Adventure safari in Tanzania

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Forget flying, you must drive overland and camp to experience real adventure. Not only do you need a reliable and fully kitted out 4x4 to explore the adventure attractions of the southern safari circuit properly, but you also need plenty of time, 4x4 driving confidence and a healthy dose of adventurous spirit. The key to getting deep into the seldom-explored Selous, Ruaha and Katavi parks is the ability to be self-sufficient. This should also be considered a dry season destination unless you’re hell-bent on pushing the adventure limits right off the charts.

4x4 self-drive adventures can be found around every corner

Other classic adrenalin-fuelled adventure experiences include: hot air ballooning over the migration in the Serengeti, Big Five walking safaris in one of the country’s iconic protected areas, diving with whale sharks off Mafia Island, deep sea fishing in the Pemba Channel, summiting Mount Meru and conquering Kibo peak on Kilimanjaro.

Whale sharks are prolific around Mafia Island


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Magical Tanzania Safari Adventure (7 days)

day 1

Welcome to Tanzania

day 2

Enjoy Maasai guided ethnobotanical walks

day 3 to 4

Explore the Serengeti National Park

day 5 to 6

Spot the Big Five

day 7

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