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9 Days Bush to Beach Wildlife and Relaxation

Combining game viewing and the stunning landscapes of the Serengeti and Mt Kilimanjaro with the jaw-dropping coastlines of Tanzania make for the ultimate African holiday experience. Picture thrilling game drives, bush picnics, amazing sundowners and sleeping under the starlit skies. And then after roughing it out in the African bush for a few days, head on to the beach for a healthy dose of rest, relaxation and all-around fun. The stunning crystal clear beaches of Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia Island or the Tanzania mainland coast are all easily accessible and are the perfect way to round up your Tanzania adventure. 

Here’s what to expect on your 9-day bush to beach safari.

Inclusion

  • Return Airport transfers as shown on the above itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals as per the above itinerary
  • 4 x 4 Toyota Land cruiser with pop up roof
  • A private professional speaking English driver guide
  • All sightseeing and game viewing as specified in the itinerary
  • Crater service fee in Ngorongoro Crater as specified in the itinerary
  • Unlimited bottled Mineral water during safari
  • Unlimited soft drinks during the safari
  • Unlimited tea and coffee during the safari
  • Unlimited game mileage during safari game drives
  • Snacks during game drives
  • Government taxes and national park fees
  • Flying Doctor Service
  • A glass of wine during sundowner
  • High Resolution Binoculars
  • Flight from Arusha – Zanzibar (One Way). Luggage allowance is 15kg per person – Quoted Separately
  • Stone Town Tour in Zanzibar

Exclusion

  • International Flights
  • Any other items of a personal nature, i.e. Telephone, Laundry, beverages, etc.
  • Tips for the driver/guide highly recommended US$20 per person per day
  • Any Insurance
  • Visas

Tour Highlights

9 Days / 8 Nights

  • 1
    Tarangire National Park
  • 2
    Serengeti National Park
  • 3
    Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • 4
    Zanzibar

DAY BY DAY

Day 1
Arrival in Arusha
Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our experienced drivers/guides who will escort you to Arusha Town and your reserved hotel. He will introduce you to this wonderful city and country making you feel at home almost immediately.
Accommodation recommendations:
Kibo Palace Hotel (Mid-range)
Arusha Serena Hotel (Mid-Luxury)
Arusha Coffee Lodge (Luxury)
Day 2
Arusha – Tarangire National Park
The next day, our driver/guide will pick you up at your hotel together with your lunch already packed and you will be driven to Tarangire for game viewing. Situated in Tanzania’s Manyara Region, Tarangire National Park was named after the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the main source of fresh water for wild animals, and during the dry season, thousands of animals concentrate in the Tarangire National Park. You will be driven to your accommodation after spending time in one of Tanzania’s iconic national parks.
Optional activities at extra cost:
Night Game Drive
Accommodation recommendations:
Lake Burunge Tented Camp (Mid-range)
Tarangire Sopa Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Oliver’s Camp (Luxury)
Day 3
Tarangire - Serengeti National Park
After a sound sleep in the wild, the sounds of the African bush will awaken you from sleep. After breakfast, we make the most of the day by departing early with your lunch already packed and we head off on a spectacular afternoon game viewing in the Serengeti. The Serengeti National Park covers 14,750 sq km of riverine forest, savanna, grassland plains, and woodlands. It lies in northwest Tanzania and is bordered to the north by the Kenyan border. One of the most iconic safari destinations in Tanzania and Africa, the Serengeti is known for its abundance and high biodiversity. After spending a swell time basking in mother nature's exuberance, you will be driven to your accommodation inside the national park.
Accommodation recommendations:
Serengeti Tortilis Camp (Mid-range)
Kubu kubu Tented Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Four Season Safari Lodge (Luxury)
Day 4
Full Day game viewing in Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you’ll proceed for a full day game viewing in the Serengeti to explore the rolling plains of the Serengeti National Park. The most popular animals among tourists are the Big 5 and they can all be easily spotted here in large numbers. For bird enthusiasts, the Serengeti also has ornithological interest boasting over 500 bird species. Later during the day, you will be driven to your accommodation inside the national park.
Optional activities at extra cost:
Balloon Safaris
Accommodation recommendations:
Serengeti Tortilis Camp (Mid-range)
Kubu kubu Tented Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Four Season Safari Lodge (Luxury)
Day 5
Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
After an early breakfast the next day, you depart with your lunch already packed and head to Ngorongoro Crater for game viewing. Your driver/guide will help you spot some of the many species at the crater floor teaching you about their fascinating habits and habitats. Not only does Ngorongoro Crater boast large scores of wildlife, but it also boasts the largest in the world’s largest inactive, unfilled, and intact volcanic caldera. After spending a swell time in Ngorongoro Crater, you will be driven to your reserved accommodation.
Accommodation recommendations:
Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp (Mid-range)
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (Luxury)
Day 6
Ngorongoro – Arusha - Zanzibar
After breakfast the next day, your driver/guide will transfer you to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar that departs at 12:45hours arriving Zanzibar at 14:20hours. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a Stonetown guided tour and experience the footsteps of Arab Sultans on Zanzibar and ponder on the interesting historical sites and labyrinths. The Zanzibar Archipelago boasts fifty Islands and Zanzibar itself kindles all kinds of romantic travel emotions to thrill the senses. After your Stonetown guided tour, you will be driven to your accommodation at the beach for relaxation.
Accommodation recommendations:
Z Hotel (Mid-range)
Essque Zalu (Mid-Luxury)
Tulia Hotel and Spa (Luxury)
Day 7-8
Beach Hotel
Full-Day Relaxation at your hotel.
Optional activities at extra cost:
Dolphin Tour
Safari Blue
Prison Island
Spice Tours
Accommodation recommendations:
Z Hotel (Mid-range)
Essque Zalu (Mid-Luxury)
Tulia Hotel and Spa (Luxury)
Day 9
Beach Hotel – Zanzibar Airport
After breakfast on your final bush to beach safari, our driver/guide will pick you up at the hotel and drive you to the airport for your onward flight.
Accommodation recommendations:
No Accommodation (End of tour)