15 Day The Serengeti & Beyond: A Tanzania Safari with Zanzibar

$5369
Land Only
$6239*
Air & Land
From

Tour Map


Featured Hotels

Monday Departure
The African Tulip Arusha
Tarangire Sopa Lodge Tarangire Reservation
Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge Lake Manyara
Lemala Ewanjan Serengeti National Park
Ole Serai Luxury Camp - Moru Kopjes Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Lake Duluti Lodge Arusha
The Seyyida Hotel & Spa Stone Town, Zanzibar
Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa Pingwe, Zanzibar
Friday Departure
The African Tulip Arusha
Tarangire Sopa Lodge Tarangire Reservation
Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge Lake Manyara
Lemala Ewanjan Serengeti National Park
Ole Serai Luxury Camp - Moru Kopjes Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Lake Duluti Lodge Arusha
The Seyyida Hotel & Spa Stone Town, Zanzibar
Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa Pingwe, Zanzibar

Select a Departure Date

2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
$7509* $6639
$6929* $6059
$6239* $5369
$6399* $5369
Fri, May 31  (Sold Out) $7399* $6159
Mon, Jun 10  (Sold Out) $7309* $6159
$8189* $6319
Fri, Jul 05  (Sold Out) $8639* $6849
Fri, Jul 26  (Sold Out) $8989* $6899
Fri, Aug 09  (Sold Out) $8769* $6899
$8039* $6849
Fri, Aug 30  (Sold Out) $8079* $6639
Mon, Sep 09  (Sold Out) $7989* $6639
Fri, Sep 13  (Sold Out) $8019* $6579
$7359* $6369
$7609* $6579
$7209* $6209
$7019* $6059

*Not Included:
Zanzibar Infrastructure Tax of $1 per person per night (payable locally), optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival transfer, but does include departure transfer and flights Arusha-Zanzibar & Zanzibar-Dar es Salaam.

Passengers should select flights on Day 15 from Dar es Salaam that depart no earlier than 3:00 pm.

Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided duffel bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used.

Please note, all passport holders should have four or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Tanzania. Click here for more information.

Passengers traveling to Tanzania must carry proof of yellow fever vaccination if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This is an active trip. This program covers a lot of ground each day, and we spend most of our time driving over roads that are often rough and bumpy in safari vehicles that cannot be air conditioned. Only "bush toilets" are available during game drives. We have many early mornings. Electricity for our camps is provided by generator and may not be available 24 hours a day. Passengers traveling from Kenya into Tanzania will be required to carry proof of yellow fever vaccination, and are encouraged to consult their health care providers regarding malaria prophylaxis. We suggest you check with your health-care provider before signing up for this tour. Some of our tours require walking or stairs between tents. Safari vehicles have high ground clearance and require agility to embark and disembark. During this tour, you may come into proximity to wild animals, which should be considered at your own risk. This is a Small Group program. For more information, click here.

Booking Details

Extend Your Stay

Flight Details

Accommodation Details



  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability
Call Toll-free to book by phone
1-888-937-8474
Or Continue to book online

Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Tanzania
Depart for Tanzania

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Kilimanjaro
Arrive in Kilimanjaro; transfer to the hotel in Arusha, the safari capital of northern Tanzania, nestled at the foot of Mt Meru. The rest of the day is yours to rest, relax and get ready for the extraordinary adventure that lies ahead
Overnight: Arusha
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Tarangire National Park
This morning travel to the vast Tarangire National Park, known for its huge herds of elephants and giraffe as well as a remarkable variety of over 500 bird species. The Tarangire River and its tributaries provide the only permanent water supply on Maasai land during the dry season, thus supporting a great diversity of wildlife - up to 6,000 elephants, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, lion, leopard, and cheetah. The afternoon game drive is sure to inspire - be sure to capture photos of the park's gigantic Baobab trees silhouetted against the sky!
Overnight: Tarangire National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Thursday - Tarangire Game Drives
The thrilling sounds of the animals and birds in the bush awaken you. Enjoy an early morning and afternoon game drive in beautiful Tarangire National Park. Time for personal pursuits before tonight’s delightful dinner
Overnight: Tarangire National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Lake Manyara National Park
After an early breakfast, depart for Lake Manyara National Park, world-famous for its nimble blue monkeys, elephants, and bright pink-hued flamingos. More than 400 species live here, along with an abundance of bird life that makes it a haven for bird watchers. The afternoon is at leisure to rest and enjoy the amenities of the lodge. This evening, a sumptuous dinner awaits with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Lake Manyara
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Saturday - Serengeti National Park
After an early breakfast, depart for the fabled Serengeti National Park. Unequaled in its natural beauty and undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, the vast plains of the Serengeti host Africa’s highest concentration of game. Standing majestically in this vast savannah, outcrops of granite called kopjes provide a habitat for many creatures because of the thriving vegetation, caves and flowing rivers. The spectacular Simba Kopje was used as inspiration for some of the scenes in the movie The Lion King. The first game drive explores the lush Seronera Valley, renowned for its lion and leopard populations, as well as a variety of other wildlife. At dusk, return to the campsite, sip a glass of wine by a warming campfire and share tales of today’s remarkable experiences
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday - Serengeti Game Drives
Rise before dawn to prepare yourself for the optional Sunrise Balloon Safari -- a truly memorable experience! Take off in a hot air balloon as the sun rises. Float softly over the tranquil landscape viewing wild game roaming the vast plains. A sumptuous champagne breakfast awaits you at the end of the journey. Continue game viewing as you drive leisurely back to camp. Then, an exciting exploration of Moru Kopjes (weather permitting), the jewel in the Serengeti’s crown, an area of stunning beauty and excellent game viewing all year round. This unique landscape is characterized by rocky cliffs (kopjes) along with boulders and caves that act as canvases for ancient Maasai paintings. At the lodge tonight, enjoy a magnificent dinner and great conversation
Optional: Serengeti Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Serengeti Game Drives
The early morning game drive takes you again into the protected Serengeti refuge. The breathtaking savannahs are a stunning backdrop to a diverse and abundant wildlife population throughout the entire year. On your return to the camp, a leisurely lunch and time to relax before setting out on the afternoon game drive. After dinner, tonight, listen to the sounds of the wilderness and gaze at the changing colors of the African skies
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Olduvai Gorge Museum
After an early breakfast, bid farewell to the Serengeti plains and continue to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, stopping en route to visit the remarkable Olduvai Gorge Museum with its displays of fossils that provide significant evidence of our ancestors almost four million years ago. Tonight at the lodge, dinner together accented by a gorgeous African sunset
Overnight: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Wednesday - Ngorongoro Game Drive
Explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Africa’s “Garden of Eden”. Descend almost 2,000 feet to the floor of the crater, one of the largest calderas in the world, containing diverse ecosystems and an astounding concentration of birds and animals. You’ll surely be awed by the profusion and beauty of the wildlife in this natural enclosure! View herds of elephants slowly wandering along the trails as lions wait for their prey and guard their prides. You may spot gazelles, zebra and perhaps even the endangered rhino. Enjoy a picnic lunch in this astonishing setting before you ascend to the crater rim and travel to Arusha. Time to relax before tonight’s delightful dinner. Bid a fond farewell to your Tour Manager and newfound friends as you share memories of your magnificent adventure in Tanzania
Overnight: Arusha
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday - Stone Town, Sunset Dhow Cruise
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in Stone Town, where you will be introduced to the historic capital of the Zanzibar Archipelago by your local host. The afternoon is at leisure to stroll through the town, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or simply rest, relax and enjoy the myriad delights of the hotel. This evening, board a traditional dhow in time to watch the fiery golden sun setting beyond the horizon. Enjoy the peacefulness of the ocean as the dhow silently glides through the water, while savoring a glass of chilled wine
Overnight: Stone Town
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Friday - Tour of Stone Town, Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park
This morning, enjoy a guided walking tour of Stone Town, famous for its Swahili architecture, a maze of narrow alleyways, ornate wooden doors, and many historical buildings. After lunch at a local restaurant, head to Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park, home to a number of endemic species including the Zanzibar red colobus monkey. Embark on a guided tour along the nature trails of Jozani Forest, keeping an eye out for some of the forest's other residents, including the Sykes' monkey, chameleons and a variety of birdlife. Then, follow a boardwalk deep in the mangrove swamps and learn how this fascinating ecosystem protects the island's coastline. After your visit, return to your hotel in Stone Town
Overnight: Stone Town
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Saturday - Mtoni Palace Ruins, Spice Farm, Kidichi Persian Baths
Journey to the western coast of Zanzibar to visit the ruins of Mtoni Palace, birthplace of Princess Salme, the youngest daughter of Sultan Said. Tour the grounds of the palace and enjoy a traditional coffee ceremony. A short boat ride takes you to one of the beautiful old Omani houses which once belonged to the Sultan's nephew. Then explore a lush spice farm, where your guide will introduce you to the various culinary and medicinal uses of the spices grown on the island. After lunch at a local house, visit the impressive Persian baths in Kidichi, which were built for Sultan Said's second wife, Sheherazade. Continue to your beachfront hotel for an evening at leisure
Overnight: Pingwe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Sunday - Day at Leisure
Today is at leisure to discover on your own. Relax, rejuvenate, enjoy your beautiful surroundings and treasure your last day in this paradise. This evening, savor a delicious dinner at the resort
Overnight: Pingwe
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Monday - Depart Tanzania
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam, where you will connect to your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Tanzania
Depart for Tanzania

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Kilimanjaro
Arrive in Kilimanjaro; transfer to the hotel in Arusha, the safari capital of northern Tanzania, nestled at the foot of Mt Meru. The rest of the day is yours to rest, relax and get ready for the extraordinary adventure that lies ahead
Overnight: Arusha
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Tarangire National Park
This morning travel to the vast Tarangire National Park, known for its huge herds of elephants and giraffe as well as a remarkable variety of over 500 bird species. The Tarangire River and its tributaries provide the only permanent water supply on Maasai land during the dry season, thus supporting a great diversity of wildlife - up to 6,000 elephants, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, lion, leopard, and cheetah. The afternoon game drive is sure to inspire - be sure to capture photos of the park's gigantic Baobab trees silhouetted against the sky!
Overnight: Tarangire National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Monday - Tarangire Game Drives
The thrilling sounds of the animals and birds in the bush awaken you. Enjoy an early morning and afternoon game drive in beautiful Tarangire National Park. Time for personal pursuits before tonight’s delightful dinner
Overnight: Tarangire National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Lake Manyara National Park
After an early breakfast, depart for Lake Manyara National Park, world-famous for its nimble blue monkeys, elephants, and bright pink-hued flamingos. More than 400 species live here, along with an abundance of bird life that makes it a haven for bird watchers. The afternoon is at leisure to rest and enjoy the amenities of the lodge. This evening, a sumptuous dinner awaits with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Lake Manyara
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Serengeti National Park
After an early breakfast, depart for the fabled Serengeti National Park. Unequaled in its natural beauty and undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, the vast plains of the Serengeti host Africa’s highest concentration of game. Standing majestically in this vast savannah, outcrops of granite called kopjes provide a habitat for many creatures because of the thriving vegetation, caves and flowing rivers. The spectacular Simba Kopje was used as inspiration for some of the scenes in the movie The Lion King. The first game drive explores the lush Seronera Valley, renowned for its lion and leopard populations, as well as a variety of other wildlife. At dusk, return to the campsite, sip a glass of wine by a warming campfire and share tales of today’s remarkable experiences
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Serengeti Game Drives
Rise before dawn to prepare yourself for the optional Sunrise Balloon Safari -- a truly memorable experience! Take off in a hot air balloon as the sun rises. Float softly over the tranquil landscape viewing wild game roaming the vast plains. A sumptuous champagne breakfast awaits you at the end of the journey. Continue game viewing as you drive leisurely back to camp. Then, an exciting exploration of Moru Kopjes (weather permitting), the jewel in the Serengeti’s crown, an area of stunning beauty and excellent game viewing all year round. This unique landscape is characterized by rocky cliffs (kopjes) along with boulders and caves that act as canvases for ancient Maasai paintings. At the lodge tonight, enjoy a magnificent dinner and great conversation
Optional: Serengeti Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Serengeti Game Drives
The early morning game drive takes you again into the protected Serengeti refuge. The breathtaking savannahs are a stunning backdrop to a diverse and abundant wildlife population throughout the entire year. On your return to the camp, a leisurely lunch and time to relax before setting out on the afternoon game drive. After dinner, tonight, listen to the sounds of the wilderness and gaze at the changing colors of the African skies
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday - Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Olduvai Gorge Museum
After an early breakfast, bid farewell to the Serengeti plains and continue to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, stopping en route to visit the remarkable Olduvai Gorge Museum with its displays of fossils that provide significant evidence of our ancestors almost four million years ago. Tonight at the lodge, dinner together accented by a gorgeous African sunset
Overnight: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Ngorongoro Game Drive
Explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Africa’s “Garden of Eden”. Descend almost 2,000 feet to the floor of the crater, one of the largest calderas in the world, containing diverse ecosystems and an astounding concentration of birds and animals. You’ll surely be awed by the profusion and beauty of the wildlife in this natural enclosure! View herds of elephants slowly wandering along the trails as lions wait for their prey and guard their prides. You may spot gazelles, zebra and perhaps even the endangered rhino. Enjoy a picnic lunch in this astonishing setting before you ascend to the crater rim and travel to Arusha. Time to relax before tonight’s delightful dinner. Bid a fond farewell to your Tour Manager and newfound friends as you share memories of your magnificent adventure in Tanzania
Overnight: Arusha
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Monday - Stone Town, Sunset Dhow Cruise
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in Stone Town, where you will be introduced to the historic capital of the Zanzibar Archipelago by your local host. The afternoon is at leisure to stroll through the town, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or simply rest, relax and enjoy the myriad delights of the hotel. This evening, board a traditional dhow in time to watch the fiery golden sun setting beyond the horizon. Enjoy the peacefulness of the ocean as the dhow silently glides through the water, while savoring a glass of chilled wine
Overnight: Stone Town
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Tuesday - Tour of Stone Town, Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park
This morning, enjoy a guided walking tour of Stone Town, famous for its Swahili architecture, a maze of narrow alleyways, ornate wooden doors, and many historical buildings. After lunch at a local restaurant, head to Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park, home to a number of endemic species including the Zanzibar red colobus monkey. Embark on a guided tour along the nature trails of Jozani Forest, keeping an eye out for some of the forest's other residents, including the Sykes' monkey, chameleons and a variety of birdlife. Then, follow a boardwalk deep in the mangrove swamps and learn how this fascinating ecosystem protects the island's coastline. After your visit, return to your hotel in Stone Town
Overnight: Stone Town
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Wednesday - Mtoni Palace Ruins, Spice Farm, Kidichi Persian Baths
Journey to the western coast of Zanzibar to visit the ruins of Mtoni Palace, birthplace of Princess Salme, the youngest daughter of Sultan Said. Tour the grounds of the palace and enjoy a traditional coffee ceremony. A short boat ride takes you to one of the beautiful old Omani houses which once belonged to the Sultan's nephew. Then explore a lush spice farm, where your guide will introduce you to the various culinary and medicinal uses of the spices grown on the island. After lunch at a local house, visit the impressive Persian baths in Kidichi, which were built for Sultan Said's second wife, Sheherazade. Continue to your beachfront hotel for an evening at leisure
Overnight: Pingwe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Thursday - Day at Leisure
Today is at leisure to discover on your own. Relax, rejuvenate, enjoy your beautiful surroundings and treasure your last day in this paradise. This evening, savor a delicious dinner at the resort
Overnight: Pingwe
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Friday - Depart Tanzania
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam, where you will connect to your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Virgin Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Featured Hotels

The African Tulip Image
Tarangire Sopa Lodge Image
Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge Image
Lemala Ewanjan Image
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Image
The Seyyida Hotel & Spa Image
Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa Image
The African Tulip Image
Tarangire Sopa Lodge Image
Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge Image
Lemala Ewanjan Image
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Image
The Seyyida Hotel & Spa Image
Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa Image

Optional Tours

Take off in your hot air balloon as you watch the sunrise over the Serengeti. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. At the end of your flight, enjoy a sumptuous champagne breakfast laid out in the wild African savanna. Dine on eggs, sausages, and bacon, all cooked over a charcoal fire in the bush. Continue game viewing as you take a leisurely drive back to camp.

*Please note that departure time for this excursion is necessarily very early in the morning, 5 AM or earlier. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours. Agility is required to embark and disembark the balloon basket. Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns.

**Please note, the take-off time and the duration of the flight and tour may vary due to weather conditions. Balloon rides will vary and can take up to an hour.

**Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. Please be advised that this is not an exclusive tour.

Day #7 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $560.00
Serengeti Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast Thumbnail

Take off in your hot air balloon as you watch the sunrise over the Serengeti. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. At the end of your flight, enjoy a sumptuous champagne breakfast laid out in the wild African savanna. Dine on eggs, sausages, and bacon, all cooked over a charcoal fire in the bush. Continue game viewing as you take a leisurely drive back to camp.

*Please note that departure time for this excursion is necessarily very early in the morning, 5 AM or earlier. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours. Agility is required to embark and disembark the balloon basket. Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns.

**Please note, the take-off time and the duration of the flight and tour may vary due to weather conditions. Balloon rides will vary and can take up to an hour.

**Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. Please be advised that this is not an exclusive tour.

Day #7 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $560.00
Serengeti Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast Thumbnail