12 Days Zanzibar Honeymoon and Northern Tanzania Holiday

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12 Days Zanzibar honeymoon and Northern Tanzania holiday

12 Days Zanzibar Honeymoon and Northern Tanzania Holiday

Northern Tanzania is one of the best places in Africa to go on safari, the chain of several national parks all located close to each other and offering a phenomenal wildlife experience is one reason you must combine your honeymoon in Tanzania with both wildlife viewing and beach holidays in Zanzibar Archipelago.

Zanzibar always delivers memorable stay for couples, not only those on their honeymoon! If there is an occasion that you would like to celebrate, the properties in Zanzibar will more often than not go out of their way to make it incredibly special for you. They have helped organise romantic proposals, landmarks birthdays and even weddings on the beach.

Safari highlights

  • Tarangire NP
  • Ngorongoro CA
  • Serengeti NP
  • Lake Manyara NP
  • Zanzibar Archipelago

Detailed honeymoon Safari itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kilimanjaro and transfer to Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by representative who will drive you to your accommodation in Arusha for relaxation and overnight.

Day 2: Drive from Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After an early breakfast, you will start your drive to Tarangire national which is   named after the Tarangire River which runs through it. This ‘river of warthogs’ is the only source of water for wildlife in the region during the dry season. In some places the vegetation is quite dense, including elephant grass, acacia woodlands. The Park is well known for its elephant families and the giant baobab trees, which can often be seen congregating by the river. You may also see giraffe, bushbuck and hartebeest. These animals are closely followed by a range of predators, including lions and leopards. There are more breeding species of birds found in Tarangire National Park than anywhere else on the planet. Upon arrival you will check in to your hotel and later in the evening you will do an evening game drive in the park.

Day 3: Morning Game drive and Afternoon transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

After an early morning coffee, you will head in to the park in search of wildlife that you may have missed, after you will return to the lodge for early lunch and after lunch you will embark on your journey to Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 4: Full day game drives in Ngorongoro Crater floor

Early breakfast, drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for game viewing drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most famous sites and is said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa. Sometimes described as an ‘eighth wonder of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Crater has achieved world renown, attracting an ever-increasing number of visitors each year. There is nowhere else in Africa quite like Ngorongoro! One of the best places in the country to see the endangered black rhinoceros, the park is home to the entirety of the big five and is a particularly good place to see lions, herds of wildebeest and zebras, the elusive caracal and Cape buffalo year-round.

Day 5: Drive from Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti national park

After morning breakfast you will depart Ngorongoro conservation area for Serengeti, the climate and vegetation of Serengeti have remained largely untouched for millions of years. Whilst the Serengeti boasts abundant wildlife, it is perhaps best known for the annual Great Migration. Vast numbers of wildebeest accompanied by large numbers of zebra and antelope move in an annual pattern, constantly seeking for fresh grazing grounds. The precise timing of the Migration entirely dependent upon the rainfall patterns each year. Upon arrival you do an evening game drive in the park.

Day 6: Full day game drives in Serengeti national park

Breakfast will be served at the Camp; thereafter we head for a game viewing drive. The Serengeti is truly spectacular. It is famous for its vast open grasslands which allows for an excellent sightings of wildlife. The Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest National Park and it is also one of the oldest ecosystems on earth. Following the wildebeest herds being followed by the predators is a highlight for many travellers and if you’re lucky you will see incredible wildlife on this drive and later return to the lodge for relaxation.

Day 7: Depart Serengeti National park to Lake Manyara national park

After morning breakfast you will continue short drive to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing drives where your first encounter will be spotting large troupes of baboons. Lake Manyara National Park is a protected area in Tanzania’s Arusha and Manyara Regions, situated between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley. Lake Manyara National Park boasts a spectacular array of diverse terrain as well as plant and animal species. Established specifically to protect the elephant herds that have made the area renowned, the park provides an amazing wildlife experience. Elephants are not the only animals that Lake Manyara is famous for. Tree climbing lions are occasionally sited. Lake Manyara, an alkaline shallow lake is home to the flamingos.

Day 8: Depart Lake Manyara for Arusha to connect your flight to Zanzibar  

After morning breakfast you will depart Lake Manyara for Arusha, upon arrival you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Zanzibar, upon arrival at Zanzibar airport you will be received by our guide in a private vehicle and transfer to your luxury Villa, upon arrival at the Villa you will check in for relaxation and overnight.

Day 9: Full day beach relaxation at the hotel

You will spend the soaking in the sun at your private villa swimming pool or on the banks of the white sandy beach of the Indian Ocean or go for massages and body therapy at the spa.

Day 10: Full day beach relaxation at the hotel

You will spend the soaking in the sun at your private villa swimming pool or on the banks of the white sandy beach of the Indian Ocean.

Day 11: Dolphin diving tour and Jozani forest tour

At 8:30 south coast dolphin tour a trip to dolphin watching tour, a day trip to Kizimkazi, wonderful you may swim with hundreds of spinner & bottle-nose dolphins playing off Kizimkazi beach & give you chance to experience special natural message in the Indian ocean, at 2:30pm driving to jozani forest tour for red Colobus Monkeys, natural forest, and mangrove forest and the living species of fish under Neath.

Day 12: Onwards transfer to the airport

After breakfast and a bit of relaxation at the hotel in Zanzibar and depending on the time of your flight, you will be transferred straight to the airport.

Trip includes

  • Park Entrance
  • Accommodation
  • Vehicle, guide and accommodation
  • Enroute meals
  • All game drives
  • Airport transfers
  • Dolphin diving tour
  • Domestic flight from Arusha to Zanzibar

Trip excludes

  • International flights
  • Tanzania and Zanzibar tourist visa
  • Tips for guides and hotels
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
When to book this honeymoon safari package

We recommend booking this trip 1 year in advance to avoid rush hour booking of hotels.

Best time to visit Tanzania and Zanzibar for honeymoon holiday

The best time to visit Tanzania is during the dry season from July to October when the wildebeest Migration is on-going and Zanzibar is sunny.



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