Days 1 – Arusha, Tanzania
Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport and you will be met and transferred arrive Serena Mountain Village overnight.
Day 2 – Arusha/Lake Manyara
Drive to Lake Manyara National Park famous for its tree-climbing lions, elephants, hippos, and giraffes and set out on our first wildlife safari. Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
Day 3 – Lake Manyara
On morning and afternoon game drives, watch wildlife interact along the shores of Lake Manyara. After lunch, go on an optional village walk or a mountain biking excursion. Dine at the lodge before a night game drive.
Day 4 – Serengeti
Journey into the Serengeti and stop to visit a Maasai village in the Ngorongoro hills. En route to the lodge this afternoon, look for zebras and lion prides. Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Day 5 – Serengeti
Embark on a morning game drive, or view the plains game from above on an optional hot-air balloon safari. Enjoy a talk by a wildlife researcher during lunch, and then head out on an afternoon safari.
Day 6 – Serengeti/Olduvai Gorge
Travel east to Olduvai Gorge where Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the remains of Homo habilis, regarded as one of the earliest humans. Continue to our lodge, perched on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Day 7 – Ngorongoro Crater
Descend 2,000 feet to the floor of the crater where volcanic slopes shelter almost 30,000 animals. We may see elephants, rhinos, buffalo, cheetahs, lions, hyenas, hippos, and wildebeests here. Then view the vast crater from above on a hike along the rim. Tonight, meet a local Maasai elder and make beaded jewelry with one of his wives.
Day 8 – Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha
Spend the morning on a game drive in the crater. After lunch at the lodge, depart for Arusha. Celebrate your Tanzanian safari adventure at a festive farewell dinner. Serena Mountain Village
Days 9- Arusha/Depart
Choose one of three activities a tour of a coffee farm, a canoe safari in Arusha National Park. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before taking an evening flight home, arriving the next day.
Days 9-12 Zanzibar, The Spice Island / Return Home
Our exploration of Zanzibar begins in Stone Town, Zanzibar’s historic city. Enjoy the delicate beauty of the ornate architecture embellishing the doorways and balconies of every street, and enjoy an intriguing tour of the cottage spice industries. Our stay concludes with three nights at an oceanfront resort overlooking the Indian Ocean, where we can scuba dive, snorkel, swim with dolphins or just relax on the white sand beaches.