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11- day safari Northern Tanzania & Mafia island

11- day safari northern Tanzania & Mafia island

Gama tours & safari

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Description

Experience an enchanting 11-day safari in Northern Tanzania and Mafia Island, where adventure and relaxation converge. Discover the pristine wilderness of Northern Tanzania and marvel at majestic animals in their natural habitat. Then, explore the paradise of Mafia Island with its unspoiled beaches and crystal-clear waters. A journey filled with discoveries, rich nature, and local culture awaits you.

Weru Weru river lodge

The Weru Weru River Lodge is named after the river that originates from the melting waters of Mount Kilimanjaro. It offers 32 spacious and fully equipped rooms designed for exceptional comfort. With an unbeatable location near Moshi, approximately 10 km away, this eco-friendly lodge is a perfect choice for leisure travelers seeking an unforgettable and authentic African experience in a hotel overlooking Mount Kilimanjaro.

Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro airport

Hello (Jambo) and welcome to Tanzania! We’re delighted to have you here. Today, you’ll be arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport where one of our experienced guides from Gama Tours & Safari will be eagerly waiting for you.

We understand that after a long flight, you might be tired and eager to rest. That’s why we’ll ensure that you’re taken straight to your lodge, where you can relax and recharge while immersing yourself in the beautiful African atmosphere.

The drive from the airport to Moshi takes about an hour, and our guide will be happy to share interesting insights about Tanzania along the way and answer all your questions.

We can’t wait to show you the wonders of Tanzania, from breathtaking landscapes to diverse wildlife. Thank you for choosing Gama Tours & Safari, and let the adventure begin.

 
 

Day 2: Kuringe waterval & hotsprings

The Kuringe Waterfall is a popular hotspot located near the village of Kuringe. The waterfall is approximately 40 meters high and cascades into a beautiful “pool” of crystal-clear water. You can reach the waterfall via a hiking trail of about 2-3 hours, winding through lush green forests and coffee plantations. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. After the hike, you can relax in the nearby hot spring. These natural hot water springs have a constant temperature of about 30 degrees Celsius and are believed to have healing properties due to minerals such as sulfur, calcium, and magnesium in the water. Swimming in the hot spring is possible.

At the end of the afternoon / early evening, you will drive to Arusha, where you will spend the night.

Under the shades safari lodge

Nestled in a tranquil setting on the outskirts of Arusha, this lodge offers an unparalleled experience with its natural surroundings and beautiful gardens surrounding our 5 exclusive chalets, providing unforgettable stays.

Tortillis Camps

This amazing camp is located right in the heart of the Seronera Valley, making it a perfect base for extensive safaris in the Serengeti National Park. What truly sets this camp apart is its warm and personal atmosphere, delightful cuisine, charming tent decor, and ensuring that you can fully enjoy the African wilderness in comfort!

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater

Today, you will witness one of Africa’s most impressive sights – the Ngorongoro Crater! This is a destination that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. As you descend to the crater floor early in the morning, you’ll have an unforgettable experience and get up close with the beautiful wildlife roaming this area. With the highest concentration of wildlife in Africa, including the rare black rhinoceros, you’re in for a real treat! The Maasai population, known for their traditional red attire and herds of cattle, also call this area home. The views from the Ngorongoro Crater are simply breathtaking. You’ll be surrounded by the beauty of nature with stunning landscapes in every direction. At the end of the afternoon, you will drive on to Serengeti National Park.

 
 

Day 4/5: Serengeti National Park

Welcome to the Serengeti! Serengeti National Park is one of the most popular safari destinations in Africa, and for good reason. This park is renowned for its spectacular Great Migration, where millions of wildebeests, gazelles, and zebras traverse the Serengeti plains in search of greener pastures. Additionally, the Serengeti is home to the largest predators in the world, offering visitors the unparalleled opportunity to experience the grandeur of nature up close.

The word “Serengeti” means “endless plain” in Maasai, and upon arrival, you’ll understand why it has earned this name.

Tortillis Camps

This amazing camp is located right in the heart of the Seronera Valley, making it a perfect base for extensive safaris in the Serengeti National Park. What truly sets this camp apart is its warm and personal atmosphere, delightful cuisine, charming tent decor, and ensuring that you can fully enjoy the African wilderness in comfort!

Marera Valley

Marera Valley Lodge is situated near Karatu, closer to the village of Rhotia, and conveniently located near the main road with good access to Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro. This lovely lodge offers a spectacular view over the valley. Each cozy room features a mosquito net above the king-size bed or two twin beds, a dressing area, a fireplace, a spacious bathroom with a shower, and a veranda where you can enjoy the view of the tropical gardens.

Day 6: Serengeti - Karatu

Today marks the last day in the Serengeti. Your guide will take you on a slow drive to the exit, allowing you to savor the beautiful surroundings a little longer. But that’s not all! Your journey continues to Karatu, where you can unwind and recharge from all the amazing impressions you’ve experienced. Here, you can freshen up and prepare for the next adventure: the pristine beauty of Mafia Island.

Day 7: Arusha - Mafia island

Today, there are several flights scheduled as the journey continues to Mafia Island. It’s time to bid farewell to your Gama Tours & Safari guide and board the first plane. A flight of approximately 2 hours to Dar es Salaam awaits you. From Dar es Salaam, you will continue flying to Mafia Island to kickstart your diving adventure.

Butiama Bustani Hotel

The Butiama Bustani Hotel is named after its tranquil garden environment, as "Bustani" means "garden" in Kiswahili. It is located on the west coast of Mafia Island. A delightful place!

Butiama Bustani Hotel

The Butiama Bustani Hotel is named after its tranquil garden environment, as "Bustani" means "garden" in Kiswahili. It is located on the west coast of Mafia Island. A delightful place!

Day 8/11: Mafia Island

Mafia Island is renowned for its stunning pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, making it a popular destination for snorkeling, diving, and other water sports. The island boasts an abundance of marine biodiversity, including coral reefs, tropical fish, turtles, sharks, and whale sharks. It is also a popular destination for whale shark safaris and diving with these ocean giants.

Pricing

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Low season: (November to May)
2337,-

High season: (June to October)
2509,-

Low season: (November to May)
1939,-

High season: (June to October)
2158,-

Low season: (November to May)
1925,-

High season: (June to October)
2065,-

The above prices are per person and may fluctuate due to external factors. Child discounts apply to children under 16 years old.

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