15 Days Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Holiday

15 Day Tanzania & Zanzibar wildlife safari

Tour overview

The tour will take you to the most beautiful and unique national parks in Tanzania as well as the beautiful and unique beaches of Zanzibar. The tour will also take you to Serengeti national Park with the massive wilderness of over 14500 sqkm where every day brings new adventure as well as a new land scape. The same safari will take you to Ngorongoro crater as well as the Ngorongoro conservation Area in Tanzania, this one features one of the highest concentration of game as well as a large population of carnivores and predators in Africa. In these parks, you will witness the amazing African Wildlife species. Lake Manyara is also part of the safari and you will get a chance to view many water animals and birds. You will get chance to view lots of wildlife including; elephants, lions, zebras, antelopes, birds, and many more. You will as well visit Zanzibar Islands as well as beaches. The tour will finally take you to Tarangire national park which has the greatest concentration of the game in Tanzania. You will get chance to view lots of wildlife including; elephants, lions, zebras, antelopes, birds, and many more. Zanzibar is also part of this tour and you will get chance to visit the scenic beaches of this place.

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Tour highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park

Day 2: Depart for Ngorongoro Crater

Day 3: Explore Ngorongoro crater

Day 4: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Day 5: Explore central Serengeti National Park

Day 6: Explore western Serengeti National Park

Day 7 and 8 – Olduvai Gorge and Karatu Village

Day 9: Visit Lake Eyasi

Day 10: Transfer to Tarangire National Park

Day 11: Transfer to Arusha- Zanzibar Island

Day 12- 14: Relaxation day

Day 15: Departure 

 

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park

Have breakfast and after, you will transfer to Lake Manyara National Park which also lies 1.5 hours west side of Arusha along the new surfaced road which is close to the ethnically diverse market town of Mto wa Mbu. This lake is a scenic gem with the beautiful setting stretched by Ernest Hemingway and it’s the loveliest I had seen in Africa. Just from the entrance gate, the road passes through the expanse of lush jungle like water forest where the baboon troops lounge along the road side, there are also the blue monkeys, dainty bushbuck, forest hornbill honk and many more. You will do a game drive in the morning followed by a picnic lunch and in the afternoon, we shall continue with this game drive and reach the hotel late evening.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Lake manyara tree hotel

Mid-range: Kirurumu tented lodge

Budget: Olmasera tented camp

Day 2: Depart for Ngorongoro Crater

Have breakfast and after depart to the famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area, on arrival, you will have an early lunch at the lodge. Later in the afternoon, we drive to Nainokanoka Masai village and then hike to the rim of the Olmoti crater. This same crater is so interesting for walking safaris off the beaten track and you can still experience the pure nature and peace places.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge

Mid-range: Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge

Budget: Plantation Lodge

Day 3: Explore Ngorongoro crater

Have breakfast and after descend down to the famous Ngorongoro crater for a game drive. This crater is a microcosm of East African game and scenery. The place has got scenic and stunning views which are the hallmark of this wonder in the world. The crater has got over 25000 larger animals including; wildebeests and zebras.  This crater is also famous to be harboring Rhinos as well as lions that include the black manned males. There are also many colorful flamingos and variety of birds that live around the soda lake on the crater floor. It’s also home to more than 100 species of birds. You will have lunch at the hippo pool picnic site and later continue to the rim and proceed to the lodge.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge

Mid-range: Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge

Budget: Plantation Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Have breakfast and after drive to Serengeti national park with your lunch boxes, we shall arrive at the Serengeti in the afternoon and have a game drive in Tanzania’s oldest and most famous national park. The park is famed for its annual migration of over 200,000 zebras and 300,000 gazelles join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. This national park also offers the most stunning game viewing in Africa.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp

Budget: Usanja Camp

Day 5: Explore central Serengeti National Park

Have breakfast early in the morning and after depart for a game safari before sunrise. , you will have an excursion in the wilds of these endless plains for a full day in the park. You will have a picnic lunch and take time exploring the site heritage, where you will view the greatest concentration of wildlife savannah wanders freely. You will drive back to the lodge.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp

Budget: Usanja Camp

Day 6: Explore western Serengeti National Park

After enjoying breakfast, travel to the northern part of Serengeti, here, there are large mammals including; the gaudy agama lizards and the rock hyraxes scuffle that surround the surfaces of the park. There is a full 100 varieties of dung beetles that have been recorded, 500 bird species, ostriches, bizarre secretary birds, black eagles and many more. You will have a picnic lunch and after enjoy a game drive to view more animals.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp

Budget: Usanja Camp

 

Day 7 and 8 – Olduvai Gorge and Karatu Village

Have breakfast and after visit the Olduvai Gorge which is commonly referred to as “the cradle of Man Kind”. This is one of the most important sites in the world and has also been instrumental in the understanding of the early human evolution. We shall proceed to the Karatu where we will have dinner and overnight at the Bougainvilea safari Lodge.

Day 9: Visit Lake Eyasi

Have breakfast and after have a walk through the coffee plantation and then drive to lake Eyasi which is a salt lake that is located between the Eyasi escarpments in the northern ancient fault line which is part of the rift valley and the Kidero mountains that are located in the south at an altitude of about 1000m. This area is so hot and dry and is home to the Hadzabe Bushmen who are also believed to have lived here for over 10,000 years. We shall meet these people in the afternoon and learn about their way of life which centers on hunting and gathering traditions. We will have dinner and overnight at Tindiga Tented camp

Day 10: Transfer to Tarangire National Park

Have breakfast, we meet the Hadzabe people and accompany them when they do hunting. We shall travel to Tarangire National Park. During this hot and dry season, the Tarangire River flows to the shadow of its wet season. The river is also filled with wildlife, the thirsty animals have come to this place to cool off. There are many herds of 300 elephants that scratch the dry river bed for the underground streams as the migratory zebras, wildebeest, buffalo, impala, gazelle, and hartebeest as well as the eland that crowd the lagoons. This is the greatest concentration of the wildlife outside the ecosystem. Have a picnic lunch in the park and in the afternoon have a game drive and view many animal species.

 

Day 11: Transfer to Arusha- Zanzibar Island

We shall have a morning game drive in the Tarangire National Park Tanzania. You will view many animal species including the zebras, wildebeests, antelopes, warthogs, and many bird species. Have breakfast at the lodge and after depart for Arusha and have lunch enroute. Get a flight to Zanzibar, on your arrival, you will be taken to your booked hotel

Day 12- 14: Relaxation days

Enjoy relaxation on the beaches and Islands of Zanzibar.

Day 15: Departure 

Have breakfast and depart to the airport to catch your flight.

END OF SAFARI

Tour inclusions

  • Professional Guide
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • All activities detailed in the safari
  • Park entrance fees
  • Drinking water on the safari
  • Airport transfer

Tour Exclusions

  • Tanzania hotel fees( the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),
  • Tips,
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • international flights,
  • Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.

 

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