Tanzania·February 9 - 20 2023
Explore the Serengeti and Zanzibar with other solo travellers aged 30 - 42Apply Now
Do you have African Safari on your bucket list? Or do you swoon at the idea of diving into the pristine blue waters of Zanzibar? Do you dream of immersing yourself in Swahili culture? Whatever your reason for wanting to visit this beautiful place, it is a 1,000 times better when it is done with other like-minded people. The group meets at Kilimanjaro airport on February 9th. We drive from the foothills of Kilimanjaro to Tarangire national park before making our way to the great Serengeti. We pass through one of the 8 wonders of the world; The Ngorongoro crater before flying to Zanzibar to relax and play after this adventure of a lifetime. This incredible 12 day trip culminates in a full moon beach party at Kendwa rocks on the northern shores of Zanzibar. The group parts ways from Zanzibar airport on February 20th. There are 20 spots on the trip. Our team goes through all interested inquiries very carefully to ensure the right balance of people on each trip. We would love to learn more about you before we travel together!
Our team carefully reviews all applications. We are very intentional about who goes on these trips to ensure the best time for all. We believe that this is best experienced if it is done with others that are in the same place in life as you. There are surprise events throughout the trip to foster these connections. Research shows that some of the deepest, most meaningful connections are formed over travel.
Going out of your comfort zone does not mean being uncomfortable. Zahi Journeys is all about exploring and having the adventure of a lifetime, but we also realize how important comfort is to rejuvenate and make the most of your trip. We have been on many group trips and we have yet to see one with this perfect blend of luxury and adventure.
No one wants to feel like a tourist. The trips at Zahi journeys are designed for people that are interested in local experiences. Our Partners at BELLR Safaris are made of local guides and we work with local businesses to curate this trip, such as yoga teachers, artisans and more. Let us take you further and share our stories so you can experience Tanzania as more than just a tourist
Join us to see why the Ngorongoro crater is one of the eight wonders of the world and why it is lovingly called "Africa's Garden of Eden". The crater is teeming with game. After all here you have 25,000 animals in a 20 km wide, naturally formed Caldera
On the final night of the party, you attend the Zanzibari full moon that is held on the pristine beach of Kendwa Rocks. Each month people come from all over to attend this popular event. Dinner and show followed by a night of dancing. We couldn't think of a better way to conclude the trip of a lifetime.
"No one can return from the Serengeti unchanged, for tawny lions will forever prowl our memory and great herds throng our imagination.” - George Schaller. The endless plains of the Serengeti are one of the last accessible wild places on earth. Exploring the birthplace of mankind is nothing less of a spiritual experience. It is certainly hard to come back unchanged.
Zanzibar's beaches make trip advisor's list of top 25 beaches in the world and Zahi journeys takes you to the most beautiful one. Nungwi beach sits on the north coast of the Island beside a sleepy fishing village. But she isn't all beauty. This beach makes for incredible snorkelling and diving with several species of colorful fish, turtles and other marine life.
We don't just spend our time on pristine beaches with turquoise waters. Zanzibar's ancient stonetown has a rich history as a trading port. It is a place that has been influenced by various cultures including Portuguese, African, Omani Arabs Indian and so many more. This has left it with a unique and diverse people, culture and architecture. Walk through the narrow streets and let your imagination carry you to the days when the stonetown was the capital of the Swahili coast
Sameer is the founder of BELLR safaris and our key local partner in Tanzania. While Sameer now lives in Alberta, he was born and raised in Arusha, the gateway to the northern circuit national parks! Few people know the Safari business as well as Sameer.
Born and raised in Toronto, Alzahra now lives with her husband and 2 kids in Ottawa. She fell in love with Tanzania in 2015 when she visited with her then boyfriend. Cool fact about her? She is doing her pHd in population health. Her goal? To solve homelessness in Toronto
You heard us right! You are accompanied by a professional photographer on this trip. The photos of the experiences that you see on the website have been taken by Theresa, for BELLR safaris. Theresa hails from Calgary but you would never guess from her instagram page! She loves to travel. How far in advance do you need to let her know? Just enough time to grab her camera!
The group comes together to start our 12 day journey in the foothills of the majestic Kilimanjaro. Our adventure continues in the wild Serengeti before we head off to relax on the pristine shores of Zanzibar and enjoy the famous full moon party.
Day 1: February 9th
Venue: Serena Duluti
The group trickles in from all over the world. Get to know the group over dinner, cocktails, fun games and ice breakers
Day 2: February 10th
Venue: Mt. Kilimanjaro
If you are feeling adventurous and energetic, there is an optional day trip to Kilimanjaro this morning. We wake up early and meet on the bus with a packed breakfast to go. Arduous treks are the best bonding experiences. Not feeling up to it? No worries, there is plenty to do in the beautiful surroundings of Serena Duluti with the rest of the group as they hike, canoe or take swahili lessons. Plenty of adventure awaits you as you head on Safari in the coming days
Day 3: February 11th
Start the day with yoga on the lawn by the lake to the sounds of birds in the morning by Lake Duluti
We then start our drive to Savannah, passing this gem with the largest concentration of African Elephants, Lion, Leopard and Cheetah in the world.
Day 4: February 12th
After breakfast we make our way to the endless plains of the great Serengeti. This drive takes through the Ngorongoro conservation area so you will be able to view the Ngorongoro crater on the way. On this day behold sights unlike anything you have ever seen. On route to Angata luxury camps in the Serengeti, there is more than a good chance you will come across all of Africa's big 5 animals
Day 5: February 13th
On this day, witness one of the most spectacular sights with tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra as they make their way over the mara river dodging predators.
Yes, the safari is nothing less than a spiritual experience but it is the evening here that is consistently rated one of the best parts of the trip: Bonding with your fellow travellers over Bonding with your fellow travellers over drinks around a campfire, under open starry, night sky listening to the sounds of the Serengeti. There is no other feeling in the world that parallels this.
Day 6: February 14th
On this day you will find out just why Ngorngoro crater is named one of the natural wonders of the world. We go up 600m and then descend into one of the most unique landscapes in the world. The crater is a very important refuge for a variety of wildlife. Most commonly seen are big bulls of elephants
and vulnerable species of black rhinos. The crater is also home to big herds of wildebeest and zebras, Thomson and grant gazelles, hippopotamus, African cape buffalos, prides of lions, hyenas, golden and black-backed jackals, and close to 400 species of birds.
We stop for lunch at this beautiful spot by Madusi Hippo pool as you watch hippos play just metres away. Watch other animals wander by on the other side of the lake.
In the evening we make our way to Marera valley lodge. After dinner we meet in the lounge for an evening of drinks and games. Some all time favorites are Exploding kittens, Two truths and a lie, never have I ever, charades and many more!
Day 7: February 15
Say goodbye to the safari guides as you fly with the group to Zanzibar for the next part of your adventure and some much needed relaxation after your adventure in the wild
Day 8: February 16th
On this day we visit the historical culture and architectural important town of Zanzibar with centuries of rich history. It includes a visit to the former slave market site, that now stands as an Anglican church built in 1871. We then move to town market and visit the Zanzibar Memorial Museum, House of Wonder built in 1883 (Beit-Al-Ajab), Old Arab Fort, Palace Museum, Old Indian dispensary (Cultural Center) and Maruhubi Palace Ruins via Living Stone House.
We then go on Zanzibar's famous Spice Tour. With your group you will see and taste the tropical fruits, spices plantation, or plots on the island. A variety of spices plants used as ornament, medicines, flowers, fruits, and other interesting flora can be seen during spice tour and visit Kidichi bath built-in 1850 by the first Sultan for his wife Sheharzad (granddaughter of Fateh Ali Shah of Persia.
Day 9: February 17
On this morning if you are up for it, you can wake up early and make your way to one of the best snorkelling spots - a 45 minute boat ride to prison Island. Other attractions here are the prison ruins and giant, century old tortoises that live on the Island.
Not up for the early morning? Not to worry! While you wait for the group to get back, there is still plenty to explore around Stone town as you get lost in the narrow streets of this ancient town.
At noon sharp we meet at the hotel lobby and make our way to the turquoise water paradise on the Northern tip of Zanzibar.
After unpacking and spending the rest of the afternoon, lazing around this paradise, we get dressed and meet up for dinner for a surprise event.
Day 10: February 18
Wake up at your time and spend the whole day at the beach. There are a variety of activities for the whole group from swimming in the warm blue water or strolling down the sandy white beach or relaxing under the shade of coconut trees and watching the day go by. If you refuse to sit still, there is a ton to do here; from wind surfing to para sailing, jetskiing and so much more!
Day 11: February 19
This is just another day in paradise as you sip on fresh coconuts and enjoy cocktails. If you took it easy on the previous day you may be itching to get out and play beach volleyball or take kite surfing lessons. But do pace yourself because the night ahead is not for the faint of heart.
Let loose at the Zanzibari full moon party. It starts off with dinner and entertainment before the floor opens up to the crowd. People flock in all evening from far and wide to this sought after monthly event. Want to take a break from the dance floor? Walk out to the beach and join any number of bonfires on the beach or take a moonlit stroll. We cant think of a more memorable way to end this journey of a lifetime. There is no better way to say goodbye!
Day 12: February 20th
Over the course of the day several of our fellow travellers say some of the most difficult goodbyes of their lives as they leave the group. We hear that you get tougher and goodbyes get easier as you get older. Maybe, but not for the 30 and 40 something year olds that travel with us. I guess we're still too young! you will meet people that will leave an impression on you for a long time! Till we meet again... Kwaheri!
For those with flights in the evening or the next day, many of the group get together for activities of their favorite spots around Zanzibar, from lazing on the white sandy paradise of Nungwi to getting lost in the narrow streets of Zanzibar.
Full moon Party
Flight From Arusha to Zanzibar
Flight to Tanzania
See the endless plains of the serengeti from above
Swim with Dolphins off Kizimkazi beach in Zanzibar
The price includes most meals (see schedule for details, all accommodation, all transportation and park fees. This covers everything except for your flight and visa (approx $50 USD).
Flights are NOT included in the price. You book your flights to Kilimanjaro Airport for August 3rd and out of Zanzibar on August 14th. If you find flights to other airports close by, our local partners can help you coordinate travel to Arusha to meet the group.
Unfortunately the trip is limited to people aged 30 - 42. The goal of our trip is to create a unique experience for our customers and allow them to meet other people that are in the same place in life as them. Age will be verified upon purchase! Do check back as we plan on adding more trips for different ages groups in the near future!
Our team reviews every traveller very carefully. They look at all travellers to gage for compatibility with the rest of the group. It is our commitment to ensure that we really do have like-minded people on this trip to ensure the best experience for all travellers. Booking a call is the first step! I compatibility with a different group
The first step is to book a call with us. After the call a member of our team will send you a link to book the trip shortly after!
With most things included you should not need much cash. For souvenirs and to try out other foods we recommend bringing no more than $500 USD
The yellow fever vaccine is mandatory for travel to Tanzania! Please consult with your family doctor or a tropical medicine clinic at least a month before your trip.
Yellow fever vaccine should be obtained from a tropical medicine clinic. You will also need a visa which can be obtained upon arrival for $50 USD. Of course don't forget your passport! Once you book we will share a detailed package of everything you should bring on the trip!
Yes we cater to all dietary preferences including but not limited to Vegetarian, Vegan, Kosher, Halal, gluten-free and all allergies.
We believe that there is nothing more pleasant than resting in luxury after a tiring day to recharge for the adventure the next day. All accommodation is in high end hotels. Single rooms are provided accept for the Serengeti where rooms may be shared with one other person. Please see accommodation page for photos
You may pay the full amount up front OR pay in three equal- monthly installments
You may cancel up to 45 days before the trip for a full refund