Can you travel between now and 20th December or anytime in the month of March 2011? Don’t miss top locations in Tanzania and Zanzibar for as little as US$500 per day. With the aussie dollar so strong a luxury African Safari holiday has never been so affordable.
12 nights of luxury
Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit + Spice Island Zanzibar
Sayari Camp setting
Dunia Camp comfortable tents
Day 1 – Rivertrees Country Inn – African safari begins
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be met by one of our drivers. En route to Rivertrees Country Inn you will be briefed about the following day and what time you will be collected for the start of your safari. Enjoy a dinner at Rivertrees before turning in for what will undoubtedly be a very good night’s sleep.
Day 2 – Plantation Lodge
After breakfast you will be met by your guide and transferred through Arusha Town, making your way towards Lake Manyara National Park. Flamingos, tree climbing lions, hippos and a variety of plains game await you inside this park. A packed lunch from Rivertrees Inn can be enjoyed alongside the lake, before making your way up the hill towards the town of Karatu. Outside Karatu, set amongst working farms and coffee plantations is Plantation Lodge. Your afternoon arrival allows time for a shower and a chance to relax in the garden before dinner.
Day 3 – Plantation Lodge
After an early breakfast, make your way through the park gates and up to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Descend down the inner wall to the floor of this unbroken caldera and into a fascinating variety of wildlife interlaced with Maasai herdsman and their cattle. Enjoy a day of remarkable game viewing, hoping all along to catch a glimpse of the elusive Black Rhino. After a picnic lunch on the crater floor, make your way back up to the rim to enjoy the stunning views across the crater before returning to Plantation Lodge for a well earned drink and home style dinner.
Day 4 – Dunia Camp
Another early start as you make your way to Manyara Airstrip for your 08h30 flight to the Serengeti. On arrival at Seronera Airstrip in the central Serengeti, you will be met by a guide and transferred to Dunia Camp, keeping an eye out for game along the way. Arrive at Dunia Camp in time for lunch. After giving your food a chance to settle, head out onto the Serengeti Plains in search of the wildlife which makes this national park so famous. As evening approaches, return to camp for a sundowner around the fire and a delicious dinner which will leave you wondering how such a fantastic meal is prepared out in the African bush.
Day 5 & 6 – Dunia Camp
A morning game drive departs after breakfast, heading out into the Serengeti in search of black rhino and big cats. Return to camp for lunch and a chance to refresh before heading out again in the afternoon. The landscape of this area is diverse and Dunia Camp is well positioned to enjoy game drives in the Moru Kopjes region, the game rich Seronera Valley and the open plains to the south. On return to camp, enjoy a hot shower before yet another superb dinner in the bush.
Day 7 – Sayari Camp
After an early breakfast, pack your bags and head for Seronera Airstrip and your flight to the Northern Serengeti. On arrival at Kogatende Airstrip you will be met and transferred to Sayari Camp, enjoying a game drive along the way. Arrive in camp in time for lunch and perhaps a dip in the pool before venturing back out into the wilderness that is the Northern Serengeti. Enjoy an evening sundowner overlooking the bush, before returning to camp for a dinner that will once again leave you wondering how such amazing food is prepared in such a remote location.
Day 8 – Sayari Camp
A day of delicious food, luxurious safari style living and adventurous game drives awaits you. In the lap of such luxury you may feel inclined to spend the morning relaxing on your veranda or perhaps in the infinity pool, before heading out for an afternoon game drive. How you choose to spend your time at Sayari Camp is entirely up to you and there is certainly no pressure to follow any regimented “safari routine”.
Day 9 – Matemwe Lodge – Spice Island exploration begins
Crystal clear pool and ocean
After breakfast, pack you bags and enjoy a last game drive as you make your way towards Kogatende Airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar. On arrival at Zanzibar Airport you will be met by a representative from our preferred ground handling team, Island Express. You will be transferred by road up to the North East coast of the island to Matemwe Lodge. After check in, you will be shown to your suite where you will be able to properly relax and enjoy the stunning views from your veranda. Make your way to the restaurant for dinner and a chance to experience why the Matemwe chef is so famous.
Day 10, 11 & 12 – Matemwe Lodge
Relax on your verandah watching the fishing dhows sail past, enjoy the sun in either of the beautiful swimming pools at Matemwe or on the pristine white sand of Matemwe beach. Treat yourself to a massage or enjoy a guided tour of Stone Town, Jozani Forest or a Spice Plantation. Snorkel off Matemwe Beach, explore the exposed reef during low tide or hire a kayak. The beautiful surroundings, delicious food and perfectly relaxed environment will prove to be a difficult combination to leave.
Day 13 – Departure
Depending on your flight from Zanzibar, depart Matemwe Lodge either before or after lunch and make your way to Zanzibar Airport with Island Express.
Valid for people travelling anytime between 1st November 2010 and 20th of December 2010 as well as 1st – 31st March 2011
Price per person: US$5,999
Price based on shared (twin or double) accommodation
Costing is inclusive of:
Park fees; Private naturalist driver-guide as specified in the itinerary; Transfers and flights mentioned in the itinerary; Meals mentioned in the itinerary; Scheduled game drives and walking mentioned in the itinerary; Emergency evacuation insurance for guests under 70 years of age. Soft drinks, tea, coffee, bottled water, local beer & house wine as well as laundry at Dunia Camp and Sayari Camp
Costing is exclusive of:
International flights, vaccinations, any other extra/ optional activities; Beverages other than those mentioned in the “inclusive of section”; excluded are champagnes, cellar wines and spirits. Tips and gratuities for guides; drivers and lodge/camp staff; Airport taxes and security fees (unless mentioned specifically, taxes/fees must be paid direct at airport); international or domestic departure and arrival flights, laundry, phone calls