Best Places to Go on a Safari in Tanzania

12 Days Best of Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Beach Tour

An exciting  Tanzania Safari: This Beach Vacation and Safari in Tanzania started in the town of Arusha, followed by an overnight stay at the best Tanzania safari lodge. The next few days are spent exploring the wildlife-rich Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Bypassing through the Malanja Depression and Maasai villages. Our 12 Days Best of Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Beach Tour takes you to Arusha via Tarangire National Park,  Lake Manyara, and the Great Rift Valley, for a flight to beautiful Zanzibar Island. Explore our reviews and see what other travel said about us here.

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

The Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach trip start in Arusha where you are collected from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transferred to your five-star lodge in Arusha. Growing city lies near the foot of Mount Meru, serving as the travel hub for safaris to Tanzania’s famous Northern safari circuit.

  • Meal plan: Bed and breakfast

Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

On the second day, you travel from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park, taking an afternoon game drive and stopping for a picnic lunch along the way. This incredibly scenic national park is noted for its tree-climbing lions, large troops of baboons, and flamingo flocks. Keep an eye out for buffaloes, elephants, zebras, wildebeest, and giraffes, as well as antelopes such as bushbucks.

Lake Manyara also hosts an abundance of birds, including numerous water birds. In the late afternoon, you arrive at the five-star tented lodge for your overnight stay at Lake Manyara.

  • Meal plan: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you continue by road from Lake Manyara to the expansive Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge. You stop to visit the Olduvai Museum and Gorge, the archaeological site where fossils of the earliest human ancestors and their tools have been unearthed.

There is also the option of visiting a Maasai village to encounter Kenya’s best-known ethnic group – the semi-nomadic Maasai. Enjoy an en-route game drive to your five-star lodge or tented lodge in the world-renowned Serengeti National Park.

  • Meal plan: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

The entire day is spent game viewing in the beautiful Serengeti National Park. The largest national park in Tanzania, Serengeti covers about 14,760 square kilometers of open plains and wilderness.

This unique wildlife reserve hosts an awe-inspiring abundance of large mammals, including masses of herbivores such as wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, topi, buffalo, and hartebeest, among others. Serengeti National Park is also famous for predator populations, especially big cats like lion, cheetah, and leopard.

Day 5:Tanzania Safari  in Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater

In the morning, you embark on a game drive in Serengeti National Park, stopping for a picnic lunch along the way. Your game drive then takes you through the Malanja Depression, passing various Maasai villages en-route to the renowned Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Arrive at your five-star Ngorongoro lodge in time for dinner and a relaxing evening, recounting your adventures on the Serengeti Plains.

  • Meal plan: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, you descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a six-hour game drive in this exceptionally wildlife-rich game park. World’s largest unflooded caldera, Ngorongoro hosts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa.

In the afternoon, you visit one of the local Maasai villages. Proceed to Lake Manyara for dinner and an overnight stay at a four or five-star lodge or tented lodge in the area.

  • Meal plan: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner

Day 7: Tarangire National Park – Arusha – Zanzibar Island

On day seven of the Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach trip, you depart Tarangire National Park for Arusha after breakfast, traveling via the Great Rift Valley and the rural village of Mto wa Mbu. Arrive at Arusha Airport at about midday for your flight to Zanzibar, departing at 1.30 p.m.

Arrive at Zanzibar International Airport at 3:30 p.m., Met by your guide and transferred to your beach resort on the East Coast of Zanzibar. Have a choice between two five-star beach resorts on the East Coast of Zanzibar Island.

  • Meal plan: Breakfast / Zanzibar: All-inclusive

Days 8-11: East Coast of Zanzibar Island

You will be relaxing on the white sand beaches, swimming in the warm Indian Ocean, and enjoying your luxury Zanzibar beach resort at leisure. The islands of the Zanzibar Archipelago are famous for their idyllic tropical beaches and are known as the Spice Islands because of the exotic spices grown here.

Visit the spice plantations to smell, see, and taste the brightly colored and aromatic spices, such as turmeric, ginger, black pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

You can take a boat ride to one of the smaller islands to relax and explore, or go scuba diving. Snorkeling and scuba diving are popular activities due to the rich marine life found in these clear waters. Again, you have a choice of luxury accommodation at one of two Zanzibar resorts.

  • Meal plan: All inclusive

Day 12: Beach resort – Zanzibar airport

After breakfast in the hotel on day twelve, we will be transferred to Zanzibar International Airport or the harbor in Stone Town.  At that point will be the end of  Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach trip with us.

Items included in Your Tanzania Safari

  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Overnight stays in safari tents
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • The mentioned activities
  • National park fees
  • Safari accommodation
  • Airport transfer from to (Kilimanjaro/Arusha airport)
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

Items excluded in Your Tanzania Safari

  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money on souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
""
1
Previous
Next
Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro