12 Days Classic Tanzania Safaris and Zanzibar Beach , Tanzania Safaris, Tanzania Budget safaris ,Combine Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Beach Holidays Combine a safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater with romantic Zanzibar and its thrilling history.
12 Days Classic Tanzania Safaris and Zanzibar Beach
Day 1 Arrival to Tanzania
12 Days Classic Tanzania Safaris and Zanzibar Beach on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be met by Gosheni Adventures representative and transferred to Arusha. Overnight on Bed & Breakfast at Impala Hotel
After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park arriving in time for lunch at the Tarangire Safari Lodge.
The fierce sun sucks the moisture from the landscape, baking the earth a dusty red, the withered grass as brittle as straw. The Tarangire River has shrivelled to a shadow of its wet season self. But it is choked with wildlife. Thirsty nomads have wandered hundreds of parched kilometres knowing that here, always, there is water.
Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It’s the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem – a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed.
Dinner and overnight at the Tarangire Safari lodge
Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater.
After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area arriving in time for lunch at the Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge. After lunch you will descend to the floor of the crater. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge, the site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s renowned archaeological discoveries. Their findings include some of man’s earliest known ancestral remains. Arrive at Serengeti Wildlife Lodge in time for lunch. After lunch continue with an afternoon game drive in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. Dinner and overnight at the Seronera Wildlife lodge.
Day 5 & 6:Serengeti National Park
Two full days of game viewing in the Serengeti.Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. Meals and overnight at the Seronera Wildlife lodge in the Serengeti National Park
Day 7: Serengeti-Lake Manyara National Park
Enjoy an early morning game drive, before breakfast. Return to the lodge for late breakfast and then depart to Ngorongoro Highlands. Lunch at Gibbs Farm or similar. Afternoon visit to the waterfalls. Dinner and overnight at the Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge
Day 8: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, you will have a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other varieties of birdlife.
Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.
The compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience.
From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater forest where hundred-strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and outsized forest hornbills honk cacophonously in the high canopy.
Lunch at Lake Manyara Hotel, after lunch, drive back to Arusha for flight to Zanzibar. On arrival in Zanzibar you will be transferred to your Hotel/Resort. Dinner at Zanzibar Matemwe Beach
Day 9 to 11: Spend the days at the Swahili coast enjoying the white sundy beach of Zanzibar. Half board accommodation at Zanzibar Matemwe Beach
Day 12: After breakfast you will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport for a flight to connect with your onward flight back home
“End of 12 Days Classic Tanzania Safaris and Zanzibar Beach services.