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Zanzibar Beach Holiday Safari


Located near the equator, Zanzibar boasts year-round sunshine and inviting turquoise waters that are perfect for swimming, snorkeling and soaking up the sun on pristine white-sand beaches. Zanzibar offers a plethora of activities and experiences to satisfy any traveler’s wanderlust from exploring historic sites to vibrant cultural festivals. Indulge your senses with the fragrant aroma of spices that fill the air, as Zanzibar is also renowned for its spice growing industry. From aromatic cloves to exotic vanilla, you can embark on a tantalizing journey of culinary exploration. But that’s not all – whether you’re a history buff, a beach lover or a spice enthusiast, Zanzibar is a captivating destination that promises an unforgettable holiday experience like no other. So pack your bags, set your sights on this exotic gem and get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime in the breathtakingly beautiful Zanzibar!


Day One: Arrival

Our representative will pick you from the arrival point and then take you to the Rivertrees Country Inn or Mountain Village Lodge. Dinner is included.

Day Two: Lake Manyara

After breakfast, we depart for Lake Manyara. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippo and others. Overnight at Manyara Serena Lodge at Lake Manyara. All meals included.

Day Three: Serengeti

Once you have had breakfast, you start on your way to the Serengeti National Park. A picnic lunch will be provided. On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa.

Soon after stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive. Overnight at Mapito Camp Serengeti at Serengeti. All meals included.

Day Four: Serengeti

You will have breakfast at the Lodge before we embark on an early morning game drive in the park. The Migration, consisting of around 2 million animals, is on the move all year round. Depending on the season you may see this impressive phenomenon.

Naturally, it also attracts a mass of predators and you may be able to see a band of lionesses gather for a hunt. You will return to your lodge for a sumptuous lunch to gather strength for the afternoon game drive. Overnight at Mapito Camp Serengeti at Serengeti. All meals included.

Day Five: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in the early morning light. After breakfast, we will continue game driving on your way to Naabi Hill Gate and towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

After lunch and some rest at your lodge, you will go for an afternoon walking safari at the Northern Crater Rim of Ngorongoro Crater inhabited by buffaloes, elephants, baboons, monkeys and different species of birds. Escorted by an armed ranger you follow animal paths through dense bush. Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. All meals included.

Day Six: Ngorongoro Crater

Wake up, have breakfast, and afterward descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater – which is often described as one of the wonders of the world.

It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting.

As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2,000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species.

With a bit of luck, the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only. Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge at Ngorongoro or at a lodge at Karatu nearby. All meals are included.

Day Seven: Arusha

After breakfast, we will visit a Masai village at Ngorongoro, then proceed to Arusha for your flight to Zanzibar. Overnight at Kasha Boutique Hotel, or Matemwe Beach Village (price difference!). Breakfast and dinner.

Days Eight to Ten: Beach Resort Zanzibar

Relax and enjoy Zanzibar’s paradise beaches around your resort. Overnight at Kasha Boutique Hotel, or Matemwe Beach Village (price difference!). Breakfast and dinner.

Stonetown and Spice Tour
On one of your beach days, you will go on a guided tour. After breakfast transfer to Stonetown for our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled StoneTown, 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! Afterward, you proceed to the famous Spice Plantations were we invite for an opulent lunch for you to taste the spices and fruits.

Afterward, you will do 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 of their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour, we take you back to your hotel.

Day Eleven: Departure

Transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your departure.

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