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12 Days: Tanzania’s Wilds & Zanzibar Waves

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Get ready for a 12-day adventure in Tanzania and Zanzibar. This trip is perfect for couples, friends, or families who love nature and adventure. First, you’ll visit the Tarangire Ecosystem. This park is home to many elephants. You’ll see how these big animals live together as a family. Next, you’ll go to the Ngorongoro Crater. This beautiful place is great for taking photos of your holiday. Then, you’ll travel to the Serengeti National Park. This park is full of different animals. You might see the sun rise over the wide, open plains. If you’re lucky, you might even see this from a hot air balloon! Finally, you’ll fly to Zanzibar. This island is known for its white beaches and clear, blue ocean. You’ll stay in a fancy resort and make memories that will last forever.

This trip is private, so you can travel at your own speed. You’ll have your own safari vehicle and guide. The hotels on this trip are very luxurious and offer great service. Enjoy your trip!

Cities & Landmarks

Arusha, Greater Tarangire Ecosystem, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National, Zanzibar Stone Town & Mnemba Island

Time of Year

12 Days - Anytime, Year-Round, Complete Private Safari Service.

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.
Suitable for all ages
This tour is suitable for children of all ages.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: game drives & beach time
Game drives: open-sided 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 located in or near Arusha
Dinner
Dinner
2
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
Luxury lodge located in or near Arusha
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Chem Chem Lodge
Luxury+ lodge located outside Lake Manyara NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Chem Chem Lodge
Luxury+ lodge located outside Lake Manyara NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Luxury+ lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Luxury+ lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Nyasi Migrational Camp
Luxury tented camp located inside Southern Serengeti
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Nyasi Migrational Camp
Luxury tented camp located inside Southern Serengeti
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Park Hyatt Zanzibar
Luxury hotel located in or near Stone Town (Zanzibar)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
&Beyond Mnemba Island
Luxury lodge (with rustic facilities) located in Mnemba Island (Zanzibar)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
&Beyond Mnemba Island
Luxury lodge (with rustic facilities) located in Mnemba Island (Zanzibar)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12
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
Overnight in Arusha
Day 1: Arrived at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and meet your Tanzania Bush 2 City guide, who greets you with 'Karibu Tanzania - welcome to Tanzania!' and takes you to your hotel to relax. The next day, enjoy a personalized, private safari in your jeep, exploring at your pace and observing wildlife as long as you wish.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
Luxury lodge located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 2
Leisure day in Arusha
Day 2: A Wonderful Relaxing Day in Arusha

Enjoy a leisurely day at the lodge with poolside relaxation and drinks, or explore Arusha's offerings. Take a city tour, embark on a mountain bike adventure, or shop at a Maasai market for souvenirs. Also, experience an Arusha Coffee Tour, learn about coffee cultivation, and enjoy a tasting session. Whether unwinding or exploring, this day adds to your Tanzanian experience.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
Luxury lodge located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 3
Tarangire National Park
Day 3: Greater Tarangire Ecosystem

Start with breakfast, then head to Arusha Airport for a flight to the Chem Chem airstrip. Once you land, you'll be taken to Chem Chem Lodge in the Tarangire area. Spend two nights in a Vintage Tent, enjoying a relaxing and slow-paced safari.

Your guides will take you on tours to see the animals and explain all about the wildlife and nature around you. This peaceful place is perfect for seeing Tanzania's beautiful scenery and wildlife up close.

Main Destination:
Greater Tarangire Ecosystem
Best Time To Visit
June to September (easier to spot animals)
High Season
July to March (Northern section gets crowded)
Best Weather
June to October (few showers of rain)
Accommodation:
Chem Chem Lodge
Luxury+ lodge located outside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 4
Tarangire National Park
Day 4: Greater Tarangire Ecosystem

Start your day with a full English breakfast at Chem Chem Lodge, nestled between Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park. This exclusive lodge, with 8 luxurious tented suites, is set in a 20,000-hectare wildlife sanctuary.

Post-breakfast, choose from a range of activities: game drives, Maasai community visits, horse riding, bird watching, fishing, bush walks, 4x4 trails, or a hike with a picnic. Chem Chem Lodge combines adventure and relaxation, offering a luxury safari experience in a stunning natural setting.

Main Destination:
Greater Tarangire Ecosystem
Accommodation:
Chem Chem Lodge
Luxury+ lodge located outside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 5
Ngorongoro Crater
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Begin with an exhilarating morning safari at Chem Chem, followed by a satisfying breakfast. Next, embark on a scenic flight from Chem Chem Airstrip to Lake Manyara. Your destination: the prestigious Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, majestically perched above the iconic crater rim.

Prepare for two nights of exceptional luxury in a suite where elegance meets breathtaking views. The lodge, renowned for its all-inclusive and lavish offerings, promises a stay that is as memorable as it is comfortable. Immerse yourself in the opulence of your surroundings, with the majestic Ngorongoro Crater unfolding before you - a panoramic spectacle of nature's grandeur. This part of your journey is sure to be a highlight, combining the thrill of safari with the pinnacle of luxury living.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
Best Time To Visit
June to September (General 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:
&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Luxury+ lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 6
Ngorongoro Crater
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

Start your day early with breakfast, then embark on a safari in the Ngorongoro Crater, a breathtaking natural wonder shaped by a volcanic eruption. As you explore the crater, encounter a rich array of wildlife like lions, zebras, and rhinos in this unique ecosystem.

Capture once-in-a-lifetime photos and enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor, surrounded by its natural beauty. Conclude your day by returning to your luxurious lodge, unwinding in comfort, and reflecting on the day's remarkable experiences in this spectacular safari destination.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
Accommodation:
&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Luxury+ lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 7
Serengeti National Park
Day 7: Flight to Serengeti National Park (Included in the Price)

Start your day with a scenic flight from Lake Manyara to the Serengeti National Park, flying over Oldupai Gorge, famous for its archaeological significance with early human fossils discovered by the Leakeys. Settle in at Nyasi Migration Camp in the Serengeti for two nights, offering a harmonious mix of comfort and wilderness. Later, embark on an afternoon game drive, exploring the park's rich wildlife. Conclude your day with a special dinner at the camp, enjoying a relaxed evening under the stars, surrounded by the Serengeti's vast landscapes.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Best Time To Visit
June to February (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:
Nyasi Migrational Camp
Luxury tented camp located inside Southern Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 8
Serengeti national park
Day 8: serengeti National Park

Embark on thrilling game drives in the Serengeti's sprawling savanna, both in the morning and afternoon. Look out for a diverse array of wildlife, including lions, zebras, leopards, and elephants. As evening falls, witness a breathtaking sunset from the comfort of your camp. Cap off your day with a delicious dinner at the lodge's restaurant, surrounded by the serene beauty of Serengeti National Park.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:
Nyasi Migrational Camp
Luxury tented camp located inside Southern Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 9
Stone Town, Zanzibar
Day 9: Stone Town, Zanzibar

Wake up early for your last game drive in the Serengeti, soaking up the morning wildlife scenes. Later in the morning, take a flight to the captivating Zanzibar archipelago in the Indian Ocean, once a bustling spice trade hub. Upon arrival, embark on a guided walking and driving tour of Stone Town, the historic heart of Zanzibar City. Your accommodation for the next night is a stunning hotel with views of the turquoise sea and pristine white sand beaches.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Stone Town (Zanzibar)
Accommodation:
Park Hyatt Zanzibar
Luxury hotel located in or near Stone Town (Zanzibar)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 10
Mnemba Island, Zanzibar
Day 10: Mnemba Island, Zanzibar

Your morning in Zanzibar starts with a delightful spice and coffee breakfast, immersing you in the local flavors. After breakfast, a representative from Mnemba Island will meet you in the hotel lobby to transfer you to Mnemba Island - a luxury private island lodge. This exclusive beach paradise, just off the northeast coast of Zanzibar, is ideal for family vacations, honeymoons, and romantic getaways. Surrounded by lush forests and pristine white-sand beaches, this upscale, all-inclusive resort on a private island offers a unique and luxurious experience, accessible by boat from Zanzibar.

Main Destination:
Mnemba Island (Zanzibar)
Accommodation:
&Beyond Mnemba Island
Luxury lodge (with rustic facilities) located in Mnemba Island (Zanzibar)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 11
Mnemba Island, Zanzibar
Day 11: Mnemba Island, Zanzibar

Enjoy a full day of leisure on Mnemba Island with an all-inclusive package - indulge in 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local spirits, beers, laundry services, teas, and coffees. Explore a variety of water sports available on the island, including scuba diving (2 dives per day, full PADI certification required), snorkeling, kayaking, a sundowner dhow cruise, and stand-up paddleboarding, all subject to availability.

Experience the epitome of paradise on this private island, where simple pleasures turn into cherished memories. Relax on your exclusive stretch of beachfront, with luxurious bandas nestled in the shade of casuarina pines overlooking pristine sands. Mnemba Island offers a serene escape, where unspoiled beauty and luxury come together in perfect harmony.

Main Destination:
Mnemba Island (Zanzibar)
Accommodation:
&Beyond Mnemba Island
Luxury lodge (with rustic facilities) located in Mnemba Island (Zanzibar)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 12
Journey Back Home
Day 12: Fly Home from Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ)

On your last day, depending on your flight schedule, take some time to relax on the beach or enjoy a final exploration of the island. A driver will then ensure you reach Zanzibar International Airport in time for your flight home.

If you're not quite ready to leave, consider extending your holiday to another idyllic location like Pemba, or Mafia Island, each offering its unique paradise experience.

Main Destination:
Accommodation:
No accommodation
(End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Breakfast & Lunch (dinner is not included)

End of tour

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Important to Know

Rates are per person and exclude international flights from/to your home country.

This tour accepts children of all ages.

Rates include a fixed budget for flights during this tour. Flights may cost more, depending on travel dates. If so, your quote will reflect this.

Our rates are quoted in United States Dollars (US$).

Summary

Day

Country

Destination

Accomodation

Meals

1
Tanzania
Arusha
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
Dinner
2
Tanzania
Arusha
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Tanzania
Tarangire NP
Chem Chem Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Tanzania
Tarangire NP
Chem Chem Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater
&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater
&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Nyasi Migrational Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Tanzania
serengeti NP
Nyasi Migrational Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Tanzania
Zanzibar
Park Hyatt Zanzibar
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Tanzania
Zanzibra
&Beyond Mnemba Island
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
Tanzania
Zanzibar
&Beyond Mnemba Island
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12
Tanzania
Zanzibar
No accommodation
Breakfast & Lunch
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