14 DAYS TANZANIA SAFARI AND ZANZIBAR TOUR

14 days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar tour – SAFARI OVERVIEW

This unforgettable 14 days Tanzania safari and Zanzibar tour is 13 nights, 14 days safari in Tanzania tour, combining exceptional wildlife viewing with amazing cultural experiences and a beach holiday in Zanzibar, the spice island.

Kick off your 14 days Tanzania safari and Zanzibar tour with a game drive in Arusha National Park and Arusha city walking tour – before heading to Tarangire NP, renowned for its huge elephant herds and magnificent ‘upside-down trees’. Next, it’s off to the endless plains of Tanzania’s premier safari destination, the Serengeti: it is one of the most beautiful natural wildlife safari sites in the world, home to the Great Wildebeest Migration, and big cats.

You then visit Olduvai Gorge, the Cradle of Mankind, and explore the epic Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera, seen by many as the “Eighth Natural Wonder of the World”, and home to the densest concentration of big animals in Africa – some 25,000 animals. It is not unusual to see the Big 5 (Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard) in a single day here!

Finally, fly to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar, where you will explore the historic Stone Town and relax on a palm-shaded beach.

This 14 days Tanzania safari and Zanzibar tour can be customized to suit your interests, please let us know how you want it and we shall give it to you beyond your expectations.

14 days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar tour – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Arusha city walking tour
  • Thrilling daily game drives
  • See the extraordinary Wildebeest Migration (seasonal)
  • Watch the Big Five in their natural habitat
  • Spot Big Cats like Lions, Leopards, and Cheetahs
  • See large herds of Elephant in Tarangire National Park
  • See the epic Ngorongoro Crater
  • Visit Olduvai Gorge, the Cradle of Mankind
  • Fantastic birdwatching & photographic opportunities
  • Relax on the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar
  • Visit the historic Stone Town, a world heritage site
  • Optional water sports: kite surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, etc

14 days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar tour – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1 & 2: Arusha City & Arusha National Park

Day 3, 4, & 5: Tarangire National Park

Day 6, 7, & 8: Serengeti National Park

Day 9 & 10: Ngorongoro Conservation Area & Olduvai Gorge.

Day 11, 12 & 13: Zanzibar beaches & Stone Town

Day 14: Depart

14 days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar tour – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to a hotel.

Day 2: Game drive in Arusha National Park & walking tour of Arusha City.

Day 3: Transfer to Tarangire National Park for an afternoon game drive

Day 4: Full-day game drives in Tarangire National Park

Day 5: Another full day of game drives in Tarangire National Park

Day 6: Travel to Serengeti National Park for a game drive.

Day 7: Unlimited games drive Serengeti National Park

Day 8: Whole day game drive in Serengeti National Park

Day 9: Travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area via Olduvai Gorge.

Day 10: Whole day game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater

Day 11: Drive to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar.

Day 12: Relaxation on the pristine sand beaches of Zanzibar

Day 13: Tour the historic stone town & relax in the afternoon

Day 14: Drive to Zanzibar Airport for your departure flight.

14 days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar tour – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport & Transfer to a Hotel in Arusha City.

This 14 days Tanzania safari and Zanzibar tour begins with your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will be met by our Prime Safari representative with a comfortable 4×4 vehicle. After meet and greet service, he will transfer you to your Arusha hotel, less than an hour’s drive away. Here, you can relax after your journey and enjoy dinner.

Also known as the safari capital of Tanzania, Arusha city is the gateway to the country’s finest reserves. The city is located below Mt Meru (4566m), close to Africa’s highest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m). At about 1400m above sea level, the city has a temperate climate, which daily average temperatures of about 27oC.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Legendary Lodge/Arusha Coffee Lodge/Kibo Palace Hotel

Midrange: – Outpost Lodge

Meal Plan: – Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Airport pick up
  • Transfer to a hotel

Day 2: Game Drive in Arusha NP & Walking Tour of Arusha City.

After breakfast at the hotel, set off to Arusha National Park for a morning game drive. It is about a 40-minute drive to reach the park.

Arusha National Park (137km2) is a beautiful quiet, encompassing Mount Meru (4566m) and a variety of other amazing landscapes such as fig forest, open savanna, waterfalls, alkaline lakes, and scenic volcanic craters, with a stunning backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro on a clear day.

Arusha National Park also hosts a variety of African wildlife including Buffalos, Elephants, Masai giraffes, Warthogs, Zebras, and several species of antelopes. More exciting are the black-and-white colobus monkeys that live in the forest, and over 400 bird species. Several lakes often host flocks of flamingos.

After a game drive, head back to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the late afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of Arusha city. Visit local markets and craft shops that are ideal for souvenir shopping. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Kibo Palace Hotel/Impala Hotel/Arusha Coffee Lodge

Midrange: – Outpost Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Arusha National Park Game drive
  • Cultural walk around Arusha

Optional Activities:-

  • Arusha NP walking safari
  • Canoe ride on Momella Lakes

Day 3: Transfer to Tarangire National Park for a Game Drive.

After breakfast on day 3 of the 14 days Tanzania safari and Zanzibar tour, start a beautiful journey to Tarangire National Park. It is a drive of about 2½ hours in a southwesterly direction. You’ll reach your camp/lodge for the next 3 nights in time for lunch. After lunch, have some time to relax and then go on a game drive.

Tarangire National Park (2850km2) is a place of giant baobabs, fever tree forests, shimmering swamps, and sweeping vistas, where Tanzania’s largest elephant herds roam. The park is less well known than the Serengeti and feels more ‘raw’ and remote. There is much less traffic.

Its concentrations of big game, however, are not far behind that of the Serengeti, with a big population of Elephants, Buffalos, Wildebeests, Zebras, Giraffes, and Antelopes that congregate around the Tarangire River, especially in the dry season.

Elephants congregate in herds of up to 300 animals, and the large numbers of game animals attract numerous predator species, particularly lions. After a game drive, return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Midrange: – Tarangire Kirurumu Camp

Budget: – Roika Tented Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 150km/2½ hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Tarangire
  • Game drive

Optional Activity: –

  • Night game drive

Day 4: Full Day Game Drives In Tarangire National Park

After an early breakfast today, you will go on a morning game drive in Tarangire. During the hottest hours of the day, you’ll return to the lodge/camp for delicious lunch and some downtime before heading out again on an afternoon game drive.

Tarangire is really a beautiful place, featuring river valleys and vast swamps. These swamps soak up the rain like sponges and maintain a tinge of green, even during the dry season. Away from the swamps, the landscape is dotted with granitic ridges, red-earth termite mounds, sparse whistling thorns, and woodlands.

Throughout, bulbous baobabs impose themselves upon the backdrop, dwarfing even the enormous herds of elephants that forage around them. Tarangire is also the one place in Tanzania where rare dry-country antelope; Oryx and Gerenuk can be seen. You’ll also look for Dwarf Mongoose, leopards, Cheetahs, and African Wild Dogs. You’ll return to your lodge in the early evening, have another delightful dinner and enjoy being out in the African bush.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Midrange: – Tarangire Kirurumu Camp

Budget: – Roika Tented Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Game drives

Day 5: Another Full Day of Game Drives In Tarangire National Park

On day 5 of your 14 days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar tour, have another full day to enjoy all that Tarangire has to offer. You will once again enjoy breakfast at the lodge and then set off on your morning game drive. You’ll return for lunch and some relaxation and then go on another drive in the afternoon.

Tarangire is not only about beautiful landscapes and interesting mammals, the park also boasts a bird list of over 550 species.

Specials include Yellow-collared Lovebird, Common Ostrich, Kori bustard, Ashy Starling, Red-throated Tit, Red-necked Spurfowl, Lazy Cisticola, Black Bishop, Red-and-yellow Barbet, and Rufous-tailed Weaver, along with a host of vultures, and other raptors, such as African Hawk-eagle and Pygmy Falcon. After another fantastic day in Tarangire, you will return to the lodge for your final dinner and overnight here. Tomorrow you to the fabled Serengeti!

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Midrange: – Tarangire Kirurumu Camp

Budget: – Roika Tented Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Tarangire National Park game drives

Optional Activities:-

  • Tarangire NP walking safari
  • Night game drive in Tarangire

Day 6: Travel to Serengeti National Park for Game Drive.

After breakfast, today set off north to the next exciting destination of this wonderful 14 days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar tour. Travel through the cool crater highlands and famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving Ngorongoro, pass beautiful Maasai villages and descend into the legendary plains of Serengeti – a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.

Serengeti is rightfully known as a “place where the land runs forever”. Its rolling, golden plains that continue beyond the horizon, and its massive herds of wildebeest, elephant, buffalo, and antelope, fierce predators, and flocks of swooping birds make it one of the most exciting wildlife areas in the world.

Serengeti is also Tanzania’s oldest game park, renowned for the annual Great Wildebeest Migration, an iconic and dramatic scene in wildlife documentaries for decades, and a true bucket list experience. This afternoon, enjoy a picnic lunch and a game drives up to your lodge/camp in Central Serengeti.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Serengeti Sopa Lodge/Serengeti Serena Lodge

Midrange: – Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 250km/5-6 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Serengeti
  • Evening game drive

Day 7: Unlimited Games Drive Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a full day in Central Serengeti today. You’ll have an early breakfast and then go for a morning game drive. You’ll return to the camp in the hottest hours of the day for lunch and some downtime. You’ll then have a refreshing drink in the afternoon and another game drive to see more wildlife.

Central Serengeti encompasses the world-famous Seronera Valley which is known for its prime big game and other wildlife. In this part of the Serengeti, you are almost guaranteed several sightings of all four large predators (lion, hyena, leopard, and cheetah)! Its picture-perfect landscape is characterized by endless stretches of rolling savannah plains, interspersed by rocky outcrops of granite, scattered with acacia woodlands, and covered in a network of rivers and streams.

This part of the Serengeti also forms part of “the Great Migration” and provides an ideal habitat for a variety of other African mega-fauna wildlife such as Giraffe, Impala, Waterbuck, Hippos, African Elephant, and African Buffalo. You will return to your lodge to freshen up and enjoy dinner.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Serengeti Serena Lodge/Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Midrange: – Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Budget: – Kijereshi Tented Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Serengeti Game drives

Optional Activity: –

  • Hot air balloon ride over Serengeti

Day 8: Whole Day Game Drives In Serengeti National Park

On day eight of your 14 days Tanzania safari and Zanzibar tour, you have another full day to enjoy more of what Serengeti has to offer. After breakfast, you go on a morning game drive after which you return for a few hours of relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon you go out again for a game drive.

One of the reasons you’ll fall in love with Serengeti is that this is still “old” Africa. Its weather patterns, fauna, and flora are believed to have changed very little for as long as a million years, giving the area an incredible prehistoric presence. It’s without doubt one of the most spectacular wilderness on the African continent.

Serengeti also hosts over 500 bird species, including rare Fischer’s Lovebird, Secretary bird, Grey-crested Helmetshrike, Red-fronted Parrot, Southern Ground Hornbill, Verreaux’s Eagle, Martial Eagle, and Rüppell’s Vulture. Reptiles in Serengeti include the massive Nile crocodile, Leopard Tortoise, East African Serrated Mud Turtle, Flat-headed Agama, and Nile Monitor.

You’ll again return to camp/lodge after your game drive to relax and have dinner. Afterward, you’ll retire to your bed for a good night’s rest, listening to the magical African bush sounds as you drift peacefully.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Serengeti Sopa Lodge/Serengeti Serena Lodge

Midrange: – Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Budget: – Kijereshi Tented Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Serengeti Game drives

Optional Activity:-

  • Hot air balloon safari over Serengeti

Day 9: Travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area via Olduvai Gorge.

Start your day with a relaxed breakfast at the lodge/camp today.

You then check out and say your goodbyes to the wonderful staff at your camp. You then jump into our vehicle and drive the Serengeti as you head east towards the Ngorongoro Crater – another UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Along the way, you stop at Olduvai Gorge – one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world. This is where Drs. Louis and Mary Leaky excavated remains of the earliest humans (hominin fossils), dating back almost 2 million years, leading the area to be known as the “Cradle of Mankind”. These fossils have proven invaluable in furthering our evolution as a species.

After the Gorge tour, continue to your lodge near the Ngorongoro Crater rim for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Ngorongoro Crater was formed about 2 to 3 million years ago when a giant volcano roughly the size of Mount Kilimanjaro exploded dramatically and collapsed in on itself. Millennia later, its caldera’s ancient walls in what is now the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are still intact, encircling and cradling one of the most biodiverse and precious wild spaces in Africa.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge/Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Midrange: – Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Budget: – Karatu Simba Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx.140km/3-4 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Ngorongoro
  • Olduvai Gorge visit
  • Game drive

Day 10: Whole Day Game Drive in the Ngorongoro Crater

After an early breakfast on day ten of your 14 days Tanzania safari and Zanzibar tour, descent 2000 feet to the Ngorongoro Crater floor for a full day game drive.

You will enjoy a bush picnic lunch on the crater floor, returning in the late afternoon for relaxation, dinner, and overnight. Ngorongoro is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and was voted as one of Africa’s 7 Natural Wonders by the Seven Natural Wonders organization in 2013.

The caldera is home to one of the greatest densities of big game in Africa – some 25000 large animals in little more than 260 km² (100 mile²). It is not unusual to see all African Big 5 animals (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, and Buffalo) in a single day and there are other surprises too: Cheetahs, Jackals, snorting hippos, roving spotted hyenas, and large herds of zebra and wildebeest.

It is also an excellent spot for birders, with large flocks of flamingos and other water birds usually resident or passing through, as well as a significant number of raptors.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Midrange: – Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Budget: – Karatu Simba Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Ngorongoro Crater full-day game drive

Day 11: Drive to Arusha Airport for Your Flight to Zanzibar.

Your day eleven of the 14 days Tanzania safari and Zanzibar tour, will start with a leisurely breakfast at the lodge. You then take a drive of about 4 hours to Arusha Airport for your flight to the tropical island paradise of Zanzibar. You’ll fly over the blue waters of the Indian Ocean before landing on the island.

Zanzibar – the name alone evokes all the sense – the feeling of the cool trade winds bringing respite from the hot African sun, the lingering scent of spices in the air, the sound of traditional Swahili songs drifting across courtyards, and the pleasing sight of a traditional dhow sailing across the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Zanzibar is, however, best known for its stunning powdery white sand beaches, fringed by the warm aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean. The most gorgeous beaches are on the east coast, and you’ll pass vibrant villages and local markets en route to wherever you are staying on the beach.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Baraza Resort & Spa/the Residence Zanzibar

Midrange: – Reef & Beach Resort/Zuri Zanzibar Hotel & Resort

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer back to Arusha
  • Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar

Day 12: Relaxation of the Pristine Sand Beaches of Zanzibar

Enjoy your free time on this beautiful Indian Ocean Island today. If you’d like to be more active, there is plenty of choices. You can choose from a dazzling array of watersports such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kite surfing, water skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, kayaking and paddle-boarding, and swimming with dolphins.

If that’s all too energetic for you, you can just walk the stretch of powder white sand, take a boat cruise, dine on freshly caught sumptuous seafood or simply relax in a hammock underneath a coconut tree with a good book. There are many ways you can spend your day – perhaps talk to your leader for any recommendations.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – The Residence Zanzibar/Baraza Resort & Spa

Midrange: – Zuri Zanzibar Hotel & Resort/Reef & Beach Resort

Budget: – Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar/Pongwe Beach Hotel

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, lunch, & dinner

Day 13: Tour the Historic Stone Town & Relax In the Afternoon

After breakfast on day 13 of your 14 days Tanzania safari and Zanzibar tour, go for a guided walking tour of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the Swahili culture and history as you explore the Old Town with its colorful bazaars, winding alleyways, and ancient stone houses.  You can tour the old Dhow Port, the Sultan’s Palace, the Portuguese Fort, the House of Wonders, the Livingstone House, and the Persian Baths of Kidichi.

You can also visit the Old Slave Market which is today a site of the Anglican Cathedral Church of Christ, a building that houses many tributes to the city’s heinous past, one of which is an altar built over the spot where the whipping post stood. All newly captured Africans were tied to the tree here and whipped to test their mettle.

After a busy day, your guide will escort you back to your relaxation.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Jafferji House & Spa/Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Midrange: – Dhow Palace Hotel/Shaba Boutique Hotel

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, lunch, & dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Stone town walking tour

Day 14: Drive to Zanzibar Airport for Your Departure Flight.

Today, enjoy your final tropical breakfast before transferring to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) for your departure flight, at the end of this fantastic 14 days Tanzania safari and Zanzibar tour.

End of the 14 Days Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Tour

14 Days Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Tour − SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof &AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
  • Airport Transfers

14 Days Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Tour − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary