Tanzania Safari
12 days/11 nights  |  March 11-22, 2023

 
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$6295

based on double occupancy

($1695 optional single supplement)

$280 extra hotel night before the start of the tour based on double occupancy, $350 for single occupancy


What's included

•   10 breakfasts

•  5 lunches

•  10 dinners 

• Bottled water included with meals
•  Transfers to and from Kilimanjaro  airport 
•  All accommodations from start to end of tour
•  All transportation during the tour (domestic flight - Seronera, to Zanzibar, and safari jeep or van transportation)
•  All included group activities
•  A full-time Two Dog Travel tour director with you and available 24/7
•  Private jeep and English-speaking guide during all safaris

 

What's not included
• Tanzania Visa ($100 USD in cash upon arrival to Kilimanjaro Airport. 

•  Airfare, airport taxes and other transportation to and from Kilimanjaro Airport

• Alcoholic beverages
•  Personal charges such as laundry, telephone calls, rooms service, mini-bar, souvenirs
•  Private excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
•  Optional gratuities for safari guides, drivers and chambermaids
•  Optional gratuity for your Tour Dog Travel tour director 
•  Single supplement of $1695 if not sharing a room

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tour Director - Jessica Floe
The tour begins and ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
If it makes sense, Two Dog Travel will be offering a group rate for the international air from Washington Dulles Airport. Please contact us if you are interested.
 
Day 1 - Overnight Mount Meru Game Lodge - D 
Welcome to Tanzania! On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a driver and transferred to beautiful Mount Meru Game Lodge where you can relax after your long flight. Set in beautiful and tranquil surroundings, the lodge is nestled between the Usa river and the sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to water buffalo, birds and monkeys, including the elusive Colobus monkey. You may choose to go on a guided cultural walk in the local town, visit a local coffee plantation or explore the area by mountain bike. Later in the evening we will meet up as a group for our welcome dinner.
Day 2 - Overnight Plantation Lodge - B, L, D

After breakfast, we’ll drive to Manyara where we'll visit a local Maasai Village. We'll meet the people of the village, visit their homes and learn about the life of the Maasai. It's sure to be one of the highlights of the trip. After our visit we'll enjoy lunch before heading to Plantation Lodge where we'll check in and relax before time for dinner

Day 3 - Overnight Plantation Lodge - B, L, D
Following breakfast we’ll enjoy a game drive and picnic lunch as we tour the Ngorongoro Crater.  The crater is a remnant of an ancient volcano with one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Known as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s best-known wildlife arenas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it offers a unique biosphere, which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Deep within the Crater, enclosed by towering walls, some 25,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes and forests of ‘the land that time forgot’, dominated by enormous bull elephants, rhinos and lions. After our day in the crater we'll return to the Plantation Lodge and relax a bit before dinner
Day 4 - Overnight Siringit Serengeti Lodge - B, L, D
After breakfast and checking out, we'll make our way to Siringit Serengeti LodgeThe grasslands and savannahs of the Serengeti sustain a huge animal population and is world-famous for the Great Wildebeest Migration; tirelessly following almost the same pattern each year, the wildebeest fill the horizon accompanied by their predators, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Hyena. We'll search for animals as we travel to our lodge. Upon checking in, you'll have free time before dinner.
 
Day 5 & 6 - Overnight Siringit Serengeti Lodge - B, L, D
We'll spend two more days on safari in the Serengeti! During game viewing activities you are able to observe and photograph the wildlife at your leisure.  As enduring as the game-viewing, you are sure to be in awe of the liberating sense of space that characterizes the Serengeti Plains.
 
Day 7 - Overnight Zanzibar Serena - B, D
After breakfast we’ll check out and be transferred to the Seronera airstrip where we take our flight to Zanzibar and be transferred to Zanzibar Serena. Opened in 1997, Zanzibar Serena Hotel was created by restoring and rehabilitating two historic buildings, The 19th century old Extelcoms building and the 18th century "Chinese doctor's residence." After checking in, you'll have time to enjoy the pool or the beach before meeting up for dinner at the hotel. 
 
Day 8 - Overnight Zanzibar Serena - B, D
Today we'll begin with a visit of the main town of Zanzibar, historic Stone Town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site - many of the winding streets and high townhouses of old remain unchanged. We'll walk between the Sultan’s Palace, the House of Wonders, the Portuguese Fort and gardens, the merchants’ houses and Turkish Baths. We'll visit the markets and see how the locals buy their food. We'll learn how Swahili architecture incorporates elements of Arabic, Persian, Indian, European and African styles. Stone Town is also famous for being the birthplace of the late Freddy Mercury, lead singer of the rock band Queen. Next we'll enjoy a tour of of one of the spice plantations. The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and many other spices which brought the Sultans of Oman and the beginnings of the infamous slave trade to the island. We'll get a detailed description about a variety of spices, and their uses in cooking and cosmetics. After our day exploring, we'll return to the hotel and enjoy dinner as a group, 
Day 9 - Overnight Michamvi Sunset Bay - B, D
After checking out, we'll make our way toward the beach. En route, we'll make a stop at the Jozani Forest, the only National Park on Zanzibar and home to the rare red Colobus monkeys and Zanzibar Sykes’ monkey, a species unique to Zanzibar. Here we'll walk through the mangroves, hoping to spot these unique animals while learning about their habitat from a naturalist. After our tour we'll continue on to Pongwe Beach Hotel. Situated on what could perhaps be described as the best beach in Zanzibar, Pongwe Beach Hotel is a tranquil place where one can escape the hustle and bustle of modern day life. We'll relax by the beach or the pool before enjoying dinner at the hotel. 
Day 10 & 11 - Overnight Michamvi Sunset Bay - B, D
You'll have two full days to enjoy the beach and amenities of the hotel. You might choose to spend your time relaxing or you could choose to enjoy an optional excursion and spend a day snorkeling around the island, go on a dolphin excursion or visit prison island. 
Day 12 - B
Unfortunately today we must depart this beautiful country. After breakfast and check out we’ll head to Zanzibar airport and connect to our flight back to the US.
 
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