Ultimate Bush to Beach Escape

Overview

Lose track of time with us on this nine-day itinerary combining the beauty and majesty of some of the world’s last great wildernesses across Tanzania’s National Parks, with the privacy and seclusion of Zanzibar’s best beaches.

Tour Information

Duration

1 Night Arusha | 1 Night Tarangire | 2 Nights Serengeti | 1 Night Ngorongoro Crater | 3 Nights Zanzibar

Availability

Year round

Tour Highlights

Arusha, Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar

Price:

Starting from USD 3,629 per person sharing

Duration

9 Days

Day 1

Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha

  • Our guide meets you on your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfers you to your hotel in Arusha
  • Located beneath the twin peaks of Mt. Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha City is the gateway to Tanzania’s Northern Circuit of national parks and marks the starting point of your safari into the African Bush
  • Set out to explore the vibrant sights and sounds of local life in Arusha
  • Coffee connoisseurs can enjoy popular coffee tours – weaving in and out of the evergreen coffee trees, while learning about how beans are nurtured, harvested, dried and finally roasted to produce myriad different blends which are exported and enjoyed all over the world *

* These activities are an additional cost

Day 2

Arusha – Tarangire

  • Enjoy an early start to the day as your guide collects you from Arusha and takes you to Tarangire National Park to begin your safari adventure
  • Situated in Tanzania’s Manyara Region, the Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for animals migrating into the park from surrounding areas, making wildlife sightings more likely as they stay close to the river
  • Enjoy beautiful sunny weather while watching some of Tanzania’s best wildlife, including a 300-strong herd of elephants, wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, eland and buffalo.
  • After an exciting day scouring the bush, your guides transfers you to your hotel in Tarangire in time for dinner
  • As the African night comes alive, set out on a late-night safari to see nocturnal animals with the aid of our expert guide, including hyenas, leopards, honey badgers, white tailed mongoose, hippos and genets *
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

* These activities are an additional cost

Day 3

Tarangire – Central Serengeti

  • It’s an early start, as we depart Tarangire and make our way to the Serengeti for a spectacular afternoon game drive
  • After an exciting day exploring the heart of the Serengeti, guests are taken back to their accommodation inside the National Park to enjoy a gourmet dinner and an early night
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

Serengeti

  • We set out in the early morning for a full day’s game drive in search of wildlife encounters
  • Expect to spot animals you’ve only seen in National Geographic – great herds of buffalo, elephants, giraffes, zebra, thousands of Eland, as well as exceptional year-round lion sightings
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic and spend the entire day out exploring the rolling plains of the Serengeti National Park
  • After an action-packed day in the bush, your guide drops you back at your accommodation inside the national park, in time for a gourmet dinner
  • Take to the African skies in a hot air balloon to appreciate the pristine natural beauty of this 14,763km2 savannah stretching as far as the eye can see *
  • Cosy around the campfire and enjoy sharing stories of the day’s wildlife sightings
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

* These activities are at an additional cost

Day 5

Serengeti – Ngorongoro

  • After an early breakfast, you depart with your lunch for a final morning game drive in the Serengeti
  • Few predators hunt during the heat of the day and so early morning is often the best time to observe the thrill of the chase
  • Enjoy your last few moments in the Serengeti National Park before we make the three-hour transfer to Ngorongoro Crater
  • Check-in to your accommodation in Ngorongoro and settle into your new surroundings
  • Enjoy a guided walk around the rim of the mighty Ngorongoro Crater. In addition to seeing breathtaking views of the volcanic crater and the diverse wildlife, our expert guides will also teach you about its incredible indigenous flora and fauna *
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6

Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro Airport – Zanzibar

  • Wake up early to panoramic views of the crater, and after breakfast, head off for a day trip to explore the many fascinating species that are protected within its rim
  • Here, we can see the Big Five in high concentration against the stunning backdrop of the crater walls
  • After a day of exploring, you are transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport to board your flight to Zanzibar
  • Upon arrival into Zanzibar Airport, you are welcomed and transferred to your reserved accommodation
  • Once at the hotel, it’s time for “hakuna matata” (no worries): relax, settle in, and enjoy your beautiful surroundings
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7-8

Zanzibar

  • Spend your days relaxing poolside at your hotel or set off to explore the historic quarter of Stonetown – wandering through a maze of narrow streets and losing yourself in centuries of history
  • Zanzibar is steeped in rich traditions and is commonly referred to as the Spice Island as it is one of the few places in the world to produce saffron. Be sure to take a tour of one of the local spice farms here to learn about this highly sought after spice which is worth more than its weight in gold and to taste some of the delicious exotic fruit that is grown here *
  • We highly recommend taking a dolphin tour during your time here, setting out at sunset to watch as pods of dolphin leap through the waves and swim alongside your boat*
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

* These activities are at an additional cost

Day 9

Zanzibar – Airport

  • After an indulgent breakfast at your hotel, our driver picks you up and transfers you to Zanzibar Airport where we wave you a fond farewell
  • Meals included: Breakfast
Day 1

Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha

  • Our guide meets you on your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfers you to your hotel in Arusha
  • Located beneath the twin peaks of Mt. Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha City is the gateway to Tanzania’s Northern Circuit of national parks and marks the starting point of your safari into the African Bush
  • Set out to explore the vibrant sights and sounds of local life in Arusha
  • Coffee connoisseurs can enjoy popular coffee tours – weaving in and out of the evergreen coffee trees, while learning about how beans are nurtured, harvested, dried and finally roasted to produce myriad different blends which are exported and enjoyed all over the world *

* These activities are an additional cost

Day 2

Arusha – Tarangire

  • Enjoy an early start to the day as your guide collects you from Arusha and takes you to Tarangire National Park to begin your safari adventure
  • Situated in Tanzania’s Manyara Region, the Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for animals migrating into the park from surrounding areas, making wildlife sightings more likely as they stay close to the river
  • Enjoy beautiful sunny weather while watching some of Tanzania’s best wildlife, including a 300-strong herd of elephants, wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, eland and buffalo.
  • After an exciting day scouring the bush, your guides transfers you to your hotel in Tarangire in time for dinner
  • As the African night comes alive, set out on a late-night safari to see nocturnal animals with the aid of our expert guide, including hyenas, leopards, honey badgers, white tailed mongoose, hippos and genets *
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

* These activities are an additional cost

Day 3

Tarangire – Central Serengeti

  • It’s an early start, as we depart Tarangire and make our way to the Serengeti for a spectacular afternoon game drive
  • After an exciting day exploring the heart of the Serengeti, guests are taken back to their accommodation inside the National Park to enjoy a gourmet dinner and an early night
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Serengeti

  • We set out in the early morning for a full day’s game drive in search of wildlife encounters
  • Expect to spot animals you’ve only seen in National Geographic – great herds of buffalo, elephants, giraffes, zebra, thousands of Eland, as well as exceptional year-round lion sightings
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic and spend the entire day out exploring the rolling plains of the Serengeti National Park
  • After an action-packed day in the bush, your guide drops you back at your accommodation inside the national park, in time for a gourmet dinner
  • Take to the African skies in a hot air balloon to appreciate the pristine natural beauty of this 14,763km2 savannah stretching as far as the eye can see *
  • Cosy around the campfire and enjoy sharing stories of the day’s wildlife sightings
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

* These activities are at an additional cost

Day 5

Serengeti – Ngorongoro

  • After an early breakfast, you depart with your lunch for a final morning game drive in the Serengeti
  • Few predators hunt during the heat of the day and so early morning is often the best time to observe the thrill of the chase
  • Enjoy your last few moments in the Serengeti National Park before we make the three-hour transfer to Ngorongoro Crater
  • Check-in to your accommodation in Ngorongoro and settle into your new surroundings
  • Enjoy a guided walk around the rim of the mighty Ngorongoro Crater. In addition to seeing breathtaking views of the volcanic crater and the diverse wildlife, our expert guides will also teach you about its incredible indigenous flora and fauna *
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro Airport – Zanzibar

  • Wake up early to panoramic views of the crater, and after breakfast, head off for a day trip to explore the many fascinating species that are protected within its rim
  • Here, we can see the Big Five in high concentration against the stunning backdrop of the crater walls
  • After a day of exploring, you are transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport to board your flight to Zanzibar
  • Upon arrival into Zanzibar Airport, you are welcomed and transferred to your reserved accommodation
  • Once at the hotel, it’s time for “hakuna matata” (no worries): relax, settle in, and enjoy your beautiful surroundings
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7-8

Zanzibar

  • Spend your days relaxing poolside at your hotel or set off to explore the historic quarter of Stonetown – wandering through a maze of narrow streets and losing yourself in centuries of history
  • Zanzibar is steeped in rich traditions and is commonly referred to as the Spice Island as it is one of the few places in the world to produce saffron. Be sure to take a tour of one of the local spice farms here to learn about this highly sought after spice which is worth more than its weight in gold and to taste some of the delicious exotic fruit that is grown here *
  • We highly recommend taking a dolphin tour during your time here, setting out at sunset to watch as pods of dolphin leap through the waves and swim alongside your boat*
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

* These activities are at an additional cost

Day 9

Zanzibar – Airport

  • After an indulgent breakfast at your hotel, our driver picks you up and transfers you to Zanzibar Airport where we wave you a fond farewell
  • Meals included: Breakfast
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Whats included
  • Return airport transfers
  • Flight from Kilimanjaro Airport – Zanzibar (One Way). Luggage allowance is 23kg per person (Quoted Separately)
  • 8 x Nights of accommodation and meals as outlined above
  • Your own professional English-speaking driver/guide
  • Activities and game viewing as specified in the itinerary
  • Evening sundowners (where applicable)
  • Packed lunches on excursions with unlimited soft drinks and snacks
  • Unlimited mileage in one of our custom 4 x 4 Toyota Land cruisers during safari game drives
  • Government taxes and national park fees
  • Flying Doctor Service
Whats excluded
  • International flights
  • Domestic flight from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
  • Any items of a personal nature such as: telephone calls, alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips for drivers and guides etc
  • Insurance
  • Visas

Accommodation

From traditional tented safari camps to luxurious lodges, we work with a number of trusted and vetted accommodation providers to ensure your stay is truly unforgettable. Below are some of the camps that we have tried and tested and highly recommend for this itinerary

Arusha Coffee Lodge

ARUSHA COFFE LODGE
Arusha

Arusha Serena Lodge

ARUSHA SERENA HOTEL
Arusha

AFRICAN TULIP

AFRICAN TULIP HOTEL
Arusha

lake-BURUNGE

Lake Burunge Tented camp
Tarangire

Tarangire sopa Lodge

Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Tarangire

Lemala Mpingo Ridge

LEMALA MPINGO RIDGE
Tarangire

Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge

KUBU KUBU TENTED LODGE
Central Serengeti

Asilia dunia camp

ASILIA DUNIA CAMP
Central Serengeti

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Kati kati Tented Camp
Central Serengeti

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Ngorongoro Crater

Farm House Valley

NGORONGORO FARMHOUSE
Karatu

The Highlands

THE HIGHLANDS
Ngorongoro Crater

Zanzibar Serena

ZANZIBAR SERENA
Zanzibar

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

PARK HYATT ZANZIBAR
Zanzibar

Emerson on Hurumzi

EMERSON ON HURUMZI
Zanzibar Old Town

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