Classic Serengeti & Zanzibar
13 days from Nairobi to Stone Town
From $ 3269
Duration13 days

Trips to East Africa can accomplish more than just ticking off a laundry list of incredible animal life sightings. On this 13-day tour through the Serengeti and Zanzibar, you'll have the opportunity to learn about local village life led by a local, see how huts are constructed in farmers' fields, and visit a local spice plantation. Of course, there's plenty of time for wildlife spotting on safari drives through Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks to acquire wildlife snaps that'll make your friends and family envious.

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  • Duration: 13 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: Nairobi
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Stone Town
    Ages: 12+
Classic Serengeti & Zanzibar - Tour Map


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Day 1: Nairobi

Start place: Nairobi

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Arrive at any time.

End place: Nairobi

Day 2: Nairobi/Arusha

Start place: Nairobi

Journey across the border into Tanzania, arriving in the picturesque town of Arusha in the afternoon. Spend some time exploring the town and its bustling markets, and have another night in the comfort of a hotel. Upon arrival into Arusha, you may be joined by other G Adventures travellers starting the Tanzania portion of the trip.
Spend the day travelling to Tanzania.

End place: Arusha

Meals: B
Day 3: Arusha/Mto wa Mbu

Start place: Arusha

Travel to Mto wa Mbu village and take part in a cultural walk to learn about village life in the area. Meet the women who run the village tours and enjoy a delicious home made traditional lunch.

Spend the afternoon viewing wildlife along the main road that winds through a lush cool forests of Lake Manyara National Park, overgrown with ficus trees and covered with bromeliads.

This area is truly stunning, as the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment provides a gorgeous backdrop. Search for the phenomenal birdlife, tree-climbing lions, elephants, giraffes, and hippos.
Experience the Mto wa Mbu village with a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family. Take a wildlife safari drive in Lake Manyara NP. Enjoy a traditional lunch of plantain and okra with a local family.

End place: Mto wa Mbu

Meals: B, L
Day 4: Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park

Start place: Mto wa Mbu

Drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park. En route marvel at the sheer vastness of this territory, and spot the multitude of animal and birdlife while cruising through this acacia-accented savanna.
Visit an authentic Maasai village and the GĀ Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project en route to the Serengeti.

End place: Serengeti National Park

Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Start place: Serengeti National Park

Rise early for a morning wildlife safari drive, returning in time for lunch. Continue the search for the Big Five in the afternoon while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains. If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari, your flight will be in the morning. You will miss the morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have spectacular views from above.

End place: Serengeti National Park

Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro

Start place: Serengeti National Park

Enjoy one last morning wildlife safari drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savanna.

After, journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best wildlife viewing. The vistas from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of animals, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor.

Arrive at the campsite on the crater rim in the evening.
Take a morning wildlife safari drive in the Serengeti before getting a spectacular view of the Ngorongoro Crater from its rim. Please note that due to the high-altitude location of our camp, temperatures can drop at night. We recommend bringing extra layers to wear during the evening and following morning.

End place: Ngorongoro

Meals: B, L, D
Day 7: Ngorongoro/Arusha

Start place: Ngorongoro

Embark on a early morning crater drive. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of more than 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals.
Head out early for a wildlife safari drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, then return to Arusha for the night.

End place: Arusha

Meals: B, L
Day 8: Arusha

Start place: Arusha

A free day to explore Arusha, or relax at the lodge.

End place: Arusha

Meals: B
Day 9: Arusha/Stone Town

Start place: Arusha

Transfer to the airport for a short, but scenic flight to this island paradise. Arrive in Stone Town in time for lunch and an orientation walk. If you opt to continue on for a longer tour of Stone Town, you will be visiting the Old Slave Market, House of Wonders, Palace Museum; entrance to these sites are optional and are to be purchased on site.
Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town, and opt to continue on for a longer walking tour, or explore on your own.

End place: Stone Town

Meals: B
Day 10: Stone Town/Jambiani

Start place: Stone Town

Visit a local spice plantation for a guided tour. Continue to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Zanzibar's beautiful coast.

End place: Jambiani

Meals: B
Day 11-12: Jambiani

Start place: Jambiani

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

End place: Jambiani

Meals: B
Day 13: Jambiani/Stone Town

Start place: Jambiani

Morning group transfer from Jambiani. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning.

End place: Stone Town

Meals: B



  • Your G for Good Moment: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu Your G for Good Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu
  • Lake Manyara wildlife safari drive
  • Serengeti wildlife safari drives
  • Ngorongoro Crater wildlife safari drive
  • Scenic flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
  • Orientation walk in Stone Town
  • Spice plantation guided tour
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Public shuttle, 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle, Plane, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Simple hotels (7 nt), Full-service camping (4 nts)
  • Meals

    12 breakfasts,
    5 lunches,
    3 dinners

Dates & availability: Classic Serengeti & Zanzibar

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