Tranquility Safaris

What is a Tranquility Safari?

The Tranquility Safari itinerary package is designed keeping in mind retired seniors, families traveling with an aging parent and individuals who may be having difficulty walking or having other health related issues. Our goal is for everyone to have a relaxing experience traveling at their own pace. On a Tranquilly Safari, couples or families will not be mixed with other guests.

 

Activities

Activities are organized and modified taking into account your physical needs. We adapt our program to your desires and requests based on whatever limitations must be addressed. Though our naturalist guides will be prepared with an itinerary for the day, you can change it if you would prefer to do something different way on any given day. You will have extra to relax at lodges or luxury camps. You will go on early morning game drives so you can return by lunchtime and relax in the afternoon. There will be no more than a 4 hours drive from one location to another. To reach further distances, bush flights can be arranged. In the evening when it is not as hot out, you may like to do an evening game drive with other sundowners and have drinks. Our guides will take you to natural environments that are less congested and allow for greater privacy.

Accommodations

We will use one of the small luxurious properties that have swimming pools, relaxing bars, attractive public areas and restful private rooms.

9 Day Safari Itinerary Including Zanzibar

Day 1

Guests arriving at Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO) will meet the Zinga representative who will brief and transfer guests to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Arusha.
Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 2

After breakfast, we drive a few hours to Lake Manyara for game viewing and watch the flamingos around the lake. Manyara is home of over 400 different bird species. Manyara National Park is well known for is tree climbing lions, herds of buffalos and elephants, hippos wallowing along the lake’s shores and millions of birds of diverse varieties flying overhead. In late afternoon, we drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Gibbs farm lodge.

Day 3

After breakfast, we drive to our descent into Ngorongoro Crater for the full day tour inside the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is a 100 square mile collapsed volcano with an abundance of wildlife. It has more than 30,000 large animals. In the evening, we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro farm House or Gibbs Farm

Day 4

After breakfast, we drive to the Serengeti via Ngorongoro Highlands. We stop for crater views to take great pictures and then drive to Olduvai Gorge, the site of Mary and Louis Leakey’s discovery of the remains of the first upright human beings. We will also receive a lecture about the archeological site and its museum before driving to Serengeti National Park.
Accommodation: Serena lodges

Day 5

After breakfast, we will begin our full game viewing over the Serengeti’s endless plains. Serengeti is famous for the Great Migration of wildebeests, the “Big Seven”: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, cheetah, rhino and African hunting dog.
Accommodation: Serena lodges

Day 6

You will depart for transfer to Arusha Airport (ARK) for your flight to Zanzibar. The coastal flight departing Arusha is 1:15 hr for our Zanzibar arrival. In Zanzibar, your Zinga representative drive you to your hotel.

Optional Activities: There are various activities you can do in Zanzibar such as tours of Stone Town, visit its colorful local market, old slave market, Prison Island, Jozani forest, spice plantations, and swim off Zanzibar’s white sandy beaches. Your driver will take care of your tours throughout your stay in Zanzibar.

On your first day in Zanzibar, you will have the opportunity to do two of the following activities in Stone Town : Visit the old slave market and a spice plantation or visit colorful Darajani Market and Prison Island.
Accommodation: Serena Lodges

Day 7

On your second day in Zanzibar, you will have the opportunity to do two of the following activities in Stone Town : Visit the old slave market and a spice plantation or visit colorful Darajani Market and Prison Island. After lunch, you will be driven to Jozani forest to see the endangered indigenous red colobus monkeys, large crabs and snails as well as mangrove trees along the streams. Late afternoon, you will return to your hotels/lodges located on Zanzibar’s sandy beaches for water sports. You will select the specific water sports activities you would like to do the next day as they require time to set up in advance.
Accommodation: Breezes Beach Club

Day 8

After breakfast, you will be transferred to deep sea areas for water sports. At lunch time, you can have a picnic lunch at sea or you can return to your hotel for a hot lunch and return to sea to continue your water sports activities or make changes in your schedule depending on your preference.
Accommodation: Breezes Beach Club

Day 9

After breakfast, you can do water activities around or close to your hotel so that you can have lunch prior to your transfer to the Zanzibar airport to fly to Dar-es-Salaam for day room usage and early dinner prior to your transfer to DAR airport to fly back home.
Day use room accommodation: Peacock hotel

Included:

Full board accommodations during your safari while half board accommodations in Zanzibar. Domestic flights from private transport (with no mile / kilometer restriction) in a 4×4 vehicle with roof hatches will be provided along with VHF radio, a GSM contact with our base in Arusha , an English speaking driver/guide, park entry fees, crater fees, visit fee to Olduvai Gorge and drinking water (mineral water) during the safari.

Note: We do not have control over government taxes (park fees and airport taxes). We will try our best to keep the accommodation as mentioned but in case of over booking, we will provide a different accommodation of the same quality.

Not Included:

International flight, tips, drinks, personal expenses, travel insurance, airport taxes, visas and international airline ticket.