14 Days Tanzania Safari And Zanzibar Beach Vacation : Tanzania, one of East Africa’s most stunning and culturally diverse countries, is the location of this epic expedition. This nation, known for its numerous wilderness preserves and beautiful outlying islands, has something to offer everyone, and you’ll get to see it all. This involves relaxing on Zanzibar’s idyllic white-sand beaches, going on game drives to see the Big Five, and engaging in cultural interactions with the local tribes.
HIGHLIGHTS: 14-DAY TANZANIA SAFARI AND ZANZIBAR BEACH VOCATION
- See unique Animals On game drives in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro.
- Visit the Mto Wa Mbu tribespeople and engage in cultural exchange there.
- Visit Zanzibar’s historic district and relax on its white-sand beaches.
- Swim in Pemba’s crystal-clear waters, an Indian Ocean jewel.
BRIEF ITINERARY: 14-DAY TANZANIA SAFARI AND ZANZIBAR BEACH VOCATION
- Day 1: Arrive in Arusha
- Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park, Game Drive Tarangire National Park
- Day 3: Cultural Exchange in Mto Wa Mbu, Transfer to Ngorongoro
- Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area Game Drive
- Day 5: Transfer to Serengeti National Park; Stop at Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti National Park
- Days 6-7: Explore Northern Serengeti National Park. Serengeti National Park
- Days 8: Fly from Serengeti to Zanzibar
- Days 9: Stone Town Tour
- Day 10: Dolphin Tour
- Day 11: Spice Tour
- Day 12: Jozani Forest Tour
- Day 13: Nungwi Beach (full day)
- Day 14: Departure
DETAILED ITINERARY: 14-DAY TANZANIA SAFARI AND ZANZIBAR BEACH VOCATION
Day 1: Arrive in Arusha
Greetings from Tanzania! With some of Africa’s best-known safari Destinations and unspoiled national parks, this gem of a nation is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. Tanzania, a country in East Africa’s Great Lakes region, is renowned for its enormous wilderness areas. The Serengeti habitat, where millions of animals from the plains migrate, is found in this nation. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is also nearby, and it is the only area where you can go on a game drive and view all five of the Big Five animals—lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, and black rhinos.
Your driver will be there to pick you up from the airport in the northern city of Arusha and take you to your accommodation. Take some time to stroll outside and take in the views after unpacking and relaxing. Along with the 14,980-foot (4,566-m) Meru Volcano, this city also has a few locations where you can see Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peak. Coffee aficionados should visit a café to enjoy this nation’s renowned robusta and arabica roasts. Tanzania produces the third-most coffee in Africa, and this bean is its main export product.
Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park, Game Drive
After breakfast, your driver will pick you up from your accommodation and take you southwest to Tarangire National Park, one of Tanzania’s many natural wonders. Despite being only the sixth largest national park in the nation, this 1,000-square-mile (2,600-square-km) protected region is home to an abundance of magnificent wildlife. Due to the nearly 500 different species of birds that may be found there, it is one of Tanzania’s best birding locations. In addition, there are colossal quantities of plains game, including wildebeests, antelope, and zebras, throughout the migration season from July to October.
However, Tarangire’s biggest draw is its elephant population. Between June and November, the park is home to up to 3,000 animals. Giraffes, the Thompson’s gazelle, larger and smaller kudus, elands, leopards, and cheetahs are among other common creatures. The dwarf mongoose, Oryx, and gerenuk (sometimes known as the “giraffe gazelle”) are the other main park attractions; however, sightings of these animals are extremely uncommon.
The nicest thing is that Tarangire is a peaceful park that is sometimes ignored, so there aren’t as many people there to see the spectacle of its migratory population. After arriving at the park in time for lunch, you’ll go on a game drive in the late afternoon to see the plentiful animals.
Day 3: Cultural Exchange in Mto Wa Mbu, Transfer to Ngorongoro
On the 3rd day of your 14 Days Tanzania Safari And Zanzibar Beach Vacation, Get up early and explore Tarangire one last time. After a picnic lunch, travel to the village of Mto Wa Mbu in the north around lunchtime. This farming town of about 18,000 people is exceptional since it’s one of the few locations where all 120 tribes of Tanzania coexist together.
You can take part in a cultural tourism program here and interact with a variety of tribespeople, including those from the Mbugwe, Iraqw, Gorowa, Irangi, Chagga, and Maasai. The fun part is that, depending on the activities taking place in the hamlet, the tour provides a distinct cultural immersion every day. Visits to nearby fields and the residences of working people, who manufacture everything from handmade banana beer to palm oil, are examples.
Another choice is to visit the neighboring Papyrus Lake and speak with the Rangi people, who gather materials from the lake and use them to create mats and baskets. You can go on a tour of the local tribespeople’s rice farms and see how they still create traditional hunting bows and arrows. A trip to the Makonde carver families, whose outstanding skills in the craft of wood carving go back centuries, is another highlight.
After that, you’ll proceed to the tented camp at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you’ll spend the night. The biggest volcanic caldera in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater, inspired the area’s name. This 100-square-mile (260-square-kilometer) UNESCO World Heritage Site has a depth of 1,968 feet (600 meters). Additionally, it is distinctive in that it is home to nearly 40,000 members of the Masaai tribe, whose sheep, goats, and cattle graze alongside the diverse fauna. This provides unique insight into a manner of coexisting with nature that hasn’t really changed since prehistoric times.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Game Drive
Head down to the crater’s base after breakfast to begin a full-day 4×4 tour of Ngorongoro. Throughout the day, there will be lots of chances to see unusual species. Over 20,000 huge animals live in this region, which is one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders. Buffaloes, elephants, lions, cheetahs, leopards, hippos, hyenas, jackals, ostriches, warthogs, and enormous herds of gazelles can all be seen in this area. Additionally, the crater is one of the few locations in East Africa where visitors can be certain to observe black rhinos because of anti-poaching operations.
The area’s anthropological wonders, though, might be the most fascinating. Studies of the Ngorongoro archaeological site have uncovered evidence of human evolution that dates back about four million years. This includes the hominin ancestors’ preserved footprints and artifacts that illustrate the evolution of stone tools. You’ll return to the camp in time for dinner after the game drive.
Day 5: Transfer to Serengeti National Park; Stop at Olduvai Gorge
You might choose to stop at Olduvai Gorge on your route to Serengeti National Park, which is three hours north of Ngorongoro National Park, in the morning. Approximately 30 miles long and 300 feet deep, this enormous valley is home to important paleoanthropological sites that have advanced our knowledge of human evolution. The evolutionary discovery of some of the oldest traces of human development has made it famous. Numerous fossilized bones and stone tools that date back millions of years have been discovered nearby, supporting the theory that humans originated in Africa.
You will continue into Serengeti National Park after visiting Olduvai Gorge. This storied wildlife preserve is a classic safari location. The Serengeti, which translates to “endless plains” in the Maasai language, lives up to its name with its 5,700 square miles (14,763 square kilometers) of protected land. The park, which maintains the highest density of plains wildlife in the world, is both a Biosphere Reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Famous Big Five creatures like lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and black rhinoceroses are included in this.
When you get to the park, you’ll go to your camp, which will serve as your home base for the following couple of days of exploring.
Days 6-7: Explore Northern Serengeti National Park
On a full-day tour, leave in the morning and travel to the plains to explore the Serengeti. Since the Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest, there is a lot to see here. The Serengeti hosts the yearly excellent migration and is an excellent location to see the Big Five species in their natural habitat. More than a million wildebeest, together with tens of thousands of zebras and Thomson’s gazelles, make the arduous journey to new grazing areas in what has been called the “greatest wildlife show on earth.”
Due to the fact that this is the main migration path, you will spend today exploring the northern Serengeti region, which is close to the Massai Mara Reserve in neighboring Kenya. Due to its remoteness and relative inaccessibility, the location also provides an opportunity to get away from the masses. Those that make it here are rewarded with expansive views of the open savanna, granite outcrops, and acacia woodlands.
Then there’s all that amazing wildlife, perhaps best known for the enormous herds of wildebeests and zebras that are known to risk their lives by crossing the Mara River, which is home to many crocodiles, during the Great Migration from June to November. Along with having the highest concentration of elephants in the Serengeti, this area also has sizable populations of lions, leopards, and cheetahs, as well as giraffes and hippos.
You can leave early for a morning game drive and come back to camp in time for lunch, based on your preferences. You have the option of going on another game drive later in the day or choosing to unwind by the pool while reading a book. Alternately, have breakfast at the camp and then depart for your game drive a little later, returning in the middle of the afternoon.
Day 08: Fly from Serengeti to Zanzibar
After breakfast, you’ll check out of your hotel and be driven to Seronera Airstrip, where you’ll board a light aircraft for your flight to the spice islands of Zanzibar. On the way there, you’ll have the opportunity to have one final look at some wildlife.
Our guide will transport you to your hotel in Stone Town once you arrive in Zanzibar. You will go on a tour of Prison Island in the late afternoon, where you will view enormous turtles and go to a museum dedicated to slaves. The catch of the day is processed and sold to locals and tourists in Forodhani Gardens, where you will go late in the evening to enjoy seafood with the locals. Dinner and overnight lodging at your Stone Town hotel
Day 9: Stone Town Tour
On the 9th day of your 14 Days Tanzania Safari And Zanzibar Beach Vacation, After breakfast, you will travel to the historic Stone Town, where it looks as though time has stood still. Here, you will observe the old, winding alleyways that the city’s early settlers traveled down. The House of Wonders (Beit al-Ajaib), the Palace Museum (People’s Palace), the Arab Fort, and the Slave Chambers are just a few of the historical structures and locations you can visit. Additionally, you will go to a coffee shop, a craft store, and the central market.
Day 10: Dolphin Tour
At Kizimkazi village, which is situated on the southernmost point of the archipelago and where humpback and bottlenose dolphins can be discovered in huge numbers, sometime will be spent on a dolphin excursion on this day.
While the calm dolphins at Kizimkazi feed in the nutrient-rich waters, you will swim extremely close to them. A dolphin tour is a fantastic addition to your Zanzibar holiday; you’ll love it and cherish the experience for a very long time. You will be driven back to Nungwi Beach in the late afternoon, where you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure on the sand.
Day 11: Spice Tour
On the 11th day of your 14 Days Tanzania Safari And Zanzibar Beach Vacation, After breakfast, you will be taken to a spice farm, where you may sample the exotic spices that have made Zanzibar famous across the world and purchase them. Additionally, you’ll discover more about spices and how to employ them in Zanzibari cooking and traditional medicine.
A local Zanzibar delicacy prepared with fresh local ingredients, farm-grown spices, and fruits will be presented to you for lunch in the spice farm. You will be driven to your hotel N in the late afternoon, where you can spend the remainder of the day at your leisure.
Day 12: Jozani Forest Tour
You will leave for a visit to Jozani Forest, the last known refuge for Red Colobus Monkeys, after breakfast. A local guide will accompany you as you take a stroll into the forest, giving you the opportunity to observe Red Colobus Monkeys in their final remaining native habitat. We’ll also stroll through the mangrove forests and see the mangrove marshes in Jozani.
One of the highlights of a Zanzibar vacation is undoubtedly the wonderful nature walk in Jozani Forest, which leads you past magnificent plants and animals. You will be driven back to your hotel in the late afternoon, where you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure on the sand.
Day 13: Nungwi Beach (full day)
You can incorporate a variety of water sports into your beach routine on this day of leisurely. You can also partake in diving, snorkeling, paragliding, jet skiing, beach volleyball, and other activities based on your tastes. You may enjoy witnessing stunning sunsets as the sun sets over the azure Indian Ocean in the late evenings.
Day 14: Departure
After breakfast, take one more stroll along Zanzibar’s snow-white beaches. When it’s time to take your connecting flight home, you’ll transfer to the airport and fly back home. Travel safely!
- Airport pickup and drop-off
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle during a safari
- Professional, English-speaking guide
- Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
- Meals while on safari
- All government taxes
- All mentioned activities
- All national park fees
- Zanzibar Flight from the Serengeti
- International Flights
- Optional activities
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Personal spending money for souvenirs, etc.
- Travel insurance
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