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Best of Tanzania & Zanzibar

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  • 14 Days
  • Max People : 18
  • 11–24 October 2025

An extraordinary 14-day journey through the Best of Tanzania & Zanzibar, where every moment promises awe-inspiring encounters and unforgettable experiences. Begin your adventure in Tanzania’s iconic national parks, from the wildlife-rich plains of Tarangire and the majestic Ngorongoro Crater to the boundless savannahs of the Serengeti. Witness the drama of the Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest and zebras thunder across the plains in a quest for fresh grazing grounds, accompanied by thrilling game drives that bring you up close to the Big Five and other fascinating species.

After immersing yourself in Tanzania’s wild beauty, retreat to the tranquil shores of Zanzibar, a tropical paradise where azure waters meet pristine beaches. Spend leisurely days unwinding on sandy shores, exploring historic Stone Town’s labyrinthine streets, or delving into the island’s rich cultural heritage. Whether you’re marveling at ancient fossils in Olduvai Gorge, savoring traditional flavors in local markets, or relaxing under swaying palms on Zanzibar’s beaches, this tour promises an unparalleled blend of adventure, relaxation, and discovery in the heart of East Africa.

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport (Google Map)
Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Transfers as specified in itinerary on a shared basis
  • Meet & greet service on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport and Zanzibar Airport
  • Flight to Zanzibar from Serengeti

Price Excludes

  • Visas
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls and laundry
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Optional Tours

Complementaries

  • The Africa Safari Co. Cap
  • The Africa Safari Co. Backpack
  • Travel Kit and documentation
What to Expect

The Best of Tanzania & Zanzibar tour offers a captivating 14-day adventure through East Africa’s most iconic landscapes and cultural treasures. Immerse yourself in Tanzania’s legendary national parks, where the vast savannahs of Serengeti National Park teem with wildlife, including the Big Five and the dramatic Great Migration. Explore the ancient Ngorongoro Crater, a natural amphitheater bustling with diverse species, and Tarangire National Park, renowned for its large elephant herds and stunning baobab trees.

Transition to the idyllic island of Zanzibar, where pristine beaches and turquoise waters await. Spend leisurely days lounging on sandy shores, discovering the UNESCO-listed Stone Town with its spice markets and historic architecture, or diving into vibrant marine ecosystems during optional snorkeling or diving excursions. Throughout the journey, expert guides provide insights into local cultures, wildlife behavior, and conservation efforts, ensuring each moment is both enriching and memorable. Whether marveling at ancient fossils in Olduvai Gorge or indulging in Swahili cuisine, this tour promises a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion in Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Best of Tanzania & Zanzibar Itinerary

Day 1 Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your guide, who will assist with your luggage and transfer you to Moivaro Lodge in Arusha. As you make your way to the lodge, take in the beautiful Tanzanian landscape, with its rolling hills and lush greenery. Once at Moivaro Lodge, you’ll be greeted with a refreshing drink and have some time to relax and unwind from your journey. The lodge, nestled in a serene coffee plantation, offers a peaceful retreat with its charming rooms, lush gardens, and inviting pool.

This first night provides an opportunity to acclimate to the local time zone and prepare for the exciting adventures ahead. The cozy ambiance of Moivaro Lodge ensures a restful night, setting the stage for an unforgettable safari experience.

Day 2Tarangire National Park

After a hearty breakfast at Moivaro Lodge, embark on a scenic drive to Tarangire National Park, known for its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes. As you enter the park, you’ll be greeted by the sight of majestic baobab trees and the impressive Tarangire River, which attracts a wide variety of animals. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, zebras, giraffes, and numerous bird species that inhabit this unique ecosystem. Your guide will provide insightful information about the park’s flora and fauna, enhancing your game drive experience.

By midday, you’ll arrive at Burunge Tented Lodge, where you’ll check into your comfortable tented accommodation, offering an authentic safari experience with modern amenities. After settling in, enjoy a delicious lunch overlooking the beautiful surroundings. In the afternoon, embark on a game drive to explore more of Tarangire’s hidden gems. Return to the lodge in the evening to unwind, share stories of the day’s adventures over dinner, and relax under the starry African sky. The tranquil setting of Burunge Tented Lodge provides the perfect backdrop for a restful night’s sleep, surrounded by the sounds of the wild.

Day 3Tarangire National Park

Begin your day with an early morning game drive in Tarangire National Park, when the animals are most active. The cool morning air and golden sunrise provide the perfect setting for spotting wildlife as they start their day. Your experienced guide will navigate through various terrains, from riverine forests to grassy plains, ensuring you have the best chances to see elephants, lions, leopards, and a myriad of bird species. The park is renowned for its large elephant herds and ancient baobab trees, which create a unique and picturesque landscape. After the morning’s adventure, return to Burunge Tented Lodge for a leisurely breakfast and some relaxation time.

In the afternoon, embark on another exciting game drive to explore different areas of the park. This is an excellent opportunity to observe the animals’ behavior as they seek shade and water during the warmer part of the day. Keep an eye out for the diverse birdlife, including the vibrant yellow-collared lovebirds and the striking bateleur eagles. Your guide will share fascinating insights about the ecosystem and the conservation efforts in place to protect it. After an eventful day, return to the lodge for a delicious dinner and a chance to reflect on the incredible wildlife encounters you’ve experienced.

Day 4Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, bid farewell to Tarangire National Park and embark on a scenic drive towards the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater. En route, you’ll pass through the charming town of Karatu, where you’ll stop for a delightful lunch. Karatu is a bustling town known for its vibrant markets and scenic surroundings, offering a perfect midway break to stretch your legs and enjoy some local cuisine. Your journey continues through the highlands, with breathtaking views of the rolling hills and lush landscapes that characterize this region of Tanzania.

Arrive at Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge in the afternoon, where you’ll be welcomed with warm hospitality and comfortable accommodations nestled in the verdant forest. The lodge offers a unique blend of luxury and nature, providing a serene retreat with all the modern amenities. After settling in, take some time to relax and explore the lodge’s beautiful surroundings. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge’s restaurant, prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The evening can be spent around the campfire, sharing stories with fellow travelers and soaking in the tranquil ambiance of the forest, as you prepare for an exciting day of exploration in the Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 5Ngorongoro Crater

Rise early and prepare for an unforgettable day exploring the Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa’s most iconic wildlife destinations. After a quick breakfast at Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge, you’ll descend into the crater’s vast caldera, an ancient volcanic formation that now serves as a natural enclosure for a diverse array of wildlife. The early morning light casts a golden hue over the landscape, creating a picturesque setting for your game drive. As you navigate the crater floor, you’ll encounter a variety of animals, including the Big Five—lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinos—as well as hippos, wildebeests, zebras, and a multitude of bird species.

Around midday, take a break to enjoy a picnic lunch at a scenic spot within the crater. This break offers a chance to relax and absorb the breathtaking surroundings while keeping an eye out for any passing wildlife. After lunch, continue your game drive, exploring different parts of the crater and discovering its unique ecosystems. Your guide will share fascinating insights about the crater’s history, geology, and the conservation efforts that help protect this UNESCO World Heritage site. As the afternoon light begins to fade, you’ll ascend the crater walls and return to Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge. Enjoy a hearty dinner and share your day’s adventures with fellow travelers, reflecting on the incredible wildlife encounters and the stunning beauty of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 6Olduvai Gorge / Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, bid farewell to the lush surroundings of Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge and embark on your journey to the iconic Serengeti National Park. En route, you’ll visit the historic Olduvai Gorge, often referred to as the “Cradle of Mankind.” This significant archaeological site offers a fascinating glimpse into the early human history, with its rich deposits of fossils and artifacts. A brief tour of the Olduvai Museum will provide insights into the discoveries made by the Leakey family and the importance of this site in understanding human evolution.

Continuing your journey, you’ll arrive at the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park by early afternoon. After checking in at Kisura Tented Lodge, enjoy a leisurely lunch and some time to relax before heading out on your first game drive in the Serengeti. The park’s seemingly endless savannahs are home to a diverse array of wildlife, including large herds of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles, as well as predators like lions, cheetahs, and hyenas. Your afternoon game drive offers the perfect introduction to this renowned ecosystem, with the chance to witness the daily dramas of the wild. As the sun sets, return to Kisura Tented Lodge for a delightful dinner and a comfortable night’s rest, surrounded by the sounds of the Serengeti.

Days 7, 8 & 9Serengeti National Park

Over the next three days, immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty and wildlife of Serengeti National Park, spending each day on thrilling game drives. Each day you’ll set out into the vast plains with your expert guide, who will lead you to some of the best spots for wildlife viewing. The Serengeti is famed for its incredible biodiversity and the Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles traverse the landscape in search of fresh grazing grounds. Each day offers a new adventure, with the opportunity to witness dramatic predator-prey interactions and the majestic big cats in their natural habitat.

In the afternoons, continue exploring different regions of the park, from the riverine forests and kopjes to the vast grasslands that stretch as far as the eye can see. Each evening, return to Kisura Tented Lodge, where you can unwind with delicious dinners and share stories of the day’s incredible wildlife encounters with fellow travelers. The lodge’s comfortable tents and serene setting ensure restful nights, preparing you for more exciting adventures in the heart of the Serengeti.

Day 10Zanzibar

After an early breakfast at Kisura Tented Lodge, you’ll be transferred to the Seronera Airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar. As you soar above the plains of the Serengeti, take one last look at the stunning landscape that has provided so many unforgettable memories. Upon arrival at Zanzibar International Airport, you’ll be greeted and transferred to the beautiful Sandies Beach Hotel, where you’ll stay for the next four nights. Nestled along the pristine coastline, this luxurious beachfront resort offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.

After checking in and settling into your comfortable room, take some time to explore the hotel’s lush gardens, sparkling pool, and pristine beach. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the resort’s restaurant, which offers a variety of delicious local and international dishes. In the afternoon, unwind on the white sandy beach or take a refreshing dip in the Indian Ocean. As the sun sets, indulge in a delectable dinner while listening to the gentle waves lapping the shore. The tranquil ambiance of Sandies Beach Hotel ensures a peaceful night’s rest, setting the stage for an unforgettable stay in Zanzibar.

Days 11, 12 & 13Zanzibar

For the next three days, embrace the freedom to unwind and explore at your own pace while soaking up the serene beauty of Zanzibar. Each morning, wake up to the soothing sounds of the Indian Ocean and enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Sandies Beach Hotel, where you can savor an array of fresh tropical fruits and local delicacies. These days are yours to relax and rejuvenate, making the most of the resort’s luxurious amenities or venturing out to discover the island’s rich culture and natural wonders.

Spend your days lounging on the pristine white sandy beaches, taking refreshing swims in the crystal-clear waters, or indulging in spa treatments for a truly relaxing experience. If you’re feeling adventurous, consider exploring the vibrant marine life with a snorkeling or diving excursion, or take a guided tour to the historic Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you can wander through narrow streets filled with markets, spice shops, and stunning architecture. In the evenings, enjoy exquisite dinners at the resort, featuring fresh seafood and local flavors, and perhaps end your day with a beachside cocktail while watching the sun set over the horizon. These leisurely days in Zanzibar provide the perfect balance of relaxation and exploration, allowing you to create lasting memories in this tropical paradise.

*activities in Zanzibar are for your own account and arranged locally

Day 14Zanzibar Airport

After a final breakfast overlooking the ocean at Sandies Beach Hotel, it’s time to bid farewell to the idyllic shores of Zanzibar. Pack your belongings and check out of the hotel, ensuring everything is ready for your departure. You’ll be transferred to Zanzibar International Airport in time for your flight home, reflecting on the incredible experiences and cherished moments from your Best of Tanzania & Zanzibar adventure.

As you travel back, take with you the memories of the diverse wildlife of Serengeti, the cultural richness of Ngorongoro Crater, and the tranquility of Zanzibar’s beaches. Your journey through Tanzania and Zanzibar has been filled with awe-inspiring landscapes, warm hospitality, and unforgettable encounters with nature. Whether it’s your first visit or a return to these enchanting destinations, the memories you’ve created will remain with you long after you’ve returned home.

Best of Tanzania & Zanzibar Map
Best of Tanzania & Zanzibar Accommodation

Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge

Lake Burunge Baobab Tented Lodge

Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge

Kisura Serengeti Camp

Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar

Best of Tanzania & Zanzibar FAQ's

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

Yes. Single Supplement = AUD $1,800

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– US Dollar (USD)

What is cancellation policy?

As per the terms and conditions of our Booking Form and Privacy Policy.

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