Amani Nature Reserve and Amboni Caves Safari is a 6-day tour, taking visitors to the northeastern coastal region of Tanzania. The tour includes a 2 day visit to the virgin Amani Nature Reserve then continues eastward to explore the hot caves of Amboni and finally an extended exploration of the Pangani coast, a historical site serving as reminder of the strong Arabic, and more recent German and British colonial period in East Africa. Travellers will enjoy and experience nature, culture and history of Tanzania’s Tanga region and relax on sandy beaches.
Duration: 6 Days
Best Time: All year round
Departing From: MOSHI -ARUSHA
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Moshi – Amani Nature Reserve: In the morning pickup from your hotel in Moshi and drive to Amani Nature Reserve of the East Usambara Mountains where you will arrive in time for lunch. Enjoy a hike through dense virgin rainforest and experience the rich and diverse flora and fauna of this ecosystem, considered a biodiversity hotspot with numerous plant and animal species that can only be found here. Dinner and overnight stay in Amani Rest house.
Day 2: Amani Nature Reserve: After breakfast continue your exploration of the Amani tropical rainforest using well-established routes and look out for exotic birds, butterflies, blue monkeys and more. Also visit the Amani Botanical Gardens, the largest and one of the oldest Botanical Gardens in Africa (established in 1902), and explore tea farms. You will have all meals and overnight stay in Amani Rest House.
Day 3: Amani-Amboni Caves – Pangani Coast: After breakfast in Amani enjoy a trip to explore the hot caves of Amboni, close to the city of Tanga on the Indian Ocean coast. Accompanied by an experienced guide you will learn about the stalactite and stalagmite formation of the caves and much more. After touring the caves have lunch in Tanga, followed by a drive down the historical Pangani Coast. Relax at your leisure in the Coastal Beach resort.
Day 4: Pangani Coast: After breakfast, start your day trip to explore the long history and diverse cultures of the coastal town of Pangani at the mouth of Pangani River. This is a place where influences from colonial times under Arabic, Asian, German and British rule as still visible influence and where Swahili, Arab, Colonial traditions and Modern hospitality blends together. A river cruise through the vast coconut plantations along the Pangani River can be arranged. Enjoy the clean sandy beaches with green turtle breeding grounds, historic sites and coral reefs. You will have all meals in your Beach Resort.
Day 5: Rest & Relax: This is a day of Rest and Relax at your leisure in the Coastal Resort on the white sand beaches or activities like snorkeling, scuba diving or fishing with local fishermen. You will have all meals in the Resort.
Day 6: Pangani beach – Dar-es-salaam
Options; Leisure Breakfast, followed by a turn drive back to Moshi, or leave Pangani for Dar es Salaam to catch your flight back or proceed to your next travel.
1 pax $1900
2-5 pax $1136 per person
6 plus – $963 per person
NB: Children younger than 15 years of age, travelling with the parents qualify for 30% discount.
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