Book safaris to Tanzania visiting the Serengeti National Park and the Zanzibar Beach Holiday and after experiencing the great wildebeest migration and relax at the Zanzibar Beach Islands Holidays.
Day 1: Arrive in Arusha
Arrive anytime in Arusha at Ilboru Safari Lodge, where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at Ilboru Safari Lodge, which is beautifully located on the slope of Mt. Meru and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. We will gather in the hotel for a pre – safari briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance. Dinner and overnight at Ilboru Safari Lodge: Half board.
Day 2: Safari to Serengeti National Park
We head towards the Serengeti National Park. En route there is an opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. It is within this steep sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here in a small museum we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back 2.5 million years. After lunch we drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. In December, January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, and many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard. We return to our special tented lodge for the night. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Wild Tented Lodge: Full board.
Day 3: Another full day game drive in Serengeti National Park
We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest. We journey from the wide open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and it you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. We return to our special tented lodge for the night. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Wild Tented Lodge: Full board.
Day 4: Full day game drive in northern Serengeti national Park
After breakfast we will take the packed lunch with us and proceed with the game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The migration can be seen on a long chain approximately 40 Km heading to the south western direction. Around 1230 and 1300 break for your lunch. After having our lunch we will proceed with our game viewing following the move of the migrants on the southwest of the park. Approximately 1.3 million wildebeest, 250,000 gazelles and 200,000 Zebras have been recorded sharing the short grass. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Wild Tented Lodge: Full board.
Day 5: Full day game drive in southern Serengeti national Park
Today we have en-route game drive in Serengeti onward to Arusha depending on the time of the year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffe, zebras, Monkey, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes as well as a multitude of birds. Dinner and overnight at Ilboru Safari Lodge: Half board.
Day 6: Depart to Zanzibar
Free morning to relax after your great northern safari, and after lunch we will transfer you back to the airport to catch your flight to Zanzibar. Arrival at Zanzibar Airport anytime you will meet us at the airport and pick up with private transfer to Stone town. Dinner and overnight stay at Emerson Spice Hotel: Half board.
Day 7: Guided tour in Stone Town
Your program starts with a morning visit by walk on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques! Dinner and overnight stay at Emerson Spice Hotel: Half board.
Day 8: Guided tour in Spice farms and Jozeni Forest
Today you go on an excursion to the spice and fruit plantations close to Stone town for the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch at our guides’ home, where you can taste the spices and fruits. After lunch we take you to your beach resort. On the way you pass Jozani Forest, the last habitat of the rare endemic Red Colobus Monkey. With a local guide you stroll through Jozani Chwaka National Park and look at the rare monkeys. If you wish you can even wander down the boardwalk to the fascinating Mangrove Ecosystem. Dinner and overnight stay at Kichanga Beach Lodge: Half board.
Day 9: Dolphins and beach Tour
One day you go to an excursion to Kizimkazi. Situated on the southern point of the island, Kizimkazi fishing village is home to several schools of bottle-nosed dolphins and Humpback dolphins, which can often be sighted following a short boat trip from the village. If you are lucky, you may be able to swim quite close to the dolphins, which can be a very rewarding experience. We are doing this trip in the afternoon to avoid the crowds of tourists in the morning, which in big numbers disturbing the dolphins. Dinner and overnight stay at Kichanga Beach Lodge: Half board.
Day 10: Departure day
Depending on your flight schedule and departure point you will be transferred to the Zanzibar Airport to take a flight back home.
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
- Private safari guide
- Maasai Experience tour
- Extended Toyota Land Cruiser
- Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
- Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
- Park fees
- Crater fees
- All meals while on safari
- Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
- All transfers while in Zanzibar.
- All entries fees as listed in the itinerary
- All transfer from/ to the airport
- All accommodations on bed, dinner & breakfast
- Tours as per itinerary
- Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
- On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks
- Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above
- Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
- Tips and any items of personal nature.