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11-Day Big 5 Safari & Zanzibar – Luxury

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Dive into the breathtaking beauty of Tanzania and Zanzibar on our 11-day journey. Start in Tarangire National Park, home to huge herds of elephants and iconic baobab trees. Then, see the rare tree-climbing lions at Lake Manyara. Be amazed by the Serengeti’s wildlife and the stunning views of the Ngorongoro Crater. Finish your trip in Zanzibar, relaxing white beaches and swimming in clear waters.

This private safari is made just for you. You’ll have your own car and guide to explore at your pace, ensuring a trip filled with unforgettable moments tailored to your interests.

Cities & Landmarks

Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, two days Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar

Time of Year

All Year Round

Route overview per day
Tour Features
Luxury tour
This luxury tour uses lodges and tented camps.
Private tour
This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won't be shared with others.
Can start any day
If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
Can be customized
You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.
Suitable for solo travelers
Solo travelers can book this private tour.
Minimum age of 1 year
The minimum age for this tour is 1 year.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: Game Drives & Beach Time
Game Drives: Pop-up Roof 4x4 Vehicle
Getting Around: Pop-up Roof 4x4 Vehicle, Minivan & Air Transfer
A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Accommodation & Meals

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

Day

Accommodation

Meals

1
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
Luxury lodge in or near Arusha
Dinner
Dinner
2
Lemala Mpingo Lodge
Luxury+ lodge inside Tarangire NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Manyara's Secret
Luxury lodge on the crater rim of Lake Manyara NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Lemala Nanyukie
Luxury+ tented camp inside Serengeti NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Lemala Nanyukie
Luxury+ tented camp inside Serengeti NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Ngorongoro Lodge Meliá Collection
Luxury lodge on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Tui Blue Bahari Zanzibar
Luxury resort in or near Zanzibar (Beach)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Tui Blue Bahari Zanzibar
Luxury resort in or near Zanzibar (Beach)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Tui Blue Bahari Zanzibar
Luxury resort in or near Zanzibar (Beach)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Park Hyatt Zanzibar
Luxury hotel in or near Stone Town (Zanzibar)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
No Accommodation
End of Tour
Breakfast
Breakfast
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Arrival

(See Getting There for more details)
You'll be collected from the airport.
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Day 1
Arusha City
Day 1: Arrival Arusha City

As soon as you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, your adventure in Tanzania begins with a friendly greeting from your Bush 2 City guide, who welcomes you with a cheerful "Karibu Tanzania - welcome to Tanzania!" You'll be taken to your hotel, offering the perfect chance to relax and get into the African rhythm.

The next day, set out on a unique private safari in your jeep. This tailor-made journey lets you discover Tanzania's breathtaking landscapes and rich wildlife at your leisure. Enjoy watching the animals in their natural surroundings, making lasting memories in Africa's wild heart.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
Luxury lodge in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 2
Tarangire National Park
Day 2: Tarangire National Park

If we didn't talk about your safari plans when you arrived yesterday, we'll go over them after breakfast today. Then, we're off to Tarangire National Park, about a two-hour drive from Arusha. On the way, you'll see lots of Tanzania's beautiful scenery.

Tarangire is famous for its large number of elephants — it's like an elephant playground! You'll also see buffalo, lions, wildebeest, and other animals. Keep your eyes peeled for rare animals like kudu and oryx, and even smaller ones like colorful lizards and hyraxes. Bird lovers will enjoy spotting different birds, including the colorful lilac-breasted roller and the big ostrich. The park is also full of big baobab trees and wide-open grasslands. After we spend the day watching animals, we'll head back to our camp for dinner and sleep overnight.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park (Tanzania)
Best Time To Visit
July to November (Animals come to the Tarangire River)
High Season
June to October (The park is full of visitors)
Best Weather
June to October (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Lemala Mpingo Lodge
Luxury+ lodge inside Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 3
Lake Manyara National Park
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, a short 30-minute drive will take you to Lake Manyara, a paradise nestled between Tarangire National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, right by the vast Great Rift Valley. Lake Manyara National Park stands out for its diverse landscapes, home to a wide variety of animals. You'll have the chance to see the lake, explore a lush forest filled with monkeys and birds, spot elephants among the trees, and visit the famous Manyara hippo pool where hippos can be seen bathing. In the afternoon, we'll go to our lodge where you can enjoy dinner and spend the night.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara Natiional Park (Tanzania)
Best Time To Visit
June to October (Easier to spot animals)
High Season
July to March (The northern section gets crowded)
Best Weather
June to October (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Manyara's Secret
Luxury lodge on the crater rim of Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 4
Serengeti National Park
Day 4: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, we'll head to the Serengeti, about 145 kilometers away, a drive of roughly 3 and a half hours. Once we get there, we'll have lunch and then go on an afternoon safari. The Serengeti is famous for its huge, open plains that amaze everyone, especially if it's your first visit. Over the next few days, we'll see lots of different animals in this amazing place. Every safari drive here is a new adventure, filled with surprises from the wild. You'll see many animals and beautiful scenes that change with the light of day. Remember to take photos, but also to just look around and enjoy the beauty of nature all around you. After a day full of adventure, we'll go back to our camp for dinner and to sleep overnight.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
Best Time To Visit
January to February and June to October (Different areas are best at different times)
High Season
July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather
June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Accommodation:
Lemala Nanyukie
Luxury+ tented camp inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 5
Serengeti National Park
Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Today, we're spending the whole day exploring the Serengeti, where lots of wildlife roam freely. Our adventure might bring us face-to-face with big cats—cheetahs, leopards, and lions—especially since each season changes who we might see. We'll take in the Serengeti's varied scenes, from the water-rich Seronera River to the distinctive kopjes, large rock formations. Lunch will be outdoors, offering a unique experience that varies with the seasons. Depending on the time of year, we may also witness migrating herds alongside the resident animals, making for spectacular sights. After our day of discovery, we return to our lodge or camp for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
Best Time To Visit
June to October (Wildlife viewing is best)
High Season
Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather
June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
Accommodation:
Lemala Nanyukie
Luxury+ tented camp inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 6
Ngorongoro crater
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, we're off to the Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive, where lunch will be served on the crater floor, overlooking the hippo pool. This spectacular site is one of Africa's natural wonders, created over two million years ago by a volcanic eruption. Its fertile soils have fostered a unique ecosystem with the highest density of animals in Africa. As we explore the crater, we'll be surrounded by a stunning variety of wildlife, including lions, zebras, buffaloes, and the elusive black rhinos. This experience offers incredible views and close encounters with wildlife. In the late afternoon, we'll make our way back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Best Time To Visit
June to October (Wildlife viewing is best)
High Season
Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather
June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
Accommodation:
Ngorongoro Lodge Meliá Collection
Luxury lodge on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 7
Zanzibar Island
Day 7: Zanzibar Island

You're all set for a seamless journey to a slice of paradise. First, we'll whisk you away to Arusha airport, from where you'll take off to the enchanting isle of Zanzibar. Upon touching down, you'll be greeted with warmth by our driver, who will guide you through a scenic hour-long drive to your beachside retreat in Nungwi Beach. The evening unfolds at your leisure, crowned with a specially curated dinner by your hotel.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island
Accommodation:
Tui Blue Bahari Zanzibar
Luxury resort in or near Zanzibar (Beach)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 8
Zanzibar Island
Day 8: Beach Time

Today is yours to craft as you please—a perfect opportunity to embrace total relaxation or indulge in adventure. Picture yourself lounging by the pool or nestled under a swaying palm tree on the beach, the very essence of tranquility. If the call of leisure isn't enough and you thirst for activity, dive into the inviting waters for a swim or discover a variety of engaging activities arranged through your hotel. Today, whether you seek serene relaxation or spirited adventure, is designed entirely with your desires in mind.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island
Accommodation:
Tui Blue Bahari Zanzibar
Luxury resort in or near Zanzibar (Beach)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 9
Zanzibar Island
Day 9: Beach Time

Embrace another day of blissful freedom at your oceanside retreat. Whether you're drawn to the gentle embrace of the sea for a soothing swim, eager to engage with the hotel's array of activities, or curious to uncover more of the island's enchanting beauty, the choice is entirely yours. For those inclined to adventure or seeking to explore further, the hotel's reception team stands ready to assist in orchestrating any activity or excursion that sparks your interest. Today is your canvas; paint it with the colors of relaxation, adventure, and discovery.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island
Accommodation:
Tui Blue Bahari Zanzibar
Luxury resort in or near Zanzibar (Beach)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 10
Zanzibar Island
Day 10: Stone Town Tour

This morning, start with breakfast at your hotel, and then we're off to Stone Town for a tour. Stone Town is a special place known all over the world for its history and mix of cultures, including African, Arab, Indian, and European. Our first stop is the colorful local market, where you'll see lots of bright colors, smell exotic spices, and hear people bargaining. Then, we visit a peaceful cathedral from the 19th century, built where a slave market used to be, showing us the end of slavery in 1873.

As we walk through Stone Town's tight streets, you'll see houses with big doors that hide beautiful courtyards, built in an Arab style, and Indian houses with fancy balconies. We'll pass by important spots like ‘Tip Tip House,’ the Old Fort, and the People’s Palace Museum. For lunch, we're eating at the Silk Route, a rooftop place with sea views and tasty Indian food.

After seeing all these cool places, we'll take you back to your hotel. There, you can have dinner and relax by the sea for the evening.

Main Destination:
Stone Town, Zanzibar
Accommodation:
Park Hyatt Zanzibar
Luxury hotel in or near Stone Town (Zanzibar)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 11
Zanzibar Island
Day 11: Zanzibar Island

After breakfast at your hotel, we'll arrange your transfer to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport for your flight home. If your flight is later in the day, we'll make sure you have lunch before you depart.

Feeling hesitant to leave? If you're not quite ready to say goodbye to paradise, why not extend your holiday to another breathtaking island? Whether it's Mnemba, Pemba, or Mafia Island, each offers its unique slice of heaven for you to explore.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island
Accommodation:
No Accommodation
End of Tour
Meals & Drinks:
Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

(See Getting There for more details)
Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
You'll be dropped off at the airport.
How to book this safari?
Important to Know
Summary

Day

Country

Destination

Accomodation

Meals

1
Tanzania
Arusha City
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
Dinner
2
Tanzania
Tarangire Np
Lemala Mpingo Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Tanzania
Lake Manyara NP
Manyara's Secret
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Lemala Nanyukie
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Lemala Nanyukie
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Lodge Meliá Collection
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Tanzania
Zanzibar Island
Tui Blue Bahari Zanzibar
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Tanzania
Zanzibar Island
Tui Blue Bahari Zanzibar
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Tanzania
Zanzibar Island
Tui Blue Bahari Zanzibar
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Tanzania
Zanzibar Island
Park Hyatt Zanzibar
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
Tanzania
Zanzibar Island
No Accommodation
Breakfast
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Per Person Price
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1 room

2 people

1 room

3 people

2 room

4 people

2 room

5 people

3 room

6 people

3 room

Feb 1, 2024 - Feb 29, 2024
$9,290
$6,866
$6,828
$6,231
$6,336
$6,019
March 1, 2024 - March 31, 2024
$8,416
$6,139
$6,049
$5,503
$5,576
$5,290
April 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024
$8,205
$5,980
$5,894
$5,358
$5,431
$5,152
June 1, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024
$13,709
$9,235
$9,878
$8,600
$9,113
$8,387
Nov 1, 2024 - Nov 31, 2024
$9,722
$7,446
$7,357
$6,811