Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha

Day 1: Arusha

Arusha Coffee Lodge Location Map

Lying on the rolling foothills of Mount Meru is the bustling and vibrant town of Arusha. It is here, on the outskirts of the town and hidden amongst one of Tanzania's largest coffee plantations, that you will find Arusha Coffee Lodge, a perfect overnight haven either before or after your African safari.

Reminiscent of traditional plantation houses, 30 wooden chalets are nestled amongst the surrounding gardens and coffee trees. The theme of coffee permeates throughout Arusha Coffee Lodge, reflected in the colours and textures throughout, and the friendly and personable staff help create an ambiance that draws appreciation from all those who visit and stay.

Within the main Plantation House there is an a la carte restaurant, an intimate bar and a cosy lounge, all of which have inviting open log fires that give the cool night air a comforting warmth and throw out a welcoming glow.

There is also a swimming pool and a garden terrace where lunch is served.

The 12 Plantation Suites are spacious and modern with homely touches, and are set among the coffee trees. With a soothing 'rainfall' shower, a large bathtub, attractive decor reflecting the coffee theme, and a private sun terrace with a log fire burner, these suites offer a relaxing environment and encourage you to unwind.

The 18 Plantation Rooms also have a welcoming open log fire, an en-suite bathroom with shower and bath, and a verandah overlooking the surrounding green coffee garden.

Example Details For Arusha Coffee Lodge

Nights: 1 Night
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Plantation Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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Arusha Coffee Lodge Location.

Address

Arusha Coffee Lodge,Off the A104, Arusha

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

The 12 Plantation Suites are spacious, modern yet homely retreats among the coffee trees. With a soothing rainfall shower and generous bathtub, a private outside terrace, log fire, a 32” TV with satellite service and attractive décor.

The 18 Plantation Rooms have log fires, en-suite bathrooms with a shower and bath, and a verandah overlooking the surrounding green coffee garden.

In addition, the rooms and suites all have hair dryers, a telephone, in-room safes and tea/coffee making facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available in all the rooms.

The lodge has vibrant gardens, a spa, swimming pool, curio shop, a collection of boutiques, and a restaurant and café bistro.

The restaurant is open Monday to Friday 06:30 to 09:30 for breakfast. Guests can choose between a full buffet breakfast (if available), or a continental breakfast. Alternatively you may order from the a la carte menu. Lunch is served from 13:00-14:30, and dinner is served from 20:00-21:30.

The bistro has both indoor and garden terrace seating, along with a bar, coffee station and pizza oven.

Activities that are available at an additional cost include tours of the coffee plantation, day trips to Arusha National Park and tours of Arusha Town.

Spa, massage and beauty treatments are available (additional cost).

There is a 24 hour room service.

A laundry service is also available (additional cost).

Credit cards are accepted (no debit cards).

Kuro Tarangire

Tarangire National Park

Days 2 - 3: Tarangire National Park

Kuro Tarangire Location Map

Providing all the necessary comforts without ever overdoing it, Kuro Tarangire is a place at one with the wild. Full of heart and soul and tucked away in a grove of riverside bush, the camp combines the essence of an authentic safari with the textures and elements of Africa. In creating this camp, Nomad Tanzania have sought to keep their footprint as light as possible, ensuring the human presence here is in tune with, and not overbearing to this beautiful place.

The Tarangire National Park is second only to the Serengeti in its concentration of wildlife and is well known for big herds of buffalo, elephant that stand picturesquely beneath the spreading branches of baobabs and prides of lazy lion sprawled in the shade of acacia scrub. With over 550 species of birds here, the muted colours of Africa are frequently lit up by the bright reds and yellows of barbets, starlings and bee-eaters.

Game drives are a fantastic way to see Tarangire, giving you the freedom to explore in open vehicles both during the day, and under the night sky.

Furthermore, why not take the opportunity to go on a walking safari. Head off in the cool of the early morning and walk straight out of camp to discover evidence of the night's activities along the course of the Tarangire River, learning more about the animals that often go unseen from a game vehicle, or simply switching off from the outside world. It's the sort of rare freedom that we seldom enjoy in our busy lives.

Kuro Tarangire has 6 large en-suite safari tents that rest amongst the trees with views over the African bush. In addition, there is a family tent with 2 en-suite bedrooms and an adjoining lounge area.

The open-sided grass thatched lounge and dining room is the heart of the camp, and has been furnished with hides, canvas and plenty of colourful textiles.

Example Details For Kuro Tarangire

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Safari Tent
Includes: Game Package: Tarangire Park fees; 3 meals a day; drinks (except champagne and premium wines); shared game viewing activities with a Kuro Tarangire guide; bush walks; transfers to the nearest airstrip; Park camping fees; and a laundry service are included.

Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on walking safaris.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Kuro Tarangire Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival, and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 8 years and older are welcome. Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on walking safaris.

The safari tents each have their own private deck, inside and outside bucket showers with hot water on demand, and a flushing eco WCs.

The main area consists of the guest lounge and dining room.

The activities available at Kuro Tarangire include day and night game drives, walking safaris, bird watching, bush picnics and sundowners.

A laundry service is included.

The camp is open from June to mid March.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on walking safaris. The final decision on whether a guest can join a walking safari remains with the guide and camp manager.

Entamanu Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Crater

Days 4 - 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Entamanu Ngorongoro Location Map

Entamanu Ngorongoro is perched high on the wild side of the Ngorongoro Crater rim, with soaring peaks of dormant volcanic hills and views of the crater on one side, and out over the Serengeti on the other. There’s nothing tame about this location - the high altitude sun has some real heat and the wind can be biting and sometimes noisy.

The beauty of Entamanu is that it is only a 30 minutes drive from the descent road into the crater itself. You will set off early in the morning 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.

Guided walks are also on offer, going along the crater rim and in the surrounding highlands. Guests will head out with a guide and a member of the local Masai community and learn all about medicinal plants, Masai beliefs, as well as track any local wildlife that has wondered close to camp. Walks are all about soaking up the view at a slower pace and learning to appreciate the little things that can often go unseen.

The camp has 7 large en-suite tents, 2 of which are family units. Large verandas wrap around the front of the rooms and are the ideal place to sit and marvel at the incredible view. The style here is as unique as the location - everything carefully handcrafted locally to the highest standard. The tents are made cosy with heaters, warm textiles and sheepskin throws.

In addition, for those wanting to appreciate the magnitude and wonder of the Ngorongoro Crater entirely on your own terms and schedule, there is Entamanu Private. Consisting of 4 glass, wood and stretched-canvas rooms with a backdrop of ancient acacia trees (2 of which are family units), this private highland retreat provides an exclusive crater experience.

Example Details For Entamanu Ngorongoro

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Tented Room
Includes: Game Package: Conservation/crater fees; 3 meals a day; drinks (except champagne and premium wines); morning/afternoon or full day game drives into the Crater with an Entamanu Ngorongoro guide; airstrip transfers; and a laundry service are included.

Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on guided walks.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Entamanu Ngorongoro Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival, and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 8 years and older are welcome. Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on guided walks.

Each room has indoor heating and en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water, double sinks and flush WCs. Down duvets and heaters provide warmth in the sleeping tents against the chilly nights, and the fronts can be opened to let in the breeze during the heat of the day.

The rooms at Entamanu Private all have gas stove heaters, verandahs with views over the Crater, and en-suite bathroom facilities.

The interiors are made of sustainably sourced wood and everything within the camp is locally sourced and made by talented Tanzanian artisans.

The camp consists of the communal dining area, lounge and bar. Battery charging facilities are available to use. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the main area.

Activities that are available include morning/afternoon or full day game drives into the Crater.

Activities that are available at an additional cost include guided walks and Masai cultural excursions.

A laundry service is included.

Entamanu Ngorongoro is open all year round.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on guided walks. The final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and camp manager.

Lamai Serengeti Camp

The Serengeti

Days 6 - 7: The Serengeti

Lamai Serengeti Camp Location Map

Lamai Serengeti sits tucked amongst the rocks of Kogakuria Kopje with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, just a few miles from where the wildebeest cross the Mara River. For roughly a quarter of the year, between late July and October, this is where you'll find the migration.

This area of lush, rolling grassland and tree-lined watercourses is the hub around which the Serengeti migration circulates. During the dry season, the herds mass on both banks of the Mara River, frequently crossing - and braving the crocs - in response to local weather patterns that only they seem to understand.

But even a brief visit to Lamai Serengeti at any time of year will demostrate that it's not all about the migration.

Unlike the southern plains of the Serengeti that dry out, forcing all but the hardiest of species to leave, this area remains lush and green. The resident game at Lamai Serengeti is spectacular. Plains game in the form of zebra, topi, gazelles, impala, buffalo and giraffe all frequent the area throughout the year. Lion are rarely far away and leopard, ever present, but always elusive, stalk the rocky kopjes and river lines. It is a true Serengeti safari experience - but without the people.

There are 12 open-fronted rooms, split between 2 separate lodges. The Main Lodge consists of 8 rooms and the smaller Private Lodge, which is booked exclusively for just one group at a time, has just 4 rooms.

All the rooms have their own private and spacious verandas spread within the rocks and all have been sited with spectacular views. All rooms have 24 hour power and en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold runing water (provided by a solar system).

Three of the rooms are suitable for families, as these have a master bedroom with adjoining twin rooms, making them perfect for guests travelling with children.

Each lodge has its own private bar and dining area plus a library/map room and its own natural rock swimming pool.

Example Details For Lamai Serengeti Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Tented Room
Includes: Game Package: Serengeti National Park fees; all meals; all drinks (excluding champagne and premium wines); a laundry service; airstrip transfers; and shared safari activities with a Lamai Serengeti Camp guide are included.

Only children aged 12 years and older can participate in walking activities.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Lamai Serengeti Camp Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 8 years and older are welcome at Main Lodge; and children aged 5 years and older are welcome at the Private Camp.

All rooms have a private balcony, verandah, 24 hour power, en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water, flush toilet and showers. The family rooms each have a master bedroom with an adjoining twin room.

The main guest areas include a lounge, bar and dining area, adjoining library, map room, and a swimming pool.

Guided bush walks can be arranged only when the grass is short and safe to walk through.

The nearest airstrip is Kogatende, which is a 30 minute game drive from the camp.

The camp is open from June to mid March.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Only children aged 12 years and older can participate in walking activities.

Xanadu Villas

Zanzibar

Days 8 - 12: Zanzibar

Xanadu Villas Location Map

Fifty minutes from exotic Stone Town and located on one of the finest beaches on the south-east coast of Zanzibar, Xanadu Villas offers a simple philosophy - and that is to celebrate life!

The retreat is devoted to providing a culinary safari for guests, and you are invited to fall in love with the food, culture and beauty of island living. You will have the opportunity to choose your own dining adventure, by deciding on your location for every meal. Dining in the restaurant with other guests, or nestled away in your private villa, or embracing the romantic beach or even carried away to a remote island - the experience is yours to create.

Guests can also enjoy range of activities from village and spice tours, where the local Zanzibari’s show their natural and cultural heritage, to adventures and water sports or a sunset cruise on Xanadu’s very own traditional Zanzibari Dhow. The Kiota Spa is nestled near the beach and offers manicures, pedicures and treatments either in the villas or the spa.

There are 6 villas in total, each with a unique set up and architecture. The villas surround a central pool and dining area, and are set within a tropical garden. Each villa is served by a private butler who will be there to assist you throughout the duration of your stay here. The villas can be rented individually, or the entire retreat is offered exclusively for up to 18 guests.

The one bedroom Kimwondo Villa has inside/outside sitting areas and features a spectacular rooftop with a plunge pool with views over the Indian Ocean. Mlima and Korongo Villas both have 2 bedrooms, private bathrooms, spacious lounge areas and private plunge pools.

The presidential Mbingu Villa is set on the beachfront and features 2 bedrooms with ocean view balconies, private bathrooms and sitting areas, a majestic lounge and 2 private plunge pools of which one is on the roof top.

Umande is a cosy one bedroom beachfront villa, and has inside and outside sitting areas, a private bathroom and plunge pool. Next to Umande is the one bedroom Alfajiri Villa - which is ideal for honeymooners. Situated on the beachfront, Alfajari offers a spacious lounge, a private plunge pool and a romantic balcony with views of the ocean.

Example Details For Xanadu Villas

Nights: 5 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Kimwondo Villa
Includes: All meals; drinks (soft drinks, beers, ciders, house spirits and house wines); guided water activities (sea kayaking, snorkelling, and stand up paddle boarding); and a private butler are included.
 
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Xanadu Villas Location.

Address

Xanadu Villas,Dongwe, South-East Coast

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival, and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 5 years and older are welcome.

Each villa features a private butler, outside showers, bathroom(s) with his and her sinks, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, over bed fans, mini fridges and music docking stations.

In addition the Korongo, Mlima, Alfajiri and Mbingu villas feature espresso machines, gas stoves, wine chillers and juice makers. Both the Umande and Kimwondo villas also have kettles.

The main resort has an outdoor pool, spa and a restaurant, as well as water sports facilities.

On-site activities include kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and snorkelling from Xanadu's beach.

Spa treatments are available either at the Kiota Spa or in your villa (additional cost). Products used by the therapists are from Africology or locally sourced and produced.

A laundry service is also available.

Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted.