Itinerary At A Glance:
Local Tour / Kilimanjaro Golf Course / Tanzania Plantation Golf Club / Lake Manyara / Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater / Lake Eyasi / Zanzibar Island
Day 1 | Arrival
On day one of your Tanzanian Tour, having arrived at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will meet with the representatives from Massawe Adventures and transfer to The Green Side Cottages. The accommodation site is perfectly situated for the first leg of the tour and offers a comfortable stay ahead of what promises to be a memorable trip.
Day 2 | Local Tour
Day two will immerse you in Tanzanian culture. The Local Tour makes for a perfect day trip to acclimatise to the warmer weather ahead of your safari adventure!
After breakfast, you will be met by the Massawe Adventures Tour Guides and driven in a private vehicle to the Materuni Waterfalls. The Waterfall has a reputation for wowing visitors with spectacular views and a memorable atmosphere.
The Local Tour begins in the village by observing the entire process of coffee making as it goes from seed to mug (a treat to tantalise the senses). After a lunch prepared for you with local produce, you will head off to explore Materuni Waterfalls. The Local Tour involves around 8km of walking throughout the day (including 300m of incline). This waterfall adventure is a great warm-up ahead of the golf and safari tour.
Following this wonderful welcome to Tanzania, you will spend your second night at The Green Side luxury cottages.
Day 3 | Kilimanjaro Golf Course
The first leg of this particular tour takes you straight to the Kilimanjaro Golf Course (an 18-hole course situated across 1,040 acres of prime African bushland).
While the course is not the easiest place to start your golfing safari (teeing on the course requires a good drive onto the undulating fairways), its location provides the most beautiful backdrop for an extraordinary round of golf. The estate is situated within a bush environment, so you will be able to spot some amazing creatures – including roaming zebra, wildebeest, dik-dik, and eland. The course weaves its way through the parkland, allowing you to take in the sights.
The sublime scenic beauty is something to marvel at. Though challenging, the course is a great introduction to the diversity of Tanzanian golf courses, with each hole testing another piece of your golfing armoury! Playing par is an unparalleled experience since you’ll enjoy unique views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Meru as you play.
Following a day on the course, you’ll return to The Green Side Cottages for a relaxing evening, and a much-needed night’s sleep.
Day 4 | Tanzania Plantation Golf Club
Day four will see you play a second round of golf, this time at the Tanzania Plantation Corporation Golf Club (situated 20 kilometres south of the city of Moshi with awe-inspiring views of Mount Kilimanjaro). After breakfast, you will be met by Massawe Adventures staff with a private vehicle and driven to the site for what promises to be a phenomenal day out for golfing and landscape enthusiasts.
The Tanzania Plantation Corporation Golf Club is known for its fantastic course. With enviable settings, mountainous surroundings, and a sugarcane plantation, there is little left to desire from a day on golfing safari at the renowned club – you can even enjoy a delicious cup of locally sourced coffee; what a treat!
There are a vast number of quality courses to choose from in Tanzania, which is what attracts many tourists and locals to play. However, The Tanzania Plantation Corporation Golf Club is up there as a must-visit (no matter if you’re a keen golfer, aspiring golf professional or recreational golfer), hence providing the opportunity to stop by on Massawe Adventure’s Golf & Safari Tour. You may also be interested to know that while on-site, it is also possible to combine your golfing safari with a variety of additional activities (including tennis and mountain biking)!
With a second round of golf under your belt, we’ll drive you back to The Green Side Cottages so that you can recuperate ahead of the safari leg of the tour.
Day 5 | Lake Manyara
The fifth day kicks off with an early morning departure for Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara National Park is located at the base of the East African Rift Valley, parallel to the Gregory Rift. Subsequently, the national park offers spectacular viewing of the escarpment; a magnificent sight to behold.
Described as a hidden gem of Tanzania, Lake Manyara is an extraordinary place to see much-loved wild animals in principal view. Famous for tree-climbing lions and with stories of large herds of elephants greeting tourists in spectacular fashion, day five of the tour will satisfy many of your safari desires! From swamps and the tranquil lake to the mountainous escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, there are a wealth of habitats to explore.
After a jam-packed day, you’ll spend the night at the Escarpment Luxury Lodge for a serene stay.
Day 6 | Serengeti National Park
Kicking off with an early morning start, day six has you driving to one of the most famous National Parks in Africa, the Serengeti. Home to millions of wildebeest during the migration, and large cats across legendary grasslands, Serengeti is a wonderful destination to spot these fantastic animals. You will enjoy a magnificent afternoon safari (including a game drive) before having dinner and settling for the night at Into Wild Africa, situated at the centre of Serengeti for a unique overnight stay.
Day 7 | Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
Serengeti is one of the most beautiful locations that we are privileged to tour. With so much to experience, we will spend another day on safari! The Serengeti is renowned for its big cat sightings. On this particular safari, you will have the chance to see cheetahs prowling the savannah and elusive leopards escaping the heat of the day in the acacia trees.
We will then commence the drive to the legendary Ngorongoro Crater. On route, you will have the opportunity to stop into a local Maasai village to experience their culture and way of life.
Having reached the Ngorongoro Crater, you will spend an unforgettable night at The Rhino Lodge situated on the top of the Crater!
Day 8 | Ngorongoro Crater
On the eighth day of our tour, your day with begin with breakfast, closely followed by departure to the Ngorongoro Crater; one of the seven natural wonders of the world (sometimes known as “Africa’s Garden Of Eden”).
This wondrous site happens to be home to a concentrated population of wildlife – containing an estimated 30,000 animals including The Big Five. You will enjoy a full day of safari adventure in this phenomenal natural wonder, in addition to lunch by the hippopotamus lake, before returning to Rhino Lodge after this unforgettable experience.
Day 9 | Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Eyasi
Day nine will commence with a morning walking safari along the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. This on-foot safari provides the opportunity to observe some of the smaller animals and birds for an alternative wildlife spotting experience.
In addition, the walking tour offers awe-inspiring views of the crater. Binoculars are a must as you could spot rhinos and buffalo hundreds of metres below – an alternative view of the animal movements at the Ngorongoro Crater. After lunch, you will be driven to Lake Eyasi to stay overnight at the Lake Eyasi Lodge (located on a gentle slope with extraordinary views of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area).
Day 10 | Lake Eyasi
Day ten features a trip to Lake Eyasi. Lake Eyasi is home to the hunter-gather ethnic group – Hadzabe Bushmen (they have similar characteristics to the Kalahari Bushmen or San people of Southern Africa).
Well known for their “click” language, this Tanzanian indigenous tribe is probably one of the last that live in true harmony with nature – their extensive knowledge of the natural world virtually unrivalled. You will be given the rare opportunity to hunt alongside Hadzabe Bushmen and experience their way of life before returning to Moshi.
Days 11-13 | Zanzibar Island
After a jam-packed safari adventure, we’ll head to Pangani, a historic town located on the south-eastern shore of Tanga Region, Tanzania. With its remote location, Pangani is known for its tranquil nature; a tremendous way to take in a different side of Tanzania.
There are several ways to spend your time in Pangani. You can enjoy relaxing, sunbathing, and swimming while sampling the scrumptious and fresh local cuisine. Alternatively, you can spend some time forest hiking, bird watching or exploring the historic sites of Pangani.
Additional excursions that can be arranged include snorkelling at Maziwa Island or a boat trip to Zanzibar; opportunities of a lifetime that may pique your interest. You may be keen to strike the perfect balance of action and relaxation; by spending three days in Pangani – you will have the opportunity to spend time in a way that marries up to your dreams of a Tanzanian holiday.
During our time in Pangani, you will stay at The Emayani Beach Lodge – a unique beach resort situated away from the bustle of Pangani. Offering a warm ocean breeze, picturesque scenes, and a wonderful set-up to unwind in style, we know that The Emayani Beach Lodge is often a highlight of the tour for our guests.
Day 14 | Departure
On the final day of the tour, we like to offer a degree of flexibility to ensure that you get the most from your trip. From an optional exploration of the town and souvenir shopping to alternative local experiences depending on your areas of interest, we hope to ensure the final moments leave a lasting impression.
Massawe Adventures will then ensure that you have a comfortable drive back to Kilimanjaro International Airport in time for your flight departure.