Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Summary of this Lodge Safari

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  • Maximum tour group size 7 Travellers
  • Departs from Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends at Stone Town, Tanzania

Quick Itinerary Overview

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The 12-day Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Beach Trip starts in the town of Arusha, followed by an overnight stay at a Lake Manyara lodge in Tanzania.

From Lake Manyara the next few days are spent exploring the wildlife-rich Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater passing through the Malanja Depression and Masai villages. The Tanzania safari then takes you to Arusha via Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley, for the flight to Zanzibar Island.

The next five nights of the Tanzania and Zanzibar Trip are spent on Zanzibar Island enjoying Zanzibar's sandy beaches, watersports and cultural or outdoor activities.

Activities on Zanzibar include scuba diving, boat trips to Indian Ocean islands and tours of Stone Town or the spice plantations. Accommodation on Zanzibar Island is in Five Star resorts and hotels on the east coast of this scenic tropical island.

Itinerary for this Tour

Day 01: Arusha - Tanzania

The Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Beach Trip starts in Tanzania, where you are collected from the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your 5 Star lodge in Arusha. This growing city lies near the foot of Mount Meru, serving as the travel hub for safaris to Tanzania's famous Northern Safari Circuit.

  • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 02: Arusha to Lake Manyara – Tanzania

On the second day we travel from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park, taking an afternoon game drive and stopping for a picnic lunch along the way.

This incredibly scenic national park is noted for its tree-climbing lions, large troops of baboons and flamingo flocks. Keep an eye out for buffalos, elephants, zebras, wildebeest and giraffe as well as antelopes such as bushbuck. Lake Manyara also hosts an abundance of birds, including numerous waterbirds.

In the late afternoon we arrive at the 5 Star tented lodge for our overnight stay at Lake Manyara.

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Serengeti National Park - Tanzania

After breakfast we continue by road from Lake Manyara to the expansive Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge.

We stop to visit the Olduvai Museum and Gorge, the archeological site where fossils of our earliest human ancestors and their tools have been unearthed. There is also the option of visiting a Maasai village to encounter Kenya's best-known ethnic group - the semi-nomadic Maasai.

Then we enjoy an en-route game drive to our 5 Star lodge or tented lodge at the world-renowned Serengeti National Park.

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Serengeti National Park - Tanzania

The entire day is spent game viewing in the beautiful Serengeti National Park on the fourth day of this Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Beach Trip.

The largest national park in Tanzania, Serengeti covers about 14 760 km² of open plains and wilderness. This unique wildlife reserve hosts an awe-inspiring abundance of large mammals including masses of herbivores such as wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, topi, buffalo, and hartebeest among others. The Serengeti Park is also famous for predator populations, especially big cats - lion, cheetah and leopard.

Your choice of hot lunch at the lodge or a picnic lunch will be served and the night is spent at a 5 Star Serengeti luxury or tented lodge.

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch or Hot Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater - Tanzania

In the morning we embark on a game drive in Serengeti National Park, stopping for a picnic lunch along the way.

Our game drive then takes us through the Malanja Depression, passing various Masai villages en route to the renowned Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We arrive at our 5 Star Ngorongoro lodge in time for dinner and a relaxing evening recounting our adventures on the Serengeti Plains.

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Ngorongoro Crater - Tanzania

After breakfast we descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a six-hour game drive in this exceptionally wildlife-rich game park. The world's largest unflooded caldera, Ngorongoro hosts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Almost every large mammal species of Africa is commonly sighted on game drives in this crater, from black rhino to spotted hyena.

In the afternoon we visit one of the local Masai villages. We then proceed to Lake Manyara for dinner and an overnight stay at a 4 or 5 Star lodge or tented lodge in the area.

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Lake Manyara to Arusha & Zanzibar Island

On day seven of the Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Beach Trip we depart Lake Manyara for Arusha after breakfast, travelling via the Great Rift Valley and the rural village of Mto wa Mbu.

We arrive at the Arusha airport at about midday for our flight to Zanzibar, departing at 13:30. Arriving at Zanzibar International Airport at 15:30 you will be met by our guide and transferred to your beach resort on the east coast of Zanzibar.

You will have a choice of two 5 Star beach resorts on the east coast of Zanzibar Island.

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast / Zanzibar: all inclusive

Day 08 - 11: East Coast of Zanzibar Island

The next few days are spent relaxing on the white sand beaches, swimming in the warm Indian Ocean and enjoying your luxury Zanzibar beach resort at leisure.

The islands of the Zanzibar Archipelago are famous for their idyllic tropical beaches and are known as the Spice Islands, for the exotic spices grown here. Visit the spice plantations to smell, see and taste the brightly coloured and aromatic spices, such as turmeric, ginger, black pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon.

You can take a boat ride to one of the smaller islands to relax and explore, or go scuba diving. Snorkelling and scuba diving are popular activities due to the rich marine life found in these clear waters. Again you have a choice of luxury 5 Star accommodation at one of two Zanzibar resorts.

  • Meal Plan: All inclusive

Day 12: Beach Resort to Zanzibar Airport - Zanzibar Island

After breakfast on day 12 you will be transferred to the Zanzibar International Airport or the harbour in Stone Town, where this Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Beach Trip comes to a close.

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast

Optional Extras and Excursions

For up-to-date and confirmed pricing info for optional items, please drop us an enquiry.

  • Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari
  • Ngorongoro Masai Bomas Visit 
  • Flight from Arusha to Nairobi 
  • Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar 
  • Ferry/flight from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam 
  • Airport transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha
  • Rates include

  • Transportation in a custom safari minibus with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing.
  • Services of a professional English/French speaking driver/guide
  • Full board accommodation in the lodge/tented camp as mentioned
  • Bottled water for use during the safari
  • Park entrance fees

Rates exclude

  • International flights
  • Cultural visits
  • Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.


01 Jan-31st march & Jul-31-Oct               High Season

01 April-31st May                                     Low Season

01 June-30th June & Nov – Dec                 Mid-Season