12 Days Best of Tanzania Safari

12 Days Best of Tanzania Safari

  • Arusha, Arusha Region, Tanzania

Big Five Safari in Tanzania

This Best of Tanzania Safari is a combination of safari and Zanzibar beach. This experience of a lifetime safari allows you to see an astonishing diversity of landscape and prolific wildlife in Tanzania. You will get a chance to visit all the famous national parks within the Northern Tanzania. So, you don't need to think twice to join this Tanzania safari!

Highlights

  • Game drives
  • A visit to museum
  • Exclusive of 4x4 vehicle
  • Various activities in Zanzibar
  • Service of an experienced guide
  • Airport transfer & shuttle bus
  • 12 nights' accommodation
  • Daily tasty meals
  • 7 activity days
  • English
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On day 1, you will stay in a 5-star beautiful deluxe safari hotel on the outskirts of Arusha Town Serena Mountain Village. On day 2, you will stay at the 4-star Tarangire River Camp. While on day 3 and 4, you will stay at the 5-star Serengeti Serena Lodge or Mbalageti Tented Lodge. On day 5, you will stay at the safari lodge chosen by Predators Safari Club. Then, you will stay at the 5-star at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge on day 6. On day 7, you will stay at the 5-star Arusha Hotel.

During your stay in Zanzibar, on day 8 to 11, you can choose a luxurious beach resort among Bluebay Beach Resort, Karafuu Beach Resort, Ocean Paradise Beach Resort, and Breezes Beach Club.

Day 1: Arusha

You will begin your "Best of Tanzania Safari" which is a combination of safari and Zanzibar beach holidays on your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). You will be met and greeted by your guide from Predators Safari Club. The guide will assist you with your luggage and escort you to the car for the 1-hour drive to your beautiful deluxe safari hotel just on the outskirts of Arusha Town Serena Mountain Village (5-star). It is situated on the shore on the Lake Duluti, surrounded with coffee plantation farm, near the village of Tengeru on the suburb of Arusha town.

Day 2: From Tarangire National Park to Arusha

After breakfast, you will begin your Tanzania safari by enjoying a half day game drive into Tarangire National Park. This park offers wide panoramas of open acacia woodland and grass savannah, where huge herds of elephants (often 200 strong) and other unique residents, such as fringe-eared oryx and lesser kudu roam free, lion, cheetah, and leopard. Lunch will be at the lodge or picnic lunch. At the night after safari, you will travel to the lodge for overnight stay and dinner at Tarangire River Camp (4-star).

  • Meal plan: breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Olduvai Gorge - Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you will continue with your northern Tanzania safari proceed to Serengeti National Park passing through Ngorongoro Conservation Malanja Depression towards Olduvai Gorge. This desert-like gorge lies at the foot of the Ngorongoro highlands and it is the world-renowned site as a repository for the remains of vast numbers of animals that roamed these plains years ago.

You will visit the museum featuring the famous Zinj skull and the Zinjanthropus men of 1,8 million years ago, whose remains were found here by Dr. Leakey. In the early afternoon after picnic lunch, you will enter the Serengeti National Park and drive toward Seronera River Valley for en route game drive. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Serengeti Serena Lodge or Mbalageti Tented Lodge (5-star).

  • Meal plan: breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

Today you will enjoy your great day of safari by exploring the famous Serengeti which is as big as Northern Ireland. It is the greatest sanctuary in the world, fantastic in its natural beauty and unequaled in its scientific value.

Serengeti contains about 4 million different types of animals including the Big 5; rhino, leopard, buffalo, lion, and the elephant. You have a full day in Serengeti with morning and afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Serengeti Serena Lodge or Mbalageti Tented Lodge (5-star).

  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

Another day on safari, today you will start your safari with morning game drive in Serengeti National Park with picnic lunches head off via Simba Kopjes, Naabi Hill Gate, where you will stop to enjoy one of the most memorable picnic lunches in your life at these plains of Serengeti, drive towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

You will stop on the crater rim for the view of stupendous Ngorongoro Crater and you can admire this masterpiece of mother nature. This oval shape Ngorongoro Crater is 300 square kilometers in area and the 610-meter deep crater is a repository of Africa's finest wildlife. All the Big 5 are present living a privileged existence on the crater floor and so placid, you can move right among them.

Dinner and overnight stay will be at the safari lodge which poised in a prime position on the eastern rim of the crater. It is thatched rondavels housing the deluxe suites of the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (5-star).

  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

Today in the Ngorongoro Crater safari, you will spend almost 6 hours exploring the short-grass plains of the Ngorongoro crater floor to viewing with a short break for a refreshment. Ngorongoro Crater’s population includes lion, elephant, hyena, wildebeest, and the highly endangered black rhino, more than 30,000 animals live in this enclosed grassland, including hippos that live in the central soda lake, Magadi. Bird life includes ostrich, crested crane, and egret.

In the night, ascend it the Ngorongoro Crater rim with clouds rolling over the rim like a misty waterfall, say farewell to beautiful Ngorongoro Crater. You will continue with your northern Tanzania safari for the approximately 2-hour drive to the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. You will arrive at late afternoon at your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge (5-star).

  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7: To Lake Manyara National Park

At 08:00 after breakfast, you will enjoy your morning and afternoon game drive at Lake Manyara National Park to enjoy your safari at one of the most popular and attractive national parks within Northen Tanzania. For a relatively small area in size, it contains a variety of habitat and diverse animals and birds. Lake Manyara National Park is famous for its tree-climbing lions and numerous migratory birds. In the late afternoon, you will proceed to Arusha town for dinner and overnight stay at The Arusha Hotel (5-star)

  • Meal plan: breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner

Day 8: From Arusha to Zanzibar

At 08:00 after breakfast, if time permits, you will be picked up at your hotel for a complimentary tour of Arusha town which is known as the center point of Cape to Cairo. You will have the chance to walk in the main shopping area of the town and market for buying souvenirs and exploring the rich town of Masai land. At 11:30, you will proceed to Arusha Airport (ARK) for the flight to Zanzibar Island that is best known as the “spice island”.

The Zanzibar Island is famous for its mile-long untouched beach with white sands, the deep green azure of the of the ocean, and coconut palm trees against the blue sky with its ornamental white clouds. Upon your arrival at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ), your Predators Safari Club’s representative will meet and greet you, then transfer you to a beautiful east coast of Zanzibar Island at the Zanzibar Island beach resort of your choice of 4 beach resorts which are Bluebay Beach Resort, Karafuu Beach Resort, Ocean Paradise Beach Resort, or Breezes Beach Club. All 4 beach hotels in Zanzibar are 5-star with their own private beach.

  • Meal plan: breakfast and dinner

Day 9: Zanzibar Beach Leisure

Today is your first day to enjoy the white sandy beach of Zanzibar and sunshine at your luxurious Zanzibar beach resort which is the choice of 4 beach resorts; Bluebay Beach Resort, Karafuu Beach Resort, Ocean Paradise Beach Resort, or Breezes Beach Club (5-star).

  • Meal plan: breakfast and dinner

Day 10: Zanzibar Beach Leisure

Another day of leisure to enjoy the white sandy beach of Zanzibar at your luxurious Zanzibar beach resort, or optional excursion for spice tour, scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, or tour of Stone town which can be arrange by the representative of Predators Safari Club or direct from your hotel, the choice of 4 beach resorts; Bluebay Beach Resort, Karafuu Beach Resort, Ocean Paradise Beach Resort, or Breezes Beach Club (5-star).

  • Meal plan: breakfast and dinner

Day 11: Zanzibar Beach Leisure

Your last day of beach leisure and enjoy the sunshine at your luxurious Zanzibar beach resort, the choice of 4 beach resorts; Bluebay Beach Resort, Karafuu Beach Resort, Ocean Paradise Beach Resort, or Breezes Beach Club (5-star).

  • Meal plan: breakfast and dinner

Day 12: Zanzibar

After breakfast, you will check out from your room. At the end of "Best of Tanzania Safari", Predators Safari Club’s representative will meet you and transfer you to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) or Zanzibar Harbour for your return onward journey’s end of services.

  • Meal plan: breakfast

This safari will take place in Zanzibar. Your safari includes Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Seronera River Valley, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Crater, Manyara National Park, and Zanzibar Island.

  • Masai Village tour (35 USD)
  • Memorable bush breakfast in Ngorongoro Crater (65 USD)
  • Memorable bush breakfast in Serengeti National Park (65 USD)
  • Memorable bush lunch in Ngorongoro Crater (65 USD)
  • Serengeti Balloon safari (499 USD)
  • Spice tour of Zanzibar Island (50 USD)
  • Tour of Stone Town Zanzibar Island (50 USD)
  • 5 days' Zanzibar beach holiday ends in Zanzibar Island
  • 7 days' Tanzania safari starts and ends in Arusha
  • 11 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers and shuttle bus from Nairobi
  • All meals as stated in the itinerary
  • All transportation on the special safari vehicle with the pop-up roof
  • Bottled water
  • Crater fees
  • One way flight from Arusha to Zanzibar Island
  • Park fees
  • Service of professional experienced English-speaking driver / guide
  • Air ticket / international flight
  • Airport taxes
  • Drinks
  • Flying doctor
  • Laundry
  • Return flight or boat from Zanzibar Island to Mainland Tanzania
  • Tips
  • Toiletry requirements and all items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Transfer from the airport is included. Predators Safari Club will pick you up from the airport.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 46 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.

Arusha, Tanzania

Predators Safari Club is a family-run business established since 1964 in Tanzania. It is one of oldest tour and safari operator in Tanzania.

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12 days / 11 nights

Availability

This vacation is available all year round from April to December, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season
  • April 1 - May 31

 

High season
  • November 1 - December 20

 

Peak season
  • June 1 - October 31

 

Off season
  • December 21 - March 31

 

Special discount

Children over 12 years old most of the camps charge adult rates, only get a reduction on park entry fees. Children under 3 years old sharing with 2 fully paid adults will be no charge.

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