Grand Tanzanian Journey

(4 Reviews)

This Tour is great for:

  • Wildlife Enthusiasts
  • Adventure Seekers
  • Beach Lovers
  • Nature Enthusiasts
  • Photographers

Package Details

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with the Grand Tanzanian Journey. This 10-day safari and beach package takes you through Tanzania’s most iconic destinations. From the vibrant wildlife of Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks to the stunning beaches of Zanzibar, the Grand Tanzanian Journey offers a perfect blend of safari and relaxation.

What to Expect

  • Tarangire National Park: Renowned for its large elephant population and iconic baobab trees.
  • Lake Manyara National Park: Famous for its tree-climbing lions and rich birdlife.
  • Ngorongoro Crater: A UNESCO World Heritage Site with a dense concentration of wildlife, including the Big Five.
  • Serengeti National Park: Home to the Great Migration and diverse ecosystems.
  • Zanzibar: Explore the historic Stone Town and unwind on pristine beaches.

Best Time to Go

Ideal Duration: 10 Days

  • Best Months: June to October
  • Good Months: January to February


  • Game Drives
  • Cultural Tours
  • Beach Relaxation
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Water Sports

Inclusions for the Grand Tanzanian Journey

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in lodges/camps
  • Full board meals
  • Professional safari guide
  • Park entry fees
  • Game drives
  • Bottled water and refreshments during safari excursions

Exclusions for the Grand Tanzanian Journey

  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses and gratuities

Packing List for the Grand Tanzanian Journey

  • Clothing: Comfortable safari attire, layers for varying temperatures, hat, rain gear
  • Footwear: Sturdy walking shoes or boots, comfortable socks
  • Gear: Daypack, water bottle, binoculars, camera
  • Personal Items: Sunscreen, sunglasses, toiletries, personal medication

Safety Tips for the Grand Tanzanian Journey

  • Follow your guide’s instructions at all times
  • Stay hydrated and carry sufficient water
  • Respect local customs and traditions
  • Be cautious while hiking and wildlife viewing

Itinerary for the Grand Tanzanian Journey

Day 1: Tarangire National Park

Start your adventure with a morning departure from Arusha, embarking on a 2-3 hour drive to Tarangire National Park. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the first game drive of your journey, exploring the park renowned for its large elephant population and iconic baobab trees. Enjoy a delightful picnic lunch within the park, surrounded by the beauty of the African wilderness. Continue game viewing in the afternoon, capturing more sights and experiences. Conclude the day with an overnight stay at your lodge or camp, set amidst the natural splendor of Tarangire.

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park

After an early breakfast, depart for Lake Manyara National Park. Engage in a full-day game drive within this diverse park, famous for its tree-climbing lions and rich birdlife. Savor a picnic lunch at one of the scenic spots within the park. Continue exploring the park’s varied landscape and wildlife in the afternoon. Spend the night at a comfortable lodge or camp near Lake Manyara.

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater

Embark on an early departure to the Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into this UNESCO World Heritage Site for a full-day game drive, marveling at the concentration of wildlife, including the Big Five. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the serene hippo pool. Ascend from the crater in the late afternoon, taking in the breathtaking views. Overnight stay at your lodge or camp situated on the crater rim or nearby.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

Begin the day with an early morning drive to Serengeti National Park via the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, approximately a 3-hour journey. En-route, engage in game viewing in the southern Serengeti, witnessing the abundant wildlife. Relish a picnic lunch along the way. Continue with an afternoon game drive in central Serengeti, experiencing the park’s diverse ecosystems. Overnight stay at your lodge or camp in the heart of the Serengeti.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a full day dedicated to game drives in Serengeti National Park, exploring different areas and observing wildlife in their natural habitat. Opt for morning and afternoon game drives, or a full-day safari with a picnic lunch. For a unique experience, consider a hot air balloon safari (pre-booking required, additional cost). Overnight stay at your lodge or camp, surrounded by the sounds and sights of the Serengeti.

Day 6: Stone Town, Zanzibar

After a morning game drive in Serengeti, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar (via Arusha or direct). Upon arrival in Stone Town, transfer to your hotel and settle in. Spend the evening at leisure, exploring the historic town with its narrow streets, vibrant markets, and cultural heritage. Overnight stay at your hotel in Stone Town.

Day 7: Zanzibar

Start your day with a morning tour of Stone Town, visiting notable sites such as the Sultan’s Palace, House of Wonders, and the Old Fort. Transfer to your beach resort, located approximately 1-1.5 hours away. Spend the afternoon at leisure, relaxing on the pristine beaches or enjoying resort activities. Overnight stay at your beach resort, experiencing the serene coastal environment.

Day 8: Zanzibar

Enjoy a day at leisure to unwind on the beach, participate in water sports, or embark on optional excursions such as snorkeling, diving, or a spice tour. Consider visiting Nakupenda Sandbank for a unique beach experience. Overnight stay at your beach resort, making the most of the beautiful Zanzibar coastline.

Day 9: Stone Town

Spend the morning at leisure at the beach, taking in the last moments of coastal relaxation. In the afternoon, transfer back to Stone Town. Evening at leisure to further explore Stone Town, shop for souvenirs, or dine at a local restaurant. Overnight stay at your hotel in Stone Town.

Day 10: Departure

Depending on your flight schedule, you may have time for a final stroll through Stone Town, soaking in its unique charm. Transfer to Zanzibar International Airport for your departure, concluding your memorable Tanzanian adventure.

FAQ for the Grand Tanzanian Journey

Is the hot air balloon safari safe?

Yes, the hot air balloon safari is operated by experienced professionals and follows strict safety guidelines.

Can dietary preferences be accommodated?

Yes, most dietary preferences can be accommodated with prior notice.

Are there opportunities for photography?

Absolutely, the diverse landscapes and wildlife provide excellent photography opportunities.

What kind of accommodation is provided?

Accommodation is provided in comfortable lodges and camps throughout the itinerary, offering amenities such as hot showers and meals.

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Emily R.

Family Traveller

The landscapes of Tanzania are stunning, and we saw so many animals. The guides were knowledgeable and made the trip even more special. An unforgettable experience!

December 27, 2023

Mark T.

Solo Traveller

This safari offered the perfect mix of thrilling game drives and comfortable accommodations. The hot air balloon ride was a highlight. We loved every moment!

July 26, 2023

Sarah J.

Couple Traveller

Our safari in Tanzania was absolutely incredible. The wildlife sightings were beyond our expectations, and the guides were fantastic. Highly recommended!

January 11, 2023

David M.

Family Traveller

The Wildlife & Waves safari exceeded all our expectations. The itinerary was well-planned, and the activities were diverse and exciting. We especially loved the full-day game drive in Serengeti.

May 26, 2021