Christmas under the stars

Experience a tropical Christmas and New Year with your loved ones. Beautiful landscapes, captivating cultures, wildlife, dinners under the stars, wonderful beaches; everything is covered.
End the year well! And make this Christmas holiday an unforgettable adventure for both young and old!

On this Christmas trip you will visit Lake Manyara National Park and Serengeti National Park. And on Christmas Eve you dine with your party on the riverbed in the middle of nature.
Zanzibar Island guarantees a relaxing and tropical beach holiday and a crackling end to this unforgettable Christmas trip!

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  • Arusha Day 1
  • Lake Manyara Day 2 - 3
  • Serengeti Day 4 - 6
  • Zanzibar Day 7 - 11
  • Departure Day 12 -13

Travel schedule

You enjoy each other’s company, the thousands of animals and stylish dinners under the stars. Follow the mass migration of wildebeest as they migrate through the Serengeti, and look for flamingos and tree-climbing lions at Lake Manyara. During the holidays you will be pampered even more, and you enjoy being together. In short, an adventurous, atmospheric and varied end to the old year and a sparkling start to the new year.


The journey starts in Arusha city, the safari capital of Tanzania. You will be met at the airport and enjoy the first evening in a comfortable lodge, in the outskirts of the city. At this nice place you can immediately enjoy a snack and drink and the sound of crickets and birds in the background.

Lake Manyara

Before arriving at Lake Manyara National Park, you will drive through the village of Mto wa Mbu. This typical African village has a colorful market. You get a good impression of everyday life. You will then stay for two nights in our Green Camp, in the middle of the park, where you can also take a walking or night safari. Your Christmas dinner is extra attractively decorated and takes place under the stars.


The road from the Ngorongoro Highlands to the Serengeti is one of the most beautiful routes in Tanzania. Serengeti literally means ‘endless plains’. You have probably never been able to see that far in your life. Millions of animals all year round this park, which has so much to offer. You spend the night in a luxury safari camp, on the edge of a river gorge, where a lot of wildlife migrates.


You say goodbye to the guide and fly to Zanzibar Island. A beautiful flight with special views. In the coming days you will enjoy sun, sea and sand on the tropical island of Zanzibar. At the lodge you can relax on the beach or undertake various activities. The old year is almost over, the new is about to begin.


In the evening you fly from Zanzibar Island – via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi – back to Amsterdam (or home destination) where you arrive the next morning. You start the new year relaxed and full of inspiration.

Trip details

The safari with Explore Tanzania is completely private.
You travel with your group in a fixed private jeep, together with a professional safari guide from Explore Tanzania.

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  • Tree Climbing Lions at Lake Manyara
  • Christmas dinner under the stars on the river bed
  • Mass migration in Serengeti National Park
  • Atmospheric beachfront lodge on Zanzibar Island
  • Splashing tropical New Year’s Eve

Price indication

Select accommodations * 
€ 5380 p.p. for 2 people
€ 4590 p.p. for 4 people

This is the price for the Christmas period. This can be lower in the low season, favorable exchange rate, the number of travelers and / or children. And higher at unfavorable exchange rates.

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  • All transfers
  • All accommodations and meals
  • Christmas dinner
  • Bush breakfast Christmas day
  • New Year’s Eve in Zanzibar
  • Safari activities
  • Domestic flights
  • Private 4WD jeep with experienced English speaking guide / driver
  • Entrance fees National Parks
  • Flying Doctors insurance
  • Mineral water, coffee, tea and biscuits during safari


  • International flight
  • Visa Tanzania
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Tips
  • Contribution Calamity Fund € 2.50
  • Optional Activities
  • Lunch on Zanzibar


Experience this Tanzanian Christmas adventure together with a varied safari in beautiful landscapes and enjoy atmospheric dinners. End the old year in Zanzibar and start the new year sparkling on this delightful tropical island!

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