Tanzania is a captivating country in East Africa that boasts a rich culture and storied history. The land that is now Tanzania has been inhabited by various ethnic groups for thousands of years, including the Bantu, Arab, and Indian traders who arrived on the Swahili coast in the 8th century. This diversity has led to a vibrant culture that is evident in the country’s food, music, art, and handicrafts.

Our tour will take you on a journey through all aspects of Tanzania, highlighting its natural beauty, colonial past, and its modern development during our 11 day visit. Along with visiting iconic landmarks, stunning beaches, markets, and wildlife reserves, the tour offers an authentic cultural exchange with the Maasai tribe, giving travelers a unique glimpse into their traditional way of life and customs. 

Get your khakis and mosquito repellent ready! We’re taking you into Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area to see wildlife in a vast unspoiled natural environment. Aside from spotting Africa’s Big 5 — lion, leopard, African elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros — get excited to seek out herds of wildebeest and zebra, hundreds of bird species, and smaller creatures like dung beetles!

You’ll even have the chance to experience the Serengeti high above the tree tops in a sunrise hot air balloon adventure!

After animal spotting, we’ll have the opportunity to relax on the white sand beaches of Zanzibar. Bask in the beauty of the kind of white sand and clear blue water that’ll make you rethink where you want to call home. Indulge in activities like diving, snorkeling, canoeing, fishing, small boat trips, play volleyball or read books on the Indian Ocean-side. The beautiful sunsets and moonlit nights on the beach make this an unreal experience. 

Tanzania’s unique blend of natural beauty and cultural diversity makes it an unforgettable destination that you won’t want to miss out on!

Tour Itinerary

Today is arrival day! You’ll fly into Kilimanjaro airport, meet your driver at the pickup area and then transfer to check in at the hotel. Later, we’ll have our orientation and welcome dinner as a group. 

Meals included: Dinner

We will start the day with breakfast at the hotel and get ready for our Mount Kilimanjaro day hike. At 7am, we’ll depart for this dormant volcano. Once there, we’ll start our mild hike (don’t worry if you’re not a trained hiker) by heading to Mandara Hut near the upper edge of the forest line. This particular path is visually fascinating. First, we’ll go through rainforest vegetation. Then, it opens up to a giant tree heather. Then, if time and weather permit, we can take a short walk from Mandara to Maundi Crater! We’ll fuel up midway through with a picnic-style lunch before walking back to Marangu gate. This whole 5.5-mile circuit will take us about 3-5 hours. Afterwards we’ll drive back to our hotel for some hard earned rest, relaxation, and delicious dinner. The best part – you’ll fall asleep having hiked the highest single free-standing mountain above sea level in the world! 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our day begins with breakfast before checking out of the hotel. Then, we’ll embark on a 3.5 hour road trip to Maasai Land. At Karatu Village, we’ll visit our friend’s Maasai tribe in their boma village. Here, we will have the opportunity to learn about their traditions and culture, how they start fires, the meaning of their vibrant clothing, see what their homes look like, as well as join in the traditional dance. This experience will be one-of-a-kind and way off the tourist path! We’ll check in to our beautiful farm cottage for lunch, which is actually an active farm with a swimming pool on-site! Enjoy a sunset happy hour to remember while overlooking the Ngorongoro Forest. After, eat dinner and spend the rest of the night relaxing in your room, the lounge area, or by the light of the outdoor fireplace.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Our day begins with breakfast before checking out of the farm lodge. Then, we will embark on a road trip to the Ngorongoro Crater. This mesmerizing natural feature is the largest unfilled inactive volcanic crater, or caldera, in the world. At the base we will see wildlife including elephants, lions, and antelopes. We will enjoy our first safari game drive and take photographs at the rim of the crater, followed by a picturesque picnic lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll enter Serengeti National Park for a game drive as we make our way to our luxury tented camps for the night. Glamp in this beautiful wilderness camp offering comfort and exclusivity in the heart of one of Africa’s most important wildlife habitats. This family-owned accommodation features tented suites, a separate dining tent, lounge and bar area. Since we’re staying in the middle of the Serengeti, don’t be surprised if wild animals wander within the camp boundaries – a number of species make their home adjacent to the camp’s boundary.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will begin the day by heading out to Serengeti National Park super early at 5:30am to catch a glimpse and take photos of the wildebeests’ spectacular trek! After the game drive, we will indulge in a bush breakfast in the Serengeti. We’ll return to the lodge for a hot lunch, and have some free time to rest after rising quite early. In the late afternoon, we will have the option of going on a beautiful evening sunset game drive or staying back at the tented camp to relax. During dinner, we’ll share stories and reflections around a blazing campfire. Spend the night indulging in nature’s fresh air and starry night sky.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up early to set off on an early morning game drive. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, we can set up a hot air balloon ride (added cost) for you to take in the sunrise from high above the treetops of the Serengeti. Either way, you’ll be kicking off your day with some adventure and will come back with awe-inspiring photos to share!

Afterwards, we’ll fuel up with a delicious breakfast and check out of the tented safari campsite to hit the road. Get your cameras ready for the breathtaking sights and sounds of the Serengeti as we embark on a few-hour-long thrilling game drive out of the Serengeti. In the early evening, we’ll arrive back at the farm cottage lodge to eat dinner together and rest. The lodge has a lounge area, spa, boutique, outdoor fireplace, and swimming pool to enjoy.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise and shine for breakfast before checking out of our farm lodge to leave for the exquisite island of Zanzibar. Today, we’re making our way to the airport. Once we arrive around 3pm, we’ll check into our beautiful beach stay where lush greenery meets the white sandy beach which touches the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. This is the side of the African continent that many don’t even realize exists. We’ll be enjoying some relaxing time at this Tanzanian hotel getaway in Zanzibar. Feel free to participate in activities like diving, snorkeling, canoeing, fishing, small boat trips, play volleyball or read books beside the Indian Ocean. The fiery sunsets and moonlit nights are nothing short of memorable.

Included meals: Breakfast

Today is a free day to choose your own adventure in Zanzibar. There are plenty of water sports to choose from, like canoeing, snorkeling, diving, swimming, fishing, boat trips, and the list goes on. You’re welcome to walk around and explore the old town, go shopping, relax on the beach, or indulge in some fresh island food on this island known for its spices or some beachside cocktails. Of course, our guide will be around to answer any questions and point you in the right direction depending on your wants and needs for the day.

Included meals: Breakfast

Get ready for a day of exploration and a deep appreciation for the rich history and culture of Zanzibar Island! After a delicious breakfast overlooking the beach, we’ll visit the historic Stone Town for a journey through time, seeing fascinating landmarks such as the Prison Island, the Old Stone Town City, and local markets. We’ll have the chance to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site on foot, taking in the Swahili culture, historic Zanzibari architecture, and intricate wood carvings that make this place truly unique. 

We’ll also tour a darker side of this island’s history, the slave market that was the world’s last open slave market until 1873. Now, an Anglican church has replaced the former market and there’s a memorial statue dedicated to the enslaved people. Later, we’ll have a Swahili lunch experience and some time to shop and enjoy restaurants by the beach before returning to the hotel. Then we’ll arrive back at our beach hotel where you’ve got the night to do whatever your heart desires.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today is a truly exciting and authentic experience in Zanzibar! After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll check out and head on a fascinating spice tour lead by one of our friends through their village and farm in Stone Town followed by a traditional cooking class. Zanzibar is known as the “Spice Island ” for a reason. During the spice tour, you’ll explore the abundance of spices grown on the island, such as cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and many others. As a key stop on the trading route between Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, spices have played a crucial role in shaping Zanzibar’s history and culture. 

During the hands-on cooking class with a local chef, you’ll learn how to make the famous Zanzibari/Swahili dish, pilau, using a variety of fresh and aromatic spices grown locally. During this culinary experience, you’ll learn to prepare pilau, using many of Zanzibar’s fresh and aromatic spices – and of course you will get to eat it afterwards! We’ll also enjoy some traditional Zanzibar music before heading back to our beach hotel for some rest, and if you’re up for it, we’ll even enjoy some nightlife together!

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today is sadly departure day. After breakfast, feel free to lounge around the hotel until checkout time. Our guide will be around all day to help you get to Zanzibar’s airport or onward to your next destination.

Included meals: Breakfast

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Tour Essentials


All of the places we’ll stay on this trip boast 3-4 stars (keep in mind that this scale is relative and might not mean the same as it would in the US). For the tented safari accommodation, you’ll be glamping. Note that this particular tour has higher standard accommodation than other TNN tours.


During the trip, we’ll travel via a private van and safari vehicles. We’ll also be taking a flight from Arusha to Zanzibar. And, you’ll have the option of flying high above the Serengeti in a hot air balloon!


Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, and 8 dinners are included. All dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice. Alcohol and soft drinks are not included.


We aim to offer as sustainable an experience as we can. The tap water is safe to drink so we encourage you to bring a water bottle. Trash is recycled whenever possible. We avoid mass tourism activities that cause harm to the environment and/or do not benefit local communities.

Small Groups

This tour will have 10-16 travelers on it so we can provide a great small group tour experience. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy unique, rewarding activities that would not be accessible with more people.

Expert guides

You will be led by an expert tour leader who will always be around to provide extra information, create spontaneous experiences, join the group for all of activities and meals and ensure that the trip is as informative, fun and memorable as possible! You will also have excellent licensed, local guides for walking tours, activities and excursions.

What’s Included

What’s Included

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation, including driver
  • Airport transfers
  • All activities and entrance fees mentioned above
  • Included meals listed above
  • Local guides during activities
  • Expert tour leader

What’s Not Included

  • Flights to/from Tanzania (arriving Moshi / departing Zanzibar)
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Vaccination fees
  • Meals and activities not mentioned
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Nightlife entrance fees
  • Air balloon safari ride (additional cost)
  • Travel insurance (which is required)
  • Optional activity fees


“I love The Nomadic Network tours because they are off the beaten path, tend to attract all ages of free spirited, fun, and adventurous people. I met a lot of solo travelers which was inspiring.” – Dave, Oaxaca 2022

“The Nomadic Network’s group tours provide the perfect balance of personalization and flexibility. The itineraries capture the highlights you crave, yet allows you to stray if your heart desires. ” – Brandon, Romania 2022

“Morocco with TNN was a trip of a lifetime for me! While we saw the big sights, we also visited some hidden gems and got to connect with locals in a way I never imagined. The itinerary was carefully thought out to make our experience exceptional.” – Heather, Morocco 2022

“I liked the tour because we experienced new things every day. I embraced the new and the unexpected, and enjoyed getting to know 11 new people! Awe inspiring places, warm and welcoming people, appreciation and flexibility.” – Janet, Jordan 2022

“This TNN tour exceeded my expectations in a lot of ways. The group felt united in our desire to discover new places and things. Add in the convenience that I had to make no plans of my own, it’s an awesome way to travel.” – Brady, Morocco 2022

“The perfect blend of structured activities and free time. We hit several highlights of the country as well as many under the radar places, all with memorable interactions with locals.” – Kelly, Romania 2022


Tanzania requires all visitors to have a valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining, a visa or a residence permit (depending on your country of origin), and proof of a yellow fever vaccination (if you are traveling to more than one African country). 

As of June 2021, all travelers to Tanzania are also required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before arrival. If you do not have one, you may be asked to take a test at the airport and wait for the results before continuing your trip. 

It’s important to note that these requirements may change, so it’s always a good idea to check with the Tanzanian Embassy or consulate in your country for the latest information before traveling.

Fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) in Moshi. Fly out of Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) in Zanzibar.

  • On the first day, our orientation meeting generally takes place in the early evening, around 7pm. It’s best to arrive by the afternoon so you have enough time to get settled in before we meet up. 
  • On the last day, you can depart at any time on the last day.

Yes, we’ll arrange airport shuttles that will be scheduled to pick you up from the airport and take you to our hotel. Same goes for your departure.

The Serengeti: In early November, the weather in Serengeti is usually warm and dry, with temperatures ranging from around 20 – 30°C (68 – 86°F) during the day. This is typically the tail end of the dry season, so there is often not much rainfall during this time. The dry terrain can offer great opportunities for wildlife viewing, as many animals congregate around water sources. However, weather may not always follow this general pattern.

Zanzibar: In early November, Zanzibar typically experiences warm and humid weather with occasional rainfall. The average high temperature during this time is around 31°C (88°F), while the average low temperature is around 25°C (77°F). The island can experience short rain showers, but they usually do not last long and the sun will often come out again quickly afterwards. Bring light and breathable clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen when visiting during this time.

When going on a safari game drive in Serengeti, it is important to wear comfortable and breathable clothing in neutral colors such as beige, khaki, and olive green. Avoid wearing bright colors and patterns, as they can attract unwanted attention from animals. It is also recommended to wear layers as it can get quite chilly in the early mornings and evenings. Additionally, comfortable closed-toe shoes or boots are recommended as well as a hat and sunglasses to protect from the sun. Don’t forget to also bring a light rain jacket or windbreaker in case of weather changes.

Don’t worry, we’ll send you a packing list ahead of time to help you prepare.

Modesty is highly regarded in Tanzania, especially in rural areas and when visiting religious sites. It is advisable to avoid clothing that exposes too much skin or is too tight-fitting. Loose-fitting, long-sleeve shirts and skirts or pants that cover your knees are appropriate. Avoid shorts or revealing clothing as it may draw unwanted attention. Additionally, it is recommended to avoid wearing excessive jewelry or flashy items that may draw unwanted attention. Be prepared for warm weather and dress comfortably while being mindful of local customs and traditions.

As a woman traveling to Zanzibar, it’s important to be aware of the local customs and dress conservatively in public areas. It’s also important to be respectful when interacting with locals, and it’s recommended to learn a few basic Swahili phrases to show your willingness to communicate with the locals.

Tanzania uses the British three-pin plug (Type G) for its electricity, so if you’re coming from the US or Canada or Europe, you will need a plug adapter. You can easily find cheap ones online, so we’d suggest shopping around.

As for electricity, most mobile phones, laptops, and other devices can handle all types of voltage when charging. The standard voltage in Tanzania is 230V/50Hz. Check your chargers to see if they say 110 – 220V. If that range is listed on the charger, you will not have any problems charging your device while on the tour.

It’s best to check with your phone service provider to determine if your phone plan will work in Tanzania. They will be able to provide you with information regarding roaming charges and coverage in Tanzania. 

As for WiFi, many places in Tanzania, especially larger cities and tourist areas, have WiFi available. However, it’s important to keep in mind that WiFi access and speeds may not be as reliable as you are used to, so it may be helpful to have a backup plan such as purchasing a local SIM card or using a portable WiFi device.

All of the places we’ll stay boast 3-4 stars (keep in mind that this scale is relative and might not mean the same as it would in the US). This means they’ve got comfy beds, clean rooms, restaurants for on-site breakfast, piping hot water, air conditioning, and are beautifully decorated hotels that will make you feel like you’re in Tanzania.

Some places even have bars, pools, and activities on site. For the tented safari accommodation, you’ll be glamping rather than camping (just don’t expect air conditioning here as it gets rather cool at night). During our time in Zanzibar, we will stay at a really nice hotel with direct beach access and a pool on site. 

(Note that typically on TNN tours, we stay in simple accommodation, this particular tour has a higher caliber of accommodation.)

Twin share rooms:

  • If you are traveling solo, you’ll be paired with someone of the same gender in a room with two single beds.
  • If you book two spots, you’ll get the entire room for you and your travel partner. 

Private rooms:

If you’d like to get your own private room, you can add that option at checkout for $650 USD. There are a maximum of 5 single rooms available. Private rooms run on a first come, first served basis.

This tour requires a certain level of physical activity. Please note that the trip can involve somewhat long days,lengthy journeys by van (with stops), walking tours in crowded cities, a variety of temperatures, early morning wake-ups, and a short (relatively easy) hike on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, and 8 dinners are included. You can refer to the itinerary to see which ones. All dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice. Alcohol is not included.

No, you should only use purified water only. We will provide water to refill your bottle in the van and most restaurants will serve you a glass of purified water upon request, this would be safe to drink. The tap water is fine for showering and brushing your teeth.

During the tour, we’ll only eat at places where the food is clean and well-prepared. Fruits and vegetables will always be washed in filtered water as well. 

You should budget an average of $30-50 USD per day for all your extra needs. Most of your expenses are covered in your trip price, but you will need cash for non-included meals and any additional purchases (drinks, textiles, art, etc). Certainly bring more money if you plan to shop!

*If you’re planning on riding a hot air balloon in the Serengeti, that will cost an extra $650 USD per person (price subject to change).

It is possible to obtain money from a bank or an ATM in a nearby town. However, the cash you will receive will be in the local currency. However, please check with your home bank as many banks charge foreign transaction fees every time you withdraw money from an ATM overseas. Learn how to avoid paying extra fees here.

If using an ATM machine is not an option, the second-best method is to simply bring US dollars in cash that you can exchange at money exchange booths or banks located all over the country.

Tips are not included in our tour costs. During your time in Tanzania, you may feel inspired to tip the people who are working hard to make your trip enjoyable and memorable. Here are some general guidelines:

  • Safari drivers: about $30 per person
  • Zanzibar guides & drivers: about $35 per person
  • Accommodation cleaning personnel: $2 per day
  • Restaurants and bars: 10% is standard, 15-20% for fine dining
  • Bar: $0.50-2.50 per drink

Find our general FAQ here to get any of your other questions answered.

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