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4 Day Lodge Safari

Your journey from Arusha to the Indian Ocean will take you away from the usual safari routes where you will explore beautiful places well worth visiting. You will depart from Arusha and make your way to the foothills of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Here in the mountain village of Marangu, you are given an insight into the culture of the Chagga. From here it’s on to the Usambara Mountains for some hiking and a visit to Lushoto, a former German colonial town. The tour will come to an end in Pangani, on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Here you can spend a few days at the beach or travel to Zanzibar by speedboat (optional).

Kingfisher Indian Ocean

Highlights

Day 1-4 | Tanzania

  • Marangu – Chagga Live Museum,
    waterfall hike to the “Mamba Caves”
  • Usambara Mountains –
    Walk to Irente viewpoint, forest walk
  • Lushoto – Guided city walk
  • Pangani – Swimming

Facts

Scheduled safari:
From Mt. Kilimanjaro to the Indian Ocean
Tourcode: ET04EASLOD
From: Arusha
To: Pangani
Min. number to guarantee tour: 2
Max number of participants: 7 per vehicle (window seat guaranteed)
Departure day: every Friday
Price: 1,365 USD
Single Supplement: 70 USD
safari-vehicle lodges

Day 1 Arusha – Marangu – Chagga Experience Programme

In the morning, we will collect you from your hotel in Arusha and take you to Marangu, a village located in the fertile hills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Here, you will be joined by a village guide who will take you to the Chagga Live Museum, where you will gain insight into the traditional lifestyle and family history of this agricultural society. Thereafter, your guide will lead you through coffee and banana plantations to a spectacular waterfall. On the way there, he will tell you more about the flora and fauna of the region. At the waterfall, you will have lunch and if you wish, you may take a plunge in the refreshing waters. In the afternoon, you will be driven to Mamba – a small village famous for its caves, which were once used to hide women and children for weeks during the Chagga-Massai wars. In Mamba you will also visit a local blacksmith who still forges spearheads in the traditional manner until this day. Late in the afternoon, you will be taken to the Fortune Mountain Resort for dinner and your overnight stay.
Lunch; Dinner

Day 2 Marangu – Lushoto – Village Walk

Today the tour heads towards the famous Usambara Mountains and an approximate 4 hour drive will bring you to Lushoto, your destination for the day. In colonial times, Lushoto was known as Wilhelmstal and it was an extremely popular settlement for foreigners. No time is wasted as you head straight to the majestic slopes of the surrounding mountains to enjoy lunch at the Irente Farm. The majority of the meal you will enjoy is produced exclusively on the farm. Following lunch, a short walk will bring you to the famous Irente viewpoint which overlooks the Mkomazi floodplains and offers spectacular views. From here, it’s back to town to partake in an insightful walk through Lushoto to get a better feel for the area. In the late afternoon you will be taken to the Mullers Mountain Lodge, where you will be spending the night.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Lushoto – Forest Walk – Pangani

This morning you will have a chance to properly explore the surrounding forest-covered foothills of the Usambara Mountains. With the aid of a knowledgeable guide you will make your way through the rainforest-like vegetation along winding pathways, discovering amazing sights around every corner. Lunch will be served after the walk, followed by some time for a well-deserved break. During the afternoon hours the tour continues further south towards the less frequented coastline of Tanzania’s mainland. Your destination for the day is the Beach Crab Resort, situated on a pristine beach along the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Pangani – Onward Travels

Today is the last day of the tour, leaving you with the option to extend your stay in Pangani to laze around the magnificent beaches or to take a speedboat to the beautiful island of Zanzibar (prices on request, depending on the number of participants).
Breakfast

Items included:

  • Lodge safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

Items excluded:

  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
Enquire

  • The size of the group varies between 2 and 7 people per vehicle with travellers coming from near and far.
  • Officially there is no age limit but due to the many hours that are spent in the vehicle, we don’t recommend this trip for children under the age of 6 years. However, if parents can confidently say that their children are comfortable in travelling long distances, they are of course welcome. However, parents are responsible for their children at all times.
  • You will stay in hotels, safari lodges or permanent tented camps (with en-suite bathrooms). Safari lodges are solid buildings, whereas tented camps are permanently set-up, walk-in safari style tents that offer the same service as hotels and lodges.
  • We only use specially converted 4×4 safari vehicles (i.e. Toyota Landcruiser) that are able to take on the harsh Tanzanian road conditions. Each guest will enjoy a window seat and during game drives the roof will open, ensuring unspoilt views.
  • Meals are included as stated in the itinerary and mineral water is also supplied during the safari. All other drinks such as soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are excluded and need to be settled by yourself.
  • You will dine at the respective accommodations. For breakfast, a buffet is usually set up, whereas a three course menu is typically served for dinner. Lunch is mostly enjoyed en-route in form of pre-packed lunch (lunch-box) consisting of sandwiches, boiled eggs and fruits or grilled chicken thighs.
  • Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies and we will do our outmost to cater for them (only possible with advanced notification).
  • Upon booking you will receive a detailed packing list that will assist you in deciding what to bring.
  • Yes there are and due to the fact that space in the vehicle is limited, luggage is restricted to 15 kg in a soft bag or rucksack. In addition thereto, guests are allowed one small piece of hand luggage. Please refrain from bringing bulky suitcases as this can cause problems when storing the luggage. Furthermore, please do not forget to read up on your airlines respective luggage policy.
  • Yes you should bring along some cash for extras like drinks, snacks, souvenirs and tips.
  • Please make sure that your USD bills that have been printed after 2004 as any earlier dated bills will not be accepted.
  • Tipping after a safari is customary and we recommend 15-20 USD per day per group for the guide.
  • Although most nationalities can obtain a visa upon arrival in Tanzania, it is the sole responsibility of every traveller to be in possession of all required documents. We therefore strongly suggest that you contact your respective embassy for the latest visa regulations.
  • Officially no vaccinations are required but seeing that Tanzania is located in a yellow fever region, we suggest getting a yellow fever vaccination for your own piece of mind.
  • Despite the fact that Tanzania does not require you to be vaccinated against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio or Hepatitis A&B, we would strongly advise to have those shots up to date.
  • Malaria is also a concern and we therefore recommend that some precautionary measures are taken. For more detailed information on prophylaxes and the effects and possible side effects, please contact your doctor or travel clinic.
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