12 days Tanzania Safari and Beach Holiday


Enjoy Tanzania wildlife and beautiful beaches on our 12 days Tanzania Safari and Beach Holiday, the wildlife safari part of this package offers you the best wildlife in Tanzania’s great wildlife destinations that is Nyerere National Park and Ruaha National Park offering the best wilderness experience will ever have in Africa. 

After enjoying excellent sightings of wildlife and the wilderness, you will head to Mafia Island for a relaxing beach experience. 

Kenya Tanzanie Zanzibar – novembre 2010


  •   Day 1 – Arrival and fly to Nyerere National Park
  • Day 2-3 – On safari in Nyerere
  • Day 4 – Fly to Ruaha National Park
  •  Day 5-6 – Explore Ruaha National Park
  • Day 5-6 – Explore Ruaha National Park
  • Day 7 – Fly to Mafia Island
  • Day 8-11- Enjoy Mafia Island
  • Day 12 – Fly home


Day 1 – Arrival and fly to Nyerere National Park 

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative and be transferred to Arusha Airport for your domestic flight to Nyerere National Park. At Airstrip, you will meet your safari – driver guide and drive to your lodge/camp where you will stay for 3 nights of this safari.   

Depending on the time of your flight, you will have your first safari experience in the afternoon exploring the plains of Nyerere National Park and spotting various wildlife. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. 

Accommodation: Lake Manze Camp 

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner 

Day 2-3 – On safari in Nyerere

You will spend these two days of the safari exploring Nyerere National Park, on these two days give you a great ideal of flexibility on the time to go for a safari. You can choose between a morning and an afternoon game drive or a full day game drive safari with picnic lunch or do a boat safari, fishing or walking safaris which are available. 

Nyerere National Park boasts a variety of wildlife which you will spot during the game drives, some of the animals to lookout for include lions, elephants, wildebeests, giraffes, impalas, elands, elusive leopards, wild dogs among others. 

Boat safaris in Nyerere National Park are done on River Rufiji, during the cruise you will spot many animals including large crocodiles, hippos and many water birds such as African spoonbill, black winged stilt, hamerkops, kingfishers among others.  After the sunset, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. 

Day 4 – Fly to Ruaha National Park

After breakfast at your lodge, you will checkout and be driven to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Ruaha National Park. Upon landing at the airstrip, you will be welcomed by our representative – your safari driver guide and head to your camp with a short game drive. 

Have lunch at the camp after checking in, return to the park for an afternoon game drive. During the game drive you will a chance to explore the wilderness of Ruaha and spot various animals including lions, leopards, wild dogs, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, elands, impalas, bat-eared foxes, jackals among others.

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Mdonya Old River Camp 

Day 5-6 – Explore Ruaha National Park 

You will have two full day of the safari exploring Ruaha National Park to the fullest and enjoy its vast wilderness. 

Ruaha National Park is a vast park stretching approximately 20,226 square kilometers making it the second largest national park in Tanzania, the park is made up of a huge variety of landscapes from the Great Ruaha River, the rolling hills, rocky escarpments and vast open plains dotted with the iconic Africa Baobab trees. 

Ruaha National Park is home to a variety of wildlife including prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, buffaloes, grant’s gazelles, sable antelopes, roan antelopes, topi, bohor reedbucks among others. The park is a remote destination offering authentic safari experiences which why it is loved by many tourists. 

Day 7 – Fly to Mafia Island

After breakfast, you will be driven to the airstrip for a domestic flight to the beautiful Mafia Island, you will be met by your guide – our representative and drive to your hotel where you will spend the next 5 days of your beach holiday. 

Accommodation: Eco Shamba Kilole Lodge 

Meal plan: Full Board 

Day 8-11- Enjoy Mafia Island

 You will spend four days on Mafia Island relaxing and enjoying the lodge 

Mafia Island is one of the best beach destinations in Tanzania located Southeast of Dar es Salaam just off Tanzania’s Swahili Coast, the island is a tropical paradise with white sand beaches, turquoise waters and a lush green interior intersected by unpaved roads.

During your stay at Mafia Island, you can participate in various option activities including 

Diving – Big Blu Mafia Island Diver Centre offers wonderful diving experiences, the center is very accessible and open for visitors interested in diving excursions. 

Sandback Picnics – sail out to a sandbank at low tide, set up a simple base for a picnic lunch and spend time swimming, snorkeling and relaxing on a beautiful beach. 

Sailing – the lodge offers easy access to a number of local dhows and you can have dhow cruises on the calm waters.

 Fishing excursions – fishing trips on Mafia Island are arranged with local fishermen using local fishing tackle and techniques.

Cultural Visit – go for guided walks around the local villages, you can spend some time in the Kilondoni – the capital of the island. The center has a pleasant central market and a lively waterfront area.

Day 12 – Fly home

After breakfast, you will be transfer to the airstrip for your domestic flight back to Dar es Salaam then connect for the airport for your international flight back home.  


Package includes:

  • Safari vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • All meals included till dinner
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled drinking water in the car

Package excludes:

  • Visas
  • Air ticket
  • Personal expenses.
  • Cost for anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

We use 4×4 safari cars for our safaris and therefore every traveler is guaranteed a window seat, bellow are photos of the cars.

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Tony M
Tony M
Jewel Safaris has a jewel in a female driver, Rachel My trip to Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park on 5th Jan 2024, could not have gone better. My great experience was all down to Jewel Safaris' professionalism and industry experience. The car arrived at my house on time (5 am) to pick me up for the trip. The tour guide driver, a lady named Rachel Aheebwa, was such a delight. Female tour guides drivers are so rare, so this was unexpected. But looking back at how much of a success my tour went, Rachel was the best part of the trip. Two hours into the drive, she suggested a breakfast place that turned out to serve the best coffee I'd ever taken. The small eatery happened to be ran by a lady with tourism experience of 17 years. We set off for Lake Mburo about an hour later and arrived at the park gate three hours later. Because we planned to sleep in Queen Elizabeth National Park and we still had hundreds of kilometers to cover, she made sure we wasted no time Mburo. She was always friendly and firm in her advice when it came to time keeping. We made it to our final destination before dark and had time to rest. Before going to bed, she told me, firmly that we must leave at 7 if we are to see all the animals we wanted to see. I would have loved to sleep in but she made it clear that this was not an option. I was later thankful for this. There were several tourist vehicles at the UWA offices when we arrived. After payments, all the cars left through a Northwards track but Rachel went Eastwards and in less than thirty minutes of Game driving, we hit a jack pot. We found lions on the road and I was able to take close up pictures for several minutes as she made calls to all her friends letting them know that she had found lions. By the time all the vehicles crowded around the lions, I had spend over half an an hour with them. One of the best moments of my life. Jewel safaris couldn't have chosen a better tour guide driver for me. Every thing was well planned to help me see all there was to be seen.
Murchison Falls Adventure This was my first safari adventure and it was a trip of a lifetime. The owner, Dona was very professional and helpful and made sure he understood what we wanted. The vehicle was wonderful and roomy and well kept. Our guide, Patrick made the trip exceptional. He knew the park, he knew the animals and he was a former ranger who spent years protecting the animals of that park. It was clear that the other guides respected him and Patrick was kind, funny and made sure we had a wonderful adventure. The first night, the owner called me to ask how everything was going and he messaged me after the trip to make sure we had a great time. That was above and beyond what I expected. Great company, great customer service and fantastic guide with years of experience. This is the company I would choose over and over.
Great safari!!!! Fantastic. The owner went out of the way to make sure we had what we wanted. I highly recommend Patrick as guide and driver. He loves what he does and you can tell.
Simon T
Simon T
Two-day trip to Lake Mburo Our two-day trip to Lake Mburo with our driver and guide Patrick was great. He delivered what we asked for, and more! Other than being a very kind person and good driver, Patrick was able to share a lot of information about the different animals and places we encountered. A big thanks to Jewel Safaris and Patrick! 100% Recommend!
Sander T
Sander T
2 days Safari to Lake Mburo We had a blast of a weekend with Patrick from Jewel Safari's. He knew so much about the animals, was so friendly and flexible to arrange it the way we wanted. I would advice to go on a Safari with him!
George H
George H
Uganda 2023 We had the great pleasure of having Patrick from jewel safaris for a week in Uganda. Hugely informative and fun, Patrick is a perfect ambassador for a fun, beautiful and dramatic country which is Uganda. A fabulous tour by a class guide. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting most of Africa and Uganda is top. Will go back
astrid H
astrid H
Incredible experience Amazing service and amazing country and people. It was an incredible trip, I can’t fault anything. We all enjoyed it so much and our guide was so attentive and catered to what we wanted to do
Utmärkt service, bra bil och kunnig guide. Jewel Safaris arrangerade vår resa till Uganda, med bland annat gorillorna i Bwindi. Vi var även i nationalparken där schimpanserna finns. Jewel Safaris har lång erfarenhet av att anordna safaris i Uganda. Goran
good service We had a great trip with Jewel Safari and would definitely recommend to book trips with Jewel Safari.
Ola Karlsson
Ola Karlsson
Great agency We ordered the trip in 2019 to go to Uganda in April 2020. Then Covid came and the trip was postponed for 2,5 yrs and in the meantime we kept contact and When we finally could go it all went super-smooth. Well organized and very friendly personnel and a fantastic guide. Nothing went wrong during the 10 days we visited and the arrangements were spotless.


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