10 Days Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Island Group Trip

June 1-10, 2022

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Ready For The Ultimate Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Island Adventure?!

 

If you're dreaming of your next adventure of a lifetime, Tanzania is a magical destination in East Africa that is calling your name!

Home to two of the most iconic safari destinations in the world, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania boasts bountiful exotic wildlife that can be seen on safari adventures and also plays home to sun-kissed beaches on the tropical Zanzibar Island.

For this EPIC small group tour of Tanzania, we've exclusively partnered with one of the most reputable tour operators in the country who will be taking care of us throughout the entire 10-day tour.

We'll have English-speaking local guides who are highly experienced and specialize in safari trips to the amazing wilderness of Tanzania's national parks.

Our adventure begins in the northern parts of Tanzania where will spend the first 5 days going on multiple safaris in the great plains of Serengeti National Park and trying our best to spot Africa's Big 5 - elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and buffalo!

We'll also be traveling to the highlands in Ngorongoro Conservation Area to explore and enjoy the breathtaking views of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater.

Then after our safari, we will fly to paradise and spend 5 days exploring the beautiful Zanzibar Island!

 

TRIP DETAILS

  • Travel Dates: 1st - 10th of June, 2022
  • Duration: 9 Nights & 10 Days
  • Start / Finish: Arusha / Zanzibar
  • Min. Group Size: 10 people
  • Max. Group Size: 15 people

Meet Your Hosts:

Jonny Melon

Jonny is a professional travel blogger, photographer, and coffee-lover from Australia who has been traveling around the world full-time for the past 5 years. Jonny has a gregarious personality and combined with his passion for travel, he hopes to inspire others to step outside and explore this wonderful earth, too!

Elliott Chau

Elliott is a professional photographer from Canada who has traveled to over 50 countries photographing for high-profile clients around the globe. He shares his travel experiences with his followers on Instagram @LifewithElliott and though he loves travel and photography, his true joy is making new friends and teaching.

Elliot and I will be accompanying you throughout the entire trip and we'll be taking photos of the awesome experiences so that you can go home with professional images to share with your friends and family back home.

On top of that, Elliott and I will be offering free photography and travel blogging tips for those of you who are interested in learning from us and want to pick our brains!

What's Included:

✅ Airport transfers in both directions

✅ Ground transportation in 4x4 vehicle (air-conditioned)

✅ 4 nights safari lodge in Serengeti

✅ 5 nights hotel in Zanzibar

✅ Most meals and non-alcoholic drinks

✅ Professional photo package

✅ 4x4 luxury safari jeep with pop-up roof for game viewing

✅ Professional English-speaking safari guide

✅ Entrance fees to all national parks

✅ Camping fees at all national parks

✅ Ngorongoro Crater fees

✅ Government taxes, VAT, and service charges

What's Not Included:

❌ International airfares

 Domestic flight to Zanzibar Island

❌ Travel Insurance (mandatory)

❌ Covid-19 test fee

❌ Tanzania Visa

❌ Personal expenses (phone, medication, alcohol, etc.)

❌ Tips and gratuities to your safari guide

Our 10 Day Itinerary

Day 1: Airport – Tulia Hotel in Arusha

Elliott, myself, and our local tour guide will be meeting you at Kilimanjaro International Airport to welcome you to Tanzania!

If you arrive earlier in the day, we'll do a town tour at Maasai Market Arusha where you’ll find beautiful handmade ebony carvings of Masai and African animals and a lot of other items. It's a great place to purchase some souvenirs.

We'll then drive 1-hour to our hotel in Arusha where you will have the chance to relax and prepare for tomorrow's safari.

Stay: Overnight at Tulia Hotel
Meals: Dinner included

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

Early in the morning, we will be picked up at the hotel and transferred to Tarangire National Park for a full day safari.

Enjoy the game viewing in this magnificent park which is famous for its large collection of baobab trees, spectacular large mammal populations and a great variety of bird species, not to mention one of the largest concentrations of elephants in the country!

After our safari around Tarangire National Park, we'll head to our lodge where we'll be spending the night.

Stay: Overnight at Marera Valley Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

Early in the morning, we will be picked up at the hotel and transferred to Tarangire National Park for a full day safari.

Enjoy the game viewing in this magnificent park which is famous for its large collection of baobab trees, spectacular large mammal populations and a great variety of bird species, not to mention one of the largest concentrations of elephants in the country!

After our safari around Tarangire National Park, we'll head to our lodge where we'll be spending the night.

Stay: Overnight at Marera Valley Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast, we'll make our way into the Ngorongoro crater on a steep and narrow road. The slopes are forested but soon the landscape changes to a savannah dotted with the occasional acacia tree.

The wildlife here is absolutely breathtaking and if we are lucky, we might spot the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. The crater is also home to warthogs, wildebeests, zebras, hippos, hyenas and many more.

After a morning full of game viewing and a picnic lunch, we will leave the crater in the afternoon and head to Serengeti National Park for an overnight stay.

Some interesting facts about the crater:

  • The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest volcanic caldera, formed during the massive explosion of the volcano once higher than Kilimanjaro some 2 to 3 million years ago.
  • The crater has a total area of 304 km2, 600 m deep and a diameter of 20 km.

Stay: Overnight at Serengeti Wild Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

Today we have a full-day game drive in the most beautiful park in the world, the great Serengeti National Park!

After breakfast, we will start our game drive and late afternoon we will stop for a picnic lunch. We'll then continue with our game drive before heading back to our safari lodge for dinner.

Serengeti is a really special sight, sound, and smell of Africa with stunning scenery, ever-changing light and entertaining wildlife.

In this park, the animals don't work to any schedule so we may find lions, leopards, elephants, zebras, cheetahs, antelope, gazelles, hippos and many species of birds and reptiles during our game drive.

Stay: Overnight at Serengeti Wild Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

Today we have a full-day game drive in the most beautiful park in the world, the great Serengeti National Park!

After breakfast, we will start our game drive and late afternoon we will stop for a picnic lunch. We'll then continue with our game drive before heading back to our safari lodge for diner.

Serengeti is a really special sight, sound, and smell of Africa with stunning scenery, ever-changing light and entertaining wildlife.

In this park, the animals don't work to any schedule so we may find lions, leopards, elephants, zebras, cheetahs, antelope, gazelles, hippos and many species of birds and reptiles during our game drive.

Stay: Overnight at Serengeti Wild Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 5: Serengeti National Park - Zanzibar

After breakfast, we'll go on one last game drive in Serengeti National Park until lunchtime.

After lunch, we'll drive to Seronera Airport and take a short flight to the beautiful Zanzibar.

Upon arriving in Zanzibar, we will drive to Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel where we check-in for 5 nights on a half-board basis.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch included

Day 6: Prison Island Boat Trip and Stone Town City Tour

After breakfast, we will be collected from the hotel at 9am for the Prison Island Boat Trip and Stone Town City Tour.

Lunch will be included on the tour, and afterward, we'll get dropped back at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch included

Day 6: Prison Island Boat Trip and Stone Town City Tour

After breakfast, we will be collected from the hotel at 9am for the Prison Island Boat Trip and Stone Town City Tour.

Lunch will be included on the tour, and afterward, we'll get dropped back at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch included

Day 7: Leisure Day At The Beach

Today is a leisure day to do whatever you want!

We can check out some of the pristine beaches, go swimming in the turquoise waters and even head into town to do some shopping!

Meals: Breakfast included

Day 8: Mnemba Island Snorkeling Tour

After breakfast, we will be picked up from the hotel at 8:30am and make our way to Mnemba Island where we will spend the day snorkeling and swimming with dolphins!

After the tour, we'll head back to the hotel and get a chance to relax.

Meals: Breakfast included

Day 8: Mnemba Island Snorkeling Tour

After breakfast, we will be picked up from the hotel at 8:30am and make our way to Mnemba Island where we will spend the day snorkeling and swimming with dolphins!

After the tour, we'll head back to the hotel and get a chance to relax.

Meals: Breakfast included

Day 9: Spice Farm Tour

Today we will be going on a Spice Farm Tour which is one of the top highlights in Zanzibar!

The Spice Tour offers a great opportunity to indulge your senses with a kaleidoscope of smells, tastes and textures. From the punch of the chili to the refreshing succulence of green coconut flesh.

You'll also have the option to purchase these exclusive spices and other products straight from the source.

In the afternoon, we will return to the hotel and get a chance to swim and chill at the beach in front of the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast included

Day 10: Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll say our goodbyes and then take your included transport from the hotel to the airport or the ferry terminal.

For your departure from Zanzibar Island on the 10th of June, 2022, you have three options:

  1. Book your onwards flight to your next destination departing from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport located (ZNZ) which is located on Zanzibar Island.
  2. Book a short flight from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport on Zanzibar Island to Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) located on the mainland in Dar es Salaam. And then book a flight from Julius Nyerere International Airport onwards to your next destination.
  3. Take a ferry from Zanzibar Ferry Terminal to Dar es Salaam and from here onwards to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast included

Day 10: Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll say our goodbyes and then take your included transport from the hotel to the airport or the ferry terminal.

For your departure from Zanzibar Island on the 10th of June, 2022, you have three options:

  1. Book your onwards flight to your next destination departing from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport located (ZNZ) which is located on Zanzibar Island.
  2. Book a short flight from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport on Zanzibar Island to Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) located on the mainland in Dar es Salaam. And then book a flight from Julius Nyerere International Airport onwards to your next destination.
  3. Take a ferry from Zanzibar Ferry Terminal to Dar es Salaam and from here onwards to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast included

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Trip Cost — $2,997 USD

(Maximum 15 people)

As spots are limited, a $500 USD deposit is required to secure your position on the trip.

This is non-refundable as the deposit will go towards accommodations, national park fees, and all other activities outlined on the itinerary.

The outstanding amount is to be paid by the 6th of April, 2022.

To settle the outstanding amount, payment details will be sent via email once the deposit has been made.

Booking confirmation and all other important information and details about the trip will be emailed to you immediately after purchase.

You also have the option to secure your spot on the trip by opting for the 3-month payment plan or by paying in full.

Please choose one of the payment options below to book.

Deposit

$500 USD

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3 Monthly Payments

3x $999 USD

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Pay In Full

1x $2997 USD

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Any questions before you book? Please send us an email at [email protected] and we'll be happy to assist!

Additional Information

About The Tour Operator:

We have exclusively partnered with a certified local tour operator in Tanzania who specializes in safari trips to the amazing wilderness of Tanzania's national parks and guided tours of Zanzibar Island.

Their English-speaking local guides are highly experienced and true experts with in-depth knowledge of all ground operations in Tanzania.

They are guest-focused and will first and foremost make sure the trip runs safely and to the highest standard possible, and will also make sure satisfaction is maximized for every individual.

Accommodation:

The rooms at the safari lodges, the safari camps, and the hotel in Zanzibar are standard rooms and triple share. 

If you'd prefer to arrange a single or double room, please let us know and we can organize this for you at an additional cost.

Ground Transportation:

Throughout Tanzania, we'll be traveling in comfortable, air-conditioned 4x4 Land Cruisers or similar that can seat up to 6 people.

The wildlife safaris will be done in 4x4 luxury safari vehicles with a pop-up roof for game viewing. Everyone will have their own window seat for a better experience.

Serengeti To Zanzibar Flight:

For the domestic flight from Seronera Airport (SEU) in Serengeti to Zanzibar Island (ZNZ) on the 5th of June, the local tour operator we are traveling with will assist you, and everyone else on the group trip, with booking this flight closer to the time of travel.

They will do their best to get the cheapest airfare possible for everyone and we will inform you well in advance via email when this flight booking needs to be made. (estimated cost is $400 USD).

Meals & Drinks:

All meals mentioned in the itinerary are included. This also includes tea, coffee, juice, soft drinks and water during meal times.

Where half-board meals are indicated in Zanzibar, you are free to choose a restaurant of your choice.

Please let me know of any dietary requirements you may have prior to the trip so we can make special meal arrangements for you.

2 liters of drinking water will be provided each day to each guest.

Alcohol and other snacks not mentioned in the itinerary will be at your own expense.

Visa Information: 

A tourist visa for Tanzania is required to enter the country and must be obtained prior to the trip.

You can apply for a Single-Entry Tanzania Visa online in advance. The application process takes up to 10 business days and the cost is $50 USD per person ($100 USD for Americans).

Please visit the official Tanzania eVisa website to apply.

Yellow Fever:

Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is to be shown upon arrival in Tanzania (this is mandatory).

You can inquire with your local doctor to get a Yellow Fever shot at least 2 weeks before arriving in Tanzania.

Also consult with your doctor for any other recommended immunizations for Africa.

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is mandatory to join the trip.

Some travel insurance providers we recommend are World Nomads Insurance and Safety Wing Insurance, both of which cover Covid-related events, but please do your own research on travel insurance providers.

Cancellation Policy

With the uncertain times we face, we understand you might be wondering about the cancellation policy should you need to cancel once payment has been made.

Because it's mandatory to have travel insurance on our group trips, your travel insurance provider will have you covered for the cancellation of the trip as long as the reason for canceling is included in your plan. Most travel insurances also cover Covid should you contract the virus and are not able to travel.

This means your travel insurance will provide you with a full refund of the trip payment including the deposit. If for whatever reason the trip gets canceled due to unforeseen natural events, your travel insurance will also cover this.

If you would like to cancel your spot on the group trip for personal reasons, you can do so up to 30 days before the trip start date and receive a full refund, minus the $500 deposit.

Cancellation of booking or failure to join the group trip less than 30 days before the trip start date will result in the retention of 100% of the trip cost.

Covid Protocols

The well-being and safety of everyone on our group trips, including local guides and the local communities we visit are our utmost priority.

While we adjust to this new world, Elliott, myself and the local tour operators we partner with are committed to ensuring your peace of mind and the safety of everyone with enhanced health standards and practices throughout all group trips.

Although safety measures are in place to provide hand sanitizer and face masks to all guests throughout the trip, we recommend bringing your own personal mask, gloves, and sanitary products that will be enough to cover the full duration of the trip. These may also be required to be used during your travels for entering airports, restaurants, shopping centers, hotels, etc.

Should you happen to contract Covid during the trip, your travel insurance should cover medical costs. Be sure to double-check this with your travel insurance provider.

Covid Tests:

You'll have to get a Covid PCR test taken 48-72 hours prior to your departure flight from your home country.

This varies with different airlines, so it's best to check with the airline you are flying with for the most up-to-date Covid protocols and requirements.

On arrival, all travelers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arriving in Tanzania.

When you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you'll also have to take a Covid rapid test which costs $10 USD.

On departure, all travelers are required to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure from Zanzibar.

Before your departure from Zanzibar, you'll be able to get a Covid test before your flight, either at an approved medical center or at the airport.

Please also note that all Covid-19 certificates for travelers MUST indicate TRAVEL as the intended purpose of the test.

BOOK NOW: 10-Day Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Island Adventure!

Deposit

$500 USD

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3 Monthly Payments

3x $999 USD

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Pay In Full

1x $2997 USD

BOOK NOW!

Any questions before you book? Please send us an email at [email protected] and we'll be happy to assist!

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