A Private Group Safari to Tanzania

Duration 10 days
Price guide
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This 10-day journey through Tanzania offers you and your small group truly memorable wildlife experiences, luxurious accommodation and an idyllic island escape to round it all off. From Arusha to Thanda Island, it's an adventure worth taking.

Trip highlights

  • Marvel at the spectacle of thousands of pink flamingos feeding on algae on the shores of Lake Manyara
  • Young travelers can spend time with a Maasai warrior learning useful bush skills
  • Soak up the sun on your own private island
  • Join an experienced Maasai scout for a walk through the bush, spotting a wide variety of animals and plants
  • Dip beneath the surface off the coast of Thanda Island, taking in the spectacular underwater world
  • Dine on the freshest seafood dishes as the sun sinks below the horizon

Bespoke trips with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke trips include:

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Privately guided tours
  • Private transfers
  • Meticulously selected experiences
  • Expertise and support from your Jacada Concierge
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  • Days 1–2 Arusha
  • Days 2–4 Lake Manyara
  • Days 4–7 Serengeti National Park
  • Days 7–10 Thanda Island
A Private Group Safari to Tanzania
Price guide
  • Days 1–2 Arusha
  • Days 2–4 Lake Manyara
  • Days 4–7 Serengeti National Park
  • Days 7–10 Thanda Island

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1–2

Welcome to Arusha

Arguably the safari capital of East Africa, Arusha is a bustling city in northern Tanzania and the main hub for those who are going to be embarking on a safari in this extensively game rich country. With a little time to spare before your safari begins tomorrow, you could visit the Museum of Natural History which offers insight into the country’s history, geography, flora and fauna and can be quite an interesting experience for the whole family. The Cultural Centre has a variety of typically traditional carvings, gemstones and artefacts that help to summarise the past and present lives of over 120 Tanzanian tribes and is paired well the Maasai Market where you can get some wonderful souvenirs.

Days 2–4

Thriving Lake Manyara

By managing to squeeze a majority of Tanzania‘s diverse habitats, animals and birdlife into just one, and by most standards, small national park (33,000 hectares) Lake Manyara is a very popular park, made even more so for its tree-climbing lions, thriving herds of giraffe and broad range of bird species. Set between Arusha and the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park runs along the Rift Valley escarpment and where two-thirds of its hectarage lies under the waters of its alkaline lake. Everyone, from the youngest adventurers to the more seasoned traveller, can keep an eye out for baboons, blue monkeys and bushbuck in its evergreen forests, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe and zebra on its flood plains, whereas its acacia woodland is popular amongst its leopards and those tree-climbing lions.

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Birds of a feather

Bush skills

See the flamingos at Lake Manyara

Marvel at the sight of thousands of pink flamingos feeding on algae on the shores of Lake Manyara. It’s quite an impressive sight during the wet season. There are also a variety of other aquatic birds to look out for including pelicans, ducks, storks, kingfishers and spoonbills.

Kids of safari at Chem Chem

From learning bush skills from Maasai warriors and discovering new cultures to interactive cooking in camp and encountering wildlife – children have the chance to create unforgettable memories on safari. Children 8 years and older are welcome at Little Chem Chem, children 4 years and older are welcome at Chem Chem Lodge, and children of all ages are welcome at Forest Chem Chem.

Days 4–7

Stunning Serengeti

The Serengeti is one of the world’s most famous national parks, and the perfect place to wind up your wonderful exploration of Tanzania. The Great Migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra who follow the grass to and from the neighbouring Maasai Mara in Kenya, passes through the region annually, but there is an incredible variety of wildlife resident year-round. Let your expert guides lead you through the natural wonders of the Serengeti on exciting bush walks, enjoy the mesmerising African sky with a spot of star gazing and experience the pristine natural atmosphere at the break of dawn on an exciting morning game drive.

Maasai bush walk

Leave the car behind and join a guide as you head out into the bush together. You’ll be joined by a Maasai scout who will share this spectacular part of the natural world with you. Along the way you’ll learn about the astounding flora and fauna of the park.

Days 7–10

Thanda Island

This private island is the perfect place for your group to bring their Tanzanian adventure to a relaxing close. Spend your days soaking up the sun on pristine white sands as you tell stories of the past few days’ highlights, or head out onto the water for some adrenalin-fuelled activities. However you choose to spend your time, the leisurely pace here invites you to embrace island life in privacy.

Make a splash

At Thanda Island, you have an incredible choice of thrilling water adventures and activities to fill your days. Stroll along your own private 1100m beach, dine on ocean-fresh seafood or explore the 5 hectare island where the only sign of human habitation is the occasional, traditional fishing dhow in the distance. Swim with gentle whale sharks, dive in the largest marine protected reserve in the Indian Ocean, or ride the trade winds on a traditional Arab dhow.

“Tanzania safari‌”

Jacada was helpful and responsive every step of the process. Jamey Lowis designed our amazing trip to Tanzania. He spent time figuring out what my family was interested in and created the best itinerary. Our Serengeti safari was fabulous. We stayed at the Olakira migration camp, where everyone was wonderful. Our guide, Daniel, was top notch and went out of…

Published 05th July 2024 on Trustpilot
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Why book with Jacada

Personalised design

We’ll plan your trip around your personal interests, tastes and preferences, providing honest advice based on first-hand knowledge.

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Authentic experiences

Our expert guides and brilliant Concierges are hand-picked for their ability to bring your destination to life with care and passion.

Positive Impact

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