Private Tour – Simba: 11 Days

Private Tour – Simba: 11 Days



Minimum 2 people

Local Tour / Lake Manyara, Serengeti / Ngorongoro / Maasai Tour / Pangani Beach

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    Itinerary At A Glance:
    Local Tour / Lake Manyara / Serengeti / Ngorongoro / Pangani Beach

    Day 1 | Arrival – Moshi
    On Day One of the Simba Private Tour, having arrived at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will meet with the representatives from Massawe Adventures and transfer to Chanya Lodge, situated just outside of Moshi. Here, you will enjoy a comfortable stay ahead of what promises to be a memorable safari tour.

    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 as the Simba tour begins.

    Following this wonderful welcome to Tanzania, you will spend your second night at The Green Side luxury cottages.

    Day 3 | Lake Manyara
    The third day kicks off with an early morning departure for Lake Manyara National Park, with lunch provided on arrival. 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 three 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.

    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.

    After a jam-packed day, you’ll spend the night at Endoro Lodge for a tranquil stay.

    Day 4 | Serengeti National Park
    Beginning with an early morning, Day Four 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 view these fantastic animals in their prime habitats.

    You will enjoy a magnificent afternoon safari before having dinner and settling for the night at Serengeti Heritage, situated in the heart of Serengeti for one of Tanzania’s most intimate wildlife experiences.

    Day 5 | Serengeti
    Day Five of the Simba Tour will provide you with the opportunity to fully experience Serengeti however you’d like to. Break your day into morning and afternoon safaris or take a picnic along with you for a day of independent adventuring. You will then have a wonderful overnight stay at The Serengeti Heritage Mara, situated on the Northern Circuit.

    Day 6 | Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater
    With so much to experience in Serengeti, we will spend a third day on safari! The Serengeti is renowned for its big cat sightings. On this particular safari, you will have the chance to see elegant cheetahs prowling the savannah and elusive leopards escaping the heat of the day in the acacia trees.

    Serengeti is one of the most beautiful locations that we are privileged to tour, and we can’t wait to share the experience with you before driving to the legendary Ngorongoro Crater. Here you will spend an unforgettable night at The Rhino Lodge situated on the top of the Ngorongoro Crater.

    Day 7 | Ngorongoro Crater
    On the Seventh Day of our Simba 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 wonderous site happens to 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 beginning your drive back to Moshi for a second night at Chanya Lodge.

    Day 8 & 9 | Pangani Beach
    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 to Tanzania.

    There are several ways to spend your time in Pangani. You can enjoy relaxing, sunbathing, 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 two 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 spend two nights staying 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 10 | Maasai Cultural Tour
    On Day Ten of this tour, we propose a variety of experiences at West Kilimanjaro to our adventurers. Each experience offers a different opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, the experiences presenting a unique way to embrace Maasai. After an exploratory day about Maasai, you will spend the night at Maasai Lodge – overlooking the local national park!

    Adventurers may choose between one of the following options:

    • Visiting Osiligilai (traditional Maasai houses) to see how Maasai families live. This experience is ideal for anybody who has a curiosity for authentic architecture.
    • Visiting Olpopongi (The Maasai Cultural Village & Museum). This experience will enable adventurers to experience historical Maasai traditions in an authentic way.

    Day 11 | 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 Tanzanian Stay. From 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.



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