Combination Safari and Zanzibar Beach Vacations is one of our best ‘twin center’ or ‘multi center’ holidays in Tanzania here at Pangolin Safaris. We have been offering an exciting range of combined Tanzania Safari and beach packages for a long time now, and you can count on us for seamless logistics on the ground. With offices in both Arusha (the capital of Northern Tanzania Safari), and Stone Town in Zanzibar, you can rest assured that your Tanzania and Zanzibar packages will run like a clock.
2 Weeks Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar
Day 01: Arrival in Tanzania
On this day of arrival you will be met at Kilimanjaro International Airport /at your arrival point by our representative and safari Manager who will transfer to the Ilboru Safari Lodge around Arusha for safari briefing then relax with your safari starting tomorrow.
Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
Depart after breakfast and drive to Tarangire National Park the third largest park in Tanzania and the theater of the wild in Tanzania. Tarangire national park has a lot to offer you in terms of wildlife and its awe- inspiring sights of the gigantic baobab that dot the park. The Tarangire River is the lifeblood of this wonderful reserve and it ensures an abundance of wildlife along the river when they come to get a fair share of the valuable commodity especially in dry seasons. Among animals spotted in Tarangire includes, lions, elephants, leopards, Oryx , dik diks, and a wide range of birds species. Later in the afternoon you will check in at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Tarangire – Lake Manyara National Park
Early morning game drive is worthy taking if you wish and after breakfast depart Tarangire National Park for Lake Manyara national Park. Lake Manyara is a small beautiful national park famous for the legendary tree climbing lions and many other large and small mammals. Lunch can be served at the numerous picnic sites in the park or if you wish you may go for hot lunch at the lodge before returning for game drives in the afternoon. You will drive in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight at Rift Valley Lodge or Endoro Lodge at Karatu. All meals included.
Day 4: Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater Tour
If staying around Manyara / Mto wa Mbu area, leave Manyara in the morning after taking breakfast and drive via Karatu town to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After registration at the Loduare Gate you will drive up to the Crater rim and make your first stop at the View Point. Here you will have the most stunning views over the Crater floor then you embark on your descent down the 600 meter walls for game viewing.In this world’s largest unbroken caldera if you are lucky you will spot the Big five on the same day. Ngorongoro Crater is world renowned for its unparalleled concentration of animals and bird life and among the species that you can spot freely includes; zebras, topis, elands, warthogs, hartebeests and many more. The list is endless. On the late afternoon we ascend up the Crater Rim to check in back at the Ngorongoro Farm House. All meals included.
Day 5: Olduvai – Serengeti National Park.
After breakfast in the morning you check out of the lodge at Ngorongoro and drive to Olduvai Gorge where Dr Louise and Mary Leaky discovered old fossils of a hominid called Australopithecus Boisei. This discovery led to the theory that Africa is the cradle of mankind, and at Olduvai Gorge you will be lectured briefly about the theory and the discovery. There after you will drive to Serengeti through the Naabi Hill Gate where you will stop briefly for registration. This day you will take picnic lunch and go ahead with the game drives in the plains for the rest of the afternoon then drive to the Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.All meals included
Day 6: Full day Serengeti National Park.
On this day you will have the chance of going for a morning game drive at dawn (If you wish)to see nocturnal animals retiring and the diurnal species waking up for a new day under the beautiful African rising sun. You will then go back to the lodge/camp for breakfast then leave with a lunch box for a full day of game drives on the endless plains of Serengeti. Depending on the months that you have traveled you may witness the Great Migration that involves the movement of over a million and a half wildebeests together with zebras and gazelles in what is the largest mass movement of animals on the planet. Other resident animals include the lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, topis, elands, dikdiks, baboons and many more. Serengeti is also very popular for an amazingly large number of birds species. Overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp. All meals included.
Day 7: Serengeti – Flight to Zanzibar Island.
Last early morning game drive at dawn if you wish but if you don’t, you take breakfast and drive to the Seronera Airstrip to take your flight to the Zanzibar Island. On arrival you will be met by our driver who will transfer you to the Ocean Paradise Resort where you will check in and be left to relax. Dinner and overnight at the Beach Resort.
Day 8-12: Beach resort Zanzibar.
These days are spent at the beach resort in Zanzibar where you can choose from the various water sports /activities on offer at the Diving Club on site, or just soak it up at the resort. It is a beach vacation after all. Diving in Zanzibar can be arranged in advance or spontaneously at the resort.
Day 13: Stonetown and Zanzibar Spice tour.
On this day after breakfast you check out of the beach resort and we drive to the Spice plantations of Zanzibar. At one of these legendary plantations of the spice island of Zanzibar we get to explore the history of the plantations as well as learn more about the spices and fruits that were introduced to the island by explorers from the Arab world and some from Europe. We get to sample also a sumptuous lunch at the spice plantations to get a taste of local Swahili dishes. After this tour in the afternoon we head to Stonetown for a tour of this ancient town that has been also declared a world heritage site by the United Nation body; UNESCO. We go down the narrow alleys and streets and get to see the cathedrals, the Old fort, the house of wonders and the Peoples Palace as well. It is an opportunity to buy some spices as well as some souvenirs. Overnight is at Tembo House Hotel in Stonetown.
Day 14: Transfer to Zanzibar Airport – Departure.
Depending on your flight schedule and departure point you will be transferred to the Zanzibar Airport to take a flight back home. If you are flying out of Dar es Salaam or Nairobi, we will arrange a connection flight for you to catch your flight back home.