21 Days Tanzania & Zanzibar Adventure

Safari Overview

This tour package gives you the chance to experience Tanzania’s best attractions. Visit the Serengeti and Tarangire national parks, and the Ngorongoro crater; then proceed to go to Zanzibar – the spice islands, where you will enjoy the magnificent pearl white beaches at first Jambiani beach in the south east and then Matemwe beach in the north-east.

Safari Itinerary

DAY 1 – Arrival in Tanzania

After arriving at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) you will meet and greet our representative who will warmly welcome you. They will transfer you to Mvuli Hotel in Arusha for dinner and relaxation after your long flight. Welcome to Tanzania!

Name of accommodation: Mvuli Hotels Arusha

DAY 2 – Tarangire National Park

Today we begin our safari program with our destination being Tarangire national park. Our guide will pick you up in the safari jeep and head to Tarangire National Park. During the 2.5-hour drive you will enjoy the beautiful nature, varied landscapes and local villages. When we arrive in Tarangire you will do a game drive for the rest of the day. You also enjoy a picnic lunch near the river while watching animals drink water.

Tarangire is known for its large elephant population, baobab trees and tree-climbing African pythons. The park takes its name from the river that flows across the length of the park.

Name of accommodation: Ngorongoro Forest tented Lodge 

DAY 3 – Tarangire National Park – Cultural Visit

Cultural tour day!

Today you and the family can have an early morning sunrise game drive in the national park and see the animals as they search for food early morning. Afterwards you will return to the lodge for a lovely breakfast/ brunch and refreshment.

Then you will proceed to visit a Maasai village to learn more about the famous warrior tribe and their culture. Then you will proceed to the local village called Mto wa Mbu to visit the local market and banana plantations. You will be able to have a locally prepared lunch here cooked by local women participating in a self-help program.

Visit to Maasai village; Visit to Mto wa mbu village;

Name of accommodation: Ngorongoro Forest tented Lodge

DAY 4 – Serengeti National Park

Today we go to the famous Serengeti!

After breakfast we will depart for Serengeti National Park and we should arrive around noon time. On Our first day in Serengeti, we will do Game Drives in the Seronera area known for big cats and hyenas. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the endless plains of the Serengeti where you will see Lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyena, the great herds of wildebeest, zebras, giraffes and gazelles or a herd of elephants lounging in the shade.

Dinner and overnight at the luxurious Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. 

Name of accommodation: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.

DAY 5 & 6 – Full Day in Serengeti National park

Full day in Ndutu plains area (Special day for migration watch).

After breakfast, full day game drive in the park with packed picnic lunch included.

Enjoy the day of game viewing in the vast Serengeti plains where you may encounter the migration consisting of over 2 million animals. They also attract the attention of predators like cheetah and hyena and you may be able to see a pride of lions’ gang up for a hunt. Here you will get an opportunity to see the big five.

Name of accommodation: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.  

DAY 7 – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast at 6:30am we will make our way to the gate of Ngoro Ngoro Crater via pre historical site- Olduvai George. You will then enter the conservation area of Ngorongoro and descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a half-day game drive. Here you will be able to experience variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants.

Also, you will get an opportunity to see predators such as lion, hyena, jackal and bat-eared fox, cheetah and leopard. In addition to that you will see rhino. Here on the crater floor you can expect to see herds of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle and buffalo, with the open plains also home to Grant’s gazelle. Afterwards, you will have your lunch at hippo pool site and ascend to the rim.

Name of the accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

DAY 8 – Transfer to Zanzibar

Today you will take a local flight to Zanzibar Island. Arriving in Zanzibar, our driver will drive you to the beautiful Tembo hotel where you will relax and rest for the day after spending 6 days in the bush.

Name of the accommodation: Tembo Hotel Zanzibar 

Meals: Full Board Basis – All meals included.

DAY 9 – Stone Town and Spice tour

Stone town tour

After breakfast, our guide will pick you from the hotel by foot and begin an adventure tour of Stone Town. Stone Town is the center of Zanzibar culture. You will see the lavishly decorative buildings and huge intricately carved doors. The guide will walk with you towards the famous slave market, where nowadays the Anglican Church stands and sometimes called “the House of Wonders”.

You will break for lunch or snack at any restaurant of your choice in Stone Town. This tour last for three hours. If you start at 10:30 am, you will walk for an hour and half and break for lunch at 12 noon and resume for an hour walk at 1 pm. You will return to your hotel in stone town for refreshment and rest before you begin your afternoon spice plantation tour.

Spice tour

In days past, Zanzibar was known as a spice island, exporting cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom across the world. The spices were originally brought over from Asia and South America and flourished in the tropical climate. Nowadays, the plantations are a tribute to the island’s past and although not a main industry anymore, they are a fascinating tourist attraction and a wonder for the senses. Walk through the spice farm with your guide. Touch, smell and taste different spices and tropical fruits. Try to guess which is which, from the crushed leaves, the fruit, shoots and vines and creepers crawling up to the trees. Learn about their properties, their origins and their uses as medicines and in food and drinks. A visit to a spice farm village gives you an insight into local life and gives you the opportunity to try some authentic Swahili dishes, taste the fruits in season and try some spiced tea. Depending on the season, you can find anything from vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, lemongrass, cloves, cumin, garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper, allspice, tamarind, jackfruit, custard fruit, orange, star fruit, banana, pineapple, tangerine, passion fruit, mango, avocado pear, papaya, grapefruit and many others.

Name of the accommodation: Mwezi boutique hotel

Full Board Basis – All meals included.

DAY 10 – 12: Zanzibar Jambiani beach

Enjoy a few relaxing days at Jambiani beach or do fun day trips such as snorkeling, swimming with dolphins or a Safari Blue boat trip (to be booked extra). Your stay will be at the Mwezi boutique hotel on a Half board meal basis (breakfast and dinner). On day 11 our driver will take you to Zanzibar airport for your flight back home.

Name of the accommodation: Mwezi boutique hotel

Full Board Basis – All meals included.

DAY 13: Zanzibar Matemwe beach

Today we will transfer from the south east to the north east of Zanzibar!

Matemwe is in the north-eastern part of the island. It is an exotic island paradise blessed with palm fringed shores, fishing villages, lush plantations, and sandy beaches. Enjoy the afternoon at the hotel’s nice swimming pool and later on head down to the beach for relaxation and leisure where you will find lots of palm trees and white sandy beaches.

Accommodation: Kasha boutique hotel, Matemwe beach, north-eastern Zanzibar.  

Meals:  Full Board Basis – All meals included.

DAY 14 – 18:  Zanzibar – Diving Days

You and the family will have 5 full days to enjoy diving in the sea near Mnemba island. This island is private so we won’t be able to land on it but we and other tourists are allowed to carry on with scuba diving in its maritime ocean.

Head to Mnemba island for a half day trip and enjoy beautiful coral reefs and take part in snorkeling and swimming with colourful fish. We will pick you from the hotel and go to the smallest but most beautiful island of Mnemba where you will snorkel and see various types of fishes with beautiful corals and enjoy swimming.

Accommodation: Kasha boutique hotel, Matemwe beach, north-eastern Zanzibar.  

Meals:  Full Board Basis – All meals included.

DAY 19 – 20:  Zanzibar – beach holiday

These two days will be for relaxing at the hotel and enjoying afternoons at Matemwe beach.

Accommodation: Kasha boutique hotel, Matemwe beach, north-eastern Zanzibar.  

Meals:  Full Board Basis – All meals included.

DAY 21:  Departure Day

Airport/ Int. Flight

End of Safari/ holidays.

Today you will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport to take a flight to connection back home. If you are flying out of Dar es Salaam, we can arrange a connection flight for you to catch your international flight at an additional cost to cover the local flights only.

End of Program.

Book this Safari

INCLUDED

  • A professional French-Speaking Driver/Guide
  • Local flights
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • All park entrance fees.
  • Transport based on excellent 4*4 Vehicle rebuilt for safari to give nice game viewing
  • Driver’s Salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
  • Game drives as per the Itinerary
  • Complementary unlimited drinking water during safari
  • 24 hours park fees, Transit fees and crater fees

EXCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation at the end of the tour
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Extras at the lodges i.e. Alcoholic and soft drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.
  • Tips to drivers and Guides (highly recommended)
  • Visa, Travel Insurance
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • Other personal expenses