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Northern Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
12 days
From: $ 3,815 $ 318 / day
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  • Take game drives in the National Parks of Tarangire, Lake Manyara and the Serengeti 
  • Relax and enjoy on the idyllic white sands of Zanzibar
  • Design your holiday around your interests

Short Description

This fantastic holiday focuses on Tanzania’s ‘northern safari circuit' and offers an opportunity to visit Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, the world famous Ngorongoro Crater and the iconic Serengeti. You’ll then fly to the exotic island of Zanzibar for a few days of post-safari relaxation.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Internal airfare and ground transport
Start City Arusha
End City Arusha

Trip Includes

  • Activities & transport as in full itinerary
  • Meals as specified in full itinerary
  • Local English speaking guide
  • National Park fees
  • Private 4x4 vehicle for safari game drives
  • Authentic full-service safari camping
  • Professional local staff with fair salaries

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Day 1

Your ‘Northern Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar’ holiday starts as soon as you board your international flight to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO). If you’re flying from the UK we recommend British Airways and Kenya Airways via Nairobi, total flight duration approximately 12 hours.
Overnight: International outbound flight
Meals: (_/_/_)

Day 2

A Wayfairer representative will meet you at Kilimanjaro Airport and drive you to your lodge in Arusha where you’ll spend one night. This afternoon you can explore the bustling city centre. Arusha is a fascinating city where you’ll find modern office buildings, 5 star hotels and upmarket coffee shops, alongside busy markets selling fruit, vegetables, fish and meat. Within the city centre you’ll see women wearing brightly coloured dresses either walking along the streets carrying huge baskets on their heads or sitting on the side of the roads selling huge avocados or cooking corn on the cob on a fire, and you will also see Maasai men walking around in their traditional shukas.
Overnight: Arusha
Meals: (_/_/_)

Day 3

Your guide will meet you after breakfast and drive you to Tarangire National Park (journey time approximately two hours).
Tarangire is a seasonal park and the long dry season (June -October) is the best time to visit as during these months the park offers incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. You can expect to see all the big African game, including large herds of elephant congregating along the riverbanks and waterholes. The concentration of game is exceptional and you’ll see large populations of zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, buffalo, eland, impala and warthog as they go in search of water. Lions and spotted hyenas follow the wildlife accordingly, making for brilliant game viewing around the rivers and waterholes. Lions and leopards can be found throughout Tarangire, however cheetahs are mostly found in the open areas of the south.
The park is also known for its ancient baobab trees and its prolific birdlife.
Overnight: Tarangire National Park
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 4

After breakfast you will be driven to Lake Manyara National Park located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley.
The alkaline soda of Lake Manyara, which covers 230 square kms, attracts pink flamingos and other birdlife. You’ll also see resident hippo pods at the lake.
The park is known for its tree-climbing lions, plus you may be lucky enough to spot leopards and hyenas. You can also expect to see are large herds of elephant, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, warthog and impala. There’s also a huge primate population including common monkey, vervet monkey and baboons.
You’ll leave Lake Manyara just before sunset and head to your lodge for dinner.
Overnight: Lake Manyara
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 5

After breakfast you’ll leave Lake Manyara and drive to the Serengeti, Tanzania’s most famous national park.
The Serengeti offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa and it is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth - the Great Migration. Every year, over 2.5 million wildebeest migrate from the Serengeti National Park to the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya. If you're visiting at the right time, you’ll see herds of wildebeest and zebra stretching to the horizon.
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 6

Today you’ll have the opportunity for a morning and afternoon game drive on the vast plains of the Serengeti where you’ll spot an abundance of African wildlife. This spectacular national park offers amazing wildlife viewing opportunities and it’s highly likely that you’ll see zebra, impala, Grants gazelle, wildebeest, buffalo, rhino and elephant, plus lions, cheetahs and leopards.
Overnight: Serengeti
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 7

Today you will have most of the day to continue your incredible safari in the Serengeti on a game drive south through the Ndutu region. Later in the afternoon you will check in to a beautiful lodge on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater offering phenomenal views.
Overnight: Ngorongoro Crater
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 8

The Ngorongoro Crater is a unique natural phenomenon and it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking wildlife safari sites in the world with a backdrop of the 600m/1968ft high crater wall, and it offers incredible wildlife viewing opportunities.
A visit to the Ngorongoro Crater is an experience of a lifetime! You can expect to see an abundance of wildlife, including buffalo, warthog, wildebeest, zebra, hippo and elephants. There’s also a huge population of predators - lion, hyena, jackal, cheetah and leopard. The resident population of black rhino is a real treat, as they’re very difficult to spot elsewhere in Tanzania.
In the late afternoon you’ll return to your lodge in Arusha.
Overnight: Arusha
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)

Day 9

After breakfast this morning you are driven to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight to Zanzibar. You will be met on arrival in Zanzibar and driven to your accommodation where you will stay for the next four nights. We offer a range of accommodation options on the island and we will ensure that we match you to the most suitable accommodation for your requirements and sense of style – whether that is a rustic beach lodge or a luxurious 5 star resort.
Overnight: Zanzibar
Meals: (Breakfast/_/Dinner)

Days 10-11

With its beautiful sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters and colourful coral reefs, Zanzibar is the perfect destination for post-safari relaxation.
Should you wish to be active there are plenty of excursions that you can join, including visits to historic Stone Town, Jozani Forest, Prison Island, the spice plantations and cultural tours to local villages. There’s also a wide choice of adventure activities that you can participate in, including mountain biking, hiking, bird watching, wind surfing, kite surfing, sea kayaking and sailing, plus the island has fantastic coral reefs which are perfect for diving and snorkelling – and you may even be lucky enough to see dolphins, green turtles and, at certain times of the year, whale sharks.
Overnight: Zanzibar
Meals: (Breakfast/_/Dinner)

Day 12

Sadly your ‘Northern Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar’ adventure has come to an end. After breakfast you’ll check out of your accommodation and you’ll be driven to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) for your flight home.
Overnight: International flight
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)


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Price Per Day: $ 318 per day
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  • Z Hotel, Nungwi, Zanzibar

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Trip Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Meals not specified in full itinerary
  • Travel insurance

Meals Included:

Meals as specified in full itinerary

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