11 Days Safari in Tanzania & Zanzibar

11 Days Safari in Tanzania & Zanzibar

11 days safari in Tanzania and Zanzibar includes a visit to the Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro crater and Zanzibar.

With 11 days and 10 nights this is a private tour organized with a safari driver guide and a 4X4 safari vehicle and transfer flights to and from Zanzibar.

Quick Tour Details

Number of People: Tailored
Start/End: Arusha, Kilimanjaro International Airport
Availability: All year throughout
Activities: Wildlife viewing, evening & morning Game Drives
Destinations: Tarangire, Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro, Zanzibar Island
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Highlights of 11 Days Safari in Tanzania & Zanzibar

  • Day #1: Arusha–Tarangire National Park
  • Day #2: Tarangire-Serengeti National Park
  • Day #3: Serengeti National Park. (Full Day)
  • Day #4: Serengeti National Park-Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Day #5: Ngorongoro crater rim-back to Arusha
  • Day #6: Transfer from Arusha to Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Day #7: Flight to Zanzibar
  • Day #8: Zanzibar Island (Stone town, Prison Island)
  • Day #9: Zanzibar Island (Dolphin adventure)
  • Day #10: Zanzibar Island (Safari Blue)
  • Day #11: Departure flight

Detailed itinerary of 11 Days Safari in Tanzania & Zanzibar

Day 1: Arusha–Tarangire National Park

By 7am after breakfast, you will be picked up from the Hotel by your safari guide and driven to Tarangire National Park.

Tarangire National Park is almost 3000sq km in size and is probably best known for its huge numbers of elephants and baobab trees. The name of the park comes from the Tarangire River which crosses through the park. Tarangire is especially spectacular during the dry season (March-April) as wildlife concentrations rival that of the Serengeti (since enormous populations of elephants and other animals are drawn to the Tarangire River as their only source of water). With its varied habitats and permanent water in the Tarangire River the park is home to over 2000 elephants and 500 bird species.

Lake Manyara is best known for its tree climbing lions and the Lake Manyara itself, with the best view on the Ngorongoro escarpment, it has over 300 bird species and among the big 5 will be spotted.

Dinner and Overnight at Bougain ville lodge.

Day 2: Tarangire-Serengeti National Park

After morning breakfast drive to Serengeti National Park, upon arrival have a game drive en-route while proceeding to Serengeti Sametu lodge or Serengeti heritage tented camp for dinner and overnight.

During December, January, February, March, June/July you can enjoy wildebeest migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle within southern plains of Serengeti the Ndutu plains. Also there are plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, elephants and large predators such as lions, cheetah, and leopards in the park.

Overnight at Serengeti Acacia lodges or Serengeti Sametu lodge.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park. (Full Day)

Full day safari in Serengeti National Park with option for morning and afternoon game viewing. Serengeti is World’s  most famous national park located in Northern Tanzania covering 14,763 sq km and is adjoining with Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya.

Great Migration Safari

Great Migration Safari

With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe, elephant and warthog), the Serengeti is sure to attract a string of preysuchaslion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes.

Black rhinoceros are also seen mostly around Moru kopjes area. Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with over 450 species including ostrich, kori bustard, variety of larks, finches, raptors, lilac breasted roller and others.

Dinner and overnight Serengeti Acacia lodges or Serengeti Sametu lodge

Day 4: Serengeti National Park-Ngorongoro Crater.

The crater has evolved into a unique and integral part of Tanzania’s ecosystem. The crater is actually a caldera, measures 22.5km’s across and the rim walls stand 610m high. Views from within and from the rim are breath taking. Ngorongoro crater is home to 30,000 animals and a large variety of birds, which rarely move from the area due to the availability of water through wet and dry seasons.

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro lions paw lodge

Day 5: Ngorongoro crater rim-back to Arusha

After an early breakfast drive into the crater for game viewing inside the crater with picnic lunch, descend down to the crater floor for game viewing safari timing your out permit and by around 2:30pm set back to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Venice hotel

Day 6: Transfer from Arusha to Mount Kilimanjaro

After breakfast drive to Mount Kilimanjaro at Marangu gate for trekking full day trip and do some short hikes then back to Moshi town for dinner and overnight at Kilimanjaro white house hotel

Day 7: Flight to Zanzibar

On this day you will depart with a flight to Zanzibar. However, before the flight you will go for a culture walking trip and learn about the chaga tribe lifestyle. After a short culture trip, you will then take a flight to Zanzibar. On Arrival at Zanzibar, the guide will pick you up from Airport for a transfer to a hotel.

Day 8: Zanzibar Island (Stone town, Prison Island)

Early Morning breakfast before departing to stone Town at 9:30 and start stone Town Tour with the Guide. This Tour can take 2 hours. Then after you will be taken to a restaurant for Lunch before departing to Prison Island.

Zanzibar Island (Stone town, Prison Island

Zanzibar Island (Stone town, Prison Island

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Stone Town referred to as Mji Mkongwe—the Swahili word for old town. It is a captivating labyrinth of narrow streets and winding alley ways.

Lose yourself in the buzz of the bustling bazaars, and check out island’s unique architecture, which includes historical sites as old fort, House of wonder, Persianbath, Darajani market churches and mosques that date back as far as the early1800s.

Prison Island, Changuu Island was used as a penitentiary for rebel slaves by the sultans from the1860s until the end of the slave trade. After which the British began building a prison on the island under the guidance of First Governor, Lloyd Matthews. This was completed in 1894. However, the ‘prison’ was only ever used as a quarantine center for possible yellow-fever victims, and even then was hardly used as that.

It is also home to a family of giant tortoises, imported from the Seychelles in the late19th century. This island is ideal for a day-trip with refreshments available throughout the day. It also has a small restaurant where you can enjoy freshly caught fish. The island is a popular day-trip destination from Stone Town. About 20minutes from the city by traditional Dhow sailing boat, the island offers excellent snorkeling, a beautiful and quiet white sandy beach for sunbathing and swimming.

Day 9: Zanzibar Island (Dolphin adventure)

Early Morning breakfast before departing to Kizimkazi for Dolphin Tour at 06:00 and this tour can take 2hours, after dolphin tour you will depart to Jozani Forest and this tour also take 2 hours. After Jozani you can be taken to Stone Town for lunch before departing back to Hotel on beachside

Swimming with the dolphins in their natural habitat is an experience of a lifetime. These ashore of fishing village Kizim kazi is the home of several pods of hump back and bottle neck dolphins.

The boat will take you out onto the clear turquoise blue Indian Ocean where the odds of meeting the dolphins are 90%.  After the unique experience of swimming with dolphins you can also do snorkeling for a while before you head back to the shore for lunch.

The Jozani Forest is a conservation area established in the 1960 sin the core of

Zanzibar Island. Jozani forest is located in the centre of the Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park,

Covering an area of 50 square kilometers; this reserve also includes a section of the Jozani Chwaka National Park and was set up for the conservation of the kirk’s red colobus monkey, a beautiful and rare primate. Thanks to conservation

Day 10: Zanzibar Island (Safari Blue)

Early Morning breakfast before departing for Full Day Safari Blue for 6 hours from 9:30am. Safari Blue is not just a full day excursion on locally made on a traditional sailing dhow with good food.

Zanzibar Island (Safari Blue)

Zanzibar Island (Safari Blue)

Safari Blue Experience begins just 30 minutes from Stone Town and from Fumba Town where you set out on a dhow to sea to the Menai Bay. Scattered with isolated sand banks, rugged island scenery, uninhabited islets, pristine marine life and crystal clear turquoise waters.

The tour in Zanzibar is one among the best sea adventures in the Zanzibar Island, then departs from the Fumba beach at 09:30am and you get back around 04:30pm, with your Safari Blue guide, you will explore the mangrove lagoon hidden inside the Kwale Island, enjoy swimming, guided snorkeling in the beautiful clear waters with quality equipment provided, sun bath on the pristine sand bank enjoying the warm tropical sun.

On Kwale Island restaurant you will be served and Feast on delicious buffet including slipper lobster, grilled fish, calamari, chicken and rice, Spice Island tomato sauces with tropical fruits and soft drinks or local beer. Here is where you eat and drink as much as you like. Afterwards, you venture along the island trails to climb an impressive giant baobab tree.

Day 11: Departure flight

Depending on your time of departure, you will have a flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport then get a way forward flight back home. This is possible if the departure flight is in the evening. In case the flight is scheduled for earlier in the, morning, then you will depart from Zanzibar on Day 10 back to Kilimanjaro International Airport then spend the night in neighboring hotels before departure.

End of 11 Days Safari in Tanzania & Zanzibar

Tour Inclusions

  • Professional Guide
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • All activities detailed in the safari
  • Park entrance fees
  • Drinking water on the safari
  • Airport transfer

Tour Exclusions

  • Tanzania hotel fees( the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),
  • Tips,
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • international flights,
  • Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

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