10-Day Tanzania Highlights Tour with Zanzibar

10-Day Tanzania Highlights Tour with Zanzibar

By | Updated Feb. 22, 2024

Rekindle your romance on this private vacation.

Reignite your passion amidst Tanzania's wonders, where adventure, relaxation, and natural splendor blend harmoniously to create an unforgettable experience.

  • Embark on thrilling game drives in Serengeti National Park and experience the thrilling spectacle of the Great Migration(if lucky).
  • Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and witness a breathtaking panorama of wildlife.
  • Unwind on the pristine shores of Zanzibar, surrounded by turquoise waters and tropical beauty.

We happily customise this itinerary to accommodate your interests, adjust schedules, and plan special-themed events to celebrate your love and create lasting memories.

Days:

10±

Price:

from US$8,338 p/p

Best For:

First-timer/ Couples

Best Time:

Jul. - Oct.

Flights:

One domestic flight included, international on-request

Cancellation Policy:

100% Refund 22 Days before Arrival

Journey Map (Suggested Route)

Tanzania 10-day tour map

A Brief Itinerary for 10 Days in Tanzania

Day Highlights
1
Arusha
Arusha Arrival
2
Tarangire National Park
Bush walking and game drive
3-4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Crater Rim Walk
5-7
Serengeti National Park
Enjoy unlimited Safaris in Serengeti
8-9
Zanzibar
Relax on Zanzibar's beaches
10 Zanzibar depart
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Tour Highlights

Observe lions, elephants, cheetahs, and other iconic wildlife in the Serengeti National Park's game drives.
game drive in Tanzania
Soar above the Serengeti on a fly-in safari, the stunning vistas and a profound connection with nature await.
fly in safari
Indulge in a bush dinner, where sunsets shimmer and nature's symphony serenades while under the African sky.
bush dinner
Partake in a sundowner, relishing refreshing drinks and snacks against a backdrop of breathtaking sunsets.
sundowner
Unwind on the pristine shores of Zanzibar, while indulging in sunbathing and refreshing swims in the Indian Ocean.
night safari
Enjoy a morning walk safari, traversing diverse habitats and encountering a mesmerising array of wildlife.
fly-in safari
Witness the majestic and unfathomable expanse of Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact volcanic caldera.
crater walk
Step into the Maasai community, time-honored traditions intertwine, offering an unparalleled cultural immersion.
Maasai people jump dance

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Arusha Arrival
  • Upon setting foot on the vibrant land of Tanzania, you will be greeted by our friendly English-speaking representative at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Start your Tanzanian adventure with a warm and informative introduction, followed by a private transfer to your cozy hotel in Arusha.
  • Global Highlights Tanzania packages include Flying Doctors insurance, providing your peace of mind with medical evacuation coverage to the nearest hospital.
Day 2
Arusha-Tarangire National Park | The Adventure Begins
Tarangire national parkElephants Walking by a Baobab Tree
  • In the morning, our private driver-guide will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to Tarangire National Park.
  • Witness the vibrant colours and unique character of Tanzania, including the sight of Maasai herdsmen tending to their goats along the way.
  • Indulge in a delicious lunch at your Tarangire lodge, taking a refreshing break and preparing yourself for the thrilling game drive that awaits.
  • Embark on an enchanting afternoon game drive through Tarangire's vast golden savanna, adorned with unique baobab trees. Look up and you may spot the African python, one of the world's largest non-venomous snakes. Tarangire also boasts lions and leopards, often found lounging in the branches.
  • After the game drive, you will be escorted back to the lodge to freshen up and enjoy the lodge dinner.
Day 3
Tarangire NP-Ngorongoro | A Walk Through the Savanna
bush walkA Walk Through the Savanna
  • Embark on a captivating 2-hour morning walking safari through the enchanting Tarangire. With a knowledgeable ranger, traverse diverse habitats like flood plains, woodlands, savanna plains, and acacia forests. Witness the park's unique beauty up close, as you encounter a wide array of animal and bird species.
  • Return to your lodge for a freshen-up and head to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with your private driver-guide.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant Maasai culture by visiting a Maasai community and gaining insights into their rich traditions, unique way of life, and the captivating dynamics of their village.
  • Check in your Ngorongoro lodge, and take some time to freshen up before indulging in a delightful dinner at the lodge.
Day 4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area | A Crater Rim Walk Awaits
Panorama of Ngorongoro CraterPanorama of Ngorongoro Crater
  • Experience the morning 2-hour Crater Rim Walk, surrounded by stunning natural beauty and accompanied by an armed ranger. Spot an array of colorful birds and have close encounters with giraffes, zebras, and elephants. Learn about traditional uses of plants and marvel at the breathtaking panoramic view of the Crater.
  • Enjoy the thrill of game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, surrounded by lush forests teeming with birdlife. Encounter grazing herbivores and their predators, including the iconic Big Five. Marvel at the diverse wildlife such as cheetahs, gazelles, flamingos, and over 400 bird species.
  • Indulge in a delightful picnic lunch while enjoying exhilarating game drives.
  • After a day of exploration, you will be escorted back to the lodge to freshen up before savoring a delectable dinner.
Day 5
Ngorongoro - Central Serengeti | The first Bite of Serengeti
Wild beest migrationWild beest migration in Serengeti
  • Depart from Ngorongoro lodge with your expert drive-guide and head to Serengeti National Park.
  • Immerse yourself in breathtaking wildlife encounters as you enter Serengeti National Park. Enjoy an exhilarating game-viewing drive, tracking through the park on your way to the lodge.
  • Embark on an afternoon game drive in Central Serengeti with your expert guide. Home to the African Big Five, black rhinos, cheetahs, hyenas, African wild dogs, and a wide range of bird species, this renowned park offers exceptional wildlife encounters.
  • Savor a delightful dinner and experience an enchanting overnight stay at your lodge.
Day 6
Central-Northern Serengeti | It's time for a Sundowner
liones walking in SerengetiTwo lions walking in Serengeti
  • Set out on a thrilling journey to the Northern Serengeti and immerse yourself in an en-route game drive, offering an abundance of opportunities to spot diverse wildlife. Elevate your chances of encountering a vast array of animals, compensating for any missed encounters during regular game drives.
  • Journey to the Mara region with the hope of witnessing the Great Migration, a remarkable event that unfolds between July and October, when millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores traverse vast distances in search of fresh grazing lands.
  • Experience the classic charm of a safari with a sundowner. Enjoy a refreshing drink and tasty homemade snacks while watching the sunset over the vast Serengeti plains.
  • Return to your lodge to refresh yourself before indulging in a sumptuous dinner.
Day 7
Northern Serengeti | All-day Game Drives
A cheetah in the SerengetiA cheetah in the Serengeti
  • Enjoy full-day game drives through Serengeti, witnessing an unparalleled spectacle of wildlife. From graceful giraffes and majestic elephants to cunning predators like lions and cheetahs, the Serengeti teems with life.
  • Savor a picnic lunch on the game drive, surrounded by the stunning scenery of the African savanna.
  • Witness the potential wildebeest migration, a remarkable event that sees millions of these animals, accompanied by zebras and gazelles, traversing the plains in search of fresh pastures between July and October.
  • Indulge in a bush dinner and immerse yourself in a remarkable dining experience beneath the stars, where relaxation, camaraderie, and a connection with nature await.
  • Retreat to your lodge and unwind with a peaceful night's sleep.
Day 8
Northern Serengeti-Zanzibar | Unveil the Enchanting Stone Town
Old Rusty Colonial cannons on the Embarkment in Stone TownColonial cannons in Stone Town
  • Savor a leisurely breakfast at your lodge. As you board the plane for Zanzibar, let your gaze wander over the vast expanse of the Serengeti, capturing the essence of this untamed African paradise.
  • Upon arrival, our representative will greet you and transfer you to Stone Town for a guided tour.
  • Delve into the captivating labyrinth of Stone Town's narrow streets, and intricate coral stone buildings whisper tales of Zanzibar's rich heritage.
  • After the tour, you will be accompanied to the beach resort for the rest of the day.
Day 9
Zanzibar | A Day to Unwind and Relaxation
relax along the beachRelax on the Zanzibar beach
  • Enjoy a relaxing day at a stunning Indian Ocean beach, where you can unwind and soak up the sun at your own pace.
Day 10
Zanzibar Depart| Bon Voyage!
  • Enjoy a hassle-free private transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your flight back home.
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Hand-picked Hotels/Lodges

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TUI Blue Zanzibar
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Lahia Tented Lodge
Lahia Tented Lodge
Lemala Kuria Hills
Lemala Kuria Hills

Price Includes

*Price from: $8,338 per adult

*The price is based on 2 adults in 4-star hotels/Lodges during the low tourist season. We can offer an even more competitive price for groups of 4 or more people. (tour code: gh-tz-2)

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