9 Days Tanzania Wildlife & Zanzibar Safari

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9 Days Tanzania Wildlife & Zanzibar Safari

This 9 Days Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar Extension is one of our most popular tours as it allows you to spend a very reasonable amount of time in the Serengeti (2 nights) and still have the chance of exploring Ngorongoro and Manyara or Tarangire National Parks. You can either do the tour by land (circle itinerary) or fly back from the Serengeti to remove the backtracking. You can relax and stay 3 days in Zanzibar Island, enjoying the beaches and amazing landscapes.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Wilderness Explorers Africa will arrange a pick up by your safari guide upon arrival at the airport and you will be transferred to the lodge in Arusha.

Day 2: Drive to Lake Manyara National Park

Start a beautiful journey across the Great Rift Valley for a full-day game drive. Although small in dimension (205 sq. miles), the park has breath-taking scenery and is well famous for its lush acacia forest, giant figs, and mahogany trees, as well as a growing population of baboons and blue monkeys. Permanent residents of this park also include giraffes, elephants, impalas, and a huge amount of buffaloes. The lake is also home to a large number of hippos. The landscapes of Lake Manyara are something that cannot be described with words, and the game drives along the lake provide stunning photo opportunities of giraffes and buffaloes in the foreground and the lake in the background. Some possible extra tours are possible, including a bike tour or a boat excursion.

Lunch: andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Overnight: andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Activity: Game drives

Day 3: Drive to Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast, depart towards the most famous National park in the World, the Serengeti. The driving itself, although long, is spectacular. This will be an unforgettable moment for anyone seeing it for the first time. As you progress well into the Serengeti, you will see why the name means, in the local language, “endless plains”. The park has 6,900 sq. miles (18,000 sq. km) and for most of it, the plains will stretch to the horizon defying your senses and perception of distances. It is the home of the Great Migration and to 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras, and all kinds of antelopes. As for Big Cats and large predators, it’s the place of choice to look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, with many television scenes like the famous river crossings having been filmed in this park.

Lunch: andBeyond Serengeti under canvas

Overnight: andBeyond Serengeti under canvas

Activity: Game drives

Day 4: Full day game drives in Serengeti National Park

Full day in the Serengeti National Park. We are completely flexible with your preferences and this day will be organized according to your wishes. On every day of the safari, your guide will discuss with you the best timings for you, including the game drives and the wake-up time. For example, on this day, you could do a morning game drive, return to the camp for lunch and relaxation and finish with an afternoon game drive, or you could do a full day game drive with a picnic lunch.

Lunch: packed Lunch

Overnight: andBeyond Serengeti under canvas

Activity: Game viewing

Day 5: Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

On this day we suggest a very early wake-up in order to do an early morning game drive (when the animals are more active) and see one of the best sunrises you’ll ever witness. After the game drive, we return to the camp for a rewarding brunch, and then we’ll proceed to Ngorongoro, the 8th wonder of the Natural World. The crater spreads for 102 sq. miles and has 2.000 ft high walls, making it virtually Noah’s ark and inhabiting almost every species of wildlife that is indigenous to East Africa. It’s one of the very rare locations in the whole continent where you can witness the Black Rhino. The crater has a river, several swamps, a soda lake with a great concentration of flamingos, a forest, and open plains. It’s also famous for its elephants which, are the largest in the world and have huge tusks. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Wonder of the Natural World.

You will reach Ngorongoro in time for a sundowner.

Lunch: packed Lunch

Overnight: andBeyond Ngorongoro crater lodge

Activity: Game viewing and sundowner

Day 6: Depart Ngorongoro for Zanzibar

We will start the day very early and descend into the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife in one of the most stunning places on Earth. After the game drive, there will be time for a picnic lunch near the beautiful Hippo Lake. After lunch, we will have time for a short game drive and then ascend the crater and exit Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Then transfer to the airport and you will have a flight to Zanzibar around 4 pm for three days of relaxation with amazing views.

Lunch: packed Lunch

Overnight: andBeyond Mnemba Island

Activity: relaxation

Day 7: Leisure

You can take some rest and enjoy this paradise made of beautiful beaches of white sand and turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. There is a possibility of extra activities such as a Day Tour in Stone Town (includes Old Town guided tour, Spice Tour and Prison Island – lunch not included), Half Day Tour (includes Old Town guided tour or Spice Tour or Prison Island). Another suggestion is the Jozani Forest tour (lunch not included).

Lunch: andBeyond Mnemba Island

Overnight: andBeyond Mnemba Island

Activity: Relaxation

Day 8: Leisure

You can take some rest and enjoy this paradise made of beautiful beaches of white sand and turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. There is a possibility of extra activities such as a Day Tour in Stone Town (includes Old Town guided tour, Spice Tour and Prison Island – lunch not included), Half Day Tour (includes Old Town guided tour or Spice Tour or Prison Island). Another suggestion is the Jozani Forest tour (lunch not included).

Lunch: andBeyond Mnemba Island

Overnight: andBeyond Mnemba Island

Activity: Relaxation

Day 9: Depart Zanzibar

You can spend the last hours of your journey relaxing. After you will have a transfer to Zanzibar airport for your international flight.

End of tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

What’s included in the 9 Days Tanzania Wildlife & Zanzibar Safari

  • Flights (domestic)
  • park fees
  • transportation
  • Luxury accommodation in andBeyond properties
  • Guide

What’s excluded in the 9 Days Tanzania wildlife & Zanzibar safari

  • International flights
  • travel insurance
  • Tips

When to book the safari package?

One year in advance for those wanting to experience the wildebeest migration but for wildlife viewing all year round works but you can avoid March-May and September to November as they are rainy seasons.

Best Time to Travel

July to August and December to Early march is recommended.

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