9-Day Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar

9-Day Safari and Zanzibar

Tour description:

This 9-day safari allows you to experience both the bush and the beach. You will see the Big Five as well as other exciting animals. This tour provides full board while on safari, a personal English-speaking guide, and private use of a 4×4 Jeep and selected accommodations. After the bush safari, you fly to Zanzibar to relax and enjoy the beach.

Tour start in Arusha and ends Zanzibar

Day 1: Arrival

You will be picked up from the airport by a RajaTous representative and driven to your accommodation in Arusha where you will overnight, relax, and prepare in anticipation of the adventures to come. Gran Melia  Arusha is an oasis of calm and aesthetic pleasure.

Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire

In the morning you will be collected from your lodgings in Arusha by our personal safari guide. We set out for Tarangire National Park on a good tarmac road across gently rolling Maasai plains with scattered acacia trees. As we zip along we pass many Maasai in their colorful dress walking on the roadside, riding bicycles, herding cattle, and driving donkey’s carts. Tarangire National Park, well known for its large elephant herds, is also host to a multitude of other creatures. From the open roof of our state-of-the-art safari jeep, we experience the seasonal swamps, savanna, and life-giving Tarangire River, endeavoring to encounter a multitude of creatures, from zebra to wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and giraffe, to name a few. It is possible we will glimpse lions stalking prey or leopards relaxing in the trees above. You will drive to Acacia Farm Lodge for dinner in a and overnight

 lunch and dinner are included

Day 3: Serengeti game drive

After breakfast, you will continue towards the fertile highlands. Along the way, we’ll pass through the mist-shrouded rain forests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to see baboons or even leopards and elephants in the dense undergrowth. Passing through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will be able to see the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater before traveling onward to the Serengeti National Park, which you will reach by midday. The Serengeti National Park is the largest park in Tanzania with diverse landscapes and habitats, such as grassy plains, swamps, lakes, Savannah, and mountains. After an extensive game drive, you will drive to Serengeti Kuhama camp where you will enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 4: Serengeti game drive

This entire day is set aside for game drives upon the Serengeti. The Serengeti, the habitat of an abundance of wildlife such as impala, buffalo, crocodile, and hippo, is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebra, antelope, and wildebeest. We may have the opportunity to see the resident predators, leopards, cheetah, and lions, fulfilling their role in the circle of life. After an unforgettable day, we will return to Serengeti Kuhama camp for relaxation, dinner, and our overnight sleep on The Endless Plain.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 5: Ngorongoro crater game drive

After breakfast, you will head out from Serengeti to Ngorongoro crater. You might be able to spot the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard – before embarking on your journey to Ngorongoro Crater. This UNESCO world heritage site formed millions of years ago is 600 m deep and covers roughly 260 square kilometers. Due to its dense animal population of approximately 25,000, the Crater offers the best game viewing of all the parks in Tanzania. You will arrive at the Crater rim before lunch. You will descend into the Crater and very quickly, you will be able to see wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, elephants, and some of the more than 500 bird species in the area. With a little bit of luck, you might catch a glimpse of the endangered black rhino through the grass.

After lunch and a full afternoon inside the Crater, you will head to Marera Valley Lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 6-8: Karatu to Zanzibar

You will be picked up from Karatu and drive straight to the airport in time to catch your flight to Zanzibar. You will spend 3 nights at Z hotel in Nungwi for a day of relaxation with amazing views of the beach.

Breakfast is included

Day 9: Departure

You can spend the last hours of your journey relaxing. At an appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport in time to catch your flight.

Breakfast is included

Total price for 2 people is $7000

Price for solo is $4500

Price covers:

The price includes:

  • Park fees
  • Mentioned safari accommodations
  • English speaking professional driver/guide
  • Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
  • Government taxes
  • Pickups and drop off during safari
  • Meals
  • Airport transfers
  • Mineral bottled water

The price excludes:

  • Tips
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Items of personal nature
  • Visas