A journey through one of Tanzania’s more remote and undisturbed wildlife combining a unique tropical beach and private safari adventure, For travelers who wish to see all. In this amazing 21-day tour you visit the northern and the southern circuit and relax on paradise island Zanzibar. Your safari can range widely in cost, i.e. depending on how many people, the season and the level of luxury you are looking for. Accommodation can be upgraded or downgraded at respectively higher or lower costs.
Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport, Arusha
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport your private guide will be waiting for you. He will have a sign with your name on it. Kilimanjaro Airport is a small airport and you cannot miss him. Your guide will bring you to Rivertrees Country Inn in Arusha for an overnight stay.
You can combine your safari with various activities such as golfing, walking, hiking, biking, scuba diving, balloon or helicopter flight.During the game drives we provide coffee, tea and mineral water and Amref Tourist Evacuation is included also.
Day 2: Arusha, unwind
To ensure you can enjoy your safari to the fullest we advise you to plan an extra day to relax after your flight the day before and to acclimatize. You can spend this day how you please to, such as relax at the pool, the river or explore your surroundings.
Day 3: Lake Manyara, Karatu
Your safari starts. After breakfast your private guide picks you up from your accommodation and drives in about two hours to Lake Manyara National Park. Enjoy a full day in this beautiful and relatively small park, which is famous for the large numbers of flamingos and the tree climbing lions. At the end of the afternoon you will start your journey to Karatu village for overnight. (It is possible to overnight on the crater rim; if you like to you can ask for it.).
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park
Today you will descend 610 meters into the Ngorongoro Crater for an impressive game drive. The crater is also known as ‘Eight Wonder of the World’ and is absolutely unique. One of the highlights is the rare black Rhino, and if you are lucky you will spot it here. After a maximum allowed stay of six hours in the crater you will start your journey to Serengeti National Park for overnight stay and the ultimate “Out of Africa”-experience kati kati tented camp
Day 5: Serengeti National Park
Immerse you in the splendors of the Serengeti today with a full day game viewing in the park. Explore the incredible concentration of wildlife on your safari, such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, hippos, giraffes, elephants and wildebeest. The park is known of the annual migration of wildebeest, when millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles follow the rain for better places to graze. At the end of the day you return to your accommodation at Serengeti for a beautiful sun downer and overnight stay. kati kati tented camp The definite location of your accommodation in Serengeti National Park depends of where the migration is best observed.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park, Karatu
In the morning you will once more enjoy a game drive in Serengeti NP. Even in the last couple of hours you might spot wildlife that you have not seen before. In the afternoon you will drive towards Karatu. You might even see some more giraffes, gazelles, elephants or zebra’s, because the wildlife is not gated into the parks and can move from one area to the other. In the course of the afternoon you will arrive at your lodge. Kitela lodge
Day 7: Mto wa Mbu, Maasai boma, Tarangire area
Except game drives this trip also has a cultural aspect for you. After breakfast your guide drives in the direction of Tarangire. On your way you can visit Mto wa Mbu. In this lovely village you meet the local people. TThe village represents more than 25 different tribes (of more than 127 in Tanzania). Not far from Mto wa Mbu is an authentic Maasai village, visited by Ajabu Adventures only. A visit to their village gives you the opportunity to experience their culture, traditions and lifestyle. The Maasai welcome you by means of a ritual. After this unique visit you go to Tarangire to stay overnight. After this visit you go to Tarangire to stay overnight. Maromboi tented lodge
Day 8: Tarangire National Park
Today you have a full day of game drives in Tarangire National Park. You can see the large herds of elephants near the Tarangire River, while migratory wildebeest, buffaloes, zebras and impalas crowd the shrinking lagoons. You may be lucky to spot the tree-climbing python for which the park is famous or the largest flying bird (the Kori Bustard).
One of the days you stay at Maramboi you can do a afternoon walk to the lake escorted by a Maasai. Please talk it over with your guide. Maromboi tented lodge
Day 9: Dodoma
Today you drive to the city Dodoma, capital city of Tanzania. Since the distance from the northern part of Tanzania to Ruaha National Park is too far, it is impossible to do it in one day. The rural areas you will pass through differ from endless plains, hills and every once in a while a Maasai boma. On your right hand side you can see Mount Hanang, surrounded by fresh water and salt-water lakes. Up ahead, in the area surrounding Kondoa, there are hundreds of petroglyphs that date back to the prehistory. At the end of the afternoon you will arrive at your accommodation in Dodoma. Overnight at The new Dodoma hotel
Day 10: Dodoma, unwind
This day is at your own leisure and to get some new energy for the exciting days ahead. Most of the time you will drive dirt roads and you bridge large distances. Therefore we have planned a resting day for today. You can explore the city of Dodoma, the official capital of Tanzania since 1973. However this is not very noticeable because most departments are still situated in Dar es Salaam. The parliament however is located in Dodoma (bunge). It might be possible to pay a visit to the house of parliament (passport is required). . Overnight at The new Dodoma hotel
Day 11: Ruaha National Park
After breakfast your journey to Ruaha National Park of Tanzania starts. It takes about six hours drive and then you have your first game drive in the park. Ruaha has a high diversity of animals and vegetation due to the Ruaha River, which is the main source of water. Enjoy the variation in wildlife, flora and ecosystem. At the end of the afternoon you arrive at your accommodation for an overnight stay. Overnight at Ruaha river lodge,
Day 12: Ruaha national Park
Today a full day game viewing in Ruaha National Park, The Park boasts of her almost untouched and unexplored ecosystem. Unlike the animals in the northern parks, these animals are less used to safari vehicles which make the safari experience very unique. Ruaha has a rich wildlife and you also might see the large kudu, which is not seen in any of the parks and the rare wild dogs. The area somehow looks a like the Great Rift Valley; you will pass several rivers and kopjes. Ruaha River lodge FB
Day 13: Mikumi National Park
In the morning you first can enjoy another game drive in Ruaha National Park. Afterwards you will leave the park and drive towards Mikumi National Park (about five hours drive). This park is very famous for nocturnal animals such as bush babies and even aardvarks. Other animals in the park are elephants, giraffes, lions, baboons, hippos, kudus and if you are lucky you spot a sable antelope. Vuma Hill Tented
Day 14: Mikumi National Park
Full day of game viewing in the beautiful Mikumi National Park. The landscape of Mikumi is often compared to that of the Serengeti. The vegetation of the area north-west consists of savanna dotted with acacia, baobab, tamarinds, and some rare palm. At about 5 km from the north of the park, there are two pools inhabited by hippos. More than 400 different species of birds also inhabit the park. Overnight at Vuma Hill tented camp
Day 15: Selous Game Reserve
Your next experience on your safari is Selous Game Reserve. You drive in about four hours to the Reserve, the largest game reserve in Africa. The Rufiji River provides permanent water and the presence of animals throughout the year. More than 800,000 animals live in the reserve, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants and buffaloes. Because there are only a few camps/lodges in the park, you will feel like you are in paradise. Rufiji River Camp
Day 16: Selous Game Reserve
A full day game drives in the enormous wildlife conservation Selous Game Reserve; the name comes from the explorer Fredrick Courtney Selous. The largest river of Tanzania, the Rufiji, provides the park with water together with some lakes and swamps. If you want to you can do a boat safari, which allows you to see birds and other animals from up close, such as crocodiles and hippopotamuses (not included). You might see lions and wild dogs -at the end of the dry season you will mainly spot the wildlife close to the five lakes in the parks. The evening you will spend on the high riverbanks of the Rufiji River, where you will enjoy the sounds of nature under a starry sky. Rufiji River Camp
Day 17: Mainland Tanzania to Zanzibar
Your adventurous trip on the mainland of Tanzania has nearly come to an end. The Tanzania From North to South to Beach safari brings you to your next part of your adventure, the beach. Your guide drives you to Julius Nyerere International Airport for your domestic flight to the paradise island Zanzibar. When you arrive in Zanzibar you will be transferred to the accommodation you choose. Bellevue Villa
Day 18-20: Zanzibar
You will spend another three nights at Bellevue Villa. On daytime you can relax on the beach, in the swimming pool or choose one or more of the activities they offer such as diving, snorkeling, spice tour, visit to Stone Town or a kitesurf course at Kite Centre Zanzibar, next door. You can book activities at Bellevue (not included). Bellevue Villa
Day 21: Dar es Salaam
Unfortunately, the last day of you safari has come. Today you will leave the island and head home. Depending on the flight schedule you will be brought to Zanzibar Airport for your domestic flight to Dar es Salaam to connect with your international flight back home.
You can combine your North to South to Beach safari with various activities such as golfing, hiking, biking, scuba diving, balloon or helicopter flight or a nice beach holiday at the unspoiled Swahili Coast, one of the Zanzibar islands or an uninhabited island (not included).
During the game drives we provide coffee, tea and mineral water. Amref Tourist Evacuation is included.
Note: the Culture Adventure can range widely in cost, depending on how many people, the season and the level of luxury you are looking for and many other factors. Accommodation can be upgraded or downgraded at respectively higher or lower costs. Please ask us for a specific quote.
Important to know
- Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
- This tour accepts children who are 12 years and up. Children under 16 receive a discount.
- Rates include a fixed budget for flights during this tour. Flights may cost more, depending on travel dates. If so, your quote will reflect this.
Rates per person – Must be paid in United States Dollar (USD)
Price per 1 pax: 14550 USD
Price per 2 pax: 8785 USD
- Park fees (for non-residents)
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All flights during the tour
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- International flights (from/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
- Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)