Day 1: Arusha Arrive in Arusha where you will be met by one of our driver guide and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park This morning you have a three hour drive to Tarangire National Park. The park is cut through by the Tarangire River which proves a magnet for all manner of wildlife during the long dry season when the surrounding area becomes completely parched. During the wet season the wildlife is more scattered but you are still almost guaranteed sightings of Tarangire’s extensive elephant population. Large herds roam the riverbed whilst zebra, buffalo, gazelle and wildebeest try to avoid the predatory advances of lion and leopard. There is also a remarkable profusion of bird life as the Tarangire swamps are home to 550 bird varieties including many rare species. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park After breakfast take a short drive (about 90 minutes) to Lake Manyara National park, a real scenic gem. The lake itself is beautiful, the calm waters stretching for nearly 50km along the base of the Rift Valley escarpment, flecked with the pink of a thousand flamingos. There is dense jungle-like forest that is home to groups of baboons and thick acacia forest where you can spy the tree-climbing lions for which the park is so famous. You will spend the day in the park, before continuing to your lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater Starting early, you have a full day to explore the Ngorongoro Crater, an ancient volcanic crater that is home to an extraordinary concentration of wildlife including a very dense population of lion and spotted hyena. You are almost guaranteed to see all of the ‘big five’ (lion, rhino, leopard, elephant and buffalo) as well as a great variety of other species; by now children will be very accomplished ‘wildlife spotters’. The views are superb, from the first glimpse of the crater at ‘Heroes’ Point’, through the thick rain forest that covers its sides, down to the rich grassy plains that form its centre. The combination of natural scenery and wildlife is truly breath-taking. During the game drive you will stop for a delicious picnic on the crater floor, always a hit with children. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5: Serengeti National Park After breakfast depart for the Serengeti National Park. Along the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge. This is a steep sided ravine in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, and is famous for the variety of early hominid fossils that have been found here. There is an excellent museum; it is very small (perfect for the kids!) but informative and well worth the stop. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6: Serengeti National Park Two full days to explore the Serengeti with both morning and afternoon game drives. The Serengeti National Park is the jewel in the crown of Tanzania’s game parks and offers arguably the best game viewing in Africa. The setting is perfect – a sea of endless plains that stretches to the horizon, dotted with the occasional acacia tree and termite mound. This savannah is home to huge herds of buffalo that every year make the mass migration north, through crocodile infested rivers, in a frenzied mixture of mating and galloping that is driven by instinct. Prides of lion rule here, their hungry gaze sweeping the savannah for a chance to attack the thousands of eland, impala and gazelle. Solitary leopard stake out their place in the high branches of the acacia tree and herds of elephants roam at will. This is the Africa that you have always dreamed about. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7: Serengeti National Park Your second day in the Serengeti. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8: Serengeti – Zanzibar A morning game drive before transferring to the Seronera airstrip for a flight to Zanzibar. On arrival you will transfer to your hotel in Stone Town. (Breakfast)
Day 9: Stone Town A full day to explore the wonderful labyrinthine streets of Stone Town. Most of the city was built in the 19th century when Zanzibar was a thriving trading community, a vital stop on the Spice Route where traders would stock up on cardamom, cinnamon, pepper and more. It is beautifully well preserved and you can spend hours exploring the narrow streets, stopping in small cafes to sample the local cuisine, following your nose into little alleyways flanked with crumbling colonial buildings, wrought iron balconies and thick wooden doors decorated with brass studs. The city feels very exotic and children will be entranced! At this stage we have not included a tour of Stone Town so you will have the day to explore by yourselves. However, if you would like this included please let me know. (Breakfast)
Day 10: Stone Town - Zanzibar Beach Transfer to your hotel, in a gorgeous location on a lovely white sand beach. The rest of the day is free for you to relax. (Breakfast)
Day 11: Zanzibar Beach Two full days to relax and enjoy the beach. (Breakfast)
Day 12: Zanzibar Beach Two full days to relax and enjoy the beach. (Breakfast)
Day 13: Zanzibar Beach – Airport Transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (Breakfast).
The price will not Include International flight.
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