13 Days Tanzania Northern National Parks & Zanzibar Beach Holidays
Tanzania safaris begins in Arusha Tanzania and these are the best destinations for an African safari. Tanzania tours offer a superb opportunity for wildlife viewing and good locations known for beautiful scenery and rich wildlife at Serengeti National Park, lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro crater and Tarangire National Park. Zanzibar beaches are also the ideal romantic retreat, where romance steals the evening with candlelight dinners and romantic private walks. There are more than 25 fantastic beaches in Zanzibar. Its brilliant white beaches lapped by the warm turquoise waters of the indian ocean provide the perfect place to relax, soak up the sun and take a break from some busy sightseeing
- This tour can be customized
- This tour departs daily with atleast two people
- No age limit
- Can be organized as a private tour on request
- Accommodate can either be in budget camps/tented camp or luxury lodge during safari
- This tour visits lake Manyara, Ngorongoro crater, Serengeti, Tarangire and is offered by African Home Adventure Ltd
- A transfer from the airport in Arusha/hotel is not included and can be organized
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged at an extra cost
- Transport based on a 4WD Vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing .
- All game Park Entrance fees
- Meet and greet by a tour representative upon arrival at the airport
- Services of an English speaking tour driver-guide
- Game drives as per itinerary
- Entry for Driver/Vehicle
- All Government taxes and levies
- International flights
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips on safari and at camps/lodges
- Items of personal needs
- Government taxes where applicable
Tanzania Tour Recommendation
This safari starts and ends in Arusha, it is essential to stay there the night before your Tanzania safari departs. Arusha, the busy commercial town lacks charm, but for the traveler, there are a number of good souvenir shops and bustling markets where you can pick up some good-value Maasai curious. A visit to Arusha national park offers good views of Mount meru and is one of the few parks that permit tanzania walking safaris. There are plenty of animals here to see. We can help arrange your accommodation here if you request to depending on your budget. It is better to start this tour the next morning from your hotel at 7:30 am.
Day 1: Tarangire National Park
Pick up from your hotel in Arusha at 7:30 am, your Tanzania safari head southwest through the coffee plantations and on to the plains, where you may see the Maasai grazing their cattle, and on to the Tarangire nationa park, which is less than 2 hours drive from Arusha. The floodplains, grasslands, and acacia woodlands are home to a full range of animals, and the tall sausage and baobab trees are a favorite haunt of leopards and tree-climbing lions. The lodges here are a little less crowded than in the other parks. Accommodation here is either in lodge, basic camp or tented camp depending on your budget. We provide lunch and dinner.
Days 2 and 3: Tanzania Serengeti National Park
From Tarangire national park, take the road spectacularly continues down the steep hill of the Ngorongoro conservancy, where again Maasai can be seen stalking the open plains, before flattening out at the gate of the Serengeti national park. Spend two nights here where game drives are daily across the sun-baked plains, dotted with piles of giant boulders, can be richly rewarding, particularly during the wildebeest migration time. Accommodation here can be either at the Serengeti seronera wildlife lodge, basic camping tent or tented camp according to your budget. This days we provide Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
Day 4 : Tanzania Ngorongoro Crater Tour
Leave Serengeti national park after your morning breakfast with game drive through the park. From here the road steadily climbs the foothills of the Ngorongoro conservation area, and the vegetation becomes increasingly green and lush until you are in dense forest of the Ngorongoro crater to descend 2000 ft (670m) into the crater floor for full afternoon crater tour with break for lunch at Ngoitoktok springs picnic site. where plentiful game watching is virtually guaranteed. Accommodation here is either at the Ngorongoro wildlife lodge, basic camping tent at the crater rim or tented camp according to your budget. We provide Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5 : Lake Manyara in Tanzania
Back on the track after breakfast on the same road across the top of the Ngorongoro crater and spend a final night in lake Manyara national park, lying at the foot of the scenic Manyara escarpment and surrounding the lake of the same name, this park features acacia woodland, some ancient gnarled teak and mahogany trees and grass and marshland. Its home to a number of large animals and although rarely seen, is famous for its tree climbing lions, easily seen around the lake and on the cliffs is the diversity of birdlife. We provide Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner
Day 6: Lake Manyara to Arusha
On the final day after breakfast and morning game drives if time permits, return to Arusha with sweet safari memories for an overnight. After days on a Tanzania adventure safaris, it is ideal way to round up your Tanzania safaris with a few days beach holiday to zanzibar. We shall book your return flight from Arusha to Zanzibar with two nights at the zanzibar stone town city combined with four nights zanzibar beach holiday experience at a beach resort. We provide Breakfast only.
Days 7 and 8 : Zanzibar Stone Town
We shall pick you up from your hotel in Arusha and transfer you to the airport to connect your 1 hr 30 minutes flight to Zanzibar. Zanzibar stone town warrants a couple of days to soak up the atmosphere in the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways. The elaborate 19th-century houses have impressive carved-wood doors, elegantly carved balconies, and loggias and verandas that cling precipitously overhed; many have been restored as charming hotels decorated with antiques and persian rugs. Zanzibar is also known as the Spice Isle, thanks to the inland spice plantations with cardamon,ginger,cloves, and nutmeg, and you can sample these on an informative half-day tour. Also when in Stone one of the offshore islands, and perhaps take a ride on a dhow.
Days 9-12: Zanzibar North Coast Beaches
There are more than 25 idylic beaches to choose from Zanzibar, all backed by palms and mangroves, where views of a white sailed dhow slipping silently across a sinking sun are a permanent feature. The young at heart can head to the north coast for a few nights in a rustic bungalow at Nungwi or Kendwa (well known as a party destination and for its idylic beach and we recommend this for affordable prices), while on the east coasts are large family resorts spread attractively along the beaches. Watersports are on offer around the island. In the southeast, the Jozani Forest has excellent nature trails and is home to the rare red colobus monkey, or you can swim with dolphins off the southwest of the island
Day 13 : Leave Zanzibar to your next destination
Depending on times of onward travel, you may need to leave your beach resort or hotel after morning breakfast or after lunch before catching your return flight to Arusha or ferry to Dar es salaam on your own to continue to other parts of Tanzania according to your plans with pretty good memories to share with friends and family.