TANZANIA PRIVATE HONEYMOON SAFARI | PACKAGES & ZANZIBAR
As you arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport you are welcomed by an Outstanding Tanzania Safari representative who will usher you into a waiting vehicle and transfer you to the Mount Meru Game Lodge around Arusha. Our representative will have a short safari briefing session with you at the lodge and leave you to relax and have dinner.
On the second day of your tour, you have breakfast in the morning and leave for Arusha town where you will do some shopping if you wish and also have a chance to change some money to get local currencies which may be useful at the lodges/tented camps, especially for tipping and paying extras. You will then drive to through the Masai steppe and into the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park. Here you will register at the park gate and go for a short game drive before driving to the lodge/tented camp for hot lunch. You will then relax until later in the afternoon when you go to the park again for a sunset game drive. This beautiful national park is popular for its evergreen forests that harbor among other animals; elephants, giraffes, zebras, impalas, gazelles, and many others. More legendary here are the tree-climbing lions and if you are lucky you will spot them as well. At the lake you will have an eye feast of aquatic birds like flamingos, pelicans, little grebes, Egyptian geese, etc. Late in the afternoon before dark you return to the lodge for a shower, dinner, and overnight. Overnight at the Farm House Valley Lodge at Karatu. All meals included.
This morning we wake up rather early and after breakfast, we take off for the world-famous Serengeti National Park which is also the oldest and biggest of all parks in Tanzania. We will have a brief stop at Olduvai Gorge where Dr Louise and his wife Mary Leakey made tremendous discoveries of human fossils; the Australopithecus Boisei. This discovery led to the theory by scientists that Africa is the cradle of mankind. We enter Serengeti via Naabi Hill gate and on reaching Serengeti we go on with game drives with a picnic lunch served on the way. Serengeti plains are home to a variety of large and small animals alike as well as large numbers of bird species. Among the animals present includes, zebras, elephants, baboons, impalas, topis, buffaloes, and recently introduced black rhinos. Later in the afternoon, you will reach the lodge where you will relax for the evening. Dinner and overnight at Kisura Serengeti Camp for a fancy ‘out of Africa’ feeling.
Your Tanzania and Zanzibar Honeymoon continues…. and on this day you may decide to do an early morning game drive at daybreak or relax until after breakfast. After all, you are on holiday. Either way, you may decide after breakfast you may go for game drives in the Serengeti plains, and depending on the time of the year you may go watch the Great Migration of the wildebeests. You may choose to carry a lunch box with you or do a morning session of game drives then relax at your lodge/tented camp for the afternoon. A sunset game drive is a nice way to wind up this day or go for a walking safari if residing outside the park. Dinner and overnight at Kisura Serengeti Camp.
We are going to the world’s largest caldera that harbors the greatest concentration of animals in the confinement of its 600-meter-deep walls so we get up early this morning. After breakfast, we drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and it is on our way back. We re-enter the conservation Area via Naabi Hill Gate and after some registration formalities at the Descent point we go down the breathtaking road to the floor of this world renowned ‘world heritage site’ that was declared by the UN body; UNESCO. Once at the Crater, we will do a wonderful game drive with packed lunch served at the hippo poolside picnic site. This is the only place where you are almost certain of spotting the Big Five in one place on one day. Other animals include hyenas, silver-backed jackals, elands, hartebeests, wildebeests, gazelles, and impalas as well as rare ungulates like the long-necked; gerenuks. Later in the afternoon we ascend up the Crater walls because no lodges/tented camps are allowed in the Crater. Dinner and overnight will be at Endoro Lodge at Karatu.
After breakfast at the lodge in leisure, it is time to get a fully paid complimentary massage at the Massage Spa if you wish then start on your way to Arusha where you will take your flight to the island of Zanzibar. On your arrival, you will be met by our representative who will welcome you to the island and transfer you to the beach Hotel. Dinner and overnight at the Pongwe Beach Hotel on the beaches of Zanzibar
You will spend these days at the beach choosing between the numerous water sports on offer at the resort and relaxing. Dinner and overnight at the Pongwe Beach Hotel on the beautiful Pongwe beach line which has been recognized as one of the best beaches in Zanzibar and the world.
We head towards the Serengeti National Park. We drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. In December, January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffes, buffalo, and elephants, and many large predators such as lions, cheetahs, and leopards. We return to our special tented camp for the night.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Special Campsite: Bed, Dinner, Breakfast, and Lunch.