8-Day safari in Tanzania and beach vacation in Zanzibar
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The safari itinerary begins with your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, where you will be met and driven to Arusha for an overnight stay before departing early the following morning for game drives in Tarangire National Park. The amount of wildlife you will witness up close on the second day at the 6000-meter-deep Ngorongoro Crater (a sort of natural zoo) will astound you. On the fourth day, you will go on game drives in the Lake Manyara National Park before traveling to Arusha to catch a flight to the spice island of Zanzibar.
What to see during 8-Day safari in Tanzania and beach vacation in Zanzibar
Despite its brief length, this program will astound you with its breathtaking scenery and plenty of wild creatures and fauna. The three parks you’ll visit-Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and the renowned Ngorongoro Crater-are three of the four most well-known in the Northern Tanzania safari circuit, and you can expect to see a lot of different kinds of animal there. Before you head to Zanzibar for some beach leisure, take a quick safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro Crater for the chance to see all five of the big cats in one location. According to the plan, you will stay throughout this vacation in nice, mid-range lodges or tented camps, but if you’d prefer a more luxurious stay, we may offer the same package while you stay in standard luxury locations or deluxe lodging. You can always ask for improved lodgings based on your preferences and financial situation.
Where to stay during 8-Day safari in Tanzania and beach vacation in Zanzibar
Numerous beach resorts and hotels on Zanzibar Island are our clients, and we have agreements with them. Therefore, we may tailor your journey to include a beach hotel of your choice and aesthetic. We only need to know whether you want a busy beach or one that is calmer and more serene, as well as whether you prefer midrange, standard, or even deluxe beach hotels and resorts. We will provide a good recommendation for you whether to stay in a big resort or a modest hotel with fewer rooms.
Day 1: Arrive in Kilimanjaro International Airport and Transfer to Arusha
You will land in Tanzania on this day at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, which is 45 minutes by car from Arusha. Our TSS representative will get you up and take you to your lodge or hotel in Arusha so you may spend the night. At the Ilboru Safari Lodge, spend the night. The meal is free.
Day 2. Arusha transfer to Tarangire National Park
Early breakfast is served at your Arusha lodging before your guide picks you up and drives you in a 4×4 safari jeep to Tarangire National Park (about a two-hour drive away). From Arusha to Tarangire, there is a picturesque journey that offers breathtaking landscape and views of Maasai shepherds caring for their cattle. You will register at the park gate upon arrival around mid-morning and immediately begin your first safari game drive in this renowned park in Tanzania’s Northern safari circuit. Numerous animals congregate at the river’s banks in search of water, and the Tarangire River passes right through the park, assuring a steady supply of water. Large elephant herds and the enormous baobab trees that are scattered over the Tarangire plains serve as the region’s defining features. After seeing enough wildlife in the late afternoon, you will be driven to Karatu, where you will check into the Marera Valley Lodge. Included are all meals.
Day 3. Explore the Ngorongoro Crater
This morning, breakfast will be consumed early, or you can leave with a packed breakfast and lunch. Your tour guide will pick you up early today and take you to the Loduare (main) entrance in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you can register to participate in the NCAA. The Ngorongoro Crater’s Viewpoint will be your next stop, where you may enjoy stunning views of the crater’s floor and take pictures. The majority of the animals wander this 21 kilometer wide, largest unbroken caldera in the world, at the bottom of the tortuous roadways that descend the 600 meter sides towards the Crater. Big lion prides, large herds of elephants, buffalo, leopards, large and tiny antelopes, as well as the endangered black rhino, are just a few of the many cats that may be seen in the Ngorongoro Crater. On a lucky day, you can see all five of the big cats. After a successful wildlife viewing, you will be driven back to your lodge in Karatu where you will spend the night and have dinner. Spend the night at Karatu’s Marera Valley Lodge. Included are all meals.
Day 4: Drive from Lake Manyara National Park
You will drive down the Rift Valley Escarpment, a very spectacular journey, and into the floor of the Great Rift Valley early this morning after breakfast or with a packed breakfast and lunch. You will check in at the main gate of the Lake Manyara National Park and enter the park for wildlife drives all morning long. At around noon, you will re-enter the park for your picnic lunch before leaving for Arusha. Famous for its fabled tree-climbing lions, Lake Manyara is also home to vast herds of elephants, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, did diks hippos, and many more animals. Famous for its fabled tree-climbing lions, Lake Manyara is also home to sizable herds of elephants, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, did diks hippos, and many more animals. More than 440 different bird species have been observed and recorded at Lake Manyara, making it one of the best places for a birding safari. After satisfying wildlife drives, you will be taken to Arusha Domestic Airport for your internal flight to Zanzibar Island later in the afternoon. You will be taken to the beach for leisure, dinner, and sleep when you arrive. In the Karafuu Beach Hotel for the night. Included are all meals.
Day 5-7: Beach Stay at Zanzibar
You will have three full days at your discretion to enjoy a beach vacation on the Island of Zanzibar after your unforgettable African safari trip in the Northern Tanzania Safari circuit. You will get a half-board reservation, which includes breakfast and dinner. Lunch can be bought from the restaurant and paid as extra Overnight at the Karafuu Beach Hotel / Bondeni Rooms. Included is dinner.
Day 8. Transfer back to Zanzibar
Breakfast at leisure in your Zanzibar Island beach hotel, then check out between 10 and 11 a.m. (depending on the hotel’s check out policy) and be transported to Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ) for your journey home. You can book a Day room that expires at 06.00 pm (at an additional cost) but only if there is availability and at the hotel’s discretion. This concludes your 8-day Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach vacation. If you are departing from a different airport, such as Dar es Salaam, we can assist you in scheduling your flight from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam (at extra cost). Contact us for a price quote and let us know if you want to maintain the same level of service.
The Price includes
- All airport pick up and transfers in private car
- 03 days private safari for 02 – 06 persons
- Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
- Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
- All wildlife reserve entry fees
- All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
- 03 x 0,5 l mineral water per person / day during game drives
- Domestic flight Arusha to Zanzibar including taxes
- 01 x HB at Ilboru Safari Lodge (or similar), Arusha
- 02 x FB at safari lodges or tented camps as per itinerary
- 03 x HB at Karafuu Beach Resort / Bondeni rooms, or similar resort at Zanzibar
- Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority
- Concession fees for lodges in Tanzania
The Price does not include
- International Airfare
- Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure (if needed)
- All items of a personal nature
- Gratuities for safari guide and lodge staff ( please tip separately)
- Travel insurance if needed
- Visa fee ( 50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)
- Drinks and beverages in lodges (can be included at Zanzibar)
- Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (599 USD per person), including concession fees
- Private tours at Zanzibar if needed (can be arranged on request)