12 Days Tanzania Luxury Safari & Zanzibar Beach Tour

Embark on a 12 Days Tanzania Luxury Safari & Zanzibar Beach Tour and experience Tanzania at its finest. Explore Tarangire National Park, renowned for its elephant herds, and discover the wonders of Serengeti and Lake Manyara, famed for their vibrant flamingo populations. Marvel at the stunning Ngorongoro Crater, the ultimate location in Tanzania to witness the Big Five in their natural habitat.

Conclude your 12-day adventure tour on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar, where the warm, turquoise waters and white sands of the Indian Ocean beckon.

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12 Days Tanzania & Zanzibar Beach Tour

12 Days, 11 Nights safari

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Itinerary for the 12 Days Tanzania Luxury Safari & Zanzibar Beach Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Upon your arrival at the airport, a representative from African Adventure Travellers will greet you and transport you to your accommodation in Arusha. Here, you will unwind, relax, and gear up for the exciting adventures ahead. Your stay at the Gran Melia Arusha will be a serene and visually delightful experience, offering a peaceful retreat.

Accommodation: Gran Melia Arusha

Day 2: Journey to Tarangire National Park

In the morning, our safari driver guide will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha, beginning our journey to Tarangire National Park. We will travel on a well-paved road across the gently rolling Maasai plains, dotted with acacia trees. Along the way, you will observe Maasai in their vibrant attire, walking by the roadside, riding bicycles, herding cattle, and driving donkey carts.

Tarangire National Park, famed for its large elephant herds, also hosts a diverse array of wildlife. From the open roof of our modern safari jeep, we will traverse seasonal swamps, savanna, and the life-giving Tarangire River, seeking encounters with zebras, wildebeests, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, and possibly lions or leopards relaxing in the trees above.

After an exhilarating day, we will arrive at one of our carefully chosen luxury partner lodges for a delightful dinner in an elegant restaurant, complete with a refreshing pool, providing the perfect end to an exciting day.

Accommodation: Maramboi Tented Lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, we will embark on the next leg of your unforgettable safari to Lake Manyara National Park. Located 120 kilometers west of Arusha, this compact yet diverse park is named after the shallow salt lake that covers approximately 70% of its surface. This seasonal soda lake attracts thousands of flamingos and over 500 other bird species.

As we explore the park, we will encounter a variety of wildlife including monkeys, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, buffaloes, and elephants, with the possibility of spotting lions resting in the trees. Lake Manyara National Park is celebrated for its varied landscapes, featuring open grassy plains, primate-filled woodlands, and baobab-studded cliffs.

After an exhilarating game drive, enriched by the sights and sounds of the African wilderness, we will depart with cherished memories to last a lifetime.

Accommodation: Kitela Lodge

Day 4: Drive to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, we will continue our journey towards the fertile highlands where the Iraqw people cultivate wheat and corn. Our route will take us through the misty rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you may catch glimpses of baboons, leopards, or elephants amidst the lush vegetation.

As we traverse the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will be treated to a view of the stunning Ngorongoro Crater before we head onward to the Serengeti National Park, arriving by midday. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest park, boasts a rich tapestry of landscapes, including grassy plains, swamps, lakes, savannah, and mountains. Following an extensive game drive, we will proceed to your accommodation where dinner and a comfortable overnight stay await you.

Accommodation: Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge

Day 5: Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park

Today is dedicated entirely to adventurous game drives in the Serengeti National Park. Renowned for its great migratory herds of zebra, antelope, and wildebeest, the Serengeti also hosts a diverse array of wildlife, including impala, buffalo, crocodile, and hippo. The migration patterns of these herds are influenced by rainfall and shift annually. From November to December, they journey from the wooded northern regions and hilly areas to the southern grassy plains. During the main rainy season from April to June, they migrate back north.

In addition to the migratory herds, we may encounter resident predators such as leopards, cheetahs, and lions, playing their part in the Serengeti’s intricate ecosystem. After an exhilarating day of wildlife observation, we will return to the Lodge to relax, enjoy dinner, and sleep amidst the expanse of the Endless Plain.

Accommodation: Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge

Day 6: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, embark on an en-route game drive through the Serengeti, with a chance to spot the African Big Five that is the lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos and leopards before continuing your journey to Ngorongoro Crater. This UNESCO World Heritage site, formed millions of years ago, plunges 600 meters deep and spans approximately 260 square kilometers. Known for its dense wildlife population of around 25,000 animals, the Crater offers some of the best game viewing in Tanzania.

You will arrive at the Crater rim before lunch, then descend into the Crater, where you will quickly encounter wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, elephants, and over 500 bird species. With some luck, you might even spot the endangered black rhino among the grasses.

Following lunch and a full afternoon exploring the Crater, you will proceed to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

Day 7: Karatu to Zanzibar

You will be picked up from your accommodation and driven directly to the airport to catch your flight to Zanzibar. Your first night will be spent in Stone Town, where you can relax and enjoy stunning views of this historic city.

Optional activities can be arranged, including a guided tour of the Old Town, a Spice Tour, or a visit to Prison Island. Additionally, a tour to Jozani Forest can be organized.

Accommodation: Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Day 8 - 11: Stone Town to North Coast (Nungwi)

Nungwi, nestled in the northern expanse of the island, emerges as a vibrant village encircled by Zanzibar's pristine beaches. Your journey will lead you to this enchanting locale, roughly 50 km away from Stone Town.

Evolving from its humble origins as a quiet fishing hamlet, Nungwi has blossomed into a sought-after island retreat teeming with vitality. Notably, it stands as one of the few spots where the spectacle of both sunrise and sunset gracing the ocean can be witnessed. Here, amidst the breathtaking backdrop of ivory sands and the azure embrace of the Indian Ocean, indulge in moments of relaxation and revel in this paradisiacal haven.

Accommodation: Melia Zanzibar

Day 12: Departure

Spend your final hours unwinding at leisure. At a suitable time, you'll be transported to the airport, ensuring you arrive in time for your flight.


  • Transportations on a 4 x 4 safari vehicle with a pop up roof
  • Accommodations and meals as stated
  • Entrance fees to all National Parks
  • En route lunches
  • Bottled water
  • Professional English speaking driver guide
  • English Driver guide


  • Visa Fees & flights
  • Optional activities
  • Tips for guides
  • Laundry
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • International vaccinations & tests
  • Health test requirements
  • Personal travel Insurance
  • Items of personal nature

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