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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: Exceptional Luxury
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Tanzania for 12 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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Holiday Title: Exceptional Luxury
Passengers: 2 Adults
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 Villa is located on a private wildlife estate and offers 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 can be enjoyed around the swimming pool before dinner is served.
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 to Manyara.
Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Arusha (ARK) to Manyara Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met at the airstrip by a guide from Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and transferred to the lodge, arriving in time for lunch followed by a free afternoon to relax and enjoy the scenery from your room.
Steeped in romance, each stilted, handcrafted banana thatch suite at AndBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is adorned with graceful antiques and unforgettable opulence. Your en-suite bathroom features a huge shower and chandelier-lit bathtub, while floor-to-ceiling windows ensure breathtaking views from all around.
Set off early this morning on your game drive into the Ngorongoro Crater. Over 30,000 animals live within this enormous natural bowl, the most densely packed concentration of wildlife in Africa. Watch out for wildebeest, elephant, lion, zebra and hyena to name a few of the species that can be found here. The crater is also home to black rhino - a rare sighting in Tanzania! Around the lake you may find flocks of pelican, ibis and flamingos. Explore every inch of the caldera floor, with a break to enjoy a picnic lunch, before heading back to the lodge mid to late afternoon.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip, where you will board you flight to the Serengeti National Park's Western Corridor.
Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Manyara Airstrip to Grumeti Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met at the airstrip by a guide from Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp, and transferred to the camp.
Wildlife viewing at AndBeyond Grumeti Serengeti National Park is truly exceptional. The camp's location on a tributary of the Grumeti River means that it is ideally positioned for sightings of dramatic river crossings when the famous Great Wildebeest Migration is in the area. However, the wildlife experience can be just as spectacular when the Migration is not nearby, as there is a staggering density of year-round wildlife in this part of the Park, and relatively few tourists encountered on game drives. While the camp itself is sheltered in the riverside thickets and provides beautiful views of a river bend inhabited by hippo, game drives venture out into the wide open plains, where guests can enjoy the Serengeti landscapes in open 4x4 safari vehicles with canvas canopies.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip where you will board your flight to the central Serengeti area.
Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Grumeti Airstrip to Seronera Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Four Seasons Safari Lodge.
Deep within Africa's finest game reserve, the Four Seasons Safari Lodge welcomes you to a sanctuary of comfort. Get up close and intimate with lions, leopards and elephants - yet always feel safe and pampered. Experience morning and afternoon thrilling Serengeti game drives with fellow guests, and inbetween drives, relax in the infinity-edge pool and watch elephants gather for a drink at the watering hole below.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip where you will board your next flight to Zanzibar.
Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Seronera Airstrip to Arusha (ARK) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be assisted to connect to your onward flight to Zanzibar.
Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Arusha (ARK) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met by an AndBeyond representative at the airport, who will accompany you to your transfer vehicle. AndBeyond Mnemba Island is then reached by a 90 minute drive from the airport through the lush spice plantations that cover Zanzibar Island. Guests wade knee-deep in the balmy ocean waters to board a waiting boat for a 20 minute crossing to a warm island reception.
Exclusive yet unpretentious, AndBeyond Mnemba Island is an award-winning private beach paradise. Ten beachside bandas overlook a pristine coral reef (a scuba diver's delight) at this romantic, private hideaway. From snorkelling, swimming and kayaking to massages on the beach and simply doing nothing at all, there is something for everyone at AndBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge.
You will need to check out of your room this morning but you can remain at the beach resort and use all the facilities until you are collected for your transfer back to the airport. Alternatively, if you have an evening flight, the beach resort may be able to arrange a late check out for you (additional cost and payable directly to the resort) subject to the availability of the room.
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.
|Room:||1 x Villa Room|
|Includes:||Breakfast is included. Half Board and Full Board rates are available on request.|
AndBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has one of the best positions - it is situated right on the rim of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, with breathtaking views across the plains and down into the volcanic crater itself. With ever-changing views as mists swirl and clouds scurry over the huge wildlife cauldron below, the location is truly breathtaking.
Due to the time that it takes to descent to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, only one daily game drive is conducted. Guests leave in the early morning in closed safari vehicles with pop-up roofs, accompanied by an expert ranger.
A scenic drive to the crater floor allows plenty of time to admire the spectacular views. The road descends through the lush forests that blanket the rim and upper slopes of the Crater, where buffalo and elephant may be spotted. Once inside the crater, game drives explore the grassy crater floor, the haunting fever tree forest, the banks of Lake Magadi, as well as the marshes that surround it. Thanks to the incredible density of wildlife in the crater, this is one of the few game drives where guests can reasonably expect to see all the members of the Big 5 in a single drive.
Divided into 3 camps, 30 suites with banana leaf ceiling and grass roofs provide an intimate and exclusive experience. An eclectic blend of teak panelling, Victorian furnishings and whimsical African touches creates a sumptuous atmopshere that is as elegant and unique as the crater itself. Leather chairs recline in front of a lit fireplace and raw silk curtains screen a private veranda. Even the gigantic bathtub set under its hand-beaded chandelier and the massive round shower offer tantalising glimpses of the world's most famous caldera.
Each camp has its own main sitting and dining areas for guests, with private butlers who provide warm, personal service.
The family suite features 2 suites linked via a closed walkway, which allows access between the two rooms while still maintaining complete privacy.
|Room:||1 x Safari Suite|
|Includes:||Game Package: 3 meals daily; soft drinks, house wines, local beer, tea/coffees; safari activities with a Ngorongoro Crater Lodge guide; refreshments on lodge activities; emergency evacuation insurance; airstrip transfers; all Conservation/crater fees; 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.
AndBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp sits in a remote corner of the mighty Serengeti, right on the banks of a bywater of the Grumeti River.
As dawn breaks over the Serengeti, a gentle tap on your door will wake you to the delights of a new day. Set out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle in the company of your guide - if the Great Migration is passing through the area, your guide will catch up with it and attempt to catch the hundreds upon thousands of wildebeest and zebra as they bravely cross the Grumeti River, risking the jaws of some of Africa's largest crocodiles.
Even if the Migration is not in the area, the Grumeti region has excellent resident game. The area is particularly rich in predators, and massive lion prides and extensive clans of hyena numbering up to a hundred are frequently spotted. The river also attracts large herds of buffalo and elephant, while the open plains are the ideal habitat for cheetah. Riverside drives are bound to spot the massive crocodiles that the Grumeti River is renowned for, while birders will be amazed by the number of endemic species found here. The thickets near the camp are home to colobus monkeys, which cannot be seen anywhere else in the Serengeti, and this area also plays host to a far lesser known migration, which sees large numbers of topi antelope move across the plains.
After lunch back at the lodge, head off again in search of the wildlife in the cooler late afternoon. The herds head out to drink before settling down for the night, while the predators are warming up for the night's hunting.
The camp sits among tall evergreen trees right at the water's edge. The 10 flamboyant safari tents are a blaze of colour inside, with quirky touches and tongue-in-cheek surprises. Al fresco showers are open to the sun and stars, while the calls of hippo provide a nightly serenade. There is also one family unit that can accommodate 2 adults and 3 children, consisting of 2 luxury tents that are connected by an enclosed walkway made of wood and canvas.
The main guest areas consist of a colourful open-fronted sitting and dining area and domed bar, all adorned with Yoruba beaded artefacts. Traditional jikos (fires) and outdoor ovens produce mouth watering aromas and dinner under a billion stars. The spacious decks are perfect for sundowners overlooking the river, and romantic private dinners at the swimming pool can be arranged for any special occasion.
|Room:||1 x Safari Tent|
|Includes:||Game Package: Serengeti National Park fees; all meals; soft drinks, house wines, local beer, tea/coffee; emergency evacuation insurance; airstrip transfers; safari activities with a Grumeti Serengeti Tented 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.
Located in the heart of the Central Serengeti's wide open plains where Africa's Big 5 roam across the endless landscape, you will find the exclusive Four Seasons Safari Lodge. Perched on a series of elevated platforms and walkways, the lodge is set next to an active waterhole, where you can watch the wildlife coming down to drink during the day from the main viewing deck or even from your room balcony.
Fuel up before your morning game drive with a breakfast buffet filled with locally sourced, African-inspired flavours and international favourites. Enjoy lunch while drinking in the sweeping views of the Serengeti while sharing platters of African tapas, homemade pizzas or fresh salads, then head out for an afternoon game drive. As the sun sets over the Serengeti, return to the lodge for a sundowner drink in the bar, before joining other guests in the Boma for an authentic African feast around an open-air firepit, or take your pick from live cooking stations in the main restaurant.
The unique Discovery Centre is part museum and part lecture theatre, offering an interactive experience where you can learn about the wildlife, history and people of the Serengeti. Situated in the main building, the Centre's focal point is an interactive map of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, which highlights the movements of the Great Migration.
There are 77 spacious guest rooms, suites and private villas to suit everyone. Local textiles and artwork, four-poster beds with mosquito netting and elevated, open-air sundecks help keep you in constant touch with the Serengeti, without sacrificing the modern comforts of air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and high-speed internet. Thanks to infrared cameras, you are notified on your bedroom television when animals are approaching the watering hole, which means you’ll never miss out on seeing elephants, herds of buffalo or troops of baboons playing in their natural habitat.
Inbetween game drives, relax around the free-form infinity pool, enjoy a spa treatment, go on a guided bush walk, or work out in the fitness centre.
For an additional cost, what better way to take in the stunning Serengeti landscape than from the air? Wake up early and depart for an hour-long, sunrise, hot-air balloon flight over the savannah, followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush.
|Room:||1 x Savannah Water Hole View|
|Includes:||Game Package: Serengeti National Park fees; all meals; beverages, local wines, spirits and local beers; airstrip transfers; shared twice daily game drives with a Four Seasons Safari Lodge guide; and complimentary internet up to 2 devices per room are included.|
Exclusive yet unpretentious, AndBeyond Mnemba Island is an award-winning private beach paradise just off the north-east coast of Zanzibar.
Just 1.5 km (less than a mile) in circumference, Mnemba is surrounded by an atoll of breathtaking coral reefs and boasts some of Africa’s most magnificent dive sites.The calm azure seas surrounding the island offer irresistible snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and permanent swimming directly from the beach.
This exquisite private island, with its white coral beaches, is renowned as one of the most romantic ocean destinations in the world, offering a privacy and rustic exclusivity unparalleled on the African coastline.
Thatched dining, sitting and bar areas boast beautiful open views of the beach and spectacular vistas of Zanzibar beyond. Lunch is often served on large wooden carved Zanibari platters while romantic candlelit dinners are served on the beach.
The turtle season peaks between April and August (however, laying can occur year round) and these prehistoric creatures can be seen laying their eggs on the beaches. Within 9 weeks, the beaches are filled with tiny turtle hatchlings, ready to start their incredible journey.
The 10 beachside bandas overlook a pristine coral reef, and all have direct access to the beach. A covered walkway leads to a shuttered en-suite bathroom with a huge glass-beaded shower curtain. Built-in barazas on the verandas are the perfect spot for afternoon siestas, and the private beach salas feature traditional Zanzibari loungers, ideal for many hours spent on the beach.
In addition, Mnemba Island has one family banda consisting of 2 bandas situated within close proximity to one another and can accommodate a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children).
|Room:||1 x Banda - Fly Me to Mnemba offer applied|
|Includes:||All meals; tea/coffee, soft drinks, house wines and local beer; water sports at Mnemba island (scuba diving, 2 dives per day, full PADI certificate, snorkelling, kayaking, fly fishing, sundowners, dhow cruise and wind surfing); emergency evacuation insurance; flight between Arusha and Zanzibar; return transfers between Zanzibar shore meeting point/Mnemba Island; and a laundry service are included.|
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.