12 Days Tanzania Safari and zanzibar tours
12-day honeymoon Tanzania and Zanzibar
This 12-day honeymoon itinerary in Tanzania and Zanzibar is an ideal option for newlyweds who are seeking a romantic and slightly adventurous experience. You will embark on a journey that takes you to Tarangire National Park, where you can observe herds of elephants and learn about starting a family. Then, you will venture to Serengeti National Park, where you can witness the vast plains brimming with wildlife and possibly catch a breathtaking sunrise while soaring in a hot air balloon. The stunning scenery of Ngorongoro Crater provides an opportunity to capture some of the most memorable moments of your honeymoon. To wrap up your trip, you will fly to Zanzibar, where you can indulge in a romantic getaway on pristine white sand beaches, immerse in the crystal clear ocean, and stay at exquisite resorts.
12-day honeymoon Tanzania and Zanzibar itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Days - Kilimanjaro Airport
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, a representative will greet you and transfer you to Mount Meru Game Lodge in Arusha. After a short safari briefing, you can relax and enjoy dinner.
Day 2: Lake Manyara Park
After breakfast, you will head to Arusha to do some shopping and exchange money. You will then travel through the Masai steppe and into the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park. Here, you will go on a short game drive before heading to your lodge/tented camp for lunch. Later in the afternoon, you will go on a sunset game drive to witness elephants, giraffes, zebras, impalas, gazelles, and other animals. At the lake, you will see flamingos, pelicans, little grebes, and Egyptian geese. After your game drive, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at the Farm House Valley Lodge at Karatu.
Day 3: Olduvai Gorge - Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you will depart early for the Serengeti National Park, the oldest and largest park in Tanzania, with a brief stop at Olduvai Gorge to see the fossils of the Australopithecus Boisei. After entering the park via Naabi Hill gate, you will have a picnic lunch on the way while on game drives. In the afternoon, you will arrive at your lodge to relax and enjoy dinner and overnight at Acacia Serengeti Central Camp.
Day 4: Full day Serengeti National Park
You may choose to have an early morning game drive or relax until after breakfast. You can then explore the Serengeti plains, which are home to a variety of large and small animals alike, such as zebras, elephants, baboons, impalas, topis, and buffaloes. Depending on the time of the year, you may witness the Great Migration of the wildebeests. You may also opt to relax at your lodge/tented camp for the afternoon before going on a sunset game drive. Dinner and overnight at Acacia Serengeti Central Camp.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater Tour
After breakfast, you will head to Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest caldera that houses the highest concentration of animals in a confinement of its 600-meter-deep walls. You will enjoy a wonderful game drive with packed lunch served at the hippo poolside picnic site. You will also see the Big Five in one place on one day. In the afternoon, you will ascend the Crater walls to Marera Valley Lodge at Karatu for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Arusha - Zanzibar
After breakfast, you will get a complimentary massage at the Massage Spa, then travel back to Arusha where you will take a flight to Zanzibar. A representative will meet you on arrival and transfer you to the Pongwe Beach Hotel on the beaches of Zanzibar for dinner and overnight.
Day 7-11: Zanzibar Beach
You will spend these days at the beach, enjoying numerous water sports and relaxing at the resort. Dinner and overnight at the Pongwe Beach Hotel on the beautiful Pongwe beach line, recognized as one of the best beaches in Zanzibar and the world.
WHAT INCLUDES OF EXCLUDE IN THIS 12 DAYS HONEYMOON TRIP TO TANZANIA
The Price includes
all airport pick up and transfers in private car
05 days private safari for 02 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 Mount Meru Game Lodge (or similar), Arusha.
04 x FB at safari lodges or tented camps as per itinerary.
06 x HB at Pongwe Beach Hotel Zanzibar / Sea view suites, or similar at Zanzibar.
Special Honeymoon Surprises
Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority
The price does not include
Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure
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
Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (550 USD per person), including concession fees
Any activities at Zanzibar like snorkeling or diving or private tours at Zanzibar