Let us book you on this wonderful combination Safari of Tarangire, Zanzibar Beach, and Serengeti National park, must be one of the most spectacular parks in Africa offering some of the best game viewings in the country.
The lodges that are used on our safaris have been specially chosen for their truly African experience and the high levels of service that they offer. Your days will be filled with amazing game drives conducted by top-notch guides who have enough knowledge and knows the area.
Day 01: Arriving at Arusha
On your arrival at Arusha airport our representative will be waiting for you, holding a signboard with your name on it, the soon as you see him the adventure begins you’ll be transferred to Arusha town to your Hotel location, overnight at Green Mountain Hotel, After Check in to the hotel and you’ll be taken to Town tour and shopping, you will have your hot lunch in one of the best restaurants in town you’ll be Buck in Hotel in the evening to prepare yourself for the big adventure.
Day 1: Tarangire National Park
An early pick from your Arusha hotel at 06.00 am, our two-hour drive will take us the 120km to Tarangire National Park, one of Tanzania’s real treasures The scenery is classic Africa, and you’ll feel as if you’re on a movie set surrounded by giant baobab trees and many different varieties of acacia and thorn tree.
Tarangire National Park has the highest density of elephants in North Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round in which the herds often can reach an impressive number of 300 animals. The Tarangire River has water all year round and during the dry season, between July and October, many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river for drinking.
If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you can observe wonderful creatures such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, and zebras as well as various types of antelopes and gazelles and with a little luck, you can also spot a python!
This area during the dry season is a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Masai Ostrich -the world’s largest bird kori bustard, the heaviest flying bird in the world. Around lunchtime, you will stop at a suitable picnic place before the afternoon is dedicated to more wildlife watching. Before sunset, you will be taken to your hotel in Marera Valley Lodge Karatu for Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Ngorongoro High land to Serengeti National Park
After having your breakfast you’ll depart for Serengeti national park via the beautiful high lying farmland of the Ngorongoro conservation area while having a game viewing en- route to Serengeti National park. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see.
We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species, read more about Serengeti, enjoy the evening game drive towards the Lodge for dinner and overnight at Thorn tree camp
Day 3: Serengeti Game drive – Arusha Town
We have another day of exploring the Serengeti National Park before going out, You’ll wake early, as usual, have your breakfast, pick up our lunch boxes before departure, then proceed for a sunrise game drive on the Serengeti, which offers you the best opportunity to see predators in action. You’ll also have the chance to see a stunning Serengeti sunrise as the rising sun seems to set fire to the savannah
You will be taken for a morning game drive at the Seronera valley for a chance to see zebras, wildebeests, lions, topi, waterbucks, genet, hyrax, hippos, serval cats, foxes, elephants, buffaloes, eland, monitor lizards, the aardwolf, mongoose, jackals, Masai giraffes, porcupines, aardvark, Thompson gazelle, Grants gazelle, caracal, hartebeest, cheetahs, leopards, lions, and hyenas. The park is home to about 4,000 lions, colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, and the common baboon.
We will go ahead with game drives throughout the afternoon in the endless plains spotting many animals and truly realizing just why this National Park is so famous. Picnic lunch will be in the middle of all the wildlife and amazing savannah. After the thrills and excitement of the day and lunch, you will continue to drive while enjoying the en-route game drive, Through the Serengeti plains towards Arusha Town, Dinner, and overnight at, Green Mountain Lodge.
On arrival at Zanzibar International Airport, you’ll be personally met and escorted by our driver guide to the fashionable Hotel in Stone Town. After check immediately the fun begins you’ll start your tour to Prison Island
Changuu Island (also known as Kibandiko, Prison or Quarantine Island) is a small island 5.6 km northwest of Stone Town, Ungula, and Zanzibar. The island is around 800m long and 230m wide at its broadest point The Island saw use as a prison for rebellious slaves in the 1860s and also functioned as a coral mine.
The British First Minister of Zanzibar, Lloyd Mathews, purchased the island in 1893 and constructed a prison complex there. No prisoners were ever housed on the island and instead, it became a quarantine station for yellow fever cases. The station was only occupied for around half of the year and the rest of the time it was a popular holiday destination. More recently, the island has become a government-owned tourist resort and houses a collection of endangered Aldabra giant tortoises’ now it is more commonly known as the home of Zanzibar’s Giant Aldabra Tortoise colony, some of which are over a hundred years old! which were originally a gift from the British governor of Seychelles in the late 19th Century.
Once on the island, you have the opportunity to feed and pet the tortoises; if you have time you may also like to take a stroll through the forested interior where you will see a wide variety of birds, colorful peacocks, bats, and beautiful butterflies. Keep your eyes peeled too for the shy and elusive Duikers – an unusual tiny antelope species after prison tour the boat will drive you back to Stone Town, Dinner, and overnight at Golden Tulip resort
Day 7: The Safari blue
Safari Blue Tour in Zanzibar is the Zanzibar number one full day trip, this is a sea adventure safari starts from Fumba fishing village, southwest coast of the island, the major attraction is to swim, snorkeling, kinds of seafood and sailing within the traditional dhow, the history of traditional dhow dated back to the 15th and 16th centuries, the ages of the monsoon winds and the Arab movements,
We inboard into sailing dhow at 9:00 am ahead to a sandbank for the relaxation, swimming and beach walking, You will have a great time to test the tropical kinds of seafood including octopus, calamari, lobster, shrimps, shark, shellfish, tuna fish, barracuda, etc.
Snorkeling is also the main activity, whereby tourists will be taken to the coral reef and the areas which are good and have colorful schools of fish. After the lunch at Kwale Island, there will be a short tour to the ancient baobab tree which is said to have more than 200 years now,
On our way back to the Fumba beach we shall again have the opportunity to swim into the natural swimming pool near Kwale Island, we normally finish our tour around 4:00 pm, Dinner, and overnight at Golden Tulip resort
Day 8: Jozani Forest/ Dolphin and Spice Farms Tour.
Spend the day at the Island with a variety of optional activities. The most popular dolphin spotting location in Zanzibar is in Kizimkazi village, located on the Southern coast of Zanzibar Island where you can see both bottle-nose and humpback dolphins. Dolphin tour is best very early in the morning, because in the afternoon as the sun rises seawater tends to become warm, therefore dolphins dive deep down the sea bottom to escape the heat,
Early At 06:00 in the morning you’ll be picked up to the south coast of Zanzibar for a dolphin tour, Although dolphin-spotting is a popular activity, sightings aren’t guaranteed 100%, and actually managing to swim with dolphins is a rare occurrence, like with other wild animals spotting dolphins require time and patience as they are not confined in a cage or a zoo, they are in their natural environment.
The Dolphin tour lasts for two to three hours. Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th-century mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, and is thus worth a visit for both cultural and historical reasons. The dolphin trip can be combined with Jozani Forest, as the forest is on the way to Kizimkazi we pass through the forest on the way back from the dolphin tour.
The forest is 2,512 hectares (6,207 acres) in size and was declared a nature reserve in the 1960′s. Jozani forest is a natural pharmacy, an amazing source of natural remedies! Every plant or tree cures something. What is so beautiful about the Jozani forest tour, that height of the trees and the palms are just outstanding! Jozani is also famous for rare red Colobus monkeys and even harder to spot – Zanzibar Sykes’ monkey, a very rare monkey species unique to Zanzibar.
Along with Red Colobus Monkeys, you can expect to see Bushbaby, 50 different species of butterflies, and 40 species of birds. This forest is one of the last remaining sanctuaries in the world of the red colobus monkey. Wonderful photo opportunities and sightings of these rare creatures living in the forest reserves are possible on the pathways. Our guides are also naturalists and nature lovers will have a wonderful time in the nature reserve.
The Spice Tour is one of the most popular excursions in Zanzibar, the Spice Island. Zanzibar was one of the world’s leading producers of spices such as clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Tour takes you to an organic farm with a wide variety of plants around the year. You don’t just see, you also touch, smell, and taste.
Spices and herbs were originally introduced to Zanzibar by Portuguese traders in the 16th century, brought from their colonies in South America and India.
This tour is a walking tour of a spice farm (shamba). While there, you shall see how the spices, herbs, and fruits grow and are cultivated. Your tour guide will describe how the crops can be used.
You will be smelling and tasting spices, herbs, and tropical fruits such as clove, lemongrass, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, coconuts, papaya, chili, black pepper, jackfruit, cardamom, cassava, and oranges. After the tour, you will enjoy a traditional Swahili lunch at the farm. Here is when you can really taste the different ways of using spices. The tour finishes with a stop at a spice stall selling fresh packaged spices (cash only). Dinner and overnight at Golden Tulip resort
Day 9: Departure Day Zanzibar to Dar
Depending on your flight or boat schedule departure time, before departure time your guide will take you for the walking tour in Stone Town, which is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Famous for its winding alleys, bustling bazaars, sultan’s palace, mosques, House of Wonders, Portuguese fort and gardens, and the extravagant merchants’ houses with their remarkably ornate doors, then from stone town is just a walking distance to the port to take your Boat buck Dar es, Salaam. Don’t forget to come Buck.
10 Days safari Price Include
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above-mentioned lodges
- Private safari guide
- Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
- Transfers in both directions between the Arusha Airport
- Park fees
- Ngorongoro Crater fees
- Game drives
- Drinking water
- All government taxes Â including VAT
- 5 liters of water on a daily basis
- All transfers while in Zanzibar.
- All entries fees as listed in the itinerary
- Pick up from and to the Airport in Zanzibar
- All tours & excursion in Zanzibar
- Lunch during tours & excursion
10 Days Price Excludes
- International airfares and departure taxes
- Walking Tour in the Ngorongoro Highland $20
- All items of personal nature such as telephone call, fax, email, etc
- Tips for your service providers and gratuities to hotel, lodges, porters, camp staff, and driver-guide (recommended)
- Laundry services