide/driver who will transfer you to Arusha city to your allocated accommodation as requested for dinner and overnight. You will get chance for briefing and introduction about your safari before your dinner.

  • Hours:43 Minutes
  • Meals: Dinner and Overnight.
  • Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel-Luxury Accommodation:Green Mountain Hotel-Semi Luxury Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

DAY 02: A Day Trip to Mount Kilimanjaro

Distance: 119 Km

Non – game viewing time: 2-3 hrs

After breakfast your driver pickup and transfer you from Arusha to Moshi Marangu gate.Your day tour begins  at 07:00hrs Drive 3hours to the Marangu Gate, where you will register at the gate with the Kilimanjaro National Park authorities, and begin hiking at around 11.00hrs The Marangu Route, which you follow today, approaches Kilimanjaro from the southeast.You’ll be attempting to reach the Mandara Hut and will only trek through the lower altitudes, taking our picnic lunch on the way to the Mandara Hut. Once you reach the hut at 14:00hrs, you’ll stop for a rest for 30 minutes and then descend slowly back to Marangu Gate for 2.5 hours. Mupana Travel vehicle will be waiting to pick you up and return you to your hotel in Arusha, arriving at 20:00hrs. Dinner and Overnight at your allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Hours:8
  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel-Luxury Accommodation :Green Mountain Hotel-Semi Luxury Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

DAY 03: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park

Distance: 125 Km
Non – game viewing time: 2 – 3 hrs

After tasty breakfast from your hotel/lodge/camp the tour will departs to Lake Manyara National Park. First stop is Arusha Town for any last minute purchases before you head off on safari.. 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. Later afternoon you will drive to Karatu to your allocated accommodation as requested  for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Hours:6
  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tarangire Sopa Lodge-Luxury Accommodation:Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Twiga Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

DAY 04:  Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

Distance: 132 Km

Non – game viewing time : 4 – 5 hrs

After breakfast, the tour will 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. During evening you will drive back to your allocated accommodation as requested for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Hours:6
  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tarangire Sopa Lodge-Luxury Accommodation:Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Twiga Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

DAY 05: Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park.

Full game drive at Northern Serengeti to Mara River in northern Serengeti affords the most dramatic river crossings. Fierce and deep, cliff-sided and rain-swollen, the river takes an enormous toll of the exhausted and terrified wild cattle that surge through its torrential flow, some drowning helplessly, foundering in narrow defiles, floundering in mud, falling victim to crocodile, staggering, exhausted to dry land and often, in confusion, returning to the same scene of their ordeal allowing the cycle to repeat itself. During early evening driving back to your allocated accommodation as requested for your Dinner and Overnight.

  • Hours:10
  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge-Luxury Accommodation:Mbugani Tented Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Seronera Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

DAY 06: Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park.

Full day game drive in Serengeti after breakfast game viewing drive along the Seronera River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topic, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The visitor’s center not far from the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed center, offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The center also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. You will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the center in the shade of the giant acacia trees then proceed with game drive, until early evening driving back to your allocated accommodation as requested for your Dinner and Overnight.

  • Hours:10
  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge-Luxury Accommodation:Mbugani Tented Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Seronera Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

DAY 07: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Distance: 145km 

Non – game viewing time: 2 – 4 hrs

The day to say good bye to Serengeti National Park. After breakfast you’ll have early morning game drives in Serengeti park and after the tour departs to Ngorongoro Conservation area. You’ll stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution, as one among of our Tanzania History. You’ll meet expertise who will provide you much information about human evolution History in the area. Later afternoon proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area  to your allocated accommodation as requested where you will have your Dinner and Overnight.

  • Hours:6
  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge-Luxury Accommodation:Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Serengeti Seronera Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

DAY 08:  Ngorongoro Crater to Karatu.

After an early breakfast, you will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro conservation Area 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. You 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. Late afternoon you will drive back to Karatu to your allocated accommodation as requested for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Hours:8
  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Oldean Lodge-Luxury Accommodation:Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Twiga Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

DAY 09: Trangire to Arusha to Zanzibar.

After breakfast with your delicious packed lunch box, the tour will departs from Karatu to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the centre 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 birds species found in the park including Ashy Starling, Yellow-collared Lovebird, and Rufous-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. Early afternoon you will drive to Arusha City to Arusha Airport where you’ll take your flight to Zanzibar (Local Flight) . Dinner and Overnight at your allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Hours:8
  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Zanzibar Beach Hotel-Luxury Accommodation: Khole House -Semi Luxury Accommodation 
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

DAY 10: Zanzibar Stone town tour

After breakfast your program starts with a morning visit by walk to our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless antique mosques among others. Dinner and overnight at allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Hours:8
  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Zanzibar Beach Hotel-Luxury Accommodation: Khole House -Semi Luxury Accommodation 
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

DAY 12: Prison Island Tour

After breakfast you depart for Prison island tour in Zanzibar, it is an half day tour, Prison island is also known as Changuu island, the name “prison island” came after this unique island being used by some sultans of Zanzibar to detain the recalcitrant slaves, about 25 to 30 minutes boat ride (motorized).

While you are on this Island, you will be able to swim, snorkeling and take pictures with giant tortoises, for sure, have a delightful swim, the wonderful snorkeling which will allow you to see the colorful school of tropical fish like black sniper, orangelined triggerfish, spotted garfish, barracuda, longfin bannerfish, emperor angelfish, rabbitfish, clown triggerfish, bluestripe snapper. This tour will be the best for snorkeling lovers and as well as beach relaxers; however there are a lot to discover including historical sites and giant tortoises. Dinner and Overnight at your allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Hours:8
  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Zanzibar Beach Hotel-Luxury Accommodation: Khole House -Semi Luxury Accommodation 
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

DAY 13: Dolphin Tour

After breakfast you depart for half day Dolphin tour at Kizimkazi fishing village, south coast of the island, the main attraction in this tour is being able to swim close to the dolphin, for those who are lucky they can even get to play with them for couple of hours, the village is the home to several schools of fish and bottle-nosed dolphins and Humpback dolphins which are found just few meters from the beach. Kizimkazi is also known for its historical site of the old mosque which was built 12th century ago and has great Islam and Persian world to East African region. Dinner and Overnight at allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Hours:6
  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Zanzibar Beach Hotel-Luxury Accommodation: Khole House -Semi Luxury Accommodation 
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

DAY 14: Relaxing on Zanzibar beach.

After breakfast from the hotel, depart from southern beach to enjoy and explore the Eastern beach of Bwejuu beach. This part of the coast features a magnificent white-sand beach which runs continuously for 20km, backed by stands of palm trees and fronted by a stunning coral lagoon with a fringing reef around 1km offshore. Enjoy sand and Sea the whole day at Bwejuu beach.

  • Hours:8
  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Zanzibar Beach Hotel-Luxury Accommodation: Khole House -Semi Luxury Accommodation 
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 15: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

Items included:

  • Accommodation before & during Safari.
  • Local Flight
  • Transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Mineral drinking water
  • Overnight Accommodation as requested.
  • Airport Transfer
  • All national park fees

Items not included:

  • International Flight
  • Visa fees
  • Tips to Driver/Guide 
  • Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.

NOTE:

Equipment Provided: Off- road wheelchair if needed

Meeting Point: Kilimanjaro Airport 45Km 43 Minutes drives to Arusha City.

Price: Price is for per person sharing for the accommodation.

Tour is for Senior Citizens.

We may have to change the accommodation in similar accommodation in case of non-availability.

Children Rates: Discounted rates will apply for children under 14 years.

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