Safari from Zanzibar - Masai Tribe and Arusha NP

Safari from Zanzibar - Masai Tribe and Arusha NP

Short Overview

Arusha National Park is a perfect trip for day safaris, as it is close to both Arusha and Moshi. With terrain that ranges from open savannah to tropical rainforest, the park is dominated by the shadow of Mt. Meru – whose summit offers an unparalleled view of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The park's highlights can easily be seen in a single day, with a morning or afternoon game drive accompanied by either a walking safari or canoeing in Small Momella Lake where the hippos are at play. Arusha National Park is also home to Africa's largest giraffe population, and its diverse landscapes are also home to antelopes, buffalo, monkeys (including the blue monkey and the black and white colobus monkey) and hyenas.

Africa Amini Life Masai Lodge offers a charming blend of luxury accommodations and Masai traditions. While visiting, you'll overnight in a luxury Masai boma and are invited to participate in cultural activities such as nature walks, spear throwing competitions, bead work classes, and traditional cooking.

Why us ?
Unlimited game drives with expert guides
Private 4x4 custom safari vehicles
AMREF air rescue insurance included in each trip


Details of Safari from Zanzibar - Masai Tribe and Arusha NP


Flight Zanzibar – Arusha Airport 11:30 - 12:30.

Today offers a rare treat for visitors to Tanzania, as you'll have the opportunity to experience life among the famous Masai people who call Tanzania and Kenya home. You'll visit the Amini Life Masai Lodge, where you'll get a mix of both traditional Masai life and luxury accommodations.

Highlights of your day include:

  • A visit to a Masai museum;
  • Village tour;
  • Traditional lunch featuring plenty of meat and vegetables;
  • A nature walk through Masai territory to learn about various herbal remedies;
  • Spear throwing demonstration;
  • Sunset singing and dancing ceremony.

You'll then overnight in your very own Masai hut, designed to be authentic while still retaining the creature comforts to which you've become accustomed. Feel the cool night air on your skin as you take a hot shower and fall asleep to the sounds of insects and night birds singing you to sleep.


You'll wake early for a sunrise view of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain and the 'Roof of Africa.

You'll depart  after breakfast and make your way to nearby Arusha National Park, where you'll get the chance to enjoy a traditional safari.

Your day will start with a traditional game drive through the park. Along the way you'll see black and white colobus monkeys, zebras, buffalos, and a variety of antelope species. You'll also have the chance to see the more than 400 species of bird that call the park home.

You will have game drive through the park. We'll pay a visit to the Momela Lakes where you'll see brightly coloured flamingoes looking for their lunch, and enjoy fantastic views of both Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.

After taking a delicious lunch, we'll drive back to Arusha to ensure you make your onward flight.

Flight Arusha - Zanzibar  16:35 – 17:35.




Itinerary in Brief



B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner


  • Experience a safari experience without surrendering your beach time

  • Largest giraffe population in Arusha National Park

  • Sunset singing and dancing ceremony with Masai Tribe

  • Overnight in a luxury Masai hut

  • Transfers to and from the airport

  • All flights arranged for you

Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

Tailor Made, Private Tours

Tailor Made, Private Tours

We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
Expert Advice

Expert Advice 24/7

With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
Full Financial Protection

Full Financial Protection

With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
Your One Stop African Operator

Your One Stop African Operator

We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.

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