Nothing can prepare you and the children for your first glimpse of a lion as it hunts its prey, or a herd of elephant as they drink from a watering hole. Solitary acacia trees provide a backdrop to graceful giraffe as they feed on the top branches and lumbering rhino munch their way through low shrubs. Tanzania is such a rewarding country for a family holiday.
12 Days Safaris
DAY BY DAY PROGRAM
Day 1: Arrival day,
On arrival you will meet our Driver/Guide at Kilimanjaro International Airport & drive to the Lodge/Hotel in Arusha. After check in our safari Manager will go through your 12 days family safari special before leaving you to enjoy the rest of the day at your Lodge/Hotel. Dinner & breakfast included.
Day 2: Arusha Town to Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast we leave for Lake Manyara National Park. Settling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the Park is perceived for its inconceivable beauty. Many game animals can be seen such as Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Hippo, Baboon and others. With lucky Lake Manyara tree climbing lions can be seen on the branches of Acacia trees having nape. Overnight at the Lodge in Karatu town. All meals included.
Day 3: Karatu- Family Activities
Since you have previously spent much time sitting in the plane & the car, this day will take you for some physical activities guided by our trained and experienced local guide. You will firstly walk through Mto wa mbu Village where you can experience some social and economic activities, education issues and many more. Alternative to a Village tour, you can go to the large banana estate. Overnight at the Lodge in Karatu town. All meals included.
Day 4: Manyara to Ngorongoro Crater.
This day you will drive along Ngorongoro Highlands and ascent into the Crater for a wonderful game drives, Lunch will be served. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the best attraction in Tanzania and it is regarded by many as one of the natural wonder of the world. As very few animals migrate in and out of this 600 meters crater wall you can expect to see animals in a very close range including Lions, Hyenas, Black Rhino, Buffaloes, Elephants, Hippos, and many Bird species. This is among the few places in the world where the rare Black Rhino can be seen in their natural habitats and it is possible to spot the Big Five in the course of one day of game drives. Overnight at the lodge. All meals included.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti National park
After breakfast leave for the Great Serengeti National Park which is the world famous wildlife sanctuary and UNESCO’s nature and Biosphere Reserve. A lot to be seen on the way, you will drive across Ngorongoro Highlands & down to the plains of Serengeti, grazing Zebra, Elephant, Giraffe and many Antelopes to be spotted on the way. You will then visit the traditional Maasai Boma where some Maasai Warriors invite you and show you around and give some information of their customary life. Afterward their popular jumping dance will begin and if you want you can join them and jump high. They will then take you inside the houses, meet their kids, you can ask questions and take some pictures. Reach Naabi Hill gate and enter the Serengeti Park, you can take your packed lunch at Naabi Hill or at the Copjes (rock outcropping) which are past Naabi Hills gate, Lion, Cheetah and sometime Leopard can be seen around this big rocks. Proceed with game driving in the Serengeti and reach your Camp during or before the sunset. Overnight at the Camp in the Central of Serengeti. All meals included.
Day 6: Full game drive at Serengeti
On the 6th day of your safari (If you wish) you can start with the first rays of the sun at 06:30, for an early morning game drives in the Serengeti, (packed breakfast box and lunch box will be on board) drive around to see some nocturnal predators coming back from their long night of hunting or some lioness organizing an ambush while other animals are coming out from their hiding place read to start the new day. Back for breakfast in the bush and continue with game drives until noon you can have your packed lunch at Seronera Visitors Center and after lunch you can have a short visit at the center where you can read some interesting documentary about Serengeti. Embark with your afternoon game drives and return to your camp a bit early for relaxation and sunset watching. Overnight at the Camp in the Central of Serengeti. All meals included.
Day 7: Serengeti- Zanzibar
After your last breakfast in Serengeti at the Camp we will take you to Fort Ikoma or Seronera Airstrip to catch your flight to Zanzibar or drive back Arusha or drop you to the Airport. On arrival at Zanzibar Airport our representative will meet you and take you to your beach Resort and you will go through the program for Zanzibar before they leave you to enjoy the tropical white sand beaches of Zanzibar. Overnight and Breakfast included.
Day 8 to 10 - Zanzibar
Relax and enjoy the sparkling Zanzibar beaches. If you wish you can organize some water sports at your Resort ranging from Diving, snorkeling, Fishing and many more. Breakfast included.
Day 11- Stone Town
After break fast, we transfer you to Stone town, on the way you will do the famous Spice tour, With detailed information of spices and organically grown herbs our knowledgeable guide will take you around the spice farm where you can see, touch and even test most of spices grown around like Cinnamon, Cardamon, Ginger, Paper, Nutmeg, Vanilla and others. The guide will explain their uses in cooking, cosmetics and in medicine at the end you will test some of the tropical fruits like Jacky fruit, Durian, Passion fruit, Mangoes and many more depending on the season. After the tour we will take you to spice restaurant for delicious Zanzibar dishes cooked with several spices. Drive to you Hotel in Stone town. If you wish you can have some short walks around this old and historical town of Zanzibar . Overnight at the Hotel in Stone Town. Breakfast included.
Day 12- Departure
After breakfast & depending on you flight time, You will visit most of the historical sites like the Central market of Zanzibar to see some fresh fish coming from different angle of of the Island, Former Slave Market, The House of Wonders, The Old Fort, The palace Museum, and an interesting walks along the narrow lines of the stone town where you can still shop around on the way. Then you will be taken to Zanzibar Airport.
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- Transport in 4X4 Toyota Land Cruiser with pop up roof for game viewing.
- 18% VAT on tour fees and services
- Full board accommodation while on Safari except for Zanzibar
- Private English speaking Safari guide
- Transfer to and from International Airport
- Camping equipments for Camping Safaris
- Park fee and rescure fee
- Drinking water
- Personal items (e.g. cameras, visa, travel insurance)
- Alcoholic drinks
- Tips (Recommended Tip for the guide per vehicle per day is $50)
- Pre/Post Safari accommodation
- Optional tours