Luxury Tented Camp Safari

Day 1 Touch down in Tanzania – and your African safari begins
SED safari begins in Arusha. Transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your hotel. A meet and greet then check in your rooms, your tour will start Tomorrow morning.
Day 2 Wildebeest & more on game drives in Tarangire National Park
Today morning you will hop into a specially designed pop up roof safari vehicle for your drive to Tarangire National Park. Go through your first game drive and including picnic lunch; you may see large herds of wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, buffalo and more. Dinner and overnight at your lodge (B,L,D)

Day 3 Birdlife, wildlife & Maasai tribal life in Tarangire
Enjoy a morning game drive in Tarangire National Park. It’s one of the best parks for elephant watching, and is home to hundreds of bird species (one of the highest number of bird species in any world habitat) and many game animals. Get a glimpse of tribal life in the African bush and explore the local culture when you meet the Maasai today, spending the afternoon participating in traditional African activities.(B,L,D)

Day 4 A school visit, Lake Manyara & on to Ngorongoro
SED Adventures Tours and Safaris has been looking for a way to giving back to the people of East Africa. See the primary school; few sights are as rewarding as the smiles you will see on the faces of the school children you will meet there! Visit Lake Manyara National Park today, plenty bird life, and different vegetation. Enjoy lunch at Lake Manyara. Continue on to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area home to Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 5 Spot the “Big Five” on game drives & picnic in Ngorongoro Crater
Spend your time exploring Ngorongoro Crater, long known as Africa’s “Garden of Eden.” Within the crater lie grasslands, forests and a freshwater lake, inspiring a continual migration of animals. Riding in your special safari vehicle, you will have a chance to spot the great “Big Five” buffalo, elephant, leopard, the black-maned lion and the rare black rhinoceros (only seen in the crater). After a full day in the crater drive back to your lodge to enjoy dinner and local entertainment you will be able to observe Ngorongoro’s wildlife-rich caldera below from the comfort of your private space.(B,L,D)

Day 6 Visit Olduvai Gorge & a Maasai Village en route to the Serengeti
Explore Olduvai Gorge, where archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the fossilized remains of some of the earliest known human species, an estimated 1.8 million years old; learn more about the site’s significance on a docent-led tour. Visit a local Maasai village, then continue wildlife viewing while driving the rough dirt roads across the plains and grasslands of the Serengeti. Arrive at your safari lodge in the Central Serengeti, which was inspired by Maasai tribal dwellings.(B,L,D)

Day 7 Included balloon ride over the Serengeti & game drives galore
boost off on a thrilling hot air balloon flight as dawn breaks over the vast Serengeti grasslands; Watch the hippos scatter as the balloon drifts over the edge of the riverbank. You will have breath taking views form above as the game below scatter at the sight. On your return a champagne breakfast in the bush waits for you. An afternoon game drive on the Serengeti plains may yield sightings of wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, rhinoceros, hippos, buffalo, jackals, and gazelles. Serengeti is among the best places on the African Continent to see prides of lions. Later return to the lodge for lunch, then enjoy an evening game drive before dinner.(B,L,D)

Day 8 Game drives from your luxury tented camp in the western Serengeti
Spot more wildlife as you travel to the Serengeti’s remote Western Corridor, known for huge masses of migrating game animals thundering across the terrain. Arrive at Kirawira, your luxurious tented camp in the remote Grumeti River region for another unique African safari experience; animals you might see on an afternoon game drive across the treeless plains of the Serengeti include wildebeest, lion, buffalo, cheetah, warthogs, giraffes and zebra.(B,L,D)

Day 9 Species survival on the Serengeti plains
After awakening in the heart of the wilderness in your luxurious tent – surrounded by Edwardian-era accents that evoke the classic safari camps of a century ago – your safari guide shares fascinating insights about the African bush on your early morning game drive, as you observe the struggle of species to survive in the “circle of life” within Serengeti National Park. Later, after lunch and another game drive, relax by the pool at Kirawira as the setting sun streaks the Tanzanian sky – a classic African safari doesn’t get any better than this! (B,L,D)

Day 10 On to Zanzibar & a Stone Town “spice walk”
Fly via Arusha to captivating Zanzibar, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean that was once a wealthy trading center for spices. Set off with your local guide on a walking “spice” tour of Stone Town, in the main port of Zanzibar City; its rambling, narrow streets echo the town’s former glory in colonial mansions and sultans’ palaces, rich with Arabic and Indian influences. Learn where some of your favorite spices come from as our guides reveal aromatic secrets hidden in nuts, roots and bark. Your home for the next two nights is a deluxe hotel created from two colonial mansions overlooking the turquoise sea and white sand beaches; enjoy dinner on your own in Zanzibar this evening.(B,L)

Day 11 Cruise aboard a dhow on an Indian Ocean “safari” in Zanzibar
Traditional Arabian sailboats called dhows have plied the Indian Ocean waters of the Swahili Coast for millennia, trading and fishing from one island port to the next. Sail out to sea from Stone Town aboard a traditional dhow for an “Indian Ocean safari” off the coast of Zanzibar this morning, as the captain and crew help you spot dolphins frolicking in the ocean blue; cast anchor on a sandy beach for swimming and perhaps some snorkeling near beautiful coral reefs. After returning to shore, the afternoon is yours to check out more of fascinating Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on your own. Join us this evening for a farewell seafood dinner on the rooftop terrace of your seaside hotel.(B,L,D)

Day 12 Homeward bound
Your unique African safari ends in Zanzibar. If you wish, join our local guides for an optional walking tour of Stone Town this morning, or just enjoy some time at leisure before checking out of your hotel. Fly from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, late afternoon, en route to Julius Nuyere International Airport for your flight home. Allow 3½ hours for flight check-in. Note: International flights out should be booked after 9:00 PM.(B)

 

** The prices below include all specified in the itinerary above

Standards 3* 4* 5*
Prices per person

$4,328

$4,786

$5,000

 

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