Tanzania Magic Safari - Private Holiday

Stone Town, Arusha, Gombe Stream, Kigoma, Zanzibar Island
13 Days / 12 Nights
From $4,485 inc: transfers & lodges

This itinerary is unique in the sense that it makes travellers feel good to be lost in laidback and adventurous destinations. For those travellers who are looking for a special trip program full of interesting activities to get you off the beaten track in search of adventure, this itinerary fulfills the urge to enjoy some special experiences on foot. Also, it combines adventure with relaxation in the castaway beach area of Nungwi on the island on Zanzibar.

SAFARI ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

  • Day 1: Stone Town / Tembo House
  • Day 2: Stone Town / Tembo House (B)
  • Day 3: Arusha National Park / Karibu Heritage House (B,L,D)
  • Day 4: Gombe National Park / Gombe Forest Lodge (B,L,D)
  • Day 5: Gombe National Park / Gombe Forest Lodge (B,L,D)
  • Day 6: Kigoma / Kigoma Hilltop Hotel (B,L,D)
  • Day 7: Arusha Town / Karibu Heritage House (B,L,D)
  • Day 8: Zanzibar Island / Smiles Beach Hotel (B,L,D)
  • Day 9: Zanzibar Island / Smiles Beach Hotel (B,L,D)
  • Day 10: Zanzibar Island / Smiles Beach Hotel (B,L,D)
  • Day 11: Zanzibar Island / Smiles Beach Hotel (B,L,D)
  • Day 12: Zanzibar Island / Smiles Beach Hotel (B,L,D)
  • Day 13: Afternoon Transfer to Zanzibar International Airport (B)
Abbreviations: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Trip Includes

  • All transfers in Arusha and Zanzibar in private vehicle
  • Game viewing drive in Arusha NP in private vehicle
  • Transportation while on safari in non-private lodge vehicle
  • English-speaking Driver Guides
  • Meals and 12 nights as described in the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees and taxes
  • All scheduled local flights
Best for: Returning Travellers, Couples, Families
  • Description
  • Prices
  • Experiences

Safari Itinerary

Stay Route / Destination Meals/ Accommodation
2 Nights

Arrive at Zanzibar International Airport. Meet and great, road transfer to Tembo House Hotel

Overnight at Tembo House Hotel.

Tembo House Hotel is located on the seafront and is ideally located for exploring Stone Town’s waterfront area, the inner labyrinth street and historical sites. The hotel has 37 rooms of varying size and comfort. All rooms are en suite and most have balconies overlooking either the beach, or the hotel’s courtyard pool. The breakfast buffet, included in the room price, is basic but generally good. The restaurant serves both local and international dishes. The friendly staff are well trained and helpful and will offer advice on guides and activities. 

Morning Stone Town Walking Tour and afternoon Spice Tour.

Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and dinner is not included. Overnight at Tembo House Hotel.

1 Night

Road transfer to the airport. Depart on scheduled Flight Link flight to Arusha 07.45h – 09.20h (baggage allowance including all hand luggage 20 kg). On arrival at Arusha Airport, road transfer to Arusha NP for a game viewing drive in the park.

Breakfast at the hotel. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Karibu Heritage House.

Karibu Heritage House nestles on the foothills of Mount Meru in Arusha City, Karibu Heritage House will enchant you with the natural beauty of its surroundings. situated in a two storey building. the comfortably appointed guest rooms offer beautiful views of the Mount Meru in a tranquil garden setting with fresh air. Located at 55 Km from Kilimanjaro International Airport, 15 Km from Arusha Airport and 5 km from the city centre. Karibu Heritage find’s pleasure in accommodating a wide range of travellers including those from safari, mountain climbing as well as business guests.

2 Nights

Depart on Mbali Mbali Shared Charter flight Arusha – Kigoma 08.00h – 12.55h (baggage allowance including all hand luggae 15 kg) via Katavi and Mahale. On arrival meet and transfer to Kigoma Hilltop Hotel for onward dhow boat transfer (approx 1.5 hours) to Gombe Forest Lodge. Afternoon/evening chimpanzee trekking or forest walk (if time allows).

Breakfast at the lodge. Lunch, evening sundowners, dinner and overnight at Gombe Forest Lodge.

Gombe Forest Lodge is an intimate place that nestles in the lush shade of ancient forest trees just off the shores of Lake Tanganyika and is the only lodge within the Gombe Stream National Park. Set on wooden platforms beneath mango groves on the lakeshore, the seven elegantly furnished luxury tents of Gombe Forest Lodge were designed to have every comfort while minimizing disturbance on the environment. Fill your day with hiking through the trails, observe chimpanzees and birds, or explore the lake with a kayak. Enjoy sundowners around a campfire on the beach to unwind from the day’s adventures.

Morning chimpanzee trekking. Afternoon boat safari – visit a neighbouring fishing village, Mwamgongo, for a cultural tour. Stop at the village with our guide to understand fishing activities, palm oil extractions, embroidery, boat making, and visit the chief’s palace. Experience also the traditional Ha dance. This village is 3 km away from Gombe Forest Lodge.

All meals, evening s undowner and overnight at Gombe Forest Lodge.

2 Nights

Morning dhow boat transfer (approx. 1.5 hours) to Kigoma. Afternoon Ujiji and Livingstone Memorial Tour – German Railway, M.V. Liemba, Livingstone Memorial. Option to visit a neighbouring fishing village, Katonga, for a cultural tour. Stop at the village with our guide to understand fishing activities. The village is 5 km away from Kigoma Hilltop Hotel.

Breakfast at the lodge. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Kigoma Hilltop Hotel.

Kigoma Hilltop Hotel is perfectly set on a remote outcrop amongst acres of lush gardens overlooking Lake Tanganyika on the scenic town of Kigoma. Enjoy your stay in one of our thirty cottage style rooms at Kigoma Hilltop Hotel. Every room is air-conditioned and fitted with modern decor, including a television, refrigerator, electronic safe and en-suite bathroom with shower. Every room offers a view of Lake Tanganyika from a private balcony. For the energetic there are many water sports on offer. Kayaking and boat safaris are also on offer.

Airport road transfer to Kigoma Airport. Depart with Mbali Mbali Shared Charter flight to Arusha 13.30h – 17.00h. On arrival at Arusha Airport meet and transfer Arusha Town.

Breakfast at the Hotel. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Karibu Heritage House.

5 Nights

Road transfer airport. Depart on scheduled Flight Link flight to Zanzibar 10:00h – 12:25h (baggage allowance including all hand luggage 20 kg). On arrival at Zanzibar International Airport meet and transfer to Smiles Beach Hotel. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure to relax by the swimming pool or on the beach.

Breakfast at the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Smiles Beach Hotel.

Smiles Beach Hotel is found in the coastal fishing village of Nungwi, Zanzibar’s North Western coastline. Both Nungwi and the hotel boast the islands preferred white sands and crystalline waters for rejuvenation. All of the 16 rooms face the ocean, with only the tropical gardens and the beach separating guests from the azure waters. All of the rooms offer either a balcony or patio area allowing guests to relax and watch the ocean and admire the simply awe-inspiring sunsets. Enjoy Zanzibar style food featuring delicious local flavours and Zanzibar fruits and specialty coffee or chilled mocktails.

Day 13: Morning at leisure to relax by the swimming pool or on the beach. Afternoon road transfer to the Zanzibar Airport to catch your homebound flight.

Breakfast at the lodge.

Full days at leisure to relax by the swimming pool or on the beach or enjoy the marine and land activities.

Breakfast at the lodge.

Tanzania Magic Safari - Private Holiday: Prices

Destinations: Stone Town, Arusha, Gombe Stream, Kigoma, Zanzibar Island
Ground Transportation, Accommodations, Meals and Activities, Prices based on per person

Prices in USD per person sharing double room

Tanzania Magic                        2              3              4              5              6              single room supplement

01.01.19 – 04.01.19                4923        4799        4742        4717        4693        427

05.01.19 – 28.02.19                4715        4591        4534        4509        4485        427

01.03.19 – 31.05.19                This safari does not operate during the ‘long’ rainy season

01.06.19 – 31.10.19                4939        4815        4758        4733        4709        427

01.11.19 – 20.12.19                4730        4606        4549        4524        4500        427

21.12.19 – 31.12.19                4939        4815        4758        4733        4709        427

Christmas and New Year’s supplement N/A
Easter supplement N/A

Experiences on Tanzania Magic Safari - Private Holiday

The unique Africa travel experiences are what remain memorable long after your safari. It’s about the amazing moment when you witness the Wildebeest Migration; it’s about the hour you gazed awe at a pride of lions; it’s about the few hours spent exploring the largest intact caldera that hosts a myriad of wildlife; it’s about the bountiful opportunities you get to capture the iconic landscapes, wildlife, and birdlife as well as the gracious people of Tanzania.

Tanzania Magic Safari - Private Holiday (Before Safari)

Pre-Tanzania Horizon extra night on full board at Karibu Heritage House with half day game drive and half day walking safari in Arusha NP in non-private (shared) vehicle.