Luxury Bush to Beach Tanzania Adventure Safari Holiday – 11 Days

Tanzania, Swala Camp, Tarangire National Park Wildlife

 

 An 11 Day / 10 night safari that Combines an exciting safari at Sanctuary Swala in Tanzania's remote Tarangire followed by Sanctuary Kusini in the Serengeti, with a relaxing stay on Zanzibar Island for a thrilling bush to beach holiday.

 

 


Overview

11 Days / 10 Night Bush to Beach Tanzania Adventure Safari Holiday Trip Highlights

Arusha Town - Tarangire National Park - Serengeti National Park - Zanzibar Island


Day 1: Arusha Town

Day 2: Arusha Town - Tarangire National Park

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

Day 4: Tarangire National Park

Day 5: Tarangire National Park - Arusha - Serengeti National Park

Day 6: Serengeti National Park

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

Day 8: Serengeti National Park - Arusha - Zanzibar Island

Day 9: Zanzibar Island

Day 10: Zanzibar Island

Day 11: Zanzibar Island

One More Reason To Book This Safari Experience

  • Customize this safari by adding more destinations or even more days at each location for a truly memorable safari experience.
  • Begin your adventure holiday staying at luxury lodge located within a working coffee plantation on the outskirts of Arusha town.
  • Explore The Tarangire National Park, famous for the large herds of elephants and spectacular baobab trees as well as its stunning landscapes.
  • Conduct game drives in the Tarangire National Park in search of wild game Huge herds of elephant, greater kudu, impala, zebra, leopard lurk in the trees, Lions, ostrich, waterbuck and birds.
  • View and try to spot the endemic bird of Tarangire including lovebirds, Rufos-tailed weaver bird and ashy starling at a swamp within the park on a game drive.
  • Visit a school stared by the camp to educate children from the surrounding rural areas and learn about the curriculum at a rural African school as you interact with the children during their class at Tarangire
  • Go on a walking safari excursion with an armed guide in to the Tarangire National Park and learn how to track animals as well as animal behavior encountering zebra, waterbuck, impala, ostrich, elephant and a variety of birds along the way.
  • Take a refreshing swim in the pool or relax on your private deck with a cool drink and gaze out to the waterhole and watch as the game lazily congregates in the shade to escape the midday sun at your camp at the Tarangire National Park.
  • Discover the vast open plains of the Serengeti that spread out as far as the eye can see and the plentiful wildlife that inhabit them on game drives.
  • Visit the famous and world renowned Serengeti National Park Tanzania's Northern Circuit one of the world's largest wildlife sanctuaries.
  • View the one of the world’s largest land migrations the Great Wildebeest Migration by wildebeest, zebra's, gazelle's and other plains animals in search of pasture.
  • On this safari contribute to cheetah conservation through the Cheetah Watch Campaign by submitting your sightings of cheetah in Tanzania to the Serengeti Cheetah Project to be used to identify cheetah, record their behavior and record their location.
  • Enjoy evenings at the camp fire savoring stories of the days adventures, gazing at the stars as the camp manager unravels the myths of the night sky and the Serengeti plains.
  • Enjoy the magnificent and famous white sandy beaches of Zanzibar Island at Kilindi Zanzibar resort.
  • Explore the surrounding beaches and villages or relax on the beach and cool off in the crystal blue waters or just relax and swim in your very own plunge pool at your villa.
  • Explore Zanzibar’s magical old town with its narrow streets bustling markets, shops, galaxies, cafes and a rich history dating thousands of years.
  • For the chance to dine under the stars on the beach with Zanzibar's cool white sand under foot and the gentle lap of the ocean completing the setting for a romantic beach dinner.
  • To just stroll along the white soft sandy beach trying to get lost or just forget it all just letting your mind wonder and dream…..

Itinerary

The Detailed Luxury Safari Adventure Holiday Vacation Itinerary


Day 1: Arusha Town

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by an And Africa Travel representative and transferred by private vehicle to your lodge located on the outskirts of Arusha. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Arusha Coffee Lodge is located on a working coffee plantation on the outskirts of Arusha.  Designed around the original plantation houses but completely renovated to achieve the highest standards of comfort, the décor is luxuriant and stylish with undertones of the bygone days of early exploration.  Each of the 18 plantation houses has been lavishly furnished and features a split level living area and a private deck.  The lodge also boasts a coffee shop, patisserie, conference facilities and a swimming pool.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Arusha Coffee Lodge


Day 2: Arusha Town - Tarangire National Park

Early this morning you will be met and transferred by private vehicle to Arusha airstrip for you onward flight to Tarangire National Park. Upon arrival you will be met by a Camp Representative and transferred to Swala camp in our customized open safari vehicle, driving time is approx 30 minutes with game viewing en route.

Sanctuary Swala is located in an exceptionally private section of Tarangire, one of the most exciting yet least visited parks in Tanzania. The main dining area, lounge, deck and library feature contemporary African design under traditional thatched structures. A stunning infinity pool looks out over the waterhole which is frequented by elephants as well as the big cats that are often seen amongst the surrounding baobab trees.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Swala


Day 3: Tarangire National Park

This morning awake to the sounds of the bush as a steaming hot cup of tea or coffee is served on your tent's private deck. Put on your walking shoes for a safari on foot with an armed ranger and professional guide. Your qualified guide has a wealth of knowledge which he will share with you as he tracks animals and explains about animal behavior. Return to camp where your hosts will greet you with a refreshing drink and a well deserved lunch.

Following the lunch your driver / guide will take you into the heart of the Tarangire in an open 4WD vehicle in search of buffalo, giraffe and elephant.  You will visit a swamp which attracts hundreds of elephants as they wallow in the shallow water that remains throughout the dry season. A variety of bird species can be found around the edge of the swamp including lovebirds, Rufos-tailed weaver bird and ashy starling, all endemic to the area.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Swala


Day 4: Tarangire National Park

Start your day by leisurely watching the bush come to life from the private deck of your tent. This morning may be spent on one of the activities on offer. Following lunch there is time to take a refreshing swim in the pool or relax on your private deck with a cool drink and gaze out of the water hole to watch as the game lazily congregates in the shade to escape the midday sun.

As the afternoon progresses you may like to return to the Tarangire on an afternoon game drive. The beauty of Tarangire unfolds as you venture out into the baobab scattered landscape.  Migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland can all be seen in addition to lion and leopard.  During the dry season the concentration of wildlife in the Tarangire is second only to the Serengeti ecosystem.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Swala


Day 5: Tarangire National Park - Arusha - Serengeti National Park

Rise this morning for an early breakfast before transferring to Kuro airstrip for your light aircraft flight to the Serengeti. Flying time is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Upon arrival you will be met by a Sanctuary Kusini representative and transferred to the camp. Driving time to Sanctuary Kusini is 15 minutes from the airstrip through the Serengeti with game viewing en route. Arrive at camp with time to freshen up before lunch is served.

At Sanctuary Kusini accommodation is offered in twelve double tents which are scattered around the main kopje. Each tent is attended by a personal tent attendant and has en-suite facilities with hot and cold running water. Private verandahs with comfortable furnishings extend in front of each unit. The dining area, lounge and library are housed in the main area, which affords spectacular views from its wooden deck and the adjacent kopje. This afternoon get a glimpse of why the Serengeti is an icon of Africa on an afternoon game drive before returning to camp to freshen up before dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Kusini


Day 6: Serengeti National Park

Remain close to camp with morning and afternoon game drives. Alternatively you may prefer a full day game drive into the heart of the Serengeti with a picnic lunch.

The open plains spread out as far as the eye can see so it is no surprise that the name Serengeti comes from the Maasai language meaning "endless plains." The park itself covers 14,763 square kilometers, making it one of the world's largest wildlife sanctuaries and hosts one of the world's largest land migrations. Every year 1.5 million wildebeest migrate from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara followed by hundreds of thousands of zebra, gazelle and other plains game in search of fresh grazing pastures. Sanctuary Kusini is ideally placed to catch the migration that can be round in this area of the park from mid December to April when the zebra and wildebeest drop their young.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Kusini


Day 7: Serengeti National Park

Whilst at Sanctuary Kusini you have the chance to contribute to cheetah conservation through the Cheetah Watch Campaign by submitting your sightings of cheetah in Tanzania to the Serengeti Cheetah Project.

On a morning game drive learn how to identify cheetah and record their behavior before combining this data with photos and a record of their location. This information is sent to the Cheetah Project's researchers who use it to help them monitor cheetahs, and in return will provide you, where possible, with a background of your cheetah, including its name, age and its family history. Return to your camp this evening to freshen up before dinner.

Following dinner this evening retire to the kopie where you may take this rare opportunity to enjoy a star safari as the camp manager unravels the myths of the night sky. Settle in at the dining tent for a deliciously prepared meal before retiring to your tent after an eventful day of game viewing.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Kusini


Day 8: Serengeti National Park - Arusha - Zanzibar Island

This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar via Arusha. Arrive at Zanzibar Airport where you will be met by an And Africa Travel representative and transferred by private vehicle to And Africa Travel partner resort, Kilindi, located on the northwest coast of Zanzibar.

The Kilindi Zanzibar resort, fringed by casuarina trees and set on a magnificent beach, offers accommodation in 15 pavilions with unique domed roofs, spread across 54 acres of lush tropical gardens. Each villa has two private plunge pools that are linked by water features and a waterfall. The main building opens to a terrace overlooking the beach and T-shaped infinity swimming pool. There is a spacious bar with water feature and an indoor/outdoor dining area. This evening unwind with a sundowner and a delicious meal made with the freshest ingredients from the kitchen's organic garden.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Kilindi Zanzibar


Day 9: Zanzibar Island

The day is at leisure to explore the surrounding area or relax on the beach and cool off in the crystal blue waters. In the evening you may choose to dine under the stars on the beach with Zanzibar's cool white sand under foot and the gentle lap of the ocean completing the setting for a romantic beach dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Kilindi Zanzibar


Day 10: Zanzibar Island

The day is at leisure to explore Stone Town or just relax at the beach.

In the evening you may choose to dine under the stars on the beach with Zanzibar's cool white sand under foot and the gentle lap of the ocean completing the setting for a romantic beach dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Kilindi Zanzibar


Day 11: Zanzibar Island

This morning enjoy a stroll along the beach before transferring by private vehicle to Zanzibar Airport for your international departure flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Prices and Inclusions

Prices

Please treat the prices shown as a price estimate. Your final price might go up or down following seasonal prices in the different lodges, camps and resorts. All prices indicated are per person, based on 2 persons sharing a room, and on estimated high season rates.


Rates Include

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals daily (depending on arrival and departure times)
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
  • Teas and coffees
  • Refreshments while on game viewing drives
  • Laundry
  • Park fees
  • 2 daily scheduled shared safari activities with our highly qualified guides including:
  • From Sanctuary Swala - morning and afternoon game drives,
  • From Sanctuary Kusini - morning and afternoon game drives, Serengeti Cheetah Project and a cosmic safari
  • Sundowners and bush meals in specially selected spots
  • Flights from Arusha to Sanctuary Swala to Southern Serengeti airstrip to Zanzibar via Arusha
  • Medical evacuation by AMREF Flying Doctors
  • Transfer to and from Arusha Airport and Zanzibar Island

Rates Exclude

  • Items of a personal nature i.e. Gratuities; premium brand beverages; curios; telephone accounts etc.
  • Visas and travel insurances
  • Private game drives
  • Bank charges
  • Walking safaris and night game drives at Sanctuary Swala
  • Activities in Zanzibar
  • Transfer to and from Arusha Airport
  • Any other item not mentioned above
  • All optional excursions or activities i.e. spa treatments at any of the camps or lodges

 

How To Book

  1. Contact a destination specialist

Whether you wish to book this holiday vacation or wish plan your holiday trip around this itinerary idea or you have other ideas, please do get in touch by filling the booking form below or online contacts page. If using our booking form or online contacts page, an And Africa Travel safari destination specialist will contact you by email to discuss your requirements.

  1. Discuss your requirements

Our destination safari specialists have the first hand knowledge about Africa, required to put your holiday plans into action. They can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes, needs, likes and budget.

  1. Refine your tailor-made custom itinerary

Your safari specialist will carefully design your holiday trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive on email. Your safari specialist will answer any further questions you have and refine it until you are completely happy.

  1. Confirmation

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit of 40% of the total cost of your trip.

  1. Staying in touch

Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call your safari specialist at any time. The same safari specialist will handle your trip from start to finish.

  1. The Online Booking Form

Please complete the enquiry form below in as much detail as possible and one of our safari specialists will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours (48 hours on a weekend) with free, no-obligation advice, or a quote if appropriate.

 

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