Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

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Safari: Tanzania

Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

This blockbuster Tanzania safari will show you the best of the country's outstanding wildlife and the beach paradise of Zanzibar

This Tanzania safari offers a two-dimensional journey that will take you across the Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and the beautiful shores of Zanzibar island. Stay at Asilia Africa's premium selection of luxury accommodation, most notably the award-winning Highlands Camp. 

This itinerary is perfect for those wanting to see the Wildebeest Migration and then jet off to a relaxing beach holiday on a robust and culturally-rich island. 

On your tour you'll discover:

  • Serengeti National Park: This world-famous destination is arguably the finest national park in Africa and offers a wealth of wildlife viewing opportunities. Pretty much every large animal in East Africa can be regularly seen in the national park or wider ecosystem. 
  • Tarangire National Park: Home to tree-climbing lions and baobabs as far as the eye can see, Tarangire has all of the Big Five mammals (although rhino are a rare sighting)
  • Ngorongoro Crater: This UNESCO World Heritage site, is 600 meters deep, 20 kilometres wide and the largest unflooded, unbroken caldera in the world. It's an extraordinary ecosystem where you can find the Big Five and if you're lucky, the endangered Black rhino on the Crater floor.
  • Zanzibar: A holiday to Zanzibar isn’t just a holiday to any tropical island, but a unique blend of cultures and experiences, a chance to bask in an ancient archipelago with a still-tangible history like no other in the world; a paradise not to be missed, a dream that only gets stronger once you first touch its shores.

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International flights not included.
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What to Expect on This Safari

This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges

day

1

Arrival in Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by your driver and transferred to Rivertrees Country Inn for your overnight stay. Located on the foothills of the lush Mount Meru.  It provides a peaceful place for a one-night stop to recover from your international flight before you make your way to the Tarangire National Park. 

Meals: None

Drinks: None

Transport & transfers: Included

day

2

Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, pack your bags and depart by road on your scenic drive to Tarangire National Park. Once in the park, you’ll venture into the remote southern region for two nights on safari at Oliver’s. Spend the afternoon settling into your beautiful surroundings and experience your first taste of the wild and beautiful Tarangire National Park on an afternoon game drive.

Meals: Included

Drinks: Included (local brands only)

Transport & transfers: Included

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3

Tarangire National Park

After an early breakfast in camp, head to the lounge area where you will be met by your expert guide and head out into the bush on foot for a morning walking safari in the Tarangire National Park. There is no better way to experience the wilderness of East Africa up close and personal than on foot with the sun rising in the background. Stop in the shade where you will enjoy a delicious packed lunch from heading back to camp. Back at camp, relax and refresh before a three-course meal and time spent around the campfire, drink in hand.

Meals: Included

Drinks: Included (local brands only)

Transport & transfers: Included

day

4

Ngorongoro Crater

Enjoy a light breakfast at Oliver’s before driving through the scenic Great Rift Valley on the way from Tarangire to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, passing local coffee farms and villages along the way. While en-route, don’t forget to admire the spectacular views of the ancient volcanoes that make up the landscape. The Highlands has redefined the Ngorongoro experience and taken it to a new level – quite literally. At 2, 700 m above sea level, you can enjoy sweeping views across the region from your room

Meals: Included

Drinks: Included (local brands only)

Transport & transfers: Included

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5

Ngorongoro Crater

You’ll spend one full day here and have the option of enjoying a game drive in the famous Ngorongoro Crater, visiting local villages or experiencing the beauty of the area on foot by hiking the nearby Empakaai or Olmoti volcanic craters.

Meals: Included

Drinks: Included (local brands only)

Transport & transfers: Included

day

6

Serengeti National Park

Taking a packed lunch, you will spend today driving around the Ngorongoro Crater and down into the vast plains of the Serengeti, enjoying game drives once you enter the park and make your way to Dunia Camp your base in the Serengeti for the next three nights

Meals: Included

Drinks: Included (local brands only)

Transport & transfers: Included

day

7 to 8

Serengeti National Park

Depending on your preference, there are a couple of options with regards to how your days are structured. One option is to break camp early and head out with a picnic breakfast on a morning game drive, returning to camp in time for lunch. Alternatively, you can eat breakfast in camp and head out with a picnic lunch on an afternoon game drive, returning in the mid-afternoon. 

day

9 to 10 to 11

Zanzibar

After breakfast, depart camp and make your way to the airstrip and board your flight to Zanzibar. You will be met at the airport by a representative and transferred to Matemwe Lodge to the north-east of the island.  The lodge is perched on a coral rock outcrop overlooking a sandy beach gently sloping into the Indian Ocean. Adjacent to the lodge, the corals surrounding the Mnemba Atoll offer superb diving and snorkelling. Relax on the beach, have lunch or visit the spa for some pampering. 

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12

End of Journey

After breakfast you will depart for Zanzibar Airport. You will then catch your connecting flight and bid farewell to your guide for your onward journey.

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