Bush to Beach Safari combines wildlife safari of Tanzania and Zanzibar Beach holiday. Parks to be visited include Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro National Park. Finally, we cap off your safari with a relaxing beach holiday at the famous Island of Zanzibar.
Day 01: Arrival in Arusha
You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro International Airport. Our staff will answer all your queries regarding your upcoming safari and provide you with a short briefing as well. Afterwards, you will be taken to your accommodation at Mount Meru Hotel.
Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel
Day 02: Tarangire National Park
We leave Arusha for Tarangire National Park. This park covering approximately 2600 square kilometers is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of Tarangire River. Huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, eland and oryx gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rains when they migrate again to good grazing areas.
Accommodation: Maromboi Tented Lodge
Day 03: Serengeti Central (Central Seronera)
After breakfast, we proceed to the Central part of Serengeti. This park is well-known for its healthy stock of resident wildlife, particularly the “big five”, named for the five most prized trophies taken by hunters: Lion, Leopard, Elephant and Buffaloes
Accommodation: Mbugani Camps
Day 4: Serengeti Central (Seronera)
After breakfast, we will leave for Central Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch and game drive along the way. Serengeti, among other incredible wildlife and stunning views is famed for the annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and hundred thousands of zebras, a frenzied bout of territorial conquests and mating happening from July-October. Witness an actual survival of the fittest as these animals plunge through crocodile-infested waters. The wildebeest produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 mile) pilgrimage begins again.
Accommodation: Mbugani Camps
Day 05: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, we will drive to Ngorongoro for the crater tour with picnic descent to the crater floor for the day tour. Some 20,000 mammals live in the area including about 20 black rhinoceros, making the crater the best place in Tanzania to see these amazing creatures. The crater floor also has one of the highest carnivore densities in the world. Lions, cheetahs, hyenas and jackals are commonly seen, while leopards, servals and bat-eared foxes may be seen with some luck.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge
Day 06: Flight to Zanzibar
After breakfast, we head back to Arusha Hotel for lunch. You will then take a flight from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Zanzibar in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Tembo Hotel
Day 07- 08: Zanzibar Beach
After breakfast, you will go on a guided tour of stone town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience tracing the footsteps of Arab Sultans on Zanzibar and ponder on the interesting historical sites and labyrinths. See actual Zanzibar doors famous for its unique architectural tradition.
After lunch, we will proceed to a tour of the countryside to the spice plantations. This place has a rich history and you will be welcomed by the rich aroma of spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. Afterwards, we take you to Nungwi for your 2 nights accommodation at Z Hotel.
Accommodation: Z Hotel
Day 09: Departure
On your last day, enjoy the rest of your stay by relaxing in the pool or in the beach while taking in as much sunshine as you can. In the afternoon, we will take you to the airport for your onward destination.