Example trips

Example trips for inspiration

In this section we will try to inspire you, and give you some examples of what to combine! These trips are meant to inspire you and to show what is possible. All our trips are tailor-made to each individual customers. Detailed itineraries with specified accommodations and links will be provided with each offer we make.

All trips you find here can and will be customized 100% to you wishes, or we can just combine different elements from different example trips to you liking! If you find a trip that you like, just click on "Request modification" to get a price-quote based on your number of travelers or changes you would like to make to that specific trip.

ENJOY.....and start dreaming - you could be on your way to Africa soon!

Included in the prices

  • Domestic flights and transportation
  • All specified accommodations
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF - Flying Doctors)
  • During safari:
    • Safari vehicle
    • All meals
    • Water in car
    • Park fees
    • English speaking driver/guide

Payment options

We offer almost any kind of payment options! You can pay by bank transfer*, credit- or debit card ** or PayPal**!

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* Bank transfer is the cheapest option, the only fee that applies is what ever is charged by your bank.
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Not included in the prices

  • Flights to and from Tanzania
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa for entry (bought upon arrival, 50-100 USD pp.)
  • Meals not specified
  • Departure tax from Zanzibar Airport (if any)
  • Personal matters like:
    • Tipping
    • Drinks
    • Souvernirs
    • Laundry service etc.
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Famous North & Zanzibar

Day 1 | Arrival Kilimanjaro

A full day of relaxing before your adventure starts for real! Enjoy good food and chilled beverages and get a good nights sleep.

Day 2 | Tarangire National Park
Only stopping in Arusha city for buying some snacks and beverages you will end up in Tarangire for your first safari!

Day 3 | Lake Manyara National Park
Morning game drive in Tarangire before stopping in Mto Wa Mbu for lunch and a visit to a Maasai Village. Afternoon safari.

Day 4 | Serengeti National Park
Early morning drive to Serengeti, stop for lunch at the historic site Olduvai Gorge before going on gamed-drive in Serengeti.

Day 5 | Serengeti
A full day of game-drive in the worlds most famous safari park. Be prepared for vast savannas packed with wildlife.

Day 6 | Serengeti
Another full day game-drive in this superb park. This is the best destination for watching the great migration.

Day 7 | Ngorongoro Crater
Drive to this famous volcanic caldera for a half-day safari. The crater is almost a closed ecosystem with tons of wildlife!

Day 8 | Safari and Zanzibar
Go for a short safari in the crater or Lake Manyara and fly out to the tropical island Zanzibar. Mainly a transport day.

Day 9 - 14 | Zanzibar
Enjoy lazy days on Zanzibar. The water is always perfectly temperated and the sand white as chalk. For activities see page 17.

 

Based on 4 people

3 925 USD /Person

Standard: Mid-Range

Price will vary depending on no. of people in your group, and time of travel.

 

Highlights
- Most famous destinations
- High wildlife density
- Chance to see The Great Migration
- Beach and culture in Zanzibar

Suitable for
Those who want to see why Tanzania's safaries became so famous

 

The Great Migration and Zanzibar

Day 1 | Arrival Kilimanjaro

A full day of relaxing before your adventure starts for real! Enjoy good food and chilled beverages and get a good nights sleep.

Day 2 | Ngorongoro Crater
Drive to this famous volcanic caldera for a half-day safari. The crater is almost a closed ecosystem with tons of wildlife!

Day 3 | Serengeti National Park
Early morning drive to Serengeti, stop for lunch at the historic site Olduvai Gorge before going on gamed-drive in Serengeti.

Day 4 | Serengeti
A full day of game-drive in the worlds most famous safari park. Be prepared for vast savannas packed with wildlife.

Day 5 | Serengeti
Another full day game-drive in this superb park. This is the best destination for watching the great migration.

Day 6 | Zanzibar via Arusha
Drive to Arusha and stop at a local market to buy souvenirs. Afternoon flight out to the tropical island Zanzibar.

Day 7 - 13 | Zanzibar
Relax and enjoy yourselves on Zanzibar. If you would like a more active vacation there are many things to do! Check out page 17.

Day 14 | Dar es Salaam / Departure
The last day of your trip. We make sure you get to the airport in time for your flight!

 

Based on 4 people

3 680 USD /Person

Standard: Mid-range to high

Price will vary depending on no. of people in your group, and time of travel

 

Highlights
- Searching for The Great Migration
- Famous national parks
- Three days in Serengeti
- Beach and culture on Zanzibar

Suitable for
Those who always dreamt about seeing The Great Migration

 

Kilimanjaro and safari (
with Zanzibar option)

Day 1 | Arrival Kilimanjaro

A full day of rest before embarking on the trek of a lifetime, the trek up Kilimanjaro. If you arrive late day 2 will also be relaxing.

Day 2 | Start trekking Mount Kilimanjaro
Get up early and eat a healthy breakfast. Your trek goes along Rongai and will last for 7 days in total, a truly amazing trip.

Day 3 - 8 | Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro
Trekking the mountain, sleeping in tents and getting in touch with nature! Day 7 is summit night! Detailed itinerary provided.

Day 9 - 10 | Final descend / Arusha
Last leg on Kilimanjaro followed by a drive to Arusha. Enjoy the rest of the day, treat yourself to a spa-treatment or a swim.

Day 11 | Ngorongoro Crater
Drive to this famous volcanic caldera for a half-day safari. The crater is almost a closed ecosystem with tons of wildlife!

Day 12 | Serengeti National Park
Drive to Serengeti N.P. for a afternoon safari. This is the best park if you want a chance to see the great migration.

Day 13 - 14 | Serengeti National Park
Two full days of game-drive in the worlds most famous safari park. Be prepared for vast savannas packed with wildlife!

Day 15 | Home or to Zanzibar
Either travel back home or stay even longer  and enjoy the wonderful island of Zanzibar with its crystal clear water and white sand.

Day 16 - 21 | Zanzibar
Enjoy lazy days on Zanzibar. There are a lot of activities to attend, we happily arrange them for you, please see page 17.

 

Based on 4 people

4 980 USD /Person

Standard: Mid-range

Price per person with Zanzibar option: 6 290 USD

Price will vary depending on no. of people in your group, and time of travel

 

Highlights
- Most famous everything in Tanzania
- Trek Mount Kilimanjaro
- Safari in Serengeti and Ngorongoro
- Zanzibar option

Suitable for
Those who are up for a challenge and always wanted to trek Kilimanjaro

 

Old Explorer

Day 1 | Arrival Dar es Salaam

Upon arriving we take you to your hotel where you can relax and enjoy and get used to the Tanzanian climate.

Day 2 | Mikumi National Park
Morning transfer to Mikumi N.P., game-drive after lunch. This park is often called «Serengeti in miniature» with its savannas.

Day 3 | Transfer and safari
Today is mainly driving to Ruaha N.P., and if you start early there will be time for a short safari upon arrival.

Day 4 | Ruaha National Park
A full day of safari in this one-of-a-kind national park. This is the most extraordinary park we have every been to!

Day 5 | Safari and transfer to Mbeya
Start the morning with a short safari before starting a two day journey towards Katavi. Lunch at Isimila Stone Age findings.

Day 6 | Transfer to Sumbawanga
Today is mainly a transfer day, you will drive close to the Zambian border and have lunch at the Mbozi Meteorite site.

Day 7 | Katavi National Park
The day starts with a 2-3 hour drive to reach Katavi N.P. Afternoon game-drive and spend the evening relaxing.

Day 8 | Katavi National Park
Full day game-drive in Katavi N.P., a park famous for its remoteness and its high quality safaris and accommodations.

Day 9 | Safari and transfer to Mahale
First a safari in Katavi N.P. before driving to
Ikola and taking a boat to reach the Mahale  N.P., world famous for its chimpanzees.

Day 10 | Mahale National Park
Today you are trekking the Mahale Mountains in search of the chimpanzees. An experience you will never forget!

Day 11 | Kigoma
Take a morning swim in Lake Tanganyika before the boat-transfer to a beach location for a day of relaxing.

Day 12 | Gombe
Boat ride to Gombe Stream (made famous by Jane Goddall), and another day of chimpanzee-trekking, now at Gombe.

Day 13 | Kigoma / Dar es Salaam
End of the journey, fly to Dar es Salaam and then home (or extend your stay with some days on the renowned Zanzibar).

 

Old Explorer round-trip

Upon request (expensive) /Min. 2 travlers

Standard: Mid-range

Price will vary depending on no. of people in your group, and time of travel

 

Highlights
- The most remote and wild areas
- 5 National Parks, all very different
- Chimpanzee-treks in two parks
- Drive in, fly out
- Huge topographical diversity

Suitable for
Travelers that don't mind traveling by car and that wants to experience the most incredible safari of their life

 

Southern Authentic Africa

Day 1 | Arrival Dar es Salaam

Upon arriving our driver takes you on a two hour drive to your hotel. Wake up to singing birds and a beautiful beach.

Day 2 | Kidagaa
Full day on the beach, relax, eat a great meal and enjoy the Tanzanian climate. The beach is 2,5 km long – perfect for walks!

Day 3 | Selous Game Reserve
Transfer to Selous G.R. before going on a boat-safari until sunset. The grunting hippos in the Rufiji River sets the mood.

Day 4 | Selous Game Reserve
A full day safari in the worlds largest game-reserve, 56,000 sq. km. and less busy than the northern areas; makes for great safari.

Day 5 | Selous Game Reserve
Walking-safari before breakfast and head to a local village for a tour before heading into the wilderness for another game-drive.

Day 6 - 7 | Mikumi National Park
Drive from Selous to Mikumi, a long but impressive trip. Day 7 is a full day safari in «The Serengeti in miniature» as it is called.

Day 8 | Udzungwa Mountains
After a two hour drive from Mikumi you start your 2-3 hour trek up to the Sanje Falls. You’re back in time for dinner.

Day 9 | Zanzibar via Mikumi National Park
Eat a healthy breakfast before driving back to Mikumi for a short safari and your flight out to Zanzibar. An incredible view awaits!

Day 10 - 14 | Zanzibar
Relax and enjoy lazy days on Zanzibar. If you like a more active vacation you can check out page 17 for activities to attend.

 

Based on 4 people

3 460 USD /Person

Standard: Mid-range to high

Price will vary depending on no. of people in your group, and time of travel

 

Highlights
- Off-road driving in Selous G.R.
- Vast plains and savannas in Mikumi
- Boat safari
- Walking safari
- Drive in, fly out
- Beach and swimming on Zanzibar
- Snorkeling, diving or other activities on Zanzibar (not included, but we will happily arrange for you!)

Suitable for
Those who want a varied experience in Tanzania

 

Southern Ultimate Africa

Day 1 | Arrival in Dar es Salaam
You’re taken straight to your hotel where you can relax and take a cooling dip in the pool.

Day 2 | Selous Game Reserve
Drive to Selous G.R. and enjoy a boat-safari on arrival. Seeing hippos in the Rufiji River in the sunset is a wonderful experience!

Day 3 - 4 | Selous Game Reserve
Day 3 is a full day game-drive in Selous. On day 4 you go on a walking safari, visit a local village and have a game-drive.

Day 5 - 6 | Mikumi National Park
Day 5, drive to Mikumi with safari on the way. Day 6 is a full day safari in this «Serengeti in miniature» with savannas.

Day 7 | Udzungwa Mountains N.P.
Learn about traditional herbs and plants while walking to the Sanje Falls, bring swim-wear and a camera!

Day 8 | Ruaha National Park
Transfer to Ruaha N.P. for afternoon safari. Being remote and with few tourists, this park is exclusive and very unspoiled.

Day 9 - 10 | Ruaha National Park
Two full days of game-drive in Ruaha N.P. With a dynamic topography and rich wildlife this park is one of the very best!

Day 11 - 16 | Zanzibar Island
Enjoy relaxing days on the beach on Zanzibar. If you would like to arrange activities for this stay, check page 17.

 

Based on 4 people

4 650 USD /Person

Standard: Mid-range to high

Price will vary depending on no. of people in your group, and time of travel

 

Highlights
- Culture in Dar es Salaam
- Off-road driving in Selous G.R.
- Trekking in Udzungwa Mountains
- The Spectacular Ruaha N.P.
- Remote destinations
- Great topographical variety
- Beach and ocean on Zanzibar
- Drive in, fly out

Suitable for
Those who wants the full package of all the southern parks

 

Southern Special

Day 1 | Arrival in Dar es Salaam
Drive straight to Morogoro and get some sleep. In the morning visit Chilunga Cultural Tourism and Choma Village.

Day 2 | Mikumi National Park
Mikumi is like a small Serengeti, vast plains and packed with wildlife for you to enjoy! Mikumi N.P is Tanzania's 4th largest park.

Day 3 | Udzungwa
Learn about traditional herbs and plants while walking to the Sanje Falls, bring swim-wear and a camera!

Day 4 | Ruaha
Drive to Ruaha and get ready for what we consider the most spectacular park in Tanzania! Afternoon safari.

Day 5 | Ruaha
A full day safari in Ruaha N.P. Start the day when planned with the guide, this is normally planned at dinner the day before.

Day 6 | Ruaha
Before breakfast you embark on a walking-safari. Eat a healthy breakfast and get ready for another full day game-drive.

Day 7 | Ruaha/Zanzibar
A short safari before flying out in a light aircraft to the tropical paradise Zanzibar. Enjoy the splendid view from the aircraft.

Day 8 - Day 13 | Zanzibar
Enjoy relaxing days on the beach on Zanzibar. If you would like to arrange activities for this stay, check page 17.

Day 14 | Departure
Final day, we make sure you get to your flight on time. Would you like to stay longer? No problem – let us know!

 

Based on 4 people

3 575 USD /Person

Standard: Mid-range to high

Price will vary depending on no. of people in your group, and time of travel

 

Highlights
- Drive in, fly out
- 4 days in the magnificent Ruaha N.P.
- Very remote and secluded areas
- High lion density in Ruaha (10% of the Tanzanian lions)
- White, sandy beaches on Zanzibar

Suitable for
Those who want the most value for their money

 

Fly-in safari

Day 1 | Arrival in Dar es Salaam
A relaxing day in Dar es Salaam. If you arrive early we add another day to the start of your itinerary.

Day 2 | Selous Game Reserve
Fly out to Selous G.R. and check in to your lodge by lunch-time. You visit a local village and go on a boat-safari until sunset.

Day 3 | Selous Game Reserve
Full day game-drive in Selous G.R. This is the largest park in Tanzania and you can drive off-road, so keep you camera ready!

Day 4 | Selous Game Reserve
Start the morning with a walking-safari before breakfast. Spend the rest of the day on safari in this park of wilderness.

Day 5 | Ruaha National Park
Pack your bags after breakfast, you fly out to Ruaha N.P. and check in at your lodge before lunch. Game-drive rest of the day.

Day 6 | Ruaha National Park
Ruaha N.P. is one of the most remote and untouched parks in Tanzania, and today is a full day safari in this splendid park.

Day 7 | Ruaha
Yet another full day safari. Ruaha has an abundant wildlife and is known for its many predators.

Day 8 | Ruaha and Zanzibar
A short safari before flying out in a light aircraft to the tropical paradise Zanzibar. Get ready for a splendid view.

Day 9 - 13 | Zanzibar Island
Enjoy relaxing days on the beach on Zanzibar. If you would like to arrange activities for this stay, check page 17.

 

Based on 4 people

4 380 USD /Person

Standard: Mid-range to high

Price will vary depending on no. of people in your group, and time of travel

 

Highlights
- Fly in, fly out to all areas
- Worlds largest game reserve
- Two of the most secluded parks
- Ruaha National Park: Predators!
- Great view from the aircrafts
- Beach and swimming on Zanzibar

Suitable for
Travelers who would like to experience our two favorite parks with the least amount of transport time.

 

Zanzibar and short safari

Day 1 | Arrival in Dar es Salaam
We take you straight to your hotel in Dar es Salaam when you arrive. Relax and take a swim if you wish.

Day 2 | Relax in Dar es Salaam
Spend the day getting used to the Tanzanian climate. Go for a swim in the Indian Ocean or work on your tan.

Day 3 | Selous Game Reserve
The morning starts with flying to Selous G.R. for your first safari experience. Get ready for safari upon arrival.

Day 4 | Selous Game Reserve
Never knowing what lies around the next corner; hold your camera ready! Full day game-drive in Selous G.R. with boat safari.

Day 5 | Selous Game Reserve
Walking safari before breakfast and game-drive the rest of the day.

Day 6 | Selous / Zanzibar
A morning boat-safari before packing your bags and flying out to Zanzibar Island. A great view from the aircraft awaits.

Day 7 - 13 | Zanzibar
The tropical paradise Zanzibar is your home for the next days. If you would like us to arrange some activities, let us know.

Day 14 | Departure
Departure day.

Based on 4 people

3 320 USD /Person

Standard: Mid-range

Price will vary depending on no. of people in your group, and time of travel

 

Highlights
- A few days safari close to Zanzibar
- Fly in, fly out
- Off-road driving in Selous G.R.
- Great view from the light aircraft
- Walking safari
- Boat safari on the Rufiji River

Suitable for

Those who would like a short safari and a lot of beach.

 

Honeymoon safari and beach adventure

Day 1 | Arrival in Dar es Salaam
Relax and get used to the Tanzanian pace. If you arrive late this day we add another day so that you can acclimatize properly.

Day 2 | Ruaha National Park
Flying out to the magnificent Ruaha N.P. in the morning gives you a spectacular view. Afternoon game-drive in this remote park.

Day 3 | Ruaha National Park
Ruaha N.P. is very famous for inhabiting over 10% of all remaining lions in Africa. Today is a full day game-drive.

Day 4 | Ruaha National Park
Go on a walking-safari if you like to and track «The Small Five». After breakfast you head back out into the wilderness by car.

Day 5 | Ruaha / Mafia Island
Game-drive until lunch (around 14:00) and fly out to the romantic and incredible Mafia Island – a true gem in a secluded location.

Day 6 - 8 | Mafia Island
Relax by the pool or take a swim in the Indian ocean. Mafia has great snorkeling and diving if you enjoy water activites.

Day 9 - 16 | Zanzibar Island
Fly to Zanzibar Island at noon and spend the next days pampering yourselves and relaxing or arrange activities (page 17).

Day 17 | Zanzibar and departure
The last day on Zanzibar. Depending on your departure you will stay at a hotel in Dar es Salaam this night.

 

Based on 2 people

5 840 USD /Person

Standard: High

Price will vary depending on time of travel.

 

Highlights
- Romantic surroundings
- Secluded areas
- The impressive Ruaha N.P.
- Two islands
- Fly in, fly out
- Specialized trip for two

Suitable for
Not only honeymooners, but all kinds of lovebirds.

 

Beach all the way

Day 1 | Arrival in Dar es Salaam
Staying at a fantastic hotel in Dar es Salaam will set you in the right rhythm right from the start. As you can see Dar es Salaam is set by the Indian ocean, meaning you can spend the day (or two, depending on your arrival time) basking in the sun on the beach or go swimming either in the ocean or in the pool.

Day 2 - 5 | Mafia Island
Our chauffeur takes you to the airport around early noon and you take a light aircraft to a truly secluded and wonderful tropical island called Mafia Island. This island is perfect for snorkeling and diving, but there are not many other activities to attend. Fly to Zanzibar (locally called Unguja) on day 5 or day 6.

Day 6 - 16 | Zanzibar Island
Zanzibar is quite different from Mafia, here you can either stay in very popular areas with all night partying or you can be very seclude, we recommend the latter – it gives a much more authentic and exclusive feeling. You will stay at two different locations during your stay.

Day 17 | Departure
Last day on Zanzibar, we make sure you get to the airport in time for your connecting flight back home. A light aircraft takes you from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam, and if you have a midnight flight from Dar es Salaam we book an extra night at a hotel for you, so that you can shower and relax.

 

Based on 4 people

3 670 USD /Person

Standard: Mid-range to high

Price will vary depending on season and if you would like to include other activities such as safari

 

Highlights
- Beach in Dar es Salaam
- Beach on Mafia Island
- Great diving and snorkeling opportunities
- Beach on Zanzibar Island
- Fly in, fly out
- Clear, turquoise water
- Chalk white beaches
- Always perfectly temperated water

Suitable for
Travelers who loves the beach (or diving, kiting etc. Check page 17 for a list of some activities we can arrange)

 

Big Lens Africa -Learn photography

We wanted to increase beginners knowledge of photography while giving them the ultimate safari experience, and created Big Lens Africa.

Africa is a dream destination for many people, and experiencing the animals of Africa is a huge part of this dream. The best way to remember a once in a lifetime experience is by taking photographs of them. Many buy their first DSLR for a trip like this, or have bought it for other reasons, but they all have one goal in mind; to take better pictures.  «I overheard some customers in a camera store say that she wanted to buy a DSLR because it takes better pictures». This is true to some degree, but I would rather hire an experienced photographer with a cheap camera than an inexperienced photographer with a more expensive camera.

In short; Knowing what your doing with the camera is more important than having a fancy camera.

Big Lens Africa offers photography courses with beginners in mind. We start from the absolute basics and advance steadily throughout the course.  The first two days are dedicated to learning the technical aspects and the visual art of photography. You might feel encumbered with information the first day but you will be able to practice this new knowledge during the rest of the trip, from morning till midnight!

Short day-by-day description;

Day 1 - Arrival and introduction
Day 2 - Full day photography course
Day 3 - Boat safari
Day 4 - Full day game drive in Selous
Day 5 - Boat safari and Mikumi
Day 6 - Full day game drive in Mikumi
Day 7 - Udzungwa Mountains - trekking safari
Day 8 - Mikumi and departure
Day 9 - Start of optional Zanzibar extension

We can customise and arrange photography courses / trips for all levels

 

Based on 4 people

3 945 USD /Person

Standard: Mid-range

Price will vary depending on season and if you would like to include beach
You can have your own group or join a set group-trip
Additional costs for single rooms

Highlights

  • 2 days photographic course
  • Diverse locations to learn different techniques
  • Gain technical knowledge
  • Learn the visual art of photography
  • Get guidance and trips during the safari
  • Customized vehicles
  • Experienced course holder with great area knowledge