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Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

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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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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 transfered to Arumeru River Lodge for your overnight stay. Located just outside of Arusha,
  • Arumeru River Lodge offers the ideal location from which to start your safari adventure.
  • Freshen up after your journey to Tanzania and unwind in the lush gardens before enjoying a delicious meal. The garden is home to many dikdiks, the smallest antelopes in Africa. These cute little animals can be observed at close range. Enjoy your first “wildlife encounter” by just walking in the tropical garden.
  • Get an early nights rest before your safari itinerary kicks off in the morning!

Meals: None

Drinks: None

Transport & tramsfers: Included

  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

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2

Tarangire National Park

  • After breakfast, pack your bags and depart for Arusha Airport. Catch your connecting Air Excel flight to Kuro Airstrip in Tarangire National Park. On arrival, a welcome
  • table will be set up either at the airstrip or a short distance away, with tea and coffee, cold drinks and snacks, allowing you to refresh while your guide briefs you on the surrounding area.
  • A short game drive takes you to Oliver’s. Spend the afternoon settling into your beautiful surroundings for lunch. After tea, experience your first taste of the wild and beautiful Tarangire National Park on an afternoon game drive with one of the superb guides.
  • Once back at camp you can either have the option of going on a night drive or heading straight to the dining area for dinner and a drink by the camp fire.

Meals: Included

Drinks: Included (local brands only)

Transport & transfers: Included

  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

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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

  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

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4

Ngorongoro Crater

  • After breakfast you will depart for Kuro Airstrip, where you will catch your connecting Air Excel flight to Manyara Airstrip. In the afternoon, make your way up the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to The Highlands. While en-route, don’t forget to admire the spectacular views of the ancient volcanoes that make up the landscape. You will also enjoy a delicious packed lunch in the shade of the trees at Lake Manyara National Park while on the game drive to The Highlands.
  • Once at the camp, enjoy a gourmet dinner and relax around the camp fire. 

Meals: Included

Drinks: Included (local brands only)

Transport & transfers: Included

  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

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5

Ngorongoro Crater

  • An early start to the day is best in order to avoid the later influx of tourists into the Ngorongoro Crater. The park gate opens at 06h00, so it is best to be there as close to this time as possible. You'll head off after a hearty breakfast.
  • Down on the crater floor there is an abundance of wildlife including black rhino, wildebeest, zebra and eland. There are a number of lion which are typically larger in size than an average lion due the large amount of game in the area.
  • Enjoy a packed lunch under the trees on the crater floor before drive driving back to camp. 

Meals: Included

Drinks: Included (local brands only)

Transport & transfers: Included

  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

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6

Serengeti National Park

  • Enjoy breakfast before heading back to Manyara Airstrip. Catch your connecting flight to Kusini Airstrip in the Southern Serengeti. Depending on where the wildbeeest herds are, you'll either be transferred to the north, south or west Ubuntu Migration Camp. 
  • Be treated to a welcome table with drinks and snacks available. Thereafter, you can choose either to continue on towards camp, or take a game drive. 

Meals: Included

Drinks: Included (local brands only)

Transport & transfers: Included

  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

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 elevant airstrip (Kusini, Grumeti or Kogatende). board your Coastal Aviation flight to Zanzibar.
  • You will be met at the airport by an Island Express 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 for your Coastal Aviation flight to Dar es Salaam Airport. You will then catch your connecting flight and bid farewell to your guide for your onward journey.

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