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14 Days Western Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar

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14 Days
Availability : Available year round
Arusha
Zanzibar

This 14-day safari package will take you to the Spice Islands of Zanzibar, Katavi National Park, Mahale National Park, and Lake Tanganyika. Activities during this tour include game drives, snorkeling, diving, chimpanzee tracking, beach holidays and historical tours

Tour Details

Tour Highlights

  • Chimpanzees on the slopes of Gombe and Mahale National Parks
  • Swim, snorkel, dive and kayak in the crystal clear waters of Lake Tanganyika, Africa’s deepest lake and the  the world’s longest and second deepest freshwater lake
  • See Spectacular sceneries, herds of buffaloes and elephants converging on water sources, pods of hippos, lions and hyenas  in Katavi National Park;
  • Huge Nile crocodiles living in caves along the Katabi River.
  • The Spicy Islands of Zanzibar

Departure & Return Location

Arusha Airport (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Accommodation for the duration of the safari
  • Transport in 4x4 safari vehicle with a popup viewing roof
  • Domestic flights (Arusha to Mahale National Park and back, Arusha Airport to Zanzibar Airport)
  • Professional guide(driver)
  • Park fees including taxes
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Bottled Water
  • Airport transfers (Kilimanjaro International Airport - JRO or Arusha Airport - ARK)
  • Flying Doctors (AMREF) insurance during the safari

Price Excludes

  • Expenses for optional activities
  • Expenses for personal spending e.g souvenir purchases,etc
  • Drinks (Alcoholic and soft drinks)
  • Visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities
  • Optional beach holidays or Kilimanjaro Climbs
  • Travel insurance
Itinerary

Arrival Day Welcome to Tanzania

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport(JRO), you will be picked up by our driver; you will be driven to your hotel in Arusha. Once in Arusha(depending on your flight arrival time), you will have the time to tour the city. You will meet the local people, see their arts and crafts and if interested you may buy souvenirs from them.

Dinner and overnight accommodation in your hotel at Arusha.

Day 1Arusha - Katavi National Park

After breakfast at your hotel, you will fly from Arusha Airport to Katavi National Park on a light chartered aircraft; the journey will take about 4 hours. On arrival, our driver will drive you to a camp inside the park; along the way to the camp, you will enjoy an afternoon of game viewing.

Due to its remoteness, Katavi see very few visitors on any day; while here, you will have a nice feeling knowing that you are enjoying an unspoilt paradise.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at Camp in Katavi National Park.

Day 2Katavi National Park

Read more about Katavi National Park here

After breakfast at camp, you will head out for a day of game viewing inside Katavi National Park. Inside Katavi, you can’t help but feel like you have stepped back a thousand years; Katavi is Africa at its best; here you will experience spectacular sceneries and rich wildlife views far away from the beaten tracks of the other national parks.

Game viewing inside Katavi National Park mainly takes place along the Katuma River and the adjacent floodplains. Here you will see prides of lion and resident hyenas who are the lords of the plains; they hunt giraffes, impalas, zebras, and reedbucks residing along the river. Large herds of elephants and buffalos converge on the floodplains for water and pasture; you will also see pods of hippos and large and unique Nile crocodiles residing in caves along the banks of the Katami River.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at Camp in Katavi National Park.

Day 3Katavi National Park

On this day you will an extended walking safari in the park; you will also enjoy watching birds along the trails and this walk provides an opportunity for taking amazing photographs of the African wilderness. You will be accompanied by an armed ranger for the entire duration of the walk.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at Camp in Katavi National Park.

Day 4Katavi National Park - Mahale National Park

You will catch a flight from Mahale National Park to Mahale National Park; on Arrival, you will be met by one of our guides. Together with the guide, you will be taken to your camp by boat; the boat ride takes about one and half hour.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at Camp in Mahale National Park.

Day 5 & 6Mahale National National Park

Read more about Mahale National Park here

After breakfast, you will head out for a full day of chimpanzee tracking.

Mahale is a place where mountain forests meet the shoreline of Lake Tanganyika, the crystal clear water of Lake Tanganyika re kissed by beaches covered by the finest powderlike white sands and above all, the howls and shrieks of resident chimpanzees complete the magical experience by reverberating through the forest.

Mahale is one of the best places in the world to encounter chimpanzees up-close; it is home to about 900 chimpanzees. If you have additional time you can extend the trip and hike to the top of Mount Nkungwe (2462m) which is the highest peak in the park; usually, the climb can be done in two or three days.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at Camp in Mahale National Park.

Day 7Lake Tanganyika Excursions (around Mahale National Park)

Today you will get close to thousands of multi-colored tropical fish while snorkeling or diving in the crystal clear waters of the lake; the fish range from the size of your finger to the size of your arm. You can also go kayaking on the lake or just decide to lazy around in the white sand beaches of the lake. The forests along the lake are also rich in birds, so bird watching is also on the menu.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at Camp in Mahale National Park.

Day 8Mahale National Park - Arusha

After breakfast in Mahale, you will take a boat to the airstrip from where you will fly on a light aircraft to Arusha. On arrival, you will be met by our driver who will take you to your hotel in Arusha.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at your hotel/lodge in Arusha.

Day 9Arusha - Zanzibar

After breakfast in your hotel, you will depart for Zanzibar on a light chartered aircraft; the journey will take about one hour and a half. On arrival, you will be met by our guide who will drive you to your hotel in stone town.

After lunch, you will head out and explore stone town where you will see many historical attractions such as the house of wonders (Beit al ajaib), the slave chambers and the old fort, craft shops, and museums; you will also get a chance to experience the local Swahili culture. Late that night you will head out to Forodhani Gardens where perfectly cooked seafood is served.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at your hotel in Stone Town.

Day 10Zanzibar (Stone Town - Prison Island - Nungwi Beach)

After breakfast, you will spend the morning doing a final tour of the parts of Stone Town that you did not manage to reach the previous day. After this brief Stone Town tour, you will visit Prison Island (also known as Chunguu) where you will see and feed giant turtles as well as visit a slave museum.

Late in the afternoon, you will be transferred to the white sand beaches of Nungwi where you will spend the night and the next two days.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at your beach hotel in Nungwi.

Day 11 & 12 Nungwi Beach

These two days will be spent relaxing and unwinding after many days of travel. You will enjoy swimming, beautiful sunsets and water sports such as diving, snorkeling, paragliding, jet skiing and beach volleyball; you can also arrange to go swimming with the dolphins.

Day 13Nungwi Beach - Spice Plantation - Nungwi Beach

Today you will head to a local spice farm where you will see, smell and taste the spices that make Zanzibar world famous. You will also get a chance to interact with the local Swahili people and learn a little bit about their culture. Later in the afternoon, you will return to Nungwi beach where the rest of the day will be spent at leisure on the beach.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at your beach hotel in Nungwi.

Day 14 Departure: Wishing you a safe trip back home

Depending on your flight schedule you will be transferred to the Zanzibar airport to catch your international flight back home. If your flight back home leaves from Dar es Salaam, we will transfer you to Zanzibar airport where you will catch a local flight to Dar es Salaam airport from where you will board your international flight.

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