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Elephants in Tanzania

Tanzania: Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar Beach

15-day small-group tour from £4,850 pp incl. flights


Short description

Combine safari adventure in Tanzania’s national-park treasures with the tropical beaches of Zanzibar


  • See the Big Five at Ngorongoro Crater
  • Track lions, zebra and wildebeest across the Serengeti
  • Marvel at Lake Manyara's Rift Valley setting
  • Step off the beaten track in remote and wildlife-filled Tarangire
  • Relax in style on the white sand of Zanzibar

In Brief

  • 1 Night Arusha
  • 1 Night Tarangire National Park
  • 1 Night Lake Manyara
  • 2 Nights Serengeti
  • 2 Nights Ngorongoro Crater
  • 2 Nights Zanzibar - Stone Town
  • 3 Nights Zanzibar - beach


Recommended for:
Beach | Bucket-list holidays | February holidays | March holidays | Natural world | Safari | Wildlife

Tanzania is truly spectacular, a country blessed with endless beauty, ancient Maasai culture and, of course, some of the world’s most spectacular wildlife. There are the herd-trampled plains of the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater’s wildlife-filled expanse, and the chance to step off the beaten track in the likes of remote Tarangire and beautiful Lake Manyara. You’ll take all in on this small-group safari, with transfers, stays in luxury camps and lodges, expert-led game drives and full-board gourmet dining included throughout. It’s all capped by a luxury break on the white-sand beaches of Zanzibar.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Depart UK

Begin your trip in style with complimentary airport lounge access before your overnight flight.

Day 2
Arrive in Arusha

You’ll be met on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport by your included transfer, bringing your exclusive group through the Tanzanian countryside to Arusha. Here, you’ll stay in a cottage on the shores of Lake Duluti, enjoying pretty views of Mt. Meru and the chance to taste your way through Tanzanian coffee country. It’s the perfect relaxing introduction. For those looking for something a touch more active, head out to explore on idyllic walks, lake canoe trips and mountain-bike trails.

Stay: Arusha Serena Hotel (Superior)

Day 3
Tarangire National Park

Following a safari briefing, your driver will bring you through the traditional villages that dot the Maasai Steppe’s maize, coffee and banana plantations to the glistening marble and hand-woven carpets of your luxury lodge in Tarangire. Surrounded by ancient baobab trees, you’ll be perfectly placed to explore the park on a pair of included game drives. Other than laying claim to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa, Tarangire’s lush greenery and epic savannah is also host to elusive leopards along with over 400 species of birds. It’s all watered by the park’s mighty eponymous river – ideal for catching the zebra mid-drink.

Stay: Tarangire Sopa Lodge (Superior)

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Lake Manyara

After a morning safari and lunch at your lodge, you'll depart Tarangire for journey north to Makuyuni and on, across a scenic escarpment, to your lodge. perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with sweeping views across Lake Manyara,. Its glorious shimmer is best taken in from your chic rondavel’s private balcony or with a cocktail at the horizon pool and verandah bar. Look out to leopard-dotted woodlands as the sun slips over the horizon. You’ll also be treated to the first of your full-board meals, with gourmet menus showcasing the finest in local ingredients.

Stay: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge (Superior)

Meals: B D

Days 5-6
Serengeti National Park

Begin today with an expert-led game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, skirting pools of hippos and stalking through forested plains host to elephant and giraffe. There are even bright-pink flamingos and tree-climbing lions. Your driver will then see you through highlands covered in fields of wheat to arrive at the Serengeti. Here, you’ll stay in stone-built rondavel hidden in an acacia grove for views of the park’s iconic plains from your private balcony, the fine-dining restaurant and, yes, the infinity pool. You’ll also explore on a range of included game drives, bringing you among the leopards and rhinos of the Big Five before tracking the million-strong wildebeest migration – a predator’s delight.

Stay: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (Superior)

Meals: B L D

Days 7-8
Ngorongoro Crater

After a bush picnic and final game viewing in the Serengeti, you’ll continue through remote Maasai villages to arrive at the very rim of Ngorongoro Crater. Here, your rock-hewn private balcony and the crackling fires of your luxury lodge’s gourmet restaurant gaze out over what is the world’s largest volcanic crater. It’s where Africa’s highest density of lions roam free. The next day your included game drive will see you descend through the morning mists to the crater floor, its myriad ecosystems – from swamps to shifting dunes – teeming with wildlife. Although it’s possible to spot the Big Five in a single day, your picnic lunch by a hippo-dotted pool is a special highlight.

Stay: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (Superior)

Meals: B L D

Days 9-10
Zanzibar - Stone Town

After breakfast you’ll retrace your route through the plantations of the Maasai Steppe to arrive back at Kilimanjaro Airport for your included flight hop to Zanzibar’s white sands and sparkling sea. Here, you’ll be met by a private driver who’ll see you to your luxury accommodation in UNESCO-listed Stone Town, a colourful maze of narrow streets framed by coral-stone mansions and Persian bathhouses, all steeped in the centuries-old heritage of the spice trade.

Stay: Zanzibar Serena Hotel, Stone Town (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 11-13
Zanzibar - beach

Spend the final few days of your holiday on Zanzibar's idyllic southeast coast, with the bungalows and half-board indulgences of Breezes Beach Club. You’ll be set right on a palm-fringed beachfront, enjoying the chance to spot whales and dolphins, dive with turtles or take a tour of the island’s famed spice plantations.

Stay: Breezes Beach Club & Spa, Zanzibar (Superior)

Meals: B D

Days 14-15
Depart for UK

A last private transfer will see you to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Meals: B



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

15-day small-group tour
from £4,850 pp incl. flights


Low Season

from £4,850 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £6,590 pp. incl. flights


  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights between London - Kilimanjaro Int. Airport and Zanzibar - London
  • Domestic flights between Kilimanjaro Int. Airport and Zanzibar
  • Return transfers in Zanzibar
  • 1 night accommodation in a 4* (Superior) hotel on a B& B basis
  • 6 nights accommodation in 4* (Superior) hotels/lodges on a full-board basis
  • 2 nights accommodation at 4+* (Superior) Zanzibar Serena Hotel on a B&B basis
  • 3 nights accommodation at 4* (Superior) Breezes Beach Club, Zanzibar, on a half-board basis
  • Set departure guided safari package with shared game drives (seat-in 4 x 4 vehicle with photo roof) and park entrance fees

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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