12 Days Tanzania & Zanzibar Islands Holiday

Safari at Glance

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park (game drive):

Day 2&3: Exploring Lake Natron:

Day 4&5: Serengeti Seronera (game drive / wildlife viewing):

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater Tour (game drive) – Karatu

Day 7: Fly to Zanzibar:

Day 9: Kizimkazi Dolphins Tour

Day 10: Mnemba Island Snorkeling Tour:

Day 11: Full day relaxation at the beach:

Day 12: Departure


  • 4WD vehicle with pop up roof during safari as specified in the itinerary.
  • Unlimited game mileage and fuel during safari game drives.
  • All Park fees and conservation fees as specified in the itinerary.
  • All village fees and walking fees.
  • All mentioned activities.
  • All expenses for the all-day Maasai tribe visit, at Lake Natron, Flamingo walk at Lake Natron
  • Flight to Zanzibar
  • Crater service fee in Ngorongoro Crater as specified in the itinerary.
  • All accommodation concession fees.
  • All accommodation in Double/Twin Beds basis.
  • Meals according to the itinerary (full board).
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari.
  • Safari Guide Services.
  • Private professional English speaking guide.(Other language on Request).
  • Government tax and all other taxes.
  • Fridge and power outlets in the 4WD vehicle
  • Unlimited bottled Mineral water during safari.
  • Nights’ Accommodation and Meals at Tented Lodges as specified in the Itinerary.

Meet and Greet by Tanzania active women team at Kilimanjaro International Airport and drive 1hour to your accommodation in Arusha. (Accommodation option depends much on customer’s budget; we have options for low budget accommodations like homestays and hostels, Mid-budget accommodations as well as Luxury accommodations).

  • Meals of the day: Dinner.
  • Recommended accommodations:

Day program: Breakfast at the hotel at 06:30 AM, departure from hotel at 08:00 AM and drive to Tarangire National Park (120 km, around 2 hours). Game drive from 10:00 until 16:00 PM (lunch on the picnic site inside the park). After the game-drive drive to the Karatu town for dinner and overnight in at the accommodation we will agree on the final itinerary.

  • Meals of the day: Breakfast – Picnic Lunch – Dinner.
  • Recommended accommodations:

Area’s to explore in Tarangire National Park: 

  • Lemiyon Triangle area: Giant baobab trees, raptors, beautiful landscapes, photographic opportunities
  • Matete Area: Oryx and lesser kudu, leopard viewing, Engelhard bridge, Lolkisale mountain
  • Silale Area: Rock pythons, Sambu mountains, predators
  • Burungi Circuit Area: Lesser kudu and eland, candelabra trees, lake Burunge.
  • Kitibong Hill Area: Wild dogs, buffalos, hornbills.
  • Tarangire River Area: Elephants, lions, top raptor viewing.

Off the beaten track and away from the masses, drive about 100km to Lake Natron, on arrival you will check-in at the lodge and have lunch, and some rest, afternoon you walk to the Source of the Engaresero River, Visiting Lake Natron breeding season for Lesser Flamingos.

  • Meals of the day: Breakfast at the hotel – Picnic Box Lunch – Dinner at the hotel.

Day program: The main focus today is to follow the activities of the Maasai people. Arrive when the Maasai are getting their cattle out for gazing, your personal Maasai guide is explaining the life, past and today’s life of the Tanzania Maasai, Men will join other warriors for grazing and will guide you along their paths and explain your typical medicinal plants, extraordinary trees, tracks and the local wildlife. In addition to that, the usage of local tools, hunting techniques and fire preparation is a part your unforgettable bush excursion.

Women will join other Maasai women for their daily activities including fetching water, building small house and later you will learn how the do milking from the cows.

Today’s Highlights:  Maasai Boma and millions of flamingos on the lake.

During the sunset a group of Maasai men and woman gathering around for the traditional singing & dancing performances. This evening experience a traditional Maasai goat ceremony and join them dancing.

  • Meals of the day: Breakfast at the hotel – Picnic Box Lunch – Dinner at the hotel.
  • Option: Oldonyo Lengai Hike during the night

Day program: Start very early (6 AM) taking the breakfast box from the hotel and spending some time down in the Ngorongoro Crater before heading towards the central Seronera area. On the way and in the area of Serengeti Seronera game drives and wildlife viewing (total distance 145 km +/- 3 hrs, plus game driving).  Afterwards drive to hotel and dinner + overnight at the Serengeti Seronera accommodation.

  • Meals of the day: Breakfast – picnic Lunch – Dinner.

Area’s to explore in Central Serengeti: 

  • Retina Pool Area: View hippos on foot, beautiful forest and colorful birds.
  • Turners Spring Area: Excellent for lions and leopards, giraffes here are especially habituated.
  • Maasai Kopjes Area: Towering granite kopjes, Maasai lion pride.
  • Simba Kopjes Area: Tallest kopjes in Serengeti, flamingos at Lake Magadi, excellent area for lions.
  • Seronera River Area: Highest concentration of leopards.
  • Long Grass Plain Area: Termite mounds, aardvark and pangolin.
  • Makoma Area: Large herds of buffalo, giraffe and elephants.

Day program: Breakfast at the hotel at 06:30 AM, departure from hotel at 07:30 AM and first drive to Ngorongoro Crater, afterwards game drive into the crater until late afternoon (descend 600 meters). Besides the Ngorongoro crater also, if time permits, visit the Empakaai (flamingos?) and Olmoti craters as well. Lerai forest offers a beautiful atmospheric, yellow fever tree forest. Later afternoon you will drive to Karatu town for dinner and overnight.

  • Meals of the day: Breakfast – picnic Lunch – Dinner.

Notes for photographers: In August lot of fog (in early morning until late morning) in the crater offering sometimes incredible backgrounds and dramatic light and views (good for landscape photography).

Area’s to explore in Ngorongoro Crater: 

  • Munge stream area: Bull elephants, scenic area with beautiful views, leopard, crowned cranes
  • Mandusi Swamp Area: Striking hippo pool, jackal, servat cat, birds
  • Rumbe Hills Area: Herds of buffalo, lions, rolling hills and scenic views, mountain reedbuck
  • Central plains Area: Black rhino, lion and hyena
  • Lerai Forest Area: Bull elephants, leopard, colourful birds, vervet monkeys
  • Ngoitokitok Springs Area: Bull elephants, hippo pool
  • Gorigor Swamp Area: Lion and hyena viewing, black rhino, serval cats, birds
  • Lake Magadi Area: Pink hued flamingos, jackal, rhinos, elands, lions, unique alkaline lake habitat

Day program: Breakfast at the hotel at 8:30 AM, departure from hotel at 10:30 AM and drive towards a non-touristic Maasai village. Follow the activities of the Maasai people. Photo-shoots and watch their dances. After drive to Arusha Airport, for your flight to Zanzibar Islands, on arrival Transfer to your beachfront accommodation in Zanzibar, relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Indian Ocean.

  • Meals of the day: Breakfast – picnic Lunch – Dinner.

This will be a full day relaxation at the beach with an opportunity for optional and personal activities.

  • Meals of the day: Breakfast & Dinner. (Halfboard).

Join this amazing and unique experience in Kizimkazi, Zanzibar. Discover the home to a quaint fishing village, and witness schools of dolphins hopping in the clear blue ocean while on a boat tour. You can also jump and swim with these beautiful creatures.

Kizimkazi village is the famous home of Dolphins in Zanzibar; it is located on the south coast of Zanzibar. In this 3 hours tour you will have a chance to witness wild dolphins in their home.

  • Experience the local made wooden boat that will be used in the tour
  • If you are lucky, you will get to swim with Dolphins.
  • Tropical Fruits; Mangoes, Bananas, Pineapple, Watermelon etc.
  • Watching Dolphins in their wild
  • Meals of the day: Breakfast & Dinner. (Halfboard).

Mnemba Island, an island off the northeast coast of Zanzibar, is one of the best places in Zanzibar Islands to go snorkeling. This day trip is the easiest way to explore the underwater world of Zanzibar Island. The underwater world at Mnemba Island is unbelievably spectacular. There are countless colourful fishes and other sea creatures that survive among the coral reefs and underwater plants which together form the barrier reef ecosystem.

Fishing activities are forbidden near Mnemba Island, which creates a paradise for a variety of sea creatures around the Island. You will be able to snorkel with colorful fish and other sea life, including Starfishes, Moorish Idols, Snappers, green turtles and so on. The experience may just surprise you.

  • Meals of the day: Breakfast & Dinner. (Halfboard).

Explore the stunning beaches of Zanzibar, Take a Spice Tour and discover the aromatic herbs and spices grown on the island, Enjoy local cuisines and immerse yourself in the island’s vibrant culture, Visit Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Explore the narrow streets, bustling markets, and historic architecture, Learn about Zanzibar’s rich history and visit attractions like the House of Wonders and the Slave Market

  • Meals of the day: Breakfast & Dinner. (Halfboard).

Transfer to Zanzibar International Airport for your Return flight back home

  • Meals of the day: Breakfast & Lunch. (Halfboard).