12 Days Bush and Beach Encounter
An exclusive 12 day Safari circuit. On arrival transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge. Relax after the long flight. Transfer to Lake Manyara Tree Lodge for 2 nights of tree-house luxury. Drive to the ultimate Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, set on the rim of the crater. Spend 2 nights and enjoy amazing wildlife encounters. Fly to the intimate Klein’s Camp in the Serengeti for 2 nights – a perfect setting for the Great Migration. Fly to Zanzibar, transfer to Mnemba Island – your luxury home for 4 nights.
Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport you might be lucky and catch a glimpse of Africa’s highest peak before it slips behind the clouds. Your transfer will be waiting to take you into Arusha. Check into Arusha Coffee Lodge, a luxury boutique hotel set in Tanzania’s largest coffee plantation on the outskirts of Arusha.
Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park, a small park by Tanzanian standards it boasts an amazing diversity of terrain, plant and animal species. Well known for its tree climbing lions the park was actually created to protect the elephant herds of the area. Spend 2 nights at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. The only lodge actually in the National Park you are guaranteed an exclusive experience. Each tree-house suite has a private veranda, large windows that open up to the lush forest, spacious bedrooms and sitting rooms, and baths with panoramic views.
Today you are making your way by road to the world’s largest intact caldera – Ngorongoro Crater. The transfer takes around 2 hours and you get to enjoy the beautiful landscape before arriving at one of the most breathtaking views in Africa! Pure fantasy is how you best describe swirling mist and cloud, unexpected architecture, handcrafted mud and thatch, graceful antiques, floor-to-ceiling windows, attention to detail, and the natural spectacle below. View the Big 5 from your safari vehicle and enjoy picnics at exclusive spots, with herds of wildlife around you. Meals and accommodation at Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge.
Transfer back to Lake Manyara area today for a charter flight into the Serengeti. From the Klein’s Camp Airstrip it is an hour transfer through the Serengeti Plains to Camp.The Serengeti forms part of a huge conservation area which includes the Ngorogoro Crater and the Masai Mara. Enjoy game drives in the morning and evening seeking out the Big Game and enjoying the vast open plains which makes wildlife spotting so much easier. Guided bush walks are also available for those a bit more energetic, and bush breakfast, dinners and sundowners are a specialty! Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Migration Camp.
Transfer by light aircraft from the Serengeti to Arusha. A transfer will be waiting at Arusha Airport to take you to Kilimanjaro Airport where you will board your flight to Zanzibar. It is not a long flight to the Spice Island. From Zanzibar Airport you will transfer by land and boat to Mnemba Island – your barefoot paradise for the next 4 nights! 10 simple but luxurious palm fronted bandas, the guests staying in them, and the staff looking after those guests, are all that you will find on this private little island.
Mnemba Island Lodge is surrounded by white coral sand beaches, magnificent coral reefs and turquoise Indian Ocean waters. If you are a certified diver than 2 dives a day are included in your stay. If you are looking for something a little more recreational then boats and snorkeling guides are available to take you to remote reefs. You can also snorkel straight from the shores, with more than 430 species of reef fish recorded at the “house reef”. Fly fishing, kayaking and windsurfing for those feeling a little more energetic or otherwise idle the hours away on one of the shaded traditional Zanzibari beach beds!
Today you need to leave the warm tropical waters behind and head back to the Mainland Zanzibar. If you have some time before your flight a Spice Island Tour is recommended. Otherwise wonder the narrow alleyways in Stonetown and pick up some last minute souvenirs to take home.
It is important to note that booking in advance will facilitate better planning so as to allow us get the stated accommodation in our itineraries. Last minute booking requests might require us to change the quoted properties especially during high seasons when the demand for quality accomodation is quite high.
- Accommodation and meals as stipulated on each itinerary
- All local transfers from arrival till departure
- Ground transportation with an English speaking driver/guide or naturalist guide
- Game drives or sightseeing depending on the itinerary – where indicated
- Park or reserve entry fees – where applicable
- Schedule or Charter flights - Where indicated
- Cold mineral water in your safari cruiser
- All International Flights + Taxes
- Travel & Personal accident insurance
- Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls etc
- Excursions not detailed in itinerary
- Premium / Luxury Drinks