This fantastic Safari and Beach Combination holiday not only takes in the best areas of Tanzania for Big 5 safari (Ngorongoro and Serengeti) it also includes the more unique experiences of climbing Mount Meru and visiting Mto wa Mbu Village. After the early mornings of Safari the 3 nights on Pemba Island offer the perfect way to relax before your journey home.
Prices from £3795pp based on 2 sharing in mid-range lodge/camp accommodation
Arrival into Kilimanjaro Airport where you will be met by your local guide. You will then be transferred to Arusha where you will spend one night.
After breakfast, drive to Arusha National Park. The small Nastional Park includes the slopes, summit and ash cone of Mount Meru, the Momela Lakes, Ngurdoto Crater and lush highland forests. Mammal species include elephant, buffalo, various primates, giraffe and leopard. Later you will embark upon a nature walk with an armed guard and the climb up Mt Meru is outstanding, often giving the best views of Mt Kilimanjaro at 4556m. Lunch is served at Momelo Wildlife Lodge. Later you will; drive back to Arusha for dinner and another overnight stay.
After breakfast depart for Tarangire National Park, arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon game-viewing. Much of the area has an unusual landscape, dotted with baobab trees giving it an almost pre-historic look. It is one of the best places to see elephant, particularly in the dry season along the river.
You will start the day with a morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast is a mid-morning drive to Mto wa Mbu where you will be met by a guide who grew up in the village. This is a great cultural experience where you can visit local farms, schools homes, the market and milling machines. Lunch is en-route to Karatu.
Breakfast will be at the lodge and you will then collect your lunch-boxes and head off on the short drive to the rim of the Ngorongoro crater. You will have time to take in the spectacular views before descending into the crater for a half day safari drive. In the crater you will experience a wonderful variety of wildlife and stunning landscape, that make this one of natures most amazing spectacles.
Breakfast will be provided at the lodge before you drive to Serengeti NP. You will have a packed lunch at Hippo Pool Picnic Site and do an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti. This park supports every variety of animal imaginable from lion, leopard and cheetah to the smaller herbivores they prey on.
Today you will spend the whole day on a game drive in the Serengeti NP. To give you the best chance of seeing all of the Big 5, a packed lunch will be provided that can be eaten in the park.
As per day 7 you will again spend a full day on a game drive in Serengeti NP with one of our professional and qualified guides.
After breakfast at the lodge you will take a mid-morning drive to Manyara NP where you will be given lunch before undertaking an afternoon game drive in Manyara NP.
After breakfast at the lodge you will drive back to Arusha for lunch before being taken to the airport for your onward flight to Pemba Island. On arrival into Pemba Island you will be transferred to your chosen hotel.
The time on Pemba Island is your own. You can either just chill-out on the beach or round the pool to rejuvenate before heading home, or you can undertake one of the many trips on offer in the area.
After breakfast you will be able to enjoy some final leisure time before being transported to the airport for your onward flight/flight home.