14 Days Tanzania & Zanzibar

From the wilderness of Tanzania to the spice islands of Zanzibar, this tour will set your exploration and experience sense a light. Game drives in the “The home of the elephants” to seeing the large herds pass you by, all the way to the idyllic islands and tropical beaches of Zanzibar. Fresh seafood mixed with the many spices that are offered. What better way to indulge than with wildlife and relaxation and everything that it could entail.

Location

Day 1               
Destination: Arusha                             
Meals included: None


Jambo! Welcome to Tanzania. Your adventure begins with a welcome reception at the airport. After visa and immigration formalities, collect your luggage and make your way to the exit where you will be met by our local representative and then be transferred to the hotel for check-in. Rest of the day at leisure.

Arrival Transfer

  • Included

Accommodation

Kibo Palace Hotel or similar                                          
www.kibopalacehotel.com

Day 2                   
Destination: Arusha - Tarangire National Park
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner


After breakfast, check out, pick up by our driver guides and proceed to Tarangire National Park to arrive for check-in. In the afternoon proceed for game viewing.
Tarangire Park is often referred to as the "home of elephants" and is one of East Africa's best places to see elephants up close, hosting about 4000 elephants. After game viewing, we shall head back to the camp to enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the private camp, under African skies. The national park is home to the second-highest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania, after the Serengeti Ecosystem. This diverse Tanzanian park covers 2600 km² of diverse habitats, ranging from grassy savannahs and seasonal marshlands to woodlands and giant old baobab trees.

Included Activities
  • Game drives

Accommodation

Sangaiwe Tented Lodge or similar                                 
www.sangaiwe.com

Day 3
Destination: Tarangire National Park
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today you will start around sunrise for a morning game drive and follow that up later with an afternoon game drive, as the animals tend to be more active in the cooler hours of the day. You will usually return to camp during the hotter hours in the middle of the day, where you will enjoy a hearty meal, relax and maybe take a siesta. Depending on wildlife movements and opportunities for sightings, the drive may continue through lunch and last all day. In this case, you will return to the camp in the late afternoon.

Included Activities
  • Game drives

Accommodation

Sangaiwe Tented Lodge or similar                                 
www.sangaiwe.com

Day 4 
Destination: Tarangire National Park – Lake Manyara National Park
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, check out, and proceed to Lake Manyara. Arrive for check-in at the camp. Thereafter proceed for a game drive from your camp. Lake Manyara National Park is renowned for its black-maned, tree-climbing lions and large herds of buffaloes and elephants, not to mention the flocks of flamingos and pelicans that can be found on the shores of the lake itself.

Included Activities
  • 4 x 4 Game drive – L. Manyara

Accommodation

L. Manyara Wildlife Camp or similar                               
www.wildlifecamp.co.tz

Day 5 
Destination: Lake Manyara National Park – Ngoro Ngoro Conservation Area
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at the Camp. Thereafter check out and then drive to Karatu. Check-in and rest of the afternoon at leisure. There is an option to proceed for a local community village program. A small village community, Mto wa Mbu offers an excellent way to get a close-up look at life in an African town away from the main tourist trail. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Optional Activities
  • Mto wa Mbu village visit – USD 40

Accommodation

Farm of Dreams Lodge or similar                                  
www.farmofdreamslodge.com

Day 6 
Destination: Ngoro Ngoro Conservation Area – Serengeti National Park
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, proceed to explore the world-renowned Ngoro Ngoro Crater, widely regarded as a microcosm of natural habitats in Africa and often touted as a veritable Garden of Eden. Within this crater lies every type of ecosystem, including riverine forests, open plains, freshwater and alkaline lakes. Ngoro Ngoro Crater is the remnants of an ancient volcano caldera, and within its 300 square kilometres is a remarkable concentration of wildlife. The scenery is spectacular as you descend almost 600 meters down to the crater floor. There is every chance that you will see a considerable variety of wildlife in this compact area, including the highly endangered black rhinoceros. In the afternoon, you will leave the crater and head to Serengeti National Park. Enjoy a game drive on your way to your accommodation. The wide-open plains of the Serengeti – green after the rains, brown and burnt in the dry season – are home to thousands of hoofed animals and fierce predators. Flat and rolling, with long grass and acacia trees, these plains get their name from the Maasai word Siringet – 'The place where the land moves on forever'.

Included Activities
  • Ngoro Ngoro Crater tour
  • Serengeti afternoon game drive

Accommodation

Ang’ata Serengeti Camp or similar                                 
www.angatacamps.com/serengeti

Day 7 
Destination: Serengeti National Park
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start around sunrise for a morning game drive and follow that up later on with an afternoon game drive, as the animals tend to be more active in the cooler hours of the day. You will usually return to camp during the hotter hours in the middle of the day, where you will enjoy a hearty meal, relax and maybe take a siesta. The seemingly endless Serengeti Plains capture the essence of Africa. They are home to massive numbers of grazing animals and various predators, and the interaction between the many species often provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the world. Depending on wildlife movements and opportunities for sightings, the drive may continue through lunch and last all day. In this case, you will return to the camp in the late afternoon.

Included Activities
  • Morning game drive – Serengeti National Park
  • Afternoon game drive – Serengeti National Park

Optional Activities
  • Balloon ride - $ 599

Accommodation

Ang’ata Serengeti Camp or similar                                 
www.angatacamps.com/serengeti

Day 8 
Destination: Serengeti National Park – Arusha - Zanzibar (Stone Town)
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, check out and with the en-route game drive, proceed on to Arusha. On arrival, proceed to the airport for your flight to the 'Spice Island' of Zanzibar. On arrival, pick up by our representative then transfer to the hotel for check-in. Rest of the afternoon will be at leisure. Filled with idyllic beaches, winding cobblestone alleyways and fragrant bazaars, Zanzibar's rich history involves everything from slave traders to Arabian sultans and fruit exporters. The sight of traditional dhows sailing along the coast invokes images of what the island was like back in the days of Livingstone. The old part of Zanzibar's main city is known as Stone Town. The best way to see this exotic port town is on foot, exploring the bazaars, shops, mosques, palaces, courtyards and myriad intricate alleyways.

Included Activities
  • Airport transfers

Accommodation

Tembo House Hotel & Apartments or similar                              
www.tembohotel.com

Day 9
Destination: Zanzibar (Stone Town) - North East Coast - Pongwe
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Check out of your Stone Town hotel after breakfast and drive to the beautiful beaches of North East Coast. There’s an option of visiting the spice plantations. Here you will receive a guided tour, during which you can learn all about the history of this town's renowned spice trade. You will also have the opportunity to touch, smell and taste various spices, such as cinnamon, vanilla and ginger. Sample some teas made with these spices too. Arrive at the northern beaches, where white sands and sparkling blue seas await. This is the Indian Ocean at its best.

Optional Activities
  • Spice island tour – USD 40

Accommodation

Azao Resort Zanzibar or similar                                       
www.azaoresortzanzibar.com

Day 10 - 13
Destination: Zanzibar, North East Coast - Pongwe
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


There are many ways you can spend your day – perhaps talk to your leader for any recommendations they might have. Snorkelling in search of exotic fish is an excellent option. You might also like to feast on a sumptuous lunch of grilled local seafood, or simply relax in a hammock underneath a coconut tree with a good book.

Optional Activities
  • Snorkelling – USD 70
  • Prison island tour – USD 40
  • Dhow trip – USD 70
  • sunset dhow trip - USD 30
  • 'Prison' Island tour - USD 40
  • Scuba diving in the Indian Ocean (per dive)- USD 70
  • Walkthrough the Jozani Forest -  USD 40

Accommodation

Azao Resort Zanzibar or similar                           
www.azaoresortzanzibar.com

Day 14 
Destination: North East Coast - Pongwe – Stone town
Meals included: Breakfast


After breakfast, you will be transferred to Zanzibar airport by our representative for your departure flight depending on your flight timings.

Departure Transfer
  • Included