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Tour "THE NORTHERN PARKS" with an extension by the sea in ZANZIBAR.

A Safari meant for the discovery of the best Parks in Northern Tanzania combined with a stay on the magnificent island of Zanzibar.
PRICE*: from 4.610 USD - WRITE US FOR A PERSONALIZED ESTIMATE

  • DURATION: 15 days (14 nights).
  • PERIOD: recommended from mid December to mid March and from mid June to mid October.
  • DEPARTURE AND END OF TOUR: Kilimanjaro (JRO) / Zanzibar (ZNZ) Airport.
  • ACCOMODATION: Hotels, Lodges and/or good level tented camps.
  • DESTINATIONS: Manyara Lake, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Zanzibar.
  • INCLUDED EXPERIENCES: visit of a Maasai village, Olduvai Gorge.
  • OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES: Stone Town and spice tour, a swim with dolphins, Dhow excursion, snorkeling and diving in Mnemba, kitesurfing, sailing.
  • LANGUAGE (guide): EN, other languages upon request.
  • VACCINATIONS: none are mandatory. Antimalarial prophylaxis is recommended;
  • DOMESTIC FLIGHT: ARUSHA-ZANZIBAR (operated by Air Tanzania).

DAY BY DAY DETAILED PROGRAM

The travel program of days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 is the SAME as the "Northern Parks" Tour (alternatively, depending on the season, it’s the SAME as the "Northern Parks - Migration Feature” Tour):

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL AT KILIMANJARO AIRPORT (PREFERABLY BY 02:00 p.m., FLIGHT EXCLUDED) AND TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL IN ARUSHA - Dinner and overnight (1 night).
DAY 2 - ENTIRELY DEDICATED TO A GAME DRIVE SAFARI IN THE LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK - Dinner and overnight (1 night).
DAY 3 - EN ROUTE SAFARI TO THE SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK THROUGH NGORONGORO PARK - Dinner and overnight (1 night).
DAY 4 - DAY ENTIRELY DEDICATED TO A GAME DRIVE SAFARI IN THE SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK - Dinner and overnight (1 night).
DAY 5 - EN ROUTE GAME DRIVE SAFARI TOWARDS THE NGORONGORO NATIONAL PARK AND OLDUVAI GORGE VISIT - Dinner and overnight (1 night).
DAY 6 - ENTIRELY DEDICATED TO A GAME DRIVE SAFARI IN THE NGORONGORO CRATER - Dinner and overnight (1 night).
DAY 7 - ENTIRELY DEDICATED TO GAME DRIVE SAFARI IN THE TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK - Dinner and overnight (1 night).

Day 8 - MORNING GAME DRIVE SAFARI IN THE PARK OF TARANGIRE, THEN TRANSFER TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT AND DEPARTURE TOWARDS ZANZIBAR

Journey duration (approximate) TARANGIRE GATE - KILIMANJARO AIRPORT (JRO): 3 hours 30 minutes (175 km)

A wake-up call at dawn heralds the start of a last, unforgettable Game Drive Safari.
You can decide whether to do it before breakfast (possibly with a breakfast box) or simply during the journey towards the Park exit.
Back at the camp you can have a late breakfast, before packing your luggage.
Morning dedicated to a Game Drive Safari in the Park.

Picnic lunch box.
After lunch, you will leave the Park of Tarangire and head to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to take your domestic flight to Zanzibar (operated by Air Tanzania, departure at 07:40 p.m.).
PLEASE NOTE: alternatively, you can take the flight operated by Tropical Air, departing at 02:00 p.m. from Arusha National Airport (in this case, it is not possible to go on a Game Drive Safari in the morning in the Park of Tarangire).

If you wish, during the transfer towards the airport, you can stop at some local markets or shop to pick up some souvenirs of this fantastic trip.

Upon arrival in Zanzibar, at around 08:30 p.m., a Tanzania Private Tours employee will welcome you at the Kisauni airport and take you to your Hotel in the south of the island. Dinner and overnight stay (2 nights, half board).

Day 9 - STAY IN SAVAGE SOUTHERN ZANZIBAR

A full day to relax and do beach and sea activities.
Optional tours and experiences (as an example): swimming with dolphins in Kizimkazi, visiting Prison Island, deep sea fishing.
Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 10 - TRANSFER TO THE NORTH OF ZANZIBAR

In the morning, after breakfast and at the time you agree to, a Tanzania Private Tours employee will pick you up to take you to the north of the island. During the transfer, if you wish to (optional), you can stop for an excursion in the Jozani Forest (the only place where you can admire the famous Zanzibar Red Colobus) and the Zanzibar Butterfly Center.
Dinner and overnight stay (3 nights, half board).

Days 11 and 12 - DEDICATED TO RELAXING AND SEA ACTIVITIES

Days devoted to relaxing, beach and sea life.
Optional tours and activities (as an example): sunset cocktail on a boat, deep sea fishing, day trip with snorkeling and diving at the island of Mnemba (lunch included on the beach).
The optional excursions can be arranged with one of our staff members or with the Hotel itself (recommended) or, at your choice, with the local "Beach Boys".
Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 13 - TRANSFER TO STONE TOWN

In the morning or early afternoon, at whichever time you desire, you will be accompanied to your A Thousand and One Nights Hotel in Stone Town.
During the transfer, if you wish, you can stop for an optional visit of the spice plantations that have made the island famous.
Overnight stay in the historical center (2 nights, B&B treatment).

Day 14 - OPEN DAY TO EXPERIENCE STONE TOWN OR SEA ACTIVITIES

Open day to visit the city (optional).
Stone Town, also known as Stone City or White City, is the charming old town of the capital of Zanzibar. Located along the southwest coast of the island, it was founded in 1830 as a small fishing village and became the capital of the sultanate of Oman 10 years later and a British colony afterwards. The succession of dominations is visible in the colonial palaces and the many Arab, Persian and Indian elements which enrich the city’s architecture.
For an in-depth visit of Stone Town one day is enough. Tourists usually arrive from the hotels on the coast, taking part in an arranged afternoon trip, and leave the city at sunset, in time to dine at their hotels. However, it is interesting to spend a night on site to better enjoy the city’s charm and to visit the area with more peace of mind.
Stone Town is to be discovered by walking through the maze of narrow streets and alleys, inaccessible to cars, where refined buildings, mosques and even Hindu temples are hidden.
Here is a list of things not to be missed: the House of Wonders, the old buildings and their gates, the Darajani Market, the Arab Fort, the Forodhani Gardens, an aperitif at the Africa House.

Overnight stay.

OPTIONAL activity: Blue Safari excursion.
During the day, you will have the opportunity to:
  • spend a fantastic day in the famous Menai Bay Conservation area, aboard a typical Dhow (wood sailing boat, peculiar of Zanzibar);
  • go snorkeling in crystal clear waters;
  • spot dolphins in the bay;
  • have a fresh fish lunch on a white sand atoll;
  • swim in the mangrove lagoon.

OPTIONAL activities: visit Nakupenda beach.
During the day, you can visit Nakupenda beach (which means "I love you” in Kiswahili), an extremely white sand bank that emerges from the sea when the tide is low.

OPTIONAL activity: Prison Island tour.
During the morning, you may want to visit Prison Island (also known as Changuu Island), where you can also see the famous giant turtles before diving for some snorkeling.
Picnic lunch on the beach (optional).
After lunch, return to Stone Town.

Overnight stay.

Day 15 – TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT AND DEPARTURE

In the morning, a Tanzania Private Tours employee will bring you to Stone Town International Airport in order for you to take your intercontinental return flight (time to be determined).
Enjoy your trip.


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PLEASE NOTE : for details, please see the General Conditions page.

*WHAT’S INCLUDED: excellent tour guide, transfers to and from the airport, transfers during the Safari and on the island of Zanzibar, panoramic 4x4 Jeep for the Safari days, fuel for unlimited kilometers, Park car fees, entrance fees to national parks, V.A.T. and WMA, a descent into the Ngorongoro Crater and the Government Concession (when foreseen by the program), accommodation in the chosen facilities or equivalent, water during meals, water throughout the Safari day, Arusha-Zanzibar one-way domestic flight.

*WHAT’S EXCLUDED: the Intercontinental round-trip flight, the entry visa (VISA) for Tanzania, optional experiences/activities/visits, liqueur, extra drinks, tips and porterage, laundry service, telephone/email service, airport taxes, holiday surcharges, Christmas/New Year's Eve supplements, single room use supplement, injury/medical insurance and/or luggage insurance and/or trip reimbursement, anything not included in "WHAT’S INCLUDED".
The tip for the guide, a symbol of gratitude if satisfied with the trip, is optional and open. It is not mandatory.



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