Trip Summary and Itinerary Map
Day 1: Arrival into Kilimanjaro Airport, Meet & Greet, transfer to Arusha. Activities dependant on flight arrival time.
Day 2: Transfer to the Ngorongoro Crater. Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park or visit Mto Wa Mbu village and local market.
Day 3: Safari in the Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 4: Transfer to the Serengeti National Park. Afternoon safari in the Serengeti.
Day 5: Safari in the Serengeti National Park.
Day 6: Safari in the Serengeti National Park.
Day 7: Light aircraft flight to Zanzibar. Afternoon at leisure in Zanzibar.
Day 8: Full day at leisure in Zanzibar. Optional activities available.
Day 9: Full day at leisure in Zanzibar. Optional activities available.
Day 10: Full day at leisure in Zanzibar. Optional activities available.
Day 11: Transfer to Zanzibar International Airport for return flight home.
Is this trip right for me?
Every trip to Tanzania is different. At Brilliant Africa, our job is to help you find a trip that matches your dreams, budget, and appetite for luxury and adventure.
The trip below is one example of what's possible, but get in touch with our team, and we'll help you understand if it's right for you. We can use this trip as a starting point, or we can start with a blank sheet of paper and design a trip that's perfect for you.
The itinerary below is designed to give you an overview of the route. Get in touch with our team for a full travel itinerary, or to create a tailor-made trip.
Day 1: The Adventure Begins!
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will receive a VIP Meet and Greet before being transferred to your hotel in Arusha. Here you can rest up after your international flight and and meet your guides who will talk you through the plan for the adventure to come.
Depending on your international flight arrival time, you could head straight to the Ngorongoro on arrival. Alternatively, there are some wonderful local activities around Arusha and the Kilimanjaro area if you want to take the day to explore.
Overnight at The African Tulip.
Days 2-3: Ngorongoro Crater
The next morning, begin your journey through northern Tanzania as you visit the Masai Boma at Mto Wa Mbu village and market, stopping for a local lunch and a village walk. Alternatively, game drive through Lake Manyara National Park before continuing to Karatu (45 minutes from the crater).
The next day you have a full day on safari in the Ngorongoro Crater. What once was a fiery, lava strewn, inhospitable area is now home to 25,000 large animals, including lion, black rhino, elephant, and giraffes. After a day on safari in the crater, transfer back to your lodge for sundowners before dinner.
Overnight at Acacia Farm Lodge.
Days 4-6: Serengeti National Park
Next, jump back in the jeep and head west towards the vast Serengeti National Park. Game drive through the park towards your camp/lodge.
Note: to track the herds of the Great Migration, where you stay in the Serengeti will depend on your travel dates. This itinerary includes Northern Serengeti to maximise your experience of the mgiration and - with a bit of luck - see a river crossing! If you're travelling outside of July - October, you might want to be in Central or Southern Serengeti. Our team can help you understand which option is right for you.
Spend the next 3 nights in the Serengeti, heading out on morning and afternoon game drives. A wonderful experience to add on to your time in the Serengeti is a hot air balloon safari. Get in touch with our team to find out more.
Overnight at Kaskaz Mara Camp.
Day 7 to 11: Zanzibar
After a final breakfast overlooking the savannah, transfer to the airstrip to connect with a light air flight to Zanzibar. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your beachfront hotel. Spend the next 4 nights in Zanzibar, spending your days relaxing on the beautiful beaches (lots of optional activities available here!).
Overnight at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa.
Day 11: Return Home
As you adventure comes to an end, transfer to the airport to connect with your international flight home.
Day rooms can be arranged depending on your international flight times
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
Prices are per person based on two people travelling together. Travelling during peak season will incur higher rates.
For a tailor-made itinerary built around your interests and budget, get in touch with our team.
Prices are likely to increase by at least 10% for the 2024 season. Rates are confirmed mid-way through the year. Book now and we will not charge you more than this 10% increase. If the price is eventually confirmed as lower than a 10% increase, we will charge you this lower rate.
Small adjustments to accommodation choices, routes, and activities can make a big difference to the cost of a trip in East Africa. Our team can create a tailor-made trip to suit your budget.
- Domestic flights.
- All road transfers and airport pickups/drop-offs.
- All accommodation as per the itinerary. Accommodation can be amended based on budget and preferences.
- All camping equipment where necessary.
- Fees for guides, scouts, drivers, and cooks.
- All entrance fees as per the program.
- Meal plan full board.
- Fees for all activities as per the program.
- Conservation charge.
- International flights and visa fees.
- Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary.
- Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc.