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Northern Tanzania & Zanzibar

A privately guided safari to the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks with perfect relaxation on Zanzibar Island

Kirurumu Tented Lodge: 2 nights
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge: 2 nights
Kirurumu Serengeti Camp: 3 nights
Breezes Beach Club and Spa: 4 nights

Including - flights, transfers, most meals, Park fees, driver/guide and safari activities

From £4663
13 nights

DAY 1
Fly overnight from London via Nairobi to Kilimanjaro

DAYS 2 and 3
You will be collected by your private guide from Hoopoe Safaris and driven to LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK, an oasis of greenery even when the surrounding area is parched.
Set on the top of the Rift Valley escarpment the small, simple and very friendly Kirurumu Tented Lodge looks down over the soda lake. Each tented room is secluded with a lovely private verandah.
The Park is home to a variety of game and is renowned for its tree-climbing lion, pink flamingos and breeding herds of elephant. If time permits, take a walk in the company of an extremely knowledgeable Maasai guide to the Kirurumu Gorge and Falls, the ancient Silela Forest Reserve or the village of Mto wa Mbu.

DAYS 4 and 5
After two nights you will be driven into the NGORONGORO HIGHLANDS through coffee plantations to the CRATER where, perched on the rim, you will find Ngorongoro Serena Lodge with comfortable accommodation and unbelievable views over the ancient caldera.
That afternoon descend into the crater with your guide and, returning again the next morning, will give plenty of time to explore and enjoy the large number and variety of animals to be found there. Later in the day take a walk in the company of a Maasai chief in the surrounding highlands or perhaps visit a local village.

DAYS 6 to 8
From the crater you will be driven across the plains of the SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, arriving at Kirurumu Serengeti Camp, a semi-permanent camp which is pitched according to game movement (although it will be in a fixed location while you are there), to take advantage of migrating herds and resident game.
The accommodation is in traditional safari tents, solar lit and with bucket showers, but it is so well equipped and beautifully run that it feels far from basic. The camp accommodates a maximum of 14 guests but you will still be in the care of your own guide who will accompany you on game drives.

DAYS 9 to 12
You will fly from the Serengeti via Dar es Salaam to reach your final destination, ZANZIBAR. On the east coast of the island is Breezes Beach Club and Spa a perfect location to enjoy the beaches and coral reefs of Zanzibar. The hotel has an airy main building and the spacious rooms have air-conditioning, a room fridge and ceiling fan. There is an excellent swimming pool which is welcome at low tide when swimming in the sea is limited.
Apart from just relaxing in the beautiful grounds, various activities can be booked including snorkelling, dolphin tours, canoeing, windsurfing, Scuba diving, deep sea fishing and guided visits to nearby Jozani Forest, one of the last places to find the rare red colobus monkey.

DAY 13
Fly from Zanzibar to Nairobi and onwards overnight to London

What About?

If you have a few days extra, TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK is a gem. Even in the dry season, the permanent waters of the river irresistibly lure large numbers of animals including Grant's and Thompson's gazelles, wildebeest, zebra, eland, hartebeest, oryx and gerenuk and herds of more than three hundred elephant are not unusual. Stay at Tarangire Treetops Camp in a private reserve bordering the park with accommodation in thatched, wooden tree houses constructed around old baobab and mopani trees, each with panoramic views from spacious balconies.

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