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13 days Wildlife Safari, Chimpanzee Trekking & Zanzibar Island

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This adventure starts with Lake Manyara, where thousands of flamingos’ flock and the famous tree-climbing lions. You’ll take safaris in the iconic Tanzanian landscapes of Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. You’ll stay in Arusha where you can visit the markets and see another side of Tanzania before heading to Gombe National Park to track chimpanzees in their habitat. You’ll end your trip to Zanzibar. You’ll explore the markets and tasty cuisine before you relax on the white sandy beaches.

Cities & Landmarks

Arusha City, Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Crater, 2 days Serengeti, Kigoma Town. Gombe NP, & 4 days 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.
Suitable for all ages
This tour has no age limits.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: game drives & chimpanzee trekking
Game drives: pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle.
Getting around: pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle, boat, hiking/walking & 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
Luxury hotel located in Arusha (City)
Gran Melia Arusha
Dinner
Dinner
2
Acacia Farm Lodge
Luxury lodge located near Karatu (Town)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Lemala Ngorongoro
Luxury tented bush camp (with rustic facilities) located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Serengeti Acacia Bliss
Luxury tented camp located in or near Serengeti NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Gran Melia Arusha
Luxury hotel located in Arusha (City)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Kigoma Hilltop Hotel
Mid-range hotel located in Kigoma (Town)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Mbali Mbali Gombe Lodge
Luxury tented camp located inside Gombe NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Kigoma Hilltop Hotel
Mid-range hotel located in Kigoma (Town)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Park Hyatt
Luxury hotel located in Stone Town (Zanzibar)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Park hyatt
Luxury hotel located in Stone Town (Zanzibar)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
Zuri Zanzibar
Luxury resort located at Zanzibar (Beach)
Breakfast, Lunch & Diner
Breakfast, Lunch & Diner
12
Zuri Zanzibar
Luxury resort located at Zanzibar (Beach)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
13
End of Tour
No Accommodation
Breakfast
Breakfast
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Arrival

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You'll be collected from the airport.
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Day 1
Arrive Arusha City
Arrive Arusha City

Our expert guide will greet you at the airport and take you to your accommodations, where you can relax after your long journey to Tanzania. Upon checking in at the hotel, your guide will meet with you to brief you on your safari details. They will review safety measures as well as determine your wildlife viewing interests.

Main Destination:
Arusha City
Accommodation:
Luxury hotel located in Arusha (City)
Gran Melia Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 2
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park

After a well-deserved good night's sleep, you will wake up early to an exceptional breakfast at the hotel. You'll be gearing up in the luxurious safari vehicle and start your journey to Lake Manyara, where thousands of flamingos flock to feed, large herds of giraffes roam, and elephants walk up to the vehicle for a spectacle to behold. Lake Manyara is perhaps best known for its famous tree-climbing lions!

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park
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:
Acacia Farm Lodge
Luxury lodge located near Karatu (Town)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 3
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater

We recommend an early morning start to Ngorongoro Crater, a 10-mile-wide crater formed thousands of years ago and host to an incredible number of coexisting birds and animals due to the diversity of habitat in the crater. After viewing the sunset from the Instagrammable Ngorongoro Crater lookout, you will head to the luxurious tented camp for a delicious dinner.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
Best time
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 Ngorongoro
Luxury tented bush camp (with rustic facilities) located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 4
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park

You'll head to visit Serengeti National Park, one of the most iconic landscapes in Tanzania, and another opportunity for amazing wildlife viewing. You'll witness an incredible sunset before heading to your luxurious tented camp for some freshening up, dinner, and drinks around the campfire.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
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:
Serengeti Acacia Bliss
Luxury tented camp located in or near Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 5
Serengeti NP and Transfer to Arusha
Serengeti NP and Transfer to Arusha

You'll continue your game drive through the savannah. You also have the option to add an incredible Serengeti balloon safari (additional charge) to your itinerary here. A Serengeti balloon safari is the ultimate way to experience the vastness of the lands and wildlife. Just imagine soaring above the Serengeti plains in complete silence watching wildlife on the ground below. At the end of the day, you'll head back to the bustling town of Arusha.

Main Destination:
Arusha City
Accommodation:
Gran Melia Arusha
Luxury hotel located in Arusha (City)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 6
Fly from Arusha to Kigoma
Fly from Arusha to Kigoma

You'll take a mid-day flight to Kigoma and enjoy a relaxing day at the hotel overlooking Lake Tanganyika. Lake Tanganyika is the longest freshwater lake in the world and the second deepest. The immense depth is because it lies in the Great Rift Valley. Also a birder's paradise.

Note: This portion of the tour is only available on certain days of the week and has to be planned accordingly. Depending on your arrival in Tanzania, you may need a buffer day to catch the flight to Kigoma.

Main Destination:
Kigoma town
Accommodation:
Kigoma Hilltop Hotel
Mid-range hotel located in Kigoma (Town)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 7
Chimpanzee trekking Gombe National Park
Chimpanzee trekking Gombe National Park

You'll start your trip at sunrise by boarding a dhow boat from the hotel’s private beach. You'll meet your guide as you cruise along the shores of Lake Tanganyika to the main entrance of Gombe Stream National Park. You'll spend the day in Gombe with the chimpanzees. Your overnight stay will be in the jungle and wake up to the echoing calls of the chimpanzees.

Main Destination:
Chimpanzee trekking Gombe National Park
Best time to visit
July to October (Best time to find chimps)
High season
July to October (Gombe never gets crowded)
Best weather
June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Accommodation:
Mbali Mbali Gombe Lodge
Luxury tented camp located inside Gombe NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 8
Kigoma Town
Kigoma Town

Returning from the deep forest, you'll return to the hotel and enjoy the sweeping views from the veranda overlooking the beautiful Lake Tanganyika. You will daydream away with a few tropical drinks or even indulge in a therapeutic massage (extra fees apply) before you continue your journey to the coast of Tanzania.

Main Destination:
Kigoma Town
Accommodation:
Kigoma Hilltop Hotel
Mid-range hotel located in Kigoma (Town)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 9
Fly to Zanzibar Stone Town
Fly to Zanzibar Stone Town

After waking up early on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and enjoying a scrumptious breakfast, you will head to the local airport. From there, you will fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar to relax on the idyllic beaches, taste this island’s mouthwatering cuisine, and swim in the clear waters to finish off this exciting week-long adventure.

Main Destination:
Stone Town Zanzibar
Accommodation:
Park Hyatt
Luxury hotel located in Stone Town (Zanzibar)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 10
Stone Town Zanzibar
Stone Town Zanzibar

You'll have a full day to relax at the stunning beaches or explore the historical sights of Stone Town. Nighttime lends itself to stopping at the night market and tasting some of the local specialties. Here you also have several tour options that you can add for an additional fee depending on your preference. There are tours to visit Prison Island and a picnic on the Nakupenda Sandbank, swim with the dolphins, explore Jozani Forest, or visit a spice farm.

Main Destination:
Stone Town
Accommodation:
Park hyatt
Luxury hotel located in Stone Town (Zanzibar)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 11
Zanzibar Island Beaches
Zanzibar Island Beaches

ou have a full day to relax at the stunning beaches. Here you also have several tour options that you can add for an additional fee depending on your preference. May we interest you in a swim with turtles or a visit to Jozani Forest? Maybe you prefer a massage on the beach?

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island Beaches
Accommodation:
Zuri Zanzibar
Luxury resort located at Zanzibar (Beach)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 12
Zanzibar Island Beaches
Zanzibar Island Beaches

This is the last day of your journey. You'll enjoy the crystal blue waters and white sand beaches. You'll pick up some seashells while taking a stroll along the mile-long beaches. Or simply enjoy the gorgeous views from your seaside bungalow while reminiscing over the trip you just experienced.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island Beaches
Accommodation:
Zuri Zanzibar
Luxury resort located at Zanzibar (Beach)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 13
Depart from Zanzibar
Depart from Zanzibar

A driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport. Depending on your flight's departure time, you may add in another tour for an additional cost before heading to the airport. We can also extend your stay on the island as our tours are fully customizable.

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

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Summary

Day

Country

Destination

Accomodation

Meals

1
Tanzania
Arrive Arusha City
Luxury hotel located in Arusha (City)
Dinner
2
Tanzania
Lake Manyara National Park
Acacia Farm Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater
Lemala Ngorongoro
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Tanzania
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti Acacia Bliss
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Tanzania
Serengeti NP and Transfer to Arusha
Gran Melia Arusha
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Tanzania
Fly from Arusha to Kigoma
Kigoma Hilltop Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Tanzania
Chimpanzee trekking Gombe National Park
Mbali Mbali Gombe Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Tanzania
Kigoma Town
Kigoma Hilltop Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Tanzania
Fly to Zanzibar Stone Town
Park Hyatt
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Tanzania
Stone Town Zanzibar
Park hyatt
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
Tanzania
Zanzibar Island Beaches
Zuri Zanzibar
Breakfast, Lunch & Diner
12
Tanzania
Zanzibar Island Beaches
Zuri Zanzibar
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
13
Tanzania
Depart from Zanzibar
End of Tour
Breakfast
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This price includes:
Park fees
(For non-residents)
Chimp permits
(One per person, non-resident)
All activities
(Unless labeled as optional)
All accommodation
(Unless listed as upgrade)
A professional driver/guide
All transportation
(Unless labeled as optional)
All flights during the tour
All Taxes/VAT
Roundtrip airport transfer
Meals
(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinks
(As specified in the day-by-day section)
This price excludes:
International flights
(From/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips
(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items
(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Some meals
(As specified in the day-by-day section)
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