Kilimanjaro Safari Zanzibar

Our Kilimanjaro Safari Zanzibar Tour was designed to offer those who desire to experience the true essence of Africa’s beauty. The brilliant combination of the vast plains of the ancient savannah, the tropical beaches and exceptional culture of Zanzibar as well as standing atop Africa’s spellbinding rooftop creates an unparalleled experience. Mount Kilimanjaro is a metaphor for East Africa’s astonishing beauty and the calm climb journeys amid lush rainforests splotched with various monkeys, azure glaciers and the mystical cloud forest. Lake Manyara Park features the rare tree climbing lions and an alkaline lake encrusted with pink hues due to the graceful flamingos. The Serengeti park provides the embodiment of African wildlife on the golden landscape whilst the Ngorongoro Crater drums a dense region of vegetation, wildlife and colorful birds. Our Kilimanjaro Safari Zanzibar package will surpass your wildest expectations.

Trip Type

All of our safaris in Tanzania are private, ensuring that you will get the most out of your experience in Tanzania.

Best Time To Visit

Yearly around.

Day 1: Arrival.

Upon you are arrivals you will be meeting our driver Guide at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Greeting’s and drives to Out Post Lodge in Arusha. Our safari manager will come to meet you and to provide you with a briefing about your Kilimanjaro Safari Zanzibar tour, Dinner is included.

Day 2: Mt Kilimanjaro – Arusha – Machame Camp.

In the morning we’ll transfer to the Machame Park Gate 5,950 ft./ 1,815 mt. After registering with the park authority, we’ll begin our climb through the lush forest. Trekkers will likely hear the many exotic birds in the canopy above, and many even see black and white colobus monkeys and sykes monkeys as they hike along the knotted roots. We’ll continue on to some heath land before reaching our overnight camp at Machame Camp, 9,850 feet, 6-7 hours of walking, just above the forest zone. The trek is quite long, thus not steep. And mud on the forest floor. Overnight at Machame Camp. All meals included.

Day 3: Mt Kilimanjaro –  Machame Camp to Shira Camp.

Today’s segment of the ascent will continue across beautiful heath land and alpine moorland with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro Peak. We begin up the steep track through a savannah of tall grasses, and trees of Giant Heather and Erica. Scramble around large boulders as you enter the moorland zone, marked by lobelia and senecio plants, and volcanic rocks draped with lichen beards, which protect wild alpine flowers growing at their bases. We’ll overnight at Shira Camp, 12,600 feet, 5-6 hours of walking, overnight at Shira Camp.  All meals included.

Day 4: Mt Kilimanjaro – Shira Camp to Barranco Camp.

We’ll draw nearer the peak as we get closer to the Lava Tower. The trek becomes a bit more strenuous as the trail steepens on the approach to the lava Tower, a 300 foot tall volcanic plug which marks an exposed pass at 15,000 feet In the afternoon, descend the steep track into the Great Barranco Valley.Barranco Camp is set on a cool enclosed on three sides with steep valley walls and the Kibo massif itself. Hanging glaciers glint in the sunshine above, amidst the eerie landscape of plants such as the giant groundsels, Senecio Kilimanjari, and the uniquely endemic Giant Lobelia. Then we slowly ascent to our overnight stop at Barranco Camp, 12,950 feet, 5-6 hours of walking, This day and the following day will be your acclimatization time. Overnight at Barranco Camp.  All meals included.

Day 5: Mt Kilimanjaro – Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp.

The day will begin with a descent into the Gorge, before we climb its eastern wall where we will enjoy views of Kilimanjaro ice fields, an equatorial anomaly.  We will continue trekking until we reach our camp in Karanga Valley, 13,900 feet, 4-5 hours of walking, Overnight at Karanga Valley Camp.  All meals included.

Day 6: Mt Kilimanjaro – Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp.

We’ll trek up through the Karanga Valley; the trail turns steadily uphill, following the lava ridge to the Barafu camp. The temperature will grow colder and the landscape more sparse as we near Barafu Camp. Barafu Camp is set on a small, exposed flat area on a ridge, acting as a base camp from which you will make your summit attempt at midnight tonight. Barafu camp, 15,200 feet, 6-7 hours of walking, overnight at Barafu Camp, All meals included.

Day 7: Mt Kilimanjaro – Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp.

Just after midnight we start of a challenging trek, 12-17 hours of trekking. You begin trekking at 12:30 to 00:01 am, passing between the Rebmann and Tarzel glaciers to the rim at Stella Point.The temperatures range from just below freezing at midnight, to between 10 deg. F -12 deg. C to –10 F. -23 deg. C, just before dawn at the summit. As dawn nears, we’ll summit at Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 19,340 feet. Uhuru will be the culmination of – and the reward for – 6-7 hours of strenuous hiking.  We’ll then descend back to Barafu Camp, resting for a while before continuing our descent to Mweka Camp 9,840 feet, 3-4 hours of walking on the descent, Overnight at Mweka Camp. All meals included.

Day 8: Mt Kilimanjaro – Mweka Camp to Park Gate.

We’ll make our final descent to the park gate, a walk of about 3 or 4 hours. After bidding our farewells to our guide and porters, we’ll drive to Arusha, Overnight at Out Post Lodge.

Day 9: Arusha to Lake manyara national park.

After breakfast at your hotel we will meet and drive to Lake Manyara National Park, although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two thirds of the park. At the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the ground water forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree- climbing lions. Overnight at Kudu safari lodge 

Day 10: Manyara to Serengeti.

After breakfast depart 07:30 for Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge, the site of the Leakey family discovery of fossils 50 km long and in some places 90 meters deep. It drains the slopes of the nearby mountains plus of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. Olduvai Gorge is a canyon carved by water through the southern part of the Serengeti Plain. The gorge is about the Serengeti Plain. Its chief claim to fame is the rich treasure-trove of human and animal fossils that it has yielded.  Meals and overnight at Ole Serai Luxury tented camp 

Day 11: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater.

This day after breakfast at 07:00 we continue with game view in  Serengeti after that will take your packed lunch for a half day game drives in the wilderness tracking the Great migration trails. Thorough explanation about this great world event that Tanzania proud of will be provided. And in the late afternoon we will drive to ngorongoro conservation area for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Day 12: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha.

We will have an early departure to ensure that we arrive at the Ngorongoro Crater promptly. Africa’s Garden of Eden’ boasts dense vegetation and an exceedingly high concentration of wildlife as well as picturesque sceneries. The elevated structure encourages the animals to refrain from migrating in and out of the crater which means there is a high possibility of spotting every member of ‘The Big 5’. The powerful group comprises of buffalo, lions, rhinos, elephants and leopards. You can expect to see other wildlife including zebra, antelopes, jackals, flamingos, hippos, wildebeest and jackals. A picnic lunch will be served during the game drive. After our lunch we depart for Arusha for overnight.

Day 13: Ngorongoro – Arusha – Zanzibar.

After breakfast you return to Arusha in the afternoon for your flight to Zanzibar. Transfer to the Zanzibar hotel nungwi Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 14-16: Beach Extension.

Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar, There are a wide range of water sport activities you can do. Such as snorkelling, scuba diving, boat trips and more, Overnight at The Zanzibari Hotel  Breakfast and Dinner included.

Day 17: Spice Tour & Zanzibar Town.

After breakfast transfer to Stone Town. On the way we will do the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch, where you can taste the spices and fruits. In the afternoon we will show you Stone Town on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum People’s Palace, and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques, Overnight at Tembo Hotel Breakfast and Lunch included.

Day 18: DEPARTURE.

Prices for 2019 Including VAT. You can start on any date you choose within the Travel Period.

2-3 Persons: 5900 USD
4+ Persons: 4440 USD 

Inclusions:

  • Pick up & drop off at Arusha town (any hotel)
  • Game viewing in 4×4 Land Cruiser with pop-up roof on exclusive basis
  • Services of a professional English-speaking driver guide
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Drinking water while on safari provided in safari vehicle
  • Park fees and conservations fees as per itinerary
  • 18% VAT on park fees and game drives for safari.

Exclusions:

  • Tourist visas
  • Personal travel/medical insurance
  • Optional activities not mentioned in itinerary
  • Soft drinks or alcoholic beverages unless provided at accommodations
  • Tips for driver guide and lodge/camp staff
  • Any international flights and departure taxes
  • Any items of personal nature (laundry service, telephone/internet bills, souvenirs)

This Tanzania safari tour starts and ends in Arusha

Fly in to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) with KLM, Emirates, Qatar,Ethiopian and Kenya Airways.

A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

Frequency Asked Questions

How soon do I have to book your tour?
We recommend booking your tour as soon as possible. Lodges and tented camps on safari are booked quickly, so we need to reserve those before they fill up. However, sometimes we do have space last minute as well.

Do I need a visa to travel to Tanzania?
A valid VISA is required for travel to Tanzania. A single entry VISA is valid for 3 months from the date of issue. VISAS-on- arrival are available at a Kilimanjaro international airport (JRO) for $ 50. (However for U.S citizens the cost is $100 for a multiple entry VISA). Is highly advised to visitors travelling from a country where VISA SERVISES ARE AVAILABLE SHOULD OBTAIN a visa prior to arrival in the country in order to avoid delays at the airport.

Can I Travel with children?
You can surely travel with children in Tanzania. Tanzanians love children and are especially helpful to mothers. However, canned baby foods, powdered milk and disposable nappies may not be available outside major towns. However, it is not appropriate to go on safari with babies as the roads are bumpy.

What type of vehicles do you provide?
We use 4 or 7 passenger 4×4-drive modern Land Cruisers, all with pop up roof for viewing, our safari jeep are facilitated with High Frequency radios, Refrigerator, Binoculars and first aid kits.

What about roads on Safaris?
You will experience bumpy roads when traveling throughout the region and during game drives. This may pose a problem for some individuals with back problems. Please inform us in advance and we can provide additional back pillows for extra comfort. While our vehicles are customized and equipped for rough roads, we still recommend our guests to always fasten their seat belts at all times, and hold on when standing on their seat to enjoy the view through the popped up roof. Please also make sure that your cameras and other electronic equipment are safely stored at all times in case of any damages due to bumpy roads

What do you mean by “Unlimited Game drives?
In our Tanzania safari packages include unlimited game drives with no restriction on mileage or fuel. If you wanna go far as much as you can it possible. Also if you wanna go for the full day game drive, we’ll pack picnic lunch so you will have an incredible time in the bush. We start our legendary early game drive at 6 o’clock in the morning whereby you create a big opportunity of seeing predators while they are active and other animals movement around. In that time you have the GOLDEN light therefore the pictures you take you take really good pictures.

Am I allowed to walk around the national park?
It is recommended to stay inside your safari vehicles at all times when you are in the national parks, unless your driver guide find a safe area to stop for lunch, or to stretch your legs. If you are keen on hiking, there are guided walks that are available in Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro. Within the Serengeti National Parks, long walks are not permitted during to conservation reasons; however, some lodgings will offer short walks near the lodge or camp.

Is tipping customary in Tanzania?
For our outstanding safari guide we recommend $ 40 to $ 50 per car per day while in the hotels it is $ 10 to $ 25 per group per day put in a tip box. Porters are usually tipped separately and it is $ 1 per bag.

Can I use my cell phone while in Tanzania?
Since you will be on a safari-type expedition, it’s unlikely that you will be close enough to any cell towers to be able to use your cell phone.

Do I need power adapters?
The power grid in Tanzania is 220-240v, meaning that you will need a converter for any 110v devices that can’t handle the higher voltage. Depending on where you are, you will also encounter both Type G (BS-1363) plugs and Type D (BS-546) outlets, which require converters.

What are the toilets like in Tanzania?
Camp, inn, lodge, or hotel, your Tanzania accommodations will offer a western style bowl toilet that flushes. It’s possible that if you are in more rural parts of the country on an expedition that you’ll encounter a squat toilet.

Can I drink the water in Tanzania?
Tap water in Tanzania is not safe to drink. Only drink the filtered or bottled water provided to you by your tour operator.

Will I be able to find ATMs?
Withdrawing from ATMs in Tanzania is possible in larger cities like Arusha, Moshi and Stone Town. However, problems with ATM machines in Tanzania are being reported more often. During your Tanzania safari in the national parks, as well as near the beach accommodations at Zanzibar, there are no ATMs available.
We advise you to take cash US Dollars to Tanzania, which can be exchanged to local currency.
Please note: only US Dollars as from the year 2006 are accepted in Tanzania! Always ask for new dollars when buying them abroad.
Credit cards are accepted in some accommodations, but they often charge high credit card fees. Cash payments are cheaper.

Should I purchase travel insurance?
Always. It’s a precaution that you’ll hopefully never use but it can save you thousands of dollars.

Can i book my safari directly with Ernest Magic Tours & Safaris?
Absolutely you can, as we are trying to avoid mediators in between

Booking Conditions

We really appreciate your decision of booking your lifetime Safari with Ernest Magic Tours & Safaris.

Safari Bookings

Bookings and contracts shall be estimated to have been concluded in Arusha, Tanzania and shall be interpreted according to the laws of the United Republic of Tanzania. The company exclusively reserves the right to deny any booking without reasonably outlining the reasons for it.

Deposit & Payment

Once you have agreed to the safari holiday arrangements with us a 40% of the total tour amount is required upfront to confirm a booking. This deposit forms part of the payment for the trip and shall be offset to the total amount charged to the client/agent.

However, clients or agents booking prior to four weeks of the departure of the tour are required to pay the amount in full to secure their reservation. If the full amount is Failure to pay full amount prior to four weeks of departure of the tour will result in cancellation of the booking and the deposits will also be forfeited.

All bank and other transactional charges have to be settled by the agent or client respectively. This also includes the transaction fees charged by our bank.

Cancellations

Cancellations have to be sent in writing. Cancellation shall be effective only from the date of receipt of cancellation by the booking office. In case of a booking cancellation, the company will be in the position of retaining the full deposit amount.

In case of a booking cancellation, the client will be subjected to a cancellation fee which is as follows:

  • 4 weeks prior to departure – 30% Cancellation Fee
  • 4-2 weeks prior to departure – 50% Cancellation Fee
  • 2-1 weeks prior to departure – 75% Cancellation Fee
  • Less than 1 week prior to departure – 100% Cancellation Fee

The company reserves the right to cancel any tour at its sole and absolute discretion with our without prior notification in any kind of unavoidable circumstances. In such cases, refund of full amount will be made by the company.

Authority On Tour

The decisions of the Company’s guide/driver on tour shall at all times be final and binding. The client must at all times comply and meet with the laws, customs, and foreign exchange regulations of all countries visited.

Passports, Visas and Other Travel Papers

It is the client’s responsibility to make sure all the essential documentations required for your travel in Tanzania are in order. Ernest Magic Tours & Safaris cannot be held liable for any consequences resulting a client’s not having all required documentation prior to the starts of the tour.

Risk

The client accepts the tours are in adventurous nature and will involve individual personal risk. Ernest Magic Tours & Safaris cannot be held responsible for any property damaged, injury, loss of life howsoever caused. The client accepts full responsibility for all risks involved.

Marketing

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