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Great Migration Fly in Safari

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Great Migration and Zanzibar Safari

 

About the Mara River Crossing (July to October)

During this period, the herd continues its movement north towards the Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya. There is no tight schedule that these animals follow, and so tracking the herd’s movements becomes a day to day prospect as the meander slowly but inexorably towards the next big obstacle in their path: the Mara River.

The Mara River poses another deadly barrier for the herd, who must again brave swollen waters and the opportunistic predators if they are to find relatively safety on the far side. Photographers and documentarians from around the world gather to witness the death-defying crossing, but the surrounding landscapes are every bit as memorable as the life and death struggle taking place at the Kogatende crossing.

Why you choose this package!

  • Stone Town
  • Northern Serengeti
  • Central Serengeti
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Matemwe
  • Tanzania
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DAY 1,Stone Town

Meet & greet upon arrival, transfer to hotel in Stone town.
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DAY 2,Northern Serengeti

Zanzibar - Kogatende (07:20 - 10:45) You will fly to Kogatende area of the Northern Serengeti. Enjoy a bird's eye view of Tanzania as you make the short trip, where you'll be met by your Shadows of Africa driver upon arrival.

The Northern area is a broad valley of sparse woodland and open savannah, ensuring a large resident population of lions, leopards, and elephants throughout the year. Kopje (small hills) are also a prominent feature of the area, which is bordered to the east by forested hills where the majority of tented lodges are.

You'll spend your day driving through this distinct and beautiful region of the park in search of the Wildebeest Migration and the Big Five.

In the afternoon, you have the option to extend your game drive until sunset or participate in one of the optional activities available at your lodge. These often include nature walks, village visits, and night game drives outside of the park.

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DAY 3,Northern Serengeti

After breakfast, we'll start our game drive around the Lobo area, searching around the kopjes looking for carnivores and the large migration groups that will be preparing to cross the Mara River into Kenya.

The Lobo Hills are covered in large acacia trees which support large amounts of elephants, giraffes, antelopes, buffaloes, and the carnivores that prey upon them. It's a fascinating opportunity to see a large number of Africa's most iconic animals in a relatively small amount of time.

From here we'll proceed to the Bologonja and Wogatende areas where we will eventually meet the Mara River itself. Home to large numbers of hippos and Nile crocodiles, the Mara River is the last major obstacle standing between the Wildebeest Migration and the relative safety of the Maasai Mara. If you're patient and a little lucky, you may even get to witness the death-defying crossing itself where wildebeest and zebras brave the river's currents and crocodiles in an attempt to reach safety on the opposite bank.
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DAY 4,Central Serengeti

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (Mara River) - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (SERONERA REGION)

After breakfast, we will drive across the plains of Togoro and through the Mbuzi Mawe kopjes (small hills) as we make our way into the park's central reaches.

Along the way you'll have the opportunity to see the Serengeti's diverse scenery as pass through wooded hills, tumbledown kopjes, and the wide open savannah. Your drive will show you everything from the diminutive dik-dik to towering elephants and giraffes.

The Seronera is often known as 'big cat country', and its kopjes and acacias provide an excellent opportunity to spot prides of lazy lions, sleek cheetahs out on the hunt, and leopards overseeing everything from their lofty perches.

The region's hippo pools and wide open spaces provide ample opportunities for game viewing.

Dinner and overnight in the heart of the Serengeti National Park according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options.
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DAY 5,Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, we get right on the road back towards the Ngorongoro Crater National Park.

Our drive takes us back through the Serengeti via a different route, offering plenty of opportunities to spot the animals that eluded you on day two. As far as the eye can see, you’ll spot thousands upon thousands of animals in herds; wildebeests and zebras migrating together, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant and the most respected group of animals: the predators.

You will have the chance to spot lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas, and last but not least, the king himself; the lion.
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DAY 6,Matemwe

After breakfast, you'll depart for Ngorongoro Crater; considered by some to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. When you get your first glimpse of this vast, verdant caldera from the panoramic viewpoint, you'll soon understand why it has earned such a lofty reputation.

Home to over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most sought after safari destinations in the world. It's a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water.

From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you'll be able to observe and photograph some of Africa's most recognisable faces. The crater is home to a large number of predators including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a large population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, cape buffalo, and more. It is truly one of Africa's premier safari destinations.

After the thrills and excitement of the day, you will have a picnic lunch by the park's famous hippo pool before returning to Arusha airport.

FLIGHT ARK 16:30 - 17:45, FLIGHT LINK

Transfer to Matemwe.
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DAY 7,Day at Leisure in Zanzibar

Optional Tour: Zanzibar Dolphin Tour

The dolphins can be spotted on a short boat trip. If you are lucky, you can even have a very special experience of the dolphins swimming so close that you could almost touch them. You can also feel the brilliant sensation of swimming with the dolphins, but please don't expect to touch them, since they are very shy.
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DAY 8,Day at Leisure in Zanzibar

Optional Tour: Zanzibar Spice tour

We will start our tour at Kibweni Palace and walk through to Kidichi. En rout we will pass by Dr. Livingston House. A visit to the ruins of Muruhubi, a place built as a harem, will also be made. At the Kizimbani spice plantations you will have the possibility to taste and touch some of the various spices, herbs, fruits and decorative plants and flowers. Our trip will be rounded up by a visit to the Persian Baths at Kidichi, which was built by the first Sultan for his wife.

Depart from your Hotel at 9 O’clock
We will start our tour at Kibweni Palace and walk through to Kidichi. The rout we will pass by Dr. Livingston House. A visit to the ruins of Muruhubi, a place built as a harem, will also be made. At the Kizimbani spice plantations you will have the possibility to taste and touch some of the various spices, herbs, fruits and decorative plants and flowers. Our trip will be rounded up by a visit to the Persian Baths at Kidichi, which was built by the first Sultan for his wife.

Zanzibar has an international reputation as the spice island. With this four hour long guided tour you will explore various spices of Zanzibar through visiting some of the most important places of spice production. On this tour you will explore various spices of Zanzibar which are used in almost every kitchen, such as cinnamon, cloves, rack-black pepper, garlic, coconut, lemon grass, turmeric, ginger, vanilla and nutmeg.
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Day 9,Day at Leisure in Zanzibar

Optional Tour: Zanzibar Stone Town City Tour

Stone Town is the cultural heart of the island and the old city area of Zanzibar City, located on the western shore. The city got its name from the many big multistory buildings made of stone which form the landscape of the old town part. This buildings are actually not made of stone, but with mortar and corals. Although the corals were a good and easily available building material, they are also easily damageable. Some of the houses are in a bad shape and the Stone Town Conservation Authority co-ordinates the restorations of this houses to maintain the town’s original glory.

Depart from your Hotel at 9 Oclock
We will start our journey of exploring the cities majestic history and multiculturalism.
Our first stop will be the fruit market, which opened in 1904, with its variety of tropical fruits and spices. This will be followed by visiting the Anglican Cathedral at Mkunazini, which was built in 1874 on the site of the former slave market.

The guide will tell you about the cities slave history and show you the place where slaves were auctioned. Our next stop will be the National Museum of Zanzibar, which is also referred to as the Peace Memorial Museum. The museum holds a wide collection of the island's natural history and artifacts. Then we will walk to the Forondhani Gardens, where you will see the former British Consulate, a place where explorers such as Dr. Livingston and Stanley came for administrative matters before explorations.

We will also explore the Old Fort, which is situated few meters away, and the tallest building in Zanzibar, House of Wonders, which was built by the Sultan as a ceremonial and administrative building. With a refreshing walk in the narrow streets we will explore the old houses, most of which are older than 150 years. We will complement our trip with a visitation of Dr. Livingston House. An entry fee is required for the museum. The last stop of our excursion will be Marahubi where we will see the Ruins of Sultan Barghash's Palace.

Stone Town Zanzibar Quick facts
Stone Town is the cultural heart of the island and the old city area of Zanzibar City, located on the western shore. The city got its name from the many big multistory buildings made of stone which form the landscape of the old town part. This buildings are actually not made of stone, but with mortar and corals. Although the corals were a good and easily available building material, they are also easily damageable.

Some of the houses are in a bad shape and the Stone Town Conservation Authority co-ordinates the restorations of this houses to maintain the towns original glory. The city still retained its old style from the 19th century, when Zanzibar was an important trading center in the Indian Ocean. It is a town of large bazaars, mosques, winding and narrow alleys, and large Arab houses, with two cathedrals and over 50 mosques.

Stone Town is a World Heritage Site. Stone Town is destination in Zanzibar tourist wont regret, nor forget. The touristic infrastructure has immensely expanded. Accommodations are available in all price ranges, from backpacker hostels to the most luxurious hotels.

The transportation to and from the Island is modern. You can travel by Ferry, and the international airport is only 5 km away.
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Day 10,END OF ITINERARY

Transfer to ZNZ airport accordingly to your international flight.
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ZANZIBAR QUEEN HOTEL MATEMWE

Decorated with an exceptional attention to detail and native African references, their rooms provide a 5-star hotel standard with personal air conditioning. Located on one of the most beautiful coral beaches in the world. The kitchen is one of Tanzania’s finest. It has one of the largest swimming pools on the Isle (diving suitable). Romantic atmosphere. They care for your body and soul. Emphasising fun and sport. YOUR STAY: 4 Nights, Half Board YOUR ROOMS: 1x Double Room
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NGORONGORO RHINO LODGE | NGORONGORO CRATER

Ideally located on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater rim, the Rhino Lodge offers an ideal base from which to explore the Ngorongoro crater and it’s surroundings. The lodge features 24 comfortably equipped en suite guest rooms, a cozy living space and generous African inspired meals. Each room is equipped with a wood burning stove and hot water bottles. YOUR STAY: 1 Night, Full Board | YOUR ROOMS: 1x Double Room
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THORNTREE CAMP | CENTRAL SERENGETI

The camp is permanently based in central Serengeti, in the Seronera Valley, home to year-round wildlife due to the constant presence of water. This area is famous for spotting lion, leopard and large herds of elephant. Views from the campsite look across onto Banagi Hill and classic vistas of the Serengeti Plains. The entire camp is powered by solar including hot water and electricity. YOUR STAY: 1 Night, Full Board | YOUR ROOMS: 1x Double Room
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KENZAN MARA TENTED CAMP | NORTHERN SERENGETI

Set close to the banks of the Mara River this intimate luxury mobile camp lies nestled in an enclave of raw wilderness unique to Kogatende, in the north of Serengeti National Park. The ten tented camp offers luxury accommodation amidst the action of migration crossings, Leopard sightings, Lion Kopjes, Balloon Safaris, Walking Safaris and Camp fire tales. This is your home in Tanzania, a beautifully designed tented camp whose fine dining, personal service and friendly atmosphere, add that little bit extra to the sensational adventures of safari experience. The spacious tents are uniquely designed to offer comfort and relaxation after a long days game drive. The camp operates every year from 01st July to 31st Oct. YOUR STAY: 2 Nights, Full Board YOUR ROOMS: 1x Double Room
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MARU MARU HOTEL | STONE TOWN

Set in the heart of the UNESCO world heritage site of StoneTown, Maru Maru is just a few steps from the city’s historical wonders, colourful markets and labyrinth of shops. Once a town house famous for its marble floors and tiles, it has now been lovingly restored to offer 44 bright rooms blending classic Zanzibar style with iconic design and modern luxuries. Its roof terrace offers one of the best views in the city with a 360° panorama and is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail as the sun melts into the Indian Ocean. The relaxed ambiance at Maru Maru continues long into the night as people come to enjoy the authentic north and south Indian fusion cuisine, view art in Maru Maru’s gallery and enjoy the captivating sound of Tahareb music as it floats into the night. YOUR STAY: 1 Night, Bed & Breakfast | YOUR ROOMS: 1x Double Room

Additional Info

  • Duration : 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • P.P. Sharing : USD 4,370.00 p.p (Rate excludes flights)
  • Location : Tanzania

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