15 Day The Serengeti & Beyond: A Tanzania Safari with Zanzibar
Air & Land
|The African Tulip||Arusha|
|Tarangire Kuro Treetops Lodge||Tarangire Reservation|
|Tarangire Sopa Lodge||Tarangire Reservation|
|Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge||Lake Manyara|
|Angata Serengeti Camp||Serengeti National Park|
|Ngorongoro O'ldeani Mountain Lodge||Ngorongoro Conservation Area|
|Lake Duluti Lodge||Arusha|
|Zanzibar Serena Hotel||Stone Town, Zanzibar|
|DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Nungwi||Zanzibar|
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|2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $1300|
|Hotel||Dates||Embark||Tour Starts||Ship||Land Only||Air & Land|
|2023 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $1300|
|Hotel||Dates||Embark||Tour Starts||Ship||Land Only||Air & Land|
Zanzibar Infrastructure Tax of $1 per person per night (payable locally), optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival transfer, but does include departure transfer and flights Arusha-Zanzibar & Zanzibar-Dar es Salaam.
Passengers should select flights on Day 15 from Dar es Salaam that depart no earlier than 3 PM.
Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided duffel bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used.
Please note, all passport holders should have four or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Tanzania. Click here for more information.
Passengers traveling to Tanzania must carry proof of yellow fever vaccination if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
- Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
- Flights New York-Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- All intra-flights: Arusha-Zanzibar & Zanzibar-Dar es Salaam
- 13 nights First Class accommodations
- 2 nights Arusha
- 2 nights Tarangire National Park
- 1 night Lake Manyara
- 3 nights Serengeti National Park
- 1 night Ngorongoro Conservation Area
- 2 nights Stone Town
- 2 nights Kiwengwa
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- 36 meals: 13 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 13 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern 4x4 vehicles on safari and touring vans in Zanzibar
- Services of English-speaking driver-guide on safari and local guide in Zanzibar
- Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
- Active itinerary with unique cultural features
- National Park Fees
Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.
- Travel to Tarangire National Park, known for its huge herds of elephants and giraffe
- Game drives in Serengeti National Park, with Africa's highest concentration of wildlife
- In the Serengeti, linger at the Simba Kopje, inspiration for scenes in The Lion King
- At the Olduvai Gorge Museum view fossils that provide evidence of our ancestors
- Visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site, Africa’s "Garden of Eden"
- Explore Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cultural center of the Zanzibar Archipelago
- Enjoy a sunset cruise on a traditional wooden dhow
- Explore Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park, home to the endangered Zanzibar red colobus monkey
- Tour a working spice plantation to learn about the crops of the Spice Islands
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
Is This Trip Right for You?
This is an active trip. Our small group covers a lot of ground each day, and we spend most of our time driving over roads that are often rough and bumpy in safari vehicles that cannot be air-conditioned. Only "bush toilets" are available during game drives. We have many early mornings. Electricity for our camps is provided by generator and may not be available 24 hours a day. Many of the accommodations are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. Passengers traveling from Kenya to Tanzania, including Zanzibar, will be required to carry proof of yellow fever vaccination, and are encouraged to consult their health-care providers regarding malaria prophylaxis. We suggest you check with your health-care provider before signing up for this tour. Passengers should be aware that Zanzibar is a conservative Muslim region, with dress restrictions in many public areas (no bare shoulder, shorts etc.). Some of our tours require walking or stairs between tents. Safari vehicles have high ground clearance and require agility to embark and disembark. During this tour, you may come into proximity of wild animals whose actions can be unpredictable. Certain inherent risks are involved which should be considered at your own discretion. This is a Small Group program. For more information, click here.
Discovery Tours itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
This first class hotel is situated in the heart of Arusha.Hotel Details
This deluxe lodge is located in the heart of Tarangire National Park, overlooking the Tarangire River.Hotel Details
This first class lodge is located in the Nyarboro Hills within the Tarangire National Park.Hotel Details
This first class lodge overlooks Lake Manyara National Park.Hotel Details
This first class camp is situated in the central Serengeti.Hotel Details
This first class lodge is located nearby Lake Duluti.Hotel Details
This deluxe hotel is located on the sea-front of Stone Town, one of Africa's most ancient and most enchanting towns.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Take off in your hot air balloon as you watch the sunrise over the Serengeti. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. At the end of your flight, enjoy a sumptuous champagne breakfast laid out in the wild African savanna. Dine on eggs, sausages, and bacon, all cooked over a charcoal fire in the bush. Continue game viewing as you take a leisurely drive back to camp.
*Please note that departure time for this excursion is necessarily very early in the morning, 5 AM or earlier. Agility is required to embark and disembark the balloon basket. Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns. The take-off time and the duration of the flight and tour may vary due to weather conditions. Balloon rides vary but are usually 45 minutes to an hour. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
**Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. Please be advised that this is not an exclusive tour.
|Day #7||01 Apr 2022 - 30 Apr 2024||$550.00|
I had high hopes & expectations for this trip. I've waited all my adult life to go to Africa & finally, my husband agreed to go. Our expectations were exceeded & this was the best trip of my life. Beautiful scenery, friendly people, amazing animal & bird life - nothing was missing.Lynne D. Charlotte, NC
This Tanzania safari trip was a wonderful life time experience. We have seen migration of wildebeests and zebras in Serengeti National Park and the sunrise balloon ride and English breakfast was also a wonderful experience. We saw a lot of wildlife in all four national parks. The three tour managers in our group were very nice and helpful. Our tour manager and safari driver, Malcolm, was able to help us find out when and where wildlife was so we could see them closely. We took a lot of very nice photos. The foods and accommodations were also very good.Ping H. Newbury Park, CA
By far the best vacation I have been on. Tanzania was an extraordinary experience. Beautiful country with very friendly people. I think for this type of trip the tour guide really makes the trip if they are as knowledgeable as ours Timothy was. He was so patient with us and really had so much knowledge about the animals and the bush. This trip was very well done especially with the accommodations for being really out in the bush.Carla S. Carmichael, CA
My trip was amazing. The planned itinerary was well-thought out and made the best use of time. Most importantly, the two guides, James and Romauld, went above and beyond what was expected of them. A guide can make or break a trip, and both guides did their absolute best to ensure that everyone had a fantastic time.Lorraine L. Keansburg, NJ
It was our 3rd trip with Gate 1 and it was beyond what words could describe. A trip not for the frail or weak as it was grueling but hard to believe they we did and saw the things we did. There is not enough space or time to tell all the marvels we experienced. How could a person be treated to so much luxury in such a wild and untamed part of our planet? We never dreamed of closeness we actually were privileged to experience. We heard the animal's sounds,felt their environment and saw their antics with guides who shared an encyclopedia of knowledge with us while guarding our safety. Each day gave us a unique experience to enjoy and talk about for years to come. It was a WOW !!! experience.Jackalyn H. Cornville, AZ
We can not say enough good things about our trip! It was AMAZING ... truly a trip of a life time!! We choose Gate 1 because we had such a great experience on a previous trip - to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos. This trip far exceeded our expectations!! Everything was incredible - the Parks, the animals, the Guides, the accommodations. Of course, you only have control over the Guides and the accommodations - both were exceptional! James and Benson were unbelievable at finding animals and birds! They took care of all our needs ... they went above and beyond! We were also very impressed with the accommodations ... especially the tents! The service provided to us at Lemala Ewanjan was impeccable and the Lake Mantra Kilimanoja Lodge has to be the most beautiful hotels we've ever stayed in! Congratulations to Gate 1 for putting together such an incredible tour! We have and will continue to recommend Gate 1 tours and look forward to planning our next trip!Montgomery M. Ontario, Canada
My trip to Tanzania was wonderful. The two tour guides/drivers who took care of my group were very patient, courteous and professional. They went out of their way to make sure that we saw all the different kinds of animals in the parks. All along, they were very concerned about everyone's safety. Our accommodations were superb. I would rate them at four stars. Thank you Gate 1 for giving me such a wonderful experience in Tanzania Safari.Hua-Yaw C. San Jose, CA
Fantastic! Trip of a lifetime. Compared to other safaris and the level of service and luxury accommodations we had, Gate 1 was a tremendous value. I'm looking forward to our next Gate 1 adventure.Ernest W. Naples, FL
We had a wonderful time. The guides and accommodations were exceptional. The guides were knowledgeable and professional. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation experience. We will definitely recommend the Tanzania Discovery Tour to our friends.Allen K. Lenexa, KS
Hello Joseph! Our trip through Tanzania was simply amazing! Me and my family fell in love with the beautiful country and the kind and charismatic people of Tanzania. Our guides Wolfgan and Freddy were so great! they were very knowledgable, friendly and kind! They shared many interesting facts and stories about Tanzania and the animals we encountered on the safaris. We were very satisfied with all of the staff that we encountered throughout the trip. Everyone was very accommodating! The trip was an unforgettable experience that we all really enjoyed! Thank you to gate 1 Discovery tours!Irina M. Brooklyn, NY
Absolutely wonderful! Top notch tour guides, comfortable facilities, very friendly stuffs, delicious food. Unforgettable trip. Thanks. We definitely will book more trips with you.Lauren W. Westlake, OH
We had a fantastic safari that gave us the chance to explore a whole new world in beautiful Tanzania. We had the opportunity to see a large variety of animals individually in a direct, personal an up-close manner at the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Later on, at the Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Terengire National Parks, we were able to see impressive animal migration. Both our tour guides were knowledgeable and we greatly appreciated that they took the time to answer the many questions posed. The tour pace was rapid and active, and we arrived tired, - but happy and grateful to have been able to take this remarkable journey!Marion M. Highland Park, IL
FANTASTIC!!!! Best ever!!!! Great Guides especially Adam. Great accommodations Great group of people. First time with Gate 1 for several couples and they were very pleased with trip and impressed with guides and accommodations, too Very pleased with Discovery tour. Hope you are wellKathleen K. San Antonio, TX