9 Days Northern Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Day 1: Arrival – Arusha

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport you will be met and transferred to Mt Meru Hotel for overnight on Bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2:  Arusha – Tarangire 

Today after breakfast, you will be picked up from hotel by your safari guide and driven to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy the wildlife. Overnight at Tloma Lodge.

Breakfast Lunch and dinner provided. Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

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: Tarangire – Serengeti  

Today after breakfast you will depart for Serengeti National Park.

Enjoy and afternoon game drive before moving onto Kati Kati Tented Camp for overnight.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

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 – Ngorongoro Crater  

Today you will have half day game drive in Serengeti and then after lunch drive to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater to overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

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. 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 5: 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. Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

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 6: 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 DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar-Nungwi for overnight 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 7& 8: Full Day Beach

Enjoy relaxing days at the beach.

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

Day 9: Zanzibar – Departure

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