8-Day Tanzania Safari & Beach Holiday Mid-range (Manyara,Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Zanzibar)
During this 8 Day Safari & Beach holiday, we enjoy the best that Tanzania has to offer. We visit Tarangire National Park well known for its elephant families and iconic Baobab trees. We also visit Ngorongoro Crater, a breathtakingly beautiful setting and the best place in Tanzania to see the Big Five. After our safari, we fly to Zanzibar where warm turquoise waters and the white sand beaches upon the Indian Ocean await.
Day 1 Arrival in Arusha
You will be picked up from the airport by a Done Adventures representative and driven to your accommodation in Arusha where you will overnight, relax, and prepare in anticipation of the adventures to come.
Midrange: Arusha Planet Lodge
Day 2 Tarangire National Park
In the morning you will be collected from your lodgings in Arusha by our personal safari guide. We set out for Tarangire National Park on a good tarmac road across gently rolling Maasai plains with scattered acacia trees. As we zip along we pass many Maasai in their colorful dress walking on the roadside, riding bicycles, herding cattle, and driving donkey’s carts. Tarangire National Park, well known for its large elephant herds, is also host to a multitude of other creatures. From the open roof of our state of the art safari jeep we experience the seasonal swamps, savanna and life-giving Tarangire River, endeavoring to encounter a multitude of creatures, from zebra to wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and giraffe, to name a few. It is possible we will glimpse lion stalking prey or leopards watching, relaxing in the trees above.
you will drive to one of our carefully selected partner lodges for dinner in a tasteful restaurant, a pool at hand to soothe us, and a most capacious.
Midrange: Eileen’s Trees Inn
Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater
Rise and shine! It’s an early departure for us today to the lush highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This morning’s destination is the world famous Ngorongoro Crater, one of the seven wonders of Africa, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once we have reached the crater rim, we descend the steep track into the 600 m deep caldera to see a range of animals, grasslands, birds and a lake. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the “Big Five” to spotted hyena and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic lunch in the crater, we will head to your hotel in karatu where you will have a dinner and overnight.
Mid-range: Eileen’s Tree Inn
Day 4 Lake Manyara to Stone Town
After breakfast, you will drive to your final destination on this epic safari – Lake Manyara National Park. This is a relatively small but diverse park, 120km west of Arusha. The park’s namesake is a shallow, salt lake. It covers a large area of the park, flooding and drying with the seasons and is home to thousands of flamingos and over 500 other bird species. On your exploration of the park you will see monkeys, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and with some luck, lions lounging in the trees. The park is known for its diverse landscapes; not only open grassy plains, but also primate-filled woodlands and baobab dotted cliffs. After lunch, you will head back to Arusha, where you will arrive in the late afternoon where you will take your flight to zanzibar (Stone town).
Mid-range: Maru Maru Hotel
Day 5 to 7: Stone Town to North Coast (Nungwi)
Located on the northern part of the island, Nungwi is a lively village surrounded by some of Zanzibar’s most beautiful beaches. At the time of your choice, you will transfer to this location, approximately 50 km from Stone Town. Once a sleepy fishing village, it is now a popular island destination full of life. It is also one of the only places from where you can see both the sunrise and sunset over the ocean. You can take some rest and enjoy this paradise made of beautiful beaches of white sand and turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. You will spend 4 nights at this incredible place.
Midrange: Amaan Beach Bungalows
Day 8: Free Morning & Departure
Today is the final day of our adventure. Breakfast is served and savoured at our hotel.
Transfer to the airport or seaport according to the time of your departure back home or onwards replete with images and memories of our magical adventure.
- 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 Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
- International and local flights
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips(Tipping guideline US$15.00 pp per day)
- Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Optional Safari Activities:
- Balloon Safari (USD 650 per person)
- Maasai Village Visit (U$DD 50 per vehicle)
- Night Game Drive Tarangire or Lake Manyara (USD 120 per person)
- Ngorongoro Crater Rim Walk (U$D30 per person)
- Visit to the Olduvai Gorge and museum (U$D 40 per person)