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Southern Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar

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This itinerary provides a great combination of safari and beach – perfect for both first timers and experienced safari aficionados. Spend 5 nights in Selous National park with a few days at a hotel or lodge on a beautiful beach on the island to allow you to relax and enjoy the Indian Ocean. 

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Southern Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar

Day 1: Selous National Park

Day 2-5: Selous National Park

Day 6: Stone Town, Zanzibar

Day 8: Beach, Zanzibar

Day 12: Depart Zanzibar

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Day 1: Selous National Park

From Dar es Salaam, take a small plane flight to the Selous National Park. On approach to the airstrip look for pods of hippo in the Rufiji River and possibly elephant making their way down to drink. The safari vehicle will be waiting to meet you together with a cool drink and refreshing hand towel. The drive to the lodge will be the first game drive of the trip stay here. Late afternoon will see you meeting your guide for the time here and a drive in to and around Selous Park. The lodges and camps here are small in size and are usually overlooking the Rufiji River. Most have wildlife passing through their areas so you will be escorted to and from the tent.

Five nights Selous National Park

Day 2 to 5: Selous National Park

Game drives early in the morning and again in the afternoon taking you to different parts of the Park, visiting lakes, plains and along the river – even a dip in a hot pool that bubbles out of the ground in the middle of the bush. Alternatively there is an excellent river cruise up the river. This gives great views of the hippo, crocs of all sizes along the banks and, if really lucky, a leopard sunning itself on the rocks of the ravine. The chances are that you will have a sundowner on a sand spit in or alongside the river, watching distant elephants (and other animals) coming down for their evening drink.

Day 6: Stone Town, Zanzibar

After a final game drive and breakfast, return to the airstrip for a flight back to Dar es Salaam and then on to Zanzibar Island. Once again you will be met and transferred to your hotel right in the centre of Stone Town. With views of the sea and the dhows and other boats entering and exiting the harbour you are in centre of activity. Stone Town has so much history to see, fascinating markets, beautiful doors and a wealth of interesting people. Two nights here gives time to explore the sights and scenes of Stone Town.

Two nights Stone Town

Day 8: Beach, Zanzibar

Finally, spend a few days at a hotel or lodge on a beautiful beach anywhere on the island to allow you to relax and enjoy the Indian Ocean. Where to stay will depend on your preference of size of hotel you prefer. There are choices from large to boutique hotels and all offer activities on the island or on/under the sea. Or just lay back and drink up the sun, sand and beach. Four or Five nights here will put the finishing touches to your bespoke Tanzanian adventure.

Four nights Beach

Day 12: Depart Zanzibar

Depart from Zanzibar today for the onward or homeward journey.

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Little Gems

Little Gems

Cruising up the Rufiji River looking for leopards, with crocs and hippos all around is a real highlight in this itinerary.

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Tanzania Northern Circuit

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This itinerary takes you to some of the wildlife capitals of the world; the best known being the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater.

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Tanzania Northern Circuit

This itinerary takes you to some of the wildlife capitals of the world; the best known being the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. If you are free to choose when you go, ensure that you are in the Serengeti when the wildebeest and zebra migration is there. But this is an itinerary that has a feast of wildlife, bird life and stunning scenery practically all year.

Day 1: Mount Meru

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater

Day 9: Lake Manyara National  Park

Day 11: Kilimanjaro

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This itinerary takes you to some of the wildlife capitals of the world; the best known being the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. If you are free to choose when you go, ensure that you are in the Serengeti when the wildebeest and zebra migration is there. But this is an itinerary that has a feast of wildlife, bird life and stunning scenery practically all year.

 Day 1: Mount Meru

Begin with a stay not too far from Kilimanjaro, in MountMeruNational Park. Here there is a chance to see those animals that like the forest areas such as the black and white colobus monkeys, buffalo and the occasional elephant. The scenery is stunning especially the small but perfect Ngurdotu Crater. The flora is special with red hot pokers being a feature as, hopefully, good views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

One night Mount Meru

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

Today, arrive into the TarangireNational Park for two night stay. This Park is famous for its giants – big herds of buffalo and some of the biggest herds of elephants in East Africa and groves of Baobab trees. The river that flows through the length of the Tarangire is a lifeline to the animals during the long dry seasons. Game drives will be early morning and then again after the heat of the afternoon. Perhaps elect to travel further afield by taking a picnic and heading deeper in to the Park.

Two nights Tarangire National Park

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

The next destination is the World renowned SerengetiNational Park. Aim to be there at the right time of year, and in the right part of the Park, to see the huge wildebeest and zebra migration. With up to a million and half animals on the move, the vast plains will be filled with ungulates. This in turn attracts the hunters and the river crossings are something that we have all seen on our televisions. This truly one of the must see sights in nature. The Park is still very good at all times of the year and has good numbers of all animals, particularly the Big 5. Spend three nights here, or more if time allows.

Three nights Serengeti National Park

 Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater

Start the return towards Arusha with the next stop being the Olduvai Gorge to see where palaeontologists found evidence of the earliest man. Then continue on to the Ngorongoro Crater and a lodge overlooking the caldera. Two nights here will provide a full day down on the Crater which is full of wildlife and with a good chance of seeing all of the Big Five. Flamingo may well be found on the lake in the centre of the Crater.

Two nights Ngorongoro Crater

Day 9: Lake Manyara National   Park

The final stop of the safari will be at LakeManyaraNational Park located right beneath the edge of the Rift Valley and home of tree climbing lions. The lodges overlook the Park and are perched on the edge of The Rift Valley. Two nights here will provide time to take some final game drives and to relax.  

Two nights Lake Manyara National Park

Day 11: Kilimanjaro

Drive back through Arusha and then on to the airport for the onward or homeward flight.

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Little Gems

Little Gems

Aim to be in Serengeti at the right time of year, and in the right part of the Park, to see the huge wildebeest and zebra migration.

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Getaway on Safari in Tanzania – Now

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On Safari in Tanzania – If the latest cold front and the rain is getting you down and you can get away from work for a week or so, then why not settle for something completely different (and 20%cheaper).

Our ground handler in Tanzania has a few places available on safaris of either 6 or 5 days duration. Both take in the World famous Ngorongoro Crater and then you have the choice of either seeing the large herds of elephant in Tarangire National Park or watching the wildebeest migration as it concentrates in the south of the Serengeti National Park.

Both tours start with a night in Mount Meru National Park which gives you a different type of experience with the forest of the mountains all around.

If you have time, add in a week on the beaches of Zanzibar or Pemba if you want to get away from the crowd and go somewhere well off the usual route.

The places on the safaris will go fast so please call as soon as possible to book this bespoke tailor made holiday.

 Please contact Peter on Tel: 01323 4465500 or email peter@experienceholidays.co.uk

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