Mbassa Adventures

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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • A transfer from the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Begin your adventure in the morning as you're picked up from your hotel in Arusha by your friendly guide. Embark on the journey to Tarangire National Park, an oasis of wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. As you enter the park, the striking baobab trees and vast savannah will captivate your senses. Prepare for an exhilarating game drive, where you'll spot elephants, wildebeests, zebras, and the elusive big cats. Arrive at your accommodation within the park, and as the sun sets, immerse yourself in the sounds of nature for a truly unforgettable night under the African stars.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park
Best Time To Visit July to November (Animals come to the Tarangire River)
High Season June to October (The park is full of visitors)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Tarangire NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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HippoCommon
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Lake Burunge Tented Camp
  • Mid-range lodge located outside Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park

Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park

Depart Tarangire for Lake Manyara, a small yet remarkable park that packs a punch with its diverse wildlife and breathtaking scenery. The highlight of Lake Manyara is its tree-climbing lions, an unusual behavior that you may be lucky enough to witness. Venture on a game drive along the lake's shores, where flocks of pink flamingos and other waterfowl create a mesmerizing sight. Encounter elephants, baboons, and elusive leopards as you explore the park's varied landscapes. Overnight in a lodge in Karatu town, immersing yourself in nature's tranquility.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park
Best Time To Visit June to October (Easier to spot animals)
High Season July to March (The northern section gets crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Lake Manyara NP

ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
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LionOccasional
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Eileen's Trees Inn
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Karatu
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Karatu to Serengeti National Park

Karatu to Serengeti National Park

Embark on a scenic drive to the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, where endless plains and wildlife spectacles await. As you journey through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, keep an eye out for wildlife en route. As you enter the vast Serengeti, the magnitude of this iconic African wilderness will leave you speechless. The Serengeti is home to the Great Migration, a breathtaking phenomenon of millions of wildebeests, zebras, and other animals on the move. Settle into your accommodation within the park, where the sounds of the wild will lull you to sleep.

Main Destination:
Central Serengeti National Park
Best Time To Visit January to February and June to October (Different areas are best at different times)
High Season July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)

Wildlife in Serengeti NP

ElephantCommon
LionCommon
CheetahCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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GiraffeCommon
HippoCommon
HyenaCommon
LeopardOccasional
Black RhinoVery Rare
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Dedicate a full day to exploring Serengeti's diverse habitats and exceptional wildlife. The sheer abundance of wildlife in the Serengeti is unparalleled, providing you with incredible sightings at every turn. Witness the Great Migration herds in action, following their epic journey across the plains. Be enthralled by prides of lions lazing under the acacia trees, cheetahs gracefully on the prowl, and playful hyenas entertaining their clans. Return to your accommodation, savoring the untamed wilderness surrounding you, and sharing your exciting safari tales around the campfire.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:
Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Enjoy another day in Serengeti, either continuing game drives or opting for a peaceful morning at your accommodation, taking in the breathtaking surroundings. Serengeti is not just about the wildlife but also about experiencing the sense of freedom that comes with being in this vast, unspoiled land. As you traverse the savannah, you may spot fascinating behaviors and interactions between various animal species. Take the time to appreciate the smaller wonders, from colorful birds to intricate insects. This day is all about immersing in the tranquility of the African wilderness, savoring cherished moments amidst nature's splendor.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:
Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Bid farewell to Serengeti, departing for the majestic Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the "Garden of Eden." This natural wonder is the world's largest unflooded and unbroken caldera, teeming with diverse wildlife. Descend into the crater's floor, encountering an array of wildlife, including the Big Five - lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinos, and leopards. The crater's unique ecosystem creates a microcosm of African wildlife, making every moment in the crater a treasure trove of sightings. Enjoy a picturesque picnic lunch amid the stunning caldera scenery, surrounded by grazing animals and magnificent landscapes. Afterward, ascend to Karatu, where you'll spend the night in a charming lodge, surrounded by lush greenery.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
Best Time To Visit June to October (Wildlife viewing is best)
High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)

Wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater

LionCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
HyenaAbundant
Show more
ElephantCommon
HippoCommon
LeopardOccasional
Accommodation:
Marera Valley Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located outside Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Karatu to Arusha: Fly to Zanzibar

Karatu to Arusha: Fly to Zanzibar

After breakfast, journey back to Arusha, capturing the last glimpses of Tanzania's wildlife. Arrive in Arusha for your flight to Zanzibar, the "Spice Island" known for its pristine beaches and rich history. Upon landing in Zanzibar, a tropical paradise awaits, with warm ocean breezes and turquoise waters beckoning you. Transfer to your beachfront resort, where you'll indulge in the serenity and hospitality of this idyllic island setting. Unwind by the ocean, and savor the feeling of being truly far away from it all.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island (Beach)
Accommodation:
Z Hotel
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Zanzibar
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Savor three full days of relaxation and exploration in Zanzibar. The island offers a myriad of activities and excursions to suit every taste. Spend your days lounging on the soft sandy beaches, taking refreshing dips in the clear blue waters, and exploring vibrant coral reefs while snorkeling. Opt for optional excursions like the Spice Tour, where you'll discover Zanzibar's aromatic treasures, or a visit to the historic Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its unique architecture and rich cultural heritage. Delight in a visit to Jozani Forest, home to the rare red colobus monkeys, or embark on a Safari Blue adventure to explore marine life and deserted islands. As the sun sets over the Indian Ocean, consider a relaxing sunset cruise or indulge in water sports for the perfect end to your coastal bliss.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island (Beach)
Accommodation:
Z Hotel
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Zanzibar
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Savor three full days of relaxation and exploration in Zanzibar. The island offers a myriad of activities and excursions to suit every taste. Spend your days lounging on the soft sandy beaches, taking refreshing dips in the clear blue waters, and exploring vibrant coral reefs while snorkeling. Opt for optional excursions like the Spice Tour, where you'll discover Zanzibar's aromatic treasures, or a visit to the historic Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its unique architecture and rich cultural heritage. Delight in a visit to Jozani Forest, home to the rare red colobus monkeys, or embark on a Safari Blue adventure to explore marine life and deserted islands. As the sun sets over the Indian Ocean, consider a relaxing sunset cruise or indulge in water sports for the perfect end to your coastal bliss.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island (Beach)
Accommodation:
Z Hotel
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Zanzibar
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 10

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Savor three full days of relaxation and exploration in Zanzibar. The island offers a myriad of activities and excursions to suit every taste. Spend your days lounging on the soft sandy beaches, taking refreshing dips in the clear blue waters, and exploring vibrant coral reefs while snorkeling. Opt for optional excursions like the Spice Tour, where you'll discover Zanzibar's aromatic treasures, or a visit to the historic Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its unique architecture and rich cultural heritage. Delight in a visit to Jozani Forest, home to the rare red colobus monkeys, or embark on a Safari Blue adventure to explore marine life and deserted islands. As the sun sets over the Indian Ocean, consider a relaxing sunset cruise or indulge in water sports for the perfect end to your coastal bliss.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island (Beach)
Accommodation:
Z Hotel
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Zanzibar
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 11

Hotel to Airport - Farewell Tanzania

Hotel to Airport - Farewell Tanzania

As your journey draws to a close, bid farewell to the paradise of Zanzibar. Transfer to the airport for your journey back home, taking with you cherished memories of thrilling safaris, cultural encounters, and the serene coastal retreat. This 11-day adventure through Tanzania has been a journey of a lifetime, leaving you with a profound connection to the wonders of East Africa. Until we meet again, Karibu Tanzania - welcome back anytime to explore more of this enchanting land.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Airport (Zanzibar)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • A transfer back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.

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