All year round

Safari Tanzania and Mafia Island

 United Republic of Tanzania
  Recommended period: All year round
1,000 / Person
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Overview

This is an itinerary bringing together the main parks of the north of Tanzania and a sojourn on Mafia Island. Although there has been some touristic development, it is less than the more famous Zanzibar, and the island has its own unique charm. Nature and silence dominate and it is possible to walk for kilometres along a deserted beach. The island is ideal for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday, swimming with whale sharks and observing tidal variations. The island possesses, moreover, one of the most beautiful marine parks in the world.

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Tour Overview

Recommended Period

All year round

Duration

13 Days - 12 Nights

Transfers

To and from airports included

Language

Italian / English

Fuoristrada

Land Cruiser 4x4

Guide

Included

Recommended itinerary

Day 1
  • Arrival / Arusha

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    Arrival at kilimanjaro airport. Meet up with the guide and depart for Tarangire park. Picnic lunch and photo safari in the afternoon in the park.

    Dinner and overnight stay at the tented camp.

Day 2
  • Tarangire

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    Photo safari in the park in the morning. Tarangire is home to colossal baobabs and numerous herds of elephants, as well as lions, leopards, antelopes, gazelles, gnu, zebra, buffalo, and about 500 species of birds (both sedentary and migratory), which is the highest concentration in Tanzania. Packed lunch during the trip to Ngorongoro. In the afternoon the route will be along the road leading to Rift Valley and then on until reaching the Ngorongoro region.

    Dinner and overnight stay at the tented camp.

Day 3
  • Ngorongoro

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    Breakfast at the lodge followed by the descent into the crater, a Unesco World Heritage Site, which, thanks to the variety of habitats, is home to a large number of animals that are present all year, including buffalo, elephants, lions, rhinoceroses, and cheetahs, as well as a large variety of birds, among which ostriches, eagles, buzzards, and hawks. Packed lunch and trip to Central Serengeti. Photo safari along the way.

    Dinner and overnight stay at the tented camp.

Day 4
  • Serengeti - Seronera

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    The whole day dedicated to sightings in the Seronera area, the central region in the Serengeti and, without doubt, the kingdom of the feline, home to the highest concentration of predators in the whole of Africa. There are a large number of kopjes in this area, rocky granite outcrops, which are the favourite vantage points of lions and cheetahs.

    Dinner and overnight stay at the tented camp.

Day 5
  • Serengeti - Grumeti

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    Breakfast at the lodge/tented camp and the morning dedicated to photo safari in the Seronera area. Packed lunch and journey to the Serengeti, another wonderful region, the Western Corridor of the Grumeti River, along which gnu and zebra gather in the months of May and June. It is not unusual to see these animals wading in the crocodile and hippopotamus infested river.

    Dinner and overnight stay at the tented camp.

Day 6
  • Grumeti - Isola di Mafia

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    Breakfast at the lodge and departure for the last photo safari on the River Grumeti. Journey to the Grumeti airstrip and then either a Coastal Aviation or Auric Air flight to Mafia Island. The estimated time of arrival is 17.30.

    Journey to Butiama Beach (half board).

Day 7
  • Butiama Beach (dal Giorno 7 al Giorno 12)

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    Days of relaxation with the possibility of doing snorkelling, going on boat trips, and going swimming with whale sharks. At Butiama Beach everything is done with the greatest attention to detail, from the tastefully furnished rooms to the excellent food and candlelit dinners. This corner of paradise can be reached in a 30 minute flight from Dar Es Salaam.

Day 13
  • Rientro in Italia

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    Departure with a Coastal Aviation or Auric Air flight for Dar Es Salaam allowing sufficient time for the return flight to Italy.

Recommended itinerary

Day 1
  • Arrival / Arusha

    safari tanzania, safari tanzania isola mafia, sogno africano safaris

    Arrival at kilimanjaro airport. Meet up with the guide and depart for Tarangire park. Picnic lunch and photo safari in the afternoon in the park.

    Dinner and overnight stay at the tented camp.

Day 2
  • Tarangire

    safari tanzania, safari tanzania isola mafia, sogno africano safaris

    Photo safari in the park in the morning. Tarangire is home to colossal baobabs and numerous herds of elephants, as well as lions, leopards, antelopes, gazelles, gnu, zebra, buffalo, and about 500 species of birds (both sedentary and migratory), which is the highest concentration in Tanzania. Packed lunch during the trip to Ngorongoro. In the afternoon the route will be along the road leading to Rift Valley and then on until reaching the Ngorongoro region.

    Dinner and overnight stay at the tented camp.

Day 3
  • Ngorongoro

    safari tanzania, safari tanzania isola mafia, sogno africano safaris

    Breakfast at the lodge followed by the descent into the crater, a Unesco World Heritage Site, which, thanks to the variety of habitats, is home to a large number of animals that are present all year, including buffalo, elephants, lions, rhinoceroses, and cheetahs, as well as a large variety of birds, among which ostriches, eagles, buzzards, and hawks. Packed lunch and trip to Central Serengeti. Photo safari along the way.

    Dinner and overnight stay at the tented camp.

Day 4
  • Serengeti - Seronera

    safari tanzania, safari tanzania isola mafia, sogno africano safaris

    The whole day dedicated to sightings in the Seronera area, the central region in the Serengeti and, without doubt, the kingdom of the feline, home to the highest concentration of predators in the whole of Africa. There are a large number of kopjes in this area, rocky granite outcrops, which are the favourite vantage points of lions and cheetahs.

    Dinner and overnight stay at the tented camp.

Day 5
  • Serengeti - Grumeti

    safari tanzania, safari tanzania isola mafia, sogno africano safaris

    Breakfast at the lodge/tented camp and the morning dedicated to photo safari in the Seronera area. Packed lunch and journey to the Serengeti, another wonderful region, the Western Corridor of the Grumeti River, along which gnu and zebra gather in the months of May and June. It is not unusual to see these animals wading in the crocodile and hippopotamus infested river.

    Dinner and overnight stay at the tented camp.

Day 6
  • Grumeti - Isola di Mafia

    safari tanzania, safari tanzania isola mafia, sogno africano safaris

    Breakfast at the lodge and departure for the last photo safari on the River Grumeti. Journey to the Grumeti airstrip and then either a Coastal Aviation or Auric Air flight to Mafia Island. The estimated time of arrival is 17.30.

    Journey to Butiama Beach (half board).

Day 7
  • Butiama Beach (dal Giorno 7 al Giorno 12)

    safari tanzania, safari tanzania isola mafia, sogno africano safaris

    Days of relaxation with the possibility of doing snorkelling, going on boat trips, and going swimming with whale sharks. At Butiama Beach everything is done with the greatest attention to detail, from the tastefully furnished rooms to the excellent food and candlelit dinners. This corner of paradise can be reached in a 30 minute flight from Dar Es Salaam.

Day 13
  • Rientro in Italia

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    Departure with a Coastal Aviation or Auric Air flight for Dar Es Salaam allowing sufficient time for the return flight to Italy.

Organizza un Tour su misura

Each travel itinerary that Sogno Africano Safaris offers is customised and based on your needs, preferences, and budget.

You can choose among different categories of lodges and tented camps based on your desires and budget: from three star to five star level, inside or outside the parks.

We can do all the bookings for you: intercontinental flights, domestic flights with Coastal Aviation or Auric Air, travel insurance, and the seaside stay on the islands of Mafia, Zanzibar, or Pemba.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR ITINERARY:

  • Tour on an off-road 4x4 Land Cruiser. All the jeeps have removable sunroof panels and it is possible to charge cameras, iPhones, etc. on the vehicles.
  • Full board starting from the first day (lunch is included) to the last day (lunch is included). During the safari you will be provided with a packed lunch that you can eat in suitable areas.
  • Park entrance fees and protected area fees.
  • English or Italian speaking guide, as requested.
  • Trips to and from airports.
  • Bottled water and drinks always provided in the jeeps.
  • Medical Insurance AMREF Flying Doctors.
  • Binoculars on each jeep.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR ITINERARY:

  • International flights.
  • Domestic flights towards seaside destinations (they can be directly purchased through Sogno Africano Safaris).
  • Seaside stays and visit of the islands (bookable through Sogno Africano Safaris as a package tour combined with the safari).
  • Entry visa to be paid for on your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, Dar Es Salaam or Zanzibar ($50 per person).
  • Drinks at the lodge/tented camp during meals and any other extra services.
  • Tip for the guide at the end of the safari (about $10-$20 per day per person).
  • Extra personal services and anything else not mentioned in "What is included in your itinerary".
  • Medical Insurance.