Dee’s Ultimate Tanzania Experience

Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Zanzibar


Dee’s Ultimate Tanzania Experience is a 12-day luxury safari and island holiday bringing you the best of East Africa:

I have had the privilege of visiting many places throughout Africa and Tanzania is easily my favourite safari destination.

The wildlife in Tanzania is legendary: the spectacle of nearly two million wildebeest and thousands of zebra on their annual migration through the vast plains in the Serengeti plains; the amazing birdlife and forest animals of Lake Manyara; the abundant game of the Ngorongoro Crater; and the teeming schools of tropical fish of the Zanzibar Islands.

Tanzania’s people, culture, wildlife and beauty make it one of the most amazing holiday destinations in Africa. The safari lodges and hotels in this itinerary each offer something different and unique to each landscape. The service and food at each property are of the highest quality and combined with location it’s a winning combination for an all round successful safari experience.  Ending with a few days on a beach on Zanzibar Island is the perfect chill out at the end of an awesome wildlife experience.

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Day 1 - 2: Onsea House, Arusha

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, the gateway to the northern safari circuit of Tanzania, you will be  warmly welcomed by a member of the &Beyond team and be driven to Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage. With glorious mountain views - of the Maasai Steppe and Mt. Meru - and a large refreshing pool, Onsea House is a great way to start your holiday. 

Meals: breakfast and afternoon tea

Day 2 - 4: Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Lake Manyara National Park

You will be collected from Onsea House and driven to Arusha Airport for your flight to Manyara Airstrip in Lake Manyara National Park, where a large soda lake attracts thousands of birds and the forested shores are home to a diversity of animals including tree-climbing lions, elephants and yet more birds.You'll be collected at Manyara Airstrip and driven to &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge - about a three and a half hour road transfer. Put your feet up at &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge for 2 nights in an elegant stilted treehouse with ensuite bathroom with bath, outdoor shower and viewing deck. Enjoy nature walks, game drives and plenty of good food and wine in the middle of the Tanzanian wilderness.

Meals: full board including local drinks

Day 4 - 6: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater National Park

You will be collected at &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge and driven with fellow guests to Manyara Airstrip, about a three and a half hour road transfer.You will be collected at Manyara Airstrip and driven with fellow guests to &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - about one and a half hour road transfer). From Lake Manyara it's a scenic drive to the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater - the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and UNESCO World Heritage site - festooned with wildlife living in a Utopian paradise. And it’s not just animals that favour the crater: along the way, stop at the Olduvai Gorge outside the crater and visit the museum showcasing the oldest known fossil records of the human species who no doubt appreciated the permanent source of food and water in the crater.

Meals: full board including local drinks

Day 6 - 9: Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp, Serengeti National Park

You will be collected at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and driven to Manyara Airstrip - about a one and a half hour road transfer, for your flight to Grumeti Airstrip. Time it right for The Great Wildebeest Migration and you have, quite possibly, the greatest wildlife show on Earth as a two-million-strong sea of wildebeest and zebra cross the great plains towards fresh grazing. Even out of migration season, the Serengeti is one of Africa’s best game reserves and all-round safari destination. You'll get to enjoy three days on safari in the Serengeti in a private concession far from the busy tourist routes of the public park.

Meals: full board including local drinks

Day 9 - 12: Baraza, Zanzibar Islands

After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar Airport, from where you will be collected and driven to Baraza Resort & Spa, in the east of Zanzibar. Enjoy three nights here in a Bahari ocean view villa. This small and luxurious hotel is set on a secluded, white-sanded, coconut-palm-fringed, azure-watered beach and offers great opportunities for you to go snorkelling, diving and fishing. Explore the island and enjoy fresh seafood during your stay. 

Meals: full board including local drinks

Day 12: Departure

From Zanzibar you can fly to Europe and onwards or you can fly back to Dar es Salaam to catch your connecting flight home after what must surely be the best East African safari and beach holiday you could ever imagine. See you next year.

Tailor-made Itinerary

As with all the tours on our website, this is just an example of what you can do. We create our tours from scratch every time, matching the destinations and accommodation not only to your budget but also to your individual tastes and needs. Contact us now to begin planning your dream safari holiday.

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