TANZANIAN NORTHERN SAFARI with optional ext. to Zanzibar
Serengeti|Ngorongoro|Lake Manyara|Tiringire
Cultural tour & safari of Tanzania
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Africa is well known for its wild game. The best wild game life is best experienced in Northern Tanzania.  Here are the wonderful game parks of Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara and Tirangire – all in their natural settings. With abundance wildlife, range of species, this land of the Big 5 remains an envy of all other game parks across our globe. Tanzanian Northern Safari is one of the best family vacations one can get. Our 7 days stay in Tanzania includes 6 half-day exciting game safaris chasing the Big 5 and other species, in small group sizes (maximum 7 persons) with each person getting a window seat. Accommodation is at comfortable lodges located where game can be seen even when we are not on our 4x4’s. This then is the way wildlife game has to be experienced. Combine your safari with a cultural and R & R stay in the historical island of Zanzibar.

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Tour Information
Tour Duration : 07 days
Min. Tour Size : 02 persons
Max. Tour Size : 07 persons
Includes international air
Tour Price (from) : US$
Day 01: Arrive Kilimanjaro/Arusha (Drive)
Day 02: Arusha/Lake Manyara (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 03: Lake Manyara/Serengeti National Park (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 04: Serengeti National Park
(B, L, D)
Day 05: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 06: Ngorongoro Crater/Lake Manyara (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 07: Lake Manyara/Arusha/Kilimanjaro (Drive)
(B)
Optional Zanzibar
 
Day 07: Lake Manyara/Arusha/Kilimanjaro/Zanzibar (Flight)
(B)
Day 08: Zanzibar
(B)
Day 09: Zanzibar
(B)
Day 10: Zanzibar/Departure
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive Kilimanjaro/Arusha (Drive)

Jambo and 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.
Overnight: Serena Mountain Village, Arusha (1 night)

Day 02: Arusha/Lake Manyara (Drive)

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 Lake Manyara. It is a pretty location, with a good range of game, including giraffe, elephant, baboon and the rarely seen tree-climbing lion.
Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge or Kirurumu Tented Lodge (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 03: Lake Manyara/Serengeti National Park (Drive)

We depart for the famous Olduvai Gorge where the Africanthorpus skull was found. Olduvai Gorge is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti Plains. The gorge is a very steep sided ravine roughly 48 Kms long and 100 meters deep. Exposed deposits show rich fossil fauna, many hominid remains and items belonging to the one of the oldest stone tool technologies, called Olduwan. The time span of the objects recovered date from 2,100,000 to 15,000 years ago. Optional visit to a Masai Village and then proceed to Serengeti National Park in time to be able to enjoy our 2nd game safari.
Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge or Serengeti Mbuzi Camp, Serengeti (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 04: Serengeti National Park

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. Early morning is an optional balloon safari (see +below for details). Today is full day game drive with either a hot lunch at the lodge or picnic lunch. (B, L, D)

Day 05: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater (Drive)

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 Masai villages enroute.
Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or Ngorongoro Explorean, Ngorongoro (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 06: Ngorongoro Crater/Lake Manyara (Drive)

After breakfast we travel to Ngorongoro Crater for a 6 hour game safari. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) 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 we visit (optional) a Masai village and meet folks belong this famous warrior tribe before proceeding to Lake Manyara for our overnight stay.
Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge or Kirurumu Tented Lodge (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 07: Lake Manyara/Arusha/Kilimanjaro (Drive)

After breakfast travel by road to Arusha via the Great Rift valley and African village of Mto wa Mbu (optional). Arrival Arusha and you are transferred to the airport for your flight. Ideal opportunity to add a holiday to the historical spice island of Zanzibar. (B)

Optional Zanzibar

Day 07: Lake Manyara/Arusha/Kilimanjaro/Zanzibar (Flight)

After breakfast travel by road to Arusha via the Great Rift valley and African village of Mto wa Mbu. Arrival Arusha and you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Zanzibar where you are warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight: Zanzibar (3 nights) (B)

Day 08: Zanzibar

Morning tour of the island beginning with the House of Wonder – the Zanzibar Museum. From here we proceed to the deposed Sultan’s Palace, Livingstone House and Market (opened 1904), the local market followed by the Anglican Church which was built in 1873 on the site of the old slave market which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afternoon is free to enjoy the narrow streets to shop, chat of enjoy the local fruits that include jack fruit, custard, apple, rambutan, carambola and durian can be seen and tasted. or it is at the silver sand beach. Our afternoon tour takes us to the spice farms with it’s delightful fragrances and tastes of spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cacao and cloves. (B)

Day 09: Zanzibar

Day free to enjoy Zanzibar or Unguja as it is called in the native Kiswahili language. The narrow streets offer a relive of the Arabian Nights and is always a favourite for those who want to get immersed in the local culture. (B)

Day 10: Zanzibar/Departure

Today we bid farewell to the spice island. You can add another optional tour to the Victoria Falls – please ask for details. You will be transferred to the airport or the ferry dock for your  Leg. If you need further assistance, please do let us know. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).

2017

Jan 08 & 22; Feb 05 & 19; Mar 05 & 19; Apr 02,16 & 30; May 14 & 28, Jun 11 & 25; Jul 09 & 23; Aug 06 & 20; Sep 03 & 17; Oct 08 & 22; Nov 05 & 19; Dec 10 & 24

Tour Price

We accept payment in US $ (US Dollars), CA $ (Canadian Dollars) or equivalent EURO (for clients outside North America). Bestway Tours & Safaris offers conversion rate protection. Once full payment has been received, and no modification has been made to the tour itinerary, we will honour that rate. For complete payment procedures, please click here

Season(s) 2017 Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
Low Season
Apr 30; May 14
US$ 2360 US$ 195
Shoulder Season
Mar 05 & 19; Apri 02 & 16; May 28; Nov 05 & 19; Dec 10
US$ 2695 US$ 395
High Season

Jan 08 & 22; Feb 05 & 19; Jun 11 & 25; Jul 09 & 23; Aug 06 & 20; Sep 03 & 17; Oct 08 & 22

US$ 3375 US$ 450
Christmas Period
   
Dec 24 US$ 3595 US$ 695
SPECIAL: 3 adults sharing one room discount of $100 per person


Notes

Optional Zanzibar 4 days tour from US$ 565 per person sharing. For detailed itinerary please see: Zanzibar: The Spice Island.



Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 16 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All game drives and transfers by 4 x 4 loose top jeeps
  • Services of local English speaking guides cum drivers
  • Window seating for each passenger
  • Park fees for 6 Game Safaris (currently at US$ 395 per person)
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Balloon Safaris at Serengeti @ $525 per person
  • Optional Masai Bomas visit at Ngorongoro $40 per person

Estimated International Airfare (International airfare is NOT included in this tour)

CANADA(West Coast)
US$ 1800

USA(West Coast)
US$ 1600

CANADA(East Coast)
US$ 1700

USA(East Coast)
US$ 1500

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and a maximum of 07 participants

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.