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Culture, Wildlife and Beach Holiday in Tanzania

Culture, Wildlife and Beach Holiday in Tanzania
An encounter with the Hadzabe and Datoga people, the last bushmen in Tanzania, view wildlife in the vast plains of the Serengeti, and be dazzled by the historic and alluring spice island of Zanzibar.

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Operator rating 9.7/10 from 101 trip reviews
Trip ID:
1822
Price:
USD $4,025 per person
 
British Pound GBP £2,661 per person estimated
Type:
Tour
Duration:
15 days
Customise:
This Tour can be customised
Starting in:
Tanzania
On-route:
Zanzibar
Ending in:
Tanzania
Persons:
min (2)
Accommodation:
Mixed
Game parks:
Lake Manyara NP (Tanzania)
Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Activities:
Cultural Tours
Wildlife Viewing
Watersports
Member of:
TALA
TATO
ATTA
Culture, Wildlife and Beach Holiday in Tanzania
Overview:
Unquestionably this is the trip of a lifetime. An encounter with the Hadzabe and Datoga people, the last bushmen in Tanzania, view wildlife in the vast plains of the Serengeti, and be dazzled by the historic and alluring spice island of Zanzibar. This is Tanzania at its best!

Note:
We do not place groups together. This way you are ensured the full attention of our guide, but with the added knowledge of our guides’ experiences. It also means that we can start the tour on the day you prefer.

Arrival Day
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Meet and Greet at the Airport with our driver guide and transfer to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Impala Hotel.

Meals: Half Board
Accommodation: Impala Hotel

Day 1: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast pick up from Impala Hotel drive to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing. At around 1230hrs you will stop for picnic lunch. Thereafter lunch proceed with game viewing in the Manyara Park. In the evening drive to your lodge/campsire for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Octagon lodge /Budget Camping (Twiga Campsite)

Day 2: Lake Eyasi
Drive from Manyara to Lake Eyasi with your lunchbox to served at Eyasi. Check in at Tindiga Tented Camp. After checking in, it is time for briefing on activities and schedule. After briefing, visit the Datoga blacksmiths. Learn how to make jewelry, arrows, tools, etc. Visit the Datoga family group. Tour traditional homes, grind maize, build livestock hedge, talk with women (through translator), and learn about traditional dress. In the evening return to Tindiga Tented Camp for Dinner and overnight.

Meals: Full Board
Accommodation:Tindiga Tented Camp

Day 3: Lake Eyasi
Morning, gather honey with the Hadzabe men. Up to 4 miles walking over rough terrain required. Return to Tindiga Tented Camp for Hot Lunch. After lunch, Relax around lodge, then walk to Lake Eyasi, visit fishpond, climb kopje behind lodge. In the evening return to Tindiga Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Tindiga Tented Camp

Day 4: Lake EyasiI
Morning gather honey with the Hadzabe men. Make poison for arrows; learn how to shoot arrows and make fires. Return to Tindiga Tented Camp for Hot Lunch, after lunch rest and relax at your lodge.

Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Tindiga Tented Camp

Day 5: Lake Syasi to Serengeti National Park
- After breakfast transfer to Serengeti National Park with lunchbox and game viewing en-route. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or Campsite in Serengeti.

Meals: Full Board
Accomodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge /Budget camping (Pimbi Campsite)

Day 6: Full Day in Serengeti National Park
- After breakfast continues with morning and afternoon game viewing in Serengeti National Park. Take a picnic lunch at Seronera and there after lunch continues with game viewing. In the late evening drive back to your lodge /campsite for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge /Budget camping (Pimbi Campsite)

Day 7: Olduvai Gorge
- After breakfast, with packed lunch and game viewing en-route drive to Ngorongoro Olduvai Gorge, the archaeological site. Picnic lunch to be served at Olduvai Gorge. Thereafter lunch you may visit Maasai Boma (Optional). Dinner and overnight at the Lodge /Campsite in Ngorongoro.

Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge /Budget camping (Simba Campsite)

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater
- After breakfast descent into the crater for full day tour around the unbroken caldera that encloses the wildlife. Picnic lunch at Ngorongoro picnic area near Hippo Pool or Lerai Forest. After lunch proceed with game viewing in the crater. In the evening ascend the crater and drive to Tarangire for dinner and overnight at Lodge /Campsite.

Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Tarangire River Camp /Budget camping (Tarangire Campsite)

Day 9: Tarangire National Park
- After breakfast go for morning and afternoon game drives in Tarangire national park. Hot lunch at the Lodge or campsite. After lunch you may proceed with game viewing or start the journey back to Arusha for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Half Board
Accommodation: Impala Hotel

Day 10: Arusha to Zanzibar
- By Flight (Precissionair) departs Arusha at 1100hrs and arrive in Zanzibar at 1215hrs, meet & greet at the airport with our representative and transfer to your hotel in town for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Half Board
Accommodation: Tembo House Hotel

Day 11: Excursion in Zanzibar
In the morning after breakfast pick up from your hotel for any of the TWO tours mentioned (Stone Town Tour, Spice Tour, Prison Island Tour and Jozani Forest Tour). You will have to choose only TWO activities among the mentioned activities in the bracket. Note that; Dolphin Tour can be arranged on request.
In the evening drive back to your hotel in Town for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Half Board
Accommodation: Tembo House Hotel

Day 12: Stone Town to Kendwa
- After breakfast pick up from the hotel in town and transfer you to the beach hotel in the Kendwa, Nungwi Area for leisure and overnight.

Meals: Half Board
Accommodation: Kendwa Breezes Beach Resort

Day 13 & 14: Rest and Relax
- Spend these two days at leisure and overnight at your beach hotel.

Meals: Half Board
Accommodation: Kendwa Breezes Beach Resort

Day 15: Zanzibar to Kilimanjaro Airport
- Pickup from your BEACH hotel and transfer to Zanzibar airport for your flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in connection with your departure flight back home.

PRICE:

Option 1;
USD $4,025 per person - Budget camping accommodation on wildlife safari, Tented Camp accommodation on Cultural Tour at Lake Eyasi and Hotel accommodation in Zanzibar.

Option 2;
USD $4,950 per person - Lodge accommodation on wildlife safari, Tented Camp accommodation on Cultural Tour at Lake Eyasi and Hotel accommodation in Zanzibar


Price Above Includes:
- Domestic Flights; Arusha - Zanzibar - JRO
- All Parks entrance fees
- Accommodation and meals as stipulated in the itinerary
- Transport on a 4wd vehicle with a pop up roof for easy viewing of animals
- All airport transfers
- Two activities in Zanzibar
- Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport
- Service of professional English Speaking Driver Guide
- Service of professional Cook for budget camping safari option
- Activities as shown in the itinerary

Price Excludes:
- International Flights to/from Kilimanjaro International Airport (Tanzania)
- Hot and cold drinks
- Extras at the lodges/hotels i.e. telephone, laundry
- Tip to the driver guide
- Tip to the cook (if budget camping safari)
- Sleeping Bags - we can arrange hire of this (If budget camping safari)
- Hot Air Balloon Ride over Serengeti (Can be arranged at extra cost of US$499 per person)
- Passport and Visas
- Items of personal nature/use
- And all not mentioned on the itinerary

Operator Reviews (101) about our reviews

1
Client:
Guy Darby - from United Kingdom
Trip:
Rating:
rating 8/10
Comment:
Our family of five have just been on safari to Ruaha, Mikumi and Selous. We had a great time and saw a leopard, cheetah, over 30 lions and hundreds of elephants.

We were very satisfied with the service. Elifasi in the office was very helpful and patient in organising the itinerary.

The guide/driver Imanuel was excellent in spotting and finding wildlife.

The lodges were all of a good standard for both accommodation and food. We reduced the costs by staying at lodges just outside the park gates.

This was very good value for money and we would have no hesitation recommending or using them again.
2
Client:
KitMan Chui - from Hong Kong
Trip:
Rating:
rating 8/10
Comment:
The trip was very good and our guide was very good as well. The safari operator gave us confidence while we were planning our trip and they responded quickly with our enquiry.

We are so great to see many wild animals especially big five in the national parks. We had the chance to see the lions hunting but they failed. The African Tulip is very good and we can order food from their dinner manual while other hotels were providing dinner buffet with similar dishes.

The trip could score 8. It was really a very remarkable trip for our couple.
3
Client:
Ken Sullivan - from United Kingdom
Trip:
Rating:
rating 9/10
Comment:
I am very happy to provide feedback on our recently completed trip to Tanzania.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable time on all our days in Tanzania and couldn't have asked for a better guide than Apollo.

Despite the odd puncture, which seems to be an occupational hazard for any vehicle which drives on unmade-up roads, the entire trip went off without a hitch.

We were happy with the hotels that we stayed in and all the other parts of the trip that could be controlled by the tour operator, although to the surprise of our guide we preferred the Sopa hotels we stayed in to the Serena hotels.

The only downside was that the animals at times didn't co-operate by coming into close range for taking photos, but that's not something the tour operator can control and we don't consider that we can blame them for that (just our bad luck in some respects)

We would have no hesitation in recommending this safari operator to anyone, especially if they are lucky enough to get Apollo as their guide, and would rate the entire experience as a 9 out of 10 holiday. (we have been to quite a few places in the world including the Galapagos Islands, Borneo, China, India, Hong Kong and Japan and have yet to rate anything a 10. But this last trip has probably come the closest)
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