16 Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar escape vacation

Explore the Tanzania wilderness on this wildlife safari and Zanzibar beach getaway adventure. This itinerary is specially designed for those wildlife safari enthusiasts seeking to relax on the magnificent sunny beach of Zanzibar after a long and worthwhile safari in the wild side of Tanzania National Parks like the Tarangire National Park, the Ndutu in the Southern Serengeti Plains and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Day 1: Arrival

Arrive in Kilimanjaro airport and then you will meet your safari driver for greetings and then transfer to Moshi stay at Keys Hotel BB booked. After that you will have good time to relax at hotel for overnight and dinner at Indian restaurant,

Day 2: Hike to Mandara Hut and back to park gate

After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your guide, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb.

Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rain-forest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.

After lunch, hike back to park gate and drive back to Moshi.

  • Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
  • Distance: 8km/5mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours up / 2-3 hours down
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Meals: L

Dinner and overnight at Keys hotel.

Day 3: Moshi – Ngorongoro

  • Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
  • Distance: 40 km

Pick up from hotel and drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for an afternoon safari tour.

Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the south western corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Day 4: Ngorongoro – Ndutu

  • Non game-viewing travel time: 2 hours
  • Distance: 90 km

After breakfast we will head to the Lake Ndutu area, situated in the Ngorongoro conservation area, part of the southern Serengeti eco-system. Lake Ndutu is alkaline, like most of the other Rift lakes; however the water is still drinkable and used by a wide array of local wildlife.

We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge or camp, and after lunch we will do an afternoon game drive in the Ndutu area. The majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found on the short-grass plains from December to April. The area is usually heavily populated with elephant, birds and resident game. Dinner and overnight at Ndutu Tented camp

Day 5-6: Ndutu

After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu area. Explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. See great herds of wildebeest and zebra. During a short time frame around February, normally lasting for about 3 weeks, the majority of the wildebeest calve. The sea of grass provides little cover and the young are easy pickings for a variety of predators. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Ndutu Tented camp

Day 7-8: Ndutu – Serengeti Plains

  • Non game-viewing travel time: 2 hours
  • Distance: 80 km

After breakfast we head towards the central Serengeti National Park, also known as the Seronera. We descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Dinner and overnight Serengeti kati kati tented camp

Day 9: Serengeti Plains to Tarangire

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages. After breakfast enjoy a full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The majority of the wildebeest migration normally passes through the Seronera in late November to middle November, when they migrate from Kenya’s Masai Mara in north to the Ndutu area in the south. The migration then passes through this area again in April when they move west to the Western Corridor of the Serengeti National Park. After all exploration we will drive to Tarangire national park for dinner and overnight at Lake Burunge tented camp

Day 10: full day game view Tarangire National park

After breakfast you continue to explore the Tarangire National Park which is the third largest national park in Tanzania. This day you will spend full day of game drives in this fabulous national park highlighted with the gigantic baobab trees and abnormally large herds of elephants. At Tarangire you will have the chance to sight the rare Oryx, and other animals’ likes of zebras, giraffes, warthogs, leopards, cheetahs etc. The Tarangire River which is the lifeblood of this national park ensures a year round supply of water and the river beds takes center stage when animals gather to get this rare commodity resulting into magnificent wildlife actions when the predators try to grab a meal taking advantage of the moment. Later in the evening you will drive to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Outpost lodge  

Day 11: Arusha to Zanzibar by domestic flight

Arrive Zanzibar airport transfer to Stone Town Hotel for check-in at 2:30pm have a trip after check inn you will continue with stone town tour takes around the historical culture and architectural important town of Zanzibar with a century history. It includes a visit to former slave market site, now stands as Anglican church built in 1871, town market, visit the Zanzibar Memorial Museum, House of Wonder built in 1883 (Beit – Al-Ajab), old Arab Fort, Palace Museum, Old Indian Dispensary (cultural centre) at 2:00pm transfer to North or East coast hotel via Maruhubi Palace ruins, Living Stone House and to the Spice tour on this tour you wil see and taste the tropical fruits, spices plantation or plots in the island. A variety of spices plants used as ornament, medicines, flowers, fruits an another interesting flora can be seen during spice tour and visit to Kidichi bath built in 1850 by the first Sultan for his wife Sheharzad (grand daughter of Fateh Ali Shah of Persia), dinner and overnight at Tembo house Hotel. 

Day 12: Experience Dolphin tour

At 8:30 south coast dolphin tour trip to dolphin watching tour, a day trip to Kizimkazi, wonderful you may swim with hundreds of spinner & bottle-nose dolphins playing off Kizimkazi beach & give you chance to experience special natural message in the Indian ocean, at 2:30pm driving to back to hotel for dinner and overnight at Kizimkazi Beach Hotel

Day 13 to 15: White Sands

Full day beach relax at the hotel dinner and overnight at Kizimkazi Beach Hotel

Day 16: Departure day

Pick up from the hotel transfer to airport for departure back to home.

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    Rates Includes:

    • All airport transfers in private car
    • Domestic flight Arusha – Zanzibar
    • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch, Services of a professional, English speaking safari guide
    • Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
    •  All wildlife reserve entry fees
    • All accommodation as notes in tour program
    • Zanzibar meals will be in half board
    • All tour in Zanzibar is included

    Rates Exclude:

    • International airfare & flights
    • All items of a personal nature
    • Gratuities for safari guide and camp staff
    • Travel insurance Visa and Passport fees
    • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in lodges