Adventure of Life Time in the Land of Kilimanjaro and Serengeti
8 days Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach holiday
This 8 Days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Zanzibar is the shortest ‘Bush and Beach’ safari package that we recommend for someone who has only about a week or so and you would like to get both the safari experience and the magic of the Spice Island of Zanzibar then this probably the best package for you.
In just 8 days we take you to the middle of the Wilderness in the most celebrated National Park in Tanzania; Serengeti National Park as well as the Eden of Africa; Ngorongoro Crater with its 600 meter deep walls where the animals Kingdom is for real. You will then fly straight from the Bush to the Beach; Zanzibar Island where you will be met and transferred to your resort.
8 Days Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar Beach – Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival in Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania
This is the arrival day at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be met by your safari guide who will drive you to the Planet Lodge for your dinner and overnight. Our Safari Manager will meet you for a few minutes of safari briefing before your safari starts tomorrow.
In case you do not get a flight to Kilimanjaro and need to fly to Nairobi or Dar es Salaam we can arrange your connection to Kilimanjaro or road transfer via Namanga border for those flying into Nairobi Kenya.
Day 2 Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Early morning breakfast at your lodge in Arusha then your guide will pick you up from the lodge and transfer you in a 4×4 safari jeep to Tarangire National Park (about 2 hours’ drive from Arusha). It is a scenic drive from Arusha to Tarangire with amazing scenery and sights of the Maasai herdsmen tending for their cattle. Arriving at around mid-morning you will register at the park’s gate and start on your first safari game drive straightaway in this famous park n Tanzania’s Northern safari circuit. The Tarangire River cuts across the park ensuring a constant supply of water and many animals converge at the banks in search of water. Tarangire is characterized by large herds of elephants and the huge baobab trees that dot the plains of Tarangire. Later in the afternoon after enough game viewing you will be transferred to the Karatu where you will check in at the Marera Valley Lodge. All meals included.
Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater safari
Breakfast will be taken early this morning or depart with packed breakfast and packed lunch. You will be picked up by your guide guide early this morning who will transfer you to the Loduare (main) gate at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you will register for you to enter the NCAA. You will then make you next stop at the Ngorongoro Crater’s View point for fascinating views over the Crater’s floor and a chance to take photos. You will then drive down the winding roads that go down the 600 meter walls towards the floor of the Crater where majority of the animals roam this 21 kilometer wide world’s largest unbroken caldera. The Ngorongoro Crater is famous for it’s large number of cats with large lion prides, large herds of elephants, buffaloes, leopards, large and small antelopes, but also the rare black rhino. You can spot all the big five on one lucky day. Later after satisfactory game viewing you will be transferred back to your lodge at Karatu for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Marera Valley Lodge at Karatu. All meals included.
Day 4 Lake Manyara – Arusha - Zanzibar
Early this morning after breakfast or with packed breakfast and packed lunch you will descend down the Rift valley escarpment; a very scenic drive and into the floor of the of the Great Rift Valley. You will register at the Lake Manyara National Park’s main gate and enter the park for game drives for the whole morning until around noon when you will take your picnic lunch at the park’s gate again before leaving to Arusha. Lake Manyara is very famous for its legendary tree climbing lions but also large herds of elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, giraffes, did diks hippos and many more. Lake Manyara is also one of the best birding safari destination with more than 440 bird species spotted and recorded. Later in the afternoon after satisfactory game drives you will be driven to Arusha Domestic Airport for your domestic flight to Zanzibar Island. On arrival you will be transferred to the beach for relaxation, dinner and overnight. Overnight at Karafuu Beach Hotel. All meals included.
Day 5 - 7 Beach Stay at Zanzibar
After your memorable African safari adventure in the Northern Tanzania Safari circuit you will spend these 3 full days at leisure enjoying a beach holiday in the Island of Zanzibar. You will be booked on half board with breakfast and dinner included. Lunch can be ordered from the restaurant and paid as extra Overnight at the Karafuu Beach Hotel / Bondeni Rooms. Dinner included.
Day 8 Transfer to Zanzibar Airport - Departure
Breakfast at leisure in your beach hotel at Zanzibar Island then you will check out around 10 -11.00 Hrs (depending on the hotel’s check out policy) and transferred to the Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ) for your flight back home. You can be booked on a Day room that expires at 06.00 pm (at extra cost) but only on availability and at the discretion of the hotel.
This marks the end of your 8 days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar beach holiday.
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
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)