Day 1: Lake Manyara
You depart from Arusha in the early afternoon and head towards Lake Manyara National Park. Your hotel is situated on the rock escarpment overlooking the lake.
Dinner will be served at the Lake Manyara Hotel where you will spend your 1st night on safari.
Day 2: Serengeti National Park
This morning you will enjoy a game drive in the Lake Manyara National Park, looking for tree-climbing lions as well as a huge variety of birds. After lunch, you will drive to the Serengeti where your days will be spent exploring the plains. Depending on the time of year you travel you could be witness to the great annual wildebeest migration.
You will spend the next 2 nights at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge on a full board basis.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park
Start the morning with breakfast and take a drive out into the Serengeti. Birders can spend hours spotting the huge variety of bird species overhead and in the open plains. Return to your lodge for lunch, relax and stay cool in the midday heat and then venture back into the plains for an afternoon game drive accompanied by your informative guide.
Day 4: Olduvai Gorge / Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast you head towards Olduvai Gorge to view the archaeological fossil fragments believed to be the ancestors of present day man.
After a picnic lunch you will continue on to the Ngorongoro Crater where you will be staying at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge on a full board basis.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater has been named a ‘World Heritage Site’ and is a protected reserve. A large number of resident game can be found within the crater due to the permanent water source found within the forested crater walls.
After breakfast, spend the day within the crater enjoying game viewing and taking a few photos; game viewing in this setting is a sight not to be missed.
Day 6: Stone Town / Zanzibar
This morning you will depart from the Ngorongoro and be transferred to Arusha, where you will enjoy lunch before catching a regional flight to Zanzibar. In Zanzibar your 1st night will be spent in Stone Town, with an opportunity to explore this historical city.
You'll be staying at the Tembo Hotel on a bed & breakfast basis.
Day 7: Zanzibar Beach
You will be transferred to Mapenzi Beach Club, where you will stay for the next 3 nights. This is the perfect end to a safari as you relax and laze away the days on the white beaches or in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
Day 8: Zanzibar Beach
After breakfast you have the option of lying on the beach or making use of the facilities offered at Mapenzi, such as playing tennis, snorkelling or relaxing in the Jacuzzi.
Day 9: Zanzibar Beach
Have breakfast and prepare yourself for an optional morning or afternoon scuba dive. Just off the shores of Zanzibar lie numerous coral reefs, home to many colourful tropical fish. You can spend hours exploring the underwater world and its inhabitants. Relax for the rest of the day.
Day 10: Departure
This morning you will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport for your onward travel arrangements.