Beach & safari holidays Zanzibar & fly-in drive round trip

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Beach & Safari Holiday
The ultimate in bucket list travel – Paradise and Wilderness returned to Paradise!

Enjoy the ultimate Beach & Safari Holiday. There is no better holiday option than to combine the best of both. Start with a few days on Zanzibar and feel the relaxation set in. Let go of worries and tension whilst enjoying the pristine beaches of the exotic Island.

Zanzibar is also an island of culture, history and art. Stroll through the cobbled alleyways of the historic Stone town and as you pass by one of the many palace ruins and Persian baths, it is impossible not to be captivated by the strong Arabian influence and the romanticism of the Island.

Itinerary

DAY 1-2Pick up Zanzibar Airport and transfer to Reef & Beach Resort for 2 overnights in a Suite with mangrove/pool view.

Karibu!

Upon the arrival of your flight into Zanzibar Airport, your taxi driver will be awaiting you in the parking area of the airport and takes you to Reef & Beach Resort, where you will check in to a Suite with a Mangrove/pool view on an all-inclusive meal plan. Take your time enjoying the resort by having a drink at the Jetty Bar, sunbathing or taking a cooling dive in the Indian Ocean or swimming pool while getting ready for the upcoming days.

DAY 3Transfer to Zanzibar Airport and domestic flight to Seronera Airstrip – safari game drive Serengeti Overnight in Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma.

Let the safari adventure begin…

After an early breakfast, your taxi awaits you to take you on a drive to Zanzibar Airport from where you fly to Serengeti National Park. During a 1,5-hour flight, you will fly overhead the Indian Ocean, the hinterland of Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands and the vast expanse of the Serengeti before making your descent to Seronera Airstrip. The views from above are undeniably magnificent. Within half an hour of disembarkation of the aircraft, you will be in a 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof, ready to take all in that Serengeti has on display for you. Around midday, there will be a picnic stop for lunch and a leg stretch, and off you go again. Late afternoon you will be driven to Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma for the night.

Accommodation:
Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma
Safari Comfort Accommodation
Full board meal plan

DAY 4Full-day safari game drive Serengeti National Park – Overnight in Africa Safari Maasai Boma.

Stunning Serengeti and the miracle of the great migration

After breakfast at Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma, you will begin your safari for the day, heading north. The drive takes you through a natural wonderland of ever-changing landscapes. The journey begins cruising along dirt tracks lined by shrubby savannah, the habitat of impala and giraffe. After a while, you will reach the Lobo area where the landscape opens up to a mix of grasslands, rivers, hills and forests. Depending on the movement of the migration you might even make your way further north while the plains disappear behind you to give way to forests of acacia trees and dense bush. The area is permanently inhabited by many animals, both herbivores and carnivores, including; buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, eland, cheetah, hyena, oribis, topi, impala, Thomson’s gazelle, giraffe, hippos and the Nile crocodile. This northern section of the Serengeti is less frequented than the southern and central parts of the Serengeti, allowing for fewer cars on the road and a more ‘exclusive’ safari experience. At the end of the day, you will leave the park through Klein’s gate and after a few kilometres find another surprise; Maasai culture in its full glory. You will spend the night at Africa Safari Maasai Boma in a modern-style version of a traditional Maasai earth house with an en-suite bathroom and king size bed.

Accommodation:
Africa Safari Maasai Boma
Safari Comfort Accommodation
Full board meal plan

DAY 5Road trip to Lake Natron – overnight Africa Safari Lake Natron.

Rugged beauty

Wake up with Kenya in the backdrop and ready for a good breakfast, after which you will depart for Africa Safari Lake Natron. A safari road trip of about 150 kilometres that leads you through different types of landscapes to the place where Ol Doinyo Lengai (the mountain of God) can be found. The road is rough but the Maasai with their brightly coloured dress and beadwork ornaments between the many Aleo vera and Candelabra trees will provide plenty of distraction. When the views open up and the vegetation changes to the Whistling-thorn Acacias in dry grassland it won’t be long till you will see the recognizable shape of a volcano in the distance. In the last kilometres, the landscape changes again to a dramatic lava desert with a high alkaline lake in a depression created by the Rift Valley. The staff of Africa Safari Lake Natron eagerly await your arrival to welcome you for a meal and a good night of sleep under the stars of Lake Natron.

Accommodation:
Africa Safari Lake Natron
Safari Comfort Accommodation
Full board meal plan

DAY 6Flamingo lake walk – road trip to Africa Safari Lake Manyara for overnight.

Lake Hopping – Natron to Manyara 4×4 style

This morning, put your walking shoes on as a Maasai tribesman guides you on a walk around the shores of Lake Natron on the lookout for the Lesser flamingo. Lake Natron is the most important and regular breeding site for Lesser Flamingos in East Africa and during the breeding season, Lake Natron hosts up to 2.5 million flamingos. The majority of egg-laying and hatching takes place from September to January although the peak occurs between October & (early) December. Besides the waterfowl, there are limited other bird species due to the lake’s steeply alkaline waters. Around midday, you will depart Natron for Lake Manyara. The drive can take up to 4 hours and it’s the perfect way to see different shades of Tanzania’s ever-changing landscapes. The arid and dry scenery will slowly be exchanged for the lusher and greener surroundings of the Rift Valley. At the end of the afternoon, you will arrive at Africa Safari Lake Manyara for dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Accommodation:
Africa Safari Lake Manyara
Safari Comfort Accommodation
Full board meal plan

DAY 7Safari game drive Ngorongoro Crater – overnight Africa Safari Lake Manyara.

Nothing but nature – Ngorongoro Crater Magic!

Be sure to wake up early today, so there is no delay on your descent into the famous Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you arrive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area you will be amazed by the beauty around you. Even more so when you arrive at the edge of the crater and take in the amazing view over one of the natural wonders of this world. The crater of this inactive volcano is approximately 3 million years old, 20 square km in size and the largest unbroken volcanic caldera in the world. Due to its natural borders, the wildlife in the crater is amazing. The crater is home to the Big Five and offers a good chance to spot the rare black rhino. Throw hyena, zebra, buffalo and elephants into the mix, and you have the perfect canvas for a pretty awesome safari experience. At the end of the afternoon, you head back to the lodge, Africa Safari Lake Manyara, for a well deserved nights’ sleep.

Accommodation:
Africa Safari Lake Manyara
Safari Comfort Accommodation
Full board meal plan

DAY 8Transfer to Arusha area (JRO, ARK, Town hotel or City centre).

Don’t do it! Departure day…

All good things end! Enjoy your last meal at Africa Safari Lake Manyara before checking out, ready for your journey to Arusha. After meeting your driver-guide at the reception, you will head off on an easy two-hour drive back to where it all started; heart and camera filled with memories of your African safari adventure.

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Price includes and excludes

Price Includes

  • Tanzania landing airport pick up.
  • Guide driver.
  • Mineral water (2 bottles per person per day).
  • All transfers and safari vehicles.
  • All hotel accommodation.
  • All hotel meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, Based on the itinerary).
  • All National Park fees.
  • All government taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Tanzania Landing Visa USD $50.
  • Alcohol and beverages for personal consumption are not included in the meal plan.
  • International Flight Ticket.
  • Yellow fever vaccination (Not mandatory for Tanzania unless guests spend more than 12 hours in a Yellow Fever country prior to arrival).
  • Guide Gratuity (tips).