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Tanzania & Zanzibar Escapade

10 days from $3,195 - Land Only
Departing Friday & Sunday

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Day 1  Fri/Sun Arrive Arusha
Welcome to Tanzania! Upon arrival in Arusha today, you will be met and transferred to the your hotel. Sleep well.
Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Lying on the gentling rolling foothills that cascade down from the ever-present Mount Meru is the bustling and vibrant town of Arusha. It is here on the outskirts of this town, hidden amongst one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations, that you will find Arusha Coffee Lodge, a perfect haven for relaxation either before or after any African safari.

Comprising of 30 Plantation Houses – inclusive of 12 Plantation Suites – that radiate out into the evergreen coffee fields, Arusha Coffee Lodge has been designed around the original landowner’s home that dates back to the early 1900’s.

The theme of coffee is never far away at Arusha Coffee Lodge, and this is never more evident than in the Plantation Suites where the theme coffee bean permeates even the interior designs of both the main bedroom as well as the beautifully appointed en-suite bathroom.

The homely feel of the Lodge is by no means accidental as the origins of the homestead continue to emit glimpses of times-gone-by. The friendly and personable staff help create an ambiance that continues to draw appreciation from all those who visit and stay.

Within the main Plantation House reside an ‘a la carte’ restaurant, an intimate bar and a cozy lounge, all of which possess inviting open log fires that will fill the cool night air with a comforting warmth and a welcoming glow.

With two boutiques, an enclosed and intimate swimming pool and a popular garden terrace, Arusha Coffee Lodge encourages exploration and discovery at every turn.

From the industrious coffee pickers gathering in the harvest to the aromas of the morning brew emanating from the main Plantation House as breakfast is being prepared, Arusha Coffee Lodge is full of sensory experiences that revitalizes the body and soul for the adventures and excitement that lie ahead.

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Day 2  Sat/Mon Arusha-Lake Manyara (BD)
The morning is at leisure. After lunch on your own, begin your journey as you drive to Lake Manyara and the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. As you approach Lake Manyara, you are sure to be struck by the dramatic views. The lake lies in a depressed valley with the brown and red cliffs of the escarpment rising strikingly on one side.
Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

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  Sun/Tue Lake Manyara-Serengeti (BLD)
This morning, enjoy game viewing in the nearby park. Watch for hippo in the Simba River, elephants in the forest and Cape buffalo on the open plains at Mahali pa Nyati, which means "the place of the buffalo" in Swahili. Birdwatchers, you have more than 400 species of birds to delight you. Return to the lodge for lunch and then continue to the Serengeti and the Serengeti Serena Lodge.
Serengeti Serena Lodge

Serengeti Serena Lodge

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is set high on a hill with breathtaking vistas of sweeping grasslands and the unspoiled wilderness landscape of the Serengeti plains. Big game feed in full view of the lodge. The Serengeti is a natural paradise and home to one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth - the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle.

The lodge design is simple but stunning. Inspired by a traditional African village, separate rondavel "huts" house the luxury guest rooms that have their own view of the vast Serengeti plains. From the overall impression to the smallest detail, the lodge is rich in local atmosphere created by indigenous handicrafts and art.

A delightful water feature runs through the main public areas, creating a natural source of waterborne plants and provides a home to many indigenous species of reptiles, amphibians and birds.

All 66 guest rooms have private balconies with views of the Serengeti Plains

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Day 4  Mon/Wed Serengeti (BLD)
The name Serengeti is derived from the Maasai word "siringet", which means endless plains. Game-viewing is exciting year-round, as the Serengeti supports large prides of lions as well as a healthy amount of leopards. A full day in the Serengeti allows time for both morning and afternoon game drives.
Serengeti Serena Lodge

Serengeti Serena Lodge

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is set high on a hill with breathtaking vistas of sweeping grasslands and the unspoiled wilderness landscape of the Serengeti plains. Big game feed in full view of the lodge. The Serengeti is a natural paradise and home to one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth - the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle.

The lodge design is simple but stunning. Inspired by a traditional African village, separate rondavel "huts" house the luxury guest rooms that have their own view of the vast Serengeti plains. From the overall impression to the smallest detail, the lodge is rich in local atmosphere created by indigenous handicrafts and art.

A delightful water feature runs through the main public areas, creating a natural source of waterborne plants and provides a home to many indigenous species of reptiles, amphibians and birds.

All 66 guest rooms have private balconies with views of the Serengeti Plains

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Day 5  Tue/Thu Serengeti-Ngorongoro (BLD)
After breakfast, game drive across the plains stopping for a picnic lunch. Then continue on to your lodge on the Ngorongoro Conservation area and your lodge where the afternoon is at leisure.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

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 6  Wed/Fri Ngorongoro (BLD)
Supporting more than 25,000 mammals, the Ngorongoro 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. Enjoy a morning on the crater floor, returning to your lodge for lunch.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

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 7  Thu/Sat Ngorongoro-Zanzibar (BLD)
Return to Arusha for a light lunch before you take the scheduled light aircraft flight to Zanzibar for three nights on the beach. Set in the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is actually an archipelago made up of Zanzibar, Pemba Island and several islets. It's just 60 miles long and 20 miles wide, with beautify sandy beaches along its coast. Upon arrival you'll be transferred to your resort on the beach, where the next three nights are at leisure to relax, swim in the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and explore on your own.
Blue Bay Beach Resort

Day 8 & 9  Fri & Sat/Sun & Mon Zanzibar (BD Daily)
The days are at leisure to relax and do nothing - or to explore on your own. If you like, we can arrange some optional tours, like a visit to Jozani Forest, home of the rare Red Colobus Monkey. Or perhaps a tour of the Spice Plantations to learn about the history of the spice trade which brought the Sultans of Oman - and the beginning of the slave trade - to Zanzibar. Stone Town is always fascinating and a walk through the town gives you an opportunity to see the House of Wonders and Dr. Livingstone's House. We're happy to make suggestions.
Blue Bay Beach Resort

Day 10  Sun/Tue Zanzibar-Dar Es Salaam-Depart (B)
Your wonderful journey comes to an end today as you take a scheduled light aircraft flight back Dar Es Salaam where you connect to your flight home.

Land Only Per Person Prices in US Dollars
Departs Friday & Sunday
  Per Person Sharing a Twin Bedded Room Per Person in a Single Bedded Room
01 NOV 13 - 12 DEC 13$4,195$4,795
13 DEC 13 - 05 JAN 14$4,895$5,595
06 JAN 14 - 28 FEB 14$4,595$5,295
01 MAR 14 - 31 MAR 14$3,895$4,495
01 APR 14 - 20 MAY 14$3,195$3,295
20 MAY 14 - 20 JUN 14$4,295$4,795
21 JUN 14 - 31 OCT 14$4,595$5,295
Airfare Arusha-Zanzibar-Dar Es Salaam is not included in the Land Only tour price.
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 15-22. (1113ad)
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