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Tanzania & Spice Island

 

Tanzania & Spice Island

11 days from $5,495 - Land Only
Departing Daily on Request

Overview
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Embark on this memorable Tanzania adventure combined with the mystery of the spice island of Zanzibar.

You'll start in Arusha, where you meet your private driver-guide. Then it's on to Lake Manyara, famous for the tree climbing lions. The floor of the Ngorongoro Crater is rich in wildlife and thanks to your lodge's location on the rim, your views of the crater are really stunning. What better place to end your safari than with a 2-night stay in the Serengeti in a luxury tented camp. Big cats, plenty of plains game and home of the greatest migration on earth makes the Serengeti one of the best game parks in the world.

After a memorable safari, fly to Zanzibar for three nights in Stone Town. Safari and Zanzibar - what a wonderful combination.



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Day 1  Arrive Arusha
Jambo! Welcome to Tanzania. Upon arrival this evening, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Arusha Serena Lodge



Nestled on the shores of Lake Duluti and renowned for its collection of spectacular bougainvillaea, Arusha Serena Lodge is the perfect place to relax before or after an amazing safari.

Designed as an authentic African village, Arusha Serena Lodge invites visitors to experience what life is like on a coffee plantation. Guests are housed in banana stem thatched huts, grouped in semi-circles around tropical shade trees. All guest rooms have private balconies that boast magnificent views of the mighty snow-capped Kilimanjaro on one side and Lake Duluti and the rugged peaks of Mount Meru on the other.

42 Guest Rooms





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Day 2  Arusha-Lake Manyara | Meals: BLD
Following breakfast and your safari briefing this morning, meet your private driver-guide and leave Arusha, passing through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makuyuni turn North West and continue the journey through a scenic escarpment that brings you to your lodge, perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with stunning views over Lake Manyara. Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive.

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge



It is difficult to imagine a more spectacular setting for Lake Manyara Serena Lodge - on the edge of the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment, overlooking the Great Rift Valley and the stunning Manyara soda lake. Tree-climbing lions are but one lure. The extraordinary birdlife has made this place world-renowned among ornithologists, who come to observe the masses of pink flamingos and great birds of prey.

The abundant birdlife inspired the design of Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge - swooping curves are complemented by soft, geometric patterns; stylish murals depict bird migration patterns. The circular shape of the buildings is a tribute to indigenous architectural traditions. Beyond the superb standards of hospitality offered, there is a spirit of tranquility that prevails.

67 Guest Rooms



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Day 3  Lake Manyara-Ngorongoro | Meals: BLD
Enjoy a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. The park covers an area of 128 sq. miles of which about 89 sq. miles is the lake itself. You can always find hippo in the Simba River, elephant in the forests and a resident herd of Cape buffalo on the open plains at Mahali Pa Nyati, which means, 'the place of the buffalo' in Swahili.

Return to the lodge for lunch. Then, drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and your lodge with spectacular views of the crater below. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge



As if in a land before time, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is built into the rim of a dormant and collapsed volcano (known as a caldera), the plant and ivy-covered native stone blending masterfully with its surroundings. Close by lies the Olduvai Gorge, the "birthplace of man". Today the volcano and surrounding landscape are part of a vast conservation area inhabited by the Masai tribe, as well as an extraordinary variety of big game and birdlife. Most guest rooms have private terraces with views of the crater floor where countless animals make their home. At Ngorongoro Serena Lodge visitors co-exist in perfect harmony with the natural environment and the wildlife that inhabits it.

Facilities
  • 75 rock-built rooms with panoramic private balconies
  • Rock built dining room and bar with central fire
  • Extensive viewing terraces
  • Game drives into the Crater daily
  • Wedding planning and honeymoon venue
  • Gift shop, business centre, WiFi
  • Tented conference centre
  • Extensive selection of sports and activities
  • Cultural dance and music
  • TV room with satellite TV








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Day 4  Ngorongoro | Meals: BLD
After breakfast, descend into Ngorongoro Crater for an amazing day of game viewing. The crater is home to a wide variety of both herbivores and carnivores. Zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and eland are abundant. With such a rich food supply, carnivores like lion, hyenas and leopard are also at home in the crater. Watch for the kori bustard (the world's largest flying bird) to see if you can spot its elaborate territorial display during breeding season. You'll enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor and then continue exploring the distinct areas of the crater: forest, open grassland, swamps and lakes.

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge



As if in a land before time, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is built into the rim of a dormant and collapsed volcano (known as a caldera), the plant and ivy-covered native stone blending masterfully with its surroundings. Close by lies the Olduvai Gorge, the "birthplace of man". Today the volcano and surrounding landscape are part of a vast conservation area inhabited by the Masai tribe, as well as an extraordinary variety of big game and birdlife. Most guest rooms have private terraces with views of the crater floor where countless animals make their home. At Ngorongoro Serena Lodge visitors co-exist in perfect harmony with the natural environment and the wildlife that inhabits it.

Facilities
  • 75 rock-built rooms with panoramic private balconies
  • Rock built dining room and bar with central fire
  • Extensive viewing terraces
  • Game drives into the Crater daily
  • Wedding planning and honeymoon venue
  • Gift shop, business centre, WiFi
  • Tented conference centre
  • Extensive selection of sports and activities
  • Cultural dance and music
  • TV room with satellite TV








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Day 5  Ngorongoro-Serengeti | Meals: BLD
Depart to Serengeti National Park. You stop at Olduvai Gorge en route where you have a chance to view the historic gorge where the Leakey family made several important archaeological discoveries including Australopithecus boisei. You also visit a small museum. Arrive at the lodge/camp for lunch. Following lunch and time to enjoy the lodge/camp's facilities, you have an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge/camp for dinner and overnight.The name Serengeti is derived from the Maasai word "siringet", which means endless plains. Appropriately named, every year the Serengeti plays host to perhaps the most impressive migration of herbivores found in the world. Game-viewing is exciting year-round, as the Big Cats are in abundance.

Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp



A tented camp with a difference

Scenically located in a glade guarded by 3 million year old granite towers, Mbuzi Mawe (meaning Klipspringer in English) makes maximum use of its unique wilderness location. There are al fresco breakfasts, safari luncheons, lantern-lit bush suppers, campfire roasts, and dance displays by the Ikoma people as well as game drives, ranger-led bush walks, ornithology and sightings of: elephant, lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, hyena, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, warthog, hippo and crocodile.

Unlike any other camp, Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp lies at the epicenter of the Serengeti within easy reach of the prime wildlife theatres of Lobo, the Western Corridor of the Grumeti River, the southern grass plains, the Seronera Valley and the kopjes, or inselbergs, of Barafu, Gol, Maasai, Loliondo, Simba and Moru.

The focal point of the camp is the central lounge - a place of light and air, with stunning views of the surrounding savannah. In the rear of the lounge, a cocktail bar is stocked with a wide selection of beers, wines and spirts and its decor blends the gnarled timbers of ancient dhows with champagne suede, claret chenille and amber weaves.

The dining tent has its own shaded terrace for optional outdoor dining while the cuisine blends the traditional camp fare of flame-roasted meats with salads, fresh garden produce, piquant fish dishes and luscious desserts.

16 spacious tents are equipped with 24-hour electricity, constant hot water, ensuite bathroom, dressing area, two double four-poster beds and a verandah with double sun bed.



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Day 6 & 7  Serengeti | Meals: BLD
The Serengeti is famous for the big cats. Thanks to the large food supply provided by the plains game, the big cats are found in large numbers. Cheetahs love the kopjes as they provide excellent vantage points for spotting prey. If you are lucky you might spot the fringe-eared oryx or the shy klipspringer. Watch the rocks for the rock hyrax...the closest relative to the elephant! Bird lovers will be busy checking off species from their list. Look for the Ruppell's longtailed starling, Griffon vulture, kori bustard, ostrich and the colorful lilac-breasted roller - to name just a few. During your two full days, enjoy daily morning and afternoon game drives.

Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp



A tented camp with a difference

Scenically located in a glade guarded by 3 million year old granite towers, Mbuzi Mawe (meaning Klipspringer in English) makes maximum use of its unique wilderness location. There are al fresco breakfasts, safari luncheons, lantern-lit bush suppers, campfire roasts, and dance displays by the Ikoma people as well as game drives, ranger-led bush walks, ornithology and sightings of: elephant, lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, hyena, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, warthog, hippo and crocodile.

Unlike any other camp, Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp lies at the epicenter of the Serengeti within easy reach of the prime wildlife theatres of Lobo, the Western Corridor of the Grumeti River, the southern grass plains, the Seronera Valley and the kopjes, or inselbergs, of Barafu, Gol, Maasai, Loliondo, Simba and Moru.

The focal point of the camp is the central lounge - a place of light and air, with stunning views of the surrounding savannah. In the rear of the lounge, a cocktail bar is stocked with a wide selection of beers, wines and spirts and its decor blends the gnarled timbers of ancient dhows with champagne suede, claret chenille and amber weaves.

The dining tent has its own shaded terrace for optional outdoor dining while the cuisine blends the traditional camp fare of flame-roasted meats with salads, fresh garden produce, piquant fish dishes and luscious desserts.

16 spacious tents are equipped with 24-hour electricity, constant hot water, ensuite bathroom, dressing area, two double four-poster beds and a verandah with double sun bed.



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Day 8  Serengeti-Zanzibar | Meals: B
Game drive your way to the airstrip for your included flight to Zanzibar (via Arusha).

Zanzibar Serena Inn



In the legendary Stone Town of Zanzibar, the island whose very name evokes East Africa's exotic past, stands Zanzibar Serena Inn. It has joined the ranks of the world's finest resorts as a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. This stunning property is set in two historic seafront buildings that have been masterfully restored to their previous grandeur, when Zanzibar was a crossroads visited by travellers and merchants from all corners of the globe.

Interiors echo Zanzibar's rich Arabic influence - or ustaarabu - as well as the island's indigenous East African roots. The rooms are elegant and romantic, each overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. An extensive selection of recreation and watersport activities are available to guests. Visits to Stone Town's historical landmarks and excursions to neighboring islands and wildlife reserves are made daily.



23 Guest Rooms





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Day 9  Zanzibar | Meals: BD
During your stay in Zanzibar enjoy your choice of excursion. Choose from a Stone Town Tour, Prison Island or the Jozani Forest.

Zanzibar Serena Inn



In the legendary Stone Town of Zanzibar, the island whose very name evokes East Africa's exotic past, stands Zanzibar Serena Inn. It has joined the ranks of the world's finest resorts as a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. This stunning property is set in two historic seafront buildings that have been masterfully restored to their previous grandeur, when Zanzibar was a crossroads visited by travellers and merchants from all corners of the globe.

Interiors echo Zanzibar's rich Arabic influence - or ustaarabu - as well as the island's indigenous East African roots. The rooms are elegant and romantic, each overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. An extensive selection of recreation and watersport activities are available to guests. Visits to Stone Town's historical landmarks and excursions to neighboring islands and wildlife reserves are made daily.



23 Guest Rooms





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Day 10  Zanzibar | Meals: B

Zanzibar Serena Inn



In the legendary Stone Town of Zanzibar, the island whose very name evokes East Africa's exotic past, stands Zanzibar Serena Inn. It has joined the ranks of the world's finest resorts as a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. This stunning property is set in two historic seafront buildings that have been masterfully restored to their previous grandeur, when Zanzibar was a crossroads visited by travellers and merchants from all corners of the globe.

Interiors echo Zanzibar's rich Arabic influence - or ustaarabu - as well as the island's indigenous East African roots. The rooms are elegant and romantic, each overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. An extensive selection of recreation and watersport activities are available to guests. Visits to Stone Town's historical landmarks and excursions to neighboring islands and wildlife reserves are made daily.



23 Guest Rooms





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Day 11  Zanzibar-Depart | Meals: B
A transfer takes you to the Zanzibar Airport to begin your journey home.

Land Only Per Person Prices in US Dollars
Departs Daily on Request
  Per Person Sharing a Twin Bedded Room Per Person in a Single Bedded Room
03 JAN 22 - 28 FEB 22$6,795$7,695
01 MAR 22 - 31 MAR 22$5,895$6,595
01 APR 22 - 24 MAY 22$5,495$5,495
25 MAY 22 - 31 OCT 22$7,195$8,195
01 NOV 22 - 15 DEC 22$6,095$6,895
This private safari departs daily on request. All prices are based on a minimum of 2 people traveling together. Holiday supplement of $65 per night per person applies for travel between December 22-January 5 and April 15-18.
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Visiting

  • Lake Manyara
  • Serengeti
  • Ngorongoro
  • Zanzibar Stone Town

This Tour Includes

  • Luxury accommodations with private facilities
  • Full breakfast daily; lunches and dinners as indicated by BLD
  • Game viewing by PRIVATE 4WD vehicles with experienced driver guide
  • Choice of Half Day Excursion in Zanzibar
  • Complimentary water while on safari (please bring your own refillable water bottle)
  • All park entry fees, service charges and hotel taxes
  • Customized itinerary and Take Me With You Kit
  • Light Aircraft flight Serengeti-Zanzibar
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