13 Days Bush and Spice Island
A 13 day, authentic African Safari in Tanzania and Zanzibar. One night at Arusha Coffee Lodge. Transfer to Olivers Tented Camp in the Tarangire National Park for 2 nights. A great introduction to wildlife! Make your way to the game rich Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy 2 nights at The Manor. Transfer to the Serengeti for a luxury tented experience, 2 nights at Dunia and Sayari Camps – expertly positioned. Transfer to Kilimanjaro for a flight to Zanzibar. Spend 3 nights at Matemwe Retreat on the edge of the Indian Ocean.
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.
Your guide will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy the scenic drive to the remote South of this National Park where you will find the exclusive Olivers Camp for a 2 night stay. Tarangire boasts vast herds of elephants and buffalo, a large concentration of big cats and Baobab Trees. Spacious tents are beautifully appointed and have super views. The camp has a relaxing atmosphere and a world class team looking after you. The Camp is famous for its walking safaris. For those not as energetic, high quality undisturbed game drives take in the wildlife and birdlife on offer.
Today is a transfer to one of the densest wildlife areas on earth. Masses of plains game and predators that follow, are all contained in a 260km² unflooded volcanic crater. Here is your chance to see Africa’s Big 5 in one game drive. With no fences or borders, plenty of food for predators. you will spend two nights at the "Manor at Ngorongoro" - Located on a private estate adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Reminiscent of colonial times and Cape Dutch architecture this elegant upcountry farm home is your base to explore the area. There are various activities available at the Manor. Game drives into the Crater take place during the park opening hours.
Today you transfer to the Northern Serengeti for a 2 night stay at Dunia Camp. A luxury mobile tented camp, Dunia actually occupies 2 locations within the Serengeti, depending on the time of year. The camp is set up to take full advantage of the vast plains and the herds of animals that graze. Activities at Dunia Camp are centered on the wildlife. The abundance and diversity of game is unrivalled. Big mammals and predators and vast herds. Enjoy game drives in the morning and evening or you can relax in camp and take in the spectacular views over the plains.
The sister to Dunia, Sayari Camp is located in the northern Serengeti. There are 15 luxury tents that blend in perfectly with the landscape. The area up here is vast and far off the tourist track. It is home to lion, leopard, cheetah, elephants and large herds of antelope. The close proximity of the Mara River means the setting is perfect for that annual migration. The Mara River, filled with crocodiles and hippos makes for thrilling viewing in the right season! Even without the migration, there is still plenty of resident game to provide those magical wildlife moments. Enjoy morning and evening drives, bush walking if you feeling a bit more energetic, bush breakfast and the spa facility.
Transfer by light aircraft to Arusha. From Arusha Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight to Zanzibar. Arrive in Zanzibar and your transfer will be waiting to take you to Matemwe Retreat in the North East of the Island, about one hour from Stonetown. The region is famous for its white sandy stretches of beach and the turquoise Indian Ocean. The Mnemba Atoll is just off the mainland with amazing coral reefs, good for diving and snorkeling! Enjoy 3 nights on the Spice Island soaking up the privacy of the Retreat or exploring the island. Matemwe Retreat consists of 3 self-contained private Villas. All have in-house dining and a private butler service, as well as uninterrupted views of the Ocean. The Villa’s are situated above a small private beach, shared by all 3 Villas, and the private roof terraces host private plunge pools with both shade and sun decks.
Today you need to transfer to Stonetown to board your flight back to Kilimanjaro or Dar es Salaam. Board your flight 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