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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Skies

tanzania
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Duration

13 days 12 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

Tanzania safari and Zanzibar Skies ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Tanzania safari and Zanzibar combines a classic safari vehicle that tour you around the game-rich parks with the luxury of the Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft. This itinerary offers you a unique opportunity to explore the wildlife hotspots of the picturesque Serengeti, the wilds of Tarangire and the extended Ngorongoro Caldera. Transcend this breathtaking immersion into Tanzania’s wildlife with a relaxing dip in the warm, inviting waters of Zanzibar.

The combination of safari and beach strikes the perfect balance between the thrill of tracking down some awe-inspiring wildlife and the indulgence of taking it easy on the beach, as you enjoy the beauty of nature in its many forms. Nothing is overlooked with this itinerary, so you can be sure that you’ll experience the very best of Tanzania! 

Why is it recommended to do both a Tanzania safari and Zanzibar experience? 

Tanzania is an unparalleled safari destination, setting aside a generous quarter of its surface area for conservation and wildlife protection. The endless plains of the iconic Serengeti National Park, the world-renowned Ngorongoro Caldera “wildlife fishbowl”, and the vast Selous Game Reserve are vital sanctuaries that collectively harbor an estimated 20 percent of Africa’s large mammal population, including some members of the Big Five safari animals, such as elephants, buffaloes and black rhinoceros. Our expertly designed, customizable Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach adventures will allow you to create a world-class holiday experience that fits well with your own travel plans, budget, interests and expectations.

Is Zanzibar a good holiday destination?

Known for its picturesque white-sand beaches and turquoise blue waters, Zanzibar is the perfect paradise for your dream Tanzania safari and beach experience. We can organize your stay on the best beaches in Zanzibar, where you can do as little or as much as you like. What we love so much about Zanzibar Island is that the paradise setting allows you to relax and enjoy a wide range of different activities designed to fit perfectly with your interests and travel style. Some of these optional extras can easily be combined with the amazing accommodation that we have hand picked for you on the island. 

Zanzibar Beach Adventures

If you wish to explore the beauty of the underwater world, we recommend you try our private guided snorkeling and diving experience on the most stunning island of Mnemba Atoll. Mnemba Island is located just off the northeast coast of Zanzibar and is considered to be the best spot for diving and snorkelling because of its rich marine life, stunning coral reefs, and clear warm waters. Beneath the surface of the waves, vibrant coral reefs form the backdrop to a multi-splendored array of life, including gentle whale sharks, ghostly manta rays, and elusive dugong. From unique private dive pools to luxury spa treatments and fantastic underwater adventures, the options for Zanzibar beach excursions are as limitless as the possibility of seeing a zebra on a safari in the vast Serengeti! 

Will you plan my Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach experience?

Absolutely! We would be delighted to help you plan your dream safari experience in Tanzania based on your travel interests, budget and expectations. A detailed interactive digital itinerary for this private-guided safari is available upon request. Please call now at 1.315.805.4040 or email us for more information. 

While the sample itineraries on our website are intended to provide inspiration and give you an idea of how to capture the soul of Tanzania’s wilds and touch the real heart of Africa, we will work with you to customize, tweak, and tailor your trip to a tee, so that you can start looking forward to your dream African safari experience. 

What’s it like to be on a Tanzania safari and beach vacation?

To get a sense of our amazing tailor-made safari experiences from all over Africa, please watch our short video.

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Awesome We spent 3 marvelous days with Godwin in Tarangire, Manyara Lake and Ngorongoro crater. He speaks perfect english, is funny but formal. He explained to us a lot of things about the big amount of animals we could see. Also some curiosities about the flora. No doubt, we would repeat.
Alfredo Cuellar
Alfredo Cuellar
1. September, 2021.
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Amazing Safari experience! We started working with Abdullie to create our itinerary 2 years ago. Our original plan was to visit Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, however due to covid we decided to visit only Tanzania this year. We visited Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, the Northern Serengeti and the Central Serengeti. Every aspect of our safari was so well planned, and the accommodations were lovely. We had two guides during the duration of our trip, Michael and Juma. Both guides were not only extremely knowledgeable, but so personable and were just as excited to see things as we were, and they were so patient (we had a lot of questions!). It was great to hear how much they knew about the wildlife and the areas, but we really enjoyed getting to know them as individuals. To say Michael’s knowledge of birds was amazing would be an understatement. My husband would quickly describe a bird he saw to Michael and he would be able to tell us the type of bird and explain it to us. On top of that, he would always show us in the book and explain further. Juma’s knowledge of the areas we were in were just astonishing. Sometimes I wondered where we were driving (not that I would have known anyway!), or what we were waiting for, but Juma was always a step ahead. On our last day in the Central Serengeti he drove us further out, and didn’t stop searching for male lions as those were the one big cat we hadn’t seen. Sure enough, Juma found us 3 male lions together!! The best part? We were the ONLY car there, so we were able to spend as much time watching them. Abdullie and his team were available at all times…even with the time difference, Abdullie answered my emails and texts so quickly, regardless of the time. We really appreciated the communication between the team: Abdullie checking in on us, Michael connecting with Juma when we were changing locations, and vice versa. They just worked so well as a team…it wasn’t as if one individual knew something that the others didn’t, they were all in the communication loop. We truly loved every aspect of our trip. There isn’t anything we would change. Abdullie was so patient with me throughout the whole planning phase (believe me, I know I’m not the easiest person to work with!), always quickly responding to my numerous emails and questions. Michael and Juma ensured we saw everything we wanted to, and spent as much or as little time viewing the animals as we wanted. In Tarangire there were elephants everywhere, and since Michael knew how much I loved elephants, he would point them out and stop EVERY SINGLE TIME we spotted them (which was quite often lol), and he would just stop and wait until I had gotten enough of watching them. We saw several river crossings in the Northern Serengeti because Juma was determined to have us watch as many as we could. Everything throughout our trip was seamless. Would we work with Abdullie and Wito Africa Safaris again? Well, we have the second part of our trip booked for next year already and it wouldn’t be with anyone else! The amount of time Abdullie and his team put into creating the perfect itinerary for you really shows. I realize this is an extensive review, however this is short compared to how much more I wanted to write about Abdullie and his team, and our trip in general. I highly recommend anyone who is looking to plan their safari, to just get in touch with Wito…I guarantee from the first response you receive from Abdullie you’ll feel like he’s a friend who just wants to plan the perfect trip for you. You won’t regret it!
Miwa
Miwa
28. August, 2021.
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Godwin is an amazing guide, full of interesting knowledge about every living thing, and every flower. He has a lot of patience, and always answers any question happily. And takes care of everything down to the smallest detail.
איתן גבירצמן
איתן גבירצמן
9. June, 2021.
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Incredible experience in Africa 🙂 When my friend and I booked our flights to Africa, we were sure we were going to plan the whole trip ourselves. Turns out that was a very overwhelming thing to even begin! So happy to have connected with Wito Africa Safaris, because not only did we get to do everything we set out to, we got so much more! A trip tailored to our wants and must dos, without any of the stress that comes with planning and not knowing what or who to book with and transfers to and from airports that we had never been to. It was the most amazing experience and not having to worry about the details made it that much more incredible. The most magical part of our trip was by far the Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti. Words can’t describe how amazing it is! We also went to Zanzibar for the beach, Cape Town for the mountains (and wine!), Botswana for more animals and Zimbabwe for Victoria falls. If you’re considering booking a trip to Africa, don’t think, just do it! And planning with Wito Africa Safaris will make it a thousand times more relaxed and enjoyable:)
Kate M.
Kate M.
9. January, 2020.
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This trip has left me speechless. Tanzania will take your breath away the Serengeti is an absolutely magical place and the ngorongoro crater is an absolutely must!!. Abdullie planned a dream trip for us. Every detail was perfection and tailored exactly to the type of trip we wanted to have. The accommodations were beyond expectations. The communication with this company is top notch, Abdullie was readily available for any and all questions prior and during the trip. I would very highly recommend booking your trip to Tanzania with Wito!!!
Rachel T.
Rachel T.
6. January, 2020.
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Amazing organization and logistics
John
John
31. December, 2019.
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Amazing experience! Abdullie from Wito Safaris organized the perfect trip for us and while doing so, stayed in close contact with us to listen to our wishes and explain the possibilities. We explicitly chose an Tanzanian organization and we were very happy with the outcome. All the lodges were excellent quality with very nice staff. Our guide was the best. We stayed together for 6 days, so you better get along! And we certainly did. He had great knowledge of the wildlife and their ecosystem, which really enhanced our enjoyment. We had a chance to see all the animals, from the big 5 to the small beautiful birds. And everything went smoothly, we had no worries whatsoever. Perfectly organized trip and truly a trip of a lifetime.
mevrouw Combe
mevrouw Combe
26. November, 2019.
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Our experience with Wito Africa Safaris could not have been more pleasant from the initial communication through the completion of the safari in Ngorongoro. Our driver was courteous, fun and most informative of the surrounding area, the history of the park, and of every species we saw inside the park and even on the fringe. The vehicle was comfortable and accommodated our group well; the lunch was delicious and even special dietary needs were met. All prearranged details were executed precisely. I would highly recommend Wito Africa Safaris.
JB
JB
2. August, 2019.
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Amazing safari and Kilimanjaro We had an amazing experience climbing Kilimanjaro followed by a few days safari. For both elements of our trip the guides were knowledgeable and fun, and everything went smoothly and seamlessly.
Myrtil
Myrtil
29. July, 2019.
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Made it to Uhuru! Abdullie was phenomenal to work with before my trip. And the pairing of Wito and Pristine was incredible. Couldn't have had a better experience. Thank you.
Manny Peredo
Manny Peredo
11. July, 2019.
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the vast Serengeti—home to the Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Stay in an amazing selection of intimate tented safari camps and well-appointed lodges that are strategically positioned in the best wildlife viewing areas
  • Enjoy uninterrupted wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities
  • Have an opportunity to walk and explore outside the vehicle
  • Fly the long stretches and enjoy scenic vehicle transfers inside the parks
  • Enjoy the incredible diversity of wildlife, landscape and culture

Itinerary

DAY 1 & 2: ARUSHA, TANZANIA (ONE NIGHT)

Welcome to Tanzania! Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) you will be warmly welcomed by a Wito Africa private vehicle and driver who will transfer you to the Arusha Coffee Lodge for an overnight stay. Dinner will be served in the main Plantation House and your butler will then show you to your room for the night.

DAY 3 & 4: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK (TWO NIGHTS)

After a leisurely breakfast and a safari briefing session, you will enjoy a “Bean-To-Cup” Coffee Estate Tour on the lodge grounds and then an al fresco lunch in the gardens of the Arusha Coffee Lodge. After lunch, you will make the short transfer to Arusha Airport to board an Executive Grand Caravan and fly to Kuro airstrip in Tarangire National Park. On arrival, you will be met by your guides for a game drive through the park. Experience Africa’s incredible wildlife, including the largest population of elephants, along with Cape buffalos, impalas, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest who— in addition to some big cats and an abundance of mammal species—call the park their home. Arrive at Tarangire Treetops for sundowners and dinner. This evening you will partake in a sensory delight – an African Boma Dinner with traditional Maasai Singing!

The next day, your guide will greet you and take you for another exciting morning game drive in Tarangire. En route, you will drive to an authentic Maasai Village where you will have the opportunity to interact with this traditional tribe and learn all about their different customs. Return to the camp for lunch and relaxation before setting out again in the afternoon for further exploration and exciting activities, including a walking safari to stretch your legs, sunset cocktails in the bush and the final activity of the day – an exhilarating night game drive.

DAY 5 & 6: NGORONGORO CRATER (TWO NIGHTS)

Shortly after breakfast at Tarangire Treetops, you will pack up and depart on an early morning game drive through Tarangire National Park. Lunch will be served out in the wilds of Africa. Your aircraft will be ready and waiting at Kuro airstrip and a mere 20 minutes later you will land at Manyara airstrip. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to The Manor at Ngorongoro, where you will arrive in time for High Tea. Be pampered with a spa treatment or simply relax on your private sundeck. Dinner will be served in the main Manor House.

The next day, after an early breakfast, you will descend with your private safari guide to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, where you will find spectacular scenery (arriving nice and early gives you the best chance of witnessing the predators returning from their overnight hunts) and game viewing in what has been described by UNESCO as the eighth wonder of the world. Ngorongoro is a collapsed volcano – an incredible natural amphitheater, 25 km across, and teeming with more than 30,000 protected animals, including all members of The Big Five. Enjoy your scrumptious lunch in a unique setting on the floor of the Crater. In the late afternoon, return to your lodge for sundowners and relaxation, Dinner will be served in a secluded location within your luxury accommodation.

DAY 7 & 8: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (TWO NIGHTS)

Today, you have the option of visiting the Lake Manyara National Park or staying at the lodge to explore the estate. Choose from a selection of activities, including horseback riding, cycling, an estate tour or a massage treatment (one treatment per person), or you may opt to just relax! After lunch, you will be driven to the Manyara airstrip for your quick flight to Serengeti National Park, where your field guide will meet and greet you upon arrival. Appreciate the vastness of this true wilderness with a gentle game drive as you make your way to your luxury safari camp. Immerse yourself in your unique surroundings, followed by sundowners and a campfire under the starry African skies, capped off by a delicious dinner. You will enjoy the next two nights in this amazing, secluded area of the park, viewing African wildlife by day and enjoying the calls of the animals from the comforts of your intimate luxury camp at night.

OPTIONAL – Why not take an unforgettable flight over the Serengeti in a hot air balloon!

DAY 9, 10, 11 & 12: ZANZIBAR ISLAND (FOUR NIGHTS)

Enjoy your final morning in the heart of Serengeti National Park by following up on a certain lion pride that you may have discovered, or simply discovering a new area to game drive. Make a timely transfer back to Seronera airstrip, where your private guide will bid you adieu as you board your scheduled flight to Zanzibar Island. You will be met upon arrival at Zanzibar International Airport by your private Island Express driver, who will transfer you to your luxury exclusive villa in Kendwa for relaxation and an overnight stay. Nestled on an amazing stretch of lush tropical gardens and white sand beaches in the northwest coast of Zanzibar Island, Kilindi is a luxury haven and an ideal place to unwind after your exciting wildlife safari. For the next four nights, you will indulge yourself in relaxation and rejuvenation, while enjoying privacy, high quality service and fine dining experiences. Remember to take your time in selecting the best vantage point from which to enjoy the most magical sunset on the East African coast with the love of your life!

DAY 13: ZANZIBAR & BEYOND

Spend the morning and a leisurely afternoon at your beautiful beach resort. Your private Island Express driver will greet you and transfer you to the Zanzibar International Airport for your self-booked international flight. Upon arrival at the airport, gather your luggage and proceed to your departure lounge to board your flight for your journey onwards.

Included/Excluded

  • Professional private English-speaking safari guide;
  • Exclusive use of 4x4 safari Landcruiser (open-sided or enclosed with pop-up roof for game viewing);
  • Accommodation as detailed;
  • All Domestic flights;
  • All national park entrance fees for sightseeing, concession and camping fees;
  • All food – breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals during safari;
  • All local brand drinks (house wine, beer & spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, tea & coffee, juices);
  • Donations and payments to local community projects;
  • All government taxes and fees;
  • Emergency evacuation insurance;
  • International flights;
  • Travel and personal accident insurance;
  • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines;
  • Gratuities for airport transfer drivers, safari guide, hotel and camp staff;
  • Expenditure on personal bar bills for premium brand drinks (those not included), souvenirs, etc.;
  • Optional excursions/activities not detailed in itinerary;

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FAQs

Can you go on a Tanzania safari from Zanzibar?
Yes, you can! Combining a Tanzania safari and Zanzibar experience is the perfect way to fully enjoy adventure & relaxation in equal measure.
What is the best month to go on an African safari?
The classic time to visit Tanzania is during the main dry season, from June to October, when good weather conditions can be expected across the country and wildlife viewing should be spectacular.

Another major highlight is the migration calving season in Serengeti (December – March), which coincides with good trekking conditions on Kilimanjaro and fair weather down on the coast, too.
Where does the tour start and end?
This private safari experience starts in Tanzania at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and ends the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ).

Our private safari guide and vehicle will meet and greet you upon arrival, and they will transfer you back to the airport on your last day of your safari experience with us.
Do you arrange my airport transfers?
Airport transfers are included in the price of this private safari experience. In this case our private safari guide/representative and vehicle will be at the airport to meet & greet you upon arrival. When you arrive at the airport, please proceed to the arrival areas and look for a sign with your last name written on it.
How much does African safari cost?
Your total cost will vary depending on seasonality, size of group and specific travel arrangements, but this is a good guideline for an all-inclusive safari (everything except international flights):

$499 USD per person per day for 3-star accommodation
$699 USD pp per day for 4-star
$999+ USD pp per day for 5-star

It’s worth noting that, depending on your itinerary, your lodge cost will make up about 75–85% of your total safari trip cost. Our rates are per person sharing unless stated otherwise. Single supplements may apply. Accommodation are subject to availability.
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