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Horizon Africa Safari is an owner-managed travel operation (LLC) specializing in East Africa and based in Chicago, IL.

Ethiopia -Tanzania - Zanzibar Tour

  • Price
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  • Package Duration
    19 Days / 18 Nights
  • Destination Covered:
    Ethiopia - Tanzania - Zanzibar
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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa

Arrive at Bole International Airport (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 
Meet and greet transfer to Jupiter International Hotel or other available four * hotel located at the center of the city
Welcome Dinner at the Hotel.

Meals : Dinner

 

 

Day 2: Addis Ababa - Axum

After Breakfast transfer to Addis Ababa Airport for Flight to Axum.
ET 128 (09:00 - 10:30)
Axum was the kingdom that dominated Africa and Asia for a thousand years. Axum's most important attraction site is the Church of St. Mary of Zion where according to Ethiopian legend, The Ark of the Covenant resides, brought by King Solomon and Queen of Sheba's son "Menelik" 3000 years ago.
AM visit to St. Mary of Zion church.
Lunch: Yeha Hotel PM Tour includes visit to the museum, Obelisks and Stele. Plus the Castle Ruins of King Kaleb and Queen of Sheba's Bath and Palace.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 3: Axum - Lalibela

After breakfast transfer to Axum Airport for Flight to Lalibela
ET 123 (11:15 - 11:55)
Lalibela - once a thriving and populous capital of a medieval dynasty, this awe-inspiring historic town that grooms rock-hewn churches was built in the late 12th century by King Lalibela. The remarkable edifices were carved out of solid rocks are ranked among the wonders of the world.
Each church or building is architecturally unique; all are finely carved, and several are decorated with beautiful paintings that remained for about 800 years. Lalibella is arguably the one place in Ethiopia that no tourist should miss. 
PM Visit the first part of the eleven monolithic & semien monolithic of 12 century Churches that is classified into two cluster (eastern & Western).

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 4: Asheten Mariam - Lalibela

AM Visit the second group of churches in the town that includes Bete Gebriel, Bete Mercorios, Bete Amanuel, Bethlehem and Bete Aba Libanos.
PM Visit of the local village and a family in Laliebella with traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 5: Lalibela - Gondar 

After breakfast, transfer to Lalibela airport for the flight to Gondar.
ET 123 (12:15 - 12:45)
 Check in to your Hotel Gondar was once Ethiopia's royal capital until 1868. Gondar was the home of the Falasha, the “Black Jews" of Ethiopia, most of whom left for Israel in 1991.
 Full day: Sightseeing with palaces, royal buildings, and churches incl. Fasil Ghebbi fortress, Fasiledes Bath, and Debre Berhan Selassie church and visit one of the local schools in the town
Overnight: Goha Hotel or Taye hotel if other new hotels open and better we will switch the booking.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 6: Gondar - Simien Mountains - Gondar

Leaving Gonder we drive about 100 kms north to Debark at the edge of the Simien Mountains National Park, and once home to the Felashas, the Ethiopian Jews. The Simien Mountains National Park of Northern Ethiopia is a World Heritage Site. The scenery along the escarpment is breathtaking and for those with the stamina for a moderate walk of about 2 hours there will be an opportunity to get an appreciation of the beauty of this wilderness that attracts trekkers from all over the world.
The wildlife of the region includes ibex, foxes, vultures and baboons. If you are fortunate you will encounter groups of Gelada Baboons sitting or foraging in grasslands. The males are distinguished by a bright red patch of skin on the chest that serves for sexual display. They live with their chosen harem females and their young and the baboons may be observed sitting in large groups eating grasses and flowers
 Walking Tour of Simien Mountains and drive back to Gonder for overnight
Lunch: picnic lunch or in some local hotels
Dinner: In Goha Hotel
Overnight: Goha Hotel or Taye hotel if other new hotels open and better we will switch the booking

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 7: Fly back to Addis from Gonder ET 125 (09:40 - 10:45)

Addis Ababa means “new flower” and is Ethiopia’s largest city. Sitting at an elevation ranging from 7,000 to 8,300 feet, it is a unique mixture of new, tall buildings mingled with traditional houses.
Addis Ababa, the third highest capital in the world and the altitude might therefore fatigue you easily
Sightseeing the capital city of Ethiopia - Addis Ababa, includes visit to Marcato, the largest open grand market in Africa and National Museum (home of the fossilized skeleton of the early hominid Lucy) 
Overnight 4 * hotel.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 8: Fly to Arusha, Tanzania

Welcome to East Africa! Check in to your hotel and prepare for your safari adventure!

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 9: Tarangire National Park

Start today with a visit to the SHANGHA WORKSHOP, a remarkable place dedicated to providing employment opportunities to Tanzanians with disabilities. Here, workers use recycled materials to make a variety of handicrafts. After lunch, drive south to TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK, where the savannah grasslands are dotted with baobab and acacia trees. Enjoy a GAME DRIVE en route to your lodge.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 10: Tarangire

Today features MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. Due to the Tarangire River, the park has a permanent water source, which makes for great game viewing year round. This is highlighted by a large population of elephants. You can also see wildebeest, eland, zebra, and Cape buffalo congregate around water holes. Enjoy time to relax at your lodge during the middle of the day. This evening, as the sun sets, sip on SUNDOWNER DRINKS and watch a [LF] TRADITIONAL MAASAI DANCE PERFORMANCE.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 11: Lake Manyara National Park

This morning, depart for LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. This small park is ecologically diverse, with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. Enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES, with the chance to see elephant, giraffe, zebra, and Cape buffalo. The park is also home to the world's largest concentration of baboons.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 12: Ngorongoro Crater

This morning, journey to the nearby village of TLOMA. Here you will visit a [LF] LOCAL FAMILY'S HOME to learn more about the local Iraqw culture and their traditional way of life. You will also stop at a [LF] LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL to visit with the children and learn about the educational system in rural Tanzania. After lunch at beautiful Gibb's Farm, continue on to the rim of NGORONGORO CRATER, which is part of the larger Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Enjoy a bit of free time and watch the sun set over the crater before dinner this evening.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 13: Ngorongoro Crater

Descend into the crater, where an exclusive [LF] BUSH BREAKFAST has been arranged for you. Sip on a mimosa as you savor every moment of the memorable experience! Afterward, begin your FULL-DAY GAME DRIVE. Ngorongoro Crater is technically a caldera-the world's largest unflooded one, in fact, at over 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of the animals stay in this area year round. You can see lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. A picnic lunch will be served in the crater.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 14: Serengeti National Park

This morning, depart Ngorongoro Crater for SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania's largest and most famous park. After lunch at your lodge, embark on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 15: Serengeti

Home to the annual wildebeest migration, the Serengeti attracts visitors from around the world and is great for game viewing year round. The park is home to all of the 'Big 5'-lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino-as well as an abundance of other animals, including cheetah, giraffe, gazelle, and eland. Enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES both days. After one of your afternoon game drives, stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush as the sun sets over this magnificent landscape. On your last evening, a special [LF] FAREWELL BUSH DINNER has been arranged for you and your traveling companions-the perfect way to end your safari!

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 16: Serengeti

Home to the annual wildebeest migration, the Serengeti attracts visitors from around the world and is great for game viewing year round. The park is home to all of the 'Big 5'-lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino-as well as an abundance of other animals, including cheetah, giraffe, gazelle, and eland. Enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES both days. After one of your afternoon game drives, stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush as the sun sets over this magnificent landscape. On your last evening, a special [LF] FAREWELL BUSH DINNER has been arranged for you and your traveling companions-the perfect way to end your safari!

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 17: Stone Town, Zanzibar

Today, fly via Arusha to Stone Town. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

 

 

Day 18: Stone Town, Zanzibar

After breakfast, take a WALKING TOUR of Stone Town that includes the Old Fort, National Palace, slave caves, and the spice markets. Afterward, visit JOZANI FOREST, where you will take a walk through the forest with a local ranger. Learn more about the forest fauna, walk through the mangrove swamps, and see the rare red colobus monkey, found only in Zanzibar. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 19: Homebound Flight

The morning is free to relax at your hotel or explore Stone Town further. Later, in the afternoon fly to Dar es Salaam to connect to your late-evening flight. 
Book homebound flights after 8 pm.

Meals : Breakfast

Tour Detail:

Discover Ethiopia, a country of striking natural beauty with a rich and profound history. Arrive in Addis Ababa with a briefing at your hotel. Fly North to Axum, the center of the legendary empire of the Queen of Sheba and the legendary resident of “The Arc of Covenant”. to the majestic Blue Nile where towering cliffs plunge down to the Tissisat Falls and graceful images depict scenes from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Walk amongst gelada baboons in the Simien Mountains, whose jagged peaks provide breath-taking scenery. 
Visit Gondar, Ethiopia’s 17th-century capital, and Marvel at the remarkable rock-hewn churches in Lalibela before flying to the planes of Serengeti where two third of wild animals are found and the spice coast city of Zanzibar to enjoy your white sand beaches.
 
 
Tanzania and Zanzibar 
 
Karibu - the Swahili word for welcome, Looking for a new adventure? Have you dreamed of seeing wildlife in its native habitat? Do you desire to learn about new cultures? If so, this tour through Tanzania is the vacation for you. Admire herds of elephant as they thunder across the savannah grasslands, see lions lounging in the sun, and witness the free spirit of birds flying overhead and more.
 
Highlights on this tour include Tarangire National Park, with the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem. With its permanent water source, it's a great place to see elephant, eland, zebra, Cape buffalo, wildebeest, and more. Lake Manyara National Park is home to the world's largest concentration of baboons and over 400 species of birds. Also, visit Serengeti National Park, Tanzania's largest park and home to the 'Big 5'-lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Ngorongoro Crater, a caldera, offers you the best possibility of seeing the rare black rhinoceros. Other highlights include sundowner drinks in Tarangire National Park, an exclusive bush breakfast in Ngorongoro Crater, and visits to a local village and a primary school to learn about daily life and meet local villagers.
Finally, visit Stone Town, where you will take a walking tour and visit the Jozani Forest to see the rare red colobus monkey, found only in Zanzibar.
This is a tour like no other, so grab your camera and get ready for a thrill of a lifetime!

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RESERVATIONS & PAYMENT

All tour prices are quoted in US Dollars. A deposit of 20% is required at the time of confirmed booking

The balance must be paid prior to the commencement of the tour. The company reserves the right to cancel the booking if payment is not received in accordance with these terms

Luggage

Soft-sided luggage or duffels are preferable to hard luggage for storage on safari vehicles within East Africa. Large suitcases of dimensions greater than 24"x 17"x 7" are impossible to store in vehicles and on aircraft and should not be used. (Baggage and personal effects are at owner's risk throughout the tour and baggage insurance for members is strongly advised).

THE TOUR PRICE

This is inclusive of all transportation according to the itinerary, accommodation, breakfast basis (IF ADDITIONAL MEALS IS NOT MENTIONED), three tabled meals daily on camping, entrance fees to National Parks and Game Reserves, drivers allowance and transfers to and from the airport.

Tour price is NOT inclusive of visa fees, excess baggage charges, International and domestic flights, tipping and items of personal nature such as telephone calls, laundry and drinks.

Some bookings might straddle between two seasons making the above seasonal quotations on accommodation NOT APPLICABLE. In such cases, please contact us for TAILOR-MADE QUOTATIONS cutting across seasons

TOUR ALTERATIONS

The Company reserves the right to alter any route or arrangement or to cancel the operation of any scheduled tour should the conditions necessitate. The right is also reserved to decline, accept or retain any person as a member of any tour at any time. An equitable amount will be refunded accordingly.

LIABILITY           

All bookings are accepted on the specific condition that we and our agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to hotel/lodge accommodation, tours and transport and that we shall not be liable for any injury, delay, loss, accident or damage arising from any clause and in any manner however except when the passenger is being carried in transport owned by the company.

            The respective laws of the countries govern the Company’s liability to passengers carried in its own vehicles. All claims are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the country in which the cause of action arises.

            The company reserves the right to employ subcontractors to carry out all or part of the services agreed to be supplied and in the event of the exercise of such right the terms of clause (II) relating to the company’s liability shall apply.

            We accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delays or changes in air or other services, sickness, war, strife, civil disturbances, sickness, quarantine or other causes. All such losses and expenses will have to be borne by the passenger.

Whilst every care is taken, the company accepts no liability whatsoever for the theft, loss or damage to the Client’s baggage howsoever caused. Thus we strongly advise baggage insurance.

CANCELLATION

Cancellations must be received in writing. Refund for cancellation will depend on the duration of cancellation prior to tour departure.

That is:Notification Charge 40 days and over full refund less $100.00 administration fee per person, 35-21 days prior to travel date 25% of the tour price, 20– 14 days prior to travel date 50% of the tour price, 13-3 days prior to travel date 75% of the tour price, under 3 days and no show no refund is

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