Tanzania Safari and Beach
Destinations Destinations
Serengeti, Zanzibar, Arusha, Ruaha National Park
Activity Activity
Nature & Wildlife, Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, National Parks
Tour Type Tour Type
Custom itinerary, Private tour
Physical Level Physical Level
Mild
Season Season
January - December

Good to know

  • Private tour: all days & activities tailored to your preferences
  • Explore at your pace, choose your own travel dates
  • Safari and Kilimanjaro hike with your own private guide
  • 24/7 in-country support and assistance
  • Carefully-selected, top-quality safari camps

Visit Tanzania’s most celebrated national parks and get a truly authentic experience of wild Africa. On this trip, you will delve into the Serengeti ecosystem, Masai Mara Game Park and Ruaha National Park for the journey of a lifetime. To finish it off, you will take sanctuary at the Pongwe Resort, where you can bask on its white-sand beaches alongside glistening warm waters that teem with wildlife just waiting to be discovered.

Suggested Itinerary

All days can be adjusted as required

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This is a customisable trip

Use the following itinerary for inspiration. Remember: all days, hotels and activities can be altered to suit your requirements. A Tanzania Odyssey travel expert will be happy to advise.

Explore colonial Arusha

Your guide will meet you on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer you to Rivertree Country Inn in Arusha, the safari capital of Tanzania. Located at an altitude of 1,400 metres, you will spend your first night acclimatising in this splendid German-built town that was once the colonial administrative centre. With Mount Meru in its backdrop, Arusha is a scenic and bustling town to stroll around. Or perhaps you would like to go canoeing on the lake and admire the rich birdlife on offer before going back to your hotel for a relaxing massage.

Featured Accommodation
Rivertree Country Inn
Superior

Rivertree Country Inn

Witness the great migration in the Serengeti

Your escort will transfer you from Arusha to the Chaka Camp in the spectacular Serengeti. You will be welcomed by endless grass plains and acacia trees, amongst which you might already glimpse a sighting of lions, elephants, giraffes or gazelles, amongst the huge diversity of wildlife that inhabit this rich landscape. The location of the small, semi-permanent Chaka Camp depends on the time of year you visit, moving between Ndutu and the Northern Serengeti. The camp follows the annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara Game Park, which is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet, involving more than a million of the powerful animals teeming through the wilderness.

Featured Accommodation
Chaka Camp
Classic

Chaka Camp

Visit East Africa's largest national park

Next, you will be taken to East Africa’s largest national park, which offers a huge diversity of game from southern and eastern Africa. As Tanzania’s biggest elephant haven, you’re likely to see these majestic beasts amongst other wildlife, including crocodiles and hippos languishing in the Great Ruaha River, and buffalos roaming the hills and escarpments. You can also look out for a wealth of bird species, including kingfishers, egrets, hornbills, sunbirds and plovers. Your resting place for the two nights will be in a spacious Meru-style walk-in tent at Mdonya Old River Camp. There you can enjoy creature comforts amidst your wild surroundings.

Featured Accommodation
Mdonya Old River Camp
Superior

Mdonya Old River Camp

Relax on white-sand beaches on Pongwe Island

From Ruaha National Park, you will be escorted to the stunning Pongwe island resort where you can relax on serene white-sand beaches. Perhaps you would like to place a hammock between a couple of the palms that scatter the coastline and keep an eye out for dolphins in the distance. The crystal waters of the nearby Mnemba Atoll will invite you to snorkel in an underwater paradise packed with wildlife, after which you can enjoy a fishing trip on board a traditional dhow boat. Your stay at Pongwe Beach Hotel will offer the perfect luxury to complete your trip in style.

Featured Accommodation
Pongwe Beach Hotel
Classic

Pongwe Beach Hotel

After your final night at the luxurious Pongwe, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. No doubt the fantastic memories etched into your mind will bring you back to Tanzania one day.

Tour inclusions

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Included Accommodation

All accommodation is included in the trip, from luxurious camps in Ruaha National Park to beach resorts in Zanzibar.

Included Guided excursions

Guided safaris, hikes and nature-spotting excursions in Tarangire National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park and the Karatu conservation area, all accompanied by an expert, bi-lingual guide.

Included Internal flights

Internal flights linking the different stops on this itinerary -- including a flight from Zanzibar back to Dar es Salaam airport at the end of the trip -- are included.

Included Ground transfers

All airport collections and ground transfers/connections.

Included Hotel breakfasts

All breakfasts are included.

Testimonials

What people are saying about Tanzania Odyssey

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Karen Nicholson
06/06/2019

The care and attention that went into creating our holiday was exceptional. George dealt with us from start to finish, and created a holiday we will long remember. He was available by email and happy to take even the most mundane of calls from me, double checking the small details of packing, money etc...He came up with the initial itinerary, which we made a couple of changes to; he then advised us of a change that had to be made due to a hotel being closed, but had already found an alternative. He was then very patient with us as we had issues with our flights (cancelled dates needing rearranging), and while we attempted to make contact with a Tanzanian school to visit, which also affected where we would be staying.
The itinerary created was superb, the company he chose to take us on safari (Duma Explorer) excellent. Our guide, Wilson, was second to none, with his knowledge and experience as a guide.
Cannot fault the team or George, and it was lovely to have a chat with him, once we were home, about the holiday (feedback etc..) and share with him our experiences, which he was genuinely interested in.
I would definitely book with Odyssey Travels again!

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Emma
20/02/2019

Drivers were excellent and paid attention to every little detail. The Ndutu camp was fab. The lodges were great. The itinerary & transfers all worked well. Saw lots of animals close up in lush surroundings. Would suggest that Tanzania is a must on anyone’s destination list. Climate in December was perfect and best of all there were no mosquitoes.

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Sri & Ale
06/02/2019

Very smooth process - simple to communicate, pay and the trip ran flawlessly. We received great advice on how to structure our trip and would definitely recommend for a safari!

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11

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$5,274 pp

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