14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari Zanzibar Recreational Tour

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Overview of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour

The 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour is one of the extensive Tanzania Safari packages exploring the northern circuit in detail with an extension to Zanzibar Island for resort and beach recreation and relaxation. This makes it ideal for wildlife enthusiasts and holiday makers as well. The Safari features destinations of Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and eventually Zanzibar Island with its historical stone town.

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Day 1 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Arrive in Arusha via Kilimanjaro International Airport and drive to the lodge for overnight

Day 2 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Transfer to Arusha National Park, do game drive and nature walk on the Mount Meru foothills overlooking Kilimanjaro International Airport

Day 3 & 4 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Transfer to Tarangire National Park and explore it in detail

Day 5 & 6 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Drive to Lake Manyara National Park and explore it detail

Day 7 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater. Visit the Nainokanoka Masaai village & do the Olmoti Crater hike

Day 8 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Whole day exploration in Ngorongoro Crater with extensive game drive on the crater floor

Day 9 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Transfer to Serengeti National Park & do an evening game drive

Day 10 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Whole day wildlife exploration in Serengeti National Park

Day 11 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Do game drive and transfer to Arusha

Day 12 & 13 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Transfer to Zanzibar, relax on the beaches, visit the stone town & Spice Plantations

Day 14 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Departure

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Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour

Day 1 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Arrive in Arusha via Kilimanjaro International Airport and drive to the lodge for overnight

You arrive at the main safari gateway to Tanzania – the Kilimanjaro International Airport, process your visa to Tanzania after which you connect with your driver guide, meet and greet, attend to briefing about Tanzania and the Safari in particular after which you drive to the Hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Meru Hotel

Midrange / Standard: Impala Hotel Arusha

Budget / Basic: Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 2 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Transfer to Arusha National Park, do game drive and nature walk on the Mount Meru foothills overlooking Kilimanjaro International Airport

After breakfast, embark on the drive to the Arusha National Park which is positioned in between the Mountains of Kilimanjaro and Meru. Arusha National Park is among the smallest hidden treasures of Tanzania and a home to Black and White Colobus Monkeys. The park shelters a range of alkaline lakes that are a darling to the Flamingos along with other bird species. The range of wild game like the Buffaloes, the Zebras, the Elephants, the Thomson Gazelle, the Warthog along with Giraffe also thrive in the park. The game drive will give way to the nature walk on foot hills of Mount Meru with overlooking views of the Ngurdoto Crater a preserve for wildlife.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Hatari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Momela Wildlife Lodge

Budget / Basic: Ngongongare

Day 3 & 4 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Transfer to Tarangire National Park and do an afternoon game drive

After breakfast, you drive to the south of the Great East African Rift Valley heading to the third largest National Park in Tanzania – the Tarangire National Park. The park features magical geological landscape including the 9 vegetation zones with the remarkable baobab trees towering in the park with the multitudes of the wild game thriving below them. The River Tarangire is the main source of water supply and a range of wild game including lions, elephants, Buffalo, Zebra, Giraffe, leopard along with numerous antelope species. The extensive game drives in the park present remarkable Tanzania Safari memories.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Oliver’s Camp

Midrange / Standard: Tarangire River Camp

Budget / Basic:  Tarangire Safari Lodge

Wild Camping

Day 5 & 6 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Drive to Lake Manyara National Park and explore it detail

Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, embark on the drive to Lake Manyara National Park. The drive to Lake Manyara National Park offers you impressive scenic views en route including the Masaai Steppe along with the Rift valley landscapes. The name Manyara is got from the Masaai word referring to acacia tortillis tree species which the pastoralist Masaai utilised to form the hedges for protecting their livestock and homes.  Lake Manyara National Park features counts of trees that shelter the famous tree climbing lions like those of Ishasha sector in Uganda. Other wildlife include; the Impalas, Buffaloes and Giraffes.  The Park’s underground water forest is an impressive habitat for baboons, blue monkeys, elephants, bush bucks among others. The views of Hippos, water birds like Pelicans, Flamingos cormorants, Egyptian geese among others may not be missed. Picnic lunch, afternoon drive and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Kirurumu Tented lodge

Budget / Basic: Migunga Forest Camp

Wild Camping

Day 7 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater. Visit the Nainokanoka Masaai village & do the Olmoti Crater hike

Following breakfast, you set off for the famous Ngorongoro Crater enjoying impressive views en route. In the afternoon, you visit the Maasai Village at Nainokanoka Masaai village to explore the rich culture and heritage of the Maasai and also take a hike to the Olmoti crater rim for magical sceneries and enjoyment of pristine remote environment.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Budget / Basic: Ngorongoro Farmhouse

Wild Camping

Day 8 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Whole day exploration in Ngorongoro Crater with extensive game drive on the crater floor

Ngorongoro Crater

Following breakfast at the lodge, you set off to 600m down to the famous crater featuring one of the wildlife concentrations in Africa. The Ngorongoro Crater inhabits a range of about 30,000 animals including the country’s remaining Black Rhino population.   The crater features an all round year water supply along with fodder and wild game like Zebras, the Wildebeest, the Buffalo, the Warthog, the Elephant, the Hippos along with numerous predators like Hyenas, Lions, and Cheetahs along with elusive leopard. The picnic lunch will be enjoyed at the floor of the crater.  An afternoon game drive before retreating to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Budget / Basic: Ngorongoro Farmhouse

Wild Camping

Day 9 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Transfer to Serengeti National Park. Visit Olduvai gorge en route

After breakfast, embark on the 145km drive about 4 hours to Serengeti National Park. A stop will be made at Olduvai Gorge which is an ancient archaeological site that dates back to 1959 where the human ancestor believed to have been in existence 1.75 million years ago. The nut cracker man and the handy man discovery in 1960 were discovered at the site which makes a great destination relevant to any mankind thus worthy exploring. You proceed to Serengeti National Park for lunch and have an afternoon relaxation at the lodge

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Budget / Basic: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Wild Camping

Day 10 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Whole day wildlife exploration in Serengeti National Park

As the name suggests, Serengeti is a local word translating into endless plains and is popularly known across the world for its countless wild game, the remarkable landscapes and great Wildebeest Migration. The 6,900sq.mile Park is a home to the counts of over two (2) million wild game over million Wildebeest and great counts of Burchell’s Zebra and Thomson Gazelle. The predators like the Cheetahs, the lions along with the Hyenas call it home. The remarkable picnics at the rock Kopjes and tour to the visitor center present magical experiences. Depending on the season, you can get a lifetime opportunity to catch up with the Wildebeest Migration crossing to the neighbouring Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya in search of the lush green pasture and water supply traversing the crocodile infested river that mark the border. It is a natural wonder of its own.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Budget / Basic: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Wild Camping

Day 11 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Do game drive and transfer to Arusha

You do another game drive in the rolling savannah plains of Serengeti National Park for more wild game views after which you transfer to Arusha in the afternoon. You take a town walk in the evening, do some shopping and retire for overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Meru Hotel

Midrange / Standard: Impala Hotel Arusha

Budget / Basic: Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 12 & 13 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Transfer to Zanzibar, relax on the beaches, visit the stone town & Spice Plantations

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Connect to Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer by flight to Zanzibar Islands. The Island of Zanzibar is a magical resort in the middle of Indian Ocean that marks the eastern coast of the continent of Africa.  The 2 days present a detailed experience of Zanzibar visiting the famous Stone town marked by the ancient historical sites like the burial ground for the ancient Arabic rulers at Makusurani; the first four storied building with lights on the Island known as the House of Wonders, the Ruins of Dunga – the ancient royal palace, the Zanzibar rich history detailed in the House of Peace and the Hamamni and Kidichi Persian Baths  known to be the first public baths in Zanzibar. You can also tour the Spice and coconut plantations on the Island. All these will be done on top of the magical coastal experience marked with extensive beach landscape fronted by the blue waters of Indian Ocean.   Explore Zanzibar in detail

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Konokono Zanzibar

Midrange / Standard: Arabian Nights

Budget / Basic: Tamarind Beach Hotel

Day 14 of the 14 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Recreational Tour: Departure

Connect to Zanzibar Airport for the flight back home according to your departure time.

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