11-Day Tanzania Itinerary

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11 Days in Tanzania

A country of natural splendour, astounding wildlife, seductive beaches, charming ancient towns, archaeological sites and geological wonders. A visit to Tanzania can mean one of these many things!

Day 1 Highlights

Arusha and Tarangire


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Shanga Cultural Experience

Shanga is a successful social enterprise which employs people with disabilities to create unique, high quality, handmade jewelry, glassware and homeware using
recycled materials.

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Tarangire National Park Game Drive

Tarangire National Park is a national park in Tanzania's Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of wildebeest and zebras. During the dry season thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National Park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas.

Tarangire Treetops

Tarangire Treetops sits serenely on the border of the Tarangire National Park - Tanzania. Each Treetops Room boasts one of the largest bedrooms to be found in any camp or lodge in East Africa – with a floor space of 65 square metres – and all with an exotic double shower en suite bathroom. With furnishings that create warmth and demonstrate a commitment to local craftsmanship, the ‘up-in-the-air’ experience is completed by the open-fronted room design affording views across the Tarangire plains from an expansive but private balcony.

Traditional Maasai Boma Dinner

Sample the delights of eating under the stars in a traditional Maasai Boma whilst enjoying the dancing and singing of Maasai menfolk. Flavours of the bush as well as international cuisine if all available in this alfresco dining experience, all of which is done by lantern light and the glowing embers of a large bonfire.

Day 2-3 Highlights

Tarangire


Maasai Village Tour

The Maasai Village is about 20-30 minutes drive from Treetops and gives a perfect insight to the life of the Maasai. This village with its varying age of inhabitants are very warm and friendly and eager to meet guests from Treetops.

Walking Safari

There is no better way to up close and personal to the wild than to take a walking safari. Feels the ancient earth beneath every step you take as you tread on the tracks of animals that have walked the same path minutes before. In the company of an experienced guide, learn about the flora as well as the fauna, and begin to understand the true majesty of the indigenous peoples that live and thrive on the land.

Sundowner Cocktail

Experience the drama and beauty of Africa in one of the most iconic locations that Tarangire has to offer. Sunset Hill is the perfect locations to sit atop and enjoy the deep orange sunsets that often welcome in the starry skies. With food and drinks served by one of the Treetops staff, this is truly a magical experience not to be missed.

Night Shared Game Drive

Night Shared Game Drive

Often taken just after dusk, a night game drive at Tarangire Treetops is a rare opportunity to see how the bush ‘comes alive’ after dark. Driving with an experienced and qualified Elewana guide, this 1.5-hour drive around the environs of Treetops provides an insight into the nocturnal wildlife that is often overlooked or not accessible to visitors who stay within the confines of the national parks. With a keen eye and unbroken concentration, there is much to see and wonder at on a Treetops night game drive.

Day 4-5 Highlights

Ngorongoro


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The Manor

The Manor at Ngorongoro, located in the north west Tanzania and with its 9 luxurious cottages (18 Suites), family cottage, and magnificent main Manor House, is one of the first safari lodges of its kind to blend East African hospitality with old-world Afro-European architecture and decor. Located adjacent to the famous Ngorongoro conservation area and within a 1500-acre Arabica coffee estate, The Manor is reminiscent of an elegant up-country farm home in the Cape Dutch-style of architecture.

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Ngorongoro Crater Tour

Following an early morning breakfast, and leaving in plenty of time to capture the best views of the Crater as the mist begins to lift, your Ngorongoro Crater Tour will be certainly a day to remember.

A large, unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera is the pride of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The crater, which formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago is "a natural enclosure" for a very wide variety of wildlife, there is a resident population of Ngorongoro lions, as well as wildebeest, buffalo, zebra and rhino.

Picnic Luncheon

Picnic Luncheon

Your full day safari experience would not be complete without enjoying a delicious campaign style luncheon, served under canopy at one of the picnic areas in the Crater. Surrounded by game and the crater rim beyond, this is the most dramatic and beautiful picnic lunch you ever likely to take.

Surrounded by game and the ever-present Crater rim, this is the most dramatic and beautiful picnic lunch you are ever likely to take.

Day 6-7 Highlights

Serengeti


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Serengeti Pioneer Camp


Located in South Central Serengeti - Tanzania - (within the Moru Kopjes area), Serengeti Pioneer Camp is ideally situated to offer superlative access to the annual migration and the ‘Big 5’ with sweeping views overlooking Moru Kopjes, Lake Magadi and the endless plains.

Sundowner Cocktail

The views are spectacular, the sunsets and cocktails on the sunset deck are an experience not to be missed.

Serengeti National Park Game Drive

Day-long game drives are a must in the Serengeti. You can set-off early with champagne picnic breakfast and stay out all day carrying your delectable picnic lunch. You will be delighted and awed by the sheer numbers of game including the big-five.

Bush Picnic

Serengeti Pioneer Camp has special permission from the park authorities to use a private picnic site on top of a hill offering stunning views over the Serengeti plains, that can be enjoyed in total privacy. Pre- booking is necessary.

Sundowner Cocktail

Dining Under the Stars

A dining tent hosts the Camp’s guests for both breakfast and dinner, whilst luncheons are taken either in the Camp or in the bush during what will no doubt be yet another enthralling day in the Serengeti.
Serengeti Pioneer Camp captures the original essence of the mobile African safari, engendering nostalgic wonderment whilst unlocking the adventurous spirit within all of us.The drama and beauty of the Serengeti National Park is indeed awe inspiring.

Day 8-11 Highlights

Zanzibar


Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar

Fringed by casuarina trees and set on a magnificent beach, Kilindi Beach Resort has a reputation as the top hideaway in Zanzibar.

It offers luxurious accommodations in 15 arched pavilion-style villas with unique domed roofs, spread across 54 acres of lush tropical gardens. Each villa has two private plunge pools that are linked by water features and a waterfall. Breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, traditional wooden dhows and Tumbatu Island can be seen across the sandy beach and from the T-shaped, 24 metre infinity swimming pool. There is also a spacious bar with a waterfall feature and an indoor/outdoor dining area.

Kilindi Spa

Tucked away in a peaceful corner of Kilindi’s tropical gardens, you are invited to discover Kilindi Spa.

Reflecting its picturesque island setting and inspired by the natural elements , the spa offers a range of treatments in a serene and elegant setting to improve well-being and enhance relaxation.

Kendwa Beach

Kendwa beach has the most beautiful, clean, white sand and turquoise water. It is well maintained by the locals and cleaned all the time. The beach supports many activities like surfing, jetski, snorkelling, diving and taxi services.

Pool Plunge

The Pavilions have their very own private plunge pool, and possess a separate but extraordinary 'rainfall' shower room which is annexed to each of the Pavilion rooms. These same showers provide not only a spectacular view to the Ocean but the liberating sensation of being 'at one with nature'.

Safari Blue Dolphin and Snorkeling Tour

Safari Blue Dolphin and Snorkeling Tour

Experience the beautiful Minai Bay Conservation Area whilst cruising in one of the traditional Zanzibari dhows.

Get a chance to see the dolphins, as well as swim on one of the pristine sandbanks. Your tour will also visit some of the nearby islets and provide opportinuties to snorkel at the coral reefs.

Your full-day includes snorkeling equipment with guides and instructions and a sea food barbeque with fish, calamari and slipper lobster served hot from the grill.

Safari Packing List

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