Quintessential Safari & Beach

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A superb holiday tailored for those who want to see the best of northern Tanzania, but with more time to relax and soak in the bush and beach experience. Take a full week to explore Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti staying in our favourite boutique lodges and tented camps. Complete your holiday on the tropical beaches of Zanzibar.


12 nights from $4660
(per person, excluding international flights)

Rivertrees Country Inn, Arusha

Day 1
  • Your safari guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your lodge in Arusha where you can relax after your flight, swim, sleep and acclimatise.
  • Enjoy a lazy afternoon to yourself.

Ndovu Tented Lodge, Tarangire

Day 2 - 3
  • Your safari guide will pick you up at your lodge after breakfast and brief you on your safari en route to Tarangire.  Arrive in time for lunch and afternoon game drive.
  • Spend 2 days exploring Tarangire.
  • June to October are wonderful months to visit Tarangire when hundreds of elephant migrate to the park. Also spot lion, leopard, giraffe, hippo, plus all kinds of grazing game and varied birdlife.
  • Retire to your lodge whenever you want to. Relax by the pool with an icy drink enjoying the view.

Rhotia Valley, Ngorongoro

Day 4 - 5
  • Game drive out of Tarangire and continue to Lake Manyara National Park for game drive and picnic lunch.  Lake Manyara is a small and pretty park of woodland leading to the lakeshore.
  • Travel to the Ngorongoro highlands and to your lodge where you will stay for 2 nights.
  • The following morning, descend to the crater floor for game drive with picnic lunch. You will be surrounded by prolific wildlife and this is a sensational opportunity for close up photography. Spot the ‘Big Five’ and more.
  •  Return to your lodge where you may choose to visit the Rhotia Valley Children’s Home and see the positive effect of tourism in the community.


Naona Moru Camp, Serengeti

Day 6 - 7
  • Travel to the Serengeti, through the lush highlands to the vast expanse of the Serengeti passing by Oldhuvai and Masai villages.
  • Spend 2 full days on safari in the Serengeti National Park where you go search of lion, cheetah, leopard, wildebeest, zebra and all other creatures. Enjoy sundowners in the Serengeti before retiring to camp.
  • Share your day’s events around the campfire before dinner and overnight in camp.

Pongwe Beach, Zanzibar

Day 8 - 13
  • Rise early for a sunrise game drive and bush breakfast.
  • After a morning game drive, your guide will drop you off at the central Serengeti airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar.
  • Spend 5 nights at Pongwe Beach. Spend your days enjoying the beautiful beach and eating fantastic fresh food, exploring Zanzibar or snoozing under a palm tree.

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One of our favourite trips as it allows plenty of time to really enjoy the wild and make the most of this quintessential experience.  Slow down and appreciate this incredible environment.

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Safari and Beach organised every aspect of our holiday very well and it went without a hitch. After our safari in Selous we then spent a week at Gold Beach in Zanzibar. We wanted a relaxing break i


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Thank you so much for all the effort you put into planning and arranging our itinerary - everything went smoothly and everyone we dealt with in Africa was delightful, thanks to

Masai Mara, Kenya & Zanzibar, October 2019

I just wanted to send you a quick message to tell you how absolutely fabulous our honeymoon was!!! We knew from your itinerary that it would be amazing, but we never could have imagined

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Hello Charlie

We had Ally Mnelle as a guide. He was very good and knowledgeable, we have enjoyed our time with him. Also, thanks to his experience, we have seen all the animals we were hopin

Tanzania Northern Parks & Zanzibar, August 2019

Greeting from Zanzibar!

Just wanted to say thank you for organising a perfect holiday for us. It exceeded our expectations and one we’ll never forget! The accommodation, staff and safari

Tanzania Northern Parks & Zanzibar, August 2019

Hi Gina:

Hope you are well. Truly sorry not to have responded earlier it has been quite hectic since our return. What can we say the trip was truly remarkable and we wish to return soon. We

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