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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The African Wild Dog & Zanzibar

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Duration

12 Days 11 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Overview

12 Days of Safari & Beach Experience ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Explore the untouched wilderness of Ruaha and Selous on safari, as you get up close and personal with the endangered African wild dog and observe the rare and handsome greater kudu in their natural habitat, all against the stunning backdrop of the iconic baobab and acacia trees. This itinerary presents an incredible juxtaposition between the semi-arid vegetation of Ruaha National Park, the lush landscape of Selous and the clear, turquoise waters of Zanzibar. You’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve stumbled into paradise! As well as a few hundred species of birds and plants, you can expect to encounter a staggering volume of resident buffalo, elephants, lions, crocs and hippos. Enjoy many once-in-a-lifetime activities, including cruise boating on the Rufiji River Delta, a walking safari, and swimming with dolphins in Zanzibar.

To get a sense of our amazing tailor-made African safari experiences from all over Tanzania, please watch our short video.

A detailed interactive digital itinerary for this private-guided safari is available upon request.

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When my friend and I booked our flights to Africa, we were sure we were going to plan the whole trip ourselves. Turns out that was a very overwhelming thing to even begin! So happy to have connected with Wito Africa Safaris, because not only did we get to do everything we set out to, we got so much more! A trip tailored to our wants and must dos, without any of the stress that comes with planning and not knowing what or who to book with and transfers to and from airports that we had never been to. It was the most amazing experience and not having to worry about the details made it that much more incredible. The most magical part of our trip was by far the Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti. Words can’t describe how amazing it is! We also went to Zanzibar for the beach, Cape Town for the mountains (and wine!), Botswana for more animals and Zimbabwe for Victoria falls. If you’re considering booking a trip to Africa, don’t think, just do it! And planning with Wito Africa Safaris will make it a thousand times more relaxed and enjoyable:)
Kate M.
Kate M.
9. January, 2020.
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This trip has left me speechless. Tanzania will take your breath away the Serengeti is an absolutely magical place and the ngorongoro crater is an absolutely must!!. Abdullie planned a dream trip for us. Every detail was perfection and tailored exactly to the type of trip we wanted to have. The accommodations were beyond expectations. The communication with this company is top notch, Abdullie was readily available for any and all questions prior and during the trip. I would very highly recommend booking your trip to Tanzania with Wito!!!
Rachel T.
Rachel T.
6. January, 2020.
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Amazing experience! Abdullie from Wito Safaris organized the perfect trip for us and while doing so, stayed in close contact with us to listen to our wishes and explain the possibilities. We explicitly chose an Tanzanian organization and we were very happy with the outcome. All the lodges were excellent quality with very nice staff. Our guide was the best. We stayed together for 6 days, so you better get along! And we certainly did. He had great knowledge of the wildlife and their ecosystem, which really enhanced our enjoyment. We had a chance to see all the animals, from the big 5 to the small beautiful birds. And everything went smoothly, we had no worries whatsoever. Perfectly organized trip and truly a trip of a lifetime.
mevrouw Combe
mevrouw Combe
26. November, 2019.
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Our experience with Wito Africa Safaris could not have been more pleasant from the initial communication through the completion of the safari in Ngorongoro. Our driver was courteous, fun and most informative of the surrounding area, the history of the park, and of every species we saw inside the park and even on the fringe. The vehicle was comfortable and accommodated our group well; the lunch was delicious and even special dietary needs were met. All prearranged details were executed precisely. I would highly recommend Wito Africa Safaris.
JB
JB
2. August, 2019.
Verified
We had an amazing experience climbing Kilimanjaro followed by a few days safari. For both elements of our trip the guides were knowledgeable and fun, and everything went smoothly and seamlessly.
Myrtil
Myrtil
29. July, 2019.
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Made it to Uhuru! Abdullie was phenomenal to work with before my trip. And the pairing of Wito and Pristine was incredible. Couldn't have had a better experience. Thank you.
Manny Peredo
Manny Peredo
11. July, 2019.
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Spectacular experience tailored to our requests, went above and beyond in every way.
CB
CB
10. July, 2019.
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Booking with Wito Africa Safaris was the best decision I could have made. I enjoyed a first-class quality experience, and everything surpassed my expectations. I booked a safari to follow the world’s greatest migration—the Wildebeest Migration. Not only did I get a close up of the most dangerous and spectacular animals in Africa (I was so close to lions and elephants that I could touch them!), but I also spent time with the Maasai Tribe, Hadzabe Tribe, and the Datoga Tribe. I went hunting and dancing with the Hadzabe, I learned the ways of the Maasai, danced with them and even got the chance to learn their fighting style and practice with the village warriors. The Datoga Tribe thought me the ancient African ways of living and gave me the opportunity to cook, clean, and forge weapons with them. My accommodations were not only luxurious but very authentic. The luxury did not take away from the thrill and aw of being in the wild, gazing at the shooting stars, hearing, and seeing the Serengeti nightlife action. I especially recommend Wito Africa Safaris for their professionalism and care towards their clients. You can rely on this team and they will go beyond their way to threat you like royalty. One evening I felt sick and I called Abdullie the CEO of the company to ask if I could possibly get some medicine and a unique dinner in order to help me feel better. He immediately contacted the lodge, the guide and his team in Tanzania to help. I didn’t even wait 5 minutes, and I had all the attention and service I could ask for. My needs were taken care of quickly, and there were follow-ups made over the phone and in person to ensure that I was ok. If you want the best possible experience in Africa, go with Wito Africa Safaris.
Chesed Lic
Chesed Lic
7. June, 2019.
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some of the tour highlights include:
  • Explore the vast Serengeti—home to the Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Stay in an amazing selection of intimate tented safari camps and well-appointed lodges that are strategically positioned in the best wildlife viewing areas
  • Enjoy uninterrupted wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities
  • Have an opportunity to walk and explore outside the vehicle
  • Fly the long stretches and enjoy scenic vehicle transfers inside the parks
  • Enjoy the incredible diversity of wildlife, landscape and culture

Itinerary

DAY 1: DAR ES SALAAM (ONE NIGHT)

Welcome to Tanzania! Upon arrival at Dar es Salaam International Airport (DAR) you will be warmly welcomed by a Wito Africa private vehicle and driver, who will transfer you to your luxury boutique accommodation at the Oyster Bay Hotel for a pre-safari briefing and overnight stay. Dinner will be served upon arrival and your butler will then show you to your room for the night.

DAY 2, 3 & 4: RUAHA NATIONAL PARK (THREE NIGHTS)

After a leisurely breakfast, your Wito Africa private guide will transfer you to the Dar es Salaam International Airport (DAR) for your scheduled flight to Ruaha National Park. You will be greeted at Msembe airstrip in Serengeti by a private safari guide and vehicle and taken on a gentle game drive on your way to your luxury lodge. Take part in day and night game drives, followed by amazing sundowners, while you feast your eyes on a sweeping view of the remote, wild and mighty Ruaha National Park, right from your suite or infinity pool. The park boasts large concentrations of all of the African Big Cats and an unmatched population of elephants and buffalo. You can also experience the rawness of this wilderness on foot, for an even more vivid encounter with Africa’s wildlife – large and small – that will forever be etched on your memory.

DAY 5, 6 & 7: NYERERE NATIONAL PARK (THREE NIGHTS)

After a delicious breakfast, you will be transferred to the Msembe airstrip for your scheduled flight to Beho Beho airstrip. You will be met by a private safari guide and vehicle and taken on a short game drive on your way to your beautiful luxury camp, for check-in and freshening up. After a pre-safari briefing and lunch, you will head out on an afternoon game drive for your introduction to the wild, raw and untouched areas of the Selous Game Reserve. For the next three nights, you will enjoy exclusive and unparalleled game drives, as well as walking and boating safaris, in the most thrilling game reserve in Africa. The Selous Game Reserve has an abundance of game, especially during the dry season when the large numbers of wildlife are lured into the river for a drink, while the predators are always on standby.

DAY 8, 9, 10 & 11: ZANZIBAR ISLAND (FOUR NIGHTS)

Enjoy your final morning in the heart of the Selous Game Reserve by following up on a certain lion pride that you may have discovered, or simply discovering a new area for a game drive. Make a timely transfer back to Beho Beho airstrip, where your private guide will bid you adieu as you board your scheduled flight to Zanzibar Island. You will be met upon arrival at Zanzibar International Airport by your private Island Express driver who will transfer you to your luxury, exclusive villa in Matemwe for relaxation and an overnight stay.

Located on an amazing stretch of private island, just north east of Zanzibar Island and right opposite Mnemba Island, Matemwe is a superb luxury haven and an ideal place to unwind after your exciting wildlife safari. For the next four nights, you will indulge yourself in relaxation, exploration and rejuvenation. At Matemwe, you can find peace and solitude or partake in any number of optional activities, including: reef-walking, kayaking, kite-surfing, wellness spa, snorkeling, scuba diving, guided tours (day trips to Stone Town, visiting a spice farm and exploring the Jozani Forest) and cultural explorations. While you are enjoying a wide range of well-designed water activities or cultural programs, don’t forget to take your time in selecting the best vantage point from which to enjoy the most magical sunset on the East African coast.

DAY 12: ZANZIBAR & BEYOND

Spend the morning and a leisurely afternoon at your beautiful beach retreat. Your private Island Express driver will greet you and transfer you to the Zanzibar International Airport for your self-booked international flight. Upon arrival at the airport, gather your luggage and proceed to your departure lounge to board your flight for your journey home.

Included/Excluded

  • Professional private English-speaking safari guide;
  • Exclusive use of 4x4 safari Landcruiser (open-sided or enclosed with pop-up roof for game viewing);
  • Accommodation as detailed;
  • All Domestic flights;
  • All national park entrance fees for sightseeing, concession and camping fees;
  • All food – breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals during safari;
  • All local brand drinks (house wine, beer & spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, tea & coffee, juices);
  • Donations and payments to local community projects;
  • All government taxes and fees;
  • Emergency evacuation insurance;
  • International flights;
  • Travel and personal accident insurance;
  • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines;
  • Gratuities for airport transfer drivers, safari guide, hotel and camp staff;
  • Expenditure on personal bar bills for premium brand drinks (those not included), souvenirs, etc.;
  • Optional excursions/activities not detailed in itinerary;

Tour's Location

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FAQs

What is the best month to go on an African safari?
The classic time to visit Tanzania is during the main dry season, from June to October, when good weather conditions can be expected across the country and wildlife viewing should be spectacular.

Another major highlight is the migration calving season in Serengeti (December – March), which coincides with good trekking conditions on Kilimanjaro and fair weather down on the coast, too.
Where does the tour start and end?
This private safari experience starts in Kenya at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and ends in Tanzania at the Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Our private safari guide and vehicle will meet and greet you upon arrival, and they will transfer you back to the airport on your last day of your safari experience with us.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are included in the price of this private safari experience. In this case our private safari guide/representative and vehicle will be at the airport to meet & greet you upon arrival. When you arrive at the airport, please proceed to the arrival areas and look for a sign with your last name written on it.
How much does African safari cost?
Your total cost will vary depending on seasonality, size of group and specific travel arrangements, but this is a good guideline for an all-inclusive safari (everything except international flights):

$499 USD per person per day for 3-star accommodation
$699 USD pp per day for 4-star
$999+ USD pp per day for 5-star

It’s worth noting that, depending on your itinerary, your lodge cost will make up about 75–85% of your total safari trip cost. Our rates are per person sharing unless stated otherwise. Single supplements may apply. Accommodation are subject to availability.
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