14 Days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Excursions

Day 1: Home town – Arusha

You meet at your Airport for early morning flight with, via Amsterdam (or similar) to Kilimanjaro airport, near Arusha, arriving in the evening. Here you will be picked up by Jeathvin Safaris. who will take you to the hotel that is not far from the airport. Here it’s possible to have some food before bed, waiting for those who are tired after the journey. You have a great day ahead of you tomorrow.

Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast we drive into the Ngorongoro Crater, which once was a huge volcano. The crater is 20 km in diameter and 600 feet deep and hides a wonderful protected natural area inhabited partly by the elephants, zebras, lions and rhinos. Also living here is the semi-nomadic Maasai tribe known worldwide for its unique clothing and culture. Tonight we overnight on the crater rim.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

Today, the world famous Serengeti National Park·, is providing for today’s memorable images and stories. Serengeti is the area where variety of nature- and animal films are recorded. The famous movie the “Lion King” is also based on landscape and nature in the Serengeti. On our way we pass by·Olduvai Gorge, the home of our ancestors, where we have found the oldest remains of our ancestors. Dinner and overnight in Serengeti.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

Today we will spend all day to become known in the Serengeti, and to pursue new fantastic animal experiences. If we are lucky, this can be the season to find the huge migration of millions of wildebeest and zebras.

Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast we set sail for the salty lake Manyara and the slightly different animal life that exists there. Manyara is known for tree climbing lions, herds of baboons and elephants as well as many other animals.

Day 6: Lake Manyara National Park – Zanzibar

If you’d like it, we can have a little drive in the park to look for the lions that are easiest to find early in the morning. Afterwards we eat breakfast and head for the airport for a 1.5 hour-long flight to Zanzibar. After a great ride with wonderful views, we are now ready to explore Zanzibar’s secrets. A guide will pick you up at the airport and take you to the hotel. After checking in, we leave for a guided tour of Stone Town where you will visit the Sultan’s palace and the slave market, and a great trip to one of Zanzibar’s many luxuriant spice plantations. You will enjoy the night at the grand hotel Mtoni Marine, a hotel just outside of Stone Town, with a great swimming pool, AC, a small beach and two restaurants with excellent food. Here you can enjoy good food and good service the next three nights.

Day 7: Safari Blue· – Experience the wet part of Zanzibar

Today we set sail out to sea with a dhow, an·Arab sailing boat. For those who wish to explore the mangroves, there will be opportunity for canoeing in the mangroves. There are also plenty of time for swimming and exploring the exotic snorkelling paradise. The lucky ones also experience to see the dolphin clouds jump out of the water along the gunwale. A sight for the eye (and camera)! Included in this tour is a great lunch, based on sea secrets, exotic spices and tropical fruits. Included is also drinks served during the trip.

Day 8: Zanzibar Island

Today you can relax or possibly book a trip directly from the hotel. Are you fond of diving, then Zanzibar have fantastic dive sites. Zanzibar is an archipelago that is full of opportunities. You can safely (during daylight) move freely in Stone Town, which is a short walk from the hotel. In the evening we recommend a short taxi ride to the Mercury Bar, named for rock legend Freddie Mercury. The bar offers a comfortable atmosphere with a fresh breeze from the sea that rolls up on the beach right under your feet, in addition to enjoy delicious food and drinks.

Day 9: Zanzibar  Island

Today we suggest an unforgettable experience on a trip where you spend the morning and afternoon to swim with dolphins, far offshore. But to get to the big dolphin herds, we need to get up early in the morning.

Day 10 From Zanzibar experiences to the mainland beach paradise

After checking out of the hotel, we’ll transport you to the pier where you are ready for a two and a half hour by boat to Dar es Salaam. Once you come ashore, you will be picked up and driven to your new hotel, the new location for the next three days. After one and a half hour drive, we arrive at The Lighthouse Beach Resort at the village Kidagaa. You’ll have the time just to install you in the rooms before you (if you wish) gather on the roof of the “lighthouse” for afternoon snacks and a welcome drink while you enjoy the view and the sunset.

Day 11: The Lighthouse Beach Resort

Here you can enjoy days with sun and beach life. Become familiar with the village life. Take out for a boat trip into the lagoon, walk on the beach, take a look into the fish pool while you walk on coral reefs or go explore the almost untouched areas. A shopping spree at the local markets is also a possible experience.

Day 12: The Lighthouse Beach Resort

Enjoy the peace also on this day. This is a day where you can feel the African life on the body, practice: “No hurry in Africa!” This evening is to review the travel arrangements where we want to get a thorough response to what is good or bad and what should have been better!

Day 13 The Lighthouse Beach Resort

Perhaps experience desire inserted fully. Take a tour, explore new areas, or just enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this wonderful paradise.

Day 14 Guided tour in Dar es Salaam·

Today we will visit tree market and textile market and a village museum where you see various building styles in full size. Tonight you will sleep on Jangwani Sea Breeze Hotel, situated in a small suburb called Mbezi Beach, a cosy hotel suitable for both adults and children. Feel the intimate atmosphere with the beautiful beach and two swimming pools.