Autumn in Tanzania

Visit Tanzania this fall and get inspired by the colors and untouched nature in the Nyerere National Park. Yellow savannahs, red soil and green forests provide the backdrop for many wild animals at this time of year. A beautiful autumn palette, near the end of the dry season.

Discover the diverse landscapes of Tanzania in our autumn, both above and below water. The mainland and the islands. Every day you explore new areas on foot, by boat or by jeep, full of beautiful colors and views.
Stone Town on Zanzibar – Nyerere National Park – Mafia Island; a wonderfully relaxing combination of culture, safari and ‘sea safari’ in warm autumn tones.

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  • Stone Town Day 1 - 2
  • Nyerere national Park Day 2 - 6
  • Mafia Island Day 6 - 9
  • Back home Day 10

Travel schedule

Your autumn adventure starts with a stay in the bustling Stone Town on Zanzibar Island, an introduction to the mix of cultures.

Then you fly to Nyerere National Park, for a unique safari where you can also admire the wildlife on foot and from the water. Autumn colors characterize the landscape.

The autumn trip continues as a ‘seafari’ on Mafia Island. You can relax under the palm trees on the beach of the Indian Ocean or explore the magical underwater world and see the whale shark. You decide.

Stone Town

Upon arrival at Zanzibar airport you will be picked up and taken to the accommodation in the historic center of Stone Town. The town exudes the rich Swahili history.

A city walk for the second day through this town, full of charming shops, historic buildings, markets, museums and restaurants, is highly recommended. A multi-colored palette of colours, smells and flavors passes by. The rich history and cultural diversity of this UNESCO World Heritage Site will stay with you forever. In the evening you can enjoy the beautiful setting sun on the roof terrace of one of the many restaurants.

Nyerere national Park

The autumn safari starts today with a beautiful domestic flight to Nyerere National Park.

After landing you drive to the lodge, enjoying the landscape and the animals in the meantime. Various safari activities take place from the lodge, guided by very experienced guides. You make safaris by boat and jeep. You have the freedom to decide what you want to do each day. During a boat safari it is fantastic to see the animals from the water on the shore. A jeep safari can be done in the morning and afternoon, but you can also go out for a whole day.

On the last morning a walking safari of a few hours is planned. These three adventurous and varied days offer a unique experience in the middle of nature.

Mafia Island

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for a panoramic flight to Mafia Island. There you will be met by a driver, where your autumn safari will continue in a ‘seafari’.

Let yourself doze off in a hammock under the palm trees on the beach or opt for action – swimming, snorkeling, diving or fishing. There is something for everyone at Mafia.
The Chole Bay with its many islands, beaches and sandbanks, is part of the Mafia Island Marine Park, has great opportunities for snorkeling, sailing and swimming. Between October and March you can snorkel with whale sharks here!

From spotting exotic birds to exploring historic archaeological sites, there is plenty to discover at Mafia. It is up to you.

Back home

At the end of the afternoon you fly from Mafia Island – via Dar es Salaam – to your home destination where you arrive the next morning.

Everything comes to an end, but after this autumn trip you will face the upcoming winter fully recharged.

Trip details

Your autumn trip starts in Zanzibar in the historic and vibrant Stone Town, a colorful mix of cultures.

From here you fly to the Nyerere National Park and you can choose a comfortable tent or a luxurious lodge in the middle of the park where you will lack nothing. Under the starry sky you can enjoy the warmth of the campfire and the stories about the African wilderness.

In the Indian Ocean, in the middle of a protected nature reserve, lies the tropical island of Mafia, where you will spend the rest of this autumn trip.

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  • Swahili culture in Stone Town on Zanzibar
  • Safaris by boat Nyerere National Park
  • Safaris in open jeeps Nyerere National Park
  • Tropical beaches Mafia Island
  • Underwater world Mafia Island Marine Park

Price indications

Comfort accommodations *
€ 2180 p.p. with 2 people
€ 2140 p.p. with 4 people

Select accommodations *
€ 3990 p.p. with 2 people
€ 3970 p.p. with 4 people

Exclusive accommodations *
€ 6030 p.p. with 2 people
€ 6010 p.p. with 4 people

These prices fit the most common travel period. They can turn out lower during off-season, favourable exchange rates, the number of travellers and / or accompanying children. Consequently, prices may turn out slightly higher during holidays or less favourable exchange rates.

* = Please view the options on our overview page and use the ‘filter’ to select your favorite accommodation.


  • All transfers
  • Small-scale and attractive accommodations
  • All meals during safari and ‘seafari’
  • Joint safaris in a 4WD jeep and boat with a very knowledgeable guide
  • Entrance fees Nyerere National Park
  • Domestic flights
  • SGR guarantee


  • International flight
  • Visa Tanzania
  • Travel- and cancellation insurance
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities


Nyerere National Park is a gem in Tanzania, and when you combine that with Stone Town on Zanzibar and the pristine Mafia Island, you have a complete and wonderful autumn trip full of nature , animals and culture.
This way you can face the Dutch winter full of energy.

Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania
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Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania
Autumn colors in Tanzania

Your tailor-made trip

This is a sample trip for the autumn period, but can also be organized at other times of the year. We will tailor your trip completely to your needs. Your wishes, the activities you can undertake, the season and budget are taken into account.


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