10 Day Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar 2017-12-18T13:22:15+00:00

10 Day Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar

This 10-day trip takes you to some of Tanzania’s best highlights

The tour starts in the capital of Kenya, Nairobi. From here you will head to Arusha to board a 4×4 vehicle and travel into the Serengeti National Park for your first game drives. You will spend four days in Serengeti and you will also visit the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater, a unique place with plenty of game to spot.

The second part of this trip is all about island vibes. You will travel from Arusha down to Zanzibar. You are free to spend your days on the island however you choose, be it snorkelling in the aqua blue waters or exploring the historic area of Stone Town. On day 10 you will travel back to Dar es Salaam where this incredible safari and beach tour ends

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Tour Details

Day 1

Nairobi – Arusha

Leaving behind the bustle of Nairobi we travel south to the Tanzanian border, after completing border formalities we continue to Arusha which provides the base for our optional Serengeti Excursion. This evening we will be briefed by our local operator on the Serengeti Excursion and we will have the opportunity to pack for the coming days. A smaller daypack or bag will be required for the Serengeti Excursion as it is operated on smaller vehicles and luggage space is limited. The Serengeti Excursion is offered only as a camping excursion and sleeping bags are available for hire.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2

Arusha – Serengeti National Park

The following days are set aside for the 3-night camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This area has one of the most densely inhabited large animal populations in Africa. The Serengeti excursion is in open topped 4×4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. We leave our accommodation in the morning and drive to the Serengeti. On arrival, we will start with our first game drive.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

We spend the entire day game driving through the Serengeti. Our route is dependent on the movement of the game and sightings.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

Today we explore more of the Serengeti and make our way to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. We drive down to the bottom of the Crater, where we try and see as many animals as possible.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

We return from the Serengeti and re-united with our truck and crew in Arusha. A welcome shower awaits us on our return and tonight we share a meal in camp as we prepare for tomorrow’s travel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Arusha – Bagamoyo

We head out early this morning as we journey south to our overnight stop in the coastal town of Bagamoyo. Formerly a centre point of the East African slave trade, Bagamoyo lies just north of the port of Dar es Salaam and is a perfect launching point for our upcoming Zanzibar Excursion. While today is primarily a travel day, we experience the hustle and bustle of one of Africa’s major travel routes. Road travel in Africa is an experience in itself and the bustling markets, villages and scenic backdrops that line the routes give a window into the lifestyle of rural Africa. This evening we will prepare for our Zanzibar Excursion that begins tomorrow morning.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Bagamoyo – Nungwi, Zanzibar

We complete the short journey into Dar es Salaam this morning and board our ferry for the two-hour trip to Zanzibar. After arriving at the ferry port, we board make our way to Nungwi on the northern shores of the island, we take the opportunity to visit the spice farms of Kidichi and Kizambani on our way this afternoon. Zanzibar is renowned for its spices and fragrances and we have the chance to experience this first-hand today. There are a number of excursions that can be arranged for the coming days in Nungwi and your guide will be on hand to assist.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Nungwi, Zanzibar

Today is a free day for enjoying some of the many attractions and activities on offer. Water sports are the order of the day and Nungwi offers fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving and a variety of ocean safari options. Whatever it is you chose to do today, you will have ample opportunity to create some island memories. Rent a scooter and explore the many attractions on offer or simply relax on the beach and soak up the sun.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Jozani Forest, Village Tour, Turtle Sanctuary Visit, Scuba Diving, Fishing, Snorkelling.

Day 9

Nnungwi – Stone Town, Zanzibar

Our visit to Nungwi comes to an end today as we travel back to Zanzibar Town in the afternoon. Boasting a rich history this bustling port was once a landmark on both the Slave and Spice trade routes, we spend our final night on the island on the beaches south of the port city.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

Stone Town – Dar es Salaam

This morning we have an opportunity to explore the historic area of Stone Town before catching an afternoon ferry back to Dar es Salaam. Stone Town represents the historic centre of Zanzibar Town and is a must see for those with an interest in history, culture and the unique architecture of the historic port. Tonight, we enjoy an optional dinner out in Dar es Salaam.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Dinner out

Activity Package

Listed below are activities and highlights that form part of an “Optional Activity Package”. You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be “essential activities” on our tours. The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don’t book the package, the activities won’t be included. We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

  • 4-Day Serengeti camping excursion