Bush and Beach Zanzibar | 11 Days Tanzania Safari

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Bush to beach Zanzibar is the best choice for many holiday travelers who are looking for pure nature in Tanzania. Therefore this “Tanzania safari tour” takes you to precious northern Tanzania before flying to Zanzibar for a beach holiday. First, we visit Tarangire national park which has large herds of Elephants, giant baobab trees, and various birds species. After that, we visit Ngorongoro Crater the beautiful home of Tanzania wildlife with an unforgettable view and scenery. And then we explore the famous Serengeti National Park for  Tanzania Safar experience. And also the award winner for the best national park in the world. Moreover, it is well known for its numerous wildlife and memorable experience from different travelers around the world. Lastly, our safari takes us to Zanzibar Island for the beach holiday. Where we will visit the historical stone-town and the Forodhani garden for local food excursions. Furthermore, we enjoy the warm water and the white sand beach of the Indian Ocean. Certainly, the exclusive classic Tanzania safari tour with a combination of Tanzania wildlife and the beach holiday.

Day 1: Arrival
On arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport meet our representative and transfer to the lodge in Arusha, This charming lodge is placed in the suburb of Arusha town and it offers a stunning view of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro. Later meet our safari manager for a detailed Tanzania safari tour briefing.

Dinner and Overnight at the lodge/hotel 

Day 2: Arusha -Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, we will leave for Tarangire National Park. The driving is through Arusha town where we can do any last-minute purchase. After that, leaving Arusha town we drive along the Maasai steppe before reaching Tarangire gate. The park runs along the Tarangire River with low-lying hills dominated by scattered acacia woodland and huge African baobab trees. Tarangire is reputed for its large number of elephants found nowhere else in Africa. Furthermore, we expect to spot some herds of buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, and hippos. In addition predators like lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, and leopards can be seen. However, Tarangire is among the places with a high number of bird species including migratory birds. We will have our lunch at the picnic site in the park and then we continue with the afternoon game drive.

Dinner and Overnight at the Camp/lodge/hotel 

Day 3: Tarangire – Serengeti National Park
Our exceptional safari on this day takes us to Serengeti National Park, the drive is along the Great East African Rift Valley and up to Ngorongoro highlands. After check-in at the Ngorongoro gate.  We will visit one of the Masai villages where they will show us around their houses with some story of their nomadic life around this area. After that, proceed to Serengeti National Park. After registration and other park formalities, start our game drives in the Serengeti. We will have our lunch at Naabi Hills gate or at the kopjes a few steps from the gate. Spend the rest of the afternoon doing a game drive.

Dinner and Overnight at the Camps/hotel/ lodge

Day 4: Full Day of Game drive in Serengeti
Depart the camp after breakfast with our lunch boxes for the morning game drive. A very much rewarding game drive for Tanzania wildlife in the Serengeti starts with the first sun rays at 06:30 a.m. With the high possibility of spotting the cat family on the road. We may also see other nocturnal predators coming back from their long night of hunting and other animals wake up ready to begin the new day. Proceed to view the wildebeests and spend as much time with the migration and the game drive. We will have our packed lunch at Soronera visitors center.  After some rest, we then pay a short visit to the Visitors Center before continuing on our afternoon game drive.

Dinner and Overnight at the Camps/hotel/ lodge

Day 5: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, we depart for Ngorongoro and descend 600 meters into the crater floor for a wonderful game drive. Home of abundance Tanzania wildlife and where the Big 5  includes buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard, and lion can be seen in the course of one day of the game drive. Moreover, other animals can be seen such as eland, topi, zebra, warthog, wildebeest, etc. We will also visit Lake Magadi the large but shallow alkaline Lake on the northwest corner of the crater. Its frequently visited by a flock of flamingos and hippos. We will have our lunch at the picnic site inside the Crater floor. Later afternoon drive to Karatu town for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and Overnight at the Camps/hotel/ lodge

Day 6: Karatu – Arusha – Zanzibar
After breakfast, check out and drive back to Arusha airport to catch your flight to Zanzibar Island. Arrive at Zanzibar airport meet our representative and drive to the hotel and have our prepared lunch at the hotel. At the hotel, you will go through your beach safari program with our representative before leaves you to enjoy your beach holiday

Dinner and Overnight at the hotel/ lodge

Day 7 to 9: Zanzibar beach
Spend 3 days relaxing on Zanzibar beaches and if you wish you can engage yourself in some sea sports offered by the hotel. There are many activities such as snorkeling, sky diving, sea diving, fishing sport, swimming and etc. Our three days n this beautiful island will be of relaxing and enjoying the beach and blue water of the ocean. It will be such a stress reliever and meant to enjoy the beach holiday to the fullest.

Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, and Overnight at the hotel/ lodge

Day 10: Zanzibar Beach – Stone Town
On this day we take you to Stone Town and after that to the famous spice tour guided by a very informative and knowledgeable guide. This experienced guide will sample some of the finest spices and herbs and explain their uses in cooking, Cosmetics, or medicinal. You will then have a chance to test most of the tropical fruits growing on the Island depending on their season. We will have our local lunch at the end of the spice tour. After that, proceed to the Stone Town and heck in at Tembo Hotel in Stone Town, spend the rest of the afternoon touring around the historical Town of Zanzibar.

Dinner and Overnight at the hotel/ lodge

Day 11: Departure
After breakfast at the hotel, spend a morning at leisure, and depending on your flight time we will take you to the airport for your departure flight back home. End of this affordable Bush and Beach safari and Zanzibar. We mostly advise your departure flight to be at Zanzibar airport however, if departing at another airport a domestic flight can be arranged at extra cost.

Selected accommodations are subject to availability and Guest Preferences.  

INCLUDED

  • Private transfers in Arusha & Zanzibar
  • 1 Night accommodation at the lodge in Arusha on B/B
  • 5 Days 4 night private Tanzania mid-range lodge & camp safari
  • Transportation in a private 4×4 safari Land Cruiser with photographic roof thatch (window seat for everybody
  • Service of a professional English speaking safari driver-guide
  • All Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • 1.5 liter of Mineral water during game drives
  • All mentioned activities (Masai village visit)
  • All national park fees including VAT
  • Domestic flight Arusha to Zanzibar
  • 4 Night accommodation at the Hotel in Zanzibar
  • 1 Night accommodation  in Zanzibar Stone town on BB

NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips/gratitude for safari driver guide & lodge staff (please tip separately)
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation cover

 

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