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North Safari and Zanzibar Package

Arrival: Kilimanjaro International Airport
Departure: Dar es Salaam International Airport
Flight: KL Flight
Option: SERENA LODGES

9 Nights / 10 Days - Package - North Safari + Zanzibar

Day 1
Met on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport ex KL Flight.
Transferred to Arusha for overnight at Mountain Village Lodge.
An imaginative recreation of a traditional African Village set in the heart of a coffee estate at the foothills of Mount Meru, with great views of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro. Just 10 minutes from Arusha and 20 minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport, the lodge is the perfect basis for a Safari to the National Park and to Kilimanjaro.
Set in the flowered gardens of a coffee planter's farm house and surrounded by rolling groves of wax-green coffee bushes, Mountain Village offers wide timbered decks with panoramic views over Lake Duluti, and a selection of ethnically-styled 'Rondavel' village-
cluster rooms, each one neatly thatched with 'Makuti' stems, lavishly embellished with 'Makonde' carvings and comfortably furnished in traditional safari style.
The Lodge has 38 romantic rondavels and 4 suites, set in beautiful gardens. Every room has a private bathroom with shower and the suites also have baths and a private verandah overlooking the Duluti Lake. The restaurant serves international cuisine. Guests may enjoy a relaxing walk around the lake.

Day 2
After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Lunch at Kirurumu Tented Lodge. Afternoon game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. The park is located in northern Tanzania. The entrance gate lies 1½ hours 126km/80 miles) west of Arusha along a newly surfaced road, close to the ethnically diverse market town of Mto wa Mbu. Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania's birdlife.

More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as otherlarge waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.

Standing high on the bluff of a dramatic ochre and terracotta streaked cliff above the flamingo-frosted expanse of Lake Manyara's
gleaming alkaline waters, the Lodge commands panoramic views across the volcano-studded floor of the Great Rift Valley.
The abundant birdlife of Lake Manyara was the inspiration for this 5-star lodge. The unique location of the lodge, also overlooking the soda lake, allows observation of many large and small colourful birds moving in circles and spirals. The circular, closely-thatched rooms echo the traditional Maasai 'Boma' style of construction. Each room has a private veranda and breathtaking views of the shimmering reaches
of the flamingo-frosted Lake. Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge has a total of 54 rooms. 41 standard twin rooms, 12 triple rooms and 1 executive suite.

Day 3
After breakfast depart for Serengeti National park via Olduvai Gorge, site of archaeological
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodgefindings, where traces of pre-historic man dating back to 3.5 million years ago have been discovered. Game viewing en route in Serengeti.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge.
Set high on the saddle of tree-clad ridge commanding panoramic views over the endlessly rolling reaches and volcanic reefs of the Serengeti, the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style. Drawing its inspiration from the circular 'Rondavel' dwellings and winding paths of a traditional Maasai village, the Lodge features thickly-thatched, stone-built rooms, spaciously set amongst groves of indigenous trees that are cooled by sparkling streams and papyrus-fringed ponds.
The Lodge has a total of 66 rooms all centrally heated of which 53 are standard double rooms with twin beds, 12 standard triple bedded rooms and 1 Suite room.
Each room is accommodated in a stone-built, traditionally-thatched 'Rondavel', featuring natural stone
bathrooms, wildwood balconies, rope-lashed staircases, leopard-print drapes and intricately carved furniture.

Day 4
Breakfast at the lodge/camp. Full day game viewing in Serengeti.
Here can be found the largest concentration of plains animals - 4 million and 500 species of birds. Your chance to see predators chasing their prey and enjoying their kill. The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word "Siringet" referring to an "endless plain." It was first inhabited by ancient hunter gatherers and pastoralists.
The central Serengeti was declared a Game Reserve in 1929. In 1951, the Reserve became Tanganyika's firstNational Park which included the Ngorongoro Crater.
Further alterations took place in 1959 in the Park, part of the Serengeti plains and the highlands were removed and added to the Ngorongoro Conservation area, while extensions to the north and south were included to
provide more protection to the wildebeest migration.
Covering 14,763 square kilometres, the Park is roughly the size of Northern Ireland making it Tanzania's largest national park. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge.

Day 5
After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Lunch at Ngorongoro Sopa or Serena or Crater Lodge.
Afternoon Maasai Village visit.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.
Perched on the jagged rim of the crater, wreathed in morning mist, camouflaged in river-stone and cloaked in indigenous creepers, the
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is a triumph of ecological and
architectural fusion. Sensitively constructed so as to take nothing from its environment whilst affording endless vistas over the heat-shimmering reaches of the crater below, the clustered
boulder-built buildings of the Lodge hug the crater rim, linked by rope-lashed timber walkways that skirt the buttressed roots of ancient, liana-hung trees. The Lodge has a total of seventy five rooms. Each room draws on a cave-grey, indigo-blue and jasper-red colour-scheme, is fully air-conditioned and enjoys uninterrupted views over the Crater's unmatched splendour. Each room has a rock-enclosed balcony.

Day 6
After breakfast, with picnic lunch descend into the crater for a full day tour.
Here you can see a spectacular concentration of wildlife, including the big five.
Drive across the dense forest and near the soda lake and enjoy viewing a variety of bird-life. Ascend to the lodge from the 2000ft. deep crater. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is situated 180 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The conservation area boasts a blend of landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeology. The volcanoes, grasslands, waterfalls and mountain forests are home to an abundance of animals and to the Maasai.
Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world's greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthral visitors. It borders the Serengeti National Park to the north and west. The Ngorongoro
Conservation Area, established in 1959, is a pioneering experiment in multiple land use. Here pastoralism,
conservation and tourism co-exist in a carefully managed harmony. The centrepiece of the Ngorongoro
Conservation Area is the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater which is a caldera. The Crater floor is a natural
sanctuary for thousands of animals and many species of insects and birds. Lush highlands surround the Crater, falling away to the tawny plains and alkaline lakes of the Great Rift Valley.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

Day 7
After breakfast, drive back to Arusha. Lunch at The Arusha Hotel.
imageTransferred to Kilimanjaro airport for the scheduled flight to Zanzibar.
Met on arrival at Zanzibar airport and transferred to La Gemma.
Dinner and overnight at La Gemma Dell'Est - Deluxe room on all inclusive basis.
La Gemma Dell'Est is located on the North-western shores of magical Zanzibar, at Nungwi, less than 50 km from the airport and about 55 minutes from the capital Stone Town. This luxurious, environmental friendly and most enchanting resort was designed and constructed to melt with its magnificent surroundings and the marvelous contours of the landscape set in the midst of exotic and colourful tropical gardens and waterfalls inviting to enjoy the pristine and relaxing view over the Indian Ocean. The resort has 138 rooms including 93 deluxe rooms, 16 suites, 1 family suite, 23 villa club rooms in 7 private villas and 1 Presidential villa. All rooms have a terrace and sea view.

Day 8
Day at leisure at La Gemma.
Meals and overnight at La Gemma Dell'Est. Accommodation on All inclusive basis.

Day 9
After breakfast, depart for Zanzibar stone town tour.
Start the Stone town tour. The Stone town Tour of Zanzibar begins with a visit to Zanzibar's
colorful market. Alive with the buzz of locals bartering fresh vegetables and baskets of tropical fruit,amongst the heady smell of Jack fruit (amongst many other exotic fruits) continue on to the site of a  cathedral built in 1874.  The cathedral signifies a potent time in Zanzibar's history and stands on the sight of a past slave market. Abolished in 1873 by decree of the Sultan of Zanzibar, the cathedral's high altar stands on the exact site of the whipping post that was in the market.  From here we visit the residence of the late Sultan of





Photographs of Zanzibar Serena InnZanzibar, 'Tip Tip House', the Old Fort, 'Peoples Palace' and the House of Wonders', full of intrigue from days of long ago. The tour ends with a stroll down the narrow streets of the old stone town, the heart of Zanzibar's vivacious history Lunch at Zanzibar Serena Inn. The Zanzibar Serena Inn is idyllically situated on the sea front of ancient Stone Town, faithfully restored and lavishly embellished with a jackdaw collection of antique clocks, crystal chandeliers, fretwork screens, carved staircases, Persian rugs and brass-
studded doors, the interior design concept is a fusion of authenticity and opulence that reflects the very essence of Zanzibar.

Depart for spice tour in the afternoon after lunch.
The Spice tour is guaranteed to waken your senses; visit spice plantations where you will have the opportunity to pick, smell & savour fruits & spices that you have probably never seen on the supermarket shelf. Commencing at the ruins of the Maruhubi Palace, via the site of David Livingston's house (one of Africa's greatest explorers) the journey continues north of town towards the Kidichi Persian Baths. From here continue to the rural areas were local farmers live & produce some of the world's most exotic fruits and spices. Cloves, star fruit, 'bulls heart', tangerine trees, lemon grass, mangosteen and lip-stick trees to name but a few are what you can expect to see - according to the seasons. Perhaps you will fancy buying a basket of freshly picked spices to take home with you.
Meals and overnight at La Gemma Dell'Est. Accommodation on All inclusive basis.

Day 10 - 14
Days at leisure.
Meals and overnight at La Gemma Dell'Est. Accommodation on All inclusive basis.

Day 15
Breakfast at La Gemma. Morning at leisure.
Afternoon transferred to Zanzibar airport for flight to Dar es Salaam.
Met on arrival at Dar airport. Transferred to Moevenpick Royal Palm for dinner.
After dinner transferred back to Dar International Airport for your KL Flight back home.

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