First comes the adventure. Your safari across Tangire National Park will bring you close to hunting lions, grazing elephants and vast numbers of indigenous birds. After Tangire the Ngorongoro Crater beckons with its stunning views over Tanzania and its concentration of wildlife – over 25,000 animals roaming across a 19 km wide caldera. But nothing quite prepares you for the Serengeti. Vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle – numbering a million or more – join the annual migration.
And then it’s time to relax at an ultimately luxurious beach resort, on the exquisite island of Zanzibar.
Tarangire National Park
You’ll arrive at Kilimanjaro and be met by your guide who will take you to Kuro Tarangire Camp in the heart of the renowned Tarangire National Park. You’ll be surrounded by one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife outside of the Serengeti ecosystem, so expect to see and photograph great herds of elephants, lions, long-necked gerenuk, oddities like fringe-eared oryx and up to 550 different varieties of birds – the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world. Better make sure your camera has plenty of memory.
Stay: Two nights in a double tented room at Kuro Tarangire Camp.
The adventure continues as you’re driven to the Ngorongoro Highlands, stopping along the way for a picnic and a game drive through Lake Manyara National Park. You’ll be staying in a relaxing lodge, set in beautiful gardens and standing on forested slopes close to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
It’s the perfect base for visiting the famous Ngorongoro Crater (the world’s largest intact caldera) with its breath-taking panoramic views and abundance of wildlife; elephants, black rhino, hippos, lions, zebra, buffalo, antelope – some 25,000 animals all live in the 19 km crater.
Stay: Two nights in a double room at Plantation Lodge.
Then, just when you thought the game-viewing couldn’t be any better, you’re taken to the world famous Serengeti National Park. If you arrive during migration season you can expect to be overwhelmed by the sight (and sound) of literally hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle making their way across the Serengeti.
The zebra and gazelle alone number over half a million creatures, the wildebeest are virtually innumerable. The migration is thought to be the largest movement of land mammals on Earth – an unmissable sight. And, of course, the area is rich in lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, eland, impala, topi and countless different types of birds, year round.
Stay: Four nights in a double tent at Serengeti Safari Camp.
After life in the raw on the plains of Tanzania, something completely different. A short flight will take you to the serene island of Zanzibar, a historic gem cast into the Indian Ocean. Here you’ll be staying at an ultimately luxurious resort beside one of the country’s most acclaimed beaches, featuring picture postcard white sand, palm trees reaching out over the sea and warmly welcoming water.
Your private villa will be perfectly positioned amongst 80 acres of luxuriant tropical gardens, just a few steps from the beach, and offers you a private pool, personal butler and bicycles to explore the resort.
Stay: Five nights in a double luxury garden pool villa at The Residence.
Zanzibar – Nairobi – London
On your final day you’ll fly out of Zanzibar in the evening to arrive in Nairobi with plenty of time to catch your international flight back to London, landing early the following morning.