Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond with Zanzibar - Stone Town - 2021

Visiting: ARUSHA–TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK. , TARANGIRE., TARANGIRE–LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK. , LAKE MANYARA–TLOMA–NGORONGORO CRATER. , NGORONGORO. , NGORONGORO–SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK. , SERENGETI. , STONE TOWN, ZANZIBAR. , STONE TOWN., STONE TOWN–DAR ES SALAAM–DEPARTURE.


Duration: 0 Nights

Physical rating: Active pace

Tour Operator: Cosmos


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Tour Overview

“Karibu!” – welcome in Swahili. Looking for a new adventure? Have you dreamed of seeing wildlife in its native habitat? Do you desire to learn about new cultures? If so, this quintessential Tanzania safari is for you. Admire herds of elephant as they thunder across the savannah grasslands, see a pride of lions lounging in the African sun, and witness the free spirit of the birds flying overhead.A highlight on this safari is Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest park and home to the annual wildebeest migration. Here embark on five game drives where you may spot the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. We have also arranged an exclusive bush breakfast, a truly memorable experience! A full-day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater offers you the best possibility of seeing the rare black rhinoceros. Other stops include Lake Manyara National Park, home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon and Tarangire National Park, where a permanent water source draws in elephant, eland, zebra, Cape buffalo, wildebeest, and more. Tanzania offers much more than a great safari destination and this tour also gives you insights into the local culture. Visit a local family’s home in Tloma Village as well as a local primary school, where you’ll learn about the educational system in rural Tanzania. In Zanzibar, a walking tour of historic Stone Town introduces you to the famous spice markets and slave caves, a reminder of the not so distant past. And like all Globus safaris you’ll be part of a small-group, with no more than 6 guests per vehicle and 20 guests total, ensuring personalized service from start to end! So grab your camera and get ready for a thrill of a lifetime!

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 ARRIVE IN ARUSHA, TANZANIA.

Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

icon Day 2 ARUSHA–TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK.

Location: ARUSHA–TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK.

Start today with a visit to the SHANGA WORKSHOP, a remarkable place dedicated to providing employment opportunities to Tanzanians with disabilities. Here, workers use recycled materials to make a variety of handicrafts. After lunch, drive south to TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK, where the savannah grasslands are dotted with baobab and acacia trees. Enjoy a GAME DRIVE en route to your lodge.

icon Day 3 TARANGIRE.

Location: TARANGIRE.

Today features MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. The Tarangire River provides the park a permanent water source, which makes for great game viewing year round. This is highlighted by a large population of elephants. You can also see wildebeest, eland, zebra, and Cape buffalo congregate around water holes. Relax at your lodge during the heat of the day.

icon Day 4 TARANGIRE–LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK.

Location: TARANGIRE–LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK.

This morning, depart for LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. This small park is ecologically diverse, with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. Enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES, with the chance to see elephant, giraffe, zebra, and Cape buffalo. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon.

icon Day 5 LAKE MANYARA–TLOMA–NGORONGORO CRATER.

Location: LAKE MANYARA–TLOMA–NGORONGORO CRATER.

Journey to the nearby village of TLOMA. Here, you will visit a LF LOCAL FAMILY’S HOME to learn more about the local Iraqw culture and their traditional way of life. Also, stop at a LF LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL to visit with the children and learn about the educational system in rural Tanzania. After lunch at beautiful Gibb’s Farm, continue on to the rim of NGORONGORO CRATER, which is part of the larger Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

icon Day 6 NGORONGORO.

Location: NGORONGORO.

Descend into the crater for a FULL-DAY GAME DRIVE. Ngorongoro Crater is technically a caldera—the world’s largest unflooded one, in fact, at more than 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of the animals stay in this area year round. You can see lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. A picnic lunch will be served in the crater.

icon Day 7 NGORONGORO–SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK.

Location: NGORONGORO–SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK.

This morning, depart Ngorongoro Crater for SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, generally between late November and July, the Serengeti attracts visitors from around the world and is great for game viewing year round. After lunch at your lodge, embark on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. As the sun sets, savor SUNDOWNER DRINKS and watch a LF TRADITIONAL MAASAI DANCE PERFORMANCE. NOTE: The Great Migration is a natural event, and the exact arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly from year to year.

icon Day 8 SERENGETI.

Location: SERENGETI.

The Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles, so it is no surprise that the name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains.” Rise early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE. Your skilled guide will help you search for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino—as well as an abundance of other animals, including cheetah, giraffe, warthog, gazelle, and eland. Afterwards, an exclusive LF BUSH BREAKFAST awaits. Sip on a mimosa as you savor every moment of the memorable experience! Return to your camp and relax prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

icon Day 9 STONE TOWN, ZANZIBAR.

Location: STONE TOWN, ZANZIBAR.

SERENGETI–ARUSHA–This morning, fly to Stone Town (via Arusha), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

icon Day 10 STONE TOWN.

Location: STONE TOWN.

Today, explore the highlights of Stone Town on a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR. Start with a WALKING TOUR featuring the Old Fort, National Palace, slave caves, and the spice markets. Afterward, visit JOZANI FOREST, where you will take a walk through the forest with a local Ranger. Learn more about the forest fauna, walk through the mangrove swamps, and see the rare red colobus monkey, found only in Zanzibar. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

icon Day 11 STONE TOWN–DAR ES SALAAM–DEPARTURE.

Location: STONE TOWN–DAR ES SALAAM–DEPARTURE.

Fly to Dar es Salaam, where your vacation ends. We have secured a day room at the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 4 pm.

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