Tanzania Zanzibar

A$8,917
POSTPONED
A$8,917
POSTPONED

Two’s a Crowd is excited to take you to the land of the living giants- Tanzania! This incredible country is home to the tallest mountain in Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro, the famous sweeping plains of the Serengeti, Masai tribes and culture and some of the most diverse wildlife on this great continent. We will sleep under the stars in the great Serengeti and also get to witness the animals relocating during their annual migration from Kenya. We will drive into the depths of Ngorongoro Crater and see the unique wildlife haven that is bustling with lions, hippos, rhinos and elephants and experience the magnificent bird life of Lake Manyara, along with the towering Boab trees and cheeky monkeys of Tarengire National Park. When it comes to the ultimate wildlife safari experience, Tanzania never disappoints.

Zanzibar! The very name evokes images of exotic spices, clear blue waters and hidden secrets. But this island paradise is so much more. Come with us to see the diversity and magic that is Zanzibar. This is an island whose history is steeped in Arabic influence and where the wildlife is unique and with a history all of their own. The communities are passionate about their food, their forests and their coffee! Spend your days exploring local markets, jungles full of flora and fauna, pristine beaches and cooking with fresh local ingredients. Zanzibar is the perfect way to finish your enriching east African journey.

Will you join us?

Day 1 – Saturday 18th April 2020

ARUSHA, TANZANIA (D)

Arrive Arusha during the day.

Arusha is the heartland of safaris into Tanzania. A bustling city located in the north of the country and overshadowed by stunning Mt Meru, the second highest mountain in Tanzania. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. There will be time to relax and enjoy the surrounds before our 7.00pm get together; where we will have a tour meeting, chat about our exciting Tanzania wildlife adventure and enjoy a delicious local meal.

Accommodation: Your own room at ‘Outpost Lodge,’ Arusha (3 star)


Day 2 – Sunday 19th April 2020

Tarangire National Park (B,L,D)

The landscape of Tarangire National Park is amongst the most striking in east Africa, with magnificent Boab trees, rivers and palm trees dominating the park. Enjoy a day exploring Tarangire’s many waterways, swamplands and forests. This park is home to some of the largest elephant herds in Tanzania and is also known for its magnificent birds such as the Ground Hornbill. In the afternoon we will transfer to Keratu on the outskirts of the famous Ngonrongoro Crater National Park.

Accommodation: Your own room at ‘Keratu Simba Lodge,’ Keratu (3 star)


Day 3 – Monday 20th April 2020

Ngorongoro Crater (B,L,D)

This incredible volcanic crater was formed over three million years ago and was designated as a national park in 1979. The crater is home to the largest elephants in Tanzania and the only park where you will find the black rhino. The crater is also home to some of the most dynamic and well know lion prides in east Africa. Descend 600m to the floor of this unique national park and spend the day on game drives across the expanse of the crater. We then travel on to Serengeti National Park in the afternoon. Spend the night camping under the magical starry African sky in a luxury tented camp in the centre of the Serengeti.

Accommodation: Your own luxury tent within ‘Serengeti Tanzania Bush Camp’


Day 4 – Tuesday 21st April 2020

Serengeti National Park (B,L,D)

Nothing can prepare you for the extraordinary landscape that is Serengeti National Park. Endless plains teeming with zebra, wildebeest, antelope and elephant. Serengeti is also known for its big cats with over 50% of Tanzania’s lion population residing within its boundaries. Spend the day on game drives throughout this massive park. Serengeti is just on 15,000 square kms and June is the perfect time to see the masses of wildebeest and zebra before they begin their migration north to the Masai Mara.

Accommodation: Your own luxury tent within ‘Serengeti Tanzania Bush Camp’


Day 5 – Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Serengeti National Park (B,L,D)

The Serengeti is one of the Top 10 natural Wonders of the World. The name Serengeti is a masai word which means “endless plains”

This morning you have the option to take a balloon flight above the park. There is nothing quite like seeing elephants, hippos and even lions from the air. The additional cost for this experience is US $500. Please let us know if you would like this option when you book your safari.

For those of us that like to keep our feet on the ground, you will wake up to a relaxing breakfast in camp before heading out to explore more of this wonderful park.

Accommodation: Your own luxury tent within ‘Serengeti Tanzania Bush Camp’


Day 6 – Thursday 23rd April 2020

Serengeti to Ol Duvai Gorge (B,L,D)

After another early morning Serengeti game drive, we make our way back to Keratu. Enroute we will visit the Ol Duvai Gorge. This extraordinary ravine was where the famous Leakey’s discovered human fossils and tools dating back 2 million years , making this one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world.

Accommodation: your own room at ‘Keratu Simba Lodge,’ Keratu (3 star)


Day 7 – Friday 24th April 2020

Lake Manyara (B,L,D)

Lake Manyara National Park is situated at the base of the towering Gregory Rift Mesa. The park is famous for its flamingoes, diverse water birds, hippos and tree climbing lions. We will spend the day exploring this unique Lake area before making our way back to Arusha.

Enroute,we will stop by the Masai Cultural museum and Snake Park and one of the largest curio shops in Tanzania for some last minute shopping.

Accommodation: Your own room at ‘Outpost Lodge,’ Arusha (3 star)


Day 8 – Saturday 25th April 2020

Arusha to Stone Town B,D)

This morning you will enjoy your last relaxing breakfast in this extraordinary part of the world.

We will then transfer to the airport for the short flight to the spice island of Zanzibar. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Next we will enjoy a guided walk around the famous Forodhani Market on Stone Town’s water front. Enjoy fresh barbequed seafood and the local sugar cane juices.

Accommodation: Your own room at ‘‘Emerson on Hurumzi,’ in Stone Town (3 star)


Day 9 – Sunday 26th April 2020

Spice Farm & Sunset Cruise (B,D)

Zanzibar is famous for its spices as each successive Sultan tried to increase trade to the Island by introducing more and more exotic spices. Start your day at the community owned spice farm that will test your knowledge of spices, and give you the opportunity to purchase community produced soaps, lotions and of course, spices. In the evening, make your way to port of Stone Town to board an original Dhouw (sailing boat) for a sunset cruise along the edge of the island. Watch the sun sink into the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean whilst sailing the coastline of Zanzibar on a beautiful Dhouw, sipping on a glass of chilled wine.

Accommodation: Your own room at ‘Emerson on Hurumzi,’ in Stone Town (3 star)


Day 10 – Monday 27th April 2020

Stone Town City tour (B,D)

This morning you will be guided through the alleyways of Stone Town, learning about the incredible history of this small island. We will visit historical sites including the Fort, local fish and spice markets and the original slave trade centre which was a significant part of Zanzibar’s history. Visit Vuga bakery, the oldest bakery on the island for beautiful fresh oven-fired bread and finish with lunch at Stone Towns famous Coffee House. Spend the afternoon exploring Stone Towns many delightful shops for a gift or two to remember your island adventure. We will finish our day with a traditional Zanzibari meal and dine at Emerson’s famous rooftop tea house. The tea house overlooks the city and is the most popular place in Stone Town to experience Zanzibar’s beautiful sunsets.

Accommodation: Your own room at ‘Emerson on Hurumzi,’ in Stone Town (3 star)


Day 11 – Tuesday 28th April 2020

Jozani Forest (B,D)

Travel to central Zanzibar to visit a few community wildlife programs around Jozani Forest. Take a guided stroll through the forest, watch the rare Red Colobus Monkey leap between the treetops only inches away and walk upon a boardwalk through the lush mangrove forest. We will also visit a butterfly farm- the array of colours will mesmerize you! After visiting these serene forests we make our way to the pristine white, sand palm fringed beach of Karamba for an afternoon of relaxing and swimming.

Accommodation: Your own room at ‘Karamba resort’, Karamba Beach (3 star)


Day 12 – Wednesday 29th April 2020

Karamba Beach (B,L)

Karamba is the perfect gateway to an exotic African paradise. It is set in the fisherman´s village of Kizimkazi, on the South west coast of Zanzibar. Spend your day snorkelling, swimming with the dolphins, or just relaxing with a good book. There is also the opportunity to practice yoga and meditation.

Accommodation: Your own room at ‘Karamba resort’, Karamba Beach (3 star)


Day 13 – Thursday 30th April 2020

Cooking class Zanzibar style (B,D)

Today try your hand at cooking traditional Zanzibar meals. The Island is famous for its spices and this is opportunity for you to learn more about traditional Zanzibar dishes using the most popular spices. Cook coconut crusted fish, chapatis, and seafood curry! Delicious! This evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation: Your own room at ‘Karamba resort’, Karamba Beach (3 star)


Day 14 – Friday 1st May, 2020

Return to Stone Town (B)

The tour officially ends after breakfast this morning. If you are staying on one extra night, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. A transfer will be arranged for everyone from the hotel to the airport for their onward journey.

 

TOUR PRICE: $8,917 PLUS INTERNATIONAL AIRFARES AND TAXES

TOUR DATES: 18TH APRIL – 1ST MAY 2020

Outpost Lodge:

Set amid lush gardens, this rustic guesthouse with bungalows is 10 km from Arusha Airport and 48 km from Arusha National Park. Quaint rooms and bungalows include mosquito nets, fans and TVs, plus safes, and tea and coffee making facilities. All have private bathrooms with limited hot water. There’s no air-conditioning or Wi-Fi. Breakfast is complimentary. A restaurant serves international fare. There’s a bar and a café, plus an outdoor pool with sun loungers.

Keratu Simba Lodge:

Karatu Simba Lodge is a new eco-friendly lodge located near the Ngorongoro Forest in Tanzania. Many safari travelers stop for a night in Karatu because of its strategic location between Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Karatu Simba Lodge is committed to environmental conservation with its reliance on solar power and emphasis on water conservation; however, the lodge also offers all the amenities that weary safari travelers will be wanting after a day of bumpy, dusty roads, including en-suite flush toilets and hot showers, wireless internet, a swimming pool, complimentary afternoon tea and coffee, and nightly campfires. The lodge sits off the main road along the northern safari circuit amongst a series of small farms and offers beautiful views to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Forest. If you’re lucky you might even get to spot elephants, buffalo, baboons, or other animals wandering outside the forest from the safety of your own private deck.

Serengeti Bush Camp:

This camp is owned and managed by indigenous Tanzanians. It consists of 10 spacious and comfortable luxury en-suite tents with two queen-size beds fitted with mosquito nets, en-suite  flush toilets & shower with a mixer tap of warm or cold running water, warm duvets, comfortable bedding, local made lampshades, wall-to-wall floor carpets,  comfortable wooden writing table and chairs, luggage rack, coffee table and tray, resting sofa, canvas shelves, 24-hour solar lighting and a backup generator, and a large spacious verandah. The left side of each room is furnished with comfortable safari chairs and tables – the perfect retreat for watching birdlife in the trees around the tent, or a herd of impala grazing quietly around the camp area, or just to sit, listening to the sounds of the African bush.

Emerson on Hurumzi:

Situated in Zanzibar City, 100 metres from The Zanzibar Curio shop, Emerson on Hurumzi boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and an on-site restaurant. There is luggage storage space at the property. Peace Memorial Museum is 800 metres from Emerson on Hurumzi, while House of Wonders is 100 metres from the property.

Karamba Resort:

Situated on a private palm fringed beach, Karamba lies on the South West coast of Zanzibar in the Kizimkazi Dimbani Village. The resort offers an outdoor swimming pool, bar and restaurant. Individually decorated bungalows are equipped with a seating area, mosquito net and a fan. Each unit offers a terrace or a patio with sea views and the en-suite bathroom has an outdoor shower. Karamba restaurant overlooks the Indian Ocean and offers local and international cuisines comprising of Mediterranean, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Guests can enjoy a selection of cocktails and beverages at the bar. Karamba also features a solarium and sun terrace. A variety of activities including fishing, snorkelling and diving can be arranged upon request. Free WiFi is available in public areas. Jozani Forest is within 28 km and Zanzibar Airport is a 60-minute drive from the resort.

Climate
The climate is tropical and coastal areas are hot and humid, while the northwestern highlands are cool and temperate. There are two rainy seasons; the short rains are generally from October to December, while the long rains last from March to June. The central plateau tends to be dry and arid throughout the year.

Visa Requirements
You need a visa to enter Tanzania. Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Tanzania for up-to-date information. A yellow fever certificate is required for entry into Tanzania. For more information about yellow fever, including Australian re-entry requirements, see the Department of Health website. Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months after the date you intend to return to Australia.

Electricity
There are two associated plug types, types D and G. Plug type D is the plug which has three round pins in a triangular pattern and plug type G is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. Tanzania operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Currency
Tanzania’s currency is the Tanzanian shilling (Tsh). There are bills of Tsh500, Tsh1000, Tsh5000 and Tsh10,000, and coins of Tsh1, Tsh5, Tsh10 (although these three are rarely encountered), Tsh20, Tsh50, Tsh100 and Tsh200. ATMs are widespread in major towns, and all are open 24 hours. But they are occasionally out of service or out of cash, so you should have back-up funds. All internationally linked machines allow you to withdraw shillings with a Visa or MasterCard. Withdrawals are usually to a maximum of Tsh300,000 or Tsh400,000 per transaction (ATMs in small towns often have a limit of Tsh200,000 per transaction) and with a daily limit of Tsh1.2 million (less in small towns). Some machines also accept other cards linked to the Cirrus/Maestro/Plus networks.

Safety & Security
Many people think of Africa and are concerned about safety and security. Travelling in any foreign country always has inherent risks and Tanzania and Zanzibar are no different, so we take steps to maximise the safety of our clients. We choose accommodation which is in well regarded and in secure locations. While on tour, the team is in constant contact with local communities and law enforcement. Any heightened risk can be quickly considered and our itinerary modified to ensure we can continue safely.

 

Tour Inclusions:

  • 13 nights accommodation as per itinerary. In your own room—always!
  • All airport transfers, private transport and activities as per itinerary
  • All meals included as per itinerary (15 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 13 dinners).
  • All National Park entry fees.
  • All guiding by local english-speaking experts
  • Special guest Tour Host Brooke Squires, Founder of RAW Africa eco tours.
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Standard CHI (underwritten by Allianz) or NIB (underwritten by Lloyds) Travel Insurance Policy. Additional premium may be payable if over 69 years, have an existing medial condition or wish to extend your travelling dates. Please refer to respective Insurance PDS.

Tour Exclusions:

  • International flights & taxes
  • Flight from Arusha, Tanzania to Stone Town, Zanzibar (Day 8/ 25th April 2020)   *must be booked on PW423  ARK-ZNZ 12:4514:05
  • Visas – please ask the team for more information.
  • Items of a personal nature (souvenirs, laundry, phone calls etc.)
  • Any meals/drinks not included in itinerary.
  • Serengeti sunrise hot air balloon flight. Please advise at the time of booking if you wish us to pre-book this (please allow $500US cash to pay on the day of the flight)

Two’s a Crowd is excited to take you to the land of the living giants- Tanzania! This incredible country is home to the tallest mountain in Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro, the famous sweeping plains of the Serengeti, Masai tribes and culture and some of the most diverse wildlife on this great continent. We will sleep under the stars in the great Serengeti and also get to witness the animals relocating during their annual migration from Kenya. We will drive into the depths of Ngorongoro Crater and see the unique wildlife haven that is bustling with lions, hippos, rhinos and elephants and experience the magnificent bird life of Lake Manyara, along with the towering Boab trees and cheeky monkeys of Tarengire National Park. When it comes to the ultimate wildlife safari experience, Tanzania never disappoints.

Zanzibar! The very name evokes images of exotic spices, clear blue waters and hidden secrets. But this island paradise is so much more. Come with us to see the diversity and magic that is Zanzibar. This is an island whose history is steeped in Arabic influence and where the wildlife is unique and with a history all of their own. The communities are passionate about their food, their forests and their coffee! Spend your days exploring local markets, jungles full of flora and fauna, pristine beaches and cooking with fresh local ingredients. Zanzibar is the perfect way to finish your enriching east African journey.

Will you join us?

TOUR PRICE: $8,917 PLUS INTERNATIONAL AIRFARES AND TAXES

TOUR DATES: 18TH APRIL – 1ST MAY 2020

Outpost Lodge:

Set amid lush gardens, this rustic guesthouse with bungalows is 10 km from Arusha Airport and 48 km from Arusha National Park. Quaint rooms and bungalows include mosquito nets, fans and TVs, plus safes, and tea and coffee making facilities. All have private bathrooms with limited hot water. There’s no air-conditioning or Wi-Fi. Breakfast is complimentary. A restaurant serves international fare. There’s a bar and a café, plus an outdoor pool with sun loungers.

Keratu Simba Lodge:

Karatu Simba Lodge is a new eco-friendly lodge located near the Ngorongoro Forest in Tanzania. Many safari travelers stop for a night in Karatu because of its strategic location between Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Karatu Simba Lodge is committed to environmental conservation with its reliance on solar power and emphasis on water conservation; however, the lodge also offers all the amenities that weary safari travelers will be wanting after a day of bumpy, dusty roads, including en-suite flush toilets and hot showers, wireless internet, a swimming pool, complimentary afternoon tea and coffee, and nightly campfires. The lodge sits off the main road along the northern safari circuit amongst a series of small farms and offers beautiful views to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Forest. If you’re lucky you might even get to spot elephants, buffalo, baboons, or other animals wandering outside the forest from the safety of your own private deck.

Serengeti Bush Camp:

This camp is owned and managed by indigenous Tanzanians. It consists of 10 spacious and comfortable luxury en-suite tents with two queen-size beds fitted with mosquito nets, en-suite  flush toilets & shower with a mixer tap of warm or cold running water, warm duvets, comfortable bedding, local made lampshades, wall-to-wall floor carpets,  comfortable wooden writing table and chairs, luggage rack, coffee table and tray, resting sofa, canvas shelves, 24-hour solar lighting and a backup generator, and a large spacious verandah. The left side of each room is furnished with comfortable safari chairs and tables – the perfect retreat for watching birdlife in the trees around the tent, or a herd of impala grazing quietly around the camp area, or just to sit, listening to the sounds of the African bush.

Emerson on Hurumzi:

Situated in Zanzibar City, 100 metres from The Zanzibar Curio shop, Emerson on Hurumzi boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and an on-site restaurant. There is luggage storage space at the property. Peace Memorial Museum is 800 metres from Emerson on Hurumzi, while House of Wonders is 100 metres from the property.

Karamba Resort:

Situated on a private palm fringed beach, Karamba lies on the South West coast of Zanzibar in the Kizimkazi Dimbani Village. The resort offers an outdoor swimming pool, bar and restaurant. Individually decorated bungalows are equipped with a seating area, mosquito net and a fan. Each unit offers a terrace or a patio with sea views and the en-suite bathroom has an outdoor shower. Karamba restaurant overlooks the Indian Ocean and offers local and international cuisines comprising of Mediterranean, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Guests can enjoy a selection of cocktails and beverages at the bar. Karamba also features a solarium and sun terrace. A variety of activities including fishing, snorkelling and diving can be arranged upon request. Free WiFi is available in public areas. Jozani Forest is within 28 km and Zanzibar Airport is a 60-minute drive from the resort.

Climate
The climate is tropical and coastal areas are hot and humid, while the northwestern highlands are cool and temperate. There are two rainy seasons; the short rains are generally from October to December, while the long rains last from March to June. The central plateau tends to be dry and arid throughout the year.

Visa Requirements
You need a visa to enter Tanzania. Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Tanzania for up-to-date information. A yellow fever certificate is required for entry into Tanzania. For more information about yellow fever, including Australian re-entry requirements, see the Department of Health website. Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months after the date you intend to return to Australia.

Electricity
There are two associated plug types, types D and G. Plug type D is the plug which has three round pins in a triangular pattern and plug type G is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. Tanzania operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Currency
Tanzania’s currency is the Tanzanian shilling (Tsh). There are bills of Tsh500, Tsh1000, Tsh5000 and Tsh10,000, and coins of Tsh1, Tsh5, Tsh10 (although these three are rarely encountered), Tsh20, Tsh50, Tsh100 and Tsh200. ATMs are widespread in major towns, and all are open 24 hours. But they are occasionally out of service or out of cash, so you should have back-up funds. All internationally linked machines allow you to withdraw shillings with a Visa or MasterCard. Withdrawals are usually to a maximum of Tsh300,000 or Tsh400,000 per transaction (ATMs in small towns often have a limit of Tsh200,000 per transaction) and with a daily limit of Tsh1.2 million (less in small towns). Some machines also accept other cards linked to the Cirrus/Maestro/Plus networks.

Safety & Security
Many people think of Africa and are concerned about safety and security. Travelling in any foreign country always has inherent risks and Tanzania and Zanzibar are no different, so we take steps to maximise the safety of our clients. We choose accommodation which is in well regarded and in secure locations. While on tour, the team is in constant contact with local communities and law enforcement. Any heightened risk can be quickly considered and our itinerary modified to ensure we can continue safely.

 

Tour Inclusions:

  • 13 nights accommodation as per itinerary. In your own room—always!
  • All airport transfers, private transport and activities as per itinerary
  • All meals included as per itinerary (15 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 13 dinners).
  • All National Park entry fees.
  • All guiding by local english-speaking experts
  • Special guest Tour Host Brooke Squires, Founder of RAW Africa eco tours.
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Standard CHI (underwritten by Allianz) or NIB (underwritten by Lloyds) Travel Insurance Policy. Additional premium may be payable if over 69 years, have an existing medial condition or wish to extend your travelling dates. Please refer to respective Insurance PDS.

Tour Exclusions:

  • International flights & taxes
  • Flight from Arusha, Tanzania to Stone Town, Zanzibar (Day 8/ 25th April 2020)   *must be booked on PW423  ARK-ZNZ 12:4514:05
  • Visas – please ask the team for more information.
  • Items of a personal nature (souvenirs, laundry, phone calls etc.)
  • Any meals/drinks not included in itinerary.
  • Serengeti sunrise hot air balloon flight. Please advise at the time of booking if you wish us to pre-book this (please allow $500US cash to pay on the day of the flight)
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