7 Nights, 8 Days Tanzania Safari & Beach (Zanzibar) Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival at Arusha
Pick up upon arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport and transfer to your Arusha Hotel for Overnight Stay.
Day 2: Arusha - Serengeti
Pick up from your hotel and drive to Serengeti National Park. Check into your lodge in time for lunch, after lunch proceed for an introductory game drive. Later on back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti national park, famed for its annual Wildbeest Migration when some 8 million hooves cross the open plains, as more than 1,500,000 wildebeest, 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thompson's gazelle join the trek for fresh grazing. Predators follow the migration and sightings of big cats hunting is particularly exciting. Spotted hyena, golden and black-backed jackal are never far off either. Even during the ‘down-time’, vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle roam here, along with groups of elephant, giraffe, and buffalo, as the lions, leopard, cheetah, hyenas and jackals stalk their meals
Day 3: Serengeti
Early morning game drive to Serengeti National Park, then back to the lodge for breakfast enjoy the lodge facilities as you await lunch and the evening game drive. After the evening game drive back to the lodge for dinner and Overnight Stay in Serengeti
Day 4: Serengeti - Ngorongoro
Early morning games drive and after depart to Ngorongoro . Check in into the lodge in good time for lunch. After lunch descend 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. Dinner and overnight stay in Ngorongoro.
Ngorongoro Crater is an extinct volcanic caldera in the Eastern (Great) Rift Valley, northern Tanzania. It lies 75 miles (120 km) west of the town of Arusha. The caldera measures between 10 and 12 miles (16 and 19 km) across and has an area of 102 square
miles (264 square km). Its heavily forested rim rises 2,000 feet (610 metres) above the caldera’s floor to an elevation of 7,500 feet (2,286 meters). Ngorongoro is thought to have formed about 2.5 million years ago from a large active volcano whose cone
collapsed inward after a major eruption, leaving the present vast, unbroken caldera as its chief remnant.The caldera’s floor is predominantly open grassland. It is home to a diverse array of animals including elephants, black rhinoceroses, leopards, buffalo, zebras, warthogs, gnu (wildebeests), Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, and the densest population of lions in the world. The local Masai people also graze their livestock in the
crater. Lake Magadi, a shallow soda lake ringed by extinct volcanoes, is renowned as a habitat for great flocks of pink flamingos.
Day 5: Ngorongoro - Arusha - Zanzibar
Early morning breakfast then depart the lodge with game drive en-route, transfer to Manyara Airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Zanzibar for dinner and overnight stay.
Known as the Spice Island, the beautiful island of Zanzibar on Africa’s east coast is bursting with culture and history, seemingly at odds with its idyllic geography of white-sand beaches with palms swaying lazily in the sea breeze. Together this makes Zanzibar a fabulous place to explore as well as a dream to relax and unwind.
Day 6: Zanzibar Stone Town and Spice Tour
After breakfast, proceed for the Stone Town and Spice Tour before being Transferred to another Beach Resort on the Zanzibar Island. Reach the beach resort in time for lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in Zanzibar
Stone Town City Tour
Follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town. Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar, leading you through the buildings where it all happened, such as the former Slave Market and Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders and the Sultans’ Palace Museum, the Old Arab Fort and Dispensary. While tracing the steps of the past, the walking tour provides you with a window into modern life in Stone Town. Explore the markets, seafood and fish piled in the fish market, fresh loaves of bread in wicker baskets and neat stacks of fruit and vegetables as traders sell their wares from their stalls. Children play in the streets in the residential areas, ‘mamas’ sit outside and gossip while the men play board games.
Zanzibar Spice Tour
In days past, Zanzibar was known as a spice island, exporting cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom to the world. The spices were brought over from Asia and South America and flourished in Zanzibar’s tropical climate. Nowadays the plantations are a tribute to the island’s past, swapping spices for tourism and combining both in a spice tour, one of the most popular excursions on the island. Walk through the spice farm with your guide; touch, smell and taste different spices and tropical fruits. Try to guess one spice or fruit from the other, from the crushed leaves, the fruit, shoots,vines and creepers crawling up the trees. Learn about their properties, their origins and their use as medicines and in food and drink. A visit to a spice farm village gives you an insight into local life and the opportunity to try some Swahili dishes, taste the fruits in season and try some spiced tea. Depending on the season you are visiting, you can find anything from vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, lemon grass, cloves, ylang ylang, cumin, garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper, allspice, tamarind, chilli, oregano and more! Fruits can include banana, pineapple, jackfruit, custard fruit, oranges, star fruit, tangerine, passion fruit, mango, avocado, pear, papaya, grape fruit and many others.
Day 7: Zanzibar
After breakfast ,spend the whole day at leisure enjoying what the lodge facilities has to offer. Dinner and overnight stay in Zanzibar.
After Breakfast you will be transferred to the Zanzibar Airport for your return flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival self transfer to the International Terminal for your return International Flight.
1 Night stay in Arusha on Bed and Breakfast Basis
2 Nights Stay in Serengeti on a Full Board Basis
1 Night Stay in Ngorongoro on a Full Board Basis
Individual Park Fees, Vehicle and Driver Park Fees Serengeti & Ngorongoro
Game Drives in Serengeti & Ngorongoro
Transport in customized 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser with an Experienced Driver Tour Guide at Serengeti & Ngorongoro
Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater Park and Concession Fees
One Way Flight From Arusha to Zanzibar
1 Night stay in stone town on Bed & Breakfast Basis
2 Nights in a Beach Resort
Zanzibar Spice Tour
Stone Town City Tour
Lunch During the City and Spice Tour
Transfers during the Excursions
Items of a Personal Nature
Tips and Gratitude's
Beverages not stated in the Itinerary