Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Extension
Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Extension
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Safari Brief

Day 1: Arusha

You will be met at Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport by your safari specialist and driver who will brief you on the journey ahead. Equipped with a wealth of knowledge, our experts will be able to answer any questions you have and provide you with all the information necessary for an unforgettable safari experience. After checking into your chosen Arusha hotel, relax and unwind before enjoying dinner at the hotel or in one of our recommended local restaurants in Arusha town.

Overnight at your chosen Hotel/Lodge in Arusha

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, you will start your journey to the unique Tarangire National Park. One of the last untouched places on earth, the park is famous for its huge herds of elephants against a stunning backdrop of majestic, ancient Baobab trees. Many of Tarangire’s larger residents follow the rains to greener pastures between November and June. Wildebeest and zebras join elephants, buffalo, and giraffes to form a wildlife migration second only to the Serengeti/Maasai Mara phenomenon

There are large populations of impala, giraffe, eland, and buffalo. Thompson’s gazelle, hartebeest, boho reedbuck, and both the greater and lesser kudu are also in abundance here. Lion pride is common throughout Tarangire in terms of predators, as are leopards and spotted hyenas. Packs of wild dogs sometimes pass through as well.

After a full day spent exploring Tarangire, at 6 pm you will head to your lodge for dinner and overnight rest.

Overnight at your chosen lodge/camp in Tarangire or Karatu

Day 3: Serengeti

After breakfast, you will depart for the South Serengeti ecosystem belonging jointly to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. One of the most scenic drives in Tanzania, you can see Maasai warriors grazing cattle and, depending on the time of year you may witness what makes up the largest mass migration of animals on earth. Huge herds of wildebeest, gazelle and zebra moving clockwise to find better grazing areas. Before entering the Serengeti National Park, you will visit a traditional Maasai village and experience how this ancient tribe have lived for hundreds of years, receiving a personal tour of the manyattas (houses).

After lunch, you will begin your afternoon game drive where you can expect to see large numbers of elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many exotic bird species. Your drive will end at your chosen camp or lodge where you will relax and rest overnight.

Overnight at your chosen lodge/camp in Serengeti

Day 4: Serengeti

The endless plains of the Serengeti…

Your drive will begin around 6am in search of nocturnal predators returning from their night’s hunting and animals waking up in the early dawn. Breakfast boxes will be prepared for you to enjoy and as soon as the sun rises. After breakfast you will go in search of prides of lions, cheetahs and leopards, just a handful of the many of animals residing in the park. We will pass by the Serengeti information centre in the Seronera area for a brief look at the history of the region.

We will then return to your lodge for a relaxed lunch and cold drinks. Later in the afternoon, when the sun is less intense, you have the option to go on an early evening game drives or undertake a nature walk around the camp with resident tribesmen, who will be happy to share their knowledge of the surrounding plants and animals.

Overnight at your chosen lodge/camp in Serengeti

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

After an early breakfast, you will begin your journey to the stunning Ngorongoro Conservation Area. By lunchtime, you will be descending into the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, formed when a volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself 2-3 million years ago. You will enjoy your first game drive around the crater floor, stopping for a picnic lunch at one of the many scenic lunch spots. With its 2,000-foot-high walls, very few animals migrate in and out of the crater making it an area with its one of the highest concentrations of wild animals in the world.

You’ll be searching for lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes and many rare birds you might even get to see the “Big Five” all in one day!

After the game drive, you will drive to your reserved accommodation. The rest of the evening can be spent relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views over this prehistoric landscape.

Overnight at your chosen lodge/camp in Karatu

Day 6: Fly to Zanzibar

A 6am wake-up call is recommended to catch the amazing sunrise over the crater. Enjoy breakfast with views over the stunning crater before, departing for the Arusha airport, where you will take a flight to Zanzibar.

Upon arrival at Zanzibar Airport, you are welcomed and transferred to your reserved accommodation. Once at the hotel, it’s time for “hakuna matata” (no worries): relax, settle in, and enjoy your beautiful surroundings.

Overnight at your chosen lodge in Zanzibar

Day 7: Full Day in Zanzibar

Enjoy full day relaxation in Zanzibar.

Overnight at your chosen lodge in Zanzibar

Day 8: Full Day in Zanzibar

Spend your days relaxing poolside at your hotel or set off to explore the historic quarter of Stone town – wandering through a maze of narrow streets and losing yourself in centuries of history.  Zanzibar is steeped in rich traditions and is commonly referred to as Spice Island as it is one of the few places in the world to produce saffron. Be sure to take a tour of one of the local spice farms here to learn about this highly sought-after spice which is worth more than its weight in gold and to taste some of the delicious exotic fruit that is grown here.

Overnight at your chosen lodge in Zanzibar

Day 9: Full Day in Zanzibar

We highly recommend taking a dolphin tour during your time here, setting out at sunset to watch as pods of dolphin’s leap through the waves and swim. These activities can be arranged at extra costs

Overnight at your chosen lodge in Zanzibar

Day 10: Transfer to Zanzibar Airport

After an indulgent breakfast at your hotel, our driver picks you up and transfers you to Zanzibar Airport where we wave you a fond farewell.

Duration of Safari:

10 Days

Parks Included:

Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Extension

Included Services:

  • Airport and Hotel transfers in private car
  • 10 days private safari & Zanzibar package
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with a photographic roof hatch
  • Services of a professional English-Speaking safari guide
  • Internal flight from Arusha to Zanzibar (if applicable)
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • All game drives as mentioned
  • All accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 2ltr mineral waters per person / day during game drive

Excluded Services:

  • International flights
  • All items of personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guides
  • Personal/holiday Travel insurance – you strongly recommended taking out holiday insurance before you leave your country of residence.
  • Visa fee (50 US$ / 100 US$ for Americans & Irish Passport Holders – to be paid upon arrival)
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges
  • Laundry

*Check under each Hotel information above for meal plan

Why choose Safari by Z

A Tanzanian Company

All of our ground handlers are from Tanzania. We embrace the true spirit of African hospitality, welcoming guests from all over the world and forging lifelong bonds that will stay with you long after you leave us.

Experience Level of our Safari Guides:

It’s crucial your guide knows the best place to spot games and find the great migration while on safari. All Safari by Z drivers has at least 5 years of experience, with each driver having their understanding of the parks continually tested to ensure their knowledge is unparalleled.

Boutique comfortable Land Rover Vehicles:

Our spacious vehicles have been thoughtfully designed to make your game drive more relaxing, comfortable therefore enjoyable.

Back up and Support:

Choosing a company that can provide full backup and support if anything goes wrong is crucial when selecting your safari. It’s also important to ensure you receive a smooth transition journey onto Zanzibar and beyond. Safari by Z ground staff is on hand to ensure you receive a seamless safari experience. With offices in London, Arusha, and Zanzibar - our team is available around the clock to answer any questions or concerns.

Accommodation Quality:

The quality of accommodation can vary during a safari. Many outfitters only promote their own camps and lodges. At Safari By Z, we do not own or have any involvement with the camps and lodges we work with, our sole aim is to find you the best possible accommodation for your trip.

We are a transparent and flexible company:

We are the only tour operator that discloses the costs of each item you will be charged for on your safari. This gives our guests the freedom and flexibility to mix and match accommodation according to their budget and interests.

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Arusha

Corridor Springs Hotel,
Engira Road, Arusha,
Tanzania

tanzania@safaribyz.com
T: +255 27 254 5687

London

10 Draycot Road
Wanstead
London
E11 2NU

info@safaribyz.com
T: +44 7943 656 499

Zanzibar

The Z Hotel
Nungwi Beach
PO Box 4807
Zanzibar

info@safaribyz.com
T: +255 786 233 322

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