11 Days Tanzania Safari and Honeymoon

  • Lake Manyara - Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater - Zanzibar

Overview

Sparkling Safari in Tanzania

This honeymoon safari will take you from sparkling alkaline lake to prehistoric crater, on to world-renowned savannah and finally to stunning white beaches and azure waters. Start off married life with an exciting safari, before spending a few days simply soaking up the sun, relaxing and enjoying married life together. It is the perfect occasion for you to start your adventure and share your love with your partner!

Highlights

  • Game drive at Ngorongoro Crater
  • A cultural excursion to a Masai Village
  • 5 days in the bush for prime wildlife spotting
  • Sun set over the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater viewing
  • 5 days at the beach to relax or explore
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfer
  • 3 daily meals
  • 10 activity days
  • English
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Rivertrees Country Inn

Nestling in a truly stunning location, between the looming Mount Kilimanjaro and the dramatic Mount Meru, Rivertrees Country Inn combines and old-world ambience with African country elegance. The food is delicious and fresh, the service is personal, and the reception is warm and welcoming. A stay at Rivertrees is simply magical.

Rivertrees can accommodate up to 24 guests only, ensuring privacy, personal service and a unique touch from start to finish. There are 8 self-contained guest rooms located either in the main farm house or within the spacious gardens. The two River Cottages offer private decks and cozy wood-burning fire places. Each room is individually styled, and the fresh flowers blooming just outside your window will add to the atmosphere of charm and comfort.

Kirurumu Tented Lodge

Set upon the edge of the Great Rift Valley, Kirurumu Tented Lodge offers panoramic views over the stunning Lake Manyara, rift floor and Mount Losimingori. Behind the camp, the highlands of Ngorongoro rise, lush and green, forming the gateway to the Ngorongoro Crater.

There are 22 tented rooms at Kirurumu, as well as 2 honeymoon suites and 2 family cottages. All tents feature fully en suite bathroom facilities, with hot and cold running water. The furniture is all of the highest quality, with fine bed linens and comfortable soft furnishings.

Mapito Camp Serengeti

There's nothing quite like experiencing the sights and sounds of Africa from a tented camp, and no tented camp is quite like Mapito. Mapito means the “tracking of animals” in Swahili and, with this camp's prime location in the path of the annual Great Migration, guests here truly do feel they're on a safari adventure from a bygone era.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Perching on the rim of the vast Ngorongoro Crater, a collapsed volcano which will wow your senses and defy your sense of perception, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is a haven of comfort and luxury overlooking one of the most densely-populated natural wildlife sanctuaries in the world.

The Zanzibari

The Zanzibari is a truly stunning hotel located in the equally stunning Nungwi, a beach village on the northern tip of Zanzibar. Situated on a small rise overlooking the beach, with uninterrupted Indian Ocean views, the hotel boasts an innovative dhow restaurant and bar, a large infinity pool and a small beach-banda spa.

With only 8 rooms, The Zanzibar offers a level of personal service and attention to detail which is simply not present in larger resorts. Expect to be on first-name terms with the waiters and bar staff by the end of your first day!

Day 1: Arrival

Pick up from your arrival point by one of Doyen Safaris and Adventures’ representatives and transfer to your hotel for a safari briefing

  • Overnight and dinner: Rivertrees Country House
  • Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Lake Manyara (private afternoon game drive)

Depart for Lake Manyara after breakfast followed by an afternoon game drive in this wonderful park which is recognized for its incredible beauty.

  • Overnight and dinner: Kirurumu Tented Camp
  • Meals: Full board

Day 3: Serengeti (private morning and afternoon game drive)

Depart for the Serengeti after breakfast. Make an en route stop at the Olduvai Museum, dedicated to famous anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey, who made groundbreaking discoveries on the origins of humankind at Olduvai Gorge. You will take a picnic lunch in a scenic spot before continuing into the Serengeti for an afternoon game drive.

  • Overnight and dinner: Mapito Tented Camp
  • Meals: Full board

Day 4: Serengeti (private full day game drive)

After breakfast, you’ll take an early morning game drive in the Serengeti, where you might spot a group of lionesses gathering for a hunt, or a hard of buffalo lazily grazing in the sun.

Return to your accommodation for a delicious lunch and some rest and relaxation, before embarking on your afternoon game drive. Or, if preferred, a lunch box can be taken with you, to maximize on your game-viewing time.

  • Overnight and dinner: Mapito Tented Camp
  • Meals: Full board

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater (private early morning game drive)

You will enjoy early morning game drive, where you can spot nocturnal predators returning from their night hunting, and other animals just waking in the dawn light. You’ll continue on your game spotting as you head towards Naabi Hill Gate and towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Lunch will be served at your lodge so you can rest a little before taking an exciting walking safari at the northern crater rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Escorted by your armed ranger guide, you can spot buffalo, elephant, baboons, monkeys and a whole host of bird species

  • Overnight and dinner: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
  • Meals: Full board

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater (private full day game drive)

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll descend into the crater for an amazing game drive experience on the crater bottom. You can expect to see lion, elephant, zebra, hippo, jackals, rhino and many more creatures. A picnic lunch will be taken at the crater bottom to maximize on game viewing time.

  • Dinner and overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
  • Meals: Full board

Day 7: Arusha - Zanzibar

On day 7, you’ll go on a cultural excursion to a Masai Village at Ngorongoro, where you can gain invaluable insight into the way of life of these semi-nomadic peoples. After that, you’ll proceed to Arusha for your flight to Zanzibar, where you will take your relaxing beach extension

  • Dinner and overnight: The Zanzibari
  • Meals: Full board

Day 8 - 10: Zanzibar

Relax and enjoy the stunning beaches, beautiful weather and laid-back atmosphere of Zanzibar's east coast

  • Overnight: The Zanzibari
  • Meals: Half board

Day 11: Departure

Transfer from your resort to Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ) for your onward travel plans. Breakfast is served on this day.

Ngorongoro Crater

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most wondrous places you will ever visit. Part of Tanzania’s Crater highlands, the main focal point of the area is the Ngorongoro Crater - 260 kilometers, lush and green, ancient, and the scene of so much wildlife drama.

Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara is the perfect introduction to the beautiful country of Tanzania. The lake itself, shallow and alkaline, takes up most of this 325 square kilometer national park. Claimed to be the loveliest in East Africa by Ernest Hemingway. With its shallow, alkaline waters, the lake attracts a great number of flamingo. Other bird species such as eagle, king-fisher, pelican, stork, bee-eater and many more resident and migratory species can be spotted here amongst the diverse terrain of forest, acacia woodland and swamp: it truly is a bird-watchers paradise.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest national park, officially gazetted in 1951. The range of wildlife which can be spotted here is simply staggering. Aside from the Big Five, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, topi, eland, impala, waterbuck, hyena, wild dog, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, cheetah, and buffalo can all be spotted here. Birdlife is also abundant, with ostrich, bustard, Egyptian crane, marabou stork, various eagle, secretary bird and around 500 more species of bird are all resident within the national park.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • 3 daily meals
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • A cultural excursion to a Masai Village
  • All transfers and airport transfer
  • Game drive at Ngorongoro Crater

Arrival by airplane

The major airlines traveling into Tanzania from Europe are British Airways (London to Dar Es Salaam), Virgin Express (London to Kilimanjaro), KLM (Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro), Turkish Airlines (Istanbul to Dar Es Salaam) and Swiss (Zurich to Dar Es Salaam).

From Asia, passengers will usually connect in Singapore, the United Arab Emirates or India. Alternatively, from Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Bangkok passengers can connect in Nairobi with Kenya Airways.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Nairobi, Kenya

Doyen Safaris is an established tour operator with over 10 years experience of providing world class safaris throughout Tanzania and Kenya, fully owned and run in Kenya.

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