12 night comfortable honeymoon itinerary beginning in Arusha, and visiting Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti, and ending off on the spice island of Zanzibar for some beachfront romance. Superb beach and bush combination.
Classic Tanzania Honeymoon
This 12 night itinerary presents an invitation to honeymooning couples and those enjoying the romance of wedded bliss to embark on a breath-taking safari and seaside adventure. The camps selected and the National Parks and Resorts visited are sure to demonstrate the best of what Tanzania and Zanzibar have to offer, while keeping the cost to a minimum. A full 12 night tour beginning in the town of Arusha will take guests through the Lake Manyara National Park, viewing tree climbing lions, elephants and, in season, 1000’s of flamingos; the astounding Ngorongoro Crater, which will take one’s breath away with its sheer enormity and geomorphic uniqueness; the famous Serengeti National Park, where guests can witness the Great Migration at the right time of year; and finally the exotic island of Zanzibar, which presents offers 4 nights of beachfront luxury and memorable diving opportunities.
From US$5980 in low season to US$6300 in peak season per person sharing.
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Days 1 to 2 – Rivertrees Country Inn, Arusha
Guests will arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport from where they will be driven to Arusha, the safari capital of Tanzania. Here is where guests will spend the first of this fantastic 12 night romantic honeymoon safari; at Rivertrees Country Inn.
Rivertrees Country Inn is surrounded by beautiful gardens and situated close to the village of Usa-River. Guests can experience traditional African country elegance in this charming old farm house offering delicious home-cooked farm cuisine, superb service and warm hospitality. The two ‘River Cottages’ have private decks and cosy fire places, creating a romantic ambience perfect for a couple beginning an African honeymoon. The location of Rivertrees Inn and the lush, beautiful gardens provide fantastic bird-watching opportunities and lovely natural pathways leading to the flowing Usa River. A wonderfully peaceful offset to a holiday made for two.
Days 2 to 4 – Maramboi Tented Camp, Lake Manyara National Park.
On the morning of day 2, the safari starts off to the Lake Manyara National Park, on the edge of the Rift valley. Lake Manyara offers varied ecosystems and breath-taking views. Highlights include thousands of flamingos, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.
Maramboi Tented Camp is situated at the location of many famous archeological sites, where an area of 25,000 hectares has been set a side for conservation by the local Maasai Community. An impressive landscape from the Rift Valley gives the visitor an amazing natural welcome to an area extraordinarily rich in wildlife. The camp offers stunning views of the Manyara National Park, Rift Valley, Ngorongoro highlands and on clear days even Oldonyo Lengai a sacred mountain to the Maasai.
Days 4 to 6 – Plantation Lodge, Ngorongoro Lodge
On the 4th morning, guests can enjoy a game drive, which forms part of the road transfer to the next destination. Guests are driven to the stunning Ngorongoro Highlands from where they descend into the Crater, which is considered the 8th Natural Wonder of the World. The Ngorongoro Crater floor is home to the highest density of mammalian predators in Africa, particularly lions. It also hosts the rare black rhinoceros, and the hippopotamus, which are two uncommon species in the area.
Plantation Lodge is situated on the outer slope of the Ngorongoro Crater. Plantation Lodge offers a personal and intimate experience with superb service, delicious farm-style meals and luxurious accommodation in beautiful en-suite rooms and suites.
Day 6 to 9 – Serengeti Simba Lodge, Serengeti National Park
An early rise in the Ngorongoro region on the 6th morning of this adventurous honeymoon safari will take guests on an incorporated game drive to their next destination; the famous Serengeti National Park. Harmoniously nestled into the heart of the Serengeti ecosystem, set high on the Gambasage Hill and overlooking the famous Grumeti River, Serengeti Simba Lodge is situated on the main path of the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra.
Large canvas tents are built on stone foundations, boast spacious interiors and are equipped en suite bathrooms. This unique structure offers guests all the safari romance of a canvas tent and the security of a permanent structure for the 3 nights spent at this camp. Every tent has a magnificent view of the Serengeti from a private deck, while the interiors are beautifully and simply decorated with local fabrics and hard wood furniture. There is an infinity pool surrounded by a flagstone terrace projecting views of the wild horizon and an authentic open-air fireplace where guests can huddle at night and listen to the sounds of the Serengeti.
Day 9 to 13 – Dongwe Ocean View Hotel, Zanzibar
After drawing the safari section of this romantic itineraty to a close, honeymooning couples have only thr best of beach paradise to look forward to. On day 9, they will be road transferred to the nearest airstrip, joining a scheduled light air transfer to Zanzibar. Upon arrival, guests are met and driven to Dongwe Beach Resort. This is a new Boutique Resort situated on one of Zanzibar’s most beautiful beaches. It is located 50km from Stone Town and the airport; a gateway to exploring the tropical Spice Island.
Guests will be enticed into romance on the most beautifully scenic, white, sandy beaches; there are treats offered by a small spa and massage area, as well as, a private lounge for ultimate relaxation and tranquility. The unique positions of these facilities provide an enchanting view of the ocean and the coast during the day and a romantic star-lit sky at night. This archipelago and the stunning coral reefs are located off coast of Tanzania, composed of the seductive islands Unguja and Pemba. Dongwe Ocean View Hotel is the perfect honeymoon destination. Enjoy 4 days and nights of magnificent diving on the coral reefs, while spice tours and guided walks on the island provide non-stop entertainment.
Day 13 – Depart back to Dar es Salaam Airport
After the final four nights at this romantic beach destination, guests are transferred by road to the Zanzibar Airport and then fly by scheduled light air transfer to Dar es Salaam.