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Wild Tanzania

Glamp atop converted Land Rovers in the Serengeti, spot the Big 5 & find paradise on the beaches of Zanzibar

What's Included

  • Exclusively for people in their 30s & 40s
  • All activities mentioned on the itinerary
  • 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Private chef for 3 nights
  • 2 domestic flights
  • Converted Land Rover glamping & boutique hotels
  • We offset 0.53 tCO2e (carbon) per person on this trip
  • Private minibus & safari Jeeps
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Accommodation in twin rooms
  • Maximum 12 travellers per group

Flashpackers must provide evidence that they have purchased travel insurance for the duration of their adventure. Remember, flights aren't included and prices are based on sharing a twin room. Single supplements are not possible on this adventure due to the nature of the accommodation you'll be staying in. Please note that on some trips the order of activities may change for days 2-6, visiting the Serengeti before Little Okavango Camp.

About your trip

An award-winning, one-of-its-kind Land Rover camp at the heart of the Serengeti (complete with private chef), endless opportunities to spot the Big 5 and a stint on the beaches of Zanzibar…Could this be the ultimate African experience?

Over nine days, you’ll stay in Little Okavango Camp for canoe rides on the shores of Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile and a much-loved spot for hippos and wandering elephants. You’ll traverse the iconic Serengeti to stay in a roaming Land Rover retreat, where you’ll sleep atop converted 4x4s and enjoy unparalleled views of the 1.5 million wildebeest that cross the plains.

You’ll get up-close with lions, cheetahs and more on daily game drives, whilst camp-side canapés are all part of the experience, served up by your own private chef. And finally, you’ll wrap things up in style on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar, otherwise known as paradise.

Did someone say bucket-list?

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Welcome to Tanzania
  • Touch down at Dar Es Salaam Airport where you’ll be met by a private Flash Pack transfer and taken to your first hotel
  • Get to know your Pack Leader and group over a traditional welcome dinner and raise a toast to eight days of adventure to come
Onwards to Little Okavango Camp
  • Fly south to Mwanza, known for the huge boulders scattered across its landscape, and check in at Little Okavango Camp on the shores of Lake Victoria
  • Enjoy lunch at your secluded lakeside hideaway before a gentle canoe excursion, paddling through waterways between tall papyrus grasses
  • Return to camp for dinner and a front-row seat to the incredible bird life, including herons, egrets, kingfishers and more
The dazzling Okavango
  • Rise early to experience the morning bustle at the fishing village of Mwaburugu; with boat building, fish markets and more, it offers a real taste of local life
  • Stop for brunch at the Little Okavango viewing tower: a three-storey structure that gives a close-up view of birds at nesting, Serengeti park and lake level
  • Take incredible afternoon and evening game drives through Kijureshi Game Reserve where you’ll enjoy a traditional Swahili feast
Wildlife & converted Land Rover glamping
  • Depart for Bush Rover Migration Camp in Serengeti National Park, home of the world-famous wildebeest migration
  • Take an afternoon game drive to get to the camp: your first glimpse of thundering herds of gazelle, zebra and wildebeest crossing the Serengeti plains
  • Settle in with sunset drinks and a four-course dinner in the bush, followed by a night of glamping atop your specially converted Land Rover
The greatest show on earth
  • Wake up in the middle of the Serengeti and head out on safari Jeeps for morning and afternoon game drives
  • Get a ring-side seat to the ‘greatest show on earth’ as 1.5 million wildebeest move in a vast loop across the Serengeti Plains, in search of seasonal rains
  • Return to your tented camp to relax before heading to the campfire for sundowners and dinner prepared by your private chef
Game drives & off-grid living
  • Spend another full day on mesmerising game drives; keeping your eyes peeled for lions, leopards, rhinos, cheetahs, elephants and more
  • Relax in between safaris with hand-drawn baths and cocktails, decadent meals and campfire appetisers from a talented team of chefs
  • Soak up the remote off-grid location in the heart of the Serengeti, away from other tourists
White sands and sunshine in Zanzibar
  • Trade grassy plains for tropical beaches, as you take an internal flight from the airstrip to the spice-scented island of Zanzibar
  • Arriving on the idyllic archipelago, take a private transfer to your hotel on the island’s northeastern tip
  • Relax at your remote palm-fringed haven and take a stroll along the idyllic white-sand beach lapped by a glistening blue sea
Life by the Indian Ocean
  • Enjoy a free day on Zanzibar with optional activities, such as a diving or snorkelling trip to nearby Mnemba Island, with its colourful coral gardens
  • Finish your trip with a special farewell dinner in the gardens of your hotel – set up just for Flash Pack, followed by a bar hop around the beach huts of Nungwi
Take off from Tanzania
  • Bid farewell to your slice of Tanzanian paradise and make your own way to the airport; your Pack Leader will be on hand to help you arrange a local taxi
  • Arrive home feeling lucky to have experienced nature at its most spectacular, away from the crowds; Tanzania is the ultimate reminder of our world’s endless beauty

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Our Favourite Hotels

Here's a taste of the hotels we sometimes use on this adventure. The hotels you'll stay in for your departure will be shared with you one month before you go.

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BUSH ROVER MIGRATION CAMPS, SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

The award-winning Bush Rover Migration Camp is set in a series of converted Land Rovers, for world-class game viewing away from all the crowds. Immerse yourself in the splendour of wildlife just moments away, from your unique Rover base with private balconies and safari baths. Delicious cuisine, including canapés by the campfire, is all part of the service at this magical retreat. 

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LITTLE OKAVANGO CAMP, LAKE VICTORIA

Surrounded by waterways, the Little Okavango Camp lies on the cusp of Lake Victoria, with a front-row seat to incredible bird life. The large tented rooms feature carved wooden beds and Maasai-themed decor, with a peaceful bird lounge/bar area fringed by papyrus reeds. A canoe trip to the camp’s Little Okavango Tower – with three floors overlooking tree nests and lake life – is not to be missed. 

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THE ZANZIBARI, ZANZIBAR

Blissfully remote, on the northeastern tip of the island, the Zanzibari sits on a dazzling white-sand beach, wreathed by palm trees. Ensuite rooms have large wooden balconies overlooking the Indian Ocean. There’s a turquoise swimming pool here, as well as the atmospheric Dhow bar – a great spot for one of the hotel’s signature cocktails. Staff can arrange expeditions to nearby villages and diving spots, or organise trips into Stone Town (1.5 hours away). 

Important Notes

Which airport do I need to fly in and out of? Plus airport code

Fly into Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in Dar Es Salaam and fly out of Zanzibar – Abeid Amani Karume Airport International Airport (ZNZ).

What time should my flight arrive (in time for the welcome meeting)?
Before 3 pm ideally. The welcome meeting and dinner will be from 6 pm at the hotel, which is 25-30 minutes away from Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in Dar Es Salaam.

 

What time should my flight depart on the last day?

Check-out time is 10 am but bear in mind that the airport is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes away from the hotel, so make sure you book a flight from 2 pm onwards in order to leave plenty of travel time. It is also recommended to arrive at the airport three hours before your flight.

Do you include airport transfers?

If you arrive on Day 1 of your adventure, or you book pre-tour accommodation with us, your airport arrival transfer will be included. If you book alternative pre-tour accommodation or are arriving by another mode of transport you must arrange your own arrival transfer.

Arrival transfers are private to Flash Pack and will be in groups depending on flight times. Sometimes this means waiting in the airport for a short while until other flights have arrived.

We don’t offer a departure transfer as Flashpackers leave at different times of the day and many stay for extra nights. We will offer you support with finding a local taxi, which should cost around £55.

Are tips included?

Please note that tips are not included in the cost of this adventure. Your Pack Leader will collect a tipping kitty on arrival at Little Bush Rover camp and this will be distributed equally among the staff.

However, all tips are at your discretion depending on what you feel comfortable with.

When is the best time to go?

From June to mid-July, the Bush Rover Migration Camp is located on the fabulous Grumeti river where the migration is expected to be at this time of year. The aim of the camp is to be right in the heart of the great migration

After the November rains when the fresh grasses grow in the southeast of Serengeti, the wildebeest continue to move from north to south. The Bush Rover Suites are in situ, having arrived at their final annual destination in the area of Kusini. The camp will remain here, with the wildebeest, until mid-March

During mid-July, the Bush Rover Suites move from the west to the north of Serengeti with a stunning site with a view of the great Mara river that many would envy. Why is this so important? At this time of year, the herds move to this area in the far north to graze on the new grasses in this area. To see an actual crossing of the Mara river by thousands of wildebeest is the holy grail of wildlife viewing.

Do I need a visa?

Up-to-date visa and entry information can be found using our official partner, Sherpa, who can help you arrange a visa if needed.

You can also find essential travel advice – including security and local laws, as well as passport and visa information – on the government website of your home country:

Please be aware that passport and visa requirements can change before departure, so it’s important to stay updated with the latest information.

What vaccinations and medication will I need?

While we are not medical professionals and cannot offer personalised medical advice, we want to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable adventure. Here are some tips to help you prepare.

1. Consult with a healthcare professional

We recommend scheduling an appointment with your travel nurse or doctor at least eight weeks before your adventure. This will give you ample time to receive any necessary vaccines or medications.

2. Up-to-date medical advice

3. Government travel advice

4. Medication tips

If you take prescription medication, ensure you bring enough to last the entire adventure, plus a few extra days in case of travel delays. Carry a copy of your prescription with you in case you need to visit a clinic while abroad.

We hope this information will help you prepare for a safe and healthy adventure.

How much should I budget per day for extras?

Most of your meals are included but we recommend budgeting around 95,000 TZS, the equivalent of 30 GBP per day for extras.

 

Will the itinerary change?

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control – but we’ll always do our best to ensure it has little impact on your experience. From time to time, we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh and exciting.

The order of some of the activities may change. Please check with one of our trip experts about the specific departure you are interested in.

Can I request a single room on this adventure?

Single supplements are not possible on this adventure due to the nature of the accommodation you’ll be staying in. Please contact us should you require more information.

Will we have a Pack Leader for the duration of the trip?

For the duration of your safari in the Serengeti (days 2 to 6) you will have a dedicated Pack Leader with you.

On Day 1 when you arrive, you will be met by a lovely member of our team on the ground who will help you check in and catch your flight the following morning where you’ll meet your official Pack Leader. Then, when you land in Zanzibar on Day 6 you will be greeted by the Zanzibari hotel staff who will whisk you away to your beach-front boutique hotel. They will be on hand throughout your stay to help you arrange any activities you’d like and also help you arrange airport transfers when the time comes.

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