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13 Day Tanzania Trip and Zanzibar – Semi Luxury

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Join us for a 13-day adventure where you’ll explore Tanzania’s amazing wildlife parks and relax on Zanzibar’s beautiful beaches. See the incredible wildebeest migration in the Serengeti or the many animals in the Ngorongoro Crater. Then, enjoy the clear blue waters of Zanzibar, perfect for snorkeling and diving.

This trip is all about what you want. You get your own car and guide to explore at your pace. We have comfortable places to stay, with fancier options if you like. This journey is a trip of a lifetime, giving you unforgettable experiences.

Cities & Landmarks

Arusha Town, Tarangire, three days Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Karatu, Stone Town & five days Zanzibar

Time of Year

All Year Round

Route overview per day
Tour Features
Luxury tour
This luxury tour uses tented camps and resorts.
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 & Bus
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
Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa
Luxury hotel located in or near Arusha
Dinner
Dinner
2
Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge
Mid-range tented camp located inside Tarangire NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Nyota Luxury Camp
Luxury tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Nyota Luxury Camp
Luxury tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Nyota Luxury Camp
Luxury tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Ngorongoro Lion's Paw Camp
Luxury tented camp located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Luxury hotel located in or near Stone Town (Zanzibar)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Luxury resort located in or near Zanzibar (Beach)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Luxury resort located in or near Zanzibar (Beach)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Luxury resort located in or near Zanzibar (Beach)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Luxury resort located in or near Zanzibar (Beach)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Luxury resort located in or near Zanzibar (Beach)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
13
No accommodation
End of Tour
Breakfast & Lunch
Breakfast & Lunch
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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:
Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa
Luxury hotel located 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:
Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge
Mid-range tented camp located inside Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 3
Serengeti National Park
Day 3: 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:
Nyota Luxury Camp
Luxury tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 4
Serengeti National Park
Day 4: 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
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:
Nyota Luxury Camp
Luxury tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 5
Serengeti National Park
Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Today, we're going on another exciting trip to the Serengeti, a big park full of wild animals. We'll look for big cats like cheetahs, leopards, and lions. The place changes with the seasons, so there's always something new to see. We'll visit places where animals come to drink water and see big, tall rocks sticking out of the ground. We'll eat lunch outside, right in the middle of nature.

If we're lucky, we might see a huge group of wildebeest and zebras moving together to find food and water. This is called the Great Migration and it's amazing to watch. After a full day of adventure, we'll head back to our place to sleep, have dinner, and talk about everything we saw.

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:
Nyota Luxury Camp
Luxury tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
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 Lion's Paw Camp
Luxury tented camp located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 7
Zanzibar Island
Day 7: Flight to Zanzibar Island (Included in the Price)

You'll be transferred to Arusha airport to catch your local flight to this exotic destination. Upon landing at Zanzibar’s Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, our driver will warmly welcome you and escort you on a brief 20-minute journey to your hotel located in the historic heart of Zanzibar City, Stone Town. The evening is yours to enjoy at leisure, with a special dinner prepared by your hotel.

During your stay, you're invited to indulge in the hotel's stunning infinity pool, offering breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, or perhaps visit the spa for a relaxing treatment (available at an additional cost). If you're looking to stay active, the hotel's fitness room is at your disposal. Alternatively, you can simply unwind on a sun lounger, basking in the warm embrace of the sun.

Main Destination:
Stone Town, Zanzibar
Accommodation:
Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Luxury hotel located in or near Stone Town (Zanzibar)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 8
Zanzibar Island
Day 8: Stone Town Tour & Beach Time

This morning, enjoy your hotel breakfast before embarking on a guided tour of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site rich in history and culture. Stone Town is a melting pot of African, Arab, Indian, and European influences, evident in its architecture and atmosphere. Your adventure begins at the bustling local market, filled with vibrant colors, exotic scents, and lively haggling. Next, you'll visit a serene 19th-century cathedral built on the site of the old slave market, symbolizing the abolition of slavery in 1873.

Wandering Stone Town's narrow alleys, you'll discover Arab-style homes with secretive courtyards behind grand doors, alongside Indian houses adorned with intricate balconies. You'll see significant sites like ‘Tip Tip House,’ the Old Fort, and the People’s Palace Museum. Lunch is at the Silk Route, a rooftop restaurant offering ocean views and delicious Indian cuisine.

After exploring, we'll transfer you to your beach hotel for dinner and a leisurely evening by the sea.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island
Accommodation:
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Luxury resort located in or near Zanzibar (Beach)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 9
Zanzibar Island
Day 9: 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:
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Luxury resort located in or near Zanzibar (Beach)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 10
Zanzibar Island
Day 10: 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:
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Luxury resort located in or near Zanzibar (Beach)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 11
Zanzibar Island
Day 11: Beach Time

Wake up in your Zanzibar beach hotel, embracing the day with the endless possibilities that lie ahead. Today, you have the freedom to either indulge in relaxation, basking in the serene beauty of the island, or dive into adventurous activities on land or sea with a friend. The choice is entirely yours. Cherish every moment and create unforgettable memories in this tropical paradise.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island
Accommodation:
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Luxury resort located in or near Zanzibar (Beach)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 12
Zanzibar Island
Day 12: Beach Time

Rise and shine at your Zanzibar beach retreat, greeting your final full day in this paradise with the golden sunrise. Today is yours to craft as you please—a canvas waiting for your touch. Will you sink into leisure, letting the day pass with the serene ebb and flow of the ocean tides, or will you dive into adventure, exploring the vibrant life above and beneath the waves alongside a cherished companion? The island is your playground, ready to offer one more day of unforgettable memories under the tropical sun. Make it count!

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island
Accommodation:
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Luxury resort located in or near Zanzibar (Beach)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 13
Departure
Day 13: Flight Home From Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ)

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:
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Breakfast & Lunch (dinner is 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.
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Summary

Day

Country

Destination

Accomodation

Meals

1
Tanzania
Arusha City
Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa
Dinner
2
Tanzania
Tarangire NP
Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Nyota Luxury Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Nyota Luxury Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Nyota Luxury Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Lion's Paw Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Tanzania
Zanzibar Island
Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Tanzania
Zanzibar Island
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Tanzania
Zanzibar Island
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Tanzania
Zanzibar Island