This all-inclusive holiday features cultural attractions, wildlife encounters with the “Big Five,” and relaxing on white-sand beaches. Combining a beach vacation with an African safari is the ultimate vacation. Spend a few days relaxing on Zanzibar before taking a flight to Africa Safari Lake Manyara. From there, you may explore the area’s national parks. Relax at Reef and Beach Resort after a day of exploring the island’s animals on the unspoiled shores of the island’s beaches.
- Airport transfers
- Park fees/charges
- Pick and drop services
- Drinking water during the safari/tour
- Outdoor activities (as per the itenerary)
- Accommodation (as per the itenerary)
- A professional driver/guide
- Transportation; 4*4 Jeep, Van, or by air (as per the itenerary)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Meals; full board or half-board (as per the itenerary)
- ** Any other inclusion as indicated in the itenerary
- Insurance (where applicable)
- International flights charges and fares
- Tips and gifts to service providers
- Any personal item that you may need during the tour
- Additional government imposed taxes and/or park fees
- Drinks and meals outside the tour package
- Visa charges
- Additional accommodation (as you may choose)
- Any other charges that may arise in due time
To get to the Shaba Boutique Hotel from Zanzibar Airport, your taxi driver will be waiting for you in the airport parking lot. Spend the first night here resting and reflecting on the journey so far. There are several excellent lunch and supper options within walking distance of the Shaba Boutique Hotel, which is housed in a magnificent and distinctive structure in Stone Town's historic district.
The taxi will be waiting for you in the morning to transport you to Zanzibar Airport, where you will catch a flight to Arusha. It's a simple flight that only takes a little over an hour. Arusha is the busiest city in Tanzania because of its importance as the country's safari capital. After being picked up from Arusha Airport, you and your private safari guide will make the journey to Tarangire National Park. The Tarangire River, which runs through the middle of the park, gave rise to the park's name since it provides the majority of the area's fauna with access to potable water. This tranquil park is well-known for its annual elephant migration, diverse bird population, and genuine safari vibe. After a morning of wildlife viewing, you'll stop for lunch and then continue on to Africa Safari Lake Manyara. You can relax and freshen up when you arrive, and then enjoy a meal beneath the stars and a restful night under canvas.
Now is the time to relax, African-style. The day will progress at a pole pole (slow slow) pace, to use a popular Swahili idiom. After a few action-packed days of sightseeing and travel, you might feel like sleeping late or taking it easy with a second cup of coffee while watching the animals graze outside the restaurant. The Maasai Boma, a collection of small homes constructed of mud, sticks, and cow dung, will be your destination after breakfast. A circular "fence" of thorny shrubs serves to shield the boma and its inhabitants from potential attackers. During your stay, you can learn a traditional dance, talk to locals about their culture and customs, and marvel at the intricate beadwork worn by Maasai women. Spend the rest of the day unwinding with a dip in the pool, some quiet time reading, and then dinner using produce from our garden.
If you want to make the most of your trip into the Ngorongoro Crater today, you should get up bright and early. You will be blown away by the natural splendor of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area the moment you set foot inside. Especially when you reach the rim of the crater and gaze out over one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the Earth. This extinct volcano's crater is the world's largest continuous volcanic caldera at 20 square kilometers in size and about 3 million years old. Amazingly diverse species has been able to flourish inside the crater's natural confines. You may see the Big Five animals, including the endangered black rhino, in the crater. When you combine hyenas, zebras, buffalo, and elephants, you have the makings of a fantastic safari adventure. You will return to Africa Safari Lake Manyara Lodge in the late afternoon to get some rest before the next day's adventures.
After a restful night, today truly is a "day of the lions." After an early breakfast and a final check out, you'll be transferred to a vehicle and taken to Lake Manyara National Park. At its fullest, the lake takes up around 200 square kilometers of the park's 330 square kilometers in area. Lake Manyara is a great place to watch a wide variety of herd animals and birds, from flamingos to elephant bulls. The park's tree-climbing lions are one among its many unique features. After spending the morning exploring this park's groundwater forest, you'll return to Arusha around lunchtime to catch your aircraft to Zanzibar. Your driver-guide will pick you up at the airport and take you to the Reef & Beach Resort, where you can relax in a suite overlooking the mangroves and the pool while taking advantage of the resort's all-inclusive dining options.
These days are at your disposal to relax and take advantage of the resort's many amenities, such as the spa, massage services, swimming pool, and ocean. You can go scuba diving or take one of the various day trips if you're feeling more daring on your vacation.
A vehicle will be waiting to drive you to Zanzibar Airport after breakfast so that you can catch your trip back home.