Tanzania to Zanzibar: White Sands & the Wilderness
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From the mountains to the mighty elephants, Tanzania is truly a destination for those with a big appetite for adventure. On this nine-day adventure, watch the animals come to life on wildlife safari drives through the Serengeti. Experience the expanse of grassland savannah from a bird’s point of view on an optional hot-air balloon ride. End the tour enjoying the starry African skies from the beautiful island of Zanzibar. This Swahili paradise will make you truly understand the meaning of hakuna matata.

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Supplier Tour ID: DTSZ/222281
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Finishes: Stone Town, Tanzania
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Arusha
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Stone Town
  • Jambiani



Day 1: Arusha

Arrive at any time.


Day 2: Arusha/Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a wildlife safari drive en route to the central Serengeti. Spend the night at a basic bush camp and enjoy the starry African skies.


Day 3: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro

Set off on a wildlife safari drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Camp on the Ngorongoro Crater's rim.
Before leaving the Serengeti, enjoy a morning safari drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savannah. Then return and break camp, and journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best wildlife viewing. The views from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. Arrive at the campsite at the crater rim in the late afternoon.


Day 4: Ngorongoro/Arusha

Venture down to the crater floor, and take in a final safari experience viewing the high concentration of wildlife bound by the crater walls. On the way back to Arusha, stop at Mto wa Mbu village to visit the G for Good project, including a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family.


Day 5: Arusha/Dar es Salaam

Hit the road, and enjoy the varied landscapes on the way to the Indian Ocean coast.
Leave Arusha early and be on the lookout for the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro, on the road towards Dar es Salaam. The city started as a fishing village in the mid-19th century before becoming a port and trading centre.

Want to cut travel time in half and spend more time in Stone Town? Pre-book the Zanzibar Express on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour.


Day 6: Dar es Salaam/Stone Town

Catch the ferry to Zanzibar. Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town, and opt to continue on for a longer walking tour, or explore on your own.


Day 7: Zanzibar Beach Resort

Transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Zanzibar's beautiful coast.


Day 8: Zanzibar Beach Resort

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.


Day 9: Stone Town

Morning group transfer to Stone Town. Tour ends in the late morning.

    • Your G for Good Moment: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group, Arusha
    • Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Serengeti National Park and in Ngorongoro Crater
    • Ferry to Zanzibar
    • Stone Town orientation walk
    • Beach time in Zanzibar
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Basic hotel (1 nt), full-service camping (2 nts), multishare/hostels (5 nts)
    • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
    • 4x4 safari vehicles, private shuttle, walking, tuk-tuk, ferry, minibus
    Group Leader
    • CEO (Chief Experience Officer), certified safari guides/drivers, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Track the "big five" across the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Get close to nature by camping in the wilderness
  • Bliss out on the white-sand beaches of Zanzibar
  • Experience the hustle-and-bustle of Stone Town.