A privately guided safari to the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks with perfect relaxation on Zanzibar Island
Kirurumu Tented Lodge: 2 nights
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge: 2 nights
Kirurumu Serengeti Camp: 3 nights
Breezes Beach Club and Spa: 4 nights
Including - flights, transfers, most meals, Park fees, driver/guide and safari activities
Fly overnight from London via Nairobi to Kilimanjaro
DAYS 2 and 3
You will be collected by your private guide from Hoopoe Safaris and driven to LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK, an oasis of greenery even when the surrounding area is parched.
Set on the top of the Rift Valley escarpment the small, simple and very friendly Kirurumu Tented Lodge looks down over the soda lake. Each tented room is secluded with a lovely private verandah.
The Park is home to a variety of game and is renowned for its tree-climbing lion, pink flamingos and breeding herds of elephant. If time permits, take a walk in the company of an extremely knowledgeable Maasai guide to the Kirurumu Gorge and Falls, the ancient Silela Forest Reserve or the village of Mto wa Mbu.
DAYS 4 and 5
After two nights you will be driven into the NGORONGORO HIGHLANDS through coffee plantations to the CRATER where, perched on the rim, you will find Ngorongoro Serena Lodge with comfortable accommodation and unbelievable views over the ancient caldera.
That afternoon descend into the crater with your guide and, returning again the next morning, will give plenty of time to explore and enjoy the large number and variety of animals to be found there. Later in the day take a walk in the company of a Maasai chief in the surrounding highlands or perhaps visit a local village.
DAYS 6 to 8
From the crater you will be driven across the plains of the SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, arriving at Kirurumu Serengeti Camp, a semi-permanent camp which is pitched according to game movement (although it will be in a fixed location while you are there), to take advantage of migrating herds and resident game.
The accommodation is in traditional safari tents, solar lit and with bucket showers, but it is so well equipped and beautifully run that it feels far from basic. The camp accommodates a maximum of 14 guests but you will still be in the care of your own guide who will accompany you on game drives.
DAYS 9 to 12
You will fly from the Serengeti via Dar es Salaam to reach your final destination, ZANZIBAR. On the east coast of the island is Breezes Beach Club and Spa a perfect location to enjoy the beaches and coral reefs of Zanzibar. The hotel has an airy main building and the spacious rooms have air-conditioning, a room fridge and ceiling fan. There is an excellent swimming pool which is welcome at low tide when swimming in the sea is limited.
Apart from just relaxing in the beautiful grounds, various activities can be booked including snorkelling, dolphin tours, canoeing, windsurfing, Scuba diving, deep sea fishing and guided visits to nearby Jozani Forest, one of the last places to find the rare red colobus monkey.
Fly from Zanzibar to Nairobi and onwards overnight to London
If you have a few days extra, TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK is a gem. Even in the dry season, the permanent waters of the river irresistibly lure large numbers of animals including Grant's and Thompson's gazelles, wildebeest, zebra, eland, hartebeest, oryx and gerenuk and herds of more than three hundred elephant are not unusual. Stay at Tarangire Treetops Camp in a private reserve bordering the park with accommodation in thatched, wooden tree houses constructed around old baobab and mopani trees, each with panoramic views from spacious balconies.
Diverse Kenya & Chilled Zanzibar
Exploring and game viewing in some of Kenya's most beautiful and contrasting scenery before unwinding by the Indian Ocean
Palacina: 1 night
Elsa's Kopje: 2 nights
Loisaba: 2 nights
II Moran: 3 nights
Matemwe Lodge: 4 nights
Including - flights, transfers, most meals, most drinks on safari, Park fees and safari activities
Wild Places: Rwanda & Tanzania
For those who wish to get off the beaten track and yet see fantastic game: trek to see mountain gorillas in the Parc National des Volcans in Rwanda before game viewing in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania
Volcanoes Virunga Lodge: 3 nights
Kigali Serena Hotel: 1 night
Lemala Ewanjan Camp: 3 nights
Gibbs Farm: 1 night
Including - flights, driver/guides, other transfers, most meals, gorilla trekking permit, Park fees and safari activities
Short & Sweet, Tanzania & Mafia
With diverse safari adventures in the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park in southern Tanzania including game drives, walks and viewing by boat followed by a lovely remote beach location on Mafia Island for good diving, snorkelling and generally relaxing!
Selous Impala: 3 nights
Mdonya Old River: 2 nights
Pole Pole: 4 nights
Including - flights, transfers, all meals, safari Park fees and activities
Exploring three more remote National Parks - Ruaha in the centre of the country, Katavi further west and Mahale Mountains bordering Lake Tanganyika
Mwagusi Safari Camp: 3 nights
Chada Katavi: 4 nights
Greystoke Mahale: 3 nights
Including flights, transfers, all meals and most drinks, Park fees and safari activities
Romantic Tanzanian Honeymoon
Exclusive and very romantic, relaxation at the coast before exploring the Selous Game Reserve and then head off to the island of Pemba for a luxurious retreat and fantastic marine life
2 nights Ras Kutani
5 nights Siwandu
5 nights Fundu Lagoon
Including - flights, transfers, all meals and most drinks, Park fees and safari activities