Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel for rest and relaxation. On this day depending on time of arrival you will enjoy the beach and other recreational facilities at the hotel.
After breakfast, you will leave the hotel at about 9am for a tour of the famous Spice Farms on the island. You explore the locals in their spice farm activities and explore the reason why Zanzibar is referred to as the Spice Island. Spices have always been important in Zanzibar and in the late 19th century, they were the main income for the island. Today about 15 farms are growing spices to be used in the Zanzibar cuisine and for cosmetics and medicine. Spices are important on the island and Zanzibar is the world’s largest exporter of cloves. During this guided tour in the spice farm in the Kijichi area, you will see, smell and taste spices such as cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon, vanilla, pepper and ginger. You will also see lots of tropical fruits and herbal plants. You will then enjoy some amazing locally made food with spices from the farm.
After the lunch our driver will drop you to catch a 25min boat ride to Prison Island. Prison Island, also known as Changuu Island, is a small island spreading across 5.6kms. Overcoming its turbulent history, Changuu island has become a must-see jewel of Zanzibar with the highlight attraction of being a large home for tortoises, some as old as almost 200yrs. Other things to do on the island include having a walk through the prison ruins, snorkeling at the deeper water levels or chilling at the sandy beach having a sunbath or swimming in the sea. Be sure to bring your swim wear on this excursion. You can spend 2 to 3hrs here before departing for the Stone town tour at about 5pm when the sun is down.
Stone Town Tour
This will be a 1hr to 2hr walking guided Tour of historical Zanzibar Stone Town. Stone Town Tour is in UNESCO´s World Heritage list. The Tour guide will take you on a walk around the jumbling colorful alleys of Stone Town, passing palaces and Arabian residences with beautifully carved wooden doors. Cinnamon sticks, cardamom, cloves and all imaginable spices can be bought in the clamorous Darajani Market. The old fort will be visited and if lucky some local artists will entertain you for a while. You will also see the House of Wonders, The Old Catholic church, the former slave market and the local fruit market “Marikiti” in Kiswahili (The official language in Tanzania). Your walk will culminate by visiting the Forodhani Food Market. Every night Forodhani Gardens at the Stone Town turns into a busy street food market! The fresh seafood and local delicacies, such as Zanzibari pizza and sharwamas are sold at that time. Visitors walk by the seafront watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean while sampling street food with locals that pay a visit. The food is fresh and delicious, but in case you have any concerns on this, you may skip the food and just enjoy looking at how it’s made and how people haggle at the market. The waterfront at Forodhani has a very nice floating restaurant known as Capetown Fish Market, where you can have some drinks enjoying their inhouse entertainment while watching the sea, before you’re dropped back to your hotel. We want to make sure you have the best of stone town on this day.
Spend this day at Leisure enjoying the pool and many other facilities the hotel as to offer. Relaxation is the main reason you came to Zanzibar.
Early morning breakfast and check-out. We will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Northern Tanzania. After meet and greet at the airstrip you will be transferred to your tented camp for some refreshments and a hot lunch. After a short time of relaxation begin your afternoon adventure exploring the vast plains of the Northern Serengeti. Be mesmerized with the wildebeest crossing the mara river, this great show on earth will astound you. Take your time and enjoy your game drive and in the evening return for dinner and overnight at Acacia Migration Camp
Stretching from Seronera for about 100km north to the Kenyan Border, the northern Serengeti/Kogatende is gently undulating region, broken by small rivers and occasional hills and kopjes. There are good permanent populations of wildlife in several areas here, including the very beautiful lobo Kopjes. It is interesting varied habitation that’s far from the park main entry point in the south and hence it receives delightfully few visitors. Between August and October, you can still enjoy spectacular crossing of the Mara River, A particularly stunning show to watch. Afternoon, return to the Camp site for hot lunch (OPTION you can either decide to depart with packed lunches or return for hot lunch) and some rest before embarking for your afternoon game drive till evening. Return for Dinner and overnight at Acacia Migration Camp
Early morning game drives in the Park. Serengeti is perhaps most well-known for the annual migration that takes place across the great Savannah plains. This is a phenomenal sight: thousands upon thousands of animals, particularly wildebeests, as far as the eye can see. But also if you’re after Big Cats, the Seronera area in the Central Serengeti is your best bet: this region is hailed as the best place to see predators – particularly lion, leopard and cheetah – on thrilling hunts. The Central Serengeti is studded with many rocky granite outcrops, known as kopjes, which are where you should look out for lions and cheetahs. There are also some particular kopje highlights, such the Simba Kopje, or Simba Rocks – the place that inspired Pride Rock in the Disney film The Lion King. The film link is not the only reason to visit this pile of granite boulders however – it’s great spot to see lions, which are often lying on the rocks under the sun. At Moru Kopjes, south of the Seronera River, you can try and search for some of the last remaining black rhinos in the entire reserve – as well as see some old rock art paintings. Then there’s a visitor’s centre for the Serengeti Rhino Project, where you can learn about the important rhino conservation work that’s being done to protect this highly endangered species.
Enjoy your lunch at a picnic site and later continue with the afternoon game drives in Central Serengeti area following the wildebeest movement. Dinner and overnight at Matawi Serengeti Camp
After breakfast with your packed lunch drive game enroute to Ngorongoro Crater, Descend into the Crater for 8 hours Crater tour. This 100 square mile natural amphitheatre is a host to an astonishing array of wildlife. The Crater once a gigantic volcano is the largest intact caldera in the world. The Ngorongoro Crater Conservation area is home to more than 30 000 protected animals. It is an area of spectacular beauty and excellent game viewing, a truly unique safari destination in Africa. When you lucky enough you may be able to see rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo as well as large herd’s zebras and wildebeest. A picnic lunch will be taken in to the Crater. Later in the evening drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Farm of dreams
After breakfast, embark on your journey from Ngorongoro to Arusha where you will catch your international flight back home.
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