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Safari Stride

12 Day Tanzania Odyssey Safari

An incredible 12-day safari experience in Tanzania and Zanzibar to admire the beauties of Northern Tanzania.

Safari Stride

12 Day Tanzania Odyssey Safari in Tanzania

A Tanzania safari is one of the top safari destinations and a perfect idea for spending your honeymoon. It is one of the most romantic destinations where married couples can visit during their honeymoon. The country offers natural attractions, stunningly beautiful landscapes, the Big Five, and a variety of other wildlife found in Tanzania throughout the year.

Without forgetting the beach part. We will do everything we can to make your honeymoon very special on this 12-day package.With Safari Stride, you will immerse yourself in the pristine nature of true Africa, see wildlife up close, take pictures of Tanzania’s beautiful landscapes, and relax on fine golden sand beaches bordered by palm trees as you face a turquoise sea.

Day 01: Arrival in Tanzania

After a long journey, you will land at the Kilimanjaro (or Arusha) Airport, where you will be welcomed by our guide who will take you to the lodge in Arusha, where you will be staying. At your discretion, you will be free to choose whether to take a tour of the city, accompanied by a Safari Stride guide, or to relax in your beautiful Lodge.

Day 02: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

In the morning, you will be collected from your lodgings in Arusha by our personal safari guide. We'll set out for Tarangire National Park on a good tarmac road across gently rolling Maasai plains with scattered acacia trees. As we zip along, we'll pass many Maasais in their colourful dresses walking on the roadside, riding bicycles, herding cattle, and driving donkey carts. Tarangire, well known for its large elephant herds, is also host to a multitude of other creatures. From the open roof of our state of the art safari jeep, we'll experience the seasonal swamps, savanna and life-giving Tarangire River.

Endeavour to encounter a multitude of creatures, from zebra to wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and giraffe, to name a few. It is possible we will glimpse lions stalking prey or leopards watching, relaxing in the trees above. You will drive to one of our carefully selected partner lodges for dinner in a tasteful restaurant, a pool at hand to soothe us, and a most capacious room.

Day 03: Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, we will continue with your epic safari to Lake Manyara National Park. This is a relatively small but diverse park. It's 120km west of Arusha and is so named for the shallow salt lake which covers a good seventy per cent of the park's surface area. Flooding and drying with the seasons, the soda lake is home to thousands of flamingos as well as over 500 other bird species.

On our exploration of the park, we will see monkeys, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephants and with some luck, lions lounging in the trees. The park is known for its diverse landscapes; not only open grassy plains but also primate-filled woodlands and baobab dotted cliffs. After another memorable game drive, we will head to our accommodation, with our adventure replete with images of the African wilds to last a lifetime.

Day 04: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you will continue towards the fertile highlands where wheat and corn are grown by the Iraqw people. Along the way, we'll pass through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to see baboons or even leopards and elephants in the dense undergrowth. Passing through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will be able to see the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater before travelling onwards to the Serengeti National Park, which you will reach by midday.

The Serengeti National Park is the largest park in Tanzania with diverse landscapes and habitats, such as grassy plains, swamps, lakes, savannah, and mountains. After an extensive game drive, you will drive to your accommodation where you will enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 05: Serengeti National Park

This entire day is set aside for game drives upon the Serengeti. The Serengeti, the habitat of an abundance of wildlife such as impala, buffalo, crocodile, and hippo, is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebra, antelope, and wildebeest. The animals’ trek is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year. In November and December, the animals move from the northern region, dominated by woodlands and hills, to the grassy plains of the south.

During the longer rainy season from April to June, they return to the north. Apart from the migrating herds, we may have the opportunity to see the resident predators, leopards, cheetahs, and lions, fulfilling their role in the circle of life. After an unforgettable day, we will return to your accommodation for relaxation, dinner and our overnight sleep on the endless plain.

NOTE: For those who have booked a hot air balloon safari for today, you will be picked up from the lodge at 05.00 hours for a 06.00 hours departure. After your 60 – 90-minute aerial adventure, bush breakfast and champagne, your driver will pick you up for your full-day game drive.

Day 06: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, you will head out from Serengeti to Ngorongoro crater. You might be able to spot the “Big Five”—lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard—before embarking on your journey to Ngorongoro Crater. This UNESCO World Heritage Site formed millions of years ago is 600 m deep and covers roughly around 260sq km. Due to its dense animal population of approximately 25 000, the crater offers the best game viewing of all the parks in Tanzania.

You will arrive at the crater rim before lunch. You will descend into the crater and very quickly, you will be able to see wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, elephants, and some of the more than 500 bird species in the area. With a little bit of luck, you might catch a glimpse of the endangered black rhino through the grass.After lunch and a full afternoon inside the crater, you will head to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 07: Karatu to Zanzibar stone town

You will be picked up from your accommodation and driven straight to the airport in time to go to Zanzibar. You will spend the first night in Stone Town for a day of relaxation with amazing views of the old city. There is a possibility of arranging extra activities such as a day tour in Stone Town including Old Town guided tour, Spice tour, and Prison Island tour. A tour to Jozani Forest can also be organized. All tours and excursions can be arranged at the hotel.

Day 08 - 11: Stone Town to North Coast(Nungwi)

Located in the northern part of the island, Nungwi is a lively village surrounded by some of Zanzibar's most beautiful beaches. At the time of your choice, you will transfer to this location, approximately 50km from Stone Town. Once a sleepy fishing village, it is now a popular island destination full of life. It is also one of the only places from where you can see both the sunrise and sunset over the ocean. You can take some rest and enjoy this paradise made of beautiful beaches of white sand and turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. You will spend 4 nights at this incredible place.

DEPARTURE INSTRUCTIONS: Please note this 7 Days Tanzania Obyssey Safari ends at Arusha at 17:00hrs, your departure can only take place tomorrow if you have booked a domestic flight which departs from Kilimanjaro International Airport at 07:10hrs and onwards or an international flight which departs at 06:40hrs and onwards. Thus, you will need to book an extra night’s accommodation (not included in the tour price) and take a flight the following day.

What’s included in my trip:

  • Entrance fees into all Tanzania National Parks.
  • Arrival and Departure Transfer: TO/FROM Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • 4X4 Custom built – Toyota Land Cruiser with Popup roof, Opening sliding windows, Seat belts, Heavy duty wheels, and Extra fuel tank. Refrigerator for cooling drinks, one pair of binoculars per couple, Eco friendly trash bag. Charging outlets Type G Plug for charging cameras and smart phones.
  • Professional, English-Speaking Driver guide. A Friendly, Experienced and Passionate Driver Guide expert at a wide variety of skills: Flora and Fauna, Tanzania’s cultural and natural history.
  • Domestic flight from Arusha to Zanzibar

What’s NOT included in my trip:

  • Drinks at the lodges/tented Camps: All kinds of alcoholic and soft drinks at the lodges/tented camps are not included.
  • International flights tickets
  • Tips and gratitudes for drivers and guides
  • Travel & Health Insurance :The trip cost excludes travel and health insurance which is essential.
  • Any Changes done by you: The trip excludes changes done by you during safari or before safari which deviates from the original program.
  • Laundry Service: If you require to launder your clothes while on your safari, then you will need to pay an amount that the accommodation charges as per their rate sheet.
  • Post Night Accommodation in Arusha: This tour ends at Arusha at 17:00hrs, you can only depart the following day if you have booked a domestic flight which departs from Kilimanjaro International Airport at 07:10hrs and onwards or an international flight which departs at 06:40hrs and onwards. Thus, you will need to book an extra night’s accommodation (not included in the tour price) and depart the following day. Please contact us for details.