This 12-day Crater, Serengeti & Beach itinerary will see you spending 7 days exploring the wild regions of the Ngorongoro Crater. As well as Serengeti National Park. After that you will be heading off for some rest and relaxation on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar.
Tarangire National Park
Your trip starts off with a 2 night stay in a camp situated close to the main gate of the Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is Tanzania’s 6th largest national park. The area is known for its large elephant herds. Iconic baobab trees dotting the landscape, as well as the passing herds of wildebeest and zebra. It also hosts the regions primary water source during the dry season. Hence, it makes for some exciting game viewing of a wide variety of animals during this time.
From Tarangire you will head off to the Karatu region. Here you will stay at a tented safari camp for the next 2 nights. You will spend a day exploring the nearby Ngorongoro crater. It was formed two-three million years ago when a volcano collapsed in on itself. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area has a diverse ecology, with one side consisting of dense forest. The other side consists of grassland and bushland. This makes it a very interesting area to explore, due to the diversity of plant and animal life that can be found.
The next leg of your Crater, Serengeti & Beach holiday will see you moving off into the Serengeti for 3 nights. You will stop off for a picnic lunch at the Olduvai Gorge which forms a part of the African rift valley. It has an interesting archaeological history in terms of human evolution. During your stay in the Serengeti you will get a chance to visit the Serengeti National Park. The park is known for its rich diversity of wildlife. Above all, here you can witness the great migration of wildebeest and other animals which occurs annually. The area is also home to the “Big 5”, as well as cheetah, hyena and East Africa wild dog amongst many others!
From the hot and arid Serengeti, you will set off for the shores of Zanzibar. This is the final leg of your Crater, Serengeti & beach holiday. Spend your days soaking up the sun. Enjoy magnificent views of the crystal-clear Indian Ocean waters, while sipping on a cocktail. You will spend 4 nights at a luxury yet friendly and relaxed beach hotel. They offer a number of excursions to learn more about the region, and even do some snorkelling on the nearby coral reefs.
This 12-day itinerary offers an authentic safari experience in some of the wilder regions of Tanzania, ending it off with a relaxing time at a luxury beach resort, finishing off your holiday in style!