Nine Day Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Beaches
On this 9 day Unique Honeymoon Safari & Zanzibar Beach Vacation, you will visit the major parks of the northern circuit which are Tarangire which is famous for its giant baobab trees as well as largest African elephants, Lake Manyara famous for its tree climbing lions and birds’ paradise, Ngorongoro crater which is the best place to see the endangered black rhino in east Africa, Serengeti National park which is famous for the great wildebeest migration as well as Zanzibar island.
Day By Day Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrival at the airport
After arrival at the airport (Kilimanjaro International Airport/ Arusha Airport), your private driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to your accommodation. There you’ll have dinner and your overnight stay awaiting your safari departure the following day
Day 2 : Arusha - Tarangire National Park
Early in the morning after breakfast, we will depart to Tarangire National Park. The park is named after the Tarangire River which runs through it. This ‘river of warthogs’ is the only source of water for wildlife in the region during the dry season. In some places, the vegetation is quite dense, including elephant grass, acacia woodlands and lush groundwater forest. The park is well known for its elephant families, which can often be seen congregating by the river. You may also see giraffe, bushbuck and hartebeest. These animals are closely followed by a range of predators, including lions and leopards. There are more breeding species of birds found in Tarangire National Park than anywhere else on the planet!
Day 3 : Lake Manyara National Park
Early in the morning after breakfast, we will depart to Lake Manyara National Park which is an unspoilt paradise and is best known for its abundance of birds and tree-climbing lions. The dramatic western escarpment of the Rift Valley forms the park’s western border. To the east is the shallow, alkaline Lake Manyara. The lake covers a large area of the park, flooding and drying with the seasons and is home to thousands of flamingos during the rains. The name Manyara comes from the Maasai word ‘emanyara’, a popular plant which is used to build the protective enclosure around a family homestead (boma). The park’s vegetation is diverse, ranging from savannah to evergreen forest. On your exploration of the park, you may see giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, buffalo, elephants and if you are lucky; lions lounging in the
Day 4 : Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti National Park
Early morning after breakfast, we depart to Ngorongoro crater. When you first see Ngorongoro Crater, it looks like a forgotten world. You will have an opportunity to spot the endangered black rhino and large families of lions. The crater was created when a large volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself two to three million years ago. It is famous for both its geological delights and for being a natural reserve that is home to some of the densest large mammal populations in the whole of the African continent. The drive down into the crater is an adventure in itself and when you reach the crater floor, you quickly find yourself amongst large numbers of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, and more than 500 bird species. The crater provides you with the best chance of seeing the endangered black rhino, which can sometimes be spotted in the open grass. Afterwards, have a packed lunch drive to the Serengeti National Park.
Day 5 : Full-Day Serengeti National Park
Early morning after breakfast, you will proceed with your game drive inside the Serengeti National Park looking for the big cats and all that this park has to offer. Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. Serengeti is truly home to the legendary Great Wildebeest Migration.
Day 6 : Flight to Zanzibar
After arriving, you will meet your guide and start a city tour exploring the Zanzibar City with its locals at Stone town such as the buildings, local markets and get to know the full history of this archipelago.
You’ll explore the Old slave market and get a full history, then Old fort, Fred mercury house, first East Africa building to have an elevator, exploring the different houses build in different styles in stone town such as the house of slave master Tip Tip, Princess Salme house.
Also, explore the Doorway styles of Zanzibar (Indian style and Arab style) which were once built in early time but till now are available.
13:00 pm lunch at the picnic site/ Any good restaurants in the city. After Lunch continues with Prison Island’s breathtaking. It’s a very quiet place to visit and is filled with very giant tortoises believed to have more than 100 years and you’ll get a fully colonial history on how prisons were ruined. In the late evening, you’ll be dropped at your hotel.
Day 7 : Safari Blue
7:00 am breakfast at the lodge. 8:00 am pick up by our guide and brief you about the tour. Safari blue is among the classic watersport adventure in Zanzibar.
This trip involves sailing with a boat to a different island like Fumba, Menai, and so on. At the tour, you’ll be offered bites and soft drinks, the tours highly depend on sea weather so it may even start earlier.
It’s a 6hour excursion, our guide will take you to a nice beach (Nungwi/Kendwa) for sailing. Upon arrival, you’ll be offered all safety gears and snorkeling gears then board a boat.
The captain on your way will stop at 2 potential points where you can snorkeling and spot a beautiful coral reef with a lot of fish species and wonderful mangroves.
13/14 pm lunch at the picnic site. Then after lunch, if not tired our guide may offer you another trip where you can sand bath, and swim till late evening, and later you will be taken back to your Lodge for Dinner & Overnight.
Day 8 : Relaxing on the beach
On this day you will spend a whole day while relaxing and enjoying on Beach
Day 3 : Snorkeling and Departure
After breakfast, you’ll be picked and start heading to spice island, On the Spice tour you’ll be taken to an organic farm where spices are planted, cultivated, harvested, packed, and processed throughout the year.
Zanzibar is a small island but one of the best spice producers. Spices and herbs such as clove, lemongrass, turmeric, vanilla, coconut, papaya, black pepper, jack fruit, chilly, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, and many others all found in Zanzibar.
Then after lunch, you’ll have a market trip and short window shop to see how these fresh spices from the farm after been packed and placed where people from different parts either within or outside island go and buy spices and herbs cash only and I hope you’ll take some to your mama country.
After the spice tour sharp you’ll be taken to Kendwa beach for swimming and sand-bath and in the late evening, you’ll be dropped back to your hotel or Airport
- Park fees
- (For non-residents)
- All activities
- (Unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation
- (Unless listed as upgrade)
- Camping equipment
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation
- (Unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Sleeping bag
- International flights
- (From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Bath towels
- (Tipping guideline US$10.00 p/p per day)
- Personal items
- (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees