•  Duration: 16 days

  • Location: Northern Tanzania, Selous Game Reserve & Zanzibar

  • Price: from 3995 USD

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What is this?

  • 16 days Lodge Safari & Zanzibar Combination
    • combination of Ngorongoro & Serengeti & Selous
    • Northern & Southern Tanzania
    • classic game drives without any specific physical challenges
    • flight from Serengeti to Selous
    • 6 days at Zanzibar Beach (other beach destinations on request)
    • final 2 days at historical Stonetown

Where to stay?

  • at comfortable accommodations in lodges and tented camps
    • rustic lodgings for nature lovers

When to travel?

  • can be done all year long; no objections even during rainy season
    • daily departure

For whom?

  • ideal for couples, friends, small groups etc.
    • for bush lovers and game enthusiasts

From where to where?

• starting in Arusha / ending in Zanzibar
• best: flights into Kilimanjaro / out of Zanzibar (or out of Dar es Salaam)
This is a private safari which can be adjusted in accommodation and routing to suit your needs

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Day 01 Arrival

You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by our representative. We will take you to the Mount Meru Game Lodge, an atmospheric lodge located in the foothills of Mt Meru with an attached game sanctuary. Our safari manager will come to meet you and to provide you with a safari briefing.

NB – if you arrive into another airport than Kilimanjaro we’ll arrange a connection flight to Arusha either on arrival or the following day (at extra cost). From Nairobi also road transfers in private or shared vehicles possible.

Day 02 Arusha – Ngorongoro

Your Tour starts with the drive from Arusha via base of the Great Rift Valley to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. After checking in at your lodge and lunch your program starts in the afternoon with a Nature Walk on the Endoro Trail at the Ngorongoro Crater Forest inhabited by buffaloes, elephants, baboons, monkeys and different species of birds. Escorted by an armed ranger you follow animal paths through bush trails to the so called Elephant Caves and to a nice waterfall. Return to your lodge for an hour of rest or so before it is time for dinner.
Driving time without game viewing approx 3 hours.
Overnight at Endoro Lodge at Ngorongoro. All meals included.

Day 03 Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you travel towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After arrival around 11:00 you descend into the Crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch on the crater floor). Ngorongoro Crater is often described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the Big Five can be spotted during one game drive only.
Overnight at Endoro Lodge. All meals included.

Day 04 Ngorongoro – Serengeti

After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive.
Driving time without game viewing approx 3,5 hours.
Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma, Northern Serengeti. All meals included.

Day 05 Serengeti

Early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light. Full day of game drives around Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. As in Ngorongoro your Driver / Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating hidden animals.
Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma, Northern Serengeti. All meals included.

Option: Hot Air Balloon Safari (not yet included – pls book well in advance if you are interested since there is very limited space)
Early rise to join a Hot Air Ballon Safari most probably the most beautiful balloon flight in the world and the ultimate Safari Experience. At dawn we take off, rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take us. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below. At other times he will ascend to 1000′ or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti. After the landing you celebrate with champagne (well, an excellent sparkling wine) and a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in ‘Out of Africa’ style. After breakfast you receive your Serengeti Balloon certificate you drive back to your lodge or proceed with your day’s activities and game drives around the Serengeti.

Day 06 Serengeti – Selous

After Lodge breakfast we take you to the nearest Airstrip in the Serengeti for your flight toSelous Game Reserve. Transfer from the airstrip to your lodge for a meeting with the lodge manager to discuss your program for the following two days. Enjoy great sundown from the lodge’s unique lounge area. Your lodge consists of stone cottages and luxury tented bandas suituated over Beho Beho Hillside of Sable Mountain.
Overnight at Sable Mountain Lodge. All meals included.

Day 07 / 08 Selous Game Reserve

Two full of game drives at Selous Game Reserve named after the explorer Frederick Selous. The Selous Game Reserve is the largest protected wildlife reserve, a UN World Heritage site and a pristine uninhabited area larger than Switzerland. The topography of the park varies from rolling savannah woodland, grassland plain and rocky outcrops cut by the Rufiji River and its tributaries. Activities are game drives, a walking safari and a boat trip at Lake Tagalala where crocodiles, hippos and grazing game can be seen.
2 x Overnight at Sable Mountain Lodge. All meals included.

NB – Fly camping’ can be arranged on request (at a supplement of 370 USD per person). This is a wonderful way to sleep under the stars and enjoy the pure tranquility and raw excitement of the bush. Large tents made of heavy duty mosquito mesh ensure that you are close to nature but apart from only bugs. Fly camping in the wilderness perfectly complements your safari to Selous.

Day 09 Selous – Zanzibar

After breakfast, transfer to Selous Airstrip for your connecting flight to Zanzibar around 10:30. Transfer to your beach hotel.
Overnight at The Zanzibari Hotel. Breakfast and dinner included.

alternative accommodations on request e.g.
* at a private villa like Milele Villas or similar
* or a larger resort like Ocean Paradise ResortBreezes Beach Beach Club & Spa or similar

Day 10 – 14 Beach Extension

Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 15 Spice Tour & Stonetown

After breakfast transfer to Stonetown. On the way we will do the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch at, where you can taste the spices and fruits.
In the afternoon we will show you Stone Town on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the Arab Fort and the Anglican Church amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!
Overnight at Maru Maru Hotel or Tembo Hotel. Breakfast and lunch at the Spice Plantations included.

Day 16 Departure

Departure transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your departure.

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All accommodations subject to availability

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  • all airport transfers
    • 05 days private safari
    • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch
    • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
    • All wildlife reserve entry fees
    • All game drives as mentioned
    • Nature Walk at Ngorongoro
    • Boat Safari at Rujiji River
    • 3 l mineral water per person per safari day
    • Coffee/Tea with picnic lunches
    • Domestic flights Serengeti-Selous and Selous-Zanzibar
    • 01 x BB at Mount Meru Game Lodge
    • 03 x FB at Sable Mountain Lodge, Selous including 2 days of safari activities arranged by the lodge
    • 06 x HB at The Zanzibari Hotel
    • 01 x BB at a boutique hotel in Stonetown
    • Private tours on Zanzibar as per itinerary
    • Flying doctor insurance (first aid on the spot and rescue flights )
    • Tourist Development Levy
    • Wildlife Management Area Fees

Not Included:

  • International Flights
    • All items of a personal nature
    • Gratuities for safari guide
    • Travel insurance
    • Visa fee (50 USD /100 USD for American & Irish Passport Holders- to be paid upon arrival)
    • Drinks and beverages in lodges
    • Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (549USD per person)
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