Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar
(9 nights/10 days)
This popular 10 day Tanzania and Zanzibar Safari combines Tanzania’s most renowned game reserves and national parks with the exotic palm fringed beaches of the “spice island”.
Day 1 Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
You depart from Arusha after lunch, and drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Your hotel is perched on the rocky escarpment, with unsurpassed views over the Great Rift Valley and lake. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park
Enjoy an early morning game drive in the park – renowned for its prolific birdlife and extraordinary tree-climbing lions! After lunch in Manyara, you depart for the Serengeti. You stay on a full board basis in a luxury lodge, set high on a hill with 360 degree views over the endless Serengeti plains. Dinner at the lodge.
Day 3 Serengeti National Park
An unforgettable day exploring this world famous national park. Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives in search of the Big 5 and the vast herds of plains game. Cool off in the midday heat with a swim in the lodge’s stunning pool. Ask about hot air balloon safaris!
Day 4 Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast in the Serengeti, you drive into the Ngorongoro Conservancy where you enjoy a picnic lunch at the Olduvai Gorge – where you view fossils of a 1.8 million year old hominoid skeleton. In the afternoon you continue to the Ngorongoro Crater – often described as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. Your exquisite safari lodge is located on the crater rim, and you enjoy spectacular views across the crater floor. Dinner at the lodge.
Day 5 Ngorongoro Crater
The Ngorongoro Crater houses more than 25,000 larger animals, including the Big 5, and is without doubt one of the best places to see a great diversity of Africa’s wildlife in close proximity. After an early breakfast you descend into the crater for a half day game drive in this magnificent natural sanctuary.
Return to the lodge for a late lunch and an afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 6 Ngorongoro - Stone Town, Zanzibar
Enjoy a last breakfast overlooking the crater before returning to Arusha, where you enjoy lunch before taking your regional flight to Zanzibar. You stay for tonight in Stone Town – a unique and fascinating place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars and eclectic architecture. Your hotel is on a bed and breakfast basis, and you are within easy walking distance of many lovely local restaurants.
Day 7 Zanzibar Beach
After a leisurely breakfast you are transferred to your beach hotel, where you stay for the next 3 nights on a full board basis, enjoying this island paradise.
Days 8 & 9 Zanzibar Beach
Stroll along white sandy beaches; snorkel or scuba dive the pristine coral reefs; swim; explore; spend long languid hours soaking up the sun … the perfect end to your Tanzania Safari.
Day 10 Departure
Enjoy a last leisurely breakfast at your hotel, and perhaps a refreshing swim, before transferring to Zanzibar Airport for your onward journey.
This safari can be lengthened if you would prefer a little longer in Zanzibar!