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Taste of Tanzania and Zanzibar

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Spend five exciting nights exploring the National Parks and nature of the wonderful Tanzania on our brilliant Taste of Tanzania tour. Discover the Serengeti National Park’s incredible wildlife, expansive grassy plains and acacia woodland, one of our favourite destinations thanks to its rich grazing grounds which home numerous herds and a high concentration of predators, giving you a chance to see the Big Five. 

You can either begin or end your safari in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area depending on the accommodation you prefer and the day of departure you select. Under canvas’ accommodates you in luxurious tented camps giving you a really unique and immersive experience, located deep in the wild, departing each Monday and Wednesday, whilst ‘Luxury Lodges’ accommodates you in three rustic-style stunning lodges in wonderful locations from the edge of the Ngorongoro crater to panoramic views across the Serengeti and overlooking Lake Manyara, departing each Wednesday.

After your thrilling experience among the wildlife, it’s time to sit back and relax in paradise at the Bluebay Beach resort & spa located on a fabulous white sand beach in Zanzibar.  Simply soak up the sun and the tranquil atmosphere over the next 7 nights here or book an excursion to explore the exotic forests and learn about the spice plantations, the snorkelling here is not to be missed!


  • Visit the Serengeti National Park and its astounding wildlife
  • Picnic in the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Take a game drive through Lake Manyara National Park
  • Enjoy an unwinding stay in the gorgeous Zanzibar perfect for relaxing


Day 1

Arusha - Ngorongoro

You will begin your tour in Arusha. After a welcome lunch, you’ll journey through the beautiful Ngorongoro Highlands to reach your accommodation. Sweeping across 300sqkm of land and home to incredible wildlife including cheetah, buffalo and rare black rhino, the Ngorongoro Crater is a phenomenal natural attraction.

You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and stay overnight at your luxury tented camp or lodge.


Under Canvas – Bougainvillea Safari Lodge or similar
Luxury Lodge – Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge or similar

Day 2


Today is your chance to explore the crater for yourself. Descending over 600 metres to the floor of the crater is an unforgettable experience, exploring the verdant forest, wandering along the serene lake, and crossing the expansive savannah in search of amazing wildlife. You’ll even enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater.


Under Canvas – Bougainvillea Safari Lodge or similar
Luxury Lodge – Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge or similar

Day 3

Ngorongoro – Serengeti

After breakfast, you will drive to Olduvai Gorge, the site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s well-known archaeological discoveries. Next up is Serengeti National Park for lunch, an iconic park home to incredible wildlife sightings - including the Big Five, and expansive plains adorned with acacia trees and rocky kopjes.

After an afternoon game drive, you’ll head back to your camp or lodge for dinner and to sleep.


Under Canvas – Ikoma Tented Camp or similar
Luxury Lodges – Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or similar

Day 4


Today the whole day will be spent on a game drive in the Serengeti. Bringing your lunch with you, you’ll spend your day encountering the park’s wide variety of animals, from cheetahs and wildebeest, to impala and giraffe.


Under Canvas – Ikoma Tented Camp or similar
Luxury Lodges – Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or similar

Day 5

Serengeti – Manyara

Indulge in a delightful breakfast at your accommodation before your drive to Lake Manyara, a stunning soda lake tucked away in the Great Rift Valley. Here you’ll have lunch, before embarking on a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park – looking out for the iconic tree-climbing lions.


Under Canvas – Migunga Tented Camp or similar
Luxury Lodges – Lake Manyara Serena Lodge or similar

Day 6

Manyara – Arusha - Zanzibar

After breakfast you will drive back to Arusha where you’ll arrive in time for your mid-day flight to Zanzibar.

Overnight: Bluebay Beach Resort

Day 7–12


Along the stunning white sands of the Zanzibar coast sits the peaceful Bluebay Beach Resort. A gorgeous resort surrounded by towering palm trees and tropical gardens, this is the perfect place to relax and reminisce about your safari experience. Cool off and rejuvenate at the resort spa, tuck in to delicious food at the four restaurants and bars, or get an adrenaline rush at the water sports centre. There’s a lot to do here during your stay, or you can simply relax and do nothing at all.

Overnight: Bluebay Beach Resort

Day 13

Depart Zanzibar

After breakfast today you’ll transfer from the resort to the airport where you’ll catch your onward flight.

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