The wildlife safari and beach vacation schedule is ideal for those seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You will begin exploring Tanzania's northern circuit parks, where you will have the opportunity to see animals up close, as well as nature and culture. Later, you will continue your journey to Zanzibar to explore the gorgeous beaches of Zanzibar Island, giving you the opportunity to experience Tanzania's coast and Swahili culture.
Day 1: Arrival – Transfer to Arusha
Welcome to Tanzania Northern Circuit! Welcome Zanzibar Island!
Your safari adventure begins in Arusha, Tanzania, on the Northern Circuit Safari getaway. When you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by an Ozon Light Tours Safari guide. You will board a vehicle and drive to Arusha for dinner and an overnight stay.
You will check into the accommodation in time for a shower and an African meal. After dinner, you will retire to your room for some rest and relaxation, giving you the opportunity to discover how incredible it is to spend a night in Africa.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park
Your day begins with breakfast at the hotel, followed by a 2-hour drive to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire National Park, famous for its large elephant herds, has a lot to offer in terms of wildlife drives. The park is noted for its towering baobab trees, sometimes known as "trees of life," which dot the landscape and add to Tarangire's glory. Hundreds of species flock to the Tarangire River, the park's primary source of water, especially in the dry season.
When you arrive in Tarangire, you'll go on a game drive in search of species such as lesser kudu, buffalo, Oryx, eland, giraffe, and zebra. If you're lucky, you might come across predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Following a short game drive, you will enjoy lunch in one of the park's picnic areas. After that, you'll continue on an afternoon game drive to search for more wildlife and park attractions. After game drive, you will drive to the Lodge in Karatu for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you will drive to Serengeti with a picnic lunch to explore the Serengeti's vast plains. The Serengeti's core region is perfect for game drives, and if you're lucky, you'll get to see a variety of species. Big cats like lions, leopards, and cheetahs may be spotted. After a picnic lunch, you will embark on afternoon game drive.
Afternoon game drives will provide you excellent opportunity to see other Serengeti sights and see more animals. Other animals you will see are elephants, zebras, wildebeest, buffalo, gazelles, and impalas. With over 514 bird species, you will have the opportunity to discover a wide range of bird species.
After game drive you will drive back to the accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Central Serengeti
Today, after you finish your breakfast, your friendly driver guide will come to your lodge to pick you up. You'll hop in the vehicle and head to the famous Serengeti National Park.
The Central Serengeti is a remarkable place known for its vast, endless plains decorated with acacia trees and the occasional rocky hills called kopjes. What makes the Central Serengeti so special is the wide-open spaces where you can drive for miles and miles, surrounded by countless animals stretching as far as your eyes can see, and lush riverine forests. It's a fantastic opportunity to spot elusive leopards in the river valleys and witness large herds of wildebeest roaming around. The best part is that you can visit this area at any time of the year!
You'll enjoy a delicious lunch right inside the park and then continue for another game drive and sunset viewing over the Serengeti and then drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
Today is likely to be a good day for you because you will be visiting one of the world's natural wonders. The day starts with breakfast before travelling for Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is a self-sustaining ecosystem and one of the few spots in Africa where you may see all five of Africa's Big Five in a single day. When you reach the crater floor, you will be treated to some of Mother Nature's most beautiful scenery.
While seeing the big five is a game of chance, if you're lucky, Ngorongoro crater will reward you with the chance to view all five in one day, including African elephants, buffalo, black rhinos, hippos, cheetahs, and lions, as well as various bird species. Following a picnic lunch in the crater, you will proceed on an afternoon game drive to look for more wildlife and other places.
After game drive you will make an ascent and drive to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Manyara Morning Game Drive / Fly to Zanzibar Island
Following breakfast, we'll take a 5-minute drive to the park's entrance. Lake Manyara, often referred to as the realm of tree-climbing lions, is a compact yet incredibly varied park. Its prominent feature is a vast salt lake, ebbing and flowing with the seasons, providing residence to numerous flamingos and more than 300 other bird varieties. The park's diverse terrain encompasses open grasslands, woodland teeming with primates, and cliffs adorned with iconic baobab trees. After the morning wildlife drive, you will be driven back to Arusha to catch a local flight to Zanzibar Island. After landing to Zanzibar, you will meet our Safari representative who will transfer you to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Morning in Leisure/ Sunset Cruise
After breakfast, you will have the morning to visit Nungwi beach, which has pure white sand and crystal-clear water. The climate along Nungwi is cool all year, making a visit so memorable. At Mnarani Natural Aquarium, you can get up close and personal with nature. Swahili local dishes are accessible in the area, providing visitors with the opportunity to sample Swahili cuisine. You will have the day to enjoy delectable delicacies flavored with a variety of Zanzibar spices such as cloves, vanilla, saffron, cinnamon, nutmeg, and black pepper.
In the evening, you will go on a sunset cruise, which will allow you to see spectacular views of the coastal sunset and take great images. The sunsets viewed from a dhow are beautiful and timeless. After the cruise you will transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: Snorkeling and Dolphin Tour
Today you will have the option to go snorkeling and take a dolphin excursion, allowing you to discover the splendor of the Indian Ocean.
Snorkeling lets you to explore the undersea world of Mnemba Island. The coral reefs and underwater plants that make up the barrier reef ecosystem are home to a variety of colorful fish and other marine life, including starfish, Moorish Idols, and green turtles. If you're lucky, you might get to play with dolphins, friendly water creatures, which will enhance your Safari experience.
After a day of great memories, you will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9: Morning in Leisure/ Depart
After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to marvel at the splendor of Zanzibar Island. After a leisurely morning, you can explore the city for local shopping then you will be escorted to the airport to board your flight.
We hope you had a memorable time. Thank you for choosing Ozon Light Tours for your safari. We wish you a safe return flight.
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