You spend 12 days in
Tanzania exploring parks that offer best-game viewing opportunities, witnessing
the most picturesque landscapes and relaxing away at the tropical beaches of
You get to experience Tanzania’s diverse wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and you spend your time on a safari in Tarangire – best known for being home to large populations of elephants, buffaloes and giraffes, along with common predators and some five-hundred different species of birds.
Next, we take you to the home of Big 5, the Ngorongoro Crater, followed by a calming time at the beaches of Zanzibar. Experience comfortable stay, modern-day luxurious, adventurous safaris and glorious beaches as you explore Tanzania on this trip.
· Tanzania’s Top 3 safari destinations
· See the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire
· Excellent year-round big game viewing
· Witness the Wildebeest Migration in season
· Fully inclusive accommodation
· Private plunge pools & personal butlers
· Water bar, infinity pool & spa
· Jamie Oliver-trained chef on Zanzibar
Day to day itinerary
· Spend time relaxing and preparing for your big adventure, as you continue to enjoy looking at the lush green vegetation of a coffee plantation and scenic views of the glorious Mount Meru.
Enjoy a warm breakfast, followed by an optional tour of the Bean-to-Cup Coffee Estate, along with a filling alfresco lunch before you hit the roads to catch a flight to the Tarangire National Park from the Arusha Airport.
Following your arrival at Tarangire, enjoy a short game drive through the Tarangire Treetops reserve on your way to the Tarangire Tree House – your home for the next few days.
Spend your time in Tarangire exploring the diverse wildlife of Tanzania, visit the local Maasai village and enjoy a thrilling game drive to the very scenic Sunset Hill.
· Once you reach the lake, we take you on a trip through an authentic African market on your way to The Manor in Ngorongoro.
These three days revolve around you. Choose from a range of activities such as a visit to the scenic Lake in Manyara National Park, horse riding and cycling sessions or perhaps a walking tour of The Mason’s estate, followed by a pampering treatment at the spa. Devour in a scrumptious lunch before you fly out to the Serengeti.
Rest at the Serengeti Migration Camp, and spend your next few days exploring the lush green grasslands of Tanzania. Set-off on a trip to catch a game viewing session of the Big-5 and spot a very diverse range of wildlife while enjoying the bounties of nature.
Brace yourself for a calming trip to the beautiful waters of Zanzibar.
· Settle in at Kilindi, your home for the next few days.
· 2 Nights at The Manor at Ngorongoro on fully inclusive basis
· 1 Night at Arusha Coffee Lodge on half board basis
· 2 Nights at Serengeti Migration Camp on fully inclusive basis
· 2 Nights at Tarangire Treetops on fully inclusive basis
· Airport / airstrip transfers on the northern circuit, including to / from Kilimanjaro International Airport, Domestic flights on Tanzania’s northern circuit in Sky Safari’s executive aircraft, Scheduled game drives and activities
· 4 Nights at Kilindi Zanzibar on fully inclusive basis
· Includes Tanzania Tourism Levy
· Zanzibar Infrastructure Tax
· International flights
· Airport taxes
· All meals and drinks not specified
· Tips and gratuities
· Items of a personal nature
How pack for your Safari in Tanzania and Zanzibar island beaches
. Passport, itinerary, travel insurance docs and eTickets
It seems obvious, but we would be remiss if we didn't put this at the top of the list of what you must pack for your safari.
2. Prescription meds
Remember to put your prescription medications in your hand luggage (in case your check-in bag goes astray... it happens!)…and make sure you have enough of each type to last your entire safari.
3. Prescription glasses (sunglasses, hat, sunblock et al)
If you wear prescription glasses, be sure to pack more than one set (in case you lose one or they get broken). You will be outdoors for much of the time, so be prepared. Pack a hat, sunblock, long sleeves, and lip balm.
4. Camera, video and binoculars
Whilst most people will remember to take their camera and/or video (or will use their mobile phone), not everyone thinks they need to take binoculars!
Binoculars are ESSENTIAL for optimum wildlife viewing on safari (and a GOOD pair of binoculars will make a BIG difference to your safari). We strongly recommend a pair of binoculars on safari. Get the most expensive you can afford (at least 8x or better still 10x magnification).
Africa is a photographer’s dream. Not only does the boundless wildlife come in all shapes and sizes, but the continent is also blessed with stunning landscapes, colorful people and fabulous light! Don’t miss out. Buy a camera, if you don’t already have one.
5. Clothes and toiletries
Of course you’re not going to forget clothes! But are you taking the right clothes…and are you within those weight restrictions your travel agent told you about for those light aircraft flights?
Most international airlines will restrict your check-in luggage to around 20 to 30kgs (55lbs). However, if your safari itinerary includes any light aircraft flights, then this can mean as little as 12 to 15 kgs (sometimes including your hand luggage!).
Don’t panic! Remember, a same-day laundry service is usually available in most safari camps and lodges. This means you DO NOT need a change of clothes for each day you are on safari! The exception will be for mobile tented safaris where it is often difficult, due the mobile nature, to offer a laundry service. It may also be possible to leave a bag with the charter company, or person meeting you, for the duration of the safari portion. When in doubt, ask your travel agent.
Casual but comfortable
Casual, comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year when on safari. Whilst you may elect to start a completely new safari ‘wardrobe’ it is really not necessary to look like an extra on the set of Out of Africa! Apart from selecting reasonably neutral or ‘non-bright’ colored clothing, safari-wear is generally casual and practical. Be sure you take clothes that you feel comfortable in – especially when it comes to your walking/hiking boots. The newer quick-drying fabrics, shirts with ventilation and trousers that convert into shorts are all worth considering.
Layering is key
Wearing clothes in layers is the most practical way to cope with fluctuating day/night temperatures and cool evenings whilst on safari. As the day warms up you can peel off another layer. Then as it begins to cool toward evening, you can put them back on. Here's the "must-haves" to pack for your safari:
Dull and/or neutral colors are more suitable for safari, white and/or bright colours are not practical as they tend to stand out – definitely not advisable on a walking safari. Cotton clothing is recommended although the newer synthetic safari clothing lines are quick drying and extremely comfortable.
Check the weather
Ask your travel agent (or check online) and find out what the weather will be like where you are going. You may not need any serious cold weather gear at all (and that will really help with the luggage limit!). Alternatively, if you are going anywhere in winter where the temperature drops dramatically when the sun goes down, you may need gloves, a scarf, a thick jacket and a beanie!
during the winter months (June through August). And this is magnified by a significant wind-chill factor that you'll feel when on the back of an open game-drive vehicle.
6. Phone, music, tablet or laptop
What you must pack for your safari are your phone, music, tablet or laptop - and their respective chargers, country-specific adaptor plugs.
7. Preventative pharmaceuticals
This is just a fancy way of saying ‘meds’ – stuff you need, just in case the worst happens: diarrhea, headaches, heartburn, insect repellent, hand sanitizer, bites (antihistamine), indigestion, sore throat (lozenges), eye drops, and most important – anti-malarial tablets.
8. Odds & ends
A good torch (flashlight) is a must. It can be pitch black in the bush or in your tent in the middle of the night. A rechargeable torch is ideal but a small battery-powered torch is sufficient. The new LED miner’s lights that fit on your head (and leave your hands free) are also a good option. A smaller (pencil) torch for emergencies or looking at star maps is also worth considering. Most camps will provide a torch, or will walk you back to your tent as required, but being self-sufficient is always a good idea.
A good book. It never hurts to have an interesting book when travelling. You never know when you are going to be delayed at the airport or fall victim to Africa time!
A travel diary or journal is something we recommend. You will see and experience so much in such a short period of time on safari, that the only way to maintain a good record of it will be to write it down. It does require discipline, but will serve as an invaluable record of your safari adventure.
9. Hand luggage
Firstly, try to restrict your hand luggage to one item only, if for no other reason than more than one item makes travel that much harder. And, yes, a handbag qualifies as a second item! Obviously, that one item should be of a size that is acceptable as carry-on luggage by the airlines.
If you are a photographer, then this will mean you must have sufficient space in your camera bag for travel documents, your prescription medication and/or glasses, binoculars and even a change of clothes.
Bear in mind that restrictions on what can and cannot be taken on board an aircraft are still in place – including for liquids, flammables and sharp objects. The rules change frequently,so please double check and take heed.
10. Finally, don’t forget your sense of humor, patience and some common sense!
A word (or two) of warning:
It is not advisable to wear any form of clothing that may be construed as “camouflage”. By this we mean any form of brown/green “combat” style coloring. Even if it is the latest fashion statement - and even if it is your 14 year old wearing it - and even if it is just a cap. Many African authorities have a disproportionate phobia about such garments and this could conceivably result in you being questioned or harassed by the police. It has the potential to cause you grief, so don’t do it.
Do not take any expensive personal jewelry on safari. Be minimalist or take only those everyday items that you normally wear, like your wedding band, inexpensive earrings.
With regard to securing your luggage, we would strongly suggest using one or more combination locks to secure zips together if your suitcase does not have its own locking mechanism. Luggage tampering in airports does occur, unfortunately. Luggage straps that wrap around your suitcase can also deter, whilst shrink-wrapping facilities are available at some airports.
Time to plan your safari!
Hopefully, these tips will help you to figure out what you need to pack for your safari. If you need more information or want to go ahead and embark on a safari adventure, Contact Us. We'll be happy to help you decide on the best tour option.
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