13 Days Tanzania Wildlife and Zanzibar Safari

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13 Days Tanzania Wildlife And Zanzibar Safari (Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, and Zanzibar).

13 Days Tanzania Wildlife and Zanzibar, This 13-day trip is a perfect mix of wildlife safari and relaxation, leading to Tanzania’s top safari destinations that include Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire, and Serengeti National Parks, as well as the Zanzibar archipelago. You will have intensive game drives then end the trip with unwinding, swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean, and scuba diving to explore the underwater flora and fauna.

Highlights

  • Enjoy scuba diving at the phenomenal Mnemba Atoll to explore the thrilling Zanzibar marine life.
  • Unbeaten birding experiences in Tarangire National Park.
  • Watch the breathtaking sunset over the border of Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Spot big five game in Ngorongoro and Serengeti.
  • Undertake a hot air balloon tour over the diverse Serengeti landscape.

Brief Itinerary

Arrival in Tanzania, Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Road transfer to Tarangire National Park, half-day game drive.

Drive to Serengeti National Park, a thrilling game-viewing experience.

Full day in Serengeti National Park- hot air balloon tour, game drive, and cultural visit.

Journey to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, afternoon game drives.

Half-day in Ngorongoro Conservation Area- Game drive and transfer to Zanzibar.

Zanzibar relaxation tours.

Depart Tanzania via Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (Zanzibar).

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania, Kilimanjaro International Airport

On arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, an Irembo Africa safaris representative will meet and greet you, then assist through customs and immigration. Your driver will then take you to your Hotel in Arusha Town. Depending on the arrival time, you will have time to explore Tanzania’s safari Capital, checking out the top historical/cultural sites like Arusha Nature History Museum as well as the Masai market curio & craft to shop for souvenirs. Dinner and overnight at your Hotel.

Overnight at;

  • Gran Melia Arusha (Luxury).
  • Mirimba Palm Hotel (moderate option).

Meal Plan: Dinner (own account).

Day 2: Road transfer to Tarangire National Park, half-day game drive

Be prepared for your first day of game viewing in Tarangire National Park. After breakfast, meet at the Hotel lobby and embark on the journey to the Northern circuit of Tanzania. This spectacular Protected Area was named after the River that crosses through its landscape and is a hot spot for elephants, zebras, buffaloes, cheetahs, and lots of birds, totaling over 500 species. Enjoy a picnic lunch and go on with the game drive until evening.

Overnight at;

  • Upmarket: Tarangire Treetops by Elewana or Tarangire Sopa Lodge.
  • Moderate: Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge or Tarangire Safari Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 3: Drive to Serengeti National Park, a thrilling game-viewing experience

Enjoy a hearty breakfast and depart for Serengeti National Park, one of Africa’s most endowed safari destinations and home to the big five game. Serengeti is the starting point for the Great wildebeest migration that involves millions of wildebeests, gazelles, and zebras moving to Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. Your time in this Park will be one of the most unforgettable as you get to see big cats like cheetahs, lions, and leopards. A picnic lunch will be enjoyed in the Park to allow you to enjoy every sight of wildlife activities like lion hunting. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Camp.

Overnight options;

  • Luxury: Mbalageti Serengeti or Sanctuary Kichakani Camp.
  • Midrange: Seronera Wildlife Lodge or Embalakai Tented Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 4: Full day in Serengeti National Park- hot air balloon tour, game drive, and cultural visit

This is going to be a very busy day as you will explore Masai Mara National Park in three activities. Drive from the Lodge/Camp to the starting point for the hot air balloon tour while sighting different animal species. The hot air balloon tour allows you to explore the sweeping plains of Serengeti, woodlands, and the Rivers that are off-limits to safari vehicles hence sighting more wildlife species. This is an adventure to behold and once you are done, stop for a picnic lunch and continue with the game drive that leads you to the Masai village. This is another experience that you can’t afford to miss in Serengeti National Park.

Overnight options;

  • Luxury: Mbalageti Serengeti or Sanctuary Kichakani Camp.
  • Midrange: Seronera Wildlife Lodge or Embalakai Tented Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 5: Journey to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, afternoon game drives

On this day, you will have your last game drive in Serengeti National park as you exit and head to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is popular for being one of the 7 National Wonders that boasts over 30,000 animals. Here, you will see lots of Rhinos, lions, zebras, wildebeests, giant elands, Topis, leopards, Masai giraffes, and many others. Your adventure will end in the evening when you drive to the place of accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at;

  • andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (luxury)
  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge (midrange).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area- Game drive and transfer to Arusha, flight to Zanzibar

After breakfast, enjoy your last game drive in Ngorongoro Conservation Area while exiting and driving back to Arusha Town. From there, you will take an evening flight to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport in Zanzibar. Our private driver will meet and transfer you to the Hotel in Stone Town, about 15 minutes’ drive away.

Overnight at:

  • Luxury: Zanzibar Serena Hotel or Emerson on Hurumzi Hotel.
  • Midrange: Tembo House Hotel or Park Hyatt Zanzibar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 7-12: Zanzibar relaxation tours

The next 6 days will be for discovering Zanzibar, the semi-autonomous region in Tanzania known for its white-sand beaches, and crystal-clear waters. If you ever desire relaxation, this is the perfect place to be. For the next few days, you will visit the different beaches especially Nungwi for a typical Island party life, Bwejuu for seclusion and unwinding, and Michamvi for tranquility and peacefulness.

If you are a nature lover, then you should consider visiting the Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park where you will spot lots of exotic wildlife species that include the Zanzibar colobus monkeys, the Zanzibar leopards, the Zanzibar red Bishops and so much more.

Scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming options are available at the Mnemba Atoll. Don’t miss out on the Zanzibar gastronomy experience by visiting the famous Rock restaurant and sampling different spices in the Stone Town market. Are you interested in discovering the slave trade history of Zanzibar? We shall make it possible as you have the chance to visit the Arab Fort, the former slave trade market, the House of Wonders, the Anglican cathedral of Christ Church, and many others.

Overnight at:

  • Luxury: Zanzibar Serena Hotel or Emerson on Hurumzi Hotel.
  • Midrange: Tembo House Hotel or Park Hyatt Zanzibar.

Meals: Full board.

Day 13: Depart Tanzania via Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (Zanzibar)

This is the day you bid a sad goodbye to Zanzibar Island by taking a flight back home or to your next safari destination.

Meal Plan: Breakfast.

This 13-day wildlife and beach vacation includes;

  • Scuba diving in Mnemba Atoll.
  • Entry fees into Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Game drives to search for the big five game.
  • Relevant government taxes and levies.
  • Bottled water.
  • Services of English-speaking professional driver guides.
  • 12 nights’ accommodation plus meals.
  • Transportation by safari land cruisers.
  • Arusha to Zanzibar flight.
  • Zanzibar adventures as mentioned in the itinerary.

This 13-day wildlife and beach safari excludes;

  • International flights.
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Laundry fees.
  • Telephone calls.
  • Cigarettes and drinks.
  • Visa, if required.

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