Visit Tanzania on your 09 days Tanzania bush and beach safari holiday. This 09 days Tanzania safari will take you to Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Zanzibar islands. Expect to spot the great wildebeest, big cats and much wildlife species.
09 Day/08 Nights Tanzania Bush and Beach Safari
The 09 Day Tanzania Safari will take you to Tarangire, Serengeti Ngorongoro and Zanzibar offering superb game viewing, unique safari experiences and beach holidays.
Tanzania safari takes you to Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater the most well-known crater in Africa, the Ngorongoro Crater, is one of the largest of its kind and a true marvel to behold and the park also houses the “Big 5” animals, deep volcanic craters, and is home to the semi-nomadic Maasai people and Serengeti National Park a UNESCO world heritage site and home to various wildlife, including lions, cheetahs and at certain times of the year, the wildebeest migration.
Upon arrival meet with our safari guide and transfer you to your hotel of residence in Arusha city. Dinner and overnight stay at Kibo Palace Hotel.
Day1: Arusha – Tarangire
Day2: Tarangire – Serengeti
Day5: Serengeti – Ngorongoro
Day6: Ngorongoro – Zanzibar Beach
Day7&8: Zanzibar Beach Holidays
Day9: Zanzibar – Departure
This program is so much suitable to take in Tanzania all year round easily experience the great wildebeest and big cats in the Serengeti plains and Ngorongoro Crater.
09 Days/08 nights (01 nights in Arusha, 1 night in Tarangire, 3 nights Serengeti, 1 night in Ngorongoro, 3 nights in Zanzibar islands.
Day1 – Arusha – Tarangire National Park
Journey: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
After our morning breakfast drive to Tarangire National Park and then lunch, we will have a 4-hour journey, covering the 175km.
The diverse landscapes of Tarangire, spread across nearly 3,000 km2, and the density and variety of wildlife they contain. And it is the wildlife – not us – which will decide what your highlight will be!
Safari in Tarangire National Park
Tarangire is huge. As you stand at the park gate and look south, it stretches as far as the eye can see. Known as the ‘Elephant Playground,’ this phenomenal park contains huge herds of these mighty mammals. But Tarangire is also home to buffalo, lion, wildebeest, zebra and gazelle and the park can rival Serengeti for sheer animal densities. What might you see today? Perhaps a solitary male lion stretched out beneath a tree, perhaps a trio of male cheetah enjoying some lazy bonding-time in the sun. Maybe some graceful Grant’s gazelle or zebra bounding away from the road or a couple of giraffes munching happily from the choicest acacia branches. For Tarangire specialties, look out for kudu and oryx.
Here as in other parks, it pays not to ignore the small animals. It’s so easy to be mesmerized by the power and majesty of an elephant or the elegance of the giraffe. Ask your guide to find you an agama lizard, especially a male one who changes colour in front of you according to the temperature! Or a hyrax, known as pimpi, an insignificant-looking creature of around 30cm in length…who astonishingly is related to elephant!
Breakfast is served at the Arusha Hotel. Lunch will be a cooked hot lunch prepared by the camp team. Your dinner will be a full, cooked meal created by the team at Tarangire Tortilis Camp
Day2 – Tarangire – Serengeti National Park
Journey: Tarangire – Serengeti National Park
With Serengeti as our destination, and with your head full of magical memories of Manyara, we set off to the north and west, a 4.5-hour journey of around 200km, following the famous Rift Valley. On the journey, you will be enchanted by the colors of everyday Tanzanian life, the different faces of the tribesmen, their herds, the bustle of the transport, the vibrant roadside stalls and markets. Soon, however, the human habitation gives way to the Serengeti plains.
Activity: Olduvai Gorge Visit
Here’s a National Park which will offer you a whole variety of wildlife surprises over the next few days, but perhaps today’s highlight – certainly for first-time visitors – will simply be the Serengeti terrain itself. The sheer vastness, as the plains roll away in front of you into eternity, will leave you with a sense of awe.
Safari in Serengeti National Park
At last! Serengeti, the incomparable wonder of Tanzania, will be the stage for the natural animal theatrics which will be performed over the next few days. Your game drive here combines the known with the unknown, the certainty that you will be amazed with the uncertainty of exactly what you will see and when. Changing light, a changing cast of animal actors, ensuring that at every turn there is a new experience. Snap off some memorable photos, but don’t forget to simply take a deep breath and enjoy nature in its real-time, raw beauty.
Breakfast is served at Manyara Accommodations. Lunch will be a cooked hot lunch prepared by the Manyara Accommodations. Your dinner will be a full, cooked meal created by the team at Serengeti Tortilis Camp.
Day3&4 – Serengeti – (Game-drive) in Serengeti
We take the opportunity this morning to enjoy another game drive in this incredible location. This allows us further time to wonder at the migratory herds and the dangers and challenges they face each year in their battle for survival. As well as the herd animals, you can look to the skies, perhaps finding a majestic martial eagle or one of the other birds that populate this area. As well as the thousands of migrating animals, this area also has a good population of resident wildlife, so you will never be disappointed. In the afternoon, we take the short drive to the central part of Serengeti, where after lunch a game-drive will help us explore further this busy area. Finally, you will go to your chosen accommodation for relaxation and your evening meal.
Breakfast is served at your Northern Serengeti accommodation, which will also prepare your lunch to be enjoyed by you out on safari. Your dinner will be a full, cooked meal created by the team at the Serengeti Tortilis Camp.
Day5 – Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro
Journey: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After a morning game drive and lunch, this afternoon we will head south-east towards Ngorongoro, a distance of 145km which will take us around 3 ½ hours.
Today, we will get our first sight of the spectacular, incomparable Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and the heart of the Conservation Area of the same name. But before that, we have another morning game drive in amazing Serengeti, marveling at its animal inhabitants. Another day of adventure, another day to enjoy the wildlife.
Safari in Serengeti National Park
With its informative visitor centre, the Seronera area of Central Serengeti is the national park’s most popular area. And it is very popular with the wildlife, too. The Seronera river enjoys year-round water flow, so there is always something of interest to observe. Several game drives can be undertaken here and might reveal lions in sizeable prides, hippo or herds of elephants – whose populations in the park have risen in recent times. Depending on other attractions, we may choose to call in at the Serengeti Visitor Centre, where there is an excellent explanation of the park’s eco – system and a chance to understand the history of conservation in this area. In particular, you will find out about the work of Bernhard Grzimek and the Frankfurt Zoological Society who had the foresighted vision of preserving the Serengeti’s eco – system. Even at the center, you may well find wildlife: populations of hyrax and mongoose, as well as many small bird species.
After lunch, we head south-east towards Ngorongoro. If it has not already struck you with its vastness, Serengeti’s ‘endless plains’ will make a deep impression on you as we take the long, straight road which passes Simba Kopjes (famous from ‘The Lion King’) to reach Naabi Hill Gate, close to the divide between Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Here you can gather information at the gate’s visitor center, clamber up the hill for superb views back over the plains, or look out for a colorful agama lizard among the rocks.
Breakfast is served at the camp. Lunch will be a cooked hot lunch prepared by the camp team. Your dinner will be a full, cooked meal created by the team at Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp.
Day6 – Ngorongoro Crater Tour – Lake Manyara Airstrip – Zanzibar Islands
Journey: Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Lake Manyara National Park
After our morning game drive in the crater and our lunch, we will set off in the afternoon through Lodware Gate for Lake Manyara National Park. Our journey will be around 175km with an estimated travel time of 2 ½ hours.
Even if you didn’t see a single animal, the Ngorongoro Crater would live in your memory forever. But, in fact, the enormous crater floor is simply bursting with life, over 250km2 of diverse environments – forest, lake, swamp – which are home to herds of wildebeest, zebra and buffalo as well as elephants, lions and many more. And a true highlight today would be the black rhino!
Safari in Ngorongoro Crater Floor
From our safari camp, we set off after breakfast, a 6am departure to reach the rim and then descend into the vast crater itself. At one side there’s the Lerai Forest, classic mountain forest landscape with almost tropical characteristics. This is good elephant country, so keep your eyes peeled. By the side of the nearby swampland is what is sometimes called the ‘elephant graveyard’ as the mighty male tuskers at the end of their lives come to chew on the soft, swampland grasses once their teeth have failed them.
The crater has a population of around 120 lions, with well-defined territories; 15,000 wildebeest, 9,000 zebra, 400 hyenas, and around 50 black Rhino. Many wildebeest and other herd animals are resident, benefiting from the many sources of year-round waters and are boosted by some migrators in season. Buffalo, Thomson’s gazelle and eland are also present in numbers. Hippos can be found in pools and swampland and highland birdlife is colourful and plentiful around the waters. Flamingos can often be seen in Lake Magadi, which occupies part of the crater floor.
Breakfast is served at the camp. Lunch will be a cooked hot lunch prepared by the camp team. Your dinner will be a full, cooked meal created by the team at Zanzibar Beach Lodge.
Day7&8: Zanzibar Beach Holidays
Day9: Zanzibar – Departure
Package Includes Northern Circuit:
Trip Safety: AMREF Flying Doctor Insurance
A Flying doctor Insurance to Air transfer you before dark from nearest airstrip to hospital during Emergency
Transport: 4X4 Custom built – Toyota Land cruiser
- Pop-up Roof, Opening Sliding windows, Seat Belts, Heavy duty wheels, and Extra Fuel tanks
- Refrigerator for cooling drinks, one pair of binoculars per couple, Eco friendly Trash Bag,
- Wi-Fi on board during safari, Charging Outlets type Plug G for charging Cameras and smart phones
Trip Crew: Professional English-Speaking Driver guide
A Friendly, Experienced and Passionate Driver Guide expert at a wide variety of skills: Flora and Fauna, Tanzania’s cultural and natural history
Treat – A Special Safari Hamper
- Soft drinks, Coffee/tea, and Water during game drives
- One pick up transfers from Kilimanjaro International airport upon arrival
- One drop off transfer to Kilimanjaro International airport during departure
Accommodation: 1 nights at Arusha and 6 nights on Safari
0 night – Kibo Palace Hotel – Half Board (Dinner and Breakfast)
1st night – Tarangire Tortilis camp – Full board (Dinner, Breakfast, and picnic lunch box)
2nd, 3rd & 4th night – Serengeti Tortilis camp – Full board (Dinner, Breakfast, and picnic lunch box)
5th night – Ngorongoro Tortilis camp – Full board (Dinner, Breakfast, and picnic lunch box)
6th, 7th & 8th night – Zanzibar Beach Lodge – Full board (Dinner, Breakfast, and picnic lunch box)
Photographic Safari: Experience Wildlife with 4X4 Safari Vehicle
Game drive in Serengeti National Park
Game drive in Tarangire National Park
Game drive in Ngorongoro crater
Park Entrance Fee:
Park fee for Serengeti National Park
Park fee for Manyara National Park
Park fee for Tarangire National Park
Park fee for Ngorongoro crater
Taxes: 18 % VAT (Value Added Tax)
Northern Circuit Package Excludes:
Tipping is of course discretionary but is an expected part of the way in which business is done in Tanzania. It counts as an expression of gratitude to those who – hopefully – have made your experience an unforgettable one and enables you to directly reward those people. Our passengers come from all around the world, with different cultural attitudes to tipping, but a tip is of great significance here in Tanzania and will be hugely appreciated by the recipient. We know that the act of giving of a tip can be a bit awkward and we would suggest that the best way to remove this ‘awkwardness’ is for each couple to put their tip anonymously into an envelope and for the envelopes to be presented by the couple to the staff member. As a guideline, you can consider tipping at the following levels:
Driver guide: $25 US per day, per couple.
For hotels/lodges/tented camps, please do not tip individual staff members, but instead use the ‘Tip Box’, which you should find at the reception of your accommodation. For guidance, you should consider tipping between $5-7 US per day, per guest, at each accommodation.
Balloon Safari: Experience 60 – 90-minute (depending on wind condition) aerial adventure, followed by bush breakfast and champagne.
Any Changes done by you: The trip excludes changes done by you during safari or before safari which deviates from the original program
International & domestic flights: The trip costs Excludes flights from your hometown to Tanzania and from Tanzania back to your hometown. Also, flights within Tanzania
Visa: The trip costs Excludes all visa costs including arrival visas and transit visas
Medical Insurance: The trip cost Excludes Medical Insurance which is mandatory from your home country.
Travel Insurance: The trip cost Excludes Travel Insurance which is mandatory from your home country.
Laundry Service: If you require to launder your clothes while on your safari, then you will need to pay an amount that the accommodation charges as per their rate sheet.
Drinks at the lodges/campsites:
All kinds of soft drinks at the lodges/campsites are not included.