True Wilderness To True Luxury - 12 days

Explore Tanzania’s wild inhabitants and spectacular scenery while enjoying supreme comfort and style throughout your entire journey.  You will stay in some of the finest lodges and camps in Africa, where you can expect similar service, food, and accommodations on the level of a Four Seasons. In fact, one of the lodges is a Four Seasons property!  Each of your hotels/tented camps provides a different perspective on luxury in Africa. In the Serengeti - one of world’s greatest game parks – you’ll enjoy a magnificent lodge and then a lavish, exclusive-use mobile tented camp, where your bush experiences are up close and personal. Move on to the panoramic views and exceptional wildlife experiences of the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater, where you’ll stay in an elegant lodge reminiscent of a baroque chateau, with brocade sofas, gilt mirrors, beaded chandeliers and paneled walls. This is where Versailles meets Masai.  Finally, end your safari in the shady pine groves of private Mnemba Island, off the coast of Zanzibar.  Relax at a spectacular luxury lodge, surrounded by an atoll of breathtaking coral reefs. Sink your toes in the sand, or enjoy a variety of activities, including snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming in the crystal clear seas that surround this exclusive, magnificent island.

 

 

 

ITINERARY

This adventure starts in Kilimanjaro International Airport and ends at Dar es Salaam International Airport.
Day 1
You will be met on arrival by our representative and transferred by road to Legendary Lodge.
The attractive little town of Arusha is situated beneath the towering peaks of Mt. Meru and Kilimanjaro. Renowned as the safari capital of Tanzania, it offers a plethora of attractions and adventures. The town has numerous first-class restaurants, bars and markets, 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 that dot the landscape.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
Overnight: Legendary Coffee Lodge in a cottage with ensuite bathroom

Day 2 - 3
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Arusha Airport in time for your scheduled flight to Seronera Airstrip. On arrival, you will be met by a representative from Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti and transferred to the lodge.
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 as the setting for 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. 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:  Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti in a 1 bedroom Villa with ensuite bathroom. 
Included: all beverages, local wines/well spirits, local beer, airstrip transfers and private half-day gamegame drive daily for 2 people, taxes and service charge

Day 4 - 5
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Sasakwa Airstrip. On arrival you will be met by a representative from Singita Explorer Tented mobile Camp and transferred to the Camp.
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 as the setting for 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. 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: Singita Explore Tented mobile Camp in a lavish tent.
Included:  accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, teas, coffees, private Land Rover, chef, camp host, guide, all drinks (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs - excluding champagnes) and return surface transfers from the Sasakwa airstrip.

Day 6 - 7
You will be transferred by the lodge to Sasakwa airstrip for your scheduled flight to Manyara. On arrival you will be met by a &Beyond representative for your road transfer to the Ngorongoro Crater.
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 in a suite
Included: accommodation, meals, scheduled activities, drives in the crater, laundry, soft drinks, house wines and local brand spirits

Day 8, 9 10, 11
Depart by road to Manyara airstrip for your scheduled Coastal Aviation flight to Zanzibar International Airport. On arrival in Zanzibar you will be met by an &Beyond representative who will drive you to the crossing point. Here you will be met by your boat transfer to Mnemba Island.
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, snorkeling, 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 12
After breakfast depart by boat to the crossing point where you will be met by our representative. A road transfer will take you to Zanzibar International Airport for your scheduled Coastal Aviation flight to Dar es Salaam. Our representative will be waiting in Dar es Salaam to guide you to the International terminal for your outbound flight.

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  • Legendary Lodge
  • Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti 
  • Singita Explore Tented mobile Camp
  • Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
  • Mnemba Island Lodge 

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