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Tanzania’s Serengeti and Zanzibar - 9 Days

Overview

Start your adventure in the most tranquil of settings in Arusha, the undisputed gateway town to the northern Tanzania safari circuit. Onsea House is nestled in an idyllic estate with lush, manicured gardens frequented by a variety of exotic birds – there are over 500 recorded species in the area. It is perched on a hill just outside of the town and offers breath-taking views of the Maasai Steppe and Mount Meru. you then move to an intimate tented camp that follows the Wildebeest Migration across Tanzania’s flagship conservation area, the Serengeti National Park. Olakira Migration Camp spends several months in two different locations (southern and northern Serengeti) to ensure front-row seats to all the action. Depending on what time of the year you travel, you could see spectacular river crossings or catch the dramatic calving season. The Serengeti is home to the greatest concentration of wildlife on Earth and is a truly magnificent safari experience

Package Highlights

  • Game drives in the magnificent Serengeti National Park
  • See elephant, hippo, giraffe and all the big cats year-round
  • Witness the dramatic Wildebeest Migration
  • Unwind in a secluded location in Zanzibar
  • Sensational views of powdery white-sand beaches and clear aquamarine waters
  • Easy access to Mnemba Atoll for superb diving and snorkelling

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: Welcome to Tanzania! | 1 Night

Receive a warm welcome from the friendly and professional staff, and step into your tranquil and comfortable room. Take a stroll through the gorgeous gardens in the estate, and enjoy a refreshing sundowner drink complimented by breath-taking views of the Maasai Steppe and Mount Meru.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily

Day 2
Day 2: Journey to the Serengeti

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Arusha Airport for your scheduled flight the Serengeti. From there, you will take a scenic drive to a mobile camp that follows the Wildebeest Migration throughout the year, Olakira Migration Camp. Settle into your spacious tented suite and get ready for a few days of Serengeti magic.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Olakira Migration Camp

Day 3
Days 3-5: Discover the world’s greatest concentration of wildlife

For the next couple of days, you will explore one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, renowned for its large population of lions and home to the biggest terrestrial mammal migration on the planet, the Wildebeest Migration
Aside from the seasonal Wildebeest Migration, the Serengeti’s pleasant climate and abundance of resident wildlife – like buffalo, elephant, giraffe and all the big cats – make it is an excellent year-round game viewing destination.
Be touched by Olakira’s nomadic romance, the stamp of authentication for any safari camp. Cosy up beside the camp fire for a tipple and share safari stories while the chefs prepare your mouth-watering meal with organic produce from local farms.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily

Day 4
Day 5: Get whisked off to Zanzibar

After breakfast, you will return to the nearest airstrip for your scheduled short-haul flight to Zanzibar. After landing at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, you will be transferred by road straight to the superb Matemwe Lodge on the north-eastern coast. Settle into your spacious suite, set in a beautiful garden with sensational views of the powdery white-sand beach and clear aquamarine waters from your private veranda. The comfortable hammock and couch are sure to be your ideal companions for the next few days…
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Matemwe lodge

Day 5
Days 6-9: Relax in an idyllic island paradise

After all the Serengeti action, you might want to do nothing except soak up the sun beside the pool or in your hammock with a refreshing cocktail from the lodge’s bar. Pamper yourself with wonderful, de-stressing massages and spa treatments.
If you are feeling active, set out on diving and snorkelling excursions to discover the Mnemba Atoll – a renowned reef and fascinating underwater world. Or simply hop onto one of the lodge’s complimentary kayaks and explore the surrounding turquoise waters. Day trips can also be arranged to explore the historical cobbled streets of Stone Town, the island capital’s old quarter, buzzing with colourful markets and local flavours.
Feast on fresh seafood combined with local produce in Matemwe’s cosy lounge area or around the pool. Lunch is usually a buffet-style blend of African and European dishes, and dinner features various fish, meat and vegetarian options. Marvel at the gorgeous sunset every night with a delicious drink in hand.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily

Day 6
Day 9: Farewell East Africa

After all the Serengeti action, you might want to do nothing except soak up the sun beside the pool or in your hammock with a refreshing cocktail from the lodge’s bar. Pamper yourself with wonderful, de-stressing massages and spa treatments.
If you are feeling active, set out on diving and snorkelling excursions to discover the Mnemba Atoll – a renowned reef and fascinating underwater world. Or simply hop onto one of the lodge’s complimentary kayaks and Bid Zanzibar a fond adieu as you are transferred back to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport for your scheduled flight to Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam.

Can you book flights for me?

Yes, absolutely. We have a flight department who can book your flights from anywhere to anywhere and they are always happy to provide a quote.

$5800

Prices Include:

  • Transport as described in the itinerary

  • Safari activities-unlimited day game drives, nature walks, hiking and walks with local people (where specified), English-speaking driver-guide, expert local guides where necessary

  • All National Park and Conservancy fees

  • Accommodation as described in the itinerary (double/twin or triple rooms)

  • All meals while on safari-breakfasts, lunches (picnic lunch boxes when necessary) and dinners

  • Bottled drinking water during game drives

  • Flying Doctor emergency evacuation cover

Prices Exclude:

  • Entry Visas

  • Airport transfers

  • Activities cited as “optional” in the itinerary

  • Travel Insurance

  • Single Room Supplements.

  • Personal spending-services or meals not mentioned as included, beverages in hotels, telephone calls and laundry etc.

  • Tips/Gratuities 

  • Extra costs incurred as a result of alterations to the original tour plan e.g. different accommodations and services

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Tanzania’s Serengeti and Zanzibar

Trip Facts

  • • Onsea House • Matemwe Lodge • Matemwe Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and supper
  • 4x4 Wheel Drive

Contact Info

20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU

Phone: +44 7 495329964

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