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9-Day Tanzania Expedition Safari and Zanzibar Escape

From $2,499 per person sharing

9-Day Tanzania Expedition Safari and Zanzibar Escape

From $2,499 per person sharing

Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating 9-day safari and beach adventure, beginning in the vibrant heart of Tanzania, Arusha. This bustling city serves as your gateway to the awe-inspiring safari destinations of Tanzania. Explore the diverse beauty of Manyara National Park, a wonderland where tree-climbing lions roam, and flamingos paint the lakes pink. Be amazed by the unique ecosystem of the Ngorongoro Crater, an unparalleled wildlife haven nestled in a stunning volcanic setting. The highlight of your safari is the legendary Serengeti National Park, where the iconic Great Migration unfolds, and an abundance of African wildlife thrives in their natural habitat.

Transition from the exhilarating safari to the soothing embrace of Zanzibar’s tropical paradise. Here, your days will be filled with leisurely strolls along pristine white beaches, diving into the vibrant underwater world, and immersing yourself in the cultural tapestry of historic Stone Town. Zanzibar provides a serene contrast to the safari’s excitement, offering gentle ocean breezes, enchanting sunsets, and a relaxed atmosphere for deep rejuvenation.

Conclude your journey in the peaceful ambience of Zanzibar, indulge in beachside relaxation, and explore local markets for unique, handcrafted souvenirs. This 9-day tour is an exquisite blend of Tanzania’s raw safari beauty and the tranquil allure of Zanzibar’s beaches, promising a mosaic of unforgettable experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. Join us for an adventure that will captivate your heart and enrich your spirit.

type

Classic tour

This tour uses midrange and classic tented camps, lodges and Hotel.

activity

Activities

Game drives

private

Private tour

Exclusively organised for you and won’t be shared with others

customize

Can be customised

You can request changes to this tour

start

Start/End point

This tour starts in Arusha/ JRO and ends in Zanzibar.

car

Game drives

Pop-roof 4×4 vehicle

cal

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day

solo

Suitable for solo travellers

Solo travellers can book this private tour

Itinerary Overview:

Day
Destinations
Accommodation
Night
Category
Day 1
Arusha Town
Maua Villa
1
Silver
Day 2
Lake Manyara NP
Manyara Lakeview Oasis
1
Silver
Day 3
Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti NP
Acacia Central Camp
1
Silver
Day 4
Serengeti NP
Acacia Central Camp
1
Silver
Day 5
Serengeti NP – Zanzibar Island
Nungwi Dreams
1
Silver
Day 6-8
Zanzibar’s Turquoise Beach
Nungwi Dreams
3
Silver
Day 9
Departure
No Accommodation

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Welcome to Arusha – Gateway to Tanzanian Safaris

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be greeted and escorted to Maua Villa, located in the heart of Arusha, the bustling gateway to Tanzania’s famed northern safari circuit. As you settle into this peaceful city, take the afternoon to relax and soak in the serene atmosphere set against the magnificent backdrop of Mount Meru. Explore the villa’s lush gardens or rest in preparation for your upcoming adventures.

In the evening, immerse yourself in Tanzanian culture with a delightful dinner at the villa featuring local cuisine. This will also be a time for an in-depth briefing, where you’ll learn about the rich biodiversity, unique ecosystems, and spectacular natural landscapes that you’re set to encounter, setting the stage for an unforgettable safari experience.

Day 1 Welcome to Arusha - Gateway to Tanzanian Safaris (Medium)

Day 2: The Natural Wonders of Manyara National Park

After enjoying breakfast, prepare for a scenic drive to the enchanting Manyara National Park, a gem known for its ecological diversity. The park is a spectacle of nature, boasting its shimmering alkaline lake, teeming with vibrant flocks of flamingos that paint the water’s edge in shades of pink. It’s also home to dense forest patches, where you might spot the rare sight of lions adept at climbing trees and playful troops of baboons. As you venture further, the open grasslands of the park reveal themselves, where majestic herds of elephants gracefully roam, a testament to the park’s rich wildlife diversity.

During lunch, experience the serene beauty of Manyara Lake, an ideal spot for a picnic with panoramic views that are a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike. Here, the melody of bird calls and the gentle breeze from the lake create a tranquil dining atmosphere. As the evening approaches, retreat to the tranquil surroundings of the Manyara Lakeview Oasis. This peaceful haven offers a chance to relax and reflect on the day’s adventures, surrounded by the natural beauty and gentle sounds of the African wilderness.

Day 2 The Natural Wonders of Manyara National Park (Medium)

Day 3: From Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti Plains – A Safari Odyssey

Begin your day with a thrilling descent into the Ngorongoro Crater, a vast and lush volcanic caldera filled with an abundance of wildlife, including the likes of rhinos, lions, and leopards. This natural arena is a condensed version of the East African landscape, teeming with diverse wildlife in a relatively compact area.

After exploring the wonders of the crater, set off towards the renowned Serengeti National Park. Famous for its sprawling plains and the epic Great Migration, the Serengeti is where millions of wildebeest and zebras embark on their annual journey across the grasslands. It’s a sight that encapsulates the raw essence of the African wilderness.

End your day at Acacia Central Camp in the Serengeti, a comfortable and authentic accommodation that offers a genuine safari experience. Situated in a prime location for observing the region’s abundant wildlife, this camp provides a perfect balance of comfort and immersion in the natural environment of the Serengeti.

Day 3 From Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti Plains - A Safari Odyssey (Medium)

Day 4: Serengeti Safari: A Wilderness Odyssey

Spend your entire day delving into the rich tapestry of landscapes and wildlife in Serengeti National Park. Begin by exploring the kopjes, the intriguing granite formations scattered across the park. These ancient, rounded rocks are much more than geological wonders; they serve as vital habitats for a range of wildlife, offering shade and refuge for big cats and a vantage point for spotting prey.

As you traverse the park, make your way to the Seronera River Valley. This region is renowned for its high concentration of predators, providing an excellent chance to witness lions, cheetahs, and leopards in their natural environment. The Seronera area is also a hub for many of the park’s herbivores, creating a dynamic wildlife interaction. The vast plains of the Serengeti, stretching as far as the eye can see, are a highlight of any safari. These endless grasslands are where you can witness the drama of the natural world unfold, from the grazing herds of zebras and wildebeest to the stealthy movements of predators stalking their prey.

Conclude your day with a traditional African sundowner, a cherished safari tradition. As the sun sets, painting the sky in hues of orange and red, enjoy a moment of relaxation with a refreshing drink in hand. This is the perfect time to reflect on the day’s adventures and soak in the breathtaking beauty and serenity of the Serengeti savannah.

Day 4 Serengeti Safari A Wilderness Odyssey (Medium)

Day 5: Serengeti to Zanzibar – From Wild Plains to Island Bliss

Start your day with an early morning safari through the Serengeti, witnessing the park as it awakens, or choose an optional hot air balloon ride to see the vast landscape from above. After these activities, board a flight to the picturesque Zanzibar Island, renowned for its pristine white beaches and crystal-clear blue waters.

Upon arrival, settle into Nungwi Dreams, perfectly located with the stunning Indian Ocean right at your doorstep. Spend the evening unwinding on the beach, taking in the tranquil and beautiful atmosphere of the island.

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Days 6-8: Zanzibar Oasis: Cultural Riches and Turquoise Beach Leisure

During these days, enjoy the leisurely pace and beauty of Zanzibar’s idyllic beaches. In and around Nungwi, a variety of activities await your discovery. Delve into the vibrant underwater world with snorkelling or diving excursions, where you can witness thriving coral reefs and a multitude of colourful marine life. For those interested in cultural exploration, a day trip to Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a unique experience with its historic architecture, narrow alleys, and lively markets, showcasing the island’s blend of Arabic, African, and European influences.

Another enriching experience is exploring the island’s renowned spice farms, providing insight into why Zanzibar is famously known as the ‘Spice Island’. Here, you can learn about the cultivation and uses of various spices that are central to Zanzibari culture and cuisine.

As the evenings draw in at Nungwi Dreams, relax with a variety of dining options. From beachfront seafood barbecues to traditional Swahili dishes, each meal offers a taste of the local flavours. Unwind with a cocktail as you watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean, perfectly rounding off each day of your stay. These leisure days are a wonderful opportunity to experience the serene beauty and rich culture of Zanzibar.

Days 6-8 Zanzibar Oasis Cultural Riches and Turquoise Beach Leisure (Medium)

Day 9: Zanzibar Departure – Farewell to Paradise

On your final day in Zanzibar, make the most of every moment. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with views of the Indian Ocean, then perhaps take one last stroll along the beach, feeling the soft sands and warm waters of the island. If time permits, immerse yourself in the local culture one more time by visiting the bustling markets. These vibrant hubs are perfect for picking up unique souvenirs like handcrafted jewellery, spices, or traditional kanga fabrics, creating lasting reminders of your journey.

As the time for departure approaches, you’ll be transferred to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences, from the thrilling wildlife safaris in Tanzania’s renowned national parks to the relaxing days spent on the sun-kissed beaches of Zanzibar. As you board your flight, bid farewell to the sights, sounds, and people that have made your trip a truly extraordinary adventure.

Day 9 Zanzibar Departure - Farewell to Paradise (Medium)

Inclusions:

  • Pick up at Arusha/Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
  • Pick up at and drop-off at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • Park fees
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary.
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF – Flying Doctors)
  • All accommodation – (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • All transportation – (Unless labelled as optional)
  • 4×4 Customized safari vehicle
  • All meals
  • Water in the car
  • Taxes

Exclusions:

  • International flights – (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips – (Highly recommended)
  • Personal items – (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees
  • Meals not specified.
  • Hot air balloon safari US$ 599 per person
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Laundry services

Prices

Travel Dates
1 Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
11 Jan – 31 March 2024
 $ 4,544
 $ 3,179
 $ 3,120
 $ 2,793
 $ 2,752
 $ 2,525
1 April – 31 May 2024
 $ 4,182
 $ 3,133
 $ 2,971
 $ 2,659
 $ 2,651
 $ 2,501
1 June – 30 June 2024
 $ 4,378
 $ 3,278
 $ 3,132
 $ 2,804
 $ 2,729
 $ 2,646
1 July – 31 October 2024
 $ 4,930
 $ 3,374
 $ 3,260
 $ 2,900
 $ 2,844
 $ 2,602
1 Nov – 30 Nov 2024
 $ 4,812
 $ 3,271
 $ 3,153
 $ 2,797
 $ 2,816
 $ 2,499
1 Dec – 19 Dec 2024
 $ 4,984
 $ 3,442
 $ 3,323
 $ 2,967
 $ 2,908
 $ 2,669
20 Dec 10 Jan 2025
 $ 5,326
 $ 3,613
 $ 3,669
 $ 3,227
 $ 3,255
 $ 3,098

Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating 9-day safari and beach adventure, beginning in the vibrant heart of Tanzania, Arusha. This bustling city serves as your gateway to the awe-inspiring safari destinations of Tanzania. Explore the diverse beauty of Manyara National Park, a wonderland where tree-climbing lions roam, and flamingos paint the lakes pink. Be amazed by the unique ecosystem of the Ngorongoro Crater, an unparalleled wildlife haven nestled in a stunning volcanic setting. The highlight of your safari is the legendary Serengeti National Park, where the iconic Great Migration unfolds, and an abundance of African wildlife thrives in their natural habitat.

Transition from the exhilarating safari to the soothing embrace of Zanzibar's tropical paradise. Here, your days will be filled with leisurely strolls along pristine white beaches, diving into the vibrant underwater world, and immersing yourself in the cultural tapestry of historic Stone Town. Zanzibar provides a serene contrast to the safari's excitement, offering gentle ocean breezes, enchanting sunsets, and a relaxed atmosphere for deep rejuvenation.

Conclude your journey in the peaceful ambience of Zanzibar, indulge in beachside relaxation, and explore local markets for unique, handcrafted souvenirs. This 9-day tour is an exquisite blend of Tanzania's raw safari beauty and the tranquil allure of Zanzibar's beaches, promising a mosaic of unforgettable experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. Join us for an adventure that will captivate your heart and enrich your spirit.

type

Classic tour

This tour uses midrange and classic tented camps, lodges and Hotel.

activity

Activities

Game drives

private

Private tour

Exclusively organised for you and won't be shared with others

customize

Can be customised

You can request changes to this tour

start

Start/End point

This tour starts in Arusha/ JRO and ends in Zanzibar.

car

Game drives

Pop-roof 4×4 vehicle

cal

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day

solo

Suitable for solo travellers

Solo travellers can book this private tour

Itinerary Overview:

Day
Destinations
Accommodation
Night
Category
Day 1
Arusha Town
Maua Villa
1
Silver
Day 2
Lake Manyara NP
Manyara Lakeview Oasis
1
Silver
Day 3
Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti NP
Acacia Central Camp
1
Silver
Day 4
Serengeti NP
Acacia Central Camp
1
Silver
Day 5
Serengeti NP – Zanzibar Island
Nungwi Dreams
1
Silver
Day 6-8
Zanzibar's Turquoise Beach
Nungwi Dreams
3
Silver
Day 9
Departure
No Accommodation
-
-

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Welcome to Arusha - Gateway to Tanzanian Safaris

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be greeted and escorted to Maua Villa, located in the heart of Arusha, the bustling gateway to Tanzania's famed northern safari circuit. As you settle into this peaceful city, take the afternoon to relax and soak in the serene atmosphere set against the magnificent backdrop of Mount Meru. Explore the villa's lush gardens or rest in preparation for your upcoming adventures.

In the evening, immerse yourself in Tanzanian culture with a delightful dinner at the villa featuring local cuisine. This will also be a time for an in-depth briefing, where you'll learn about the rich biodiversity, unique ecosystems, and spectacular natural landscapes that you're set to encounter, setting the stage for an unforgettable safari experience.

Day 1 Welcome to Arusha - Gateway to Tanzanian Safaris (Medium)

Day 2: The Natural Wonders of Manyara National Park

After enjoying breakfast, prepare for a scenic drive to the enchanting Manyara National Park, a gem known for its ecological diversity. The park is a spectacle of nature, boasting its shimmering alkaline lake, teeming with vibrant flocks of flamingos that paint the water's edge in shades of pink. It's also home to dense forest patches, where you might spot the rare sight of lions adept at climbing trees and playful troops of baboons. As you venture further, the open grasslands of the park reveal themselves, where majestic herds of elephants gracefully roam, a testament to the park's rich wildlife diversity.

During lunch, experience the serene beauty of Manyara Lake, an ideal spot for a picnic with panoramic views that are a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike. Here, the melody of bird calls and the gentle breeze from the lake create a tranquil dining atmosphere. As the evening approaches, retreat to the tranquil surroundings of the Manyara Lakeview Oasis. This peaceful haven offers a chance to relax and reflect on the day's adventures, surrounded by the natural beauty and gentle sounds of the African wilderness.

Day 2 The Natural Wonders of Manyara National Park (Medium)

Day 3: From Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti Plains - A Safari Odyssey

Begin your day with a thrilling descent into the Ngorongoro Crater, a vast and lush volcanic caldera filled with an abundance of wildlife, including the likes of rhinos, lions, and leopards. This natural arena is a condensed version of the East African landscape, teeming with diverse wildlife in a relatively compact area.

After exploring the wonders of the crater, set off towards the renowned Serengeti National Park. Famous for its sprawling plains and the epic Great Migration, the Serengeti is where millions of wildebeest and zebras embark on their annual journey across the grasslands. It's a sight that encapsulates the raw essence of the African wilderness.

End your day at Acacia Central Camp in the Serengeti, a comfortable and authentic accommodation that offers a genuine safari experience. Situated in a prime location for observing the region's abundant wildlife, this camp provides a perfect balance of comfort and immersion in the natural environment of the Serengeti.

Day 3 From Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti Plains - A Safari Odyssey (Medium)

Day 4: Serengeti Safari: A Wilderness Odyssey

Spend your entire day delving into the rich tapestry of landscapes and wildlife in Serengeti National Park. Begin by exploring the kopjes, the intriguing granite formations scattered across the park. These ancient, rounded rocks are much more than geological wonders; they serve as vital habitats for a range of wildlife, offering shade and refuge for big cats and a vantage point for spotting prey.

As you traverse the park, make your way to the Seronera River Valley. This region is renowned for its high concentration of predators, providing an excellent chance to witness lions, cheetahs, and leopards in their natural environment. The Seronera area is also a hub for many of the park's herbivores, creating a dynamic wildlife interaction. The vast plains of the Serengeti, stretching as far as the eye can see, are a highlight of any safari. These endless grasslands are where you can witness the drama of the natural world unfold, from the grazing herds of zebras and wildebeest to the stealthy movements of predators stalking their prey.

Conclude your day with a traditional African sundowner, a cherished safari tradition. As the sun sets, painting the sky in hues of orange and red, enjoy a moment of relaxation with a refreshing drink in hand. This is the perfect time to reflect on the day's adventures and soak in the breathtaking beauty and serenity of the Serengeti savannah.

Day 4 Serengeti Safari A Wilderness Odyssey (Medium)

Day 5: Serengeti to Zanzibar - From Wild Plains to Island Bliss

Start your day with an early morning safari through the Serengeti, witnessing the park as it awakens, or choose an optional hot air balloon ride to see the vast landscape from above. After these activities, board a flight to the picturesque Zanzibar Island, renowned for its pristine white beaches and crystal-clear blue waters.

Upon arrival, settle into Nungwi Dreams, perfectly located with the stunning Indian Ocean right at your doorstep. Spend the evening unwinding on the beach, taking in the tranquil and beautiful atmosphere of the island.

default

Days 6-8: Zanzibar Oasis: Cultural Riches and Turquoise Beach Leisure

During these days, enjoy the leisurely pace and beauty of Zanzibar's idyllic beaches. In and around Nungwi, a variety of activities await your discovery. Delve into the vibrant underwater world with snorkelling or diving excursions, where you can witness thriving coral reefs and a multitude of colourful marine life. For those interested in cultural exploration, a day trip to Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a unique experience with its historic architecture, narrow alleys, and lively markets, showcasing the island's blend of Arabic, African, and European influences.

Another enriching experience is exploring the island's renowned spice farms, providing insight into why Zanzibar is famously known as the 'Spice Island'. Here, you can learn about the cultivation and uses of various spices that are central to Zanzibari culture and cuisine.

As the evenings draw in at Nungwi Dreams, relax with a variety of dining options. From beachfront seafood barbecues to traditional Swahili dishes, each meal offers a taste of the local flavours. Unwind with a cocktail as you watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean, perfectly rounding off each day of your stay. These leisure days are a wonderful opportunity to experience the serene beauty and rich culture of Zanzibar.

Days 6-8 Zanzibar Oasis Cultural Riches and Turquoise Beach Leisure (Medium)

Day 9: Zanzibar Departure - Farewell to Paradise

On your final day in Zanzibar, make the most of every moment. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with views of the Indian Ocean, then perhaps take one last stroll along the beach, feeling the soft sands and warm waters of the island. If time permits, immerse yourself in the local culture one more time by visiting the bustling markets. These vibrant hubs are perfect for picking up unique souvenirs like handcrafted jewellery, spices, or traditional kanga fabrics, creating lasting reminders of your journey.

As the time for departure approaches, you'll be transferred to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences, from the thrilling wildlife safaris in Tanzania's renowned national parks to the relaxing days spent on the sun-kissed beaches of Zanzibar. As you board your flight, bid farewell to the sights, sounds, and people that have made your trip a truly extraordinary adventure.

Day 9 Zanzibar Departure - Farewell to Paradise (Medium)

Inclusions:

  • Pick up at Arusha/Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
  • Pick up at and drop-off at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • Park fees
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary.
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF - Flying Doctors)
  • All accommodation - (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • All transportation - (Unless labelled as optional)
  • 4x4 Customized safari vehicle
  • All meals
  • Water in the car
  • Taxes

Exclusions:

  • International flights - (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips - (Highly recommended)
  • Personal items - (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees
  • Meals not specified.
  • Hot air balloon safari US$ 599 per person
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Laundry services

Prices

Travel Dates
1 Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
11 Jan – 31 March 2024
 $ 4,544
 $ 3,179
 $ 3,120
 $ 2,793
 $ 2,752
 $ 2,525
1 April - 31 May 2024
 $ 4,182
 $ 3,133
 $ 2,971
 $ 2,659
 $ 2,651
 $ 2,501
1 June - 30 June 2024
 $ 4,378
 $ 3,278
 $ 3,132
 $ 2,804
 $ 2,729
 $ 2,646
1 July - 31 October 2024
 $ 4,930
 $ 3,374
 $ 3,260
 $ 2,900
 $ 2,844
 $ 2,602
1 Nov - 30 Nov 2024
 $ 4,812
 $ 3,271
 $ 3,153
 $ 2,797
 $ 2,816
 $ 2,499
1 Dec - 19 Dec 2024
 $ 4,984
 $ 3,442
 $ 3,323
 $ 2,967
 $ 2,908
 $ 2,669
20 Dec - 10 Jan 2025
 $ 5,326
 $ 3,613
 $ 3,669
 $ 3,227
 $ 3,255
 $ 3,098