Tanzania: Serengeti to Zanzibar

Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth... Enjoy a grand safari adventure in Tanzania plus a visit to the tropical island archipelago of Zanzibar. Your African safari experience includes outstanding wildlife viewing on game drives that take you from Ngorongoro Crater to the famed Serengeti to observe Africa's Big Five.

Embark on a grand safari within Tanzania's most renowned game reserves and enjoy the safari experience of a lifetime. You'll have an opportunity to observe Africa's Big Five - elephant, leopard, lion, rhinoceros, and buffalo - where they live, in their natural habitats. One of our most popular trips immerses you in the Earth Journeys experience, featuring on-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth natural history experts plus other select BBC Earth touches. Following your African safari, your journey concludes on the tropical island archipelago of Zanzibar. Enjoy many different types of experiences on this journey, from soaring high above the Tanzanian savannah aboard a hot air balloon to sailing aboard a traditional dhow on the Indian Ocean off the coast of Zanzibar. Experience ancient, stunning landscapes, the spice bazaars of Stone Town and one of mankind's most important archaeological sites... travel by safari vehicles within Serengeti National Park, plus Ngorongoro Crater... and stay in luxury safari lodges, tented camps and a resort overlooking the sea for an in-depth, up-close African safari experience.

Earth Journey, created with BBC Earth. Private game drives in open-top safari vehicles; visits to Lake Manyara & Serengeti national parks; hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti; picnic in Ngorongoro Crater; spice walking tour & dhow cruise in Zanzibar

Traveling Well Includes:
  • On-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth natural history experts plus other select BBC Earth touches
  • Private game drives in Tauck's open-top safari vehicles in Serengeti national park - led by expert guides for unparalleled wildlife viewing
  • A hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti plains at dawn, followed by a champagne breakfast
  • 4 nights in Serengeti National Park - 2 in a Maasai Rondavel- styled lodge and 2 in a luxury tented camp; an authentic sundowner cocktail party
  • Two nights in Zanzibar include a spice walking tour and dhow sailboat cruise on the Indian Ocean
  • Picnic lunch in the heart of ancient Ngorongoro Crater
  • Group size limited to no more than 24 guests
  • On-Tour Air (2 flights)
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • 24 meals - (9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners); gratuities to local guides, service charges, taxes and porterage

  • Call (888) 825-2779 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14485022

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer valid through 9/30/2019
    10 Days
    Day 1ArushaArrive Arusha, Tanzania

    Your safari experience begins at Arusha Serena Hotel. A transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha Serena Hotel, is included. Welcome to Tanzania; your hotel overlooks Lake Duluti. Although most flights land at Kilimanjaro International Airport after the sun has set, thoughts of Ernest Hemingway's The Snows of Kilimanjaro will come to mind as you journey the short distance from the airport to your hotel.

    Lodging:Arusha Serena Hotel

    Day 2Ngorongoro CraterLake Manyara & on to Ngorongoro

    Depart your hotel in Arusha and make your way to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge for lunch overlooking Lake Manyara, a bird-lover's paradise. Enjoy your first game viewing opportunity as you continue on this afternoon to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to Ngorongoro Crater, a wildlife mecca; your lodge is built on the dormant volcano's rim, with stunning views of the lost world below. Please join us for a welcome reception followed by dinner at the lodge this evening.

    Lodging:Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 3Ngorongoro CraterGame drives & a picnic in Ngorongoro Crater

    Explore Ngorongoro Crater, long regarded as Africa's Garden of Eden. Within the crater lie grasslands, forests and a saltwater lake, inspiring a continual migration of animals. From the comfort of your four-wheel-drive vehicle, you'll have a chance to spot the Big Five - buffalo, elephant, leopard, the black-maned lion and the rare black rhinoceros. Today's picnic in the heart of the crater and local entertainment back at the lodge make this day one to fondly remember!

    Lodging:Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 4Serengeti National ParkVisit Oldupai Gorge en route to the Serengeti

    Set off this morning to explore Oldupai Gorge, where archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the fossilized remains of some of the earliest known human species, an estimated 1.8 million years old; learn more about the site's significance on a docent-led tour. Continue wildlife viewing while driving the rough dirt roads across the plains and grasslands of the Serengeti. Arrive at your safari lodge in the Central Serengeti, which was inspired by Maasai tribal dwellings. Have dinner at your leisure at the lodge, and enjoy some local entertainment in the lounge this evening.

    Lodging:Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 5Serengeti National ParkBallooning over the Serengeti & game viewing

    Lift off on an exciting hot air balloon flight* as dawn breaks over the vast Serengeti grasslands; from aloft, observe wildlife in the first light of day, an African safari thrill - and enjoy another thrill upon your return where a champagne breakfast in the bush waits for you. An afternoon game drive on the Serengeti plains may yield sightings of wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, rhinoceros, hippos, buffalo, jackals, and gazelles. This is also one of the best places on the African Continent to see prides of lions. Return to the lodge for lunch, then enjoy an afternoon at leisure (or a lecture by an expert), followed by a special sundowner with filmmaking gadgets this evening before dinner at the lodge.

    Lodging:Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 6Serengeti National ParkOn to the western Serengeti

    Travel to the Western Serengeti for a two-night stay at the luxurious Kirawira Tented Camp. This afternoon's game drive with your experienced guide explores the open, undisturbed plains of the Serengeti for exclusive wildlife encounters. Be sure to capture the moment with your camera or sketchbook!

    Lodging:Kirawira Tented Camp

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 7Serengeti National ParkWildlife wonders on the Serengeti plains

    After awakening in the heart of the wilderness in your luxurious tent - surrounded by Edwardian-era accents that evoke the classic safari camps of a century ago - your safari guide shares fascinating insights about the African bush on your early morning game drive, as you observe the struggle of species to survive in the circle of life within Serengeti National Park. Later, after lunch and another game drive, relax by the pool at Kirawira as the setting sun streaks the Tanzanian sky - a classic African safari doesn't get any better than this!

    Lodging:Kirawira Tented Camp

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 8Stone TownTo Zanzibar & a Stone Town tour

    Rise early for your final Serengeti game drive this morning, then fly midday to intriguing Zanzibar, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean that was once a wealthy trading center for spices. Upon arrival, set off with your local guide on a walking and driving tour of Stone Town, in the main port of Zanzibar City. Your home for the next two nights is a fabulous hotel overlooking the turquoise sea and white sand beaches.

    Lodging:Park Hyatt Zanzibar

    Meals: B, L
    Day 9Stone TownCruise aboard a dhow on an Indian Ocean safari in Zanzibar

    Sail out to sea aboard a traditional dhow this morning as the captain and crew help you spot dolphins frolicking in the ocean blue. Dhows have plied these waters for millennia, trading and fishing from one island port to the next. Cast anchor on a sandy beach for swimming and snorkeling near beautiful coral reefs. Spend the afternoon exploring the backstreet wonders of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join us this evening for a farewell reception followed by a farewell dinner at your seaside hotel.

    Lodging:Park Hyatt Zanzibar

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 10Stone TownSpice tour & journey Home

    Tour ends: Zanzibar. If you wish, join our local guides for a spice tour of Stone Town this morning, or just enjoy some time at leisure before checking out of your hotel. Fly late afternoon from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, for your flight home. Allow 3-1/2 hours for flight check-in. Note: International flights out should be booked after 9:00 PM.


    Meals: B

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