14 Day Tanzania & Zanzibar Safari

Tanzania and zanzibar itinerary

Tanzania - Entering Tanzania you may catch a glimpse of Mt Kilimanjaro on a clear day, Africa's tallest mountain.

We head straight off on safari to the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, for some of the best game viewing on earth. Returning to Arusha, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the local Masai market on market day before you travel towards the Tanzanian coast stopping over in Lushoto to visit the local markets and villages before reaching Dar es Salaam.

Zanzibar - From the cobbled Stone Town to the spice plantations and the pristine, palm-fringed coastlines where diving is some of the best in Africa, Zanzibar is a traveller's delight. A few days on this exotic spice island provide contrast and relaxation before you fly out of Dar es Salaam.

Highlights include:
Arusha, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lushoto, Dar es Salaam and the spice island of Zanzibar!

Start

Kilimanjaro Intl Airport, TANZANIA

Finish

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA

Duration

14 days

Cost

Adults GBP £1,000 plus local payment

Children GBP £900 plus local payment

Local Payment

USD $1,000

Countries Visited

Tanzania/Zanzibar

Age Group

Suitable all ages

Minimum Group Size

10

Maximum Group Size

18

Day 1 Arusha
Upon arrival into Tanzania if we are lucky we may have some great views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest mountain (5,895m), the snow capped plateau dominating the landscape for miles around. We head to the safari headquarters of Arusha and Meserani. (B, L, D)

masaiDay 2-4 Safari in Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater
From Arusha you will go for a 3 day/2 night safari into the world famous Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Breathtaking savannah, magnificent wildlife, colourful birdlife, sensational sunsets all make this one of the most unforgettable safari experiences on earth. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Arusha, Masai Museum and Masai Market
Time in Arusha can be spent relaxing, exploring the craft shops, visiting the Masai museum or perhaps venture on a closer encounter with the wildlife - take a camel safari or explore the Snake Park. Market day is a lively and vibrant affair at the local Masai cattle markets, a perfect way to really observe this remarkable culture. (B, L, D)

Day 6-7 Lushoto and Usambara Mountains
Heading south with a little good luck we have another chance to see the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro. Our destination is the ancient Usambara Mountains where we stay at Lushoto. Wander in the local village and be charmed by Africa, the smiles, the waves of children, the many colours of the traditional garments worn by the woman. An afternoon walk with a local guide to Irente Viewpoint to look out over the village and the vast Masai Steppe makes a special day. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Dar es Salaam
Feel the humidity change as we near the Tanzanian coast, palm trees and giant baobabs replace the scrub as we reach the glittering Indian Ocean and head to our campsite on the beach. (B, L, D)

Day 9-14 Zanzibar, Stone Town, Spice Tour & Beaches
After flying from Dar Es Salaam we step onto the 'Spice Island' of Zanzibar. The name promises to take your senses to another world and has lured travellers to its shores for centuries. Many different cultures have made their home here and all have contributed and influenced Zanzibar. Hidden among the narrow winding streets of Zanzibar are countless bazaars, mosques and palaces. Marvel at the whitewashed, coral-rag houses, with over-hanging balconies and the richly detailed carved brass-studded doors. We spend two nights in the historic Stone Town before we head up to the northern beaches. On the Spice Tour your local guide will show you a variety of different spices and fruits grown on the island, as well as explain more of its fascinating history. It is easy to see the strong Arabic influence as you listen to the Muslim prayer chanting and see the traditional dress. In the evening we can enjoy a 'sundowner' watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean before sampling the delights of the local restaurants or maybe a trip to the night food markets to savour the myriad of fresh seafood available. While staying in local beach cottages on the northern beaches we organise a boat ride in a traditional Arabic sailing dhow visiting a neighbouring beach for dinner. You can also go snorkelling or even dive in the beautiful waters of the Indian Ocean. Its coconut palms, white sand and clear blue sea, make it a peaceful tropical setting perfect for relaxing near the ending of the tour. Our last night together is spent back in Stone Town where we'll have our last group meal together before flying back to Dar es Salaam the next day.

cimg4634WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Fully escorted tour with Driver/Guide, Cook/Helper
  • Fully equipped 4WD safari vehicle
  • All road tolls and taxes
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner whilst with the truck (excl. Zanzibar)
  • Accommodation
    • 8 nights camping (we provide tents and comfortable mattresses)
    • 6 nights in rooms/beach cottage on Zanzibar
  • All activities, sightseeing, National Parks, entrance fees as per itinerary:
    • Arusha
    • Dar es Salaam
    • Local Villages and Markets
    • Lushoto and Irente Viewpoint
    • Meserani Snake Park and Masai Museum
    • Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater
    • Zanzibar “ Return flights from Dar es Salaam, accommodation and a Spice Tour

WHAT ISN'T INCLUDED

  • Airfares
  • All taxes and surcharges pertaining to flights and airports
  • Any drinks/meals/snacks or services not specifically included
  • Local gratuities
  • Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
  • Personal spending
  • Visa's, vaccinations or other documentation required

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Approximate Guide (in $ USD)

  • Swimming with the dolphins, Zanzibar - $30
  • Snorkelling/Scuba diving Zanzibar - $25-$120

Safari Joe for the journey of a lifetime!