8 Days 7 Nights
Tour Type
Adventure Tour
Group Size
Tour Guide
Mount Kilimanjaro

8-Day Safari Tanzania Northern Parks Including Zanzibar

This is one of our most popular tours as it allows you to spend a very reasonable amount of time in the Serengeti (2 nights) and still have time to explore Ngorongoro and Manyara National Parks. You can relax and stay for 3 days on Zanzibar Island, enjoying the beaches and amazing landscapes.


You'll be picked up from your hotel at 8:00 am and start a beautiful journey across the Great Rift Valley for a full-day game drive. Although small in dimension (205 sq miles), the park has breathtaking scenery and is well famous for its lush acacia forest, giant figs, and mahogany trees, as well as a growing population of baboons and blue monkeys. Permanent residents of this park also include giraffes, elephants, impalas, and a large number of buffaloes.

The lake is also home to a large number of hippos. The landscapes of Lake Manyara are something that cannot be described in words. The game drives along the lake provide stunning photo opportunities of giraffes and buffaloes in the foreground and the lake in the background. In the afternoon, you'll return to the lodge for dinner. Accommodation: Country Lodge Karatu

After an early breakfast, depart toward the most famous national park in the world, the Serengeti. The drive itself, although long, is spectacular. This will be an unforgettable moment for anyone seeing it for the first time. As you progress well into the Serengeti, you will see why the name means, in the local language, "endless plains". The park has an area of 6,900 sq miles (18,000 sq km) and for most of it, the plains will stretch to the horizon, defying your senses and perception of distances. It is the home of the great migration and to 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras, and all kinds of antelopes. As for big cats and large predators, it's the place of choice to look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas, with many television scenes like the famous river crossings which have been filmed in this park.

Accommodation: Tanzania Bush Camps Central Serengeti

You will have a full day in the Serengeti National Park. We are completely flexible with your preferences and this day will be organized according to your wishes. On every day of the safari, your guide will discuss the best timings for you, including the game drives and the wake-up times. For example, you could do a morning game drive, return for lunch and relaxation, and finish with an afternoon game drive. Alternatively, you could do a full-day game drive with a picnic lunch.

Accommodation: Tanzania Bush Camps Central Serengeti

On this day, we suggest a very early wake-up in order to do an early game drive (when the animals are more active) and see one of the best sunrises you'll ever witness. After the game drive, we'll return for a rewarding brunch and then proceed to Ngorongoro, the 8th Natural Wonder of the World. The crater spreads for 102 sq miles and has 2,000 ft high walls, making it a virtual Noah's ark and inhabiting almost every species of wildlife that is indigenous to East Africa. It's one of the very rare locations on the continent where you can witness the black rhino.

The crater has a river, several swamps, a soda lake with a great concentration of flamingos, a forest, and open plains. It's also famous for its elephants which are the largest in the world and have huge tusks. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Natural Wonder of the World. Accommodation: Rhino Lodge

We will start the day very early and descend onto the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife in one of the most stunning places on earth. After the game drive, there will be time for a picnic lunch near the beautiful Hippo Lake. After lunch, we will have time for a short game drive before we ascend the crater and exit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Afterward, we transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha Airport at around 4:00 pm for your 3-day Zanzibar trip for relaxation with amazing views. Accommodation: Mwezi Boutique Resort

You have time to rest and enjoy this paradise of beautiful beaches of white sand and turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. There is a possibility of extra activities such as a day tour in Stone Town (includes an old town guided tour, a spice tour, and Prison Island - lunch and dinner not included), a half-day tour (includes an old town guided tour or spice tour or Prison Island). Another suggestion is the Jozani Forest tour (lunch and dinner not included).

Accommodation: Mwezi Boutique Resort

You can spend the last hours of your journey relaxing. Afterward, you will transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your international flight.