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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport – Welcome to Tanzania

Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport – Welcome to Tanzania

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, you will be welcomed by your Nature in Spirit Travel guide and transferred to House of West Kili for dinner and overnight. The House of West Kili is a lodge located in tranquil environment in the village of Lawate on the Western Slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is about 30-40 minutes’ drive from the Kilimanjaro International Airport to House of West Kili and it is easily accessible by tarmac road. Depending on your arrival time, you will have time to rest a bit before dinner.

Main Destination:
Kilimanjaro Airport
Accommodation:
House of West Kili
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking

Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking

After breakfast, you will drive to the western side of the mountain and up through the forests to the Londorossi Gate, an altitude of 2,100m. The ascent is over 1,000m, moving steadily up through tropical montane forests. Although the western region is the less-visited side of the mountain, it is known to be frequented by big game from Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, which neighbors Kilimanjaro National Park.

You will drive up to Shira Plateau at the altitude of 3,400m, a 500,000-year-old volcanic caldera that is now a World Heritage Site. You will start your hike here and continue to Shira 1 Camp, Lion Gorge and the foothills of the Shira Pinnacles. Kilimanjaro’s iconic snow-covered table top, Kibo Peak, should be visible from here, as well as neighboring glaciers.
Then, at the end of the Shira Plateau Day hike, you will walk back to the starting point of the hike and have your picnic lunch, later board the vehicles ready to drive to Arusha for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
House of West Kili
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park

After breakfast at your accommodation, your exciting excursion begins. With a picnic lunch, you will drive to Arusha National Park, one of Northern Tanzania's smallest parks but one with an abundance of options for wildlife viewing. It takes around 1h45m to drive from Arusha to the park, and once you arrive, your guide will locate an ideal location for you to admire the picturesque views of Mount Meru. Treat yourself with a good view of the Ngurdoto crater famously known as “mini Ngorongoro”, the Momella and Tululisa lakes, the Fig tree arch together with a variety of wildlife species like buffaloes, warthogs, elephants, birds, and good number of primates.

You will have lunch in one of the picnic sites by the Momella lake with the beautiful vista of hippos and water birds. After lunch you will continue searching for game viewing opportunities in other parts of the park.
As evening draws close you will depart the park and drive to your accommodation to rest before dinner.

Main Destination:
Arusha National Park
Best Time To Visit June to October (Animals are easier to spot)
High Season July to March (The park can get busy)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Arusha NP

GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
ElephantOccasional
WildebeestOccasional
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HyenaRare
LionNone
Accommodation:
Kibo Palace Hotel
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, you'll journey to Tarangire National Park, approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes from Arusha. You will experience a change in landscape, vegetation and culture as you drive towards Tarangire. You will see villages and locals operating roadside shops and food vendors selling various food products. You can stop at any points if you'd like to visit a store or take a market tour.

You will drive straight to the lodge, check-in, have lunch and rest a bit before you go out for an afternoon game drive which will end at around 17:00. After the game drive, you will enjoy the beautiful view of the sunset as you drive back to the lodge.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park
Best Time To Visit July to November (Animals come to the Tarangire River)
High Season June to October (The park is full of visitors)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Tarangire NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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HippoCommon
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Osupuko Tarangire Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

Equipped with your picnic lunch, after breakfast you will drive back to Tanzania’s elephant’s headquarters, Tarangire National Park. The morning and afternoon are yours to explore the imposing National Park, host to more than 500 bird species.
You will have lunch in one of the picnic sites and proceed with game drive in other areas of the park. Big game viewing is absolutely rewarding here as you have uncountable animals to search for, from giraffes, hippos, buffaloes, zebras, wildebeests to lions.

Tarangire River, the main source of water in the park, tends to draw a lot of wildlife. While you may have an opportunity to see leopards, cheetahs and hyenas, this is a game of chance since they are rare in the park.
Before sunset, you will head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park
Accommodation:
Eileen's Trees Inn
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Karatu
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Game enroute to Serengeti National Park

Game enroute to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast you will head to Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro conservation Area with game enroute. You will witness spectacular view of Ngorongoro highlands as you drive towards the endless plains. While waiting for your guide to complete the gate formalities, you can climb up a giant kopje to get a better view of the vast savanna that extends to the horizon.

These large rocks serve as habitat for various species of flora and wildlife that are unique to these strange-looking stone formations. You will drive to the camp for check-in, lunch and head out again for an afternoon game drive. After an exciting day you will return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Best Time To Visit January to February and June to October (Different areas are best at different times)
High Season July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)

Wildlife in Serengeti NP

ElephantCommon
LionCommon
CheetahCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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GiraffeCommon
HippoCommon
HyenaCommon
LeopardOccasional
Black RhinoVery Rare
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Osero Serengeti Tented Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Today after breakfast is another day for a great adventure in Serengeti National Park, home to all five of the Big Five. You may decide to go for optional Balloon ride in the midst of endless plain which end with breakfast in the bush.
Talk to your guide on what you want to see as every area of the Serengeti has something special to offer.

Whether it's witnessing a rhino amble through the bush near Kopjes, spying on a wild dog, or gasping as you watch a huge cat hunt its meal. You will go back to the camp for lunch then head out again for an afternoon game drive at around 15:00. You will enjoy the sunset as you drive back to the camp during the evening for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Central Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:
Osero Serengeti Tented Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you will depart with picnic lunch and heard to Ngorongoro crater. On the way you will visit a Maasai boma. Explore wildlife in the self-contained ecosystem of Ngorongoro crater.
This is a land of multiple use where wild animals and human beings have managed to co-exist together in harmony. You will drive more than 600 meters deep to Ngorongoro crater, a fallen mountain believed to erode more than millions of years ago.

You will have game drive to search for various animals from endangered black rhinos, lions, buffaloes, elephants, gazelles, warthogs, hippos, zebras, waterbucks, hyenas, jackals, to large flocks of flamingos along Lake Magadi. Late in the afternoon after an eventful game viewing day, you will return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
Best Time To Visit June to October (Wildlife viewing is best)
High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)

Wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater

LionCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
HyenaAbundant
Show more
ElephantCommon
HippoCommon
LeopardOccasional
Accommodation:
Eileen's Trees Inn
  • Mid-range lodge located outside Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

Drive back to Arusha/ Fly to Zanzibar

Drive back to Arusha/ Fly to Zanzibar

The end of your wildlife safari is today! However, one last adventure is left, Leaving Karatu in the morning after breakfast, travel through wilderness and striking landscapes dotted with traditional villages in search of Arusha town.
In the midafternoon, you will arrive at Arusha Coffee lodge for lunch. After lunch, you will be transferred to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar.
Upon touch down in Zanzibar, you will be transferred to the hotel for overnight. Dinner on your own arrangement.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island (Beach)
Accommodation:
Amaan Beach Bungalows
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Zanzibar
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 10-11

Nungwi Beach

Nungwi Beach

These two days, you will be in the driver’s seat and plan any activity of your choice around beach. This gorgeous beach has a lot to offer including walking tours, diving excursions, and parasailing, just to name a few. The lodge organizes a lot of pursuits like diving, snorkeling, village tours and others that you can book and pay for directly. The lodge is booked on half board basis only; hence lunch will be on your own arrangement.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island (Beach)
Accommodation:
Amaan Beach Bungalows
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Zanzibar
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 12

Morning in Leisure/ Transfer to the Airport / Depart

Morning in Leisure/ Transfer to the Airport / Depart

After Breakfast you will drive to the Airport for your flight back home depending on your flight schedule.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Airport (Zanzibar)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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