Bush & Beach Safari in Tanzania & Zanzibar

Explore the very best & most wild parts of Tanzania before relaxing in the refined comfort of Zanzibar on our Bush & Beach Safari.

Duration

11 Days

When

Jun – Oct

Price from

$10,347 – $12,495

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Trip Highlights

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Hiking
masai culture
Cultural Experiences
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Game drives

About this trip

Some things were meant to go together, and bush and beach is a combination that simply can’t be beat. Leave the conventional behind as you set out on foot through Tanzania’s most iconic destinations. See the Ngorongoro Crater from a vantage point perched on the edge of a volcano, track game in the Serengeti in 250,000-acres of private land, and find yourself alone on one of the world’s most coveted beaches in Zanzibar.

Your day-to-day- breakdown of this trip

Day one

aeroplane

Arrive Arusha, Tanzania

Check-in Lake Duluti Lodge

As soon as you set foot in Kilimanjaro airport, a Ker & Downey Africa representative will be there to welcome you to Tanzania. You will spend one night at Lake Duluti Lodge to get your bearings before embarking on the journey of a lifetime.

Lake Duluti Lodge has an African feel with a dose of the contemporary. Set on a coffee farm on the outskirts of Arusha, each of the chalets boast a private deck with idyllic views of the farm’s indigenous trees. Gourmet cuisine and first-class service are par for the course here. Even so, staying at Lake Duluti Lodge feels like a private home more than a five-star hotel.

Where you’ll stay: Lake Duluti Lodge

Lake Duluti Lodge has an African feel with a dose of the contemporary. Set on a coffee farm on the outskirts of Arusha, each of the chalets boast a private deck with idyllic views of the farm’s indigenous trees.

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Day two – three

4×4

Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Check-in The Highlands

Depart Lake Duluti Lodge early this morning for Arusha Airport and a scheduled flight to Manyara at 7:45am. A shared lodge vehicle will be waiting to escort you to The Highlands in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Sprawling over 8,000 square kilometers northwest of the world-famous crater is the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, an award winning “Big 5” wildlife zone. The Highlands is undeniably stylish and enviably secluded while remaining accessible to the most adventurous experiences this area has to offer. Set north of the Ngorongoro Crater on the foothills of the Olmoti Volcano, this camp is your ideal launch-point for exploration.

The complex narrative between humans and wildlife begs to be discovered. The Maasai have cultivated an affinity for nature and an ability to coexist. During your time at The Highlands, you are well positioned to forge authentic relationships with local community members and discover more about the culture.

It may be hard to leave the contemporary oasis that The Highlands camp provides, but adventure abounds here too, and it’s your duty to get involved. Summit the Olmoti Crater, and set off on game drives to track wildlife with expert guides.

Where you’ll stay: The Highlands

The Highlands is undeniably stylish and secluded. Set north of the Ngorongoro Crater, The Highlands features 9 high-style perspex-and-canvas domed suites, boasting jaw-dropping views of the forest below.

Experiences:

Embark on daily game drives, trace ancient Maasai trails to the summit the Olmoti Crater and visit the communities of Maasai people to gain a better understanding of their customs and culture.

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Day four – five

4×4

Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Check-in Mwiba Lodge

A short flight will leave Manyara at 8:20am and arrive to Mwiba at 8:40am. Mwiba Lodge’s exceptional staff will give you a taste of African hospitality with a welcome on arrival.For the next two days, Mwiba Lodge is your new home. The lodge’s 125,000-acres of private game reserve are engulfed by the Serengeti, perhaps the world’s most coveted safari destination.

Visitors to Mwiba reap the benefits of total seclusion in an area that is in high demand. Set beside the Arugusinyai River, the lodge offers sweeping views and consistent wildlife sightings. 33 freshwater springs pulse to the dry earth’s surface, providing wildlife with all the incentive they need to flock to Mwiba’s heartland and giving guests unparalleled sightings.

On the inside, the décor and interior materials echo the surrounding environment. Earthy browns and beiges with classy appointments and modern design say one thing: sophistication. Step outside of the rooms’ canvas walls to find large outdoor soaking tubs and hardwood viewing decks.

Mwiba prides itself on offering its myriad of activities anytime, anywhere. Set off on game drives into the lodge’s private concession, back into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, or into the Serengeti. Enjoy lunch on a lofted tree platform, visit traditional local communities, put foot to ground for a walking safari, or hit the spa and gym.

Where you’ll stay: Mwiba Lodge

Set among massive stone boulders overlooking the Arugusinyai River, Mwiba Lodge offers an unmatched experience in luxury adventures. The exclusive lodge features 10 tented suites and an infinity-pool.

Experiences:

Mwiba prides itself on offering its myriad of activities anytime, anywhere. Set off on game drives into the lodge’s private concession, visit traditional local communities, put foot to ground for a walking safari, or hit the spa and gym.

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Day six – nine

charter plane

Transfer to Zanzibar

Check-in Baraza Resort

Get ready to change gears as you transfer to the Mwiba airstrip to fly to Zanzibar at 11:00am this morning. The beach is waiting for you, and a staff member from Baraza Resort will be waiting to take you there.

For the next four days, you will stay in this idyllic location in an incredible Ocean Front View Villa. Baraza is one of Zanzibar’s most exclusive resorts. Set on one of Conde Nast’s best 30 beaches, this 5-star property deftly blends Arabic, Swahilli, and Indian design. Intricate details and antiques evoke a sense of Zanzibar’s eclectic history. Family owned and operated, Baraza Resort was built to reflect the beauty, culture, and uniqueness of Zanzibar. This is certainly nothing ordinary about this place.

While Baraza is the perfect place to unwind, there is so much more to do. Check out the resort’s personal sports center, the Water Club Zanzibar and the Rising Sun Dive Center to get active during your stay. The lodge’s well-stocked library also offers an extensive selection of historical and educational literature for those wishing to learn more about this spice island.

Rest assured that you can feel good about kicking back on your days at Baraza. The lodge is committed to creating a positive impact through the establishment of the Bwejuu maternity clinic, engaging in various internal environmental protection initiatives, and supporting the community by hiring local staff and operating Baraza for Bwejuu charity

Where you’ll stay: Baraza Resort

Baraza is one of Zanzibar’s most exclusive resorts. Set on one of Conde Nast’s best 30 beaches, this 5-star property deftly blends Arabic, Swahilli, and Indian design.

Experiences:

Check out the resort’s personal sports center, the Water Club Zanzibar and the Rising Sun Dive Center to get active during your stay or visit the resort’s well-stocked library to learn more about this spice island.

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Day ten

charter plane

Transfer to Dar es Salaam

Check-in Oyster Bay Hotel

This morning you will transfer to Zanzibar Airport for a short, scheduled flight to Dar es Salaam at 11:30am. You will be greeted and transferred to the Oysterbay Hotel for your final evening in Tanzania.

More home than hotel, Oysterbay’s 8 spacious ocean-facing suites are satisfyingly furnished in a contemporary, African style. The décor is unapologetically Dar es Salaam: beachy, equatorial, and nautical. Lounges and terraces overlook the hotel’s garden and swimming pool.

Spend your evening at leisure here, taking one last opportunity to take in the scenes along the beach and enjoy fresh, Tanzanian seafood. Cheers a whiskey to chase the sun and celebrate the extraordinary journey you have just completed.

Where you’ll stay: Oysterbay Hotel

Located on the shoreline of Dar Es Salaam, Oyster Bay Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel consisting of 8 suites. Expect spacious rooms, African-inspired interiors and lush gardens.

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Day eleven

aeroplane

Departure

Transfer to the airport

You’ve seen the best Tanzania has to offer. Pack your belongings and take your memories with you as you transfer to the airport in Dar es Salaam for your international departure flight home.

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