The Hidden Trail to The Swahili Coast

9 days

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport where you will be collected and transfer to your hotel/lodge in Arusha.


Mealplan: dinner

Day 2: Arusha to Mkomazi National Park

After breakfast drive east from Arusha for approximately 3 hours to Mkomazi National Park.. Once you have cleared the park entrance formalities you will continue on a game drive with packed lunch. Set below the verdant slopes of the spectacular Usambara and Pare Eastern Arc Mountain ranges and overseen by iconic snow – capped peak of Kilimanjaro, Mkomazi a virgin breathtaking beauty exhibiting unique natural treasures and immense sense of space - adds to the fulfillment of visitor enjoyment expectations. You will then head to your accommodation for the night.


Mealplan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Mkomazi National Park

You have an full day to explore the wonders of Mkomazi national Park, either travel out for the whole day with a picnic lunch or enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with a return to your lodge/camp for a wonderful hot lunch.

Mealplan: breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 4: Mkomazi to Pangani

After listening to the dawn chorus, the bush alarm clock, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading back out of the park towards the town of Same. Here you will again head east and follow the dramatic Usambara mountains towards the coast. You will arrive at your hotel/lodge at the Swahili coast in time to enjoy the beaches and warm Indian ocean.

Mealplan: breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 5: Pangani


You have a full day to enjoy the Tropical Ocean and sea breezes of this lovely stretch of coast line.


Mealplan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6: Pangani to Saadani National Park

After a good night sleep and lovely fresh breakfast you will start your journey South along the coast line to the beautiful Saadani National Park. Saadani National Park covers 1100 km2 and it is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the sea. The climate is coastal, hot and humid. It offers a unique combination of both marine and mainland flora and fauna in a culturally fascinating setting. About 30 species of larger mammals are present as well as numerous reptiles and birds.

Mealplan: breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 7: Saadani National Park


Plan your game viewing activities together with the camp management as they will best advice you when and where to head out. You can organize with your driver guide the timings for your game games. We have also included 1 x River Safari per person during your 3 night stay.

Mealplan: breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 8: Saadani National Park

Plan your game viewing activities together with the camp management as they will best advice you when and where to head out. You can organize with your driver guide the timings for your game games.

Mealplan: breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 9: Saadani to Dar es Saalam

After breakfast game drive en-route out of the park towards Dar es Salaam, you will carry a packed lunch with you. On arrival you will be transferred directly to the airport to connect with your departing international flight.

Mealplan: breakfast, lunch

Silver Accommodations

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Gold Accommodations

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Tanzanite Accommodations

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Inclusive:

  • Meals as stipulated

  • Complimentary mineral water x1.5 liters per person in the safari vehicle

  • 4x4 game viewing vehicles plus driver guide (window seat guaranteed)

  • Unlimited game drives

  • Emergency Evacuation Cover

  • All transfers and activities as mentioned above

  • Park fee, Conservation fees and Community Development Fees

  • Accommodation as stipulated

Exclusive:

  • International flight to/from Tanzania

  • Tips suggested: Driver guide $8-$10 per person sharing the vehicle per day

  • Drinks apart from 1,5 liter mineral water during the safari

  • Visa and airport departure tax

  • Items of personal nature and not mentioned in the above itinerary