The 12 Days Fitness and Beach Holiday Safari gives you the best experience in Ngorongoro Highland and Lake Natron. Also, this itinerary makes you fit, strong and active, then after you will have a relaxing time in Zanzibar for a beach holiday.
- Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
- Day 2: Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
- Day 3: Ngorongoro Highland, Nainokanoka to Embulbul
- Day 4: Embulbul to Empakai Crater
- Day 5: Empakai Crater to Acacia Camp
- Day 6: Acacia to Lake Natron
- Day 7: Lake Natron to Arusha Airport to Zanzibar
- Day 8: Zanzibar: Mbweni Ruins to Chumbe Island
- Day 9 to 11: Zanzibar: Chumbe Island beach holidays
- Day 12: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam Airport for your Scheduled Flight back home.
DAY 1: ARUSHA TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Meet with one of our office safari consultants and your driver guide at 9 am in your hotel for a short briefing about your tour. Then after the briefing, you will depart for Tarangire National Park with your picnic lunch. Driving from Arusha to Tarangire National Park is approximately 1.30 to 2 hours; this will depend on your hotel pickup location. Arrive Tarangire in time for your game viewing and drop off your camping gears and the cook. The park is famous for its large number of elephants, huge baobab trees, and tree climbing lions. The guests to the park can anticipate seeing any number of resident zebra and wildebeest in addition to the less habitual animals. Other familiar animals include waterbuck, giraffe, and olive baboons. Tarangire is also home to more than 550 species of birds, and the park is a place of safety for bird partisans who can expect so see dozens of species even in the dry season. Spend the rest of the day on a game viewing before proceeding to MISWAKINI CAMPSITE for your dinner and overnight. Meals plan full Board Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
DAY 2: TARANGIRE TO NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
Depart Tarangire after breakfast, proceeds to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After reaching Ngorongoro, then descend to the crater for game viewing. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area itself is one of the best highlights in Northern Tanzania. The Crater is the best place in Africa to see the “Big Five” (lion, cheetah, rhino, leopard, and elephant. Also other wildlife animals in the crater including the big cats, hippo, buffalo, flamingo and other species of birds and many antelope species). With a single game viewing and is an entirely fantastic place to be on an adventure safari. Spend full day game viewing and overnight SIMBA PUBLIC CAMPSITE. Meals plan full Board Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
DAY 3: SIMBA CAMPSITE TO EMBULBUL CAMPSITE
Take your breakfast in the morning around 8:00 am, and then transfer to Ngorongoro Highlands, after reaching the Highlands of Ngorongoro hike Olmoti Crater and walk from Nainokanoka to Embulbul. The walk and the walking will take approximately four to six hours, and this will depend on your body fitness, and you will enjoy your picnic lunch along the way. Overnight at EMBULBUL SPECIAL CAMPSITE. Meals plan full Board Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
DAY 4: EMBULBUL TO EMPAKAI CRATER
After breakfast at the campsite, begin the day’s hike from Embulbul to Empakai. Hike all the way through mountainous landscape exceeds quite a few Maasai villages along the way. This day of hiking will be approximately four hours. If you want to descend into the Empakai crater on this day, that side hike takes approximately one hour. You’ll arrive at the Empakai Campsite in time for lunch. In the afternoon after lunch, you can descend into the Empakai Crater or relax at the campsite and do the Empakai crater the following morning. Overnight at EMPAKAI SPECIAL CAMPSITE. Meals plan full Board Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
DAY 5: EMPAKAI CRATER TO ACACIA CAMP
After breakfast at the camp, then descend into the Empakai crater if you did not have time on the day before. Proceed hiking from Empakai to Acacia, in here you will leave the vehicle at this point, so please take all necessary luggage with you and leave additional one in the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle will meet you in Lake Natron. The hike will continue while all your luggage together with the grocery will be carried by the Donkeys, followed with your cook and the Maasai guide. Overnight at ACACIA CAMP. Meals plan full Board Meals plan full Board Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
DAY 6: ACACIA TO LAKE NATRON
Hike from Acacia to Lake Natron, the hike will take approximately 2 to 3 hours. This walk is not too long and goes descending. The tourist attractions of the journey are the remarkable views of Ol done Lengai, Lake Natron, and the Great Rift Valley. After reaching Lake Natron, you will meet your driver and the vehicle. Relaxing at the camp and prepare for Ol doinyo Lengai trekking. Your driver guide will drop you to the base of Ol doinyo Lengai Mountain known as Mountain of God so that you can meet your mountain guide for a short briefing and start trekking. Your trekking will take approximately seven to eight hours round time, and you will be back to the camp late morning for a hot shower, lunch and relax. Dinner and overnight at the LAKE NATRON CAMPSITE. Meals plan full Board Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
DAY 7: LAKE NATRON TO ARUSHA AIRPORT TO ZANZIBAR
After breakfast, at the Camp, you will take a walk around Lake Natron before proceeding to Arusha Airport for your plan flight to Zanzibar for a beach holiday. Overnight at MBWENI RUINS. Meals plan, Bed & Breakfast.
DAY 8: ZANZIBAR: MBWENI RUINS TO CHUMBE ISLAND
Take a boat at 10 am from Mbweni Ruins to Chumbe Island. Meals Plan, Full board accommodation at CHUMBE ISLAND. Meals plan full Board Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
DAY 9 TO 11: ZANZIBAR
Beach holiday at CHUMBE ISLAND. Activities of the day to be arranged by yourself with the lodge management. Meals plan full Board Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
DAY 12: DEPARTURE DAY
Take a boat at 9 am from Chumbe Island to Mbweni Ruins, then transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your scheduled Flight back home.
This itinerary can be combined with optional activities, including Balloon Safari at Tarangire National Park.
Climb items included to the Price:
- Transport 4×4 safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals and accommodation according to the itinerary
- All park entry fees including crater fees
- Services driver guide at your language
- Services cook
- Services walking safari guide
- Salary for the driver guide, walking safari guide and cook
- all activities according to the itinerary
- Enough bottled drinking water the entire Safari
- Amref flying doctors evacuate for East Africa
- All Camping gears
- Sleeping Bags
Chumbe Island Included:
Boat transport to and from the island on the morning transfers. The boat to Chumbe leaves from Mbweni Ruins Hotel; Check in time is 09:30 am for a 10:00 am boat departure. Check out is at 08:00 for 09:00 boat departure Accommodation in one of our 7 award winning Eco bungalows Full-board meals
Boat transfers to the reef for snorkeling
Snorkeling over one of the world’s most pristine and diverse coral reefs (snorkeling equipment is provided)
Guided tours through the coral rag forest .Use of snorkeling equipment and tuition in snorkeling, if required
Guided walks to view the endangered coconut crabs in the evening, the largest terrestrial crab on earth
Sodas, water, coffee, tea and snacks •laundry service and all taxes
Safari items not included to the Price:
- Optional activities
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Tips to the guides and cook
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Things of Personal items
- Laundry, vaccinations
- Travel and personal Insurance
- International and local flight
- Hotel before and after Safari