Summary

Explore Tanzania and enjoy your time by the magically blue ocean in Zanzibar's Mnemba Island.

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2
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Fly to Tanzania. Arrive into Kilimanjaro International airport. After clearing customs/immigration formalities you will be met and transferred to your hotel Arusha Coffee Lodge, located in Arusha Town. 

Lying on the gentling rolling foothills that cascade down from the ever-present Mount Meru is the bustling and vibrant town of Arusha. It is here on the outskirts of this town, hidden amongst one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations, that you will find Arusha Coffee Lodge, a perfect haven for relaxation either before or after any African safari.

Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 2 - 3
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Transfer to Arusha airport for a scheduled flight to Manyara departing at 08h00, arrival at 08h25. On arrival you will be met and transferred by a driver-guide for a shared road transfer to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Upon arrival at the Lodge, check into your room and freshen up for lunch. The afternoon is spent at leisure to enjoy the views from the Lodge. Dinner and overnight.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is perched on the edge of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, southeast of the Serengeti in Northern Tanzania. The lodge is the most luxurious property in the Ngorongoro area which is accessible by light aircraft into and out of the Lake Manyara Airstrip which is only 30 minutes from Arusha where most Northern Safaris start and end. The Lodge is split into 3 camps, North, South and Tree Camp. North and South are identical to each other both with excellent views and Tree Camp is set on the crater rim with slightly smaller guest rooms but views through the trees. Inspired in design by the Masai mud-and-stick manyatta (homestead), Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is without doubt one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa. The main dining area has huge chandeliers, deep red decor and you cannot escape the incredible view of the crater through every window.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Day 3 - 4
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Depart on a crater tour in Lodge’s 4x4 vehicle on a shared basis. Enjoy your picnic lunch by the hippo pool. Late afternoon return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Day 4 - 5
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Transfer by Lodge vehicle on shared basis to Manyara airstrip for a scheduled flight to Lamai departing at 09h00, arrival at 10h00. On arrival you will be met and transferred by a Camp vehicle to Singita Mara River Tented Camp. Lunch will be served at the camp. Afternoon depart on a game drive returning to the Camp for dinner and overnight.

The Lamai triangle is celebrated for its annual wildebeest migration crossings. It covers 98,000 acres of the northern-most tip of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, slotted between the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya in the north and the Mara River in the south. Distinctive soil composition results in one of the highest year-round concentrations of wildlife in the Serengeti National Park.

Singita Mara River Tented Camp is the epitome of sustainable tourism and consciously seeks to eliminate the unnecessary use of energy and non-biodegradable materials. In keeping with this philosophy, the camp operates “off-the-grid” and relies entirely on a custom designed solar system for its power and the use of recycled and natural materials wherever possible. Inside the camp, bohemian chic sets the tone for cool relaxation, where spun natural fabrics, canvas, stone and raw leather blend with Masai primary colours and elegant art pieces by young African designers and craftsmen. The functional East African design encourages guests to embrace the outdoors and connect with nature.

In line with preserving unspoiled pieces of land, guests share Land Rovers for game viewing. In order to minimise environmental impact, private vehicles are not available at Singita Mara River Tented Camp.

Accommodation: Singita Mara River Tented Camp

Day 5 - 6
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Full day shared game drive in Serengeti Lamai area in Camp’s 4x4 vehicle on shared basis.

Accommodation: Singita Mara River Tented Camp

Day 6 - 7
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After breakfast, you will be transferred by Camp’s vehicle to Serengeti Lamai airstrip for a scheduled flight to Sasakwa departing at 10h30, arrival at 10h45. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Sabora Tented Camp. Lunch will be served at the camp. Afternoon game drive in camp’s 4x4 vehicle returning to the camp as the sun sets for dinner

Singita Sabora Tented Camp is situated in an untouched wilderness area of Grumeti Reserves, spanning over 350,000 acres in northern Tanzania. The intimate 1920s-style explorer’s camp is permeated by a sense of nostalgic adventure. Steeped in character, Singita Sabora Tented Camp surprises guests with an opulence that is delightfully out-of-place with the rugged terrain of the surrounding savannah plains. Here, guests are immersed in the palpable pulse of the wild Serengeti, with the added thrill of knowing there isn’t much separating the comfort inside from the elements and wildlife outside.

Accommodation: Singita Sabora Tented Camp

Day 7 - 8
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Spend the day participating in morning and afternoon game drives in Camp’s 4x4 vehicle

Accommodation: Singita Sabora Tented Camp

Day 8 - 9
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The drive from Sabora to Sasakwa is approximately 45 minutes, but could be longer depending on game viewing along the way. Check in and relax at the Lodge or participate in a game drive. All meals will be served at the Lodge.

Singita Sasakwa Lodge is located in the Grumeti Reserves in northern Tanzania, and forms part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. The view from the lodge’s spacious veranda is almost endless over the majestic Serengeti plains below. A sense of grandeur is woven throughout the turn-of-the-century manor house and private cottages through a blend of authentic European style and East African influences.

Accommodation: Singita Sasakwa Lodge

Day 9 - 10
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Spend the day participating in morning and afternoon game drives in Camp’s 4x4 vehicle.

Accommodation: Singita Sasakwa Lodge

Day 10 - 11
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Transfer by Camp vehicle to Sasakwa airstrip with a picnic lunch for a scheduled flight to Zanzibar departing at 10h35, arrival at 14h00. On arrival you are met and transferred to the Jetty for a boat transfer to Mnemba Island where you will spend the following 4 nights at leisure.

Set on a private island off the north eastern tip of Zanzibar, &Beyond Mnemba offers guests the perfect destination to get away from it all. With just ten palm-frond guest bandas on the entire island, the only intrusion may be a visit from a curious suni antelope or two at sundown. The balmy blue waters invite you to explore the surrounding Indian Ocean. With a dive school and two dive boats for just 20 guests, you will never feel crowded during your underwater adventure.

Accommodation: &Beyond Mnemba Island

Day 11 - 12
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Day at leisure on Mnemba Island.

Accommodation: &Beyond Mnemba Island

Day 12 - 13
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Day at leisure on Mnemba Island.

Accommodation: &Beyond Mnemba Island

Day 13 - 14
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Day at leisure on Mnemba Island.

Accommodation: &Beyond Mnemba Island

Day 14 -
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Morning boat transfer to Zanzibar Main Island and road transfer to Zanzibar airport for your onward flight arrangements.

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