Best of Tanzania Lodge Safari & Spice Island Resort, Zanzibar

Experience the highlights of northern Tanzania on an impressive 7-day lodge safari. On Zanzibar you will spend 5 carefree days at the Spice Island Resort, while enjoying the white sandy beaches of the island.

Itinerary

Highlights

Day 1-7 | Tanzania

  • Tarangire National Park – Game drive
  • Lake Manyara National Park – Game drive
  • African Rift Valley – Viewpoint
  • Serengeti National Park – Game drive
  • Karatu – Coffee Walk
  • Ngorongoro Crater – Game drive

Facts

Scheduled safari: Best of Tanzania
Tourcode: G&S0016
From: Moshi
To: Moshi
Min. number to guarantee tour: 2
Max number of participants:
6 per vehicle (window seat guaranteed)
Departure day: every Saturday
Price: from 2,370 USD
Single Supplement: from 105 USD
safari-vehicle lodges

Day 1 Moshi – Tarangire National Park

After a safari briefing in the morning and an approximate 2 hour drive you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. Giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the late afternoon you will leave the park and drive to the Lake Burunge Tented Camp, where you will overnight.Lunch; Dinner


Day 2 Tarangire Area– Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast you will travel from the Tarangire Area to the Lake Manyara National Park.
The park is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara, the seasonal breeding grounds for large colonies of flamingos and many more waterfowls. The park is also home to giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, impalas and groups of noisy monkeys and baboons. After an extensive game drive you will travel to the Kirurumu Manyara Lodge, where you will spend the night.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Lake Manyara Area – Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the southern Serengeti and at midday you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water. You will spend the night at the Kati Kati Tented Camp inside of the park.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner


Day 4 Serengeti National Park

The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The areas that you visit will depend upon where the migrating herds are. Predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals and include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year but your guide will know where to locate the animals and where to see them best. You will spend another night at the Kati Kati Tented

Camp.Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Serengeti National Park – Karatu – Coffee Walk

On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing before you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As soon as you reach the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, you will see the giant caldera below – a breath-taking view. You will leave the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and drive to Karatu in the Ngorongoro highlands. Here you will join a walk in the coffee plantation to learn more about the cultivation and processing of coffee. You will spend the night at one of the three beautifully located Tanganyika Wilderness Adventure Lodges.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner


Day 6 Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu

Rise and shine! After breakfast at daybreak you travel back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before you drive down into the crater. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – to spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch, you will leave the caldera in the afternoon and return to your Tanganyika Wilderness Adventure Lodge to spend another night.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Karatu – Moshi

After a leisurely breakfast, you will travel back to Arusha where you will arrive around midday. You will be dropped off in the city centre or at the airport.

Breakfast; Lunch

Spice Island Hotel & Resort

About The Hotel

The hotel re-opened at the end of 2009 and enchants with its good location, spacious bungalows, a superb private beach and the deepest pool on Zanzibar.

The 4-star hotel is situated between the towns of Paje and Jambiani, on the beautiful south-east coast of Zanzibar. An hour’s drive takes you to Stone Town or the airport.


Facilities

The flavour of Zanzibar can be enjoyed at two restaurants. Once a week a big barbeque is held around the pool and so is a spice evening. Fresh products from the market and fresh fish are used every day.

Rooms

The bungalows are scattered over the approximate 8 acres of garden and are equipped with air-conditioning, a fan, mosquito net, safe, telephone, bathroom with a shower and toilet, as well as a private terrace. A hairdryer can be borrowed free of charge at the reception and internet is available at additional cost.

Board

Breakfast; Half board; Full board; All inclusive

Activities

Trips to the surrounding areas can be organised at the hotel’s reception. The hotel has its own spa as well as own water sports centre, where various activities can be booked at an additional cost. Diving courses are organised by the hotel at a nearby diving school (10 minutes away).

Items included:

  • Lodge safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees

Items excluded:

  •  Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance