Exclusive, authentic, and luxurious; this unique itinerary offers a complete immersion into Tanzania's beautiful wilderness. Dramatic wildlife roams around your secluded mobile camps and eight days of safari activities offer a very individualized Tanzania safari experience, especially as you enjoy private sections of the Tarangire and the Serengeti National Parks. Three days on the deserted Mnemba Island provide an idyllic beach paradise that completes the vacation.
Idyllically situated amidst a rolling coffee plantation, Arusha Coffee Lodge offers a gentle introduction to Tanzania. You'll be met at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to the lodge by road, where each of the bungalows are set amongst the coffee vines. Monkeys swing through the surrounding greenery, while bush babies and tropical birds call from the treetops. Relax in your spacious en-suite room and savor the views from your private balcony. Then enjoy some of the freshest coffee on the planet, straight from the plantation to your cup
Life in Tarangire National Park revolves around water. A vast grassy savanna is punctuated by ancient baobab trees, their immensely broad trunks towering over brittle grass. Meandering through the park, the great Tarangire River attracts migrants from hundreds of miles around. At some points it flows wildly. Large concentrations of waterbuck and zebra tentatively enjoy its life-giving goodness, ever watchful for surrounding predators. Yet in the dry season, animals must dig beneath the parched riverbed, using remarkable intuition to discover water. A procession of mammals head towards waterholes, including lions, leopards, and elephants, all uninhibitedly heading for an easy drink. Shaded by an immense acacia tree, your luxurious canvas tent overlooks one of these waterholes, meaning that Tarangire's unique wildlife essentially comes to you.
Situated in a secluded area of Tarangire, Sanctuary Swala offers privacy, exclusivity, and a unique harmony with nature. Each en-suite tent is unashamedly luxurious, featuring comfortable beds, plush sofas, and indoor and outdoor showers. They're also opulently furnished with traditional materials. Raised on stilts above the savannah, the spacious tents have private viewing decks which gaze down on Tarangire's unique world. Elephant herds roam past the camp, a giraffe's distinct shape is silhouetted against a slow burning sunset, while a lion pride approaches for a drink. A spectacular infinity swimming pool also overlooks the waterhole, while a personal attendant will attend to every one of your needs.
These four days will offer a breathtakingly authentic experience in Africa's game-filled wilderness, while also providing luxury and comfort. Morning footprints beside the camp suggest that a leopard was nearby. A huge bull elephant slowly approaches, ears flapping as it wanders past. Thompson's gazelle and wildebeest munch on the fresh grass that surrounds the tent, tentatively coming closer when they learn that you're not a threat. With sights, sounds, and smells, your private camp offers a multi-dimensional experience that very few others have experienced.
Tanzania's vast wilderness offers one of the world's final animal havens. The national parks have no fences or barriers. The parks merge into one another as animals roam freely across the landscape of dense forests, endless savannas, lakes and swamps. East Africa's inimitable mammals travel across the land and find personal havens in different habitats. Other than a few Maasai tribes, this beautiful wilderness isn't populated by man. The Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp offers the most authentic immersion into this animal world. Private tented camps are pitched in hand selected wildlife areas, offering an intimate bush experience that doesn't leave any footprints on the environment. On day four you'll be transferred to the Tarangire airstrip for a flight to your camp.
On a private charter flight, you'll fly over the endless grass plains of the Serengeti, heading to Singita Grumeti Reserve in the north west of Tanzania. Adjacent to the Serengeti, this enormous private concession is integral to the Great Wildebeest Migration and offers a luxurious safari experience. Every year, over two million mammals migrate across this land, heading north for the rich grasses of the Maasai Mara. Great herds dot the plains with tens of thousands of wildebeest marching together and leaving a swirling trail of dust behind them. Zebras and Thompson's gazelle join them, trying to keep their distance from the predators that trail behind. But a lion pride stirs panic in the herd, lionesses approaching from different angles and offering the confused prey nowhere to run. A lame wildebeest is separated from the herd and the furious final attack lasts just a few seconds.
At all times of year the Singita Grumeti Reserve thrives with wildlife. The Serengeti has no boundaries, and every species on four legs wanders over into this private concession. But while the Serengeti is also populated by safari trucks and tourists, Singita Grumeti offers a very private and personal safari experience. Enjoy daytime game drives that reveal giant herds and hunting predators, or explore the nocturnal magic of Africa on a nighttime drive. Intermediate and advanced horseback riders can take enchanting rides onto the endless grass plains, galloping alongside zebra and infiltrating a giraffe herd.
After eight exhilarating days on safari, you'll be transported to the airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar. Surrounded by calm Indian Ocean waters, Mnemba Island is just one mile in circumference. Traditional wooden dhows drift along the horizon, coconut palm trees line irresistibly white sand, while the tropical forest hides just ten quaint palm-frond bandas. Just a handful of lodge guests and a discreet team of staff stay on this island. You'll have a blissful piece of beach paradise all to yourself. Fresh lobster and prawns are served on wooden platters, romantic candlelit dinners follow a serene sunset, and the temperate waters provide safe swimming all year around. Named in Conde Nast Traveller's gold list of the best hotels in the world, and UK Tatler magazine's best 101 hotels in the world, the Mnemba Island Lodge offers an exquisite experience that is difficult to find anywhere else on the African coastline.
You'll take the short boat ride back to Zanzibar Island and be transferred to Zanzibar Airport for your departing flight.
Meet/greet&welcome on arrival + Hotel Transfer
Accommodation as stipulated on itinerary
Transport in 4x4 Landcruiser
Schedule or Charter Flights as stipulated on itinerary
Park Entrance Fees
Game Drives per day while on Safari
Flying Doctor's emergency service
Bottled mineral water while on Safari
Premium Alcoholic drinks
Hot Air Balloon safari Excursion
Any Excursion not specified in itinerary
Tips to your driver/guide