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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
Pick up from your arrival point by one of Doyen Safaris and Adventures’ representatives and transfer to your hotel for a safari briefing
Depart for Lake Manyara after breakfast followed by an afternoon game drive in this wonderful park which is recognized for its incredible beauty.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Relax and enjoy the stunning beaches, beautiful weather and laid-back atmosphere of Zanzibar's east coast
Transfer from your resort to Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ) for your onward travel plans. Breakfast is served on this day.
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 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 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 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.