Romance in Tanzania - 11 days

This romantically luxurious safari takes in the highlights of Tanzania.  Discover the abundant resident wildlife on the endless plains of the Serengeti and experience the masses of game during the annual Great Migration, with its thundering hordes of zebra and wildebeest.  Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact caldera, and experience the incredible density of animals on the Crater floor. To end off your safari, relax in a barefoot paradise on the private island of Mnemba, and swim in the blissfully warm waters of the Indian Ocean.  Accommodations include remote, small, intimate tented camps where you can enjoy privacy and soothing comfort, an elegant and unique lodge with butler service, fireplace, a gigantic bathtub set under a hand-beaded chandelier, and your own seaside luxury banda on a private island, where you can enjoy romantic walks and sunset dinners, outdoor showers behind a glass beaded curtain…where the only people you’ll see are a few other guests and the attentive staff.

 

 

 

ITINERARY

This adventure starts at Arusha Airport and ends at Dar es Salaam International Airport.

Day 1
You will be met by our representative upon arrival at Arusha Airport and assisted onto your transfer to Lake Duluti Lodge.

This attractive little town is situated beneath the towering peaks of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro. Arusha, renowned as the safari capital of Tanzania, offers a plethora of attractions and adventures. The town has numerous first-class restaurants, bars and markets to browse, and is the ideal place to spend a few relaxing days before embarking on a safari or attempting to scale Kilimanjaro. Not-to-be-missed is the Arusha National Park (in Ngurdoto Crater), the National Natural History Museum, the Laetoli Footprints (set in volcanic ash, dating back 3 500 000 years) and the beautiful coffee plantations, which dot the landscape.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Overnight: Lake Duluti Lodge
Included:  full English breakfast, all drinks (excluding fine wines, champagnes and premium spirits) teas and coffees, internet access, laundry, coffee farm tour, baby sitting facilities, guided scenic walks around the lake, guided village tour and government taxes.

Days 2-5
Depart Lake Duluti Lodge by road transfer to Arusha Airport to board your scheduled Tanganyika Flying Company flight to the Serengeti.
The Serengeti National Park, meaning “endless plains” in the Maasai language, is undoubtedly one of the world’s most celebrated wilderness areas and is an ongoing source of inspiration to writers, filmmakers and photographers. It is Tanzania’s oldest game reserve, renowned for the part it plays in the annual Great Migration, when an estimated three million antelope — mostly wildebeest — migrate to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. This epic, seasonal journey is a deeply moving experience and a wonderful photographic subject. Here visitors to the park can roam its sprawling plains on exhilarating game drives or hop into a hot-air balloon for a once-in-a-lifetime wilderness adventure.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight:  Serengeti Under Canvas
Included:  accommodation, meals, scheduled activities, laundry, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and return airstrip transfers

Days 5-7
Depart the Serengeti on your scheduled Tanganyika Flying Company flight to Manyara Airstrip. On arrival you will be met by an &Beyond representative who will assist you with a road transfer up to the edge of the Ngorongoro Cater.
The Ngorongoro Crater in Northern Tanzania, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 m deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Endangered black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingoes crowd the soda lakes. An estimated 25 000 large mammals are resident in this bowl of plenty, including a population of approximately 6 000 resident wildebeest, 16 highly endangered black rhino and around 70 lions. Cheetah move in and out of the Crater, while leopard are most often encountered in the spectacular Lerai Forest. &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, consistently recognised as one of the world’s most luxurious and elegant places to stay, sits right on the edge of the Crater, offering unbeatable views of one of the natural travel wonders of the world.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight:  Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Included: accommodation, meals, scheduled activities, laundry, soft drinks, house wines and local brand spirits

Days 7-11
Depart by road to Manyara Airstrip, where you will board your Tanganyika Flying Company flight to Zanzibar via Arusha. You will be met by and &Beyond representative who will assist to with your road transfer to the crossing point for Mnemba Island. Here you will be met by a boat for your transfer to Mnemba Island Lodge.
More than 1 200 years ago, the silhouettes of three-cornered Arab dhows were first spotted across the horizon of the Indian Ocean waters washing Africa’s eastern shores. These traders had happened upon an island of such exquisite beauty that they filled their parchment manuscripts with tales detailing the picturesque sights. This scented land of coconuts and spices was so idyllic that the Sultan of Oman decided to move the seat of his empire to these shores they named Zayn Zal Barr, meaning “fair is the island.” Today the Zanzibar Archipelago is still bathed in the heady scents of cloves and cinnamon, and traditional dhows still drift across the horizon. Off the northeastern tip of Zanzibar lies the private &Beyond Mnemba Island – an island inhabited only by guests and the staff taking care of them. Just 1.5 km in circumference, Mnemba is surrounded by an atoll of breathtaking coral reefs, and boasts some of Africa’s most magnificent dive sites. The calm, azure seas surrounding Mnemba offer irresistible snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, fly fishing, windsurfing and permanent swimming directly from the beach. Turtle season occurs between April and August (however layings can occur year round), and these prehistoric creatures can be seen laying their eggs on the beaches. Within nine weeks, the beaches are filled with tiny turtle hatchlings.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Mnemba Island Lodge in a Banda
Included:  accommodation, meals, soft drinks, house wines, local beer, local brand spirits, snorkelling, kayaking, salt water fly-fishing, windsurfing and scuba diving (guests must provide proof that they hold a valid diving certificate, alternatively diving courses are available at an additional cost)

Day 11
Depart by boat to the crossing point, where an &Beyond representative will meet and transfer you to Zanzibar International Airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam. On arrival at the Domestic Terminal of Dar es Salaam International Airport you will be met by an &Beyond representative who and transferred to the International Terminal for your outbound flight.

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  • Lake Duluti Lodge
  • Serengeti Under Canvas
  • Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
  • Mnemba Island Lodge in a Banda

Please contact us directly for current rates:  888-437-8456 or email us at travel@newadventures.com.