Tanzania celebrates its authenticity with this romantic 13-day journey through the north and south. Safari, beach, culture, mountain...it's an intimate trip, connected by light aircraft and enhanced by secluded accommodation in the country's renowned hinterland. Blending iconic impressions with off the beaten track exclusivity, this is both a journey into ancient animal kingdoms and a meander through a millennium of history and culture.
Moshi - Arrival in Moshi, Tanzania
An early evening arrival brings you into Kilimanjaro International Airport, Northern Tanzania. If you're lucky, gaze through the window and the mountain summit will be visible, shimmering white and dominating an iconic looking African bushland. Kilimanjaro International Airport is small and relaxed, a gentle introduction to Tanzania just 45 minutes outside Moshi. You'll be met at arrivals and transferred to a lodge on the edge of Moshi Town, one that's nestled in the foothills of the mountain and surrounded by an awning of green.
Moshi - Exploring the Foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro
Lake Manyara - First Safari Impressions in Lake Manyara National Park
Serengeti - Flying to the Serengeti and Tracking the Great Wildebeest Migration
Serengeti - Spectacular Safari on the Serengeti Plains
Stone Town - Landing in Zanzibar and Exploring Stone Town
Day 7 - 9
Zanzibar - Solitude and Serenity on a Zanzibar Beach
Selous - Exploring Africa's Largest Game Reserve
Day 11 - 12
Ruaha - Final Safari Impressions in Ruaha National Park
Ruaha - Departure from Tanzania
- Enjoy an all-encompassing tour of Tanzania that takes in the highlights of the whole country, including Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, Zanzibar, and the vast safari destinations of the south
- Track the great wildebeest migration on the epic grasslands of the Serengeti, some 2 million mammals marauding around this famous safari destination
- Soak up a feast for the senses with four days on Zanzibar Island, including a day wandering Stone Town, then three days relaxing in tropical beach solitude
- Explore Tanzania's less visited southern safari destinations, including Africa's largest game reserve, Selous, and the wonderfully rugged Ruaha National Park
- Light aircraft connects each destination, effortlessly taking you across the hinterlands and enabling an itinerary that incorporates a wide range of destinations
- Spend a first safari day in Lake Manyara National Park, saying first hellos to elephants, tree-climbing lions, hippos, and much more.
- This itinerary has been hand tailored for couples and includes secluded luxury accommodation, private safari activities, and lots of free time to explore Tanzania together
Tanzania's landscapes are an ode to nature's inimitability, each stretch of hinterland reveals a land unchanged and untamed. Some of these landscapes will require no introduction, like Mount Kilimanjaro, the beaches of Zanzibar or the Serengeti grass plains, scene of the great wildebeest migration. Others rival this authenticity yet don't receive the fame, in particular, the huge national parks in the south of the country. This handcrafted itinerary offers the complete version of Tanzania, combining four national parks, a very famous mountain, and an island that dances on a beat of ancient culture and white sand. You tour the whole country by light aircraft, the short hopper flights connecting wilderness with wilderness and ensures nature's spell is never interrupted by a tiresome journey. While this vacation is exceptionally guided, the focus is always on seclusion and romance. So expect lots of time alone amongst the marvels of Tanzania.
Snowy Kilimanjaro offers the first memorable backdrop, Africa's highest mountain towering over the town of Moshi and your first two days in Tanzania. Tour the vibrantly green foothills; your journey into the forest includes a visit to the coffee plantations and a remote village that’s home to the Chagga people. On day three the safari starts, Lake Manyara providing a compact and eclectic introduction to all the big game. Birds flutter above hippos, lions climb trees, and all the popular favorites serve up endearing first impressions. Fly north and the safari multiplies in size and scale. Your two day Serengeti adventure is firmly focused on tracking the great wildebeest migration, some two million mammals clumped together as they maraud past your luxury camp. This offers one of the world's greatest opportunities to witness raw hunting scenes, the four hoofed migrants followed by a ravenous assortment of lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas.
Safari means thrills and drama. Yet it's also serene and idyllic, the destinations virtually untouched by man and modern development. Zanzibar reveals more traditional displays of vacation tranquility and you've got three days lapping up the white sand and turquoise waters of this exotic Indian Ocean island. Like each destination, the perfectly appointed accommodation mixes traditional style with modern luxury, and there's hardly another guest in sight. Think escapism, yet also think throwing away the watch and slipping into a shared rhythm of togetherness and repose. Before slumbering on the beach you get to spend day six in Zanzibar's Stone Town, a hypnotizing labyrinth of juxtaposed cultures and sensual indulgence.
Tanzania's southern safari parks provide three days of real off the beaten track exclusivity. Down here, it's rare that you see another vehicle on your game drives. Selous Game Reserve is Africa's largest, a haven for everything large and powerful in the animal kingdom. Then Ruaha National Park is an ode to diversity, your inspiring game drives traversing multiple habitats and bringing a wondrous range of characters. While this itinerary will bring intimacy with all the iconic animals, safari in Tanzania is marked by the interactions; herds staring down herds, predators chasing prey, mothers protecting calves, and eyes returning your shared amazement. Fitting six diverse destinations into a single vacation may sound a little fast. But with the light aircrafts negating travel time, this itinerary ensures no time is wasted and no romantic magic is interrupted.
$5,845 per person (excluding international flights)
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