Safari and Beach Zanzibar

 

 

 

The perfect Combination

Beach + Wilderness

This Safari & Beach itinerary takes you from superb wildlife areas to white sandy beaches. Explore the world’s greatest game parks, like the Serengeti, home to the most spectacular annual wildlife migration, or the Ngorongoro Crater, a natural wonder with unsurpassed wildlife. From here, travel to the tropical island of Zanzibar, where you discover the fascinating cultural history of Stone Town, and relax on the white sandy beaches, surrounded by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

“If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.”

John Hemingway

Northern Tanzania

During this safari you visit the most famous parks in the northern part of Tanzania, full of amazing nature and wildlife. This includes the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater which shelters close to 25.000 animals including the Big Five and rare black rhino, and the Serengeti, home to the Great Wildebeest Migration and an abundance of wildlife unmatched anywhere else in Africa. Moreover there are also a lot of smaller charming parks like Lake Manyara and Tarangire, which hosts one of the world’s largest elephant population.

Read more about the destinations in northern Tanzania.

Zanzibar

Endless white powdery beaches with coconut palms, shallow turquoise waters, beautiful coral reefs and blood orange sunsets. Some of Zanzibar’s beaches are so peaceful and remote that the lapping of the Indian ocean is the only sound you can hear. A perfect place to wash off the safari dust. This tropical beach destination offers outstanding beaches combined with a colourful history and a wide variety of activities.

Accommodation

The accommodation we selected are in the most stunning locations, giving you the chance to enjoy beautiful scenery and incredible sights. They are set in rich wildlife areas or in a picturesque location with views over the savannah, Rift Valley or the Indian Ocean. One of the main criteria that we use when choosing accommodation is comfort. After a day of adventure, it’s so nice to come back to an amazing place to relax, enjoy a delicious meal and be able to take a dip in the pool. The accommodation during your safari and beach holiday is a mix of stylish luxury lodges, tented camps and hotels. The tented camps allow you to get closer to nature without sacrificing luxury or comfort, like private bathrooms, comfortable beds and spacious decks. It’s a modern take on a classic safari experience.

Note. All our safaris are tailor made, so we can create a safari that suits all your wishes!

Safari Activities

This journey is a mix of game drives, beach life and exciting activities. Here are some examples of activities:

Canoeing

If you wish to get out of the safari vehicle for a few hours, a canoe safari offers you an unique perspective on the landscapes and wildlife. Get close to giraffes, elephants, buffalos and other animals grazing on the shoreline of Lake Manyara.

Walking

One of the best places to do a walking safari is the Serengeti. Feel the excitement and thrill of exploring the Serengeti on foot. In contrast to game drive, in a safari vehicle you use all your senses to take in the impressions. Learn how to observe wind direction, animal behaviour and to read tracks. Feel connected with nature and savour the exhilaration of encounters with wildlife first hand.

Snorkeling or Diving

The crystal clear tropical waters surrounding the island of Zanzibar are home to beautiful sea life and colourful reefs. Enjoy this marine paradise on a snorkelling or diving tour. Spot Moorish Idols, Trevally, Blue tang, Barracuda and Clownfish and many more. There is a big chance to see dolphins, turtles or even whales on your way to the snorkelling/diving spot.

Cultural Tour

Stone Town is the cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar. Walk through the small streets of this lively town and discover its beauty. Interesting places you visit on this cultural tour are the slave market, the House of Wonders, the Old Fort, the Anglican Cathedral, Forodhani Gardens and Darajani market place.

Read our blog: The best things to do in Zanzibar.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Destination 3 Degrees, Arusha

Your international flight will draw to a close today as you descend over Tanzania, with spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. You will touch down at Kilimanjaro International Airport at the base of the 15,000-foot Mount Meru. Upon clearing customs and collecting your baggage, a representative will meet you and your family in arrivals. We will transfer you out to the city and transfer you to your hotel in Arusha town, this first stop will be the perfect place to stretch your legs and unwind before the adventure really begins.

Overnight: Destination 3 Degrees Hotel DBB

Included: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Sangaiwe Tented Camp, Tarangire National Park

After breakfast this morning, you will meet with your driver guides for a short safari briefing and begin your safari to Tarangire National park, an interesting drive, passing through small villages along the way with different landscape to admire. The game viewing starts as soon as you enter the national park gates, as you enjoy a game drive in Tarangire National park, a park well known for its large herds of elephants and giant baobab trees. We will find a spot for a hot packed lunch under a tree in the park and later in the afternoon, and after an exciting day in the park you will drive to your camp for dinner and overnight, arriving to the camp in the late evening to catch the sun sets over the Great Rift Valley.

The opportunity to observe an elephant with no other vehicles around is a rarity in African national parks – but one that can still occur in Tarangire. This park is proudly home to some of Tanzania’s largest herds of elephant, which wander gracefully among populations of lions, leopards and cheetah. This park is also distinguished from its northern sisters by its unique ecosystem, which supports unique wildlife including the oryx and the gerenuk – two ancient looking antelope who favor dry grassland. The Kori Bustard is another unique and impressive sighting in this landscape, given that it is the world’s heaviest flying bird.

Overnight: Sangaiwe Tented Camp

Included: Full Board, 3 meals per day

Day 3: Sangaiwe Tented Camp, Tarangire National Park

Today, you will set out very early after an early breakfast or option or option to take a packed breakfast, and to catch the sun rise for good photographic moments, enjoy a full day of game viewing in Tarangire National park, a park well known for its large elephant herds and giant baobab trees. Later in the evening, you will drive back to your camp for dinner and overnight at Sangaiwe Tented Camp LDBB

Included: Full Board, 3 meals per day

Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park, Country Lodge Karatu

After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Manyara National park, enjoy a morning game drive in the park, with a packed lunch at one of the sites in the park, after lunch, enjoy a final game drive before driving to your lodge, located in the Karatu area for dinner and overnight at Country Lodge Karatu LDBB

Included: Full board, 3 meals per day

Day 5: Lake Eyasi to Serengeti Thorn tree Camp, Serengeti

After breakfast, you will drive up the Ngorongoro Highlands and onto to the famous Serengeti National Park,  with game viewing en route, enjoy a packed lunch in the park  and continue to your camp arriving at the camp in the late evening for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Serengeti Thorn Tree Camp LDBB

Included: Full board, 3 meals per day

Day 6: Serengeti Thorn tree camp, Serengeti National Park

Enjoy  a full day of game viewing in Serengeti, with morning and afternoon game drives, or you may opt to take a packed lunch and spend the whole day in the park, the day is yours to plan to your best choice, you may wish to have an early start from camp, to catch the action as the day begins and go back to camp for a late breakfast and the afternoon at leisure and set out again in the evening, or you may take a packed breakfast and return to the camp for a hot lunch and an afternoon at camp and set out in the evening for a game drive and return to the camp in the late evening for dinner and overnight at Thorn Tree Camp LDBB

Included: Full board, 3 meals per day

Day 7: Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge, Ngorongoro

After breakfast, you will enjoy the final game drive in Serengeti as you drive out of the park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, stopping at Olduvai Gorge, the famous archaeological site, proceed to your lodge , arriving in the late afternoon and the rest of the day will be at leisure at the lodge with dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Included: Full board, 3 meals per day

Day 8: Kibo Palace Hotel, Arusha

After breakfast, you will drive down to the crater floor for an exciting half day of game viewing on the crater floor. There is usually plenty to see around the crater and can be at very close vicinity. You will enjoy your hot packed lunch by the sides of a natural lake in the crater. After lunch, you will enjoy the final game viewing as you drive out of the crater to Arusha, arriving at your hotel in the late evening for dinner an overnight at Kibo Palace Hotel DBB.

Included: Full board, 3 meals per day

Day 9: Fly to Zanzibar

After a leisurely breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your schedule flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival at Zanzibar airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your beach hotel.

The rest of the day will be at leisure at the hotel with dinner and overnight at Sunshine Hotel DBB.

Included: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 10 & 11: Zanzibar, Sunshine Hotel

After a leisurely breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your schedule flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival at Zanzibar airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your beach hotel.

The rest of the day will be at leisure at the hotel with dinner and overnight at Sunshine Hotel DBB.

Included: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 12: Zanzibar, Depart

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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