10-Day Tanzania & Zanzibar Safari and Beach

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Experience Northern Tanzania in a comfortable way. All the highlights of this area will be served on this tour. All lodges have self-contained rooms and are selected for their location and service standards. The tour ends with a holiday on the tropical island of Zanzibar.

  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Welcome to Tanzania

Your driver/guide will pick you up from Kilimanjaro airport and transfers you to Ilboru Safari Lodge; a pleasant lodge with a beautiful garden and swimming pool.

Harmoniously woven into the surrounding African landscape, Ilboru Safari Lodge rests at the base of the majestic Mt. Meru.
Stay comfortably in your private bungalow reminiscent of a traditional Swahili ‘boma’. They are a uniquely African design and this version of the boma features a round layout with thatched rooftops while still providing the western conveniences you would expect.

Main Destination:

Arusha

Accommodation:

Ilboru Safari Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Arusha

Meals & Drinks:

  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Lake Manyara NP OR Tarangire NP

Today you will travel to the first national park of this trip: Lake Manyara National Park or Tarangire National park.

When travelling between January – May or November – December you will be visiting Lake Manyara National park.
On arrival you will stretch your legs during a 2 to 3-hour village walk in cozy ‘Mto Wa Mbu’. Here you will meet the local community, taste homemade banana beer, learn about the Makonde woodcarvings. After the village walk, you will have a local lunch. In the afternoon you will go for a long game drive in Lake Manyara National park. You will sleep in Manyara Wildlife Safari lodge.

When travelling between June – October you will visit Tarangire National park.
This park hosts the biggest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. It is also the only place in Tanzania where the oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted. This park is known for its gigantic baobab trees. You will go for a game drive in the park. You will sleep in Sangaiwe Tented Lodge.

Main Destination:

Lake Manyara National Park

Best Time to Visit June to September (easier to spot animals)

High Season July to March (Northern section gets crowded)

Best Weather June to October (few showers of rain)

Wildlife in Lake Manyara NP See all animals

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GiraffeCommon

HippoCommon

BuffaloCommon

ZebraCommon

WildebeestCommon

Accommodation:

Manyara Wildlife Camp

  • Mid-range lodge bordering Lake Manyara NP without fences

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Serengeti National park

After breakfast, you depart for the most famous safari park in the world: Serengeti National Park.

The Serengeti hosts the most extensive population of wild animals on earth and has a complex and untouched ecosystem. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the language of the Maasai, a description that the Serengeti completely lives up to. These endless plains have to be experienced to be fully appreciated!

You visit the heart of the Serengeti, Seronera Valley. This valley might be termed as the ‘classic’ Serengeti; short grass plains with all different kind of wild animals ranging from the impressive lion to the naughty mongoose. From the park entrance you game drive towards your accommodation for tonight.

After the incredible impressions of the Serengeti, you’ll have your overnight at Tortilis Camp where each safari-tent has an en-suite bathroom, modern furnishings and a private verandah. Tonight you can share your Serengeti experiences around the campfire!

Main Destination:

Serengeti National Park

Best Time to Visit June to February (Areas are best at different times)

High Season July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)

Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)

Wildlife in Serengeti NP See all animals

ElephantCommon

GiraffeCommon

HippoCommon

BuffaloCommon

ZebraAbundant

WildebeestAbundant

Accommodation:

Tortilis Camp

  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Game drives in the Serengeti

Early in the morning you leave the camp for a full day safari! Most of the national park is open and grassy. Ultimately, the success of any safari lies in the number and quality of encounters with big cats. There are thousands of lions in the Serengeti and you have a fair chance to see cheetahs, although they are difficult to spot. And when it comes to leopards, the Serengeti rarely disappoints!

We will find you a nice picnic spot to enjoy your packed lunch and then you slowly continue your safari back to Tortilis Camp before the night falls.

Back at the lodge you will have an excellent dinner and some time to relax.

Main Destination:

Serengeti National Park

Accommodation:

Tortilis Camp

  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Game drive in Ngorogoro crater

Today you enjoy a long game drive on your way out of the beautiful Serengeti and continue to the Ngorongoro Crater.

In the afternoon, you will have a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater!
As an UNESCO World Heritage Site the crater offers a unique biosphere which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. There are very few places in the world where you can find such a large population of wildlife throughout the year.

Deep within the crater, enclosed by towering walls, you have a good chance of spotting ‘The Big 5’: Lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. For the latter two you need a bit of luck as they tend to shy away. Approximately 30 000 animals live on the crater floor!

After this great experience, you drive to Country Lodge Karatu to enjoy dinner and an en-suite fireplace.

Main Destination:

Ngorongoro Crater

Best Time to Visit June to September (General wildlife viewing is best)

High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)

Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)

Wildlife in Ngorongoro See all animals

ElephantCommon

HippoCommon

BuffaloCommon

ZebraAbundant

WildebeestAbundant

Black RhinoCommon

Accommodation:

Country Lodge Karatu

  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Ngorongoro

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

To Zanzibar Island

Today it is time to fly to paradise! Your driver/guide will take you to Arusha airport for your flight with Auric air to Zanzibar island. The flight leaves around noon and in the early afternoon you will arrive on the Island. The representative of Casa del Mar will be waiting to take you to your hotel. The next coming days you will spend at Casa del Mar in the cozy town of Jambiani. This hotel is the best value for money with great service.

The tropical island of Zanzibar is one of a kind and a favorite holiday destination after a safari on the mainland of Tanzania. The picturesque capital city Stone town with its impresive buildings and lively markets, the tropical rainforest of Jozani in the centre of the island and ofcourse the many wonderful beaches.

Main Destination:

Zanzibar Island

Accommodation:

Casa Del Mar

  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Zanzibar

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Relaxing and optional activities

Welcome to paradise! Your relaxing holiday can begin. Jambiani is a cozy town on the East Coast. There are several optional activities you can do in the area. All these optional activities can be booked through the reception of Casa del Mar.

Swim with dolphins at Kizimkazi
Visit Jozani forest
Snorkeling
Scuba diving
Sailing on a traditional Dhow
Spice tour
Kite surfing
Visit to the restaurant The Rock.

Main Destination:

Zanzibar Island

Accommodation:

Casa Del Mar

  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Zanzibar

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

Relaxing and optional activities

Optional visit to Stone town
What you cannot miss during your stay on Zanzibar Island is a tour of Stone town. This beautiful city is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site! A maze of small alleys and streets, colorful markets and historic buildings characterize Stone town.
Your hotel organizes a historic tour of spice tour to take you around the town. Everything is in walking distance so you can also explore on your own.

Main Destination:

Zanzibar Island

Accommodation:

Casa Del Mar

  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Zanzibar

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

Relaxing and optional activities

Welcome to paradise! Your relaxing holiday can begin. Jambiani is a cozy town on the East Coast. There are several optional activities you can do in the area. All these optional activities can be booked through the reception of Casa del Mar.

Swim with dolphins at Kizimkazi
Visit Jozani forest
Snorkeling
Scuba diving
Sailing on a traditional Dhow
Spice tour
Kite surfing
Visit to the restaurant The Rock.

Main Destination:

Zanzibar Island

Accommodation:

Casa Del Mar

  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Zanzibar

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 10

Departure

Today is unfortunately the last day of your trip with Matoke Tours! Depending on the time your flight departs, there might be some time left today to relax on the coast or explore stone town. All activities you plan for today are at your own expense.
The driver/guide of Casa del Mar will take care of your transfer to Zanzibar airport.

This is the end of a wonderful tour in Tanzania & Zanzibar!

Main Destination:

Zanzibar Airport

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Included

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$15.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks

Important to Know

  • This tour is not available to solo travelers.
  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour must be paid in US Dollars (USD).
  • Rates include a fixed budget for flights during this tour. Flights may cost more, depending on travel dates. If so, your quote will reflect this.

Rates Per Person

Solo 1 room 2 people 1 room 3 people 2 rooms 4 people 2 rooms 5 people 3 rooms 6 people 3 rooms 7+ people
Jun 1, ’18 – Jun 30, ’18 n/a* $2,990 $2,650 $2,350 $2,990 $2,990 Get Quote
Jul 1, ’18 – Aug 31, ’18 n/a* $3,150 $2,790 $2,550 $3,150 $3,150 Get Quote
Sep 1, ’18 – Oct 31, ’18 n/a* $3,090 $2,750 $2,450 $3,090 $3,090 Get Quote
               
Nov 1, ’18 – Dec 14, ’18 n/a* $2,950 $2,590 $2,290 $2,950 $2,950 Get Quote
Dec 15, ’18 – Dec 31, ’18 n/a* $3,090 $2,750 $2,450 $3,090 $3,090 Get Quote

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