11 Days of African romance in classic Tanzanian destinations. Arrive in Dar es Salaam and transfer by aircraft to the less known Selous Reserve. Spend 3 nights at the intimate Siwandu Selous Camp. Transfer to Dar and overnight at Oyster Bay before departing for Arusha. Fly to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge for 2 nights on the edge of the Crater rim. Fly to the Serengeti and enjoy 4 nights of romance and luxury in a tented camp. Enjoy spectacular wildlife viewing!
Day 1 : Dar Es Salaam / Selous Game Reserve
Your flight will be directly into Dar es Salaam. From Dar, fly to Southern Tanzania and the less well known but wild Selous Game Reserve. The Selous is one of the last remaining pristine wilderness areas in the world. Off the traditional safari circuit, no permanent human habitation and no permanent structures are permitted here. Dinner and Overnight at Siwandu Camp
Day 2: Selous Game Reserve
Set on the shores of one of these lakes -Lake Nzerakera. The Camp blends in beautifully with its natural surroundings. Due to the water location there is a high concentration of African wildlife and birdlife visible from the Camp itself. Tents are widely spaced along the lake shore ensuring maximum privacy and amazing views. Dinner and Overnight at Siwandu Camp
Day 3: Selous Game Reserve
Enjoy the romance of luxury tented accommodation with en-suite bathrooms and open air showers, making nature that much closer. Enjoy some amazing sightings of elephants as the Selous has the largest elephant population in Tanzania. Lion, leopard and buffalo as well as vast numbers of crocodiles and hippos and wild dog. Dinner and Overnight at Siwandu Camp
Day 4 : Dar Es Salaam
Fly back to Dar es Salaam today where you will overnight in Tanzania’s capital due to the flight connections. Transfer from the airport to The Oyster Bay Hotel. Located on the ocean side of the city this small intimate boutique hotel has been created in a contemporary African chic style. Dinner and meals and Protea Hotel | OysterBay
Days 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Arusha and then another short flight to the Manyara Airstrip and then a transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will be based at the always award winning Ngorongoro Crater Lodge for a 2 night stay. With its spectacular setting on the rim of the Crater, its unusual architecture and unbelievable views. Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Luxurious and dreamlike this is the making of African Romance! Chandeliers, fresh roses, floor to ceiling windows, crystal and silver, spacious handcrafted mud and thatch suites with breathtaking views, this is the ultimate Safari destination. Here you are likely to view Africa’s famous Big 5 in one game drive! With the vast herds and dense population of animals, there is no shortage of amazing encounters. Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.
Days 7-10: Serengeti national Park
The wildlife encounters continue as you transfer today from Ngorongoro Crater area into the Serengeti National Park. Your transfer into the park is by small aircraft. Enjoy the magnificent views over the endless plains from the air. andBeyond’s Serengeti Under Canvas Camps have 3 sites within the Serengeti and move around the park according to the projected movements of the Great Migration. The camps aim to get you within a comfortable driving distance of the massive herds. This does depend on the annual rains. Guides will always try to get you as close as possible, but should the herds not appear when expected, there is plenty of resident game and very knowledgeable guides to keep you highly enthralled with your surroundings. Enjoy two full days of morning and evening game drives, as well as optional bush walks with an expert guide and tracker, to give you a different view of the magnificent plants and landscapes of the area. After dinners, be sure to enjoy an evening drink by the campfire. It is the perfect venue to discuss the journey’s highlights with fellow travelers. Accommodation and all meals at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
Day 11: Departure
Today you will transfer by small aircraft to Arusha and then a road transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight home. Should you be flying from Dar es Salaam then a flight from Arusha to Dar es Salaam will get you there for your connection home.
- Twin /Single accommodation as specified on the Itinerary
- Greeting and assistance at airport
- Meals as specified in the itinerary
- Scheduled domestic flights as specified in the itinerary
- Scheduled road transportation as specified in the itinerary
- Scheduled game activities as specified itinerary
- Park Entrance Fees
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Gratuities and all items of a personal nature
- Meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary
- Champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, cigars and cigarettes
- Sightseeing and excursions other than those specified in the itinerary
- All International flights and Taxes
- Visa fees (if required)
- Travel & Personal accident insurance cover
- Night drives, guided walking trails, a Maasai community visit, sundowners overlooking the Mara and hot air ballooning are available at an additional cost.