The calving season in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro area, and the white beaches and reefs of Mnemba Atoll

December 2020 to March 2021

13 days / 12 nights – from £ 6,090 per person

Safari and beach retreat

Do you want to immerse yourself in the endless plains of the famous Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and live in the rhythm of the great African savannah?

Do you have a passion for nature, wildlife, and do you want to observe and photograph a different aspect of the great migration?

Would you like to benefit from a period of sunshine and blue sky during the winter and to explore the beautiful reefs of Mnemba Atoll and rest on the white sand beaches of Zanzibar Island?

This two-week of safari and beach holiday allows you an immersion in the reserves of northern Tanzania and constitutes a superb opportunity to realize all these wishes.

The highlights of this safari are the following:

– live immersed in preserved ecosystems with only 2 participants and with the freedom of a 4×4 vehicle driven by an expert guide

– discover iconic areas such as the Serengeti at the time of the year that will allow you to observe and photograph the newborns of the great African wildlife and the migration

– visit the Ngorongoro Crater, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and one of the last places where it is possible to observe black rhinos

– dive and snorkel to explore the beautiful reefs of Mnemba Atoll and rest and relax in one of the best small resorts of Zanzibar Island

– decide your ideal departure and return dates and take advantage of the opportunity to adapt this itinerary to your exact wishes

A safari to observe the Tanzanian wildlife at its peak season!

Day 1: Arrival at Arusha

Arrival at Arusha – Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet and greet and transfer to Rivertrees Country Lodge for the night. Bed & Breakfast.

Day 2: From Arusha to the reserves of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro

After breakfast, departure from your lodge for a drive to the Serengeti National Park and the Ndutu region, part of the broader Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCAA) where your seasonal camp has been set up.

The choice of this area, at that time of the year, ensures that the camp is positioned optimally with respect to the density of wildlife and the pace of the Great Migration.

One additional advantage of the Ndutu region is the possibility of driving off-road in certain circumstances, which facilitates the observation and the photography of the wildlife.

Game drives and picnic “en route“. Arrival at your camp in the afternoon.

Night at Halisi seasonal camp. Full board & game drives in both the Serengeti and the Ndutu area (NCAA) included.

Day 3 to day 6: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

These days on safari are devoted to the observation and photography of the wildlife, the wildebeest migration and births as well as the landscapes.

Night at Halisi seasonal camp. Full board & game drives in both the Serengeti and the Ndutu area (NCAA) included.

To take advantage of the proximity of the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the days of the program will be dedicated to a safari and game drives in this exceptional area:

After a breakfast before sunrise, departure from the camp and drive by a direct road to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into the caldera for a game drive of 6 hours (maximum permitted).

Picnic in the crater and game drive in the afternoon. Return to the camp with game drive “en route”.

Night at Halisi seasonal camp. Full board & game drives in both the Serengeti and the Ndutu area (NCAA) included.

Day 7: From the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Karatu

Game drive in the morning.

After lunch at the camp, departure and start driving towards the place where you will stay for the night.

Game drive “en route” and arrival at Acacia Farm Lodge for the dinner.

Night at the Acacia Farm Lodge. Half board.

Day 8: From Karatu to the beaches and reefs of Zanzibar

Leaving your lodge after breakfast, you will complete your journey to Arusha (2 hours drive) on time to board your direct scheduled flight to Zanzibar Island where you will land at the beginning of the afternoon.

At your arrival at Zanzibar Island you will be greeted by a representative of the Matemwe Lodge who will drive to you to the hotel.

Stay at Matemwe Lodge. Full board.

Day 9 to day 12: Island of Zanzibar

These days will be dedicated to resting and relaxing while enjoying the complementary sea-side activities and the white sandy beaches or the swimming pool.

This is also the time when you can take advantage of the outstanding diving opportunities presented by the northern tip of Zanzibar Island as well as Mnemba Atoll.

Stay at Matemwe Lodge. Full board.

Day 13: From the Island of Zanzibar to Arusha

You will enjoy the beach and the facilities of the lodge till mid-morning when you will be driven to Zanzibar Airport for your flight to Arusha – Kilimanjaro International Airport, from where you will transit to board your plane to fly back to Europe.

End of our services.

 

Indicative price :

From £ 6,090 per person on the basis of 2 participants sharing 1 double or twin room or tent for the period December 2020 to March 2021.

(GBP/USD exchange rate 1.28)

Subject to availability at the time of booking.

The final budget will be communicated after establishing a personalised quotation that will depend on the exchange rates at the time.

– The game drives and activities indicated in the itinerary in a shared 4×4 vehicle (with roof hatch for game viewing) driven by a specialised driver-guide

– All airport transfers

– Scheduled direct flight Arusha -> Zanzibar -> Arusha – Kilimanjaro International Airport

– 1 night at Arusha at Rivertrees Country Lodge (3*** or equivalent), in a room with private en-suite bathroom and toilets. Bed & breakfast only

– 5 nights at Hasili Camp, in a canvas tent with private en-suite bathroom and toilets. Full board

– 1 night at Acacia Farm Lodge (equivalent 3***/4****) in a room with private en-suite bathroom and toilets

– 5 nights on Zanzibar Island at Matemwe Lodge (4****/5*****). Beach chalet with double room with en-suite bathroom and toilets. Full board accommodation. Some activities included.

– Drinks (water, fruit juices, coffee, tea) at the seasonal mobile camp except wines, beer, alcohol, spirits and Champagne

– All Park Fees and Camping Fees (subject to possible changes)

– An issurance AMREF Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation

– International flights to Tanzania (Arusha – Kilimanjaro International Airport) and return

– Travel and other insurances (cancellation, repatriation, luggage, other risks, etc.)

– Visas to be purchased at arrival in Tanzania ($50 / person in cash, indicative, subject to changes) – Meals not mentioned or mentioned as “free” in the itinerary (e.g. dinner on last day)

– Drinks (beer, wine, spirits) other than the ones mentioned

– Dives and paying activities at Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel.

– Any extras of personal nature, tips, laundry and drinks not mentioned in the program, etc.

Please consult us.

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