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A Slow Safari

Safari isn’t just cruising around on the back of a 4x4 spotting game. Whether by foot, by sea, by bus, or by boat—safari is the Swahili word for journey. In Tanzania there are so many extraordinary ways to experience Safari, your journey.


At the Slow Leopard, we provide you with insider information on the Tanzania we know and love. We aim to bring together like-minded travellers to explore some of our favourite off-the-beaten-path destinations and experience the parts of the country that others may miss.

Our Slow Safari packages are thoughtfully built, budget friendly and offer a unique Tanzanian experience.

Slow Safari

The Songo Mnara Experience:

  • snorkel amongst the beautiful coral reef

  • lounge in the natural swimming pool lagoon

  • explore the incredible Kilwa Kisiwani ruins

This​ full-day trip includes lunch on board our Lala Salama platform boat, snorkelling equipment, a knowledgable site-seeing guide for your visit to the ruins, and all permit fees.

Feeling thirsty? Let us fill a chilly bin with your favourite Tanzanian beverages for your day on board.


The full-day Songo Mnara boat trips run every Wednesday & Saturday only.

To book
The Weekend Warrior, select a Tuesday or Friday arrival date and for Pole Pole, select a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday arrival date.

**for groups of 6 or more, we can run the boat trip any day of the week! Contact us at

For more information, email us at

Looking for inspiration?

The Slow Leopard has curated a range of adventure orientated camping style safaris designed with backpackers in mind, as well as some great day trips, group tours, and self-guided safari options.

Check out our favourites below for some thoughts on what makes each special and some tips for getting the most out of your safari. You can also check out our blog posts for some unique Tanzanian adventure inspiration.​


Karibu the Slow Safari Experience!

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