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GLTZ 104. Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro

1: Arriving – Transfer
Arriving- Transfer to Meru View Lodge or similar for Dinner & ON

2: Arusha NP
Daytrip to Arusha NP with walking tour accompanied by armed ranger and game drive. Meru View Lodge or similar for Dinner & overnight

3: Manyara NP
To Manyara NP for game drive, ON Lake Manyara, Migunga Tented Camp or similar

4: Serengeti National Park (04/05 day)
To Serengeti for game drive. Overnight Moivaro Ikoma Tented Camp or other

6: Ngorongoro Crater (06/07 days)
To Ngorongoro Crater for Descend onto the crater floor for half day game drive with picnic lunch; Overnight Plantation Lodge, Karatu or other

8: Meru View Lodge
Bback to Meru View Lodge for overnight

9: Departure
Departure

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GLTZ 103. Shorter Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Zanzibar

1: Arriving – Tarangire
Arriving – Lunch; drive Tarangire for dinner & ON Tarangire Safari Lodge or similar

2: Tarangire N.P.
Game drive Tarangire National park; dinner& ON Karatu Plantation Lodge or similar

3: Ngorongoro Crater
Descend onto the crater floor for full day game with picnic lunch; Dinner & ON at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ndutu Safari Lodge or similar

4: Serengeti National Park
Full day game drive at Serengeti National park; Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa or similar.

5: Serengeti – Seronera Airport – Zanzibar
Game drive at Serengeti on the way to Seronera Airport where you will connect with flight to Zanzibar – Dinner and overnight at Blue Bay or similar.

6: Zanzibar – Stone Town (06/07 day)
Zanzibar for Stone town, spice tour, Jozani forest, Prison Island, beaches and relax

7: Flight
Flying to Dar to connect with 16.40 ET scheduled flight to Ethiopia or other flights to other destinations.

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GLTZ 102. Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Zanzibar

1: Tarangire N.P.
Arriving – Lunch; drive Tarangire for dinner & ON Tarangire Safari Lodge or similar

2: Tarangire N.P.
Game drive Tarangire National park; dinner& ON Karatu Plantation Lodge or similar

3: Ngorongoro Crater (03/04 day)
Descend onto the crater floor for full day game with picnic lunch; Dinner & ON at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ndutu Safari Lodge or similar

5: Serengeti National Park (05/06 day)
Full day game drive at Serengeti National park; Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa or similar.

7: Serengeti – Seronera Airport – Zanzibar
Am game drive at Serengeti on the way to Seronera Airport where you will connect with flight to Zanzibar – Dinner and overnight at Blue Bay or similar.

8: Zanzibar – Stone Town (08/09/10 day)
Zanzibar for Stone town, spice tour, Jozani forest, Prison Island, beaches, relax

9: Dar to connect
Flying to Dar to connect with 16.40 ET scheduled flight to Ethiopia or other flights to other destinations.

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GLTZ 101. Wonderful Ngorongoro & Serengeti

There is no doubt about it, Tanzania’s open game filled plains and Rift Valley scenery are the stuff that African dreams are made of. The lodges we use on this safari feature spacious accommodation, all suites have a sitting room, en suite bathroom, a large bedroom as well as a verandah offering wonderful views of the African wilds. The lodges welcome children and we will be happy to prepare a costing based on your family group.
Travel by road will give you the opportunity to enjoy spectacular scenery and the passing parade of Masai life. The little visited Tarangire National Park offers a diversity of habitats and the permanent rivers attract game all year round. The Park is also famous for its huge baobab trees and breathtaking scenery. So too is the Ngorongoro Crater – a World Heritage Site and a full day exploring the various habitats of the Crater floor will reveal an abundance of resident game species including lion, rhino and elephant.
Stopping at Olduvai Gorge provides the opportunity to learn more about early human ancestors as well as view a fascinating collection of fossils dating back across millennia. Enjoy 2 days of game viewing in the magnificent Serengeti National Park before returning to Arusha by air to save the long drive back over the roads that you have just covered. (or you can choose always to drive back.)

1: Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park is easily accessible and boasts magnificent herds of elephant and other species of wildlife. overnight at our comfortable lodge

2: Ngorongoro Crater (02/03 days)
After a morning game depart for Ngorongoro Crater where you will overnight at a lodge perched high on the Crater rim and overlooking this spectacular caldera. During your 2 night stay, enjoy a full day of game viewing on the floor of the Crater with a stop for a picnic lunch. All meals and game viewing activities are included.

4: Serengeti National Park (04/05 day)
Drive to Serengeti National Park. A visit will be made en route to Olduvai Gorge, renowned for the fossil deposits of early hominids. A picnic lunch will be provided. During your 2 night stay in the Serengeti National Park, all meals and game viewing activities are included.

6: Seronera Airstrip – Arusha
Morning transfer to the Seronera Airstrip for a flight back to Arusha. (or can choose the drive back). Transfer to the town centre arriving around noon. Road or air transfers to Nairobi can be arranged.

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ZANZIBAR & parks: AFRICAN PARADISE (A) ZANZIBAR WITH SELOUS GAME RESERVE

For those interested in adding some game drive to the beach, here three offers:

1: Zanzibar
Fly to Zanzibar. Meet your vehicles, which with a short cross of the town, will bring you to your hotel, at the shores of these fantastic beaches. ON Breezes hotel or similar (for upgrading, we propose The Palm as exclusive hotel or the Baraza, luxury accommodations. Or others are/can be proposed)

2: Jozani
Relax at your hotels, with activities, diving, swimming, cycling, walking, exploration of the villages, and more. The exploration of Jozani forest for the red colubus monkeys is also organized, if requested. ON Breezes hotel or similar

3: Stone Town
A guided tour of stone town include the slaves market, St Joseph’s cathedral, the Beit El-Ajaib & Beit El-Sahel, mosques, Hamamni Persian baths, Livingston house, the spice markets, and much more. Walking into these narrow streets, by visiting how the local people leave-meet-and enjoy, the shops, colors, history and more, are so exciting. Lunch is organized in a relaxed restaurant with view over the sea at stone town. And finally back for a wonderful sunset, relax, dinner, some music and a good night at your hotel. (Breezes hotel or similar).

4: Selous
Fly to Selous game reserve, a 48,000 kmq reserve, which occupies 5% of Tanzania. Admire large numbers of elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles, hippos, giraffes, zebras, lot of antelopes and birds and with luck spot the black rhino. Is a not much frequented by tourists; so the paradise for those customers which like more privacy and time just to see these spectacular views, flora and fauna. ON Rufiji River Camp or Sable Mountain Lodge or lake Manza Tented camp (for luxury services we propose Selous Safari or The Retreat or Sand Rivers Selous)

5: Zanzibar
Game drive. Lunch. Afternoon fly back Zanzibar. ON Breezes hotel

6: Zanziba; Free day
Free day for relax. Optional trip to visit the dolphins, or an excursion to Prison Island, can be organized, at supplement cost. As also diving (we have the best diving school of Zanzibar), windsurfing, cycling, snorkeling, swimming, and more: enjoy this fantastic African paradise, with white open beaches, nature, a fantastic culture and people and yourself. Explore with walking around the beach and the nearby villages; meet people, entertain yourself with excellent food, drinks and climate. ON Breezes hotel or other.

7: Zanzibar; Free day
Free day for relax. Optional trip to visit the dolphins, or an excursion to Prison Island, can be organized, at supplement cost. As also diving (we have the best diving school of Zanzibar), windsurfing, cycling, snorkeling, swimming, and more: enjoy this fantastic African paradise, with white open beaches, nature, a fantastic culture and people and yourself. Explore with walking around the beach and the nearby villages; meet people, entertain yourself with excellent food, drinks and climate. ON Breezes hotel or other.

8: Zanziba; Free day
Free day for relax. Optional trip to visit the dolphins, or an excursion to Prison Island, can be organized, at supplement cost. As also diving (we have the best diving school of Zanzibar), windsurfing, cycling, snorkeling, swimming, and more: enjoy this fantastic African paradise, with white open beaches, nature, a fantastic culture and people and yourself. Explore with walking around the beach and the nearby villages; meet people, entertain yourself with excellent food, drinks and climate. ON Breezes hotel or other.

9: Stone Town Airport
Drive to stone town airport for your flight. Extend for the unique history & cultures in Ethiopia (see our Ethiopian programs) or fly back home

EXTENSIONS FOR THIS TOUR
Ethiopia
Extend for the unique history & cultures in Ethiopia (see our Ethiopian programs)

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Southern Circuit TANZANIA SAFARI

1: Dar es Salaam Airport – Kilwa Masoko
On arrival in to DAR Airport and drive to Kilwa
Dinner and over night at Kilwa Seaview Resort (L,D)

(please advise arrival time so that we can check if it will be possible to
transfer them on same day, as distance from Dar es Salaam to Kilwa is
roughly 350KM)

2: Kilwa Masoko
After breakfast, day at leisure or choose of activities at the lodge (activities to be paid directly)

Dinner and over night at Kilwa Seaview Resort (B,L,D)

3: Kilwa Masoko
After breakfast, day at leisure or choose of activities at the lodge (activities to be paid directly)

Dinner and over night at Kilwa Seaview Resort (B,L,D)

4: Kilwa Masoko – Selous Game Reserve
After breakfast, proceed to Selous Game Reserve with picnic lunch, Late afternoon boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River

Dinner and overnight at Rest Camp (B,L,D).

You will discover the Rufiji River by boat, encounter hippos and crocodiles in good numbers. Some 350 bird species have been recorded in the Selous Game Reserve. These are typical of miombo woodlands, and the bird life supported by Rufiji swamplands is of particular interest.

5: Game Drive in Selous Game Reserve
You will have a full day in the Selous Game Reserve exploration of the Reserve by 4 wheel drive vehicle; will permit you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park.

Dinner and overnight at Rest Camp (B,L,D).

The Selous Game Reserve is the largest in Africa, covering 54,600 square kilometer. The park gets its name from the hunter and explorer Frederick Courtney Selous. He was killed here during World War 1. Selous is famous for its elephants. Other species commonly seen are lions, wild dogs, buffaloes, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebras and greater kudus. It was originally set aside as a hunting area where animals are abundant but more shy then the Northern Parks. Excursions by 4×4 vehicle will permit you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park.

6: Walking Safari in Selous Game Reserve
After breakfast, you will start your day with morning walking safari, followed by game drive with picnic lunch

Dinner and overnight at Rest Camp (B,L,D).

Walking safari will give you a particularly intimate feel for the African wilds.
It starts in the morning with a guidance of an armed ranger, takes 2 hours before you meet the driver at the reserve gate. Walking safaris offer a good chance of seeing giraffe, zebra, elephant, and good birding.

7: Selous Game Reserve – Mikumi National Park
After early breakfast, proceed to Mikumi National Park with picnic lunch

Dinner and overnight at Tan Swiss Lodge (B,L,D).

The journey to Mikumi is the most amazing and truly wild and untouched areas of Tanzania. The drive will take you up into the Uluguru Mountains across rivers and past small local villages and farms. The drive is tiring but possibly the most rewarding and adventurous on the Tanzania Tourist Circuit.

8: Mikumi National Park
After breakfast, full day game drive of the park with picnic lunch

Dinner and overnight at Tan Swiss lodge (B,L,D)

With 3,230 square kilometers coverage Mikumi National Park is well-known park in Tanzania. The park is well-known for its population of elephants, giraffes buffaloes, zebras, elands, greater Kudu, wildebeest, roan and sable antelope. Predators include tree-climbing lions (which are in large number), leopards, wild hunting dogs and black-backed jackal. More than 300 species of birds have been recorded here including Eurasian migrants such as red billed oxpecker, marabou stork and lilac breasted roller.

9: Mikumi National Park – Ruaha National Park
After breakfast, with picnic lunch depart for Ruaha

Dinner and overnight at Ruaha Hilltop Lodge (B,L,D)

10: Game drive in Ruaha National Park
After breakfast full day game drives in Ruaha National Park,

Dinner and overnight at Ruaha Hilltop Lodge (B,L,D)

Covering 13,000 square kilometers. Its name comes from Ruaha River. Which is built overlooking the Great Ruaha River and it blends into its natural surroundings to enable visitors to feel themselves part of the wild.

11: Game drive in Ruaha National Park
After breakfast full day game drives in Ruaha National Park,

Dinner and overnight at Ruaha Hilltop Lodge (B,L,D)

12: Ruaha National Park – Morogoro Town
After breakfast, drive with your picnic lunch to Morogoro. Relax at your lodge.

Dinner and overnight at Morogoro Hotel / Hotel Oasis (B,L,D)

13: Morogoro Town – Saadani National Park
After breakfast, with picnic lunch depart for Saadani, relax at the lodge

Dinner and overnight at Saadani Safari Lodge (B,L,D)

14: Saadani National Park
After breakfast, spend your day exploring the park by game drive, river safari or walking safari (2 half day activities)

15: Saadani National Park – Dar es Salaam Airport
After breakfast, drive back to Dar es Salaam with picnic lunch

Drop off DAR airport (B,L)

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EXPLORE TANZANIA� SOUTHERN & NORTHERN PARKS SELOUS GAME RESERVE, RUAHA, LAKE VICTORIA, SERENGETI & NGORONGRORO

1: Arrive in Dar es Salaam
You arrive in Dar es Salaam, and are transferred the short distance from the airport to your hotel, Southern Sun Hotel, where you’ll spend the night.

Accommodation
Southern Sun Hotel
A stylish hotel in the busy streets of Dar es Salaam close to the coast of Tanzania

2: Go Game Viewing in Selous Game Reserve
After Breakfast ride in a special design car for safari and drive to Selous Game Reserve with lunch boxes. A Selous is the largest protected wilderness reserve in Africa and is home to the Big 5, the endangered wild dog and much more.
After arrival, you have the opportunity to start exploring this incredible wilderness area by car, boat or on foot, returning in time for sunset and dinner.

Accommodation
Selous Riverside Safari Camp
A superior tented camp in the Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania.

3: Search for Wild Dog in the Selous
After a hearty breakfast, you’ll depart for a full-day game drive, and this is where your adventure safari truly begins. The Selous Game Reserve is known for its healthy wild dog population, so keep your eyes pealed.
Drive through the vast landscapes of bush, savannah and Miombo woodland in your search for elephant, buffalo, rhino and the rare sable antelope.
Enjoy a packed lunch en-route, before returning to camp in the late afternoon, in time for a delicious dinner. This is the African wilderness at its best.

Accommodation
Selous Riverside Safari Camp

4: Head into the Mikumi National Park
Today you’ll proceed into Morogoro town, a small but interesting town. Morogoro provide some beautiful scenery and Uluguru mountains. You’ll enjoy a packed lunch en-route to Morogoro and then drive to your hotel, Morogoro Hotel for dinner and Overnight stay.

Accommodation
Morogoro Hotel

5: Encounter the Great Ruaha
Early in the morning after breakfast, you’ll depart for the Ruaha National Park, the second largest park in Tanzania known for its elephant sanctuary and some seriously hard-to-get-to areas.
The remoteness and beauty of Ruaha makes it ideal for game-viewing however, with animals like the greater and lesser kudu, as well as the rare roan and sable antelope wonderful sightings.
Enjoy a packed lunch en-route to the park, evening drive at the Lodge on the perimeter and settling in to enjoy a memorable evening under the African night sky.

Accommodation
Ruaha River Lodge

6: Marvel at the Ruaha Scenery
Today you’ll enjoy a full-day game drive through the Ruaha National Park with a packed lunch. While the wildlife is amazing in the park, the birdlife is even more so, with over 350 bird species.
Enjoy the simply breathtaking wilderness areas; rivers, plains, forests and wide-open savannah. It’s truly a glimpse of ‘wild Africa’.

Accommodation
Ruaha River Lodge

7: Ruaha National Park to Dodoma
After Breakfast you will spend a full day driving to Dodoma town with lunch boxes, arrive Dodoma evening, Dinner and overnight stay

Accommodation
Dodoma Hotel

8: Ruaha National Park to Dodoma
After Breakfast depart for Mwanza town with picnic lunch, arrive Mwanza during the evening, Dinner and Overnight at Tilapia Hotel

Accommodation
Tilapia Hotel
This is the best hotel in Mwanza city and the hotel allocated along the beach of Lake Victoria

9: Mwanza City / Lake Victoria (day 9 and 10)
These two days / Leisure day either in the Hotel or along the beach of Lake Victoria then lunch and dinner at Tilapia Hotel

Accommodation
Tilapia Hotel
This is the best hotel in Mwanza city and the hotel allocated along the beach of Lake Victoria

11: Mwanza City / Lake Victoria to Serengeti National Park
After Breakfast drive to the world-famous Serengeti National Park Seronera Wildlife Lodge, set high on a ridge commanding panoramic views, draws its inspiration from the circular “Rondavel’ dwellings and winding paths of a traditional Masai village. An afternoon game drive (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Accommodation
Seronera Wildlife Lodge

12: Serengeti National Park
Early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge, later enjoy an afternoon game drive (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Accommodation
Seronera Wildlife Lodge

13: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After Breakfast travel to the Ngorongoro Crater (200 km) via Olduvai Gorge, and check in to your lodge which is perched on the jagged rim of the crater. Afternoon at leisure (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Accommodation
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

14: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After Breakfast drive to the head to the heart of Ngorongoro Crater, one of the largest calderas in the world, which contains a variety of ecosystems and an astounding concentration of birds and animals. Encounter massive herds of zebra, wildebeest, and gazelles. This area affords an opportunity to spot the Big Five, which includes African elephant, leopard, the black maned lion, buffalo, and the rare black rhinoceros. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater then drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight at Endoro Lodge.

Accommodation
Endoro Lodge – Karatu

15: Fly Back to Dar es Salaam
The final day of your Tanzanian adventure safari has arrived. After breakfast you’ll transfers to Lake Manyara airstrip.
You’ll then fly for Dar es Salaam with a light air flight, a few hours journey by flight. Arrive to the JK Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam, where you’ll catch your departing flight out.

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DESCRIPTION

Southern & Northern Tanzania is home to some of Africa’s most prolific wildlife parks & reserves, but which enjoy a sense of anonymity and remoteness due to the popularity of some of East Africa’s other parks.

On this spectacular luxury camping adventure and Lodges, you’ll enjoy amazing game viewing in the vast Selous Game Reserve and the remote Ruaha National Park.

Enjoy the services of an experienced driver/guide and marvel at the spectacular scenery in this amazing adventure safari under the Tanzanian skies.

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SAFARI IN TANZANIA – GLT 2012 – Safari in Tanzania. Guaranteed departure 2012

1: ITINERARY
01. Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport. Please issue your visa at the Immigration Desk (50 US per person), get your luggage and go through customs. There your driver will wait for you and will proceed with you to Tarangire National Park. To the gate it will take you around 3 hours. Do a first game drive on the way to the lodge, where you will enjoy a hot lunch. In the afternoon do again a game drive until sunset.
Lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight in the lodge.
Tarangire National Park Information: Tarangire National Park is one of 11 national parks in Tanzania. It is located south-west of Arusha in the Lake Manyara region. The Tarangire River flows through the park even in the dry season and is the only water source for the wildlife. Therefore, the wildlife in the park is very rich dring dry sesaon. The landscape consists of savannah and the river. The park is 2600 square kms and is located on 900m altitude. Furthermore the park is well known for its uncountable baobab trees, the large number of elephants and various species of birds.
Best time to visit: Throughout the year (June – September high animal density because of dry season)
Accommodation lodge. Meals: L/D

02. Already at 6 o’clock in the morning depart for an early morning game drive. Discover the animals along the Tarangire river. Return back to the lodge for a late breakfast and after that proceed to Lake Natron.
Lake Natron Information: Wild and untouched Lake Natron is located right next to the only active volcano in Tanzania, the Ol donyo Lengai (mountain of god for the Maasai). As one of the most alkaline lakes in the world, it is the home for thousands of crustaceans and hereby attracts a lot flamingos to the shores of the lake. Next to the wildlife also the landscape is breathtaking.
Accommodation tented camp. Meals: B/LB/D

03. After breakfast do a walking excursion to Lake Natron to see the Flamingos and different birds along the lake shores. Return to the camp for hot lunch. In the afternoon do a walking tour to the Ngaresaro Waterfall. If you like you can swim there. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Lake Natron Tented Camp. Meals: B/L/D

04. After breakfast leave Lake Natron and head towards the Serengeti through the Northern part. Game en route to the lodge.
Serengeti National Park Information: The Serengeti is a treeless savanna, which extend from the north Tanzania, east of Lake Victoria, to southern Kenya (Africa) extends and covers an area of about 30,000 sq km. There live more than 1.6 million herbivores and thousands of predators. Common animals in this region are wildebeests, gazelles, zebras and buffalo. A unique experience is the migration taking place every year between the Sernegeti and the Masai Mara.
The word “Serengeti” is derived from the Maasai language and means “Wide area / high level.” You can find extensive, flat grasslands in the south and slightly wooded plains in the north. The central Serengeti is an almost treeless savanna. In the southeast arises Ngorongoro Conservation Area (world heritage site since 1979). The highest mountains are located about 1,850 m above sea level, lower parts of the savannah to reach “down” to about 950 m.
The region encompasses the Serengeti “Serengeti National Park”. With its 14,763 km ² it is one of the largest and certainly the best known National parks in the world. Since 1981 it is part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage. The documentary film “Serengeti Shall Not Die” by Bernhard Grzimek was honored in 1960 with the Oscar. 

Best time to travel: Throughout the year; Great Migration: December to July
Accommodation: Lodge. Meals: B/LB/D

05. Discover the animals and landscape of Serengeti on your game drives today.
Accommodation: Lodge. Meals: B/LB/D

06. Today you will leave the Serengeti National Park and will head towards the Ngorongoro Crater Rim. Game en route. You can also visit Olduvai Gorge. Ngorongoro Crater Information: The Ngorongoro conservation area is located between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara. Within the protected area is the Ngorongoro Crater, which is the largest caldera in the world. The crater is 600m deep and 260 square km in size and offers the diversity of East African scenery and wildlife in a confined space. Enjoy the breathtaking views at sunset from one of the lodges on the crater rim.
Accommodation: Lodge. Meals: B/LB/D

07. Today you will do an unforgettable Ngorongoro Crater Tour. At the beginning you will descend into the crater – 600m from the rim to the floor. When you reach the bottom, start your game drive and discover this breathtaking landscape. Wildebeests, zebras and lions will cross your way. Enjoy your picnic lunch next to the hippo pool. After the game drive ascend the steep crater wall with the safari car drive to Karatu.
Accommodation: Lodge. Meals: B/LB/D

08. After breakfast depart with your picnic lunch box to discover the Lake Manyara National Park. This park impresses by the big Lake and the thick forest. You will find Impalas and Dik Diks as well as hippos and elephants. Take care of the lions in the park, sometimes they are laying in the trees and inspect their surroundings. After the game drives proceed to Kilimanjaro apt to catch your flight to Zanzibar – arrival around 19:00 h. There you will be picked up and brought to your hotel in Stonetown.
Lake Manyara National Park Information: The Lake Manyara National Park has a rare ground water forest, which merges into grassland with acacia trees and open grassland. On the shores of Lake Manyara are marshy areas. In the park live about 20-30 lions, who like to rest are particularly on the trees, a few leopards and monkeys. Prevalent in the park are giraffes, impalas, wildebeests, zebras, hippos and big herds of buffalo. Things to do nearby the park: Cultural excursions, bicycle tours, forest walks outside the park. Best time to visit: July to October: large mammals
Zanzibar Information: Zanzibar is an island and is combined of several small islands. Unguja and Pemba Island. It is located about 40 km from the Tanzanian coast. The main Island – Unguja – is about 100 km long and 35 km wide. You can find beautiful sandy beaches, coral reefs, perfect for snorkeling and diving and ancient Stonetown.
Accommodation: hotel. Meals: B/LB

09. After breakfast you will be picked from the hotel and go to Stonetown to discover this ancient city. 2500 limestone buildings (Stone Town) form the oldest and most interesting part of Zanzibar town. The small alleys, 45 mosques, 2 Christian churches and 4 Hindus halls invite to be discovered. The city tour lasts half a day. You are accompanied by a guide who will explain the amusing, historical corners Stone Towns to you. You will visit a former slave market, the museum, the House of Wonders and the old fort. Also the visit of the local market is an experience.
After the tour enjoy lunch at a nice restaurant in Stonetown and proceed to your hotel on the beach. Accommodation lodge. Meals: B/D – Note only in Baraza – fullboard

10. Enjoy a day of leisure on the beach of Zanzibar.
Accommodation lodge. Meals: B/D – Note only in Baraza – fullboard

11 . On time you will be picked from the hotel and transferred to the airport to catch your flight for your onward destination. Meal: B

We also suggest extensions to tour in Ethiopia, or tours to northern or Southern Sudan or to the parks in Kenya (see our programs)

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HISTORIC ROUTE AND TANZANIA – GLT 2012 –

1: ITINERARY
01. FRI. Arrival in Addis Ababa. Transfer to the chosen hotel. Have a free morning. Afternoon (1400 hrs from the hotel) tour of the capital: visit Entoto mountain with views over the capital, the National & the Ethnographic museums, St George church and the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa.
Meals free. ON (overnight) hotel.

02. Transfer from the hotel to the airport for the flight to Axum, 2 hrs before the flight time (meet your driver at your hotel). Ones in Axum transfer to the hotel for check-in.
Visit the steles, St Mary of Tsion church (where legend says the Ark of Covenant is deposited), the bath and the palace of Queen of Sheba, and archeological sites.
Breakfast can be at the airport or in Axum. Lunch and dinner at the hotel in Axum.

03. Leave your hotel at 08am to drive to Mekele, capital of the Tigray region. On the way make very interesting visits, as: the Yeha pre-Christian temple, DebreDamo monastery (where to reach the monastery men have to climb 16 meters by ropes. Women are not allowed) and one of the Tigray rock churches, as Abreha We Atsbeha or Wikro Cherkos (or could be both, if clients prefer not to visit DebreDamo).
Lunch on the way. Dinner traditional restaurant in town. ON hotel in Mekele.

04. Leave your hotel at 08am to drive to Lalibela, crossing sites as Ambalagi, Alamata, Dild & the Tekeze river, with very nice views and admiring the Tigray, Azebo/ Raya, Afar (with luck around Woldya) & Wollo people on the way.
Spot also the endemic Gelada Baboons around Dild.
Lunch on the way; dinner & ON Yemereha htl or similar http://www.greenlandtoursandhotels.com/yemereha/

05. Full day visit of the rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, defined as the 8th wonder in the world. Churches built in the 12th century; the African Jerusalem.
And late afternoon take part of the coffee ceremony in a traditional house or the hotel (the coffee ceremony in an important part of Ethiopian culture).
Meals & ON at your hotel

06. Leave your hotel at 08am to drive to Gondar, the city of castes and churches, defined the African Camelot, admiring very nice views over the Semien mountains.
Lunch on the way; dinner in a restaurant in town. ON hotel in Gondar

07. Morning visit of Gondar: the castles, Debre Birhan Sellasie church (light of Trinity) with wonderful murals, King Fasiladas bath and Qusquam monastery.
Have lunch in a restaurant in town.
Afternoon drive to Bahirdar, with views at lake Tana and Amhara people villages. Dinner and ON at your hotel in Bahirdar

08. Leave your hotel at 08am to drive to admire the Blue Nile falls.
Drive back then for lunch at the hotel.
Afternoon have a boat excursion on lake Tana to admire some monasteries over the lake’s islands, as Asua Mariam and Ura Kidane Mehret, with also the visit of an Amhara people village & coffee plantations.
Dinner in a restaurant in town. ON hotel in Bahirdar

09. SAT. Transfer from the hotel to the airport for the flight to Addis Ababa, 2 hrs before the flight schedule. Ones reached Addis Ababa transfer to the hotel for a day use room available till 18:00 hrs. Have your free afternoon.
Lunch free. Have dinner invited in a traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances. Then transfer to the airport for departure (or if the flight is next day, have an overnight in Addis Ababa. The next day you’ll be picked up from your hotel 3 hrs before your flight and transferred at the airport)

10. SUN. Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport. Please issue your visa at the Immigration Desk (50 US per person), get your luggage and go through customs. There your driver will wait for you and will take you to Tarangire National Park. To the gate it will take you around 3 hours drive. Do a first game drive along the shores of Lake Manyara. This park impresses by the big Lake and the thick forest. You will find Impalas and Dik Diks as well as hippos and elephants. Take care of the lions in the park, sometimes they are laying in the trees and inspect their surroundings. After the game drives proceed for dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Lake Manyara National Park Information:The Lake Manyara National Park has a rare ground water forest, which merges into grassland with acacia trees and open grassland. On the shores of Lake Manyara are marshy areas. In the park live about 20-30 lions, who like to rest are particularly on the trees, a few leopards and monkeys. Prevalent in the park are giraffes, impalas, wildebeests, zebras, hippos and big herds of buffalo.
Things to do nearby the park: Cultural excursions, bicycle tours, forest walks outside the park
Best time to visit: July to October: large mammals
Accommodation lodge. Meals: LB/D

11. Mto wa Mbu cultural excursion. After breakfast go on a bicycle ride on the edge of Lake Manyara National Park. You will see the animals from a different perspective and discover things, you would have never seen from the car. For lunch enjoy a local meal under banana tree and get ready for a guided walk through the village. There you will see how the farmers plant their crops and how craftsmen produce their goods.
Accommodation lodge. Meals:B/L/D

12. Ngorongoro Crater Tour – Karatu. Today you will do an unforgettable Ngorongoro Crater Tour. At the beginning you will descend into the crater – 600m from the rim to the floor. When you reach the bottom, start your game drive and discover this breathtaking landscape. Wildebeests, zebras and lions will cross your way. Enjoy your picnic lunch next to the hippo pool. After the game drive ascend the steep crater wall with the safari car and return back to the lodge.
Ngorongoro Crater Information: The Ngorongoro conservation area is located between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara. Within the protected area is the Ngorongoro Crater, which is the largest caldera in the world. The crater is 600m deep and 260 square km in size and offers the diversity of East African scenery and wildlife in a confined space. Enjoy the breathtaking views at sunset from one of the lodges on the crater rim.
Accommodation lodge. Meals: B/LB/D

13. After breakfast proceed to Serengeti National Park. On the way you can visit Olduvai Gorge and get more information about this National Park at Naabi Hill Gate. Game en route to lodge.
Serengeti National Park Information: The Serengeti is a treeless savanna, which extend from the north Tanzania, east of Lake Victoria, to southern Kenya (Africa) extends and covers an area of about 30,000 sq km. There live more than 1.6 million herbivores and thousands of predators. Common animals in this region are wildebeests, gazelles, zebras and buffalo. A unique experience is the migration taking place every year between the Sernegeti and the Masai Mara.
The word “Serengeti” is derived from the Maasai language and means “Wide area / high level.” You can find extensive, flat grasslands in the south and slightly wooded plains in the north. The central Serengeti is an almost treeless savanna. In the southeast arises Ngorongoro Conservation Area (world heritage site since 1979). The highest mountains are located about 1,850 m above sea level, lower parts of the savannah to reach “down” to about 950 m.
The region encompasses the Serengeti “Serengeti National Park”. With its 14,763 km ² it is one of the largest and certainly the best known National parks in the world. Since 1981 it is part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage.
The documentary film “Serengeti Shall Not Die” by Bernhard Grzimek was honored in 1960 with the Oscar. 
Best time to travel: Throughout the year; Great Migration: December to July
Accommodation lodge. Meal: B/LB/D

14. Full day game drive in Serengeti National Park. Discover landscape and animals.
Accommodation lodge. Meal: B/LB/D

15. Serengeti – Tarangire National Park. Today you will leave Serengeti National Park. Do an early game drive in the morning and proceed towards Ngorongoro and go on until you reach Tarangire National Park. Game en route.
Tarangire National Park Information: Tarangire National Park is one of 11 national parks in Tanzania. It is located south-west of Arusha in the Lake Manyara region. The Tarangire River flows through the park even in the dry season and is the only water source for the wildlife. Therefore, the wildlife in the park is very rich dring dry sesaon. The landscape consists of savannah and the river. The park is 2600 square kms and is located on 900m altitude. Furthermore the park is well known for its uncountable baobab trees, the large number of elephants and various species of birds. Best time to visit: Throughout the year (June – September high animal density because of dry season)
Accommodation lodge. Meals: B/LB/D

16. For the last day on safari do an early morning game drive in Tarangire National Park and leave towards Arusha. Here then either transfer to catch your flight or stay a night in Arusha.
Accommodation hotel. Meals: B/LB

17. Transfer to the airport on time to catch your flight. Meal: B

We also suggest extensions to the fantastic beaches in Zanzibar, or another tour in Tanzania as trekking to Kilimanjaro or the parks of the south, or another tour in Ethiopia as the Omo valley or the Surma people or people of the north-west or trekking to the Semien mountains, or tours to northern or Southern Sudan or to the parks in Kenya (see our programs)

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