Tanzania Safari May2017 Dolly Fernandes and Family

Your amazing tour will take you on a journey through all the major parks and reserves in Tanzania. From your arrival in Arusha you will embark on a voyage that will allow you enjoy sites ranging from the Ngorongogoro Crate to the famous Serengeti National Park to the beaches of Zanzibar. The many game drives throughout your trip will reveal to you the majesty of classic East Africa.

Amazing Tanzania

Monday May 15th 2017- Arrive at Arusha - Upon arrival into Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be met by the local representative and transferred to your accommodation at Lake Duluti Serena Hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. The lodge overlooks Lake Duluti, which you can walk around and has beautiful gardens for you to stroll in. In the distance you can see the tallest mountain in Africa on a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Lake Duluti Serena Hotel

Tuesday May 16th 2017- Arusha to Lake Manyara - (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) After breakfast you will be driven to Lake Manyara National Park, one of the Rift Valley's numerous alkaline lakes, which apart from its abundant bird life, is renowned for its large elephant and buffalo population, tree climbing lions and flamingos. You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Standing high on the bluff of a dramatic ochre and terracotta streaked cliff above the flamingo frosted expanse of Lake Manyara's gleaming alkaline waters, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge commands panoramic views across the volcano-studded floor of the Great Rift Valley. The circular, closely-thatched rooms has a private veranda and breathtaking views of the shimmering reaches of the flamingo frosted Lake.

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Later this afternoon, you will embark on your first game drive in search of the parks wildlife.

Lake Manyara Park

Wednesday 17th May, 2017 - Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Your day starts with a drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world. Its enduring charm stems from its overwhelming beauty and the abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Enjoy lunch at your lodge, before heading out on your first tour down into the Ngorongoro Crater.

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge - Hugging the contours of the jagged Crater rim, the lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called Cradle of Mankind', the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylized prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 metres below. Strung around the Crater rim, each room enjoys uninterrupted views over the Crater's unmatched splendor.

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Thursday 18th May, 2017 - Ngorongoro Crater ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) This morning you descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest intact crater, in a 4x4 vehicle. This natural amphitheater is home to a vast concentration of animals and is the best place to see the black rhino. You will enjoy a half day of game viewing in the crater.

Game Drive in the Serengeti

Friday 19th May, 2017 - Ngorongoro to Serengeti National Park (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) After breakfast, drive to the Serengeti National Park, undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequaled for its natural beauty and the greatest concentration of plains game anywhere. Arrive at your lodge for lunch and thereafter head out on an afternoon game drive before returning for dinner.

Lemala Ewanjan is a deluxe camp with 10 beautiful suite tents set along the western slopes of Makoma Hill within the game-rich Seronera Valley in a secluded part of Central Serengeti. The camp offers breath taking views of the Serengeti plains and its prolific wildlife, sunsets and sunrises. The Seronera Valley is renowned for fantastic year-round game viewing due to abundance of residence cats. Between April and June and November through January the area receives the wildebeest migration, turning the area into an exciting wildlife paradise.

Lemala Ewanjan Camp
Luxury tented camp

Saturday 20th May, 2017 - Serengeti National Park. ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). Today you spend the morning and afternoon exploring the endless plains of the Serengeti, observing animal and bird life in their natural habitat.

Resident cats
Game drive in the Serengeti

Sunday 21st May, 2017 - Arusha and Depart for Zanzibar. (Breakfast,Lunch. Dinner) After breakfast, you will be transferred to the local airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Arusha. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the Arusha Hotel for lunch, after which, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport in time for your onward departure flight. Transfer from Zanzibar Airport to Breezes Beach Club and Spa . The 70 room Breezes Beach Club and Spa is located in quiet and untainted area of Zanzibar. Since opening in 1992, this exquisite luxury hotel has set the tone or benchmark for other hotels looking to make their mark as prime locations on the island. It retains the culture and charm of the island, due to the vast number of local employees. It is a perfect location for anyone looking for a relaxing retreat .

Breezes Beach Club and Spa
Standard Room with terrace or garden view

The island of Zanzibar, a semi -autonomous state of Tanzania, is full of mystery and famous for its spice plantations. An open cultural merge between Africans, Arabs and Indians flourishes in Zanzibar. The capital, Stone Town, has narrow winding streets, vivid markets and colourful bazaars that fascinate every soul. There are still many buildings standing from the days of the great sultans who ruled this island. The exploration of spice plantations producing cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves will no doubt tantalize your senses. The islands beaches are white, sandy and palm fringed.

Zanzibar Island

Monday May 22nd 2017- Half day Spice Tour - ( Breakfast & Dinner) Today you will enjoy a half day Spice Tour. You will be driven into the hinterland to visit one of the spice plantations. Soak up the smells of vanilla, cloves, cardamom and a myriad of other spices and exotic fruits. Clove trees were introduced in Zanzibar in 1818 which formed the main trade for the island, becoming known as the 'gold' of Zanzibar. You will see endless rows of coconut palms. Along the route you can visit the Maruhubi Palace, built by Sultan Bargash in 1880 to house his harem.

Spice Tour

Tuesday May 23rd 2017 - ( Breakfast & Dinner) Free Day. Optional Tours available.

Wednesday May 24th 2017 Depart Zanzibar - ( Breakfast ) Transfer to the airport for flight back home.

Tanzania Visa Information : All visitors wishing to enter the United Republic of Tanzania are able to obtain an appropriate Visa in advance; most can also obtain one on arrival. The Visa fee payable upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport is US$100 for US citizens (cash only). for a single entry visa valid for 3 months. Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your date of exit from Tanzania and you must have a minimum of 2 blank pages in your passport

Prepared especially for Dolly Fernandes by

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