12-Day Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Island Holiday
12-Day Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Island Holiday
12-Day Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Island Holiday
12 Days in South Africa
From $13131 pp (USD)
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This East Africa safari has is all: luxurious lodges, phenomenal settings, action-packed game drives and exotic island beaches. Highlights over the 12 days include the rim-side setting of Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, an exclusive safari in Singita’s Serengeti Grumeti Reserve, and a relaxing week at a wonderfully private and romantic beach retreat on the north coast of Zanzibar Island.
Tour Summary
Ethiopia Congo (DRC) Madagascar Seychelles Mauritius Reunion Swaziland Botswana Kenya Malawi Mozambique Namibia Rwanda South Africa Lesotho Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
You'll go to Tanzania
You'll visit Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater, Grumeti GR, Zanzibar & Dar es Salaam
This tour starts in Arusha & ends in Dar es Salaam - Getting there
Tour Features
Luxury tour
This luxury tour uses lodges and hotels.
Private tour
This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won't be shared with others.
Can start any day
If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
Can be customized
You can request changes to this tour.
Not for solo travelers
Solo travelers cannot book this private tour.
Suitable for all ages
This tour is suitable for children of all ages.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: game drives & walking safaris (with an armed guide)
Getting around: air transfer
This operator can help select your international flights, but you'll have to book them yourself help
A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Accommodation & Meals
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
Day Accommodation Meals
1 Arusha Coffee Lodge
Luxury lodge in or near Arusha
Breakfast Included
2-3 Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Luxury+ lodge on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
All Meals Included
4-5 Faru Faru Lodge
Luxury+ lodge inside Grumeti GR (Greater Serengeti)
All Meals Included
6-11 Kilindi Zanzibar
Luxury hotel in or near Zanzibar (Beach)
All Meals Included
12 End of tour
(No accommodation)
Breakfast Included
Next:Day by Day

Arrival

(See Getting there for more details)
  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Coffee Estate Just Outside Arusha

Day 1 Coffee Estate Just Outside Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you’ll be met and transferred to Arusha Coffee Lodge (around a 1 to 1.5-hour drive). Set on one of Tanzania’s largest working coffee estates, this historic lodge dates back to the early 1900’s, and is housed in the original landowner’s home with wooden chalets tucked away on tree-filled grounds. Depending on the time you arrive, you could go on a guided tour of the estate to find out how coffee is grown, harvested and roasted. Or you might prefer to recover from your international flight on your private deck with its Mount Meru views. Plantation House (the main lodge) has a welcoming atmosphere, and the lounge with its leather couches and log fire is great for pre-dinner drinks.
Main Destination: Arusha
Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included
Stay Perched on The Rim of Ngorongoro Crater

Day 2-3 Stay Perched on The Rim of Ngorongoro Crater

An early breakfast sets you up for your short flight to Lake Manyara Airstrip, where you’ll be met and transferred to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (about a 1.5-hour drive). You arrive before lunch with the option of a guided walk in the late afternoon or time to simply relax at this award-winning lodge perched on the rim of the crater. In the evening dinner is served in the opulent dining room where sparkling silver and crystal vie for attention with the spectacular crater views. The next day your guide drives you down to the crater floor for a full day of game viewing, including a picnic lunch next to the crater lake. Ngorongoro Crater is said to have the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa with regular sightings of prides of lion, spotted hyena, cheetah, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and the highly endangered black rhino. After an exciting day on safari, look forward to relaxing in a rose-petal strewn bath drawn by your personal butler.
Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater
Best Time to Visit
June to September (General wildlife viewing is best)
High Season
Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather
June to October (Rainfall is little to none)

Wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater

Black Rhino Black Rhino Common
Lion Lion Common
Cheetah Cheetah Common
Zebra Zebra Abundant
Wildebeest Wildebeest Abundant
Hyena Hyena Abundant
Elephant Elephant Common
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Accommodation: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
  • Luxury+ lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
Exclusive Singita Safari on the Serengeti Plains

Day 4-5 Exclusive Singita Safari on the Serengeti Plains

A scheduled flight whisks you from Lake Manyara Airstrip to Singita Grumeti Reserve (Sasakwa Airstrip), a vast private concession bordering the Serengeti National Park. Here you’ll be staying at Singita Faru Faru in one of 8 elegant suites with floor-to-ceiling windows. Overlooking a busy waterhole, Faru Faru has all the extras you’d expect from Singita including 5-star service, fine cuisine, a spa, health club and 2 swimming pools (one with a small beach). Set off on morning and afternoon game drives in this private reserve which, while similar in size to the Masai Mara, has just a handful of lodges allowing for a wonderfully exclusive safari experience. Not only is Singita Grumeti Reserve known for excellent year-round game viewing, but it is also on the migratory route so if your timing’s right you could find yourself amongst huge herds of wildebeest or (if you travel in June or July) even see the dramatic crossing of the Grumeti River.
Main Destination: Grumeti Private Game Reserve (Greater Serengeti)
Accommodation: Faru Faru Lodge
  • Luxury+ lodge located inside Grumeti GR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Luxury Beach Break in Zanzibar

Day 6-11 Luxury Beach Break in Zanzibar

From Sasakwa Airstrip you fly to Arusha, where you’ll connect with a flight to Zanzibar. Here you’ll be met and transferred to Kilindi Zanzibar, on the north-west coast of the island. This wonderfully private and romantic beach retreat has just 15 white-domed suites secreted away in lush tropical gardens with mango and papaya trees. Fling your wooden shutters open to the ocean views, relax at your private plunge pool or stroll down to the white sand beach. Zanzibar’s north-west coast is exclusive and uncrowded. There are daybeds on the beach, the ocean is a wonderful shade of aquamarine, you can go kayaking and snorkel or dive the colourful coral reefs (additional cost). Spend a day exploring historic Stone Town with its tangle of alleyways, interesting shops, and market stalls piled high with seafood and spices. In the evenings set sail on a traditional dhow, and toast the sunset in true Zanzibar style.
Main Destination: Zanzibar Island (Beach)
Accommodation: Kilindi Zanzibar
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Zanzibar
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
Flight Back to Dar es Salaam

Day 12 Flight Back to Dar es Salaam

Enjoy a final breakfast overlooking the tropical Indian Ocean, before you're transferred to Zanzibar Airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam. You touch down in good time for your onward travel arrangements.
Main Destination: Dar Es Salaam
Accommodation: No accommodation
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

End of tour

(See Getting there for more details)
  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Next: Rates

Important to Know

  • This tour is not available to solo travelers.
  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour must be paid in US dollars (USD). The ZAR rates shown are converted for information purposes only. Disclaimer
  • This tour accepts children of all ages.
  • Rates include a fixed budget for flights during this tour. Flights may cost more, depending on travel dates. If so, your quote will reflect this.

Rates Per Person

Start dates
Solo 1 room
2+ people Sharing rooms
Mar 1, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020
n/a*
$13131
Jun 1, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020
n/a*
$16234
Sep 1, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020
n/a*
$15376
Oct 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
n/a*
$13827
Nov 1, 2020 - Dec 15, 2020
n/a*
$13220
Jan 5, 2021 - Feb 28, 2021
n/a*
$16155
Mar 1, 2021 - Mar 31, 2021
n/a*
$14710
Jun 1, 2021 - Aug 31, 2021
n/a*
$18183
Sep 1, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021
n/a*
$17226
Oct 1, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021
n/a*
$15489
Nov 1, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021
n/a*
$14808
N/A* = Not Available. This is Unavailable For Single Travelers.
Mar 1, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020
Jun 1, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020
Sep 1, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020
Oct 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
Nov 1, 2020 - Dec 15, 2020
Jan 5, 2021 - Feb 28, 2021
Mar 1, 2021 - Mar 31, 2021
Jun 1, 2021 - Aug 31, 2021
Sep 1, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021
Oct 1, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021
Nov 1, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021
N/A* = Not Available. This is Unavailable For Single Travelers.
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Included
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Excluded
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
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Included
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Excluded
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Getting There
This tour starts in Arusha and ends in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
This operator can help select your international flights, but you'll have to book them yourself help
Fly to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO - Check price) near Arusha. Or fly to Arusha Airport (ARK - Check price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya)
Fly back from Julius Nyerere Airport (DAR - Check price) in Dar es Salaam
A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
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