15-Days - From Kilimanjaro to the east coast of Tanzania

Arusha National Park - West Kilimanjaro - Mkomazi National Park - Usambara Mountains - Pangani - Saadani National Park - Dar es Salaam

Highlights

Discover the largely unknown north-east of Tanzania on this round trip and experience the untouched regions of West Kilimanjaro. The Mkomazi and Saadani national parks are off the beaten track. Experience impressive game drives in these hidden animal paradises. Discover the fascinating flora in the magnificent rainforests of the Usambara Mountains. On hikes, you can enjoy the magnificent nature and wonderful views of the valleys. Relax on the pristine beaches of Pangani and experience game drives in Saadani National Park, where beach meet the bush. Discover Tanzania on unknown routes – let yourself be enchanted by the country’s hidden natural treasures!

Your arrival in Tanzania. Karibu sana! You will be met and welcomed at Kilimanjaro Airport. You will then be transferred to your accommodation, which is located at the foothills of Kilimanjaro near Arusha. 

After breakfast, you set off for Arusha National Park. After a short drive, you will reach the small but beautiful national park. It is often referred to as Northern Tanzania “in miniature” due to its great diversity. You can gain a good overview and impressive impressions from various vantage points in the park. Together with an armed ranger, you will go on a guided walking safari in the national park and experience the wilderness up close. You will have lunch in the form of a picnic at a beautiful lunch spot by the Momella Lakes.
You then leave the national park and drive towards West Kilimanjaro through farmland and Masai steppe. Your destination is the Sinya concession area, which is located in the endless African savannah. The region offers fantastic wildlife combined with a distinctive African bush experience. It is home to over 70 mammal species, 350 bird species and a traditional Maasai culture. This area is an important part of the Amboseli / Ngasurai ecosystem and specializes in the protection of elephant routes between the national parks.
Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x packed lunch, 1x dinner
In the morning, you will go on a guided bush walk with a local Masai guide. Experience the East African steppe landscape up close and observe wild animals such as kudu and oryx antelope, Grant’s gazelle, warthog, impala, wildebeest, giraffe, waterbuck, bushbuck and hyena, which are permanent residents in this area, while animal species such as eland, zebra, buffalo and elephant only inhabit the area seasonally. The region is known for its particularly old and large elephant bulls as well as rarer animal species. Here you can still experience the original Africa, far away from the crowds of tourists. You return to the lodge at lunchtime, where you can relax after your first experiences. Enjoy an excellent view of Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and the vast plains. In the afternoon, you will experience an exciting game drive with excellent game viewing.
Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x packed lunch, 1x dinner
You travel in a south-easterly direction to Mkomazi National Park. This youngest national park in Tanzania is nestled between the Pare and Usambara Mountains and joins Tsavo National Park in Kenya to the south. You will arrive at your accomodation inside the park for lunch. After lunch, a game drive awaits you. With a bit of luck, you may see the extremely rare black rhinos that live here in the wild.
Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x packed lunch, 1x dinner
At sunrise, you set off on an early morning game drive in the Mkomazi National Park. Afterwards, you continue into the beautiful and green Usambara Mountains. The road there is a little bumpy, but you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the valleys. The Usambara Mountains are one of Tanzania’s secret treasures. Due to the pleasant mountain climate, the mountains were a popular settlement area in the German colonial era, but have fallen into oblivion over time. Today, this region can be explored off the beaten track on wonderful hikes. Hidden waterfalls, beautifully situated vantage points with views of the wide plain all the way to the coast and a rich flora and fauna are waiting to be discovered. The most famous representative of the flora is the Usambara violet, which is also popular in this country.
Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x packed lunch, 1x dinner
Explore the beautiful area intensively on these days. There are several activities to choose from: You can take long walks in the forests or hikes in the mountain region, visit a waterfall and a local village and let your gaze wander into the distance from beautiful vantage points.
Meals: 2x breakfast, 2x packed lunch, 2x dinner
Today your journey continues to the east coast of Tanzania. Your accommodation for the next few nights is in the small fishing village south of Tanga. You will be staying directly on a beautiful beach, which has been voted one of the world’s best beaches.
Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x packed lunch, 1x dinner
An extraordinary variety of habitats awaits you in Ruaha. The vegetation ranges from tree savannahs and semi-arid plains with baobab trees to green miombo woodlands and rugged riverine landscapes. In the midst of this peaceful landscape, you can observe elegant-looking giraffes foraging for food, herds of elephants huddled together protectively around their young or individual zebras risking their lives to make their way to the scattered waterholes to catch a sip of the vital commodity.
 
Overnight stay: Lodge
Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x lunch, 1x dinner
After relaxing days on the beach, exciting wildlife experiences await you again. Your journey takes you to Saadani National Park, which is the only nature reserve in Tanzania that borders directly on the ocean. The fascinating and untouched park offers a unique combination of flora and fauna from both the sea and the mainland. It is home to numerous reptiles and birds as well as around 30 species of larger mammals. The adjacent ocean is also home to numerous species of fish, green sea turtles, humpback whales and dolphins. On the drive to your accommodation, you can experience a wide variety of wild animals up close. After lunch, you set off on your game drive in Saadani National Park, where you can spot giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, elephants, hartebeests, waterbucks, duikers, reedbucks, warthogs, zebras and predators such as leopards, lions and hyenas.
Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x packed lunch, 1x dinner
Today you will spend the day on game drives in Saadani National Park. After an exciting safari, you can relax at the lodge and spend time on the beautiful wide sandy beach. As a highlight, you will take part in a night game drive in the evening.
Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x packed lunch, 1x dinner
You leave the beautiful national park and continue to Dar es Salaam, the “unofficial” capital of Tanzania. You can spend the day as you wish, with a short shopping tour near your hotel or visit the bustling city center with its stores, bars and restaurants.
Meals: 1x breakfast
Your journey through Tanzania ends today. You will be transferred to Dar es Salaam airport for your return or onward flight.
We say Kwaheri!
Meals: 1x breakfast

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Tanzania adventure tour according to program
  • Experienced English-speaking safari guide and local rangers
  • Transportation in special 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Excursions, activities and sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Game drives in all national parks
  • All national park and reserve fees
  • Mineral water included during the trips

NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Personal expenses, tips
  • Travel Insurance

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