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Regal Sunbird Fly-in Safari

Experience the highlights of Tanzania with a safari in the country’s famous northern parks followed by historic Stone Town and the palm-fringed beaches of Zanzibar, staying in high-quality accommodation throughout.

Regal Sunbird Fly-in Safari: Summary

Regal Sunbird Fly-in Safari in a nutshell

The Regal Sunbird sample safari takes in the highlights of Tanzania, combining a classic safari in the northern parks with a week on Zanzibar, staying at high-quality safari camps and a luxury hotel on the beach.

You’ll start in northern Tanzania with a couple of nights in Tarangire National Park, staying at Kuro Tarangire. Enjoy the relative wilderness of this lesser-known park as you watch elephants wading through the Silale Swamps and discover Tarangire’s flora and fauna.

Next head north to the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world, and the crater floor is home to a high concentration of wildlife. Spend two nights at the stylish Entamanu Safari Camp, perched near the edge of the crater and providing stunning views.

Your next stop will be Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp in the Serengeti. This comfortable tented camp moves location several times a year in order to follow the wildebeest migration, giving you the best possible chance of seeing the vast herds. If you stay between June and October you may be lucky enough to see a river crossing over the Mara River.

Following your safari, you’ll fly onto Zanzibar. Spend a couple of nights in historic Stone Town where you can explore the labyrinth of narrow streets with a local guide and smell the fresh spices at the market. Then head on to the east coast of the island where you’ll spend three nights at the luxurious Tulia beach hotel.

At a glance

Starts: Kilimanjaro International Airport
2 nights Kuro Tarangire - Tarangire National Park, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
2 nights Entamanu Ngorongoro - Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
3 nights Nomad Serengeti Camp - Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
2 nights Kisiwa House - Stone Town, Zanzibar Bed & Breakfast
3 nights Tulia Zanzibar - East Coast Zanzibar, Zanzibar Full Board
Ends: Dar es Salaam International Airport

Kuro Tarangire

Days 1-3

Kuro Tarangire is a delightful tented camp deep in Tarangire National Park, where fewer people reach. Although the rooms are substantial, and well thought out, the style is rustic with a focus on natural rather than luxurious. The tranquil setting is also a favourite for wildlife and animals often browse nearby.

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Entamanu Ngorongoro

Days 3-5

Entamanu Ngorongoro is a relatively new tented camp, opened in August 2016, and set in an isolated, scenic spot high on the crater rim. The drive in, along relatively poor roads, can take up to an hour and a half, but there's very often the bonus of giraffe (a species that is absent from the crater itself) to be seen en route.

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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp

Days 5-8

Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp is a classic tented mobile camp for up to 14 guests. The camp changes location several times a year, broadly following the wildebeest migration around Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, when hundreds of thousands of animals move through the ecosystem.

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Kisiwa House

Days 8-10

Constructed in 1840 by an influential Omani merchant, Kisiwa House was one of the frist buildings in Stone Town and has been in the same family for generations. It was lovingly renovated, and opened to the public as a boutique hotel in 2009. Its central location in the heart of Stone Town's Shangani area, just off Kenyatta Road, makes this a great base to explore all that Zanzibar's capital has to offer.

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Tulia Zanzibar

Days 10-13

After four years in the building, the 16-room Tulia Zanzibar Beach Resort, to give its full name, opened in 2016 on Zanzibar’s north-east coast. The sea-facing side of the property is set on low cliffs above the Indian Ocean, with the beach below accessible only at mid-to-low tide. The very large, air-conditioned rooms are separated by densely planted tropical gardens and indigenous shade trees.

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Kuro Tarangire

Kuro Tarangire

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Entamanu Ngorongoro

Entamanu Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp

Nomad Serengeti Camp

Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

Kisiwa House

Kisiwa House

Stone Town, Zanzibar

Tulia Zanzibar

Tulia Zanzibar

East Coast Zanzibar, Zanzibar

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Regal Sunbird Fly-in Safari.

  • Travel in style combining Tanzania’s northern parks with the beaches of Zanzibar
  • Witness the great wildebeest migration on the short grass plains of the Serengeti
  • Search for elephants in Tarangire’s vast swamps
  • Take in the dramatic views over the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Unwind at a luxurious boutique hotel on Zanzibar’s pretty east coast

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Regal Sunbird Fly-in Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Cultural excursion

  • Guided walking safari

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Kayaking

  • Night drive

  • Scuba-diving

  • Snorkelling

  • Watersports

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Key species to see on the Regal Sunbird Fly-in Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Regal Sunbird Fly-in Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Black Rhino

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Eland

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Leopard

89% chance

Striped Hyena

86% chance

Cheetah

57% chance

Aardvark

28% chance

Oryx

28% chance

Roan antelope

28% chance

Wild dog

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this holiday

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Regal Sunbird Fly-in Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


Mto Wa Mbu Village Walk

Mto Wa Mbu Village Walk

Two to three hours

Discover the intricacies of day-to-day life in the large Tanzanian village of Mto Wa Mbu with a knowledgeable local guide. This is not a village set up for tourists; Mto Wa Mbu is a real community and offers a chance to see a side of the country that many visitors pass by.

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Jozani Forest Tour

Jozani Forest Tour

Half-day or combine with other tours

For nature lovers, Jozani Forest is a must. One of the last sanctuaries of the red colobus monkey, it features a diverse range of habitats, from mangrove forests to salt marshes. Keep your eyes peeled for other forest residents, including Sykes’ monkey, bushbabies, duikers and more than 40 species of bird.

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Balloon Safari over the Serengeti

Balloon Safari over the Serengeti

Three hours - approx. one hour flight

As the sun rises over the Serengeti National Park in Northern Tanzania, climb aboard for an extraordinary adventure. For an hour you’ll float in a hot air balloon over beautiful savannah and woodland and a diversity of plains wildlife.

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100% (9 reviews)
Empakaai Crater Hike

Empakaai Crater Hike

Half day, two - three hour walk

Spend a half day hiking through the Empakaai Crater, in the Highlands area of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), led by an experienced guide and accompanied by a ranger.

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Olmoti Crater walk

Olmoti Crater walk

Half day - two to three hour walk

Follow an ancient Maasai cattle trail on this private hike up the Olmoti Crater, led by an experienced guide and accompanied by an armed ranger. The crater may not compete in size with the neighbouring Ngorongoro Crater, but the birding is good, the mountain views wonderful, and the array of ferns is a botanist’s dream.

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Safari in Ngorongoro Crater

Safari in Ngorongoro Crater

Typically a full day

To drive into the Ngorongoro Crater is to immerse yourself in a renowned wildlife park. Prides of lion and clans of hyena patrol amongst herds of zebra, wildebeest and Thomson’s gazelle, whilst flocks of crowned cranes keep out the way of jackals. Come for elephants with big tusks, too. And then there are the rhino…

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95% (37 reviews)
Lake Manyara Safari

Lake Manyara Safari

Half-day or full-day

Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park makes a great safari destination. Here, along with elephant herds and plains game, you’ll find jungle-like forests that are home to blue monkeys, a soda lake tinged pink by flamingos and some of Tanzania’s best birding.

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90% (31 reviews)
Crater Rim Walk

Crater Rim Walk

Half day - two hour walk

For some fantastic views, and the chance to see flora and fauna up close, take a walk along the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. Led by an experienced safari guide and accompanied by an armed ranger, you will be able to take in the scale and beauty of the landscape from a different perspective.

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Jambiani Village Tour

Jambiani Village Tour

Half-day - mornings

Tear yourself away from the soft white sands of Zanzibar to get under the skin of the history and culture of Jambiani village. Join a knowledgeable local guide to discover the intricacies of day-to-day life in this traditional coastal village, with much of the profits being ploughed back into the community.

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Olduvai Gorge visit

Olduvai Gorge visit

One - two hours

See for yourself the renowned archaeological site of Olduvai (or Oldupai) Gorge, which lies en route between the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park. Famed for the discoveries of early hominin remains as well as the Laetoli Footprints, the site offers beautiful views, an engaging museum and potentially the opportunity to visit an active dig.

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95% (8 reviews)
Maasai Village Visit

Maasai Village Visit

Two to three hours - afternoon activity

Gain an authentic insight into Maasai life, visiting one of the villages in the highland areas of the Ngorongoro Crater. Far from being a commercialised, contrived experience, this is a genuine opportunity to visit a real village, and to be welcomed by the villagers.

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Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway

Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway

Usually one hour

Experience the forest of Lake Manyara National Park from a whole new perspective – high up in the trees. The first suspended walkway in Tanzania, it stretches underneath the canopy for 370m between the mahogany and fig trees, giving intrepid visitors a unique view of the surrounding flora and fauna.

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60% (1 reviews)

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