Tanzania: Serengeti to Zanzibar Tauck Tours

Tanzania: Serengeti to Zanzibar

Earth Journeys: Created by Tauck & BBC Earth

Journey into Tanzania for an incredible safari adventure. Participate in game drives, explore the Ngorongoro Crater, observe Africa’s Big Five in the Serengeti, and visit the island of Zanzibar known for its spices and a blend of Moorish, Middle Eastern and African cultures.

The 10 day Tanzania: Serengeti to Zanzibar tour from Tauck Tours is a tour created in partnership with BBC Earth. From your television screen to the ground beneath your feet, the most amazing destinations in Tanzania will come to life in front of your eyes. You'll truly experience Tanzania in a way most can only imagine on the Tanzania: Serengeti to Zanzibar tour.


10 Daysfr. $6,990

  • On-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth natural history experts
  • Field equipment may include GoPro cameras and camera traps
  • Private game drives in Tauck’s open-top safari vehicles in Serengeti national park – led by expert guides for unparalleled wildlife viewing
  • A hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti plains at dawn, followed by a champagne breakfast
  • 4 nights in Serengeti National Park – 2 in a Maasai “Rondavel”- styled lodge and 2 in a luxury tented camp; an authentic “sundowner” cocktail party
  • Two nights in Zanzibar include a “spice” walking tour and dhow sailboat cruise on the Indian Ocean
  • Picnic lunch in the heart of ancient Ngorongoro Crater
  • Group size limited to no more than 24 guests
  • On-Tour Air (2 flights)
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • Gratuities to local guides, taxes, service charges, admission fees and porterage
  • The customary gratuity to the Tauck Director is not included. Gratuitites should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual train and airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 8 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • Arusha Serena Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania (1 nights)
  • Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania (2 nights)
  • Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania (2 nights)
  • Kirawira Tented Camp in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania (2 nights)
  • Park Hyatt Zanzibar in Stone Town, Zanzibar (2 nights)

Touch down in Tanzania

Arusha, Tanzania

Tauck’s African safari begins at Arusha Serena Hotel. A transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha Serena Hotel, is included. Welcome to Tanzania and the start of your African safari; your hotel overlooks Lake Duluti. Although most flights land at Kilimanjaro International Airport after the sun has set, thoughts of Ernest Hemingway’s The Snows of Kilimanjaro will come to mind as you journey the short distance from the airport to your hotel.

Arusha Serena Hotel

Lake Manyara & on to Ngorongoro

Arusha, Tanzania

Depart your hotel in Arusha and make your way to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge for lunch overlooking Lake Manyara, a bird-lover's paradise. Enjoy your first game viewing opportunity as you continue on this afternoon to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to Ngorongoro Crater, a wildlife mecca; your lodge is built on the dormant volcano’s rim, with stunning views of the “lost world” below. Please join us for a welcome reception followed by dinner at the lodge this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Game drives & a picnic in Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Spend today exploring Ngorongoro Crater, long regarded as Africa’s “Garden of Eden.” Within the crater lie grasslands, forests and a freshwater lake, inspiring a continual migration of animals. Riding in your four-wheel-drive safari vehicle, you’ll have a chance to spot Africa’s celebrated “Big Five” – buffalo, elephant, leopard, the black-maned lion and the rare black rhinoceros. Dig into a hot lunch as you picnic in the heart of the crater, sure to be a highlight of your African safari. Back a

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Visit Oldupai Gorge en route to the Serengeti

Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Set off this morning to explore Oldupai Gorge, where archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the fossilized remains of some of the earliest known human species, an estimated 1.8 million years old; learn more about the site’s significance on a docent-led tour. Continue wildlife viewing while driving the rough dirt roads across the plains and grasslands of the Serengeti. Arrive at your safari lodge in the Central Serengeti, which was inspired by Maasai tribal dwellings. Have dinner at your

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Ballooning over the Serengeti & game viewing

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Lift off on an exciting hot air balloon flight* as dawn breaks over the vast Serengeti grasslands; from aloft, observe wildlife in the first light of day, an African safari thrill – and enjoy another thrill upon your return where a champagne breakfast in the bush waits for you. An afternoon game drive on the Serengeti plains may yield sightings of wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, rhinoceros, hippos, buffalo, jackals, and gazelles. This is also one of the best

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

On to the western Serengeti

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Spot more wildlife as you travel to the Serengeti’s remote Western Corridor, known for huge masses of migrating game animals thundering across the terrain. Arrive at Kirawira, your luxurious tented camp in the remote Grumeti River region for another unique African safari experience; animals you might see on an afternoon game drive across the treeless plains of the Serengeti include wildebeest, lion, buffalo, cheetah, warthogs, giraffes and zebra.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kirawira Tented Camp

Wildlife wonders on the Serengeti plains

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

After awakening in the heart of the wilderness in your luxurious tent – surrounded by Edwardian-era accents that evoke the classic safari camps of a century ago – your safari guide shares fascinating insights about the African bush on your early morning game drive, as you observe the struggle of species to survive in the "circle of life" within Serengeti National Park. Later, after lunch and another game drive, relax by the pool at Kirawira as the setting sun streaks the Tanzanian sky – a classi

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kirawira Tented Camp

To Zanzibar & a Stone Town tour

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Rise early for your final Serengeti game drive this morning, then fly midday to intriguing Zanzibar, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean that was once a wealthy trading center for spices. Upon arrival, set off with your local guide on a walking and driving tour of Stone Town, in the main port of Zanzibar City. Your home for the next two nights is a fabulous hotel overlooking the turquoise sea and white sand beaches.

Breakfast, Lunch

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Cruise via dhow on an Indian Ocean "safari"

Stone Town, Tanzania

Traditional Arabian sailboats called dhows have plied the Indian Ocean waters of the Swahili Coast for millennia, trading and fishing from one island port to the next. Sail out to sea from Stone Town aboard a traditional dhow for an "Indian Ocean safari" off the coast of Zanzibar this morning, as the captain and crew help you spot dolphins frolicking in the ocean blue; cast anchor on a sandy beach for swimming and perhaps some snorkeling near beautiful coral reefs. After returning to shore, the

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

A spice tour, then homeward bound

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Your unique African safari ends in Zanzibar. If you wish, join our local guides for a "spice tour" of Stone Town this morning, or just enjoy some time at leisure before checking out of your hotel. Fly late afternoon from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, for your flight home. Allow 3½ hours for flight check-in. Note: International flights out should be booked after 9:00 PM.

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Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Group size limited to 24! All departures are limited to 24 guests to ensure a more intimate safari experience!
  • Hot Air Balloon Experience Included. The price of your journey includes the hot air balloon experience over the Serengeti on Day 5!
  • Reserve your preferred 2020 departure date and we will advise you once the 2020 trip is finalized and priced. You will then have two weeks to cancel; should you cancel, you'll receive a full refund of your trip deposit and the cost of the Travel Protection Product (if purchased with Tauck Tours). If you are making your own air arrangements, do not book your flights until this trip is finalized as start and end cities may change.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $1250.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $2000.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $600 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation.
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