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Over 12 incredible days, you will explore some of Tanzania’s top big game parks including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and rugged Tarangire, before flying on to the tropical ‘Spice Island’ of Zanzibar. Expect diverse landscapes and superb wildlife in Tanzania, perfectly balanced by palm-fringed beaches, snorkelling and sun-drenched days on Zanzibar. 

Your safari starts in crowd-free Tarangire, known for its herds of elephant, buffalo, giraffe and rare antelope species plus all the big predators and 550 species of bird. Your next stop is the superb Ngorongoro Crater, one of the few places in Africa where you might see all of the Big 5 in a single day. Last on your safari bucket list is the legendary Serengeti and its magnificent wildlife. The natural spectacle of the annual Wildebeest Migration features dramatic encounters between herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle, and Africa’s greatest predators, lion. After eight days of big game action, you arrive on Zanzibar, ready to make the most of the laidback island lifestyle. Relax and unwind or explore the warm waters and historic attractions of this famous spice island. 

This tour features comfortable, all-inclusive accommodation and is ideal for first-time travellers to Africa, as well as an unforgettable honeymoon or special anniversary vacation.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Tanzania's Top 3 safari destinations
  • See the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire
  • Excellent year-round big game viewing
  • Witness the Wildebeest Migration in season
  • Fully inclusive accommodation
  • Private plunge pools & personal butlers
  • Water bar, infinity pool & spa
  • Jamie Oliver-trained chef on Zanzibar

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Arusha

You will be met on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred by road to Arusha Coffee Lodge. This peaceful lodge is set amid the lush vegetation of a coffee plantation, looking towards beautiful Mount Meru. Freshen up in your cottage before stretching your legs a stroll around the gardens to acclimatise to Africa. Take a stroll through the plantations, visit the markets of nearby Arusha, or simply relax in the poolside gardens with a chilled drink. On cool winter evenings, get cosy next to a fireplace and sip one of the best coffees you will ever taste.

Days 2-3

Time for Tarangire

After breakfast, enjoy on an optional tour of the Bean-to-Cup Coffee Estate followed by an alfresco lunch and road transfer to Arusha Airport for your short flight to Tarangire National Park. A short game drive takes you into Tarangire Treetops reserve to your accommodation for the next two nights at Tarangire Tree House. Explore this crowd-free big game reserve on guided game drives and nature walks, visit an authentic Maasai village, and enjoy a thrilling night game drive after sundowners on scenic Sunset Hill. The reserve is home to many species including buffalo, lion, cheetah, leopard and elephant.

Days 4-5

Explore Ngorongoro Crater

After an early breakfast, a game drive takes you through Tarangire National Park. The species you might see include large herds of elephant and buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and oryx, as well as top predators like lion, cheetah and leopard. After a picnic lunch, you will catch a scenic flight to Lake Manyara, where you head to The Manor at Ngorongoro via a fascinating visit to an authentic African market in the small town of Karatu. You will reach The Manor in time for a delicious high tea and some relaxation time in your private cottage. After breakfast the following day, you will set out to explore the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. There is so much to see here that you will spend the day on the crater plains, stopping for a picnic lunch before heading back to The Manor in the late afternoon.

Days 6-7

The world-famous Serengeti

Choose your morning activity from a broad menu that includes visiting Lake Manyara National Park, horse riding, cycling, a walking tour of The Manor’s estate or a spa treatment. After lunch, you will fly to the Serengeti and your home for the night, Serengeti Migration Camp. Spend your days exploring the rolling grasslands, seeking out the Big 5 and other abundant wildlife, returning to camp each evening in time to salute the setting sun over cocktails.

Days 8-12

Relax at Kilindi Zanzibar

A game drive delivers you to Arusha airstrip for your onward flight to Zanzibar Island. Your home for the next four nights is Kilindi, a boutique hotel with a unique architectural style and an utterly tranquil atmosphere. Your suite is surrounded by cascading rain-water pools and lush gardens. Spend your days sunbathing and snorkelling along the stretch of white-sand beach in front of the hotel, or take a boat trip, a walking tour of historic Stone Town or visit the island’s spice plantations. Whatever you choose, you will benefit from island living at its best.

Inclusions

  • 2 Nights at The Manor at Ngorongoro on fully inclusive basis
  • 1 Night at Arusha Coffee Lodge on half board basis
  • 2 Nights at Serengeti Migration Camp on fully inclusive basis
  • 2 Nights at Tarangire Treetops on fully inclusive basis
  • Airport / airstrip transfers on the northern circuit, including to / from Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Domestic flights on Tanzania's northern circuit in SkySafari's executive aircraft
  • Scheduled game drives and activities
  • 4 Nights at Kilindi Zanzibar on fully inclusive basis

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 29 Jun 2016 - 29 Oct 2016 $10280
  • 30 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016 $9810
  • 20 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 $10280
  • 01 Jan 2017 - 04 Jan 2017 $10155
  • 05 Jan 2017 - 29 Mar 2017 $9685
  • 30 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017 $9320
  • 01 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017 $9685
  • 30 Jun 2017 - 29 Oct 2017 $10155
  • 30 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017 $9685
  • 17 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017 $10155

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Tracy Payne

Tracy Payne

Africa Safari Expert

"This tour is unique in that all locations are linked by luxury light aircraft, guests will enjoy visits to some of Tanzania’s iconic reserves and end off at a 5 star hotel in Zanzibar. The ultimate safari and beach combination which comes highly recommended!"

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