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Tanzania Bush and Beach

Marvel at the incredible diversity of Tanzania on this safari which combines Tanzania’s world-renowned northern reserves with the exotic island of Zanzibar, which lies off the country’s tropical east coast. Glimpse the country’s highest peak – Mount Kilimanjaro, explore the world’s largest unbroken caldera and see the wildlife of the celebrated Serengeti, before relaxing on a perfect white sand beach outside of fascinating Stone Town.

Tanzania lends itself to tailor made safaris, and we can design an itinerary to suit your requirements using road and/or air transfers and your choice of lodges, camps or full service camping. Tours can depart with a minimum of 2 guests any day of the week.

This sample itinerary can easily be amended to suit your interests. The cost of your safari will depend on the number of nights and the standard of accommodation used. Our tailor-made safaris are based on exclusive use of a vehicle, so are also ideal for private family safaris and small group travel.

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14 days/13 nights
Lodges & Safari Camps
Departs ex Nairobi

Highlights:

  • The impressive wildlife of the Ngorongoro Crater
  • The seemingly endless plains of the Serengeti
  • Seasonal wildebeest migration viewing
  • Maasai culture and authentic safari experiences
  • Historic Zanzibar on the sultry Indian Ocean Coast

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Tanzania Bush and Beach Sample Itinerary

14 days/13 nights Tour

Day 1Nairobi
Arrival transfer to the contemporary Eka Hotel in Kenya’s lively, historic capital.

Day 2-3Ngorongoro Crater
Early morning flight on day 2 to Kilimanjaro, where you are met and driven to Kitela Lodge in rural Karatu, with a game drive through beautiful Lake Manyara National Park en route. From this exclusive colonial-style property, you can go gameviewing within the crater walls or explore Maasai villages and working farms nestled on its lush slopes.

Days 4-6Serengeti
You are transported by road to mobile Chaka Camp in the famous Serengeti National Park, which follows the wildebeest herds as they move through the reserve. Enjoy open vehicle game drives to uncover the region’s glorious wildlife.

Days 7-8Serengeti
Move on to Namiri Plains, a remote camp in a little-visited corner of the Serengeti which offers unrivalled opportunities for big cat sightings especially cheetah.

Day 9Stone Town
Depart by air for Zanzibar on day 9, where you are met and transferred to Maru Maru Hotel in the heart of evocative Stone Town. Get your bearings with an included city tour.

Day 10-13Zanzibar Coast
Visit a spice plantation on your way up to the stylish Z Hotel on Zanzibar’s idyllic north coast on day 10, where well-deserved rest and relaxation by the Indian Ocean awaits.

Day 14Tour ends Zanzibar
Bid farewell to Tanzania as you are delivered to the airport for your flight back to Nairobi.

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Tanzania Overview

Why Tanzania: Few places in the world can offer the immense diversity and quantity of game found in Tanzania, nor the ease of viewing it. Tanzania is also the arena for the great wildebeest and zebra migration and has some of Africa’s most stunning scenery.

Game Viewing: The best time to visit is November to May when the wildebeest herds amass on the Serengeti’s southern plains. Feb/Mar is when the herds are calving. The dry season (Jun to Sep) is the best time to visit Tarangire and the Selous.

Culture: With some 120 tribes, Tanzania is culturally very diverse, with peoples ranging from the Nilotic Maasai to Hadza bushmen, the Makonde (famous for their wood carvings) and Swahili-speaking coast-dwellers, some descended from Arabs.

Climate: Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000 ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between Nov – May as isolated showers. The low-lying Rift Valley is much hotter (30°-35°C), while the coast is hot and humid. The Ngorongoro Highlands can be cool to cold at night.

Combine With: Kenya. Most visitors arrive via Nairobi in Kenya so it is easy to combine parks in the two countries. Kenya’s famous Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti and the wildebeest migration can be found here in September/October.

Getting There: You can fly via Johannesburg in South Africa then north to Nairobi in Kenya. Or fly via the Middle East to Nairobi. We can organise road transfers from there to Arusha, the “safari capital” of northern Tanzania; alternatively, you can fly into Kilimanjaro Airport.

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