12 Day Arusha to Stone Town

Comfort Small Group
Tented Camps

Tour Details

Tour Style Comfort Small Group Tented Camps
Length 12 days
Countries Visited Tanzania
Starts Arusha
Ends Stone Town
Group Size Max 14
Age Range 12 - 65 and above
Tour SKU ACM2608
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What You'll Experience

  • Arusha
  • Mto wa Mbu
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Stone Town
  • Beach day in Zanzibar

Why You'll Love this Tour

Spending the night where the animals play is the best way to explore Tanzania, and this 12 day trip will let you to do just that. You will spend the night at a camp next to a crater where zebras, buffalo, and lions like to wander during your safari in the Ngorongoro and Serengeti. After that, take a short trip to Zanzibar, which has breathtaking beaches and historic cities. You may even bring home a few grains of sand in addition to a ton of unforgettable experiences and picture-perfect moments that you will never forget.

Tour Price

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Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at ZAR 62599 - ZAR 68499 (Price Fluctuates base on the seats available. For more information please speak to your travel consultant). Currency fluctuations may occur


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Included

  • Meals - 11 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Accommodation - 7 simple hotels, 4 Nights full-service camping
  • Experienced crew
  • All transport between destinations
  • Airport Transfer
  • Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch
  • Lake Manyara National Park Safari
  • Serengeti National Park Safari
  • Ngorongoro Crater Afternoon Wildlife Safari Drive
  • Clean Cookstove Project Visit
  • Stone Town Orientation Walk
  • Spice Plantation Guided Tour

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel insurance (Get Adventure Travel Insurance)
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Meals (other than those listed as included)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

Included in Tour Price

  • Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch
  • Lake Manyara National Park Safari
  • Serengeti National Park Safari
  • Ngorongoro Crater Afternoon Wildlife Safari Drive
  • Clean Cookstove Project Visit
  • Fly from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Stone Town
  • Stone Town Orientation Walk
  • Spice Plantation Guided Tour


Other Activities

Optional Activities available on this tour at your own expense

  • Serengeti Balloon Safari
  • Stone Town Walking Tour (20-40USD per person)
  • Christ Church Cathedral & Old Slave Market (5USD per person)
  • Sultan's Palace Museum (3USD per person)
  • House of Wonders (5USD per person)
  • Snorkelling (35-60USD per person)
  • Swahili Cultural Tour (70-200USD per person)
  • Swimming in Zanzibar
  • Scuba Diving (65USD per person)
  • Jozani Forest Tour (35-150USD per person)

Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha, Tanzania

Arrive at a time that best suits you, there are no activities scheduled for the day. Only a welcome meeting in the evening.

Accommodation: Outpost Lodge (or similar)

Day 2: Arusha – Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania

Take a guided cultural stroll around the Mto wa Mbu community and have a traditional meal with a local family. Drive a wildlife safari in Lake Manyara National Park. Visit Mto wa Mbu community and participate in a cultural walk to gain insight into the way of life in the village. Enjoy a tasty home-cooked traditional lunch and get to know the women who lead the village excursions.

Take in the afternoon’s animal viewing along the main road that meanders through the cool, lush forests of Lake Manyara National Park, which are blanketed in bromeliads and overgrown with ficus trees. The western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment makes for an absolutely breathtaking background in this area. Look at the amazing birdlife, lions that climb trees, elephants, giraffes, and hippos.

Accommodation: Twiga Campsite (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included Highlight: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Lake Manyara National Park Safari
Route: Arusha – Mto wa Mbu
Distance: 130 km
Travel Time: 2 – 3 hours

Day 3: Mto wa Mbu – Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Take a wildlife safari drive while traveling to the Serengeti’s center region. We make out way to Serengeti National Park by driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. While traveling across this savanna with acacia accents, stop along the way to take in the breathtaking size of the area and see the variety of animals and birds.

Accommodation: Seronera Campsite (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Serengeti National Park Safari
Route: Mto wa Mbu – Serengeti National Park
Distance: 190 km
Travel Time: 8 – 9 hours

Day 4: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Get up early for a full-day Serengeti wildlife safari trip. Take in the expansiveness of the Serengeti plains while having a picnic lunch in the bush and continuing your hunt for the “big five”.

Please Note: Those who have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari will fly in the morning. Despite missing the morning wildlife safari drive, you will have spectacular views from above. Please contact your guide or travel agent if you have not yet pre-booked and would like to.

Accommodation: Seronera Campsite (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Serengeti National Park Safari
Optional Highlight: Serengeti Balloon Safari

Day 5: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro, Tanzania

After leaving the Serengeti, go on a morning wildlife safari drive and continue seeing animals in the Ngorongoro Crater. From your campsite on the crater rim, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the crater.

Over 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals live on the Crater bottom thanks to its perennial water and lush grazing.

Because of our camp’s high altitude, temperatures can drop at night. For the evening and following morning, we recommend bringing extra layers.

Accommodation: Simba Campsite (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Serengeti National Park Safari, Ngorongoro Crater Afternoon Wildlife Safari Drive
Route: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro
Distance: 160 km
Travel Time: 4 hours

Day 6: Ngorongoro – Arusha, Tanzania

See the Clean Cookstove Project and a real Maasai community before spending the night back in Arusha. See how the Clean Cookstove Project is helping people by visiting a Maasai village in the Monduli District. 95% of people in Tanzania cook with coal and wood. Every day, women and girls must walk for hours in order to gather wood, which leaves them open to attack and prevents them from using that time for education. Open-fire stove indoor smoke can lead to blindness, burns, bronchitis, emphysema, and cancer. Visit bomas, or traditional dwellings, and get a guided tour of these villages to meet the women who have received stove engineering training. You can also watch by assisting the Stove Team in installing a stove in a home.

Accommodation: The Outpost Lodge (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included Highlight: Clean Cookstove Project Visit
Route: Ngorongoro – Arusha
Distance: 200 km
Travel Time: 4 – 5 hours

Day 7: Arusha, Tanzania

A day to yourself to explore Arusha or unwind at the lodge.

Accommodation: The Outpost Lodge (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Arusha – Stone Town, Tanzania

Take a plane to the stunning island of Zanzibar, then make your way to the hotel. Take a guided introductory walk in Stone Town’s historic district with your chief executive officer, and then choose to go on an extended walking tour or explore on your own.

After your transfer, take a quick yet breathtaking flight to this island paradise. Make sure you get to Stone Town in time for the orientation tour and lunch. You will visit the Old Slave Market, House of Wonders, and Palace Museum if you decide to take a lengthier tour of Stone Town; admission to these attractions is optional and must be paid for on-site.

Accommodation: Spice Palace Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast
Route: Arusha – Kilimanjaro International Airport – Stone Town
Distance: 50 km
Travel Time: 2 – 3 hours
Included Highlight: Stone Town Orientation Walk
Optional Highlight: Christ Church Cathedral & Old Slave Market (5 USD), Sultan’s Palace Museum (3 USD), House of Wonders (5 USD), Stone Town Walking Tour (20-40 USD)

Day 9: Beach day in Zanzibar, Tanzania

A guided tour of a nearby spice plantation is available. Proceed to the stunning coast of Zanzibar, which boasts white sand beaches and turquoise waters.

Accommodation: Spice Island Hotel and Resort (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast
Route: Stone Town – Jambiani
Distance: 60 km
Travel Time: 1 – 2 hours
Included Highlight: Spice Plantation Guided Tour

Day 10 – 11: Beach day in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Spend your leisure time for the next two days exploring the island, snorkeling, or relaxing on the beach.

Accommodation: Spice Island Hotel and Resort (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast
Optional Highlight: Scuba Diving (65 USD), Swahili Cultural Tour (70-200 USD), Snorkeling (35-60 USD), Jozani Forest Tour (35-150 USD)

Day 12: Stone Town, Tanzania

Group transfer from the beach in the morning. When you arrive in the late morning, your journey comes to an end and you will leave Stone Town.

You should schedule your subsequent travel no earlier than 2:30 pm.

Meals: Breakfast
Route: Jambiani – Stone Town
Distance: 60 km
Travel Time: 1 – 2 hours

Onward Travel Plans

Due to circumstances beyond our control while on tour (such as border crossings, traffic, breakdowns and delays, etc), the end time on the last day cannot be guaranteed. Therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

FROM

R62,599

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced ZAR 62599 - ZAR 68499 (Price Fluctuates base on the seats available. For more information please speak to your travel consultant). Currency fluctuations may occur

Currency estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)

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