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Active Safari & Zanzibar Experience

Active, safari-focused itineraries through East Africa can still make space for some downtime, as this 13-day tour demonstrates. After canoeing through beautiful lakes, hiking through craters, and spotting wildlife in Serengeti National Park, you'll fly to the idyllic island of Zanzibar for some well-earned time on its sandy beaches. Or dive underwater to explore colourful coral reefs with a snorkelling session. It's the perfect balance of activities to satiate your adventurous spirit and recharge your batteries too.

  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DTCZ/245343
  • Starts: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Finishes: Stone Town, Tanzania
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Arusha
  • Mto wa Mbu
  • Ngorongoro
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Stone Town
  • Jambiani

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arusha

Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

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Day 2: Arusha NP

Head into Arusha NP and explore Momella Lake by canoe. Spot wildlife on the waters edge as they come to drink.
After lunch, continue exploring the park on a wildlife safari drive.

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Day 3: Arusha/Mto wa Mbu

Travel to Mto wa Mbu village and take part in a cultural walk to learn about village life in the area. Meet the women who run the village tours and enjoy a delicious home made traditional lunch.

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Day 4: Empakaai Crater

Ascend the rift valley escarpment into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and get ready for a beautiful hike into the extinct Empakaai Crater. At the end of the day, enjoy the view from the campsite over Ngorongoro.

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Day 5: Ngorongoro/Serengeti National Park

Enter the Serengeti NP and spend the day on a wildlife safari drive in search of the "big five", while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains.
Drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park. En route marvel at the sheer vastness of this territory, and spot the multitude of animal and birdlife while cruising through this acacia-accented savanna.

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Day 6: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro

Opt for a balloon safari in the morning, or continue on with another wildlife safari drive. The rest of the day will be spent in the Serengeti, finishing the day with sunset on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.
Enjoy another day of wildlife safari drives to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savanna.

After, journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best wildlife viewing. The vistas from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of animals, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor.

Arrive at the campsite on the crater rim in the evening.

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Day 7: Ngorongoro/Lake Manyara

Head out early for a wildlife safari drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, then enjoy an afternoon biking in Lake Manyara NP - home to the famous tree climbing lions.
Embark on a early morning crater drive. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of more than 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals.

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Day 8: Mto wa Mbu/Arusha

Visit the G Adventures supported Clean Cookstove Project, then return to Arusha for the night.

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Day 9: Arusha/Stone Town

Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town, and opt to continue on for a longer walking tour, or explore on your own.
Transfer to the airport for a short, but scenic flight to this island paradise. Arrive in Stone Town in time for lunch and an orientation walk. If you opt to continue on for a longer tour of Stone Town, you will be visiting the Old Slave Market, House of Wonders, Palace Museum; entrance to these sites are optional and are to be purchased on site.

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Day 10: Stone Town/Jambiani

Visit a local spice plantation for a guided tour. Continue to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Zanzibar's beautiful coast.

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Day 11: Jambiani

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

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Day 12: Jambiani

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

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Day 13: Jambiani/Stone Town

Morning group transfer from Jambiani. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your G for Good Moment: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu Your G for Good Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu
    • Canoe safari in Arusha NP
    • Hike in Empakaai Crater
    • Wildlife safari drives in Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Crater
    • Mountain bike ride in Lake Manyara NP
    • Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
    • Orientation walk in Stone Town
    • Spice plantation guided tour
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (7 nts), full-service camping (5 nts)
    • 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
    Transport
    • 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle, canoe, walking, mountain bike, plane
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO), certified safari driver/guide, camp crew, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Cycle in Lake Manyara National Park
  • Hike the extinct Empakaai crater and spot flamingos
  • Canoe along the shorelines of Momella Lake
  • Learn about local tribes and their ways of life
  • Safari through the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater and spot wildebeest and elephant
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Stone Town
  • Take in the aromas on a spice plantation tour
  • Relax on a tropical beach.