Tanzania is one of very few countries in the world where you can enjoy an outstanding safari and tropical beach life at the same time. Discover the best wild parks in northern Tanzania, immerse yourself in the fascinating cultures of several local tribes and unwind on the white sandy beaches, surrounded by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean in Zanzibar. This itinerary is a beautiful blend of amazing wildlife, fascinating cultures and laid-back beach life. It is a great itinerary for those looking to stay into luxury hotels and lodges. A great itinerary when you plan of a place to spend your honey moon. The accommodations can be changes to mid-range lodges and tented camps to lower the price of this tour.
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to Maramboi Tented Lodge, located in between Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park. This lodge offers beautiful views over the distant Rift Escarpment and Lake Manyara in the background. Settle into your hotel ready for the game drive in Tarangire the following day. (all inclusive)
Today starts your safari. After an early breakfast, you drive to Tarangire National Park with packed lunch for a game drive. This lovely park boasts the largest concentrations of elephants in the world and the highest number of breeding bird species. Especially during the dry season, Tarangire National Park is packed with wildlife. Big cats like lions, cheetahs and leopards, but also the seldom seen Kudu, Oryx and Gerenuk. The Tarangire River draws huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, as well as predators who prey upon them. After game drive you will be back to the lodge before dark where you will get time to have a evening walk to the shower of lake Manyara this activity is conducted by the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Maramboi Tented Lodge. (all inclusive)
After early breakfast you set off towards Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive. You will drive through the villages and the rice farms around Mayoka village you will enter the park through Iyembi entrance gate which is at the bottom entry gate, and you will do your game drive all the way to the top (main gate) This park is known for its huge soda lake filled with pink-hued flamingos, large population of baboons, Elephants that can come very close to your car, incredible birdlife and breathtaking views. You can see giraffes, hippos, buffaloes, zebras, flamingos and if you are lucky you spot a tree-climbing lion. After game drive you will drive to Karatu in Pamoja Olea Farm Lodge in for dinner and overnight. (all inclusive)
You will depart early in the morning carrying picnic breakfast with you and drive to lake Eyasi. This day will be full of culture, with interesting encounters with local tribes. This is an untouched and scenically beautiful area where you can get a real insight into the way of life of the rural tribes like the Datoga and Hadzabe Bushmen. The Datoga are farmers and Blacksmith’s who make iron knives and spears. The Hadzabe hunt on wild animals with bow and arrows, eating roots, honey and wild fruits. Visit their habitat and experience their culture first hand. Later you will return to your lodge for a late lunch. After lunch you will do a guided coffee tour in the nearby Shangrila farm. Coffee is one of the main cash crops in Tanzania and here you get a detailed information about coffee growing. This is the best place for you to buy your arabica coffee if you want some. You will then return to Pamoja Olea Farm lodge for dinner and overnight. (all inclusive)
Today you set off towards the Ngorongoro Crater for a beautiful game drive. It shelters close to 30.000 animals including the Big Five. The crater teems with zebras, buffaloes, lions, wildebeest, warthogs, baboons, elephants, flamingos, ostriches, hippos, cheetahs and a small population of the rare black rhino. The beautiful colours and dancing clouds make the crater almost surreal. Because of its natural beauty the Ngorongoro Crater is chosen as one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders. After your picnic lunch you will return to the lodge and spend the afternoon enjoying at this boutique luxury lodge. Free optional Karatu town market tour can be arranged on request. Dinner and overnight will be at Pamoja Olea Farm lodge. (all inclusive)
After breakfast you will collect your picnic lunch from the hotel drive to Serengeti National Park, which has the largest concentration of big game in the world. If you want to spot the Big Five – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo- all in one park, then Serengeti is the best places to do so. The abundance of wildlife in this park is unmatched anywhere else in the world. Depending which time of the year you visit this park, you can also witness the famous Great Migration. It’s an impressive experience to see all those hoofed mammals, followed by iconic predators, migrate in a clockwise circle every year. Late in the afternoon you continue to Tanzania Bush Camp for dinner and overnight. (all inclusive) Read more about Serengeti National Park.
Another day of morning and afternoon game viewing in the Serengeti. With so many wildebeest, gazelles and zebras present it is no wonder the Serengeti is also home to 4,000 lions and 1,000 leopards. Apart from the Big Five the Serengeti boasts the cheetah, jackal, hyena, serval, aardvark, pangolin, porcupine, crocodiles, giraffe, python, black mamba, spitting cobra, ostrich, martial eagle, lovebirds and vultures, just to name a few. Enjoy this supreme game viewing and return to Tanzania Bush Camp in the evening for dinner and overnight. (all inclusive)
Explore the Serengeti for the last time during a morning game drive with picnic lunch. You continue your journey to Seronera Airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival on the tropical island Zanzibar you will be transferred to Riu palace hotel, where you can enjoy dinner and the beautiful views over the garden and blue Indian Ocean. Enjoy the luxury around you in this resort (all inclusive) where you will stay for the next 4 nights. Read more about Zanzibar.
Relax at the beautiful Nungwi Beach. This is one of the best beaches on the island has a relaxed atmosphere with beautiful white sandy beaches and turquoise water that gently rolls onto the beach. You can spend the entire day at the beach, since the beaches in this northern part of the island are not as tidal. If you like to be more active, the resort organizes lots of activities like village walks, scuba diving and snorkeling. You can book and pay these activities directly. All meals and overnight will be at Riu Palace Hotel (all inclusive).
Another day in paradise. You can relax at the resort, at the beach or so something more active. Explore a wide range of watersport activities, from snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing to kite- and windsurfing. Swim among the wonderful reef fish and enjoy the sights of many diverse marine creatures like turtles, rays, barracudas, octopus, zebrafish, moorish idols, lions fish and many more. If you prefer a cultural experience, visit the historical Stone Town or go on a spice tour. All meals and overnight will be at Riu Palace hotel (all inclusive).
Spend your day at leisure. Enjoy laid back beach life or sail towards the golden sunset on a traditional sailing boat while you spot pods of dolphins. Another option is to visit the nature reserve for turtles in Nungwi, where you can feed the turtles and even swim with them. This lovely fishing village has also a number of good bars. All meals and overnight will be at Riu Palace hotel on all inclusive basis
On this last day of your journey you will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport for your departure flight.