Tanzania & Zanzibar

Makario Safaris / Tanzania & Zanzibar

“When you have caught the rhythm of Africa, you find out that it is the same in all her music.”― Karen Blixen, Out of Africa

Day 1: Dar Es Salaam afternoon tour of the city

Arrive at the Julius Nyerere international Airport. Customs and immigration clearance. You will be welcomed by our representative. Transfer to your city hotel. Check in on full board basis. 12h30: Lunch will follow.

This afternoon, at 14h00: Depart for a city tour.
It will include, the National Museum, art markets, Botanic Gardens, Kivukoni & Fish Market, Bahari View Waterfront. A morning visit to the National Museum, historic monuments and botanic gardens offer an insight into Tanzania’s history and cultural heritage.

Return to the hotel before sunset for dinner and overnight stay.
SEA CLIFF HOTEL (Full board basis – Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) Executive Suite with sea view

Day 2: Dar Es Salaam Zanzibar (20 minutes) Spice and stone tour
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Transfer to the Julius Nyerere international airport, domestic departures. Check in for your Coastal Aviation flight to Zanzibar, departing at 09h00. Arrive at 09h20, met by our representative outside customs and immigration area. Proceed to stone town for a short guided Historical Stone Town tour .
This tour commences with a visit to Zanzibar’s colorful market, the cathedral, slave market, the Old Fort, ‘Peoples Palace’. The tour ends with a stroll through the narrow streets of the old stone town, the heart of Zanzibar’s vivacious history with time for shopping.

A guided Spice tour will follow.

The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and many other spices which are essential ingredient in a Zanzibari’s everyday life, it is the island’s connection to spices and herbs. Zanzibar and Spice is a romantic entanglement that dates back to the 16th century. Apart from being an important commodity on the trade routes. They can be seen in the plantations just outside Zanzibar town, this is also a fantastic opportunity to see the countryside and rural areas of Zanzibar and also connect with local people.
You will have lunch at Park Hyatt Hotel.
15h30: Immediate transfer to your hotel in bwejuu part of the beach. The rest of the afternoon/evening at leisure on All inclusive basis. Dinner and overnight stay.

This beautiful 30 villa boutique resort evokes the heritage of Zanzibar dating back to the era of the Sultans. A fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, with Swahili arches, intricate hand carved cement décor, beautiful antiques, hand made furniture and intricate brass lanterns, Baraza will offer unparalleled standards of luxury on the Island of Zanzibar.

Dinner and overnight stay.
THE BARAZA RESORT & SPA (All Inclusive – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, a selction of drinks) Ocean Front or Villa Villas

Day 3: Zanzibar (Leisure)

Day at leisure to enjoy the white sands of Zanzibar on all inclusive basis.

Meals and overnight stay at the retreat.
THE BARAZA RESORT & SPA (All Inclusive – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, a selction of drinks)

Day 4: Zanzibar Arusha (02h00 flight) – Ngorongoro (04h00 drive)

Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Transfer to the airport and check in for your schedule Coastal aviation flight to Arusha, departing at 09h30.

Arrive at 11h30, met by the our driver guide and proceed to Arusha Coffee lodge for brunch. 13h00: Set off for Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will pass via Mto wa Mbuu and Karatu. Arrive later in the afternoon and check in at the Asilia Highlands Ngorongoro Lodge.

The spectacular Asilia Highlands combines a cutting-edge, open design with an intimate setting within the lush forest that sprawls along the slopes of the Olmoti volcano. Stylish and contemporary, The Highlands balances its striking design with a deeply authentic wilderness experience in an exclusive setting. Just eight canvas-and-glass domed suites draw their inspiration from the enchanting Maasai bomas that dot the landscape. Guests can expect warm and contemporary interiors that offer the perfect atmosphere to unwind after a successful day of game viewing.

Guest areas include a well-stocked library, cosy bar area and luxuriously comfortable sitting areas that surround an indoor fireplace. Hearty gourmet meals are prepared with only the freshest organic ingredients and are served in a variety of dining areas. Adventures include game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater, community and cultural visits and hiking along Maasai cattle trails through the various habitats of the Olmoti volcano.

Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight.
ASILIA HIGHLANDS NGORONGORO LODGE (All Inclusive – Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, a selection of drinks)

Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Game Viewing drive)

Breakfast at the lodge. Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater in the morning for game drive. Hot lunch from the lodge at hippo pool.
It is believed that the Ngorongoro Crater volcano was originally taller than, or as high as Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the highest mountains in the world. Ngorongoro Crater is host to approximately 30,000 to 40,000 birds and animals, most notably some stunning pink flamingos and the rare black rhino. In the centre of the Ngorongoro Crater is a salt-water lake by the name of ‘Makat’ or ‘Magadi’, and to the east of the crater is a spring named Ngoitokitok Spring.

Endangered black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingoes crowd the soda lakes. An estimated 25 000 large mammals are resident in this bowl of plenty, including a population of approximately 6 000 resident wildebeest, 16 highly endangered black rhino and around 70 lions. Cheetah move in and out of the Crater, while leopard are most often encountered in the spectacular Lerai Forest.
Ascend in the latter stages of the afternoon and head to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

ASILIA HIGHLANDS NGORONGORO LODGE (All Inclusive – Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, a selection of drinks)

Day 6: Ngorongoro – Arusha (04h00 drive) – Kilimanjaro (30 minutes drive) Depart

Breakfast at the lodge and have a scenic drive to Arusha via Karatu and Mto wa Mbuu.
Arrive and have lunch at the Bayleaf boutique Hotel.
This afternoon visit Shanga, an Elewana initiative based at Arusha Coffee Lodge where physically challenged craftspeople create beautiful necklaces from recycled powder glass beads. This is an incredible business venture that retails throughout Tanzania and abroad, and helps so many deaf and disabled people earn a salary who otherwise would have nothing.

After an informative tour of the colourful workshop, you can spend the afternoon browsing the city’s Maasai Market and Cultural Heritage Centre for traditional handicrafts.

Maasai Market is a sensational sensory experience. Thrust into a slice of whirling Tanzanian life have your wits about you and prepare to barter. A fabulously lively atmosphere offers an abundance of sellers peddling their wares of exotic fruit, coffee, nuts and spices.
You will later be transferred to Kilimanjaro international Airport. Bid farewell to your driver guide and check in for your outbound flight.
Wishing you an excellent tour!

Rates are upon request

⦁ VIP Meet and greet assistance on arrival
⦁ Airport and inter hotel transfers from start to end of tour (Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar and Ngorongoro)
⦁ Private air conditioned vans for city tours and transfers in Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar (includes water, soft drinks,
face wipes, map of Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam)
⦁ Exclusive use of safari landcruisers in Ngorongoro (pop up roof and VHF Radio)
⦁ Services of experienced, knowledgeable professional English speaking safari guide during the tour
⦁ Meals as shown (HB – Half board, FB – Full board AI – All inclusive or GP ( Game Package)
⦁ Included at Seacliff Hotel: Accomodation on full board Board basis .
⦁ Included at The Baraza Resort & Spa; Accommodation, Three meals daily, Soft drinks, House wines, Local brand spirits and beers,
Teas and coffees, Laundry
⦁ Included at the Asilia Highlands Ngorongoro Lodge: – Full board accommodation, all drinks (except champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits), Maasai cultural visit, hot lunch on the Ngorongoro crater floor during crater tour, laundry service
⦁ Flight from Dar Es Salaam – Zanzibar & Zanzibar – Arusha (inclusive of taxes)
⦁ All activities and extra meals mentioned in the itinerary
⦁ Park entrance fees at Ngorongoro Conservation Area
⦁ 1 Crater tour (Maximum 6 hours allowed per day)
⦁ Emergency Medical Evacuation Services (Flying doctors)
⦁ Our assistance

⦁ International and domestic airline tickets unless where indicated,
⦁ entry visa fees,
⦁ optional extras whilst in Tanzania and Zanzibar
⦁ drinks unless where indicated
⦁ tips and gratuities,
⦁ Personal expenses such as telephone calls, mini bar, porter-age, travel insurance, etc.

In case of non-availability, we may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges.

Passenger Information:-
– Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris as our vehicles have limited luggage space
– All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them throughout their travel.

The parties involved shall agree the specific terms of cancellation on each case.
Under the Tanzania & Zanzibar Legislation, the Hotels and Caterers can legally levy the following cancellation charges:-
60-46 days prior to arrival: 10%
45-14 days prior to arrival: 25%
14-07 days prior to arrival: 30 %
07-03 days prior to arrival: 50%
03 days-to no show : 100%

In case either party suffers force majeur circumstances (that are unforeseen, inevitable and uncontrollable), such as strikes, closing of frontiers, ports and airports, bad weather, delays in departures and arrivals of the means of transportation, accidents and all services provided by a third Party, as a result of which the obligations under the present agreement cannot be fulfilled the parties shall be exonerated from their obligations without having to pay compensation for the damage caused to the other party.