12 days/11 nights safari and Zanzibar tour
A perfect holiday tour to experience both African safari and beach. You will fly to Serengeti national park before spending time in the Ngorongoro crater and Lake Manyara.
Then we’ll take you to Zanzibar to have an ultimate beach holiday.
DAY 1: ARUSHA TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Maximize your wildlife-viewing time and arrive by air to one of the most famous game parks in Africa, the Serengeti. In the morning, you will fly from Arusha to the Seronera Airstrip in the heart of the Serengeti. Enjoy your first chance to get a glimpse of African wildlife with an afternoon game drive across the park’s vast iconic plains.
Overnight stay in Serengeti National Park.
DAYS 2 TO 3: THE SERENGETI (TWO FULL DAYS)
Now you get two full days to experience the Serengeti. Known to host one of the most amazing wildlife spectacles on earth – the great migration of wildebeest and zebra – the Serengeti’s vast plains are also home to a haven of other wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, leopards, and many other predators.
Two overnight stays in Serengeti National Park.
Best time to visit: Suitable all year round. December to July, to follow the wildebeest migration (either Ndutu or Mara River Crossing), June to October to see predators.
DAY 4: SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO CRATER
This morning, after enjoying a beautiful Serengeti sunrise, you’ll catch a glimpse of lions and other predators on their morning hunt during your first game drive. After brunch, you’ll then leave the park and go for the final game drive while on your way to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa’s seven natural wonders! Before dinner is served, enjoy awesome views of the crater below. Optional visit to Olduvai Gorge. Here you’ll see the wandering residents of elephants and buffalo.
Overnight stay on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.
DAY 5: NGORONGORO CRATER TO LAKE MANYARA
Today you’ll rise early in the morning to descend the 600m high walls to the floor of the crater and get up close with one of Africa’s seven natural wonders! Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is considered one of the most beautiful and unique places in Africa. Here you will find a haven of African wildlife and you might also be lucky enough to witness the endangered Rhino! Enjoy a game drive and lunch by the hippo pool before driving to Lake Manyara National Park.
Overnight stay at Lake Manyara.
DAY 6: LAKE MANYARA TO ARUSHA TO ZANZIBAR
After breakfast, you’ll enjoy a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, which is located within the Great Rift Valley. Lake Manyara boasts a spectacular setting, famous for its tree-climbing lions and the soda-ash lake. The park also provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants. After lunch, we’ll then drive you to Arusha for your connecting flight to Zanzibar.
Best time to visit Lake Manyara: Suitable all year-round. Best months July to September
DAYS 7 TO 11: ZANZIBAR (FIVE FULL DAYS)
Now you’ll have five days to unwind in paradise on the picture-perfect island of Zanzibar. Here you can enjoy many activities, from snorkeling in the clear turquoise waters to simply relaxing on the beach. A visit to the historic Stone Town is also recommended. Upon arrival, you will be met by a knowledgeable guide and transferred to your accommodation. He will also be happy to organize any activities that fit your budget and interests.
DAY 12: AIRPORT TRANSFER
Today you will be transferred to Zanzibar airport
for your flight home.