Pearls of Tanzania and Pemba Island

These 16 days safari takes you to Serengeti and Mahale national park and Pemba Island. This is the perfect safari everyone dreaming of explore the unattached Tanzania.

Day by day program

Day 1: Arrive Arusha

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Meet our representative who will transfer you to Arusha, where you will spend a night at a beautiful lush garden lodge. The lodge is situated in a working coffee plantation. Overnight at Legendary Lodge on half board.

Day 2: Flight to Northern Serengeti

Depart Arusha by scheduled flight to the northern Serengeti. This flight is one of the most scenic in Tanzania, soaring past iconic landmarks like Ol Donyo Lengai and the Ngorongoro Crater. While flying over the Serengeti you will realize the sheer scale of the seemingly never-ending plains. On arrival at the airstrip the guide will meet you with a private vehicle transfer to the camp, en-route you will enjoy the game drive. Arrive at the camp in time for lunch. During the afternoon you will explore the wilderness and enjoy game viewing. Return to camp in time for sundowners and dinner.

Day 3-4 Northen Serengeti

This remote part of the Serengeti is bisected by the perilous Mara River, where once a year between July and October, over a million-strong wildebeest and zebra throw themselves across its crocodile-infested waters, heading for where the grass is greener. This makes for spectacular predator and prey viewing on the banks in the late dry season. Apart from the migration there is very good game where you will be able to see Leopard, Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, lots of action happens in the park. You will be able to enjoy morning and late afternoon game drive, bush lunch and sundowner around the campfire.

Day 5: Flight to Mahale National park

Early the morning after breakfast, a shared charter flight to Mahale will collect you from Kogatende Airstrip in Serengeti. The flight down to Mahale is a long journey, taking about four hours with a refuel stop in Tabora. The arrival into Mahale is pretty unforgettable as you fly low over the mountains and land on the airstrip that sits right on the banks of Lake Tanganyika. The view itself is quite breathtaking. On arrival at Mahale airstrip your wonderful guide will meet you and take you by boat to Greystoke. This journey takes about an hour and a half and skims along the banks of the impossibly clear lake with the Mahale Mountains rising dramatically from the beach.

Day 6 - 8: Mahale national park

Coming around the headland and catching sight of the iconic Greystoke mess sitting on its own patch of white sandy beach is always a memorable moment. In Greystoke you will share the mountains and the lake with so many animals, but it's the chimps that really inspire people. Time spent with them is time away from everything else that is ordinary. But, there's more. Hike the forest paths looking for all the other animals who quietly live here. Swim in pools up in mountain waterfalls, take a kayak out for a dawn paddle and enjoy the sunrise coming up over the mountains. Have sundowners in the old wooden dhow or just relax on the warm sands of the beach with a drink in hand.

Day 9: Flight to Pemba Island

You will bid farewell to the team at Greystoke and head back to the airstrip by boat in time to catch your scheduled shared charter flight. On your arrival to Pemba Island, you will be transferred to your hotel. At The Manta Resort you can feel the simplicity of a naturally evolved traditional Swahili Island culture – its timeless peace and quietness.

Day 10 - 17: Enjoy Pemba Island

At Manta you will be made to feel part of the Pemba family. A group of good people who proudly endeavor to make Manta the special place it is. From the moment you arrive, your every conceivable activity and service during your stay will be all inclusive and private (with the exception of diving and outside tours). You will have your own service fundi – a member of staff assigned to assist you personally – even perhaps to take you on visits to his village to meet relatives – if you so wish.

Day 18: Departure

Enjoy breakfast before your transfer to Pemba Island airport in time for your flight home.

    Create your magic!

    Plan your trip

    Prices per season

    Dates Price
    10 jan 2023 - 20 dec 2023 20300

    Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

    • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
    • Single suppliments may apply
    • Request a quote or speak to one of our Safari Africa experts for the best, most current rates available.

    Best time to travel

    • Excellent
    • Good
    • Fair
    • Poor
    • Jan
    • Feb
    • Mar
    • Apr
    • May
    • Jun
    • Jul
    • Aug
    • Sep
    • Oct
    • Nov
    • Dec

    What is included in the trip?

    The price includes
    • All transfers in Tanzania
    • Services of an English-speaking driver-guide
    • 01 Nights Accommodation in Legendary Lodge on a HB basis
    • 03 Nights Accommodation in Songa Tented Lodge on a all-inclusive basis
    • 03 Nights Accommodation in Greystoke Mahale Lodge on a All-inclusive basis
    • 08 Nights Accommodation in The Manta Resort on a All-inclusive basis
    • Private game drives in 4x4 game drive vehicles
    • Bush breakfast, Sundowners & Massage
    • Domestic Flight Arusha - Serengeti - Mahale - Pemba - Dar es Salaam
    • Medical Emergency Evacuation Insurance
    The price does not include
    • Visa
    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation of trip
    • Any items of personal nature
    • Gratitude
    • International flights