Into the Heart of Africa

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Into the Heart of Africa

Summary Of The Route and Costs

Enjoy a safari that takes you into the heart of Africa. Witness nature from intimate camps with expert guides who reveal to you the secrets of the wild. Then indulge yourself with a stay in a private villa on the beach on Zanzibar, with a private butler catering to your every whim while you wait for the chef to stop by each morning to discuss your preferred menu for the day.

After a relaxing night in Arusha, you are taken to the airport where you fly into the Tarangire National Park where you will discover Africa just as it should be. This is Oliver's Camp - in the remote southern reaches of Tarangire National Park - situated in a spectacular location close to the game-dense Silale Swamps and overlooking a flood plain of the Minyonyo Pools. Oliver's was inspired by the trailblazing camps that pioneered the early days of safari. It gives you direct access to the dense concentration of wildlife you will find year-round in this remote region, as well as the chance to enjoy walking safaris.

A short flight takes you to your next destination. The Highlands redefines the Ngorongoro Crater experience. Set on the edge of the mountain forest hugging the Olmoti volcano to the north of Ngorongoro Crater, The Highlands strikes a perfect balance between a true wilderness experience and a high-style, contemporary escape. The famous Ngorongoro Crater is easily accessible from camp, but in addition you can follow ancient Masai trails to the summit of the Olmoti crater and visit local communities to catch a glimpse into the traditional Masai way of life that has defined this corner of East Africa for centuries.

You then fly to the iconic Serengeti. Dunia Camp is an all women-run camp, the first of its kind in the Serengeti. With easy access to 3 key game-viewing areas in the heart of the Serengeti and Great Migration viewing twice a year, timeless Dunia Camp is the perfect base for an exclusive Serengeti safari. On game drives, enjoy superb sightings of the big cats, leopard and rhino that roam the forests on the fringes of the Seronera River.

After 6 nights on safari, it is time to leave the bush and escape to your own private villa on the tropical Zanzibar Island. With a private roof terrace and plunge pool, a personal butler and in-room spa treatments, there's nothing left to do but relax in your hidden sanctuary.

 

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Summary Of The Itinerary

Holiday Title: Into the Heart of Africa

Countries Visited: Tanzania


Day 1

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.

Ideally situated between Arusha and Kilimanjaro Airport, Kili Villas are located on a private wildlife estate and offer a relaxing start to a safari holiday in Tanzania. Private chefs produce everything from delicious breakfasts to refreshing lunches, afternoon teas and 3 course dinners. Sundowner cocktails are to be enjoyed around the swimming pool.


Day 2

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 Kuro Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your camp.

Oliver's reflects the glory days of African safari. The camp has a low-key simplicity enhanced by discreet creature comforts and truly welcoming hosts. Expert guides give you access to the wilderness beyond. In the main area, deep leather sofas invite you to relax and watch the restless wilderness beyond. Come nightfall, meals are taken communally in the dining room. Whiskies are poured around the campfire and safari tales told late into the night.

Tarangire National Park

2 nights at Oliver's Camp


Day 4

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.

Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Kuro Airstrip to Manyara Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met and transferred to your next camp.

The Highlands redefines the Ngorongoro experience, raising the bar for low-impact/high-style camps. Carefully positioned for maximum privacy high on the slopes of the Olmoti volcano, guests enjoy sweeping views all the way to the Serengeti.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

2 nights at The Highlands


Day 5

An early start is highly recommended to enjoy your game drive into the Crater today. You will set off with your guide and a packed breakfast and return to camp in time for lunch. Or, head out in the afternoon and enjoy sundowners on the rim on your way back to camp. Whatever you choose to do, the Ngorongoro Crater is on many people's bucket list of places to see and visit. This natural wonder is the largest unflooded, intact volcanic caldera in the world. The actual crater is about 20 km across and 600 meters deep, and covers 300 sq km. Within the rim there are an estimated 30,000 animals, making this one of the densest concentration of wildlife within Africa.


Day 6

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.

Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Manyara Airstrip to Seronera Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met and transferred to Dunia Camp.

Dunia is a tranquil semi-permanent camp with just 8 spacious tented suites, each with expansive views of the pristine wilderness and game-filled plains from a large private veranda. Attention to every detail is balanced by a graceful simplicity in harmony with the serene location. Enjoy an exclusive Serengeti safari with superb sightings of resident game.


Day 8

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.

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.

Matemwe Retreat offers 4 exclusive private villas set just metres from the Indian Ocean. A spacious veranda with comfortable day bed and loungers, made from locally produced coconut wood, is the perfect spot from which to watch the fishing dhows return with their catch. Upstairs on the private roof terrace, enjoy lazy days beside the plunge pool with both sun and shade decks. In the evening, savour dinner cooked by your private chef under the stars or stroll down to the main lodge for a seafood buffet in the open-air restaurant.


Day 13

You will need to check out of your room 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 room.

 
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Holiday Title: Into the Heart of Africa

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.

When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong.

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