Our 9-day wildlife safari with a Zanzibar beach holiday is a perfect choice if you’re seeking for ultimate adventure. This unique combination allows you to immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity of Tanzania’s national parks and experience the serene beauty of Zanzibar’s pristine beaches. Explore the majestic African wilderness and pristine beaches while indulging in unforgettable adventures.
What to Expect on Wildlife Safari with Zanzibar
Our 9-day tour will take you to the most 3 Famous Tanzania National Park Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire National Park where you will experience majestic African wilderness and last but not least the pristine beach in Zanzibar Island. Here is an outline for our 9-day wildlife safari with the Zanzibar Beach holiday.
Serengeti National Park; Is one of the most famous and iconic wildlife destinations in the world. The park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros), as well as cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, various antelope species, and over 500 bird species. Serengeti is perhaps most famous for the Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores move in search of fresh grass and water. This incredible natural spectacle usually takes place between November and July, with river crossings being a highlight of the migration.
Ngorongoro Crater; The Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as the “Garden of Eden” due to its remarkable biodiversity. It is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros). Other animals commonly spotted in the crater include zebras, wildebeests, hippos, cheetahs, hyenas, and various species of antelope. One of the primary activities in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is game drives within the crater. The Caldera provides an excellent opportunity for wildlife viewing due to its natural enclosure, which concentrates animals in a relatively small space. In addition to its rich wildlife, the Ngorongoro Crater offers breathtaking scenery with its lush forests, open grasslands, and shimmering soda lakes. The views from the crater rim are particularly spectacular.
Tarangire National Park; Tarangire is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including large herds of elephants, wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, buffalos, and impalas. It is also known for its high concentration of predators, such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Additionally, the park is home to over 450 bird species, making it a birdwatcher’s paradise. Tarangire is often associated with its iconic baobab trees, which are some of the largest and oldest trees on the African continent. These ancient trees, with their distinctive bottle-shaped trunks, are a popular subject for photographers.
Zanzibar Island; Zanzibar is a tropical paradise known for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and rich cultural heritage. Our tour will take you to Kizimkazi, a small fishing village located on the southern coast of Zanzibar, and it’s known for its beautiful beaches and unique attractions, particularly dolphin watching. The clear waters off Kizimkazi’s coastline offer great snorkeling opportunities. Don’t forget the Spice tour, where you will explore the island’s spice plantations. You can join a guided tour to learn about the island’s history as a spice trading hub and sample exotic spices like cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Where To Stay in 9 Days Wildlife Safari with Zanzibar Beach Holiday
We can customize this tour with a beach hotel of your choice and style. We only need to know if you prefer a lively beach or a rather serene and quieter beach line, but also if you want standard luxury or even deluxe beach hotels and resorts. As our sample Itinerary, we will take you to Aya Beach Resort in Zanzibar
Day 1: Arrival
We will pick you up from the Airport and then transfer you to your Accommodation for lunch and relax after the long flight.
Stay overnight at Venus Premium Hotel.
Day 2: Arusha to Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, we will depart to Serengeti National Park, with packed lunches. via the beautiful high-lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Then head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at Embalakai Tented Camp.
Day 3: Full Day Game Drive In Serengeti National Park
After early morning breakfasts, enjoy a full-day game drive inside the Serengeti Park for the whole day. Today will do a game drive for the Big Five searching. Expect to see and learn a lot about animals and their behavior. Stop for lunch in the middle of the wilderness and then continue with the tour. You’ll then proceed to your accommodation for dinner and overnight at the Embalakai Tented Camp.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
After an early breakfast, you will do a morning game drive in Serengeti National Park en route heading to Ngorongoro Crater. Before getting to the crater, you will visit a Maasai boma, where the Maasai community lives. There you will experience Maasai Activities. Then you will drive down the steep and narrow road that takes you into the crater. Here the wildlife is just breathtaking and with a little luck you can observe the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard in just a few hours. After a morning dedicated to game viewing and a picnic lunch, you will leave the crater in the late afternoon to drive back to Karatu town for Dinner and Night at Mareara Valley Lodge.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater to Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, the tour departs towards the Tarangire National Park for a game drive with a picnic lunch at the park. Tarangire is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the center of an annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3,000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest, and 30,000 zebras. You will have a morning game drive and see the natural beauty of the park.
In the afternoon after Lunch, we will drive back to Arusha and take your flight to Zanzibar. Our driver guide will be waiting for you in Zanzibar for a private transfer to Kizimkazi. Overnight Stay at Aya Beach Resort.
Day 6: Relaxing At the Zanzibar Beach
The whole day relaxing and enjoying the beach. Overnight and dinner at your accommodation. Overnight Stay at Aya Beach Resort
Day 7: Full Day Sailing at the Beach
At 9:00 am Trip to Safari Blue. A full day sailing/snorkeling/sunbathing on a traditional dhow and seafood barbecue. Setting sail from Fumba, you will explore the Menai Bay where dolphins are often sighted. When dropping the anchor at the Kwale sandbank, you can snorkel the coral reefs. At Kwale Island you’ll be served a buffet of grilled fish, lobster, calamari, chicken, and coconut rice. The boat sails to a stunning natural lagoon where there is an opportunity to swim. Before the day is over you will be transferred to your accommodation for dinner and overnight at Aya Beach Resort
Day 8: Spice Tour in Stone Town
In the morning at 08:00 am, you will be going to Stone Town and you will do a Spice Tour. On this tour, you will see and taste the tropical fruits, spices plantations, or plots on the island. A variety of spices and plants are used as ornament, medicines, decorations, perfumes, etc.
You will also visit the Slave Market. Then you will be back to your accommodation for dinner and Overnight Jafferji House Hotel
Day 9: Departure Day
After breakfast enjoy the city or do a short stone town tour and shopping. Transferred to the Airport according to flight time.
Options activities to add on
- Balloon ride in Tarangire/Serengeti
- Crater Rim hike at Ngorongoro
- Endoro Fall walk
- Visit Masai boma
The Price Include
- Full board accommodation while on tour
- All game drives as per itinerary
- All park entrance fees as per itinerary
- Transport in 1×6 Seater 4×4 vehicles
- Services of a qualified English-Speaking Driver Guide
- 3 Liters bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari.
- Meals as per the itinerary
- All transfers during the tour.
The Price Does not Include
- All Flights
- Travel and personal accident insurance
- Personal expenses such as telephone calls…etc.
- Optional activities and excursions
- Tips. Recommended 10 to 30 USD per day
- Any services not mentioned in the program.