Tanzania Uncovered

Ruaha National Park & Pemba Island

From $8400 per person in low season
From $10000 per person in high season

based on 11 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes subject to availability

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Full Board and activities

Based on two people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • Get the personal touch at these owner run lodges, where your every need is catered for.

  • Fall asleep under the blazing stars, as lions call in the distance at Ikuka’s romantic and Insta worthy sleep out deck.

  • Combining these remote lodges is a breeze with straightforward flights and direct transfers, making getting off the map carefree.

  • Feed your Robinson Crusoe fantasies on a private peninsula, under the swaying palms and powder white sands of Fundu Lagoon.

  • From watching wild dog racing through the bush in Ruaha to photographing manta rays gracefully swooping over teeming coral reefs, this itinerary is packed with wildlife encounters that are anything but ordinary.

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Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

Fall into the romance of the African bush on this stylish Tanzanian journey that steps away from the crowds. Expect the extraordinary at these handpicked and owner-run luxury boutique lodges that break with convention. Venture through towering baobab trees in the golden evening light while elephants graze lazily in the distance. Dive into the cerulean waters of the Indian Ocean where jewel bright fish flash before your eyes and powder white sands beckon.

  1. Fly to Dar es Salaam

  2. Days 1-5: Ruaha National Park

    After arriving in Dar Es Salaam, you are met in arrivals and whisked off to the domestic terminal for your light aircraft flight to Tanzania’s remote south. As you near your destination, watch out for the tell-tale rivers that snake through Ruaha’s center and the rotundly elegant baobabs that characterize this reserve. Bask in the wilderness of Ruaha National Park, this vast area is the size of Israel and yet few visitors discover its treasures, a truly exclusive safari escape. Perched along the edge of the Mwagusi escarpment, Ikuka Safari Camp commands some of the best views to be found anywhere in Africa. The rolling landscapes sweep out before you, and each of the seven luxuriously appointed and spacious tented suites make the most of this boon from the private terrace to even your shower. Owned and run by Mark and Chloe Sheridan Smith, the camp is a love letter to the wild, where thoughtful little touches elevate this camp to somewhere seriously special. Watch the dawn break over the plains below from your four-poster bed, sipping on fresh coffee delivered to your room. 
    Set out in the cool pre-dawn light on one of the twice daily game drives, traversing the plains and forest that abounds with wildlife. Boasting one of the highest concentrations of elephant on the continent, watch these giants as they dig for water along the river edge. Capture the moment as you follow lions stalking through the mopane trees, or perhaps catch a leopard lazily draped over the branches of a tree for an iconic photo. Up your Instagram game with photography tips from the camp’s owner in between activities. Escape the midday sun in the camp’s infinity pool or simply sit on your suite’s deck taking in the moment. Truly immerse yourself in the bush on a guided walk, where even the littlest detail reveals magic – from discerning footprints to trailing one of Africa’s giants, experience safari like never before. As you near the end of your walk, you glimpse through the trees a private set up just for you, where a sumptuous breakfast is waiting beneath the shade of a might baobab. Relish the freedom of Ruaha with not another soul in sight. 

    Accommodation: Ikuka Safari Camp (4 nights)

  3. Days 5-12: Pemba Island, Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania

    After one last foray into the wilds of Ruaha, you fly off to the exotic islands of the Zanzibar Archipelago, dotted in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. Dive into your own Robinson Crusoe dream at Fundu Lagoon, one of only a few lodges on the entirety of Pemba Island. Only accessible by boat, leave civilization behind as you land on this private peninsula. Scattered along the beach and verdant hillside, Fundu Lagoon epitomizes laid back luxury. Simple traditional style meets with modern service for a halcyon escape that breaks the mould; with only 18 rooms, be assured of an intimate stay. Every room and suite claims a sea view, while the lush foliage provides cool shade and complete privacy, ideal for relaxing on your deck with a drink in hand. Feast on freshly caught seafood laced with local spices under the stars before sampling a night cap in one of the three bars. Cool off from the tropical sun in the infinity pool or dive into the inviting waters of the glimmering Pemba Channel where fishing boats sail past. 
    For those who can tear themselves away from the white sands, there are activities to entice even the most dedicated of beach lovers. Discover local culture on a tour of a nearby visit or glide through the dense mangrove forests teeming with life on a kayak. Plunge into another world on Misali Island, a marine protected area where turtles nestle amid the coral and jewel bright fish flit all around. Sink into serenity and feel your cares melt away under the soothing care of the spa therapist. For a seriously special moment, sail over the waves of the Pemba Channel on a traditional dhow, watching the sun set the sky and water on fire. Indulge in indulgence on the deserted beaches of Pemba Island.

    Accommodation: Fundu Lagoon (7 nights)

  4. Fly from Pemba

    It’s a sad return to normality on your last day, a boat ride back to the airport and a short light aircraft hop to either Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar where you check in for your flight home.

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