If you are in need for more R&R before, during and after your safari, then flying into and out of just the Central Serengeti for a few nights, with more time to then spend relaxing on a white sandy beach without a care in the world, may suit you better. The Central Serengeti is host to the migration for several months, but the general game viewing here is good all year round, thanks to the permanent waters of the Seronera River.
You begin with flying into Kilimanjaro Airport, and relaxing on your first day at Arusha Coffee Lodge, a sanctuary of aromatic tranquility and a welcome retreat after a long international flight.
Fully refreshed the next morning, you are transferred to nearby Arusha Airport, where a short flight takes you to Seronera Airstrip. Here, you are met by a guide from the Four Seasons Safari Lodge, and transferred to your waiting haven of luxury. Relax in your private Terrace Suite, take a dip in your private plunge pool, then retreat into your bedroom or your separate sitting room. Get up close and personal with lions, elephants, zebras, buffaloes, crocodiles and more during daily excursions across the Serengeti Plains. Or head to the Spa for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment at the hands of a qualified therapist.
Finally, it is time for more relaxation at the all inclusive luxury Melia Zanzibar resort. Situated on an amazing beach of white sand, lapped by the warm ocean waters, you can choose to do absolutely nothing for a blissful week.
Arrive into Kilimanjaro. Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way to the Arrivals Hall, where you will be met by your transfer driver who will be holding a sign board with your name on it. You will then be transferred to Arusha. Depending on the time your flight lands, this first night is either a necessity as you will be arriving late at night OR included so that you can relax and rest after an overnight flight, ready to start your safari adventure fresh the next morning.
Lying on the gentle 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 to relax in before any African safari.
After breakfast, you will check out of your room and then you will be transferred to Arusha Airport, arriving in time to check in for your light aircraft flight.
Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Arusha (ARK) to Seronera Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met and transferred to Four Seasons Safari Lodge.
Deep within Africa's finest game reserve, the Four Seasons Safari Lodge welcomes you to a sanctuary of comfort. Get up close and intimate with lions, leopards and elephants – yet always feel safe and pampered. Experience morning and afternoon thrilling Serengeti game drives with fellow guests, and inbetween drives, relax in your infinity-edge pool or have a pamper in the spa.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip, arriving in time to meet and board the once-a-day direct flight across to Zanzibar.
Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Seronera Airstrip to Zanzibar (ZNZ) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met once you disembark from the plane by our representative, who will be holding a sign with your name. You will be assisted through passport control, luggage collection and luggage screening, and then be accompanied to meet up with your transfer driver.
You will then be transferred to your beach resort.
Melia Zanzibar is an all inclusive luxury resort on an amazing 300m long beach of white sands, situated on the northeast coast of the island.
You will need to check out of your villa this morning but you can remain at the hotel and use all the facilities until you are collected for your transfer back to the airport. Alternatively, if you have an evening flight, the hotel may be able to arrange a late check out for you (additional cost and payable directly to the hotel) subject to the availability of the villa.
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Tanzania for 12 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.
*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.
All monies paid by UK customers for the air package holiday shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10245.
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