The Best Tour of Tanzania

The Best Tour of Tanzania

Want to experience East Africa’s greatest treasures and give something back as you do it? Sounds like you’re ready for the The Best of Tanzania Experience.   

If your Bucket List has more items on it than your weekly grocery shop and you’re feeling the full force of the Africa Wanderlust Effect, this trip to Tanzania will not only scratch that itch, but leave you feeling good for a long time to come. 

You won’t just be tasting the rich culture that makes this country so unique, trekking through countless ecosystems and climbing a sacred stratovolcano, but you’ll also get to help a community that can’t always help itself. 

Embrace the Tanzanian way of life, mix with the amazing children in the local schools and tick several things from your Bucket List in one big, beautiful and thoroughly gratifying experience. 

And yes, of course there’ll be a safari too.

Read our article on “Which animals can you see on safari in Tanzania” Click Here

Want to have an amazing holiday and contribute to a vulnerable community at the same time?  

During this The Best of Tanzanian itinerary you’ll make an impact and get the chance to be a part of something much bigger than your everyday bubble. 

You’ll have a bloomin’ good time too. 

Not just because the kids and teachers you’ll meet will make you feel like a balloon’s been blown up inside you, but also because you’ll trek to the top of Mount Meru, visit the biggest unbroken caldera on earth and see some of the world’s most wonderful wildlife – all in two beautiful weeks. 

Give your mind the stimulation it’s craving and break down social barriers by spending two days getting involved at a local school; painting classrooms, playing with the gorgeous children and helping out where you can. 

It’ll be hard to say goodbye but the drive from Moshi to Momela Gate will make it easier since you could see elephants, zebras, giraffes, monkeys and antelope along the way. 

Then spend the next four days trekking through saddles and along ridges for spectacular views of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. You’ll even reach a mountain summit on your first day’s trek, with incredible sunset views from the top of Little Meru up at 3,820m.

It wouldn’t be a trip to Tanzania without taking in Mount Kilimanjaro in all her majestic glory either, and you’ll never forget the views you’ll get of her during your climb to the summit of Mount Meru. 

After you’ve made the incredible achievement of reaching the summit up at 4,566m, you’ll descend through open grasslands and mixed forest before being transferred to one of Tanzania’s best kept safari secrets: Tarangire National Park. 

Top it all off with a trip to the Ngorongoro Crater and you’ll feel well and truly ready for a final rest day back in Moshi. 

As if there wasn’t already enough packed into this once in a lifetime trip you will finish off with three days of complete relaxation on famous Island of Zanzibar. Relax on the beautiful beaches with a fresh coconut water and you might just have found heaven.

Looking for the best way to truly immerse yourself in East Africa’s rich culture? You’ve definitely just found it. Pack your paintbrush, don those walking boots, don’t forget your sunnies, and we’ll see you there. 

Day 1

Depart from UK

Meet your Bucket List guide and the rest of the group at the airport before checking in, then we are set to depart from the UK. For those travelling as ‘Land Only’ customers, we will see you in Tanzania very soon!

Day 2

Arrive in Moshi

We arrive in Tanzania and catch a transfer to the hotel Weru Weru Lodge. After checking in, we will have time to relax and explore the town of Moshi. There will be a briefing to discuss the next day’s schedule.

Day 3

Machame School

Today we head to Machame School. A school we have very close connections with where we will spend two days renovating the building and getting to know what the school does for the amazing local community.

Day 4

Machame School

Today we continue painting the school, helping out and playing with the children.

Day 5

The trek begins…

We drive from Moshi to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us in the hope that we can see the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe, monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route to Miriakanba Hut.

Day 6

Little Meru

We continue our trek to summit Saddle Hut where we will stay for the night, with the stunning views across to Meru Crater and ash cone can be seen along our trek. In the afternoon we head to the summit of Little Meru before returning to our base which is great acclimatisation for our summit tomorrow.

Day 7

Mount Meru

Today we trek to Cobra point and on to summit Mt Meru. This is an early start and we will be trekking slow and steady, all the time soaking in the beautiful surroundings. After a short time to soak in the spectacular rocky terrain on the summit we descend to Miriakamba Hut.

Day 8

Return to Momela Gate

The walk from Miriakamba Hut descends through montane forest and through the fIg Tree Arch. We are then collected from the park gate and head back to Weru Weru Lodge.

Day 9

Tarangire National Park

We transfer to the Tarangire National Park to start off our game viewing experience in this magnificent park which is famous for its large collection of baobab trees, spectacular large mammal population and variety of bird species, not to mention one of the largest concentration of elephants in the country.

Day 10

Ngorongoro Crater

We take an early transfer to Ngorongoro Crater for the final safari drive. The crater is not only the largest unbroken caldera in the world but it is also one of the new 7 natural wonders of Africa. After a morning drive, we take a break to enjoy your packed lunch at the Hippo Pool picnic site. After lunch, we return Moshi for a final night at Weru Weru Lodge

Day 11

Fly to Zanzibar

Today we fly to Zanzibar to begin four days of pure relaxation. Zanzibar is a paradisal island that, for many, symbolises the epitome of island living. In fact, this is an archipelago over 50 islands off the coast of mainland Tanzania, varying from minute outcrops to larger islands such as Zanzibar – or, as the locals call it, Unguja Island.

Day 12

Zanzibar

Relax on one of 25 dazzling white, palm-fringed beaches or dive into some water sports. Here you can find powder-soft sand beaches ensconced by verdant palm trees. Off-shore, the gorgeous turquoise waters are home to vibrant coral reefs that are the perfect location for snorkelling and diving.

Day 13

Zanzibar

Another day to relax and soak up the sun or venture around the island and explore the narrow alleys of Stone Town. In Stone Town, labyrinthine alleys lead to Sultans’ residences, hidden behind huge, intricately carved doors studded with gold. Head inland and you will find crumbling palace ruins, spice plantations and luscious rainforests, where rare animals, such as the Red Colobus monkey, roam.

Day 14

Time to say good bye…

Although you may not want to leave, after a half day to make the most of your last moments on the island, you will transfer back to Kilimanjaro International Airport for an evening flight home.

Day 15

We land back in the UK

Today we say good bye, but not before mulling over the amazing memories we have made and people we have met…until next time!

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  • 03/07/2023 14 Spaces available
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  • 09/07/2024 16 Spaces available
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    Booking fee: £200 Non-refundable & not included in the total cost of this trip.

    Payment options:

    Single payment: £3350

    Single payment: £

    Monthly payments: £134.00 x 25

    Monthly payments: £0.00 x 25

    Price is per adult in a twin share room

    Want your own room?

    From an extra £500
    This applies to stays in all hotels whilst on your trip. This does not always apply whilst you are trekking. Please contact us for more details.
    This applies to stays in all hotels whilst on your trip. This does not always apply whilst you are trekking. Please contact us for more details.

    Only Pay £200 Today. Secure this base price then add your flights & extras in the Trip Builder

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Here’s what some of our awesome customers had to say:

I am so glad that we chose to climb Kilimanjaro with the Bucket List Company!

Before our trip the team were quick to respond to any queries (including very last minute kit queries!) and provide assurance.

Our trekking group was fairly large (20). This provided a great social experience but did not impact the superb level of individual support/service provided to each member. 

Everything was extremely well organised from start to finish – which is very much appreciated on this sort of trip. I am thankful for this experience and will definitely book future adventures with the Bucket List Company!

Eleanor Williams Mount Kilimanjaro climb The Bucket List Company Reviews

“Working with The Bucket List Company was easy. All the information was provided to us, and we felt so prepared. Any questions we had on equipment or training were answered straight away.

The trip itself was amazing. All of the group were great and the in-country guides were superb. Keith’s knowledge of Tanzania and Kilimanjaro is second to none. With all the logistics in place, the group reached the summit as planned.

We are both looking forward to our next trip. And in the future I will be heading back to Tanzania and climbing Kilimanjaro again!”

Rebecca and Lee Purvis Kilimanjaro The Bucket List Company Reviews

This is by far the best experience I will ever have. If it wasn’t for Keith and his bucket list company, I would be sitting here saying “I wonder whatit’ss like to stand on the roof of Africa. Instead, I’m telling my children how daddy climbed a mountain.

Andrew Gillie Mount Kilimanjaro climb The Bucket List Company Reviews

From start to finish this trip was pieced together using the finest detail. All we had to remember was our kits and to get to the airport on time!

With the help of the team at The Bucket List Company, the guides, the porters and a lot of team spirit, 20/20 individuals had their dreams come true and made it to the roof of Africa. It was an amazing experience and we have all made friends for life!

You also can’t go all the way to Africa without the add on safari trip. It is absolutely worth it, we managed to see the big 5 and much more in just 3 days. The next trip is already underway…

Sarah Anderson Mount Kilimanjaro climb The Bucket List Company Reviews

“When you’re embarking on a challenge like Kilimanjaro, you want to be sure you’re booking with a company who know what they’re doing and have experience of that particular challenge. When we booked with The Bucket List Company, they let us know exactly what we needed to do, from visas to the all-important kit list.

Keith from The Bucket List Company was with us on this trek and this was his 10th time summiting Kilimanjaro. The in-country lead guide had done it over 200 times, and our particular guide had done it 176 times. With that level of experience, we were in good hands. Kilimanjaro is a very real challenge, but if you’re motivated to do it, The Bucket List Company will give you a great chance of fulfilling your dream.

We now have memories that will last a lifetime and have The Bucket List Company to thank for getting us safely to the summit. Highly recommended!”

John Thompson Mount Kilimanjaro climb The Bucket List Company Reviews

“If you want to realise your dreams, the team at The Bucket List Company need to be your travel companions. From the ease of booking, preparing kit lists and training encouragement to the summiting of Mt Kilimanjaro, the team are there to support you 100% of the way. The knowledge and in country support was amazing. We came back a team of successful climbers, full of knowledge and experiences of Tanzania and her wonders. 

We laughed (a lot) and we cried; we sang and danced and we ate extremely well. They even managed pizza and chips halfway up the mountain! Everyone became one big family, relaxed and laid back, each of us supporting everyone’s ambition to get to the top. A truly life changing experience. We are already planning our next trip with Keith and the team.”

Andrea Shaw The Bucket List Company Reviews

Seeing the phenomenal wildlife of the African savannas in person is a truly inspiring experience. This is a chance to immerse yourself in the wonders of the natural world, spotting elusive animals that are found nowhere else coexisting in the wild including the Big Five.

To learn more read our full article, ‘What Animals Can You See on Safari in Tanzania?’

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