Enjoy the countless animals, the Maasai culture and the real island feeling. This safari’s eco-friendly locations and accommodations make this trip extra special. An unforgettable experience!
You travel through the safari parks of Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara, where countless migrating animals move in search of fresh grass and water.
Mafia Island isn’t all about tourism (yet). Here, you sleep in a tree house, equipped with all possible comfort and a beautiful view of the ocean. This is travelling consciously.
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- Arusha Day 1 - 2
- Lake Manyara Day 3 - 4
- Ngorongoro area Day 5
- Ngorongoro Crater Day 6 morning
- Serengeti Day 6 - 8
- Mafia Island Day 9 -11
- Departure Day 12 - 13
Enjoy the thousands of animals that are around all year. Follow the great migration of wildebeests from our mobile camp in Serengeti National Park. You’re at the perfect location to see this world-famous trek. Moreover, in Mafia Island Marine Park you experience the impressive underwater world of the Indian Ocean very close.
Your trip starts in Arusha city, the safari capital of Tanzania. You’re welcomed at the airport and enjoy the first evening in a comfortable and eco-friendly hotel, on the city’s outskirts. At this pleasant place you enjoy a drink and a bite, with the sounds of crickets and young birds in the background.
The next day, you go on a canoe safari on Lake Momella. You see wild animals on the shore, many birds and hippos. From a safe distance of course.
Before you reach Lake Manyara National Park , you drive through the village of Mto wa Mbu. This typical African village hosts a colourful local market with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Certainly worth to explore.
Subsequently, you spend two nights inside (or near) the park, from where you go for a walking safari. There’s a great chance that animals pass by as you enjoy a cold drink at your luxurious tent. Surrounded by nature, you fall asleep on a wonderful mattress with animal sounds in the background.
In Mto wa Mbu, you enjoy a delicious lunch prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Furthermore, you have the opportunity to go on a cycling trip or get acquainted with this bustling village’s lifestyle on foot.
You then drive on to the Ngorongoro Highlands, where you spend the night in a luxury camp at the heart of “Maasai land” among ancient forests and with a gorgeous view of Lake Eyasi!
This morning is all about the Big Five. You’re going to make a safari in the world famous Ngorongoro Crater.
We continue the road from the Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti. This is one of the most iconic itineraries in the whole of Tanzania.
Serengeti literally means “endless plains”. You’ve probably never been able to see for such a distance in your life. Millions of animals pass through this park throughout the year, which has so much to offer. In addition to game drivers, you have the opportunity to go on a walking safari with a park ranger.
You tell your guide goodbye and fly to Mafia Island. A beautiful flight with exceptional views. You enjoy the coming days on this tropical island like Robinson Crusoe.
What makes the best impression on you? Relaxing in a fantastic (luxurious) tree house or a meeting with the (harmless) whale shark or manta ray … You only know once you’ve tried!
In the evening, you fly from Zanzibar Island – via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi – back to your home destination, where you arrive the next morning.
This safari with Explore Tanzania is completely private.
You travel with your own group in a fixed, private jeep, together with a professional safari guide from Explore Tanzania.
You stay in environmentally friendly and socially responsible accommodations.
Experience this Tanzanian adventure consciously, explore the gorgeous sceneries on this diversified safari, and end with a very special tropical island experience!
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