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15-Day Tanzanian Safari & Zanzibar Beach Escape | Wildlife to Waves

On this 15-Day Tanzanian Safari & Zanzibar Beach Escape, you will have a memorable safari in Tanzania as you visit the Savannah national parks and the Zanzibar beaches, which are part of Tanzania and the mainland.

Discover the beautiful scenery through game drives that will expose you to different animals such as the Big Five, wildebeest, primates, antelopes, and bird species.

Enjoy the endless plains and much more.

Visiting Zanzibar will reward you with beach experiences like snorkeling, swimming, visiting the Stone Town tour, boat cruises, visiting the Forodhani food market, and many more.

Serengeti National Park is one of the best places that will be visited, and this will offer you a great way of spotting wildlife.

Detailed 15-Day Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Itinerary

15-Day Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Tour Arusha town after a pickup

Pick up from any agreed point on this first day and be handed over to a professional local guide who will take you on a walking tour in the city of Tanzania.

The walk will take about 3 to 4 hours, but you won’t regret it since it’s full of fun and memories.

Visit the historical museums, monuments, markets, art centers, and many more.

Head to the hotel, and this marks the end of your first day.

Day 2: Visit Arusha National Park

Ensure to walk early in the morning to catch up with time to enjoy wildlife in this national park that is near Arusha town, and it’s just about a 30-minute drive to the park.

Enjoy a walking safari into the park under the guidance of the park ranger guide; during this tour, meet wild animals such as colobus monkeys and then the waterfalls.

In the afternoon, head for the game drive in your vehicle.

Have a view of Momella lakes and Ngurduto crater, wildlife such as gazelles, elephants, zebras, warthogs, waterbucks, and many more.

Leopards are also in the park but rarely spotted.

Head back to Arusha town where you will spend your second night.

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park

Have breakfast in Arusha at the hotel restaurant and then be picked up by the safari guide who will take you to Lake Manyara, one of the tourist destinations with great gems, including the rare tree-climbing lions.

Arrive and be served with a large meal at one of the amazing restaurants with a great view.

Take an afternoon game drive where you will spot different wildlife, including elephants, flamingoes, wildebeests, gazelles, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, and many more.

The game drive will last for 2 hours, and then head to the lodge booked for your accommodation.

Day 4: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Have breakfast to kick off the day and then transfer to Serengeti National Park, the largest conservation area in Tanzania.

Pass through the beautiful farmlands of Karatu and Ngorongoro conservation areas.

This park is also known to host the wildebeest migration together with the zebras as they find their way to Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

Arrive and take an evening game drive to be able to taste some of the beauty of this great national park and spot animals like lions, leopards, giraffes, antelopes, and many more.

Head to the lodge for your accommodation.

Day 5-6: Full days of experience at Serengeti National Park

During these two days that will be spent in Serengeti aim to explore different wild animals such as zebras, lions, wildebeests, elephants, buffalos, rhinos, leopards, giraffes, eland, bushbucks, hippos, crocodiles, and many more others.

This will be through game drives and hot-air ballooning safaris.

Great moments like the wildebeest migration as the crocodiles and other predators feed off the prey.

Day 7: Transfer from Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Be transferred to the Ngorongoro conservation area after breakfast; this protected area offers great wildlife viewing since it has a concentration of wildlife.

On arrival, visit Lake Magadi, a soda ash lake that is the largest lake but with shallow waters with a concentration of pink flamingoes.

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater tour with picnic lunch

The full day will be spent in the Ngorongoro crater area taking a game drive.

You will encounter different wild animals as you will also enjoy a picnic lunch.

Meet the Big Five animals (lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinos, and leopards), giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, elands, hippos, crocodiles, and many more.

This will be a day to remember in your lifetime since it will involve taking different photos.

Day 9: Visit Olduvai Gorge and transfer to Tarangire National Park

Transfer to the home of historical sites, Olduvai Gorge, also called Oldupai Gorge.

This site is known as the palest anthropological site in the whole world.

This site has promoted the understanding of human evolution through early man.

This was discovered by Mary and Luis Leakey, who established and developed this research station.

Walk around the museum where you will discover the tools used, and the skull of the early man.

Proceed to Tarangire National Park, and this will create everlasting memories.

This park is known for its gigantic baobab, acacia trees, and many more.

Head to the lodge, and this will be the end of the day.

Day 10: Full day at Tarangire National Park

Head for a morning and afternoon game drive where you will spot different animals such as greater kudu, fringe-eared fox, Elephant, Lion, Cheetah, Wildebeest, Zebra, Giraffe, Spotted hyena, Leopard, and many more others.

A lunch break will be well organized, such as a picnic lunch, hot lunch, and many more.

Head back to the lodge for the great adventure.

Day 11: Transfer by flight to Zanzibar

Be transferred to the airport after a leisurely breakfast and then head to Zanzibar by flight.

Arrive and be welcomed by a professional tour guide who will offer you a quick brief about this great tour at Zanzibar.

Spend the rest of the evening at the resort beach relaxing.

Day 12-14: Spend three whole days enjoying adventure activities at Zanzibar Island

During these 3 days, explore beautiful Zanzibar by taking part in different activities such as the Stone Town tour, the markets, the religious sites, the old fort house, visit the Forodhani food market, take part in snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing, visit the spice farms during the spice tour and learn about the different spices such as chili, cloves, lemon, paper, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, garlic, and many more.

Day 15: Transfer to the airport and fly home

Have a wonderful time as you make the climax of the safari.

You will head to the airport, and this will mark the end of the 15-Day Tanzanian Safari & Zanzibar Beach Escape.

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