9 day Tour
Price on Request
Tanzania, home to the iconic Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, is undoubtedly one of the world’s wildest and most beautiful honeymoon destinations. Honeymooners travelling to Tanzania will discover a country that’s off the beaten track and yet still enjoy an exciting luxury safaris paired with opulent accommodation.
What could be more romantic than watching the sun set over the Serengeti with your new spouse, a chilled glass of wine in hand and a herd of zebra grazing in the distance? Honeymoons in Tanzania are filled with unforgettable moments like this one, and plenty of other extraordinary experiences.
Arusha is known as the gateway to Tanzania’s incredible safari areas. The bustling town, which is the centre point of the country’s high-quality coffee-growing industry, is serviced by a busy airport and is home to vibrant Maasai markets.
On arrival you will be collected at the airport for the short drive to Arusha Coffee Lodge. A gracious historic lodge set on a working coffee farm in the distant foothills of Mount Meru, you have the option of booking a treatment or two at the spa, swim in the pool or relax with a delicious cup of coffee.
After a blissful night in your private suite, you will travel from arusha to Tarangire National Park staying at Oliver’s Camp. An intimate camp with only 10 tents, Oliver’s lies near an extensive wetland, which almost guarantees excellent bird and elephant watching. The tents are simple but comfortable and you have the option of experiencing ‘fly-camping’ or spending the night in secluded locations far from the lodge for an authentic taste of Africa.
You will soon fall into the enticing rhythm of safari: dawn and dusk game drives punctuated by bush breakfasts or sundowners. At Oliver’s, you can add exciting walking safaris and exhilarating night drives to the list. Walking safaris offer a completely different perspective of the landscape – once you leave the 4x4 behind and set out on foot with a trained, armed guide, you will discover insects, birds, flowers, tracks, spoor and all sorts of small details usually missed in favour of bigger game. Night drives add another dimension: with your power of sight diminished, your senses of hearing and smell go into overdrive and you will hear the crack of breaking branches in the undergrowth or smell a carcass much sooner than during the day. Night drives also whisper the possibility of seeing owls, hyena, leopards, porcupine and other largely nocturnal animals.
It is back to ‘farm life’ as your bid farewell to Tarangire and set your sights on Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s greatest unbroken volcanic caldera and home to almost 30 000 animals who never leave its sheltering walls, nourished instead by the mineral-rich grass that grows on the crater’s floor. Game viewing here is among the easiest in the world and it is not unusual for visitors to see all members of the Big 5 in a single game drive.
You will check into Gibb’s Farm, which is on a working coffee plantation and dairy farm. With a friendly atmosphere and home-spun hospitality, guests at Gibb’s Farm find it easy relax. Between game drives to Ngorongoro Crater, you can enjoy Maasai-inspired healing therapies at the African Living Spa, scenic walks in the manicured English gardens or guided hikes to the outside wall of the crater.
Your meals here will be lovingly created from whatever the extensive organic vegetable garden yields – in the evenings, sit down to a 4-course home-cooked dinner before retiring to one of the 17 cosy cottages.
After two peaceful nights, you will fly the short distance from the airstrip at Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park. This is where safari reaches its apogee: a place of classic safaris, the wildebeest migration and massive herds. You will have three days to explore this untouched wilderness from your home at Sayari, a seasonal camp lying close to the Mara River, scene of dramatic river crossings by thousands of wildebeest every year.
The award-winning Sayari Camp is renowned for extraordinary wildlife sightings and supreme comfort. Set on the unspoilt plains of the Northern Serengeti, close to the famous Lamai Wedge, Sayari gives you easy access to the Mara River and multiple river crossing points.
Sayari Camp offers some of the world’s finest game viewing – and it does so in remarkable style. Relax in your extra-comfortable hillside suite after a day on safari, or take a dip in the glorious rim-flow swimming pool with dramatic views over the northern plains. Intimate, contemporary and elegant, it is no surprise that this permanent camp is regularly voted one of the top safari escapes on the planet.
After nine days, it will be time to take your leave of Tanzania, although a little part of this unique place will have lodged itself forever in your heart. Waving goodbye to the staff at Sayari Camp, you will be driven back to the airstrip for your flights to Arusha and then onto Kilimanjaro International Airport for your final flight home.
PRICES ARE ON APPLICATION FOR THIS HOLIDAY.
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Pricing for this holiday are based on individual requiremets, season of travel, and availability of hotels selected.
Honeymoon Safari East Africa
Tanzania in East Africa has a rich history of safari and this action-packed itinerary is a fitting tribute to that.