Wildlife Safari in Tanzania and Zanzibar - Awesome Holidays Safaris
Wildlife Safari in Tanzania and Zanzibar

Wildlife Safari in Tanzania and Zanzibar

8 Days | Wildlife Safari in Tanzania and Zanzibar

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Overview

Wildlife Safari Tanzania
During this safari, you will have exciting adventures to the famous Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater. But that's not all, after immersing in the beauty of Tanzanian wildlife, you will be taken to Zanzibar, where you will stay in Fruits & Spice Wellness Resort Zanzibar to rejuvenate and enjoy the spice tour and a fun dolphin tour.

    Key information
  • Maximum group size: 6 persons
  • Starting point and ending point: Arusha
  • Park fees are included.

  • Highlights
  • 5 exciting game drives
  • Spice tour and dolphin excursion in Zanzibar
  • Spot elephants, buffaloes, zebra, impala, lion, leopards, and more
  • Explore the wilderness of Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro
  • 7 nights comfortable accommodations
  • Daily meals and drinks
  • Airport transfers

 
 
 
 

Day 1: Arusha

Arrival day.

 

Day 2: Arusha to Manyara | lion climbing trees and flamingos

You will be picked up from your hotel in Arusha by your driver guide and depart to Lake Manyara. Arrive at lunch time, game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, and overnight at Twiga Campsite. You will enjoy lunch in the village before exploring the stunning landscape of the park, looking for wildlife on the plains in the acacia woodlands and by the shores of the shallow alkaline lake.

Lake Manyara is rightly famous for its tree-climbing lions, but they're far from the only highlight; by the end of an exhilarating afternoon, you could easily have spotted elephant, hippo, wildebeest, buffalo and giraffe, plus many other species. Pink-hued flamingos, one of 400 bird species recorded here, provide a splash of color.

 

Day 3: Manyara to Serengeti | vast plain covered by wildlife

After breakfast, depart for vast plain of Serengeti via Oldupai Gorge for an hour visit the museum, afternoon game drive in Serengeti National Park, and overnight at Seronera Campsite. Please note that Serengeti National Park is the biggest national park in the world for the natural features and beauty of the world with the wildebeest migration, the big five animals, and great features.

You might see elephants, buffaloes, zebra, impala, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, Thomson gazelles, millions of wildebeests, and many birds species.

 

Day 4: Serengeti to Ngorongoro | wildlife adventures

Depart with picnic breakfast for early morning game drive, after lunch departure to Ngorongoro Crater rim en-route game drive in Serengeti National Park, and overnight at Simba Campsite. Early in the morning, exciting sounds of Africa will raise you from your sleep. You will make the most of the day with an 7:00 a.m. start, heading off on your morning game drive. Later, the adventure will continue when you travel up to Ngorongoro, another African icon. This morning, your driver-guide will help you spot some more of the many species at Serengeti, teaching you about their fascinating habits and habitats. You might spot lioness from hunting, cheetah hunting on Thomson gazelles, zebra and wildebeests migration, beautiful leopard with prey over tree big branches, elephants rustling through the bushes of Seronera valley, hippopotamus wallowing in the muddy swamps at Retima hippopotami ground, ostrich, kingfishers and more. After a pleasant picnic lunch, it's time to drive eastwards to visit another spectacular setting for Tanzania's wildlife, the famous Ngorongoro Crater. On arrival, settle in at the campsite while a tasty, hot dinner is prepared for you. Tomorrow, the wonders of the crater await you.

 

Day 5: Ngorongoro to Arusha | astonishing big five territory

After breakfast, immerse yourself into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for a game drive, followed by an afternoon ascent to the crater rim for Arusha. The volcanic caldera (the world's largest) is full of grassland, a forest, and swamp, a setting of jaw-dropping beauty. Secondly, the permanent water of the crater floor supports a resident population of more than 25,000 large mammals. There, you'll find many of the reasons you chose to come on safari: elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, wallowing hippo, waterbuck, baboons, and even the rare black rhino finds shelter here. Sharing this awesome space with the animals are the Maasai, grazing their cattle in an area which has been a separate conservation area since 1956 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. This harmonious cohabitation of man and beast makes Ngorongoro unique in Tanzania and your driver guide will be pleased to explain this incredible co-existence to you. After your morning game drive, you will have a picnic lunch in the crater before you return to Arusha.

 

Day 6: Arusha airport to Zanzibar | spice tour

After breakfast, depart to Arusha Airport and flight to Zanzibar Airport, meet our team and leave to check in at Fruits & Spice Wellness Resort Zanzibar. In the afternoon, you will start your spice tour. Spice tour Zanzibar has earned its reputation over the centuries as the spice island. Since the abolition of the slave trade, spices have been at the heart of Zanzibar enterprise. The sheer variety highlights the island's strategic location, as well as the depth of cultural interaction. Indeed, no trip to Zanzibar could be considered complete without a visit to one of the carefully selected spice farms. This three to four hour tour offers you the opportunity to indulge your senses with a kaleidoscope of smells, tastes, and textures. From the punch of a chili to the refreshing succulence of green coconut flesh, Rhino Explorer Tours & Safaris promise that this tour will awaken your senses. It also provides you with the unique opportunity to purchase these exclusive spices straight from the source. They have developed a special Spice Tour with in-depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and detailed descriptions about their uses in traditional dishes, as cures for ailments, and even for dyeing traditional ceremonial outfits for weddings and festivals. They have knowledgeable guides trained by a famous herbalist in Zanzibar. The guided walking tour passes through villages and spice plantations, a walk through the farms as spice farms' workers climbs trees, seek out specific plants, and cuts off various barks, letting you see, feel, and taste everything. You will be decorated with palm-leaf accessories such as ties, rings, bracelet, and glasses. At the spice farms, you will have an opportunity to taste some of the exotic fruits of Zanzibar. After the tour, you're invited for an opulent traditional Swahili lunch served in a local house, here you will get a real taste of the spices in the food. The spice farm is the best place to buy fresh spices directly from the source. The half-day trip includes transport, guide, entrance fees, and a superb lunch.

 

Day 7: Dolphin tour | full day excursion

This full day excursion will take you to the southern part of Zanzibar about one and half an hour driving from the historic stone town. After getting there, you will take a motorized boat so as to reach the dolphin zone for about five to ten minutes. After swimming and playing with the very friendly dolphins for several hours, you will have automatically been given a chance of admiring the wonderful coral reef, variety of coloured fishes, and other attractive marine creatures through snorkelling. After taking lunch and shower, you will be spoiling yourself on a white sandy beach with beach relaxation before getting back on board for a trip back to the hotel.

 

Day 8: Departure day

Departure day.

 


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The tour package inclusions at a glance:
Items that are included in the price.
    • 2 nights accommodation in before and after the safaris
    • 6 nights accommodation during the safaris
    • Complementary bottle of water daily
    • Driver's salary and allowances
    • Government imposed increase of park fees, car entrance fees, and taxes on park fees for non-residents
    • Service of an English speaking driver and guide
    • Wi-Fi or sim card and two gigabyte bundle for the internet in the park
    • Transport based on an excellent 4x4
The tour package exclusions at a glance:
Items that are not included in the cost of tour.
    • Extras at the lodges, such as drinks, telephone, and more
    • International flight
    • Tips to the driver and guide
    • Travel insurance
    • Visa