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TanzaniaSafari, culture and spices - private tour

  • Highlights
Trip highlights
  • Safari
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • Sightseeing
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals
  • Learning activities
    Learning activities

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Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport - Welcome to Tanzania

Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport. There, issue your visa (50 US per person - if US national - then 100 US per person) - get your luggage and go through customs. Meet and greet with the driver and transfer to Moshi.

Kilimanjaro International Airport
Pink Famingo Boutique Hotel (Moshi)

Day 2: Excursion to a small coffee farmers' cooperative at the foot of Kilimanjaro

You will be picked up from your accommodation in the morning and drive up the slopes of Kilimanjaro. The Kahawa Shamba (translation: coffee farm) cooperative is located on western Kilimanjaro and offers different activities at the foot of the highest mountain in Africa. Learn everything about coffee production on a coffee tour and at the same time get an insight into the life of the Chagga. Upon arrival, a cup of coffee is waiting for you and the tour begins. You visit a small coffee farm nearby and are introduced to the individual steps of coffee production. From picking the bean, peeling and drying, to roasting until the black gold ends in the coffee cup. After the coffee tour, we invite you to a delicious lunch. Here you can ask the guide about the life of the Chagga on the slopes of Kilimanjaro before going back to the hotel.

The income is going to development projects such as building schools. 

Pink Famingo Boutique Hotel (Moshi)

Day 3: Tarangire National Park with hot lunch - herds of elephants and baobab trees

After breakfast leave your accommodation and proceed to Tarangire National Park which is about 3-4 hours away from Moshi. Go for first game drives in the morning searching for herds of elephants and enjoying the beautiful landscape with the Baobab trees. For lunch we invite you to Tarangire Safari Lodge with a beautiful view over the Tarangire River. After lunch proceed with your game drives until late afternoon, when you proceed to your accommodation. 

Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge (Tarangire National Park)

Day 4: From Tarangire to Mto wa Mbu - the mosquito village on the edge of Lake Manyara National Park

Early morning after breakfast, enjoy the last game drives on the way out of the park and proceed to Mto wa Mbu. The drive will take about 1,5 from Tarangire Gate to the Village. The name Mto wa Mbu translated from the Swahili means mosquito village - but these little flies are found there only conditionally during the day. For lunch, we invite you to take a seat under banana leaves and taste typical Tanzanian dishes. After refreshment we continue our journey through a typical Tanzanian village today. Take a guided tour and take a look behind the scenes of local artists and taste a sample of the local banana beer. Your guide will tell you some stories about the Tanzanian way of life and the local village culture. After the tour you proceed with your guide up to the crater highlands to the next accommodation. The journey takes about 45 minutes - 1 hour. Pack a sweater - especially at night it can get a bit chilly.

Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge (Ngorongoro)

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater Tour - diverse wildlife in a small area

Today you will make an unforgettable Ngorongoro crater tour. In the beginning, drive 600 m into the crater. Arrived on the crater floor, the game drives begin. Be impressed by the wildebeests, zebras, and elephants. At the end of the rides, you will climb the steep crater wall with the safari car and proceed to your next accommodation. 

Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge (Ngorongoro)

Day 6: Goodbye mainland - off to the spice island of Zanzibar!

In the morning you leave Karatu and you will reach Arush Airport after a drive of approx. 2,5 hours. Take flight to the spice Island of Zanzibar. On arrival at Zanzibar Airport, your driver is already waiting for you and takes you to the hotel. The journey takes about 20 minutes.

Enjoy the rest of the day in the acient Stonetown.

Wander around the small streets, visit the shops and don't miss the sunset either from Africa House and then visit Forodhani Street market, or reserve a table at Emerson Hurumzi restaurant with Sundowner and a delicious meal. 

Kholle House   (Zanzibar)

Day 7: History and Spices

In the morning discover Stonetown on a guided tour:  2500 limestone buildings (Stone Town) form the oldest and most interesting part of Zanzibar town. The small alleys, 45 mosques, 2 Christian churches and 4 Hindus halls invite to discover.

City tour: The city tour lasts half a day. You are accompanied by a guide who will explain the amusing, historical corners Stone Towns to you. You will visit a former slave market, the museum, the House of Wonders and the old fort. Also, the visit of the local market is an experience. After the tour, our driver will bring you to the beach hotel, on the way you will stop on a Spice Farm. 
Spice tour: You will go to the middle of the island and discover the spice world of Zanzibar. You will stop at a small farm and get the tilled plants, spices and their medical use explained. On a distance of 20 km, you cross smaller villages, for example, Bububu, Kidichi and Kizimbani. You can try yourself some spices and fruits on site. Wonderful pictures can originate in the orchards. After the Spice Tour your driver will drop you at the beach hotel. 

The Palms Zanzibar (Zanzibar)

Day 8: Rest on the white sandy beaches

Enjoy the last few day of vacation and let the waves of the Indian Ocean wash around your feet. The island is a quiet spot - perfect for relaxing and unwinding and to review the whole safari impressions of the last few days.  

The Palms Zanzibar (Zanzibar)

Day 9: End of Itinerary

Today your journey comes to an end. 3 hours before your flight departure you will be picked from the hotel and transferred to the airport.

We hope you have packed a bag full of memories.

We are waving good bye and wishing you a safe flight back home!

Kwa heri na karibu tena!

Bye bye and welcome again!  


Kilimanjaro International AirportMoshiTarangire National ParkNgorongoroNgorongoroZanzibarDongwe

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
SeasonPrice Per Adult
Average trip price
From January to February $4,210
March $3,970
From June to October $4,210
From November to December $3,670

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
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Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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