Northern Tanzania and Zanzibar : Luxury Fly-In Safari
This 14-day luxury Tanzania Safari has been designed for those of you for whom time may be limited, and luxury is essential! Experience the best of a Northern Circuit Safari combined with unparalleled comfort on the paradise island of Mnemba; and the intrigue of Zanzibar's Stone Town. This fly-in safari provides luxury accommodations in CC Africa lodges.
Day 1 Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater
You depart Arusha early today, flying to Lake Manyara. From here it is a short drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy a relaxed lunch at your lodge before a spectacular first game drive this afternoon in the Crater - known as "Africa's Eden" for its spectacular scenery and diversity of wildlife. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.
Day 2 Ngorongoro Crater
The Ngorongoro Crater houses over 25,000 larger animals, including the Big 5. Spend the day on game drives into the Crater, returning to the lodge at the end of the day. Perched on the edge of the crater rim, the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge comprises 30 luxury suites in 3 separate camps - each with butler service and sweeping views from your private viewing deck. Dinner and overnight as before.
Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater _ Serengeti
After a leisurely breakfast you return to Lake Manyara and take a short flight from here into the vast Serengeti National Park. You stay for 3 nights in either the thatched and stone cottages of Klein's in the Northern Serengeti, or at Grumeti River Camp in the Serengeti's western corridor, depending on time of year, to best enjoy the great wildebeest migration.
Days 4 & 5 Serengeti
Two more full days to experience the magnificent beauty of the Serengeti in this truly wild corner of Africa. Overnight as before.
Day 6 Serengeti - Zanzibar - Mnemba Island
Enjoy a last sunrise over the Serengeti before flying to Arusha in time to connect with your regional flight to Zanzibar. From here you are transferred to the intimate private island of Mnemba, just 4½ kms off the north eastern tip of Zanzibar. Surrounded by an atoll of breathtaking coral reefs, it boasts some of Africa's most wonderful dive sites. Mnemba is renowned as one of the most romantic ocean destinations in the world, offering a privacy and rustic exclusivity unparalleled on the African coastline.
Days 7 - 10 Mnemba Island
Fill your days scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking ... or simply relaxing on the soft white sand beaches, watching traditional dhows drift across the horizon. Feast on fresh fruits, fish and shellfish as you dine by candlelight at the water's edge. With just 10 beachside bandas, Mnemba is an unpretentious and very special paradise!
Day 11 Mnemba - Stone Town, Zanzibar
After a last lazy morning, transfer to the fascinating historic Stone Town. You stay for two nights at the Zanzibar Serena Inn, on a bed and breakfast basis. Stone Town is a magical place of palaces, winding alleys, bustling markets and bazaars, and you have plenty of time to discover its secrets!
Day 12 Stone Town
Watch from your window as dhows slip elegantly through the waters of the Indian Ocean. A last full day to explore, perhaps shop for souvenirs, and enjoy the island's hospitality. Overnight as before.
Day 13 Departure
A last breakfast before transferring to Zanzibar's International Airport for your onward travel arrangements.