Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit & Zanzibar Island

Tour Details

Explore Tanzania’s rightly famous Northern parks in an action-packed adventure before heading to tropical Zanzibar for some well-earned relaxation.

This itinerary takes you to three spectacular wildlife areas in the north of Tanzania in a combination of game drives and walking safaris.

Begin in Tarangire and experience the thrill of walking alongside big game before making your way to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to explore the breathtaking crater highlands region. In the Serengeti, watch as thousands of wildebeest fill the plains in the Great Migration and round off your safari on the white sands of tropical Zanzibar Island.

Tour Details

Duration: 12 days
Price: From $8,946 pp

Perfect For

  • Adventure seekers
  • Photographers
  • Wildlife enthusiasts
  • Romantic travel

Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit & Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Day 1: Onsea House, Arusha

Just outside Arusha on the drive from Kilimanjaro Airport is Onsea House.  Owner-managed and run, the house has an intimate and friendly feel.

Add to this the superb staff and a reputation for culinary excellence and Onsea House is a wonderful place to spend your first night in Tanzania.

Days 2 & 3: Oliver’s Camp, Tarangire National Park

Discover Africa just as it should be from Oliver’s Camp in the remote southern reaches of Tarangire.

Game drive through forests of enigmatic baobab, home to vast herds of buffalo and elephant, or discover the inner workings of the bush on foot on an exclusive walking safari.


Game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Fly camping

Days 4 & 5: The Highlands, Ngorongoro Crater

Explore the magnificent crater highlands of the NCA, straight from the door of The Highlands Camp. Follow ancient Maasai trails to the top of the Olmoti Crater or descend to the sparkling soda lake on the floor of Empakaai.

Here the highlight is of course exploring the jewel in the crown, the Ngorongoro Crater itself, home to some of the richest game viewing on the African continent.


  • Game drives
  • Guided walks & hikes
  • Cultural & community visits

Days 6 & 7: Ubuntu Camp, Serengeti National Park

Get up close and personal with the thundering herds of wildebeest on their long trek through the Serengeti at Ubuntu Camp.

With three locations in the north, south and west of the park and the expert knowledge of the resident guides, fantastic Great Migration viewing is never far away.


  • Game drives
  • The Great Migration

Days 8 – 11: Matemwe Lodge, Zanzibar Island

Let the lapping tides govern the rhythm of your days at relaxed and friendly Matemwe Lodge. Whether you decide to dive the depths of the Indian Ocean or take a break in a hammock, this is the ultimate tropical island getaway.


Diving & snorkelling
  • Traditional sailing & fishing
  • Community & cultural visits

Day 12: Your last day at Matemwe Lodge, Zanzibar

After breakfast you will depart for Zanzibar Airport for your flight home, or your light aircraft flight to Dar es Salaam International Airport for your onward connection.

Safari Highlights

  • Game drives, walking safaris, fly camping and cultural visits.
  • Visit the Ngorongoro Crater for unrivalled Big 5 game viewing.
  • Front row seat to the Great Migration in the Serengeti.


  • All accommodations
  • All meals as indicated
  • All local brand drinks on safari
  • All game viewing and site-seeing activities as noted
  • All park fees and known government taxes
  • All airport and road transfers noted
  • Internal scheduled flights as noted


  • International flights
  • Additional activities not specified
  • Meals not specified
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Optional tipping or gratuities
  • Expenses of a personal nature

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