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Tanzania Sights & Sounds
This itinerary introduces the traveler to the best of Tanzania: beach, mountain, culture and wildlife. You will experience the unmatched sights of Zanzibar’s white sandy beaches and clear ocean water, the greatness of Mount Kilimanjaro standing tall on the African continent, and the vast grassy plains of the Serengeti. The sounds are endless: calm ocean waves, lions roaring in the distance, Maasai warriors jumping into the air and chanting celebratory songs. Come explore this and more.

ITINERARY:
Mount Kilimanjaro -» Tarangire National Park -» Lake Manyara -» Ngorongoro Crater -» Serengeti National Park -» Chagga & Maasai Cultural Visits -» Zanzibar

Day 1 - Moshi
Welcome to Tanzania. You will be met by a Pristine Trails representative at the Killimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi, about a 45-minute drive from the airport.

Budget Lodge: Moshi Leopard Hotel
Standard Lodge: Bristol Cottages
Luxury Lodge: Sal Salinero Hotel
Exclusive Lodge: Not Available

Day 2 - Mount Kilimanjaro
There are two options today:

  1. Enjoy a day acclimatizing with a hike in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, visiting Mnambe Waterfalls and the culture of the Chagga people who call these slopes home. Share their longstanding tradition of coffee-making and learn firsthand how it is processed locally.

2. Hike on the famous Mount Kilimanjaro, known as the rooftop of Africa. Take the Marangu Route through the cool and wet rainforest, where you can often spot Colobus monkeys, to the first camp. When you reach the camp, hike around to the Maundi Crater, enjoy your lunch, and then descend for your evening return to Moshi.

Budget Lodge: Moshi Leopard Hotel
Standard Lodge: Bristol Cottages
Luxury Lodge: Sal Salinero Hotel
Exclusive Lodge: Not Available

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Maasai Village Excursion
Spend your day and night in an authentic Maasai village and share 24 hours in this fascinating culture. Learn and experience the daily life of the Maasai children and adults, helping them with chores and other activities. Spend a unique and unforgettable evening at the campfire with a Maasai BBQ & traditional dancing ceremony before you find yourself sleeping on a comfortable cowhide bed or in a nearby lodge.

Budget Lodge: Olpopongi Maasai Village Campsite
Standard Lodge: Olpopongi Maasai Village Lodge
Luxury Lodge: Ndarakwai Ranch
Exclusive Lodge: Elerai Tented Camp

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Tarangire National Park
Wake early to a beautiful sunrise over the Maasai steppe and enjoy your breakfast. Depart at 07:00 am for the drive to Tarangire National Park, known for its bulbous Baobab trees and expansive herds of elephants. Experience a full day’s game drive in this divine ecosystem.

Budget Lodge: Public Campsite inside Tarangire
Standard Lodge: Tarangire Safari Lodge
Luxury Lodge: Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Exclusive Lodge: Olivers Camp or Tarangire Tree Tops

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Lake Manyara
After an early breakfast, depart for your short drive to Lake Manyara, blessed with its forest habitat, harboring elephants, giraffes, baboons, blue monkeys and bushbuck, just to name a few. Enjoy a half day’s game drive before retiring to your campsite or lodge for the evening.

Budget Lodge: Haven Nature Campsite
Standard Lodge: Kirurumu Tented Lodge
Luxury Lodge: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge or Sopa Lodge
Exclusive Lodge: Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner



Day 6 - Ngorongoro Crater
Awake early for your drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the most beautiful havens for wildlife in the world. Descend into the crater floor, Africa’s Garden of Eden with abundant wildlife, a site infamously dubbed the world’s eighth wonder. Enjoy a day’s game drive. Overnight atop the Ngorongoro Crater rim with an awarding vista of the crater floor.

Budget Lodge: Public Campsite atop crater’s rim
Standard Lodge: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
Luxury Lodge: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or Sopa Lodge
Exclusive Lodge: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner



Day 7 - Serengeti National Park
Depart at 08:00 am towards Serengeti National Park, with an en route visit to Oldupai Gorge, a river canyon 300 ft cutting into the volcanic Serengeti Plains, home to our earliest ancestors and the most famous archaeological site in East Africa. Thereafter enter into the Serengeti Plains, home to one of the world’s most amazing spectacles, the wildebeest migration. Spend your afternoon driving across sun-kissed savannahs and experiencing some of the best game-viewing in Africa.

Budget Lodge: Public Campsite in Serengeti
Standard Lodge: Lobo Wildlife Lodge (North) / Serengeti Kati Kati Camp (Central)
Luxury Lodge: Serengeti Mara Camp (North) / Mbuzi Mawe Camp (Central) / Mbalageti Tented Lodge (West) / Lake Masek Lodge (South) / Ndutu Lodge (South)
Exclusive Lodge: Serengeti Bilila Lodge (Central) / Serengeti Bushtops (North) / Serengeti Mara Camp (North) / Kirawira Tented Camp (West) / Swala Kusini (South)

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner



Day 8-9 - Serengeti National Park
Awake to the bright orange sunrise over the Serengeti Plains and the sounds of wildlife around you. Spend a full day in the Plains.

* Optional one hour balloon ride over the Serengeti

Budget Lodge: Public Campsite in Serengeti
Standard Lodge: Lobo Wildlife Lodge (North) / Serengeti Kati Kati Camp (Central)
Luxury Lodge: Serengeti Mara Camp (North) / Mbuzi Mawe Camp (Central) / Mbalageti Tented Lodge (West) / Lake Masek Lodge (South) / Ndutu Lodge (South)
Exclusive Lodge: Serengeti Bilila Lodge (Central) / Serengeti Bushtops (North) / Serengeti Mara Camp (North) / Kirawira Tented Camp (West) / Swala Kusini (South)

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner



Day 10 - Serengeti - Arusha
Depart from Serengeti in the morning for a drive to Arusha, where you will have some time to relax and prepare for your next day’s flight to Zanzibar OR fly straight from Serengeti to Zanzibar.

Budget Lodge: Out Post Lodge
Standard Lodge: Ahadi Lodge
Luxury Lodge: River Trees Lodge
Exclusive Lodge: The Arusha Hotel

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner



Day 11 - Arusha - Zanzibar
Depart from Arusha on a flight to the Spice Islands of Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean. The romance and splendor of the past are still alive with the sailing dhows, elaborately carved wooden doors, and the wafting scents of spices. Upon arrival, you will be met by a hotel shuttle and transferred to your hotel on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy the late afternoon and evening relaxing by the calming ocean sounds.

Budget Lodge: Sunset Bungalows (Garden View Rooms)
Standard Lodge: Amaan Bungalows
Luxury Lodge: Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel
Exclusive Lodge: Diamonds Star of the East

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner



Day 12- Zanzibar
Rest and relax at your hotel or organize a variety of activities through your local guide, such as a spice tour, snorkeling, and diving.

Budget Lodge: Sunset Bungalows (Garden View Rooms)
Standard Lodge: Amaan Bungalows
Luxury Lodge: Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel
Exclusive Lodge: Diamonds Star of the East

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner



Day 13 - Zanzibar
Depart from your hotel in the morning for your drive to Stone Town, a town characterized by its mazes of narrow alleyways filled with shops, mosques, homes, and open-air markets. There are many historical sites to visit on the waterfront, uniquely coastal flavors to sample, and shopping as well. Spend your day and evening exploring this unique World Heritage Site and sleep amidst the sounds of this bustling coastal town.

Budget Lodge: Garden Lodge
Standard Lodge: Coco De Mer Hotel
Luxury Lodge: Seyyida Hotel
Exclusive Lodge: Emerson & Green

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner



Day 14 - Zanzibar
Awake at your leisure and spend more time exploring Stone Town before returning to the airport and catching your flight back to Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will connect with your flight back home.

 
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