10 Days Tanzania safari & Zanzibar Beach

Best camping safaris in Tanzania & Zanzibar beach holidays is one of our best tours in Tanzania, for many camping safaris is not always about budget but fun, flexible and enjoyable. This affordable Tanzania camping safaris & Zanzibar beach include the famous parks of Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti before flying from Serengeti to Zanzibar for beach extension.

Just imagine being around the campfire in the middle of nowhere in the plains of Serengeti, stars shining from the African sky as you zip one of your favorable Tanzanian beer after a delightful hot African dish freshly prepared by your private safari chef.

Roaring lion from the distance, laughing hyenas in the darkness, insects whistling their tunes of the night, birds singing their sweet songs during your wake-up call ready for another day in the Serengeti. Such scenarios and others are what Tanzania’s Best camping safaris Zanzibar beach holidays are all about, if you are fond of such an adventurous tour this is your chance.

The highlights of Tanzania’s best camping safaris

Spot a large number of animals the big & the small that you have never thought possible

Experience unusual animal assembly in the Serengeti plains during the Wildebeest Migration.

See the African big cats & the big 5 including lots of actions like killing, hunting, fighting, etc.

Mingle with Masai at Ngorongoro highlands when visiting one of their villages.

Enjoy the white sand beaches of Zanzibar & the old town of Zanzibar “The stone town”.

Trip style

Comfort private safari – You will travel in a private 4WD safari Land Cruiser with an assurance of window seat to all, a professional safari driver guide & a well-trained private chef will be with you so it is a stress-free safari where you don’t need to think of where to sleep, what to eat and so on. The chef will prepare all meals for you including setting your tents. You will be camping at public campsites & sleep in a good canvas tent with mattress & pillows, we advise you to bring your sleeping bags but you can still rent them here in Arusha town at a reasonable price paid once, for the whole trip, bathroom facility is shared with other campers. Accommodation in Zanzibar we have included a nice beach hotel & Tembo House Hotel in Stone Town.

  • Destination: Northern Tanzania & Zanzibar
  • Location: Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti & Zanzibar
  • Best time to visit: Yearly around
  • Physicality: Fairly long drive

Can be customized

You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.

Private tour

This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.

Suitable for solo travelers

Solo travelers can book this private tour.

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

Suitable for all ages

This tour is suitable for children of all ages.

Can Be in Any Style

Can be Camping, lodges and tented camps.

Best camping safaris & Zanzibar beach package

Tanzania Camping safaris

Day 1: Arrival

On arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport, our representative will meet you and drive you to the Mvuli hotel in Arusha. Later our safari manager will come for a detailed safari briefing & leave you to enjoy the nice weather of Arusha city & lodge facilities.

Overnight at Mvuli Hotel in Arusha or similar. Breakfast included.

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Leave the lodge after breakfast for Tarangire National Park, the driving is via Arusha town & along the beautiful Masai steppe, drop your safari chef at Makuyuni junction and enter the park for your first game drive of the trip. Tarangire runs along the beautiful lines of the Tarangire River and mostly is made up of low-lying hills on the floor of the Great East African Rift Valley. The vegetation in this park mainly consists of huge African baobab trees, scattered Acacia woodland, and a large swamp area in the south.

Tarangire River and the swamp are acting as refugee camps for the wild animals during the dry season. This park is highlighted with some of the largest elephants heard found nowhere in Africa, the rare species of animals like the Fringed-eared Oryx and the Great Kudu are also found here. Tarangire is home to 400 species of bird including the rare Ash Stalling. End up this day of your Tanzania best-camping safaris & Zanzibar beach by driving to your campsite during or before sunset.

Overnight at Lilac Campsite Close to Lake Manyara or similar. All meals included.

Day 3: Tarangire – Serengeti National Park

After breakfast depart for Serengeti National Park “The wild Africa” driving is across local villages and along the high lying farmland of Karatu until you reach the Ngorongoro gate. After registration & other park formalities, you will drive up to the highlands of Ngorongoro 2,300 meters, stop at the crater viewpoint for some great photos of the crater floor from above. After driving along the Crater rim and down to the endless rolling plains of Serengeti National Park.

On the way stop at one of the Masai villages where you will be invited by Masai warriors for some cultural encounter, you will go in and around their houses & you will have a brief story of their nomadic life around this area, you will meet members of the family and kids, you may ask questions & take pictures with them. Later they will sing a farewell song that involves jumping high, you are allowed to join the dancing. Afterward, drive to Naabi Hills Gate for check-in to Serengeti.

Spend some time for registration and other park formalities, this will be the time to have your packed lunch and thereafter start your afternoon game drives in the Serengeti in search of the Great Wildebeest Migration. Arrive at the Camp during or before sunset.

Overnight at Seronera Public Campsite Central SerengetiAll meals included.

Day 4: Full Day Serengeti

We recommend an early morning game drive starting at 06:30, depart your campsite after a cup of coffee carry your breakfast box and lunch box. Early morning game drives allow you to witness the beautiful sunrise in the Serengeti with the possibility of spotting cat families on the road as they spend most of their morning time on the road avoiding the morning mist.

You can also see other predators coming back from their long night of hunting or a group of lioness planning a morning ambush or eating along the road. if the Wildebeest Migration will be packed in Serengeti you will go straight to where they are and spend time with them, you can anticipate seeing some animal action like hunting, fighting, eating even hunting. Serengeti is still worth a visit with or without the Wildebeest Migration. Later on, you go back to your campsite during or before the sunset.

Overnight at Seronera Public Campsite Central Serengeti. All meals included.

Day 5: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater

On this day the best camping safari & Zanzibar beach holidays take you to the world’s natural wonder The Ngorongoro Crater. Depart Serengeti after breakfast, en-route game drive up to Naabi Hills gate & past Malanja depression, reach Ngorongoro Conservation Area & descent 600 meters into the Crater floor for game viewing.

Ngorongoro Crater the Eden of Africa has formed some million years ago due to internal forces, after the eruption it left a huge caldera which was mistakenly called Crater. Supported by a yearly water supply from the highland of Ngorongoro and enough fodder the Crater supports a larger variety of wildlife including herds of wildebeest, zebra, elephant, hippos, buffalo, topi, eland & the rare black rhino.

This picturesque crater has a dense population of predators like hyenas, lions, Cheetahs, jackals, and the mysterious leopard which needs a sharp and trained eye to spot. Birds are abundant from aquatic to forest birds, with a bit of luck the so-called Big Five can be seen in the course of one day of game drives.

Apart from animals the Crater to a larger number of bird species both aquatic and terrestrial birds. You will visit the hippo pool & a large but shallow alkaline lake on the Southwest corner of the crater frequently visited by some flocks of flamingos & hippos. Break for lunch & later drive to Simba public campsite at the Crater rim for dinner & overnight.

Overnight at Simba Public Campsite in the Crater rim. All meals included.

Day 6: Ngorongoro – Arusha – Zanzibar

Best camping safaris & Zanzibar beach day 6, after leisurely breakfast pack your stuff & take nice pictures of the famous Simba Campsite before starting your way back to Arusha airport for your flight to Zanzibar at around noon. If you like you can visit some of the Masai market or curio shops on the way to Arusha. Breakfast & lunch included.

Arriving at Zanzibar airport, you will meet our representative who will transfer you to Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar in the North East of Zanzibar Island.

Overnight at Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar on the North East of the Island. Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 7-8: Zanzibar beach

Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar, if you wish you can organize some water sports with the lodge. (Option) you can arrange a visit to the spice plantation and the stone town on one of these days or you can do the spice tour on your way to stone town on day 9, and maybe the stone town tour on day 10 if you have a late flight.

Overnight at Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar on the North East of the Island. Dinner and breakfast included.


Day 9: Zanzibar Beach to Stone Town

On this day after breakfast, you will depart for stone town en-route (Option) you can do the famous spice tour which includes lunch (Zanzibar dishes cooked with spices) after the tour you will drive to Tembo House Hotel in stone town. In the afternoon you can walk around stone town on your own or you can arrange a boat ride to Prison Island and come back during the sunset. See Zanzibar island tours

Overnight at Tembo House Hotel in Stone Town. Breakfast included.

Day 10: Departure

Depending on your flight time, after breakfast (Option) you can do a guided stone town tour or relax and walk around until your departure time to Zanzibar airport for your flight back home. Breakfast included.

End of the Service best camping safaris & Zanzibar beach package.

With all the flexibility Tanzania’s best camping safaris and Zanzibar beach will leave you with great memories. This package can be twisted to meet your budget & ideas.

Accommodation in Zanzibar is subject to availability.

The Price includes

  • Private transfers in Arusha & Zanzibar
  • 01 Night at Mvuli Hotel or similar in Arusha on HB
  • 05 Days 4 nights private camping safari for 02 to 4 persons
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch (window seat for everybody)
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari driver guide & private chef
  • Tents, mattress, pillows, chairs & table, please bring your own sleeping bags
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees & camping fees
  • All game drives & activity as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 1.5 l mineral water per person per day during game drives
  • Domestic flight Arusha – Zanzibar including taxes
  • All meals during safari & Zanzibar as per itinerary.
  • Tents, Mattress, pillow, chair & table  please bring your own sleeping bag.
  • 03 Night at Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar Beach or similar on HB / Sunshine Suite.
  • 1 Night at Tembo House Hotel in Zanzibar Stone town BB / Deluxe Suite (Sea front balcony)
  • Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority

The Price does not include

  • Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure
  • International Flights
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges
  • Sleeping bags, please bring your own sleeping bags, but still can be rent in Arusha.
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance if applicable
  • Gratuities for safari guide & chef (please tip separately)
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (549 USD per person), excluding concession fees
  • Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)
  • Any activities at Zanzibar like snorkeling or diving or private tours at Zanzibar
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