Zimbabwe Tanzania Safari IG14A
This 14 night Privately Guided Safari in Tanzania and Zimbabwe, unequivocally offers some of Africa’s best locations, including three World Heritage Sites in eastern and southern Africa and two bucket list experiences – the Wildebeest Migration and the Victoria Falls
1 Night Arusha, Tanzania
*This package is available between June and October ONLY
Recommended add-ons – 3 nights Hwange National Park (Zimbabwe) and / or 3 nights Cape Town. Please allows us to arrange a quotation for you.
This phenomenal 14-night safari in Tanzania and Zimbabwe, encompasses undoubtedly some of the best that Africa has to offer, including three World Heritage Sites in eastern and southern Africa and two bucket list experiences – the Wildebeest Migration and the Victoria Falls.
Tanzania is synonymous with safaris and the incredible wildebeest migration. We take you on this bespoke, privately guided safari to exclusive camps in the best locations but as far away as possible from the maddening crowd, with guides who know the area intimately to ensure you have an experience second to none.
Begin with 5 days exploring the north and south Serengeti, to witness the spectacular and awe-inspiring wildebeest migration. Then move onto the Ngorongoro Crater – one of the most breath-taking wildlife havens on earth and the largest caldera in the world.
Your last stop in Tanzania is Tarangire National Park, which despite its fantastic game viewing is often missed, meaning a visit here can offer pristine game viewings with little obstruction from other jeeps and travellers.
On the last few days of your safari, connect to Victoria Falls via Nairobi. Your final 3 nights in Victoria Falls is at a top safari lodge with views of the national park and a nearby waterhole. Enjoy exhilarating activities in Victoria Falls which include seeing the world's largest waterfall, and more.
It’s hard to imagine a better way to spend 15 days and is sure to leave you spellbound and aching to return.
Tanzania seasons in brief:
Inspired Journey Overview
Notes: Day 1
Resting at the foot of Mount Meru, the sprawling city of Arusha is known as the safari capital of northern Tanzania. It serves as an excellent starting point from which to explore the remarkably scenic surrounding area which includes majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as the Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Parks.
Overnight: African Tulip
Is an elegant and charming Luxury Boutique Hotel located along Serengeti Road right in the heart of Arusha. A warm and friendly welcome awaits guests who want to experience the best of Tanzanian hospitality. The hotel has been designed with safari travellers, business persons, families, honeymooners, elite and leisure travellers in mind. It has amenities of convenience whilst offering a high standard of luxury.
Notes: Day 2, 3 & 4
DAY 3 & 4
Dining and relaxing are well taken care of in the separate tents with their billowing fabrics rippling in the African breeze. Menus are individually crafted to take in your preferences, whilst a selection of southern African wines, beers and soft drinks, compliment the culinary experience. A full bar is always open.
The vast, rolling savannah of the Northern Serengeti is known as the hub of the great migration. The landscape is characterised by vast stretches of savannah interspersed with acacia trees and riverine woodlands. Wildlife can be seen along the banks of the Mara River and visitors can view the annual spectacle of one and a half million migrating wildebeest. Commonly spotted wildlife includes a multitude of plains game such as buffalo, zebra, gazelles, impala, giraffe as well as lion and leopard. Visitors can look forward to bird watching, hot air ballooning, game safaris and guided bush walks.
Overnight: Akiba Kibwe Tented Camp
Akiba Kibwe Tented Camp is tasteful, extremely comfortable and above all mobile, allowing a complete freedom to follow the movement of the great migratory herds.
Your own private river-facing suite offers quiet refuge and is one of only eight luxuriously styled and spacious lodges, each complete with bath, indoor and outdoor showers and a private outdoor living area.
Taken from the designs of old, they have modified and improved on the original style of Camps creating what we believe to be the finest mobile camp available.
All tents are en-suite with Queen or twin bedded sleeping arrangements, silver service dining and of course Wildlife Explorer’s renowned well-balanced menus served al Fresco under the African stars or in the candlelit-dining tent.
Notes: Day 5 & 6
The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than 1.5 million animals following the rains. But that is not where the game viewing ends; large prides of lions, elephants and giraffes in grasslands, gazelles and eland to mention but a few.
Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Located on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the plains of the south-western Serengeti National Park, home to many thousands of wild and rare animals, Serengeti Sopa Lodge lies within an area of outstanding natural beauty. An oasis of cool relaxation from the equatorial sun. The lodge allows its guests to experience magnificent sights and enjoy interaction with the land and animals difficult to find elsewhere, whilst at the same time enjoying the highest level of cuisine and hospitality.
Notes: Day 7 & 8
Once a gigantic volcano -- now the world’s largest intact caldera -- The Ngorongoro Crater shelters one of the most breath-taking wildlife havens on earth. Often described as the 8th wonder of the world, the Crater is said to contain the highest density of wildlife in all of Africa. It’s also one of the few places the nearly extinct black rhino still roams free, making it your best opportunity for seeing the Big Five.
Measuring 10 miles wide with walls 2,000 feet high, this UNESCO World Heritage site is an exceptional stage for viewing the circle of life and death in the wild. Its sprawling plains of nutritious short grasses creates the perfect habitat for large herds of zebra and elephants to raise their young, and creates an unbeatable environment for lions and cheetahs to find their next kill.
From sunrise to sunset, the Crater’s sapphire skies dotted with billowy clouds creates an unforgettable backdrop for wildlife viewing all year-round.
Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Facing the always magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera.
Themed around traditionally circular African houses with conical roofs, and decorated with examples of Africa’s rich tapestry of artistic traditions by way of rich woodcarvings and sculptures, the lodge harmonizes perfectly with its dramatic surroundings. But the drama does not just stop with the great outdoors: it also flows through the split level interiors of the main building which all offer an unsurpassed generosity of space while somehow managing to combine an almost magically welcoming ambience of both warmth and cosiness.
Notes: Day 9 & 10
Tarangire National Park
Stretching nearly 1,100 square miles between the meadows of Masai Steppe in the south, to the Great Rift Valley in the north, Tarangire National Park boast an amazing array of diverse wildlife.
The park’s vast expanses of open plains, dotted with Acacia and Baobab trees, takes its name from the Tarangire River - the lifeblood that flows through the park, attracting large herds of zebra, antelope, buffalo, and wildebeest in the dry season.
While Tarangire contains the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem, this park is best known for its unrivalled elephant sightings. Here in the “Land of the Elephants,” it’s not uncommon to see herds of 150 elephants roaming together at once or basking in the park’s burnt orange mud, which tints their skin an ocherous hue.
As one of only four parks in Tanzania, Tarangire is often missed, meaning a visit here can offer pristine game viewings with little obstruction from other jeeps and travellers.
Overnight: Osunyai Lamarkau
Osunyai Lamarkau lies within the territory of one of Tarangire’s largest Lion prides numbering over 20 individuals controlled by 4 splendid Black Maned Lions. The camp sits facing the rising sun on the edge of the wilderness zone, affording stunning game viewing by 4WD or on foot accompanied by an armed Ranger. Night game drives are also available, as are small ‘fly camp’ overnight sleep outs for the more adventurous.
Due to the location of Osunyai Lamarkau and the sunrise setting, the camp affords a glimpse of true exclusivity. With only 16 beds and catering for either 2 small groups only or a larger group on an exclusive basis, the feel of Osunyai Lamakau is deliberately one of privacy.
Add in the location on the edge of the wilderness zone within Tarangire-far from the main circuit, Osunyai Lamarkau is, without a doubt the most remote of any accommodations within the park.
Notes: Day 11
Situated along the Nairobi River in beautiful Kenya is the capital city, Nairobi. Africa’s 4th largest city and East Africa's most cosmopolitan, it is a vibrant and exciting place.
In 1899, when the British built the railway line from Mombasa to Uganda they decided to set up camp at "Ewaso Nai´beri", a Maasai name meaning "a place of cool water", and they had no idea that they had just sown the seeds of what would become the largest city in the region. Being unable to pronounce this name, the camp was called "Nairobi".
Today the beautiful green foliage and the fact that Nairobi is the only city with a national park within its boundaries, earned it the dual identity of "the green city in the sun" and "the safari capital of the world".
Overnight: Ole Sereni Hotel
Located just off Mombasa road Ole-Sereni is the only hotel bordering a National Game Park. The title of the hotel is taken from the Maasai name for the area meaning 'place of tranquillity'. Ole-Sereni captures the essence of Nairobi. The hotel offers its guests views of animals in their natural surroundings at the waterhole in the park from the restaurants, bar, swimming pool and other parts of the hotel.
As 'The City Hotel by the Game Park' Ole-Sereni combines the best features of a modern City Hotel and a traditional wildlife lodge where guests can enjoy nature's tranquillity from a very close range. Ole-Sereni is strategically positioned close to the Airport and the city centre, offering world-class facilities and personalized services to business as well as leisure travellers.
Day Notes: 12, 13, 14 & 15
DAY 13 & 14
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’, this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine a game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.
Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is renowned as a supreme property at “Wonder of the World” destination Victoria Falls, and is showcased in numerous awards of high repute, including the 2012 Top 10 Resorts & Safari Camps in Africa as voted by the distinguished international Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
The 72-room Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is rich in ambience and offers sublime hospitality. With views of the waterhole and wild African bush, it's hard to beat this prime setting that is perfectly positioned to enjoy activities above and below the Falls. The staff are warm and personable providing faultless delivery to guests during their stay.
* This package includes international flights, which are dependent on flight classes available at the time of booking, therefore prices quoted might vary.
*Price based on 6 pax travelling. If the number is less, the price will increase. If numbers are more, the price will decrease. This is because the cost of hire for a private guide and vehicle in Tanzania is a fixed total price.
Recommended add-ons – 3 nights Hwange National Park and / or 3 nights Cape Town. Please allows us to arrange a quotation for you.
Included in this safari
TANZANIA & KENYA
• Dinner and drinks at Ole Sereni Hotel Nairobi
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