9 days 8nights Safari and Zanzibar

About This Trip

This Tour is the best itinerary for those who only have 9 days available and wish to visit the best and most beautiful national park in Africa (Serengeti) and Ngorongoro crater. Serengeti national park home to the Great migration, over 4000 Lions,1000 leopards, 550 cheetahs and some 500 birds species inhabit an area close to 15,000 square kilometers. More than 25000 mammals live in Ngorongoro crater, including the Endangered black rhinos which makes the Ngorongoro to be among the best place to see the big five.

Day 1 Kilimanjaro Airport
Accommodation: Gold Crest Hotel/smillar
Day 2 Tarangire National Park
Accommodation: Kankari Lodge/similar
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3-4 Serengeti National Park
Accommodation: Tukaone Serengeti Camps/ similar
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5 Ngrongoro Crater
Accommodation: Kankari Lodge/similar
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6-8 Zanzibar Island
Accommodation: Pili pili Tropical Island/similar
Meal Plan: Breakfast
Day 9 Zanzibar Airport
Accommodation: No accommodation
Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport
This is the moment you’ve been waiting for: your Tanzanian safari starts here. You have so much to look forward to and we’ll get your trip underway as soon as we give you an introduction to our team and explain what lies ahead.

Activities Day 1
As per flight details
• Airport pickup, Kilimanjaro Airport
As per arrival time
• Chek in to the Hotel, Gold Crest Hotel/smillar

Day 2: Tarangire National Park
We think you’ll be impressed with Tarangire National Park. Most visitors love the distinct shapes of the baobab trees silhouetted against the sky that make this place feel like a fairy-tale African landscape. Or visitors remember the elephants that roam in family bands everywhere throughout the park. If you’re lucky, you’ll also encounter the big cats – lions especially, but also cheetahs and leopards – that are always a possibility here. And there’s a fair degree of certainty that you will tick wildebeest, giraffe, hippo, buffalo and zebra off your wildlife-viewing list.

Kankari Lodge/similar will be your base on this leg of your
trip.
Accommodation Kankari Lodge/similar

Day 3 & 4: Serengeti National Park
You’ll never forget the time you spend in the Serengeti. Perhaps it will be the sightings of leopard and cheetah as they show their skills as feared hunters of the plains and valleys. Or that unforgettable moment when an elephant family feeds alongside your vehicle, so close you could almost reach out and touch them. Or the first time you hear a lion roar. Then there are the herds of buffalo, zebra or wildebeest so large that they move as one across your horizon, like a river. All of these experiences are possible in the Serengeti, one of the most beautiful parks in Africa.
You’re going to be staying with us at Tukaone Serengeti Camps/ similar. It’s an excellent base for getting to know the region and getting ready for what comes next. Accommodation Tukaone Serengeti Camps/ similar

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Activities Day 5
6:30am
-Morning breakfast, Tukaone Serengeti Camps/similar

7:00am
-Road drive to ngorongoro crater, Ngrongoro Crater

9:00am
Welcome to one of the best things about going on safari as we take you on a guided game drive.
It’s a thrilling experience being out in the fresh air and hoping that animals appear to make this a memorable day on safari.

Afternoon
• Lunch break, Ngoitokitoki picnic area
• Afternoon game drive, Ngrongoro Crater

Evening

• Road drive to karatu, Kankari Lodge/similar
1700hrs
• Check in, Kankari Lodge/similar
1930hrs-2130hrs
• Dinner and overnight, Kankari Lodge/similar
Meal Plan – Day 5
• Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6,7 & 8: Zanzibar Island
Zanzibar, an archipelago off the coast of Tanzania, is renowned for its stunning beaches, rich history, and vibrant culture. Its main island, Unguja, is often referred to as Zanzibar Island. Stone Town, the historic center of Zanzibar City, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, characterized by its winding alleys, intricately carved doors, and historic buildings showcasing influences from African, Arab, Indian, and European cultures. The island’s economy is primarily based on tourism, spices (especially cloves), and agriculture. Zanzibar offers visitors a unique blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion. Zanzibar’s architecture, markets and beaches are well worth a trip. there are also lot of optional activities one can indulge in at this destination, Dolphin and Snorkeling tour, Spice tour, Stone town tour, Prison Island and water sports are just but few of this breath taking activities.

Enjoy staying at Pili pili Tropical Island/similar as your base
while you’re here.
Accommodation Pili pili Tropical Island/similar

Day 9: The end of your safari with us

PRICE:

Payment Terms

VISITTANZANIA4LESS Terms and Conditions
Welcome to VISITTANZANIA4LESS. We are based in Arusha, Tanzania and provide safari and tour services. These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of our services.

1. Acceptance of Terms
By booking a safari with VISITTANZANIA4LESS, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

2. Payment Policy
A deposit is required to confirm your booking. Full payment must be made by [insert date relative to the start of the safari]. Payment plans and acceptable methods of payment will be provided upon booking.

3. Cancellation and refund policies 
The cancellation & refund for date change chargers are applicable basis below timelines basis the arrival dates 30 days or before:The credit voucher for the booking amount be issued to avail over the next one year 29- 15 days: The cancellation amount of 10% of itinerary price would be deducted & the remaining would be converted into credit voucher to avail over the next one year 15 – 7 days: The cancellation amount of 20% of the itinerary would be deducted & the remain would be converted into credit voucher to avail over the next one year or will be refunded  Less than 7 days: The cancellation amount of 30% of itinerary price would be deducted & the remaining would be converted into credit voucher to avail over the next one year or refunded  Note: Card processing fee is none refundable 

4. Change of Itinerary
 VISITTANZANIA4LESS reserves the right to make changes to the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather conditions. Alternative arrangements will be provided when possible.

5. Insurance
Travel insurance is suggested for all our travelers and should cover at least medical evacuation, repatriation, and luggage loss/damage. VISITTANZANIA4LESS is not responsible for any losses or expenses due to delay, changes, or sickness.

6. Complaints
 If you have any complaints during your trip, please inform your guide or contact us directly as soon as possible to allow us to address the issue promptly.

7. Governing Law
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Tanzania. *Fulfillment of Obligations*
1. a) Travel Itinerary: VisitTanzania4Less commits to arranging and providing all the services listed in the confirmed travel itinerary. This includes, but is not limited to, accommodation, transportation, and guided tours as specified in the service descriptions on the invoice.
2. b) Service Standards: VisitTanzania4Less will endeavor to ensure that all services provided will meet reasonable quality and safety standards, in accordance with the descriptions provided at the time of booking.
3. c) Customer Support: VisitTanzania4Less will offer customer support and assistance before, during, and after your travel, to address any questions or concerns that may arise with respect to thetravelplans.

INCLUSIONS

Activities/services included in the cost:

  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Lodges on Full Board
  • Road transportation in 4wd land Cruiser safari vehicle
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees and crater service fees
  • English Speaking guides available for the safari
  • Emergency Evacuation/Flying Doctors

Activities/services excluded in the cost:

  • Visit to Masai Cultural Village
  • All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
  • Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
  • Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
  • Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips and gratuities
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Passenger Information

  • Passengers should bring only duffle bags safaris{not suitcases}
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for internal flights.
  • Baggage on domestic flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.
  • Passengers arriving to Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
  • Tourist Visa will be obtained at the entry points, but it is advisable to double check before travelling to Tanzania.
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    1. FAQs

      1. What is included in a typical Tanzania safari package?

      • Inclusions: Accommodation, meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle, experienced driver-guide, park entry fees, and bottled water during game drives.

      • Exclusions: International flights, visa fees, travel insurance, optional activities (e.g., hot air balloon rides), personal expenses (souvenirs, laundry), tips, and beverages other than bottled water.

      2. What should I pack for a safari in Tanzania?

      • Clothing: Lightweight, neutral-colored clothing, comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and a warm jacket for early morning and evening game drives.

      • Other Essentials: Insect repellent, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, personal toiletries, any necessary medications, and a reusable water bottle.

      3. When is the best time to go on a safari in Tanzania?

      • Best Time: June to October, which is the dry season and ideal for wildlife viewing.

      • Considerations: The wildebeest migration in Serengeti, typically from June to July (Grumeti River crossing) and July to September (Mara River crossing).

      4. What types of accommodation are available on a safari?

      • Options: Lodges, tented camps, and hotels. Options range from budget to luxury.

      • Facilities: Generally include en-suite bathrooms, dining areas, and sometimes amenities like swimming pools and Wi-Fi.

      5. How safe is a safari in Tanzania?

      • Safety: Safaris are generally safe, especially with reputable operators. Always follow your guide’s instructions and remain inside the vehicle during game drives.

      • Health Precautions: Ensure vaccinations are up to date and take malaria prophylaxis if recommended.

      6. Do I need a visa to travel to Tanzania?

      • Visa Requirements: Yes, most travelers need a visa. You can obtain it online prior to travel or on arrival.

      • Tip: Check the latest requirements and apply in advance to avoid delays.

      7. What kind of wildlife can I expect to see?

      • Wildlife: The Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo), giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, hippos, cheetahs, and a variety of birds.

      • Highlights: The Serengeti is famous for the Great Migration, and Ngorongoro Crater offers dense wildlife viewing.

      8. How much should I tip on a safari?

      • Guidelines: Around $10-20 per day for your driver-guide and $5-10 per day for lodge staff. However, tipping is at your discretion.

      9. What is the typical daily schedule on safari?

      • Morning: Early game drive at dawn.

      • Midday: Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation.

      • Afternoon: Another game drive or activity.

      • Evening: Dinner and leisure time at the lodge.

      10. What are the weather conditions like in Tanzania?

      • Dry Season (June-October): Warm days and cool nights; layers are recommended.

      • Wet Season (November-May): Warm and humid with occasional rain; bring a light rain jacket.

      11. Is Wi-Fi available during the safari?

      • Availability: Many lodges and camps provide Wi-Fi, but connections may be slow and intermittent. Some remote areas may have limited or no Wi-Fi.

      12. Can dietary requirements be accommodated?

      • Dietary Needs: Yes, most lodges and camps can accommodate special dietary requirements if informed in advance.

      13. How can I ensure my safari is eco-friendly?

      • Eco-friendly Practices: Choose operators committed to sustainable tourism, follow park rules, minimize plastic use, and respect wildlife and local communities.

      14. What health precautions should I take?

      • Health Advice: Consult a travel doctor for vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis. Bring a basic first aid kit and any personal medications.

      15. Are children allowed on safaris?

      • Family Safaris: Many operators offer family-friendly safaris, but age restrictions may apply for certain activities. Check with your tour provider.

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