The Tanzania + Zanzibar Experience

Arusha + Tarangire National Park + Zanzibar

There aren’t very many places in the world where you can share a champagne picnic with your crew in the middle of a safari, sleep in luxurious tents secluded amongst giant trees, and have a massage with indigenous treatments after a relaxing day on the beach.

Join us on our 9-day luxury adventure in Tanzania and Zanzibar and experience the country’s culture on a deeper level than the limited Discovery Channel narrative you’ve been told. You can’t call yourself an explorer until you have experienced the beauty and nature of Eastern Africa for yourself.

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of your senses singing after an incredible day in nature, watching huge herds of elephants, zebras and wild cats during your game drive, and enjoying your sundowner before going back to your luxurious tent.

And you didn’t come snatched for nothin’! The pics you will snap of your melanin poppin’ in during the safari watching wild animals at the watering hole will be enough to shut down the gram, no cap.

Whether you are soaking it in on your lunch picnic, the game drive, or exploring picturesque cities in the Zanzibar peninsula, the breathtaking scenery and the mix of cultures will make you feel blessed to experience the beauty of Eastern Africa.

Priceless moments with new friends, historical exploration, an exciting game drive, and pampered relaxation await on your Up in the Air Life journey through Tanzania and Zanzibar.

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Here's your trip at a glance.


From exploring Stone Town in Zanzibar to embarking on a safari in Tanzania, this trip offers a wide variety of scenery (and selfie) opportunities. You will be able to check must-see sites like the slave market, Darajani marketplace, the House of Wonders, the Old Fort, the Sultan’s Palace, and the Tangarine National Park during your game drive off your bucket list.


This trip is your chance to be classy, bougie, and a little ratchet. From high dining on food created by the finest chefs on your sanctuary retreat and learning about the Massai culture to having a relaxing day and massages in top-notch accommodations, you will experience the full spectrum of Tanzania and Zanzibar’s multifaceted culture and hospitality.


Our accommodations are so extra. After a long day admiring the majesty of elephants, finding the best deals in the market, or soaking in the sites, you will relax in a sumptuous sanctuary retreat in the Tarangire National Park. In Zanzibar, enjoy an exotic beach resort; a paradise setting for a luxurious escape. Only the best for Lifers!

Explore the day-by-day itinerary.



Day 1

Welcome to Tanzania! Arrive at Arusha Airport (JRO)

Today your once in a lifetime journey begins when you arrive in the bustling and vibrant town of Arusha.

Your haven awaits, as you sit back and relax before your East African Safari kicks off. 



Day 2

Today we’re heading to the Swala safari camp located in the Tarangire. 

After landing in the bush we will take a game drive to the camp’s secluded location and enjoy a leisure lunch on arrival. Each of the twelve luxurious tents are shaded by tall acacia trees and ancient baobabs, with a well-frequented waterhole in view from your accommodation.

In the afternoon there is time to relax before enjoying an exciting game drive in an open four-wheel-drive vehicle. 

Huge herds of elephant, greater kudu, impala, and zebra are all easily spotted whilst leopards lurk in the trees.

Day 3

Today after noshing on breakfast in the bush watching the animals at the watering hole, we’ll engage in a full day game drive into the heart of the Tarangire National Park. We’ll enjoy most of the day out on the drive so a picnic lunch will be calling our name.

This evening return to camp and gather round the campfire while you watch the sun set over the plains before you settle in at the dining tent for a deliciously prepared meal. 

After, retire to your super comfortable tent for a restful sleep in preparation for an early start tomorrow.

Day 4

It’s our first early morning at the camp.

Since animals are at their most active in the morning, it’s rise and shine and time to get ready to catch the action!

Today would be a great afternoon to grab a massage or enjoy light reading in the living room area at the lodge.

Day 5

A little rest and relaxation is on the cards today, as you design your day to include an early morning drive or mid-afternoon massage. 

Whatever you choose, we’ll take care of the details. 

In the morning you’ll have the option to visit a local school where you may share stories to the children and learn more about Sanctuary Retreats social responsibility and how your safari stay contributes to these give back initiatives. 

On our last night at the camp, we’ll listen to old school music and dance the night away in the outdoor living room.

Day 6

Welcome to Zanzibar! 

Upon arrival at Zanzibar International Airport, you will be met by our team and transferred by private vehicle to your hotel located in Stone Town.

Stone Town is a fine example of the Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa.

The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Tonight we will connect over cocktails and an amazing dinner.

Welcome home.

Day 7

Enjoy a laid back lush breakfast at the hotel before enjoying a walking tour of Stone Town. 

Stone Town is a very lively place where you’ll find a mixture of Arabic, African, Indian and European cultures living comfortably together.

While we wander around the city, we’ll take a historical and cultural journey through the old slave market, Darajani marketplace, the House of Wonders, the Old Fort and the Sultan’s Palace.

After lunch, we’ll enjoy delicious seafood at a local restaurant where your tastebuds will come alive with local flavours.

Day 8

Enjoy your last day in Zanzibar and relinquish yourself to the spa for some indigenous treatments at the hotel. 

The spa treatments use natural organic products which harness the restorative powers of pure actives from the ocean, plants and minerals.

Soothe limbs in the steam and sauna, preparing them for the most effective massage and treatments. 

You’re invited to stay afterwards, relaxing in the spa pool and Jacuzzi, absorbing the full benefits of your therapy. 

Join us later at “The Rock” for an amazing farewell dinner.


Day 9

Rise and shine for your last morning in Zanzibar. 

Enjoy a quiet morning by the pool to reflect on an amazing week. 

Your Up in the Air Life private driver will then whisk you away to the airport for your flight back home.

No matter where you travel, our standards are the same.


Connect with amazing people.

We provide the opportunity to make friendships with people who share your worldview and won't ask why you wear a bonnet to sleep.

Experience attentive
and authentic hospitality.

Not only is the staff of Up in the Air Life dedicated to making sure your trip is flawlessly executed, but we are also intentional about choosing locales and vendors who celebrate Black travelers.

Be pampered with only the best.

There is no need to take a break from your baller lifestyle when you travel with us. Our lodging, excursions, and dining are pure luxury.

Feel safe and secure.

Our experienced American guides and well-maintained local relationships mean that you will have peace of mind when you travel with us.

Say "goodbye" to FOMO.

Our trips are anything but basic. While we make sure you see well-known main attractions, we also develop itineraries that will give you unique stories to share with your friends back home.


The Tanzania + Zanzibar Experience

What is included:

Our trips get you close to that Beyoncé-on-a-boat lifestyle. Let us handle your travel style glow up.

  • Up in the Air Life Onsite Staff
  • Safari Camp Staff in Tanzania
  • 4 Nights Lodging Accommodations at the Sanctuary Retreats Luxury Swala Safari Camp
  • 3 Nights Lodging Accommodations at Park Hyatt in Zanzibar
  • Daily gourmet breakfast, lunch, and dinners at Safari Camp
  • Welcome dinner in Zanzibar
  • Spice and History Tour in Zanzibar
  • Lunch in Zanzibar
  • Daily Drives at the Swala Safari Camp
  • Visit to a Local School in Tanzania
  • Visit to a Bike Shop in Tanzania
  • Dinner at “The Rock” in Zanzibar
  • Local wines and spirits while at the Safari Camp
  • VIP Meet + Greet Airport Transfers
  • Intra-country flights from Zanzibar to Safari Camp in Tanzania
  • Intra-country flight from Safari camp in Tanzania to Arusha
  • Transportation from Arusha back to JR Airport
  • Personalized Swag Bag

What is not included:

We take care of all the details on your itinerary once you land. If you want to further personalize your experience, go off!

  • International flights to Arusha Airport (JRO), Tanzania, and home from Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ), Tanzania.
  • Travel Medical Insurance abroad
  • Passport & Visa fees
  • Tips and gratuities for UITAL Staff, Guides, and Drivers

Can you envision yourself on this trip?

Download "The Tanzania Experience" trip brochure and keep it handy as you continue to explore, or take the plunge and book now.