Tour Description

Best camping safaris in Tanzania and Zanzibar beach holidays are one of our best tours in Tanzania, for many camping safaris are not always about budget but fun, flexible and enjoyable. This affordable Tanzania camping safaris and Zanzibar beach include the famous parks of Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti before flying from Serengeti to Zanzibar for beach extension.

Just imagine being around the campfire in the middle of nowhere in the plains of Serengeti, stars shining from the African sky as you zip one of your favorable Tanzanian beers after a delightful hot African dish freshly prepared by your private safari chef.

Roaring lion from the distance, laughing hyenas in the darkness, insects whistling their tunes of the night, birds singing their sweet songs during your wake-up call ready for another day in the Serengeti. Such scenarios and others are what Tanzania’s Best camping safaris Zanzibar beach holidays are all about, if you are fond of such an adventurous tour this is your chance.

Itinerary - Day by Day

  • Arrival in Arusha, Tanzania

    You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your accommodation in Arusha town. During the short drive (approximately one hour) your driver/guide will brief you on your African Safari. Today you will spend your time at your leisure and relax about your upcoming exciting adventure.

    Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge full board.

  • Day 1: Arusha - Tarangire National Park

    After an early morning breakfast our driver will pick you up at Arusha Tourist Inn Hotel and head to the Tarangire National Park.

    Along the way you will enjoy a Full day game drive and a boxed lunch. Later in the day you will arrive at the Lilac Campsite where you will settle in, enjoy dinner and then turn in for the night to prepare for the amazing adventure ahead of you!

  • Day 2: Serengeti National Park

    After breakfast you will drive to the Serengeti National Park, enjoying the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area along the way.

    Leaving the highlands behind, you will enter into the heart of wild Africa, the Serengeti National Park with its endless plains rolling into the distance, as far as the eye can see. You will head to the central area of the park, known as the Seronera, one of the richest wildlife habitats.

    In this part of the park you will visit the Seronera River which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. You will arrive in time for lunch and afterwards, enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park.

    Later in the day you will have dinner and your overnight stay in the Seronera Campsite.

  • Day 3: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

    Today you will wake up early, have a cup of coffee and take off for a sunrise morning game until the late morning. You will then return to the campsite for brunch.

    After your meal you will check out and take off on an exciting game drive in the Serengeti later driving to the Ngorongoro Crater.

    You will check in and enjoy dinner and your overnight stay at the Ngorongoro Simba Campsite.

  • Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater

    After breakfast you will drive in the Conservation Area. Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a diameter of about 20 kilometers and a 600 meter-high crater wall.

    The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact crater in the world where Wildlife coexists with nomadic settlement. You will descend 600 meters down into the Crater floor for game viewing.

    You are likely to see most of the “Big Five”, with lion, buffalo and elephant being almost certain, rhino relatively likely, and leopard a little more elusive. You are also likely to see great numbers of zebra and wildebeest, as well as spotted hyena.

    Later in the day you will ascend back up the crater and head to Mto wa Mbu camp site or Fanaka Lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

  • Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park – Zanzibar

    After breakfast you will check out and take off for an exciting game drive in Lake Manyara National Park with a packed lunch.

    The Lake occupies a large area of the park, the forest starts just when you cross the park gate along the base of the Great Rift Valley with the hot spring to the west of the park.

    The park is home to the famous tree-climbing lion, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and troops of baboon. You might also be lucky to see the majestic pink flamingo, ostrich, Egyptian geese and more.

    After your picnic lunch you will take part in an afternoon game drives; later driving to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar.

    Upon arrival at Zanzibar you will meet our representative who will take you to Royal Cliff Zanzibar in Stone Town for dinner and Overnight

  • Day 6: Prison Island Tour

    After your breakfast you will be heading to Prison Island or Changuu Island is the middle island of the three visible from the Stone Town. It takes approximately 30 minutes to get there by boat. The prison which was never used on this island was built in 1893, but was later used as a Quarantine Hospital.

    Apart from the Prison ruins you will also see the enormous giant tortoises which are the main attraction of the island. The tortoises were brought on the island from Seychelles by Sultan Said Majid in the 1820’s. On this little paradise one can also swim, snorkel, sunbathe or just relax on the beach and enjoy the peacefulness that this small beautiful island has to offer.

    Stone Town Tour Later you will also enjoy your delicious lunch in the city of Stone town. Your tour continues at the main city market which was opened in 1904, where tropical fruits, vegetables, spices and fresh fish from the island are sold.

    Your guide will take you to historical sites like:

    Sultan’s Palace Museum – Built in the late 1890’s for members of the Sultan’s family

    House of Wonders – Built in 1883 as a Royal Ceremonial Function Palace.

    The Africa House – Formerly the English Club.

    Forodhani Park – Where you can enjoy your lunch leisurely watching the brilliant surroundings. The Old

    Fort – Built by Arabs for defence against the Portuguese

    After your tour return to Royal Cliff Zanzibar for dinner and overnight

  • Day 7: Relax at The Beach

    Today you have the day to relax at the Beach. You will get to enjoy the sun, sand and sea product at your hotel’s beachfront.

    Enjoy the relaxing hours at your Beach hotel. Explore the beach area and visit a few hot-spots at the beach that are attractive.

    Spend the day relaxing at Royal Cliff Zanzibar. All Meals will be provided on this day

  • Day 8: Safari Blue Zanzibar

    After breakfast, You will spend the day looking for a memorable excursion. You may be interested on variety of tours that we offer whether Full-day or an Evening traditional dhowq cruise that will be soothing for your time in Zanzibar

    You can book a Full day Tour like Safari Blue boat trip or an Evening Sunset dhow cruise (Tours to be paid for separately).

    With our “Safari blue” trip you can explore Zanzibar by boat. We will start our trip with a traditional sailing dhow from the Fumba fishing village, situated in South West Zanzibar. You will have the possibility to snorkel, swim, and see the dolphins, islands and coral reefs of Menai Bay, a splendid conservation region.

    When booking Safari Blue, you will be Picked up at around 8 am, after your Early Breakfast at your Hotel. You will transfer to Fumba (Southern Zanzibar) for your scheduled Boat Trip for a Full Day. Lunch will be included

    The Sunset Traditional Dhow cruise from Nungwi may also be interesting and starts at around 15:00 hrs to late evening.

    After your tour, Transfer back to Royal Cliff Zanzibar for dinner and overnight

  • Day 9: Departure back home

    You will check out of your hotel after breakfast then transfer to Zanzibar International Airport in time for your flight connecting to your onward flight back home.

  • Departure Day

    Depending on your plans, our driver will be ready to take you to the airport for your onward journey to Zanzibar or your return home.

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Price includes:

  • Arrival and departure Kilimanjaro airport transfers
  • Accommodation as indicated
  • Activities as indicated unless listed as an option
  • Meals as indicated 
  • All park fees 
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Game drives in  custom LandCruiser 
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Unlimited mileage on the safari

Price excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, and travelers insurance
  • Tips to driver-guide
  • Extra activities
  • Any imposed tax/fee which is out of our jurisdiction.