14 Days Great Migration & Zanzibar Vacation
About This Trip
Experience an exciting combination of a Great Migration Safari and Zanzibar. Take in the wonders of the amazing Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha National Park, the Great Migration in the world famous Serengeti National Park, and the tree climbing lions of Lake Manyara all before ending up on the exotic island of Zanzibar. You’ll be living the high life in comfortable accommodation deep in the bush, staying in large rooms with private verandahs and full en-suite facilities, as well as small lodges, such as the fabulous lodge located on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. After it all, you’ll unwind on the white sands of Zanzibar. You’ll be amazed by all that Tanzania has to offer.
14 Days Great Migration & Zanzibar Vacation at Glance
Day 1: Let the adventure begin!
Day 2: Relaxing in the lodge with swimming pool
Day 3: ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK
Day 4: Relaxing at the lodge with swimmingpool
Day 5: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARk
Day 6, 7 & 8: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Day 9: NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
Day 10-13: A visit to bounty island Zanzibar
Day 14: Enjoy a bit more before going home
Total cost per person. $ 2452 based on 6 pax
When you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport our guide will be there waiting for you. He’ll drop you off at your hotel in Arusha, where you can relax in the authentic African atmosphere, sipping on a typical African drink. And of course, you can cool down with a swim in the pool.
Your personal guide is very experienced and knowledgeable about the amazing nature that attracts so many tourists to this country, and knows a lot about African culture and customs. So don’t hesitate to ask him questions from the beginning – he loves to answer all of them!
The next day your journey really kicks off!
Accomodation: Planet Lodge is one of the most beautiful lodges in Arusha, situated in a beautiful, natural environment close to the city.
The lodge has a lovely swimming pool, making it the ideal place to relax with a tasty drink. The beautiful rooms. gorgeous restaurant and lovely food make it the perfect place to start or finish your safari.
Day 2: Relaxing in the lodge
Today is meant to be a relaxing day – choose to linger at the lodge and be spoiled by the staff or save up your energy for the range of activities you can choose from! One possibility is to go on a beautiful mountain-bike ride which starts approximately two kilometers outside of the town of Arusha and leads you through different African villages and through banana plantations and the forest to a beautiful waterfall. A short hike takes you to a refreshing swim in the cold water beneath the falls. You will have your lunch in quiet surroundings amidst singing birds and meandering water and if you keep your eyes open while riding back, you might just spot some of the animals of the forest
Day 3 : ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK
Today you will go for you first real game drive. After a delicious breakfast your guide will start the car and commence the drive to Arusha National Park!
The Arusha NP is known for its abundance of tropical birds. With over four hundred different species in this relatively small park, you can see them easily when driving through the tropical rainforest! You will probably spot the Silvery Cheeked Hornbill and in some seasons the park’s lakes are filled with thousands and thousands of flamingos, including the rare Greater Flamingo. The park also has some beautiful craters, waterfalls, mountains and grassy planes.
Arusha NP is known as the home of the rare Black and White Colobus Monkey, which you can recognize by its long tale. Its name stems from its blunt thumb: Colobus is from the Greek Kolobos, which means stump. It’s a rare monkey and that makes it the reason to visit the park.
Acc: Planet lodge
DAY 4 Relaxing at the lodge with swimming pool
Relaxing at the lodge with swimming pool
Optional: Beautiful nature & wildlife mountain bike tour Arusha
DAY 5 TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARk
After a delicious breakfast you will drive to Tarangire National Park. This park is well known for its big groups of elephants and the huge amount of giant baobab trees that can live for hundreds of years. In the dry season it’s possible to see groups of up to 250 elephants here! They can weigh up to six thousand kilos and have a special technique to draw water from the baobab trees. Your private guide can tell you everything about this.
But Tarangire has many more wild animals, which you can spot most easily at the Tarangire River or Lake Barunge – the main water sources of the park – when they come to relieve their thirst.
Acc: Sangaiwe Tented Lodge is located at one of the most beautiful spots of the Tarangire region, with an amazing view over the Tarangire Savannah. If you are lucky, you can spot elephants and other animals while hanging out in the lodge. But be aware – most animals love walking around in the early hours of the day before the sun gets hot. So if you really want to see them, you need to be a bit of an early bird!
DAY 6,7&8 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
The highlight of the safari awaits you today – Serengeti National Park. Serengeti NP is widely known as the place to go on safari, mostly because of the great migration. Many of the most impressive nature films are shot during this movement of large animals, and together with your guide you will witness for yourself the enormous, stampeding herds on their search for food. An experience never to forget!
The word Serengeti stems from the Maasai language and literally means endless plains. Many predators roam these vast grasslands; over four thousand lions, 225 cheetahs, a thousand leopards, 3500 hyenas and hundreds of wild dogs! And of course, plenty of other beautiful animals, which your guide will be delighted to search for together with you. Are you ready for this?
Acc: Thorn Tree Camp is a beautiful, modern, tented camp in the Serengeti National Park. Here you can enjoy the Serengeti as it’s supposed to be enjoyed – feeling one with nature.
Thorn Tree is known for its quality service and beautiful food. Guests often describe their stay as the experience of a lifetime, far above their expectations of a ‘camp’!
DAY 9 NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
Today you will visit one of the seven African wonders – the Ngorongoro Crater, created when a huge volcano erupted two million years ago. The fertile lava has created a unique ecosystem; the crater has the highest concentration of animals anywhere in Africa! While descending from the rim onto the crater floor you will be surrounded by the most beautiful animals. When below, the views are astounding – you won’t know where to look!
The Ngorongoro Crater is home to many lion families, buffalos, zebras, wildebeests and many more species. And nowhere else offers a chance as good as this to spot the rare black rhino. So if you want to see the big five – this is the place to be!
Acc: Hhando Coffee Lodge lies at the edge of the beautiful Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As the name implies, the lodge is built next to a coffee plantation, so you can enjoy a delicious cup of fresh local coffee in the morning. And if this makes you curious about the plantation, you can book a tour that will teach you everything about growing coffee here. If, on the other hand, you prefer to stay in the lodge you shouldn’t be surprised if you encounter a group of elephants, buffalos, baboons or other animals!
Day 10-13 A visit to bounty island Zanzibar
Today your flight to Zanzibar leaves at 1.30 pm and takes an hour and forty minutes. One of our drivers will be there to pick you up and bring you to your hotel.
Real relaxation starts here! Enjoy tropical Zanzibar! The crystal clear water of the ocean and the white sandy beaches are almost too beautiful to be true. Spoil yourself by relaxing under the palm trees and enjoy the wonderful food and beverages of Zanzibar.
There is plenty to do on Zanzibar. The island has a rich history and a visit to impressive Stone Town with its Arabic influences can’t be missed. But the stunning ocean and the interior of the island also offer plenty of entertainment with a wide variety of activities.
Zanzibar is known as the place to be for holidays in Africa. The sandy white beaches lined with palm trees and the crystal clear, deep blue ocean are known all over the world. The island lies in the Indian Ocean about fifty kilometers from the Tanzanian mainland. Together with Pemba and Mafia it belongs to a group of islands known as the spice islands, because of the many spices that grow here. Pemba lies north of Zanzibar and Mafia is found to the south.
Day 14 Enjoy a bit more before going home
Sadly, this is the last day. Enjoy the last few hours of your trip, before our drivers comes to pick you up and you commence the journey home.
Total cost per person. $ 2452 based on 6 pax
- Airport and hotel transfers in private car
- Domestic flights from Arusha to Zanzibar & from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
- private safari & Zanzibar
- Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land rover with photographic roof hatch
- Services of a professional English speaking safari guide or (of your request)
- All wildlife reserve entry fees
- All game drives as mentioned
- All accommodation as mentioned in itinerary
- Private tours on Zanzibar
- 2 ltr mineral water / during game drives
- International Flights
- All items of a personal nature
- Gratuities for safari guide
- Travel insurance
- Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for Americans & Irish Passport Holders- to be paid upon arrival)
- Drinks and beverages in lodges
- Laundry service
- Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti
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