10 Day Bush and Beach Safari

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Discover the ultimate bush and beach vacation with a 10-day tour that explores East Africa's most loved destinations.

Overview

Experience the crowning jewels of Tanzania on a tour designed for travelers seeking adventure. This 10-day journey begins with an overnight stay in Arusha before heading to ever-changing landscapes where you can expect to be amazed by the diverse wildlife - elephants, impalas, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, lions, and much more.

This great value for money option 10-day tour encompasses the best of both worlds - a safari in the renowned national parks of Tanzania and a beautiful, white, palm fringed beach vacation in Zanzibar.

After an exciting safari experience in the African bush, it is time for some well deserved rest and relaxation as you embrace the beach lifestyle and Zanzibarian way of life. Over the next three days, you can look forward to one of the finest swimming beaches in Africa, cultural attractions, a wide selection of watersports, and stunning accommodation on offer at Melia Zanzibar Hotel.

Solo travelers, couples, and families are sure to enjoy this extraordinary safari and tropical beach getaway.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, we’ll drive you to your accommodation in Arusha, the Mount Meru Hotel, where you can relax in your room, offering an oasis of tranquility. 

The property offers uninterrupted views of Mount Meru, the second-highest mountain in Tanzania, after Mount Kilimanjaro and pristine landscaped private gardens overlooking the Golf Club.

The Mount Meru Hotel is well located to all the tourist attractions nearby the historical Arusha Clock Tower, the German Boma and the Maasai Market Curios and Crafts.

Day 2: Lake Manyara Exploration   

Wake up to coffee & breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast you will be met and head to Lake Manyara National Park  for your first game viewing of this safari. 

Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats. Acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. And thanks to this the small Park is able to support a large number of animal species and incredible bird life. Lake Manyara National Park has the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world and the lions here are also renowned for their tree climbing habit. 

In the late afternoon, you will proceed to your lodge at Eileen’s Trees Inn arriving in time for dinner. Eileen’s Trees Inn is owned and managed by Tanzanians who have been in the safari and hospitality business for many years. Their mission is to provide safari visitors with comfortable accommodation and an enjoyable stay. 

Day 3: Travel to the Serengeti National Park                                     

After breakfast, you will proceed with packed lunches to the Serengeti National Park, arguably the world’s most famous wildlife reserve. Enjoy game viewing en-route. 

Once you have entered into the Serengeti, you will spend the rest of the day game viewing, heading to your lodge and arriving before nightfall at Serengeti Katikati Tented Camp.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park Safari

After a delightful breakfast, you will embark on a full day of game viewing in Central Serengeti, enjoying a picnic lunch enroute. 

The Central Serengeti (also known as the Seronera region) boasts a network of river valleys that ensure year-round water supplies and keep the region incredibly rich in wildlife throughout the year. Lush riverine forest along the Seronera River’s banks offers important cover for the elusive leopard. You might even have the chance to witness the Great Migration, with hundreds of thousands of wildebeests, zebra’s and Thompson gazelles. That said, no matter where the Great Migration happens to be when you are visiting, you will always see spectacular wildlife here! 

In the late afternoon, proceed to your lodge arriving just in time to  sip a sundowner and review the day's highlights at Serengeti Katikati Tented Camp 

Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast at daybreak, you will start on your outward journey from the Serengeti back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, leaving behind the beautiful Seronera Valley. As predators are livelier in the cooler hours of the day, you might even see them in action.

Lunch will be taken en-route at a designated picnic spot. On reaching the crater’s edge, the 19 km-diameter caldera opens up before you in all its stunning glory. This World Heritage Site is seasonally home to over 25,000 animals, including a wide variety of bird, hyenas and the “Big Five”. 

Your overnight accommodation is situated only a few hundred metres from the crater's rim, offers a perfect base to explore the Ngorongoro Crater and its surroundings. Enjoy dinner and your over night stay at Rhino Lodge Ngorongoro Crater. 

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater Tour – Arusha

Today you can look forward to game drives on the Crater floor & guided walking safaris.

Known for the Big Five and packs of lions, Ngorongoro promises to be a truly rewarding safari experience whilst offering the most breathtaking views. Explore the forest areas inhabited by monkeys and elephants; the lake area, where you may see the flamingos; and the open savannah, where the lions hunt for food. If you are lucky, you might even have the chance to see the elusive black rhino! 

After the exciting adventure you will be transferred to Arusha for your stay at Mount Meru hotel 

Day 7-9: Zanzibar

After a sumptuous breakfast, you gather your belongings and bid farewell to the African bush as you transfer to Arusha airport for your scheduled flight to Zanzibar. 

After an exciting safari, the idea of taking a refreshing swim in the warm turquoise waters, sinking your toes in the white sands, and basking in the beautiful sunshine is a welcoming experience. 

Upon arrival at Zanzibar airport; you will be picked up and transferred to Melia Zanzibar hotel for relaxation. Relax at the beach and if time allows you enjoy different Zanzibar excursion. 

Zanzibar is a town rich in history and culture so travelers can look forward to unique activities which include a visit to Stone Town, spice tours, and dhow cruises. The hotel is a water sports enthusiasts dream with a diving and watersport center on site. Enjoy a number of non-motorized water sports, fishing trips, and beach games.   

Day 10: Day of Departure

Today you may wish to take one last walk on the beach before sitting down to enjoy a hearty breakfast. You then bid farewell to the tropical island of Zanzibar and transfer by road back to Zanzibar Airport, where you will connect with your flight to Dar -es -salaam.

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Inclusions

A professional driver/guide
2 nights at Mount Meru Hotel in Arusha
1 night at Eileen's Trees Inn in Karatu
2 nights at Serengeti Kati Kati Camp
1 night at Rhino Lodge Ngorongoro Crater
3 nights at Melia Zanzibar
Full day safaris in the Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Crater Tour
Beach holiday on the Island of Zanzibar
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All transportation
All flights during the tour

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What our guests say about Mel

May 24, 2024
Fast, Friendly, and Reliable Service
My travel advisor Mel was amazing. She was timely in her response, non judgemental about my budget, ans very helpful in figuring out potential safaris to fit my desires. She was super friendly and knowledgeable, and never once made me feel like I was out of my league.
Valerie Caswell
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May 26, 2024
Great great service!
It’s my 1st time going to Africa and I didn’t even know where to start. Thanks to Safari.com (Jayson and Catherin), I simply have not had to worry about anything. Their service and help has gone beyond any travel agent I’ve ever experienced. Any doubt I have, they were responsive, quick and efficient. And always so so nice.
joao roseta
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ES
May 26, 2024
Dorothy was absolutely amazing my dates…
Dorothy was absolutely amazing my dates on my Safari change a couple of times and she was more than accommodating making everything work for me with no stress. The resort she picked for me is absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to stay there. I’m also staying 3 nights in Cape Town and she took care of my hotel and of all my connecting flights . Was a big relief and spoke to her on the phone a couple of times. Very sweet highly recommend if you want a stress free vacation
Maria Mattaliano
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US
May 24, 2024
Fast, Friendly, and Reliable Service
My travel advisor Mel was amazing. She was timely in her response, non judgemental about my budget, ans very helpful in figuring out potential safaris to fit my desires. She was super friendly and knowledgeable, and never once made me feel like I was out of my league.
Valerie Caswell
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EG
May 23, 2024
My experience was excellent as Pascal…
My experience was excellent as Pascal responded to all my questions in a timely manner and provided all the details I required to make a decision.
Stephen Turner
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US
May 23, 2024
Shann was excellent
Shann was extremely responsive and worked around the clock to help us with our trip. She was extremely flexible throughout our trip when we needed to make changes. Overall, it was excellent service.
Hope
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ZA
May 23, 2024
Shann is a Star!
Dealing with Shann was an absolute pleasure. Responses were quick, & options were tailored to our needs correctly.
Sean Geiser
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AG
May 23, 2024
Thanks Heleen
Thanks Heleen, great service!
Viv du Plessis
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ZA
May 23, 2024
Great service from Jayson at Safari.com
Jayson and his team have worked hard to help us put together a safari package that would hit all the points on our wish list. After weeks of work, when we came with some changes to the itinerary, he worked it in and added time in a location we hadn't considered, but we think is worth the time. They provided lot's of useful information and respond quickly to our frequent questions. Though we will not be taking our trip for a few weeks yet, we are excited and looking forward to having a once in a lifetime experience!
Bob McCook
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US
May 22, 2024
Thanks to Dolan for making this last minute booking such a success. We stayed in Kapama River Lodge recently
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