14 Day Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Island

This tour combines the best of Tanzania, a visit to Bethany Pre and Primary School, a wildlife safari in Northern Tanzania, and concludes with a relaxing trip to the pristine beaches of Zanzibar, and its interesting city sites.

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha, Tanzania

Arrive at Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Airport where you will be met and transferred to peaceful Kisongo.  

Overnight: Forest Hill Carnival Hotel

Included Meals: Snacks and beverage provided enroute to your lodge 

Day 2: Bethany Pre and Primary School – Kisongo

One of the trip’s highlights will be your visit to Bethany Pre and Primary School with over 384 students! Take a look at our drone compilation video to see an overview of the school from November 2021.

You may wish to settle into Tanzania for a few hours and then start your day at the school by serving lunch to the students. Your driver will escort you to the school whenever you are ready to start your day. We may enjoy a stroll up the hill behind the school for a beautiful view of the school and surrounding village.

Overnight: Forest Hill Carnival Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch at school, dinner

Day 3: Bethany Pre and Primary School – Kisongo

We will continue to visit the school by riding the morning school bus, which will pick you up at your lodge on the bus’s morning route. When all the children arrive, your heart will be warmed by the singing and dancing of the children who will be eager to greet you. You may help make lunch in the kitchen and then serve the children. You may wish to ride back to their homes at the end of the day. This will be an experience that will live in your memory forever.

If time allows, we will have the unique opportunity to visit a Maasai market in Arusha as well as the Shanga House, a workshop that provides employment opportunities for those with physical disabilities.

Overnight: Forest Hill Carnival Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch at school, dinner

Day 4: Arusha/Kisongo – Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, we drive to Tarangire National Park, Tanzania’s third largest national park. The scenery is beautiful with bulbous baobab trees dotting the landscape. We are likely to see wildlife as we drive through the park. After a stop for a picnic lunch, we will arrive at our tented lodge with time to settle in a bit and prepare for another game drive before dinner.  

Tarangire contains a range of ecosystems from grassland and woodlands in the north, to scrub and wetlands further south. The Tarangire river cuts through the park and empties into Lake Burunge in the west. Tarangire boasts one of the largest and most conspicuous elephant populations in East Africa. There are large family groups with many calves being born each year as the population continues to recover from the devastating effects of poaching in the eighties.  In addition, Tarangire offers the largest recorded concentration of breeding bird species in the world.

Overnight:

  • Midrange lodging at: Farm of  Dreams Lodge
  • Luxury lodging at: Ngorongoro Gibbs Farm Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, dinner

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater Tour

After an early breakfast we will be taking an interesting drive across the Great Rift Valley and up its amazing escarpments with awe-inspiring views before we descend to the bottom of the crater. The circular crater is about 12 miles across, with steep walls of over 2,000 feet. The crater’s rim is 7,500 feet above sea level. The Crater floor boasts the highest concentration of animals per area of many animals including the Big Five ( elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos and rhinos). We will have lunch at a beautiful picnic site before driving out the crater in the late afternoon.

Overnight:

  • Midrange lodging at: Wildlife safari lodge
  • Luxury lodging at: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, dinner

Day 6: Serengeti National Park 

After a relaxed breakfast, we drive westwards to the Serengeti National Park via the Naabi Hill Gate. “Serengeti” derives from the Maasai word ‘siringet’ meaning “an extended area” – description of the endless rolling plains that give these grasslands a timeless romantic beauty. The principal features of the Serengeti are its stunningly dense wildlife populations and the annual spectacle of the migration of millions of zebras and wildebeest in pursuit of water and forage as the seasons change.

Overnight

  • Midrange lodging at: Serengeti Sound of Silence
  • Luxury lodging at: Serengeti Gran Melia Safari Lodge (with a swimming pool on site)

Included Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, dinner

Day 7: Full day at Serengeti National Park

If you wish to do an early sunrise game drive before breakfast, it gives you the rare chance to spot some of  the nocturnal animal species as they retire from a night of hunting. After breakfast the rest of the day will be spent again exploring the endless plains of the Serengeti National Park. Depending on the time you visit Serengeti your guide will lead you to the best areas to spot the resident species as well as the wildebeest migration herds which concentrate in different areas of the park in different months of the year. Depending on the time of travel and a little luck you may even witness the crossing of Mara River by the wildebeests as they brave the crocodile infested waters to cross to Masai Mara in Kenya in search for greener pastures and water. You will spend these two full days with game viewing in the vast plains of the Serengeti with 02 nights accommodation at a lodge or camp.  

Overnight

  • Midrange lodging at: Serengeti Sound of Silence
  • Luxury lodging at: Serengeti Gran Melia Safari Lodge (with a swimming pool on site)

Included Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, dinner

Day 8: Full day at Serengeti National Park

Today you may wish to drift away from the surface of the earth in the early hours of the morning, safe in the basket of a hot air balloon. Optional tour item, and then proceed with game drives the remainder of the day, or continue your experience of the untouched parts of the Serengeti and unbelievable experiences it has in store for you.

Overnight:

  • Midrange lodging at: Serengeti Sound of Silence
  • Luxury lodging at: Serengeti Gran Melia Safari Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, dinner

Day 9: Fly to Zanzibar Island

After breakfast we checkout and begin our game drive on the way to the nearest Airstrip in the Serengeti for a flight to the Island of Zanzibar. On arrival at Zanzibar you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to the best hotel in Zanzibar.

Overnight:

  • Midrange lodging at: Sandies Hotel (Sea view Suites)
  • Luxury lodging at: Zanzibar Gran Melia (Ocean Front Suite)

Included Meals: Breakfast and  box lunch

Day 10-13: Beach stay at Zanzibar

Spend these days relaxing at one of the best beaches in the world. Other activities and tours can be arranged by our travel experts; including tours to Spice Plantation, Stonetown,  Prison Island, Jozani forest, and more, depending on your preferences. 

Overnight:

  • Midrange lodging at: Sandies Baobab Hotel (Sea view Suites)
  • Luxury lodging at: Zanzibar Gran Melia (Ocean Front Suite)

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 14: Departure

Breakfast at the hotel with check out time at 10.00 am. Depending on your schedule you will be transferred to the Zanzibar airport for your flight back home. Day room can be arranged.

If departing from a different airport other than Zanzibar we can always arrange your domestic connections and transfers as they may be required.

If you taking this trip that ends with Zanzibar, it would be best to fly into Kilimanjaro (JRO) and out of Dar es Salaam (DAR), when booking your overseas flight. However, we can work your particular inbound/outbound international flight logistics.