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13 days

Serengeti fly-in safari, Ngorongoro & beach holiday in Zanzibar

Fly directly to the Serengeti, where great animal experiences await. You drive through the landscape on a fantastic safari to the Ngorongoro crater before flying to Zanzibar on a beach holiday.

Serengeti fly-in safari, Ngorongoro & beach holiday in Zanzibar Serengeti fly-in safari, Ngorongoro & beach holiday in Zanzibar
13 days

Serengeti fly-in safari, Ngorongoro & beach holiday in Zanzibar

Fly directly to the Serengeti, where great animal experiences await. You drive through the landscape on a fantastic safari to the Ngorongoro crater before flying to Zanzibar on a beach holiday.

Why choose this tour

  • Be dumbfounded by the massive herds of animals on Serengeti’s endless plains and marvel at the wildlife on the slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater
  • You fly directly to Serengeti and the wild animals, giving you more time for safari
  • You will travel from the flat plains of Serengeti to the lush slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater – and Zanzibar’s turquoise-blue waters
  • The tour is rounded off with a relaxing 4-star beach holiday on Zanzibar’s white, sandy beaches

Our prices always include

  • All international and domestic flights
  • All destination transfers
  • All specified excursions and activities
  • All accommodations

The tour in short

On this tour, two of the greatest safari experiences in Africa await you. We’ve minimised the transportation time, so you get to enjoy as much safari time as possible, but you still get to experience both Serengeti AND the Ngorongoro Crater.

From Kilimanjaro Airport, you fly direct to Serengeti, where you spend three nights at a wild camp. The camp is located in the midst of the Serengeti plain, and you almost don’t need to leave the comfort of your tent to experience the nature and wildlife.

It goes without saying that you do leave your tent! In the days to come, you will be going on safari on the vast plain, where wonderful animal and nature experiences await.

From Serengeti, the tour heads to the Ngorongoro Crater. You travel there by car, so it’s almost like one long game drive all day.

Both Serengeti and Ngorongoro are UNESCO World Heritage Sites – though they differ greatly! Look forward to the sight that greets you as you leave Serengeti’s flat grasslands and drive in towards the Ngorongoro Crater. The contrast is almost overwhelming. At Ngorongoro, you will also spend the night at a wild camp, where the giraffes often come right up close to the tents.

The tour is rounded off with a beach holiday in Zanzibar. Enjoy the stunning white sandy beaches, the turquoise-blue sea and head out on excursions on the lush island.

What is included in the price?
This package includes the following
  • Flights from the UK to Kilimanjaro, including transfer
  • Flight in small aircraft directly from Kilimanjaro to Serengeti National Park
  • Transfer from the local landing strip on the Serengeti plain to your camp
  • Transport in a safari car from Serengeti National Park to the Ngorongoro Crater and on to Arusha
  • Local English-speaking guide/driver
  • 4 nights in Tanzania with full board
  • Serengeti National Park – in search of “The Big Five”
  • The Ngorongoro Crater – a paradise for 30,000 resident animals
  • Lake Manyara National Park – tree-climbing lions and elephant herds
  • Window seat in 4WD and a free bottle of water during the safaris
  • National park fees
  • Flights from Tanzania to Zanzibar including transfer
  • 6 nights in Zanzibar at Ocean Paradise Resort **** including half board
  • Option to extend your beach holiday in Zanzibar
  • Flights from Zanzibar to the UK including transfer
  • ATOL certificate
  • 24-hour manned emergency telephone throughout the tour
  • Departure guarantee – the tour goes ahead regardless of the number of participants
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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Departure from the UK

Today, you leave the UK and head for Tanzania. There will be stopovers on the way.

Day 2: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania

You arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania In clear weather, you might have been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Africa’s highest mountain from the air.

Our local representative is waiting for you at the airport and helps you through immigration. You will be issued with a visa upon arrival, and with our help it will be easy and painless.

You pick up your luggage and get ready for the next flight. You fly directly to Serengeti, saving yourself a long drive. By lunchtime, you’ll have checked in to your camp where you’ll be staying for the next three nights. In the afternoon, you can enjoy the tour’s first game drive.

Read more about what a “wild camp” actually is here.

Days 3-4: Serengeti National Park

The next few days are devoted to game drives in Serengeti National Park.

The ecosystem here in the park is considered to be one of the oldest in the world, and you’d be hard pressed not to feel both humbled and astonished when sitting in your land cruiser, taking in all that you see before you.

The large treeless plains are dominated by wildebeest, zebras and antelopes – not to mention the predators there to help themselves from this well-stocked pantry. In the western corridor, you will find crocodiles and hippos, and from May to July the great migration proceeds through this area of Serengeti.

It’s almost impossible to say what you’ll see. It’s nature that decides. However, we guarantee there’ll be animals galore! Perhaps you’ll take a packed lunch with you on the game drive to give you more time to get around – perhaps you’ll break the day up with lunch back at the camp. It’s all planned together with the guide and depends on the weather and Mother Nature. The guides are experts and impressively know Serengeti like the back of their hand. They’ll make sure you enjoy some wonderful experiences!

You are back at the camp before it gets dark. It almost doesn’t get better than sitting around the campfire, looking up at the stars and thinking about the fact that you’ll be sleeping right where the animals live! However, they are neither fed nor enclosed. You, on the other hand, must be enclosed in your comfortable and completely safe tent during the night while the animals are out hunting!

Day 5: Serengeti National Park – the Ngorongoro Crater

It’s time to say goodbye to Serengeti, but fortunately, amazing new adventures are in sight. A formidable drive awaits you through the Serengeti grasslands to the Ngorongoro Crater. There are animals wherever you look, so although it might look like a long way on the map, it’s almost as if you are on one long game drive en route to Ngorongoro. Enjoy the view of the plains from the hilltop at Naabi Hill and bid farewell to Serengeti in style. Outside the national park itself, you will meet the Masai in their colourful clothing. Although many of them still live as semi-nomads, they have embraced some modern things. It’s not uncommon to see a Masai watching his cattle with a shepherd’s staff in one hand and a mobile phone in the other!

The Ngorongoro Crater is, like Serengeti, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it’s not difficult to understand why. It is fascinating to see the landscape change as you approach the crater. From the crater’s edge, the road winds 600 metres down on the inside of the extinct volcano to the lush, 260 km² crater floor. Inside the crater, there are savannah, swamps, lakes, small rivers, acacia groves and a saltwater lake. The crater is home to 25,000–30,000 animals. Many people compare the experience on the crater floor to “a drive in Jurassic Park” because there are animals everywhere. There are five lion prides in the relatively small area, large buffalo herds, flamingos, and even the black rhino has found its way into the crater. The only animal you won’t find here is the giraffe, which has never made its way down into the crater – presumably because the steep slopes are not suitable for its very long, thin legs.

After completing the safari in the crater, you drive to the night’s accommodation, where, with a little luck, you’ll meet some of the local residents – the giraffes, which often come close to the camp.

Day 6: The Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara – Zanzibar

From Ngorongoro, the tour heads to Lake Manyara. Covering an area of 330 km², this is one of Tanzania’s smallest national parks, 200 km² of which is lake.

The area between the lake and the 600-metre-high Rift Valley slopes in the west offers open grasslands, a jungle-like forest and swamps.

Lake Manyara is a paradise for large herds of elephants, buffaloes and baboons, and with more than 400 bird species registered there. You might also be lucky enough to spot the famous tree-climbing lions here.

After this final safari experience you are driven to the airport, where you round off the safari with an excellent hot lunch in a genuine safari tent before flying on to the exotic island of Zanzibar.

Days 7-11: Relaxation and beach holiday in Zanzibar

The days are spent at your leisure.

Located in the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar consists of the main islands of Unguja (unofficially known as Zanzibar) and Pemba, as well as myriad small islands. When it comes to nature and culture, the island of Zanzibar is truly spoilt: white sandy beaches, azure sea and a stunning coral reef. A hot, sunny climate all year round is conducive to relaxation and a beach holiday.

The island’s dramatic history includes Arab sultans, Portuguese seafarers, slave trade and European explorers, all of which have left their mark on the island. And it is also here that you will find one of Africa’s most exciting cities, Stone Town, which is packed with beautiful Arabic architecture. Not forgetting the delicious Swahili cuisine and the friendly people.

Day 12: Departure from Zanzibar

You will be picked up from the hotel and driven to the airport, where your journey home starts.

Day 13: Arrival in the UK

You arrive in the UK after a wonderful holiday.

Combine with

Discover Stone Town, 2 nights

Price:
Per person in a double room: + £180
Per child under 12: + £82
Single room surcharge: + £88

If you love Marrakesh, you’ll love Stone Town too. Narrow, winding streets without pavements, constant swarms of children and adults, bicycles, donkeys and merchants peddling everything in small shops sitting right out into the road. At the square’s “barazas” (built-in benches) in the middle of the labyrinth, men sit and talk over cups of strong coffee while children play ball and a cat stretches lazily in the sun.

At first sight, the city looks quite ramshackle, but just take a look at the doors! The big, heavy, elaborately decorated wooden doors are in many ways synonymous with Zanzibar’s biggest city.

There are markets and museums here, plenty of excursion opportunities and a vibrant waterfront. During the day, the waterfront is well-frequented by locals taking strolls, young men making trips from the quay as well as fishing and tourist boats both arriving and setting off. In the evening, there is a local market here.

Stone Town is in many ways practically an experience of the senses. Here you will find smells and sounds, flavours, colours, history and culture – Stone Town has it all. It is no mystery that the town is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

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