Itinerary Highlights
    • Discover incredible wildlife on guided safaris in three renowned conservation areas
    • Stay in a collection of memorable properties, including a camp in the bush and a beachside villa
    • Round off your holiday with some family fun and a snorkelling adventure on the idyllic shores of Zanzibar

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This itinerary is all about combining the excitement of the savannah with the calm of the coast. Think safaris in classic national parks, camping under the stars in the heart of the bush and snorkelling in tropical turquoise waters. Your adventure begins between the picturesque shores of Lake Manyara, the verdant meadows of the Ngorongoro Crater and the classic savannah of Tarangire. This chapter of the journey is dedicated to discovering Africa’s iconic wildlife in its natural environment as you admire hippos and herons, lions and leopards, along with elephants, zebras, giraffes and antelopes. Swap arid baobab trees for lush palms as you begin the second chapter of your Tanzanian adventure on the tropical Zanzibar archipelago.
Spend four days here relaxing, rejuvenating and having fun as a family as you savour life in a true Indian Ocean paradise.


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Travel to Tanzania

Your epic family adventure to Tanzania begins today. Head to the airport, whizz through security and enjoy some down time in the airport lounge as you prepare to board. This is a good opportunity to make sure the youngsters have their entertainment lined up for the hours ahead. Most flights to Arusha depart in the evening and take around 16 hours, including at least one layover in a major African city, so you’ll spend tonight on board and arrive tomorrow.


R&R in Arusha

Enjoy the your first views across the fabulous landscapes of Tanzania as you prepare to touch down in Arusha, a pleasant city and gateway to top safari destinations. A private driver will be waiting on arrival to welcome you to this great country, before whisking you off to your first hotel: a beautiful property surrounded by peaceful gardens. Spend the rest of today relaxing, recharging your batteries and settling into your new surroundings. We recommend simply kicking back and enjoying the facilities at your hotel. The children can make the most of the pool, while you can head to the spa or relax in the garden, enjoying the sights of sprawling trees, exotic flowers, colourful birds and little monkeys swinging from branch to branch.


Lakeside bird watching

After a hearty breakfast this morning, you’ll be met by your seasoned private driver-guide who’ll be accompanying you throughout your journey across Tanzania. Your first safari destination is the small agricultural town of Karatu, located halfway between the gates of the Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara parks. The journey takes around two-and-a-half hours, but you’ll be stopping off along the way to discover the fabulous Manyara National Park. A true ornithological paradise with some 380 species of birds, this sweeping landscape is home to a collection of beautiful landscapes, including lakes with resident flamingos and pelicans.

At this point, you’ll also have the opportunity to embark on a mountain biking adventure from a small village to the shores of Lake Manyara. Continue on to Karatu and settle in for two nights in a pleasant little lodge overlooking large meadows, coffee plantations and, in the distance, the Ngorongoro forest. The rest of today is then yours to spend resting and enjoying the facilities at your hotel ready for tomorrow’s safari adventure.


Safari in an ancient volcano crater

Today is dedicated to soaking in the natural scenic delights of one of Africa’s most emblematic Seven Natural Wonders: the Ngorongoro Crater. This long-extinct volcano crater is the world’s largest unbroken caldera. The middle of the crater is home to a permanent water reserve that attracts the vast and varied animals that have come to call this geological phenomenon home. Zebras and antelopes graze peacefully while hippos lounge in the waterholes in the company of herons, pelicans and graceful crowned cranes. Lions, cheetahs, leopards and rare black rhinos may also make an appearance.

It is worth noting that Ngorongoro is not a national park, but a conservation area, where the Masai people live in harmony with nature. As such, daily tourism is limited, making it possible to admire these creatures in total peace and quiet.


Camp in the African bush

Continue your journey across Tanzania today as you’re privately driven two hours to Tarangire Park, a reserve nestled within an arid savannah region home to baobabs, acacias and termite mounds. You can head directly there, or opt to make a stop along the way to experience local life at the vibrant Karatu market. On arrival at your destination, check in for two nights in a classic safari camp and spend the rest of today enjoying a guided safari in the park. Located right on the migration route of many animals, Tarangire boasts one of the largest elephant colonies in Tanzania. It is also a haven for lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffalo, giraffes, warthogs, impalas and oryx. And then there are the birds: hoopoes, kingfishers, ostriches, marabous and vultures can all be spotted patrolling the skies of this sweeping natural landscape. Head back to camp this afternoon for an evening of rest and relaxation in the heart of nature.


Another day, another safari

A new day on the African savannah means a new day filled with unforgettable memories on safari. Spend the day as you did yesterday: exploring this mesmerising natural landscape and its majestic wildlife in the company of a seasoned local guide. When your tummies starts to grumble, head to one of our favourite spots in the park to enjoy a hearty meal on a beautiful panoramic terrace.


Travel to Zanzibar

Wave goodbye to your safari camp as you travel four hours back to Arusha airport to embark on the final chapter of your journey. After a short one-hour flight to the tropical island of Zanzibar, you’ll be welcomed and privately transferred to your next hotel: a beautiful beachside villa, where you’ll be hanging up your hat for the next four nights. The rest of today is then yours to spend settling into the serene new coastal environment and savouring the luxurious facilities at the hotel after a few days in the bush.

DAYS 8 to 10

Island life

Spend the next three days basking in the coastal bliss of paradisiacal Zanzibar. Life here is slow-paced and lived in tune with nature. You can move effortlessly between the plush poolside loungers at your hotel and the charming parasols on the white-sand beach beyond. Take a dip in the warm turquoise waters, laze in the shade of lush palm trees and stroll down the beach to admire local fishing life. At some point over the next three days, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on a private snorkelling adventure on Pungume Island. Located just off the coast of the Menai Reserve, this beautiful little islet is one of the archipelago’s best diving spots, thanks to its pristine corals. Once you’re suited and booted with a mask and snorkel, your knowledgeable guide will lead you to some great spots for observing Zanzibar’s tropical marine life. Round off your day with a delicious barbecue lunch on an idyllic sandbank overlooking the ocean.

DAYS 11 & 12

Farewell Tanzania

Sadly the time has come to bid Zanzibar a warm farewell and embark on the journey home. After a delicious breakfast and one last dip in the ocean this morning, you’ll be collected and privately transferred back to the island’s international airport. After whizzing through check-in and security with a member of our team, take the opportunity to stock up on any last-minute souvenirs as you await departure. Most flights depart in the evening and take around 13 hours (including a short layover in a major airport hub), so you’ll spend tonight on board and touch down tomorrow morning. If, however, you’re not quite ready to wave goodbye to Tanzania just yet, our team can arrange for you to extend your holiday with a few days in charming Stone Town, the old quarter of Zanzibar City.

A la carte


Head out on an exhilarating mountain biking adventure from the small village of Mto Wa Mbu to the shores of the idyllic Lake Manyara. Your guide will lead you through some of the beautiful Tanzanian landscapes of the Migunga conservation area, stopping off along the way to point out local flora and fauna along the way.


While Tanzania might be most well-known for its wildlife parks, the nation also packs a punch when it comes to culture. Make a stop on your journey between safari destinations to experience local life at the vibrant and colourful Karatu Market. This is a great way to not only stock up on authentic souvenirs and specialities, but also to meet local Tanzanians and immerse yourself in their cultural offerings.


If you have a few extra days to play with on your Tanzanian adventure, then why not extend your time in Zanzibar to include a few days in beautiful Stone Town? Set down your trunks in a grand palace-hotel nestled along the winding streets of the colonial quarter. Spend your days here soaking in the rich cultural heritage on display, which draws on influences from Africa, Arabia and India. Browse through colourful fabrics and fragrant spice stalls at the local markets, discover an eclectic mix of architecture as you stroll through town, snap shots of local women in their delightfully flamboyant saris and feast on delicious seafood platters.

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The cost for this trip starts from £4,320 to £5,900 per person.

The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost varies according to several factors, which include the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote.

The average starting price for this trip is £5,100 per person.

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