Best of Tanzania and Zanzibar
9 days from $2,809
- Explore an East African town that’s home to 120 tribes!
- Discover wonderful wildlife in Serengeti National Park
- Spend the night on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater
- Wander the vibrant narrow streets of Stone Town, Zanzibar
- Soak up the sun on glorious Zanzibarian beaches!
Welcome to Tanzania, land of sunlit plains, diverse wildlife and epic safaris! Join this 9 day group tour and discover the magic of this incredible African country. Meet Maasai tribes in rural villages, and get up close to mighty wildebeest, wandering elephants and territorial lions during unforgettable game drives in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Then enjoy three blissful days on the beaches of Zanzibar! White sand, turquoise seas and an ultimate chill-out atmosphere…what more could you want?
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Day 1: Arusha
Touch down in Tanzania and make your way to your starting accommodation in Arusha. We’ll all meet properly at a welcome meeting tonight!
Day 2: Arusha / Serengeti National Park
A the day dedicated to the glorious Serengeti! After arriving at the world famous national park, get cameras and binoculars at the ready as we roll through the stunning scenery and spot the impressive wildlife who roam the grasslands and gather at watering holes.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park / Ngorongoro Crater
We’ll enjoy another safari as we make our way out of the Serengeti towards Ngorongoro Crater. Tonight, we’ll camp on the rim of this extraordinary crater, gazing out over lush green plains.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater / Arusha
We rise early to discover the delights of the Ngorongoro Crater. Keep an eye out for zebras, warthogs, gazelles, lions and leopards. Tonight, we make camp and reflect on another wonderful day of wildlife.
Day 5: Arusha / Dar es Salaam
We hit the road today en route to the Indian Ocean coast. Our destination - the sprawling capital of Dar es Salaam.
Day 6: Dar es Salaam / Stone Town
Today, we leave the Tanzanian mainland behind and jump on a ferry to the island of Zanzibar. We’ll stay in Stone Town, a gorgeous maze of winding alleys and colourful markets. Hit the streets this afternoon and soak up the vibes of this vibrant place.
Day 7: Stone Town / Jambiani
We’ll leave the hustle and bustle of Stone Town today for the luxurious white sand beaches of Jambiani. Stretch out, relax and soak up the sun!
Day 8: Jambiani
Enjoy some free time to soak up the sun, chill on the beach, snorkel and explore all the island has to offer.
Day 9: Back to Stone Town
Time to depart the beach paradise of Jambiani and head back to Stone Town. The tour ends on arrival, at around 2:30pm. Stick around for some independent travel time in Africa, or head to the airport and fly home!
Please note activities and itineraries are subject to change.
- 8 nights’ accommodation
- Entrance and safari in Serengeti National park
- Entrance and safari in Ngorongoro Crater
- Orientation walk in Stone Town
- Beach time in Zanzibar
- All transport to included destinations
- Camping equipment (ex. Sleeping bag and pillow)
- Some meals
- 24-hour emergency support
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Airport transfers
- Sleeping bag and pillow
- Some meals
- Optional activities
8 nights of accommodation are included on this tour. We will spend 2 nights camping, 1 night in a basic hotel and 5 nights in multishare accommodation. All camping equipment apart from a sleeping bag and pillow will be provided, including 2-person tents, camp mattresses and cooking equipment.
8 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners are included. You will need to purchase the rest of your meals yourself. We recommend budgeting between USD155205 to cover meals that are not included.
This trip begins in Arusha on your programme start date (day 1 of the itinerary). The nearest airport to Arusha are either Arusha International Airport, or Kilimanjaro International Airport. There is an important welcome meeting at around 6pm on your start date so please ensure you arrive in plenty of time to join this.
Please note, we can arrange an airport transfer for you when you arrive. Please contact a Travel Advisor for more information.
The trip finishes in Stone Town, Zanzibar on your programme end date (day 9), if you plan to fly from Zanzibar on your programme end date then please arrange a flight that departs Stone Town after 2:30pm on your progrmme end date
The minimum age for this trip is 18.
Travellers to Tanzania will need a visa. We recommend obtaining this visa in advance of travel, as although you may purchase one when upon arrival at the airport it can take around 2 hours. You can apply for an eVisa through the Tanzanian immigration website, and a single entry allows you to stay in the country for up to three months. You should ensure that your passport will still be in date for six months after your return. All visa information is subject to change and you should consult the nearest High Commission or Embassy for the most up to date information.
Before travelling to Tanzania, you must get a yellow fever vaccination. You will be required to show your Yellow Fever Certificate to immigration before entering the country. Please speak to your GP before you travel for up to date vaccination information.
How Many People Will Be In My Group?
Group sizes vary. The maximum group size will be 20 travellers
Is An Arrival Transfer Included?
An arrival transfer is not included but is easy to arrange. You can either book a transfer with the local team in Tanzania in advance of arrival, or get a taxi from the airport to your starting accommodation. A taxi will cost around TZS75, 000 (approx. £25).
What Are The Included Meals Like?
Included meals will be made from fresh local ingredients. Breakfasts will generally consist of cereal and bread. Depending on time, a warm breakfast may occasionally be prepared. Lunches will be sandwiches or salads, and evening meals will be hot local dishes.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.