Tanzania’s magical wildlife and Zanzibar Island’s white sands

December 2020 to March 2021

15 days / 14 nights – from £13,960 per person

Safari and beach retreat

Immerse yourself in some of the most magical réserves of Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park during the calving season, and the magical Mahale Mountains for close encounters with chimpanzees, then rest and relax on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and the white sand beaches on Zanzibar Island.

The highlights of this safari are the following:

– live at the rhythm of the African savannah and its large expanses, immersed in two of the most remarkable ecosystems of Tanzania at the period when animals give birth

– maximise the time with the animals when the conditions are optimal for their observation and photography in a 4×4 vehicle driven by a specialist driver-guide

– enjoy your accommodation in a variety of hotels, camps and lodges both comfortable and close to the very heart of the reserves

– soak up the unspoiled and peaceful tropical setting of one of the most beautiful beaches on the Island of Zanzibar, which will allow you to relax under the palm trees while enjoying a gentle sea breeze

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

A safari to Tanzania and a beach holiday to Zanzibar exceptional in every way.

Day 1: Arrival at Arusha

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

Day 2: From Arusha to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, leave your lodge for a drive to the Ndutu region in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

This drive will take you to Lake Manyara National Park where you will have your picnic lunch.

Game drive in the afternoon in the park and continuation of your journey to arrive at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge in time to enjoy the sunset before dinner.

Night at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. Full Board and game drives included.

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, drive 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, before the return to the lodge.

Night at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. Full Board and game drives included.

Day 4: From the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, departure from the lodge and drive to the Ndutu region of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the southern area of the Serengeti National Park where the camp is optimally positioned with respect to the progress of the Great Migration.

Picnic lunch and game drives “en route” in the morning and in the afternoon.

Arrival at Serengeti Safari Camp for dinner.

Night at the Serengeti Safari Camp. Full board & game drives included.

Day 5 and day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park

These days will also be dedicated to wildlife viewing and photography with morning and afternoon game drives in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and in the Serengeti National Park.

Night at the Serengeti Safari Camp. Full board & game drives included.

Day 7: From the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Mahale Mountains National Park

After breakfast, leave your camp and transfer to Ndutu Airstrip where you will board, around 09:00, a chartered flight to Mahale Mountains National Park, in western Tanzania.

Boat transfer to Greystoke Mahale Camp in time for lunch.

Installation in your bandas and afternoon of exploration of the surroundings of the camp or relaxation on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

Night at the Greystoke Mahale Camp. Full board & activities included.

Day 8 and day 9: Mahale Mountains National Park

These days will be dedicated to wildlife viewing and photography with morning and afternoon activities, such as chimpanzee trekking and canoeing on Lake Tanganyika.

Night at the Greystoke Mahale Camp. Full board & activites included.

Day 10: From Mahale to the Island of Zanzibar

Breakfast at the camp and boat transfer to Mahale Airstrip.

Scheduled flight leaving Mahale around 10:00 and arriving at Zanzibar approx. at 17:00.

Picnic lunch “en route”.

Arrival at Zanzibar Island where you will be greeted by a representative of the Pongwe Beach Hotel who will drive to you to the hotel.

Night at Pongwe Beach Hotel. Sea View room. Half board & some activities included.

Day 11 to day 14: Island of Zanzibar

These days will be dedicated to resting and relaxing while enjoying the complementary sea-side activities (kayaking, mountain biking, snorkelling)

Night at Pongwe Beach Hotel. Sea View room. Half board & some activities included.

Day 15: From the Island of Zanzibar to Arusha

You will enjoy the beach and the facilities of the hotel until late 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 place to fly back to Europe.

Indicative price : from £13,960 per person on the basis of 2 participants sharing one double/twin room or tent (GBP/USD exchange rate 1.28).

Supplements apply to the period of Christmas – New Year.

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.

– All transfers to activities and locations

– Game drives in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti National Park in a shared 4×4 vehicle drived by a specialised driver-guide

– Charter flights in Tanzania : Ndutu Airstrip -> Mahale -> Zanzibar Airport -> Arusha – Kilimanjaro International Airport

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

– 1 night in Arusha at Rivertrees Country Lodge (3***/4****). Bed & breakfast.

– 2 nights in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (4****). Double room with en-suite bathroom and toilets. Full board accommodation.

– 3 nights in the Serengeti National Park at Serengeti Safari Camp. Double tent with en-suite bathroom and toilets. Full board accommodation. Game drives with shared vehicle included.

– 3 nights in the Mahale Mountains National Park at Greystoke Mahale Camp. Double banda with en-suite bathroom and toilets. Full board accommodation. Chimpanzees trekking and activities included.

– 5 nights on Zanzibar Island at Pongwe Beach Hotel (4****). Sea View suite with en-suite bathroom and toilets. Half board accommodation. Some activities included.

– The activities of kayaking, mountain biking or snorkelling at Pongwe Beach Hotel

– Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation insurance

– All local taxes applicable at the time of pricing of this itinerary (subject to change)

– International flights to Tanzania 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

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

Please consult us.

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