Classic Tanzania & Zanzibar
Classic Tanzania & Zanzibar
Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Zanzibar
Embark on an exciting safari through northern Tanzania visiting beautiful Lake Manyara, the wondrous Ngorongoro Crater and epic Serengeti where wildlife abounds. From here you have the chance to relax on one of Zanzibar’s most exquisite beaches.
Days 1 – 3 : Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Stay at The Plantation Lodge for 2 nights
On arrival into Kilimanjaro you will be met by your specialist driver/guide who will be with you for the duration of your northern circuit safari. You will receive a full briefing and your guide will discuss your expectations and wishlist for your safari so that they can tailor the safari to your interests. You will then set off in your private 4WD vehicle to Lake Manyara National Park. One of Tanzania’s most scenic parks the varied environment offers rewarding game viewing – keep your eyes peeled for the tree-climbing lions that it is famous for. You will have a picnic lunch before being driven to the Crater Highlands later in the afternoon. You will stay at Plantation Lodge for the next two nights in a standard room overlooking the beautiful gardens. Your stay here is inclusive of all meals, park fees and game viewing activities. On your second morning you will rise early ready to descend into the breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater. A UNESCO World Hertiage Site, this is one of the most spectacular places imagineable and one of the best spots in Tanzania for rhino sightings. After a half day game drive you will return to the Crater Highlands for an afternoon spent relaxing, or visiting the coffee plantation.
Day 3 – 4 : Karatu, Tanzania
Stay at Kiota Camp for 1 night
This morning you will be driven into the depths of the Serengeti, passing plenty of wildlife along the way. Kiota Camp is in the central Serengeti offering year-round excellent game viewing with a fantastic location in the heart of the bush. Your stay here is in a tent which has just the right level of luxury and includes all meals, park fees and game viewing activities. This area is regarded for exception big cat sightings and is the perfect base for a hot air balloon safari.
Days 4 – 6 : Serengeti, Tanzania
Stay at Chaka Camp for 2 nights
Today you will continue deeper into the Serengeti, stopping to spot plenty of game as you go along. The beauty of a stay at Chaka Camp is that the camp moves with the season to ensure that when you stay there you are in a great location for witnessing the spectacular wildebeest migration. From here you will be able to enjoy game drives – fingers crossed you’ll have the chance to see a river crossing!
Days 6 – 13 : Zanzibar Beaches, Tanzania
Stay at Breezes Beach Club & Spa for 7 nights
This morning you will be game driven to the airstrip in time for your light aircraflight flight to Zanzibar (via Arusha). On arrival onto Zanzibar this afternoon you will be met by a guide and driven across the island to the beautiful East Coast. You will stay at Breezes Beach Club & Spa for seven nights in a standard room on a half board basis. Breezes is situated on one of the nicest beaches on the island and offers a wide range of watersports including diving courses. There is a large pool, spa and fitness centre as well as different dining options to choose from. For a special occasion we recommend eating at The Sultan’s Table.
Day 13 : Zanzibar – Dar es Salaam
This afternoon you will be driven to Zanzibar airport in time for your light aircraft flight to Dar es Salaam. Your arrangements end here.
When to go
Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May – the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit.