8 Days Zanzibar Beach and Safari Holiday
Enjoy the ultimate Zanzibar beach and safari holiday. There is no better holiday option than to combine the best of both. Start with a few days on Zanzibar and feel the relaxation set in. Let go of worries and tension whilst enjoying the pristine beaches of the exotic Island.
Zanzibar is also an island of culture, history and art. Stroll through the cobbled alleyways of the historic Stone town and as you pass by one of the many palace ruins and Persian baths, it is impossible not to be captivated by the strong Arabian influence and the romanticism of the Island.
Trip Summary Zanzibar Beach and Safari Holiday
Day 1. Pick up Zanzibar Airport and transfer to Shaba Boutique Hotel for overnight.
Day 2. Transfer to Zanzibar Airport and domestic flight to Arusha – Transfer to Tarangire National Park for safari game drive – Overnight Africa Safari Lake Manyara.
Day 3. Excursion: Maasai Boma – Overnight Africa Safari Lake Manyara.
Day 4. Safari game drive Ngorongoro Crater – Overnight Africa Safari Lake Manyara.
Day 5. Safari game drive Lake Manyara National Park – Transfer to Arusha Airport for flight to Zanzibar Transfer to Reef and Beach Resort for overnight.
Day 6. Reef & Beach Resort.
Day 7. Reef & Beach Resort.
Day 8. Check-out and transfer to Zanzibar Airport.
End of Zanzibar Beach and Safari Holiday.
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Home of the elephants
The highest concentration of wildlife outside Serengeti
Tarangire National Park is a fun and easy park to explore. Wildlife is abundant and exposed due to the park’s more compact and open terrain making it easier to see wildlife both up close and from a distance. The park is only a short 2 hours drive from Arusha and in close proximity to Lake Manyara. It is 2850 square kilometres making it the sixth-largest park in Tanzania and offering the highest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. Tarangire is known for its large herds of elephants, which can be viewed at close range. Other animals likely to be seen throughout Tarangire are; wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, gazelle, warthog, impala, python, lion, leopard and over 50 species of birds.
Tree-climbing lions and over 400 species of birds
Large ecological variety in a small area
Lake Manyara National Park, an underestimated gem of the safari parks, offers a large ecological variety in a small area. The alkaline soda of the lake appeals to impressive numbers of birds thriving on its water. More than 400 species have been identified and one of the highlights are the thousands of strolling flamingo’s. From the entrance of the park, the road winds through a groundwater forest area where baboon troops can be seen hanging about on the roadside and in the trees. On the grassy banks of the lake the wildebeest, giraffe, zebra and the large buffalo can be seen grazing the day away. The mahogany and acacia trees are inhabited by the famous tree-climbing lions, if you’re lucky you might spot them lazing on a tree branch.
The world’s largest, inactive, intact and unfilled caldera
Is commonly referred to as the 8th wonder of the world
Nothing can prepare you for the breathtaking beauty that is the Ngorongoro Crater. As you stand at the viewpoint looking out over the crater, clouds hovering around the tip of the rim with the cool mountainous breeze in the air, there is no mistaking the divinity of mother nature. The Ngorongoro Crater is a world heritage site, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and is commonly referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. Due to its natural borders, there is an abundance of wildlife throughout the conservation area which is home to the Big Five including the African Black Rhino as well as hyena, zebra and elephants to name a few. The Ngorongoro Crater is an absolute must on any northern circuit itinerary.