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Tailored from £4,700 per person excl. flights

12 Days Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Zanzibar Beaches

This luxury Tanzania & Zanzibar holiday covers the main highlights of the northern safari areas followed by a relaxing luxury beach holiday on Zanzibar Island

Your holiday takes you on unlimited game drives in the National Parks of Tarangire, Lake Manyara and the Serengeti where you have spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities. Your safari experience culminates with a breathtaking descent into the incomparable natural wonder that is the Ngorongoro Crater.

After your safari itinerary you can relax and enjoy uninterrupted leisure on the idyllic white sands of Zanzibar. Call us to speak to a specialist with first-hand travel experience of Tanzania and Zanzibar who can design your holiday around your interests. 

What’s included:

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

Call us on 0117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re
looking forward to hearing from you.


Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha

Day 1 - Airport transfer & rest day in Arusha
Aerial view of Arusha city, Tanzania

We will meet you on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport and drive you to your hotel in Arusha where you stay for the night on a bed & breakfast basis.

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

Day 2 - On safari in Tarangire National Park
Elephants walking in Tarangire

Your guide will meet you after breakfast and drive you the approx. 2 hours to Tarangire National Park for a full day’s game drive.

Tarangire is home to large herds of elephant, sometimes up to three hundred strong. The numbers of animals, and the numbers of different species, in the park make it the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. The park is also famed for its beautiful and ancient baobab trees as well as its wonderful birdlife.

You retire to your lodge at the end of a first full day on safari.

Day 3: Lake Manyara

Day 3 - On safari in Lake Manyara
Giraffes in Lake Manyara, Tanzania

After breakfast this morning you will drive the approx. 2 hours to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day exploring the park.

The western wall of the Great Rift Valley provides the backdrop as you spend the day driving through the dense forest with its teeming primate population including baboon, common monkey, vervet monkey and the nocturnal hushbabies. The lake itself is a shallow, alkaline lake covering 230 km2, which Ernest Hemingway once described as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. The lake is home to resident hippo pods as well as wonderful birdlife.

You leave the park in the evening before sunset and head to your new lodge for dinner.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

Day 4 - On safari in Serengeti National Park
Day 4 - On safari in Serengeti National Park Listing Image

Leave Lake Manyara after breakfast and drive through to the southern Ndutu region of the Serengeti on your morning game drive. Your picnic lunch will be a chance to catch your breath and take in the endless expanse of the Serengeti. The Serengeti has the greatest concentration of wild animals on earth and never ceases to amaze.

Continue north into the central Seronera region in the afternoon game drive before settling in to your new lodge for the night.

Watch the African sunset and listen to the sounds of nature on your first night beneath the Serengeti stars.

Day 5: Serengeti

Day 5 - On safari in Serengeti National Park

Your Serengeti safari continues with a full day game drive as you explore deep into the heart of the park. If you’re on the hunt for the ‘Big 5’ then the Serengeti’s vast, fertile expanse is the perfect territory as lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino can all be found.

The great benefit of having your own private guide and vehicle means that you can go wherever you want. The key is to keep good communication with your guide at all times so you see what you would like to.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

Day 6 - Safari from Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater
Zebra & Wildbeest drinking from Ngorongoro crater lake

Today you have most of the day to continue your safari in the Serengeti as you game drive south through the Serengeti’s Ndutu region. Later this afternoon you will settle in to your new lodge, on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater itself.

The lodges in this itinerary are situated on the rim of the crater itself: with the most spectacular views. There are other options set back from the crater rim or in the Karatu region just outside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Day 7: Arusha

Day 7 - Crater descent & return to Arusha
Aerial view of Arusha city, Tanzania

After an early start you begin your descent to the caldera floor.

The Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a unique natural phenomenon. Your game drive takes you across the crater and you have great opportunities to enjoy the abundant wildlife, including large numbers of warthog and ostrich as well as hyena, lion and an elusive black rhino population.

You have a lakeside picnic lunch today before you depart back to Arusha. You arrive in the early evening and overnight prior to tomorrow’s flight to Zanzibar.

Days 8-11: Zanzibar

Day 8 - Fly to Zanzibar & transfer to the beach
Beautiful beach in Zanzibar Island

After breakfast this morning you are driven to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight to Zanzibar. You are met on arrival at Zanzibar Airport and are driven to your beach resort. Most of the best beach areas of Zanzibar take about 1 to 1.5 hours to drive to from the airport.

You stay at your beach accommodation for the following four nights. Depending on your choice of accommodation you are able to book on a choice of meal plans from bed & breakfast to all-inclusive.

Day 9 - Zanzibar Island

Enjoy Zanzibar at your leisure.

Dive, snorkel, kitesurf... or simply relax at the beach where you can enjoy the sun, sea and sand.

Day 10 - Zanzibar Island

Relax and enjoy Zanzibar free at your leisure. If you'd like to go swimming with dolphins the southern tip of the island, in the Kizimkazi area, is where to be. We encourage this activity in low season, when fewer tourists are around, as in high season the numbers of boats can get disturbing for the dolphins. 

Day 11 - Zanzibar Island

Relax and enjoy Zanzibar free at your leisure.

A great idea during your stay on Zanzibar is to visit a local spice plantation. You get involved with a really hands-on experience, tasting and smelling the spices for which Zanzibar is infamous, as well as enjoying a fresh, locally cooked lunch as part of your tour.

Day 12: Fly home

Day 12 - Fly home

Today you check-out of your resort and are driven to Zanzibar Airport where you check-in for your return international flight. 


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our specialist team on 0117 313 3300

Why Wayfairer

In Northern Tanzania you will have your own private safari guide who comes from within the local community. All our local guides are professionals who are paid fair wages and do not rely on tips. 

In wildlife conservation areas we work with selected camps and lodges who are committed to conserving their local communities and environments.

In both our Boutique and Luxury accommodation styles you will find that your safari camp is dedicated to responsibility and sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Why Wayfairer Northern Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar

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Call us on 0117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re
looking forward to hearing from you.