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The next couple of pages show a summary of the itinerary, and then there is a page on each place that is included.
Important travel information for visitors to Tanzania is included at the back of this document.
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Holiday Title: Get Away From It All
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Tanzania for 10 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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Holiday Title: Get Away From It All
Passengers: 2 Adults
Arrive into Dar es Salaam Airport. Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall. You will be met here by our representative and assisted with the check in for your flight across to Ruaha.
Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Mwalimu Julius K Nyerere Intl (DAR) to Ruaha Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met at the airstrip by your camp vehicle and transferred to your camp. Ruaha River Lodge is set on one of the most stunning stretches of the Great Ruaha River. You can see game throughout the day from the comfort of your veranda - there can surely be few other camps as perfectly situated.
Ruaha National Park
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip, where you will board a flight back to Dar es Salaam.
Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Ruaha Airstrip to Mwalimu Julius K Nyerere Intl (DAR) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met from your flight and assisted with the connection with your onward flight to Zanzibar.
Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Mwalimu Julius K Nyerere Intl (DAR) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
Once you have collected your luggage, make your way out of the Arrivals Hall, where you will be met outside by your driver holding a sign with your name - there is normally a mass of drivers waiting so be prepared to search for the right sign board. You will then transferred to your beach hotel.
Sunshine Hotel is located in Matemwe on the north-east coast of Zanzibar. Set right on the unspoiled white sandy beach, lined with palm trees and washed by warm, turquoise waters of Indian Ocean, it's a perfect getaway from every-day life.
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.
Ruaha River Lodge, situated in the remote Ruaha National Park, occupies a unique and privileged position set around a series of rocky kopjes in a bend of the great Ruaha River, blending seamlessly into its surroundings and affording views up and down the river. Game is drawn to the river from the neighboring hills and with resident hippos and crocs there is always plenty of action to watch.
Covering nearly 13,000 sq km, the Ruaha National Park is renowned for its undisturbed wildlife and stunning, rugged scenery.
Game driving is the predominant activity in the Ruaha National Park. The Park has a vast network of all weather roads, so large tracts of the park are accessible to visitors. Not only does this increase the chance of seeing more animals, it also disperses the vehicles more evenly around the park so that you will not meet many other vehicles.
Your highly trained guide will lead you to an abundance of sightings, including leopard, lion, cheetah and hunting dog, not to mention several rare species including greater and lesser kudu, roan and sable antelopes.
The 20 riverside en-suite 'bandas' are designed to blend seamlessly into the surroundings. The local stone and thatch rooms have minimal impact on the environment and game viewing from your veranda is a relaxing and enthralling option.
The lodge has 2 separate dining and bar areas servicing 10 rooms each, thus maintaining a personalized small camp atmosphere in each.
Drinks around a campfire on the river bank or high up in the elevated bar with its spectacular views up and down the river is the perfect way to end the day.
|Room:||1 x Banda|
|Includes:||All meals; Reserve/Concession fees; a laundry service; and shared safari activities are included.
Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.
Sunshine Hotel is located in Matemwe on the north-east coast of Zanzibar. Eco friendly, stylish and cosy, the hotel was carefully designed to create a unique chilled-out ambiance to make you feel happy and relaxed. Set right on an unspoiled white sandy beach, lined with palm trees and washed by warm, turquoise waters of Indian Ocean, it's a perfect getaway from everyday life.
You can relax on your room balcony or veranda, cool down with a refreshing drink by the swimming pool or chill out on the comfortable traditional benches in the lounge area. The restaurant serves a wide variety of delicious food, and the menu is changed daily so you will not get bored!
Diving on Zanzibar offers you a stunning underwater world with schools of tropical reef fish, turtles, dolphins, nudibranchs and beautiful hard and soft coral formations. The diving is done mainly around the Mnemba Atoll which is regarded as the best diving area on Zanzibar. The hotel uses a PADI dive centre which offers daily diving and snorkelling trips to Mnemba and other north-east coast reefs - the centre is situated inside the Sunshine Marine Lodge (sister hotel) and free transfers are provided.
In every room you will find a comfortable queensize bed with a large mosquito net, and a private bathroom with shower and W/C. The rooms do not have air-conditioning, as they were designed to use the ocean breeze to cool down the rooms. All rooms do have a ceiling fan, however. There are 15 rooms in total.
The 12 Sunshine Suites are located in 3 bungalows surrounded by the tropical garden, and each has either a spacious balcony or veranda.
The Honeymoon Suite is located right on the beach, and has its own garden with a beach banda and a plunge pool on the veranda. The Blue Breeze Suite is situated on the first floor above the Honeyumoon Suite, with a spacious terrace and great views over the ocean.
Finally, the Garden Suite and the Garden Deluxe Suite are also set in the gardens.
|Room:||1 x Sunshine Suite|
|Includes:||Breakfast is included. Half Board rates available on request. PLEASE NOTE: The rate excludes the US$1 per person per night Infrastructure Levy - this is payable directly to the hotel upon check out. For stays over Peak Period (20 December - 10 January) there is a minimum 5 night stay and Half Board is mandatory.|
Holders of the following passports require a visa to enter Tanzania when travelling as a tourist: United Kingdom; United States of America; Canada; Australia; New Zealand; Belgium; Netherlands; Italy; France; Germany; Spain; Ireland. If you are a passport holder from another country, please contact your local Tanzania High Commission or Embassy for up-to-date visa requirements.
Visas are issued at any Tanzania Embassy, online via the Tanzania Immigration website https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/ or on arrival - please note that getting a visa on arrival can take a substantial amount of time and if possible, we would advise getting your visa online prior to travel. Single entry visas obtained at port of entry currently cost USD 50 per person (but USD 100 per person for US Nationals) - costs all subject to change - and the cost is payable in USD cash only. We recommend small denominations of dollars as officials are not in the position to give change. Please note that if you are applying online, you need to allow 2-3 weeks to receive your visa, and Embassy applications can take longer. American nationals applying online MUST select Multiple Entry Visa type. Online or Embassy visa applications for minors under 18 years travelling alone or with only one parent/legal guardian must also be accompanied by a consent letter, jointly signed by both parents or legal guardians approving the travel. NOTE: Zanzibar Airport is referred to as Abeid Amani Karume International Airport on the online visa application. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Tanzania and have sufficient blank pages for entry/exit stamps (AT LEAST 4 consecutive pages).
PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with current passport and visa requirements.
You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to Tanzania.
To help prevent diarrhoea, avoid tap water – drink only bottled water and use bottled water for tooth brushing, and avoid ice made with tap water – and only eat fruit or vegetables that are cooked or can be peeled. To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.
There is a risk of malaria in all areas of Tanzania and Zanzibar - check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. Dengue fever can also be transmitted via mosquito bites. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.
Tsetse flies are found throughout most of Tanzania's Northern and Southern Parks, especially in wooded areas. There have been some cases of sleeping sickness occurring after a tsetse fly bite, although these are mainly amongst farmers/locals who have repeated exposure to bites. However, the fly can still deliver a painful bite, so it is advisable to take necessary precautions - don't wear dark colours, especially black and blue (including denim), wear long-sleeved clothing/trousers, and don't walk through bushes during the hottest part of the day.
Tanzania is not listed as a yellow fever endemic country, however, in accordance with International Health Regulations, Tanzania requires all travellers over one year of age to present a yellow fever vaccination certificate on arrival if (a) they are arriving from a yellow fever risk country; (b) they have been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of a yellow fever risk country; (c) they have left the airport whilst on transit in a yellow fever risk country. These countries include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
PLEASE NOTE: Although Tanzania is not listed as a Yellow Fever endemic country, Zanzibar immigration officials MAY ask to see Yellow Fever vaccination certificates or exemption certificates upon arrival from the Tanzania mainland. We would therefore suggest that if your holiday includes both mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar, each traveller considers getting/travelling with a Yellow Fever certificate to avoid any complications upon arrival at Zanzibar.