Somak Safaris DMC Tanzania

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Somak Safaris was founded almost 50 years ago by the Sofat family. During the years the company has grown: today a large team of specialists are working at Somak Safaris, but the company is still family-run.  After gaining experience during all this time, we are experts in planning and organising groups and incentives to Tanzania. We have the best safari driver-guides and the latest safari vehicles. We have a separate office in Tanzania that operates under Somak Safaris. If you are looking for an extraodinary Africa-experience in Tanzania, with amazing safari-elements, we are the right partner for you.

Short Bio Bushra Sultan

Although my family comes from India, I was born and raised in Kenya and have a great love for my country. In 1998 I joined Somak Safaris as a Junior Travel Consultant and worked my way up. For the last four years, I have been handling the Sales & Marketing for Somak. In july 2013, I was promoted to the Managing Director and enjoy the challenges that come along with my job. I have wide knowledge on the East African countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda & Rwanda and am fully involved in arranging incentives to the mentioned countries.
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Somak Safaris DMC
Somak House
Mombasa Road,
P. O. Box 48495
00100 Nairobi
Kenya
Phone: +254 20 4971 000
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You will find information about our destinations on the following pages: Kenya and Tanzania. Here you can read more details about us and our offices.

 

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Incentive program ideas
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Testimonial

Testimonial Somak Safaris

Just to say, all four of us had a fantastic stay with memories we will treasure! The service and attention to detail from Somak was superb. Thank you.
You employ some lovely staff and it is for this reason I also wanted to get back to you. It was thanks to Maravitt that we had such a fantastic safari experience. He was so knowledgeable not only about the animals but also the various birdlife we saw. He had amazing eyesight and could spot animal activity from such distances, which we couldn't even spot with binoculars at times, and he did this whilst he was driving!
In our six day adventure, all four of us became very fond of Maravitt. He showed us great professionalism and a lovely manner and expression with words; he had empathy (I had a nasty cough and he bought me medicine) and a great sense of humour.
Please forward his details to us so I can thank him again.
Kind Regards
Charmaine

What makes Tanzania a great destination

Why Tanzania

If you love to watch the animals and you and your clients want a unique and unrivalled experience, Tanzania is the place. Of course there is the famous Serengeti where you can watch The Great Migration each year. It is spectucalar and moving to see the wildebeest and zebra cross the rivers, propelled by an instinct that is stronger than anything.  Apart from the migratio, but Tanzania has so many more beautiful parks to offer. What to think of huge herds hippos, dozing in the water or of buffalo who wander in Katavi, one of the few places on earth that is of almost pristine wilderness, Mahale Mountains for Chimpanzees viewing or visit south Tanzania to go to Ruaha or Selous, one of the oldest and largest game reserves.

Tanzania and Zanzibar have magical beaches of the purest white sand and turquoise seas. Only 45 minutes away from the southern parks, you think you have landed in paradise. Picture yourself with a cocktail in one hand, a book waiting to be read and you gazing over the ocean, enjoying life to the fullest.

Incentive program ideas

Program idea Tanzania

Please find below a beautiful 7-days-program for Tanzania.  If you are interested in what Somak can do for you and your client, please don't hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Day 1

20h25 – Group arrives into Kilimanjaro International Airport. Somak representative to meet and greet group.

Guests will be transferred in the safari vehicles to Lake Duluti Serena Hotel (formerly Serena Mountain Village) nestled at the foot of the wooded slopes of Mount Meru and along the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti (approx. 60 km). Welcome drink will be served.

Dinner and overnight:
Lake Duluti Serena Hotel

Day 2

09h00 – Breakfast at the hotel.

10h00 – Drive to Lake Manyara National Park (approx. 150 km, 2-hour drive).

12h00 – Arrive at Lake Manyara National Park and proceed for a midday game drive in this petite park, famous for its tree-climbing lions.

Stretching for 50 km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as "the loveliest I had seen in Africa". The compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience.

13h00 – Lunch will be set up in the bush with the calls of the wild all around.

14h00 – Enjoy another game drive in the park.

16h30 – Drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (approx. 80 km, 1.5-hour drive).

18h00 – Continue to your lodge for check in.

Regularly voted one of the best hotels in the world, this unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater and is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines.

20h00 – Dinner will be served at the lodge

Overnight:
Ngorongoro Serena
Safari Lodge

Day 3

08h00 – Breakfast at the lodge.

10h00 – Descend 2,000 feet to the crater floor to explore this natural zoological park, and observe an extraordinary variety of wildlife: elephant, rhinoceros, lion, hyena, zebra, wildebeest, Thomson's gazelle, reedbuck, and buffalo.

Its enduring charm stems from its overwhelming beauty and the abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Ngorongoro Crater is said to be one of the natural wonders of the world.

13h00 – Enjoy a hot lunch on the Crater floor catered by the lodge.

14h00 – Continue with your game viewing.

15h00 – Visit a Maasai Village which will present you with a unique opportunity for insights into their culture as well as their daily life. It will also allow you to learn from them everything you always wanted to know about these proud and fearless people.

16h00 – Return to your lodge.

18h00 – Sundowner along the crater rim. Guests will enjoy hot & cold canapés and drinks as the sun dips below the horizon.

19h00 – Dinner will be served at the lodge.

Overnight:
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Day 4

08h00 – Breakfast at the lodge.

10h00 – Transfer to Arusha (approx. 200 km, 4-hour drive).

12h00 – Arrive at Arusha Coffee Lodge for lunch.

14h00 – Transfer to Arusha airstrip.

15h25 – Flight departs Arusha for Zanzibar.

16h45 – Arrive at Zanzibar Airport. Met by a Somak representative for the transfer to your resort (approx. 1-hour).

18h00 – A warm Zanzibari welcome awaits your arrival at the resort.

18h30 – Enjoy a welcome cocktail at the resort. Hot & cold canapés will be served with entertainment from local Zanzibari dancers.

20h00 – Welcome Dinner will be served at the resort.

Overnight:
Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa

The Resort is situated on one of the finest white, sandy beach on the island of Zanzibar.

Day 5

08h00 – Breakfast at the resort.

09h00 – Enjoy a full day 'Safari Blue' excursion using locally made traditional sailing dhows. These passenger-carrying dhows are fitted with outboard engines, marine VHF radios, gas inflatable life jackets, sunshade, boarding ladder, waterproof bags and first aid kit with DAN oxygen unit.T

he excursion starts at the fishing village of Fumba, 30 minutes drive from Stone Town. Fumba is situated in the southwest corner of the island and is an ideal starting point to explore Menai Bay, designated a Conservation Area. The bay has a number of beautiful, uninhabited islands and sandbanks and is often frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins.

Later in the morning stop on a sandbank. Guides, who can safely lead the snorkelling session and show points of interest, accompany you. For beginners or those who are not confident swimmers, there are inflatable snorkelling vests and the guides can give tuition.

12h30 - After snorkelling sample a fresh green coconut before sailing to another sandbank for lunch which is a traditional Zanzibari meal followed by fruit tasting, with a selection of different tropical fruit. Coffee and Amarula liqueur are served after lunch. Cold drinks are available throughout the day.

When the tide allows, visit a beautiful mangrove lagoon where it is possible to swim through the mangrove forest.

There are no formal changing facilities at Fumba so please put on your swimming wear under your clothes.

Bring waterproof shoes for boarding the dhows and bring towels, sunscreen and a spare T-shirt for snorkelling.

18h00 - Return to Fumba by sail boat and arrive back to your resort in time to see the colourful African sunset.

19h00 – Enjoy dinner at the resort.

Night Entertainment: Local and International Shows, Live music, Disco.

Overnight:
Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa

Embedded in a luxurious and enchanting location, Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa offers spectacular oceanfront settings known to be among the finest in the world.

On the north-west coast of the island, Nungwi is considered to be the most beautiful beach of Zanzibar, where the absence of strong tides guarantees the pleasures of swimming and snorkelling in the crystal, jade sea.

Your grand and spacious accommodations have a private ocean view balcony to delight in the expansive surrounds of the property. The ultimate place to hide away.

Day 6

08h00 – Breakfast at the resort.

10h00 – Half Day excursion to Stone Town (approx. 1-hour drive from the resort).

Amble through Stone Town, the world's oldest Swahili coastal trading city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Browse the curios and artworks in the bazaars and markets or just mosey around the mosques and temples.

If the history of rock music is your passion, you can even check out the birthplace of the legendary Freddie Mercury!

You may also visit the Spice Plantations to discover the history of Zanzibar, based on the trade of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and many other spices.

12h00 – Return from Stone Town to the resort (approx. 1-hour drive).

13h00 – Lunch at the resort.

Afternoon at leisure to relax or to enjoy the amenities and activities offered from/at your resort.

The following complimentary water sports and activities are available:

Tennis Court, Bicycles, Fitness Centre, Kayak, Hobie Cat, Windsurf, table tennis, board games, Yoga, guided tour to the Hideaway Botanical garden with local spices and fruit trees.

The following activities can be organized at an additional charge:

Kite surfing, Deep-sea fishing, Dolphin safari, Dhow cruise, Scuba diving, Snorkelling excursions and Sunset cruise.

A Tour & Excursions Office is available by the living area on the beach. Trips that can be arranged and paid for directly include:

The Jozani Natural Forest Reserve, home to the rare Red Colobus Monkey;

Visits to Prison Island, just off Stone Town, ideal for snorkelling and host to giant turtles originating from the Seychelles.

Cultural trips to ruins of Persian baths and Omani palaces, in various locations on the island.

19h00 – Enjoy a Themed Gala Dinner in a magical setting by the poolside with entertainment from a local live band.

Overnight:
Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa

The resort features luxuriously appointed ocean front accommodations, each with a private balcony from where to relish the stunning views of the Indian Ocean and tropical gardens. All suites are purposely built and structured to guarantee a private and peaceful environment and are decorated with contemporary, stylish furniture that evoke the island's Arabic-African and Colonial heritage.

Day 7

09h00 – Breakfast at the resort.

Remainder of the morning spent at leisure.

12h00 – Check out from the resort.

13h00 – Lunch at the resort.

14h30 – Transfer to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (approx. 1-hour drive).

16h35 – Check-in for your flight.

Note:
Guests must be at the Airport at least 2 ½ to 3 hours prior to departure for their international flight.

19h35 – Flight departs to Nairobi.

21h15 – Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

03h40 – Connect with homebound flight.

More about our company

More about Somak Safaris Tanzania

At Somak Safaris, we are always thinking about how to improve the clients' experience. That's why we inspect airlines and hotels regularly and are always looking for new, special additions to our existing programs.

If you are interested in travelling to Tanzania, we have the right know-how and resources to make your trip a very special one. 

We specialise in MICE, VIP Groups, Special Groups, Luxury Travel, Conferences, Meetings, Special Interest Groups, Cruises, Shore Excursions, Corporate Travel, Hotel Bookings, Gala dinners in Tanzania.

Travel facts Tanzania

Travel facts Tanzania

Currency Tanzanian Shilling
Language English and Swahili
Local time GMT (London) + 3.00hours
Public holidays Public holidays Tanzania link
Climate in Tanzania Weather in Tanzania link
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