TANZANIA LUXURY SAFARI, ZANZIBAR ESCAPE and Masai Encounter

December 01-12, 2017

$6875


TANZANIA ITINERARY

Day 1 Miami Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting. (12/01)

Arrive by 4 p.m. Check-in at the Embassy Suites in Miami. The adventure begins tonight! Feel free to relax, swim, nap, or explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the team at 6:30 p.m. After introductions, your Host will kick off our trip with appetizers, cocktails (and non-alcoholic drinks) at 6:30 p.m. After some socializing, we will be served dinner. After dinner, the Host will review the details of the trip, departure day specifics, safety and precautions, and trip FAQs. 

Accommodation: Miami Airport Embassy Suites (or similar)

Meals included: Dinner and Cocktails

Day 2/3 Depart Miami for Arusha, Tanzania.  (12/2-3)

After a long trip to the Safari Capitol of the World, we’ll stay at the Arusha Coffee Lodge, where we’ll nap, sip fresh “bean to cup” coffee, relax, and get briefed on the next day’s safari. Afterwards, we will “experience” dinner with African music and dancing. Overnight.

Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4 Our Safari Begins! Serengeti (12/04)

After an early breakfast, we will fly from Arusha to the Serengeti National Park. We will arrive in time for lunch at our lodge. After lunch, we will relax for a short while and later go for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and Overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation: Serengeti SopaLodge (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Serengeti (3/24) We will depart for an early morning game drive. Then, we will return for breakfast, collect our picnic lunch, and continue for a full day of game viewing in the Serengeti. Dinner and Overnight back at the lodge.

Accommodation: Serengeti SopaLodge (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner and Cocktails

Day 6 Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater (12/05)

After breakfast, we will depart for Ngorongoro conservation area where we will have lunch at the lodge. The lodge sits on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater from where you get awesome views of the collapsed volcano.

After a short rest break, we’ll proceed for an afternoon tour of  the crater. The drive commences with the 600 meter descent to the crater floor, a magnificent natural amphitheater. The crater supports a year round resident population of a variety of wildlife. You will have no trouble spotting lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, as well as many species of plain animals such as wildebeest, zebra, reed buck, thompson gazelle, and many more. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos, and other water birds can usually been seen here. 

Dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7  Lake Maynara -Arusha (12/06)

After breakfast, we will visit a traditional Maasai Village. The Maasai are a group of semi-nomadic people located in northern Tanzania. They are among the best known of African ethnic groups due to their distinctive customs and dress and are also educated in the official languages of Tanzania: Swahili and English. 

Following our Maasai village encounter, we will depart for a lunchtime game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. The park covers 330 square kilometers, 70% of which is occupied by the lake. The varied ecosystem consists of ground water forests, acacia woodland, and open grassland along the lake shore, and it sustains a wealth of wildlife, including the Big Five: lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, and buffalo. The park is famous for the elusive tree-climbing lions that inhabit the woodland between the lake and the rift valley. It is also a bird-lover’s paradise and is host to over 400 species of birds.

Then, we will return to Arusha and the Impala Lodge where we will take a relaxing dip in the pool, enjoy appetizers and drinks poolside, and eat dinner. Overnight.

Accommodation: The Impala Lodge (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner and Cocktails

Day 8  Zanzibar (12/07)

After breakfast at The Impala Hotel, we will visit the Maasai Market for souvenirs and then depart for Kilimanjaro Airport where we will fly to Zanzibar for 4 nights and 4 wonderful “beach-filled” days. 

Accommodation: The Luxury 5-Star Zanzi Resort

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 Zanzibar (12/08)

Accommodation: The Luxury Zanzi Resort (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner and Cocktails

Day 10 Zanzibar (12/09)

Optional Guided Tour of Stone Street, Nakupenda Beach sail-snorkle excursion

Accommodation: The Luxury Zanzi Resort (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11 Zanzibar(12/10)

Accommodation: The Luxury Zanzi Resort (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12 Depart for Kilimanjaro Airport/Miami (12/11)

After breakfast, we will depart for Kilimanjaro airport, then to Miami.

Day 13 Arrive Miami (12/12)

Arrive early evening on the 12st, and enjoy dinner and cocktails.

Accommodation: Miami Airport Embassy Suites (or similar)

Meals included: Dinner and Cocktails