Romantic Africa:

Northern Circuit, Zanzibar

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

From Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be brought to Rivertrees Country Inn for your first contact with Africa. It has the romantic style that we all imagine of colonial Africa.

The little bungalows are surrounded by old trees and flower beds, there is a swimming-pool to cool down, as well as a little stream to dream... There you can just relax, and get prepared mentally for your safari.

Day 2: Let's go on safari! Manyara National Park

Your jeep will come and pick you up in the morning for a six days private safari in lodges and luxury tented camps, starting with Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its lake set on the Rift Valley, its tree climbing lions, and many baboons along the way!

In the evening, you will be brought to Kirurumu Tented Lodge, on top of the Escarpment. This lodge is very nicely set on the slope, with big luxury safari tents built on a wooden platform. At the bottom of the camp, you can enjoy a sunset drink on the terrace over-looking Lake Manyara.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park, North

Today, you will drive through Ngorongoro Conservation Area to reach Serengeti National Park, the most famous park in the world, known for its vast plains and the biggest animal migration on land!

In the evening, you will go to Ikoma Tented Camp, on the northern border of Serengeti, in the savannah, sheltered in a grove of acacia trees... This camp is situated on the path of the migrating wildebeest!

Day 4: Serengeti National Park, North

A whole day to watch animals and their habits, starting safari at dawn, when the animals are very active, returning to camp for breakfast, then continuing to look for animals, and finally returning to Ikoma Tented Camp in the evening.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park, Central

Today, you will move slowly south to reach the central part of the Serengeti, where there is always something interesting to see, like a lions' hunt or big groups of gazelles jumping along the way. In the evening, you will reach Serengeti Serena Lodge, where you can take a dip in the pool!

Day 6: Serengeti National Park, Central

Another full day safari, moving slowly towards the East and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You can stop on the way to visit a Maasai boma, or the Olduvai Gorge, where Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the first fossilised remains of Homo habilis and the most ancient footprints of hominids!

In the evening, you will stay at Crater Forest Camp, in big tents on platforms with magnificent views over Ngorongoro Forest. There is even an African-style firepot in the room for the chilly nights!

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater

Today, you will descend early morning in the world's largest intact caldera, home to all animals of the savannah, except the girafes, which can't climb up and down! In the evening, you will drive back to Arusha and Rivertrees Country Inn, for a good rest.

Days 8-10: Zanzibar, East Coast

After the dust and bumps of the road, you will welcome relaxing and being lazy on the beach in Zanzibar. Thinking of your safari, swimming in the turquoise water, or enjoying a cocktail at sunset will not ask too much effort from you!

For these first three days, you will stay in Pongwe Beach Hotel, a little place with it's own little bay, coconut fringed white sand, a very cute infinity pool, and peace...You can swim and go snorkeling at high tide, walk in the water at low tide to watch the reef life, or just do nothing!

Days 11-13: Zanzibar, North Coast

After three relaxing days, you will drive north to Nungwi, a fishing village, with many hotels, restaurants and bars along the beautiful beach.

This is also known as the best place for diving.

From the Royal Zanzibari Suite of Langi Langi Beach Bungalows, you can enjoy the beautiful view on the sea and sunset from your balcony, while being amidst the animation of Nungwi.

Day 14: Zanzibar, Stonetown

For your last day and night, you will be in Stonetown, where you will have some insight in the past as well as the lively present. Inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2000, it is known for it's old coral stone buildings, its importance in suppressing slavery, and as base for explorers of the african continent as David Livingston.

Emerson Spice will be your last stop before home, and you will enjoy the beautiful architecture and original decoration of this renovated Arabian house, which has a very romantic atmosphere and will make you feel like characters of "A thousand and one nights".

Day 15: Kwa heri na karibu tena (good-bye and see you again!)

The holiday is over and we hope that you enjoyed or will enjoy it!!!