8-Day Tanzania and Zanzibar Beach Retreat: Combine the best of bush and beach with a wildlife safari followed by relaxation on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar.
Experience the perfect blend of thrilling wildlife encounters in Tanzania’s iconic national parks and unwind on the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
Group Size: 2-12 people
Accommodation: Luxury tented camps in Tanzania and beachfront resorts in Zanzibar.
- Must-See Animals: Lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and dolphins.
- Key Landscapes: Serengeti plains, Ngorongoro Crater, and Zanzibar’s white sandy beaches.
- Special Activities: Hot air balloon rides over the Serengeti, spice tours in Zanzibar, and snorkelling in the Indian Ocean.
Embark on an 8-day journey that takes you from the wild terrains of Tanzania, teeming with Africa’s iconic wildlife, to the serene beaches of Zanzibar. Experience the thrill of spotting the Big Five in their natural habitat and later, indulge in the tropical paradise of Zanzibar, soaking up the sun and diving into its rich culture.
Touch down in Arusha, the vibrant hub of Tanzania’s northern safari circuit. After a warm welcome, transfer to your luxury lodge. Spend the evening acclimatizing, perhaps with a sunset drink overlooking the majestic Mount Meru. Distance: N/A. Accommodation: Arusha luxury lodge.
After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to the iconic Serengeti National Park. As you traverse the park, witness vast herds of wildebeests, zebras, and antelopes grazing on the endless plains. As the sun sets, enjoy a campfire dinner under the African stars. Distance: 208km. Accommodation: Luxury tented camp.
Rise early for a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti. As the sun paints the sky, spot wildlife from a bird’s-eye view. Celebrate with a champagne breakfast in the bush. Spend the afternoon on a guided game drive, seeking out elusive leopards and cheetahs. Distance: Varies. Accommodation: Luxury tented camp.
Journey to the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Descend into the crater for a full-day game drive, spotting lions, rhinos, and elephants against the backdrop of the crater walls. Enjoy a picnic lunch by a hippo-filled pond. Distance: 145km. Accommodation: Ngorongoro luxury lodge.
Board a flight to the enchanting island of Zanzibar. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the rich history of Stone Town, visiting ancient forts, sultans’ palaces, and bustling bazaars. As evening falls, savor a seafood feast at a beachside restaurant. Distance: 685km. Accommodation: Beachfront resort.
Spend a leisurely day on Zanzibar’s powdery white beaches. Dive into the turquoise waters, explore coral reefs, or simply relax with a book under a palm tree. As the sun sets, join a beach bonfire with local music and dance. Distance: N/A. Accommodation: Beachfront resort.
Embark on a fragrant journey through Zanzibar’s spice farms, learning about the island’s spice trade history. Afterward, set sail on a dhow to a secluded snorkeling spot, discovering vibrant marine life in the crystal-clear waters. Return to the resort for a Zanzibari culinary experience. Distance: Varies. Accommodation: Beachfront resort.
After a hearty breakfast, indulge in some last-minute souvenir shopping in Stone Town or enjoy a final stroll on the beach. Transfer to the airport, cherishing memories of an unforgettable Tanzanian adventure. Distance: N/A.