Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar

Combine a safari adventure in Tanzania with bounty beaches in Zanzibar

See the animals on the savannah and relax on the beach

Tanzania has a lot to offer and this trip combines the best of both worlds. Spend the first days with early mornings where we will meet the nocturnal animals on the way to their hiding spots after a night of hunting. Be amazed by the size of the elephants, the height of a giraffe and the roar of a lion. After a couple of days on the savannah, it is our turn to give back to the friendly community in the area. We will help enhance the children’s school life by helping out at the local primary school.

After a week of action, it is time for you to set the tempo when we spend a week in Zanzibar. Whether you want to keep up the pace or slow down, you will have both options here in paradise. On this trip you will have the best of both worlds, we will get close to wildlife on the savannah, get friendly with locals and experience the island life in paradise.

At a glance

From: $1,820

Tanzania Safari

This is an amazing adventure for anyone who wants to experience a true African safari. This adventure starts in the city of Arusha, located an hour from Kilimanjaro International Airport. Spend your first day in Arusha where you will meet the locals. We recommend you try a cold beer at the Old Railway Café before the welcome dinner in the evening.

The first 5 days of your adventure will be spent on the savannah, so remember to pack your safari hat, binoculars and sunscreen. These days will be spent scouting for The Big 5 along with many other animals that call the savannah their home. The lions and black mambas will be lurking in the high grass, the hippos are sunbathing in the watering holes while the crocodiles are waiting a bit further down the stream for their unaware prey. We will also be visiting the world’s largest unfilled volcano caldera and discovering what animals will be living in the crater.

During the safari, you will be sleeping in tents in the savannah to give you the most authentic experience. And since we are sleeping on the animal’s territory, they might come close to our camp, but no worries there will be guards there.

  • Get friendly with the locals in Arusha
  • Experience a true African safari with local guides
  • Sleep in tents in the savannah
  • Spot The Big 5 in their natural habitat
  • Watch how survival of the fittest is rule number one when predators are hunting for their prey

After a week filled with safari, adventure and excitement it is time to slow down and unwind on the white beaches of Zanzibar. Only a short flight from Arusha and you will find yourself in paradise. Spend the week how you see fit and get adjusted to the island life here. You can spend your days in a hammock on the beach looking over the turquoise Indian Ocean. If you need a break from the beach you can always put on a mask and explore the marine life around Zanzibar. You will be met by dolphins, turtles and lots of fish.

If you need to view the island from another perspective you can always suit up and skydive, we guarantee you will enjoy the view from this angle. If culture is more your thing, then we recommend a trip to the historical Stone town, where you can learn more about the history of Zanzibar and Tanzania.

  • Slow down and adjust to life in paradise
  • Spend a week discovering all there is to Zanzibar
  • Skydive if you are lacking adrenalin
  • Immerse yourself into the history of the area
  • Make new friends above and below the water

Today the adventure begins! You will most likely arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where a guide will meet you and take you to your hostel. You will have time to relax and get adjusted to the warmer weather before our welcome dinner in the evening.

(Dinner included)

Day 1 - Arusha

Grab your binoculars and safari hat – today is the first of many safaris! We will start at Tarangire National Park. This park is the closest one to Arusha and is also the largest. The park is known for having huge elephant herds, so keep your eyes open. You will spend the night in Karatu where you will be sleeping in two-person tents.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 2 - Tarangire National Park

Today we are gonna explore the world’s largest volcano crater. After breakfast, we will drive to the Conservation Area where you will have an amazing viewpoint over the crater. Hereafter we will continue the drive down into the crater where we will be scouting for animals. We will end the day at Serengeti National Park where we will sleep in tents in the savannah.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 3 - Ngorongoro Crater

You can decide if you want to spend the whole day in the park, or if you wanna return back to the lodge for lunch. No matter what you decide, you will spend the day driving around the park and spotting animals. The black mamba might be lurking in the high grass, the hippos laying in the watering holes and eagles in the sky – so look all around. In the evening we will fall asleep to the roar of the lions.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 4 - Serengeti National Park

We will spend another day in the park, trying to see if we can spot some new animals. We will be heading for the exit of the park and stop at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area on the way out of the park. Here you will have the opportunity to visit a real Maasai tribe and get to hear about their culture. At the end of the day, we will drive back to Arusha.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 5 - Serengeti National Park

Today is the day where we give back to the locals and the community in the area of Arusha. We will help the local government primary school by enhancing the children’s school life. This is done by painting classrooms, repairing blackboards, building toilets and much more. It is possible to donate a small amount to the school if you want to.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 6 - Arusha

Who knew paradise was this close? Only an hour away on a plane from Arusha, you will find Zanzibar which is a true paradise. When arriving at Zanzibar, you will be met at the airport and taken to Nungwi, which is located in the northern part of the island. Here you will have time to settle in, as you will be spending the following days here.

(Breakfast included)

Day 7 - Zanzibar

Get adjusted to the island life, because you will be spending the next week here in paradise. What you want to do is entirely up to you to decide. Whether you are looking for some action, culture or relaxation, you will find it close to you.

A few of the activities that you can do are listed below.

  • Swim with turtles; do you think you can keep up with them?
  • Skydive; view paradise from the top as you slowly depend towards the white sandy island
  • Get acquainted with the life below the surface when snorkelling around
  • View the dolphins play in the waves from the boat on a dolphin safari
  • Kitesurfing; see if you can become the master of the kite
  • Get on a horse and take a ride on the beach
  • Learn more about the culture when exploring Stone Town
  • Visit Prison Island and Nakupenda Beach
  • Watch the sunset on a boat tour

(Breakfast included all days)

Day 8-14 - Nungwi

Unfortunately, we cannot stay in paradise forever and today is the day we have to leave it behind – for now. It is time to either return home or continue the adventure at a new destination.

(Breakfast included)

Day 15 - returning from Zanzibar

We can help you!

This itinerary is a guide only. Given the spontaneous nature of our trips, our lack of control over the weather,
and many other factors that can effect a group, where we go and what we do each day may vary.

Always included: 

  • Covered by the Travel Guarantee Fund in Denmark
  • 100% climate-neutral travel
  • Professional travel experts and local guides
  • We do all the planning for you
  • Personalized meetings before departure
  • 24/7 emergency telephone
  • Your own personal travel profile with program, add-ons, flight tickets etc.
  • Packing list and advice
  • Certification of participation
  • Advice and assistance with booking flights
  • Possibility of purchasing cancellation and travel insurance
  • All entrances and fees for experiences
  • All tour accommodation


Included on this trip:

  • Domestic flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
  • Accommodation on safari and Zanzibar
  • Sleep in tents in the savannah
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • All entrances fees to the national parks
  • Visit world-renowned national parks and try spotting The Big 5
  • Try and spot elephants herds in Tarangire National Park
  • Explore the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Drive around Serengeti National Park and explore the wildlife
  • Stop at Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Visit a Maasai tribe and learn about their culture
  • Give back to the community and help at a local school
  • Relax and unwind when visiting Zanzibar

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U.Impact! Experiences

After five days in the savannah with lots of amazing experiences, and before a week of total relaxation in Zanzibar, we give back to the local friendly community. We don’t believe that children are there for entertainment.

Instead this U.Impact! Experience is about enhancing children’s school life, by helping out at the local government primary school. So, roll up your sleeves and be ready to paint classrooms, build toilets, repair blackboards and do lots of other work they can use our help with. If you want to, it will also be possible to donate money to the school at the end of the day.

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Your expected footprint on this trip: 0.83 tons of CO2

(not including flights). Find out more about our commitment to net-zero travel and how you can lower your footprint.

Accommodation: 407kgs Approx. 11 nights at 37kgs per night Transport: 308kgs Approx. 1503km at 21kgs per 100km Optional activities: 30kgs Approx. average (2 activities) Food & drinks: 11kgs Approx. 700g per day Boats: 1kgs Approx. 25km at 19g per km

Your local investment on this trip: USD$3,150

The average expected amount our U.Traveller’s spend that goes directly into the local economy.

Find out more about our love for supporting local businesses

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