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9-day Dar es laam, Gombe, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire & Zanzibar

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On this tour, the Gombe safari will allow you to visit the most spectacular attractions in Ujiji village in Kigoma town, Mwanza town in the west of Tanzania, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire National Parks in the north of Tanzania. You will also have the best time visiting the Gombe National Park on the western side of the country to see the chimpanzees. You will have a chance to see Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria the source of the river Nile, and the Malagarasi river amazing trip ever.

Cities & Landmarks

Dar es laam, Gombe, Ujiji Village, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire & Zanzibar

Time of Year

All Year Round

Route overview per day
Tour Features
Mid-range tour
his mid-range tour uses lodges and tented camps.
Private tour
This tour will be organized exclusively for you. However, wildlife viewing activities are run by the lodges/camps and will be shared with others.
Can start any day
If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
Can be customized
You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.
Suitable for solo travelers
Solo travelers can book this private tour.
Suitable for all ages
This tour accepts children of all ages.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: game drives, chimpanzee trekking & boat trip
Game drives: pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle..
Getting around: pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle, boat & air transfer
A transfer from and back to the airport is included.
Accommodation & Meals

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

Day

Accommodation

Meals

1
Mbalimbali Gombe Lodge
Luxury tented camp located inside Gombe NP
Lunch & Dinner
Lunch & Dinner
2
Mbalimbali Gombe Lodge
Luxury tented camp located inside Gombe NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Kigoma Hilltop Hotel
Mid-range hotel located in Kigoma (Town)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Hotel Tilapia
Mid-range hotel located in Mwanza (City)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Pamoja Serengeti Luxury Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Pamoja Serengeti Luxury Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Pamoja Africa Lodge - Karatu
Mid-range lodge located in Karatu (Town)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Mbalimbali Tarangire River Camp
Luxury tented camp bordering Tarangire National Park without fences
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
End of Tour
No Accommodation
Breakfast & Lunch
Breakfast & Lunch
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Arrival

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You'll be collected from the airport.
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Day 1
Fly Dar - Kigoma - Boat Transfer to Gombe NP
Fly Dar - Kigoma - Boat Transfer to Gombe National Park

In the morning pick up and transfer to Dar-es-salaam International Airport for your flight to Kigoma. You will fly from Dar-es-salaam at 11:00, Pick up from Kigoma airport at 13:10, and transfer to the port for your private boat to Gombe. At Gombe, Pick up upon arrival and transfer to the guest house. Meet your guide for a briefing, and afterward proceed for the evening visit to Kakombe waterfall and Chimpanzee tracking in the forest. Dinner and overnight at Gombe Forest Lodge.

Main Destination:
Gombe National Park (Tanzania)
Best time to Visit
July to October (Best time to find chimps)
High Season
July to October (Gombe never gets crowded)
Best Weather
June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Accommodation:
Mbalimbali Gombe Lodge
Luxury tented camp located inside Gombe NP
Meals & Drinks:
Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 2
Chimpanzee trekking-Gombe National Park
Chimpanzee trekking-Gombe National Park

In the morning after breakfast, accompanied by a guide, start chimpanzee trekking. Gombe Stream’s main attraction is the chimpanzee families that live protected within the park’s boundaries. Visitors take walks deep into the forest to observe and sit with the extraordinary primates for an entire morning. Apart from chimpanzee viewing, many other species of primates live in Gombe Stream’s tropical forests. Val vet and colobus monkeys, baboons, forest pigs, and dik-dik inhabit the dense forest and a wide variety of tropical birdlife. Dinner and overnight at Gombe Forest Lodge.

Main Destination:
Gombe National Park (Tanzania)
Accommodation:
Mbalimbali Gombe Lodge
Luxury tented camp located inside Gombe NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 3
Gombe to Kigoma town visit Ujiji village
Gombe to Kigoma town visit Ujiji village

After breakfast, At 08:00 go for Chimpanzee trekking, Climb to Jane Goodall’s peak, back to the guest house, at 10:00 depart by boat back to Kigoma town. Pick up on your arrival and transfer to Ujiji village to visit Dr. Livingstone's memorial center. Ujiji is the oldest town in western Tanzania, located about 6 miles (10 km) south of Kigoma. Ujiji is the place where Richard Burton and John Speke first reached the shore of Lake Tanganyika in 1858. It is the site of the famous meeting on 10 November 1871 when Henry Stanley found Dr. David Livingstone, and reputedly uttered the famous words “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” Livingstone, whom many thought dead as no news had been heard of him for several years. A monument known as the "Dr. Livingstone Memorial" was erected here to commemorate the meeting. There is also a modest museum. There is a former slave route near the market. Dinner and overnight at Kigoma Hilltop Hotel.

Main Destination:
Kigoma Ujiji Village
Accommodation:
Kigoma Hilltop Hotel
Mid-range hotel located in Kigoma (Town)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 4
Drive from Kigoma to Mwanza
Drive from Kigoma to Mwanza City

In the morning at 07:30, With a Toyota Land Cruiser pop-up roof, Pick up from the hotel and drive directly to Mwanza town. The journey will take 7-9 hours passing via a typical African village so you will have a wonderful time stopping in some places in the village and experiencing the real village life around this area. You will stay overnight at the Hotel Tilapia.

Main Destination:
Mwanza City
Accommodation:
Hotel Tilapia
Mid-range hotel located in Mwanza (City)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 5
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park

Early morning after breakfast game en route to Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch. The Serengeti is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. You will have an afternoon game drive in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. Dinner and overnight at Pamoja Serengeti luxury camp.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
Best time to visit
January to February and June to October (Different areas are best at different times)
High Season
July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather
June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Accommodation:
Pamoja Serengeti Luxury Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 6
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)

After breakfast, enjoy a full day of game viewing in the vast Serengeti plains where you may encounter a migration consisting of over 2 million animals. They also attract the attention of predators like cheetahs and hyenas and you may be able to see a band of lions gangs up for a hunt. Dinner and overnight at Pamoja Serengeti luxury camp.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:
Pamoja Serengeti Luxury Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 7
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater

After a very delicious breakfast morning game drives in Serengeti National Park with a picnic lunch. Later depart for Ngorongoro Crater Rim You can expect to see lions, elephants, Zebras, Hippos, Flamingos, Jackals, Rhinos Antelopes, and many birds. The birds seen here include eagles, vultures, and flamingos in the Crater Lake, storks, bats, giant vulture, sacred ibis, kori bustard, blacksmith plover, long-necked heron, and the cattle eagle. Lunch will take place at the picnic site on the crater floor. After lunch game en route while ascending the rim and transfer back to Kataru. Dinner and overnight at Pamoja farm lodge.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
Best time to visit
June to October (Wildlife viewing is best)
High Season
Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best weather
June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
Accommodation:
Pamoja Africa Lodge - Karatu
Mid-range lodge located in Karatu (Town)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 8
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park

In the morning after breakfast, at 10:00 pick up and drive to Tarangire National Park, and start a game drive in Tanzania's third largest National Park, looking for animal concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. The Tarangire River is the centerpiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa and you have a great chance to spot elephants in large groups gathering around the Tarangire River. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lions, leopards, cheetahs, and up to six thousand elephants. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire River Camp.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park (Tanzania)
Best time to visit
July to November (Animals come to the Tarangire River)
High Season
June to October (The park is full of visitors)
Best Weather
June to October (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Mbalimbali Tarangire River Camp
Luxury tented camp bordering Tarangire National Park without fences
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 9
Zanzibar Island
Zanzibar Island

After breakfast starts the morning game drive, Lunch will take place at the picnic site, then in the afternoon drive to Arusha and later to Kilimanjaro airport where you will take Flight TC 124 from JRO to Zanzibar will depart at 21:20. A safari driver will drop you off at the Kilimanjaro airport 2 hours before departure. Pick up on your arrival at Zanzibar airport and transfer to Crystal Beach Nungwi.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island
Accommodation:
End of Tour
No Accommodation
Meals & Drinks:
Breakfast & Lunch (dinner is not included)

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Summary

Day

Country

Destination

Accomodation

Meals

1
Tanzania
Fly Dar - Kigoma - Boat Transfer to Gombe NP
Mbalimbali Gombe Lodge
Lunch & Dinner
2
Tanzania
Chimpanzee trekking-Gombe National Park
Mbalimbali Gombe Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Tanzania
Gombe to Kigoma town visit Ujiji village
Kigoma Hilltop Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Tanzania
Drive from Kigoma to Mwanza City
Hotel Tilapia
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Tanzania
Drive from Mwanza to Serengeti National Park
Pamoja Serengeti Luxury Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park
Pamoja Serengeti Luxury Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Tanzania
Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
Pamoja Africa Lodge - Karatu
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Tanzania
Karatu to Tarangire National Park
Mbalimbali Tarangire River Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Fly to Zanzibar Island
Zanzibar Island
End of Tour
Breakfast & Lunch
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This price includes:
Park fees
(For non-residents)
All activities
(Unless labeled as optional)
Meals
(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinking water
(On all days)
All accommodation
(Unless listed as upgrade)
Roundtrip airport transfer
A professional driver/guide
All transportation
(Unless labeled as optional)
All flights during the tour
All Taxes/VAT
Chimp permits
(One per person, non-resident)
This price excludes:
International flights
(From/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips
(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items
(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
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This tour starts in Dar Es Salaam and ends in Zanzibar, Tanzania

This operator can help select your international flights, but you'll have to book them yourself

Fly to Julius Nyerere Airport (DAR - Check price) in Dar es Salaam

Fly back from Abeid Amani Karume Airport (ZNZ - Check price) on Zanzibar. Or fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR - Check price) . There are daily ferries between Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.

transfer from and back to the airport is included

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

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