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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Drive to Tarangire National Park

Drive to Tarangire National Park

You will depart from Arusha and head to Tarangire National Park in the morning, arriving before 12:00am at the park. Once in the park, you can enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive with a delicious lunch. In the early evening, after your game drive, you will exit the park and make your way to your campsite for dinner and an overnight stay.

The main attractions of Tarangire National Park are seeing large herds of elephants and massive baobab trees, more than 550 bird species (migratory and permanent), abundant biodiversity, and the famous Tarangire River.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park
Best Time To Visit July to November (Animals come to the Tarangire River)
High Season June to October (The park is full of visitors)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Tarangire NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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HippoCommon
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Fig Tree Lodge & Camp
  • Budget hotel located in Mto wa Mbu (Town)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

After a hearty breakfast, you will depart from Tarangire National Park and make your way to the famous Serengeti National Park. En route to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will have a chance to see the Ngorongoro Crater before reaching the Serengeti gate. After lunch, you will head out on an afternoon game drive and return to the camp before sunset. Your dinner will be at the campsite.

The main attractions of the Serengeti National Park are the annual wildebeest migration, rolling grasslands, and many predators (leopards, cheetahs, and lions). The park has also been voted the best national park in Africa by the World Travelers Awards in 2020 and Traveller's Choice.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Best Time To Visit January to February and June to October (Different areas are best at different times)
High Season July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)

Wildlife in Serengeti NP

ElephantCommon
LionCommon
CheetahCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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GiraffeCommon
HippoCommon
HyenaCommon
LeopardOccasional
Black RhinoVery Rare
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Central Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Game Drives in Serengeti National Park

Game Drives in Serengeti National Park

Today, you will head out early on your morning game drive to witness a magnificent African sunrise in the bush. Enjoy a coffee and experience the wilderness and its magnificent creatures as they wake up among the dew-covered grasses. Later, you will head back to camp for breakfast and to relax. In the afternoon, you will head out once more for another chance to explore the plains in search of African wildlife as you exit the park. Finally, make your way to your accommodation in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The benefit of an early morning game drive is that it is the best time to spot the animals and birds as they are more active than in the afternoon. It also allows you to experience predators on a hunt and capture lovely pictures in beautiful light.

Main Destination:
Central Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • On the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Rhinos Home - Ngorongoro Crater

Rhinos Home - Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, you will depart the campsite with a picnic lunch and descend into the amazing Ngorongoro Crater. Explore the magnificent world of diversity within, surrounded by the imposing walls that encircle the reserve. It is possible to see all of Africa's Big Five within the crater among a vast array of other wildlife, including hundreds of bird species. Enjoy a full day in the crater before returning to camp for dinner and your overnight stay.

Visiting the Ngorongoro Crater is magical; its natural landscapes, the Big Five, Masaai tribespeople living among the wild animals, and the largest unbroken volcanic caldera on earth all add to its splendor.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
Best Time To Visit June to October (Wildlife viewing is best)
High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)

Wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater

LionCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
HyenaAbundant
Show more
ElephantCommon
HippoCommon
LeopardOccasional
Accommodation:
Fig Tree Lodge & Camp
  • Budget hotel located 2-3hr drive from Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara

You will make your way into the reserve and head to Lake Manyara in the morning. Explore the magnificent park that is dominated by a large lake. You can expect to see thousands of flamingos flock to the lake, providing some exceptional bird sightings. Enjoy a picnic lunch alongside the lake before continuing your afternoon game drive until evening. Later, you will exit the park and head back to Arusha for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park
Best Time To Visit June to October (Easier to spot animals)
High Season July to March (The northern section gets crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Lake Manyara NP

ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
Show more
LionOccasional
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
The Charity Hotel
  • Mid-range hotel located in Arusha (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Materuni Coffee Tour and Waterfalls

Materuni Coffee Tour and Waterfalls

After an early breakfast, you will depart from the hotel and proceed to Materuni Waterfalls. It is a 2-hour drive to Materuni village, located at the bottom of Mount Kilimanjaro. You will enjoy your picnic lunch and hike 30 minutes to Materuni Waterfalls, about 80m high, to swim and explore nature.

In the village, you will learn about their traditions and customs and how the local people, who are Chagga, grow and process the coffee for subsistence use. Then, you will visit a coffee farm, pick coffee and make your own strong coffee locally. Later, you will be taken to your accommodation in Moshi for dinner and an overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Materuni Waterfalls (Highlight)
Accommodation:
The Secret Garden Hotel
  • Budget lodge
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Kilimanjaro to Gombe National Park

Kilimanjaro to Gombe National Park

You will be picked up from your hotel in Moshi and transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

On arrival, you will be transferred to Ujiji. In this village, you will visit Dr. Livingstone's memorial center and learn about the history of the slave trade and the journeys and missionary activities of Dr. David Livingstone.
Then you will be transferred to Kibirizi port for your boat to Gombe National Park, where on arrival, you will be transferred to the guesthouse for a hot lunch before starting your gorilla or chimpanzee trek tour.

Gombe National Park is a superb location for chimpanzee trekking and walking safaris where you will see a variety of wildlife (velvet- and colobus monkeys, baboons, forest pigs, and dik-diks) and tropical birds. The park is also home to the Dr. Livingstone memorial center.

Main Destination:
Gombe National Park (Chimps)
Best Time To Visit July to October (Best time to find chimps)
High Season July to October (Gombe never gets crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)

Wildlife in Gombe NP

HippoOccasional
LionNone
Show more
ZebraNone
Accommodation:
Kasekela Luxury Campsite
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Gombe NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

Gombe Stream

Gombe Stream

At 8:30am you will start with the chimpanzee tracking in the forest. You will also climb Jane's peak and visit Kakombe waterfalls (if time allows).

Gombe National Park became well known for the conservation project started by Jane Goodall, who first arrived in Gombe in 1960. Besides gorilla and chimpanzee viewing, many other primates live in the tropical forests of the park. These primates include Colobus monkeys and baboons.

Main Destination:
Gombe National Park (Chimps)
Accommodation:
Kasekela Luxury Campsite
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Gombe NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9

Morning Walk in Kigoma

Morning Walk in Kigoma

After breakfast, you will start with your gorilla or chimpanzee trekking. The trekking routes will take you through different valleys and forests and to the Mkenge waterfall. At 12:00am you will be back for lunch. You will have time to pack before you transfer back to Kigoma. Dinner and your overnight stay are at Kigoma.

Main Destination:
Gombe National Park (Chimps)
Accommodation:
Sunset Vista Hotel
  • Budget hotel located outside Gombe NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10

Kigoma to Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar

Kigoma to Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar

Begin your day with an early breakfast as you prepare for an exciting journey to Dar es Salaam. From there, you'll seamlessly connect to the enchanting island of Zanzibar.

Upon your arrival in Zanzibar, take a moment to unwind and soak in the tranquil ambiance of this tropical paradise. Whether you choose to lounge on the pristine beaches or explore the vibrant streets of Stone Town, the day is yours to relax and rejuvenate.

As the sun sets over the horizon, revel in the anticipation of the adventures that await you on the island. Tomorrow, you'll embark on a captivating tour of Zanzibar, immersing yourself in its rich history, culture, and natural beauty.

So, kick back, relax, and let the magic of Zanzibar wash over you as you prepare for an unforgettable island experience.

Main Destination:
Gombe National Park (Chimps)
Accommodation:
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments
  • Mid-range hotel located on Zanzibar (Tanzania Beaches)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 11

Zanzibar City Tour and Prison Island

Zanzibar City Tour and Prison Island

After breakfast at 8:00am, you will start a city tour exploring Zanzibar. You will visit buildings and local markets in Stone Town and gain an understanding of the area's archipelago.

You will visit the Old Slave Market and the Old Fort. In addition, you will see several famous houses in the area, for example, Freddie Mercury's (the first East African building to have an elevator), the home of the then enslaver Tippu Tip and a famous local inn, the Princess Salme Inn.

We will also introduce you to the fascinating styles of doorways here in Zanzibar (Indian and Arab style), which were built many years ago and is still visible today.

At 1:00pm, enjoy lunch at a picnic site or local restaurant. From here, the tour continues toward Prison Island. The island is a tranquil place to visit and many giant tortoises (some as old as 100 years) walk around. Next, you will hear about colonial history and how prisons were ruined. Finally, your guide will lead you back to your hotel in town.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Stone Town (Zanzibar)
Accommodation:
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments
  • Mid-range hotel located in Zanzibar Stone Town (Zanzibar)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 12-16

Relaxing at the Beach

Relaxing at the Beach

Today you will have a wonderful day relaxing on the white, sandy beaches of Zanzibar, all while enjoying the ocean view. You can spend your time swimming, playing beach soccer, volleyball, and dancing. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island (Tanzania Beaches)
Accommodation:
New Teddy's on the Beach
  • Budget resort located in Jambiani (Zanzibar)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 17

Swimming with Dolphins

Swimming with Dolphins

Today you will enjoy a swim with dolphins. Our guide will pick you up from your lodge before sunrise and take you to Kizimkazi. Kizimkazi is a great place to swim with dolphins, and you can take photos as the dolphins swim right next to the motorboat. Finally, we will take you back to your lodge, or we can arrange a transfer to the airport.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island (Tanzania Beaches)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.
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  • This tour is offered by Colours Africa Tours and Safaris, not SafariBookings.
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  • If you request changes to this tour, the advertised rates will likely change.
  • This group tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run.
  • The exact order, contents and rates of this tour are subject to availability.
  • If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
  • Gorilla tracking permits are subject to availability.