10 days Budget Safari to Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro with Zanzibar beach holiday

Day 1: Arrival – Arusha 

Upon arrival Kilimanjaro international airport you will be met and transferred to Tulia Hotel &SPA for overnight on Bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2: Tarangire

  • At 8am after breakfast, you will be picked up from hotel by your safari guide and driven to Tarangire National Park
  • Enjoy the wildlife!
  • Overnight at Lake Burunge Lodge  
  • Breakfast Lunch and dinner provided. 4 small bottles of water (500ml) per person are also provided.

Tarangire National Park is almost 3000 sq km in size and is probably best known for its huge numbers of elephants and baobab trees. The name of the park comes from the Tarangire River which crosses through the park. Tarangire is especially spectacular during the dry season (June – November) as wildlife concentrations rival that of the Serengeti (since enormous populations of elephants and other animals are drawn to the Tarangire River as their only source of water). With its varied habitats and permanent water in the Tarangire River the park is home to over 2000 elephants and 500 bird species.

Day 3: Serengeti

  • Today after breakfast you will depart for Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch box
  • Enjoy and afternoon game drive before moving onto Katikati Tented Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. 2 small bottles of water (500ml) per person are also provided.

The Serengeti National Park is the world’s last great wildlife refuge as it contains an estimated three million large animals, most of which take part in a seasonal migration that is one of nature’s wonders. The area covers 14,763 sq kms and the name Serengeti comes from the Maasai ‘Siringet’, meaning endless plains.

Day 4: Serengeti

  • After breakfast, enjoy a full day in different parts of Serengeti!
  • Overnight at Katikati Tented Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
  • 4 small bottles of water (500ml) per person are also provided.

The Central Serengeti offers superb game viewing all year round due to its abundance of resident animals. Specifically, the Seronera River Valley in the Central Serengeti is a ‘must see’ on every safari regardless of the specific month of travel. Game viewing in Central Serengeti is at its best during the dry season (June – November) as resident animals are more concentrated in the immediate area due to the lack of water on the plains. Resident herbivores include impala, buffalo, hippo, warthog, topi, hartebeest and giraffe. Resident carnivores include lion and leopard.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

  • Today you will have half day game drive in Serengeti and then after lunch drive to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater
  • Overnight at Ngorongoro rhino Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. 2 small bottles of water (500ml) per person are also provided.

There are several documented resident lion prides just within a one-hour game drive radius from Seronera. During the dry season, the resident prides begin to shift west and north in their territories and concentrate in the central region of the park. The dry season is a particularly good time for lion viewing in the Central Serengeti. The Central Serengeti is also one of the best areas in Africa to spot the elusive leopard. You may be lucky enough to encounter this majestic cat in the branches of the sausage trees that dot the banks of the Seronera River.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater – Zanzibar

  • At 6:30 am breakfast, descend into the crater for a crater game tour.
  • After lunch drive back to Arusha and proceed to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight to Zanzibar, on arrival at Zanzibar you will be met and transfer to Tembo Hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast
  • Breakfast and lunch provided.
  • 4 small bottles of water (500ml) per person are also provided.

Often called the eighth natural wonder of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact crater in the world. About 2 million years ago the Ngorongoro volcano erupted, and its walls collapsed. The volcano floor sank to create a natural enclosure with its 600m tall walls. Now, at over 19 kilometres wide, Ngorongoro Crater is filled with great areas of acacia forest, hippo filled swamps and open grasslands. These different habitats contain over 30,000 animals – including elephants, warthogs, flamingoes, magnificent birdlife, the rare black rhinoceros and all the predatory cats. The Maasai can also be seen grazing their cattle alongside the buffalo and wildebeest.

Day 7: Zanzibar

At 9am you will be picked from the hotel and taken on a Stone Tour which will take you through fabled Stone town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the house of wonders, the palace museum (People’s Palace), Dr Livingston’s house and the Arab fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques.

After lunch, you will be taken by boat to Prison Island to see the turtles and you have snorkeling.

Later you will be taken to Double Tree Resort by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar-Nungwi at Nungwi, on the northern tip of Zanzibar Island.  This is the best beach section of Zanzibar. You will be booked into this hotel on Bed and breakfast

Day 8 & 9:  North Zanzibar  

Enjoy relaxing days at the beach.

Overnight at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar-Nungwi, on Bed and breakfast basis.

Day 10: Departure

Today you will be picked up and transferred to the Zanzibar Airport for your back home.

Total price per person sharing is USD$2620