This 8-days Tanzania Safari Itinerary & Zanzibar Beach Holiday experience takes you through the highlights of the unrivaled parks of northern Tanzania winding up with a pleasant Zanzibar beach holiday experience. Tanzania’s Wildlife & beach Holiday experience delivers one of Africa’s greatest safari & beach destinations including the exotic Zanzibar & other tropical islands. This 8-days safari and Zanzibar beach holiday grant you the ideal Tanzania safari as a stand-alone vacation of a lifetime.

Route


  • Start: Arusha (Day 1)
  • Day 2-3: Serengeti NP
  • Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 5-7: Zanzibar (Beach)
  • End: Arusha (Day 8)

Tour Features


  • Budget tour: This budget tour uses tented camps.
  • Shared tour: On this shared tour, you will join a group of other travelers. Max 6 people per vehicle.
  • Can start any day: If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
  • Can be customized: You can request changes to this tour.
  • Suitable for single travelers: You can request changes to this tour.
  • Minimum age of 2 years: You can request changes to this tour.

Activities & Transportation


  • Activities: game drives
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof minivan
  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof minivan
  • transfer from and back to the airport is included

 

Accommodation & Meals

 

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1

Arrival

You’ll be Picked from the airport. Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
2

Day 1: Arusha - Lake Manyara Tour from Arusha

Non game-viewing travel time: 2½ hours Distance: 130 km
Pick up from Arusha and transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive.
This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.
Main Destination
  • Lake Manyara National Park

Accommodation

  • Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located just outside Lake Manyara NP

Meals & Drinks

  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti Plains Tours

Non game-viewing travel time: 6 hours Distance: 205 km
After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, 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 central park area, known as 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.
Main Destination
  • Serengeti National Park

Accommodation

  • Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located in or near the park

Meals & Drinks

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 3-4: Serengeti National park Wildlife Discovery and Migration Trails

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).
We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, best for view of lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings as you enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch under the shade of the giant acacia trees.
In the afternoon, we follow Kopjes Circuit, an-anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink!
Main Destination
  • Serengeti National Park

Accommodation

  • Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located in or near the park

Meals & Drinks

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 5: Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro Crater Safari Tour

Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours Distance: 145 km Morning game viewing drives then return to the lodge for breakfast, after breakfast at the lodge do we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time.
It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of the’Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.
We arrive in time for late lunch at the lodge and spend the afternoon at leisure.
Main Destination
  • Ngorongoro Highlands

Accommodation

  • Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp
  • Luxury tented camp located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater

Meals & Drinks

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater Tour discovery adventure

After breakfast we descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a full-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino.
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 its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor.
Main Destination
  • Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation

  • Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp
  • Luxury tented camp located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater

Meals & Drinks

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park Safari Tour

Non game-viewing travel time: 3½ hours Distance: 155 km
After breakfast we depart for the Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor.
Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season.
The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African National Park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. After a picnic lunch we do an afternoon game drive.
Main Destination
  • Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation

  • Tarangire Sopa Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Tarangire NP

Meals & Drinks

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 8: Amboseli - Nairobi

Non game-viewing travel time: 2 hours Distance: 120 km
We enjoy an early morning game drive in the Tarangire National Park, followed by breakfast at the lodge. We will then transfer back to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha will we have lunch and then we will end our Wildrace African safari adventure.
NB: Our departure dates for all our safaris and tours are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed info.
Luxury lodges – Option 1 : Lodges used: Lake Manyara Serena lodge, Serengeti Serena Lodge, Ngorongoro Serena lodge and Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Semi luxury lodges – Option 2: Lodges used: Kirurumu Manyara Lodge, Serengeti Sopa lodge, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge and Tarangire Maramboi Camp
Economical Tented Camps & Lodges – Option 3: Lodges used: Migunga Forest Camp, Serengeti Kati Kati Camp, Ngorongoro Farmhouse and Lake Burunge Tented Camp.
Main Destination
  • No major destination visited

Accommodation

  • No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks

  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
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End of tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport

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Important to Know

  • This tour is not available to solo travelers.
  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour accepts children who are 1 year and older. Children under 3 are free.

Rates Per Person


INCLUDED
Park fees (For non-residents)
All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
A professional driver/guide
All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
All Taxes/VAT
Roundtrip airport transfer
Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
NOT INCLUDED
International flights (From/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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Directions

  • This tour starts and ends in Arusha
  • This operator can book your international flights
  • Fly to/from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO – Check price) near Arusha. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK – Check price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya)
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

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