Zanzibar Tour For 14 Days
Welcome to unforgettable Zanzibar, Tanzania and enjoy the amazing wildlife Safari of your life experience. Creative Holidays India would love to help you have the best time while they visit Tanzania soon.
Day 1: Moshi, Materuni Waterfall Hike & Coffee Experience
Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where I will personally greet you at the airport together with my team staff. You will drive to Kilimanjaro Safari Lodge and have a half-day tour to Materuni waterfall hike and coffee experience.
The Mount Kilimanjaro view is Cleary seen in Moshi – Kilimanjaro especially during the early morning and late evening. Later in Moshi try to find a good spot within the hotel to get a panoramic view of Mount Kilimanjaro at the sunset. If there isn’t fog, the experience will let you speechless. Likewise in the early morning Try to find a good spot within the hotel to get a panoramic view of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Materuni Waterfall Hike and Coffee Experience Tour will offer you a moderate hike of approximately 40 minutes to the beautiful Materuni waterfall with an English-speaking guide. Along the way learn about local village life and enjoy the beauty of nature. Learn about different types of flora and fauna. Get a chance to test Chagga local banana beer, bring a swimsuit and towel and take a relaxing dip in the natural pool at the base of the falls. After the waterfall view and enjoy a demonstration of the traditional coffee processing techniques and learn some local songs in the process, finally enjoy a cup of organic Materuni coffee. Later you will spend your dinner and overnight
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Manyara. Enjoy a full day game drive in the park with a picnic lunch. Lake Manyara is best known for its rich variety of birdlife and tree climbing lion. Elephants, monkeys, flamingos, pelicans, cormorants, and storks, to mention a few also visible in Manyara. Later you will drive to Panorama Safari Camp for your dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, we will drive to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy a full day game drive through the park with a picnic lunch. This park is known for its holding one of the largest elephant herds in Africa. Lions, giraffes, zebras well seen and over 500 different birds’ species to find. Later you will drive to Ngorongoro Lodge Karatu for your dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Karatu – Lake Eyasi (Hadzabe & Datoga tribe)
After a very early breakfast, you will depart from your lodge at 5:00 am to go hunting with the Hadzabe tribe. They are among the last hunter-gatherers in the world. Follow them while they try to catch an animal right in front of you. You will also get time to visit the Datoga tribe.
Who is the Hadzabe or Hadza? This small tribe of the nomadic hunter, gatherers are thought to be the earliest primitive inhabitants of Tropical Africa. They have distant links to the Bushmen of the Kalahari and belong to the Khoisan people – those who speak in clicks.
They currently live around the Lake Eyasi basin and live purely off the land – hunting wild animals and eating berries, roots, honey, and baobab fruit. They own no cattle and no do they do any agriculture, they depend solely on the bush.
Who are the Datoga? These pastoralists are also skilled silversmith’s who live near the Hadza and supply them with iron tips, knives, and spears in exchange for honey and fruits. Their origins are the Horn of Africa thought to have immigrated some 3,000 years ago. They wear traditional dress decorated in colored beads and the women often have facial scarification for beauty. Later you will drive to Ngorongoro Lodge Karatu for your dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Ngorongoro crater
After breakfast, we will drive to Ngorongoro crater and enjoy a full day game drive through the crater. We will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife passing through the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands before arriving at the rim of the crater. The crater is one of the most densely crowded game areas in the world, home to nearly 40,000 animals.
Ngorongoro Crater rim gives the nice panoramic views of the floor, Beautiful views of Ngorongoro crater hills and Green nature of the Ngorongoro crater as usual. All these will give you an incredible view you won’t need to stop seeing it. Also, The Big Five, African lion, leopard, black rhino, elephant, and buffalo are easily seen here. Later you will spend your dinner and overnight
Day 6: Ngorongoro crater
After breakfast, we will drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and enjoy a half-day game drive. You will also visit the Olduvai Gorge or Oldupai Gorge, one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world, it has proven invaluable in furthering understanding of early human evolution.
Day 7: Seronera Valley (Central Serengeti):
After early breakfast, you will check-out the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Check-In the Serengeti National Park. Imagine immense short-grass plains that run to the horizon. Now imagine the plains filled with so many wildebeest and zebra that they run to the horizon too. This is just a glimpse of the incredible views at the Serengeti National Park. There is no other place in the world where you can get such a feeling of wild expanse.
The Seronera Valley is one of many world-famous attractions located in the heart of Serengeti National Park with vegetation changes do acacia dotted plains, where lions and leopards are often spotted. The banks of the Seronera River are lined with lush palm trees, sausage trees, towering yellow fever acacias, bird species, and the Retima Hippo Pool.
The Central Serengeti Seronera Valley supports a much greater diversity of resident wildlife than anywhere else in the Serengeti including elephant, giraffe, impala, waterbuck, hippo, topi, reedbuck, buffalo, and baboon. This resident prey, in turn, attracts the highest concentrations of large predators in Africa lion, hyena, leopard and cheetah and a multitude of smaller predators.
Day 8: South Serengeti
After breakfast, you will start a journey to South Serengeti National Park and enjoy a full day game drive in the amazing Serengeti National park. The Great Migration is in the Southern Serengeti in December – March, in the Western Serengeti April – June, Central Serengeti in June – August, and heads up to the northern Serengeti in September – November.
The Southern Plains is called “The Classic Serengeti” Here you’ll enjoy the nice panoramic views of green plains, flat open space of short green grass plains. These are never-ending flat green grasses, we call it “Endless plain”. Trees in the Southern Plains only appear around the huge granite formations called kopjes. These kopjes are home of cats and reptiles like colorful agama lizards and snakes. The rocks are also the perfect resting place for lions, leopards, and cheetahs. The Big Five, African lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo are easily seen here too.
Day 9: Serengeti Western Corridor and Flying to Zanzibar Island.
The vegetation changes to swampy and wooded savannah land. The Western Corridor has 2 large rivers which are Grumeti and Mbalageti flowing into the Lake Victoria. Huge crocodiles basking in the sun and patas monkeys are found in the area. The western corridor is an interesting area and one that contains the good game and birdlife year-round.
Later you will fly from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Zanzibar city ready for the amazing Zanzibar tour. Later you will spend your dinner and overnight
Day 10: Stone town tour & Zanzibar spice tour
Early morning we will depart to Zanzibar with a fast ferry boat You will then have guided Stone town tours. The town was declared as The World heritage site by UNESCO. With the best tour guide in Zanzibar, you will walk on the footsteps of Arab Sultans of Zanzibar. Discovery of the wonderful labyrinths of Zanzibar, visit of the historical sites, presentation of the Zanzibar doors, their roles and significance. Then return to the hotel. Meals included.
Discovery of spices, fruits, coconut tree climbing, and taste some of the Zanzibar fruits, Seating on the mat at the village at the end for lunch. Mbeya spiced rice, served with beef, turmeric-coconut sauce and cassava spinach/English spinach cooked in coconut “Self-service”. The categories of fruits served after a delicious meal. Later you will spend your dinner and overnight
Day 11: Prison/Tortoises Island Snorkeling
After breakfast, you will depart from the hotel for Prison Island. Earning its name as a former prison for slaves and a quarantine station for Zanzibar and the mainland, nowadays the island gives you the chance to escape for some peace and quiet.
The island lies just off the Old Stone Town, it is also a home to giant land tortoises that were imported from Seychelles in the late 19th century. Now it is more commonly known as a home of Zanzibar’s Giant Aldabra Tortoise colony, some of which are over a hundred years old! This endangered species came to Zanzibar as a gift from the government of Seychelles.
Once on the island, you have the opportunity to feed and pet the tortoises; if you have time you may also like to take a stroll through the forested interior where you will see a wide variety of birds, colorful peacocks, bats, and beautiful butterflies. Keep your eyes peeled too for the shy and elusive Duikers – an unusual tiny antelope species.
It is fringed with a beautiful coral reef, ideal for snorkeling, and has a lovely white beach for sunbathing. This tour is a great way to see some history and wildlife, and also to see Stone Town from the sea as many old maritime legends would have done. Later you will spend your dinner and overnight
Day 12: Safari Blue & Sand Bank tour
After breakfast, you will take a boat all the way southwest of the Island to the fishing village of Fumba. Briefing on the day’s excursion. You will then board the dhows n set off searching the Dolphins (85% chances). The species frequently found at Menai Bay are Spinner and Bottlenose dolphins. Swim with them as long as they stay close to the boat.
You will then go on to one of the selected snorkeling areas, while accompanied by a snorkeling guide to show you points of interest and to assist the beginners. You will then ride onto another island or sandbank for lunch. Lunch is a traditional Zanzibar meal and typically includes a selection of BBQ fish, rice, lentils, and fish curry. Chilled fresh fruit juice, mineral water, and bottled soft drinks are available throughout the day. You will spend the remainder of the afternoon, relaxing, swimming or snorkeling. Return to Fumba by sail, if winds permit; setting off around 16h00 in your mini-vans and transferred back to your hotel. Later you will spend your dinner and overnight
Day 13: Kendwa Beach
After breakfast, you will drive all the way to Kendwa beach. The beach is the perfect place to unwind with a good book and a glass of your favorite beverage. This is also a haven for underwater lovers as you can also enjoy a day of snorkeling or scuba diving. Indeed, a place to relax for all type of travelers. Don’t forget to stroll along the white sands of Kendwa and to take photos for your loved ones. Later you will spend your dinner and overnight
Day 14: Departure
As your last day of the tour, you will still have a few hours to explore the beauty of Kendwa beach. Depending with your flight schedule you will depart to France through Abeid Amani Karume International Airport in Zanzibar (ZNZ)