Living in Tanzania Justine’s experience in the northern wildlife areas has allowed her to design and create itineraries for the discerning traveller. An avid photographer herself Justine believes in responsible tourism and spending more time in the destination. To experience a variety of wildlife and cultural activities, giving back to the areas we are trying to conserve. After visiting Ruaha in April 2015 it was great to discover the parks fascinating wildlife and hidden secrets. Justine also travelled extensively throughout East and Southern Africa on overland adventures before settling in Arusha. Realising her passion and knowledge were invaluable she decided in 2014 that it was time to share this with her clients. Paul Tickner is a conservationist, photographer and professional guide.
Based in Iringa Paul operates and leads private safaris in Ruaha and southern Tanzania. Paul believes that responsible tourism can help to solve many of the problems in wildlife conservation today and his safaris have a strong commitment to this; visiting wild places, using good eco-practice and getting out of the car. Whilst being involved in a number of other projects, Paul also likes to take photos of the spectacular wildlife found in the area. Growing up in the UK & Kenya, Paul studied International Development before living in New Zealand for a year. Realising a childhood ambition, Paul then trained as a guide in South Africa, going on to work in the Kruger National Park. Studying for an MSC in Conservation Management in Scotland led him back to Tanzania.

Bringing you the highlights of Tanzania

Justine and Paul have combined their knowledge and experience of these iconic destinations to bring you the very best of Tanzania. Whether you are an avid birder, wish to capture the charisma of an elephant or you are seeking that perfect landscape shot, this safari will be tailored to your every need. In addition Justine and Paul have ensured a wonderfully relaxing conclusion to your trip on the magical Mafia Island. We hope that you immerse yourself in the adventure of Tanzania and enjoy the amazing experiences this unique country has to offer.

Day 1: Arusha, Tanzania

On arrival at Kilimanjaro, you will be met by Paul and transferred to the lovely plantation of Arusha Coffee Lodge. One of Arusha’s oldest plantations, the lodge boasts a wide range of comforts and a pleasant introduction for your first night in Tanzania.

ARUSHA COFFEE LODGE / 1 NT (DB) OR SIMILAR

Day 2 & 3: Ngorongoro Crater & Highlands

The restored farmhouse is built in Cape-Dutch style, ‘The Manor’ is located within a 1500-acre coffee estate adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The 20 Suites, including a three bedroom family cottage, all have private entrances and a wooden sun terrace.

Most famous for the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most well known wildlife areas in the world. The Crater itself is the world’s largest inactive and intact volcanic caldera, formed when it exploded and collapsed in on itself some two to three million years ago. Enjoy a wildlife experience down on the crater floor.

THE MANOR AT NGORONGORO / 2 NT(BLD) OR SIMILAR

Day 4 - 7: Lamai, Northern Serengeti National Park

Lamai Serengeti sits tucked amongst the rocks of the iconic Kogakuria Kopje in the northern Serengeti. There are panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and it’s just a few miles from where the wildebeest cross the Mara River. For roughly a quarter of the year, between late July and October, this is where you’ll find the migration, right on your doorstep.

LAMAI SERENGETI / 4 NT (BLD) OR SIMILAR

Day 8 - 10: Mwagusi, Ruaha National Park

This morning we say our goodbyes to Lamai Serengeti, some of you may continue with Paul onto Ruaha or make your way to Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward flight home. On arrival in Ruaha you will be greeted by the friendly smile of Mwagusi’s camp guide, enjoy a leisurely game drive en-route to camp. Mwagusi was established in 1987 from one family’s love for all things wildlife. The largest national park in southern Tanzania, this untrammeled and wild ecosystem offers a unique game viewing experience. You will be spoilt by dramatic landscapes, remote wilderness and abundant wildlife; Ruaha has so much to offer.

MWAGUSI SAFARI CAMP/ 3 NT OR SIMILAR (BLD)

Day 11- 13: Chole Mjini, Mafia Island

This morning we prepare to leave Ruaha and make our way to the airstrip for our onward flight to Mafia Island. The flight to Mafia is via Dar es Salaam so we have a brief stop and change of plane before arriving on the beautiful Mafia Island. Juani Island, full of history and a bygone era, is located a short boat ride from Mafia. Situated in the historic ruins of Kua, a settlement built by Shirazi Traders in the 13th Century, is Chole Mjini the island’s only eco lodge.

CHOLE MJINI / 3 NT OR SIMILAR (BD)

Day 14: Departure Tanzania

Today we say goodbye to our lovely castaway of Chole, and say a big thank you to Paul. We reflect on the time we have spent in Tanzania, and our memories as we start our onward bound journey home.

End of Arrangements

 

Pricing and special quotation notes:

Northern Circuit Package – FROM AUD 16270 pp (excluding international flights)
Southern Circuit Package – FROM AUD  9460 pp (excluding international flights

Combo Northern and Southern Package 13 NT FROM AUD 24,990 (excluding international flights)

The suggested itinerary is based on land arrangements only, international flights are currently not included. **Pricing is based on a group of 6 passengers travelling – discount has been applied to combo package. Minimum numbers apply.

Seasonality changes may apply as itinerary has currently been priced in PEAK season from June to October.

***Itinerary can be started from either Dar es Salaam or Arusha. There are no set departure dates and safaris can be tailor made to suit.

****All itineraries are all inclusive of photographic guide, transfers, internal light aircraft flights accommodation, meals, applicable drinks, park fees and selected activities. Please contact us for more information on general inclusions/exclusions and our photography suggestions.

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