13 day budget Safari to Tanzania and Zanzibar is truly a holiday budget plan which offers you visits experience to famous National Parks such as Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Tarangire plus Ngorongoro, Lake Natron, and holiday in Zanzibar.
Day 1: Transfer Arusha
We are cordially welcomed as we arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and are transferred to our hotel in Arusha. Balance of the day is free. Arusha is the exact centre between Cairo and Cape Town and is the gateway to the safari game parks of Northern Tanzania.
Day 2: Safari to Lake Manyara
Our Tanzanian safari starts as we drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara with a picnic lunch en route. We enter the majestic Lake Manyara Game Park and embark on the first of the six Tanzanian safaris. This small park is sandwiched between the Rift Valley escarpment and the large sodiforous Lake Manyara. It is a pretty location, with a good range of game, including giraffe, elephant, baboon and the rarely seen tree-climbing lion.
Day 3: Safari to Lake Natron
Breakfast, then head down to the lake shores by 4×4 vehicle – enjoy walks out on the mud flats around the shores of Lake Natron, viewing the Lesser East African flamingo. Together with a local guide make your way to the waterfalls – relaxation and swimming before returning to your camp.
Day 4: Tour to Serengeti National Park
After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park, crossing Loliondo Game Reserve. Overnight at Ikoma safari camp in the Serengeti, All meals included,
Before arrive at your tented camp you will be able to explore the plain of Serengeti and many species of wildlife will be seen on your way to the camp.
Day 5: Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti
The Serengeti National Park is most famous for its annual migration of over one million and a half white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra. Serengeti National Park is widely regarded as the best wildlife reserve in Africa due to its density of predators and prey, Today is full day game drive with either a hot lunch at the lodge or picnic lunch.
Day 6: Game Drive to Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast we have yet another game drive before proceeding to the next highlight of our Tanzanian safari – the incredible Ngorongoro Crater. We will use the Malanja Depression route allowing us to see many Masia villages enroute.
Day 7: Safari to Tarangire National Park
After breakfast we travel to Ngorongoro Crater for a 6 hour game drive. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site The jewel in Ngorongoro’s crown is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest UN flooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a large resident population of wildlife of up to 25,000 predominantly grazing animals. These include wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, buffalo, eland, kongoni and warthogs. After the safari here it is followed by visiting Masai Villages before proceeding to Tarangire N/P. for our overnight stay.
Day 8: Safari from Tarangire to Arusha
After breakfast we will proceed with morning game viewing en-route in Tarangire national park after morning game view you will return back to your lodge for lunch and thereafter, an afternoon game drive returning to Arusha at your lodge for dinner and overnight or flight to home
Transfer to Zanzibar Safaris 5days:
This is a short tour to Zanzibar which is sufficient for those who have no much time to spend in this spice Island rich in history and tradition where you will stay for 4 nights at the standard or luxury resorts or budget accommodation booked on bed & breakfast arrangements. .
Day 9: Transfer from Arusha to Zanzibar
After breakfast you will be transferred to air port to take your flight from Arusha to Zanzibar, you will be meeting with our partner at air port and transfer to Strand Hotel
Day 9 – 12: Staying at Hotel
In this day you will be staying at strand hotel as you have suggested.
Day 13: Ending of our Safaris
Pick up from the Hotel after breakfast and transfer to airport