Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Island Beach Vacation: Experience the excitement of Tanzanian safaris. Take in the wonders of the amazing Ngorongoro Crater, the world-famous Serengeti National Park, Tarangire’s gigantic Baobab trees, and huge elephant populations. You’ll be living the high life in comfortable accommodation deep in the bush, staying in large rooms with private verandas and full en-suite facilities, as well as small lodges, such as the fabulous lodge located on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. Finally, you will unwind during your holidays on Zanzibar Island Beach are relaxing. You’ll be amazed by all that Tanzania has to offer!
Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport: Upon arrival, you will be met at the Kilimanjaro International Airport by our office representative and driver in Arusha town. After being taken to your hotel, our safari manager will come and meet you for a safari briefing. Whichever you choose, tonight you can sit back, enjoy your dinner and settle into the African way of life. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel/Lodge in Arusha with bed and breakfast.
Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park: After breakfast, you will depart for Tarangire National Park, Tanzania’s third-largest National Park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lions, leopards, and cheetahs, and up to six thousand elephants. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire – Tented Lodge/Campsite/Lodge.
Day 3: Tarangire – Serengeti N. Park: After breakfast, you start on your way to Serengeti National Park (driving time some 4 hours, but with plenty to see on the way! Begin to understand the reason behind this name. Once you’ve seen enough games for the day, it will be on to your nearby lodge in time for dinner. fter stopping for a picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) it will be time to head further into the park and begin your game drive. You pass through the green Savannah where elephants and giraffes roam, through a stretch of territory that is rarely visited by travelers, to reach the central Serengeti. The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word, “Siringet” referring to an endless plain. As you traverse the park on the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. En route, you will see grazing zebras, antelopes and giraffes, and sometimes some Buffalos hiding in the bush. The South Serengeti ecosystem belongs partly to the Serengeti National park and partly to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras, Monkeys, Baboons, Hippos, Rhinos, Antelopes, and many birds and other species. After the game drive, you will drive to your Lodge/Tented Camp/Campsite in Serengeti, where you arrive in time for your dinner. and overnight.
Day 4: Full Serengeti National Park: After breakfast you will have a full-day tour at Serengeti National Park, searching for wildebeest migration including predators and prays. Dinner and overnight at Seronera central of the Serengeti – Tented Camp/Lodge/Campsite.
Day 5: Serengeti N. Park – Ngorongoro: After breakfast, you will depart Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater, after arrival you will descend into the Crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater on a World Heritage Site holding a permanent population of more than 30 000 animals. As only very few of those migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds, and other species. The Crater is also home to the rare black rhino almost extinct in Tanzania. With a bit of luck, you will see the ‘Big Five’ during one game drive. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro at the Lodge/Campsite.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater- Arusha – Zanzibar Island: The morning after breakfast from Ngorongoro Crater you will drive to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar. You will depart Arusha at 12h15 and arrive in Zanzibar at 14h20 by Coastal Aviation on the Spice Island of Zanzibar. Upon arrival in Zanzibar, you will be met at the airport by our ground tour operator and transferred to your hotel at Kiwengwa Beach. You’ll have the rest of the afternoon free to take in the amazing white sand beaches and clear blue waters of the island. Stays and overnight at Kiwengwa Beach.
Day 7/8/9: Zanzibar Beach Holidays Extension – Relax on the Beaches of Zanzibar: Relax and enjoy the Kiwengwa beaches of Zanzibar. Do as much or little as you like. This day is totally up to you! After breakfast, you will head to Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, you can take the famous Spice Tour, where you can get to know not only spices but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description of their traditional uses in medicine, cosmetics, and cooking. Later on, after the tour, you will be invited for an opulent lunch, where you can taste these spices and some fruits. Later in the afternoon, you will visit the Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through the 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 markets, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals, and countless mosques! Stays and overnight at Blue Bay Beach Resort and meals on a half-board basis.
Day 10: Blue Bay Beach Resort – Zanzibar International Airport Out of Tanzania & Zanzibar Island: Today you will have to bid a fond farewell to Tanzania and Zanzibar Island. At the appropriate time, you will be taken to Zanzibar Airport for your international flight back home or to the next destination.
Budget Accommodation Safari using affordable Hotels, Lodges, or Camps, comparable to a 1-2 star Hotel. Accommodation is usually located outside the National Park.
Mid-range Accommodation Safari using medium to large–scale Lodges, tented camps, or Cottage Camps, comparable to a 3-star Hotel.
Luxury – Accommodation Safari using deluxe tented camps or Lodges usually located inside the National Park and comparable to a 4-star hotel. Accommodation is usually located inside the Park.
Luxury+ – Accommodation Safari using extremely luxurious tented camps or Lodge, usually located in a private wildlife – Viewing area and comparable to a 5-star Hotel. Expect great food, excellent service, top-quality guiding, and gorgeous tents or rooms. Most luxury + properties charge around USD$ 850 to 1850 per person per night!
Price Includes: All Park entry fees Concession fees All Park Camping fees Pick up from the Airport Ngorongoro Crater Service fees Hotels/Lodge/Tented Camps/Campsites according to safari program Chef Meals as per the above itinerary English-speaking driver/guide Transport 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser with pop-up roof Bottled drinking water 1.5 litter per person per day during safari 1-night free Hotel accommodation on your arrival in Arusha with bed & breakfast Tents/Sleeping mats/Sleeping bags/Pillow/Chairs & Table/Mosquito net.
Price not includes: International flights & Domestic flights Fees for passports, visas, immunizations, and insurance Tips for staff such as driver cum guides/chef/porter Expenses of personal nature (like souvenirs)
“Please note that all these are sample itineraries. We will tailor-make your safari according to your wish and due to COVID-19 restrictions on travel around the world, it is free to postpone your travel up to 1 year after the original travel date”