7 days Lions & Seafood tour. Safari & Beach adventure

From € 1875

7 Days / 6 Nights

Arusha – Lake Manyara – Serengeti – Ngorongoro – Kilimanjaro Airport – Zanzibar – Spice Farm – Prison Island – Stone Town – Deep Sea Fishing – Nungwi Beach

What an unbeatable experience this combination of exciting wildlife and tropical beach relaxation will be for you!

This safari will make your dreams come true as you experience the unforgettable thrill of witnessing lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, and so much more in their natural habitat.

Our journey begins at the stunning Lake Manyara National Park, where the pink hues of flamingos mingle with the majestic sight of lions resting atop trees. Next, we venture to the iconic Serengeti National Park, where endless plains of golden grass stretch out before you, home to unexpected wildlife sightings around every corner. Finally, we arrive at the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater, where you’ll have the chance to witness huge herds of animals in their natural habitat.

On this safari, you have all chances to complete a list of Big Five and capture them through the lens of your camera. Prepare to be stunned by the beauty of these African landmarks, where nature reigns supreme and the sights are nothing short of awe-inspiring.

To finish this exciting safari off, you can unwind on the white beaches of Zanzibar, swim in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, discover amazing spices, roam around historic Stone Town and experience first hand the thrill of Ocean Deep Sea Fishing.

This is your 7-days safari and Zanzibar beach adventure:

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park – Karatu

  • Driving distance: 110 km
  • Driving time: 2.5 hr
  • Activities: Game Drive; Treetop Walkway (optionally)

Welcome to Tanzania! Your journey to the heart of Africa begins at your hotel’s reception by our driver. We will pick you up from the hotel of your choice in Arusha where our safari driver guide will be eagerly waiting to take you on an exciting trip to Lake Manyara National Park.

You will witness majestic lions lounging atop sprawling trees, massive elephants sauntering through the bush, and graceful giraffes feeding on treetops. Hippos and other large herbivores call this place home too. The park is also a bird-lover’s paradise with over 400 species, including the famous pink flamingos, flocking around the stunning lake. Ernest Hemingway himself was in awe of its beauty, and it’s not hard to see why.

Optional Treetop Walkway. Take a stroll along the suspension bridges that will take you through the treetops, 18 m above the ground, giving you a view of untouched nature and wildlife from a unique perspective. This is Tanzania’s first Treetop Walkway and one of the longest in Africa. A great outdoor activity for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

End your day in style, surrounded by the lush green hills of Tanzania, at our authentic countryside eco-lodge. It is nested next to an organic coffee plantation, just a stone’s throw away from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

  • Overnight: Hhando Coffee Lodge
  • Meal plan: lunch, dinner

Day 2: Karatu – Serengeti National Park

  • Driving distance: 160 km
  • Driving time: 5-5.5 hrs
  • Activities: Game Drive

With excitement in the air, start your day with a scrumptious breakfast and views of the lush green hills. Then, get ready to hit the road as you embark on the journey to the most significant destination of your trip.

Translated from the Masai language, or Maa, the name Serengeti stands for “endless plains”, and it is for a reason. Serengeti National Park voted the world’s best safari destination for several years in a row. The abundance of large animals, including rare predators, and a huge variety of birds will surprise even the most seasoned travelers. It is here that you have every chance to witness the grandiosity of the largest legendary Great Migration of animals. Hold your breath, for this unprecedented privilege is sure to become one of the most memorable events in your life.

Your day will finish with a dinner in a luxurious stylish safari lodge, nested in the heart of the mighty Serengeti, offering the sounds of the wild in the night and early morning game viewing opportunities.

  • Overnight: Serengeti Safari Lodge
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

  • Driving distance: 200 km
  • Driving time: 5.5-6 hrs
  • Activities: Game Drive; Hot Air Balloon Safari (optionally); Masai tribe excursion (optionally)

Optional Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari. For even more exclusive experience, for those who are looking for more. Take off into the air over the greatness of Serengeti together with the rising sun. You will have the best chance of seeing nocturnal predators and the morning lion hunt. From the balloon basket you will admire countless herds of zebras, wildebeests, elephants. The view of the morning savanna, flooded with the first rays of the rising sun, will strike your imagination. After landing, experience the joy of a tastefully served bush breakfast and champagne to celebrate the beginning of a new, such a significant day in your life.

Today the road takes us towards the stunning Ngorongoro Conservation Area, with a spectacular en-route game drive in the mesmerizing Serengeti. Witness the stunning Serengeti flora and fauna in all their glory and capture breathtaking photos.

As we continue our journey, we will enjoy a delightful picnic lunch before delving deep into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Here, the Maasai men graze their cattle and the Maasai women collect wild honey, all while coexisting in perfect harmony with the magnificent zebras, giraffes, wildebeest and other animals that freely roam around.

Optional Masai Tribe Excursion. To literally touch the African culture, opt for a visit to a traditional Masai village, located right onto the territory of Ngorongoro. Immerse yourself in their unique culture and customs, as you witness the daily life of these authentic African people. Explore the traditional Masai houses, admire their clothing and jewelry, and even participate in their dances and songs.

  • Overnight: Ngorongoro Wild Camp
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro Airport – Zanzibar

  • Driving distance: 240 km
  • Driving time: 6-6.5 hrs
  • Activities: Game Drive

This morning your journey starts with a panoramic drive to the crater viewpoint, where you’ll be captivated by the stunning views over the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater and the magic lakes on its floor. Get ready for an exhilarating game drive in the crater, where you’ll encounter an abundance of wild animals including majestic lion prides, rare black rhinos, zebras, and playful hippos. As you explore this natural wonder, your expert guide will provide you with fascinating insights into the area’s unique ecosystem and wildlife.

After your game drive, enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch near the hippo lake.
Then you will be taken back to Arusha, where you will say goodbye to your driver guide and depart on a private transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport. Take in the stunning sights of Mount Kilimanjaro as you fly to Zanzibar for the next leg of your adventure.

Upon your arrival at Zanzibar Airport, our Zanzibar driver will be waiting to escort you back to your hotel, where you can relax and unwind after an unforgettable safari experience.

  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch
  • Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for you flight to Zanzibar.
  • Pick up from Zanzibar Airport and hotel transfer.
 

Day 5:  Zanzibar Safari Blue

  • Driving distance: 51 km
  • Driving time: 1 hr 10 min
  • Activities: Safari Blue (sailing, snorkeling, swimming, seafood and fruit tasting)

An unmatched experience for lovers of ocean adventures. You will sail on a dhow, a large traditional wooden boat, to explore the perfectly clear warm turquoise waters of central part of Zanzibar.
Explore underwater corals and schools of fish with a mask and snorkel. A little luck, and you will observe playful dolphins and maybe encounter a giant sea turtle.

You will visit three different paradisal islets. See the mangroves of the Indian Ocean and a giant baobab. Your lunch will be served on one of the islands. You will taste freshly catched and grilled seafood, plenty of Zanzibar flavors, Tanzania beers and exotic fruit, some of which you bet will be a first-time discovery for you. Safari Blue is a truly extraordinary day in Indian ocean.

Our driver will collect you from the harbor and take you back to your hotel. For dinner, explore one of multiple Stone Town’s restaurants for different budget and cuisines, or eat street food for more cultural experience. At your own pace.

  • Overnight: Shaba Boutique Hotel Zanzibar
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch

Day 6: Spice Farm, Prison Island & Stone Town Zanzibar

  • Driving distance: 27 km
  • Driving time: 50 min
  • Activities: Spice Tour; Prison Island; Stone Town sightseeing; Tea Ceremony & Roshani Private Dining (optionally)

Spice up your journey with this unique combo experience from dawn till dusk!

Spice Farm

After breakfast at your hotel terrace, we will start the day with a visit to the Spice Farm. Spice plantations are the pride and wealth of the Zanzibar archipelago. Zanzibar is one of the world’s largest exporters of spices. Therefore, it will be worthwhile to see how cloves, black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom, various tropical fruit and many more grown here.

On this informative Spice Tour, you will also learn the history of the development of this industry in Zanzibar, methods of processing spices, and you can decide to purchase high-quality fresh spices and spice mixes for your culinary experiments.

A delicious lunch of local cuisine with exotic fruit tasting is also waiting for you. As well as a spectacular show – but let us keep a bit of an intrigue for you!

Prison Island

Around midday, we’ll board our minivan and go the seafront, where the next stage of today’s adventure begin. Around 40-minutes motor boat ride will take us to Prison Island, also known as Changuu Island, where we will closely interact with the most iconic creatures of Zanzibar, giant Seychellois tortoises, which can be hand-fed with leaves and stroked.

The fauna of Prison island also includes peacocks, fluffy pigeons and dwarf antelopes (duikers). Our guide will tell you the unusual history of the island and the origin of its name.

Stone Town

Your captain will take you back to Unguja, the main island, and, with our dedicated Zanzibar guide by your side, you’ll walk through the labyrinths of narrow streets of the heart of Zanzibar.

Old city, Stone Town, is listed among UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will see pre-colonial architecture, local restaurants, street vendors, Zanzibar street food, a vibrant market, narrow stone streets and, of course, legendary massive carved doors of Zanzibar. You may take a look at the souvenir shops and jewelry stores to admire the beauty and uniqueness of tanzanites, precious stones found exclusively in Tanzania. Marvel at the colorful paintings of Zanzibar artists, hear about the dark pages of history of the slave trade, see the family house where the Queen’s legend, Freddie Mercury, was born and raised.

At the end of the day you will observe the sunset from one of the Stone Town’s famous rooftop bars. We highly recommend you reserving optional traditional tea ceremony and private dinner in Roshani.

Optional Zanzibar Tea Ceremony

It is held in Roshani (name of one of the architectural styles of the mansion houses of cosmopolitan Zannibar in the 19th century). You will immerse yourself in an atmospheric ceremony, sitting on low chairs and on Swahili-style cushions. You will be introduced to the tea spices, how to mix them, taste three types of tea, and learn about the local tea and coffee drinking culture of Zanzibar, while enjoying them with traditional savoury appetizers and sweets. A step deep into the soul of Zanzibar!

Optional Private Dining in Roshani

In a traditional Roshani private area, you will be treated to 3-course menu and entertained with music, poetry, and the sheer pleasure of beautiful conversation, sitting in a traditional way on the cushions by low tables. The musicians of the Dhow Countries Music Academy also come over during the evening to Roshani to play several traditional Taarab songs.

  • Overnight: Shaba Boutique Hotel Zanzibar
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch

Day 7: Zanzibar Local Deep Sea Fishing

  • Driving distance: 60 km
  • Driving time: 1 hr 30 min
  • Activities: Traditional Deep Sea Fishing; Beach Lunch

Fishing is one of the truly unforgettable experiences that Zanzibar can offer its guests. Adventure searchers love this special deep sea fishing in the North of Zanzibar with our professional local fisherman who spends most of his time on the ocean!

You can expect a big catch, which may consist of fish such as bonito, barracuda, yellowfin tuna, marlin and other deep-sea fish species.

There are two main sub-seasons:

  • from August to October is yellowfin tuna season;
  • from September to March is a season of striped, blue and black marlin, sword fish.

Throughout the year, you can also catch dorado (mahi-mahi), royal mackerel, barracuda, wahoo.

You don’t need to be an experienced fisherman to join this activity. Even if it is the first fishing trip in your life, you will have a lot of fun, learn several local fishing techniques from our fisherman, feel the whole local flavor and immerse yourself in a daily life of an authentic Zanzibar fisherman.

But wait, there is more! We will organize you a beach lunch with your fresh catch of the day, cooked by a talented chef. Have your meal while enjoying Nungwi beach.

After this, you can extend you stay in one of the hotels of your choice in the Northern coast of Zanzibar, on white-sand Nungwi or Kendwa (we will be happy to assist you with the hotel choice and the booking). We will provide transfer to your hotel.

Or, in case if your vacation days end here, we will provide transfer to Zanzibar airport for your evening flight back home – at no extra cost!

  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch

What’s included:

  • All transfers according to the itinerary
  • Game Drives in fully-equipped 4WD Toyota Land Cruisers with a pop-up roof
  • All activities according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation in lodges according to the itinerary
  • All entrance fees to the national parks and conservation areas
  • All government taxes and fees
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Chilled drinking water during the safari
  • Full-time services of a professional English-speaking driver-guide 
  • Binoculars (1 per vehicle)
  • 24/7 information support from your travel manager and safari coordinator
  • Complimentary single supplement for odd numbers of travelers
  • All reservation, travel consultation & admin fees

What’s not included:

  • Local flights
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  • Treetop Walkway in Lake Manyara (€45 per person)
  • Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari (€550 per person)
  • Masai excursion ($50 per group/vehicle
  • Optional tea ceremony on Day 2 (€15 per person)
  • Optional private dining on Day 2 (€40 per person, excluding drinks)
  • Extra drinks ordered by you in the lodges
  • Tipping for the driver guide (at your own discretion)
  • Visa ($50 on arrival or online at (https://visa.immigration.go.tz/)
  • medical insurance

Tipping your driver guide is a common practice and shows appreciation for their hard work and dedication.
All hotels in Zanzibar charge a  new infrastructure tax of $5 per person per night. According to Zanzibar’s tourism division policy, this has to be paid by the guests directly at the hotel’s reception at the time of check-in, and can not be prepaid by a tour operator on behalf of it’s guests.

Group size Price per person
1 person
€3660
2 people
€2645
3 people
€2282
4 people
€2100
5 people
€1990
6 people
€1875
Children 5-15 years
discount €350
Children 0-4 years
free of charge

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