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Good-Value Migration, Crater & Zanzibar

tour iconTours & Safaris|11 days

Good-Value Migration, Crater & Zanzibar

Highlights

  • Classic bush-and-beach experience that is ideal for romance
  • Spot the Big 5 in the breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater
  • Mobile Wildebeest Migration camp for the Serengeti
  • Morning and afternoon game drives with a knowledgeable guide
  • Reduced travelling time: fly to each destination
  • Beach spa retreat with yoga, massages and a gym
  • Diving, snorkelling and water sports on Zanzibar
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Overview

Proving that experience is not confined by budget, this 11-day tour delivers a high-quality safari and beach holiday without breaking the bank. Perfect for couples and honeymooners as well as first-time safari travellers, the itinerary makes use of local flights rather than road transfers, giving you more time to relax and explore at your destinations.

Beginning with an easy night at a riverside lodge outside Arusha, the first part of the tour combines Tanzania’s must-see Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park, giving you the chance to tick off the Big 5 along with massed herds of migrating wildebeest and zebra. Your Ngorongoro accommodation lies close to the crater rim itself, allowing for spectacular views, while your Serengeti lodge is a mobile affair that sets up in different locations in the path of the Wildebeest Migration to guarantee you front-row seats to the action.

Then it is time to swap the golden grasslands of the Serengeti for the golden sand of Zanzibar’s north-west coast where you enjoy four nights at a secluded spa resort. Equally at ease offering diving and snorkelling tours as well as pampering massages and yoga classes, Hideaway at Nungwi Resort & Spa is the ideal place to wind down after a week on safari.

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Summary

  • Tour Duration: 11 Days

  • Start: Arusha
  • End: Zanzibar

Accommodations Visited

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Itinerary

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Day 1: In the shadow of Mount Meru

Arusha, Tanzania
Detailed breakdown

Day 1: In the shadow of Mount Meru | 1 Night

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Arusha, Tanzania

Your safari begins when you are met by a tour representative at Arusha's Kilimanjaro International Airport and driven an hour or so out of town to Rivertrees Country Inn. Lying on the foothills of Mount Meru and with views of Kilimanjaro on the horizon, this former coffee estate sets the scene for your safari. Check into your garden cottage - complete with private shower and bathtub - and unwind after the long journey. There is a swimming pool and sun deck for you to use as well as complimentary Wi-Fi Internet. If you would like to stretch your legs, Rivertrees has interesting trails along the banks of the Usa River where you will see a great variety of birds and perhaps a monkey or two.

Days 2-3: Search for Ngorongoro’s Big 5 | 2 Nights

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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Returning to Arusha after breakfast at Rivertrees, you catch a scheduled flight to the Manyara Airstrip and a road transfer to the simple but comfortable Ngorongoro Crater Camp. Set in shady forest close to the crater rim itself, this authentic tented camp has easy access into the Crater. You begin with an afternoon drive on the crater floor, followed by a full-day safari the next day. The world's largest intact volcanic caldera, this steep-sided Crater is home to the densest concentration of large animals in Africa and has built its reputation on peerless Big 5 game viewing: look out for elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. Back at camp you have a classic tented suite to return to, complete with private bathroom with hot-water bucket shower, as well as home-cooked meals served under the stars.

Days 4-6: Front-row seats to the Migration | 3 Nights

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Serengeti, Tanzania

A flight from the Manyara Airstrip to the Serengeti means you have time to settle into your new camp before heading out to explore. Kichakani Serengeti Camp specialises in the Wildebeest Migration, moving easily between three different locations to ensure its guests enjoy grandstand views of the action, whether it is the massed herds on the move, the spectacular birthing season or the raw drama of the river crossings. There is always a great deal else to see on your game drives - abundant plains game and, of course, predators ranging from big cats and wild dogs to hyenas and crocodiles. Morning and afternoon game drives with expert guides take you into the heart of the action. Your tented suite has electric lighting, an en suite bathroom and a private viewing deck complete with easy chairs and a table. Your view from your: the unfettered Serengeti.

Days 7-10: An Indian Ocean Retreat | 4 Nights

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A scheduled charter flight takes you from the Serengeti savannah and into the island of Zanzibar. There may be a few stops on the way at other lodges but before long you can let your bags hit the floor of your air-conditioned suite and stretch your legs on a powder-soft beach. Set on the island's idyllic north-west coast, Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa blends privacy, relaxation and adventure in equal portions, allowing its guests to do as much or as little as they like. The resort has a kite-surfing and dive school on site and offers scuba diving and snorkelling trips as well as pampering massages, beauty treatments, yoga sessions and a gym. There is little need to arrange anything extra: included in your stay at Nungwi is a full-day tour of the historic city of Stone Town as well as a Spice Tour with lunch.

Day 11: The Journey Ends

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After breakfast at Nungwi you are driven back to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport for your onward travel arrangements and the end of this tour.

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Inclusions

  • All road transfers between each accommodation
  • Day tour of Stone Town & Spice Island
  • Gate & park fees for Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti National Parks
  • Internal flights between all accommodation from Kilimanjaro, Arusha to Zanzibar
  • Ngorongoro Crater Descent Tour
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Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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DatesPrice
2018-06-01 — 2018-06-30 $5,830
2018-07-01 — 2018-09-30 $5,970
2018-10-01 — 2018-12-15 $5,920
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.