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TZ04: 11 Days Safari of Arusha - Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crate - Tarangire - Arusha - Zanzibar

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: Experienced English-speaking driver guide & 4WD vehicle with AC
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Drive to Arusha
Welcome to attend the Tanzania Private Safari Tours! On the first day, our driver guide will pick you up from the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer you to check in the hotel at Arusha for a good rest. The hotel is 55 km (34 mi) away from the airport and can be reached within an hour. The rest time is free at your leisure.

Accommodation: Arusha Serena Hotel (4 stars)

Day 2: Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park Safari
After breakfast, we will take the picnic lunch box and drive 2 hours to Lake Manyara National Park, located 130 km (68 mi) away. The Lake Manyara is well-known a gem at the bottom of the Rift Valley, which attracts over 400 recorded species of birds, especially the pink flamingos roaming along the lake shore, and an astonishing variety of animals including vast herds of elephants, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, impala, cheetah and the famous tree-climbing lions. The unusual sight of these lions lounging high up in the trees is a remarkable one. At the end of the safari, we will go to the camp for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

  • Pink Flamingos
    Pink flamingos in Lake Manyara
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park
Today, we will leave Lake Manyara and drive west along the Rife Valley for 200 km (124 mi) and 4.5 hours to Serengeti National Park. On the way, you could observe the colorful life of Tanzania via the diverse tribe people, bustling traffic and lively stalls along the streets. After arrival, we will check in the lodge and enjoy a pleasant dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Today, you and the driver guide will spend the whole day exploring the park. Serengeti in Masai language means “endless plains”. It comprises 1.5 million hectares of savannah, feeding huge herds of grazing animals and their predators, a great number of lions, spotted hyenas, and leopards. The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra traversing the Serengeti plains is one of the most impressive natural wonder in the world. Seronera River in the south-central area of the park is a year-round water supply for the animals and one of the best spots to observing wildlife. During the morning and afternoon game drives, your experienced drive will help you find best spots to view the wildlife.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge

  • Serengeti Zebras
    Zebras in Serengeti National Park
  • Hyena in Serengeti
    A Hyena lurking for its prey
Day 5: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
In the morning, the driver guide will continue leading you on the safari to the park. After lunch, we will drive for 3.5 hours and 145 km (90 mi) through Lodware Gate to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, established to protect the Ngorongoro Crater. When arrival, we will have an authentic cultural trip to visit the indigenous Masai tribe, learning about their ways of life, enjoy dancing and listening to their native melodies. After that, we will check in the safari lodge and later catch the moments to see one of most unforgettable sunsets in the world.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

  • Masai in Ngorongoro
    Masai child in Ngorongoro
  • Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
    Visitors at Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Tarangire National Park Safari
After breakfast, the driver guide will lead you to visit the Ngorongor Crater, the world's largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera, as a result of a large volcano exploding and collapsing on itself 2 or 3 million years ago. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 due to an incredible density of wildlife and crucial evidence of human-environment evolution for archaeological research. After lunch, we will take a 5-hour drive to Tarangire National Park situated 178 km (109 mi) from the crater.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Day 7: Tarangire National Park - Arusha
After breakfast, you will have an exciting game drive at Tarangire National Park in the company of the driver guide. The park is a popular birding destination and contains a very large wildlife concentration, well worth a visit, particularly during the dry season, when Tarangire River become the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the area. Elephants can be seen everywhere. The landscape is very beautiful too, due to a high density of impressive baobab trees. The safari ends in the evening. Then we will drive back to Arusha and check in the local hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Arusha Serena Hotel (4 stars)

  • Elephants, Tarangire
    Elephants under giant tree
  • Baobab Tree in Tanzania
    The gigantic Baobab tree
Day 8: Arusha to Zanzibar by flight
After breakfast, we will send you to Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha airport for the flight to Zanzibar Island. The flight duration is about an hour or an hour and 20 minutes. Our representative at Zanzibar will pick you from the airport and transfer you to check in the hotel. Have a good rest for the following Tanzania private tours. Lunch is at your own expense.

In the afternoon, our local guide will show you around the Stone Town on a walking tour. Stone Town is the old part of Zanzibar City, with unique cultural heritage of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements. We will visit National Museum of Zanzibar built in 1925 to show Zanzibari history and culture, view the landmark building - House of Wonders from outside, and pay a visit to Arab Fort, a late-17th-century fort constructed on the top of an even older Portuguese church. During the walking tour, we will walk through the narrow alleys lined by bazaars and old architectures featuring a mixed elements of Arab, Persian, Indian, African and European traditions. During the free time in the evening, if interested, you could go to the night market at Forodhani Garden and enjoy sampling Zanzibari food.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Melia Zanzibar Hotel (5 stars)

  • Stone Town, Zanzibar
    Stone Town, a popular place to visit in Zanzibar
Day 9: Visit Dolphins in Kizimkazi fishing village, the Prison Island
In the morning, our guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby at about 6 am or earlier and take a boat to Kizimkazi fishing village on the southern tip of Zanzibar Island. The village is a major popular destination where visitors could watch bottle-nosed dolphins and Humpback dolphins. Herds of dolphins often gather here for food. About noon, we will go back to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue the Tanzania private safari tours to Prison Island, originally being used to house the rebellious slaves and now well-known for a large number of giant tortoise.

Note: Dolphin viewing depends on weather conditions. It may be postponed or cancelled.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Melia Zanzibar Hotel (5 stars)

Day 10: Free Day in Zanzibar
Today you could spend the whole day relaxing on the sandy beaches and arranging your own activities. Please feel free to contact us if you need additional tour services. We could manage more sightseeing activities such as Spice Tour and Jozani Forest Tour according to your preference.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Melia Zanzibar Hotel (5 stars)

  • Beach in Zanzibar
    Enjoying a leisure day on the beach
Day 11: Departure from Zanzibar, See off
Your 11 days Tanzania private tour is about to end here. After breakfast, our representative will wait for you at the hotel lobby and send you to Zanzibar Airport for your departing flight. You could take a small plane to Dar-es-Salaam and from there fly back to your country. Thanks for booking the tour. Wish you all the best!

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour with us, you will enjoy

10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before

Tour Prices
Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jan-Mar, Jun-Oct, Dec$5699 $5129$5089 $4580
Apr-May, Nov$4829 $4346$4219 $3797
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • The above-mentioned unrated hotel is one of the local best hotels in the National Reserve/Park.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • One Airport transfers on arrival and departure .
  • All game viewing in a well-maintained 4x4 safari vehicle with fuel, pop-up roof, and electrical sockets.
  • Services of a professional English-speaking driver-guide.
  • Unlimited bottled water/soft drinks/coffee and tea during game drives.
  • All park fee, crater fees, concession, and conservation fees.
  • Flight to Zanzibar + All Zanzibar activities.
  • Unlimited game mileage during safari game drives.
  • All government taxes.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out Tanzania.
  • Tanzania Visa fees.
  • Personal insurance and expenses (laundry, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for the driver guide, hotel, lodge or camp.
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