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Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Private Safari with ZanzibarTanzania

From £3,187 per person for 8 nights
No wildlife thrill is greater than watching the stampede of more than 1.5 million wildebeest migrating across the vast Serengeti plains towards the Masai Mara. Couple the excitement with total relaxation on the island of Zanzibar.

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Take an unforgettable trip to watch the world-famous wildebeest migration, before visiting Tanzania’s other top safari sights and the castaway island of Zanzibar. 


What makes this experience awesome:

  • Private safari with own spotter and private game drives, not shared with other clients
  • Your private 4X4 provides the flexibility to capture the wildlife photo you will never forget
  • Witness vast herds of migrating wildebeest sweeping across the Serengeti or Ndutu region
  • Spot the Big Five in Ngorongoro Crater – one of the best places in Africa to see them
  • Seek out the famous tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara National Park
  • Savour camp life as you experience Tanzania’s excellent safari lodges
  • Relax at Ocean Paradise Resort on the enchanting island of Zanzibar


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Your adventure begins at Lake Manyara, one of Tanzania’s smaller and quieter parks. Here, diverse ecosystems support an astonishing wealth of wildlife, including huge herds of elephants and rare tree-climbing lions. Next it’s time to witness the wildebeest migration, heading to the Serengeti, or Ndutu if you travel between December and April, for a two-night stay close to the route. The sight of hundreds of thousands of stampeding animals is jaw-dropping, but so is the setting: the Serengeti was one of the world’s first UNESCO Heritage Sites, and its flamingo-filled lakes, shimmering orange sunsets and prowling big cats are the epitome of wild Africa. 


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You’ll combine a day tracking the migration with private game drives in search of wildlife including lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas, before moving onwards to the stunning surrounds of the Ngorongoro Crater. This lush, fertile landscape was created three million years ago by a volcanic eruption that tore the land apart, and it’s one of the best places in Africa to see the Big Five. 


Zanzibar Hotel Aerial


Afterwards, it’s time for a few days relaxation on the island of Zanzibar. Bursting with culture and history, it’s a destination which has drawn traders, merchants and seafarers from far and wide. The dazzling white-sand beaches and incredible marine life are some of the best in the world, while the capital, Stone Town, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where labyrinthine alleys lead you to bustling markets and impressive mosques. Your hotel, the Ocean Paradise Resort sits in palm-dotted gardens by a Bounty-ad beach. Relaxed and reflective of the local architecture, it also features a lovely pool, three restaurants and a spa. We’ve left this part of the trip free from organised activities, meaning that your time on the island can be as relaxed or active as you want it to be. 


If you would like the thrill but don't have time for the chill, check out our 7-day Tanzania Migration Safari experience here!

To check all of our Tanzania trips, click here!


 


To get our mini brochure for this holiday please click here, and we will email you a PDF copy.


For UK Government travel advice on this destination see: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice



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Full Itinerary

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To get our mini brochure for this holiday please click here, and we will email you a PDF copy.


Day One: Arrival in Tanzania

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, you’ll be met and transferred to Arusha, the lively town that’s the gateway to Tanzania’s top safari spots. The rest of the day is yours to relax: perhaps you’ll eat at one of its great restaurants, haggle for souvenirs among the Technicolour stalls of the Maasai Market, or simply take in the incredible views of Mount Meru (the country’s second highest peak) rising above the town.

Overnight in Arusha 

Premium - The African Tulip Lodge

Meals included: None

Mount Mera


Day Two: Friendly Elephants and Tree-climbing Cats

It’s a quick drive from Arusha to one of Tanzania’s best game-viewing areas, the empty plains and busy waters of Lake Manyara National Park. Spend the afternoon on your first Tanzanian private game drive here, seeking out 100 different bird species, as well as giraffe, impala, zebra, hippo and the park’s famous tree-climbing lions. Huge herds of elephant trundle past the vehicles, and there’s a hippo pool thronged with large, muddy residents. Spend the night in the national park, before moving onwards tomorrow.

Overnight in Lake Manyara National Park 

Premium - Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch; dinner

elephants


Day Three: Make for the Migration

Make for your home for the next two nights: either the Serengeti, a protected area that’s home to the oldest ecosystem in the world or, if you travel between December and March, the sweeping grasslands of Ndutu, where the Serengeti meets the Ngorongoro Crater. Your base has been chosen as the very best place to see the wildebeest migration up close, but first you’ll set off on a private game drive across the sprawling flat landscape, seeking out lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena. Savour dinner and a night’s sleep under the huge, star-packed African sky.

Overnight in Serengeti National Park or Ndutu 

Premium - Ang'ata Serengeti Camp/Ang'ata Migration Camp

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch; dinner

Wildebeest


Day Four: On the Move

Today is devoted to private game drives geared to seeing the migration up close. Setting out from your camp, you have the choice of either one morning and one evening drive, or a full day with picnic lunch in order to maximise viewing time. Race through the countryside on the hunt for wildebeest and watch as they trail in a great mass on their migration. You’ll need plenty of space on your camera to capture this once in a lifetime sight. 

Overnight at Serengeti National Park or Ndutu 

Premium - Ang'ata Serengeti Camp/Ang'ata Migration Camp

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch; dinner

wildebeast


Day Five: On to Ngorongoro

Start your day early, on the hunt for big cats before they retreat from the blazing heat of the day. After your morning private game drive, you’ll leave the Serengeti or Ndutu, bound for the Ngorongoro Crater. Formed three million years ago by a volcanic explosion, its lush, fertile landscape is a haven for many types of wildlife – rhino, prides of lion and cheetah are regularly spotted. Settle in and enjoy dinner at your camp, situated right on the rim of the crater.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Crater

Premium - Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro 

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch; dinner 

Cheetah


Day Six: Into the Crater

Time to descend into the crater, to search out the lion, rhino, cheetah and many other wildlife species easily spotted within its walls. After a morning private game drive, you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the hippo pond, where you can spot these gigantic animals as their heads bob above the water. Then you’ll begin the drive to back to Arusha and Kilimanjaro Airport, ready for your flight to Zanzibar. 

Upon arrival at Zanzibar airport around 6pm (flight 7.45pm), you will be met and transferred to Ocean Paradise Resort for check-in. With the rest of the day to relax, you can settle in and take in the stunning landscape around you. During your stay breakfast and dinner are included. 

Overnight in Zanzibar

Premium - Ocean Paradise Resort

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch; dinner 

Hippos


Zanzibar 

Days Seven & Eight: Time to Relax

The next two days will be at your leisure to enjoy this beautiful island paradise. You could go snorkeling, visit Stone Town, go on a boat trip to swim with wild dolphins, take a spice trip, go horse riding through coconut groves or just relax on the beach, it’s all up to you. Your Zanzibar extension can be as active or relaxing as you like.

Zanzibar Rooms Exterior

Zanzibar Room Interior


Day Nine: Heading Home

This morning you will be transferred back to Zanzibar airport for your flight home after your incredible African adventure!


Overall meals included: 6 Breakfasts; 6 lunches; 5 dinners

What's included:

  • Private English-speaking guides unless stated otherwise
  • Private transfers unless stated otherwise
  • Meals as listed
  • Mandatory taxes and service fees

What's not included:

  • International flights to/from experience: call 0208 432 0885 for AX specially negotiated flight rates
  • Tips for guides, drivers, porters and other staff
  • Any visa, customs, airport taxes or similar charges before or after the holiday
  • Drinks during meals unless stated otherwise
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry and equipment to hire


SUITABILITY FOR FAMILIES : Suitable for families with adult kids.


If you intend to travel solo, contact us on 0208 432 0885


GETTING THERE

A typical Round trip from London to Kilimanjaro and back to London from Zanzibar costs around £750 per person and takes approximately 16 hours depending on exact flight configurations and layover times.

Your transfer from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar is included in the experience price, along with private transfers to and from your hotel. However, flights home from Zanzibar are not included once the experience has finished. 

Experience start point: Kilimanjaro (JRO). Arrive any time.

End point: Zanzibar (ZNZ). Hotel check out 12pm. 


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Optional Extras

To customise your experience, you can select any of these extras at an additional cost during the basket stage.

Walking Safari - Ngorongoro Crater

Explore the ancient volcanic caldera of the Ngorongoro Crater, now the country’s best place to see the Big Five, especially lions - the crater has one of the densest populations of these felines in the world.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

A balloon ride over the Serengeti – one of the most incredible experiences we’ve had. With no power lines or fences, you have an unobstructed view of this vast area and can spot hyenas, hippos and elephants from high above, savouring absolute peace.

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