9 Days Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday

9 days bush to beach Safari overview

Get ready for a 9-day Bush to Beach Safari in Tanzania. It’s an amazing journey that takes you through different places. You’ll start with exciting wildlife adventures in places like Tarangire National Park, Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater. You can see amazing animals like the Big Five and watch the Great Migration there. You’ll also get to learn about the Maasai culture. After all the excitement, you’ll head to the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar for some relaxation and fun. You can explore Stone Town, enjoy the clear blue water, and try out water sports. This safari combines the best of both worlds – the wild bush and the serene beach – to give you a complete Tanzania experience.

This tour can be customized to match your preferred vacation.

Day 1: Arusha- Tarangire National Park

On this day you leave Arusha town; the base town for safaris in northern Tanzania and along the Arusha – Dodoma highway a scenic drive towards the Tarangire National Park. You will pass by a supermarket (if you wish) for some last-minute shopping of any personal effects that you may need then drive through a scenic Masai Steppe and arrive at Tarangire in 2 hours or so. Your driver will take care of the paperwork at the park’s gate then you will embark on your first game drive in the Tarangire National Park famous for its large herds of elephants and large baobab trees that dot the grassland. Lunch will be at a designated picnic site then afternoon game drives until sunset time to check in at a lodge/camp for overnight. Overnight at Marera Valley Lodge or Country Lodge or a similar lodge at Karatu. Lunch and dinner included.

Day 2 : Tarangire to Serengeti National Park.

From the Tarangire National Park we depart early after breakfast and head across the Great Rift Valley’s floor, up the escarpment and traverse the Ngorongoro Conservation area in what will ultimately end up being a pleasant and enjoyable scenic drive as you enjoy the beautiful scenery and breathtaking vistas on your way to the Serengeti National Park. Arrive the Serengeti in the afternoon for an afternoon game drive until late in the afternoon when you will check in at a camp or lodge for campfire, dinner and overnight. Lunch is taken at one of the Picnic sites most likely at the Naabi Hill Gate where you will also get the chance to stretch your legs as your guide sorts out the registration and relevant paperwork.

Day 3 : Full Day in Serengeti

Today’s tour departs around 6 a.m. in search of nocturnal predators returning from their night’s hunting or animals waking up in the early dawn. Breakfast boxes will be prepared, and you will take a brief stop for a bush breakfast to enjoy the sunrise. Next, your drive will continue to Grumeti River searching for the migration, looking for pride of lions, cheetahs, and leopards, all in abundance in the Serengeti. You will learn the history of the park as we pass by the information center in the Seronera area, before returning to your lodge for a relaxed lunch and cold drinks. Later in the afternoon, when the sun is less intense, you have the option to go on an early evening game drive or a nature walk around the camp with the resident tribesmen, who will be happy to share their knowledge of the region’s plants and animals with you.

Day 4 : Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro highland

Breakfast at your camp / or lodge then we check out and head out for one more last game drive in the Serengeti. You will explore the Seronera River Valley rich in wildlife and bird life or anywhere else in the Serengeti as per your professional safari guide’s guidance. Your safari guide as usual will be in constant contact with other guides around through the VHF high-frequency radios fitted in our safari cars so he will have a better idea of the best places to explore. Later in the afternoon you will drive back to the Ngorongoro Conservation area and check in at a lodge in Karatu for dinner and overnight. 

Day 5 : Ngorongoro Crater – back to Arusha

Breakfast at your lodge you will descend early into the Crater floor for game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater. The earlier you descend to the Crater floor so you may descend after breakfast or even with a packed breakfast to be at the Crater floor as early as you can and better your chances of seeing the rare animals like Black Rhinos with a little luck. Spend the better part of the morning exploring the Ngorongoro Crater until lunchtime. Ngorongoro Crater with its 600 to 650-meter-high walls is like a natural zoo with the highest concentration of wild animals and it is here where you can even spot the Big Five even in one day if lucky enough. After picnic lunch which you will most likely take at the hippo poolside designated picnic site, you will drive up the Crater rim and out of the Conservation area. You will return to Arusha where you will arrive later in the afternoon. Breakfast and Lunch included

Day 6 : Flight to Zanzibar

After breakfast, we head back to the Arusha Hotel for lunch. You will then take a flight from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Zanzibar in the afternoon.

Day 7&8: Enjoy Stone Town To nugwi

After breakfast, you will go on a guided tour of stone town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience tracing the footsteps of Arab Sultans on Zanzibar and ponder on the interesting historical sites and labyrinths. See actual Zanzibar doors famous for its unique architectural tradition.

After lunch, we will proceed to a tour of the countryside to the spice plantations. This place has a rich history and you will be welcomed by the rich aroma of spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. Afterwards, we take you to Nungwi for your 2 nights

Day 9: Departure

This will be the last day of your 9 Days Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday, enjoy the rest of your stay by relaxing in the pool or on the beach while taking in as much sunshine as you can. In the afternoon, we will take you to the airport for your onward destination.


  • Park fees
  • Tanapa Fees
  • Conservation Fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodations as stated in the itinerary
  •  A professional driver/guide
  •  All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)


  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$15.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.
  •  A professional driver/guide
  • Travel insurance and medical repatriation
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)