The Tanzania & Zanzibar Safari experience includes People, Culture, Lifestyle and Wildlife Tarangire National Park combined with a beautiful Zanzibar beach holiday.
Please join our trip hosts….
Roslyn Parker -Travel To Do Good & Jada Davis-Global Intent
Departure flights from JFK to Kilimanjaro International Airport via Nairobi Kenya
Preferred Carrier: Air Kenya
Saturday July 2
Welcome to Tanzania
Overnight at the African Tulip
Arrive in Tanzania through Kilimanjaro International Airport, and transfer to the African Tulip Hotel for check in. The transfer will be organized from the airport and it takes about an hour drive from the airport to Arusha town.
Sunday July 3
Overnight: African Tulip
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch in the cultural village
This is a walking tour around village, where you will meet local people and see how they live and perform their activities like farming local livestock keeping visiting entrepreneurs individually or groups, local schools or and local herbalist.
You will also enjoy nature on a walk to one of the waterfalls attractions. And later will get to learn learn the fine art of cooking with a local family while be introduced to a range of dishes that are the favorites of the local. After you have participated in a cooking class you will eat your lunch.
In the Afternoon you will visit the Tengeru Cultural Tourism and The Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre which is an art gallery showcasing artworks from different parts of Africa. It is a place where the past and present of the Tanzania’s 120-plus tribes can be viewed in a single compound. The center boasts of various carvings, gemstones, artifacts, clothing and books. The building is shaped as a shield and sword in its design to symbolize the heritage of the Masaai people.
Monday July 4
Overnight: Burunge Tented Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Today you will visit the Monduli Juu maasai Village, visit Maasai Schools, participating in Maasai Daily activities, visit the Traditional healers and getting knowledge about Maasai people and their culture. In
This experience is located in Monduli Juu, just outside of Arusha, Tanzania. During the experience, visitors can enjoy a picturesque journey through an evergreen rain forest before visiting a traditional Maasai herbs doctor. A small factory where Maasai woman produce ethnic jewelry will also be visited.
Tuesday July 5
Overnight: Kudu Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today you will go on a half day game drive within Tarangire National Park. Tarangire National Park is one of the largest national park in Tanzania located in Manyara region, this place is characterized by the large herds of elephants, tree climbing lions, and the fascinating baobab trees also called the Tree of Life for its almost mythical powers that some cultures attach to it. This park is especially known for Tarangire river which flows all year round and the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons.
About Tarangire National Park, situated within Tanzania’s spectacular Manyara Region, is an awe-inspiring national park comprising of granite ridges, river valleys, mixed vegetative landscapes, and free-roaming wildlife. During the annual dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow. With lion being among the most commonly spotted animal, it is a rare day that a visitor does not spot this majestic animal prowling or grazing.
Tarangire is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are seen regularly. This expansive area is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, its breath-taking views of the Masaai Steppe and the wondrous mountains to the south.
Wednesday July 6
Overnight: Tembo House
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
After your breakfast, on the way to Arusha but you will stop to visit the Iraqw tribe Village to experience to totality of life of this tribe. There you will learn about their daily life, customs and traditions. A walk through farmlands and and visit a local brick-making factory before proceeding to the Iraqw bomas, for more information and history. This tour will take about 2 hours before you proceed to Arusha Airport for your early flight to Zanzibar.
Upon arrival in Zanzibar you will be transferred to your hotel in Stone town. Overnight at Tembo House Hotel. Upon your arrival at night, after dinner you may have an opportunity to visit Forodhani Market one of the famous night markets in Zanzibar.
Thursday July 7
Overnight: Tembo House, Stone Town Zanzibar
Early morning after breakfast you will have a city tour of the historical city of Stone Town, then later spend time on your own in the city. Stone Town City Tour offers visitors a tour following the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town in Tanzania. Visitors will learn about events which shaped Zanzibar via a knowledgeable guide while walking through the buildings where it all happened. These historic buildings include the former Slave Market, the Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders, the Sultans’ Palace Museum, and the Old Arab Fort and Dispensary. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the markets, and the residential areas. An optional stop is available to rest from the heat at The Zanzibar Coffee House, where visitors can enjoy a selection of drinks, local sweets and seasonal fruits. Stone Town is a great place to shop for antiques and souvenirs.
Friday July 8
Accommodations: Amaan Beach Bungalows
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After breakfast will be transferred to the beach town of Nungwi, one of the pristine beach areas in Zanzibar. Upon arrival in Nungwi Beach you will have the entire day at your leisure on own arrangements when you can do anything of interest
Once little more than a ramshackle fishing village, Nungwi has been transformed into one of Unguja island’s busiest beach destinations and its second most populated village after its capital, Stone Town. Situated at the island’s northernmost tip, Nungwi is blessed with some of Zanzibar’s most idyllic swimming beaches as the water surrounding this section of the island is fairly deep and mostly unaffected by the change of tides. The village is also renowned as a party hotspot with plenty of boisterous nightlife and a thriving social scene hosted by the village’s slew of hotels, bars, shops and restaurants. Spend your days lazing on the spectacular beaches, floating in the idyllic turquoise waters or indulging in a massage. Then, as the sun sets, join the revellers as the town comes alive, cocktails flow freely and the beach bonfires begin to blaze. Daily itineraries tend to be gloriously simple: sunbathe, swim, party, repeat!
Sat July 9
Accommodations: Amaan Beach Bungalows
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Farewell Dinner
Today, we will have a Blue Safari Blue Experience to witness the beauty of Zanzibar by water. This is a full day boat tour in the Indian Ocean part of Zanzibar. The boats are traditional hand-built sailing dhows finished to the very highest standards of comfort and safety. The tour touches the key attraction spots on the South West waters protected by the Menai Bay Conservation. The tour includes guided snorkeling with quality kit, dhow sailing, sandbank stop, swimming in a mangrove lagoon, a delicious seafood buffet lunch, massive tropical fruit tasting and honest Zanzibar hospitality.
The Key activities include Sightseeing, snorkeling, sunbathing. Primary the dhow, introduced by the Arabs, was a trading vessel used by the Swahili. They could be massive – it once transported a giraffe to the Chinese Emperor. Today they reflect the craftsmanship of Zanzibari timbers.
Aboard you will get to know the sea and shores of Zanzibar, islands and coral reefs of a pristine conservation region, the Menai bay, with a chance to take a dip in front of the naturally occurring sandbanks. After a refreshing swim rest on the white sand with a coconut tree providing shade. The crystal clear turquoise water is appreciated also by the dolphins and you can easily see some swimming around the area.
You will visit a 200 hundred years old baobab tree, and the persistent ones may try to climb it and enjoy breathtaking views. With a little luck, you might even see gigantic coconut crabs, living in the hollow trunk.
Another great opportunity for a swim is in a mangrove lagoon on Kwale Island. Swimming through the branches is quite a special experience! Fingers crossed for a high tide to even enhance it!
In between, you’ll sink into the deep blue with your mask and snorkel, swim, perhaps even with a dolphin around. You will certainly be hungry with all these activities, so there’s an excellent seafood buffet lunch prepared for you. If you may find it too active you may enjoy your stay on board on the traditional dhow.
Sun July 10
Time to head home
After breakfast , pack and check out. We will head to Stone Town for lunch (on your own) and you can take care of any last minute shopping. Transfer to the Zanzibar International Airport for early evening flights back home.
Land Trip Cost: Early Bird Rate: $3250 based on double occupancy / Deposit: $750
Trip Package Rates are based on double occupancy
For Single Travelers – add $650 Single Room Supplement to trip cost/Total Cost: $3900
Final Payment Due: April 1, 2022
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