Tanzania offers something for everyone. Spectacular wildlife and landscapes, tropical paradise islands with white sands, turquoise waters and rich cultural history. There are countless opportunities for adventure, romance, relaxation and forging unforgettable memories. Many of our guests choose to bookend their safari with time in Zanzibar, creating one of the most perfect holidays imaginable. Your Lion King Tour Consultant will help you to design the perfect itinerary, matching your travel dates, budget and preferences.
It is your choice. Lion King helps to organize flights for many of our guests, but there is little financial advantage to this. If you choose to arrange your own flights to Zanzibar, we recommend that you speak to your Tour Consultant before doing so. They will be able to advise you about timings etc. There are several international airlines that fly into Zanzibar, so it is possible to begin or end your Safari package there. On average, a one-way flight between Arusha and Zanzibar costs U$D 200 per person and takes about one hour.
Can you go on Tanzania Safari from Zanzibar?
Yes! It is possible to start (or finish) you’re Safari & Beach Tour in Zanzibar. There are several international airlines that fly to Zanzibar and this option can often reduce the need for internal connection flights. For example, you can fly into Kilimanjaro (JRO), go on safari, take an internal flight to Zanzibar and then fly home from Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ). Most guests prefer to finish the holiday in Zanzibar, but the choice is yours.
Which part of Zanzibar has the best beach?
Different coastlines in Zanzibar offer different things and should be considered when planning your trip.
The East coast of Zanzibar is lined with long stretches of powder-white beaches. Most beaches have a very shallow gradient and as a result, the tide goes out a long way, making it difficult to swim directly from the beach.
On the North Coast, ocean swimming is much less susceptible to the tides. Smooth beaches and white sand make for dazzling days in the sun. Here the beaches are much busier. There are a large number of guest houses, bars, shops and restaurants. The setting and the beaches are beautiful, but it lacks the tranquility of other parts of the island.
The South-West Coast has fewer places to stay and some of the island’s finest marine experiences. The South-West doesn’t have the iconic stretches of powder sand beaches, but visitor numbers are lower.
How to book activities in Zanzibar
Please look Zanzibar beach holiday for information about the different kinds of activities you may wish to do on Zanzibar. Your Tour consultant can help you to plan and book activities once you have confirmed your accommodation, but the easiest way to do it is to ask your hotel to organize once you arrive. Nearly all activities can be booked at short notice and you pay the hotel directly. Possible activities include SCUBA diving, snorkeling, Dhow cruises, Swimming with Dolphins, Kitesurfing, exploring the historic Stone Town, Spice Tour, Jozani Forest and more….
During this 8 Day Safari & Beach holiday, we enjoy the best that Tanzania has to offer. We visit Tarangire National Park well known for its elephant families and iconic Baobab trees. We also visit Ngorongoro Crater, a breathtakingly beautiful setting and the best place in Tanzania to see the Big Five. After our safari, we fly to Zanzibar where warm turquoise waters and the white sand beaches upon the Indian Ocean await.
You will be picked up from the airport by a Lion King representative and driven to your accommodation in Arusha where you will overnight, relax, and prepare in anticipation of the adventures to come.
Midrange: Silver Palm hotel,Arusha
In the morning you will be collected from your lodgings in Arusha by our personal safari guide. We set out for Tarangire National Park on a good tarmac road across gently rolling Maasai plains with scattered acacia trees. As we zip along we pass many Maasai in their colorful dress walking on the roadside, riding bicycles, herding cattle, and driving donkey’s carts. Tarangire National Park, well known for its large elephant herds, is also host to a multitude of other creatures. From the open roof of our state of the art safari jeep we experience the seasonal swamps, savanna and life-giving Tarangire River, endeavoring to encounter a multitude of creatures, from zebra to wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and giraffe, to name a few. It is possible we will glimpse lion stalking prey or leopards watching, relaxing in the trees above.
you will drive to one of our carefully selected partner lodges for dinner in a tasteful restaurant, a pool at hand to soothe us, and a most capacious.
Midrange: Eileen’s Trees Inn
Rise and shine! It’s an early departure for us today to the lush highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This morning’s destination is the world famous Ngorongoro Crater, one of the seven wonders of Africa, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once we have reached the crater rim, we descend the steep track into the 600 m deep caldera to see a range of animals, grasslands, birds and a lake. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the “Big Five” to spotted hyena and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic lunch in the crater, we will head to your hotel in karatu where you will have a dinner and overnight.
Mid-range: Eileen’s Tree Inn
After breakfast, you will drive to your final destination on this epic safari – Lake Manyara National Park. This is a relatively small but diverse park, 120km west of Arusha. The park’s namesake is a shallow, salt lake. It covers a large area of the park, flooding and drying with the seasons and is home to thousands of flamingos and over 500 other bird species. On your exploration of the park you will see monkeys, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and with some luck, lions lounging in the trees. The park is known for its diverse landscapes; not only open grassy plains, but also primate-filled woodlands and baobab dotted cliffs. After lunch, you will head back to Arusha, where you will arrive in the late afternoon where you will take your flight to zanzibar (Stone town).
Mid-range: Maru Maru Hotel
Located on the northern part of the island, Nungwi is a lively village surrounded by some of Zanzibar’s most beautiful beaches. At the time of your choice, you will transfer to this location, approximately 50 km from Stone Town. Once a sleepy fishing village, it is now a popular island destination full of life. It is also one of the only places from where you can see both the sunrise and sunset over the ocean. You can take some rest and enjoy this paradise made of beautiful beaches of white sand and turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. You will spend 4 nights at this incredible place.
Midrange: Amaan Beach Bungalows
Today is the final day of our adventure. Breakfast is served and savoured at our hotel.
Transfer to the airport or seaport according to the time of your departure back home or onwards replete with images and memories of our magical adventure.
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