Jewels in Northeast Tanzania
Do you want it all a bit different and don’t feel like visiting the famous parks, but would rather go on a discovery tour to the jewels in another part of the city? Tanzania that is still little visited? Then you can, because Tanzania has countless beautiful places that are worth visiting (without a domestic flight).
On this safari you immerse yourself in the culture, nature and history of the ‘other’ Tanzania. Away from the beaten track. You enjoy each other in peace, everyday life on the road, the mountains and the ocean. You will learn about the history of Tanzania and visit the Saadani National Park. A true journey of discovery from Arusha, via Lushoto, Pangani to Bagamoyo on the coast, surprising and impressive!
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- Arusha Day 1 - 2
- Moshi Day 3 - 4
- Lushoto - Usambara Dag 5 - 7
- Pangani Day 8 - 10
- Saadani National Park Day 11 - 13
- Bagamoyo Day 14 - 15
- Dar es Salaam - back home or? Day 16
On this safari you immerse yourself in the culture, nature and history of the ‘other’ Tanzania. Away from the beaten track, you can enjoy each other and everyday life on the road, the mountains and the ocean in peace. You will learn about Tanzania’s history and visit the many species of wildlife in Saadani National Park. A true journey of discovery from Arusha via the Usambara Mountains, Pangani to Bagamoyo on the coast. Surprising and impressive!
The journey starts in Arusha city, the safari capital of Tanzania. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be welcomed by our organization and taken to your accommodation.
The lodge is set in a beautiful garden with large fruit trees, which attract many monkeys and birds, and has a breathtaking view of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro in the distance. You immediately feel at home here and immediately enjoy the scents and colors of Tanzania.
After a delicious breakfast, you and your guide will go on a city walk to hear everything about the history of the city, the cultures and their way of life. You drive through the city, visit the local (food) market, the Maasai gift market and the marimba clothing markets.
The next morning you will be picked up for a full-day tour to the Kikuletwa hot springs at Rundugai. We’ll bring lunch.
In Moshi you will spend the night in a nice place at the foot of Kilimanjaro, in a quiet environment, with the atmosphere of the African wilderness.
The second day here you will visit the Chagga caves and the waterfall of Materuni. After lunch, you will take a nature walk led by our guide and visit a coffee farm for a coffee tour.
Lushoto - Usambara
After your breakfast you will be picked up for an amazing drive to the beautiful green mountains of the Usambara Mountains, also known as the kitchen garden of Tanzania. A bird paradise with picturesque villages.
You will spend the night in a beautifully situated lodge on the rolling hills of the Usambara mountains. A truly picturesque scene.
From here you can easily walk to the neighboring town of Lushoto the next day on your own or take a beautiful nature walk to several waterfalls. Along the way you will witness the local agricultural life, lively markets and be assured of beautiful views.
(Option) Visit to the Mambo caves.
After breakfast in the Usambara Mountains, the journey continues to the beautiful and unspoiled Indian Ocean coast. A paradise for peace seekers, deep sea fishermen and snorkelers.
Tonight you will sleep between the palm trees in a super atmospheric lodge.
(Option 1) Do you want to dive or snorkel, windsurf or kayak or rather stay in that hammock for a while, it’s all possible here. Get inspired.
(Option 2) A walk through Pangani takes you past the former slave market, the old harbor and historic buildings from days gone by in colonial and traditional Swahili architecture.
Saadani National Park
The next morning you get up early for a jeep safari in Saadani National Park. This relatively small park is home to 4 of the Big Five; lions, buffaloes, elephants and leopards, but also monkeys, birds and countless other animals such as hippos and crocodiles in the Wami River.
And for the more daring there is a boat safari on the program at a later date.
You spend the night on a former coconut plantation overlooking the deserted beach of the Swahili coast, where you can take beautiful beach walks.
Today we drive to the Unesco World Heritage town of Bagamoyo. Once an important port city of German East Africa and now the friendly home of many different cultures.
You sleep here in a romantic lodge, consisting of simple houses in a tropical forest, a stone’s throw from the warm Indian Ocean.
(Option:) You can also take a historic city walk here, which will take you back in time. You will visit German colonial buildings, the art market and an old mosque. A visit to a shipbuilding company that builds traditional dhow sailing boats is definitely part of it.
Dar es Salaam - back home or?
After lunch in Bagamoyo you will drive via the coast to Dar es Salaam, where you will arrive at the airport – the Julius Nyerere Airport – in the late afternoon for the flight back to Amsterdam where you will arrive the next morning.
Unless you choose to extend your trip by a few days and make the crossing by boat from Dar es Salaam to the tropical island of Zanzibar. Your international flight back home can then take place from Zanzibar. Let us know your wishes and we will be happy to organize it for you.
This safari with Explore Tanzania is completely private.
You travel alone with your group in your own permanent jeep, together with a professional safari guide from Explore Tanzania.
Immerse yourself in the culture, nature and history of Tanzania and enjoy each other and everyday life along the way, the mountains and the ocean in peace.
Your tailor-made trip
This is an example trip. Your trip is fully customized just for you. Your wishes, the activities you can undertake, the season and budget are taken into account.