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Karibu Tanzania! We hope you have a wonderful stay in Africa’. Home to Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, and Ngorongoro, Tanzania covers an area of 365,756 square miles and is home to approximately 51.82 million people.

Tanzania was formerly known to the world as Tanganyika before it became an independent state (from the United Kingdom) in 1961. The merger of Tanganyika and Zanzibar in 1964 called for a new name thus Tanzania was born. The current president is John Pombe Magufuli, a former maths and chemistry professor.

While Kiswahili is the official language of Tanzania, the country consists of an estimated 125 ethnic groups, including Chagga, Maasai, and Sukuma. About a third of the country practices Islam, other third practices Christianity and the last third practices their own indigenous beliefs. How is it possible that people with such diverse linguistic, cultural and religious backgrounds can live relatively peacefully among each other? This is one of the most beautiful puzzles of Tanzania and one of many people continue to try to answer. What will you discover during your stay here?

Karibu

airplane_departureUpon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), you will be greeted and picked up by your El Mundo Safaris Driver Guide, and transferred to your hotel accommodation in Arusha.

 

 

 

Itineraries

Day 01: Arrive

Date : 07/07/2021

Simba Farm

Arrival Terminal: Main


Karibu Tanzania, East Africa.

Upon arrival and pass through immigration and customs you will meet and greet by your El Mundo guide and proceed to the hotel. El Mundo driver will pick you up and proceed to the hotel.

Simba Farm


Transity Time: 1hr

A working farm and lodge situated on 7,000 acres of rolling hills in West Kilimanjaro with breathtaking views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Maasai steps and Mt. Meru. A family farm since 1981, we grow wheat and barley for the local Tanzanian market and seed beans for overseas export. The lodge, the ‘Old Guest House’ with five bedrooms and two country cottages are surrounded by lush gardens. All meals at the lodge are prepared with fresh vegetables from our own gardens.


Day 2: Kilimanjaro National Park

Date : 07/08/2021

Shira Plateau Hike

Shira Plateau

Time: 6-7 hours | Distance: 10 km | Altitude Gain: 800m

After breakfast at the lodge start driving. From the farm, you will ride uphill through planted forest and potatoes fields. The road with bringing you into Kilimanjaro National Park. You will stop at the Londorosi gate for meal/refresh and check in the park. if you are still strong from here take on more steep gravel real to Shira plateau (3,550M). Or Drive to Shira hut then start a walk to the Cathedral for picnic lunch. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.


DAY 3: Enduiment

Date : 07/09/2021

Masai Lodge

Driving Time: 6-8hours | Distance: 60km

After early breakfast, starting driving. Downhill across the plains of the Enduiment Wildlife Management Area. In this open savannah, you have chances to encounter wild animals such as giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, gazelles, elephants, etc. Picnic lunch on the way. The gravel road through the Acacia woodland will start to circumnavigate the northern part of Mt.Meru.  Upon check-in the lodge you have option to take a walk with local Masai guide for sunset.

Masai Lodge

"Built and run by the Maasai, the Original Maasai Lodge offers nature, culture, and relaxation with views of Kilimanjaro. Get to know the Maasai through campfire stories, spear throwing, or traditional dances. The pool, massage rooms, sauna, and rest areas are just right for relaxation. With a total of 14 bungalows, we guarantee exclusivity, individuality, and authenticity. The Hillside Retreat stands for two different sized holiday homes including a pool. To recharge your batteries, the terraces overlooking Mount Meru are ideal. With a bit of luck, even giraffes can pass by. Our chefs prepare every meal freshly and a driver/guide is available for excursions in the area." 

Day 4: Tarangire National Park

Date : 07/10/2021

Osupuko Lodge

After relaxing breakfast, to Tarangire National Park .

On the way you have option to stop for shopping on safari shops.

Start your late morning game drive inside the Tarangire National Park. Here you will have the opportunity to see the most magnificent herds of African elephants against the backdrop of a beautiful savannah environment of majestic baobab trees, which are beautifully bare in the dry season, and lush green in the wet season. Tarangire’s spectacular natural beauty and diversity is supported by the Tarangire River, which provides water throughout the year. Wildlife here includes Giraffe, Impala, Zebra, Buffaloes, Kudu, Hyena, Baboons, Cheetah, Leopards, Lions, etc.




Osupuko Tarangire Lodge.

Later in the day drive to Tarangire National Park where you will check in Osupuko Lodge.

After check in you have option to go for walking safari, on this you will be able to see may birdlife as well as wild animals. The local Maasai guide will be happy to share with you the knowledge of these wildness, animals and their life.

Enjoy a relaxing dinner, rest & overnight stay at Osupuko Tarangire Lodge.

“Tarangire Osupuko Lodge cottages are built in a well refined Maasai huts design with all en-suite. They are built in round huts with very big windows for your spectacular views of the grazing wild animals in Tarangire National Park.”


Osupuko Tarangire Lodge


Day 5:Tarangire National Park

Date : 07/11/2021

Osupuko Lodge

Game Drive


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After relaxing breakfast at the lodge or picnic breakfast on the game drive. Continue exploring and enjoy the immense abundance of wildlife in their pristine environment. You have the option to go back to the camp for a hot lunch at midday.

In the evening you have the option to take a guided walk through Maasai village. Guided with local Maasai learn and how they live in the savannah.

Dinner overnight at Osupuko Lodge.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

Date : 07/12/2021

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Transity/Game Drive

Today you will depart early morning, ready to experience the magnificent wildlife in Tanzania’s richest game parks;  Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, two of Tanzania’s most important protected areas and world-famous national parks. Our game drives allow us to follow the rhythms of the limitless wildlife as we witness the daily struggle between predators and prey. The kopjes, or massive islands of granite standing in a sea of grass, provide shelter to a great variety of animals from the elusive leopard to the tiny dik-dik. Descend into Crater; you will be in awe of the world’s largest unbroken caldera. The Crater is home to a variety of animals that share the vast space of the caldera. Spend a day in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a habitat rich in culture and teeming with wildlife. Sometimes there are more than 30,000 animals in and around the crater, including black rhino, cheetah, lion, hyena, eland, and numerous antelope.

Facing the always magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometer above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera.

Themed around traditionally circular African houses with conical roofs, and decorated with examples of Africa’s rich tapestry of artistic traditions by way of rich woodcarvings and sculptures, the lodge harmonizes perfectly with its dramatic surroundings. But the drama does not just stop with the great outdoors: it also flows through the split level interiors of the main building which all offer an unsurpassed generosity of space while somehow managing to combine an almost magically welcoming ambiance of both warmth and coziness.


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Day 7: Serengeti National Park

Date : 07/13/2021

Nyumbani

Transity/Game Drive

Venture deep into the Serengeti in safari vehicles, heading for kopje country, where dramatic granite boulders poke out of the savanna. Continue to tented camp, located in an area with a high concentration of wildlife in the midst of thousands of wildebeest during the annual migration*, or in the savanna woodlands, home to a rich variety of wildlife species, including cheetah, leopard, giraffe, buffalo, and vervet monkey. On game drives, observe the legendary creatures of the Serengeti.


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Check in at Nyumbani for evening sun set cocktail followed with dinner and overnight.

"Nyumbani, the Swahili word for “home,” reveals a deeper meaning as the name of our luxury camp in the Serengeti. After an unforgettable day of exciting game drive in the Seronera plains, it is our pleasure to welcome you to your home away from home. Savor the magic of safari life and our welcoming oasis where earth meets sky in boundless space. Dine-in an atmosphere of personalized comfort while surrounded by nature’s limitless grandeur. Drift into a restful sleep with the gently hypnotic sounds of the African night."

Day 8: Serengeti National Park

Date : 07/14/2021

Nyumbani

Game Drive

Today you have the option to start your day early in the morning depart with packed breakfast. You can enjoy game viewing in the morning as they are most active. Return to the camp for lunch and siesta before evening game drive when the sun starts to get down and animals resume activities. 



Day 9: Flight to Zanzibar

Date : 07/15/2021

Zanzibar

Breakfast

Provider: ElMundo Safaris

We hope you had good rest , enjoy your relaxing breakfast at the lodge.


breakfast at Lodge.


Flight to Zanzibar

Booked Through Airline Flight Number
ElMundo Safaris Coastal Aviation CQ143

Fly from Arusha with connection at Zanzibar. Upon arriving at Zanzibar airport driver will pick you for transfer to Che Che Vue Vila.


Zanzibar Island View.


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Located on the magnificent Matemwe beach and overlooking an azure blue ocean, the villa provides privacy, private butlers, a vast range of activities and a personalized guest service. Our two acclaimed Swahili chefs, Eddi and Juma, are specialized in authentic Swahili dishes and international dishes with Swahili infusions. Most importantly they adapt the menu to your preferred palate using only the freshest seasonal island ingredients and spices.


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Day 10: Zanzibar

Date : 07/16/2021

Relax/Explore Zanzibar

Zanzibar Archipelago

Step off the boat or plane onto the Zanzibar Archipelago and you're transported through time and place. The Zanzibar Archipelago consists of several islands lying off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean. There are four main islands, three primary islands with human populations, a fourth coral island that serves as an essential breeding ground for seabirds, plus a number of smaller islets that surround them.

Explore Zanzibar

Today after relaxing breakfast you have the option to take a tour to explore the island or take a restful day at the beach.

Visit Jozani National Park the home of indigenous Zanzibar red colobus.

Stone town (1st-3rd Century): visit by walk on our Historical places. 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!

Spice tour since you’re in the spice island!


Explore Zanzibar.


Che Che Vule Vila


Day 11:Zanzibar

Date : 07/17/2021

Relax/Explore Zanzibar

Explore Zanzibar.


Day 12: Zanzibar

Date : 07/18/2021

Relax/Explore Zanzibar

Today after relaxing breakfast you have option to take tour to relax in this small paradise or continue explore the island.


Explore and Relax at Zanzibar.


Che Che Vule Vila

Day 13: Zanzibar

Date : 07/19/2021

Explore/Relax Zanzibar.

Today after relaxing breakfast you have the option to take a tour to relax in this small paradise or continue exploring the island.



Che Che Vule Vila


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Day 14: Departure

Date : 07/20/2021

JRO

Departure

Depend on your departure time and airport. On this itinerary you may fly out of Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam international airport. If you are departing from Arusha (Kilimanjaro airport) you have an option for a walk to explore Arusha or the villages around the lodge. Our driver will transport you to the Kilimanjaro airport from where you will link your flight back home.


Departure day


  • Accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned
  • Private professional safari guides
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof/open for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the Airports
  • Park fees
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, soft drinks (beers and wine when available), wildlife guidebook.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
  • Accommodations Based on Double Sharing/Single Occupancy
  • Personal Expenses not mentioned above.
  •  Meals not listed above
  • Fees for Passport, Visa, or Immunizations
  • Meals and Expenses en Route to South Africa
  • Cost of Hospitalization or Evacuation
  • Flights (International)
  • Gratitude (Tip)
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  • Start Tuesday 07/20/2021
    End Tuesday 07/20/2021
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********Travel Insurance Highly Recommended********

Please note: El Mundo Safaris (EMS) will attempt to adhere to this itinerary as much as possible. Any unforeseeable changes in fees, such as fuel surcharges, increased park fees or other fees that are out of EMS control, will be the responsibility of the guest. Some conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or wildlife migrations) may also necessitate changes in the itinerary. EMS reserves the right to alter any itinerary at any time, if necessary. We will attempt to notify participants of changes as far in advance as possible. Costs incurred by such changes will be the responsibility of the participant

 

                     ********Travel Insurance Highly Recommended******** 

Please note: El Mundo Safaris (EMS) will attempt to adhere to this itinerary as much as possible. Any unforeseeable changes in fees, such as fuel surcharges, increased park fees or other fees that are out of EMS control, will be the responsibility of the guest. Some conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or wildlife migrations) may also necessitate changes in the itinerary. EMS reserves the right to alter any itinerary at any time, if necessary. We will attempt to notify participants of changes as far in advance as possible. Costs incurred by such changes will be the responsibility of the participant

As a guideline for tipping your guide, you can leave from 15-55 USD per traveler per day. Tipping is usually done at the end of your safari. Most lodges and camps have a tip box; you can tip the staff individually, place a tip for all the staff in the box or do both. 

Biography of the Continent.

If you love culture - Waters of Sanjan (Maasai).

World war History in EA- the Battle for The Bundu

Out of Africa

From 1 June 2019, Tanzania is implementing a ban on all plastic carrier bags, and visitors to Tanzania are advised to avoid carrying plastic carrier bags, or packing plastic carrier bags in their luggage.

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