Karatu Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 842

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Lone baboon at Tarangire National Park

Day 1: Karatu

Welcome to Tantalizing Tanzania and the start of your exclusive journey! On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met and transferred game drive through Tarangire National Park with its shimmering acacia sands, old baobab trees, Masai tribes and herds of elephant. In the dry season of July - October, Tarangire National Park surpasses the Serengeto on terms of animal concentration as big herds begin to congregate around the Tarangire River. In the afternoon we continue on to Karatu and our lodge in the Ngorongoro Highlands.

Day 2: Karatu - Serengeti N.P.

This morning we set off to the vast plains of the Serengeti on a full day game drive taking a picnic lunch with us before checking into our lodge on the outskirts of the park. You will have more time to explore a larger area of the Serengeti, with its various landscapes, from savannahs, forests, dry river beds and rocky kopjes, all of which offering a better environment for a whole range of animals. Your picnic lunch will be enjoyed in a secluded spot in the park among the wildlife

Day 3: Serengeti N.P.

Another full day in the magnificent Serengeti awaits on day 3 with an early start ensuring we see the animals at their most active.

Leopard surverying the area

Day 4: Serengeti N.P. - Ngorongoro Crater

We make our way back to the Ngorongoro Highlands visiting Olduvai Gorge en route. The gorge is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world, where a distant ancestor of man was found, which is believed to be 1.8 million years old.

Lunch time at Limpopo Transfrontier Park

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

We head to the Ngorongoro Crater, descending into the crater floor itself, for an exciting game drive. We spend the morning exploring this fascinating wildlife amphitheatre, home to nearly 25,000 animals, which remain in the crater due to the constant supply of water from the springs.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater - Zanzibar

This morning we enjoy a final game drive at Lake Manyara National Park before being transferred back to Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward flight to Zanzibar. Arriving here, you will see our local driver waiting to drive you to your hotel.

Days 7-13: Zanzibar

Spend the next days at leisure, relaxing on the beautiful white sands and soaking up the sunshine. For those feeling active, there's a wide range of excursions available locally. Perhaps opt for a spot of snorkelling or scuba diving to see the incredible coral reefs teeming with exotic fish and perhaps the odd dolphin in the azure waters. Traditional dhow cruises are offered by the locals and are a great way to see the local lifestyle or island hop to some of the smaller uninhabited islands. Also consider an optional day trip to Jozani Chwaka Bay national Park - home to the rare Kirk's Red Colobus Monkey, Syke's Monkey and Ader's Duiker.

Day 14: Zanzibar

Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.

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