• 12 Days – World Heritage Safari 

    • Serengeti National Park
      • World heritage site and 7th world wide wonder
      • The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park – the famed Serengeti.
    • Ngorongoro Crater
      • The world’s sixth-largest unbroken caldera
      • Some three million years ago, a giant volcano erupted and collapsed, setting forth the world’s largest unbroken caldera, sinking 600 meters and spanning 260 square kilometers. 
    • Mara North, West or East Serengeti Area ( June to November, to possibly see the Migration )
    • Zanzibar
      • Home to Africa’s rarest primates, with perhaps only 1,500 existing. Isolated on this island for at least 1,000 years.
    • 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment
    • Lake Manyara Park
    • Tarangire Park
    • Best times:  All year round
    • Game drives:  Each person guaranteed a window seat
    • Max number of passengers:  7 per vehicle

  • Day 1:  Arusha to Shira Trail (Mt.Kilimanjaro)

    Today’s day trip includes a hike on Mount Kilimanjaro. A remarkable World Heritage overlooking the Tanzanian and Kenyan plains and stunning views of the summit. After breakfast you will drive to the Shira rim where you can choose between different hikes.

    Hikes trails are available:
    • Shira Plateau Day Hiking trail: is a loop trail that takes about 2 to 2.5 hours. View breath taking views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Kenya.
    • Shira Northern Rim Trail: is a 1.5 hour hike. This hike leads to a series of spectacular observations points along the northern rim of Shira Crater.
    • Half Day: Half day walk you walk for about 2-4 hours and back at the lodge around 2:00/2:30
    • Full Day: Full day walk you walk for about 3- 6 hours and back at the lodge around 17:00

    Day 2:  Arusha to Tarangire

    Today after a relaxed breakfast and checking out at 10:00, you will be met by your safari driver-guide, for the journey to the Tarangire National Park. Once at its Main Gate, we will have to go through some registration formalities before entering the park and driving to Tarangire Safari Lodge, where you will be able to check in and enjoy a hot lunch. In the afternoon, we will head out on a game drive along the banks of the Tarangire River, later returning to the lodge for an evening sundowner and dinner with unrivalled views overlooking the river you just explored – enjoy your first overnight in the Tanzanian bush!

    Tarangire is a shy gem beyond the eastern shores of Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley, from which the Tarangire River meanders. This vital year-round water source supports an incredible breath of species, from leopards and oryxes, to over 300 various bird species. “Majestic” is a normality in Tarangire, where giant Baobab trees and towering termite mounds dot the landscape amongst rumbling herds of Elephants.

    Accommodation style: Luxury Tented Camp or Lodge
    Recommended: Tarangire Safari Lodge

    Day 3:  Tarangire to Lake Manyara

    Today after breakfast you will head out for the Lake Manyara National Park. This hidden gem is one of Tanzania’s best scenic wildlife areas, located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s escarpment. Lake Manyara is home to over 300 migratory birds, including flamingo, long-crested eagle and grey-headed kingfisher. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.You’ll then proceed on a game drive along the banks of the shallow soda Lake pausing for a boxed lunch. Then after, continue with an enroute to our overnight at an eco- friendly lodge, Tanznaia Ric Lodge tucked away in Oldeani’s fertile coffee farmland.

    Accommodation style: Luxury Tented Camp or Lodge
    Recommended: Tanzania Ric Lodge

    Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater

    Today is fully reserved towards exploring the Ngorongoro Crater – arguably Africa’s most magnificent geological feature. Entering the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, have your first glance of the magnificent natural amphitheatre below – The Ngorongoro Crater.We will then drive further to the Crater’s entry point and descend onto its floor for an afternoon game drive encased by its dramatic walls. Midday, we will pause for lunch at the Hippo Pool picnic site, before continuing on game drive. Later in the afternoon, ascend the Crater wall and exit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. A brief hop off the beaten track will take us to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.

    Accommodation style: Lodge
    Recommended: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

    Day 5: Lake Ndutu

    After a breakfast overlooking the caldera you will checkout further driving north to the heart of the South Serengeti, the world famous Lake Ndutu adjacent to Lake Masek and the Main Gorge at Olduvai.  Ndutu is strategically situated at the center of the southern plains which provides one of the best wildlife viewing especially during the green season. Since the 1960s, Ndutu has been used as a base for archaeological research. Including the Ndutu cranium found in 1973 dating 350,000 years ago. The skull has been viewed as an Homo Erectus however, embodies similarities of an Homo Sapiens. After lunch continue your journey to Lake Ndutu Safari Lodge.

    Accommodation style: Luxury Tented Camp or Lodge
    Recommended: Lake Ndutu Safari Lodge

    Day 6 & 7: Serengeti

    Today after breakfast you will spend a full day exploring North Serengeti heading out with boxed lunch.  Serengeti National is home to the world’s largest multi-species migration. Keep a close eye exploring the fabled Serengeti (endless plains) and tracking down its Big Cats! You’ll have an overnight under the stars!

    Arguably the most magnificent natural journeys in the world, The Great Wildebeest Migration is an infinite cycle that is integral to the diverse ecosystem of the Serengeti savannah; especially as 85% of the migration occurs in Tanzania’s Serengeti.The famed Masai Mara  river crossing, and not to forget, the lazy grazing – for the 2 million migrators it really is, the survival of the fittest. For you however, it is an opportunity to witness the circle of life in action.

    Accommodation style: Luxury Tented Camp or Lodge
    Recommended: Mbugani Migration Camp
    Option: Serengeti Balloon – Effortlessly float over Serengeti!

    Day 8: Fly to Zanzibar

    Today, the safari portion of your trip has come to an end, however the beach will be awaiting you! You will fly to Zanzibar to explore Stone Town. Arriving in Zanzibar you’ll be transfered you to the Zanzibar Serena Hotel. This evening, be sure not to miss the quintessential Swahili Coast sunsets from Stone Town’s west facing shorelines as the Zanzibari Dhows gracefully glide back to harbour!

    It may not have a particularly romantic name, but Stone Town is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar, little changed in the last 200 years. One can spend many idle hours just exploring the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways. Amongst the winding alleys, lie bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses, whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This one-upmanship is particularly reflected in the brass-studded, carved, wooden doors – there are more than 500 different examples of this handiwork throughout the city.

    Accommodation style: Hotel
    Recommended: Zanzibar Serena Hotel

     

    Day 9 to 11: Zanzibar Beach

    Today after breakfast and checking out at 09:00, spend the morning exploring the sights and sounds of Stone Town on a guided city tour. In the afternoon, around 14:00, you will be transferred to Dreams of Zanzibar  on the island’s shores. For the next two nights, enjoy some well deserved rest & relaxation along Matemwe Beach and allow yourself to get spoiled by the Swahili coast’s famed hospitality.

    Tranquil white beaches lapped by the Indian Ocean’s warm turquoise waters; hints of exotic spices wafting along the refreshing sea breeze; picturesque and humble fishing villages interspersed along its shores; extravagant alleys and bustling bazaars in its old town – such a melodic blend can only be found on The Spice Island. It’s no wonder Zanzibar is the Swahili Coast’s heritage trading centre, one that has for centuries, been embraced with explorers and cultures from far and wide.

    Accommodation style: Beach Resort
    Recommended: Dreams of Zanzibar
    Option: Visit the Sultan’s Palace, swim with dolphins, snorkelling or Zanzibar spice tour! 

     

    Day 12: Fly Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam

    Today after breakfast and checking out, you will be picked up at and transferred back to Zanzibar’s airport (ZNZ) for your domestic flight to Dar es Salaam (DAR) for your flight back home.

    Sadly, it is time to wish farewell to your safari companions as you prepare for your next adventure. You may wish to exchange contacts or take some final photographs, to help preserve fond memories of an extraordinary safari. We hope you have enjoyed your adventures in East Africa and ticking-off your safari bucket list with the Tanzania Serengeti Adventure team. Hope to see you again soon! Karibu tena!

    Extra Options

    • Add a hot air balloon ride to your safari.
    • Extend your trip with a beach excursion to Zanzibar island.
    • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
    • Airport transfers can be arranged for an extra cost.

  • Low Season

    High Season

    Peak Season

    April | May March | November to December 15  January | February | June to October | December 16 to 31


    Additional extra cost for the entire trip:

    • Festive Christmas December 24/25/26/31 and January 1:  US$ 40,-per person per night
    • Easter Supplement: US$ 35,-per person per night  (March 25 to 28 inclusive)

  • Price Includes:

    • Park entrance fees into the game reserve
    • The services of our knowledgeable English speaking driver / guide
    • Meals and game drives as per itinerary
    • Safari shared  transport by 4×4 (7 seat) with a roof hatch that ‘pops up’ for viewing & photos.
    • Each person is guaranteed window seat,  game drives as per safari program
    • 1 Bottled mineral water per person whilst on safari
    • Ngorongoro Conservation crater service entry fee
    • Our fulltime services available to you prior to departure date as well as during your trip with us
    • All taxes – subject to any government changes
    • Safari lodge/Serengeti tented camp  Accommodation, attached private washroom
    • Arrival 1 night Accommodation in Arusha
    • 4 nights in Dreams of Zanzibar included breakfast and idinner
    • Zanzibar Airport return transfers
    • Service of a driver/guide for transfer
    • Our fulltime services available to you prior to departure date as well as during your trip with us
    • Schedule flight:  Arusha to Zanzibar

    Price Excludes:

    • Soft drinks, juices, alcoholic and other beverages
    • Optional activities not outlined on the itinerary,
    • Travel/flying doctors rescue services.
    • International flights from home and back
    • Visa fees
    • Tips for safari driver and lodge waiters, room attendants
    • Laundry and Telephone
    • Items of personal nature and all not mentioned in cost included
    • Domestic Airport departure taxes:  US$10 per flight
    • Laundry and Telephone