Tanzania Highlights Safari - Private Holiday

Stone Town, Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Zanzibar Island
13 Nights/ 14 Days
From $2,311 inc: transfers & lodges

This is the Best of Tanzania experience for the first time traveller, it’s suitable for those people who want to see more of Tanzania. The trip combines a restoring opportunity after arriving in Stone Town and immersing yourself in to the Swahili culture before proceeding to Northern Tanzania to start your safari adventure in the prime wildlife destinations with enough time to experience as much as possible. Thereafter, escape to the tranquil white-powdery beaches of Zanzibar Island for relaxation and enjoy marine and land activities too.

SAFARI ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

  • Day 1: Stone Town / Tembo House
  • Day 2: Stone Town / Tembo House (B)
  • Day 3: Arusha National Park / Karibu Heritage House (B,L,D)
  • Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park / Bougainvillea Safari Lodge (B,L,D)
  • Day 5: Serengeti National Park / Thorn Tree Camp (B,L,D)
  • Day 6: Serengeti National Park / Thorn Tree Camp (B,L,D)
  • Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater / Country Lodge (B,L,D)
  • Day 8: Tarangire National Park / Sangaiwe Tented Lodge (B,L,D)
  • Day 9: Zanzibar Island / Smiles Beach Hotel (B,D)
  • Day 10: Zanzibar Island / Smiles Beach Hotel (B,D)
  • Day 11: Zanzibar Island / Smiles Beach Hotel (B,D)
  • Day 12: Zanzibar Island / Smiles Beach Hotel (B,D)
  • Day 13: Zanzibar Island / Smiles Beach Hotel (B,D)
  • Day 14: Zanzibar International Airport Transfer (B)
Abbreviations: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Trip Includes

  • All transfers in Arusha and Zanzibar in private vehicle
  • Transportation while on safari in 4x4 safari vehicle
  • English-speaking Driver Guide
  • Meals and 13 nights as described in the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees and taxes
  • All scheduled local flights
Best for: First Time Visitor, Couples
  • Description
  • Prices
  • Experiences

Safari Itinerary

Stay Route / Destination Meals/ Accommodation
2 Nights

Arrive at Zanzibar International Airport. Meet and great, road transfer to Stone Town.

Overnight at Tembo House Hotel.

Tembo House Hotel is located on the seafront and is ideally located for exploring Stone Town’s waterfront area, the inner labyrinth street and historical sites. The hotel has 37 rooms of varying size and comfort. All rooms are en suite and most have balconies overlooking either the beach, or the hotel’s courtyard pool. The breakfast buffet, included in the room price, is basic but generally good. The restaurant serves both local and international dishes. The friendly staff are well trained and helpful and will offer advice on guides and activities. 

Morning Stone Town Walking Tour and afternoon Spice Tour.

Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and dinner is not included. Overnight at Tembo House HotelNote: Tembo House Hotel does not serve alcoholic drinks. Lunch and dinner (alcoholic drinks also served) can optionally be taken at the famous Livingstone Beach Restaurant, and 6 Degrees South Restaurant next to Tembo House Hotel.

1 Night

Transfer to the airport. Depart on scheduled Flight Link flight to Arusha 07.45h – 09.20h (baggage allowance including all hand luggage 20 kg). On arrival at Arusha Airport drive to Arusha NP for game viewing in the park.

Breakfast at the hotel. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Karibu Heritage House.

Nestled on the foothills of Mount Meru in Arusha City, Karibu Heritage House will enchant you with the natural beauty of its surroundings. situated in a two storey building. the comfortably appointed guest rooms offer beautiful views of the Mount Meru in a tranquil garden setting with fresh air. Located at 55 Km from Kilimanjaro International Airport, 15 Km from Arusha Airport and 5 km from the city centre, Karibu Heritage House find’s pleasure in accommodating a wide range of travellers including those from safari, mountain climbing as well as business guests.

1 Night

Game Drive to Central Lake Manyara NP. Full day unlimited game viewing drive.

Breakfast at the lodge. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge.

The Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is located near Manyara in a the lushly landscaped property. The lodge has 32 cottages, each spacious room has netted king-size or twin beds and a large veranda. The facilities include: a lounge area, reception, fully-stocked bar, indoor & outdoor dining area, free Wi-Fi, large swimming pools, massage room and an expansive tropical garden. The lodge serves superb sumptuous meals, fresh fruits, and salads. The lodge has a team of friendly staff who offer great service and aim to ensure that your comfort and pleasure whilst staying here is satisfactory.

2 Nights

Game viewing drive en route to Serengeti NP.

Breakfast at the lodge. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Thorn Tree Camp.

Thorn Tree Camp is located in the central Serengeti – Seronera Valley. The entire camp is powered by solar electricity and for running hot shower water. The property has 10 classic spacious safari tents with en-suite bathroom and an extended sitting area and also an outdoor veranda. In addition, each tent has, double, twin and triple beds, a wardrobe, writing desk, chairs and table plus free mineral drinking water and charging strip with universal plugs.  The common areas include a lounge tent with bar, dining tent with front verandah where dinners, breakfast and lunch meals and afternoon tea, coffee and cake are served.

Full day unlimited game viewing in the park. Depending on the time of the year and the rains it will determine where you will travel to for full day game viewing drive, to follow the Wildebeests and Zebras on their migration route. 

All meals and overnight at Thorn Tree Camp.

1 Night

Drive to Ngorongoro Crater. Half day (5 hours) crater tour.

Breakfast at the camp. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Country Lodge.

Country Lodge nestles in the heart of Tanzania’s rich and scenic highlands. Garden paths lead to 11 cottages which are surrounded by green lawns. The eleven cottages house 2 rooms each with king-sized and double rooms. The rooms are tastefully furnished with soft lighting, comfortable beds with nets and bedside tables and lamps. On chilly nights, you can request your room’s fireplace to be lit. An attractive, high ceiling bar, dining room, and lounge as well as outside seating on the garden lawns. Enjoy the delicious cuisine served by the staff three times daily with coffee and tea and light snacks available.

1 Night

Drive to Tarangire NP for morning and afternoon unlimited game viewing in the park.

Breakfast at the lodge. Picnic Lunch. Dinner and overnight at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge.

Sangaiwe Tented Lodge offers travellers luxurious tented accommodation, great service and exceptional food, using fresh locally available ingredients and they are able to cater to most dietary requests with sufficient notice. Accommodation is in beautifully furnished 13 tented rooms set on wooden platforms with en-suite bathroom and dressing area. Each elevated tent has twin or double beds, a writing desk, ample space for luggage and indoor, and outdoor seating. Additionally, there are two-bedroom family cottages with one twin room and a double room, both en-suite and joined by a common sitting area.

5 Nights

Morning game drive. Road transfer to Arusha Airport. Depart on scheduled Flight Link flight to Zanzibar 12:30h – 13:45h (baggage allowance including all hand luggage 20 kg). On arrival at Zanzibar International Airport meet and road transfer to Smiles Beach Hotel. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure to relax by the swimming pool or on the beach.

Breakfast at the lodge. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Mnarani Beach Cottages.

Full days at leisure to relax by the swimming pool or on the beach or enjoy the marine and land activities.

Lunch is not included. All Dinners and overnights at Smiles Beach Hotel.

Smiles Beach Hotel is found in the coastal fishing village of Nungwi, Zanzibar’s North Western coastline. Both Nungwi and the hotel boast the islands preferred white sands and crystalline waters for rejuvenation. All of the 16 rooms face the ocean, with only the tropical gardens and the beach separating guests from the azure waters. All of the rooms offer either a balcony or patio area allowing guests to relax and watch the ocean and admire the simply awe-inspiring sunsets. Enjoy Zanzibar style food featuring delicious local flavours and Zanzibar fruits and specialty coffee or chilled mocktails.

Day 14: Morning at leisure to relax by the swimming pool or on the beach. Afternoon road transfer to the airport to catch your homebound flight.

Breakfast at the lodge

Tanzania Highlights Safari - Private Holiday: Prices

Destinations: Stone Town, Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Zanzibar Island
Ground Transportation, Accommodations, Meals and Activities, Prices based on per person

Prices in USD per person sharing double room

Tanzania Highlights                2              3              4              5              6              single room supplement

01.01.19 – 31.01.19                2955        2613        2448        2400        2326        300

01.02.19 – 28.02.19                3056        2680        2498        2439        2358        300

01.03.19 – 31.03.19                2970        2628        2463        2415        2341        300

01.04.19 – 31.05.19                2940        2598        2433        2385        2311        294                         

01.06.19 – 30.06.19                2970        2628        2463        2415        2341        300

01.07.19 – 31.10.19                3071        2695        2513        2454        2373        300

01.11.19 – 21.12.19                2940        2598        2433        2385        2311        294

22.12.19 – 31.12.19                3071        2695        2513        2454        2373        300

Christmas and New Year’s supplement N/A
Easter supplement N/A

Experiences on Tanzania Highlights Safari - Private Holiday

The unique Africa travel experiences are what remain memorable long after your safari. It’s about the amazing moment when you witness the Wildebeest Migration; it’s about the hour you gazed awe at a pride of lions; it’s about the few hours spent exploring the largest intact caldera that hosts a myriad of wildlife; it’s about the bountiful opportunities you get to capture the iconic landscapes, wildlife, and birdlife as well as the gracious people of Tanzania.

Tanzania Highlights Safari - Private Holiday (Before Safari)

Pre-Tanzania Horizon extra night on full board at Karibu Heritage House with half day game drive and half day walking safari in Arusha NP in non-private (shared) vehicle.