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16 DAY COUPLE’S ADVENTURE SAFARI & ZANZIBAR

16 DAY COUPLE’S ADVENTURE SAFARI & ZANZIBAR

Recommended travel season: Year-round
  • Start Location: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
  • Personal travel planner
  • This is an example trip.You can fully tailor your safari to suit your needs

An enduring expedition merging safari, wilderness, Tanzania’s indigenous heritage, and serenity in a single comprehensive voyage.

Embark on a 16-day exclusive safari, accompanied by your dedicated driver-guide and a private 4×4 safari vehicle. Merge the thrill of a wildlife safari with the enchanting beauty of Tanzania’s landscapes and its distinctive culture. Cap off this all-encompassing adventure with a few days of tranquility on Zanzibar. Delve into some of Tanzania’s most captivating highlights, venture off the conventional paths to engage in immersive cultural experiences, and connect with nature through a variety of enjoyable and team-building activities.

Indulge in top-notch accommodation with full board amenities, savoring daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while spending your nights beneath the mesmerizing Tanzanian starlit sky.

This safari includes
  • All transfers (pick-up & drop-offs)
  • Flights from Arusha Airport to Zanzibar
  • Private 4×4 Safari vehicle with pop-up roof, fridge & power sockets
  • Private Experienced, English Speaking Driverguide
  • All overnight stays at the lodges
  • FULL BOARD (3 Meals a day during the safari)
  • Game drives in the national parks
  • Activities (unless mentioned ‘optional’)
  • Parkfees & Government Taxes)
  • Ngorongoro Crater fee
  • Unlimited Water, Tea & Coffee during the safari
  • Unlimited Gamemileage
  • 24/7 Available assistent on location
Not included in this package
  • (Inter)national Flights
  • Visas & (Flying Doctors) Insurance
  • Tips for the driver

Our indigenous guides. We hold the conviction that the most joyful guides craft the most indelible safari experiences. At Sarafika Tours, we exclusively collaborate with local guides who possess not only knowledge but also a genuine passion for their craft. We firmly believe that a competent guide ensures a good safari, yet an exceptional guide transforms it into an unforgettable journey.

Each of our guides demonstrates exceptional dedication, consistently going above and beyond to ensure you feel completely at ease. Proficient in wildlife spotting and possessing an intimate familiarity with the parks, their expertise is a source of pride for us.

Our choice of safari vehicles epitomizes excellence. Utilizing the latest 4×4 Toyota Landcruisers, these vehicles are adept at conquering the most challenging terrains. Boasting expansive windows and a pop-up roof for a panoramic 360° view, each vehicle is equipped with amenities such as electricity ports for camera and phone charging, a fridge stocked with refreshing beverages, two-way radio communication, plush seats, binoculars, animal books, and more. This guarantees a comfortable journey wherever you go. Additionally, we offer unlimited game-mileage, allowing you the freedom to drive as far and as long as your heart desires!

The significance of a reliable vehicle: Tanzania’s terrain is rugged, characterized by off-road trails that can swiftly transition from sandy paths to deep mud puddles. In light of this, we recognize the critical importance of a well-maintained car. Before each journey, our vehicles undergo thorough servicing to ensure they are in impeccable condition. We firmly believe that a dependable vehicle is pivotal, constituting half the battle. By meticulously maintaining our fleet, we significantly minimize the risk of breakdowns that could potentially disrupt and delay your safari experience.

A private, tailor-made safari is simply the best way to experience Tanzania.

Every safari we offer is completely tailor-made. This signifies that we provide personalized travel experiences down to the minutest details. Each day and every accommodation can be customized to align with the specific needs and interests of your group. Whether you prefer the pinnacle of luxury or seek a raw, local experience, anything is possible with our tailor-made approach.

Embarking on a private safari grants you absolute control over your itinerary. Your dedicated safari guide accompanies you wherever you desire. Whether you wish to dedicate an entire day to seeking out that elusive leopard or prefer to unwind by the pool while observing elephants at the waterhole, the choice is entirely yours!

Collaborating closely with your dedicated Tanzania specialist, you craft your ideal safari experience, one-on-one. By merging your preferences and wishes with our in-depth knowledge of Tanzania, we strive to fashion the perfect holiday tailored to your unique desires.

Sustainable Tourism in Tanzania

As travelers, our goal is to maximize the enjoyment of our holidays while being mindful of the environmental impact our journeys may have. Consequently, we make concerted efforts to minimize our environmental footprint.

Sarafika Tours was established out of a profound love for nature and wildlife, and our entire business is grounded in that passion. Naturally, we aspire to see Tanzania’s wildlife thrive and its nature flourish, ensuring that the incredible natural wonders can be enjoyed by generations to come.

Driven by this commitment and many others, we actively engage in building a more sustainable future for the safari industry, all without compromising the quality of our guests’ experiences. Our initiatives include a substantial reduction in plastic usage and waste, opting for sustainable alternatives across all aspects of our operations, and sharing our knowledge and practices with our local partners.

PRICE QUOTE

16-Day Private Safari

With Personal Jeep & Guide + Zanzibar

National parks visited: Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Tarangire & Enduimet

  • Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania > Transfer to the lodge in Western Kilimanjaro
  • Day 2: Western Kilimanjaro (Local Activities)
  • Day 3: Enduimet > (Overnight stay in Arusha)
  • Day 4: Leisure day in Arusha
  • Day 5: Arusha > Lake Manyara National Park (Overnight stay in Mto wa Mbu)
  • Day 6: Mto wa Mbu > Serengeti National Park
  • Day 7: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 8: Serengeti National Park > Ngorongoro Crater (Overnight stay in Karatu)
  • Day 9: Karatu > Tarangire National Park (Overnight Stay in Tarangire)
  • Day 10: Tarangire > Arusha Region (Overnight Stay in Arusha)
  • Day 11: Arusha > Arusha Airport > Zanzibar
  • Day 12-14: Zanzibar
  • Day 15-16: Zanzibar > Zanzibar Airport > Home

Travel distances

  • Kilimanjaro Int. Airport to Western Kilimanjaro: 2 hours
  • Western Kilimanjaro to Enduimet: 30 min
  • Enduimet to Arusha: 2.5 hours
  • Arusha to Lake Manyara: 2.5 hours
  • Lake Manyara/Mto wa Mbu to Serengeti: 2 hours
  • Ngorongoro to Karatu: 1 hour
  • Karatu to Arusha Airport 2.5 hours
  • Zanzibar airport to accommodation 1 hour
Highlights of the journey
  • Visit Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater & more
  • Encounters with Tanzania’s indiginous tribes
  • Off the beaten track walking safari
  • Unique & Adventurous bond-strengthening activities
  • Chance to experience the great migration
  • An incredible stay on Zanzibar Island
  • Optional balloon safari with champagne breakfast

Day by Day Itinerary

Tour Guide

Day 1: Home – Kilimanjaro International Airport

Karibu Tanzania! Indeed, setting foot on Tanzanian soil is like stepping into a world of warmth, hospitality, and natural wonders. The welcoming spirit of the Tanzanian people, coupled with the country’s breathtaking landscapes, from the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro to the vast savannas and serene beaches, creates an unforgettable experience.

It’s wonderful to have a dedicated driver greet you with a smile, ready to guide you through this enchanting land. The journey from the airport to your lodge offers a glimpse into Tanzania’s diverse beauty, setting the stage for the adventures that await.

The briefing at the lodge will provide valuable insights into the upcoming itinerary, ensuring you make the most of your time in this extraordinary country. And of course, a delightful local drink adds a touch of authentic Tanzanian flavor to the welcoming moment.

So, embrace the “hakuna matata” spirit, let Tanzania’s beauty captivate you, and prepare for an unforgettable journey filled with warm encounters and unforgettable experiences

Tour Guide

Day 2: Western Kilimanjaro

Venture into the heart of Tanzania’s Maasai country and immerse yourself in their vibrant culture. Delve into their daily lives, participate in their customs, and witness their harmonious coexistence with nature. This unforgettable experience will leave you with a profound appreciation for the Maasai people and their unique way of life.

Step into the rhythm of the Maasai day, beginning with the milking of their cows. Observe the gentle bond between these nomadic people and their livestock, a cornerstone of their livelihood and culture. Join them in gathering firewood, an essential part of their daily routine, and learn about the significance of this precious resource in their lives.

Lend a hand in repairing the traditional Maasai bomas, their circular dwellings made of mud and branches. Discover the ingenuity and resilience of their architectural designs, adapted to the harsh yet beautiful African environment. Embark on a nature walk guided by the Maasai, your knowledgeable hosts. As you traverse the savanna, they’ll share their deep understanding of the local flora and fauna, revealing the secrets of medicinal plants and the delicate balance of the ecosystem.

As the sun begins to set, gather around the campfire, sharing stories and laughter under the starlit African sky. Experience the warmth and hospitality of the Maasai, their genuine smiles reflecting the deep connection they share with their land and their people. This immersive experience will leave you with a treasure trove of memories, forever touched by the spirit of the Maasai people.

Tour Guide

Day 3: Enduimet wildlife management area

Embark on a journey through time, retracing the footsteps of early explorers as you embark on a walking safari in the Enduimet Wildlife Management Area (WMA). This hidden gem nestled in Tanzania’s northern region, beneath the majestic gaze of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the untamed wilderness.

Venture beyond the confines of a vehicle and explore the expanse of the WMA on foot, where every step promises an encounter with the wonders of the African savanna. Feel the thrill of traversing the wilderness alongside wild animals, their presence palpable as you navigate the pristine landscapes.

Let the rhythm of the wild set the pace of your adventure. Guided by experienced rangers, you’ll delve into the secrets of the ecosystem, discovering the intricate balance of flora and fauna that sustains this vibrant wilderness. Witness the graceful movements of zebras grazing in the grasslands, the towering presence of giraffes silhouetted against the sky, and the awe-inspiring sight of elephants roaming freely.

As the sun dips below the horizon, casting a warm glow across the savanna, gather around the campfire, sharing stories and laughter under the starlit African sky. The spirit of camaraderie will linger long after the flames have dwindled, leaving you with cherished memories of an unforgettable walking safari in Enduimet.

Tour Guide

Day 4: Leisure day at the lodge

Escape the daily grind and immerse yourself in a haven of tranquility amidst Tanzania’s captivating landscapes. Today is dedicated to relaxation and rejuvenation, where personalized service and serene surroundings await

Begin your day with a leisurely awakening, savoring the tranquility of your luxurious accommodations. Step onto your private balcony and greet the Tanzanian sun, allowing its warmth to energize your senses. As the day unfolds, treat yourself to a refreshing cocktail by the shimmering pool. Sink into a plush lounge chair and bask in the golden rays, letting the gentle breeze caress your skin. Feel the tension melt away as you surrender to the tranquility of your surroundings

Throughout the day, indulge in a world of pampering and rejuvenation. Experience the magic of a traditional Tanzanian massage, allowing expert hands to ease away tension and restore balance to your body and mind. As the sun begins to set, painting the sky with hues of orange and purple, gather with your loved ones for an intimate dinner under the starlit sky. Let the gentle sounds of nature provide a soothing backdrop to your memorable evening.

Tour Guide

Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park

Embark on an exciting journey to Lake Manyara National Park, a haven for diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. Located in Tanzania’s northern region, the park is home to a variety of habitats, from dense woodlands to serene lakeshores.

Venture into the park’s verdant woodlands, where elephants roam and lions lounge high above the ground in the branches of ancient fig trees. This unique behavior is a testament to the park’s abundance of food and the lions’ adaptability in their search for prey.

As you continue your exploration, encounter hippopotamuses wallowing in muddy pools, monkeys swinging from the branches in the mysterious jungle areas, and vibrant flamingos creating a mesmerizing spectacle of pink against the azure waters of the lakeside.

Witness the majestic Rift Valley Escarpment, a geological wonder that stretches for thousands of kilometers across East Africa. This dramatic formation offers breathtaking views and serves as a reminder of the earth’s powerful forces.

Tour Guide

Day 6: Serengeti National Park

As the first rays of the African sun paint the sky with hues of gold and crimson, awaken to the start of an unforgettable safari adventure in the heart of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Nestled within the vast Ngorongoro Conservation Area, this iconic park is renowned for its sprawling plains teeming with wildlife and breathtaking landscapes.

Embark on a thrilling journey into the lion’s territory, where over 3,000 of these majestic creatures roam freely. Witness the pride in their element, their presence commanding respect and admiration as they survey their kingdom. Keep an eye out for the elusive leopard, the stealthy hyena, and the lightning-fast cheetah, each playing a vital role in the intricate balance of the Serengeti ecosystem.

As you traverse the endless plains, allow yourself to be captivated by the raw beauty of the African savanna. Acacia trees dot the horizon, creating a picturesque backdrop for herds of grazing animals, including zebras, wildebeests, and elephants. The Serengeti’s vastness is a humbling reminder of nature’s artistry and the delicate balance of life in this unique wilderness.

As the sun begins its descent, casting long shadows across the plains, witness the Serengeti’s transformation under a mesmerizing golden glow. The sky erupts in a symphony of colors, painting the landscape with hues of orange, pink, and purple, creating a breathtaking spectacle that will forever be etched in your memory.

Embrace the enchantment of the African night as you gather around the campfire, enveloped by the sounds of the wilderness. The roar of a leopard, the chirping of crickets, and the distant calls of nocturnal creatures create a symphony of nature’s lullabies. Let the tranquility of the night wash over you as you reflect on the day’s adventures and the wonders of the Serengeti.

Tour Guide

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

As the first rays of dawn paint the sky with hues of gold and crimson, embark on an early morning safari, when the animals are most active. Witness the awe-inspiring sight of lions, the undisputed rulers of the Serengeti plains, as they strategize their next hunt. Keep an eye out for the lightning-fast cheetahs, the stealthy leopards, and the cunning hyenas, each playing a vital role in maintaining the delicate balance of the ecosystem.

Venture into the heart of the savanna, where endless plains stretch out before you, dotted with acacia trees and grazing animals. Encounter elephants, giraffes, zebras, and other creatures that call the Serengeti home. If you’re fortunate to be visiting during the right time of year, witness the Great Migration, one of the most awe-inspiring spectacles in nature. Millions of wildebeests, zebras, and other animals embark on a perilous journey across the Serengeti, creating a mesmerizing sea of life that stretches as far as the eye can see.

Soar above the savanna in a hot air balloon, enjoying a bird’s-eye view of the wildlife below. Spot lions lounging in the grasslands, elephants roaming in herds, and zebras grazing peacefully. As the sun begins to rise, indulge in a luxurious champagne breakfast amidst the Serengeti’s wilderness. Enjoy freshly brewed coffee, pastries, and other delicacies while surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the African landscape.

Your Serengeti adventure is a symphony of thrills, discoveries, and unforgettable moments. From witnessing predator-prey interactions to soaring above the savanna in a hot air balloon, this day will forever be etched in your memory as a testament to the Serengeti’s grandeur and the wonders of the natural world.

Tour Guide

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater

Embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a natural wonder that will leave you awestruck. Begin your day with a delicious breakfast, fueling your body for the adventures that await.

As you navigate the winding road that descends into the crater’s depths, witness the surrounding landscape transform from lush forests to open savannas. Each bend in the road offers a new perspective, teasing you with glimpses of the crater’s vast expanse. The anticipation builds as you venture deeper into this extraordinary volcanic caldera, home to an abundance of wildlife and a unique ecosystem.

Upon reaching the crater floor, prepare for an unforgettable wildlife encounter. With your experienced guide, embark on a game drive through the vast expanse of the crater, keeping your eyes peeled for the elusive members of the Big Five: lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and the endangered black rhinoceros.

As you traverse the savanna, you may spot lions basking in the sun, elephants trumpeting in herds, and buffaloes grazing peacefully. Witness the black rhinoceros, a rare and majestic creature, roaming freely in its natural habitat. The crater’s unique topography and abundant food sources provide an ideal environment for these magnificent creatures.

Tour Guide

Day 9: Tarangire National Park

Embark on a captivating adventure through Tarangire National Park, renowned for its diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. Depart from Arusha after a delectable breakfast and embark on a scenic drive through bustling Masai villages and the vast, open plains that epitomize Africa’s wilderness.

Upon entering Tarangire, commence your game drive amidst the golden expanse of the savannah, where the Tarangire River winds its way through the heart of the park. This lifeline nourishes the region’s wildlife during the dry season, attracting a thriving ecosystem of elephants, zebras, antelopes, and numerous other creatures.

Savor a delightful picnic lunch with a panoramic view of the river, keeping a watchful eye on the mischievous monkeys that might attempt to pilfer your meal. Continue your exploration, encountering lions, leopards, cape buffalo, and a diverse array of antelopes. With a touch of luck, you might even spot endangered species such as the Greater Kudu or the Fringe-Eared Oryx.

As the day draws to a close, retire to your tranquil accommodation, where relaxation awaits amidst the serenity of the African wilderness.

Tour Guide

Day 10: Destination Unknown

Embark on an exclusive trek with Sarafika Tours and discover a hidden sanctuary, a pristine waterfall veiled amidst the lush Tanzanian wilderness. As you venture deeper into the verdant embrace of nature, the sounds of the forest and the whispers of the wind guide your steps. Emerging from the leafy tapestry, you’ll be greeted by a sight that will take your breath away: a cascading waterfall, its crystalline waters shimmering under the dappled sunlight that filters through the canopy of trees.

Immerse yourself in the refreshing embrace of the waterfall’s cool waters, allowing the gentle currents to cleanse and revitalize your spirit. Let the cascading waters lull you into a state of deep relaxation, as the symphony of nature’s sounds harmonizes around you. As the rejuvenating waters cascade down your skin, feel the tension melt away, replaced by a sense of serenity and inner peace.

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Day 11-14: The tropical island of Zanzibar!

Embark on a journey to Zanzibar, an island paradise where crystal-clear waters meet pristine white beaches, creating a mesmerizing tapestry of natural beauty. After a short one-hour flight, prepare to be captivated by the island’s allure, where endless stretches of ivory sand seamlessly blend with the vibrant turquoise ocean.

Zanzibar, a haven for diverse travelers, offers a plethora of experiences to suit every preference. Divers and snorkelers will be enthralled by the vibrant marine life that teems beneath the crystal-clear waters. Explore coral reefs teeming with colorful fish and encounter majestic sea creatures, creating unforgettable underwater adventures.

For those seeking relaxation, Zanzibar’s secluded beaches provide the perfect escape. Unwind under the shade of swaying palm trees, the gentle breeze carrying the soothing sounds of the ocean. Immerse yourself in a captivating book, letting the rhythmic ebb and flow of the waves lull you into a state of tranquility

As the sun begins its descent, painting the sky with hues of orange, pink, and purple, indulge in a delectable sunset dinner at one of the island’s renowned seafood restaurants. Savor the flavors of freshly caught seafood while enjoying the breathtaking spectacle of the sun’s farewell.

Tour Guide

DAY 15-16: Zanzibar Airport – Home

As your safari journey draws to a close, embrace the final moments of your Tanzanian adventure. Let the sun’s warmth caress your skin as you bask in the beauty of this enchanting land. Indulge in lingering conversations with your newfound friends, sharing stories that will forever bind you to this remarkable experience.

Today is a day to savor the essence of Tanzania, to absorb the vibrant colors, the enchanting sounds, and the warmth of its people. Seek out the bustling markets, where the air is alive with the aroma of spices and the chatter of vendors. Wander through the lush landscapes, where nature’s artistry unfolds in every leaf and every stone.

As the sun begins its descent, casting a golden glow over the land, gather with your guide for a heartfelt farewell. Share stories, laughter, and gratitude as you bid adieu to the companions who have enriched your journey. Carry with you the memories that will forever be etched in your heart: the thrill of encountering wildlife in their natural habitat, the serenity of pristine beaches, and the warmth of Tanzanian hospitality. These are the treasures that will remain long after your bags are unpacked and your stories are told.

As you embark on your final flight, bid farewell to Tanzania with a heartfelt “Kwaheri,” a word that encapsulates the essence of this land – a place of beauty, adventure, and unforgettable experiences. Carry with you the spirit of Tanzania, the spirit of “pole pole” – take things slowly, savor the moment, and let the beauty of this land forever touch your soul.

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