• 10 Days – The Great Tanzanian Explorer 

    • 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 ( December to May )  or Tarangire Park ( June to November )
    • Best times:  All year round
    • Game drives:  Each person guaranteed a window seat
    • Max number of passengers:  7 per vehicle

  • Day 1:  Arusha to Lake Manyara

    Today our adventure begins! As soon as we are introduced to our driver guide we will head out for the Lake Manyara National Park. Passing through Tanzania’s Safari Hub – Arusha City – set on the foothills of Mount Meru. Once at the Lake Manyara National Park main entry gate, we will have to go through some registration formalities before entering the Park. We will then proceed on a game drive along the banks of the shallow soda lake, enroute to our first overnight at the eco-friendly  Tanzania RIC Lodge – Ngorongoro’s hidden escape, humbly tucked away in Oldeani’s fertile farmlands, for your overnight in the heart of rural Tanzania!

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

    Day 2: 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 3: 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 4:  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!

    Accommodation style: Luxury Tented Camp or Lodge
    Recommended: Mbugani Migration Camp

    Day 5:  Serengeti

    Today you will spend a full day exploring the North Serengeti, following the Great Wildebeest Migration. Depending on the wildlife, you have the option of either, heading out with packed boxed lunches to maximize your wildlife viewing in Northern Serengeti, or heading back to camp for a relaxed hot lunch, before continuing on an afternoon game drive exploring Serengeti.  

    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 6:  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 DoubleTree by Hilton Stone Town. 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: DoubleTree by Hilton

     

    Day 7 to 9: 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 Zanzibar Ocean Paradise 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: Ocean Paradise
    Option: Visit the Sultan’s Palace, swim with dolphins, snorkelling or Zanzibar spice tour! 

     

    Day 10: Flight Zanzibar to Dar es salaam Airport

    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:

    • All National Park fees, subject to government changes
    • Ngorongoro Conservation Entry Fee
    • Professional and experience English speaking guide
    • Meals; breakfast, lunch or lunch boxes, dinner
    • 4×4 Safari shared vehicle with pop up roof and each person guaranteed window seat
    • 9 nights lodge accommodation, private shower and toilet in each room/tent
    • 1 bottle Mineral water whilst on game drives

     

    Price Excludes:

    • International flights from home and back
    • Travel insurance
    • Mineral drinking water and drinks
    • Tips for the safari driver and lodge waiters, room attendants, tented camp crew
    • Laundry and Telephone
    • Tourist Visa for Tanzania
    • Items of personal nature and all not mentioned in cost included, Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
    • Government imposed increase of park fees and/or taxes
    • Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
    • Roundtrip airport transfer