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Thoughtfully built packages, budget friendly, to offer a unique Tanzanian experience

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.


Slow Safari

Combine the Songo Mnara Experience with a stay at Slow Leopard hostel. You can choose the package that fits your journey best:

Weekend Warrior

3 days, 2 nights + 1 full day Songo Mnara boat trip

For current pricing please contact us directly.

Pole Pole

4 days, 3 nights + 1 full day Songo Mnara boat trip + 1 sunset boat cruise

For current pricing please contact us directly.

The packages include dorm accommodation, full board with tea, coffee and filtered water, and boat trip(s) with a knowledgeable guide, boat captain, and all permit fees. 


Songo Mnara Experience

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.

  • Snorkel amongst the beautiful coral reef
  • Lounge in the natural swimming pool lagoon
  • Explore the incredible Kilwa Kisiwani ruins ​

The full-day Songo Mnara boat trips run every Wednesday & Saturday only. For groups of 6 or more, we can run the boat trip any day of the week! Contact us at


Join like-minded surfers on a surf exploration trip down to Slow Leopard Kilwa. Kilwa is blessed with hundreds of kilometers of unexplored reef we have our favourite spots already but there are so many more unsurfed. Grab your board and join us for the surfari of your life!

Slow Surfari

5-Night Package: includes all boat transfers out surfing, full board, accommodation and transfers from Dar es Salaam.


If you are unsure of your suitability for the Slow Leopard Kilwa Surfari come join us for a surf in Dar es Salaam.


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.​

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