Suggested itinerary for nature and beach adventure, Tanzania

Day 1
Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport. The guide will meet you at the airport for transfer to Kia Lodge, only 5 minutes from the airport. Here you can relax by the swimming pool or sit in the bar overlooking Mount Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight.

Kia Lodge


Day 2
After breakfast we depart for Western Kilimanjaro Cambi ya Tembo. The camp is, in essence, a semi-permanent version of Mobile Classic Camping with a few added extras and frills that are easily afforded by a semi permanent camp. The tented accommodation is luxuriously comfortable and spacious with en-suite bathrooms and is, naturally, fully and tastefully furnished. The camp is set in under the spreading branches of Acacia tortillis nestled near a volcanic cone which affords superb sundowners and good views. Views of Kilimanjaro camp all the way to Kilimanjaro’s summit are superb and resident game is very good. The ability to walk night game drive and see Maasai in their natural surroundings makes this a very special place indeed.

In the evening we enjoy a night game drive and sit by the camp fire under the stars and talk about the first days adventure.

Day 3
A short walk or game drive in the morning before heading back towards the main road. We drive through Arusha National park and stay overnight at Arumeru River Lodge.

Arumeru River Lodge

Day 4
After breakfast we start our drive east, to Mkomazi National Park. Visited by few, Mkomazi Game Reserve encompasses over 1,200 square miles in northeast Tanzania and lies between Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Indian Ocean. Mkomazi is adjacent to Kenya’s Tsavo National Park and together the two areas comprise one of the largest protected wilderness ecosystems in Africa. Mkomazi is a unique area, both for its density and variety of wildlife. The reserve is currently maintained by the Tony Fitzjohn/George Adamson African Wildlife Preservation Trust. The trust founded and manages a 30 square mile rhino sanctuary, home to a founder population of eight rhinos. The sanctuary is the first of its kind in Tanzania. The trust also manages a captive breeding and translocation program for African hunting dogs, established in 1995, the first of its kind in East Africa. Babu’s Camp, a small tented lodge, is located a short game drive from Fitzjohn’s compound, and guests will be permitted to visit and observe his work firsthand.


Day 5
Today we continue driving east, along the Usambara Mountains, and late afternoon we reach Pangani and cross the river to reach Emayani Beach Lodge or Tulia Beach Lodge, well in time for dinner. There are no stuffy rules, or inflexible timings. Here, on this beautiful stretch of white sand we recommend you leave your watch in your room, kick off your shoes, enjoy the warm white sand, and the clear blue water. At this accommodation with a ‘Robinson Crusoe’ ambience you can lie on sun beds in the shade of the coconut palms and also do all sorts of activities such as snorkeling, diving, sailing, fishing, bird watching, cultural tours, walks and boat trips. Don’t miss a diving with Kasa Divers!

Day 6 - 8
You can stay on the beach at Emayani for as many days as you wish but in this itinerary we have chosen three days and then continue to Zanzibar. Note that the price includes half board. Water activities not included but you should not miss the chance to enjoy the unexplored reefs.

Day 8
Early in the morning, before the wind get to strong, we depart to Zanzibar in a traditional fishing boat. The boat ride takes about 4,5 hours before you reach Kendwo Rocks on the north coast of Zanzibar. Transfer to an Noth/East Coast Hotel for more leisure, snorkeling, diving and excursions. You can easily connect to your flight home from Zanzibar by flying to Dar es Salaam or Nairobi.


Price: for prices please contact us direct with details such as amount of people, age (for children), time of the year and wishes.


Mind & Soul Travel (TZ) Ltd
P.O. Box 6246, Arusha, Tanzania
Tel. +255 (0)784 683655 or +255 (0)786 234070 info@mindsoultravel.com