Marafiki Tanzania Safari. Marafiki is a Swahili word meaning “Friends” On this 8 days safari and Zanzibar extension covers the best parks: Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara & Zanzibar Beach Hotel. Plenty of opportunity to spot the Big 5 and see the great migration. Zanzibar offers is a unique combination of outstanding beaches, along its eastern edge, interesting activities, such as visiting a working spice farm, and the cultural delights of Stone Town, with Arabian fortresses and minarets.
They are renowned destinations in Tanzania, East Africa. Serengeti features vast grasslands and hosts the annual wildebeest migration, a spectacle of millions of animals searching for fresh grazing. The park is teeming with wildlife, including lions, elephants, and cheetahs. Ngorongoro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts a volcanic crater that supports a diverse ecosystem. Offering breathtaking views and wildlife safaris, these areas provide unforgettable experiences. Explore the natural wonders of Serengeti and Ngorongoro, and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of Africa’s wildlife and landscapes.
Lake Manyara is a captivating freshwater lake nestled in the scenic northern region of Tanzania. Renowned for its breathtaking beauty and abundant wildlife, it has become a sought-after destination for nature enthusiasts and safari aficionados alike. The lake boasts an impressive array of bird species, including elegant flamingos, graceful pelicans, and majestic storks, making it a true haven for avid birdwatchers.
On the other hand, Zanzibar Beach Hotel presents an exquisite retreat on the enchanting island of Zanzibar. With its pristine white sandy beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters, this hotel offers a tropical paradise where guests can unwind and rejuvenate. The accommodations are nothing short of luxurious, providing an elegant escape complemented by world-class amenities and impeccable service.
Visitors to Zanzibar Beach Hotel can partake in an array of activities, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and sailing, enabling them to explore the vibrant coral reefs and captivating marine life that abound in the surrounding waters. Furthermore, the hotel’s spa facilities offer a sanctuary of relaxation, providing invigorating treatments and massages to ensure an indulgent stay.
In combination, Lake Manyara and Zanzibar Beach Hotel create a truly unique and unforgettable experience, showcasing the natural wonders and serene beauty of Tanzania in a manner that leaves an indelible mark on visitors’ hearts and minds.
You will be Pickup from your hotel at 8am and start a beautiful journey across the Great Rift Valley for a full day game drive. Although small in dimension (205 sq. miles), the park has breathtaking scenery and well famous for its lush acacia forest, giant figs and mahogany trees, as well as to a growing population of baboons and blue monkeys. Permanent residents of this park also include giraffes, elephants, impalas and a huge number of buffaloes. The lake is also home to many hippos. The landscapes of Lake Manyara are something that cannot be described with words, and the game drives along the lake provide stunning photo opportunities of giraffes and buffaloes in the foreground and the lake in the background. Some possible extra tours are possible, including a bike tour or a boat excursion. Afternoon return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp or similar
After an early breakfast, depart towards the most famous National park in the World, the Serengeti. The driving itself, although long, is spectacular. This will be an unforgettable moment for anyone seeing it for the first time. As you progress well into the Serengeti, you will see why the name means, in local language, “endless plains”. The park has 6,900 sq. mile (18,000 sq. km) and for most of it, the plains will stretch to the horizon defying your senses and perception of distances. It is the home of the Great Migration and to 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras and all kinds of antelopes. As for Big Cats and large predators, it’s the place of choice to look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, with many television scenes like the famous river crossings having been filmed in this park. Dinner and overnight stay Ang’Ata Serengeti Camp or similar
Full day in the Serengeti National Park. We are completely flexible with your preferences and this day will be organized according to your wishes. On every day of the safari, your guide will discuss with you the best timings for you, including the game drives and the wake-up time. For example, on this day, you could do a morning game drive, return to the camp for lunch and relaxation and finish with an afternoon game drive, or you could do a full day game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight stay Ang’Ata Serengeti Camp or Similar
On this day we suggest a very early wake up in order to do an early morning game drive (when the animals are more active) and see one of the best sunrises you’ll ever witness. After the game drive, we return to the camp for a rewarding brunch and then we’ll proceed to Ngorongoro, the 8th wonder of the Natural World. The crater spreads for 102 sq. miles and has 2.000 ft high walls, making it virtually a Noah’s ark and inhabiting almost every species of wildlife that is indigenous to East Africa. It’s one of the very rare locations in the whole continent where you can witness the black Rhino. The crater has a river, several swamps, a soda lake with a great concentration of flamingos, a forest and open plains. It’s also famous for its elephants which, are the largest in the world and have huge tusks. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Wonder of the Natural World. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge or similar
You will start the day very early and descend into the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife in one of the most stunning places on Earth. After the game drive, there will be time for a picnic lunch near the beautiful hippo Lake. After lunch, you will have time for a short game drive and then ascend the crater and exit Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Then transfer to the airport and you will have a flight to Zanzibar around 4pm for three days of relaxation with amazing views.Dinner and overnight stay The Z Hotel or similar
You can take some rest and enjoy this paradise made of beautiful beaches of white sand and turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. There is a possibility of extra activities such as a
Day Tour in Stone Town (includes Old Town guided tour,
Spice Tour and Prison Island – lunch not included),
Half Day Tour (includes Old Town guided tour or Spice Tour or Prison Island).
Another suggestion is Jozani Forest tour (lunch not included).
You can spend the last hours of your journey to relax. After you will have a transfer to Zanzibar airport for international flight.