Return to Africa

Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar
| February 2024

A safari that takes in some of the most iconic natural reserves in the world: in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, we will cover Tarangire National Park, the Ngoro Ngoro crater that will remind you of the original Garden of Eden, and the infinite Serengeti. Our accommodations are all top of the line and include treetop huts, colonial style lodges, and luxury tented camps.
We will wrap up the trip with a flight to the dreamy island of Zanzibar for some downtime on the sandy white beaches in a luxury boutique hotel, and including guided visits of Stonetown and excursions by boat to the sand bars and for swimming and snorkling.
This is a unique bucket-list trip unlike any other, and one that is guaranteed to be among the highlights of a lifetime.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Arusha, known as the safari capital of northern Tanzania, and resting at the foot of Mount Meru and in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro. Transfer and checkin at the Gran Melia Arusha Hotel. Depending on the time of arrival, either rest and enjoy the pool at the hotel, visit the central Masai market or take a drive outside to get closer views of Kilimanjaro. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 2
After breakfast, we begin our safari with a drive towards Tarangire National Park (2 hours drive). Tarangire is known for the diversity of wildlife that can be spotted, but also for its spectacular baobab trees. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, as well as zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather here. Not surprisingly the predators follow, with lion being among the most commonly spotted animal. Overnight at the Tarangire Kuro Treetops Lodge. Picnic lunch during the game drive, and dinner at the lodge.
Day 3In the morning, we will spend some time exploring the other side of Tarangire, before heading out to visit a Masai village and get an understanding of the culture and way of life of the last nomadic tribe in Tanzania. We will then proceed to the Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge to relax by the pool with a drink overlooking the valley and the lake. Picnic lunch and dinner at the lodge.
Day 4After breakfast we drive towards the Ngorongoro crater (1.5 hours) for a game drive and wildlife watching with picnic lunch. This amazing and vast volcano caldera with its lakes and huge diversity of animals will feel like the original Garden of Eden…In the afternoon we continue crossing the highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the entrance of the legendary Serengeti National Park (2 hours drive). We continue the game drive towards our accommodation at Nimali Central Serengeti Luxury Camp for a true safari experience.
Picnic lunch and dinner at the camp.
Day 5We will dedicate the day to exploring the Serengeti Park, the most famous park of all Africa, and which, with an area of more than 15,000 square kilometers, is the setting for the huge animal migrations. This picture-perfect landscape is characterised by endless stretches of savannah plains interspersed by rocky outcrops of granite and scattered with acacia woodlands and covered in a network of rivers and streams. The Central Serengeti forms part of the great wildebeest and zebra migration and provides an ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife such as giraffe, impala, waterbuck, hippo, buffalot, elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, serval and much more.
As an optional extra, you can book a sunrise balloon ride over the plains, an experience that is hard to capture in words…
Picnic lunch, and the evening we will have a special private dinner in the bush.Overnight at the Nimali Central Serengeti Luxury Camp.
Day 6In our final morning in the Serengeti, you can enjoy an optional sunrise game drive in the Serengeti, then at 9 AM transfer to the nearby airstrip for the flight to Zanzibar.
In Zanzibar, transfer to the Zuri Zanzibar luxury boutique hotel in Kendwa for a relaxing afternoon on the beach or by the pool. In the evening, we can take an optional excursion to nearby Nungwi, the center of nightlife and beach parties in Zanzibar.
Day 7Start the day with an excursion by boat to Prison Island to see the giant tortoises, before continuing to swim and have lunch on a sandbar. We then return to Stonetown for a guided walking tour of this colourful town where several civilizations and styles are juxtaposed. After some time for shopping, enjoy a sunset drink at the Africa Hotel, before returning to the hotel for dinner.
Day 8This is a free day to enjoy the pool and beach, or return to Stonetown for some shopping. For dinner, we will have reservations at the iconic The Rock restaurant, a must-see in Zanzibar!
Day 9Checkout and transfer to Zanzibar airport for departure.

Price Options

The estimated price for this trip is below. Final prices will be announced in May:

Safari US$4800   Zanzibar $1750  Total: US$6550 in double occupancy. 

For single occupancy please enquire.

Price Includes:

– All accommodations in lodges and hotels mentioned in the itinerary.

Gran Melia Arusha

Tarangire Kuro Treetops Lodge

Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

Nimali Central Serengeti

Zuri Zanzibar

  • Full board during the safari (picnic lunches during the game drives, and dinners at our hotels including one special bush dinner)
  • Half board in Zanzibar
  • 1 Lunch in Zanzibar
  • Airport transfers
  • 4×4 vehicles with private professional guide and mineral water, including all park permits and entrance fees.
  • Domestic flight from Seronera Airstrip in the Serengeti to Zanzibar airport
  • Private tour of Stonetown in Zanzibar.
  • Private boat and swimming tour to Prison Island and the sandbars in Zanzibar.

Price Does Not Include:

  • International airfare from your point of departure to Arusha and from Zanzibar to final destination.
  • Necessary vaccinations.
  • Visa processing.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Hot air balloon rides in the Serengeti.
  • Dinner at The Rock in Zanzibar.
  • Any activity not mentioned above, including optional private taxi rides in the evening in Zanzibar.

Payment and Terms

Trip Status: This trip is open for reservation. A downpayment of 25% is requested to confirm your spot.

Group Size: Minimum 10  Maximum 12  Guests

Payment Options

All guests:

1- Cash payment in USD, or

2- Bank transfers  (please enquire about bank details)


1- To confirm your spot, a downpayment of 25% is requested. Balance is requested 90 days  prior to departure, on June 4 2023.
2- Trip will be cancelled if the minimum group size is not reached by June 4. All down payments will be returned.
3- Trip will be confirmed as soon as a minimum group size of 10 is reached.

4- All downpayment are refundable (minus 5% bank transfer fees) as long as the minimum group size has not been reached.

5- Cancellations after a group of 8 is formed and confirmed are subject to a 50% penalty until 60 days before the trip start date; within 60 days, cancellations are only possible by vouchers for future safari trips.

With all cancellations, every effort will be made to minimize penalties.