What's included

  • 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, including a fresh seafood beach bbq
    8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, including a fresh seafood beach bbq
  •  8 nights based on sharing twin-rooms in a luxury safari camp, boutique lodges and a stylish oceanfront hotel
    8 nights based on sharing twin-rooms in a luxury safari camp, boutique lodges and a stylish oceanfront hotel
  • From safaris to snorkelling - All activities are included with a Flash Pack Leader & Driver throughout
    From safaris to snorkelling - All activities are included with a Flash Pack Leader & Driver throughout
  • Max 16 Flashpackers
    Max 16 Flashpackers
  • Domestic flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
    Domestic flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
  • Private safari jeep, dhow boat and minibus, plus airport pickup any time on Day 1
    Private safari jeep, dhow boat and minibus, plus airport pickup any time on Day 1

See the Serengeti in style with 2 nights at an epic safari camp, staying in luxury tents after spotting the Big Five on bucket list safaris. Explore Africa’s ‘Garden of Eden’ at Ngorongoro Crater for an incredible game drive through its wildlife-packed landscape. Look out to views of Mt Kilimanjaro from a boutique lodge and go off the beaten path to discover authentic village life. Dive into the tropical paradise of Zanzibar to set sail on a traditional Dhow boat, snorkel through the coral reef of Mnemba Atoll and tuck into an al fresco beach feast. 

 

There are few countries in the world where you can come eye to eye with a wild lion, a giant tortoise and a critically endangered black rhino. Fewer still that are home to epic craters that resemble the Garden of Eden and ancient gorges that hold the oldest recorded remains of our human ancestors. In fact there is only one such country, and that Flashpackers, is the incredibly diverse kingdom of Tanzania. With more than 4 million wild animals roaming across its horizon stretching plains, Tanzania has the largest concentration of animals per square kilometre in the world. This adventure therefore, is one for you animal lovers. Join us as we explore the Serengeti on foot on an amazing walking safari and jump in jeeps in search of the Big 5, stopping to spot cheetahs lurking in long grasses and hippos wallowing in waterholes. Along the way we’ll sleep beneath the stars in luxury safari tents and descend into Ngorongoro Crater on a spectacular game drive. We’ll look out to Mt Kilimanjaro from a boutique lodge and go off the beaten path to discover authentic village life, all before ending your adventure in the tropical paradise of Zanzibar. Here you can snorkel through coral reefs, learn of its spicy history and sail past dolphins on a traditional dhow boat. It’s an adventure of once in a lifetime experiences and unforgettable encounters, this is bucket list stuff right here.

 

The Flash Pack promise

Here at Flash Pack, we’re committed to unique adventures that deliver great value for money. We pack our trips with epic experiences (unlike other companies, all activities are included), hand-pick stylish hotels and match you with like-minded people.

  • Spot the Big 5 on epic game drives through the Serengeti National Park
  • Go off the beaten path on a Serengeti walking safari
  • Set sail on a traditional dhow boat for a day of sailing and snorkelling through Zanzibar
  • Stay in a luxury Serengeti safari camp
  • Relax on the some of the best beaches in the world in Zanzibar
  • Drive through the incredible landscape of the Ngorongoro Crater on an awesome game drive
  • Explore the medieval streets of Stone Town, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Enjoy awesome views of Mt Kilimanjaro from your lodge located on a 70 acre coffee farm

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE IN ARUSHA

Welcome to Arusha – the gateway to safari adventure! Sip back welcome drinks in this lively city and get to know your fellow Flashpackers, making the most of city life before we head into the Serengeti wilderness tomorrow…

 

Step off the plane at Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport and let those pre-adventure endorphins sink in. Welcome to your wild adventure in Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa and home to some of the best wildlife in the world, Africa’s highest mountain and the sizzling Zanzibar archipelago. Please arrive by 4pm, ready for your airport transfer to whisk you to your hotel in Arusha where you can settle in and freshen up. Come evening, you will meet your expert Pack Leader who will be your source of all Tanzanian wisdom. Here in Arusha, you’ll find a large and lively city that contrasts to the lush beauty of the wild national parks to the north. Enjoy welcome drinks in this safari gateway with your fellow Flashpackers, getting to know the like-minded adventurers who you’ll be sharing the ride with. Toast to new horizons and relish the thought of all that is to come, tomorrow the Serengeti awaits…

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A safari adventure is on your doorstep...

Arusha can be found at the base of Mt Meru

Welcome to Tanzania!

Go for welcome drinks in this lively city

Day 2: TICK A SERENGETI SAFARI OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST

Get set for a bucket list day in the Serengeti, stopping by the historic Olduvai Gorge before jumping in jeeps in search of the big 5. Tonight you’ll sleep beneath the stars in luxury safari tents and gather round the campfire to the sound of buzzing nightjars and howling hyenas.

 

Bid farewell to the city today as we head to the vast wilderness of the Serengeti National Park. Along the way, we’ll stop by the historic Olduvai Gorge that’s home to the earliest evidence of the existence of humans. The gorge itself can be found in the Great Rift Valley, where hundreds of fossilised bones and stone tools have been unearthed by Paleoanthropologists flocking from far and wide. It’s then time to hit the wide open plains of the Serengeti, known as ‘the place where the land moves on forever’ and it’s not hard to see why. Welcome to one of the most epic safari destinations on earth, a true bucket list destination in every sense of the word. Depending on the season, you’ll either arrive in the striking sun-parched beauty of the dry season or the green abundance following the rains. Here you’ll find lions roaming through the long grasses, giraffes munching through the striking acacia trees and elephants making a splash in the inviting waterholes. This afternoon we’ll jump aboard jeeps for your first taste of a Serengeti game drive where we’ll be cruising across the open savannah in search of the Big 5. Keep your eyes peeled for an elusive leopard lurking in the grasses or the distinctive silhouette of a rhino, but there’s so much more to see than the Big 5. There are cheetahs sprinting across the open plains or the 500 different bird species flying overhead. In true safari style, your home for the night can be found in the typical safari tents of the Mapito safari camp where a cosy campfire awaits – this is the life.

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Stay in a luxury safari tent in the Serengeti

Embrace safari life in a traditional safari tent

Prepare for an unforgettable day in the Serengeti

Stop by the historic Olduvai Gorge

Welcome to 'the place where the land moves on forever’

Go on an afternoon game drive across the vast plains

Cruise along in open top jeeps

There's striking beauty around every corner

And fierce predators

Ever seen a lion in the wild?

Admire your first Serengeti sunset

Enjoy a night beneath the stars

Day 3: STROLL THROUGH THE SERENGETI

Go off the beaten path on a morning walking safari, feeling at one with the wild landscape for more personal wildlife encounters. Cruise across the beautiful plains of the Serengeti on an afternoon game drive with your expert guide showing you the best wild hangouts. From sunbathing lions to migrating wildebeest, have your cameras at the ready. Come evening, head back to your boutique safari camp for dinner and Serengeti sundowners.

 

Rise and shine to the sounds of the Serengeti, ready to get out on foot for an awesome walking safari. This is a thrilling way to view the wildlife in the most authentic way, feeling at one with the landscape around you rather than a mere spectator in a jeep. Here you can be a participant in this wild world, enjoying more personal encounters with the wildlife surrounding you. Make the most of discovering the untouched wilderness on foot with your expert guide leading the way, taking you off the beaten path and up to great viewpoints that you can’t reach by car. Then, after 3 – 4 hours of off-road exploration, we’ll return to camp for lunch. This afternoon we’ll hop in jeeps once more for another epic game drive. Watch the landscape change from the open plains of the centre to the forested scrub in the north, with the stunning savannah in between. You may also stop by the Simba Kopjes, an impressive rock outcrop where you’ll find sleepy lions basking in the sun or protective cheetahs sheltering their cubs. Have your binoculars at the ready as you witness the amazing scene unfold before you, whether this is thousands of wildebeests roaming across the plains or hippos wallowing in a watering hole. Then as the sun begins to set and the hyenas begin to howl, head back to your cosy camp for dinner. Here you can gather around the campfire, look up to the star lit skies and embrace the cheesiness for all its worth.

 

Please note: If you would like to float above the Serengeti in a hot air balloon, you can choose this optional extra instead of the morning walking safari. This sunrise safari is an amazing way to admire the the stretching vistas below, showing you a unique bird’s eye view and landing wherever the gentle breeze takes you. Ask us for details.

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Wake up in your African safari tent

Float above the Serengeti in a hot air balloon as an optional extra

This is an amazing way to admire the vast panorama

Enjoy the thrilling experience of a walking safari

Hike up to stunning viewpoints

Get up close and personal with the wildlife

Look down to thousands of wildebeest

Go on more epic game drives in the Serengeti National Park

Have your cameras at the ready for amazing photo opportunities

Your expert guide will know the best wild hangouts

Watch out for local traffic

Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife lurking in the grasses

Tick buffalo off your Big 5 search

Look out for sunbathing lions on the Simba Kopjes

Head back to camp as the sun sets

Gather around the campfire with your fellow Flashpackers

Sleep beneath the stars in a luxury safari tent

Important notes

Fly into: Arusha Airport (ARK) OR Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Fly out of: Zanzibar – Abeid Amani Karume Airport International Airport (ZNZ)

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, click here to learn more.

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