Join this journey through lands resplendent with luscious landscapes, primal creatures, unique cultures and cities built on history and legend. From hearing the distinct, guttural roar of a lion while on safari in the Serengeti, to seeing villagers go about their daily life, to smelling the heady fragrance of fresh spices in Zanzibar, this trip provides experiences that will excite the senses and reveal the true essence of Tanzania. By day, get out and interact with locals, walk through forests, markets and national parks, then by night, rest in comfortable lodges and hotels - a fun yet relaxing way to see the gems of East Africa.
Day 1 Arusha
Arrive in the safari capital of Tanzania.
Day 2 Karatu
Drive through the land of the Maasai on the way to a small village inhabited by the Umburu people. Make new friends and learn about their customs and culture on a tour of the village and surrounding farmlands.
Days 3-4 Serengeti National Park
Sweeping plains filled with an abundance of iconic animals and birdlife - the Serengeti is one of the nature's best achievements. Buckle up for game drives that will provide the opportunity to spot zebras, lions, elephants and more. An optional sunrise balloon ride over the Serengeti provides memories to last a lifetime.
Days 5-6 Ngorongoro Crater
Travel to the astonishing Ngorongoro Crater, home to some 30,000 animals including leopards, impalas, zebras, hippos and endangered black rhinos. A trip to the crater floor provides countless wildlife-spotting moments and photo opportunities.
Day 7 Marangu
Visit the kids of the Amani Children's Home, a special Intrepid-supported project that houses and educates orphans and street kids. Stay overnight in the small village of Marangu.
Days 8-9 Usambara Mountains
Witness the day-to-day life of the crop-growing Chagga people and sample the flavours of their traditional cuisine. Journey to the remote and misty Usambara Mountains and enjoy guided walks through the lush forest.
Day 10 Dar es Salaam
In free time, explore the markets and historic buildings of this picturesque port town.
Days 11-13 Zanzibar
Catch the ferry to exotic Zanzibar and enjoy a trip to a fragrant spice plantation.