Safaris & Zanzibar
16 days, 15 nights Extended Northern Circuit and mesmerizing Beach Safari
Combine the magic of the bush with the wonder of the coast on this sensational 16-day adventure in Tanzania. Over nearly three weeks, you will explore the full spectrum of highlights in the northern safari circuit before unwinding from the adventure on the tropical shores of Zanzibar.
The tour begins in the quiet national parks of Tarangire, and Manyara, where a series of game drives will put you in close proximity to lions, flamingos, zebras and much more. Excitement builds as you approach the infamous plains of the Serengeti, where you will spend the next four days exploring this quintessential African landscape. Game drives and possible hot air balloon rides will ensure a series of intimate encounters with elephant, leopard, rhinoceros and buffalo. Some may even have the chance to drive within or float above the Great Wildebeest Migration as the move north towards Kenya. Following the exhilaration of days in the Serengeti, you will begin to unwind as you enter the lush and prehistoric-looking Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Sensational wildlife encounters will continue as you explore this massive natural enclosure, before you carry on to the eerie banks of Lake Eyasi.
Having spent days in the bush, the perfect culmination to this tour will occur on the Swahili-inspired shores of Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean. The final five days of this journey will be spent snorkelling, sailing, swimming and sun tanning on pristine palm-fringed white sand beaches. Indulge in one last fresh seafood meal and a sundowner cocktail, as the sun sets over the continent on your final night in Africa.
What to Expect
Safaris in the northern circuit can be wild, unimaginable and unpredictable. While no wildlife can be guaranteed in the bush, many of our guests see some, or even all, of the following:
• Africa’s “Big Five”: Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhinoceros
• The Great Wildebeest Migration*
• Cheetah, hyena
• Hippopotamus, crocodile
• Zebra, giraffe, gazelle kudu, warthog
• Vervet monkeys
• Africa’s “Little Five”: Elephant shrew, buffalo weaver, leopard tortoise, lionant, rhino beetle
• Ostrich, secretary bird, lilac breasted roller, fish eagles, vultures
• Dolphins, tropical fish, coral
*The Great Migration occurs seasonally in Tanzania. If this is an event you hope to see, please consult with us regarding ideal times to visit.
This package also travels through a variety of landscapes, including:
• Savannah and rolling plains
• Jungles and ancient volcanoes
• Flood plains and plateaus
• Alkaline Lakes
• Baobab trees
• Rivers and ravines
• Tropical beach and the Indian Ocean
• Historic Towns
This safari also includes a few cultural highlights:
• Visit to a Masai village
• Visit to a Hadzabe community
If you are interested in this region, or any of our other Tanzanian safari locations, contact us by telephone on: +255 762 493 434 or email us here