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

FROM USD 7734 pps

Comfort Level: L Luxury Travel
Start/End: Start at Arusha & End at Zanzibar
Countries: Tanzania
Destinations: Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar

Itinerary

Day 1: A Culinary Start

Arrive at Arusha Airport & transfer to Onsea House, set just outside town. Check in for 1 night on a bed & breakfast basis.

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

Overland transfer to Tarangire National Park & Oliver’s Camp for 2 nights on a full board basis. Morning & afternoon game drives.

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

Transfer to the Highlands Ngorongoro, your accommodation for the Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy 2 nights on a full board basis with game drives, walks & cultural tours.

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

Transfer to the Serengeti National Park & Ubuntu Migration Camp for 2 nights on a full board basis. Morning & afternoon game drives.

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 to Zanzibar & transfer to the north-east coast & Matemwe Lodge for 4 nights on a full board basis. Enjoy water sports, diving & cultural tours.

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

Transfer back to Zanzibar Airport & your onward connection.

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.

Includes:

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 taxes

Excludes:

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

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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • We regularly do site inspections
  • Knowledgeable team
  • Expect great customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • Travel Support from Start to Finish

Reviews

Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. We have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari Online. Would recommend Safari Online to organise your holiday.

Lorraine (UK)
Best trip I have ever been on. Highly recommend.

Would highly recommend. Safari online asked questions when booking and were efficient and knew exactly what we were looking for in terms of accommodation and animals were wanted to see. Gave advice on a few little extras with no pressure, which we did and am very grateful which make trip even more exciting. Would definitely recommend booking with them.

Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional. Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Neena
Walter has always been an excellent communicator and has supported us fully

We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved. Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately……..no evasive tactics, always head-on!

Roger (UK)
Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann and Mario (Canada)
Professional, quick and top of the edge service!!!

From the very first contact we’re very happy about the respond time and quality of information from safari-online.com. Based on the received first tailor-made quote, which is a weblink with all the details about the flights, photos of the lodges etc. we knew that this is “our” partner for this trip. Our expectations were excelled!!!

Lukas (Germany)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver.  We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
An incredibly well organised tour with no hassles whatsoever.

Safari Online understood our needs and was able to present us with sensible options to choose from. It was evident that this tour operator has knowledgable and experienced agents who can arrange a seemless tour. We were provided with a professional online itinary which was comprehensive and easy to use, knew exactely what to expect, and encountered no stumble blocks along the way.

Gwen (AU)
Safari Online made our fantastic family holiday dream come true!!

Safari Online have been nothing but professional and incredible from the time we made our first enquiry to the last day of our stunning holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for Walter. We are now starting to plan our next family Safari for 2019. Guess who we will be booking with??? Safari Online we hope you are ready!!!!!

Penni (AU)
It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

Heather (USA)