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12 Days Best Of Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Beach Tour

Takes you to difference national parks in the northern circuit of Tanzania before flying to Zanzibar for your beach holiday extension.

Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Day Best of Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Beach Tour
Departure: Every Sunday
Destination: 1 Night Manyara Park – 2 Nights Ngorongoro Crater – 3 Nights Serengeti–3 Nights Selous Game Reserve – 2 Nights Zanzibar Island

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
Pick up from your hotel in Arusha and proceed to Manyara National park to arrive in time for lunch. After luch depart for an afternoon game drive in the park.
Dinner and Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Day 2: Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro
On this day, after breakfast, check out and drive to Ngorongoro Crater. Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. The afternoon will be spent enjoying the view from the lodge at crater rim.
Dinner and Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater
This day you will spend a full day exploring the world’s largest intact caldera. Descend 600 meters into the crater by 4 wheel drive vehicles where you will begin exploring the crater, the woodlands, lakes and wide-open plains of the Crater floor. Here you will be captivated by the rich and diverse wildlife. Within hours you will spot the abundant resident wildlife found in the crater. Picnic lunch will be served at the site. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon. Rest and relax at the lodge.
Dinner and Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 4: Ngorongoro to Serengeti
After breakfast at the lodge, depart for Serengeti National Park with an en route game viewing to arrive in time for lunch. Serengeti National Park is an enormous rolling plain whose sparse vegetation allows for some of the best wildlife viewing in the world. The annual migration of wildebeest and zebra is one of the park’s great attractions, though throughout the year the Serengeti is excellent for seeing predators such as leopard, lion and cheetah, along with elephant, hyena, giraffe, hippo, rhino, and many varieties of antelopes and birds.
Serengeti National Park is best known for its abundance of animals and the great wildebeest migration. It has the highest concentration of large mammals on this planet. Over 500 bird species have been identified.
Visit Olduvai Gorge at an extra cost
Dinner and Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Day 5: Serengeti National Park
Enjoy full day game drive in this stunning park. A thrilling day of game viewing will take you to the best spots for an adventure game viewing. Visit hippo pools in the Seronera Valley, tour the forests where leopard and colobus monkeys live in the treetops, kopjes where lions laze in the shade, and riversides where large animals congregate to drink. Later Return to your lodge for your meals and time to relax on your private balcony or you can also take in a Maasai cultural visit or have a or guided nature walk
Dinner and Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Day 6: Serengeti – Western Corridor
On this day, after breakfast, have game viewing at the park as you proceed towards the one of the most luxury camp in western corridor of the Serengeti Plain where you will enjoy your stay.
Dinner and Overnight: Serengeti Kirawira Camp

Day 7: Serengeti – Western Corridor –Arusha-Selous Game Reserve
After an early morning game drive at Serengeti National park, return to the camp for breakfast, and then proceed to Grumeti Airstrip for your flight to Arusha. On arrival take your connecting flight to Dar es slaam / Selous. (On Arrival in Dar es Salaam you connect the flight Selous Game Reserve. On Arrival in Selous, you will be met by the Camp Vehicle and transfer to your Camp.
Dinner and Overnight: Selous Luxury Camp Camp

Day 8+9: Selous Game Reserve
The two days will be spent at Selous Game Reserve exploring while staying at the Tented Lodge overlooking the gorge of Rufiji River Camp. You will use a 4 wheel drive vehicle, boat ride and on foot to explore the reserve.
Selous Game Reserve is famous for its elephants. It was originally set aside as a hunting area where animals are abundant but shyer than the Northern Parks. The foot safari will give you a particularly intimate feel for the African wilds. Excursions by Landrover will allow you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park. Explore Rufiji River by boat where you will encounter hippos and crocodiles. Some 350 bird species have been recorded in the Selous Game Reserve.
Dinner and Overnight: Selous Luxury Camp Camp

Day 10: Selous -Zanzibar Island
On this day, enjoy an early morning game drive, before being transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar. On Arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is spent at leisure. Enjoy the afternoon at the pool side and have a good breeze of Indian Ocean.
Overnight: Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Day 11: Wednesday: Zanzibar Island
On this day, in the morning hours, enjoy the tour of stone Town, walk through the narrow street and experience the Arab Culture of in Zanzibar. You will walk through the buildings where it all happened, such as former Slave Market and Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders and the Sultans Palace Museum, the Old Arab fort and Dispensary. Explore the Markets, sea food and fish piled in the fish market, fresh loaves of bread in wicker baskets and the neat stacks of fruit and vegetables as traders sell their wares from their stalls. Even Enjoy the Breeze from the Indian Ocean while seating at the pool side.
Overnight: Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Day 12: Thursday: Zanzibar Island/dar-Es-Salaam/Depart
After breakfast, Check out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Dar-Es-Salaam.

Package Includes:
• Accommodation and meals as stipulated in the Itinerary.
• An open vehicle during safari in Selous with camp vehicle .
• Transport in a 4×4 Vehicle with pop up roof for easy game viewing and photography in the north
• Services of an English speaking driver-guide
• Park entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
• Game viewing drives
• Flight – Arusha / Serengeti – Arusha / Dar es Salaam – Dar es Salaam / Selous / Zanzibar / Dar es Salaam
• All Government taxes and levies.
• During Game drive and Boat ride and trekking in Selous to be done by Camp vehicles and Guides at the discretion of the Camp Manager

• All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
• Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
• Gratuities and Tips to Hotels/Lodges/Camps staff and Driver/Guide(s).
• Laundry services.
• Transfers from Kilimanjaro Airport or Namanga
• Visa fees

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