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9 Days safari and Zanzibar Holiday

 Thank you for choosing Scarface safaris. For us here at Scarface safaris Ltd, traveling is all about seeking new adventures and making traveling memories, therefore we would like to assure you that you have indeed make a right choice. Kindly take your time going through the itinerary and feel free to reach out to us in case of any question or suggestions through our email or phone.

ITINERARY           

Your 9 Days safari and Zanzibar Holiday will commence with viewing the beautiful scenery of lake manyara. Thereafter we will explore the beautiful scenery of Ngorongoro national park where you will get to visit the Ngorongoro crater which is the ‘Eden of Africa’. You will also visit one of the most iconic national park in Tanzania which is the Serengeti. Thereafter you will take a flight to Zanzibar and explore the beautiful ancient island.

Scarface safaris will ensure that you experience the best and magical moment during your adventure and have a wonderful time where you will get to see, a hunt in the wild life, a mother protecting its cub or calf, old-aged baobab trees, vast herds of wildebeest’s morning and afternoon, beautiful sceneries of grass plains, you will also get to enjoy bush breakfast and bush lunch while enjoying the beautiful view of wildlife.

 DAY-1 ARRIVAL (KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT)

On your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be received by our ground handling team at Kilimanjaro International Airport with board that has your name, then you will be picked up from the airport to the hotel [it takes 1hrs to 30minutes to reach Arusha region] where you will spend the night at Arusha Planet Lodge.

However, along the way to Arusha you may get to see some fascinating features such as, the view of Africans highest mountain Kilimanjaro (from KIA), large coffee farms and rice farms, domesticated donkeys, local houses and different tribes like the Maasai tribe where you will also get explanations on the different lifestyles of the tribes along the way. Moreover, you may get to see the view of Mt. Meru.

DAY-2 MANYARA NATIONAL

This is the last day of your safari and we will look back to the beautiful memories that we have had during your adventure while exploring the Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara is relatively small but diverse national park 120km west of Arusha. The park namesake (Lake Manyara is shallow Salt Lake) it covers a large area of the park, flooding and drying with the season and it’s a home of thousands of flamingos and over other 500 bird species. In your exploration in the park, you will get to see monkeys, giraffes, zebras, wild beasts, buffaloes, elephants and with some lucky you might be able to see tree climbing lions (the lions lodging on the trees). Attractions Available in Lake Manyara National Park include Lake Manyara, wild life, birdlife, ground water forest, acacia woods, Maji moto spring, tree canopy and marang forest reserve and wild animals. Begin your tour in the park and marvel at the 400 species of birds which inhabit the park, many of which remain throughout the year because of the Lake Manyara (which makes it an excellent spot for bird viewing). As you drive into the interior of the park, keep your eyes peeled for big cats such as leopards, Maasai lions, and cheetahs. We will continue on to the hippopotamus pond at one end of the park where you will have the opportunity to get out of your van and observe from a safe distance.

You will spend the night at Baghayo Garden Suites

DAY-3 NGORONGORO TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

After a hot and delicious breakfast, our professional driver guide will be ready to pick you up, from Karatu Farm of dream lodge to start our game drive to the African Garden of Eden. The crater is known for its high concentration of exciting animals, in no time you will be witnessing more spectacular sites. Ngorongoro crater is almost 600m deep, approximately 20km wide, and the massive caldera is home of amazing variety of animals, the park was of declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1979. Ngorongoro is unique to the fact that is largest and broken, inactive, unfilled caldera in the world with diameter approximately 9km (12 miles). It is an endless experience because of all different kind of mammals ranging from the big five, lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard-to giraffe and Thomson gazelle. Over 500 bird’s species Human co-existence with wild animals among of the seventh’s world wonders and other wildlife. Later on we will drive back to Serengeti national park and you will spend the night at Kon tiki tented camp.

DAY 4-5 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

In the morning after warm breakfast [around 7:30am], our representative, a professional guide will arrive at the hotel and inform the receptionist that he is waiting for you. After meeting up with your driver, you will start your safari heading to Serengeti national park. Along the way you will get a chance to see the remote areas of Tanzania especially seeing the beautiful and one of the biggest art galleries, African art gallery, then you may spot animals corridor before reaching Makuyuni, moreover the beautiful Kisongo plain grass lands as well as Arusha airport and absolutely during the journey you will see local houses especial Maasai houses and this will make one of the exciting safaris.

 It is an endless experience to visit Serengeti because, despite being the largest national park in Tanzania which stretches over 14763km2 (located entirely in Eastern Mara region) it is famously known for its largest animal migration of over hundreds of thousands of wild beasts and zebras and smaller herds of gazelles, it also has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen

Our professional guide will try to find the animals that you are mostly interested in, including the ‘big five’. During lunch time you will visit the Serengeti visitor centre where you will be offered a lunch box and provided with lots of interesting information especially history of the park and animals such as cheetahs and rhinos as you enjoy nature around you.

During your tour in Serengeti national park, on the 4th day you will spend the night at Kon tiki tented camp and on the 5th day you will take a flight to Zanzibar spend the night at Natural Kendwa

DAY-6 SPICE FARM TOUR AND STONE TOWN TOUR

Spice Tour in Zanzibar is a 2 to 3 hours guided tour within a spice and tropical fruits plantation. During the tour you will get to discover the interesting and assorted range of spices and fruits that grow here. You will also be given the opportunity to taste several delicious tropical fruits. Being able to learn and see the various herbs, spices and rare species of plants that grow in Zanzibar is quite intriguing as you will never have heard or seen them before, let alone tasted them. You may not know that Zanzibar is commonly also referred to as the Spice Island, and this is why this tour makes a lot of sense. It sheds light on the interesting history of Zanzibar in this field. Since this is a guided tour you can expect a detailed and interesting explanation from the guide about these spices and plants, including what they are used for, how they are grown and so on.  You could also see a coconut climber at work, among various other unique scenes that can only be experienced in a spice plantation. You will be to buy some fresh spices by the end of the tour.

Stone town of Zanzibar also known as ‘Mji Mkongwe’, is the old part of Zanzibar City, the main city of Zanzibar, in Tanzania. The newer portion of the city is known as Ng’ambo, Swahili for ‘the other side’. The Stone Town is located on the western coast of Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar Archipelago.

 During the stone town tour you will have several stops such as, the Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), Mizingani Rd, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania where you will see the place that was used as a prison and the traditional handcraft. You will then have another stop at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), Mizingani Rd, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania where you will see the old brunze guns which were captured by perssians by year 1622, also you will see Zanzibar old curved doors and others preserved old items like dhows. Another stop will be at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Mkunazini Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania Our guide will guide through the area to see the slave monuments and tomb of Edward Steers. Our professional guide will lead you to another stop as you keep enjoying your adventure.

 DAY-7 SNORKELING AT MNEMBA AND DOLPHIN ADVENTURE

Mnemba Island is found on the north-eastern part of Zanzibar Island and is a famous part of the island which is known for its vast coral reef. Different snorkelling sites are located as well as diving points. A number of aquatic species are also found around Mnemba Island and these include, bottle nosed dolphins, humpback whales among others which can be spotted in the clear waters around the coral reefs

DAY-8 PRISON ISLAND

Prison Island, also known as Changuu Island or Quarantine Island, is located in Zanzibar Archipelago at 5 km North West from Stone Town, Zanzibar. We will sail from Zanzibar and after 30-45 minutes we will dock at the Shore of Prison Island. There, in the coral reef in shallow waters, you can observe beautiful star fishes, and collect a magnific shells as souvenirs.

As part of your guided tour on Prison Island, we will visit the tortoise reservation and you’ll be able to observe, interact and feed the tortoises. Very calm and friendly reptiles, they can be fed by hand. You can also make small donations to the reservation to protect the giant tortoises of Prison Island Zanzibar.

After visiting the giant tortoise reservation, we will guide your steps to the Old Prison building of Prison Island. Even if it’s called like that, it was never used as a prison, instead it was used as a quarantine station for yellow fever cases.

DAY-9 FLIGHT BACK HOME

On this day, you will reflect back on all the beautiful memories that you have created with us while preparing for your flight back home.

Kindly pass our warm greetings back home to family and friends and welcome again. Thanks for travelling with us and choosing 9 Days safari and Zanzibar Holiday.