12-day Safari in Tanzania and Zanzibar

Rhino Itinerary

An incredible 12-day safari experience in Tanzania and Zanzibar to admire the beauties of Northern Tanzania.


With Safari Avventura, you will immerse yourself in the pristine nature of true Africa, see wildlife up close, take pictures of Tanzania’s beautiful landscapes, and relax on fine golden sand beaches bordered by palm trees as you face a turquoise sea.


All this with the assistance of a Tour Operator based in Arusha, full board, personal Italian speaking guide, private use of jeep (with power outlets, fridge with fresh drinks and snacks, binoculars), and select lodgings.


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Travel Information

The vacation lasts a total of 12 days: 7 in Tanzania and 5 days in Zanzibar.
• Destinations: Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Zanzibar.
• Lunch: packed/picnic
• Dinner and Breakfast at the Lodge
• Tour type: Private Safari
• AMREF

Additional services

• Visit to Masai Villages (Manyara, Ngorongoro, Natron);
• Bicycle tour in the area of Nto Wa Mbu, including a visit to the village and plantations (Manyara);
• Nature walk (Tarangire, Manyara, Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro, Serengeti);
• River safari by boat (Arusha);
• Balloon Safari (Serengeti);
• Horseback riding (around the city of Arusha);
• Trekking on Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai (Natron).

Pricing

Offer for two people: 7 days in Tanzania, domestic flight and 5 days in Zanzibar at 3,450 USD per person

The price includes:
• The transfers mentioned in the program, with private jeep;
• Transportation to/from the airport;
• Overnight accommodation at the lodge and double room tent camps;
• Admission and activities in the parks;
• Professional guide (fluent in Italian and English);
• Full board + snacks and soft drinks during the safari;
• Domestic flight from Arusha to Zanzibar;
• AMREF Flying Doctors.

• Stay at the Palumbo Kendwa Hotel;
• Soft All Inclusive service in a double room;
• Transportation to/from Zanzibar Airport.

The price does not include:
• Flight tickets;
• Entry visa;
• Tips to guides and extras;
• Everything not specified in “THE PRICE INCLUDES”.

SAFARI IN TANZANIA for 7 days + 5 days in ZANZIBAR

DAY 1

Arrival in Tanzania

Arrival in Tanzania

After a long journey, you will land at the Kilimanjaro (or Arusha) Airport, where you will be welcomed by our guide who will take you to the lodge in Arusha, where you will be staying. At your discretion, you will be free to choose whether to take a tour of the city, accompanied by a Safari Avventura guide, or to relax in your beautiful Lodge.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at the Lodge

DAY 2

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

The second day begins with a visit to the enchanting Tarangire National Park, which we will arrive at after a 2 hour journey. Here, the swaying sylvan savannah, dotted with majestic baobabs, many of which are over 2000 years old, is home to the largest elephant population in northern Tanzania. And watching the animals when the dust blows over the dry plains is absolutely stunning. The park is home to the highest density of wildlife on the continent during the peak of the dry season.

Departure to the park early in the morning and return to the lodge by 18:00

Packed lunch will be served in the park.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at the lodge

DAY 3

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Immersion in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

You will be taken, after breakfast, to explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, one of the most famous safari sites in the world, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978 and an International Biosphere Reserve in 1981. The Ngorongoro Crater, the area of greatest interest, is located at 2,200 meters above sea level, and is the largest uninterrupted caldera in the world, and one of Africa’s natural wonders with approximately 30,000 large mammals living here all year round, such as buffaloes, lions, elephants, cheetahs and rhinoceroses, along with many bird varieties, such as flamingos, eagles, buzzards, ostriches and hawks.

The crater’s center is occupied by the shallow waters of Lake Magadi, which tends to dry up during the dry season, and is the best place from which to observe flocks of flamingos and crowned cranes, as well as several herbivores, especially the large number of wildebeests and zebras who drink here, attracting lions and hyenas.

We leave for the park early in the morning and return to the lodge by 18:00.

Packed lunch will be served in the park.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at the Lodge

DAY 4

Serengeti National Park

Visit to the Serengeti National Park

The fourth day will begin with a visit to the Serengeti National Park, this extraordinary place where legend meets reality. The Serengeti is the oldest and largest park in Tanzania, covering an area of 14,763 square kilometres, so much so that its name, of Masai origin, Siringet, means “Plain without borders“.

Here you will find boundless plains, watch the great migration of herbivores, especially wildebeests and zebras, including prides of lions and other predators such as hyenas, cheetahs, leopards, jackals and crocodiles.

We set out for the park early in the morning and return to the lodge by about 6 p.m.

Packed lunch will be served in the park.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at the Lodge

DAY 5

The Fauna of Serengeti Park

The Fauna of Serengeti Park

We will continue our discovery of the extraordinary Serengeti National Park on the fifth day, moving towards the centre of the Park. The boundless prairies are occasionally interrupted by eccentric granite formations – kopjes, which often contain small pools of rainwater, attracting a variety of small animals, as well as large predators such as lions who enjoy lying in them or hiding in wait for a possible prey.

The rivers are lined with plenty of tracks where you can see crocodiles, hippos, and many other animals coming to drink. The area is also home to leopards, who often bask in the branches of the umbrella acacia.

We leave for the park early in the morning and return to the lodge at about 18:00.

Packed lunch will be served in the park.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at the lodge

DAY 6

Manyara Park

Manyara Park

We are already on day six, during which the safari continues with a tour of the Lake Manyara National Park, one of the parks in Tanzania with the highest biodiversity. Covering only 330 square kilometres, 230 of which are occupied by the lake, it is possible to encounter five different ecosystems here. The park is inhabited by over 380 types of birds and a large number of animal species, including elephants, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, leopards, lions, baboons, hippos, antelopes, warthogs and many others.

We will leave early in the morning for the park and return to the lodge at about 18:00.

Packed lunch will be served in the park.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at the Lodge

DAY 7

Arusha

Trip to Arusha and departure for the airport – Arrival in Zanzibar

The last day of the safari will be well organized as well, and after breakfast, if possible, you can take a trip to the Arusha market, to indulge one last time in shopping and and buying of souvenirs for friends and family. You will then be taken to the airport (Arusha or Kilimanjaro) to continue your journey to the beautiful island of Zanzibar.

Once in Zanzibar, you will be welcomed and accompanied to your accommodation.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at the lodge

FROM DAY 8 TO DAY 11

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

You will enjoy a wonderful holiday in Zanzibar from the eighth to the eleventh day, where you will stay at the Palumbo Kendwa Hotel.

This well-kept hotel overlooks one of the most beautiful beaches in Zanzibar, the charming and extensive golden sand beach, bordered by palm trees, Kendwa is a place where you can leave your shoes behind. Located in the northern part of the island, tides are not very common, so you can enjoy the sea to the fullest.

The hotel boasts a beautiful view of the island of Tumbatu, and you can enjoy a beautiful sunset over the sea from the rooms. Palumbo Kendwa is a 4-star boutique hotel, only 60 km from Zanzibar airport. The property consists of 30 rooms, all with air conditioning. Each room is unique, furnished with traditional furniture and a sumptuous Swahili bed, adorned daily with fresh exotic flowers.

Each room comes with a bathroom, ceiling fan, hairdryer and safe. All rooms have a terrace or balcony overlooking the tropical gardens and the ocean.

Inside the tropical garden is a beautiful swimming pool with solarium, where you can relax while sipping an exotic fruit drink.

The main restaurant is on the beach, serving both buffet and à la carte cuisine, including traditional Swahili produces and Italian dishes. Each meal offers a selection of meat, freshly caught fish, vegetarian dishes, delicious exotic desserts and fresh local fruit.

Soft All Inclusive service, which includes: Welcome drink, breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are two breaks daily, one in the morning at 11:00 and the other in the afternoon at 17:00. Soft drinks and water are served at the restaurant during meals and at the bar from 10:00 to 22:00.

DAY 12

Zanzibar

Return home

On this last day of this wonderful safari itinerary in Tanzania and Zanzibar, you will be taken to the Zanzibar airport, where your flight will be waiting to take you back to Italy with a heart full of unforgettable experiences.

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