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12-Day Lake Natron Serengeti Migration & Zanzibar Leisure

Tanzania
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Duration

12 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English, Espanol, Francais

Overview

Tour the famous and wonderful Lake Natron. This alkali lake is the world’s only breeding ground for 15 million Lesser Flamingoes. Here you will be able to see millions of Flamingoes, learn about the environment, hot springs, sundowners, waterfalls and many more activities. You will also see the mighty Serengeti and its famous migration of wildebeest, zebra, lion, leopard and relax at leisure in the Zanzibar Islands where you will enjoy the wonderful white beaches and its blue azure Indian Ocean.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour the famous and wonderful Lake Natron. This alkali lake is the world's only breeding ground for 15 million Lesser Flamingoes. You will also see the mighty Serengeti and its famous migration of wildebeest, zebra, lion, leopard and relax at leisure in the Zanzibar Islands

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport - Arusha Town
 Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport - Arusha Town

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet and greet by our customer service representative Afterwards you will be assisted to board your vehicle for your transfer to your hotel in Arusha Town, enjoy dinner and your overnight stay at Mc Elly’s Hotel.

Day 2: Arusha Town - Tarangire National Park
 Day 2: Arusha Town - Tarangire National Park

After an early breakfast with a picnic lunch in hand, you will drive to Tarangire National Park to view its large elephant population. Here you will have the unique experience of seeing nature combined with the original way of life of Masaai. Tarangire offers unparalleled game viewing and during the dry season the elephants abound. Families of the pachyderms play around the ancient trunks of baobab trees and strip acacia bark from the thorn trees for their afternoon meal. You will catch breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the mountains to the south as well as make a stop at Tarangire for a memorable experience. You will take part in a game drive until late in the evening where you will see wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, antelope and many more wild animals. Later in the evening you will drive to your lodge for dinner and your overnight stay at the Tarangire Tortilis Camp. Accommodation can be upgraded (at extra costs) or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

Day 3: Tarangire National Park - Lake Natron
 Day 3: Tarangire National Park - Lake Natron

After an early breakfast you will drive to the famous alkali Lake Natron. This lake is the world's only breeding ground for 15 million Lesser Flamingoes. The lake is the only regular breeding area in East Africa for the 2.5 million lesser flamingoes, whose status of "near threatened" results from their dependence on this one location. When salinity increases, so do cyanobacteria, and the lake can also support more nests. These flamingoes, the single large flock in East Africa, gather along nearby saline lakes to feed on Spirulina (a blue-green algae with red pigments). Lake Natron is a safe breeding location because its caustic environment is a barrier against predators trying to reach their nests on seasonally forming evaporite islands. Greater flamingoes also breed on the mud flats. You will watch the flamingoes, hot springs, sun downers, waterfalls and many more activities. Later in the day you will return for dinner and your overnight stay at the Lake Natron Tented Camp.

Day 4: Lake Natron-Full Day Activities
 Day 4: Lake Natron-Full Day Activities

After breakfast you will have another chance to see more of Lake Natron. Morning visit Lake Natron or swim at the Munge thundering waterfalls. The color of the lake is characteristic of those where very high evaporation rates occur. As water evaporates during the dry season, salinity levels increase to the point that salt-loving microorganisms begin to thrive. Such halophile organisms include some cyanobacteria that make their own food with photosynthesis as plants do. The red accessory photosynthesizing pigment in the cyanobacteria produces the deep reds of the open water of the lake and the orange colors of the shallow parts of the lake. The alkali salt crust on the surface of the lake is also often colored red or pink by the salt-loving microorganisms that live there. Salt marshes and freshwater wetlands around the edges of the lake do support a variety of plants. Afternoon relax at leisure dinner and overnight ta Lake Natron Tented Camp.

Day 5: Lake Natron-Serengeti National Park
 Day 5: Lake Natron-Serengeti National Park

Early breakfast then with your picnic lunch drive to famous Serengeti National Park via Klein’s Gate game drive en route. Having a chance to see all big five see all big four e.g. Lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Leopard and many other wild animals like Hippos, Zebras, Wildebeests, Cheetahs, Hyenas and Thomson Gazelles just to mention a few. Serengeti National Park its wild paradise you will be able to see thousands of wild animals and also Immigration of wildebeests depending on the season and you will be able to follow it within the park. Then Afternoon game drives there after in the evening you will return for dinner and your overnight stay at the Serengeti Acacia Camps. NOTE: we can change the hotel in Serengeti to follow the great migration at a time of booking this tour taking in to consideration the period of your travel. The main reason is to see the migration. Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options (at extra costs) or downgraded to economic ones (price reduction).

Day 6: Serengeti National Park-Full Day Following Migration
 Day 6: Serengeti National Park-Full Day Following Migration

After an early breakfast with a picnic lunch to enjoy full day game drive where you will have the chance to see the majority of the “Big 4”, namely lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and many other wild animals including hippo, zebra, wildebeest, cheetah, hyena, and gazelle, just to mention a few. The Mighty Serengeti is a wild paradise where you will be able to see thousands of wild animals. Depending on your time of travel. You will follow the migration of wildebeests in any direction within the park its can be Northern near Grumet river and Ikorongo, Western or Southern Serengeti, enjoy wildlife till evening then you will return for dinner and your overnight stay at the Serengeti Acacia Camps. NOTE: we can change the hotel in Serengeti to follow the great migration consideration the period of your travel. The main reason is to see the migration. Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options (at extra costs) or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

Day 7: Serengeti National Park-Ngorongoro Crater
 Day 7: Serengeti National Park-Ngorongoro Crater

After an early breakfast, with a picnic lunch to enjoy along the way, you will drive off from Serengeti and head to the Ngorongoro Crater game drive en-route then descend to the world's seventh wonder. A caldera that was formed as a results of the great movement of the earth that formed the rift valley. The Ngorongoro wild reserve is a home of wide variety of wild life including the big cats, more than four hundred bird's species. Enjoy the wildlife till late in the evening having a chance to see all big five e.g. Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, Leopards and Rhinos and many more wild animals. There after ascend to the crater rim then drive to your lodge dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge. Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options (at extra costs) or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater-Lake Manyara National Park-Zanzibar Island
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater-Lake Manyara National Park-Zanzibar Island

Breakfast with your picnic lunch in hand you will drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This enchanting park is noted for its beauty and incredibly lush acacia forest of giant fig and mahogany trees, which are home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. It is very famous for its stunning bird variety. The park is also home to a large numbers of buffalos, giraffes, elephants, impalas and a Hippo lake, where large numbers of hippos usually gather. This park has become famous for the the climbing lions and the flamingos in the lake shore. The game drives are done along the shore of the lake, providing incredible views of animals in the foreground with the lake, flamingos and flat plains in the horizon. Enjoy the sights until noon then drive to Arusha for your flight at 0445pm to Zanzibar arrival at 0600pm Meet and greet then transfers to your beach hotel. You will enjoy dinner and your overnight stay at Zanzibar Queen Hotel (Ocean View Room).

Day 9: Zanzibar Beach Leisure
 Day 9: Zanzibar Beach Leisure

Wake to enjoy a delicious breakfast and either relax. Optional participate in a variety of sea activities including snorkeling at the many coral garden reefs near the hotel, suba diving at Mnemba Island Conservation area, or deep sea fishing in some of the best fishing ground in the world especially the Pemba Channel between Unguja Island and Pemba Island. There are so many recreational possibilities to choose from and they can be booked directly through the tour before or after your arrival in Zanzibar. Later in the evening dinner and your overnight stay at Zanzibar Queen Hotel (Ocean View Room). Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options (at extra costs) or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

Day 10: Zanzibar Beach Leisure
Day 10: Zanzibar Beach Leisure

Wake to enjoy a delicious breakfast and either relax. Optional participate in a variety of sea activities including snorkeling at the many coral garden reefs near the hotel, suba diving at Mnemba Island Conservation area, or deep sea fishing in some of the best fishing ground in the world especially the Pemba Channel between Unguja Island and Pemba Island. There are so many recreational possibilities to choose from and they can be booked directly through the tour before or after your arrival in Zanzibar. Later in the evening dinner and your overnight stay at Zanzibar Queen Hotel (Ocean View Room). Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options (at extra costs) or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

Day 11: Zanzibar Beach Leisure
Day 11: Zanzibar Beach Leisure

Wake to enjoy a delicious breakfast and either relax. Optional participate in a variety of sea activities including snorkeling at the many coral garden reefs near the hotel, suba diving at Mnemba Island Conservation area, or deep sea fishing in some of the best fishing ground in the world especially the Pemba Channel between Unguja Island and Pemba Island. There are so many recreational possibilities to choose from and they can be booked directly through the tour before or after your arrival in Zanzibar. Later in the evening dinner and your overnight stay at Zanzibar Queen Hotel (Ocean View Room). Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options (at extra costs) or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

Day 12: Beach Resort - Zanzibar Airport
 Day 12: Beach Resort - Zanzibar Airport

Enjoy breakfast and then relax at your leisure until it is time for your departure. You will leave depending on your international flight time either from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam. At the designated time you will leave the beach resort and travel to Zanzibar Airport for your flight back home. This is where your safari will ending.

Included/Excluded

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Durations

Multi day

Tour's Location

Tanzania

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