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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.
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Holiday Title: An Authentic African Experience
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Tanzania for 12 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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Holiday Title: An Authentic African Experience
Passengers: 2 Adults
You will then be transferred to Arusha, where you can relax before beginning your safari adventure in the 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 a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a tour of the Burka Coffee Estate, followed by an alfresco lunch in the garden.
After lunch, you will be chauffeured to Arusha Airport for your 20 minute flight to Kuro Airstrip in the Tarangire National Park.
SkySafari (Light Aircraft): Fly from Arusha (ARK) to Kuro Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
On arrival at the airstrip, the Tarangire Treetops team will meet you for an afternoon game drive in Tarangire National Park. The Tarangire National Park is especially renowned for its large herds of elephants, tree climbing lions, huge pythons, its herds of oryx which are regularly seen, and also for its rock paintings which were done by early man tens of thousands of years ago.
You will then be driven to Tarangire Treetops. As you arrive at the lodge, you are immediately greeted by a blaze of colour and a host of smiles all of which belong to the local Masai tribesmen who have become part of the enchanting story that is Tarangire Treetops, sitting serenely on the border of the Tarangire National Park. Tarangire Treetops comprises of 20 rooms all of which are elevated above the ground affording views over the tops of surrounding marula and baobab trees.
Tarangire National Park
After breakfast at Treetops you will enjoy a full day of activities including, game drives, a game-walk, visit to an authentic Masai village, sundowners atop Sunset Hill and a night game drive. Lunch and dinner will be served at Treetops.
After breakfast you will enjoy a morning game drive through Tarangire National Park, stopping at leisure for a picnic lunch on your way to Kuro Airstrip.
SkySafari (Light Aircraft): Fly from Kuro Airstrip to Manyara Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
On arrival 20 minutes later, the team from The Manor at Ngorongoro will meet you and transfer you to The Manor where you will arrive in time for high tea.
Located adjacent to the famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area and set within a 1,500 acre Arabica coffee estate, The Manor is reminiscent of an elegant farm home in the Cape Dutch style architecture. Every detail of The Manor has been designed with its guests' comfort in mind. Each of the cottages has been carefully positioned to maximise the views of the adjacent verdant hills but at the same time to maintain the intimacy and privacy of this old-world Manor home.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Set off early this morning on your game drive down into the Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is on many peoples 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. Explore every inch of the caldera floor, stopping for a picnic lunch before heading back to The Manor, arriving in time for evening cocktails followed by dinner.
After breakfast, transfer to Lake Manyara and safari through the lake en-route to the airstrip.
After lunch you will be driven back to the Manyara Airstrip for your onward flight to the Serengeti.
SkySafari (Light Aircraft): Fly from Manyara Airstrip to Serengeti Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
On arrival you will be met by the Migration Camp team. The afternoon will be spent on a game drive to witness first-hand one of the world's most amazing wildlife events as migrating herds of wildebeest and zebra cross the Northern Serengeti plains in search of greener grazing land.
You will arrive at Serengeti Migration Camp in time for sundowners followed by dinner. Serengeti Migration Camp is the embodiment of the 'camp' experience. Located next to the famous Grumeti River which is home to resident hippos that bark and wallow their days away, Serengeti Migration Camp has become synonymous with low-impact high-action game viewing in a landscape that is untouched since the dawn of time. Each of the tents is surrounded by its own 360-degree verandah deck, which in turn creates your very own private sanctuary to enjoy the constant game sightings and the ever-present sounds of the bush.
After breakfast you will spend the full day exploring the vast Serengeti. Enjoy a bush lunch, after which the afternoon will be spent game viewing again. The Serengeti is probably one of the most famous safari destinations in the world, and offers what many people consider to be some of the best game viewing in Africa. You will return to Serengeti Migration Camp in time for sundowners and dinner.
After breakfast explore along the banks of the great Grumeti River on a guided game walk. Thereafter enjoy a leisurely lunch and a game drive en-route to the airstrip for you onward flight to Arusha.
SkySafari (Light Aircraft): Fly from Serengeti Airstrip to Arusha (ARK) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be assisted with the connection onto your next flight across to the exotic island of Zanzibar.
Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Arusha (ARK) 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 destination.
Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar is a tranquil sanctuary that has established a reputation as the top hideaway in Zanzibar. Set among 50 acres of tropical lush gardens and overlooking a pristine private beach and bay, each villa has wide-arched glassless windows offering spectacular views over the Indian Ocean, as well as a private plunge pool. All your needs are attended to by your private 'Guest Ambassador'.
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, arriving in time to check in for your flight home. Alternatively, if you have an evening flight, the hotel can arrange a late check out for you (additional cost and payable directly to the hotel) subject to the availability of the villa.
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.
|Room:||1 x Plantation Room|
|Includes:||Breakfast is included.|
On the path of an annual elephant migration, Tarangire Treetops sits alone in a private game reserve bordering the Tarangire National Park amid rolling, baobab-studded hills with views to Lake Manyara.
Encasing an impressive baobab tree, the spacious and tranquil dining room, reception and lounge overlook the swimming pool and waterhole that sees a steady flow of wild animal visitors.
The area has all the same species of wildlife as the Tarangire National Park, including leopard, lion, cheetah, lion and buffalo. The lodge has a magical, adventurous and exotic feel, appealing to the childlike senses of fun and awe, and it exudes a timeless essence.
With the natural beauty of the hills and dry river beds begging to be explored, guests can enjoy guided walking safaris, day or night time game drives and the enchantment of bush dining. To get into the Tarangire National Park itself takes about an hour, however being located in a wildlife area adjacent to the park your game drive begins as soon you are in the vehicle. Experienced rangers whose knowledge of the bush is legendary accompany all ventures.
The camp also offers a special trail for mountain biking.
The 20 en-suite tree houses are all equipped with an exotic double shower en-suite bathrooms and private verandas that have sweeping views over the surrounding bush. Each tree house is distinctively and lavishly furnished, with natural materials that are blended with contemporary African decor.
Each room offers a unique an special view, oriented to enjoy the sunset it the evening, sunrise inthe morning or affording a view over the waterhole and animal trail in front of the lodge.
|Room:||1 x Tree House - Game Package|
|Includes:||Game Package: Wildlife Management Area fees; all meals; beverages (excluding premium brands); conservation fee; a laundry service; airstrip transfers; and shared game viewing activities with a Tarangire Treetops guide are included.
Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.
The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most breathtakingly impressive sights to behold in Africa. Eighteen kilometers in diameter, the crater is a caldera formed at a time of volcanic eruption, and now home to an abundance of wildlife. Whether standing on the lip or driving through the grassy-plains of plentiful game inside, Ngorongoro Crater is magnificent from any angle. The rim of the crater is a lush, dewy mountain forest, met by leafy green coffee plantations sweeping up the slopes.
The Manor is nestled into one of these coffee plantations, very close to the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, allowing unhindred access to a day spent exploring this natural wonder. With its luxurious cottage suites and magnificent Manor House, your stay here will be a lavish experience fusing impeccable East African safari hospitality with old world opulence.
For those looking to relax, The Manor has a full spa, and an inviting swimming pool. For those looking to be more active, there is a stable of horses and ponies suitable for most levels by which to explore the surrounding coffee plantations and countryside. Guests can also take a tour of the working coffee estate to learn more about the world's most famous morning beverage, or hire a mountain bike to explore the surrounding gardens and coffee estate at leisure. And there is not a better way to end your day here other than enjoying an incomparable dinner in The Manor's restaurant followed by a deeply restful night in a cottage that has been designed with your comfort solely in mind.
Each Manor Cottage Suite has its own private entrance and adjoining private sun terrace. A double open-front log-burning fireplace divides a room interior that mirrors the traditional Cape Dutch architecture. The en-suite bathroom has a Victorian-style claw-footed bath, as well as twin vanity basins and large 'rainfall' shower.
The Stable Cottage has 3 guest bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. An expansive living area incorporates a lounge area, TV room and dining room. Guests can dine privately in the accommodation, and be thoroughly immersed in the enjoyment of those all too rare family holidays.
|Room:||1 x Manor Suite - Game Package|
|Includes:||Game Package: Ngorongoro Conservation Area fees; all meals; soft drinks, beer, house wine, and selected spirits (excluding champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs and single malt whiskeys); a laundry service; transfers from/to Manyara Airstrip to The Manor at Ngorongoro; and safari activities including shared game drives with a Manor guide in Ngorongoro Crater or Lake Manyara; a bush hamper lunch and sundowners are included.|
Hidden among the rocky outcrops or kopjes of the vast, internationally renowned Serengeti Plains is the Serengeti Migration Camp, which exudes a decadence reminiscent of old Africa. The camp is located next to the famous Grumeti River which is home to resident hippos that bark and wallow their days away,
Although the camp has a colonial feel, it is also very open and rustic, and has managed to maintain a balance between being natural and in touch with its surroundings, whilst also having a very stylish edge.
The split level main guest lounge, cigar bar, restaurant, sundecks and swimming pool are perched among the outcrops and overlook the vast and rugged landscapes that are home to the world's greatest mammal migration.
The dining experience at Serengeti Migration Camp is on a separate deck overlooking the Ndasiata Hills and the Grumeti River. Dine under canvas or al-fresco under the brilliant African skies.
This area of the Serengeti is especially exciting to visit during the months of July and August, or possibly around November, when the great wildebeest migration is likely to be in the area.
The camp offers morning and an afternoon game drives, but you can also head out with a packed lunch for a full day safari as well, giving you the chance to explore further and deeper into the National Park.
Another great way to explore the stunning diversity of the Serengeti is on foot, where you will be accompanied by a professional walking Safari Guide who knowledge of local flora, fauna, culture and history is unmatched.
Richly furnished throughout, the 20 spacious and luxurious tents have been carefully placed to provide privacy and blend into the surrounding bushveld. Surrounded by a 360 degree veranda deck, each guest tent also overlooks the Grumeti River and its resident hippos.
|Room:||1 x Safari Tent - Game Package|
|Includes:||Game Package: Serengeti National Park fees; concession fees; all meals; beverages (excluding premium brands); laundry; airstrip transfers; and shared game viewing activities with a Migration Camp guide are included.
Children under the age of 16 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.
Kilindi Zanzibar, comprising of a series of white-domed Pavilion guest rooms all set in 50 acres of lush tropical gardens, is a rarity in the world of luxury boutique hotels. Originally designed for Benny Andersson - one of the members of the 1970s pop group Abba - Kilindi achieves the perfect marriage between Scandinavian minimalism and the dramatic architectural overtones of Middle Eastern heritage, whilst encouraging an open 'barefoot and back-to-nature' ambiance throughout.
Kilindi provides a variety of intimate dining possibility, from the absolute privacy of your pavilion to a table on the pristine white beach which runs the length of the property.
A 'waterfall' bar with the Main Pavilion overlooks a large 25 metre infinity pool which itself affords views out across the sparkling warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
Tucked away in a peaceful corner of Kilindi’s tropical gardens is the Kilindi Spa, offering a range of treatments in a serene and elegant setting to improve well-being and enhance relaxation.
Guest can enjoy a range of activities including diving, snorkelling, spice farm tours, a visit to Stone Town and dhow cruises all of which can be arranged by the hotel at an additional cost.
In each of the 15 Pavilion Suites, white wooden-slatted shutters embrace wide-arched glassless windows each affording spectacular views over the Indian Ocean. This same openness allows the gentle ocean breeze to waft throughout each of the rooms and carry with it the delightful soundtrack of Kilindi's colourful birdlife. Each Pavillion is set in its own private tropical gardens and served by a dedicated butler
The Pavilions also have their very own private plunge pool, and a separate but extraordinary 'rainfall' shower room, which provide not only a spectacular view to the Ocean but the liberating sensation of being 'at one with nature'.
|Room:||1 x Villa|
|Includes:||All meals; soft drinks, beer, house wine and selected spirits; paddle boarding and kayaking; and a laundry service 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.|
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.