Tanzania, The Unforgettable Country of Africa

*Depart from Atlanta, Washington DC or New York on Friday July 22nd, 2022
*Return to Atlanta, Washington DC or New York on Monday August 1st, 2022


Trip Summary

Day 1

Arrival in Dar es Salaam
Transfer to hotel - Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel

Day 2

Dar es Salaam City Tour
Fly to Arusha, Tanzania
Visit Tanzanite Museum
Transfer to hotel - Gran Melia Arusha Hotel

Day 3

Day Hike to First Point of Mount Kilimanjaro (Highest mountain in Africa, 4th highest mountain in the world)
Other options: Kinukamori Waterfalls; Coffee Plantation Tour, Marangu Village Tour or Banana Beer Tasting

Day 4

Travel to Serengeti National Park - the most complex ecosystem on earth!
Transfer to hotel - Serengeti Four Season Safari Lodge

Day 5

Full Day Game Park Viewing in Serengeti National Park

Day 6

Half Day Game Park Viewing in Serengeti National Park
Visit a Maasai Boma (village)
Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Transfer to hotel - Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Day 7

Descend Ngorongoro Crater
Game drive on Ngorongoro Crater floor
Fly to Zanzibar Island
Transfer to hotel - Melia Zanzibar

Day 8

Full day Zanzibar Island
Relax on beach
Farewell party at night

Day 9

Zanzibar Stone Town tour in the morning
Fly from Zanzibar to Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam in afternoon
Depart Tanzania and return home



Day 1

Meet at the airport / Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA)

Upon arrival at the airport meet and be assisted by our Colleagues. After a short briefing usher to the vehicle and depart Dar es Salaam Serena for dinner and overnight.


Day 2

Half Day Dar es Salaam City Tour / Gran Melia Arusha

After breakfast go for a half day tour in Dar es Saalaam, you will visit:

Askari Monument

The Askari Monument stands on the location of a statue of Major Herman Von Wissmann, a German explorer and soldier, who became Governor of German East Africa in 1895. The first statue of Von Wissmann was erected in 1911 to celebrate the German victory in 1888, and then demolished in 1916 when the British occupied Dar es Salaam.


The National Museum in Dar es Salaam opened in 1940 next to the Botanical Gardens. A new wing was built in front of the old museum in 1963. The museum originally opened in the King George V Memorial Museum, the new wing has his car on display. The colonial years and anti-colonial struggle are presented through a display of objects, photos and documents. The section on Coastal history features glazed Chinese pottery and copper coins from Kilwa.

Kariakoo Market

This beautiful main market has an interesting local color and diversity of people as well as exotic fruits, fresh fish, food products, handicrafts, local textile material and many other locally made products. The market’s color, charm and character makes it a must for every visitor. The market is VERY crowded and for some the smells and noises can be overwhelming. DO NOT bring any valuables and only bring a small amount of money that you wish to spend, as petty thefts are common.

Azania Lutheran Church

German missionaries built Azania Front Lutheran Church in 1898. The red-tile belfry rises above the surrounding rooftops and the whitewashed building is still a recognizable landmark in Dar es Salaam. The tiled canopies over the windows provide shade and the gardens are a welcome retreat for weary tourists. The front entrance faces the harbor. At one time Azania was the center of the original 19th Century German mission; it is now the cathedral for the diocese.

After the experience, return back to your hotel for lunch, and then transfer to the airport for the flight to Arusha. Flight time is one hour to reach Arusha, on arrival at Arusha, meet with our guides, they will take you to Tanzanite Museum. Through a guided tour, visitors understand why Tanzanite is not only so rare and sought after, but also the complexities involved with its mining, the skills of cutting and polishing the gemstone as well as enjoying the stories and myths surrounding the stone.


Day 3

Kilimanjaro Day Hiking using Marangu Route to the first point, Mandara

Elevation: 1879m to 2720m, Distance: 8km, Hiking Time: 3-4 hours up and 2-3 hours back to gate, Habitat: Montana forest

You will be transferred to Marangu gate from the hotel and do a registration at the gate (2-3 hours). Afterwards, you will begin trekking through the rainforest to Mandara hut. Here you will have an acclimatization opportunity of visiting Mound Crater. After experience and enjoy natural environment at Mandara hut drive back to Arusha town

An Option for Guests Who Don’t Want To Hike On Mount Kilimanjaro

Kinukamori Waterfalls: The Kinukamori waterfall is in fact an integral part of Marangu village, and offers a different look at the Chagga culture. On top of this waterfall you will be able to see a statue of a woman who, according to legend, became pregnant out of wedlock and decided to commit suicide by jumping from the top of the falls. However, she changed her mind and while she was about to step away, was attacked by a leopard who pushed her down to her death.                                        

Local coffee plantation tour: you will visit locally owned and operated coffee plantations to learn more about the process that takes the beans from the tree to your cups. Try your hand at manually grinding and roasting beans, and reward your hard work with some delicious, fresh coffee.

Banana beer tasting: learn about the process and how banana beer is brewing, don’t hesitate to taste beer as it has its unique flavor.

Marangu Village Tour: this is best for bird watching and taking in the sights of rural Africa, the cultural tourism program offers the opportunity for visitors to watch traditional blacksmiths, visit nearby caves and waterfalls as well as experience life in the local Chagga tribe.


Day 4

Arusha / Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, check-out from Hotel ready for safari to Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park is immense; it spans roughly 12,000 sq. mi. It’s the oldest park in Tanzania and the most complex ecosystem on earth. The flora and fauna are almost the same as hundreds of centuries ago. 

There is so much to see and keep you occupied in Serengeti National Park. One of the best places to spot large predators like lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas is Seronera Valley.  You can also see elephants, zebras, elephants, giraffes, wildebeest and many other species on any given day.


Day 5

Full Day Game in Serengeti National Park

Two game drives on this day: Early in the morning before having your breakfast you will go sun-rise game drives which will take about 1-2 hours the time you will be driven back to your lodge for breakfast and short rest till lunch time.  After having delicious lunch at your lodge you will go for a second game drive from afternoon till sun-set after that drive back to Lodge.


Day 6

Half Day Serengeti National Park / Visit Masai Boma

Following breakfast, do a half-day game drive in the heart of Serengeti with your packed lunch box and enjoy your drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Maasai boma consists of several houses made of natural materials that are built in a circle to fence in the cattle. Visiting a boma will give you the chance to see for yourself how the Maasai live. Additionally, your guide will give you an in–depth understanding of their traditions and customs. We will be staying at the amazing Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.


Day 7

Descend Ngorongoro Crater

Following breakfast, descend to Ngroongoro Crater, the crater is over 20 kilometers wide and approximately 600 meters deep. If you are lucky and have a clear day, from the bottom you will be able to see the whole way around the crater walls. 

Today you will do a game drive over the crater floor, through grassland and forest, and see the soda lake named Lake Makat. Ngorongoro Crater is famous for the presence of the Big Five buffalos, black rhinos, elephants, lions and leopards. It also contains many other animals, such as cheetahs, zebras, hippos, serval cats, hyenas and wildebeest. After a nice and wonderful experience, drive three hours to Kilimanjaro international airport to board your flight to Zanzibar. 

On arrival you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Zanzibar Stone Town. Zanzibar is a Semi-autonomous part of the United Republic of Tanzania in East Africa. It is the Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, which comprises the main islands of Unguja (Informally referred to as Zanzibar) and its sister island Pemba as well as about fifty smaller islets. The land area of the two main islands is approximately 2,332 square kilometres of which Unguja is 1,464 square kilometres. Zanzibar (Unguja) is mainly a low lying island, with its highest point at 120 meters above sea level.


Day 8

Full day Zanzibar

Enjoy your day in the powder white sand of the Melia Zanzibar private beach provides a dramatic natural entrance way to the resort’s beautiful beach restaurant nestled quietly in the palm trees.  In the evening enjoy your Nyama Choma and  feel the Beat from a local Dj, have a drink, catch a Groove, and enjoy a grill menu in an informal atmosphere, and enjoy music and much more.



Day 9

Departure 

This is departure day we recommend to arrive stone town at 8am to get enough time to explore and doing shopping in Stone town. Your guide will take you on a historical and cultural journey through the old slave market, Darajani market place, the House of Wonders, the Old Fort and the Sultan’s Palace. Tour also includes lunch in a restaurant or in a local house. After tour depend on flight time transfer to Zanzibar airport to embark your flight to Dar es Salaam


Package Information

COST OF ALL-INCLUSIVE TRIP (Includes hotels, flights from designated cities, and trip insurance for illness cancellation and medical evacuation):

Explore Tanzania For as little as 4 payments of $2125 

or $8,299 when you pay in full

Date

Installment Plan

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Time of reservation

$2125

$8299

By Nov. 22, 2021

$2125

By Jan. 22, 2022

$2125

By May 22, 2022

$2125

TOTAL

$8500

$8299

*Fully refundable if you cancel before January 22, 2022 (minus 3% stripe/paypal fee). 
*After January 22, 2022:  $2,125 + 3% stripe/paypal fee is non-refundable
*After May 22, 2022: $4,250 + 3% stripe/paypal fee is non-refundable

If you reserve after November 22, 2021, your reservation cost will be $4250 (deposit + 1st installment), $6375 after January 22nd, 2022 (deposit + 1st and 2nd installment), and $8500 (Pay In Full, without prepay discount) after May 22nd, 2022.

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OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES TO DO DURING SAFARI

Guests who require the following options or upgrades can contact us by email after reserving their trip.

Single Occupancy Upgrade for All Hotels

The all-inclusive price quoted is for double occupancy, with a choice of a single large bed or two small beds in each room. Guests who require single occupancy for all hotels during the trip, can request a single-occupancy upgrade.

Price for Single Occupancy upgrade per person: $2,000


2-night Stay at Isaraya Luxury Over-Water Villas Day 7 & Day 8

Guests who desire a special time away from the group to experience the utmost in luxury, can break-away and spend 2 nights at the Isaraya Luxury Over-Water Villas. Transportation will be provided to and from the Farewell Party at Melia Zanzibar, and to the airport on the day of departure. This ultra-luxury resort requires a 3-day minimum stay but we have made arrangements to accommodate a 2-day stay. Please notify us to reserve this option as soon as possible, so we can make special accommodations for your request.

www.konokonozanzibar.com/villas/isaraya-overwater-villas/

Price upgrade per person (Double Occupancy): $2,000


Balloon Safari in Serengeti in Day 5

Enjoy an incredible, amazing and experience safari flying over the Serengeti National Park, get the best view to capture memorable photos with a stunning sunrise. Balloon safari starts when you are collected from your lodge or special camp for meeting at your Lodge at 05.30am hours. Soon you board the Land Rovers to be taken to the launch site, a journey of some 30- 40 minutes duration, in time to witness the dawn and the inflation of the balloon. After a final pre-flight safety briefing you board for takeoff.

Direction and duration of the flight depends on the wind and weather conditions of the day but the average flight time is about one hour. Part of the flight will be at an altitude of at least 1 000 feet for magnificent panoramic views of the plains, another part will be at tree top height for unique views of wildlife. The pilot will land the balloon near one of the game trails and then share a champagne toast with you.

Price per Person $ 590


Jozani Forest Optional in Day 8

Jozani forest is the forest for red colobus monkeys and visit the floating mangrove bridge. Jozani has an excellent nature trail and the guides are well trained and informative. A walk through this impressive flora and fauna is one of the highlights Zanzibar has to offer.

Price per Person: $50

Dolphin Tour Optional in Day 8

Kizimkazi is the fishing village for a dolphin tour, after arriving we take a motorized boat and start searching for dolphins. If we are lucky we can use about 5 to 10 minutes cruising on search of dolphins. After swimming with them we go to shallow water for snorkeling before getting back to the beach for taking shower, have lunch and a bit of beach leisure.

Price per person: $55


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