• Serengeti Migration, Dunia Camp, Asilia
  • Sandbank Matemwe Lodge, Zanzibar
  • Tanzania - Kirurumu Tarangire Camp
  • Snorkeling, Matemwe Lodge, Zanzibar
  • Spice tour, Matemwe Lodge, Stone Town

Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar Honeymoon

Enjoy a private guided safari in the famous Northern National Parks of Tanzania including the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater before relaxing on the beach in Zanzibar.

Day 1: Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport, you will be met & greeted by our representative and transferred to your lodge in Arusha, where you have time to recover from your long-haul flight. Short safari briefing in the evening.

Overnight at Karama Lodge (or similar), Half board basis.

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

You will start your private mobile safari in a private 4×4 safari vehicle with pop-up roof to allow optimal game viewing and accompanied by a local diver/guide.

Your first stop is Tarangire National Park covering approx 2,600 km2 with a landscape characterised by Baobab trees. It derives its name from the Tarangire River, whose permanent waters ensure a high biodiversity year-round with healthy herds of zebras, wildebeest, hartebeest, gazelle, buffalo and elephant. During the dry season, particularly August – October, Tarangire has one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Tanzania.

Overnight at Kirurumu Tented Lodge (or similar), Full board basis.

Day 3: Lake Manyara

Visit the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park, located on the western shores of the alkaline Lake Manyara. The park is well-known for its tree-climbing lions, as well as its hippos, elephants and rich bird-life. At certain times of the year the lake is host to 1000s of flamingos. Despite being a relatively small park, there is a diversity of vegetation from savannah to acacia woodland, enabling the park to support a variety of wildlife habitats

Overnight at Kirurumu Tented Lodge (or similar), Full board basis.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

Continue to the famousĀ Serengeti National Park. Serengeti in Maasai language means endless plain, which is probably the best description for this flat plateau covered in extensive grasslands, interspersed with rocky outcrops called kopjes. The Serengeti is best known for the wildebeest migration, however large herds of elephants, zebras, giraffes, buffalos, impalas and antelopes can be seen all year round. It is also popular for its lions, cheetahs, hippos, crocodiles, large birds (e.g. ostrich) and little birds (e.g. superb starling). Balloon safaris in either the Seronera area or Western Corridor of the Serengeti are available on request.

Overnight at a Safari Lodge / Tented Camp (depending on season), Full board basis.

Day 5:Serengeti National Park

Full day to explore and enjoy the Serengeti and hopefully encounter large herds of wildebeest and zebra.

Please note that in terms of the wildebeest and zebra migration it is very hard to predict when and where the migration occurs. It is all dependent on when the rains occur, as the herds are chasing the rains and the fresh grazing areas. At any given time, the migration could be a month early or late and it is not a matter of driving a little further to catch the migration, but missing it altogether. However, you will always be guaranteed of a fantastic Serengeti wildlife experience with lots of game, predators and herds of elephants. Ask us for advice.

Overnight at a Safari Lodge / Tented Camp (depending on season), Full board basis.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservancy

Leave the plains of the Serengeti behind and transfer back in the direction of Arusha to the Ngorongoro Crater through the Ngorongoro Conservancy.

Overnight at Gibbs Farm Lodge (or similar), Full board basis

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater

An early descent into the crater for a game drive (max of 6 hours game drive allowed). The Ngorongoro Crater is a spectacular caldera (inward collapsed volcano) with a diameter of 19 km and a depth of 600 m. It houses a great number of species, including wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, buffalos, elephants, lions, hippos, a large flock of lesser flamingos and last but not least black rhinos.

Afterwards you will return to Arusha and check back into Karama Lodge.

Overnight at Karama Lodge (or similar), Half board basis.

Day 8-12: Zanzibar

After breakfast you will be transferred to Arusha airport for your flight to Zanzibar. On arrival at Zanzibar airport, you will be transferred to Matemwe and check into Matemwe Lodge.

The best known coastal area is the Zanzibar Archipelago, comprising two main islands Unguja or better known as Zanzibar and Pemba, and about 50 smaller islets. The Zanzibar Archipelago offers palm-fringed white sandy beaches, turquoise waters with pristine coral reefs and an eclectic history. It has ideal beach weather for most of the year, except for the rainy season during April and May, and is blessed with an average of 7-8 hours sunshine/day. A pleasant sea-breeze is often present to relieve the summer heat.

Matemwe lodge is perfectly situated on the nort-east coast of Zanzibar, opposite the reefs of the Mnemba atoll and surrounded by some of the best beaches of Zanzibar. The upmarket lodge is built from local materials and the spacious and private Zanzibar style bungalows are set in beautiful tropical gardens. Plenty of activities can be done from here like reef walks, village visits, island tours and diving & snorkelling etc. (please note these activities are at an additional charge and can be booked locally).

Overnight at Matemwe Lodge (or similar), Full Board basis.

Day 13: Stone Town

Short transfer back to Stone Town, where you will check into Swahili House, which is located in the heart of Stone Town with its labyrinth of narrow streets. Swahili House is a small boutique hotel and authentically restored 19th Century old Merchant House. In its 125 years, Swahili House, was home to many a Sultan family and was authentically renovated ready for its opening in December 2009.

Swahili House is walking distance from the winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses with their brass-studded, carved wooden doors. Stone Town is steeped in history reflecting Zanzibar’s exotic history as an important trading post for Arabs and Europeans in years gone by.

Overnight at Swahili House (or similar), Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 14: Departure

After check out, you will be transferred to Zanzibar airport in time for your flight to Dar es Salaam.

End of Services

The above itinerary is a suggested sample tour and can be tailored to suit your requirements, interests and budget.

Price is subject to availability and subject to change due to currency fluctuation and peak season supplements.

Terms and Conditions apply.

 

When

From January - December

Price

On request

Includes

Accommodation & meals, Safari in private vehicle, Activities & Park Fees as indicated.

"The good work carried out by the managers at Chole Mjini directly benefits the local villagers - Mafia Island, Tanzania"

- Stephen Kearney

 
 
 
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