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11 Days Bush to Beach Tanzania Classic Safari

The Northern National Parks are a true African experience, and one of Tanzania's main attractions. Here you'll witness the Great Serengeti Migrations, when millions of wildebeest, gazelles and zebra roam the plains in search of food. The entire Tanzanian ecosystem is on display here: birds, reptiles, mammals, and the mighty Savanna Acacia trees. The parks stretch across a varied landscape, from wooded hills in the north to the southern grassy plains.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $3373 - $3450
Includes internal flights: Yes
Length of safari: 11 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Tarangire
Activity level Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Cultural
  • Birding
Day 1: Arusha - Serengeti Day 2: Serengeti Day 3: Serengeti - Ngorongoro Day 4: Ngorongoro - Tarangire Day 5: Manyara - Tarangire Day 6: Tarangire - Zanzibar Day 7: Zanzibar Day 8: Zanzibar Day 9: Zanzibar Day 10:Zanzibar Day 11:Zanzibar - Dar es Salaam

Welcome to Arusha 

Upon arrival in Arusha, you will be picked up at the airport and taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Relax, take a stroll, enjoy the sights and sounds. Get plenty of rest – tomorrow will be huge! Karama Lodge.

Day 1: Arusha to Serengeti

The day starts with a hearty breakfast and briefing with your tour guide. From Arusha we drive to The Serengeti is a home to a staggering 1.6 million animals have been recorded moving through the park. We will do game drive until 1pm, when we break for lunch. After eating, there’s time for a little rest (perhaps a quick nap), then we’re back out on the plain looking for more big game. We follow the trail of the migrating wildebeest through the afternoon, then venture back to the campsite for dinner and over night at Katikati Tented Lodge.

DAY 2: Serengeti Central Area, Northern & Southern Areas

Your day will start with the charming of birds in the Africa savanna, when you are ready you will be served African breakfast. And after, you will start your full day game drive in the famous Serengeti and this day you will be witnesses to the 8th Wonder of the world – Wildebeest Migration. The migration can be seen on a long chain approximately 40 Km heading to the south western direction. Around 1230 and 1300 break for your lunch. After lunch have a rest for one hr, then proceed with your game viewing following the move of the migrants on the southwest of the park. Approx1.3 million wildebeest, 250,000 gazelles and 200,000 Zebras have been recorded sharing the short grass/ water which is the source of food for the millions of Animals in the Serengeti. Dinner and overnight at Tiroma Lodge 

Day 3: Serengeti National Park Southern Areas - Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Another early start, but trust us: it’s worth it, After breakfast we head back to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a vast UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in a 260km-wide volcano crater. Archaeology buffs and anyone interested in history have the option to stop at Odulvai Gorge, where some of the earliest known human remains have been found. The site was occupied by our genetic ancestors some two million years ago, and continues to offer clues about the origin of homo sapien. We can also pass by the Maasai boma for a taste of real African culture and traditional living. After lunch, we keep exploring the Ngorongoro crater, venturing right up to the rim for Dinner and overnight at Sopa Lodge.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire

After breakfast, we take a packed lunch and head back to the crater. We detour through a traditional Maasai village, where you can get acquainted with the locals, watch some traditional dancing, and see what life is really like on the African plains. From there we descend to the crater floor in search of more big game. The Ngorongoro crater is rich in Tanzanian wildlife, and November to December is the best time to see it. The short rainy season is over and the animals come out in big numbers to enjoy the fresh water and green grass. We eat our packed lunches on the crater floor, at one of several picnic sites near Lerai Forest or Hippo Pool. If we’re lucky, we’ll spot the rare Black Rhinoceros. In the late afternoon we venture back up out of the crater and head onward to Manyara National Park, where we spend the night at Tiloma Farm House Lodge/Hotel.

Day 5: Manyara National Park to Tarangire

After breakfast, start at 0800 hrs with a morning game drive at Lake Manyara National Park. The park covers 330 sq. km, 70% of which is occupied by the lake. The varied ecosystem consists of ground water forests, acacia woodland and open grassland along the lake shore and sustains a wealth of wildlife, including the Big Five -lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo. The park is famous for the elusive tree-climbing lions that inhabit the woodland between the lake and the Rift Valley. It is also an ornithologists’ paradise and is host to over 400 species of birds. Dinner and overnight at Farm House Hotel/Lodges.

Day 6: Tarangire National Park - Fly to Zanzibar

We save the best for last. After breakfast, we embark on our final game drive through the Tarangire National Park. African elephants – the world’s biggest mammals – are very common in this area. The park is also dotted with the iconic Baobab, shrub-like trees that can grow up to 30m tall. After a full day of exploring Tarangire, Later in the afternoon, we head to Arusha small Airport for a flight to Zanzibar. Dinner and overnight at Zanzibar – Mnarani Beach Cottages.

5 Days in Zanzibar – (The Spice island)

Day 7 – 10:

Free leisure days at the beach and you can walk around on your own at slow pace as you enjoy the sun kissed white beaches of Zanzibar. When in Zanzibar there is a lot of activities you can do in Stone town for full day Spice and prison Island tour. The full day tour will take you to the most scenic parts of the Old Town. This culturally rich town got it’s name from the use of coral stone as the main construction ingredient. Being the oldest town in East Africa, the historical roots and influences can be felt at every turn of the tour. Starting from the House of Wonders which is one of the prominent landmarks of Stone Town, you can proceed on to the Palace Museum which was a Sultan’s residence. The Arab Fort, the Dr Livingstone House, Fred Mercury’s home and the pub and Hamamni Persian baths are just a few of the many attractions in this relic of a town.

Day 10:  

On this Last day in Magical Zanzibar we spend it at Kendwa Rocks in Zanzibar where we will have arranged special dinner just for you. Overnight at Mnarani Beach cottages.

Day 11:

Zanzibar - Dar-es-Salaam You will be picked up from your hotel and head to the Airport for a flight to Dar-es-Salaam International Airport to catch a flight back home.

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

  • Karama lodge
  • Katikati Serengeti
  • Tiroma lodge
  • Ngorongoro Sopa
  • Tiloma Farm House
  • Maramboi/Burunge
  • Mnarani beach cottages

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