9 Days Savanna to Shore Serenity

Day by Day Itinerary

Experience the best of Tanzania with our 9-day Savanna to Shore Serenity tour, crafted to provide a perfect blend of wildlife adventure and tropical relaxation. This journey takes you from the bustling streets of Arusha, through the iconic landscapes of Tarangire and the Ngorongoro Crater, to the endless plains of the Serengeti, before ending on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar. Each day is meticulously planned to ensure an unforgettable experience, complete with luxurious accommodations, expert guides, and various activities that showcase Tanzania’s natural beauty and cultural richness.

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Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Welcome to the start of your safari and welcome to Tanzania!
This is the moment you’ve been waiting for: your Tanzanian safari starts here. You have so much to look forward to and we’ll get your trip underway as soon as we give you an introduction to our team and explain what lies ahead.
Busy Arusha is an essential part of safari life here in northern Tanzania and most travelers pass through at some stage. Whether you’re on your way out on safari or here for a little longer, you’ll catch a glimpse of streets filled with energy and color.

Accommodation:
Under the shade safari lodge situated near Arusha Airport. Set within 10 acres of landscaped gardens and natural vegetation, Under the Shade Safari Lodge is a perfect setting to escape the urban jungle for a therapeutic experience.
Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

After an early breakfast, depart from Arusha and journey to Tarangire National Park, known for its iconic baobab trees and abundant wildlife.
Your 4×4 vehicle, equipped with state-of-the-art optics, ensures you won’t miss a moment of the action. Enjoy a thrilling game drive, as your expert guide navigates through the park’s diverse landscapes, in search of elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and more. Witness the wildlife in their natural habitat, capturing unforgettable moments.
Later in the early evening, drive to Karatu for an overnight stay at your lodge. Indulge in a delicious dinner, savouring local flavours.

Accommodation:
Eileen’s Trees Inn is located in Karatu, one of the busiest towns where the road rises towards Ngorongoro Crater from the southeast. But at Eileen’s Trees Inn, you have the best of both worlds. You can walk into town and experience its markets and roadside stalls, then retreat to the inn’s verdant gardens for a real sense of peace.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater Tour

Early in the morning after breakfast you will head to Ngorongoro Crater. Upon reaching the descending gate you will descend into the caldera a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Africa’s natural wonders. As you head down a unique ecosystem teeming with wildlife unfolds before your eyes. The crater is home to an impressive concentration of animals, making it an exceptional game-viewing destination.

Later in the afternoon enjoy your picnic lunch close to a hippo pool and experience the moment.

Later you will ascend the crater and head to Serengeti National Park.

Accommodation:

Embalakai Authentic Camp, Stay in wood-floored safari tents at Embalakai Camp, and listen to the wildlife that is present in such numbers in this corner of the central Serengeti. There are very few other camps in the area, which means many more animals than people. The camp is close to the river and otherwise surrounded by savannah.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, your game drive will begin in the world-famous Serengeti National Park, offering incredible opportunities to see the lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, cheetahs and many other animals including antelopes as well as other wildlife species.
Your seasoned guide provides detailed explanations of animal behaviour and ecosystem dynamics, making this not just a game drive but a truly educational experience.

Accommodation:

Embalakai Authentic Camp, Spend some more time in this privileged Serengeti base at Embalakai Camp.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Serengeti National Park – Zanzibar

On this day, we suggest a very early wake-up in order to do an early morning game drive and see one of the best sunrises you’ll ever witness. It’s really one of the most beautiful experiences to have. After the game drive, we will return to the camp for a rewarding brunch.

You’ll then proceed to the airstrip for your flight to your next amazing destination:

Zanzibar.
Alternatively, instead of this early morning game drive, you may choose to stay at the camp for a bit of relaxation.

Welcome to the exotic paradise of Zanzibar! Upon arrival at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, our local guide will greet you and transfer you to your beachfront hotel. After check-in, take some time to relax, unwind, and soak in the serene Indian Ocean views.

Accommodation:
Zanzi Resort, an exquisite paradise nestled on the pristine shores of Zanzibar. Our 5-star luxury boutique hotel offers an unparalleled experience of privacy, tranquility, and natural beauty. Surrounded by lush tropical jungles and overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Zanzi Resort transports you to a world of pure serenity.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Zanzibar (Prison Island & Stone Town Tour)

Morning: After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, you’ll embark on a boat trip to Prison Island. Here, you can explore the historical prison ruins and, most importantly, meet the giant Aldabra tortoises that call the island home. Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, and you might spot colourful fish and vibrant corals.

Afternoon: Return to Stone Town and savor a delicious seafood lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, delve into the rich history of Zanzibar on a guided tour of Stone Town. Wander through narrow alleyways, visit the House of Wonders, the Old Fort, and the bustling markets.

Accommodation:
Zanzi resort, return to the resort and enjoy a serene evening.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Zanzibar (Spice Farm Tour & Jozani)

Morning: Start your day with a visit to Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, home to the rare Red Colobus monkeys. Follow the forest trails, listen to the sounds of nature, and keep an eye out for these unique primates. The park is also rich in birdlife and lush vegetation, making it a nature lover’s paradise.

Afternoon: Next, head to a local spice farm. Your guide will introduce you to the various spices and tropical fruits grown on the island, explaining their uses and cultural significance. Enjoy a traditional Swahili lunch, prepared with the freshest ingredients.

Accommodation:
Zanzi Resort, Indulge in a culinary journey at Zanzi Resort’s exquisite restaurant. With a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Day 8: Zanzibar (Dolphin Tour & Shopping)

Rise early for a thrilling adventure – a dolphin-watching and swimming experience in the Menai Bay Conservation Area. Glide through the azure waters in a traditional dhow and encounter these playful creatures in their natural habitat. Snorkel among vibrant marine life, and savor a fresh seafood picnic on a secluded sandbank.

Afternoon: In the afternoon, you’ll have time for some shopping. Stroll through the vibrant markets of Stone Town, where you can find local crafts, spices, textiles, and intricate artwork. Don’t forget to haggle for the best deals. You can also explore the beachside markets for souvenirs.

Accommodation:
Zanzi Resort, your last night in this resort where every moment is infused with luxury, tranquility, and genuine Zanzibari hospitality.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Departure

All good things must come to an end, and your time with us in Tanzania will now draw to a close. After a delicious breakfast with a view of the ocean, spend your final hours at leisure. Take a last-minute dip in the turquoise waters, soak up the sun, or simply relax on the beach. Check-out from your hotel and our team will transfer you to the airport, where you’ll bid farewell to this tropical and savanna paradise, carrying with you cherished memories.

Packing and Preparation Tips
  • High-quality camera with telephoto lenses for bird photography
  • Binoculars for birdwatching
  • Lightweight, neutral-coloured clothing for field expeditions
  • Sun protection: hats, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Sturdy, comfortable walking shoes

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nestorqa
nestorqa
2023-10-21
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Excellent service, Since the beginning Henry was so firendly and responsible with all details, food in tours very good.. Excellent service, makes you feel good. Safe and confidentd, The safari experience is very proffesional and you will be able to ser what you look for
Carla Q
Carla Q
2023-10-11
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Amazing destination and service! This tour was incredible. Henry did an amazing job of being meticulous, reliable, extremely pleasant, and interested in us and our trip. I contacted him from back home over WhatsApp, and he planned everything exactly according to my request. He was punctual and professional. Everything he promised, he carried out and was incredibly reliable. Not to mention the fact that the tour itself was beautiful. The Serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater were amazing and the animal experience is unlike any other anywhere else. We saw the “Big Five” plus many many more. A++++ . Would definitely recommend.!
TomaszS64
TomaszS64
2023-07-03
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Excellent trip to Tanzania Dear Travelers, Lovers of Africa and African Expeditions! I would like to recommend you Northern Masailand Safaris. The office has been successfully operating on the tourism market in Tanzania for many years. The owner – Olanana - a young, ambitious man, open to people and perfectly understanding the needs of tourists. Why is it worth it? First of all, from the beginning, the Office was extremely helpful in planning trips, places to stay, excursion routes, flights, car transfers, etc. Internet or telephone communication, it has always been up to the task. Therefore, it was possible to transparently choose my first Tanzania itinerary. Starting from the arrival to Dar El Salaam, transfer by ferry to the island of Zanzibar, selection of comfortable hotel facilities, to the further trip to the Safari, everything was done to the proverbial "last button". Thanks to this, being a traveler individually implementing individual points of this trip, I had no problems with security, plane tickets, care of guides. There were also no problems with private off-road trips and overnight stays on a few-day Safari. All these images, videos from the trip and photos will remain in my memory, and I recommend you to realize and fulfill your own dreams with the Northern Masailand Safaris. You will not be disappointed! Tomasz Salata Poland
Goku k
Goku k
2022-08-27
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Très bonne expérience Safari à petit budget !! 😊 Nous avons organisé un Safari de 3j de dernière minute avec Northern Masailand au parc de Tarenguire, Ngorongoro Cratere et Lac Manyara. Nous avions un petit budget. Le contact avec Henry a été excellent tout au long des trois jours. Il a été transparent sur les méthodes de paiements. Le programme a été respecté avec des adaptations car nous avions des impératifs au niveau des vols. Je ne peux que recommander cette agence pour vos voyages à Arusha ! Merci Henry et à une prochaine fois 😊😊😊
Tugba T
Tugba T
2022-08-01
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Very unique and memoriable experience Me and my husband took a trip to Tanzania and I, by chance, found Henry on the net. He has been very very responsive from the begining and tailored the whole 8 days based on our wishes and budget. He assigned us a great guide, Mashek, who definitely has eagle eyes and great sense of humour. We went on a limited budget yet everything was fine and well organized. We also had 1.5 days in Zanzibar- due to tide- we could not enjoy blue waters as in pictures yet had very different experience walking on the sea at 6.00 am to watch fisherman and walk with ladies on the sea for catching crabs. We definitely suggest Henry and Mashek (our guide) for your trip to Tanzania and thank them. (We took some child clothes and toys, the children were happy to receive them, so why not some joy to local kids!)
Maria Fernanda Gomez
Maria Fernanda Gomez
2022-07-26
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE - Machame Route to Kilimanjaro THIS TRIP WAS AMAZING! It's the best experience I've had in my life! I did a 6 day Machame route to Kilimanjaro, and Henry helped me create a tailored plan for achieving this dream. The tour exceeded my expectations, making it private and luxurious even in camping conditions. My guide Leo and porter Denis made the best team, taught me a lot, and made this trip unforgettable. The team is very friendly and experienced, which makes going to the top a once in a lifetime experience. Northern Masailand Safaris is definitely the best company for doing your Kilimanjaro trip.
Vicky Mantilla
Vicky Mantilla
2022-07-26
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The Best! Henry is the best forever and ever. He has the best quality tours with the best price. He is vey organized and he has a beautiful soul. You can trust him your life . He organized everything perfect . I recommend him 100% Better imposible!❤️❤️❤️ If you want to travel to Tanzania you should choose him and his company .
Rene F
Rene F
2022-07-07
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Best adventure holiday we've ever had! Henry put together this great trip for us. It was a private 14 day Safari for my wife and I. We had a great time and really enjoyed the whole safari. One of the highlights of our trip was the reception and stay at the Boma at the Osigilai Maasai lodge. The elder was a wonderful man and very informative about the Maasai culture. All the people were wonderful and treated us like royalty. We got to see all of the animals in the Serengeti and it was really fun to watch the many groups of wildebeest and zebras as they began their trip in the great migration. The lodges and tents exceeded our expectations.and our guides, Edward and Benjamin, were terrific. We enjoyed spending time with them. We love Tanzania and hope to visit again.
Laura S
Laura S
2022-03-19
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You will be excited with premium service We had a great 6 days safari with Northern Masailand Safaris and I will recommend to my connections. I enjoyed working with Henry during the planning. He gave us premium advice about the safari and responded quickly to all my questions. Our guide, Elias, was really fun and knowledgeable on almost any matter. He spotted lots of birds for us and, even make us see very Closer , Our luxury tented camp in the Serengeti National Park was excellent! I'm so glad that we visited Tanzania through NorthernMasailand Safaris. We will organise bigger groups and come back again.
Preston G
Preston G
2022-01-25
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African Taste!! Excellent Safari Our 5 days Safari in Tanzania through Northern Masailand Safaris had been with highly appreciated, Henry arranged us from beginning to the end of our Safari, We saw the bi five in Serengeti National with the Wildebeest Migration Safari. Our accommodation to the entire Safari was perfect, we had Swahili food at African Kitchen in Arusha before starting our safari, African Kitchen provides an excellent food Africa test, If you go Tanzania, Arusha you should as Northern Masailand Safaris team to take you at African Kitchen. I can recommend this company to everyone.
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