Discover the Best of Tanzania: A 14-Day Luxury Itinerary

Author: Nidhi Sood on Jan 20,2023

Uncover the beauty and secrets of Tanzania with this 14-day luxury itinerary. From the bustling streets of Dar es Salaam to the tranquil beaches of Zanzibar, this itinerary promises an adventure of a lifetime. Immerse yourself in the country's diverse landscapes, rich culture, and abundant wildlife as you embark on game drives in national parks, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, and gain insight into the history and customs of the local communities. This is a chance to indulge in luxury and comfort as you discover the magic of Africa.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Dar es Salaam

Upon arrival at the airport in Dar es Salaam, you will be greeted by your private guide, who will escort you to your luxurious hotel. As the day ends, take a stroll around the city and explore the vibrant local markets, immersing yourself in Tanzania's sights and flavors. Get a taste of the local culture and soak in the atmosphere of this bustling Karikoo market. Visit the Askari Monument and learn about the country's struggle for independence. Retire to your hotel for dinner and a restful night's sleep.

Day 2: Fly to Arusha

After breakfast, you'll be whisked away to the airport for an hour's scenic flight to Arusha. Upon arrival, your private guide will escort you to your luxurious hotel. Then, embark on an exciting journey to the colorful Maasai Market, discover a diverse range of handmade crafts and souvenirs, interact with local artisans, and learn about their craftsmanship. As the day ends, you'll return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay in Arusha.

Day 3: Visit Massai Boma

Wake up to a new day and prepare for an immersive cultural experience as you visit a Maasai Boma. After breakfast, you'll be picked up by your private guide and driven to a nearby Maasai village. The Maasai people are known for their rich culture and traditional way of life. A visit to a Boma (a traditional Maasai dwelling) is a unique opportunity to learn about their customs, beliefs, and way of life. You'll visit a Maasai community, tour their homes, learn about their daily activities, witness traditional dances, participate in a jumping ceremony, and have a Masai lunch. Return to your hotel in the evening.

Day 4: A wild Safari Adventure in Tarangire National Park

Your private guide will drive you to the park, which is only a 2.5-hour away. The park is known for its large herds of elephants and is a haven for other wildlife, such as zebras, wildebeest, and more. You'll spend the day on a thrilling game drive, spotting these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch amidst nature. In the evening, return to the hotel for dinner and a comfortable overnight stay in the luxury lodge near the park.

Day 5: Visit Lake Natron and hike to the waterfalls

After breakfast, get a private drive (2.5 hours) to Lake Natron, known for its vibrant pink color due to the high concentration of algae and salt in the water; it's also home to thousands of flamingos. Take a guided hike to the nearby waterfalls, where you can take a refreshing swim and enjoy the beautiful views of the lake and surrounding landscape. Enjoy delicious lunch near the waterfalls. In the late afternoon, you will return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 6: Visit the Lake Eyasi

Today, set out to explore Lake Eyasi, a three hours drive to experience the traditional way of life of the Hadzabe and Datoga tribes. Take a guided tour to learn about their hunting, gathering lifestyle, and conventional craft-making techniques. Enjoy a traditional lunch at a local village and return to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 7: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, get a private transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Spend the day on a full-day game drive exploring the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the world's most famous wildlife areas. The crater is home to abundant wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino) and other animals, such as zebras, wildebeest, and hyenas. 

In the late afternoon, take a scenic drive to the nearby Olmoti volcano (a one-hour drive), enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, and learn about the geography and history of the area. Check into your cozy lodge in Ngorongoro for dinner and rest. 

Day 8: Drive to Olduvai Gorge

Start your day with a delicious breakfast before you take a 2-hour drive to Olduvai Gorge. The Olduvai Gorge is a significant site for studying human evolution and is home to various fossils and artifacts found in the area. Once you arrive, you will have the opportunity to visit the Olduvai Gorge Museum, which is dedicated to studying human evolution. After the visit, you will be able to walk around the gorge and learn about the history and geology of the area. In the evening, you will be driven back to Arusha for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 9: Return to Dar es Salaam

After breakfast, head to the airport for your 1-hour flight to Dar es Salaam; meet your private guide, who will escort you to your hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, you will visit the National Museum, where you can learn about the history and culture of Tanzania. The National Museum offers a wide range of exhibitions and artifacts that will give you a deep understanding of the country's rich heritage. Overnight stay in Dar es Salaam.

Day 10: Visit the Village Museum and take a Dhow cruise

Start your day with a visit to the Village Museum, where you can learn about the traditional ways of life of various ethnic groups in Tanzania. After lunch, you will take a dhow cruise on the Indian Ocean. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and delicious seafood dinner, and even catch a glimpse of dolphins. Overnight stay in Dar es Salaam.

Day 11: Fly to Zanzibar

In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival, you will be met by your private guide and moved to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will explore Stone Town, the historical heart of Zanzibar. Visit the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum, and the Arab Fort. These places offer a glimpse into the island's rich history and architecture. Return to the hotel for dinner. 

Day 12: Relax on the beach and take a spice tour

Today you can spend the day relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar. In the afternoon, you can take a spice tour to learn about the history and cultivation of the various spices grown on the island. The island is famous for its spices, and this tour will allow you to learn about the different herbs and how they are grown and used. Have lunch, and spend the evening at leisure before returning to your hotel for an elaborate dinner. 

Day 13: Go on a Dolphin Tour and visit the Jozani Forest

In the morning, go on a dolphin tour to see the bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. You can visit the Jozani Forest in the afternoon, home to the endangered red colobus monkey and other wildlife. A forest is a great place to learn about the island's biodiversity and to see the unique animals that call it home. Return to your hotel for dinner. 

Day 14: Departure From Zanzibar

Get a private transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Take the memories of the stunning landscapes, diverse culture, and wildlife encounters you have experienced during your trip to Tanzania.

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