11-Day Tanzania Safari with Zanzibar Extension
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11 Days safari trip Tanzania and Zanzibar
Explore Tanzania's stunning beauty in just 11 days on our Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar adventure! Make the most of your time in Tanzania. You'll go on a safari to see African wildlife and relax on Zanzibar's beautiful beaches.
This exclusive luxury safari lets you experience Tanzania at your own pace. You'll visit famous places like the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater with a knowled geable guide who speaks English. You'll also have your very own safari vehicle for added comfort and safety. Marvel at majestic elephants and colorful birds in Tarangire National Park, and finish your perfect Tanzania trip by enjoying the sun on Zanzibar's pristine sandy shores.
11 Day Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar extension Highlights
Tarangire National Park
Lake Manyara National Park
Serengeti National Park
Zanzibar Island d
Detailed itinerary for 11 day safari + Zanzibar extension
11 Day zanzibar + safari day by day itinerary
DAY 1 - TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00am and take you to a very special national park. Tarangire is famous for its diverse landscape with nine different vegetation zone. It is also known for its abundance of Ancient Baobab trees (the largest trees on the continent) that fill the landscape and dwarf the animals next to them. The river in the park is full of wildlife ranging from a large variety of birds to lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes and, of course, elephants. In fact, the park has the largest concentration of elephants in the whole country and offers the unique opportunity to observe interactions between elephant families. The lunch area is fascinating and boasts an observatory with amazing views of the river and wildlife (there is a good chance of seeing a hunt while having your picnic). In the afternoon we will go on another game drive before making your way to the camp.
DAY 2 - LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Go on a beautiful, short journey across the Great Rift Valley until you arrive at Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. Although small in dimension (205 sq. miles), the park has breathtaking scenery and is famous for its lush acacia forest, giant figs, mahogany trees, and its growing population of baboons and blue monkeys. Permanent residents of this park also include giraffes, elephants, impalas, and a huge number of buffaloes and hippos. It is hard to describe the landscape of Lake Manyara in words. Game drives along the lake provide stunning photo opportunities of giraffes and buffaloes in the foreground and the lake (and its flamingos) in the background. Extra tours are possible on this day, including a bike tour or a boat excursion. You will transfer to the camp for dinner in the afternoon.
DAY 3 - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After an early breakfast, you will make your way towards the most famous national park in the world: the Serengeti. The drive itself, although long, is spectacular. Seeing the Serengeti for the first time is unforgettable. As you progress into the Serengeti, you will see why the name means, in local language, "endless plains". The park is made up of 6,900 sq. mile (18,000 sq. km) and, for most of it, the plains will stretch to the horizon and defy your senses and perception of distance. It is the home of the Great Migration, two million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras, and all kinds of antelopes. As for big cats and other large predators, it's the place of choice to look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas. Many famous television scenes have been filmed in this park.
DAY 4-5 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
You will have two full days in Serengeti National Park. We are completely flexible with your preferences and each day will be organized according to your wishes. Your guide will discuss with you the best times for your game drives and waking up. For example, you could do a morning game drive, return to the camp for lunch and relaxation, and then finish with an afternoon game drive. Alternatively, you could do a full day game drive with a picnic lunch.
DAY 6 - SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO
Today we suggest a very early wake up in order to go out on a game drive when the animals are most active and to see one of the best sunrises you'll ever witness. After the game drive, we will return to the camp for a rewarding brunch before making our way to Ngorongoro, the eighth natural wonder of the world. The crater covers 102 sq. miles and has 2.000 ft high walls. It is a modern-day Noah’s ark, with almost every wildlife species indigenous to East Africa calling the crater home. It's one of the very rare locations on the whole continent where you can see the black rhino. The crater has a river, several swamps, a soda lake with a great concentration of flamingos, a forest, and open plains. It's also famous for its elephants, which are the largest in the world and have huge tusks. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a wonder to behold!
You will reach Ngorongoro in time for a sundowner.
DAY 7 - NGORONGORO CRATER
We will start the day very early and descend onto the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife viewing in one of the most stunning places on Earth. After the game drive, there will be time for a picnic lunch near the beautiful hippo lake. After lunch, we will go on one more short game drive and then ascend the crater. Upon exiting the Ngorongoro Conservation Area we will make our way towards toward Lake Eyasi.
DAY 8 - LAKE EYASI
Today will be very special and different. You will wake up very early, just before sunrise, and follow your guide until he finds the Hadzabe tribe, one of the last true nomadic tribes in Africa. After some explanations about the tribe, you will join them in going about their daily morning activities. This experience is off the beaten track and does not feel touristic by any means. The photographic opportunities are out of this world. The experiences you can have with the tribe include either joining the men on their daily hunt or joining the women on their daily fruit gathering session. Either way, you will learn about many aspects of the Hadzabe way of living. This will definitely be a highlight of your safari!
After finishing your activities with the tribe, we will visit beautiful Lake Eyasi, a shallow salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. In the afternoon you will catch a flight to Zanzibar.
DAY 9-10 ZANZIBAR
Rest and enjoy this paradise made up of beautiful white sand beaches and the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. You can also arrange to go on a full or half-day tour of Stone Town, with possible stops including Old Town, the spice market, and Prison Island (lunch not included). You can also opt to go on a tour of Jozani Forest (lunch not included).
DAY 11 - ZANZIBAR
Spend the last hours of your journey relaxing. Later you will transfer to Zanzibar airport for your international flight home.