Essential Tanzania - Mid Range Option

Highlights  The best of the northern safari circuit  A gentle introduction to safari on Day 2 with a visit to Arusha’s closest national park  The opportunity to walk and ex-plore outside the vehicle  A visit to the exotic isles of Zanzi-bar—snorkeling, diving, etc all can be booked on site  The option to choice your onward departure from Zanzibar

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2850 - $3720
Includes internal flights:
Yes
Length of safari:
10 days
Best months:
January - March, June - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Romantic safaris Romantic Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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This itinerary offers you the best of Tanzania - from the endless plains of the Serengeti to the spice island of Zanzibar. By game driving park by park systemically and then flying from Serengeti to the island of Zanzibar, this safari allows you to make the best of your time in Tanzania.

DAY 1     ARUSHA
Meet at your arrival point and transfer to your lodge for pre-safari briefing.
RIVERTREES COUNTRY INN (Dinner)


DAY 2     ARUSHA
Depart after leisurely breakfast for Arusha National Park, home of the highest concentration of giraffe of any park in Africa. Situated near to Arusha town, and your lodge, it also homes Tanzania’s 2nd highest mountain, Mt Meru (4562m). We take a hike to waterfalls with a park ranger for a scenic picnic lunch before heading off for a game drive and the ‘secret’ crater of Ngurdoto.
RIVERTREES COUNTRY INN (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


DAY 3     ARUSHA-NGORONGORO
After leaving Arusha behind we travel to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and our lodge set atop the Ngorongoro Crater rim. We enjoy a picnic lunch upon entering the Crater for a game viewing extravaganza. This ancient caldera is home to exotic residents, from the rhi-noceros to the crowned crane. Return to the lodge to enjoy a dramatic African sunset.
NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4     NGORONGORO-SERENGETI
After an early more hike on the crater rim, taking in the beauty of the Crater
Highlands, we continue on to the treeless plains of the Serengeti. Our camp is
mobile and migrates with the great season herds. The Serengeti eco-system and
the abundance of wildlife is awe-inspiring. We take an afternoon game drive
amongst the big cats before continuing to our private camp for overnight.
NASIKIA MOBILE CAMP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


DAY 5     SERENGETI
An early morning game drive is on the menu today after an early continental
breakfast. After exploring the surrounding areas, we return for lunch and resting.
In the afternoon, we continue to explore the surrounding prime wildlife areas before
returning to our intimate camp for the evening.
NASIKIA MOBILE CAMP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


DAY 6     SERENGETI-LAKE MANYARA
Departing the Serengeti we once again skirt the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater and
Conservation Area, dotted with Maasai warriors and their herds. We take a lunchbox
enroute and enter the lake area for the late afternoon and in pursuit of the
magnificent birdlife and herd animals that Lake Manyara has to offer. From a flash
of pink flamingoes on the horizon to bull elephants at close range - this park
showcases a superb variety of mammal life and birdlife alike. Continue to camp
overlooking the soda lake of Manyara for overnight.
MANYARA WILDLIFE SAFARI CAMP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7     LAKE MANYARA-ZANZIBAR
An optional early morning hike in the area nearby the lodge can reveal the last of the noc-turnal animals returning home for the night, it is an exciting expedition and it entices an appetite for a hearty breakfast upon return. A quick transfer to Arusha before boarding our one hour flight to Zanzibar. Meet and transfer to our cosy accommodation in the sleepy bay of Chwaka.
NGALAWA BEACH VILLAGE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


DAY 8     ZANZIBAR
The south-eastern beaches of Zanzibar offer a quiet retreat from the hustle of Stone Town and other areas on Unguja. Ngalawa’s friendly staff can assist you in anything from scuba diving to lazing in the sun and relishing cocktails. The suites offer exquisite views of the sleepy Indian Ocean and its breezes or simply lounge by the pool.
NGALAWA BEACH VILLAGE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


DAY 9     ZANZIBAR
Continue your relaxation with a day by the pool, wander along the local beaches, explore nearby fishing villages or perch yourself upon on Ngalawa’s pontilla and watch the time pass by.
NGALAWA BEACH VILLAGE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


DAY 10     ZANZIBAR-BEYOND
Transfer to Stone Town after breakfast for a glimpse at the Omani inspired architecture while revelling in the sights and sounds. Explore the alleyways before continuing on to the airport for our flight to the mainland and beyond.
(Breakfast)

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Rivertrees Country Inn
  • Nasikia Tanzania Portfolio
  • Sopa Lodges
  • Wild Africa Camps
  • Ngalawa Beach Village

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Maasai Wanderings

- We offer private/custom safaris
- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
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Since: May 2005

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
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Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Rock climbing
Rock climbing
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Game drives
Game drives
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