Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Zanzibar Safari

A stunning big game Tanzania safari that follows the great wildebeest migration, visits wildlife of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater and relaxes on the sublime, marine-life rich beaches of Zanzibar.

Duration 10 Days
Price From $7,157
When Dec - Mar
Destination Tanzania

Safari Overview

This is a fantastic safari that takes in some of the hotspots of Tanzania and maximises your chances of seeing as much wildlife as possible. Spending time at both Olakira and Dunia Camps puts you right in the path of the migration and some fantastic resident game. On your return journey you enjoy a night at the cosy Plantation Lodge with a visit to the renowned Ngorongoro Crater; then spend the final days of your trip relaxing on the spice island of Zanzibar at the lovely Matemwe Lodge.

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • Witness the magnificent big game and big cats of the Serengeti.
  • Explore via game drives and hot air balloon rides over the Serengeti.
  • Experience the famous great wildebeest migration (December to March).
  • Enjoy great, traditional African camping and luxurious lodges.
  • Relax, dive, snorkel and more on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar.

A wildlife focussed safari putting you in the right place at the right time for some amazing animal enounters, and some beach time too!

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Day by day

Day 1

Arusha - Serengeti

You’ll be met upon arrival into Arusha and taken to Kilimanjaro International Airport where you catch your internal charter flight to Serengeti National Park. World renowned for its wildlife sightings, the Serengeti offers an unparalleled wildlife safari experience. From the airstrip you have a short transfer through the park to Olakira Tented Camp enjoying your first game drive along the way.

Overnight: Olakira Tented Camp D

Days 2-3

Serengeti National Park

Two full days to enjoy game drives in Serengeti National Park. The area around Olakira is great for wildlife viewing with plenty of the big cats attracted by the migrating herds that pass through the area. Subject to the movement of the migration you may even be able to see some of the migratory wildebeest and zebra who share the land with many large cats, elephant, giraffe, Thomson gazelle and a host of other species. Spend your afternoon relaxing back at your camp prior to setting off again on another game drive in the afternoon. Why not finish your day with a relaxing sun downer out on the plains?

Overnight: Olakira Tented Camp B, L, D

Day 4

Central & Southern Serengeti

A final game drive this morning before transferring to the airstrip to catch your flight across the Serengeti to your next stop. Met upon arrival you have a transfer through the central Serengeti, game driving along the way, to your home for the next three nights, the cosy Dunia Camp. Take time to relax into your surroundings and enjoy a sumptuous lunch before setting out again this afternoon on another game drive. Dunia is perfectly located to maximise wildlife sightings with resident lion prides and leopards always on patrol!

Overnight: Dunia Camp B, L, D

Days 5-6

Central & Southern Serengeti

Spend the next two days exploring this area and enjoying game drives through the Central Serengeti. This is a great region for big cats as well as elephants, giraffe, zebra and more. The Moru Kopjes are one of the last haunts of the endangered black rhino so spend some time on the lookout for these beautiful beasts in their natural habitat. This is an excellent spot for hot air balloon safaris over the Serengeti.

Overnight: Dunia Camp B, L, D

Day 7

Sergengeti - Ngorongoro Crater

One last game drive this morning before catching an internal charter flight to Lake Manyara airstrip. Met upon arrival and make your way to the renowned Ngorongoro Crater. A truly breathtaking spectacle with some great game and an ideal location to relax for the afternoon enjoying its resident game including flamboyant flamingos, huge tusker elephants, rhinos and prides of lion. This evening you have a short transfer to your lodge for the evening where you have a chance to sit back, relax and reminisce over the adventures of the last week or so.

Overnight: Plantation Lodge B, L, D

Day 8

Ngorongoro - Zanzibar

After a relaxed morning, catch your short flight to the spice island of Zanzibar, where it is a short transfer from the airport to the lovely Matemwe Lodge. A chance to kick off your shoes and enjoy the coast and comfort of this tropical island getaway.

Overnight: Matemwe Lodge B, L, D

Day 9


Three full days to relax and enjoy Zanzibar. A variety of activities are on offer including snorkelling, sailing out to the local reef, kayaking, village visits, spice tours to local Stonetown, spa treatments, relaxing by the pool or diving. Imagine exploring coral reefs and local towns in the day, lounging on the beach and at the poolside, then cocktails at the beach at sunset. Bliss, and the perfect way to end your wildlife journey through Tanzania.

Overnight: Matemwe Lodge B, L, D

Day 10

Depart Zanzibar

This morning you leave the comfort of Matemwe and make your way back to Stonetown where you catch your flight back to Dar Es Salaam in time for your international flight back home.

Trip Details

Dates and Prices

This is a tailor-made safari and can be amended to meet your specific requirements including preferred number of days, preferred dates of travel, standard of lodges and budget.

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