Itinerary Summary

GETTING THERE...
Fly to/from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO - Check Price) near Arusha. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK - Check Price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya). If planning to explore Zanzibar, Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ - Check Price).
We Can Easily Arrange your Airport Transfers and pick you up from the airport and proceed to Safari/tour
Additional Accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged as well
Short Description
Explore the best of Tanzania Most iconic National Parks including the Great Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater followed the great beach of Zanzibar.
Accommodations and Activities
Day 1
Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park/Tarangire National Park
Lake Manyara Game Drive
Tarangire Game Drive
Country Lodge Karatu
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Day 2
Lake Manyara/Tarangire - Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Transit to Serengeti
Serengeti Central Game Drive
ThornTree Camp
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3
Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Morning Serengeti Game Drive then Ngorongoro
Country Lodge Karatu
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4
Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha
Enter Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive
Transfer from Zanzibar Airport
Zanzibar Queen Hotel
HB - Breakfast and Dinner
Day 5
Free Day Enjoying Zanzibar
Zanzibar Queen Hotel
HB - Breakfast and Dinner
Day 6
Free Day Enjoying Zanzibar
Zanzibar Queen Hotel
HB - Breakfast and Dinner
Day 7
Free Day Enjoying Zanzibar
Zanzibar Queen Hotel
HB - Breakfast and Dinner
Day 8
Zanzibar - Airport
Transfer to Zanzibar Airport
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NONE - None

Day By Day Details

Day 1: Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park/Tarangire National Park
you will be picked up by our Driver/Guide and proceed to Lake Manyara National park or Tarangire National Park for a Full Day Game Drive with picnic Lunch.

On Your Lake Manyara Game Drive

From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater forest where hundred-strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and outsized forest hornbills honk cacophonously in the high canopy.

Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, as do giraffes some so dark in coloration that they appear to be black from a distance making it a spatular game viewing point.


On Your Tarangire Game Drive

Entering the park you will realize without doubt, the most impressive feature of Tarangire is the park’s elephant migration, when huge herds push through to Tarangire’s river system and swamps during the dry season. Due to the astonishing abundance of elephant in the park, this truly is a spectacular scene with over 500 species recorded to date, the park is truly a birdwatcher’s paradise.

Tree-climbing lions are fairly common,Cheetah, however, are relatively rare. Other carnivores that roam the rolling acacia and baobab woodlands, riverine forests and dense grass, include hyena, jackal and wild dog, though wild dog are scarce and favour other areas within the Maasai Steppe.

In addition to the enormous amounts of elephant, the park is chock-full of wildebeest, zebra, eland, impala, greater and lesser kudu, dik-dik, Coke’s hartebeest, Thomson’s gazelle, giraffe, buffalo, reedbuck, waterbuck, warthog, hippopotamus, mongoose and rock hyrax! There are even a couple of unusual antelope species – the fringe-eared oryx and the gerenuk. Black rhino are very seldom seen here, but it is believed that a few individuals dwell in the more remote regions of the park.

ACCOMMODATION
Country Lodge Karatu
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
ACTIVITIES
  • Lake Manyara Game Drive
  • Tarangire Game Drive
Day 2: Lake Manyara/Tarangire - Serengeti National Park
After breakfast proceed to Serengeti National Park through Ngorongoro Conservation area with a Game Drive along the way.

On Your Ngorongoro Transit to Serengeti

It is a scenic 4 hours drive towards the Great Serengeti National Park passing through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be glimping buffalos, baboons, or even elephants and leopards in the dense undergrowth.

The drive can be accompanied by 2 famous Optional Activities below:

  • Maasai Boma Visit
  • olduvai Gorge

  • On Your Serengeti Central Game Drive

    Exploring the Serengeti well known for its abundant resident wildlife, with lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo all present. They share the park with cheetah, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, topi, eland, waterbuck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog and giraffe to name a few.

    The park also boasts about 500 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds and many species of vultures making it a perfect destination for bird lovers. Experiencing some two million wildebeest and zebra make their way across the plains in pursuit of the rains, closely followed by predators.

    ACCOMMODATION
    ThornTree Camp
    FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
    ACTIVITIES
    • Ngorongoro Transit to Serengeti
    • Serengeti Central Game Drive
    Day 3: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
    Explore the Serengeti National Park before proceeding with a game drive towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

    On Your Morning Serengeti Game Drive then Ngorongoro
    Start your day with an unforgettable sunrise game drive across the Serengeti. See the sun set fire to the savannah as predators such as leopards and lions hunt for their morning meal. Alternatively, you may wish to take to the skies with a sunrise hot air balloon safari and champagne breakfast. Ask your safari expert about how this can be added to your itinerary. You will return to your accommodation for late breakfast, Afterwords proceed on a Drive towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Our drive takes us back through the Serengeti via a different route, offering plenty of opportunities to spot the animals that eluded you on day two. As far as the eye can see, you’ll spot thousands upon thousands of animals in herds; wildebeests and zebras migrating together, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant and the most respected group of animals: the predators. You will have the chance to spot lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas, and last but not least, the king himself; the lion. Dinner and overnight on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater or in nearby Karatu Town according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options.
    ACCOMMODATION
    Country Lodge Karatu
    FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
    ACTIVITIES
    • Morning Serengeti Game Drive then Ngorongoro
    Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha
    After Breakfast descend in to the Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive with picnic lunch on the hippo pool. Afternoon proceed back to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar. In Zanzibar you will be picked up from the Airport and transferred to your Zanzibar Accommodation for overnight and pair to explore Zanzibar.

    On Your Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive

    A home to one of the densest mammal populations in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the best places to see the Big Five (African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and Rhinoceros). Other animals like gazelle, wildebeests, zebras, cheetahs, golden jackals, and topi are also found here in large numbers. For a relatively compact area of 260 square kilometers, it has an astonishing number of over 500 bird species.

    The safaris here are amazing because you can see animals in every direction of your vehicle. Spotting the big five in one single day is highly likely.

    ACCOMMODATION
    Zanzibar Queen Hotel
    HB - Breakfast and Dinner
    ACTIVITIES
    • Enter Ngorongoro Conservation Area
    • Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive
    • Transfer from Zanzibar Airport
    Day 5: Free Day Enjoying Zanzibar
    Free Day Enjoying Zanzibar
    ACCOMMODATION
    Zanzibar Queen Hotel
    HB - Breakfast and Dinner
    ACTIVITIES
    Day 6: Free Day Enjoying Zanzibar
    Free Day Enjoying Zanzibar
    ACCOMMODATION
    Zanzibar Queen Hotel
    HB - Breakfast and Dinner
    ACTIVITIES
    Day 7: Free Day Enjoying Zanzibar
    Free Day Enjoying Zanzibar
    ACCOMMODATION
    Zanzibar Queen Hotel
    HB - Breakfast and Dinner
    ACTIVITIES
    Day 8: Zanzibar - Airport
    You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to the airport for your flight.
    ACTIVITIES
    • Transfer to Zanzibar Airport

    Itinerary Accommodations

    Country Lodge Karatu Day 1

    Located on the outskirts of Karatu, a quaint country town on the Great Escarpment, midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Country Lodge is situated in the centre of Northern Tanzania’s green belt district and farming community. Country Lodge Karatu symbolizes simple country comforts, providing pleasant and affordable lodging in the heart of Tanzania’s rich and scenic highlands. We are the ideal ‘Stepping Stone’ for safaris into Ngorongoro Crater and beyond, as well as other travellers visiting the area.


    ThornTree Camp Day 2

    The latest in Bougainvillea Group of Lodges’ group of camps and lodges, ThornTree Camp is a classic tented safari camp located in Seronera area of Serengeti National Park, about fifteen minutes from the Seronera airstrip and visitor’s centre. The camp is open year round; offering traditional Tanzanian hospitality and great food. The camp is permanently based in central Serengeti, in the Seronera Valley, home to year-round wildlife due to the constant presence of water. This area is famous for spotting lion, leopard and large herds of elephant. Views from the campsite look across onto Banagi Hill and classic vistas of the Serengeti Plains. The entire camp is powered by solar including hot water and electricity.


    Country Lodge Karatu Day 3

    Located on the outskirts of Karatu, a quaint country town on the Great Escarpment, midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Country Lodge is situated in the centre of Northern Tanzania’s green belt district and farming community. Country Lodge Karatu symbolizes simple country comforts, providing pleasant and affordable lodging in the heart of Tanzania’s rich and scenic highlands. We are the ideal ‘Stepping Stone’ for safaris into Ngorongoro Crater and beyond, as well as other travellers visiting the area.


    Zanzibar Queen Hotel Day 4

    Located on one of the most beautiful coral beaches in the world - Matemwe -, Zanzibar Queen Hotel is a true gem among other Zanzibar's resorts. Proximity of Mnemba attracts amateur and professional divers. With its exquisite cuisine and unique service our Hotel can guarantee unforgetable experiences.


    Zanzibar Queen Hotel Day 5

    Located on one of the most beautiful coral beaches in the world - Matemwe -, Zanzibar Queen Hotel is a true gem among other Zanzibar's resorts. Proximity of Mnemba attracts amateur and professional divers. With its exquisite cuisine and unique service our Hotel can guarantee unforgetable experiences.


    Zanzibar Queen Hotel Day 6

    Located on one of the most beautiful coral beaches in the world - Matemwe -, Zanzibar Queen Hotel is a true gem among other Zanzibar's resorts. Proximity of Mnemba attracts amateur and professional divers. With its exquisite cuisine and unique service our Hotel can guarantee unforgetable experiences.


    Zanzibar Queen Hotel Day 7

    Located on one of the most beautiful coral beaches in the world - Matemwe -, Zanzibar Queen Hotel is a true gem among other Zanzibar's resorts. Proximity of Mnemba attracts amateur and professional divers. With its exquisite cuisine and unique service our Hotel can guarantee unforgetable experiences.


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    Includes and Excludes

    Itinerary Includes
    All Park Fees
    All Accommodations
    4x4 Specialised Safari Vehicle
    Professional English Speaking Guide
    Flying Doctor
    All meals on the safari.
    All prices are quoted in US Dollars.
    Game safari to national park as specified
    Water and hot drink (coffee and tea) during safari.
    All game viewing activities specified
    Itinerary Excludes
    Any sightseeing excursions and optional activities other than those specified
    Entry visas
    International flights
    Laundry
    Travel insurance
    Tips and Gratitude

    Itinerary Prices