14 Days: Discover Tanzania and Zanzibar Two-Week Special

  • Visit Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the incredible landscapes of Tanzania
  • See a huge variety of wildlife and birdlife
  • An overnight in beautiful Arusha countryside
  • 6 adventurous days in the Tanzanian wilderness
  • 5 relaxing days on white sandy beaches
  • 2 days in Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • All transfers included
  • Flexible bookings – you choose the dates

 

Tanzania in Two Weeks

After your first day in Tanzania, spent relaxing at a beautiful lakeside, your wildlife journey will really begin.  You will head to Tarangire; a huge national park famed for the huge baobab trees which dot the landscape and dwarfs the animals beneath them.

You will continue on to Lake Manyara, driving across the floor of the Great Rift Valley on the way.  This stunning park boasts lush vegetation and tropical forests of fig and mahogany trees.  Animals to be spotted include elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, a variety of antelope and, if you are fortunate enough, the Lake Manyara tree-climbing lion.

The Ngorongoro Crater is often described as a wonder of the world, and not without reason.  This huge volcanic caldera (created from a collapsed volcano) has 2000ft high walls which somehow defy your sense of perception as you gaze into it.  It is a natural sanctuary for animals, with the “Big Five” all residing here.  Wildlife which can be seen here include lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackal, hundreds of bird species and even the rare black rhino.

The Serengeti is an amazing place, and on this yours you will spend two amazing days here.  Even as you approach the Serengeti, you will stop at the Olduvai Museum and interesting stop where famous anthropologists made many important discoveries about the origins of humankind.  As you enter the Serengeti itself, you will start spotting game right away, perhaps seeing wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, baboons, monkeys, various antelopes and a whole host of bird species.

After so much excitement, you will relish your time spent relaxing on the Zanzibar Coast.  This exotic island, once the backbone of the world’s spice trade and a gateway into East Africa, is a beautiful and fascinating place.  The first few days will be spent at leisure, trying out some water sports perhaps, or just relaxing at the poolside and soaking up some sun on the palm-fringed beaches.  You will then transfer to Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will marvel at the Arabia-meets-Africa Swahili architecture, and learn about the island’s spice trade past.

Lakeside Hospitality, Safari under Canvas and Beachside Bliss

Your first night in Tanzania will be spent at the lovely Mountain Village Lodge.  This property is surrounded by lush countryside and coffee plantations and nestles at the foot of Mount Meru – a quintessentially Tanzanian setting.  The views of Lake Duluti are delightful, as is the food, the service and the welcoming atmosphere.  Guests can enjoy a cold beer or a hot coffee in front of one of the open fireplaces in the bar and lounge area.

Maisha Kikoti Safari Camp in Tarangire offers an authentic safari experience, similar to the traditional safari of old.  Guests will sleep under canvas, on comfortable beds with fine linens, and enjoy the surrounding views of the rugged wilderness from a private wooden decking veranda.

The Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge stands on an escarpment, offering breathtaking views of the lake below.  Guests here will enjoy the tranquillity, the wild surroundings and the abundance of birdlife in equal measure.  The layout of the lodge is grouped around the amazing vanishing horizon pool, from which views of the sweeping landscape below can be enjoyed.

After a wonderful game drive at the crater bottom, guests at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge can enjoy the view of the crater from above.  Perched on the crater rim, this lodge offers unrivalled views of the breathtaking crater, both from the communal areas and the guest rooms.

In the Serengeti, the feeling of being in a true wilderness is unparalleled, and nowhere more so than when staying at Grumenti Tented Camp.  Sleeping under canvas, guests will relish the chance to sit round the nightly campfire, enjoying a quiet drink or exchanging safari stories.  You might even spot a wild creature wandering past, or hear the booming growl of a night-prowling lion.  There is nothing like hearing the roar of one of these majestic creatures whilst dozing off at night…
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Arusha Safari Lodge

Dinner

  • Pick up from the airport by one of our representatives.  Transfer to the Arusha Safari Lodge for a safari briefing and some rest before starting your safari adventure.
  • Dinner and overnight at Arusha Safari Lodge

 

Day 2: Tarangire

Private Afternoon Game Drive

Maisha Kikoti Safari Camp

Full Board

  • After breakfast head towards Tarangire, Tanzania’s third largest national park and home to a large and thriving elephant population
  • Afternoon game drive spotting elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah and others
  • Dinner and overnight at Kikoti Safari Camp

 

Day 3: Lake Manyara

Private Morning Game Drive

Private Afternoon Game Drive

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Full Board

  • Depart lodge and drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park, where you will take a game drive
  • Elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, antelope and monkeys all inhabit this beautiful park, along with the unique tree-climbing Lake Manyara lions
  • Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

 

Day 4: Ngorongoro

Private Morning Game Drive

Private Afternoon Game Drive

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Full Board

  • After breakfast depart lodge and descend into the amazing Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive on the crater floor, where you will take your picnic lunch
  • Spot many animals including lion, elephant, hippo, flamingo, various plains game and, if you’re lucky, maybe even a rare black rhino
  • Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

 

Day 5: Serengeti

Private Afternoon Game Drive

Grumenti Luxury Tented Camp

Full Board

  • Head towards Serengeti National Park in the morning.  En route, make a stop at the interesting Olduvai Museum, dedicated to famous scientists Louis and Mary Leakey, who made crucially important anthropological discoveries in the nearby Olduvai Gorge
  • Stop for a picnic lunch at a scenic spot, before heading further into the Serengeti for a game drive
  • Dinner and overnight at Grumenti Luxury Tented Camp

 

Day 6: Serengeti

Private Full Day Game Drive

Grumenti Luxury Tented Camp

Full Board

  • Early morning game drive to see nocturnal predators returning from a night of hunting, and diurnal animals waking in the pale morning light
  • Spot wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and myriad bird species throughout the course of the day.  Take a lunch box out on your game drive to maximise on wildlife-viewing time
  • Dinner and overnight at Grumenti Luxury Tented Camp

 

Day 7: Zanzibar

Sea Cliff Resort & Spa

Full Board

  • After breakfast we will transfer you to the Seronera airstrip for your onward flight to Zanzibar
  • Upon arrival you will be met by one of our drivers at the airport, and transferred to Sea cliff- a delightful boutique hotel in Mangapwani, as you’re heading to the Northertip of the island
  • Dinner and overnight at Sea Cliff Resort

 

Day 8: Zanzibar Beach

Sea Cliff Resort & Spa

Half Board

  • Pick up from hotel after breakfast and head for Dolphin Tours, Shiraz ruins in Kizimkazi and head to Jozani Forest to see the Red Colobus Monkey
  • Dinner and overnight at Sea Cliff Resort

 

Day 9: Zanzibar Beach

Sea Cliff Resort & Spa

Full Board

  • Spend the day at leisure, exploring the village, swimming in the infinity pool, taking a sunset dhow cruise, kayaking in the ocean, or simply relaxing in the shade with a cool drink
  • Dinner and overnight at Sea Cliff Resort

 

Day 10: Zanzibar Beach

Sea Cliff Resort & Spa

Full Board

  • Spend the day at leisure, exploring the village, swimming in the infinity pool, taking a sunset dhow cruise, kayaking in the ocean, or simply relaxing in the shade with a cool drink
  • Dinner and overnight at Sea Cliff Resort

 

Day 11: Zanzibar Beach

Sea Cliff Resort & Spa

Full Board

  • Spend the day at leisure, exploring the village, swimming in the infinity pool, taking a sunset dhow cruise, kayaking in the ocean, or simply relaxing in the shade with a cool drink or take a horse ride.
  • Dinner and overnight at Sea Cliff Resort

 

Day 12: Stone Town

Mizingani Sea front Hote

Breakfast and Lunch

  • In the morning, after a leisurely breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Stone Town
  • On the way you will do the famous Spice Tour, with in depth information not only on the spices, but on organically grown herbs, with details on their uses in medicine, cosmetics and of course cooking
  • Lunch at the Spice Restaurant, where you can sample the spices and locally grown fruits
  • Afternoon at leisure in Stone Town
  • Overnight at Mizingani Sea Front Hotel

 

Day 13: Stone Town

Mizingani Sea Front Hotel

Bed and Breakfast

  • Historical tour of Stone Town.  You will be taken through the winding alleys and streets of the old town, taking in the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum and the Arab Fort, along with bustling markets, two cathedrals and many mosques.
  • Overnight at Mizingani Sea Front Hotel

 

Day 14: Departure

Bed and Breakfast

  • Departure transfer to Zanzibar airport for your onward journey

Prices for this tour

2 – 3 people” price=$5,990

price=$5,425