Tanzania Highlights
Tanzania Highlights
Tanzania Highlights
Tanzania Highlights
Tanzania Highlights

Tanzania Highlights

From: 
Regular price
$6,300.00
Sale price
$6,300.00

Small Group Safari - minimum 8, maximum 18 pax
13 nights / 14 days

2021 Departures:

  • Start: Nairobi 24 Jun – End: Zanzibar 7 Jul
  • Start: Nairobi 4 Aug – End: Zanzibar 17 Aug
  • Start: Nairobi 15 Sep – End: Zanzibar 28 Sep
  • Start: Nairobi 28 Oct – End: Zanzibar 10 Nov

Highlights:

  • Serengeti National Park Game Drives
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area with its amazing wildlife
  • Mt Kilimanjaro vistas
  • Meeting with the Chagga people
  • The historic Stone Town and relaxing beaches of Zanzibar
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation

Day 1: Nairobi

Arrive in to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. Tonight you might like to eat in the famous Carnivores Restaurant which is located in the grounds of our hotel.

Day 2: Nairobi (B)

Free day to kick back, catch up on your washing, emails, shopping etc. There is a good choice of restaurants and bars close-by, plus a modern supermarket where you can stock up on personal supplies. Option to visit the nearby elephant orphanage at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Day 3: Karatu (BLD)

Today we cross into Tanzania via the Namanga border and drive through Arusha and the northern highlands. After climbing the Manyara Escarpment, the vegetation becomes more lush and green, especially around the highlands of Karatu where we overnight. The extinct volcano of Ol Deani has gentle slopes and is a prominent feature of the landscape.

Day 4: Serengeti (BLD)

You will be picked up this morning in 4WD vehicles and driven to The Serengeti National Park. The largest national park in Tanzania, the Serengeti is famous for its migratory herd of more than 1.5 million wildebeest, along with masses of zebra and their predators. This afternoon is a game drive before arriving at our tented camp.

Day 5: Serengeti – Ngorongoro (BLD)

Morning game drive before travelling across the plains to Naabi Hill where we stop for lunch. In the afternoon we continue on to Ngorongoro where we overnight on the edge of the crater rim.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha (BL)

Ngorongoro Crater is a huge volcanic caldera covering 264km2. Measuring over 16km across and 610 metres deep, it is home to many animals including black rhino, hyena, jackal and the densest lion population in the world. This morning we descend into the crater for a game drive then after lunch drive back to Arusha where we overnight.

Day 7: Arusha - Marangu (BD)

Today we visit Shanga River House. The Shanga Foundation was set up to provide locals with disabilities the chance to learn a craft and earn a living. You will be impressed with the unique and quality products which have been handmade from recycled materials. We will have lunch here at the restaurant. Later this afternoon we arrive in Marangu, which is situated on the lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Our accommodation for the next two nights has magnificent views of the mountain.

Day 8: Marangu (BLD)

Today you will learn about the Chagga people – Bantu speaking indigenous Africans and the third largest ethnic group in Tanzania. Take a walk through the village with a local guide, wander through banana and coffee plantations, visit a picturesque waterfall where you are free to have a swim in the refreshing water. Finally explore the caves – an elaborate system of underground tunnels and caves once used to hide the Chagga people and livestock from marauding Maasai.

Day 9: Stone Town, Zanzibar (TANZANIA) (B)

Today we will take a domestic flight from Kilimanjaro Airport to Zanzibar and transfer to “Town”. Little has changed in the last 200 years in Stone Town. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This one-upmanship is particularly reflected in the brass-studded, carved, wooden doors - there are more than 500 different examples of this handiwork. The afternoon is free to explore the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways. Later watch the sun sink into the sea over a cocktail before dinner.

Day 10: Spice Tour - Nungwi (B)

The history of Zanzibar would be not be complete without the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and many other spices which brought the Sultans of Oman and the beginnings of the infamous slave trade. Our half day tour will wow you with the sheer number of spices produced and their incredible value for many ailments. Later this afternoon we drive to Nungwi Beach at the northern end of the island.

Days 11-12: Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar (B)

Two free days to relax and unwind at Nungwi Beach. Diving, fishing and sailing on a Dhow are just some of the optional activities you can do here. At the end of the day there are plenty of bars to enjoy a sunset cocktail and a variety of beachside restaurants to dine in.

Day 13: Nungwi - Stone Town, Zanzibar (B)

After checking out of our hotel we head back to Stone Town where you will have free time to do some last minute shopping or exploring. Our last night together will be spent over a fine meal and refreshments whilst taking stock of our adventure!

Day 14: Zanzibar Departure (B)

You will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport today for your onward flight.

INCLUSIONS:

  • 13 nights’ accommodation as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Sightseeing as indicated
  • Services of experienced driver/guide plus camp/cook assistant
  • Fully equipped safari vehicle, with camping/cooking equipment
  • All road tolls, vehicle taxes, National Park entry fees
  • Domestic flight from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
  • Airport transfers on D1 & D14 between 0600-1800 hours

EXCLUSIONS:

  • International airfares to/from New Zealand
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entry Visa to all countries (purchased at border)
  • Items of a personal nature (e.g. drinks, souvenirs)
  • Any other optional activities you choose to take yourself

Accommodation based on the following or similar

Day 1: Nairobi

Tamarind Tree Hotel or similar

Day 2: Nairobi (B)

Tamarind Tree Hotel or similar

Day 3: Karatu (BLD)

Kudu Lodge or similar

Day 4: Serengeti (BLD)

Kati Kati Camp – permanent tent with ensuite or similar

Day 5: Serengeti – Ngorongoro (BLD)

Rhino Lodge or similar

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha (BL)

Mr Meru Hotel or similar

Day 7: Arusha - Marangu (BD)

Marangu Hotel or similar

Day 8: Marangu (BLD)

Marangu Hotel or similar

Day 9: Stone Town Zanzibar (TANZANIA) (B)

Forodhani Park Hotel or similar

Day 10: Spice Tour (B)

Amaan Bungalows or similar

Day 11-12: Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar (B)

Amaan Bungalows or similar

Day 13: Stone Town, Zanzibar (B)

Forodhani Park Hotel or similar

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. Note prices usually display available discounted rates if any, (eg. Early Bird Deals if applicable). All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.

Order a Brochure

Click to view our online brochures. We also offer printed brochures to order. Enquire here

Testimonials

Read testimonials from past Innovative Travellers whom we have helped to explore the globe.

Sign up for Emails

Click to sign up for our amazing email exclusive offers, free events, travel tips, and more.

Contact Us

Email: info@innovativetravel.co.nz

Tel: (03) 3653 910

NZ Toll Free: 0508 100 111

Aust Toll Free: 1800 157 163