8 Days the Big 5 & Zanzibar beach

8 Days

Earthlife Expeditions
Earthlife Expeditions
355 Tripadvisor reviews
Matilde S Vinagre
Matilde S Vinagre
July 29, 2021.
Awesome experience Since the beginning that Miguel Almeida Bruno was very careful programming our unforgettable trip! And he did make us to achieve the most sensational experiences lived with wild animals! We visit several national parks, as Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara, but the most experience of all was in Serengeti where we saw the Gnus migration! But nothing were the same if we didn't have Jeff as our guide! They were the best!!! Thank you all
Sophie L
Sophie L
July 11, 2021.
Excellente agence locale Cette agence locale nous a organisé 1 semaines de safari en Tanzanie Travail sérieux et très bon rapport qualité prix Nous avons eu 2 guides très gentils et très compétents qui ont su rechercher tous les animaux Je recommande vivement cette agence
May 1, 2021.
Best company ever Hands down best company in Tanzania! Drivers are the most experienced and kind. Hand the most beautiful experience in my life.
April 19, 2021.
Amazing Tanzania Planning: I chose Earthlife after looking at value for money and top service from 4 other safari companies. Angel helped with planning our itineraries. I appreciated her quick emails replies and being ready to answer our questions. This really helped seal in the decision to go with Earthlife.We did 9 days safari and 5 days in Zanzibar.We were met at the airport by our guide Joseph. The vehicle seemed a bit older than the ones were saw in pictures. Not sure why we were assigned this one. Sometimes the windows were hard to open and close. The vehicle though worked well and there was no mechanical issues during our trip.We are a family with 2 young kids so having a guide who was great with kids was important. Joseph was superb and was able to carry on conversations and truly enjoyed being around my children. It made those long drive so enjoyable. So if you are traveling with kids, Joseph is your guide to request!We visited Moshi, Tarangire, lake Maynara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Ndutu and Kataru areas. Joseph was knowledgable and really great with taking pictures. He was also a very safe driver. We saw all the big 5 and got some amazing pictures.Along the way, Joseph stopped many times for souvenir shopping and to shop for Tanzanite.We were happy with the lodges and the staff were all friendly and accommodating. Box lunches could have had more variety, but overall was O.K.I would choose Earthlife again. You will get great experiences and guides.
Emerk Geay
Emerk Geay
March 16, 2021.
It's like the most beautiful wildlife movies! My dream was to visit the African safari, and this March I fulfilled it. For a long time, my friend and I were looking for the right company that would meet all our requirements, and Earthlife expedition won to the fullest. It met our time and financial requirements.Our guide Paul was great! He picked us up at the airport and we became friends very quickly. The very first day we went to the Tarangire National Park, where he showed us all the beauty and showed us all possible and impossible animals and plants.Paul told us a lot of information about each species, for which I thank him very much! . Early in the morning we went to the Ngorongoro Crater and also to the Maasai village. The Maasai village is unreal. That life there is very interesting and I highly recommend a visit. The next stop was Ngorongoro, which we fell in love with immediately, and I have goosebumps whenever I remember a visit. The beauty, the peace, the wilderness all around. We were lucky and we really saw all the animal species that live here. Even rhinos you don't always see (and we were lucky to see a rhino baby). It really is an INCREDIBLE and UNFORGETTABLE experience that I will be grateful to Earthlife Expedition and Paul for the rest of my life.Of course, everything was all inclusive and the food in the national park at the table next to the car with the wine, where our name was printed ... it was also magical. :)If you plan to visit Tanzanian safari, then only with Earthlife expedition:)
Lizzie B
Lizzie B
December 27, 2020.
Best safari company in Tanzania I cannot say enough great things about this company, which is locally owned and employs permanent guides (as opposed to many companies that only hire contractors). From the first messages with Angel and Deo, to saying goodbye to our incredible guide Paul, our trip was flawless. Response time was super fast, and they always allow guests to create a customized itinerary- a HUGE plus. The lodging/accommodations they recommended for us were absolutely stellar- beautiful bungalows and luxury tents, super clean, unique, and great food. They also made the trip very personal - it was our honeymoon and they told all the lodging staff so everyone congratulated us wherever we went. A very sweet touch :) Our guide Paul was absolutely one of the smartest guys we’ve ever met. Knew everything about the landscapes and animals and had a super keen sense for where to find all the wildlife (and we saw ALL the wildlife). He was so much fun and had incredible stories from his many years as a guide. We left gaining a dear new friend. If you go to Tanzania, absolutely use EarthLife Expeditions for your safari and ask for Paul to be your guide. You will not be disappointed!
December 12, 2020.
Tolle Safari Von A bis Z war unsere Safari gut organisiert und es wurde auf unsere Wünsche geachtet. Jeff war unser super Fahrer und Guide mit ausgezeichnetem Auge für die Tiere. Die Lodges sowie Preisleistung Verhältnisse waren gut bis sehr gut.. Schade dass man in den Park die Strassen nicht verlassen darf.
December 10, 2020.
Inolvidable Viaje a Tanzania. Qué experiencia! Éste fue nuestro primer safari, así que al planearlo sabíamos que queríamos ir a Serengeti. Al buscar opciones de agencias, me decidí por Earthlife ya que es una empresa local que ha crecido gracias al esfuerzo y a la experiencia que tienen por haber trabajado siempre de guías. Mi primer contacto por correo fue Caudence y ella nos recomendó un itinerario muy estándar que ya tienen que incluye Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti (norte y central), Ngorongoro y terminar en Zanzíbar en la playa. También nos inluyeron la visita de la tribu Hadzabe, que vale mucho la pena. 15 días antes de partir decidimos que queríamos incluir el Lago Natron a nuestro itinerario y sin problema Caudence nos adaptó el itinerario. También es importante destacar que cuando dimos nuestro primer anticipo del costo del viaje fue antes de que se viniera el grave problema de la pandemia por covid19 por lo que inmediatamente fueron flexibles todo el tiempo en no cobrarnos los siguientes pagos hasta no estar seguros de que realizaríamos el viaje en las fechas estipuladas. Inclusive nos dieron la opción de posponerlo. A final de cuentas fuimos en septiembre, según los planes originales y desde el momento en que Moison, nuestro guía nos recogió en el aeropuerto hasta nuestros regreso a casa siempre nos sentimos seguros acompañados por él. Moison resultó todo un experto para localizar animales y podemos presumir que pudimos ver a los BIG 5 así como el cruce de la migración en el lago Natron. El vehículo 4x4 se portó a la altura y aunque tuvimos un momento tenso donde se apagó en medio de la nada, no pasó a ser más que una anécdota más ya que se resolvió rápido. Los alojamientos y las comidas muy buenas, salvo los lunch boxes que nos daban que creo es un punto a mejorar. No dudaría en hacer mi reservación con Earthlife para su aventura, la inversión contra lo que recibes es excelente.
December 1, 2020.
Wow wow wow! What an incredible 12 days! We had a truly incredible experience with Earthlife Expeditions, visiting Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorogoro and Zanzibar! Moisin was the most amazing guide and truly made our Safari special. Fun, professional, friendly - his expertise and knowledge of the animals and parks meant we caught some amazing moments on camera, including a 200 strong elephant migration! His definition to finding the animals was second to none too! It was a very special moment to visit Tanzania as we often had the whole parks to ourselves! The lodges were stunning and Angel put together the perfect itinerary for us. Overall we would not hesitate to book with Earthlife & Moisin and want to thank them for one of the best weeks of our lives - we were so well looked after! We hope to meet again
Clyde T
Clyde T
September 21, 2020.
Serengeti Heaven My wife and I went on our honeymoon in Tanzania, first an 8 day safari with Earthlife and then 5 days in Zanzibar, basically because no where else would let US citizens into their country. I chose Earthlife because it's a local operator, and one of the most reputable in the biz. I worked with Caudence on our itinerary for 2 months getting it just right. Earthlife is definitely the way to go in terms of service and quality. During the trip our guide Jeff worked to get our tickets from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam worked out... something that had nothing to do with Earthlife and they were only able to do because the owner had a relationship with the owner of the airline. Earthlife makes things happen. Speaking of Jeff, he was an incredible guide! He was tireless, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, positive, and funny. He was often first to the scene of awesome sights and he'd go the extra mile - one time we were headed back to camp and he heard there was a rhino on the radio and we went back like an hour just to try to see this one rhino and round out the big 5 (they're pretty rare here). You need to request Jeff. Tanzania is gorgeous and now is the time to see it. Every game park is like your personal wildlife paradise. The people are very kind and unobtrusive. They've been suffering from the Covid economy and you're going to get awesome rates and personalized service. Jeff said the number of vehicles is about 10% of normal. It's like going to disneyland some random mid week vs the saturday before Christmas. The risk of getting Covid is nil from the locals. (Obvi you need to get tested before you come to protect them). Earthlife and Jeff, remember the names!
From $2,850
  • Duration: 8 Day
  • Destinations: Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Zanzibar
  • Price: From $2,850 per person (This price is based on two people. Price may change depending on the number of people or additional activities.)

Day 1: Arrival – Arusha

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to the Venus Hotel in Arusha. Settle into your accommodation, ready to start your safari proper in the morning. If time allows, a complimentary town tour to explore Arusha town and visit a local market can be arranged.

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, you drive to Tarangire National Park where your safari starts. This lovely park has the largest concentrations of elephants in the world and the highest number of breeding bird species. Especially during the dry season, Tarangire National park is packed with wildlife. Big cats like lions, cheetahs, and leopards, but also the seldom seen Kudu, Oryx, and Gerenuk. If you are lucky you can even spot the tree-climbing python. The Tarangire River draws huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, as well as predators who prey upon them. Later in the afternoon, you drive for dinner and overnight to Sangaiwe Tented Lodge, a peaceful setting with great views over Lake Burunge.

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park/Village walk

Today starts, after breakfast, with a walking tour in farming town Mto wa Mbu. This village is unique in Tanzania since it is home to over 120 different tribes from across Africa and forms a colorful mix of languages and customs. Your walking guide will take you to rice and banana plantations, a local beer factory, a school, and a carving factory. Discover the traditional way of life of the villagers. Continue to Lake Manyara National park, which is only a few minute’s drives from Mto wa Mbu. Lake Manyara is known for its huge soda lake filled with pink-hued flamingos, a large population of baboons, incredible birdlife, and breathtaking views. You can see giraffes, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, zebras, flamingos, and if you are lucky you spot a tree-climbing lion. In the late afternoon, you will continue to Eileen’s trees inn for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Ngorongoro crater/African life Experience

Discover today one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders, called the Ngorongoro Crater. It shelters close to 30.000 animals including the Big 5. The crater teems with zebras, buffaloes, lions, wildebeest, elephants, flamingos, ostriches, hippos, cheetahs, and a small population of the rare black rhino. In the late afternoon, you visit a traditional Maasai village to get an insight into the lifestyle of these graceful warriors. After an exhilarating day on safari, you will return to Eileen’s trees inn for dinner. This being an African day experience, today you will have the opportunity to taste the African dishes. After dinner, you will visit the Karatu town to experience African life in a night club where you will interact with the local people and dance the African “Bongo flavor” music and try the local “Kilimanjaro” beer Overnight will be at Eileen’s trees inn.

Day 5: Zanzibar beach

In the morning your driver transfers you to Arusha for lunch. After lunch, you head off to Arusha airport for your flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival at Zanzibar Airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to Warere Beach Hotel for dinner and overnight. This hotel lies in Nungwi, a lovely fishing village in the north of Zanzibar, which offers one of the best beaches on the island.

Day 6: Zanzibar beach

Enjoy laid-back beach life on this tropical island. You can spend the entire day at the beach since the beaches in this northern part of the island are not as tidal. The village has a nature reserve for turtles where you can feed the turtles and even swim with them. The hotel also organizes activities like a village walk, scuba diving, snorkeling, jet-skiing, and fishing that you can book and pay directly. Dinner and overnight will be at Warere Beach Hotel.

Day 7: Stone Town, Spice tour

After breakfast, you drive to Stone town, where you go on a spice tour. After this, you visit the lively Sone Town, which is the cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar. Stone Town is a melting pot of Arab, Persian, Indian and European cultures which makes Stone Town so unique. In the late afternoon, you return to Warere beach hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Departure

You will wake up and have a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, your private driver transfers you to Zanzibar Airport for your international flight.

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