- Tours & Safaris
- Tanzania Safaris
- Safari & Beach Retreat
Highlights of this Safari
- Great game viewing & the wildebeest migration
- Game drives, guided walks & cultural tours
- Idyllic, secluded beach lodge finale
- Ideal for romantic travel & discerning travellers
Day 1: A Culinary Start
After you are met at Arusha Airport, you’ll sit back on a short transfer to Onsea House, the ideal place to catch your breath after a long international flight. Onsea is a small and personal property with a familiar, homely atmosphere. Rooms are comfortable without being over the top and you enjoy the comforts of a full en suite bathroom. The resident chef creates some of the best food in the area, Belgian- and French-influenced dishes mixed with traditional Tanzanian flavours.
Days 2 - 3: Place of Giants – Tarangire
Your journey to Oliver’s Camp takes you through stands of enormous baobab trees, a reminder that Tarangire National Park is home to some of Africa’s heavyweights. Oliver’s is a small and intimate camp with only 10 tented suites, each with private views. The camp sits in the park’s little-visited southern section and close to permanent water which means great game viewing all year but it is especially good from August to October when concentrations of elephants and buffalo reach their dry-season peak. Ask your host about walking safaris, hot-air balloon trips and specialist birding guides.
Days 4 – 5: A Big 5 Safari
The journey continues to the Ngorongoro where the highlight is a safari in the legendary Ngorongoro Crater, home to the easiest game viewing in Africa. The steep-sided crater, a long-extinct volcanic caldera, is home to Africa’s Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino – and it’s not unusual to see all of them in a single day. You’ll have time to explore some less-visited places too – you can hike along Maasai trails to other craters and soda lakes or spend some time with your guide in a local village to get an insight into life on the savannah.
Days 6 – 7: Follow the Migration
You are assured of fantastic game viewing from the comfort of Ubuntu Migration Camp: this tented accommodation has no fewer than three locations across the Serengeti, moving between them as the wildebeest migration unfolds. Depending on the time of the year, you may witness the dramatic river crossings or perhaps the life and death spectacle of the birthing season. It’s heart-in-the-mouth game viewing and experienced guides lead morning and afternoon game drives in search of the action. Back at camp you can look forward to the simple pleasures of a ‘safari shower’ and fire-cooked cuisine served by starlight.
Days 8 – 11: A Beachfront Suite
Fly from the Serengeti to Zanzibar Island, the jewel of the Indian Ocean and offering the sort of idyllic beach retreat befitting its royal setting. Matemwe Lodge, set on the exclusive north-east coast, provides the hideaway accommodation. You’ll enjoy the indulgence of a beachfront bungalow and the lodge has a pool, spa, internet access and kayaks to use. Divers will be thrilled to hear that the lodge has its own dive centre and specialises in trips to legendary Matemwe Reef. Cultural tours balance the beach life nicely and it’s easy to fit in a tour to Stone Town, the island’s historical capital and World Heritage Site.
Day 12: The Journey Ends
After a final stroll on the powdery beach it’ll be time to transfer to Zanzibar Airport and the end of the tour. Here you’ll connect with your onward travel arrangements.
Accommodation, Meals as specified, Activities at Safari Lodges, Local Drinks & Laundry at Safari Lodges, All internal flights in Tanzania, Road Transfers as specified, All Park & Conservation fees, Airport taxesExcludes:
Flight to Arusha (Tanzania), Flight from Zanzibar (Tanzania), Premium Drinks at Safari Camps, Gratuities, Meals that are not Specified, Items of personal nature, Travel Insuranc