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13 Days – The Great Migration & Zanzibar Beach

13 Days - The Great Migration & Zanzibar Beach

13 Days - The Great Migration & Zanzibar Beach

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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

Africa may be spoiled with natural attractions that offer the most sought-after things to do, however, nothing rivals the epic migration of at least 2 million wildebeests and Zanzibar holiday. In this tour, experience the best of Tanzania’s Northern zone, its famous wildlife and priceless insight into Maasai culture. End your memorable tour in some of the finest beaches in the world in Zanzibar.

What sets this tour apart from the rest is the hot meals during game drive. Unlike itineraries from most operators, this one does not use boxed lunches. You will instead depart with hot meals every morning prepared by the camps/lodges. Stop in unique places in the parks during game drive, pull out the folded chairs & tables and enjoy your hot lunch in the middle of nowhere, all on your own. This experience is even better when accompanied with tea and coffee.

Tour Features


Mid-range tour

This mid-range tour uses lodges and tented camps.


Private tour

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


Solo travelers

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Can be customized

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


Can start any day

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


Minimum age of 3 years

Minimum age allowed is 3 years old.

Activities & Transportation


Activities: Game Drives, Cultural Tourism


Game drives: Pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle


A transfer from and back to the airport is included


Day – Arrival – Arusha

Arriving in Tanzania, you will be transferred to The African Tulip Hotel, a small boutique hotel outside Arusha centre much preferred for its privacy. On your way from Airport to Arusha, you will get to know your driver-guide.

Arusha is a gateway to all the famous national parks of Northern Tanzania which is famed for its pleasant weather. Get settled in your hotel, ready to start the safari tomorrow.

Overnight at The African Tulip Hotel.

Main destination: Arusha City

Accommodation: The African Tulip Hotel


Day 2 – Arusha National Park – Full Day Game Drive

Your adventurous journey starts after breakfast at your hotel. You will depart with your hot lunch well packed in the hampers, all the way to one of the smallest parks in Tanzania but very rich in sightseeing, Arusha National Park.

Departing from Arusha city to Arusha national park will take you about 1h45 and when you are there at the home of Mount Meru, your guide will find the perfect place for you to explore the scenic views of the roof of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Treat yourself with a good view of buffaloes, warthogs, elephants, birds, and some varieties of monkeys all in Ngurdoto crater famously known as “mini Ngorongoro”

Enjoy your hot meal in the afternoon and continue voyaging different areas of the park. There’s also an opportunity to visit alkaline Momella lakes within the park where you have good chances of seeing flamingos.

You will return to your hotel, The African Tulip in time for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at The African Tulip Hotel.

Main destination: Arusha National Park

Accommodation: The African Tulip Hotel


Day 3 – Full Day Game Drive – Tarangire National Park

This morning after breakfast, start a 2h30 journey to Tarangire National Park and experience the breathtaking large elephants’ herds across the land of ancient Baobab trees.

Your comfortable journey by our modern safari Landcruiser takes you through the peri-urban areas of Arusha city where you will observe a bit of Tanzanians’ lifestyle.

After reaching Tarangire National Park enjoy a game drive in the 2nd largest park in Northern Tanzania. This park has a wide variety of animals from predators like lions, cheetahs, leopards to herbivores such as zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, waterbucks, baboons and impalas.

Proceed to Tarangire Safari Lodge for hot lunch, later continue to different areas of the park thereafter seeking to add more animals to your sighted list. As the evening draw close, you will drive back to Tarangire Safari Lodge, leaving Tarangire River a permanent source of water in the park that attracts thousands of predators and grazers.

Arrive at the lodge, relax after a long enjoyable day, waiting for dinner & overnight.

Main destination: Tarangire National Park

Accommodation: Tarangire Safari Lodge


Day 4 – Maasai Experience and Game Drive in Lake Manyara National Park

A full-day excursion today begins with an exploration of the Maasai near Tarangire National Park, a vivid remain of true African culture. Get to know different Maasai customs that are sometimes considered extraordinary before driving to Lake Manyara National Park famed for its tree-climbing lions.

In the afternoon, drive towards a small vibrant city of Mto wa Mbu for a hot local lunch, delicious experience that leaves most of our guests wanting to return time after time.

When the short lunch break is over, embark on a breathtaking game drive along Lake Manyara and search for hundreds of faunas who have known this park their home for centuries. More than 350 bird species have been spotted in Manyara’s lush green vegetation along with buffalos, elephants, giraffes, impalas, hippos and many other animals.

Extend to Kudu Tented Lodge  late this afternoon for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Lake Manyara National Park

Accommodation: Kudu Lodge


Day 5 – Full Day Game Drive in Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, take a scenic drive through Ngorongoro Conservation area to observe a Mountain believed to have sank into a 600 meters deep caldera/crater more than a million years ago as a result of furry volcanic forces.

Follow the adventurous trails down into the self-contained ecosystem of Ngorongoro Crater and have an opportunity to spot flora and fauna.

In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will have a chance to search for endangered black rhinos as you continue seeking for other animals from lions, old bulls elephants, spotted hyenas, jackals and over 500 species of birds.

Cheetahs & leopards are rare in the crater however, with the skillful guidance of your Nature in Spirit Travel experienced guide and nature of the game, spotting them cannot be ruled out.

Relish an enjoyable hot lunch out in the middle of nowhere and continue searching for more wildlife in this destination often called Eden’s garden due to its beauty.

Arrive back to Kudu Tented Lodge in late afternoon, take your time to relax as you look forward to enjoy dinner & overnight.

Main destination: Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation: Kudu Lodge


Day 6 – En route Game Drive to Central Serengeti National Park

On the sixth day of your 10-day itinerary, embark on a morning drive taking hot lunch with you, heading to Western Tanzania in a search for the Africa’s voted best National Park, Serengeti.

You might have watched Serengeti in the world’s popular documentaries such as Surviving in Serengeti, Serengeti Shall Never Die, Tales of the Serengeti, Great Natural Wonders of the World, Lions of Serengeti, Kings of the Serengeti…you name it! But today, the park is going to be unveiled before your eyes, up close!

As you do en route game drive across the heart of Serengeti National Park, you will reach your camp on time for a sundowner, a truly captivating view that safari-goers like.

Today you will dine and overnight at Osinon Tented Camp.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Osinon Tented Camp


Day 7 – Game en route to North Serengeti

Continue your journey after breakfast, crossing the middle of the Serengeti National Park. This area boasts a sizable number of big cats and as you drive en route to the Northern Serengeti, it won’t be uncommon to spot them along the way.

You will arrive at your camp in the afternoon on time for lunch and continue to the afternoon game drive along the Mara River.

A search for wildebeests crossing the crocodiles infested Mara River will start today and go full swing tomorrow. If you’re not lucky to spot this natural wonder of the world today, all good, there is more than meets the eye in Northern Serengeti. The area hosts a good number of cheetahs, hyenas, lions, leopards, giraffes, topi elands, hippo and a lot more.

You will return to your camp, Mara River Camp on time for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Mara River Camp


Day 8 – Following the Great Migration – Full Day

On the 8th day of this iconic Great Migration safari, start a day with a short drive to the Mara River. A journey offers a truly unique landscape of acacia woodlands, open savanna, and a lot of wildlife on the way.

With stops for game viewing and some great shots along the way, there are chances to witness the herds of wildebeests and their close cousins’ zebras even before arriving at the Mara River banks for a much sought-after event of the river crossing.

As you reach the Mara River, the herds are likely to be congregating on the riverbanks finding the courage to reach the opposite bank of the river. To reach there, they need to battle the mammoth Nile crocodiles who have been waiting for this much-anticipated event the whole year.

This is crocodiles’ festival season, so to speak. Everyone to their own capacity makes sure that they get lion’s share as thousands of wildebeests end in crocodiles’ mouths. If the nature of the game permits, you will be able to witness this mouthwatering event as the herds cross the river to the far Northern Serengeti and reach neighboring Masai Mara Nature Reserve in Kenya for much-needed greener pasture.

Enjoy your tasty hot lunch overlooking Mara River banks as the herds gather around.

After an eventful day, drive back en route to Mara River Camp for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Mara River Camp


Day 9 – Morning Game Drive and Hot Lunch in Central Serengeti – Fly to Zanzibar

After breakfast, you will have a game drive en route to Seronera Airstrip. Stop for a hot lunch on the way. Transfer to the central Serengeti nearby Seronera airport for your flight to Zanzibar.

As you land in Zanzibar, you will be transferred to The Z Hotel Zanzibar where you will spend the next four nights.

Dinner on your own, a perfect opportunity to explore Swahili dishes in the spices island.

​Overnight at The Z Hotel Zanzibar. Bed and Breakfast.

Main destination: Nungwi beach

Accommodation: The Z Hotel Zanzibar


Day 10, 11 & 12: Full day on your own

Plan for any activity of your choice during these three days.

Claiming a spot-on CNN’s list of “100 best beaches of the world”, Nungwi beach gives you the luxury to choose countless activities for instance walking tours, diving excursions, parasailing, snorkeling and village tours.

You can book the activity you like directly to the hotel.

Overnight at The Z Hotel Zanzibar. Bed and Breakfast.

Main destination: Nungwi beach

Accommodation: The Z Hotel Zanzibar


Day 13: Morning at leisure and transfer to the airport

Today marks the end of your Tanzania tour.

Take joy in your last breakfast & sunrise in Zanzibar and get prepared for the airport transfer for your departure flight.

The price includes

  • All meals and accommodations during the entire tour except meals in Zanzibar
  • A high-quality safari land cruiser with pop up roof
  • Arusha-Zanzibar Flight
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Highly experienced safari guide (who speaks good English, French and Spanish)
  • Unlimited mineral water in mainland safari
  • All park fees for all national parks
  • All government taxes
  • AMREF Flying doctors emergence rescue

The price excludes

  • International Flights
  • Tips
  • Drinks at the lodges
  • Any other things not mentioned above.