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Big Game Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar

Serengeti National Park Ngorongoro Crater Lake Manyara National and rugged Tarangire before flying on to the tropical ‘Spice Island’ of Zanzibar.


This tour ends after 13 incredible days, you will explore several Tanzania’s top big game parks including the Serengeti National Park Ngorongoro Crater Lake Manyara National and rugged Tarangire before flying on to the tropical ‘Spice Island’ of Zanzibar

After your arrival in Tanzania your tour will begin by visiting the Tarangire National Park famous for its herds of elephant, buffalo, giraffe and rare antelope species plus all the big predators and 550 species of bird and plentiful number of Baobab trees. Your next stop is the Lake Manyara National Park home of tree climbing Lions, then we’ll drive to the Serengeti National Park the home of natural spectacle of the annual Wildebeest Migration features dramatic encounters between herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle, and Africa’s greatest predators, lion.

We continue to the Ngorongoro Crater After nine days of big game adventure, you arrive on Zanzibar, ready to make the most of the laidback island lifestyle. Relax and unwind or explore the warm waters and historic attractions of this famous spice island.


Safari Highlights

✓ Private game drive with 4x4 full kitted safari vehicle

✓ Searching for Big Five in Tanzania’s best known National Parks

✓ Track endangered black rhino in the Ngorongoro Crater.

✓ Experience the dramatic scenery of the Great Rift Valley and Ngorongoro Highlands, and explore the Serengeti’s sweeping plains.

✓ Track endangered black rhino in the Ngorongoro Crater.


Day to Day Itinerary

On arrival at Kilimanjaro international after clearing immigration and collecting your luggage, your driver will meet you in arrivals porch meet and greet, transfer you to your accommodation in Arusha. Given its proximity to some of the best national parks in Tanzania as well as Mount Kilimanjaro, most people visiting this city are here to start an adventure. After a long travel day you may want to relax, but if you’re interested in seeing more of a city that’s bustling with excitement we can arrange a city tour or other experiences for you. Dinner and overnight at The African Tulip (Hb) Big Game Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar
After breakfast you will leave for Tarangire National Park. The driving is via Arusha city where you can still do any last minute purchase, leaving Arusha city you will drive along Maasai steppe & across few villages before reaching Tarangire gate, . Tarangire National Park has some of the highest population density of elephants anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and special location. Before the rains, droves of gazelle, wildebeest, zebra, and giraffes migrate to Tarangire National Park’s scrub plains where the last grazing land still remains. Overnight stay at Lake Burunge Tented Lodge (Fb) Tarangire National park
The Lake Manyara National park is serene and beautiful with main attractions of rich bird life, tree-climbing lions, Elephants, and hippos that you can see at closer range than most other places. Lake Manyara is an alkaline lake and at certain times of the year hosts thousands of flamingos and other diverse bird life. Although it is one of the small National Parks, its vegetation are very diverse, enabling it to host a variety of wildlife habitats. Dinner and overnight and stay Tloma Mountain Lodge (Fb) Tarangire - Lake Manyara National Park
The drive from Karatu to the Serengeti will take you through Maasai settlements with wandering flocks of cattle and round houses in the distance, and once you’ve crossed into the park you’ll be on a game drive as you make your way towards camp. The Serengeti is known for its endless grassy plains broken up only by rocky kopjes and the Gol Mountains in the distance, but the park also consists of a variety of landscapes, from acacia forests and rivers to soda lakes and Granite Mountains. Home to an extremely healthy population of big cats, the Serengeti may give you wonderful sightings of lion lounging on the kopjes, leopard in the branches escaping the heat and cheetah surveying the plains from the top of termite mounds. The Serengeti also hosts over 500 different bird species, including a variety of bustards, bright lilac-breasted rollers and shimmering starlings. Dinner and overnight and stay Serengeti Kati-kati Tented Camp (Fb) Maasai in Serengeti National Park
Leave the camp after early breakfast, The Serengeti Park is famous for the Great Migration, the annual journey of two million wildebeest and zebra from the plains of the Serengeti to the grasslands of the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Nature drives the herds from their birthing grounds to find fertile lands in the Mara to feed. The migration can be seen every month of the year, starting with the calving season in the southern Serengeti from January to March. After they’ve given birth, the herds move north through the Serengeti, eventually arriving at the banks of the Mara River, swollen by the floods of the rains and teeming with crocodile. The herds must cross to find fresh grazing, and they plunge into the river by the thousands. Those that survive the crossing must stay alert enough to avoid the big cats lurking on the far side. At some point the grasses will be exhausted and as birth time once again approaches, the herds will wander back south. If you would like to see the migration, you need to plan your safari to be in the right places at the right times. Accommodation options. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Kati-Kati Tented Camp (Fb) Serengeti Migration
Today we'll wake with the sunrise today, as we're going out to watch as the sun rises over the Serengeti in a true 'Circle of Life' moment. Accompanied by the melodic singing of the birds, we'll search for leopards and lions hunting their morning meals and soak in the utter tranquility of the Serengeti at daybreak. It's a wake up you'll not soon forget. We’ll return to your campsite or lodge for a late breakfast at 9.00am. Pack your belongings and freshen up, and then we will continue our game drive at 10.30am and stay in the wilderness for the rest of the day. Our safari drive will continue according to the time of year and we will follow the animals on their trail. Your Shadows of Africa guide will expertly guide you throw the park, ensuring you see and experience the very best that the Serengeti has to offer. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Kati-Kati Tented Camp (Fb) Sun Rises in Serengeti
Today we leave the Serengeti and drive to Ndutu areas fleeting some very scenic landscapes game en route, overnight stay at Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge (Fb) Ngorongoro Farm House
A full day of game drive through the crater awaits you today. Called the eighth wonder of the world, the crater won’t fail to take your breath away as you stand on the rim looking down a 10-mile wide crater floor with abundant wildlife. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken volcanic caldera in the world covering approximately 260 sq. km’s with walls rising 600 meters from the crater floor. Before the Ngorongoro Volcano exploded and collapsed 2 million years ago, it was one of the world’s tallest mountains. Now, it is home to more than 30,000 large mammals – mainly gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and warthog – and has the highest predator density in the world. Overnight stay at Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge (Fb) Ngorongoro Birds
After leisurely breakfast, check out and drive and drive back to Arusha airport to catch your flight to Zanzibar Island. On arrival at Zanzibar airport meet our representative and drive to Zanzibar Sunset Hotel Kendwa at the hotel you will go through your bush beach Zanzibar safari program with our representative before he leaves you to enjoy the beach holidays. Dinner and overnight at Sunshine hotel Zanzibar in North East of Zanzibar Island. Breakfast and dinner included. Big Game Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar
Spend 3 days relaxing on Zanzibar beaches and if you wish you can engage yourself in some sea sports offered by the by your hotel. Overnight at Sunshine hotel Zanzibar in North East of Zanzibar Island. Breakfast and dinner included. Nungwi-beach-in-Zanzibar
On this day of your bush and beach Zanzibar trip we take you to our Stone Town (option) en route you can do the famous spice tour guided by a very informative and knowledgeable guide. This experienced guide will sample some of the finest spices and herbs and explain on their uses in cooking, Cosmetics or medicinal. You will then have a chance to test most of the tropical fruits growing on the Island depending on their season. Afterward proceed to the Stone Town and heck in at Tembo Hotel in Stone Town, spend the rest of afternoon touring around the historical Town of Zanzibar. See about Zanzibar Island tours Overnight at Tembo Hotel in Stone Town. Breakfast Included. Zanzibar Spice Tour
After breakfast at the hotel, spend a morning at leisure and depending on your flight time we will take you to the airport for your departure flight back home. End of this affordable Bush and Beach safari and Zanzibar We frequently advise your departure flight to be at Zanzibar airport however, if departing at other airport a domestic flight can be arranged at extra cost. Regardless of your budget and time this safari itinerary can be changed to custom-made accordingly to meet your ideas and target. Feel free to contact our safari experts for o detailed information concerning this program. Accommodation and price are subject to change according to availability and season. Zanzibar-Dolphin -tour


Start dates
Solo 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people
Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 $3,548 $2,591 $2,462 $2,280 $2,231 $2,120
Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020 $3,548 $2,591 $2,462 $2,280 $2,231 $2,120