7 Nights 8 Days: Tanzania Safari with Zanzibar
Day 1: Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport & transfer to Hotel in Arusha. Dinner & overnight in Arusha.
Included: transfers, dinner and overnight stay in Arusha.
Day 2: After breakfast drive to Tarangire National Park full day game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner & overnight accommodation.
The Tarangire National Park is located between the meadows of Masai Steppe to the south east and the lakes of the Great Rift Valley to the north and west. The perennial Tarangire River takes over the northern part of Tarangire. The Tarangire River has shriveled to a shadow of its wet season self. But it is choked with wildlife. Thirsty nomads have wandered hundreds of parched kilometers knowing that here, always, there is water.
Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It’s the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem – a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared Oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed.
Enjoy a full day game drive experiencing the wildlife that the game park has to offer. Stop for a delicious picnic lunch and enjoy dinner at your accommodation.
Included: All meals, park fees & accommodation
Day 3: After breakfast we drive to Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch. Game drive in Park. Dinner & Overnight accommodation.
The home of the world-famous Great Wildebeest Migration, the Serengeti National Park is consistently ranked as one of the best national parks in the entire world.
While it is the farthest of the northern circuit parks from Arusha, the Serengeti is often the first inclusion on any safari itinerary. With its sweeping savanna plains, towering rocky hills, and seemingly unending skies – the Serengeti is as much a stunning landscape as it is a place to see Africa’s most iconic animals.
And see them you will: the Serengeti is home to huge numbers of wildebeest, zebras, hyenas, lions, elephants, hippos, antelopes, and more. So large is the Serengeti that we strongly recommend a minimum of two nights in the park if you’re serious about doing it justice.
Included: All meals, Park fees & overnight accommodation
Day 4: Full Day in Serengeti.
Serengeti is home to one of the world’s seven natural wonders – the more than 1 million wildebeest Migration that crosses the Mara River from Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya to the Serengeti National Park in search of the green pastures. Most of the Tourists focus on this Migration, Although Zebras too migrate but in small numbers. Enjoy a full day game drive in this park.
Included: All meals, Park fees & overnight accommodation
Day 5: After breakfast we drive to Ngorongoro Crater with picnic lunch. Dinner included.
The Ngorongoro Crater along with two others in the region (Olmoti and Empakai) were enlisted as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. It’s also one of the Sevens Natural Wonders of Africa. Seeing a black rhino for the first-time kind of feels like you’re traveling through Jurassic Park. With two large horns and a hooked upper lip, these creatures look as if they’re from a different epoch. Rhinos were brought to the brink of extinction but now their populations, due to conservation efforts, have bounced back to over 5,000 worldwide, 30 of which live in Ngorongoro Crater.
For friends of the winged ones, look no further. Within this caldera you will find 500 bird species. Ostriches, kori bustards, secretary bird…you name it. Visit from November to April and witness the myriad migratory birds that take up residence here.
Included: All meals, overnight stay and transfers
Day 6: After breakfast we drive to local cultural centre, view coffee farms & afternoon drop at Kia airport for flight to Zanzibar. Dinner & overnight at Stone town.
The name Zanzibar is an Arabic word that is translated as ‘the coast of black people’. The Zanzibar archipelago is a series of islands on the Indian Ocean about 16-31 miles from the mainland Republic of Tanzania. It is a semi-autonomous region of the Tanzania. The island has the best beaches in the world – and this is not an exaggeration.
Zanzibar reflects the cultural mix of people that emerged from eras of trade relations with different countries. Africans, Arab, Indian, Persian and European influences have taken root in copious chapters of Zanzibar’s history. Zanzibar offers scenic and pristine beaches, which makes visitors to get comfier. There are so many beaches to choose from. The beaches are clean and exquisitely beautiful. You will enjoy the peaceful lagoons, go surfing, relax by the beach or explore the surroundings and you will surely love the perfect temperature of the water, refreshing and soothing.
Included: All meals, any entrance fees, overnight at the stone town
Day 7: Full day excursions in Zanzibar visit Prison Island, Spice farm & Stone town. Late afternoon transfer to beach Resort. Dinner & Overnight.
Changuu Island also known as Prison Island lies about 30 min by boat from Stone Town. The island was formerly owned by an Arab and saw use for confinement of refractory slaves, but no prisoners were ever housed here instead the island became a quarantine station for yellow fever epidemics. There is a dedicated foundation on the island which looks after the tortoises’ welfare. This tour includes a visit to the historic Prison Island with its giant land tortoise. While on the island you will be able to observe and feed the tortoises, swim, sunbathe and snorkel.
Included: Full day excursions, all meals, overnight.
Day 8: Relax at Beach, enjoy water sports activities & after lunch drop at airport for flight back home.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, transfer to the airport