Exotic Super holiday: Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Safari Adventure

12 days – 11 nights

From €3475
12 Days / 11 Nights

Zanzibar, Stone Town – Tarangire – Lake Manyara – Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Chala – Mt Kilimanjaro – Zanzibar, Nungwi

Number of travelers: minimum 4 – maximum 12 people

Fancy an ultimate African adventure? Now is your chance! We created the trip of your life for you, for a very friendly price. Is there a better way to celebrate life than among the wild lions and surrounded by the tropical palm beaches of Africa? 

You will never forget this trip, you will make new friends for life and create memories together, you will connect to like-minded globetrotters who might be happy to support all your crazy (for most people in this world) travel ideas and discover new horizons with you for many more years to come. Solo travelers, couples, groups of friends, families – everyone is welcome to join our exotic super holiday!

Are you a couple, group of friends, or family with children looking forward for the private version of this tour? You are welcome. Ask us about the rates given the size of your travel party. Would you like the same tour in alternative dates? Absolutely fine. Simply contact us with the details.

This special exclusive African safari is perfect for your safari vacation: it will bring you an exciting mix of game drives, mountains, tribal African culture, beach life, fishing, swimming and sailing, fine dining, African dances and parties.

Day 1: Arrival to Zanzibar Airport. Stone Town

Welcome to Zanzibar! Upon your arrival at the main island of the archipelago, our driver will pick you up at Zanzibar Airport and transfer you to a boutique Zanzibari-style hotel in the heart of Stone Town. This is a day of arrival for all tour members, everyone will land at different time and will be picked by us individually.

For dinner, our guide will escort you to one of the most iconic restaurants in Stone Town for the introductory dinner, where you will get acquainted with your travel buddies whom you will share the next 11 days of unforgettable adventure with.

In a traditional Roshani (name of one of the architectural styles of the mansion houses of cosmopolitan Zanzibar in the 19th century) private area, you will be treated to 3-course menu and entertained with music and the sheer pleasure of beautiful conversation, sitting in a traditional Swahili 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 (a music style born in Zanzibar).

If you arrive before the early evening, we will make sure you will make it for spectacular African sunset from the rooftop bar in Stone Town before an introductory dinner. If you arrive late in the evening and miss an introductory dinner, no worries: we will happily take care of your late dinner served in your room, and you still can catch up with your friendly group tomorrow!

  • Sunset Viewing
  • Introductory Dinner
  • Overnight: Shaba Boutique Hotel (Deluxe Room)
  • Meal plan: dinner

Day 2: Prison Island, Nakupenda Sandbank & Stone Town

Prison Island:
After breakfast, our guide will meet you at your hotel reception and walk you to the seafront, where our 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 Seychelles 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.

Nakupenda Sandbank:
Next, you will sail to the sandbank with a beautiful and romantic name Nakupenda. Nakupenda literally translates from Swahili as “I love you”. It is also known as a “disappearing island”, because it completely hides under the water at high tide. But we will arrive here right on time, during low tide, to enjoy snorkeling, dazzling white sand, and turquoise warm ocean.

The highlight of the program is a sandbank seafood party, with freshly grilled fish and seafood, side dishes of Tanzanian cuisine, local seasonal fruit and a variety of drinks.

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

The 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 (from outside and inside) 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.

With those who still have some energy left, we can go out at night to explore what Zanzibar nightlife has to offer – but mind you, expect an early wake up tomorrow for the next leg of your adventure.

  • Boat Trip & Interaction with Giant Tortoises
  • Sandbank Seafood feast
  • Snorkeling and Swimming
  • Stone Town sightseeing
  • Overnight: Shaba Boutique Hotel (Deluxe Room)
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch

Day 3: Zanzibar - Arusha - Tarangire - Lake Manyara

Exceptional opportunity: Two National Parks in one day!

Your journey to the heart of Africa begins with an early (around 5:30-6:00 AM) pickup at your hotel’s reception by our driver. Then you will head to the airport for a morning flight to Arusha, where our safari driver guide will be eagerly waiting to take you on an exciting trip to Tarangire National Park.

In this true “land of the giants” you will be amazed by the large herds of elephants and towering baobabs that dominate the park’s landscape. Keep your eyes peeled for various antelopes, giraffes, baboons, lions, warthogs, exotic birds, and other incredible wildlife as you embark on an unforgettable game drive through the park. Your lunch will be served at a picturesque picnic site with the Tarangire River view.

At the start of the evening, you will check-in and enjoy a dinner at your safari lodge, perfectly located in a protected wildlife management area, before the ranger will pick you up for another special experience.

Night Game Drive:
A night game drive in Lake Manyara National Park provides a rare opportunity to board specialized safari vehicle equipped with a spotlight, and look for various nocturnal carnivores on the prowl in search of prey.

  • Game Drive in Tarangire
  • Night Game Drive in Lake Manyara
  • Overnight: Manyara Safari Lodge
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Serengeti Central - Serengeti North

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.

Masai Tribe Community Visit

To literally touch the African culture, we will pay 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.

Your lodge for tonight is nested in the Northern part of mighty Serengeti, in proximity to Mara River, offering the sounds of the wild in the night and early morning Great Migration viewing opportunities.

  • Masai Tribe Community Visit
  • Ngorongoro Highlands En-route Game Drive on the way to Serengeti
  • Great Migration Game Drive in Serengeti Central and Serengeti North
  • Overnight: Heritage Mara Kogatende Tented Camp
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5: Serengeti North – Serengeti Central

Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari & Bush Champagne Breakfast
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.

This morning we will do a game drive in Kogatende area by Mara River, which offers a vantage point for witnessing the renowned wildebeest migration.  Secluded northern Serengeti provides a respite from crowds and boasts the park’s highest concentration of elephants and abundant lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena populations. We will enjoy the scenery of rolling hills, granite outcrops, and acacia woodlands, hoping to witness massive herds crossing full of crocs Mara River during the great migration in this season. Beyond the migration, the area offers diverse wildlife and attractions, making it a must-visit for nature enthusiasts. 

Later in the afternoon we will head to Seronera, the Central part of Serengeti, where there is never a lack of game viewing. After a sunset game drive, we will rest in the tented camp in the heart of Seronera, enjoying hot shower, tasty dinner and African storytelling by a campfire.

  • Great Migration Game Drive in Serengeti North and Serengeti Central
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari (optionally) 
  • Overnight: Serengeti Robin Safari Camp
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner
 

Day 6; Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha

This morning your journey starts with an en-route game drive via Central Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and continues 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, graceful 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 thrilling game drive, enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch near the tranquil hippo lake. Then you will be taken back to Arusha, where you will say good-bye to your driver guide, as he drops you off in your lodge. Expect a delicious 3-course dinner and cosy bonfire before your depart to your soft bed, and views of Mt Meru in the morning.

  • Central Serengeti En-route Game Drove on the way to Ngorongoro Crater
  • Game Drive in Ngorongoro Crater floor
  • Overnight: Njiro Legacy Arusha
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner
 
 

Day 7 Arusha – Lake Chala

Wake up and greet the day! If the sky is clear this morning, take in the stunning view of Mt Meru (second high Tanzania mountain, often referred to as “the younger sister of Kilimanjaro”). After breakfast, depart on a private transfer to Kilimanjaro region. You can enjoy the stunning sights of snow-covered Kibo peak (the highest point of Mt Kilimanjaro) as you head to your next destination. 

You will be transferred to enchanting corner of Tanzania, home to one of its hidden treasures, Lake Chala. Lake Chala is located at the Tanzanian-Kenyan border, which means you will officially “visit” Kenyan territory while kayaking, crossing the water border. You may even catch Kenyan fishermen in the and exchage the greetings with these friendly locals.

This captivating lake is fed by underground springs flowing from Mt Kilimanjaro, resulting in its mesmerizing turquoise blue and green waters. Situated on the rim of this mystical caldera lake, with a backdrop of dramatic volcanoes, the Lake Chala Safari Lodge, your tonight’s destination, offers a haven of tranquility where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of the African bush. From your accommodation, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views that encompass the tranquil lake, the majestic Kilimanjaro, and the sweeping Chala savanna. It’s a place where memories are made, and the essence of Tanzania’s natural wonders can be truly experienced.

Today we will follow a captivating River Bed Trail, which meanders through a beautifully sculpted and diverse “dry” river bed. The trail then leads up the Camp hill to the Kenyan border and along the edge of a stunning crater lake. Along the way, we will take in breathtaking views of the surrounding bush, the foothills of Kilimanjaro, and the mighty mountain itself.

Time permitting, today you will also experience the thrill of kayaking in Lake Chala. You will admire this fun watersport as you glide through the magic turquoise water of this crater lake. Alternatively, kayaking can be done the next day (or even both days, if you have enough time and energy). Call it a day near a cozy bonfire with a glass of good wine in a company of your new friends.

  • River Bed Trail
  • Kayaking
  • Bonfire
  • Overnight: Lake Chala Safari Lodge (Luxury Tent or Glamping Tent)
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8: Lake Chala - Moshi

The Chala Hill walk is most enjoyable in the early morning. Well worth the climb, it offers us stunning views across the lake to Kenya, to Lake Jipe, to Mt Kilimanjaro and the vastness of Chala land. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Return for lunch at a breathtaking viewpoint of your lodge, offering the views of both peaks of Mt Kilimanjaro: Kibo and Mawenzi peak. If you have not yet experienced the thrill of kayaking in Lake Chala the previous day (or if you want to do it again), grab a paddle and glide through, taking in the spectacle of surroundings and greeting Tanzanian and Kenyan local fishermen in their wooden fishing vessels.

Later in the afternoon, you will be transferred to Moshi town, where an evening dip in the swimming pool, dinner and soft bed will be waiting for you before new adventures of tomorrow.

  • Chala Hill Walk
  • Kayaking
  • Overnight: Chanya Lodge
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner
 

Day 9: Moshi - Mt Kilimanjaro (Marangu or Shira Plateau) - Zanzibar, Nungwi

Depart for exciting adventures at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Walk along the slopes of the highest peak in Africa to reach a picturesque waterfall located at an altitude of about 1500 m. Our local guide, an indigenous Chagga tribesman, will take you on a coffee tour and in-depth cultural excursions immersing you in the daily life of the Chagga mountain tribe and the thrilling history of old Masai-Chagga conflicts. Taste freshly-cooked local Tanzanian dishes in the mountain village surrounded by banana plantations, and enjoy steaming cup of handmade organic coffee.

Optional Shira Plateau Jeep Ascend and Hike:
Alternatively, choose our one-day adventure to Shira Plateau at an altitude 3400 meter above sea level.
After breakfast at the hotel, we get to our jeep and go to one of the Kilimanjaro National Park entrance gates.

Kilimanjaro is a majestic dormant volcano, the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world, 5895 meters above sea level. It has three volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira, to which we will go trekking today. The summit of Kilimanjaro is covered with snow and glaciers, which, unfortunately, are disappearing at dismaying speed. Hurry up to become one of the last luckies who had a chance to admire the snows of the great Kilimanjaro!

After arrival at Londorossi gate of Kilimanjaro National Park (about 2 hours on the way, altitude 2250 m.a.s.l.), we ascend by jeep to the Morum Barrier point at an altitude of about 3400 m.a.s.l. From here we start trekking on the Shira plateau to Shira-1 Camp. The total trekking time is from 1.5 to 2 hours, the speed is regulated by mountain crew according to our wishes and possibilities. We walk along the moorland, observe mountain flora and extraordinary landscapes. After a picnic lunch on the mountain, we trek back to the Morum Barrier point.
Transfer to Londorossi gate by jeep.

At the end of the day, you will say good-bye to your guides, and depart on a private transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport, stopping at the restaurant for a delicious dinner before your flight to Zanzibar Island.  

Upon landing in Zanzibar Airport, our Zanzibar driver will meet and greet you, and smoothly transfer you to your hotel located in Nungwi, at the most paradisial beach in the North coast of Zanzibar. 

  • Kilimanjaro Foothills Hike to the Waterfall and Swimming
  • Organic Coffee Tour
  • Chagga Tribe Cultural Excursion
  • Overnight: Zenobia Beach Resort (Ocean View Room)
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Alternative activity:

  •  Kilimanjaro Jeep Ascent to Shira Plateau and a Hike, 3500 m (optionally)

Day 10:Beach day in Nungwi and Swimming with the Horses

Enjoy your relaxed beach day in Nungwi at your own pace, and enjoy short (around 30 minutes) but extremely memorable experience of swimming with pedigree horses in an Indian Ocean.

Optional Swimming with Horses

Swimming alongside horses is an unforgettable adventure. We swim with the horses without saddles, using only natural halters. Whether you’re a first-timer, or an experienced rider, you can participate, as long as you are capable of swimming. Swimming with horses will be enjoyed during high tide. At the conclusion of the swim, our guides will capture a few great photographs for you to cherish, but please understand that extended photoshoots and posing are not permitted.

If you are an experienced rider and want to explore more of Zanzibar on horseback, we might have something special for you – just let us know. We offer explorations of Zanzibar from your saddle from 1 hour to half-day.

If you are looking for more fun activities in Zanzibar to do on this day, we have a bulk of offers for you – just let us know.

For lunch and dinner, today you are free to go to any a-la carte restaurant of your choice with your new friends. We will also happily book a sitting in the world-famous The Rock Restaurant for you, either for lunch or for dinner, and take you there with our comfortable minivan.

Optional Lunch or Dinner at The Rock Restaurant 

Perched on a rocky outcrop amidst the turquoise waters of Zanzibar, The Rock Restaurant offers a surreal dining experience with stunning ocean views. Enjoy fresh seafood and local delicacies in a unique setting suspended over the Indian Ocean.

  • Beach Leisure
  • Swimming with Horses (optionally)
  • The Rock Restaurant Lunch or Dinner (optionally)
  • Overnight: Zenobia Beach Resort (Ocean View Room)
  • Meal plan: breakfast
 

Day 11: Deep sea fishing, African Dance Workshop & Beach Party!

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.

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. Spend the final day of your exotic summer vacation in a special, fun and delicious way!

And… the fun is not over yet! Experience the vibrant sounds and rhytms of Afrobeats, Amapiano, and Hip Hop at our African Dance Workshop organized especially for your group! This dynamic dance session offer an exhilarating opportunity to learn, groove and enjoy yourself. Led by expert instructors, you’ll sway and shimmy to the infectious rhythms, all while getting an invigorating workout. Join us and let the music move you!

We will plunge into the nightlife of Zanzibar during an explosive beach party, where you can show off and practice your newly gained skills. Dance to Reggae, Bongo Flavor, Hip Hop and R&B, electronic music. Any moment when you feel that “enough is enough”, our driver will take you back to your beach hotel.

Create memories with us!

  • Traditional Deep Sea Fishing
  • BBQ Catch-of-the-Day Beach Lunch
  • African Dance Workshop
  • Party at the tropical beach
  • Overnight: Zenobia Beach Resort (Ocean View Room)
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch
 

Day 12: Departure or extend your stay in Zanzibar

Enjoy the morning in Nungwi Beach. You can extend your stay to experience more of Zanzibar in one of the hotels of your choice – we will happily assist you with your choice and booking.

Or, if your vacation days end here, we will provide transfer to Zanzibar airport for your flight back home.

  • Beach Leisure (morning)
  • Transfer to airport
  • Meal plan: breakfast
Group size Price per person *
Guests sharing double/twin rooms
€3475
Single supplement
€290
The minimum number of travelers for this tour is 4 guests
* Price indication per person depending on season and available accommodations

What’s included: 

  • All airport pick-ups and drop-offs for each tour member
  • 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 (except those marked as “optional”)
  • 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
  • All reservation, travel consultation & admin fees

What’s not included:

  • Tipping for the driver guide (at your own discretion). Tipping your driver guide is a common practice and shows appreciation for their hard work and dedication
  • Visa ($50 on arrival or online at https://visa.immigration.go.tz/) and medical insurance. If necessary, we are happy to guide you also through these processes, and make it as smooth as possible.
  • Single supplement for odd number of travelers (Based on hotel’s policy)

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.

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