Kili Villa

Arusha

Day 1: Arusha

Kili Villa Location Map

Kili Villa is located on a private golf and wildlife estate and offer a relaxing start or end to a safari in Tanzania. Located just outside Arusha, which is the gateway to some of Tanzania's best National Parks, Kili Villa also boasts access to Tanzania’s only 18 hole championship golf course. The property is located only 45 minutes from Arusha and Kilimanjaro International Airport, and within 15 minutes of the Arusha National Park.

There is plenty to do here - head off for a round of golf, take a tour of a fragrant coffee plantation in Arusha or work up a sweat hiking and canoeing around Kilimanjaro and Lake Duluti.

Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced rider, there is also an opportunity to enjoy a horse ride. Those with little riding experience can enjoy a gentle hack along dusty tracks where wildebeest and antelopes graze contentedly. Led by experienced guides, you can explore the meandering paths, spotting a rich array of wildlife along your way. Regularly seen is one of the most elegant mammals found in Tanzania, the gerenuk. The morning rides departs at 08:00 and the afternoon rides departs at 14:30, usually lasting around 2 hours. Riding times are flexible, however these are the best hours of the day to be out in the bush on horseback.

The main hotel has 10 bedrooms. There is a main guest lounge and dining area, and a swimming pool. Afternoon tea is served on the patio and sundowner cocktails can be enjoyed around the pool area.  After dinner, the fire beckons with the promise of a nightcap to wrap up your day at Kili Villa before retiring to your room ready to dream of Africa with the unique night sounds to lull you into a deep sleep.

In addition, 4 villas are ideal for families or groups travelling together, and are booked on an exclusive use basis. Villa Kudu can sleep up to 7 people; The Lodge, Villa Tembo Mtoni and Villa Agame Pacha can all sleep up to 10 people. All villas come with their own chef and team of housekeepers, and have a private swimming pool.

Example Details For Kili Villa

Nights: 1 Night
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Villa Room
Includes: Breakfast is included. Half Board and Full Board rates are available on request.
 
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Kili Villa Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 12:00 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 ground level of the main hotel consists of 4 downstairs bedrooms, one family bedroom and a twin room. There are also 2 upstairs bedrooms and 2 garden rooms. The hotel has 3 terraces, a swimming pool in the courtyard, and a garden fire pit. Room amenities include hairdryers, and swimming pool towels. One room has a refrigerator and kitchenette.

Villa Kudu has a master bedroom, a triple room and a double room. The villa also has a private terrace.

Villa Tembo Mtoni has 2 downstairs bedrooms (a master bedroom and a twin). There are 3 bedrooms upstairs, including a honeymoon suite. The villa also has 3 terraces.

Villa Agame Pacha has 2 downstairs bedrooms and 3 upstairs bedrooms. The villas has a private dining room, sitting area (both with their own fireplace) and 3 terraces.

The Lodge villa has a family room consisting of one mater and a triple room. In addition, there is also another triple room and a twin room. The villa has a large dining/sitting room, a separate sitting room with a fireplace, and 5 terraces for private dining.

All of the villa rooms are en-suite with a bath and shower.  Each villa has a private swimming in a garden courtyard and a garden firepit.

All of the villas have their own chef and housekeepers. The bedrooms all have mosquito nets, a fan, charging facilities, in-room safe and a desk. The rooms are serviced both in the morning and in the evening for turn down.

Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, tea and dinners in an assortment of locations ranging from the main dining room to the terrace, poolside and even bush dinners.

Activities that are available include horse riding, golf, tennis, canoeing trips and cultural excursions (additional cost).

Free Wi-Fi is provided in the hotel rooms and villas.

A laundry service is also available (additional cost).

Credit cards are accepted.

Oliver's Camp

Tarangire National Park

Days 2 - 3: Tarangire National Park

Oliver's Camp Location Map

Established by pioneer Paul Oliver in 1992, Oliver's Camp is situated in the remote south-eastern reaches of the Tarangire National Park. Reflecting the glory days of African safaris, the camp has a low-key simplicity enhanced by discreet creature comforts and truly welcoming hosts.

This relatively undeveloped Park - enjoyed by safari travellers looking to head a little off the beaten track - offers a welcome respite from the crowds of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Tarangire boasts large herds of elephant and buffalo, plus a large concentration of big cats and arguably the best bird diversity in East Africa with more than 500 species. During the dry season from August through to October, vast herds of wildlife migrate to the watery wetlands on the fringes of Oliver's Camp, and at this time, Tarangire boasts the highest concentration of mammals in any of Tanzania's renowned National Parks.

With a reputation for fantastic guiding, twice daily game drives in open game-viewing vehicles head out in the cooler mornings and evenings. The open vehicles have power points and are fitted with fridges to keep your drinks cool. Closed game-viewing vehicles are also available.

Walking safaris are, however, the absolute speciality of Oliver's Camp. The privilege of walking in these natural areas gives you an exhilarating feeling of adventure, and a safari on foot can take an hour or a whole morning or afternoon, depending on what you want to do.

There are 10 luxury tents at Oliver's Camp in total and all feature kingsized beds and en-suite bathrooms with a lovely outdoor shower with views of the surrounding area. The tents also have thatched roofs and private wooden desks with day beds. There is also one family tent specifically designed to accomodate 2 adults and 2 children. Larger than the usual tents, the emphasis here is on creating enough space to accommodate a family without anyone feeling too cramped.

In the main area, deep leather sofas invite you to relax and watch the restless wilderness beyond. Meals are taken communally in the dining room, while around the camp fire whiskies are poured and safari tales told late into the night.

Example Details For Oliver's Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Safari Tent
Includes: Game Package: Tarangire National Park fees; all meals; local branded beverages; shared twice daily safari game drives with an Olivers Camp guide; and a laundry service are included.

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

 
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Oliver's 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 6 years old and older are welcome. Families with children under 12 must book a private game-viewing vehicle.

The tents all feature king-sized beds, en-suite bathrooms with an outdoor shower, and views of the surrounding area. Hot water is always available and provided by solar heaters. The tents at Oliver's have thatched roofs, in-room safes, and private wooden decks with a day bed. The tents have the option of being twins and doubles, and there are also 2 triple tents available on request.

The main area has a large viewing deck, a lounge, communal dining room, breakfast deck, and a firepit. The camp has solar and generator power and battery charging facilities.

Activities offered at Oliver's Camp include game drives, night drives and walking safaris.

Other activities available at an additional cost include balloon safaris and fly camping.

The fly camp is typically booked as part of a walking safari or simply as an exclusive and private night away from the main camp. This small and intimate lightweight camp is a fantastic experience for those seeking something a little more adventurous.

Private vehicles are available at an additional cost.

A laundry service is included.

The Highlands

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Days 4 - 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Highlands Location Map

The Highlands redefines the Ngorongoro experience, raising the bar for low-impact yet high-style camps. Carefully positioned for maximum privacy high on the slopes of Olmoti Crater to the north of the Ngorongoro Crater, The Highlands strikes a perfect balance between a true wilderness experience and a stylish contemporary escape.

The Ngorongoro Crater is an iconic natural wonder of the world. The crater was formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago. The enclosed caldera is a thriving ecosystem in itself and home to some of the richest wildlife viewing in Africa, with an estimated 30,000 animals within the crater rim.

Other activities include climbing the Olmoti Crater for outstanding birding opportunities and magnificent views, descending the nearby Empakaai Crater to view the pink flamingoes on the soda lake on the crater floor, or visiting a neighouring village to meet the local Maasai people.

Inspiration for the 6 spacious canvas-and-glass domed suites was drawn from the traditional Masai bomas that dot the landscape. Each suite has floor-to-canvas-ceiling bay windows opening out onto spectacular views which reach all the way to the Serengeti. There is also a wood burning fireplace and plenty of cosy blankets and rugs for warmth in the colder months, and an en-suite bathroom with separate flush toilet and double-headed plumbed shower. Some also have a mezzanine floor where a third bed can be set up.

The main dome of the Family Tent is a standard double suite with a covered walkway leading to a smaller domed suite with twin beds and an en-suite shower room for the children. The Honeymoon dome emphasises privacy, rest and relaxation, with a kingsize bed, en-suite bathroom with a double headed shower, as well as wood burning fire place for warmth in the colder months. In addition, there is a seating area, large elevated deck, and an outdoor hot tub which looks out over the beautiful landscape of Ngorongoro.

At the heart of the camp is an authentic indoor fireplace designed to emulate the traditional East African campfire experience. Delve into the library or enjoy a drink from the extensive bar and unwind in comfort and style at the end of each rewarding day.

Example Details For The Highlands

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Tented Suite
Includes: Game Package: Crater fees; all meals; all drinks (except champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits); NCAA camping fees; a laundry service; scheduled game drives with a Highlands guide and lunch on the crater floor; Olmoti and Empakaai Crater hikes; a Masai cultural visit; and transfers to/from Manyara airstrip are included.

Children aged 16 years and older can visit the Olmoti and Empakaai craters.

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

 
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The Highlands 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 5 years and older are welcome. Children aged 16 years and older can visit the Olmoti and Empakaai craters.

All suites have en-suite bathrooms with hot running water, showers and flushing toilets, and wood-burning stoves for the cold winter evenings. In addition, the suites have Wi-Fi, a safe and a laundry service is also included.  

The camp consists of a lounge tent, extensive bar, communal dining tent and terrace.

The Highlands is approximately 4 hours drive from Arusha and 2 hours from Lake Manyara Airstrip, and just over an hour's drive to the entrance gate to the Ngorongoro Crater.

The Highlands offers a range of activities:

Olmoti climb
Starting directly from camp, the Olmoti climb follows an ancient Masai cattle trail through mountain forest, grasslands and rocky outcrops. Make the most of outstanding birding opportunities and the chance to see a vast array of butterfly species. At the top, you are rewarded with a magnificent view of the crater below. It is about a 2-3 hour round walk from the camp and back again.

Empakaai descent
Descend into the Empakaai crater accompanied by a ranger and walk to the sparkling soda lake on the crater floor, famous for the pink flamingos that congregate on its shores. Because of the camps proximity to Empakaai, it is the only property that gives you the opportunity to make this a half-day excursion.

Community and cultural visits
Spend the afternoon with the local Masai in one of the neighbouring villages to learn about the traditional way of life that has defined this corner of Africa for centuries. School visits may be possible depending on the time of year.

Ngorongoro Crater descent
Enjoy a game drive in one of the most game-rich areas in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater. Explore the vast 300 km2 floor with your guide and stop for lunch in a shady spot under the trees, maximising your time in this unforgettable landscape.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children aged 16 years and older can visit the Olmoti and Empakaai craters. The final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk to the Olmoti and Empakaai craters remains with the guide and camp manager.

Dunia Camp

The Serengeti

Days 6 - 7: The Serengeti

Dunia Camp Location Map

Tucked between the prime wildlife areas of central and southern Serengeti, the semi-permanent Dunia Camp combines elements of style and luxury with an incredible wildlife experience. Run by a team of only women, the camp's secluded setting in the Moru Kopjes is a tranquil retreat, and the area itself is one of the most scenic parts of the Serengeti.

Weathered wood, sturdy canvas and elegant linens make the mess tent comfortable and atmospheric, while brass hurricane lanterns add a flicker of traditional charm. Settle into one of the old leather armchairs and watch as the sun drops behind the iconic granite outcrops before sitting down for dinner in the beautiful mess tent or outdoors under the stars.

The Great Migration passes through at certain times of the year, but year round the region is also especially known for its abundance of lion, leopard and cheetah and the rare chance to see the illustrious black rhino.  Half day or full day game drives take guests across the plains in search of the Serengeti's wildlife, in the company of an experienced guide.

Guests can also book a memorable morning balloon safari during their stay here.

Dunia Camp has 8 spacious raised tents with fantastic views from the veranda where morning coffee can be enjoyed. The tents all feature king-sized beds and en-suite bathrooms.

The family tent consists of a main room with king-sized bed and a separate smaller room with 2 single beds. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with shower and share a large verandah with view out towards the kopjes.

Example Details For Dunia Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Safari Tent
Includes: Game Package: Serengeti National Park fees;all meals; all drinks (except champagne, cellar wines and premium brand spirits); a laundry service; scheduled open vehicle game drives; walking safaris; and transfers to/from Seronera Airstrip are included. A private vehicle with a driver-guide can be booked (minimum 2 days) - quote on request.

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

 
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Dunia 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 5 years and older are welcome. Walking safaris can be done by children of 16 years and over - children below this age can only participate in walks at the discretion of the guide.

Each tent has a king-sized bed (twin beds are available), en-suite bathroom with hot water safari bucket shower and flushing WC. There is also a safe in each tent, plus a USB charger and battery-charging facilities.

The camp has a lounge area, mess tent and viewing deck.

Activities available include twice daily game drives, bush breakfasts, picnics and dinners.

Balloon safaris can also be arranged (additional cost).

Dunia utilises both open vehicles (with canvas roof and canvas sides that can be rolled down if it rains) and closed vehicles (with closed sides but windows and roof hatches that allow you to stand). Rain ponchos and Masai blankets are available to keep you comfortable if it is wet or cold. All Dunia Camp vehicles have power points where you can recharge your devices, and are fitted with fridges to keep your drinks cool. Please note that guests who arrive with their own driver-guide will use their own vehicle for game drives, and NOT the Dunia Camp vehicles.

The camp is a 45 minute transfer from Seronera Airstrip.

A laundry service is included.

Matemwe Retreat

Zanzibar

Days 8 - 12: Zanzibar

Matemwe Retreat Location Map

Matemwe Retreat offers 4 exclusive private villas set high up on an outcrop amid palm trees, all with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean.

Days at Matemwe Retreat are all about indulgence, from the private butler catering to your every whim, to the chef stopping by each morning to discuss your preferred menu for the day. In the evening, savour dinner in your villa cooked by your private chef under the stars or stroll down to the main lodge for a seafood buffet in the open-air restaurant.

Stone Town is just 60 minutes from the villas, allowing for easy day trips into the winding streets of the historic town, and excursions to all corners of this fascinating island.

A 30 minute boat ride away is Mnemba Island and the world-renowned coral reef that provides some of the most spectacular diving and snorkelling in the world. Here you will have a good chance of seeing turtles and wild dolphins, in addition to the colourful reed fish that dart around the coral.

Other water-based activites include kite surfing, stand up paddleboarding, and sailing trips.

The 4 villas are set just metres from the Indian Ocean and are situated above a small beach which is shared by all guests staying here.

The villas were constructed by local craftsmen using local materials wherever possible - walls were made of local stone and the roof of Makuti thatch. Most of the furniture was made from locally produced coconut wood, while the soft furnishings were produced by Zanzibari women.

The ground floor of each villa features a private bar area, air conditioned bedroom and a bathroom with double basins, shower and a large oversized bathtub overlooking out towards the ocean.

A spacious veranda with a comfortable couch and large hammock is the perfect spot to unwind and watch the fishing dhows return from their day at sea. The private roof terrace hosts a plunge pool complete with both sun and shade decks.

Example Details For Matemwe Retreat

Nights: 5 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Private Villa
Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner; tea/coffee, water, and all drinks (except cellar wines and premium brand champagne and spirits); a laundry service; snorkelling with boat (one trip per person); guided reef walks; and guided cultural village walks are included. PLEASE NOTE: The rate excludes the US$1 per person per night Infrastructure Levy - this is payable directly to the hotel upon check out.
 
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Matemwe Retreat Location.

Address

Matemwe Retreat,Along Matemwe Beach, North-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 of any age are welcome.

The villas all have their own private terrace with a personal bar and plunge pool. They also have king sized beds, air conditioning, an in-room safe, butler service and complimentary Wi-Fi.   

The spa offers a great range of wellbeing treatments and massages either at the spa or in the comfort of your room (additional cost).

The open-air restaurant sits just above the ocean, with magnificent views of the palm-fringed beach and gently rocking dhows. Seafood is a speciality of the house, and all produce is bought daily from local fishermen and markets.

The swimming pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and there is also a poolside bar.

Activities available include kayaking, reef walks, kite-surfing, sailing trips, fishing, visits to the local village, and snorkelling at the famous reefs of Mnemba Atoll. As with many sea-based activities, timing is governed by the tides and water levels.

Activities that are available for an additional charge include dhow trips, visits to Stone Town and spice tours.

Scuba diving courses can also be arranged (additional cost).

A laundry service is included.

Credit cards are accepted.

Tanzania has a large Muslim population on the island of Zanzibar. Modesty of dress is expected when outside the hotel's grounds. Trousers are entirely acceptable, but short skirts and bare arms should be avoided. Scarves must be worn over the head (and shoes removed) when entering a mosque.