14 Days Tanzania Safari And Zanzibar Islands Tour

14 Days Tanzania Safari And Zanzibar Islands Tour – SAFARI OVERVIEW

This 14 Days Tanzania Safari And Zanzibar Islands Tour is a fantastic 14 days Tanzania tour package, that brings you amazing cultural experiences and a wildlife safari in Tanzania’s most celebrated national game parks, coupled with a wonderful relaxation on the pristine, white-sand beaches of Zanzibar Islands.

Your 14 days Tanzania safari and Zanzibar Islands tour begins with the beauty of Tarangire, home to mythical ‘upside down trees’ and huge elephant herds – before moving to the world-famous wilderness of Serengeti. Here, game viewing is superb all year round, but if you have timed your safari with the Great Wildebeest Migration, you can expect massed herds and plenty of predator action.

Your next stop is the world’s largest intact volcanic crater known as Ngorongoro. Here, you have a chance to see all of Africa’s Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo – in a single day. Finally, fly to Zanzibar and spend 3 thrilling days here exploring the narrow streets of Stone Town and indulging in all the pleasures that this piece of paradise has to offer.

Please note that this trip starts in Arusha and ends in Zanzibar Islands and can be customized to suit personal needs and preferences – at an affordable price!

14 Days Tanzania Safari And Zanzibar Islands Tour – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Tour Arusha Town
  • Enjoy thrilling daily game drives
  • View huge herds of elephants in Tarangire
  • See Africa’s Big Five animals in their natural habitat
  • Spot Lions, Leopards, and Cheetahs on thrilling hunts
  • Marvel at breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater
  • Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Enjoy fantastic birdwatching & photography
  • Drive through picturesque landscapes & villages
  • Relax on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar
  • Explore the historic Stone Town in Zanzibar
  • Optional sunset cruise, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, etc

14 Days Tanzania Safari And Zanzibar Islands Tour – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1 & 2: Arusha – Arusha National Park

Day 3, 4, & 5: Tarangire National Park

Day 6, 7 & 8: Serengeti National Park

Day 9 & 10: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 11, 12 & 13: Zanzibar

Day 14: Departure

14 Days Tanzania Safari And Zanzibar Islands Tour – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

Day 2: Game drive in Arusha National Park & community walk

Day 3: Travel to Tarangire National Park for an afternoon game drive

Day 4: Unlimited game drives in Tarangire National Park

Day 5: Whole day game drives in Tarangire National Park

Day 6: Transfer to Serengeti NP. Enjoy an en-route game drive in the evening.

Day 7: Whole day games drive Serengeti National Park

Day 8: Full-day game drive in Serengeti National Park

Day 9: Game drive in Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater

Day 10: Full-day game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater

Day 11: Drive back to Arusha (Kilimanjaro Airport) for your flight to Zanzibar.

Day 12: Relax on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar Island

Day 13: A walking tour of the historic stone town & relaxation

Day 14: Transfer to Zanzibar International Airport for your departure flight.

14 Days Tanzania Safari And Zanzibar Islands Tour – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport & Transfer to Your Hotel Arusha

On the first day of your 14 days Tanzania safari and Zanzibar Island tour, you land at Kilimanjaro International Airport, where a warm welcome awaits you.

You’ll be welcomed by our company representative who will take you on a comfortable transfer to your comfortable overnight hotel in the cool, lush, and green city of Arusha, less than an hour away. Arusha is the safari capital of Tanzania, located on the southern slopes of Mount Meru, close to Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest peak at 5,895 meters above sea level.

The city is close to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, and Arusha National Parks. Built by the Germans as a center of colonial administration because of the temperate climate (sits at 1,500m) Arusha is a good spot to take a day off from your safari. The rest of the day is free for you to do as you please – rest after your travels.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Kibo Palace Hotel/Impala Hotel/Arusha Coffee Lodge

Midrange: – Outpost Lodge

Meal Plan: – Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Pick up from the airport.
  • Transfer to a hotel

Day 2: Game Drive in Arusha National Park & Community Walk

Your second day of the 14 days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar tour begins with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Then embark on a 45-minute drive to Arusha National Park for an amazing morning game drive.

The beautiful little park of 137km2, covers Mount Meru, a 4,562 meter-high volcano, and boasts alkaline lakes, forested mountain slopes, swamp-filled craters, and open savannah grasslands. There is a healthy population of Giraffe, along with Elephants, Buffalos, Hippos, Zebra, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Dik-dik, Warthog, and colobus monkeys. Also, some 300 birds have been recorded in the park including Flamingos.

After a game drive, return to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon, go on a community walk and explore the colorful local markets to get a feel for local life in Africa.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Kibo Palace Hotel/Arusha Coffee Lodge/Impala Hotel

Midrange: – Outpost Lodge

Meal Plan: – Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Game drive
  • Arusha community walk

Optional Activities:-

  • Canoe ride on Momella Lake
  • Cycling through villages

Day 3: Travel to Tarangire National Park for a Game Drive

After a delicious breakfast at 8.00 am, set off on a marvelously African drive to Tarangire National Park. This will be a journey of 2½ hours in the southwesterly direction. On arrival, check in to your lodge/safari camp for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon, go on a game drive in search of Tarangire’s wildlife.

Tarangire National Park is a beautiful park, renowned for its exclusivity away from the crowds. The Tarangire Park is particularly famous for its elephant herds of up to 300 animals. The park is named after the Tarangire River which provides the only permanent water for wildlife. Its grassy plains are dotted with the iconic Mythical baobab trees – the largest trees in Africa.

Tarangire hosts a dense wildlife population, especially during the dry season: June to September. During this time when the sun has baked all water from the surrounding landscapes, massive herds of elephants, wildebeest, hartebeest, zebra, giraffe, Buffalo, Gazelles, and impala, file in great numbers to the receding banks of the river. Predators like lions, hyenas, and leopards are drawn like a magnet to this buffet of concentrated prey.

After a game drive, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Midrange: – Tarangire Kirurumu Camp

Budget: – Roika Tented Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 150km/2½ hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Tarangire
  • Afternoon game drive

Optional Activity: –

  • Night game drive

Day 4: Unlimited Game Drives In Tarangire National Park

On the fourth day of the 14 days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar tour, have your first full-day safari in the wonderful Tarangire.

You’ll enjoy safari game drives in the morning and afternoon, returning to your camp or lodge for lunch, and taking a little break in the heat of the day. Tarangire is an amazing place, comprising gentle rolling hills interspersed with giant baobab trees, open acacia woodlands, and seasonal swamps.

The park is one place in Tanzania where rare dry-country antelopes such as Beisa Oryx and Gerenuk are regularly seen. You’ll also look for Impalas, Waterbucks, Baboons, Cheetahs, Caracals, Honey Badgers, African wild dogs, and Dwarf Mongoose. Return to your lodge/camp in the evening for dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Midrange: – Tarangire Kirurumu Camp

Budget: – Roika Tented Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Full-day game drive

Day 5: Another Full Day in Tarangire National Park

After a hearty breakfast on this day 5 of your 14 days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Islands tour, embark on another morning game drive in search of animals and birds you may have missed on previous excursions. You’ll again return to your lodge for lunch and some relaxation time before taking an afternoon wildlife drive.

Tarangire NP is home to 550 bird species, including the colorful Yellow-collared Lovebird, the Common Ostrich (the world’s largest bird), and the Kori Bustard (the heaviest flying bird in the world). Raptors include Bateleur, Tawny, Long-Crested, Martial, and African Fish Eagles.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Midrange: – Tarangire Kirurumu Camp

Budget: – Roika Tented Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Full-day game drive

Day 6: Transfer to Serengeti National Park & Enjoy An En-Route Game Drive

After an early breakfast, embark on a scenic 5-6 hour drive northwest.

Pass through the rural Masai villages and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Your destination today is the Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. Serengeti is one of the oldest and most scientifically significant ecosystems on Earth. Its climate, vegetation, and fauna have remained mostly unchanged over the past million years.

The park boasts the highest density of large predators, including lions, leopards, and cheetahs, in the world! It has become world-famous for its annual Great Migration of up to 2 million animals, an iconic and dramatic scene in wildlife documentaries for decades, and a true bucket-list Africa safari experience.

On arrival, enjoy a game drive as you continue to your lodge or camp in central Serengeti. Have a packed lunch en route, so as to not cut into your game viewing time in this part of the Serengeti.

The area forms part of “the Great Migration” and is home to the Seronera River Valley one of the best places in Africa to see the Big Cats (lions, leopards, and cheetahs) on thrilling hunts. Reach your camp or lodge in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Serengeti Sopa Lodge/Serengeti Serena Lodge

Midrange: – Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Budget: – Kijereshi Tented Camp (Bungalow)

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 250km/5-6 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Serengeti
  • Visit Olduvai Gorge Museum
  • Evening game drive

Day 7: Whole Day Game Drive Serengeti National Park

Have a full safari in Serengeti today.

You’ll return to your camp/lodge for lunch and relaxation and then go out on an afternoon game drive. On the game drives, you will explore the heart of the Serengeti, the beautiful Seronera River Valley. The scenic landscape of this pristine valley is truly magnificent.

Endless savanna plains stretch beyond the horizon. Winding rivers meander through pools, seasonal swamps, and open fields. The dark silhouettes of umbrella-shaped acacia trees rise above the plains and colossal granite kopjes loom in the distance, forming a classic image of quintessential Africa.

During the Great Migration, about 2 million wildebeests, gazelles, and zebras pour through the valley in a thunder of echoing hooves and a haze of red dust. However, the true beauty of Seronera is that no matter what time of year you might venture here, a whole world of life, drama, action, and wonder await! It is the best place in Africa to observe lions, hyenas, leopards, and cheetahs in action!

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Serengeti Sopa Lodge/Serengeti Serena Lodge

Midrange: – Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Budget: – Kijereshi Tented Camp (Bungalow)

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Game drives in Serengeti

Optional Activity: –

  • Hot air balloon safari

Day 8: Another Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park

Serengeti or Siringeti means ‘Endless Plains’ in the language of the Maasai.

Great stretches of grassland dotted with flat-topped Acacia trees give the Serengeti that classic “Out of Africa” feel. Many people claim that the sunsets in the Serengeti are the most spectacular on Earth.

Today, enjoy another full safari. You’ll have breakfast and lunch at the camp/lodge, with morning and afternoon game drives included. Serengeti hosts the world’s greatest remaining concentration of plains animals.

Packs of African Wild Dog, Prides of Lion (the population here is over 3,000), Cheetah, Leopard (over 1,000), and Spotted Hyaena (almost 9,000 in number) are often seen tailing the herds of Buffalo, Wildebeest, Zebra, Gazelle, Topi, Elephant, Impala, and Waterbuck. Serengeti also hosts over 500 bird species including the Common Ostrich, the Kori Bustard, Southern Ground Hornbill, Secretary bird, etc.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Serengeti Sopa Lodge/Serengeti Serena Lodge

Midrange: – Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Budget: – Kijereshi Tented Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Full-day Game drive

Day 9: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater & Do A Game Drive

On day nine of your 14 days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Islands tour, enjoy a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, embark on a morning en-route game drive as you leave the vast plains of Serengeti to the rugged forested hills of Ngorongoro.

Travel through picturesque Masai villages en route. Your destination is the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater. Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch.

After lunch, descend 2,000 feet to the crater floor. Ngorongoro is a place of rare wonders as its status as a World Heritage Site confers. Formed a massive volcanic eruption, the Earth’s largest intact volcanic caldera provides a year-round home to an astounding 25,000 large mammals including rare black rhinos, wildebeests, and zebras along with Africa’s densest concentrations of lions.

The Crater’s forests shelter African elephants and buffalo, and its wetlands are home to Hippos and Flamingos while spotted hyenas, African wild dogs, Leopards, and Cheetahs make up the full range of predators. After a game drive, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge/Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Midrange: – Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Budget: – Karatu Simba Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx.140km/3-4 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Ngorongoro
  • Game drives

Day 10: Full Day Game Drive in the Ngorongoro Crater Tour

Day ten of the 14 days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Islands tour starts with a delicious breakfast at the safari camp or lodge, as the sun rises. Then embark on a safari inside the Ngorongoro crater. You will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor and return in the late afternoon to your lodge for dinner.

Your route descends through the lush rainforests of the crater rim, 2000 feet down to the grasslands of the crater floor. Despite its small size, the Crater is a Big Five country and the openness of the terrain means easy and rewarding game viewing. You will also see several of the area’s 500 bird species.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Midrange: – Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Budget: – Karatu Simba Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Full Game drive

Day 11: Transfer Back To Arusha for Your Flight to Zanzibar

On day 12 of the 15 days Tanzania safari and Zanzibar tour, enjoy an early breakfast and then embark on a 5-6 hour drive back to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight to Zanzibar. Your flight takes you over the impossibly turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean before landing on the island, a sunny place with palm-fringed white sand beaches and a blend of cultures.

Most of the best beaches are on the east coast, and you’ll pass vibrant villages and spice plantations on the way to wherever you’re staying on the beach.

Spend the rest of today relaxing.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Baraza Resort & Spa/the Residence Zanzibar

Midrange: – Zuri Zanzibar Hotel & Resort/Reef & Beach Resort

Meal Plan: – Pongwe Beach Hotel/Sunshine Hotel, Zanzibar

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer back to Arusha
  • Flight to Zanzibar

Day 12: Relax On The Beaches Of Zanzibar

Zanzibar offers a variety of activities and attractions, but you will spend your time relaxing on the beach while reading a book under the shade of a palm tree or swimming in the warm Indian Ocean. If you’re feeling more active, it’s easy to arrange scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, kite surfing, or a cycling tour to explore the local fishing villages.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Baraza Resort & Spa/The Residence Zanzibar

Midrange: – Zuri Zanzibar Hotel and Resort/Reef & Beach Resort

Budget: – Pongwe Beach Hotel/ Sunshine Hotel, Zanzibar

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, lunch, & dinner

Optional Activities: –

  • Fishing
  • Sunset cruise, Dhow (traditional sailboat) cruises
  • Scuba diving & snorkeling
  • Water skiing & Kite surfing
  • Village Tours

Day 13: Tour the Historic Stone Town & Relax in the Afternoon

After a relaxed breakfast today, embark on a walking tour of the historic Stone Town, the fascinating old quarter of Zanzibar, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A trading center for 2,000 years, this town is famous for its wide range of architectural styles, eclectic collection of languages, and the tastes, smells, and sights of many cultures – Asian, Arab, African, and European.

Walk along the bustling narrow streets and admire the historical old. Visit local fruits and vegetable market, fish market, Tip tipu house, the House of Wonders, and the National Museum.

Also, tour the Old Slave Market, now the site of Anglican Cathedral Church, a building that houses several memorials to the city’s tragic past, one of which is an altar built over the spot where the whipping post stood. All newly captured Africans were tied to the tree here and whipped to test their mettle.

You retire in the afternoon for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Jafferji House & Spa/Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Midrange: – Dhow Palace Hotel/Shaba Boutique Hotel

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, lunch, & dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • A cultural tour of Stone Town

Day 14: Transfer to Zanzibar Airport for Your Departure Flight

Today, you’ll be picked up and taken to Zanzibar’s Abeid Amani Kareem International Airport for your onward flights. This is the end of hopefully a wonderful experience.

Meal Plan: – Breakfast

End of the 14 Days Tanzania Safari And Zanzibar Island Tour

14 Days Tanzania Safari And Zanzibar Islands Tour SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof &AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
  • Airport Transfers
  • 14 Days Tanzania Safari And Zanzibar Islands Tour − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary