18 days- Lodge Safari and Zanzibar

Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority and Beach Extension.

Day 01: Arrival

You will be met at Kilimanjaro International Airport (arrival point) by our Representative who will help you with your luggage to the transfer car and take you to Lodge in Arusha, Lake Duluti Lodge or similar lodge; the lodge you will have a short briefing session with our safari Manger, then left to have dinner and relax.

Day 02: Arusha – Tarangire National Park.

The tour starts with a drive to Tarangire National Park, this day will be spend on the savannah plains in search of wild animals including zebras, elands, impalas, gazelles, and the rare species of Kudus. Large herds of elephants are also one of Tarangire highlights as well as the large baobab trees. Overnight will be at either Tarangire Safari Lodge or similar, with an amazing view over the Tarangire River that draws hundreds of animals.

Day 03: Tarangire – Serengeti National Park

After an early morning breakfast you will drive to Serengeti National park. Driving via Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will enter the Serengeti via the Naabi Hill gate and go ahead with game viewing en route to the lodge or tented camp. If you are interested; you will have a brief stop at The Olduvai Gorge to witness the excavations of the Leakey’s family who discovered some human fossils of the Australopithecus Boisei, a discovery that led to the belief that indeed first man dwelt in Africa. Your overnight will be at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Day 04 - 05: Serengeti National Park

These days are spent at the Serengeti plains doing game drives. Here you have the choice to do the early morning game drives if you so wish. This will give you the chance to see nocturnal species retire from a night out as well as the diurnal majority waking up for a new day. Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Day 06: Serengeti – Ngorongoro

After breakfast we drive back via the Naabi Hill gate to Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. Descend down the Crater wall to the floor of the World’s greatest unbroken Caldera for a wonderful day of game drives. The Ngorongoro Crater is world renowned for the highest concentration of animals and it is here where you get the greatest chance of spotting the Big five in one day. A world biosphere reserve the Crater was declared a world heritage site by the United Nations body UNESCO. Among other animals you will see lions, cheetahs, zebras, warthogs, silverback jackals etc. Later in the afternoon before dark we drive to the Crater rim to check in at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or Kitela Lodge at Karatu.

Day 07: Ngorongoro - Zanzibar

If you like being active it is time to go for a nature walk in the Ngorongoro Crater forests guided by an armed ranger, or go for a dance with Masai people at their village while you learn something about their culture and

traditions. Depending on your schedule you will be transferred to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar. Transfer to The Zanzibar Hotel for Overnight. Dinner included

Day 08 – 10 Beach Extension

Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 11 Spice Tour & Zanzibar Town

After breakfast transfer to Stonetown. On the way we will do the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch, where you can taste the spices and fruits.

In the afternoon we will show you Stone Town on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the Anglican Church 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 mosques!

Overnight at Tembo Hotel or Dhow Palace Hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 18 Departure

Transfer to Zanzibar Airport for departure