12 Days Tanzania & Zanzibar Wildlife Safari

12 Days Tanzania & Zanzibar Wildlife Safari

12 Days Tanzania & Zanzibar Wildlife Safari: This is a 12 Days Tanzania & Zanzibar Wildlife Safari starts in Arusha and ends in Zanzibar!  

This trip will give you a chance to experience wildlife safari in stunning National Parks in the Northern Province of Tanzania including; Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater Area and Serengeti National Park. Conclude your amazing Tanzania wildlife safari exploring the undisturbed, white sandy beaches in the Spice Island of Zanzibar.

Highlights for 12 Days Tanzania & Zanzibar Wildlife Safari.

Day 1: Pickup in Arusha & Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park

Day 2: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Day 3: Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park

Day 4: Free Day in Serengeti

Day 5: Drive to Ngorongoro via Olduvai

Day 6: Transfer to Tarangire National Park

Day 7: Tarangire National Park to Arusha

DAY 8: Fly from Arusha to Zanzibar

DAY 9:  Discover Zanzibar

DAY 10: Zanzibar

DAY 11: Zanzibar- Rest and Relax

DAY 12: Airport Transfer and Departure.

Detailed Itinerary 12 Days Tanzania & Zanzibar Wildlife Safari.

Day 1: Pickup in Arusha & Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park

Pickup by our company representative from your hotel in Arusha and embark on a 3 hour drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Upon your arrival in the park, drive to your lodge and have lunch. Later in the evening, you will embark on an evening game drive in the park where  you will have an opportunity to view wildlife animals such as elephants, giraffes, rhinos, hartebeests, zebras. leopards, lions, buffalo and so many more. Later return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Twiga Lodge/ Kirurumu Manyara/Lake Manyara Serena.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, drive from Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti National Park. You  will have a stopover at Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a short drive and later have lunch enroute to Serengeti national park.

Arrive in Serengeti later in the afternoon and drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Seronera Wildlife Lodge/Sayari Camp/Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park

After breakfast leave with your packed lunch for game drive on the Serengeti where you will explore the central and eastern parts of the park on a game drive.  Serengeti national park is a wildlife haven and one of the best places in Africa for wildlife viewing safaris.  Look out for a variety of wildlife in the park like; lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, elephants, buffalos, rhinos, wildebeests and so many more. You will have lunch at your lodge and rest in the afternoon before the heading back out in the evening for another game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight same as above.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Free Day in Serengeti

Have breakfast at leisure and relax at your lodge. Today is your free day and you can choose to spend the entire day relaxing at your lodge/camp or engage in other activities in Serengeti national park. Let your guide know in advance if you wish to take part in a game drive, community tour or Hot air balloon safari in the park. Dinner and overnight same as above.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Drive to Ngorongoro via Olduvai

After breakfast, drive south to Ngorongoro Conservation Area passing via Olduvai Gorge which is a pre-historic site. The Olduvai Gorge cuts through rock beds layered in time sequence from about 2 million years back to the present. It is here where the first human remains of the ‘early man’ were found.  Dinner and overnight at Simba Campsite/ Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge/ Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Transfer to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast descent into the crater for tour around the unbroken caldera that encloses the wildlife. After lunch, you will have a chance to visit Maasai boma, and evening drive to your Lodge for overnight. Dinner and overnight at Twiga Lodge/ Tarangire Safari Lodge/ Lemala Mpingo Ridge Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Tarangire National Park to Arusha

Have your breakfast and embark on a morning game drive in the national park. The national park is home to most of Tanzania’s iconic wildlife animals including Dik Dik, giraffes and not forgetting it large populations of elephants.  Also search for the Fringed Eared Oryx, greater Kudu, and the tiny Ashy Starling for keen birders.

After lunch depart for Arusha town later in the afternoon arriving at your hotel late in the evening for dinner and overnight at Outpost Lodge /Mount Meru Hotel/ Gran Melia Arusha.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 8: Fly from Arusha to Zanzibar

Take a domestic flight from Arusha to Zanzibar Island. Arrive in Zanzibar at 3pm, meet & greet with your guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel in town for overnight at Tembo House Hotel/ Zanzibar Beach Resort.

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 9:  Discover Zanzibar

Wake up in the morning and have breakfast at your hotel. Meet up with your guide/driver and drive to l to Fumba village where you will embark on a boat ride exploring  three different sand banks and you stop in one of those for Sea food lunch where by later you do snorkeling and having chance of seeing dolphin. Return back to fumba village in the evening and drive you to stone town where you will have a special boat for amazing sunset cruise, then back to hotel for dinner  and  overnight same as previous night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 10: Zanzibar

Have breakfast at around 9am and then meet up with your guide. You will drive to a spice farm where you will see different type of spice and to learn how they plant & how to use the different spices.  Have lunch, and then  drive  to stone Town where you will see the historical site, dally market, narrow street, and to experience the local life of the island after the tour will have time to do shopping, then back to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: Zanzibar- Rest and Relax

You will have a relaxed day at your hotel at the beaches.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner

DAY 12: Airport Transfer and Departure.

After breakfast, transfer back to the airport in Zanzibar or Arusha and board your flight back home. End of Tour.

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