10 Days Unspoilt Pangani Beaches & Safaris.
Arusha, Serengeti N/P,Ngorongoro N/P, Nkomazi N/P, Usambara Mts, Pangani Beach and Dar Es Salaam/Arusha / Nairobi. If you're looking for a sun-kissed Africa beach holiday beneath a cloudless sky , endless plains doted with wildlife and breath-taking landscapes, then head to Tanzania least visited beaches and Islands of Pangani. Endless stretches of palm-fringed, white powdery beach, shallow turquoise waters and laidback beach retreats.
Arrive- Arusha Duluti Lodge (HB)
Day 1. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport (or from Nairobi) you will be transferred to your hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Serengeti N/P Lobo Wildlife Lodge (FB)
Day2 & 3 Early breakfast and then depart to Serengeti late afternoon game drives in the vast Serengeti plain. The term Serengeti means endless plains in Maasai language. In the central plains there are carnivores like leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah. This park is normally the scene of the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra that occurs between the Kenyan Mara and the Serengeti. Varied bird species can be seen here including eagles, ducks, geese, egrets, vultures, secretary birds, ibis, stork, herons, kites, pelicans, cranes and guinea fowl. Dinner and overnight at the tented camp.
Ngorongoro Crater N/P Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge (FB)
Day 4. Depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area after breakfast game drives en route to arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. After lunch descend to the crater floor for game drives at this animal paradise a world wonder. Various animals co-exist inside this broken caldera which also has distinct vegetation zones. Return late afternoon to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Mkomazi N/P Tented Camp (FB)
Day 5. Depart after breakfast to Mkomazi N/p situated in north-eastern Tanzania, bordered by Tsavo West National Park in Kenya to the north-east and by the Pare Mountains to the south-west. The nature is dry open savanna and bushland, surrounded by mountains. Some mammal species found in Mkomazi are elephant, African buffalo, lion, leopard, lesser kudu, fringe-eared oryx and aardwolf. There is also the largest Tanzanian population of gerenuk, a long-necked gazelle. The rhinos are kept in a fenced sanctuary covering some 2 % of the park, and the wild dogs are also enclosed.
The birding can be good. Some 400 species have been recorded, including many birds of prey, such as Wahlberg's eagle, pearl-spotted owlet, martial eagle and secretary bird. Dinner and overnight at the tented camp
Usambara Mtae Village- Magamba Forest Guest House (FB)
Day 6. After breakfast drive to Mtae for a walking as well driving country side safari. For those walking you can climb Shegayu peak 2,220 m, where on clear days you will be able to see Mt. Kilimanjaro and Taita hills across the border to Kenya. You will have lunch en-route; proceed further along valleys and sloping hillsides of the inner Usambara Mountain passing by the vegetable farms lined with eucalyptus and banana trees. You will pass thru the villages of Malindi, Makose and Kagulio, proceed to Rangwi Catholic mission for dinner and overnight.
River Pangani Emayani Beach Lodge (FB)
Day 7.Drive to Pangani River after breakfast. At the point where the massive Pangani River empties itself into the Indian Ocean.The river itself requires a ferry to cross, its dark brown waters heavy with alluvial silt as it meanders slowly into the ocean. On either side of the little town, coconut palms and sisal plantations undulate towards the horizon. Once a centre of Swahili trade with the African mainland, the town of Pangani is now a sleepy backwater that little remembers its days of splendour.
The old German administrative boma still stands behind a colonade of tall shade trees and the former prison, painted a fading ochre red, looks over the river’s lazy waters. Pangani is the perfect beach destination for travelers seeking to escape the crowded resorts and aggressive street vendors in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar
River Pangani / Maziwe Island Emayani Beach Lodge (FB)
Day8 &9. After breakfasts take a dhow to Maziwe Island, a sand island located 10km offshore from Pangani. Maziwe Island and the surrounding coral reef is a nature reserve, with snorkeling and diving trips activities. Dhow trips to visit offshore coral reefs some of the reefs have been recently placed under protection so it is possible to see many species of colorful fish and live corals. Snorkeling equipment is available. You will have picnic lunch. Return to the lodge late afternoon.
Pangani-Moshi/ Dar Es Salaam Departure
Day 10. After your breakfast transfer to Moshi / Dar and on to the airport for departure.