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Activity level: Level 2 Requires moderate physical activity. You need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing steps and be comfortable with some periods of standing. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.
Destination: Tanzania Bush Rover and Zanzibar Safari
Duration: 10 days
Pickup location: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Overview

Get up close to the action (and away from the crowds) on this unique Bush Rover safari, then relax on the picturesque island beaches of Zanzibar.

The Bush Rover Migration Camp is a brilliant concept that turns the most iconic of safari vehicles, the Land Rover, into a luxury tented camp. Unlike lodges, the mobile vehicles can be positioned in the best vantage points to witness incredible Serengeti wildlife away from the crowds. The camps are especially popular around the time of the great wildebeest migration between July and October.

Any safari to Tanzania wouldn’t be complete without visiting the incredible UNESCO world heritage listed Ngorongoro Crater. This giant volcanic wonder teems with wildlife against a spectacular backdrop. After all that excitement, you can relax on the beautiful island of Zanzibar. Aside from white sand beaches, swaying palms and turquoise seas, it also offers a wide range of historical, cultural and natural attractions. This is a great combination of safari & beach that would make a fabulous honeymoon or special vacation.

Itinerary

Itinerary summary: DAY 1 - Arusha
DAY 2 - Serengeti National Park
DAY 3 - Serengeti National Park
DAY 4 - Serengeti National Park
DAY 5 - Ngorongoro Crater
DAY 6 - Ngorongoro Crater
DAY 7 - Zanzibar
DAY 8 - Zanzibar
DAY 9 - Zanzibar
DAY 10 - Zanzibar
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DAY 1 - Arusha

Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport in Arusha. Arusha is the safari capital of Tanzania, close to Mount Kilimanjaro and the Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks. You will be met by a Big Safari Company representative and transferred to the Serena Hotel in Arusha which is set on the woodland slopes of Mount Meru at the edge of Lake Duluti.

Accommodation: Arusha Serena Hotel Resort & Spa 

DAY 2 - Serengeti National Park

Take a morning flight from Arusha into one of the three airstrips depending on the location of the Bush Rover migration camp. The sites are specially chosen following years of research and knowledge of the migration movements and gives guests an exclusive wildlife experience, which they share with nobody else. The spectacular converted Land Rovers have elevated tented bedrooms with a balcony to watch wildlife, exquisite food is served in a mess tent and there is even a beautiful bathtub in the back!

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Bush Rover Migration Camp 

DAY 3 - Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti (together with Kenya’s Masai Mara) form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The proliferation of wildlife here is staggering with lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino making up the Big Five. The greatest safari spectacle in the world heads through here between July and September. The great wildebeest migration encompasses more than a million animals, who cross the Mara River to follow the rains. Aside from traditional vehicle safaris, you can go hot-air ballooning over the Serengeti plains or even do a horse riding safari.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Bush Rover Migration Camp 

DAY 4 - Serengeti National Park

Explore this game-rich area of Serengeti and marvel at the greatest safari spectacle in the world. Tanzania is blessed with an incredible array of safari experiences, but the Serengeti, with its magnificent migrating herds and huge population of predators, is unbeatable. Return to the camp after your game drive, and sit atop your Bush Rover suite elevated balcony and survey the scene from a superb vantage point.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Bush Rover Migration Camp 

DAY 5 - Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, set out across the Serengeti on a game drive before heading to the Ngorongoro conservation area, arriving near the crater rim late afternoon. Your luxury tented camp, The Highlands, is set on the edge of the mountain forest, hugging the Olmoti Crater and strikes a perfect balance between a true wilderness experience and a stylish, contemporary escape, with a range of activities on offer here that is not possible elsewhere in Ngorongoro. Follow ancient Maasai trails and visit local communities to catch a glimpse of the indigenous culture that has defined this corner of East Africa for centuries.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: The Highlands 

DAY 6 - Ngorongoro Crater

Descend into the Ngorongoro crater, a UNESCO world heritage site, which holds the greatest concentration of wildlife in Africa. It is 600 meters deep, 20 kilometres wide and the largest unflooded, unbroken caldera in the world. It's an extraordinary ecosystem where you can find the Big Five and if you're lucky, the endangered black rhino. When it was still active, the volcano deposited ash on the nearby plains, preserving many fossils in Olduvai (Oldupai) Gorge, discovered by Louis and Mary Leakey.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: The Highlands 

DAY 7 - Zanzibar

After an early breakfast, head off through Karatu to Manyara Airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar. On arrival, transfer by road to Kendwa in the north part of Unguja island. Boasting some of the archipelago’s finest offerings, the lovely Zuri Zanzibar Hotel offers 300 meters of private, pristine beach and a lush spice garden. There are gorgeous African sunsets here, due to the hotel’s west-facing location on the northern edge of the main island of Unguja.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Zuri Zanzibar Hotel 

DAY 8 - Zanzibar

Relax at Zuri Zanzibar hotel. From your lovely base you can choose to kick back with a good book by the pool, visit the on-site spa for a massage or go on a sunset cruise or try your hand at snorkeling, diving or other watersports activities.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Zuri Zanzibar Hotel 

DAY 9 - Zanzibar

Zanzibar has so much to offer besides paradise beaches. You can set sail on a traditional dhow or go on a cultural walk to the local fishing village of Nungwi, to learn about local life and boat building. Visit the local fish market, or a spice garden and see conservation in action at the nearby green turtle sanctuary. Historical, UNESCO world-heritage listed Stone Town, is a fascinating day trip with narrow alleys and beautiful architecture.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Zuri Zanzibar Hotel 

DAY 10 - Zanzibar

After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to Zanzibar airport for connection to your onward international flight.

Included meals: Breakfast 

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What's includedWhat's not includedImportant information

What's included

  • Ground transfers as specified
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • Safaris and activities specified
  • National Park, Conservation Area & Village fees & Gvt fees 
  • 4WD safari vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Domestic flights

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Tanzania visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks (unless specified)
  • Phone calls
  • Laundry
  • Personal purchases
  • Tips and gratuities

Important information

  • Vaccinations are recommended for Tanzania. Please consult your doctor for advice.
  • US Passport holders require an e-Visa to visit Tanzania.
  • Please let The Big Safari Company know prior to travelling if you have any medical needs or take any medication that we need to be made aware of to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant tour.
  • Check in is after 2-3pm and check out is before 10am unless otherwise specified in the itinerary.
  • Cancellation 90 - 0 days prior to departure: cancellation fee is 100%. It is your responsibility to ensure the correct travel insurance in place to protect you against the need to cancel your holiday. Deposits are non-refundable. Balance payments due 14 weeks prior to departure.
  • Further terms and conditions apply and will be provided upon request or at the time of booking. The Big Safari Company reserves the right to withdraw any offer prior to accepting a reservation request. This does not affect your statutory rights. This offer is subject to availability and space is limited.

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