8 Day Tanzania Safari

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This 8 day tour itinerary offers an exciting combination of a Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach experience. Visit some of Tanzania’s best wildlife parks including Lake Manyara and Serengeti National parks before ending your tour on the exotic island of Zanzibar. You’ll be amazed by all that Tanzania has to offer.

Day 1: Arrival Arusha

Your Tanzania safari starts at Kilimanjaro International Airport, where you will be picked up and transferred to a 5 star hotel in Arusha for the night. One of the top hotels is Arusha Coffee Lodge. This charming lodge is situated at the foot of Mount Meru, and it offers stunning views of Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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Plantation Suite at Arusha Coffee Lodge.

Day 2: Arusha-Lake Manyara National Park

After a hearty breakfast, depart for Lake Manyara National Park at 8:00am (approximately 2hours drive). The park is famous for its green scenery, varied bird life, tree-climbing lions, hippos and baboons. A picnic lunch will be served along the way. Arrive at a 5 star tented lodge in Lake Manyara in the late afternoon for your overnight stay. Accommodation options include staying at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge.

Day 3: Lake Manyara- Serengeti National Park

After a sumptuous breakfast at the lodge, proceed to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge. Visit the Olduvai Museum. You have the option of visiting a Masaai Village. Enjoy a game drive as you head to a 5 star safari lodge at Serengeti, such as Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park Tour

Spend day four of your Tanzania safari viewing wildlife in the world-famous Serengeti National Park. Enjoy picnic lunch, then continue further into the park to explore more. This part of your Tanzania safari lets you encounter lions, leopards, cheetahs, zebras, buffalos, giraffes, elephants, impalas, gazelles, wildebeests, and more than 200 different species of birds. In the evening, proceed back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Wildlife at Serengeti Park

A variety of species in the plains of Serengeti National Park.

Day 5: Serengeti Park – Zanzibar Island

After breakfast, drive to Seronera Airstrip within Serengeti National Park to catch a charter flight to Zanzibar Island, where you will continue with your safari in Tanzania. You will be picked  up from Zanzibar Airport, and transferred to a hotel in Stone Town. Relax and freshen up in your room before dinner, which will be a lavish buffet with an assortment of Zanzibar dishes, fruits and delicious drinks.

Day 6: Stone Town City Tour

Commence your safari in Zanzibar with a morning walk around the historical Stone Town. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town with visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum and the Arab Fort amongst others.

After the tour, prepare for an opulent lunch at one of the town’s restaurants, where you can taste the spices and fruits of the island. After lunch, visit Jozani Forest, the last habitat of the rare endemic red colobus monkey. In the evening, head back to the resort for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Zanzibar Beach Holiday Extension

The last day of your Tanzania safari is for optional activities. Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. Do as much or little as you like. This day is totally up to you.

Beautiful restaurant nestled quietly by Zanzibar beach

Beautiful restaurant nestled quietly by Zanzibar beach

Day 8: Depart Zanzibar Island

After breakfast, head to Zanzibar Airport for your departure flight to Dar es Salaam, from where you will fly out of Tanzania.

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  1. Evelyn

    March 2, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Love Tanzania! We went two years ago and it was one of the best adventures, with so many photos to sift through months afterwards. Enjoyed your pictures, good memories. We hope to go back one day, but with a baby on the way will have to wait a couple of years. I highly recommend Tanzania to anyone. We also went to the Lake Tanganyika- absolutely fabulous and another taste of a beautiful environment, people, and animals.

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