8 Days Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Island
Tour Code: TAS 80
[ Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Zanzibar Serena Hotel ]

At a glance

Serengeti National Park is at the heart the larger Serengeti ecosystem, which is defined by the area covered by the annual migration. The property is contiguous with Ngorongoro Conservation Unit, an area of 528,000ha declared a World Heritage Site in 1979. The entire ecosystem also includes the Maswa Game Reserve (2,200km2) in the south, Grumeti and Ikorongo Game Reserves in the east, Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya (1,672km2) to the north, and Loliondo Game Controlled Area in the west. This entire ecosystem is intact and no barriers hamper the migration. Serengeti National Park is sufficiently large and intact to ensure the survival and vigour of all the species contained therein, if maintained in its present state but does not, by itself, ensure the protection of the entire ecosystem. However, all other parts of the ecosystem do have a greater or lesser degree of protection.

Detailed trip itinerary

Day 1: Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge (Fullboard)

Met on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport by our representative and drive to Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge to arrive in time for lunch. Enjoy magnificent views of the Lake from the comfort of your room or opt for a swim in the lodge’s swimming pool located on the cliff of the Great Rift Valley.

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
Standing high on the edge of a towering escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of tranquility, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness.

At 16:00, depart and drive to the nearby Lake Manyara National park for game viewing drive. The extraordinary birdlife and Tree climbing lions are but one of the lure.

The place is world-renown amongst the ornithologists, who come to observe the masses of pink flamingos and great birds of prey. All meals and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 2: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (Fullboard)

After breakfast depart and drive to Serengeti National Park to arrive in time for lunch at the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.

16:00 depart for an afternoon game viewing drive before returning to the lodge in time early evening. All meals and overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.

Day 3: Central Serengeti, Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (Fullboard)

Full day in Serengeti National Park with morning and afternoon game viewing drive in the Park. Apart from the Selous, this is the largest of all the Parks in Tanzania, summed up as 'one of the most unique areas in the world'. The Serengeti contains the largest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, on a scale which has no parallel anywhere in the world.

Even during the height of the migration towards the Masai Mara, there is a huge concentration of plains game in the Reserve, mainly concentrated around the watering places, and with good chances also of seeing the predators at work.

All meals and overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (Fullboard)

After breakfast depart and drive to Ngorongoro climbing to the altitude of 8,000 feet. You continue to ascend to the exterior of the crater reaching its rim and here your first glimpse of what has often been referred to as the “Eighth wonder of the World.” Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

The Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is built onto the rim of this amazing natural phenomenon, a stunning plant and local creeper covered stone lodge where guests co-exist in perfect harmony with the surrounding natural environment and wildlife. Lunch in the lodge followed by an afternoon at leisure.

All meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (Fullboard)

After breakfast descend to the floor of the crater for game viewing drives. Often described as the ‘Eighth’ wonder of the World, the Ngorongoro crater is so spectacular, a natural sanctuary for over 25,000 animals, including the black rhino. It is also a conservation area inhabited by the Masai tribe.

Picnic lunch will be served at one of the designated picnic sites on the crater floor.

As the sun sets on the western side of the crater rim, ascend and drive to the Lodge to arrive in time to refresh for dinner. All meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Day 6 & 7: Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar Serena Hotel (Fullboard)

Breakfast in Lodge. Later depart and drive to Arusha airport for schedule flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival at the Zanzibar Airport, you will be met by our representative who will drive you the short distance into Stone Town, and the fabulous Zanzibar Serena Hotel. Idyllically situated on the sea-front of ancient Stone Town, and flanked by an exotic mix of sultan’s palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbours, and bright bazaars, the hotel is a haven of tranquility and opulence amongst the bustle of one Africa’s most ancient and most enchanting towns. A member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it is styled to represent the epitome of Swahili style, ethnic elegance and Arabic opulence.

Overnight at Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Day 7:

Breakfast in the hotel.
Full day in Zanzibar to explore Stone Town and the Island. Take an excursion to Mangapwani, Serena’s exclusive and private beach facility for a swim and lunch.

Day 8: Departure

Breakfast in the Hotel. Later you will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport for your scheduled International flight. Enjoy your Safari/Beach Experience with us.

End of the safari

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

Tour Inclusions

  • Arusha/Serengeti return airfare on scheduled flights
  • Accommodation at the Kirawira Serena Camp “Under Canvas” Experience on full board basis for two nights
  • 2 nights full board accommodation
  • 1 game drive in Central Serengeti
  • Accommodation at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge on full board basis for three nights
  • 3 nights full board accommodation
  • 1 game drive in Western Serengeti Sundowner Cocktail in the Serengeti
  • Game viewing drives in custom made Safari 4WD Land Cruiser
  • Services of a dedicated English speaking driver guide
  • Park entrance and Conservancy fees
  • Visit to Olduvai Gorge Museum “Cradle of Mankind”
  • Complimentary Farewell Lunch at Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa
  • Airport and airstrip transfers as per itinerary

Tour Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Tips for the service
  • Yellow fever vaccination
  • Visa
  • Things of personal use

Easter & Christmas Surcharges
A surcharge would be charged per person per night on Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Easter Monday and on 24th 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January. The Surcharge would be confirmed at the time of booking for clarity purposes.

For optimal enjoyment of your safari, we urge you to carry the following:
All weather firm shoe pair, short and dress to use during the day, trouser for use in the evenings with long sleeved shirt, sweater or jacket, hat, swimming costume, sunglass, camera, binocular, sun protection cream and insect repellent spray or cream.

Work with Top Africa Safaris

We create fully personalised trips from start to finish, working with you to pick locations, accommodation and guides that suit you.

24 hours turn around time that guarantees quick quotations and their respective itineraries

Value for money! We got a good rapport with service providers thus ensuring competetive pricing for all our products.