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Prepare for a romantic journey as Safari Supremacy offers you a 12-day Tanzanian honeymoon safari. Honeymoon time comes once in a lifetime for many and this honeymoon safari is perfect for the newlyweds who would wish to spend their honeymoon in Africa. This is not a coincidence by any chance, Tanzania and its numerous hot spots for wildlife safari including the islands in the Indian Ocean are the places for anyone seeking an unforgettable honeymoon.
During this safari, you will stay at Mount Meru Game Lodge in Arusha, Farm House Valley Lodge and Endoro Lodge in Keratu, Kisura Serengeti Camp in Serengeti National Park, and Pongwe Beach Hotel in Zanzibar. These accommodations are the typical standard luxury lodges and tented camps on the safari part. In Zanzibar, you will stay at a standard luxury small beach hotel which is very popular with honeymooners.
You will arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and will be welcomed by Safari Supremacy's representative who will usher you into a waiting vehicle and transfer you to the Mount Meru Game Lodge around Arusha. The representative will have a short safari briefing session with you at the lodge and leave you to relax and have dinner.
On the second day of your tour, you will have breakfast in the morning and leave for Arusha town where you will do some shopping if you wish and also have a chance to change some money to get local currencies which may be useful in the lodges / tented camps, especially for tipping and paying extras. You will then drive to through the Masai steppe, and into the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park.
Here you will register at the park gate and go for a short game drive before driving to the lodge / tented camp for hot lunch. You will then relax until later in the afternoon before you go to the park again for a sunset game drive. This beautiful national park is popular for its evergreen forests that harbor among other animals like elephants, giraffes, zebras, impalas, gazelles, and many others.
More legendary here are the tree climbing lions. If you are lucky, you will spot them as well. At the lake, you will have an eye feast of aquatic birds like flamingos, pelicans, little grebes, Egyptian geese, etc. Late in the afternoon before dark, you will return to Farm House Valley Lodge at Karatu for a shower, dinner, and an overnight stay. All meals are included today.
This morning you will wake up rather early. After breakfast, you will take off to the world-famous Serengeti National Park which is also the oldest and biggest of all parks in Tanzania. You will have a brief stop at Olduvai Gorge where Dr. Louise and his wife, Mary Leakey, made tremendous discoveries of human fossils, the Australopithecus Boisei. This discovery led to the theory by scientists that Africa is the cradle of mankind. You will enter Serengeti via Naabi Hill gate.
On reaching Serengeti, you will go on with game drives with a picnic lunch served on the way. Serengeti plains are home to an array of large and small animals alike as well as large numbers of birds' species. Among the animals, present includes zebras, elephants, baboons, impalas, topis, buffaloes, and recently introduced black rhinos. Later in the afternoon, you will reach the lodge where you will relax for the evening. You will have your dinner at Kisura Serengeti Camp where you will stay overnight for a fancy out-of-Africa feeling.
Your Tanzania and Zanzibar honeymoon will continue. On this day, you may decide to do an early morning game drive at day break or relax until after breakfast. After all, you are on holiday. Either way, you may decide on going for game drives in the Serengeti plains or watching the Great Migration of the wildebeests.
You may choose to carry a lunch box with you or do a morning session of game drives then relax at your lodge / tented camp for the afternoon. A sunset game drive is a nice way to wind up this day. Alternatively, you can go for a walking safari that resides outside the park. You will have your dinner at Kisura Serengeti Camp where you will stay for the night.
In the morning, you will go to the world's largest caldera that harbors the greatest concentration of animals in a confinement of its 600-meter-deep walls. After breakfast, you'll drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will re-enter the conservation Area via Naabi Hill Gate and after some registration formalities at the Descent point, you will go down the breathtaking road to the floor of this world renown ‘world heritage site’ that was declared by UNESCO.
Once at the crater, you will do a wonderful game drive with packed lunch served at the hippo pool-side picnic site. This is the only place that you are almost certain of spotting the Big Five in one place on one day. Other animals include hyenas, silver backed jackals, elands, hartebeests, wildebeests, gazelles, impalas as well as rare ungulates like the long-necked gerenuks.
Later in the afternoon, you will ascend up the crater walls because no lodges / tented camps are allowed in the crater. You will have your dinner at Endoro Lodge in Keratu where you will stay for the night.
After breakfast at the lodge, it is time for you to get a fully paid complimentary massage at the Massage Spa. If you wish to do so, then you will be on your way to Arusha where you will take your flight to the island of Zanzibar. On your arrival, you will be met by the representative who will welcome you to the island and transfer you to the beach hotel. Your dinner will be at the Pongwe Beach Hotel on the beaches of Zanzibar.
You will spend these days at the beach choosing between the numerous water sports on offer at the resort or just relaxing on the hotel and the beach. Your dinner and overnight will be at the Pongwe Beach Hotel on the beautiful Pongwe beach line which has been recognized as one of the best beaches in Zanzibar and the world.
After breakfast at the Zanzibar beach resort, Safari Supremacy will transfer you to the airport to take your flight back home with fond memories of your honeymoon safari in Tanzania.
Amani was born and schooled in Arusha. He is a guide from the local Meru tribe who grew up in a village below Mount Meru at the boundaries of Arusha National Park. He is an all-rounded guide with vast experience in safari guiding, spanning more than 15 years guiding tours and safaris in east Africa. His favorite park is Serengeti National Park where he likes traversing the endless plains looking for the big cats.
Born and bred in Arusha town, King Solomon, as he is fondly referred to by the clients, is a great guide and a youthful folk. He is hawk-eyed and a keen bird watching enthusiast and he also has a special spot for the leopard. His favorite bird is the Augur Buzzard. He also likes lecturing about plants and trees during his safari expeditions.
Gilliard is one of the most experienced safari guides. Having guided tours in Kenya and Tanzania for more than 15 years, he is a serious wildlife safari enthusiast with unbelievably vast knowledge in flora and fauna. He is also one of the best photography and filming expert guides, so if you are into a serious safari expedition, just request for Gilliard. He is a darling safari guide to the biologists and researchers as well as documentary makers. The old folks love going out in the wilderness with him.
You will visit and explore Tanzania's best safari spots during this honeymoon safari. Here is the list of the places you will visit.
Throughout the safari, you will be served daily breakfast and dinner. You will also have 4 lunches during your stay at safari lodges or tented camps.
You can have a complimentary massage session at your hotel in Zanzibar island.
Please arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Afterward, Safari Supremacy will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.
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