11 Day: Tanzania Bush to Beach Safari


    Combine an exciting safari at Sanctuary Swala in Tanzania's remote Tarangire followed by Sanctuary Kusini in the Serengeti, with a relaxing stay on Zanzibar Island for a thrilling bush to beach holiday.

    • Expect to pay: £5900 - £7300 ($9500 - $11800) per person.
      Prices vary depending on your travel dates, room options and group size.

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    11 Day: Tanzania Bush to Beach Safari Itinerary


    Day 1: Arrive Kilimanjaro - Arusha

    Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a representative and transferred by private vehicle to your lodge located on the outskirts of Arusha. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Arusha Coffee Lodge is located on a coffee plantation on the outskirts of Arusha. Designed around the original plantation houses but completely renovated to achieve the highest standards of comfort, the décor is luxuriant and stylish with undertones of the bygone days of early exploration. Each of the 18 plantation houses has been lavishly furnished and features a split level living area and a private deck. The lodge also boasts a coffee shop, patisserie, conference facilities and a swimming pool.

    Meals Included: Dinner
    Overnight: Arusha Coffee Lodge



    Day 2: Arusha - Tarangire

    Early this morning you will be met and transferred by private vehicle to Arusha airstrip for you onward flight to Tarangire National Park. Upon arrival you will be met by a Camp Representative and transferred to Swala camp in our customised open safari vehicle, driving time is approximately 30 minutes with game viewing en route. Each of the twelve tents is shaded by tall acacia trees and ancient baobabs and is within sight of the well-frequented waterhole. In the afternoon there is time to relax before enjoying an exciting game drive by open four wheel drive vehicle. Huge herds of elephant, greater kudu, Impala and Zebra are all easily spotted whilst leopard lurk in the trees. Due to the camps secluded location you are unlikely to see many vehicles as you venture out into the national park. As the sun fades enjoy a sundowner as you watch the game carry on with their daily activities. Return to camp to freshen up before dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Swala



    Day 3: Tarangire

    This morning awake to the sounds of the bush as a steaming hot cup of tea or coffee is served on your tents deck. The rest of the morning is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. Return to your camp where your hosts will greet you with a refreshing drink and a well-deserved lunch. The afternoon you have time to take a refreshing swim in the pool or relax on your private deck with a cool drink and gaze out to the waterhole and watch as the game lazily congregates in the shade to escape the midday sun. As the afternoon progresses you may like to return to the Tarangire on an afternoon game drive. Return to your lodge to freshen up before meeting around the camp fire for a pre-dinner drink as you discuss the day's adventures.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Swala



    Day 4: Tarangire

    Start your day by leisurely watching the bush come to life from the private deck of your tent. This morning may be spent on one of the activities on offer. Following lunch there is time to take a refreshing swim in the pool or relax on your private deck with a cool drink and gaze out of the water hole to watch as the game lazily congregates in the shade to escape the midday sun. As the afternoon progresses you may like to return to the Tarangire on an afternoon game drive. The beauty of Tarangire unfolds as you venture out into the baobab scattered landscape. Migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland can all be seen in addition to lion and leopard. During the dry season the concentration of wildlife in the Tarangire is second only to the Serengeti ecosystem.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Swala



    Day 5: Tarangire - Serengeti

    Rise this morning for an early breakfast before transferring to Kuro airstrip for your light aircraft flight to the Serengeti. Flying time is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Upon arrival you will be met by a Sanctuary Kusini representative and transferred to the camp. Driving time to Sanctuary Kusini is 15 minutes from the airstrip through the Serengeti with game viewing en route. Arrive at camp with time to freshen up before lunch is served. Accommodation is offered in twelve double tents which are scattered around the main kopje. Each tent is attended by a personal tent attendant and has en-suite facilities with hot and cold running water. Private verandahs with comfortable furnishings extend in front of each unit. The dining area, lounge and library are housed in the main area, which affords spectacular views from its wooden deck and the adjacent kopje. This afternoon get a glimpse of why the Serengeti is an icon of Africa on an afternoon game drive before returning to camp to freshen up before dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Kusini



    Day 6: Serengeti

    Remain close to camp with morning and afternoon game drives. Alternatively you may prefer a full day game drive into the heart of the Serengeti with a picnic lunch. The open plains spread out as far as the eye can see so it is no surprise that the name Serengeti comes from the Maasai language meaning "endless plains." The park itself covers 14,763 square kilometres, making it one of the world's largest wildlife sanctuaries and hosts one of the world's largest land migrations. Every year 1.5 million wildebeest migrate from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara followed by hundreds of thousands of zebra, gazelle and other plains game in search of fresh grazing pastures. Sanctuary Kusini is ideally placed to catch the migration that can be round in this area of the park from mid-December to April when the zebra and wildebeest drop their young.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Kusini



    Day 7: Serengeti

    Whilst at Sanctuary Kusini you have the chance to contribute to cheetah conservation through the Cheetah Watch Campaign by submitting your sightings of cheetah in Tanzania to the Serengeti Cheetah Project. On a morning game drive learn how to identify cheetah and record their behaviour before combining this data with photos and a record of their location. This information is sent to the Cheetah Project's researchers who use it to help them monitor cheetahs, and in return will provide you, where possible, with a background of your cheetah, including its name, age and its family history. Return to your camp this evening to freshen up before dinner. Following dinner this evening retire to the kopie where you may take this rare opportunity to enjoy a star safari as the camp manager unravels the myths of the night sky. Settle in at the dining tent for a deliciously prepared meal before retiring to your tent after an eventful day of game viewing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Kusini



    Day 8, 9 & 10: Zanzibar

    This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar via Arusha. Arrive at Zanzibar Airport where you will be met by a representative and transferred by private vehicle to Kilindi, located on the northwest coast of Zanzibar. The resort, fringed by casuarina trees and set on a magnificent beach, offers accommodation in 15 pavilions with unique domed roofs, spread across 54 acres of lush tropical gardens. Each villa has two private plunge pools that are linked by water features and a waterfall. The main building opens to a terrace overlooking the beach and T-shaped infinity swimming pool. There is a spacious bar with water feature and an indoor/outdoor dining area. This evening un-wind with a sundowner and a delicious meal made with the freshest ingredients from the kitchen's organic garden. The next few days are at leisure to explore the surrounding area or relax on the beach and cool off in the crystal blue waters. In the evening you may choose to dine under the stars with Zanzibar's cool white sand under foot and the gentle lap of the ocean completing the setting for a romantic beach dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: Kilindi Zanzibar



    Day 11: Depart

    This morning enjoy a stroll along the beach before transferring by private vehicle to Zanzibar Airport for your international departure flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

     

    To book or customise this itinerary call: 01227 671 154


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