Classic Serengeti & Zanzibar

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Trips to East Africa can accomplish more than just ticking off a laundry list of incredible animal life sightings. On this 13-day tour through the Serengeti and Zanzibar, you'll have the opportunity to learn about local village life led by a local, see how huts are constructed in farmers' fields, and visit a local spice plantation. Of course, there's plenty of time for wildlife spotting on safari drives through Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks to acquire wildlife snaps that'll make your friends and family envious.

Highlights
  • Enjoy wildlife drives in the Serengeti
  • savour traditional cuisine in a local village
  • take in the views at Ngorongoro Crater
  • meet local artisans on a village walk
  • explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town
  • take in the aromas of a spice plantation tour
  • relax on a tropical beach.
Meals Included
12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport
Public shuttle, 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle, plane, walking.
Accommodation
Simple hotels (7 nt), full-service camping (4 nts).
Destinations
  • Africa
  • Tanzania, United Republic Of
  • Kenya
Tour Types
  • Adventure
  • Classic
  • Standard
  • 2 - Light
  • New Trips
  • Planeterra Project
  • Small Group

**Meals Included: B=Breakfast,L=Lunch,D=Dinner.

Day 1 Nairobi

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Nairobi/Arusha (1B)

Journey across the border into Tanzania, arriving in the picturesque town of Arusha in the afternoon. Spend some time exploring the town and its bustling markets, and have another night in the comfort of a hotel. Upon arrival into Arusha, you may be joined by other G Adventures travellers starting the Tanzania portion of the trip. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania) Transport: Shuttle (7.00-8.00 hours, 290km)

Day 3 Arusha/Mto wa Mbu (1B, 1L)

Travel to Mto wa Mbu village and take part in a cultural walk to learn about village life in the area. Meet the women who run the village tours and enjoy a delicious home made traditional lunch. Spend the afternoon viewing wildlife along the main road that winds through a lush cool forests of Lake Manyara National Park, overgrown with ficus trees and covered with bromeliads. This area is truly stunning, as the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment provides a gorgeous backdrop. Search for the phenomenal birdlife, tree-climbing lions, elephants, giraffes, and hippos. Included Activities: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch Lake Manyara National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)

Day 4 Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park. En route marvel at the sheer vastness of this territory, and spot the multitude of animal and birdlife while cruising through this acacia-accented savanna. Included Activities: Clean Cookstove Project Visit Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (8.00-9.00 hours, 190km)

Day 5 Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Rise early for a morning wildlife safari drive, returning in time for lunch. Continue the search for the "big five" in the afternoon while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains. Additional Notes: If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari, your flight will be in the morning. You will miss the morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have spectacular views from above. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari

Day 6 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy one last morning wildlife safari drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savanna. After, journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best wildlife viewing. The vistas from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of animals, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. Arrive at the campsite on the crater rim in the evening. Additional Notes: Please note that due to the high-altitude location of our camp, temperatures can drop at night. We recommend bringing extra layers to wear during the evening and following morning. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)

Day 7 Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L)

Embark on a early morning crater drive. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of more than 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals. Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 200km)

Day 8 Arusha (1B)

A free day to explore Arusha, or relax at the lodge.

Day 9 Arusha/Stone Town (1B)

Transfer to the airport for a short, but scenic flight to this island paradise. Arrive in Stone Town in time for lunch and an orientation walk. If you opt to continue on for a longer tour of Stone Town, you will be visiting the Old Slave Market, House of Wonders, Palace Museum; entrance to these sites are optional and are to be purchased on site. Included Activities: Stone Town Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 50km) Plane (1.50 hour(s))

Day 10 Stone Town/Jambiani (1B)

Visit a local spice plantation for a guided tour. Continue to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Zanzibar's beautiful coast. Included Activities: Spice Plantation Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 60km)

Day 11 Jambiani (1B)

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

Day 13 Jambiani/Stone Town (1B)

Morning group transfer from Jambiani. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 60km)

  • Your G for Good Moment: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu Your G for Good Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu
  • Lake Manyara wildlife safari drive
  • Serengeti wildlife safari drives
  • Ngorongoro Crater wildlife safari drive
  • Scenic flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
  • Orientation walk in Stone Town
  • Spice plantation guided tour
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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