9 Day Tanzania safari and Zanzibar Luxury

This 9 day tour combines the teeming wildlife of Tanzania and the Arabinfluenced Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar. Tanzania’s Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater are incomparable in terms of vast landscapes and wildlife numbers. The tour ends with rest and relaxation on Zanzibar’s white beaches. Tanzania’s Serengeti is known as one of the ‘Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.

Game-viewing includes: huge buffalo herds and thousands of antelope. The Great Migration of one and a half million Wildebeest traverse the Mara River twice yearly between the Serengeti and Maasai Mara in Kenya. Tanzania is the base from which to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. On this itinerary, you will spend quality time in the major Tanzanian national parks. You will visit Lake Manyara, travel into the Serengeti and end the safari tour by visiting Ngorongoro Crater. If the time of year is right, you will also encounter the wildebeest migration. The island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania, has miles of white sandy beaches and tiny islands, an idyllic destination for snorkeling, coral reef diving and deep sea fishing. The aroma of sensual spices, Swahili fusion cuisine and Arab history infuse Stonetown’s maze of cobbled courtyards to make a dream destination. Zanzibar is a tantalising destination in which to unwind for a few days.

  • DAY 1: ARRIVE AT KILIMANJARO AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO ARUSHA

    Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel.

    Overnight at The Arusha Hotel(lunch and dinner not included)

  • DAY 2: ARUSHA – LAKE MANYARA

    After breakfast and check out, your driver will take you to your next destination: Lake Manyara National Park, a photographer’s game viewing paradise. Here you will find a park teeming with wildlife. If you are lucky, you may spot the famous tree climbing lions resting in acacia trees. From your vehicles, you will have a marvelous view of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, sparkling in the sun. Remember to have your camera batteries recharged.

    Dinner and overnight at the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

  • DAY 3: LAKE MANYARA – SERENGETI

    After breakfast, you will embark on your drive towards the unique and gorgeous Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the Serengeti National Park. The gorge lies on the same spot as an ancient lake, which was covered by thick layers of volcanic ash, to carefully preserve the world’s earliest records of mankind. This extremely important prehistoric site was discovered by Louis and Mary Leakey and the exhibitions from different periods in its history are on display in the Oldupai Gorge Museum, located on the gorge’s rim. Your day will start with an early morning game drive in the Serengeti. From here you will head towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area via the famous Oldupai Gorge also known as “The Cradle of Mankind” to arrive at your lodge in the evening.
    Dinner and overnight on the rim of the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
  • DAY 5: NGORONGORO – ARUSHA

    After breakfast, your lodge will hand you a packed lunch which you will take on your next journey: descending to tour the floor of Ngorongoro Crater, an undoubted highlight of your 13 day tour. “Africa’s Garden of Eden” – the Ngorongoro Crater – is home to 30,000 animals including the rare Black Rhino and black-maned male lions. After your crater tour, you will proceed to Arusha for overnight.
    Overnight at The Arusha Hotel (dinner not included)

  • DAY 6: ARUSHA – ZANZIBAR (BEACH)

    After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel. The rest of the morning is at your leisure. (Lunch not included).

    You will be transferred to Arusha Airport for your scheduled flight to Zanzibar departing at 1400 hrs. On arrival at approximately 1520 hrs, you will be met and transferred to your beach hotel, where you have a chance to relax on the sandy white beaches and explore the resort’s inclusive activities.
    Dinner and overnight at Blue Bay Beach Resort – Superior room.

  • DAY 7 & 8: ZANZIBAR (BEACH)

    Your days in Zanzibar can be as relaxing or active as you choose. Some of the optional activities include:

    • Wander Stonetown’s cobbled courtyards
    • Sail into the sunset on a Dhow,
    • Take a spice tour
    • Eat grilled seafood at Forodhani waterfront market
    • Lie on the pristine Fumba Beach or snorkel in crystal waters
    • Picnic on one of the islands – look out for dolphins
    • Climb an ancient Baobab tree, swim in a mangrove lagoon
    • Dive in the coral gardens
    • Go deep sea fishing, rent kayaks or windsurfers

    Breakfast and lunch not included.

    Dinner and overnight at Blue Bay Beach Resort – Superior room

  • DAY 9: ZANZIBAR / DEPART

    Breakfast and check out. You will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport for your flight to the next destination. (Flight cost not included).
  • 2 nights on bed and breakfast in Arusha
  • Full board on safari
  • All Park entrance fees to the mentioned national parks
  • Services of professional English speaking driver guides
  • Game drives and transportation in our custom 4 x 4 Landcruiser
  • Scheduled flight Arusha / Zanzibar (maximum 15kgs of luggage per person in soft sided bags are allowed)
  • 3 nights half board in Zanzibar
  • Complimentary Flying Doctor’s cover – Emergency Evacuation
  • International, internal and charter flights
  • Airport taxes and entry visas
  • Drinks / alcoholic drinks. Additional meals
  • Tips
  • Activities not part of the described programme
  • International travel insurance
  • Items of personal nature / souvenirs / laundry services / telecommunications
  • Any sightseeing, excursions and optional activities other than those specified