Tanzania. Savannahs & Silverbacks: Luxury Safari in the Heart of Africa

Extend Your Stay

Ask our Tanzania program director about extension options to Kenya or the spice islands of Zanzibar.

Pemba Island Extension 5 days / 4 nights

This quiet and remote island getaway is the perfect place to relax after safari time in the bush. Situated north of Zanzibar, this Indian Ocean atoll is a quiet and subdued idyllic retreat. This 5 day extension includes one night in the exclusive Underwater Room, where you can fall asleep watching 360 degrees of marine life swim around you. Swimming, snorkeling and SCUBA diving are all options.

Pricing: $2,450 Low Season (Mar-Jun), $2,940 High Season (Jan-Feb, July-Dec). Price is per adult based on double occupancy. Holiday supplements may apply for peak winter holiday dates. Please ask the Africa Program Director for a complete itinerary, confirmed pricing and single supplement information.  Rate includes roundtrip flight Dar Es Salaam to Pemba to Dar, in order to seamlessly link with any safari itinerary. Single supplement is $400.

Day 1: Fly to Pemba

Fly from Dar to Pemba Island where you are met and transferred to the Manta Resort (local flight included). Enjoy the rest of the day settling in and enjoying the ocean.


Days 2 - 3: Manta Resort

These days are on your own. Relax on the beach or book an optional excursion (additional cost) such as snorkeling, fishing or SCUBA diving.


Day 4: Overnight in the Underwater Room

This afternoon, you are shuttled to your private floating room offshore form the resort. Enjoy sundowners on the upper deck before retreating below the surface for a one of a kind experience. Your bedroom is 15 feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean and surround by windows into the marine world. Watch as Spanish dancers and other exotic fish peer back at you as you drift to sleep.

Day 5: Departure

Transfer to the Pemba Airstrip for your flight to Dar es Salaam and on to your international flights (local flight included).

Manta Resort and the Underwater Room - Pemba Island is home to the one and only Manta Resort  andUnderwater Room, the coolest place to spend a night in all of Africa. This room is actually a private floating island with your bedroom twelve feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean.

Victoria Falls Extension: 2 nights / 3 days

Discover Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Called Mosi-oa-Tunya in the indigenous language, "The Smoke That Thunders" marks the place when the mighty Zambezi River crashes over an cliff of rock both higher and wider than Niagara Falls. On this two night exploration in Zambia, you embark on a tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, sunset river cruises. Other activities on offer in the area at an additional charge include helicopter flights, micro-light flights, canoeing, fishing, walking safaris to see Rhino in Mosi-oa-Tunia National park and white water rafting on the Zambezi River.There are daily flights to Livingstone, Zambia from Johannesburg, the air hub for travel in Southern Africa.

Pricing: From $790 per person based on double occupancy at the Chundukwa River Lodge (standard) or $1,350-$1,790 per person based on double occupancy at Tongabezi (deluxe) depending on the season and room type. 

Includes all meals, accommodation, airport transfers and 1/2 day tour of Victoria Falls and sunset boat cruise. 

Day 1: Upper Zambezi River, Zambia

Your African adventure begins as you are met and warmly greeted at the Livingstone airport in Zambia. Transfer to Chundukwa River Lodge, where rooms look out to the Zambezi River. This afternoon take a boat cruise on the upper Zambezi where you can watch the sunset with a drink in hand.  Overnight at Chundukwa River Lodge (standard) or Tongabezi Lodge (deluxe) [Dinner included]

Day 2: Victoria Falls

Enjoy a guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, which straddles the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Watch as the mighty Zambezi River, forced through a fissure, cascades down 300 hundred vertical feet. The spray from the falls can be powerful from May – July so be prepared for getting wet. The afternoon is at your leisure to relax or partake in any additional active adventure tours in the area such as a helicopter or microlight flight over the falls, white water rafting trip featuring Class V rapids, canoeing above the Falls, parasailing or horseback riding (not included, at additional cost, and at your own risk).  Overnight at Chundukwa River Lodge (standard) or Tongabezi Lodge (deluxe). [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included]  

Please note: In addition to the above Tongabezi includes the following options: canoeing on the Zambezi, an Island lunch, a sanpan floating candlelit dinner, sunrise boating, guided bush walks, a museum tour, fishing, game drives to see the rhinos in Mosi oa Tunya National Park, and a Maramba Market visit. Of course not all of these activities can be done in one day, so consider extending a day at Tongabezi if you’d like to experience more of the area. 

Day 3: Departure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and perhaps see some swimming elephants from the deck before your transfer by road to Livingstone airport for your departure. [Breakfast included]

Accommodation provided at Chundukwa River Lodge (standard) orTongabezi (deluxe)

Cape Town Extension: 6 nights

Cape Town has so much to offer with beautiful beaches, dramatic coastline along the Indian and Atlantic oceans, a cosmopolitan center and world class wine country only an hour away. This six-night itinerary is a suggestion only and we would be happy to customize your days in the Cape to meet your exact interests and travel style. Please review the trip itinerary page for more information about our custom tours in Cape Town. 

 Pricing: From $2,990, depending on group size

Day 1: Arrival in Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town where you will be met and transferred into the city to your accommodations for the next few days.  Overnight at Cape Cadogen or More Quarters.

Day 2: Cape Peninsula Tour and Penguin Colony 

Our tour begins at Kalk Bay, best known for its working fishing harbor and bohemian feel. Browse the arts and crafts on offer, perhaps do a bit of shopping in the quirky fashion boutiques and enjoy the antiques and collectibles along the main strip. Before heading into the Cape Peninsula itself we search for our own rogue penguins – a splinter colony away from the crowded boardwalks over the main breeding site - on a beach known only to locals. Our tour ends with a gentle hike in the Cape Peninsula Reserve, exploring secluded beaches, shipwrecks and this region’s unique wildlife. The return journey weaves back to Cape Town via Noordhoek Farm Village a food artisan hub of the Peninsula and stopping for a little wine tasting at Cape Point Vineyards, producer of some of South Africa’s finest Sauvignon Blanc. Overnight at Cape Cadogen or More Quarters. [B]

Day 3: Cape Town Eats Walking Foodie Tour

Today you'll nibble your way through Cape Town, exploring the city with a local who weaves together history with the city's burgeoning food scene. From Bree Street to local food stalls, your personal guide will take you to the out of the way places only a local knows. Pro tip: do NOT eat breakfast this morning!

Day 4: Robben Island and/or Table Mountain

A ferry ride takes you across the bay to Robben Island. Here you have the opportunity to learn about the history of the island, its native animals and the political prison where Nelson Mandela was held captive. Your guide on Robben Island was one of the political prisoners held captive under the old Nationalist government and shares his memories of the daily life and conditions in the prison. A half hour ferry ride takes you back to Cape Town where you take a journey on the new Rotair cable car that takes under 5 minutes to reach the summit of Table Mountain, 1036 meters above sea level. The views of the city and surrounds are spectacular and there is a chance to walk around the top of the table in time to watch the sun go down over this beautiful city. Overnight Cape Cadogen or More Quarters. [B]

Day 5-6: Franschhoek Winelands 

Another exciting day of discovery starts with heading away from the city, to explore South Africa’s oldest wine route and visit a few of the award-winning estates that the region is famous for. Enjoy wine tasting and cellar tours of our favorite estates. Dining and shopping options abound in the this quaint Cape Dutch village. Overnight two nights at tranquil and idyllic Angala Hotel and Guesthouse. [B]

Day 7: Departure

Transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your onward flights.

Cape Cadogan

A charming 12 room hotel in a converted farmhouse just of Kloof Street which is full of cafes, and restaurants.

More Quarters

A sister hotel to the Cape Cadogan, More Quarters offers small one bedroom apartments

Angala Boutique Hotel

A traquil and idyllic retreat in the Franschhoek Valley outside of Cape Town.

Explore all Cape Town Accommodations

Zanzibar Beach Extension - 4 days / 3 nights

Zanzibar Beach ExtensionKick off the safari dust and relax on the shores of the Indian Ocean. The spice islands of Zanzibar evoke an exotic island environment. Four day extension includes free time at a boutique seaside hotel on a magnificent, palm-fringed beach with warm, clear water, ideal for swimming, snorkeling and SCUBA diving.


Pricing: From $1,395-$2,390 low season, $1,795-$2,650 peak season dependent on accommodation choice. Price is per adult based on double occupancy, child discounts available for children 11 and under staying in a room with their parents. Holiday supplements apply for peak winter holiday dates. Please ask the Africa Program Director for a complete itinerary and confirmed pricing.  Rate includes two regional flights, from Arusha to Zanzibar and Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam, in order to seamlessly link with any safari itinerary. 

Day 1: Fly to Zanzibar

Fly from Arusha to Zanzibar Island where you are met and transferred to your beach hotel (local flight included). Enjoy the rest of the day settling in and enjoying the ocean.


Days 2 - 3: Zanzibar Beach Resort

These days are on your own. Relax on the beach or book an optional excursion (additional cost) such as snorkeling, Jozani Forest, or Stone town. 


Day 4: Departure

Transfer to the Zanzibar Airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam and on to your international flights (local flight included).

Breezes Hotel (especially recommended for families)

Situated along a pristine, untouched Zanzibar beach stretching as far as the eye can see, this large resort has it all to make your stay on the island as relaxing and care free as possible.  Read more about the Breezes Hotel.


Matemwe Lodge (especially recommended for a romantic getaway)

Matemwe is a small boutique resort on Zanzibar's remote Northeastern coast offering breezy seaside bungalows, a relaxed beach/chic environment where one can enjoy the relaxed movements of Dhow boats leisurely passing by on the pastel blue Indian Ocean, walks on the powder fine sand, and attentive staff with creative and delicious dining options. Read more about Matemwe Lodge.


Ras Nungwi (especially recommended for SCUBA divers)

Designed with great attention to detail, Ras Nungwi offers beautifully decorated rooms with four poster beds draped with gauzy mosquito nets. Enjoy the view from your balcony or visit the PADI dive center. Read more about Ras Nungwi

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