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Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrival in Mafia
  • Day 2: Mafia Island
  • Day 3: Mafia Island
  • Day 4: Mafia Island
  • Day 5-6 : Departure from Mafia

Exploring all that Tanzania has to offer is a dream for many. From epic Tanzania safari adventures spotting Africa’s Big Five, to climbing Kilimanjaro or relaxing on the paradise beaches of Zanzibar: Tanzania has it all. Good news: Kilimanjaro and safaris can build a custom made itinerary that suits all your wishes.

Our most popular itineraries can help you find some inspiration. Most of our clients love to end their exciting safari with a few days of relaxation on one of Zanzibar’s most stunning beaches. Would you like that as well?

Whether you choose one of our popular Tanzania itineraries or prefer to customize your journey, we are here to assist you. Come aboard and get ready to explore Tanzania at your own pace, exactly the way you like it!

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival in Mafia

Welcome to Mafia, a stunning destination in Tanzania that will captivate your senses. With beautiful beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, and a rich marine ecosystem, Mafia offers a paradise-like experience. Dive into the depths of the Mafia Marine Park, explore its coral reefs, and encounter vibrant marine life. Immerse yourself in the local culture and history, and visit ancient ruins and picturesque fishing villages. Indulge in fresh seafood and enjoy the tranquility of this hidden gem. Your journey to Mafia promises an unforgettable adventure in an idyllic tropical paradise.

Day 2 - 4

Mafia island

Experience paradise on Mafia Island, nestled in the mesmerizing Indian Ocean. Uncover pristine white sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and vibrant coral reefs. Dive into a world of marine wonders, swim with gentle whale sharks, and explore stunning underwater ecosystems. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the local communities. Relax, unwind, and embrace the peacefulness of this untouched island paradise. Mafia Island is the ultimate destination for an unforgettable tropical adventure.

Day 5-6

Departure from Mafia

After some unforgettable days on Mafia Island, it's time to bid farewell to this exotic paradise. It might leave you with a bittersweet taste in your mouth, to leave this blissful paradise behind. But at least you can cherish the memories and pictures of snorkelling alongside colourful coral reefs and maybe even those of swimming with gentle whale sharks. As you step on the plane, please take a moment to reflect on the peacefulness and tranquillity of Mafia Island, and bid it goodbye with one last look at its beaches, palm trees and the ocean.

INCLUDING

  • 24/5 service
  • 5 days
  • All accommodations
  • Park fees
  • Pickup and transfer airport
  • Reservation costs

EXCLUDED

  • International flights and visas
  • Travel insurance

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This is a private tour and hence there won’t be any other guests joining the safari except for those in your party. It will just be you, your guide and the cook. Our vehicles can take a maximum of 7 people and should your group be bigger than that, more than one vehicle will be used.

There is no set age limit, however, we discourage parents with children under the age of 8 to join such a safari due to the lengthy drives and the fact that nights are spent on unfenced campsites. If parents are nevertheless convinced that their child / children are unfazed by the long driving distances and the travel time that goes with it, children are welcome to join the safari. But please keep in mind that the responsibility for each child lies with you as a parent at all times.

Nights are spent on basic lodge inside the national parks or on the outskirts thereof.

Are there ablution facilities at the lodge?
Yes, communal ablution facilities can be found on all lodge. Most of them are very basic and hot water is few and far between.

We make use of reconstructed 4×4 safari vehicles (i.e. Toyota Landcruisers), that have been designed to conquer the ever demanding road conditions in East Africa. All vehicles have pop-up roofs that can be opened during game drives and a window seat is guaranteed for each guest.

The tour is run on a full-board basis and meals are included as indicated in the itinerary. Mineral water is also provided, whereas all other beverages (soft drinks & alcohol) are excluded and on your own account.
Breakfast can include eggs, sausages or bacon and toast and jam. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate are also provided.
Lunch-boxes are provided for lunch and are enjoyed en-route at a picnic spot. These can contain sandwiches, boiled eggs and fruits or grilled chicken thighs.
Dinner is freshly cooked and meals consist of meat or fish and some sort of starch (pasta, rice, mashed potatoes etc.) and vegetables.
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies and we will do our outmost to cater for them (only possible with advanced notification).

We will provide you with a detailed packing list at the time of booking
(please feel free to contact us should you have any questions ).

Luggage is restricted to one large bag / rucksack weighing no more than 15 kg. Furthermore, every traveller is allowed one piece of hand luggage.
Due to the limited space in the vehicle, we kindly ask guests to refrain from travelling with suitcases as storing them in the vehicle could prove a problem. Please also do not forget to check the baggage allowances of your respective airlines.

Yes, we suggest that you bring some spending money for drinks, snacks, souvenirs and tips.
so you can bring extra funds.

Tips are not included in the price and we recommend 15-20 USD per group per day for the guide and 10-15 USD per group per day for the cook.

Most nationalities can apply for a visa upon arrival in Tanzania but all travellers need to contact their respective embassies to check the latest visa regulations. Furthermore, it is the sole responsibility of each traveller to be in possession of the required documents.

We do recommend that you get a yellow fever vaccination as Tanzania finds itself in a yellow fever region.
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Hepatitis A & B vaccinations are not required, but nevertheless recommend by us.
Malaria is also present and we hence suggest some precautions for this as well. Please contact a travel clinic or your health care practitioner for further information on prophylaxis and the effects and side effects that come with it.