Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar

12 Days

Last minute Safari from Zanzibar is one thing we do best! With more people booking their Zanzibar beach vacations online the need for Tanzania safaris that start from Zanzibar Island came up more and more and that is why we decided to introduce our safari packages that start from Zanzibar. It is clear that Zanzibar is an island and it is known more for its beautiful white beaches and not much of wildlife safari goes on in the island though the island boasts of a wildlife area known as the Jozani forest, which is famous for its endemic red colobus monkeys. Our safaris from Zanzibar therefore mostly take you to the proper national parks of mainland Tanzania where you can explore the famous hot spots of Northern Tanzania safari Circuit or the nearby Southern Tanzania Safari circuit.

Our Tanzania safari from Zanzibar is a private experience so one can start the safari on any date, and you will be joined by only the travel partners that you are travelling with. Being private tours our Zanzibar safaris can be customized in anyway in order to suit your needs, tastes and budget.

One such short safaris that we offer in the Northern Tanzania safari circuit from Zanzibar with the facilitation of a return flight is our 3 days safari in the Serengeti National Park, but also our 3 days safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara which we offer with a return flight from Zanzibar to Arusha the capital of all safaris in Northern Tanzania

    Overview

    There’s no better way to see Tanzania than by sleeping where the wildlife roam, and you’ll have the opportunity to do just that on this 12-day tour. Your safari through the Serengeti and Ngorongoro includes an overnight camp at the edge of a crater where lions, buffalo, and zebra like to wander. Then jet over to Zanzibar where historic towns and blissful beaches await. You’ll leave with a host of postcard-worthy photos and memorable experiences in your pocket, and perhaps a few grains of sand, too.

     

    Highlights

    • Game drives in the magnificent Serengeti National Park
    • See elephant, hippo, giraffe and all the big cats year-round
    • Witness the dramatic Wildebeest Migration
    • Unwind in a secluded location in Zanzibar
    • Sensational views of powdery white-sand beaches and clear aquamarine waters
    • Easy access to Mnemba Atoll for superb diving and snorkelling

      Itinerary

      After arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be transferred by road to Hotel just outside Moshi / Arusha. Receive a warm welcome from the friendly and professional staff, and step into your tranquil and comfortable room.

      Take a stroll through the gorgeous gardens in the estate, and enjoy a refreshing sundowner drink complimented by breath-taking views of the Maasai Steppe and Mount Meru.

      Experience the Mto wa Mbu village with a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family. Take a wildlife safari drive in Lake Manyara NP.

      Travel to Mto wa Mbu village and take part in a cultural walk to learn about village life in the area. Meet the women who run the village tours and enjoy a delicious home made traditional lunch.

      Spend the afternoon viewing wildlife along the main road that winds through a lush cool forests of Lake Manyara National Park, overgrown with ficus trees and covered with bromeliads.

      This area is truly stunning, as the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment provides a gorgeous backdrop. Search for the phenomenal birdlife, tree-climbing lions, elephants, giraffes, and hippos.

      > 7-Seat 4x4 Safari VehicleArusha – Mto wa Mbu2h-3h130km
      Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

      Your Let's view Tanzania for Good Moment: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch
      Take part in a cultural walk to learn about life in this East African town. Mto wa Mbu has attracted some 18,000 residents from 120 different tribes. During the two-hour tour, visit the village's local market, go right to the farmer's fields, see how huts are constructed, and meet artisans in their shops.

      Afterwards, sit down with our new friends and enjoy a traditional lunch of meat and plantains.

      > Lake Manyara National Park Safari Afternoon:
      This western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment is truly stunning. It provides a backdrop for your search for the park's phenomenal bird life (including raptors), tree-climbing lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, baboons, and buffalos. Look up and see some of the more than 400 species of birds, including pink flamingos, pelicans, cormorants, and storks.

      Beyond wildlife, Lake Manyara NP is home to giant fig trees, acacia woodlands, mahogany trees, and grassy flood plains. The contrasts of this area are simply breathtaking; the open plains, huge escarpment, central alkaline lake, dense woodlands, and distant volcanic peaks coming together in an area best described by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I have seen in Africa.”

      > Accommodation
      Twiga Campsite (or similar)

      SERENGETI, TANZANIA
      For the next couple of days, you will explore one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, renowned for its large population of lions and home to the biggest terrestrial mammal migration on the planet, the Wildebeest Migration.

      If you are staying at Camp between June and November, you will be camping in the northern Serengeti's Bolongoja region, a mere 300 metres (980 feet) from a Migration crossing point at the Mara River. Between December and March, Olakira moves south to Ndutu where you will enjoy superlative game viewing and witness the Migration's birthing season (from about February).

      Aside from the seasonal Wildebeest Migration, the Serengeti's pleasant climate and abundance of resident wildlife – like buffalo, elephant, giraffe and all the big cats – make it is an excellent year-round game viewing destination.

      Be touched by nomadic romance, the stamp of authentication for any safari camp. Cosy up beside the camp fire for a tipple and share safari stories while the chefs prepare your mouth-watering meal with organic produce from local farms.

      Drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park. En route marvel at the sheer vastness of this territory, and spot the multitude of animal and birdlife while cruising through this acacia-accented savanna.

      > 7-Seat 4x4 Safari VehicleMto wa Mbu – Serengeti National Park8h-9h190km
      Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

      >Serengeti National Park Safari
      This is the reason you came to Africa. Charge your camera, grab your binoculars, and set out on safari. Your eagle-eyed driver will keep an eye out for wildlife – buffaloes, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, and more. Tanzania’s Serengeti tends to be less crowded than some of Kenya’s reserves, so enjoy the scenery, the vast expanse of the grasslands, the play of light and shadow, and the up-close look at wild Africa.

      Accommodation:
      >Seronera Campsite (or similar)Campground
      >Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

      Rise early for a full-day wildlife safari drive in the Serengeti. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the bush and continue the search for the "big five" while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains.

      If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari, your flight will be in the morning. You will miss the morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have spectacular views from above. If you have not yet pre-booked, add it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

      >7-Seat 4x4 Safari VehicleSerengeti National Park
      Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

      >Serengeti National Park Safari Full Day
      This is the reason you came to Africa. Charge your camera, grab your binoculars, and set out on safari. Your eagle-eyed driver will keep an eye out for wildlife – buffaloes, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, and more. Tanzania’s Serengeti tends to be less crowded than some of Kenya’s reserves, so enjoy the scenery, the vast expanse of the grasslands, the play of light and shadow, and the up-close look at wild Africa.

      NOTE: Optional Activities - Day 4
      Serengeti Balloon Safari
      Spirited aloft in a hot-air balloon, view the wildlife and terrain of the Serengeti that only the birds see. Enjoy a champagne breakfast and keep that shutter-finger good and limber—you’ll be using it plenty over the course of your hour in the air.

      >Accommodation:
      >Seronera Campsite (or similar)Campground
      >Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

      Take a morning wildlife safari drive as you depart the Serengeti, then continue wildlife viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater, before getting a spectacular view of the crater from your campsite on its rim.

      The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of more than 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals.

      Please note that due to the high-altitude location of our camp, temperatures can drop at night. We recommend bringing extra layers to wear during the evening and following morning.

      >7-Seat 4x4 Safari Vehicle Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro 4h160km
      Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

      >Serengeti National Park Safari Morning
      This is the reason you came to Africa. Charge your camera, grab your binoculars, and set out on safari. Your eagle-eyed driver will keep an eye out for wildlife – buffaloes, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, and more. Tanzania’s Serengeti tends to be less crowded than some of Kenya’s reserves, so enjoy the scenery, the vast expanse of the grasslands, the play of light and shadow, and the up-close look at wild Africa.

      >Ngorongoro Crater Afternoon Wildlife Safari Drive Ngorongoro Crater
      Head down into the crater and to all the best spots to view wildlife. Spot zebra, gazelles, buffaloes, and warthogs. The swamp and forest are home to hippos, rhinos, elephants, baboons, and monkeys. Keep your eyes peeled and camera ready to capture a pride of lions or a lone leopard walking along the crater floor.

      >Accommodation:
      >Simba Campsite (or similar)Campground
      >Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

      Visit an authentic Maasai village and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project, then return to Arusha for the night.

      >7-Seat 4x4 Safari Vehicle Ngorongoro – Arusha4h-5h 200km
      Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

      >Accommodation:
      >The Outpost Lodge (or similar)Hotel
      >Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

      Day 8 :
      Arusha

      A free day to explore Arusha, or relax at the lodge.

      >Accommodation:
      >The Outpost Lodge (or similar)Hotel
      >Meals included: Breakfast

      Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town, and opt to continue on for a longer walking tour, or explore on your own.

      Transfer to the airport for a short, but scenic flight to this island paradise. Arrive in Stone Town in time for lunch and an orientation walk. If you opt to continue on for a longer tour of Stone Town, you will be visiting the Old Slave Market, House of Wonders, Palace Museum; entrance to these sites are optional and are to be purchased on site.

      The flight from Arusha/Kilimanjaro Airport to Zanzibar is unaccompanied, and you will be met by your local Zanzibar on arrival. Your Let's view Tanzania Team/driver will give you all the relevant flight information.

      >Private Vehicle Arusha – Kilimanjaro International Airport 1h 50km
      Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

      >Plane Kilimanjaro International Airport – Stone Town 1h 30m
      Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

      The airport transfers and flight are included but will be unaccompanied by a Let's view Tanzania Team.

      >Stone Town Orientation Walk Stone Town 30m-1h Afternoon
      This orientation walk is just a brief introduction. If you'd like to learn more in depth information about Stone Town, we recommended going on a guided city tour.

      NOTE: Optional Activities - Day 8
      >Christ Church Cathedral & Old Slave Market Stone Town 5USD per person
      Tour the site of what was once one of East Africa's most notorious slave markets, and the Anglican cathedral that was constructed in its place.

      > Sultan's Palace Museum Stone Town3USD per person
      Tour this opulent palace built by the second sultan of Zanzibar in 1883 as an extravagant Arab mansion.

      > House of Wonders Stone Town5USD per person
      Explore one of the first buildings in Africa to have electricity and an elevator. Its mix of
      European and Zanzibari traditional design make it a unique, and beautifully ornate architectural achievement on the island.

      >Stone Town Walking Tour Stone Town – Zanzibar 20-40USD per person
      Enjoy a walking tour along the bustling narrow streets of Stone Town and admire the historical old buildings and homes that are part of a preservation program funded by UNESCO and the Aga Khan Foundation. Also, visit the historical site of the slave market and learn about this dark aspect of history. Continue to the local fruits and vegetable market, fish market, Tip tipu house, and National Museum.

      >Accommodation
      >Spice Palace Hotel (or similar)Hotel
      >Meals included: Breakfast

      Visit a local spice plantation for a guided tour. Continue to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Zanzibar's beautiful coast.

      NOTE: Optional Activities - Day 9
      >Swimming Jambiani
      >Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim.

      >Accommodation:
      >Spice Island Hotel and Resort (or similar)Hotel
      >Meals included: Breakfast

      Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

      >Scuba Diving Nungwi 65USD per person
      Take a boat to Mnemba, a small island surrounded by a circular reef boasting an an abundance of colourful coral and marine life. Suit up and enjoy the excellent visibility allowed by the turquoise waters of this region. If you are lucky, you just might be able to spot the bottlenose dolphins that are known to visit this area.

      >Swahili Cultural Tour Jambiani 3h-4h 70-200USD per person
      Take a couple of hours to get to know the life of a Zanzibarian by being immersed in the local culture. Follow a guide through a rural village to see elements of day to day life, sit with men of the village to see how they weave palm fronds to make the thatch roofs for their huts, opt to play a game of Bao (Zanzibar favorite game past time), and enjoy a traditional dance performance.

      >Snorkelling Jambiani 35-60USD per person
      Enjoy a day of snorkelling in the safety of an experienced snorkel guide in the area of one of Zanzibar's most well-known reefs surrounding Mnemba island. Lifejackets, short wetsuits and buoyancy aids available. Price is dependent on pick-up location.

      >Jozani Forest Tour Jozani Forest 3h-4h 35-150USD per person
      Known for the red colobus monkeys, a visit Jozani forest is a highlight when in Zanzibar. Explore the nature trails while following in the footsteps of a guide who will inform about the impressive flora and fauna surrounding you.

      Swimming Jambiani:
      Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim.

      Accommodation:
      >Spice Island Hotel and Resort (or similar)Hotel
      >Meals included: Breakfast

      Day 12 :
      Stone Town

      Morning group transfer from the beach. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning.

      Onward travel should be booked no earlier than 2:30pm.

      Private Vehicle Jambiani – Stone Town 1h 30m 60km
      Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

      Departure Day (Activities)
      Not ready to leave? Your Let's view Tanzania can help with any onward travel arrangements you require.

      >Meals included: Breakfast

      How do I get from Zanzibar to Serengeti?

      The most recommended way to get Serengeti from Zanzibar is to fly to Seronera airstrip in the central region of the Park, from Zanzibar Island. There are scheduled flight options available for booking, say using various airlines and charter flight operators like Flightlink.

        Are there mountains on Zanzibar?

        There are 4 named mountains in Zanzibar North. The highest and the most prominent mountain is Uwemba Hill.

          Which safari is closest to Zanzibar?

           

          Nyerere National Park & Selous Game Reserve
          The closest to Zanzibar Island is Nyerere National Park & Selous Game Reserve, home to more than half of all Tanzanian elephants. This area still breathes the atmosphere of the past and timeless Africa.

            Can you fly from Zanzibar to Serengeti?

            For travelling on business or for pleasure, Expedia makes it easy to book your flights from Zanzibar to Serengeti National Park. Operating between them 3 flights per day, 20 airlines cover the route. And fly direct, getting you to Seronera Airstrip in just 1hours.

              What is the best national park near Zanzibar?

               

              Zanzibar’s only national park, Jozani-Chwaka Bay protects a variety of wooded habitats, the most important of these being the largest-surviving stand of the mature indigenous forest that once naturally covered much of the island, and the extensive mangroves that line the southern end of Chwaka Bay.

                Inclusions

                • Asilia Conservation Charge
                • Concession and Park fees
                • Flight from Arusha to Kogatende
                • Flight from Kogatende to Zanzibar
                • Flight from Zanzibar to DAR
                • Intercamp/airstrip transfers

                Exclusions

                • International flights
                • Airport taxes
                • All meals and drinks not specified
                • Tips and gratuities
                • Items of a personal nature

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