10 days Tanzania wildlife Safari and Zanzibar Beach Holiday offer quality family time, we are also committed to ensuring that you can relax, secure in the knowledge that your family is having as great a holiday as you are. With this in mind, we choose the hotels and lodges to offers a wide range of family-friendly accommodation options.
Day 1: Tarangire National Park
Pick up your permit at the park entrance, and then game drive the whole afternoon in the Lemiyo area, the northern part of the park, and the closest to the entrance. The landscape here is a mix of wide grasslands, and woodlands, impressive termites mounds, and the park’s trademark baobab trees!
Tarangire National Park has the second-highest wildlife concentration in the country (after Serengeti National Park), and one of the largest populations of elephants in the world (around 3,000 of these peaceful giants).
You can also see hundreds of zebras, gazelles, wildebeest, giraffes, etc and there are good chances to spot lions and cheetah too.
Take a break at the Matete picnic area for Lunch, which has an elevated view over the Tarangire River and the herds of animals coming there to drink.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park
Spend the day game driving inside the park, especially in the Silale Swamp area for a completely different landscape. The Silale swamp is a vast green plateau, with mountains in the background. A really beautiful view, and a lot of animals to spot, as they come to drink at the swamp. Take a break at the Silale picnic area, which has a beautiful view over the swamp.
Say 3: Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater is considered one of the wonders of the Natural World. The crater spreads for 102 sq. miles and has 2.000 ft high walls, making it virtually Noah’s ark and inhabiting almost every species of wildlife that is indigenous to East Africa.
It’s one of the very rare locations in the whole continent where you can witness the Black Rhino. The crater has a river, several swamps, a soda lake with a great concentration of flamingos, a forest, and open plains. It’s also famous for its elephants which, are the largest in the world and have huge tusks. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Wonder of the Natural World.
We will start the day very early with a transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and descend into the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife in one of the most stunning places on Earth. After a fantastic afternoon game drive, ascend the crater and transfer to your accommodation.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park
You will wake up early in the morning for breakfast then we set off again further in the wilderness to Serengeti National Park, the land of the big cats and home to the famous Great Wildebeests Migration.
We will stop briefly at Naabi Hill gate for registration then the rest of the day will be spent doing game drives in the endless plains. Game drives will go on until late in the afternoon when you will check-in at your Lodge. All meals included.
Day 5: Full day at Serengeti
On this incredible day, you will be driven across remote locations within the vast Serengeti plains in pursue of the Great Migration. The areas you visit depend on the time of the year and could be as far as the remote North of the Serengeti near the border with Kenya, or could be in the South (Ndutu Area), or even in the Western part of the park.
Day 6: Full day at Serengeti
Early morning game drive is a good option this day to spot the nocturnal species and the diurnal ones as they rise for a new day. During the morning also many animals will easily be spotted by the sides of the tracks as they escape the morning dew, and they enjoy the songs of the rising birds.
Depending on the time that you season that you visit Serengeti you can be lucky to see the herds of the Great Wildebeests Migration (ask our experts for their location).
Even without the wildebeest Migration herds in Serengeti; thousands of resident animals including buffaloes, leopards, cheetahs, lions, elephants, topis, Thompsons, and Grant’s gazelles, impalas, warthogs, and many bird species that never are resident to this incredible park. Overnight at your Lodge. All meals included.
Day 7: Flying out of the Serengeti to Zanzibar
On this day we suggest a very early wake-up in order to do an early morning game drive (when the animals are more active) and see one of the best sunrises you’ll ever witness. It’s really one of the most beautiful experiences to have. After the game drive, we return to the camp for a rewarding brunch, and then we’ll proceed to the airstrip for your flight (not included) to your next amazing destination: Zanzibar.
Day 8: Zanzibar Beach Vacation
After your safari in Northern Tanzania, it is now time to enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar and all that Zanzibar has to offer. Overnight at Ocean Paradise Resort, booked on half board basis; with breakfast and dinner included.
On one of the days you we can arrange a tour in Zanzibar for you at extra cost. The most prominent tours are the Spice Island tour, The tour of Stonetown, the Prison Island tour, The Dolphin tour, or the full day of ‘ The Safari Blue tour’.
Day 9: Zanzibar Island
Free program to enjoy the great beaches of the East Coast. To choose, idleness, meeting with fishermen, diving or dhow cruising. The hotel in which you are staying offers many activities, do not hesitate to ask them for information.
Day 10: Transfer to Zanzibar International Airport
You can spend the last hours of your journey relaxing. After you will have a transfer to Zanzibar airport for the international flight.
African Reflection Tours is a proudly Tanzanian owned and operated company, created to make your dream journey come true. Our local heritage and roots will ensure that you receive the ultimate genuine Tanzanian adventure that will bring you and your loved ones a lifetime of memories.