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- Bird Watching
- City Tour
- Meet the Locals
- Wildlife Watching
- Car with driver
Main travel focus
12 Days Journey from Tanzania to Zanzibar Beach
- The perfect combination of adventurous safari in Tanzania mainland and relaxing moments on the island of Zanzibar!
- Have amazing game drive experiences with the migration in Serengeti and the "Big Five" in Ngorongoro Crater!
- Extensive cultural program - Get in touch with locals!
- Enjoy the snow-white beaches on the heavenly Spice Island of Zanzibar!
Over the course of this 12-day trip, you will have a fascinating experience encompassing stunning landscapes, exotic animals and the extremely hospitable people of Tanzania. A perfect combination of adventures awaits you on safari, with unforgettable interactions between you and the locals during a host of cultural activities.
During the first 8 days of your trip you´ll visit some of Tanzania's most famous national parks, where you can be inspired by the wildlife and experience the culture of Tanzania up close with various native tribes.
After these wonderful experiences on the mainland, you will spend the remaining time on the heavenly Spice Island of Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean. White, sandy beaches stretching for miles and dotted with palm trees invite you to relax. Take this opportunity to live out your African dream, customized just for you!
- 11x nights accommodation as per itinerary
- Full board accommodation on the safari, half board accommodation in Zanzibar, and breakfasts in Arusha
- All transfers and safaris in our own Toyota 4x4 Landcruiser (converted for safari with a pop-up roof) with charging capability for electronic devices, air-conditioner and refrigerator
- Unlimited mileage for the car within the scope of the agreed trip
- Entrance fees for all national parks
- Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
- Professional English-speaking driver-guide
- Drinking water, coffee and tea for all travelers
- A pair of binoculars
- Flying Doctor first aid insurance
- Domestic flight Tanzania - Zanzibar
- All transfers to excursion on Zanzibar
- Transfers to and from the airport
- International flights
- Visa fees
- Drinks in hotels/lodges
- Wifi in the 4x4 Safari-Car
- Various hikes in different regions (to waterfalls, hot springs, craters, mountains or just walking through the beautiful Tanzanian landscape)
- Mountain climbing (Full-day hiking tours as well as summit-climbs)
- Tengeru Cultural Project (coffee farm tour, canoeing on Lake Duluti, various hikes, school visit)
- School visit
- Visit to a local market
- Arusha town tour (includes Disable Shanga Bidworks, local market visit and Cultural Heritage Gallery)
- Coffee tour
- Karatu village local bricks industry visit
- Balloon safari in Serengeti
- Additional days in Tanzania and/or Zanzibar
- Jozani forest tour (Zanzibar)
- Prison Island visit (Zanzibar)
- Dolphin tour (Zanzibar)
Example Trip to customize
Welcome to Tanzania!
Welcome to Tanzania! After landing at Kilimanjaro Airport near Arusha, a representative will greet you at the airport and then drop you off at your hotel.
Depending on your time of arrival in Tanzania, you can decide for yourself on the spot if you would like to have a short safari briefing with your guide on the same day or the next morning.
The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your leisure. Enjoy the hotel, relax, and get ready to start your adventure.
Explore Tarangire National Park
The Tarangire National Park is just two and a half hours drive from Arusha. If you wish, you can stop at any time en route for a short stop at a stall or for a tour of a market.
In the afternoon, you will drive into the Tarangire National Park, which has the highest concentration of wildlife after the Serengeti. During the dry season, the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. The park is not only home to migratory herds and various predators, but also hundreds of impressive bird species.
The Tarangire National Park is also known for its spectacular baobabs (monkey-bread trees), as well as for its breathtaking views of the Maasai steppe and mountains to the south.
In the evening, you will return to your lodge for dinner.
Visit the Tribes of Tanzania
Today, one of the most impressive experiences of the cultural program awaits you.
The Hadzabe, an indigenous ethnic group in Tanzania, live near the shores of Lake Eyasi and in the southern Serengeti.
There is no better way for you to get a glimpse into the life of the indigenous people of Tanzania than the Hadzabe. You will be impressed by the way in which these people live in harmony with nature. You will also have the opportunity to try your hand at using a bow and arrow, and if you want, you can also take part in the traditional tribal dance!
After lunch at the nearest lodge, head to the Datoga tribe. Visit the dwellings and experience the culture of these people first-hand.
In the late afternoon, you will return to the lodge to spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
Visit A Maasai Village!
Your guide will drive you off the beaten track to a Maasai village where you can learn more about the rituals, ways of life and culture of these people. You will be greeted in the village by a ceremony in which the young men dance and try to jump as high as possible on the spot to prove their strength.
Then take a look in the clay huts and discover jewelry handmade by the Maasai.
The drive to the Serengeti takes several hours, enabling you to enjoy the vastness of the landscape. Depending on your requests, you can include elements from the extensive cultural programme as part of this full-day tour.
Take a break at Naabi Hill Gate, the entry point to the Serengeti, where you can climb the little lookout point, before continuing your journey to your accommodation. On the way there, you might also spot some animals.
The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your leisure.
Go on a Picture Safari In Serengeti National Park
Start your photo safari today in the most famous wildlife reserve in the world – the Serengeti. In addition to the vast grassland, from which granite rocks are known as "Kopjes" often protrude, there are also incredible natural spectacles awaiting you in the oldest national park in Tanzania.
More than 1.5 million wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of Thompson gazelles, 200,000 zebras, elephants, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, and many other species live there. Depending on the season, your guide will choose the area where you are most likely to observe the migratory herds.
Equipped with lunch packages, you will spend the whole day game driving. In the afternoon, you will return to your lodge.
Look for Wildlife in the Serengeti
Today you will once more be in the Serengeti in search of wonderful animals. Your guide will use their trained eye to show you things that you wouldn't notice on your own. Of course, the elephant, lion, cheetah and the shy leopard are once again the focus of your search.
Nevertheless, the pretty impala, the funny warthogs with their tails standing straight upright, hyenas, zebra- and buffalo herds and proud giraffes create beautiful photo opportunities, too.
On the river banks, you will find crocodiles and hippos. Equipped with lunch packages, you will spend the whole day game driving. In the afternoon, you will return to your lodge.
Travel to Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, you will leave the Serengeti and drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. A full-day safari in the largest volcanic crater in the world promises you unique experiences!
The Ngorongoro caldera is not only populated by more than 360 bird species, but also up to 25,000 large mammals. The Ngorongoro Crater is also the place you are most likely to see all the Big Five – elephant, black rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard. You will be particularly lucky if you discover one of the endangered black rhinos because, apart from in the crater, there are only a few of them living in the Serengeti.
What is special about the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is that, unlike other national parks, the Maasai can live side by side with the wildlife to continue their culture and rituals in the place in which they have been doing so for centuries.
In the late afternoon, you will return to the lodge.
Fly to Zanzibar
Today, you will drive from Karatu back to Arusha. The drive takes about 3 hours. Once again, you can enjoy the impressive expanse of the landscape or the hustle and bustle on the roadside in the small villages.
Your guide will take you to Arusha airport, from where you will fly to Zanzibar. The impressive approach to Zanzibar will stay with you as a wonderful memory.
At Zanzibar airport, a local guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. You can expect a wonderful and relaxing stay on the snow-white beaches of the Spice Island of Zanzibar.
Sports or Relaxation in Zanzibar — What Will You Choose?
This day is dedicated to rest and relaxation in your Zanzibar beach hotel. Take a swim in the sea, have a walk on the beach or relax on the sunbed under the palm trees.
If you want to do some activity, you can choose to book a dolphin tour or snorkel tour, or a guided mudflat hike to a nearby reef.
Whether you want to go kite-surfing, diving or sailing – sports enthusiasts will also get their money's worth with the wide variety of water sports to experience in Zanzibar.
As you can see, there are many ways to personalize your stay in Zanzibar.
Visit Stone Town and a Plantation Today
Today you will visit the historic town of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the 19th century, Zanzibar had the world's largest slave market, where the impressive St. Monica Cathedral can be found today.
Other attractions include the house of "Tippu Tip", who was the richest slave dealer in East Africa in the 19th century, the Sultan's Palace and the House of Wonders, which is considered the landmark of Stone Town.
Today you will be enchanted by a tour of the plantations of the Spice Island of Zanzibar.
A local guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and drive you to the plantations. Watch the plantation workers climbing the palm trees with incredible acrobatics to harvest coconuts. You will be able to drink fresh coconut water from them later!
After the tour, you will have the opportunity to buy a host of spices first-hand to take back to your home country.
Relax on Zanzibar's Pristine Beaches
This day is also dedicated to rest and relaxation in your Zanzibar beach hotel.
It's entirely up to you whether you want to spend the day at the hotel or whether you would rather do something else.
You can choose to book one of the many tours offered!
After an eventful and relaxing holiday in Tanzania, it's now time to say goodbye. You will be driven to the airport where you will start your journey home.
Safe travels, and visit again soon!