Tanzania Safari: Enjoy A 12-Day Luxury Tour Of This Land

Author: Priyanka Saxena on Jan 19,2023

Tanzania is a very vast country with a variety of choices when it comes to tourist destinations. The most popular experience among tourists is, of course, the Tanzania safari. The impressive wildlife and the wonderful landscape make the trip worthwhile. With its fine sand, the long beach makes it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the ocean while watching the fishermen do their work. If you don't know what to choose, consider this 12-day luxury tour of Tanzania as your guide.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Tanzania

Meet your private guide at Arusha airport, who will transfer you to your hotel. Set off with your guide on an introductory tour of the city. Stroll around the city's lanes and soak in the city's brilliant vibe, culture, and architecture. Get a hint of the wildlife to follow by peeking at some of the rare birds you spot in the sky. Following that, enjoy a lavish dinner at a premium restaurant before retiring to your resort for the night.

Day 2: Exploring Zanzibar North Coast

Visit Zanzibar, a sunny place with a nice sandy beach and coconuts. Go to the north coast of Zanzibar, in the village of Nungwi. It's a cultural tour to learn more about the conservation struggles of the turtle sanctuary. The northern tip of Zanzibar is known for its splendid sunsets. So, head back to Stone Town after sunset.

Day 3: Venturing to Tarangire National Park

If you're looking for a place to escape for one day while in Arusha, consider going to Tarangire National Park. The impressive wildlife and the wonderful landscape make the trip worthwhile. Expect to see countless elephants as it's the place with the highest concentration of elephants in the world. Come across a few lions as well. Following that, enjoy a wonderful dinner at a premium eatery.

Day 4: Discovering Mikumi National Park

Today, your guide will drive you to the Mikumi National Park. It is not the most famous national park in Tanzania. It is also the easiest to reach if you're based in Dar Es Salaam. It has many animals, making it easy to spot buffalos, giraffes, zebras, hippos, elephants, and often lions year-round. 

Day 5: Strolling in Ngorongoro National Park

Today, enjoy an early breakfast before your guide drives you in a private vehicle to Ngorongoro National Park. If you only have one day to spend in a national park, your best choice is going to Ngorongoro National Park. Here you are guaranteed to see a lot of wildlife. The setting is amazing, with the animals walking around in the large crater. Standing on the edge of the crater comes with a special feeling.

Day 6: Heading to Zanzibar spice tour

Visit Zanzibar, which is known around Tanzania as the place where spices come. It's here that you can smell spices you never knew existed. Many farms are specialized in growing a variety of spices for both Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania. Venture to the main spice farms on the island, giving you a taste of what spice diversity really means. Relish the exotic and rare spices here, which makes this place famous.

Day 7: Enjoying Jozani Forest

Today, enjoy the Jozani Forest. The red colobus monkey is an endangered species, and Jozani Forest is one of the few places in the world where you can still find them. The area is not very large, and the walk will take less than an hour. The nature trail and the boardwalk provide good opportunities to spot the monkeys and several bird species. Walking through wild mangroves is also impressive.

Day 8: Touring Zanzibar

Today, explore Zanzibar, one of the most touristic locations in Tanzania. It is surely a place with a special vibe, and Stone Town is the main town on the island, with its old buildings and narrow streets. Discover while saying "Mambo," the local greeting in Swahili, every other minute. If you don't have much time at hand but still want to see the main attractions in Stone Town, your guide will take you to the main points of interest. It also includes a tour of Prison Island.

Day 9: Relaxing Matemwe

Go to Stone Town to discover a small traditional village northeast of Zanzibar. With its fine sand, the long beach makes it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the ocean while watching the fishermen do their work. Due to the coral gardens, Matemwe is a great spot for snorkeling and diving. The village life here moves slowly. The quietness and remoteness give the perfect opportunity to disconnect and get closer to nature.

Day 10: Fascinating Paje, Nungwi & Kendwa

Paje is located in eastern Zanzibar, far from the Michamvi Peninsula. With its party atmosphere and noisiness, you can let the party animal get out and enjoy your time here. You can also try kitesurfing, as this is the most popular place. In Kendwa, most activities are around the beach, such as snorkeling, diving, volleyball, and boat trips. You would still be surrounded by tourists, yet it doesn't feel as crowded as Nungwi. 

Nungwi is a place of contrasts although traditional fishing practices are still happening in this large village, luxurious hotels and crowds of tourists make it feel less authentic. It is, however, probably the place that offers some of the most luxurious hotels on the island, so in the end, it's all about your preference.

Day 11: Traversing to Michamvi Peninsula

In the east, Michamvi Peninsula is where you want your picture from Zanzibar taken. The view of the ocean combined with the white, Coral Sand gives an extraordinary effect and wonderful color combination. On the northwestern side of the peninsula, learn more about village life in Zanzibar by visiting Michamvi Village. You can get there easily by taking a private vehicle from either Stone Town or Makunduchi Village.

Day 12: Departure

Today, your private guide will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.

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