We are planning a safari trip for June 2014. There will be 5 of us hubby and I, 22 yo daughter, 18 yo son and 30 yo friend of the family. We are looking for an upscale more luxury safari. This is what we are working with so far:
Day 1 - Arrival at Mt. Kilimanjaro (JRO), meet in arrivals and to Arusha Coffee Lodge - dinner and overnight elewanacollection.com/arusha-coffee-lodge/ar…
Day 2, 3 and 4 - To Tarangire National Park for game viewing, guided game walks and night game drives - overnights Oliver's Camp - full board inclusive of non-premium drinks and laundry
NOTE : I think I prefer Manyara Ranch
Day 5 and 6 - Visit Lake Manyara en route to Ngorongoro, second day will be spent game viewing on the Crater floor - overnights Ngorongoro Exploreans Lodge - full board inclusive of non-premium drinks and laundry http://ngorongorolodge.exploreans.com
Day 7 - Transfer to the Manyara Airstrip for the flight to Sasakwa Airstrip in Singita Grumeti Reserve - met by your camp guide - Sabora Plains Permanent Tented Camp - full board inclusive of non-premium drinks and laundry
Day 8 and 9 - Game viewing with your Singita Guide in the Grumeti Reserve - optional hot air balloon ride and activities on offer - overnights Sabora Plains Camp - full board inclusive of non-premium drinks and laundry
Day 10 - Transfer back to Sasakwa Airstrip and fly to Zanzibar, met by and transferred to Matemwe Beach House private use with chef and housekeeping - full board inclusive of non-premium drinks and laundry asiliaafrica.com/matemwe_beach_house/index.h…
Day 11, 12 and 13 - Water sport activities of choice on Zanzibar - Matemwe Beach House full board inclusive of non-premium drinks and laundry
Day 14 - Transfer to Zanzibar airport and fly to Dar es Salaam, connect with your international flight out.
Still debating on whether to add the Zanzibar portion - if we do will not stay at the location recommended as it is just too expensive.
Anyway, just wondering if this sounds like a good plan for first safari in terms of areas we are going to number of nights/days in each location distance/time to travel from place to place.