A holiday in Tanzania is unlike any other destination. Many don’t know that you can have adventure and luxury all wrapped up in one beautiful itinerary. Why not spend a week chasing lions and elephants through the plains of Africa then unwind on the spice island of Zanzibar? This itinerary will give you all the thrills of a safari with the luxury of an island escape. Treat yourself to the best of both worlds with our sunshine and safari tour!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Arusha / Moshi|
|WEAR||Comfortable safari clothing and sunscreen.|
Depart Moshi/Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Your adventure begins with a morning pick up from your hotel in Arusha or Moshi. After a short briefing, you will jump into your safari car and head to Tarangire National Park. Even on the drive there, the beauty of Tanzania will unravel before you. When you arrive at the park you will check in to your accommodation, deposit your belongings, and then head off on a game drive. This vast park gets its name from the Tarangire river that winds its way through the parklands, attracting many diverse animals to its waters, giving you a chance to spot elephants, giraffe, lions, antelopes, and zebra. After today’s game drive you will head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Tarangire is too beautiful to waste on just one day of game driving. The sheer number of Elephants is enough to make you fall in love with this park. Your game drive will be broken up by lunch in the park and a walking tour through the beautiful surroundings. Dinner and rest await you at your Tarangire accommodation once more.
After breakfast, you will leave Tarangire National Park and head to Lake Manyara. Here you will enjoy an afternoon game drive, and eat lunch surrounded by nature once more. This park bursts with an array of amazing animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, unique tree-climbing lions, and large flocks of colorful flamingos. After today’s game drive you will be driven to the nearby region of Karatu for dinner and overnight.
Your day will start bright and early, with a drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. This national park is absolutely breathtaking! The Crater is one of the natural wonders of the world and the best place in Tanzania to see the big five. As soon as you reach the edge of the crater, you will see why this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll find ancient elephant and playful zebra scattered amongst beautiful flora and fauna. The blues and greens of the crater are a welcome break from the rugged gold and dust of the other parks. You’ll overnight along the outer edge of the crater, feeling as though you’re among the clouds.
Serengeti National Park
Excitement will hang in the air today as you drive towards THE most celebrated national park in the world…The Serengeti! Here, your dreams of visiting the world of Disney’s Lion King will come to pass. The drive to the Serengeti is picturesque and you may even spot some giraffes and zebra before you even reach the gates of the park. This park offers you the quintessential African Safari experience, with dusty planes and majestic wildlife. You’ll love every second of it. How about a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti? Ask us about it! Before dusk settles you will head back to your accommodation for dinner and rest.
Depart to Zanzibar
Now it’s on to phase two of your whirlwind tour of Tanzania. Today you will leave the dusty plains of the Serengeti behind and fly to Zanzibar! Here you will find beaches to rival any tropical paradise. Your day will be spent traveling and settling into your oasis by the sea, in preparation for blissful relaxation in the coming days!
Leisure on the beach
You will wake up to some of the bluest waters you have ever seen! Fill your days with snorkeling and jet skiing…or lounge in a deck chair in the shade of a palm tree. These next two days are all about luxury!
Two full days of relaxation may have given you the need for a little more adventure before you head home. Today you will head to the beautiful and fascinating city of Stone Town. This World Heritage city is a melting pot of culture; with a fascinating history of slave trade, sultans and rockstars. Here you will have a walking tour of the city and experience the flavors of the local cuisine. You will overnight here in one of the many beautiful accommodation options.
Today is the day you say goodbye to Zanzibar. After breakfast and checkout, we will escort you to the airport, ready for your next adventure!