Trip Summary and Itinerary Map
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.
Start from Kilimanjaro International Airport and end at Zanzibar
Landmarks visited on Tanzania Family Adventure
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 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 Karatu 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 Rivertrees Country Inn.
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, jump in the jeep and drive to Mto wa Mbu (1h30) for a quick stop at the local market. Continue to Lake Manyara National Park, located right at the bottom of Great Rift Valley escarpment. The park encompasses various ecosystems including forest and savannah, and the alkaline lake is teeming with wildlife. You will roam around most of the day in search of the famous tree-climbing lions!
In the late afternoon, continue to Karatu for overnight at your lodge.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House.
Day 3-4: Serengeti National Park
This morning you will drive west into the vast Serengeti National Park, game driving through the park towards the camp. Spend the next couple of days on safari in the Serengeti with your private vehicle and guide.
Note: to track the herds of the Great Migration, where you stay in the Serengeti will depend on your travel dates. This itinerary includes Central Serengeti, but depending on your travel dates you might wants to visit the North or South. Our team can help you understand which option is right for you.
Overnight at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, complete your journey through northern Tanzania as you head into 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.
You'll want to leave the Serengeti early to maximise your time in the crater. After a day on safari in the Ngorongoro, transfer to Karatu for overnight at your lodge.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House.
Day 6-10: Zanzibar
Morning transfer to Arusha Airport to connect with light air flight to Zanzibar. You will be met at the airport in Zanzibar and transferred to your hotel. Spend the next 5 nights on the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar.
Overnight at Pongwe Beach Hotel.
Day 11: Return Home
As your adventure draws to a close, 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 4 people travelling together.
Rates for 2023 based on 4 people travelling together:
High Season (June-October, 16th-31st December)
$4,896 USD per adult
$3,878 USD per child aged under 12
Christmas Supplement (25th, 26th, 31st of Dec and 1st Jan)
$72 USD per adult per night
$36 USD per child per night
Mid/Low Season (April-May, Nov-Dec)
$4,622 USD per adult
$3,934 USD per child
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.