Mbassa Adventures

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$2,987 pp (USD)

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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park

Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park

Embark on a captivating odyssey as your adventure begins. From the comfort of your Arusha hotel, a journey unfolds toward Lake Manyara National Park, an often overlooked gem that boasts a symphony of diverse wildlife and the famed tree-climbing lions. As you traverse the park's diverse ecosystems, you'll witness majestic elephants strolling in the shadows of ancient trees and flocks of flamingos adorning the shimmering shores of the alkaline lake. The air is alive with the calls of exotic birds, and the gentle rustling of leaves creates an enchanting atmosphere. This day promises a memorable immersion into Tanzania's natural wonders, setting the perfect tone for the expedition ahead. As the sun sets, you'll retire to your comfortable lodge, surrounded by the serene beauty of the African night.

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:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

A new dawn heralds a journey from Lake Manyara to the iconic Serengeti National Park, a realm where nature's grandeur unfolds. Leaving behind the park's diverse wildlife, you venture into the heart of the Serengeti's boundless plains. Here, the rhythm of life is dictated by the Great Migration, a symphony of millions of wildebeests and zebras on their epic journey. Your game drive unveils a dance of predators and prey, with prides of lions ruling the savannah. As the day unfolds, the Serengeti's dramatic landscapes reveal themselves - from grassy plains to rocky outcrops. The allure of the Serengeti captivates, promising extraordinary encounters and lasting memories. Your evening is spent nestled in the heart of this wilderness, embraced by the serenity of the African night.

Main Destination:
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 Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Serengeti Adventure Unleashed

Serengeti Adventure Unleashed

Today, you'll delve deep into the heart of the Serengeti, a landscape that has inspired nature documentaries and captivated explorers for generations. As the sun rises, the plains come alive with the sights and sounds of African wildlife. Your game drive holds the promise of unforgettable sightings - the regal lion, the elusive cheetah, the towering elephant, and the graceful gazelle. Nature's theater unfolds before your eyes, each animal playing its part in this symphony of life. As the day comes to a close, you'll return to your camp, the memories of the day etched in your heart, and the anticipation of tomorrow's adventures already growing.

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 4

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Leaving the boundless expanse of the Serengeti behind, your journey leads you to the remarkable Ngorongoro Crater. Often hailed as the "Eighth Wonder of the World," this natural marvel beckons with its unique ecosystem and awe-inspiring vistas. The road to the crater's rim unveils sweeping highland panoramas, a testament to Tanzania's diverse landscapes. Upon reaching the crater's edge, the sight below is nothing short of breathtaking - a vast caldera teeming with wildlife. Your overnight stay at the Marera Valley Hotel in Karatu Town, situated just outside the crater, ensures both comfort and proximity to this natural wonder. As you rest, anticipation builds for the morning's descent into the heart of this living Eden.

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 5

Zanzibar Bound

Zanzibar Bound

With the memories of the Tanzanian mainland etched in your heart, it's time to turn your gaze towards the azure waters of Zanzibar. After a fulfilling breakfast, you'll embark on a seamless transfer to the airport. Here, a short flight whisks you away to the enchanting island of Zanzibar, where a new chapter of your adventure unfolds. Known as the "Spice Island," Zanzibar promises a sensory journey, from its pristine beaches to its vibrant markets and rich history. As you ascend into the sky, the anticipation of what awaits on this tropical haven heightens. Your Tanzanian safari seamlessly transitions into a coastal paradise, where the rhythm of the waves beckons and the allure of Zanzibar takes center stage.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island (Beach)
Accommodation:
Nungwi Dreams by Mantis
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Zanzibar
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Zanzibar's Charms

Zanzibar's Charms

Awake in the embrace of Zanzibar's tranquility, and the following days hold a world of optional experiences. Your time on this paradise is customizable, offering a palette of activities to indulge in. Immerse yourself in the vibrant history of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its labyrinthine alleys and intriguing tales. You can visit the famous Prison Island, home to giant tortoises and sparkling marine life. Alternatively, a Spice Tour unveils Zanzibar's aromatic treasures, revealing why it's called the "Spice Island." Venture to the Jozani Forest to meet the rare red colobus monkeys, or embrace the ocean's call with Dolphin Swimming or snorkeling at Mnemba Island. As the sun dips below the horizon, a Sunset Cruise paints the sky with hues of gold and orange, offering a tranquil end to your day.

Main Destination:
Nungwi (Zanzibar)
Accommodation:
Nungwi Dreams by Mantis
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Nungwi
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Zanzibar Adventures Continue

Zanzibar Adventures Continue

Zanzibar continues to unfold its treasures, presenting you with a canvas of experiences to choose from. You might opt for a Safari Blue adventure, a full-day sailing expedition that reveals coral gardens, sandbanks, and marine life in the Menai Bay Conservation Area. Or, you could embark on another exciting activity, such as delving into the mysteries of the Jozani Forest or savoring the serene shores of your beachfront resort. The allure of Zanzibar lies in its diversity, whether you're exploring the historical alleys of Stone Town or indulging in the pleasures of its beaches. Your journey can be tailored to your preferences, ensuring each moment resonates with your vision of the perfect coastal escape. Whatever you choose, Zanzibar's embrace promises unforgettable memories to carry back home.

Main Destination:
Nungwi (Zanzibar)
Accommodation:
Nungwi Dreams by Mantis
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Nungwi
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

Nungwi to Zanzibar Airport-Nungwi's Farewell

Nungwi to Zanzibar Airport-Nungwi's Farewell

As your journey draws to a close, the memories woven through these remarkable days accompany you back to the airport. Depending on your flight schedule, you might choose to relish the last moments on the beach or engage in a final exploration of the island's treasures. As you bid farewell to Zanzibar's shores, carry with you the echoes of wildlife encounters, the vistas of vast plains, and the warmth of island hospitality. This 8-day odyssey through Tanzania's diverse landscapes and cultures leaves an indelible imprint, a chapter in your travel story that resonates with the magic of East Africa.

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.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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