19 Days Family Vacation
19 Days Tanzania and Zanzibar Family Vacation Trip
Day 1: Arrival
On arrival you will be picked from the airport by our company representative who will transfer you to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Breakfast and then drive to Tarangire national park which is about 335km drive from Arusha town. The park is home to over 500 bird species and various animals which live in the acacia and mixed woodland vegetation, baobab trees and old palm, black cotton grass Baobab trees, dense bush and high grasses. On arrival you will take a guided walk. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 3: Game drive
Breakfast and then go for a game drive where you will spot animals like the wildebeest, elephants, zebras, and hartebeest, giraffes, Impala, Eland, lesser kudu, waterbuck, gazelle rhinos, leopards, giant pythons, Thompson’s gazelle, greater and lesser kudu, cheetah, oryx and generuk, tree climbing lions, birds like Kori bustard, stocking-thighed ostrich, ground hornbills, colourful yellow-collared lovebird, drabber rufous-tailed weaver ,ashy starling ,dwarf mongoose, and pairs of red-and-yellow barbet may be spotted too.
Day 4: Tarangire to Ngorongoro
Breakfast and then take a community walk, after lunch you will drive back to Ngorongoro National Park. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 5: Full day game viewing
After breakfast you will go for a full day of game viewing where you will spot animals like cheetah, lion, black rhinoceros, hippopotamus, wildebeest the zebra the eland, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelles, leopards, elephants, mountain reedbuck, and buffalo, wildebeest, hartebeest, waterbuck, warthog, hyena and jackals. Primates include baboons and vervet monkeys. During the game drive you might spot some birds which include ostrich, bizarre secretary, black eagles, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds, bustards and plovers, European migrants from November to May include White Storks, swallows, Yellow Wagtails among others, Stonechat, Schalow’s Wheatear, Anteater Chat, Fiscal Shrike, Augur Buzzards, Verreaux’s Eagle and flamingoes, Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Ngorongoro to Serengeti
After breakfast go for a community walk to the Masai people where you will enjoy the traditional performances or you will take a forest walk and after lunch you will drive to Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 7: Full day game viewing Serengeti
Early morning game drive to see also nocturnal animals returning from hunting and lions awaking in the dawn During the game drive you might spot buffalos, elephant, giraffe, eland, topi, kongoni, impala, Zebras, lion, Solitary leopards near Seronera River, cheetahs, hyena, aardwolf, serval cat, Gaudy agama lizards and rock hyraxes, Black Rhinoceros, waterbuck, baboon, African wild dog and kongonis. Apart from the animals you might spot various birds which include the ostrich, bizarre secretary, black eagles, and acacia woodland secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, and lovebirds. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the evening you can relax at the lodge.
Day 8: Serengeti to Lake Manyara
You will have breakfast, go for a community walk and then drive to Arusha, have lunch on arrival. Relax the rest of the afternoon
Day 9: Full day game viewing
After breakfast you will go for an early morning game drive where you will spot animals like Leopards, Lions, hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs, giraffes, baboons, zebras, blue monkeys, dik-dik, gazelle and hippos and birds like pelicans, cormorants, storks, Flamingos, and cormorants. In the afternoon after lunch you may go cultural tour or you can go canoeing or take a community walk. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 10: Lake Manyara- Arusha-Dar Es Salaam
After breakfast you will drive to Arusha airport and fly to Dar es Salaam. On arrival you will have lunch and later go for a city tour, visit the house of peace, the National Museum, markets among others. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 11: Dar es Salaam to Selous National Park
After breakfast you will be picked from you hotel and transferred to Selous National Park. Selous game reserve is 45,000km². It’s Africa’s biggest game reserve and a world heritage site. It’s a home to over 440 bird species and some animals. You will then go for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 12: Full Day game viewing
Today you will go for a full day of game viewing with picnic lunch. You will spot animals like Elephants, buffalo, zebra, impala, Nyassa wildebeest and Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, kudu, sable, eland, giraffe, Vervet and blue monkeys, black & white colobus, antelopes, waterbuck, reedbuck and bushbuck, greater kudu and some bird species like pink-backed pelicans, African skimmers and giant kingfishers among others
Day 13: Boat Ride
Breakfast then take a boat ride on River Rufigi where you will spot both water animals like crocodiles and hippos and birds. Have lunch at the lodge and then in the afternoon you can relax at the lodge. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 14: Selous to Zanzibar
After breakfast you will drive to Dar es Salaam for your connecting flight to Zanzibar. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 15: Stone Town
After breakfast you will visit Stone town. You will visit the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum and the Arab Fort, the 2 cathedrals, and so many mosques. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 16: Spice tour and Jozani Forest
After breakfast you will go for a spice tour to the spice plantations near Stone town. You will be provided with a lot of information about these spices, how they are to be used and what they cure. You will have lunch, after lunch you will visit Jozani Forest where you will spot various primates like the Red Colobus Monkey. After the nature walk you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay
Day 17: Jambiani Cultural Village Tour
After breakfast you will drive and go for a cultural tour in Jambiani village. It’s a fishermen’s village on the East Coat of Zanzibar. In the morning you drive along the coast. You will visit a traditional herbalist, who will show you the herbs and their uses, a visit to a local plantation on coral stone. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay
Day 18: Dolphin trip
Breakfast and then relax at the beach, after lunch you will go for a dolphin tour to Kizimkazi on the southern part of the Island. This place is a home to so many Dolphins including bottle-nosed dolphins and Humpback dolphins. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 19: Departure
Breakfast and transfer to Zanzibar airport for your departure flight.