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Day 1: Arrive in Arusha (Kilimanjaro Airport)
You are met upon arrival and transferred to our hotel near the airport. On a clear day, enjoy views of Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. Overnight in Arusha.
Day 2: To Marangu - Chagga Village Visit
This morning we travel to Marangu where we will have lunch at the hotel. We hike to a local Chagga Village, visit the families, learn about their history, see blacksmiths at work and can also try out the local brew.
Day 3: To Tarangire National Park
After breakfast we depart for Tarangire with a picnic lunch en route. Spend the afternoon game viewing in the Tarangire National Park, a park idolized in Hollywood movies, romanticized by early settlers and sought after ever since by the modern traveler.
Day 4: Tarangire National Park
Leaving camp early in the morning, we can make the most of prime game viewing opportunities before heading back to the lodge for lunch.
Day 5: To Central Serengeti National Park - Safari
After breakfast we depart for Tanzania's most famous game park. Approximately 15,000 square kilometers, the Serengeti is home to literally millions of hooved animals. While the drive is long between the Tarangire National Park and the central Serengeti area, we will have the opportunity to see a lot of wildlife. We will make frequent stops for photo opportunities. Overnight in a Serengeti wilderness camp.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park - Safari
After breakfast, enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive on the world-renowned Serengeti, famous for its abundance of wildlife such as elephants, lions, rhinos, giraffes, buffaloes and millions of wildebeests, zebras and numerous grazing antelopes who remain ever watchful for the park's predators.
Day 7: Ndutu Serengeti Area
Wake up to the sounds of the animals as we venture to the south end of the Serengeti. As we drive through the park, watch for the wildebeest migrations. Overnight in the Ndutu Serengeti Region.
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater via Olduvai Gorge
Today, get up with the animals for an optional balloon ride, before we say good bye to the Serengeti and move on to the famed Olduvai Gorge. This is where the Leakeys made their famous early hominid discoveries, dated at 1.8 million years old.
Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater
Today after breakfast we will depart with our picnic lunches for a full day crater tour. One of the most identifiable sights in Africa, the Ngorongoro Crater is 12 miles wide and has numerous species of animal found in east Africa. The views from the crater rim are spectacular, but once you arrive at the bottom of the crater floor you will understand why it has been compared to Noah's Ark. We will drive into the crater and get up close and personal with many types of wildlife.
Day 10: Lake Eyasi Bushmen
Enjoy your morning at leisure. After lunch we will drive to Lake Eyasi. En route we hope to visit the Meali Primary School located in rural Karatu. Overnight in Kisima Ngeda Camp.
Day 11: Bushmen Experience, Manyara Area
Wake up at Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp on the shore of Lake Eyasi. After breakfast we will enjoy the Hadzabe hunter-gatherers experience.
Day 12: Maasai & Mto Wa Mbu Villages
This morning we will visit the traditional Maasai Boma village. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the history and lifestyle of the Maasai people. We spend our afternoon in the Mto Wa Mbu village. The Mto Wa Mbu village is among the most active villages in Northern Tanzania. Learn about what the people do for a living, learn different modes of production and what exists in their culture. Overnight in the Rift Valley area.
Day 13: Fly to Zanzibar
After breakfast, we drive to Arusha arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, we continue to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar.
Day 14: Snorkeling, Dhow
Today we will kick back and relax, go swimming, snorkeling, diving or simply do nothing, but enjoy the ocean and relaxed pace of Zanzibar.
Day 15: Zanzibar City Sights
After breakfast we will make our journey back to Stone Town. Enroute, enjoy a guided exploration of Zanzibar's history including the slave trade, a visit to the slave market and the Anglican Church, and learning about Livingstone. Visit Kizimbani spice farm where you will be shown a few local spices, fruits and plants and be given an explanation about their uses and special properties.
Day 16: Depart Zanzibar
After breakfast enjoy your morning at leisure. In the afternoon proceed to Zanzibar Airport for your departure flight.
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