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Join us in an exciting photo safari to Tanzania! An African Safari is an unforgettable travel experience. It touches something deep within us and is an experience that creates a lifetime of memories. A trip to East Africa is both intriguing and exciting, created by the fascinating balance between the wildlife, the landscapes and its people.
You are invited to join us and discover the amazing wildlife in Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Tarangire, and Arusha National Parks in Tanzania. A beach holiday in Zanzibar at Bluebay Resort & Spa is offered as an optional 3 night extension.
We will meet you upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport and drive you to Arusha Hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2: Arusha To Lake Manyara
We will pick you up at 8:30 and drive to Lake Manyara with game viewing the balance of the day. Transfer to nearby Kirurumu Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: B, L, D.
Day 3: Kirurumu To Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, depart Kirurumu and proceed to Serengeti N.P with a picnic lunch, game drive and stop at Olduvai Gorge and an optional stop at a Maasai Village en route.You will have dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge or Serengeti Sopa Lodge. Meal Plan: B, L, D.
Day 4/5: Serengeti National Park
These are full days of game viewing in Serengeti with morning and afternoon game-drives, returning to Serengeti Serena Lodge or Serengeti Sopa Lodge for meals and overnight. Meal Plan: B, L, D.
Note: It is good to rise early one morning in Serengeti for game viewing before breakfast, returning to the lodge for a late breakfast.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park To Ngorongoro Crater
After a morning game drive and lunch, depart Serengeti for Ngorongoro Crater with game viewing en route. You will have dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. Meal Plan: B, L, D.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater
After an early breakfast, descend into the Crater for a Crater tour and game viewing having a picnic lunch before you depart the Crater. Return to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: B, L, D.
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater To Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, drive to Tarangire NP for game viewing the balance of the day. You will have dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge. Meal Plan: B, L, D.
Day 9: Tarangire National Park
Today is a full day in Tarangire with morning and afternoon game-drives, returning to the lodge for meals and overnight once more. It is good to rise early for game viewing before breakfast today, returning to the lodge for a late breakfast before resuming game viewing. Meal Plan: B, L, D.
Day 10: Tarangire National Park To Arusha Park
After an early breakfast, depart Tarangire and drive to Arusha Park where you will have a walk with a park ranger and a game-drive in the parts of the park where walking is not permitted. You will return to Arusha Hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast basis once more. Meal Plan: B, L.
Day 11: Arusha To Zanzibar Or Home To U.S.
Those going to Zanzibar: We will pick you up from Arusha Hotel at 08:30 and will drive to Kilimanjaro Airport to check in at 09:30 for your flight to Zanzibar, departing at 10:30 and arriving at 11:40. You will be met upon arrival and will be transferred to Bluebay Resort and Spa where you will stay for 3 nights. Meal Plan: B, D.
Those departing for U.S. today: Visit to Burka Coffee Estate either in morning or afternoon. Three hours before your departure, we will pick you up and transfer you to Kilimanjaro Airport to check in 2 hours prior to your departing flight. You may wish to secure an optional day room until 6 PM at the hotel. Meal Plan: B.
Days 11-13: Optional Zanzibar Beach Extension
On your own at the beach where you may have an excursion, swim, scuba dive or snorkel. Your accommodations will be at the Bluebay Resort and Spa. Meal Plan: B, D.
Day 14: Departures Home
Transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam airport. Meal Plan: B.
Safari will include: All park entry fees, Olduvai Museum entry, accommodation per itinerary, all vehicle costs in a 4WD custom safari vehicle including arrival transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport , services of fully qualified, experienced, English-speaking driver/guides, meals per itinerary, 3 L mineral water per day. Departure transfers, flights and Zanzibar are separately priced as are any optional day trips.
Not included: Tips for your driver/guide and hotel staff, optional entry to Maasai Village ($50 per vehicle), soft drinks, alcohol, medical evacuation insurance, trip insurance or personal items. Flights separately priced.
Special Note: If any official fees should change in the interim, an adjustment to price will be made accordingly.
Cost: $TBD per person. This price includes lodging, guide fees (excluding tips), vehicle fees, park entry fees & transfer fees. Trip insurance & beverages (except water) will be extra. Price does not include international air-fare. Please call for pricing from your gateway.
Terms: $2,500 per person deposit will be required to reserve the trip. The balance will be due 45 days prior to departure. There is a 25% nonrefundable cancellation fee per person after the deposit has been paid, and there will be a full loss of deposit between 60 and 45 days prior to travel. The trip is fully nonrefundable 44 days or less prior to travel.
Safari Inclusions: All park entry fees, Olduvai Museum entry, accommodation per itinerary, all vehicle costs in a 4WD custom safari vehicle including arrival transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport , services of fully qualified, experienced, English-speaking driver/guides, meals per itinerary, 3 L mineral water per day. Departure transfers, flights and Zanzibar are separately priced as are any optional day trips.
Safari Exclusions: Tips for your driver/guide and hotel staff, optional entry to Maasai Village ($50 per vehicle), soft drinks, alcohol, medical evacuation insurance, trip insurance or personal items. Flights separately priced.
Zanzibar Beach (Sample Only) Days 12-14: Enjoy Zanzibar Beach
On your own at the beach where you may have an excursion, swim, scuba dive or snorkel. Your accommodation will be at the Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa. Meal Plan: B, D.
Day 15: Departures Home
Transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam airport. Meal Plan: B
Cost: $TBD/pp; will include airfare, lodging & airport transfers.
Bluebay Beach Resort The Bluebay Beach Resort caters for the tastes and interests of both those who prefer whiling away on the beach and those who like their holidays filled with activity. Even those who want to combine business and leisure are catered for here in ways that go well beyond conference facilities, a 24-hour business center and special group incentives. The hotel is situated on the finest wide, white, sandy beach on the island of Zanzibar.
The Resort is on the most beautiful 30-acre site with its bedroom cottages located on rising ground overlooking verdant gardens, the public areas, the pool, the more than 1,000 beautiful palm trees, the sparkling white beach and the azure seas beyond.
This is the premier hotel of the Bluebay Hotels Group. It is a 5-star hotel spread over 30 acres of tropical gardens with over 1,000 palm trees - right on the edge of the wide and sandy white beach on the island of Zanzibar. Location Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, in East Africa. It's also known as Zang bar (Rust-land). It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres (16–31 mi) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, informally referred to as Zanzibar), and Pemba. Learn more about Zanzibar on Wiki.
The main island of Zanzibar, Unguja, has a fauna reflecting its connection to the African mainland during the last Ice Age.
Endemic mammals with continental relatives include the Zanzibar red colobus, one of Africa's rarest primates, with perhaps only 1,500 existing. Isolated on this island for at least 1,000 years, the Zanzibar red colobus (Procolobus kirkii) is recognized as a distinct species, with different coat patterns, calls, and food habits than related colobus species on the mainland. The Zanzibar red colobus live in a wide variety of drier areas of coastal thickets and coral rag scrub, as well as mangrove swamps and agricultural areas. About one third of them live in and around Jozani Forest. The easiest place to see the colubus are on farm land adjacent to the reserve. They are accustomed to people and the low vegetation means they come close to the ground.
(Photos Courteous of Wiki and Bluebay Beach Resort)
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