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Tanzanian Northern Safari with Optional Extension to Zanzibar

Discount of US$ 100 per each adult when booked 6 months or more in advance (*on select dates)

Serengeti | Ngorongoro | Lake Manyara | Tiringire

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Discover the home of some of the world’s very best game viewing! On this curated tour of Tanzania, we experience the safari heart of Africa. Our explorations include the legendary game parks of Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara, all teeming with wildlife in their natural habitats. With the chance to see hundreds of different species up close, including the coveted Big Five mammals of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and Cape buffalo, this land remains an envy of game parks across the globe. Tanzanian Northern Safari is the perfect vacation for families, couples or individuals, and our small group size of maximum 7 people ensures everyone gets a window seat! Combine this safari with some relaxing beach time and fascinating cultural experiences by extending our journey to the historical island of Zanzibar.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites covered in this tour
1. Serengeti National Park 2. Stone Town of Zanzibar
3. Ngorongoro Conservation Area    

Tour Information
Duration : 07 days
Minimum : 02 persons
Maximum : 07 persons
Price (From) : US$ 2460
Includes international air
Day 01: Arrive Kilimanjaro/Arusha (Drive)
Day 02: Arusha/Lake Manyara (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 03: Lake Manyara/Serengeti National Park (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 04: Serengeti National Park
(B, L, D)
Day 05: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 06: Ngorongoro Crater/Lake Manyara (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 07: Lake Manyara/Arusha/Kilimanjaro (Drive)
(B)
Optional Extension to Zanzibar
 
Day 07: Lake Manyara/Arusha/Kilimanjaro/Zanzibar (Flight)
(B)
Day 08: Zanzibar
(B)
Day 09: Zanzibar
(B)
Day 10: Depart Zanzibar
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive Kilimanjaro/Arusha (Drive)

Jambo! We are cordially welcomed as we arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Our representative meets us outside the customs hall at the pickup point, and are transferred to our hotel in Arusha. Balance of the day is free. Arusha is the exact midpoint between Cairo and Cape Town and is the gateway to the safari game parks of Northern Tanzania.

Overnight: Arusha Serena Hotel, Arusha (1 night)

Day 02: Arusha/Lake Manyara (Drive)

baboon in african natural parkOur Tanzanian safari starts as we drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara with a picnic lunch en route. We enter the majestic Lake Manyara Game Park and embark on the first of six Tanzanian safaris. This small park is sandwiched between the Rift Valley escarpment and Lake Manyara. It is a scenic location with a variety of game, including giraffe, elephant, baboon and the rarely seen tree-climbing lion.

Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge/Kirurumu Tented Lodge, Lake Manyara (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 03: Lake Manyara/Serengeti National Park (Drive)

We depart for the Serengeti via the famous Olduvai Gorge, one of the most important paleo-anthropological sites in the world. Olduvai Gorge is located in the eastern Serengeti Plains. The gorge is a very steep-sided ravine where some of the earliest evidence of humans was discovered by Mary and Louis Leakey. Since then, thousands of fossils, hominid remains and Olduwan tools dating from up to two million years ago have been found. Optional visit to the gorge and museum (contact Bestway Tours & Safaris to prebook). Afterwards, enjoy an optional visit to a Masai Village (contact Bestway Tours & Safaris to prebook).  and then proceed to Serengeti National Park* to enjoy our second game safari.

Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge/Mbuzi Mawe Camp, Serengeti (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 04: Serengeti National Park

African Elephant drinking at a water holeThe incredible Serengeti National Park is a must-see for any African safari vacations. It is world renowned for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra. This park is widely regarded as the best wildlife reserve in Africa due to its density of predators and prey. Early morning, experience an optional balloon safari (see below for details). Then an exciting experience ahead as we take a full day game drive through the park, stopping for either a picnic lunch or hot lunch. (B, L, D)

Day 05: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater (Drive)

After breakfast, we have yet another game drive before proceeding to the next highlight of our Tanzanian safari – the incredible Ngorongoro Crater*. We will use the Malanja Depression route, allowing us to see many Masai villages along the way.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/Ngorongoro Lions Paw Camp, Ngorongoro (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 06: Ngorongoro Crater/Lake Manyara (Drive)

Following breakfast, we travel to Ngorongoro Crater for a 6-hour game safari. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The jewel in Ngorongoro's crown is a deep, volcanic crater, which is the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20 kilometers across, 600 meters deep and 300 square kilometers in area, this crater is a breathtaking natural wonder. The rich pasture and permanent water of the crater floor supports a large resident population of wildlife, including up to 25,000 predominantly grazing animals such as wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, buffalo, eland, kongoni and warthogs. After the safari, we have an optional visit to a Masai village to meet folks belonging to this famous warrior tribe before proceeding to Lake Manyara for our overnight stay.

Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge/Kirurumu Tented Lodge, Lake Manyara (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 07: Lake Manyara/Arusha/Kilimanjaro (Drive)

Snow on top of Mount KilimanjaroAfter breakfast, travel by road to Arusha via the Great Rift Valley and the African villages of Mto wa Mbu and Makuyuni. Following arrival in Arusha, we are transferred to the airport for our flight. Ideal opportunity to add extensions to the historical spice island of Zanzibar, Uganda, Victoria Falls or Madagascar – please ask for details. (B)

Optional Extension to Zanzibar

Day 07: Lake Manyara/Arusha/Kilimanjaro/Zanzibar (Flight)

After breakfast, travel by road to Arusha via the Great Rift Valley and the African villages of Mto wa Mbu and Makuyuni. Following arrival in Arusha, we are transferred to the airport for our flight to Zanzibar, a great beach and cultural stop for African safari vacations, where we are warmly welcomed and transferred to our hotel.

Overnight: Zanzibar (3 nights) (B)

Day 08: Zanzibar

Turquoise blue Indian Ocean under a thatched umbrella on a white sandy Zanzibar beachWe enjoy a morning tour of the island beginning with the House of Wonders – the Zanzibar Museum. From here, we proceed to the deposed Sultan’s Palace, Livingstone House and Market (opened in 1904) and the local market. We end our tour at the Anglican Church, built in 1873 on the site of the old slave market in Stone Town*, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afternoon is free to enjoy the narrow streets, shop and chat, or savour local fruits such as jackfruit, custard, apple, rambutan, carambola and durian. Our afternoon tour takes us to Prison Island (Changuuu Island) which never housed any prisoners. The island was once used by an Arab slave trader to contain the more troublesome slaves he had brought from the African mainland to prevent their escape before shipping them for auctioning. (B)

Day 09: Zanzibar

Day free to enjoy Zanzibar or Unguja, as it is called in the native Kiswahili language. The narrow streets provide an Arabian Nights flavour and are always a favourite with those who want to be immersed in the local culture.  Optional Spice Farm tour available – please contact Bestway Tours & Safaris to prebook. (B)

Day 10: Depart Zanzibar

Today we bid farewell to the spice island. Opportunity to combine with extensions to Seychelles, Madagascar, Southern Africa – please ask for details. We will be transferred to the airport or the ferry dock for the next leg of our journey. If you need further assistance, please do let us know. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates & Prices

We accept payments in US$, CA$ as well as in other convertible currencies like EUR, AUD and GBP. Tour prices have been costed in US$. CA$ price shown below is an indicative amount reached at by using the conversion rate at the time of web posting and will be applicable if there is no change in the conversion rate. Should the currency conversion rate change, the US$ pricing will prevail. Bestway Tours & Safaris offers a conversion rate protection. Once full payment has been received and no modification has been made to the tour itinerary, we will honour that rate. For complete payment procedures, please click here

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2021 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Seasonal Departures East Coast West Coast
Jan 06 & 20; Feb 03 & 17; Mar 03 & 17; Apr 07 & 21; May 05 & 19; Jun 09* & 23*; Jul 07 & 21; Aug 04 & 18; Sep 01 & 15; Oct 06 & 20; Nov 10 & 24; Dec 08 & 22+    
Low Season
Apr 07 & 21; May 05 & 19
US$ 2630 US$ 230 US$ 1000 US$ 1100
Shoulder Season
Mar 03 & 17; Nov 10 & 24; Dec 08
US$ 2895 US$ 360 US$ 1000 US$ 1100
High Season
Jan 06 & 20; Feb 03 & 17; Jun 09* & 23*; Jul 07 & 21; Aug 04 & 18; Sep 01 & 15; Oct 06 & 20
US$ 3620 US$ 440 US$ 1000 US$ 1100
Christmas Period
Dec 22+
US$ 4260 US$ 735 US$ 1000 US$ 1100
(*,+) what's this?
SPECIAL:
3 adults sharing one room discount of US$ 100 per person.
Stay tuned for future dates! If you want to be the first ones to know click here
2021 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Seasonal Departures East Coast West Coast
Jan 06 & 20; Feb 03 & 17; Mar 03 & 17; Apr 07 & 21; May 05 & 19; Jun 09* & 23*; Jul 07 & 21; Aug 04 & 18; Sep 01 & 15; Oct 06 & 20; Nov 10 & 24; Dec 08 & 22+    
Low Season
Apr 07 & 21; May 05 & 19
CA$ 3419 CA$ 299 CA$ 1375  CA$ 1150
Shoulder Season
Mar 03 & 17; Nov 10 & 24; Dec 08
CA$ 3764 CA$ 468 CA$ 1400 CA$ 1050
High Season
Jan 06 & 20; Feb 03 & 17; Jun 09* & 23*; Jul 07 & 21; Aug 04 & 18; Sep 01 & 15; Oct 06 & 20
CA$ 4706 CA$ 572 CA$ 2000  CA$ 1750
Christmas Period
Dec 22+
CA$ 5538 CA$ 956 CA$ 2050  CA$ 2550
(*,+) what's this?
SPECIAL:
3 persons sharing one room discount of CA$ 130 per person


Notes

- For pricing of the optional Zanzibar 4-day extension, please refer to our program: Zanzibar: The Spice Island.
- Airport/hotel/airport transfers are included as per the safari dates. If however, you would like to arrive before Day 1, or leave later than Day 12 of the safari, private transfers to and from the Airport and hotel is extra and is available at US$ 40 per person based on a minimum of 2 people.
- Luggage allowance 15 kg per person in a soft bag.


Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 16 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All game drives, park fees and transfers by 4 x 4 jeeps loose top/pop up roof jeeps
  • Services of accompanying local English speaking guides cum drivers
  • Window seating for each passenger
  • Includes fees for 6 Game Safaris (currently at US$ 495)
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Day 03 Optional Olduvai Gorge Museum Visit at US$ 75 per person
  • Day 03 Optional Masai Village Cultural Tour at US$ 60 per person
  • Day 04 Optional Balloon Safari at Serengeti at US$ 550 per person
  • Day 06 Optional Masai Bomas visit at Ngorongoro at US$ 60 per person

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and a maximum of 07 participants

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.

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