Best of Zanzibar and Tanzania

8 Days
From $2,924 inc: transfers & lodges

Travellers on a lean budget intending to visit the East Africa beach and safari destinations can get suitable opportunities to visit prime wildlife parks and coastal beaches. The special green season lower rates by safari lodges, and tented camps and on transport; allow for travellers to capitalize on this trip itinerary that we have created to cater to the travel interests, and requirements while getting the most value out of their safari holiday price. Through our understanding from the past few years we have created an ideal itinerary that will be gratifying to safari-goers with a mix of heritage discovery and rejuvenation on Zanzibar Island and a classic wildlife safari in northern Tanzania.


Day 1: Arrival in Zanzibar, transfer to Smiles Beach Hotel (D)
Day 2: Stone Town Tour, lunch at Rooftop Teahouse, afternoon Spice Tour (B,D)
Day 3: Full day at leisure to relax on the beach or by the swimming pool (B,D)
Day 4: Serengeti National Park & overnight at Serengeti Simba Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 5: Full day game drive & stay at Serengeti Simba Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 6: Flightlink to Arusha, transfer to Fortune Mountain Resort (B,L,D)
Day 7: Morning visit Chagga Caves & Arusha, transfer to African View Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 8: Transfer to Kilimanjaro INT Airport or Arusha Airport (B)

Abbreviations: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Trip Includes

  • An 8-day private safari and beach holiday
  • All transfers in Zanzibar in private vehicle
  • Transportation while on safari with English-speaking driver guide
  • Meals and accommodations as described in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees;
  • Bottled water, tea & coffee in the vehicle while on safari
  • Scheduled flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
Best for: Couples, Families
  • Description
  • Prices
  • Experiences

Why we love it

The Best of Zanzibar and Tanzania beach and safari trip itinerary is ideal for travellers in search of a Tanzania special deal safari offer. The safari itself focuses more on the activities more than where you stay during your holiday in Zanzibar and after a day in the wilderness on game drives. The itinerary allows more time in each destination to let you discover more about the safari essence, and enough time in Zanzibar to let the experience under your skin and to develop your interests with the landmark sites while enjoying enchanting sights and interactive activities timely. We are flexible should you wish to tweak this itinerary to suit your safari interests, our team will be glad to help you through the itinerary planning process that matches your travel interests and we can personalize it to fit your travel requirements.

Safari Itinerary

Stay Route / Destination Meals/ Accommodation

Road transfer from Zanzibar Airport to Nungwi Beach.

Dinner and overnight 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 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.

Road transfer to Stone Town for walking tour, lunch and Spice Tour.

Breakfast at the resort. Lunch at Rooftop Tea House. Dinner and overnight at Smiles Beach Hotel.

Full day at leisure to relax on the beach or by the swimming pool


Transfer back to the airport, depart on scheduled Flight to Central Serengeti (Seronera) for game drive

Picnic lunch in Serengeti NP, overnight Serengeti Simba Lodge

Serengeti Simba Lodge’s six-room Stone House features two twin, two queen and two-family rooms each with two queen beds. The family rooms are large enough to add an additional twin bed for a child. Amazing views across the Serengeti savannah to the distant Grumeti River add to the ambiance of the rooms. You can sit and watch the wildlife drift across the Serengeti plains from the private comfort of your room in the Stone House. They serve continental food at Serengeti Simba Lodge. We use only the finest local ingredients available with an emphasis on healthy food including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Full day unlimited game viewing drive in the Serengeti NP.

All meals and overnight at Serengeti Simba Lodge.


Transfer to Ikoma airstrip for scheduled Flightlink to Arusha, transfer to Mount Kilimanjaro.

Breakfast at the lodge. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Fortune Mountain Resort

Fortune Mountain Resort is located on the foot of the Kilimanjaro, on lush grounds of banana groves, coffee trees and beautiful flower gardens, only 5km from the Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu gate, and about 80km from Kilimanjaro International Airport. Fortune Mountain has a total of 15 en suite rooms providing perfect accommodation for both Kilimanjaro climbers and those simply on holiday. The restaurant with indoor & outdoor sitting provides for buffet and a varied a la carte menu, and the bar serves imported and local beers, wine, branded spirits, cocktails, and hot beverages including fine Tanzanian tea & coffee.

Morning visit Chagga Caves, transfer back to Arusha, visit Arusha Town

Breakfast at the lodge. Lunch, dinner and overnight at African View Lodge.

Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport (for Europe-bound clients) or to Arusha Airport (for SA-bound clients) to catch morning scheduled Flightlink to Zanzibar 10.00h-11.35h.

Best of Zanzibar and Tanzania: Prices

Ground Transportation, Accommodations, Meals and Activities, Prices based on per person


January – December      NET PRICES

                                            PPS                        SRS

01.04.19 – 31.05.19        2924                      194

01.06.19 – 30.10.19        3562                      221

01.11.19 – 30.11.19        3387                      212

01.12.19 – 21.12.19        3491                       221

16.12.19 – 31.12.19        3650                       221

PPS = per person sharing; SRS = single room supplement

Experiences on Best of Zanzibar and Tanzania

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.

Best of Zanzibar and Tanzania (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.