Embark on a 24-day journey that will unveil the very best of Tanzania’s magnificent landscapes, abundant wildlife, and pristine beaches. Our Northern and Southern Tanzania Wildlife Safari and Beach Itinerary offers an immersive experience like no other. From the iconic Serengeti Plains and Ngorongoro Crater to the remote wilderness of the Southern Circuit parks, this extended adventure promises a comprehensive exploration of Tanzania’s diverse ecosystems.
The first part of your journey will take you deep into the heart of Northern Tanzania, where you’ll witness the Great Migration, encounter the Big Five, and visit the historic Olduvai Gorge. Following this, you’ll journey to the less-traveled but equally spectacular Southern Circuit, exploring hidden gems like Nyerere and Ruaha National Parks.
But the adventure doesn’t end there. After immersing yourself in the wilderness, it’s time to relax and rejuvenate on the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar, where crystal-clear waters, white sandy shores, and rich Swahili culture await.
Whether you’re seeking thrilling game drives or tranquil beachfront moments, this comprehensive 24-day itinerary promises a seamless blend of adventure and relaxation, creating an unforgettable Tanzanian experience that transcends the ordinary.
Arrival at the Airport:
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), our courteous transfer driver will greet you and transport you to your Arusha hotel, where you will enjoy a half-board meal plan.
Arusha National Park:
Embark on an adventure with a morning walking safari escorted by armed rangers, followed by an afternoon game drive to explore diverse wildlife, natural landscapes, and the iconic Arusha National Park. Spend the night at your chosen accommodation just outside the park, with a full-board meal plan.
Arusha National Park is renowned for its colobus monkeys, herds of buffalo, giraffes, elephants, and a variety of bird species.
Tarangire National Park:
After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, embark on a three-hour journey to Tarangire National Park for an afternoon game drive. Stay overnight within the park, enjoying a full-board meal plan.
Tarangire is known for its abundant elephant herds, towering baobab trees, and serene safari atmosphere.
Lake Manyara National Park:
Begin your day with a morning game drive in Tarangire before transferring to Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. Spend the night in your chosen accommodation just outside the park, with a full-board meal plan.
Lake Manyara is famous for its tree-climbing lions, flamingos, and large baboon populations.
Lake Eyasi Bushmen Cultural Tour:
In the early morning, you will be transported to Lake Eyasi to engage in cultural excursions with the Hadzabe and Datoga tribes. Stay overnight by the lakeshore in your chosen accommodation, with a full-board meal plan.
Lake Eyasi is home to these ancient tribes, providing you with a unique opportunity to experience their lifestyle and activities.
Serengeti National Park
Partake in morning activities with the Bushmen, then journey through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area en-route to Serengeti National Park. Spend the night within the park, enjoying a full-board meal plan.
The drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area offers stunning landscapes and a harmonious coexistence of humans, livestock, and wildlife.
Serengeti National Park:
Dedicate a full day to game watching in the iconic Serengeti National Park. Spend the night within the park at your chosen accommodation, with a full-board meal plan.
The Serengeti is famous for its extensive plains, teeming with a wide range of wildlife and the Great Migration spectacle from December to May.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area:
Embark on a sunrise game drive in Serengeti National Park for some final sightings before returning to your lodge for a late breakfast. After packing, drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, with a stopover at the Masai Boma Cultural Centre. Spend the night at the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, with a full-board meal plan.
Your visit to the Masai village offers a chance to immerse yourself in their culture, songs, and dances.
Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a half-day game drive, then return to Arusha, where you’ll connect to a flight for the Southern Tanzania Safari Circuit. Stay overnight at your selected accommodation with a full-board meal plan.
Flight to Dar es Salaam:
Upon arrival at Dar es Salaam’s JNIA airport, our driver will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy a full-board meal plan and take some time to relax before the continuation of your journey.
Nyerere National Park:
After an early breakfast, journey to Nyerere National Park for an afternoon game drive. Stay overnight in your chosen accommodation with a full-board meal plan.
Nyerere National Park boasts an array of wildlife and the stunning Rufiji River.
Nyerere National Park:
Embark on a boat safari to explore the Rufiji River and its lakes, followed by a sunset game drive. Spend the night inside the park with a full-board meal plan.
The boat safari offers sightings of animals, including crocodiles, hippos, and various bird species.
Udzungwa Mountain National Park:
Drive to Udzungwa Mountains National Park and engage in hiking along forest trails, including the famous half-day walk to Sanje waterfalls. Stay inside the park with a full-board meal plan.
Udzungwa Mountains National Park is a biodiverse haven with numerous endemic species, known for its lush forest and stunning waterfalls.
Mikumi National Park:
Drive to Mikumi National Park for game drives. Spend the night inside the park at your chosen accommodation, with a full-board meal plan.
Mikumi’s open plains are home to diverse wildlife, offering excellent opportunities to spot the “Big Five” and lions climbing trees.
Ruaha National Park:
Drive to Ruaha National Park for an afternoon game drive. Stay inside the park with a full-board meal plan.
Ruaha is renowned for its large elephant population,
Ruaha National Park:
Experience a full day of game watching in Ruaha National Park. Stay inside the park at your chosen accommodation, with a full-board meal plan.
Ruaha’s diverse plant and animal life make it a unique destination, and you may encounter leopards, cheetahs, and wild dogs.
Flight to Zanzibar Island:
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival in Stone Town, enjoy your hotel and a half-board meal plan.
Explore Stone Town with activities such as spice tours, tours of the Old Town and visiting Prison Island, which was once used as a prison for rebellious slaves. Stay in Stone Town at your chosen accommodation with a half-board meal plan.
East Coast Beach:
Relax and unwind on the East Coast beach in Nungwi, known for its beautiful sunsets and pristine shoreline. Stay at your selected accommodation with a half-board meal plan.
Embark on a Blue Safari to Mnemba Island, where you can enjoy snorkeling, sandbanks, barbecues, and the natural beauty of the Indian Ocean. Return to your hotel in the evening with a half-board meal plan.
Enjoy a free day on the beach in Nungwi, known for its palm-lined shoreline and crystal-clear waters.
Savor your last moments of relaxation at the hotel before your transfer to the airport for your international flight home. Congratulations on your unforgettable African adventure!