12 Days Cultural Zanzibar Tour

Detailed Safari to the Heart of Tanzania wild.

Day 1: Arrival at Arusha and pickup
Today you will be picked up from the airport by our driver guide and be transferred to your hotel, Overnight at Meru Inn Hotel

Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara
Distance: 130 km; travel time 2:30 hours
Meet our professional tours guide/driver in Arusha town at your hotel who will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which, we travel to the Lake Manyara National Park. We will arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch we head into the Lake Manyara National Park. This impressive park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.
Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation Fanaka Lodge

Day 3: The Cultural Tourism Programme
Visit to the cultural tourism programme in Longido. Return to overnight at the Fanaka Lodge

Day 4: Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park 150kms; 2-3 hrs
After breakfast , we will be transferring to the infamous Serengeti National Park. This park is to Tanzania, what the Masai Mara Game Reserve is to Kenya. Covering 14,763 sq km, the Serengeti NP is dominated by vast, open plains with an abundance of wildlife. A picnic lunch will be provided en route, and the afternoon will be spent viewing game and absorbing the breathtaking scenery of the almost treeless plains of the Serengeti. After an early breakfast on we will proceed on an early morning game drive, returning for a hearty lunch. After a brief rest, there will be an afternoon game drive to further explore this world-famous park.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Savannah Camp

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
We will transfer to the Ngorongoro crater, via Olduvai Gorge. Ngorongoro is an impressive 20 km wide volcanic crater with 600 m walls. The views from the crater rim are breathtaking, and there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. Olduvai Gorge is famed for the discovery of 3.5 million year-old fossil fragments of an early human civilization. We will enjoy lunch overlooking the crater, and the afternoon will be spent at leisure. we will embark on a half-day crater tour, Overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Day 6: Depart Arusha 250kms 2-3 hrs drive
After breakfast we will transfer back to Arusha for your fight to Zanzibar ,In the afternoon arrive Zanzibar airport/ harbour transfer to Stone Town Hotel for check inn, at 2:30pm have the Stone town tour takes around the historical culture and architectural important town of Zanzibar with a century history.
Overnight at Zanzibar Ocean Blue

Day 7: Zanzibar Tours and Stone Town Tour
Visit Zanzibar’s historic sites, the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar, where Sultans once ruled Walk through enchanting alleys and admire the typical carved doors of Zanzibar.
Spice Tour: Find out why Zanzibar is referred to as the Spice Island. Breathe in the fragrant scents of clove, vanilla, cardamom and nutmeg
Discover rare tropical fruits and plants
Overnight at Zanzibar Ocean Blue

Day 8: Jozani Forest Tour
Located 20 minutes from Stone Town Walk on trails surrounded by tropical palms and towering mahogany trees, Listen and marvel at the monkeys chattering in the trees.
Overnight at Zanzibar Ocean Blue

Day 9 – 11: Today you will be free to relax
Overnight at Zanzibar Ocean Blue

Day 12: Fly from Zanzibar to Nairobi. Return home from Airport

PACKAGE INCLUDES
Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
All meals noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography.
Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, Tanzania and Kenyan culture safaris.
A vehicle outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency radio communications equipment (optional).
Bottled mineral water during game drives or safari
Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
All government taxes, levies, and fees
Pick up and drop off transfers

NOT INCLUDED:
International airfares and departures taxes.
Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
AMREF (Travel insurance) Flying doctors services in East Africa. (In case of emergency)
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Laundry services.
Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary
Tips
Balloon safari in Maasai Mara (USD$475)per ride
Personal needs
Maasai village visit.(15_20USD$)
Night game drive ($150 per person)