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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The African Wild Dog & Zanzibar

tanzania
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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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My first safari ever… My first safari ever was with Wito and I loved and loved them! My guides were Micheal and Richard - they were extremely knowledgeable, great at spotting animals, and just nice men all around - polite, respectful, helpful. What I thought was so wonderful about Michael was that he was always picking up trash that he spotted on our drives - he truly cared about the animals and their home. I would absolutely use Wito again and highly recommend Micheal and Richard.
Shawna Rogers
Shawna Rogers
June 17, 2022.
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Incredible Experience! Incredible Experience!! Somos una familia de españoles que hemos tenido la gran suerte de poder disfrutar de un safari con Wito por las tierras de Tanzania. Me gusta destacar varios puntos, primero que éramos una familia. Teníamos dudas de si llevar a los niños a un viaje como este y finalmente decidimos hacerlo. Fue un acierto. Tanto las personas de Wito, como el guía que nos atendió, se portaron fenomenal, estuvieron muy atentos a que disfrutásemos mucho y demostraron la máxima profesionalidad y conocimiento del terreno. Pudimos visitar Arusha, Lake Manyala, el Serengueti, el Ngorongoro y disfrutar de una experiencia conviviendo con la tribu Massai... todo genial: trato, localizaciones, conocimiento... los hoteles muy bien elegidos... en fin, si yo estuviese en tu lugar y estás dudando DECIDETE. Wito es la mejor opción. Gracias chicos.
Manuel
Manuel
June 16, 2022.
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Thanks for making my dreams come true!!! This was my first time not only in Tanzania but at a country within Africa. I felt so welcomed and respected by not only the team but by the people in Tanzania from the moment I left the airport to the moment I arrived back to the airport. Wito Africa Safaris allowed me to achieve my goal of reaching the top of mount Kili. The mountain guides and porter team were so cheerful, polite and encouraging. If i had to recommend any company to go with when embarking on such a great adventure I would pick Wito Africa Safaris. I had a lovely time on the safari and I plan to go again with Wito Africa Safaris and their guide Glory. 🙂
zarina M
zarina M
April 8, 2022.
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An epic time in Tanzania It was my first safari ever and i couldnt have hoped for more. The organisation and choice of accomodation by Abdullie was perfect. Our two guides Michael and Glory were spectacular. you name what you want to see, they will find it. from super rare small cats to mating lions,lion cubs and chasing leopards, mud covered hippos and complaining zebras. Michaels abilities to imitate animal noises were hilarious (the hippo was my personal favourite). we had such a good,fun time and there was no challenge our two guides didnt master. special dietary restrictions for individuals were all catered for.
Jennifer S.
Jennifer S.
April 5, 2022.
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Truly a dream safari I've been several times on safari in different countries but this was my first time in Tanzania and I couldn't have chosen a better safari company for the trip. Since the first moment I felt that Abdullie was offering me the best safari for the days I had and what I wanted. And I wasn't wrong... the itinerary and the different accomodations, everything was perfect. We didn't have long transfers so we had lots of time for game drives. All the accomodations were excellent, I specially liked the tented camp in Serengeti, with the wildebeest passing in front of us when we were by the fire at night and having breakfast under the acacia tree. The lodge in Ngorongoro was also remarkable with stunning views. And Tanzania was fantastic! I especially enjoyed Serengeti and Ngorongoro and I wish I had more days there... next time! We had some very special moments and wildlife sightings and I also enjoyed the interaction with the maasai kids and the visit to the school where I delivered some supplies and clothes. I encourage everyone to include in their trips some sort of interaction with the local communities. I was very lucky to have Bosco as my guide and Abdullie hosting the trip. Bosco is a experienced guide and I really appreciated his respect for the environment and wildlife (no need to race with other cars! and I loved when he stopped the car and we were in silence with the beautiful landscape and the animals) We were alone in many sightings, as with the lion on the tree in Serengeti, and Bosco was the best positioning the car for photography. He was also attentive to my movements and when I wanted to take pictures. He was very informative but giving me space to enjoy the moment. Abdullie was a fantastic host, we shared the passion for wildlife, and I can't thank him enough getting for me the hot air balloon ride one night for the next morning. He took care of everything during the trip and he really cared I got the complete experience! I can't reccommend more Wito Africa Safaris and Abdullie to plan your safari. Thanks for a fantastic week! We'll see each other again soon!
Monica Blanch
Monica Blanch
November 18, 2021.
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Had an amazing trip with Wito Had an amazing trip with Wito. Trip was just perfect with many laughs, educational and many more fun. Driver Jonhathan was informative,polite and witty. Hope to see you guys again. Abdul was helpful at all times with his little interferences here n there. I wished we stayed longer. All the best Wito to da moon
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k
November 15, 2021.
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I had amazing experience I had amazing experience. Everything workout as planned and lovely seen. My wife was very happy, and we enjoyed our honeymoon. All places we visited, from Mwanza, Serengeti, Manyara and Tarangire were awesome. I strongly recommanded this company for safari arrangements. My wife and I will definately use them for our future safari's plans.
mark njau
mark njau
November 15, 2021.
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Awesome!!! From the reaching out to getting different options of Safari trips to getting the most suitable choice based on my situation and budget. And to the pickup to the driving through the games and the lodging choices to the interactions with the driver and informative tour guidance. Every bit was Awesome from beginning to end. Words can't express my feelings and satisfaction. Thank you.
IamOlaniyi Bankole
IamOlaniyi Bankole
November 14, 2021.
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Awesome We spent 3 marvelous days with Godwin in Tarangire, Manyara Lake and Ngorongoro crater. He speaks perfect english, is funny but formal. He explained to us a lot of things about the big amount of animals we could see. Also some curiosities about the flora. No doubt, we would repeat.
Alfredo Cuellar
Alfredo Cuellar
September 1, 2021.
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Amazing Safari experience! We started working with Abdullie to create our itinerary 2 years ago. Our original plan was to visit Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, however due to covid we decided to visit only Tanzania this year. We visited Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, the Northern Serengeti and the Central Serengeti. Every aspect of our safari was so well planned, and the accommodations were lovely. We had two guides during the duration of our trip, Michael and Juma. Both guides were not only extremely knowledgeable, but so personable and were just as excited to see things as we were, and they were so patient (we had a lot of questions!). It was great to hear how much they knew about the wildlife and the areas, but we really enjoyed getting to know them as individuals. To say Michael’s knowledge of birds was amazing would be an understatement. My husband would quickly describe a bird he saw to Michael and he would be able to tell us the type of bird and explain it to us. On top of that, he would always show us in the book and explain further. Juma’s knowledge of the areas we were in were just astonishing. Sometimes I wondered where we were driving (not that I would have known anyway!), or what we were waiting for, but Juma was always a step ahead. On our last day in the Central Serengeti he drove us further out, and didn’t stop searching for male lions as those were the one big cat we hadn’t seen. Sure enough, Juma found us 3 male lions together!! The best part? We were the ONLY car there, so we were able to spend as much time watching them. Abdullie and his team were available at all times…even with the time difference, Abdullie answered my emails and texts so quickly, regardless of the time. We really appreciated the communication between the team: Abdullie checking in on us, Michael connecting with Juma when we were changing locations, and vice versa. They just worked so well as a team…it wasn’t as if one individual knew something that the others didn’t, they were all in the communication loop. We truly loved every aspect of our trip. There isn’t anything we would change. Abdullie was so patient with me throughout the whole planning phase (believe me, I know I’m not the easiest person to work with!), always quickly responding to my numerous emails and questions. Michael and Juma ensured we saw everything we wanted to, and spent as much or as little time viewing the animals as we wanted. In Tarangire there were elephants everywhere, and since Michael knew how much I loved elephants, he would point them out and stop EVERY SINGLE TIME we spotted them (which was quite often lol), and he would just stop and wait until I had gotten enough of watching them. We saw several river crossings in the Northern Serengeti because Juma was determined to have us watch as many as we could. Everything throughout our trip was seamless. Would we work with Abdullie and Wito Africa Safaris again? Well, we have the second part of our trip booked for next year already and it wouldn’t be with anyone else! The amount of time Abdullie and his team put into creating the perfect itinerary for you really shows. I realize this is an extensive review, however this is short compared to how much more I wanted to write about Abdullie and his team, and our trip in general. I highly recommend anyone who is looking to plan their safari, to just get in touch with Wito…I guarantee from the first response you receive from Abdullie you’ll feel like he’s a friend who just wants to plan the perfect trip for you. You won’t regret it!
Miwa
Miwa
August 28, 2021.
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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

tanzania

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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