Safari from Zanzibar | Wildlife – Mountain Climbing
Safari from Zanzibar | Safari from Zanzibar to Saadani | Safari from Zanzibar to Mikumi | Safari to Serengeti National Park | Safari from Zanzibar to Ngorongoro | Safari to Tarangire National Park | Safari to Lake Manyara National Park | Safari to Nyerere National Park | Safari to Ruaha National Park
If you want to visit the most famous parks of Tanzania (Serengeti and Ngorongoro, plus Manyara or Tarangire) and have a few days in Zanzibar this is the perfect tour for you.
It only spends one night in Serengeti, which we usually think it's too little, but if your time frame is short and you really want to visit this amazing park, then it is the right choice for you.After the safari, you can enjoy some rest and enjoy the amazing Zanzibar island.
Serengeti to Zanzibar is also a possibility and this is one of the most Popular destination. The trip is though time consuming even by air it is worth taking a shot. From cafes to Hotels there are different parts of the city of Zanzibar that can be explored. Zanzibar, is therefore one stop shop for entertainment and enjoyment for which the Island is known.
Flight from Zanzibar to Serengeti
Distance and Time Required:
The distance is approximately 900km which will take 2 hours and 50 minutes from one airport to another.
Road travel is the other option which is not recommended at all. It is because as soon as you hit the road you will be traveling for 22 hours to cover the 1100km distance. If you are not short on time and love adventure, then this route is recommended. This route is generally not taken by the tourists as they want to get to their destination in a fast and timely manner.
What to expect during the flight?
Ngorongoro Conversation Area is the most important flight attraction which you will be seeing from above. The Ndutu Plains and the other two large craters i.e. Olmoti and Empakai are also visible. Maasai villages are also visible. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Africa. The hiking trails are also visible.
Map from Stone town Zanzibar to Serengeti
National Parks near Zanzibar
Saadani is where the beach meets the bush. The only wildlife sanctuary in East Africa to boast for an Indian Ocean beachfront, it as well possesses all the attributes that make Tanzania’s tropical coastline very popular.
Mikumi National Park borders Selous Game Reserve on the south, the two areas forming a unique ecosystem.Two other natural areas bordering the national park are the Udzungwa Mountains and Uluguru Mountains.
Located in southern Tanzania and far from the madding crowds, the Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest game reserve and one of our favourite wildlife viewing areas. This really is a hidden gem!
Flight from Zanzibar to Kilimanjaro
The average flying distance from Zanzibar to Kilimanjaro is equal to is 385 km ( 239 miles) and will take approximately 2 hours and 15 mins from the airport to airport. The trip offers you some very little time to relax, you’ll have just enough time to enjoy the sites before you touch down at Arusha Airport.
Flights Depart from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport which is located just 10 mins from the city centre.
You will take off to the west on your flight from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro, with Nairobi National Park on your left, then circle to head south to Tanzania with Oloolua forest and Ngong Hills Nature Reserve visible on your right. You will continue South through Kenya with Chyulu Hills Reserve visible in the distance, and then cross the border into Tanzania over Mount Longido Forest Reserve with the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro on your left.
If you prefer to get a better lay of the land you can also travel by ferry to the mainland and then by road by hiring a car or booking a bus, travelling by road you will have to cover around 680 KM.
The Lemosho Route is often considered the most beautiful of all the trekking trails up Mount Kilimanjaro. It is one of the newer routes on the mountain and shares a portion of the same path as Machame route, although it holds a few advantages over that route that definitely make worth considering, particularly for travelers who have some extra time. Starting the western flanks of Mount Kilimanjaro at the Londorossi Gate, the Lemosho Route wanders its way up one of the more remote sections of the mountain. The trail takes hikers through a beautiful rain forest where they might have the chance to spot wildlife along the way. Black and white colobus monkeys are routinely seen in the forests, as are blue monkeys, small lizard and a wide assortment of birds. From there, the path wanders out onto the Shira Plateau, crossing it from west to east on relatively flat and easy to walk terrain.
Map from Stone town Zanzibar to Kilimanjaro - Lemosho - Marangu - Machame
Safari from Zanzibar - Kilimanjaro Mountain - FAQ
Tanzania Safari FAQ
The migration in East Africa is world-renowned. Millions of wildebeests participate in the migration through Tanzania and Kenya. Hundreds of thousands of zebra join them. Although lions and other carnivores do not migrate with the grazing animals, they feast on them when their paths cross. More on Migration.
The best time to see the migration in Tanzania is often January-March and June-August. In the Kenya, it is often best September-October. These are also the most popular times to go, so you will need to book well in advance. You will see an abundance of wildlife all year round.
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Yes, you can get a visa at major airports and at border crossings, but try to get one ahead of time to make your entry into the country as easy as possible. Take a look at Visas.
Lodges and tented camps serve breakfast and dinner, typically buffet-style. Lunches are often a box lunch eaten while on your game drive.
We use 4 or 6 passenger 4-wheel-drive Land Cruisers, all with viewing roofs for the safaris. The vehicles have an inverter for charging batteries, a radio, and a cooler.
Zanzibar Safari FAQ
Yes, you can drink alcohol in Zanzibar, but be discreet. If you drink in the appropriate places and respect the local Muslim culture, having a few drinks is fine.
The average price of a 7-day trip to Zanzibar is $2,386 for a solo traveler, $4,285 for a couple, and $8,034 for a family of 4. Zanzibar hotels range from $38 to $217 per night with an average of $64, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $400 per night for the entire home.
YES! The Tanzania tourist visa policy, which includes the visa laws for the Zanzibar Archipelago, states that roughly 40 nationalities may visit the country for tourism without obtaining a visa, for short stays. However, all other foreign citizens traveling to Tanzania or Zanzibar for tourism or leisure need a visa.
The language most widely spoken is a highly Arabicized form of Swahili (Kiswahili).
7-10 days in total is enough for Zanzibar. North East very tropical with good resorts.
The best time to visit Zanzibar is during the archipelago’s dry season, from July to September, which is a very popular time to travel. However, it’s worthwhile travelling at most times of year, with balmy temperatures between 28°C and 34°C and sunshine the norm.
YES! Kilimanjaro does not require any technical mountaineering skills. This means that almost everyone can successfully make it to the summit. To successfully climb Kilimanjaro, you need to be both physically and mentally fit.
I would say NO! Kilimanjaro’s altitude is a significant challenge, but climbers do not need supplemental oxygen to climb Kilimanjaro or reach the summit. To reach to the summit you use the acclimatization method of walking slowly “pole pole” climb high, sleep low.
Unfortunately it is not possible to climb Kilimanjaro without a guide. In 1991 the Tanzanian government and Kilimanjaro National Park Authority changed it’s policy towards unsupported treks on Mount Kilimanjaro. In short the regulations require that all trekkers are accompanied by a registered and licensed guide.
Most people agree that Kilimanjaro is harder than Everest Base Camp. While there are aspects of the Everest Base Camp trek that are harder than Kilimanjaro, the general feeling is that Kilimanjaro is the harder of the two treks. The main reason for this is summit night – it’s a biggie.
At the peak that is Uhuru Peak, the temperatures falls between 20 and -20 degrees Fahrenheit (-7 to -29 degrees Celsius).
High park fees and logistical costs mean there is no such thing as a cheap Kilimanjaro climb. The best way to keep down costs is to form or join a group of four or more like-minded hikers, and to stick to the Marangu Route, which is more popular and busy than the other options, but also less logistically complicated.
The best time to climb Kilimanjaro is January-February or August-September, when warmer temperatures and clear skies are most likely. But these are also the most crowded months. Climbing in March or October, just before each of two rainy seasons, is the best hedge to avoid both crowds and foul weather.