Trip Length

12 Days

Locations

Arusha - Manyara - Ngorongoro - Serengeti - Zanzibar

When To Go

January - December

Summary

This 12-day Tanzania itinerary takes you on an unforgettable adventure through some of the country’s most iconic destinations. Starting in Arusha, you’ll visit three of Tanzania’s top national parks, including Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti, where you’ll witness incredible wildlife, including the “Big Five,” as well as the annual wildebeest migration. After your safari experience, you’ll head to Zanzibar to relax on the island’s beautiful beaches, explore the historic Stone Town, and soak up the local culture before returning home. This itinerary offers a perfect balance of adventure and relaxation, making it an ideal choice for any traveler seeking an unforgettable Tanzania experience.

Detailed Itinerary

Upon reaching Kilimanjaro Airport, you will receive a VIP Meet and Greet from all members of the group before being transported to the Gran Melia Hotel for an overnight stay.

 

Hotel: Gran Melia Hotel

Gran Melia Hotel

In the morning, you will be transported to Arusha Airport to catch a flight to Lake Manyara Airstrip, which is located near the Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge. After arrival, you will embark on an exhilarating afternoon game drive, during which you will have the opportunity to choose a private vehicle for a more personalized experience. You will have dinner at the lodge in the evening and the rest of the night will be free for you to spend at your leisure.

 

Hotel: Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

Following your morning coffee and before breakfast, you will depart from the lodge for a game drive. You will have the opportunity to choose a private vehicle for a more personalized experience and greater flexibility with time. Breakfast will be served back at the lodge, followed by an optional spa treatment. Another game drive is scheduled for the afternoon, with a refreshing sundowner drink break to enjoy the Manyara’s stunning views. After returning to the lodge, you can savor a delightful dinner and continue to immerse yourself in Tanzania’s relaxing atmosphere.

 

Hotel: Kilimamoja Lodge

Kilimamoja Lodge

After an early breakfast, head towards the Oldeani Mountain Lodge by road. Indulge in a scrumptious lunch at the lodge and for those seeking more adventure, an optional afternoon game drive on the crater’s edge will be available. Following a captivating day of exploration, you will arrive back at the lodge in the evening to indulge in a splendid dinner.

 

Hotel: Oldeani Mountain Lodge

Oldeani Mountain Lodge

Following an early breakfast, you will embark on a private game drive for the entire day, complete with lunch on the crater floor. After a captivating day of exploration, you will return to the lodge in the evening to indulge in a delightful dinner.

 

Hotel: Oldeani Mountain Lodge

Oldeani Mountain Lodge

After breakfast, you will board a short flight to the Serengeti, where you will be transported to the captivating Melia Serengeti Lodge in time for lunch. Later in the afternoon, you will embark on an exciting game drive to explore the endless plains of the Serengeti and observe its diverse wildlife. The drive will be followed by sundowner drinks to witness the breathtaking African sunset, before returning to the camp for a delicious dinner and nightcap by the campfire.

Hotel: Melia Serengeti Lodge

Melia Serengeti Lodge

Before breakfast, following your morning coffee, you will embark on a game drive from the lodge. You will have the option to select a private vehicle for a personalized experience and greater flexibility with time. Upon returning to the lodge, you can enjoy breakfast, followed by an optional spa treatment. Another game drive is scheduled for the afternoon, and after a delicious lunch, you can enjoy refreshing sundowner drinks while admiring the stunning views of the Serengeti. You will then return to the lodge for a delectable dinner and continue to immerse yourself in Tanzania’s relaxing ambiance.

 

Hotel: Melia Serengeti Lodge

Melia Serengeti Lodge

The day’s itinerary will follow yesterday’s pattern: an early morning game drive to witness the natural behaviors of the indigenous wildlife, followed by breakfast and the option to visit the spa or spend free time before lunch. The afternoon will consist of another remarkable excursion into the Tanzanian wilderness, culminating in a stunning sunset over the Serengeti. Upon completing another exciting day of adventures, you will return to the lodge for a delectable dinner.

 

Hotel: Melia Serengeti Lodge

Melia Serengeti Lodge

In the morning, you will be transferred to a nearby airstrip for a flight to Zanzibar via Kilimanjaro, where you will indulge in relaxation at the Park Hyatt Zanzibar located on the beach. After enjoying lunch at the hotel or at a local restaurant, you can take a magical tour of Stone Town or opt for a private spice tour. Later, you can return to the hotel for some well-deserved downtime before dinner.

 

Hotel: Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Take a day to relax and unwind, perhaps by indulging in some spa treatments or spending time lounging on the beach.

 

Hotel: Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Start your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel before embarking on an excursion to the Jozani Forest. After a day of adventure, enjoy a serene sunset cruise before heading back to Zanzibar for a delectable dinner.

 

Hotel: Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

On this day, it’s time to bid farewell to Tanzania as you make your way to the airport for your return flight home.

Hotels Included in Itinerary

Explore the fine accommodation included in this itinerary. 

Arusha

Gran Melia Hotel

The Gran Melia Hotel Arusha features 171 elegant guest rooms and suites, each with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs,...

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Manyara

Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge is a luxury safari lodge located on the rim of the Great Rift Valley in Tanzania,...

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Ngorongoro

Oldeani Mountain Lodge

Oldeani Mountain Lodge is a luxury lodge located in the Karatu region of Tanzania, close to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area...

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Serengeti

Melia Serengeti Lodge

Melia Serengeti Lodge is a luxury safari lodge located in the heart of Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The lodge...

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Zanzibar

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Park Hyatt Zanzibar is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on...

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