Options & Trip Extensions

Extend the magic of your Tanzanian travels with one of our exciting optional adventures. You can add any adventure(s) to your safari and each adventure can be extended to any desired length.

Selous Game Reserve

River Boat Safari in Selous Tanzania

Selous is the largest game reserve in all of Africa  – an area as large as Costa Rica. It also stands as one of Africa’s most important conservation areas. The reserve easily provides safarists with beautiful sights, quality game-viewing and a range of unique and fun activities.

Wildlife viewing takes place in the northernmost corridor of the reserve and is centered on the Rufiji River. The river allows for exploration by boat, which adds a unique variety to your wildlife viewing experience. Elephant, hippo and crocodile relish the riverine environment, while rare species like Greater Kudu can be seen on the plains. This is a fun and unique wildlife viewing opportunity.

Recommended Adventure Length: 4 Days | 3 Nights
Available to add to all safari trips.
Price varies seasonally. Please contact us for prices.

Wild Chimps in Mahale Mountains

Baby Chimp Mahale Mountains Tanzania

The Mahale Mountains are the best location in Africa for viewing wild chimpanzees. The forests of Mahale are host to an estimated 700 to 1,000 chimps. This is one exceptional journey where travelers will enjoy the sounds and sites of one of the planet’s truly fascinating animals.

While they might stand as the main attraction, Mahale is not just about its chimpanzees. There’s also fishing, kayaking, waterfalls, other mammals, butterflies, deep-water swimming…and much more.

Recommended Adventure Length: 4 Days | 3 Nights
Available to add to all safari trips.

Price varies seasonally. Please contact us for prices.

Optional Activity: Boating, Fishing  and Fly Camping – advanced booking required.

Wild Katavi

Safari in Katavi

Katavi’s remoteness makes it the least visited of Tanzania’s major savanna reserves. This makes the park the ideal safari destination for those seeking a true bush experience and raw wilderness. The park supports thousand-strong buffalo herds and further offers fantastic sightings for: elephant, lion, zebra, giraffe, crocodile, hartebeest, topi, impala and reedbuck. The park regulations are a little less restrictive here. The walking safari and off-road driving permitted in Katavi enables safarists to make the most out of important sightings.

Katavi is mostly known as a dry-season reserve.  The best time to visit Katavi is between July and October  when the animals converge on the floodplains.

We highly recommend to combine Katavi with the other superb highlight of Tanzania West – Mahale Mountains chimpanzee safari.

Recommended Adventure Length: 4 Days | 3 Nights
Available to add to all safari trips.  Price varies seasonally. Please contact us for prices.

Remote Ruaha

Wild Dogs in Ruaha Tanzania

Ruaha lies in an untouched and remote area of Southern Tanzania that is visited by relatively few tourists. This sense of isolation, and the area’s sheer expanse, make Ruaha one of Africa’s greatest and wildest destinations for safari enthusiasts.

Probe uncharted territory and learn wildlife tracking tips from expert guides. Tracking in Ruaha is an art form, as opposed to a practical pursuit, since wildlife is not as densely concentrated as in other regions of Tanzania.

Ruaha also offers superb walking safari and fly camping possibilities. These are true safari experiences that will surpass anyone’s adventure expectations.

Recommended Adventure Length: 4 Days | 3 Nights
Available to add to all safari trips.
Price varies seasonally. Please contact us for prices.

Zanzibar

Beaches in Zanzibar

If you’re looking to combine an African safari with an amazing beach holiday, let Zanzibar make your dreams come true. Zanzibar offers pristine beaches, fantastic day trips and some of the bluest waters in the world.

The island offers a vast collection of superb activities that truly meet any traveler’s demands. Snorkel with whale-sharks. Submerge yourself within Zanzibar’s history and culture via a day tour of Stone Town and a visit to local food markets. Take in a breath-taking sunset aboard an ancient Arabic sailing vessel; or, simply relax on some of the world’s best beaches. No matter your level of adventure – from mild to wild, or relaxing to exhilarating – Zanzibar will lovingly surpass all your expectations.

Recommended Adventure Length: 4 Days | 3 Nights
Available to add to all safari trips.
Price varies seasonally. Please contact us for prices.

Balloon Safari

Hot Air Balloon Flight In the Serengeti

Drifting over the Serengeti plains in the golden morning, taking in the enchanting scenes of wildlife frolicking below and then celebrating with a post-flight champagne breakfast in the bush is a surreal experience.

Your balloon safari launches at sunrise. Depending on wind conditions, you’ll float over the Serengeti for approximately one hour with traveling altitudes reaching up to 1000 feet. A Serengeti hot air balloon flight can be included in safari itineraries that include at least two nights in the Central, the Western Corridor of the Serengeti, and seasonally in South Serengeti.

While you may see wildlife, the most incredible part of this experience is the unforgettable bird’s eye view as you gently skim over the tops of acacia trees and observe the pristine landscape from above. 

Advanced reservation required.

1-Day Kilimanjaro Hike

Mandara Hut Marangu Route On Mt. Kilimanjaro

Short on time but want to experience the wonders of Kilimanjaro? Not to worry. The hike is sure to provide you with a taste of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro without actually getting to the summit.