Tour Name:Safari and Spice Island
Duration:14Days | 13Nights
Departure Days:Daily Departures with exclusive use of vehicle and driver/guide.
Mode of Vehicle:Safari is in a 7 Seater Tour mini van(2 WD/4 WD) with pop up roof or a 4x4 Land Cruiser/ at a supplemented cost.Tanzania is 4x4 Land Cruiser/Land Rover.
Itinerary:Nairobi,Masai mara,Serengeti,Ngorongoro,Lake Manyara,Zanzibar Holiday
Arrive Nairobi via your flight as you will advise.Met greeted by our tour representative and the guide you will be with in the safari.Transfered to the hotel in Nairobi for overnight as you relieve your Jetlag.Accommodation at Sarova panafric Hotel/Fairview hotel on B/B.
Day 2.Nairobi - Masai Mara
Depart Nairobi in the Morning for masai Mara passing through the dramatic Great Rift Valley stopping at the view point,Ascend the western rim of the valley crossing the loita plains (masailand), see red-clad masai warriors tend their multi-coloured herds amongst plains game. Game viewing enroute to lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drive inside the most scenic park in Kenya where great concentration of game is seen including the "Big Five". Dinner and overnight at Mara sopa lodge/similar.
Day 3.Masai Mara
Breakfast at lodge and leave with picnic lunches for a full day of game viewing inside the Park.
Search for wild game black manned lion for which Mara is famous for, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, leopard, grants gazelle are quite common,even the rare rhino might come out of the thicket for you, hyenas are plentiful, Extend your drive to the hippo point where schools of hippo submerge on the approach of vehicles only to surface seconds later to shot and gamble their displeasure as the crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks mouths agape. Between meals there is optional visit to the maasai villages for an insight to their culture if clients so wish. Meals and overnight at Mara sopa lodge/ Serena lodge/mara simba/Mara leisure/Similar.
Day 4.Masai Mara
Another full day game viewing with an early breakfast and leave with picnic lunches.The Masai Mara Park will offer you a diverse range of animals. The park is home to the Big Five (Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo and Leopard) and numerous other antelopes including Thomson's and Grant's Gazelles, Impalas, Topis, Hartebeest, Zebra and Masai Giraffe. It's also home to over 450 species of birdlife among these are vultures, marabou storks, secretary birds, hornbills, crowned cranes, ostriches, long-crested eagles and African pygmy-falcons.Afternoon game drive will depend on your choice with the drivers advise you, search for the Big 5 or expand your horizons to discover something different. Masai Mara not only has a rich mix of animals – it also has an incredible array of bird life with almost 450 different species.Meals and accommodation in your Hotel.
Day 5.Masai Mara - Isebania - Serengeti
Early breakfast and drive from Masai Mara to the Isebania border with picnic lunches arriving at midday. Enjoy game viewing on your way out of the park or head straight to the border. Meet your Tanzanian Driver/guide and continue into Tanzania to the Serengeti,the excursion will include a multi-hour drive across highway and bumpy patches of road to the border.Switch between your Kenyan and Tanzanian guide, crossing the border and continuing your safari. You will also be switching vehicles.Continue on to Serengeti .You'll have the option to stop and enjoy a box lunch by Lake Victoria, visit a fishing village, or head straight to the park. Enjoy game viewing on the way to your lodge.Accommodation at Serengeti serena lodge/Seronero serena camp/Serengeti sopa Lodge/Similar.
Day 6.Serengeti National Park.
Morning and afternoon game inside the Park taking you to different parts of the park famous for the annual migration when millions of wildebeest (gnus) and zebra set off for maasai Mara in search of better grazing grounds and water, search for numerous plains game. Meals and overnight at Serengeti Sopa lodge/Similar.
Day 7.Serengeti - Ngorongoro
Morning Breakfast and depart from the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with picnic lunches. Some enroute game viewing as you leave the Serengeti. Drive through with an optional stop at Olduvlai gorge,the Serengeti welcome centre and lookout point, or stop for lunch at a picnic spot. The Olduvai Gorge or Oldupai Gorge is commonly referred to as "The Cradle of Mankind." It is a steep-sided ravine in the Great Rift Valley,which stretches along eastern Africa.Olduvai is in the eastern Serengeti Plains in northern Tanzania and is about 30 miles (48 km) long.The gorge is named after the Maasai word for the wild sisal plant Sansevieria ehrenbergii, commonly called Oldupai.Enjoy a picnic lunch (included in tour price).Then drive up and around Ngorongoro Crater to your next accommodation. Accommodation at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge/Wildlife lodge ngorongoro/Similar.
Descend the crater floor with picnic lunches for a full day game drive at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. There are only three roads that connect the crater rim with the crater floor, one for driving down, one for driving up and another that goes both ways. The crater is roughly 20 km/12 mi wide and 600 m/2,000 ft deep, once you've reached the top of the caldera it takes about 45 minutes to descend to the crater floor. The floor is home to a rich and highly concentrated wildlife. Some 20,000 mammals live there, including about 20 black rhinos, making the crater the best place in Tanzania to see the rhino. The crater floor also has one of the highest carnivore saturations in the world. Lions, cheetahs, hyenas and jackals are commonly seen, while leopards, servalcats and bat-eared foxes may be seen with some good luck. You'll spend most of the day in the crater.Enjoy a picnic lunch (included in tour price).Dinner and overnight in your Hotel.
Day 9.Ngorongoro - Manyara
Breakfast at lodge and depart for Lake Manyara National Park arriving in time for lunch at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. Afternoon game viewing drive inside the park, look for a variety of wildgame .Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 10.Lake Manyara – Arusha- Zanzibar
Early morning game viewing at Lake Manyara National Park. Return to lodge for breakfast afterwards you depart for Arusha arriving for lunch at Arusha Impala Hotel. After lunch transferred to JRO airport for your 1300hrs flight to Zanzibar arriving at 1430hrs.On arrival received by our representative and transferred to the beach hotel depending on which part of the island you choose.Accommodation and meals in your hotel on H/B.
Day at leisure at the beach or take optional activities. If you would like, you can book tours in advance. Half day tours include: Swahili Cultural Tour, Spice Tour, Stone Town Tour, or even Spice Tour and cooking lesson. Full day tours include: Dolphin Sandbank Picnic, Prison Island & Mangapwani Beach, Spice & Stone Town or our Stone Town, Slave Market, Spice Farm and Cultural Village.You may also wish to book these excursions through the hotel too (not included in tour price). Activities range from cultural, historical (slave trade and spice route), visit forests and ruins, enjoy deep sea fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, swim with dolphins and more! Simply speak to your accommodations upon check-in to sign up the tours, activities and excursions of your choice.Accommodation and meals in your hotel on H/B
This day after breakfast head out on your private tour of historic Stone Town and spice route. A visit to a spice farm village gives you an insight into local life and the opportunity to try some Swahili dishes, taste the fruits in season and try some spiced tea. Walk through the spice farm with your guide. Touch, smell and taste different spices and tropical fruits. Try to guess which is which, from the crushed leaves, the fruit, shoots and vines and creepers crawling up the trees.Then follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town. Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar, leading you through the buildings where it all happened, such as the former Slave Market and Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders and the Sultans’ Palace Museum, the Old Arab Fort and Dispensary.This tour is very flexible and can be adapted to suit your interest and time frame. If you’re a shopaholic, culture vulture or history buff, just let your guide know and they will adjust the tour for you. If you want to hunt for antiques and souvenir shop, follow David Livingstone’s time in Zanzibar, or walk the path of the slave trade, your guide can recommend and develope routes and itineraries that will optimize your time and get the most out of your trip. (Lunch included).Accommodation and meals in your hotel on H/B
Note:Tours operates from Stone Town but having booked in advance you will be picked from the hotel. Transfer time will vary depending on what part of the island you are coming from. Time in transit could be 30min to 1.5hrs each way.
Full day at leisure in the beach All meals at the hotel on H/B.
Day 14.Zanzibar - Nairobi
Breakfast in the hotel,check out then at 1100hrs transfered to the airport to connect your 1300hrs Nairobi(NBO) bound flight from Zanzibar (ZNZ). The flight duration is approximately 1.5hrs. On arrival received and depending on your flight seen off as you connect your homebound flight .You will receive a private transfer to/from the airport.
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Using Sopa Lodges...
Price For each of 2 persons sharing USD4750
Price For each of 4 persons sharing USD4060
Price For each of 6 persons sharing USD3830
For April-June and November-Dec Kindly enquire
Daily departures,minimum in 2 persons.
Inclusive in Safari Cost:
- 1 Nairobi overnight on B/B,Transportation in tourist minibuses Vehicle with HF Radio communication and pop-up roof for easy viewing and photographing,
- Full board accommodation on safari, 4 wheel drive vehicle in Tanzania,
- All park entrance fees,
- Services of English speaking skilled and experienced driver/guide,
- extensive game drives in the national parks,
- drinking mineral water,
- Airport transfers in Nairobi.
- Zanzibar accommodation and excursions on H/B(These are optionally inclusive in cost )
Exclusive in Safari Cost:
Alcoholic drinks, beverages, international flight ,Airport departure Tax tips,Local flights ARK or JRO/ZNZ/NBO ,visas, laundry,Personal Toiletries,optional activities or items of personal nature.