Tanzania’s Iconic North plus Zanzibar

14 Days from £6345 per adult. All trip details below can be tailored just for you
14 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Honeymoon
Big Cat Safari
Beach
Snorkelling and Diving

The north of Tanzania holds more than its fair share of Africa’s natural wonders: the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro, the vast extinct volcanic crater of Ngorongoro and the vast open plains of the Serengeti. Add in some of the highest carnivore concentrations on the planet and the epic annual migration of over two million animals and you have one of the world’s great scenic wildlife regions. Our tailor-made itinerary takes you to the very best of Tanzania’s north, staying at top notch wildlife lodges and finishing with a few nights of well-earned relaxation at one of the best seaside lodges on the beautiful island of Zanzibar.

Itinerary

Price from £6345 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Depart London

Includes Breakfast.

Day 2 - Tarangire National Park

Arrive Nairobi and connect with onward flight to Kilimanjaro (Arusha). Met on arrival with private guide and vehicle. Transfer to Tarangire National Park with a picnic lunch en route. Rest of the day free to relax and explore.

Staying at Oliver’s Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 3 - Tarangire National Park

Enjoy a full day of game drives in Tarangire National Park, outstanding for elephants – large herds sometimes numbering 50 or 60 animals are not uncommon. The park is also home to buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, greater kudu, eland and the rare fringe-eared oryx. There is a small population of tree-climbing lion and African wild dog here and leopards are widespread throughout the park. The normally rarely seen African rock python is often found resting in acacia trees close to wetlands near Silale in the park.

Staying at Oliver’s Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Ngorongoro Crater

In the morning drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive. Hippo can be found in the Simba River, there are large numbers of elephants and a resident herd of Cape buffalo on the open plains at Mahali Pa Nyati, which means, 'the place of the buffalo' in Swahili. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the park before continuing the drive to the renowned Ngorongoro Crater.

Staying at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Ngorongoro Crater

Early departure for a full day’s game drive in the crater. Often proclaimed as one of the wonders of the natural world, it is difficult to give a fair description to the enormity and beauty of Ngorongoro Crater. There are open grasslands which are home to wildebeest, zebra, lion, cheetah and black rhino. Acacia woodland provides cover for leopards and swamps provide food for elephants and buffalos. Fresh water pools harbour hippos and a small soda lake is home to flamingos. Indeed, the crater can be seen as a microcosm of Africa’s diverse habitats.

Staying at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Serengeti National Park

Morning departure from lodge and drive to Olduvai Gorge - an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti Plains. The gorge is a very steep-sided ravine roughly 30 miles long and 295 feet deep. Exposed deposits show rich fossil fauna, many hominid remains and some of the oldest stone tool technologies, called Olduwan. Continue the drive into Serengeti National Park.

Staying at Serengeti Safari Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Serengeti National Park

Enjoy morning and afternoon games drives in the world famous Serengeti National Park. The annual migration of over two million animals through the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem is one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles. Dominated by wildebeest but also containing large numbers of zebra, gazelles and, of course, many expectant carnivores, the migration is largely controlled by the rains and its timing varies accordingly. The plains here support an exceptional diversity of large game throughout the year with elephant, hippo, black rhino, giraffe, buffalo, eland, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelles, Burchell’s zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyena and many more.

Staying at Serengeti Safari Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Serengeti National Park

Enjoy morning and afternoon games drives in the Serengeti National Park.

Staying at Serengeti Safari Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Zanzibar

Transfer to the local Ndutu airstrip and take a flight via Arusha to Zanzibar. Met on arrival and transfer to Zanzibar’s beautiful east coast and check in to your boutique hotel.

Staying at Matemwe Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 10 - Zanzibar

Full day at leisure in your suite with private plunge pool. The beautiful white sand beach at the lodge has plenty of shade and offers good swimming at high tide. A short walk away is a small fishing village, and the sight of the small fleet of traditional sailing dhows departing at sunrise and returning at sunset makes for a wonderful start and end to your day.

Staying at Matemwe Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 11 - Zanzibar

Full day at leisure. OPTIONAL activities available including snorkelling and diving boat trips.

Staying at Matemwe Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 12 - Zanzibar

Full day at leisure on full board basis in a suite with private plunge pool. OPTIONAL activities available.

Staying at Matemwe Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 13 - Nairobi

Check out and transfer to airport for flight to Nairobi. Connect with onward flight to London.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 14 - Arrive London Heathrow

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
Yes

Flight Info:
Fly from London Heathrow to Arusha with Kenya Airways via Nairobi, then return from Zanzibar.

Area Specialist

Jonathan Morris
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If not a beach person, then drop Zanzibar and add another lodge in the Serengeti – the park is vast and there is a huge range of topography, habitat, wildlife and experience. Lodges located just outside the park boundary also allow additional activities like walking safaris and night drives, not allowed in the park itself.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

It was a great experience. Very friendly and wildlife stupendous. We had a great time and remember it fondly.

Drs A & J E - Surrey

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Serengeti Safari Camp: -2.728455, 34.668533
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge: -3.209602, 35.478166
Oliver’s Camp: -4.135587, 36.081882
Matemwe Lodge: -5.843811, 39.356960