Taste of Tanzania with a Zanzibar Beach Break

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  • Tanzania

  • Zanzibar

  • Active Travel

  • Adventure Travel

  • International Travel

  • Nature Escapes

  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel

  • Safari

  • Desert

  • Outdoors

  • Wildlife

Trail in Tanzania
Curator’s statement

Looking for a quick getaway to Africa? Get the best of both worlds by booking both a safari in Tanzania and an all-inclusive beach vacation in Zanzibar. These two juxtaposing destinations jam-pack the essence of eastern Africa and all of its beauty into what can be a one week trip.

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Where to stay

Four Points by Sheraton Arusha, The Arusha Hotel

One of the oldest hotels in Tanzania, this historic stay is an city-center favorite for its tranquil gardens and outdoor swimming pool.

Meliá Serengeti Lodge Member of Meliá Collection

A spectacular safari lodge in the heart of the Serengeti, with an all-inclusive set up, kids’ club and infinity pool overlooking the savannah.

The Residence Zanzibar

On the pristine southwest corner of Zanzibar, this luxe all-villa resort is a romantic escape on a mile-long beach overlooking the Indian Ocean.

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Day 1: Arrival in Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and check in at the Four Points by Sheraton Arusha, The Arusha Hotel. The first night is always spent in the capital before transferring to the Serengeti in the morning. Get a good night’s sleep for the next day’s exploration.

Day 2-3: Safari in the Serengeti

Safari in the Serengeti, Tanzania

Transfer to the Serengeti via a one to two hour flight, before checking in at the Meliá Serengeti Lodge. This hotel itself is worth the journey. Enjoy a Half Day Private Safari followed by a few hours of relaxation and views of the Serengeti from a private balcony. All meals and drinks included. Because the Melia is located within the Serengeti, you will be staying at the national park. Therefore, you will have earlier and later access to its expanses and maybe even some unexpected visitors. Your second day will also include a half day safari to see more of the impressive landscape and biodiversity.

Day 3-5: Zanzibar at leisure

Beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Take a two to three hour flight from the Serengeti to Zanzibar for paradisiacal relaxation. The Residence Zanzibar is a luxurious destination for a proper vacation. Breakfast and dinner are included in the hotel stay. So soak in the beauty of east Africa and all its energy before a long flight back home.

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