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If your kids are lucky enough to get a long October half term then why not take them on a safari & beach adventure to Tanzania & Zanzibar
If you and your family are looking for an incredible half term trip this year then why not a safari adventure to northern Tanzania that will have you and your children an experience never to forget.
This trip flies from London during the day arriving into into Kilimanjaro International airport early evening, where you will be greeted by your friendly safari guide, who will be your own dedicated driver and guide for 4 days whilst on safari.
Visiting two of the best parks in Tanzania for game viewing, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti National Park you will not be short of some incredible wildlife viewing, with some if the highest concentrations of animals anywhere is Africa. You will also enjoy some of the most stunning scenery such as the extinct volcanic crater of Ngorongoro to the endless grassy plains of the Serengeti.
After this incredible wild life experience you will then be whisked away by a small plane, flying over the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro to the Spice Island of Zanzibar to spend 5 nights in a beautiful beach resort with amazing facilities for children to enjoy.
This itinerary is based on two adults and one child for October half term, contact Far and Wild Travel to tailor make the itinerary for your family.
This trip includes
- Safari in Northern Tanzania in 2 safari parks
- Beach time in Zanzibar in family friendly resort
- Family friendly camps/resorts
- Private safari vehicle and dedicated driver/guide so that we can move at our own pace
- 11 nights
- Flights from London (please ask for quotes from an airport near you)
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Day 1: Holiday Time - fly to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Fly from London Heathrow* to Kilimanjaro setting off in the morning. After a brief stop in Nairobi you will catch the connecting flight to Kilimanjaro.
Landing at 11.50pm you will be met by your driver who will take you to Arumeru River Lodge, where you will stay for one night on a bed and breakfast basis. The perfect place to get a good nights sleep before the safari adventure begins.
*contact the Far and Wild team for prices and information about flights from your local airport.
Day 2: The Safari begins with Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast you will be collected by your very own driver guide, in your personal safari vehicle with a pop top roof, and you will head out towards the northern parks and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.. The journey will take through some inspiring landscape and gradually ascending up the rift valley and into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Ngorongoro Crater is a natural caldera (sunken volcanic crater) that spans some 19kms and is home to some of the highest concentrations of wildlife anywhere on the planet. It will have your children looking in awe at the incredible number of animals in their natural habitat.
You will stay at the Serena Ngorongoro Crater Lodge which sits on the crater rim with the most breathtaking views across the carter. The hotel is of a high standard with rooms over looking the crater. Your stay will be on a full board basis.
Day 3: Safari in the crater floor
After breakfast you will set off for a full day game drive in the crater itself which involves a steep descent into the crater where you will be among the highest density of wildlife in Africa. Resident in the crater are elephant, lions, hyenas, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, zebras, hippos and much much more. You certainly will not be short of things to see.
Enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater or head back to the lodge for lunch.
Spend the afternoon relaxing at the lodge or venture for another game drive along the forested carter rim. Many animals live in these dense forests as do plenty of bird species. Alternatively you could go on an exciting walking safari in the forest (as an extra cost and arranged through the Serena hotel)
Return to the Serena Ngorongoro Lodge for a sun downer drink looking at the stunning scenery, followed by a 3 course dinner and bed.
Day 4: Across the Serengeti Plains
After breakfast depart from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and head north into the Serengeti National Park. Enjoy game viewing all the way as you continue to head north into the central part of the park, called the Seronera region, which offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Tanzania.
Look out for cheetahs on the first part of your trip into the Serengeti where there is a large flat area of grassland, that the cheetah like. Other animals to keep a look out for are elephant, giraffe, buffalo, wildebeest, gazelles, lions, hyenas and leopards.
After a full day seeing some incredible wildlife head towards the Serena Serengeti Lodge where you will be staying on a full board basis for 2 nights.
Day 5: The Serengeti
You have a full day today to explore the Serengeti, looking for Lions, Leopards, Giraffe and of course the famous Wildebeest migration. Take some time to learn about the birds and the insects too and your guide will advise you where the best places are to see particular animals and he will be able to answer any questions you have about the wildlife and their habitat.
Return to the Serena hotel for dinner and over night.
Day 6: Zanzibar
After an early morning game drive you will say goodbye to your guide and catch a flight from the Serengeti to Zanzibar. It is a beautifully scenic flight as you fly back over the Ngorongoro Crater and Mt Kilimanjaro before heading towards the coastline and the Indian ocean – the views are stunning.
Once you have landed at Zanzibar Airport you will be collected by a driver and driven to Breezes Beach Club, where you will spend the next five nights in a deluxe room on a half board basis.
Days 7-10: Beach Time
Enjoy the beach and pool at Breezes Beach Club.
The Water Club offers beach activities such as Frisbee and Volleyball as well as snorkel, kayak, paddle board and wind surf hire. Day trips to Stone Town, the Spice Farms and nearby islands can also be arranged.
Day 11: Last Day in Zanzibar
After a day by the pool you will transfer to Zanzibar Airport to catch your international flight back to London Heathrow. Leaving at 7.30pm you will land in Nairobi at 9.15pm and take the connecting flight to London Heathrow at 00.30am.
Day 12: Home Time
Landing at London Heathrow at 6.15am - I am afraid its time to go home!
Duration: 11 nights
Location: Tanzania, Africa
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