12 Days Honeymoon Safari and Zanzibar
Honeymoon occur once in a lifetime, and your first honeymoon vacation should be an exceptional one, and unique, this honeymoon Holiday safari in Africa Tanzania, takes you from the shimmering alkaline lakes to prehistoric Ngorongoro Crater then to the heart of ‘wild Africa’ The Serengeti National park before flying to the spice islands of Zanzibar for beach relaxation.
Day 1: Arrival
From your arrival point you are welcomed by our representative who will take you to Mount Meru Hotel in Arusha City. Later our safari Guide will come for detailed safari briefing and leave you to spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoy the lodge’s facilities.
Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
After spending your first night in the fabulous countryside of Arusha at the foot of Mount Meru, your Tanzania honeymoon safari will start by driving to the beautiful Lake Manyara National
Lake Manyara National Park it’s on the way to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, Its ground water forests, bush plains, baobab strewn cliffs, and algae-streaked hot springs offer incredible ecological variety in a small area, rich in wildlife and incredible numbers of birds.
Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay a visit to this park. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season, and are a well-known but rather rare feature of the northern park. In addition to the lions, the national park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world — a fact that accounts for interesting game viewing of large families of the primates.
Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.
The alkaline soda of Lake Manyara is home to an incredible array of bird life that thrives on its brackish waters. Pink flamingo stoop and graze by the thousands colorful specks against the grey minerals of the lake shore. Yellow-billed storks swoop and corkscrew on thermal winds rising up from the escarpment, and herons flap their wings against the sun-drenched sky. Even reluctant bird-watchers will find something to watch and marvel at within the national park. Overnight at the Farm of Dreams Lodge at Karatu. All meals included.
Day 3: Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park
Depart for the Serengeti National Park just after breakfast with en-route stop at one of Masai village for some cultural encounter before driving to Naabi Hills gate & check in. Break for a picnic lunch in a scenic spot before proceeding into the Serengeti for an afternoon game drive.
After lunch we drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. In December, January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, and many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard. Overnight at Serengeti Acacia luxury Camp. All meals included.
Day 4: Full Day Serengeti
Leave with breakfast box and lunch box for an early morning game drive in the Serengeti to where the Wildebeest Migration is packed, you might spot cat family on the road as they avoid morning mist or nocturnal animal coming back after a long night of hunting or a group of lioness planning a hunt or a hard of buffalo lazily grazing before getting hot.
Break for breakfast in the bush and proceed with game drives until afternoon. Take your lunch break at Soronera visitor’s center and afterward a little rest before embarking on your afternoon game drive. Later drive back to your camp before or during the sunset. Overnight at Serengeti Acacia luxury Camp. All meals included.
Day 5: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife
The crater offers a spectacular scenery from every point along the rim; from the northern and eastern side you can look out to the dramatic volcano of Oldonyo Lengai, the Great Rift Valley and Lake Natron; from the south and west you can see across the Bulbul depression
This truly world-class attraction is also known as the ’8th Wonder of the World,’ finally we descend into the crater. Drive on and descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) into the crater floor for a day game drive, Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephant, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open Savannah where the lions hunt for food.
The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. In the late afternoon we travel just outside of Ngorongoro Conservation Area to our Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge Karatu town for Dinner & overnight.
Day 6: Karatu – Arusha – Zanzibar
After leisurely breakfast at your lodge it is time to get a fully paid complimentary massage at the Massage Spa if you wish, then start on your way to Arusha where you will catch your flight to the island of Zanzibar.
On arrival at Zanzibar airport you will be met by our representative who will welcome you to the island of Zanzibar and transfer you to the Romantic and Honeymoon suite Ocean-Bedroom King Suite at Pongwe Beach Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – 10: Zanzibar Beach Holidays
You will spend these days at the beach choosing between the numerous water sports on offer at the Resort and relaxing at the beautiful Pongwe Beach Hotel. Pongwe is perfect for celebrating such a special occasion, with luxurious seafront honeymoon suites, private stretches of white sandy beach, and thoughtful staff.
Pongwe is a popular spot for honeymooners who want a simple and laid-back atmosphere. Relax by the infinity pool, go for romantic strolls on the beach or just enjoy the sunshine and pristine white sand
has a long line of beach which has been recognized as one of the best beaches in Zanzibar and the world. If you wish in one of these days you can organize a trip to Stone town & do some excursions & then back to the beach. Overnight at Pongwe Beach Hotel on the Northeast of Zanzibar Island. Dinner & Breakfast included
Day 11: Zanzibar Beach – Zanzibar Stone Town
After spending 5 Nights in the white sand beaches of Zanzibar on this day we take you to the famous Zanzibar Stone Town as you cannot say I have been in Zanzibar without experiencing the old part of Zanzibar with its narrow lines “The Stone Town” is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Famous for its winding alleys, bustling bazaars, sultan’s palace, mosques, House of Wonders, Portuguese fort and gardens and the extravagant merchants’ houses with their remarkably ornate doors. In stone town you will have one night at Golden Tulip Hotel Stone Town ocean view rooms. Breakfast included
Day 12: Departure
After breakfast at the lodge and depending on your departure schedule, you will be transferred to Zanzibar airport to catch you flight back home with Great memories of your honeymoon Safari in Africa Tanzania.
If you are flying out from Dar es Salaam or Nairobi, we will arrange a connection, to catch your flight buck home, don’t forget to Come Buck.
Prices for Tanzania honeymoon Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holidays
2 Persons travel together – USD $ 3,820 per person sharing (Double room with Queen / King Size bed).
The Price includes
- All airport pick up and transfers in private car
- Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
- Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
- All wildlife reserve entry fees
- All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
- Domestic flight Arusha to Zanzibar including taxes
- Special Honeymoon Surprises
- Full Board Accommodation While on Safari
The Price does not include
- International Flights
- Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure
- All items of a personal nature
- Gratuities for safari guide and lodge staff (please tip separately)
- Travel insurance if needed
- Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)
- Drinks and beverages in lodges
- Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti ($549 per person), including concession fees
- Any activities at Zanzibar like snorkeling or diving or private tours at Zanzibar