This luxury Tanzania honeymoon takes couples into prolific national parks, five-star romantic safari lodges and includes unique activities and surprises on the way.
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This trip is all about love from start to finish. Whether you’re on honeymoon, dream of a safari wedding, wish to renew your wedding vows, celebrate an anniversary or even take a second honeymoon, our team can tailor this ultra-romantic luxury trip to anything your heart desires. While celebrating your love, we guarantee you will also fall in love with Africa. Beginning in Arusha, the gateway of the northern safari circuit in Tanzania, you will stay at Arusha Coffee Lodge, located on a working coffee plantation. You will then move on to the exclusive Chem Chem Lodge which is renowned for its iconic wildlife that gathers around the many watering holes in front of the lodge. At Chem Chem Lodge we can arrange for a traditional Maasai ceremony complete with a Maasai choir to celebrate your special bond. This will make an extra special moment in time even more beautiful. On day 4, you will travel to the andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, located right on the rim of the Crater with the most breathtaking views on the planet. Last but not least, we’ll escort you to the ultra-luxurious One Nature Nyaruswiga Serengeti, located in the heart of the central Serengeti. The Serengeti is often referred to as the ‘Big Cat Capital’ and is home to over 3,000 lions. All of this paints the perfect backdrop for the enchanting and extra special romantic safari of your dreams.
Upon arrival in Arusha at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a friendly representative of Ker & Downey Africa who will provide a VIP ‘Meet and Greet’ service before escorting you 1.5 hours to the Arusha Coffee Lodge. Here, you can spend the afternoon walking through the sprawling grounds of the estate and stop by ‘traders walk’ – a row of quaint shops that specialize in African crafts, carvings, Tanzanite gemstones, clothes and more. In the evening we recommend enjoying a fabulous meal in the gourmet restaurant overlooking the sparkling pool and water features. On day 2, enjoy a 2-hour coffee tour to see how coffee is grown, harvested, dried and produced. This is also an opportunity for you to purchase some aromatic freshly ground coffee to take home. Relax over lunch in either the main restaurant, Bacchus, or the vibey cafe bistro. In the late afternoon we have included a once-in-a-lifetime bucket list experience for you and your loved one. You will embark on a thrilling 1-hour light aircraft flight over Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain in Africa! This adventure has an audio-guide that caters for most languages.
This intimate and sophisticated lodge offers luxury accommodation in the midst of one of Tanzania’s largest working coffee plantations. This is the perfect haven for relaxation before a romantic East Africa safari. Enjoy a stay in a luxury Plantation suite overlooking the verdant foothills of Mount Meru. For honeymooners, we recommend the opulent honeymoon suite.
In the mornings you can enjoy a lazy breakfast together which can be set up on your private balcony during balmy weather. We will arrange for a few romantic surprises in your room including champagne and a fruit basket. We recommend treating yourselves to an indulgent beauty treatment at the in-house Spa and lounging around the beautiful outdoor pool.
After a hearty breakfast, you will be transferred to Arusha Airport where you will board a light aircraft for a short scenic flight through to a local airstrip near Tarangire National Park. Here, you will be met by one of the lodge representatives from Chem Chem who will escort you on an easy 45-minute drive to Chem Chem Lodge – located on a 20 000 hectares private concession. After check in, you will have time to enjoy the perfect balance of wide-open spaces and untamed African bush and the vintage charm of the lodge itself. In the late afternoon on day three, as the sun begins to set and the first stars start to twinkle in the sky, we will arrange for a Maasai Choir of between 12 – 15 strong to serenade you in song, as you celebrate your union on the shores of Lake Manyara in a traditional Maasai ceremony. It doesn’t get any more romantic than this breathtaking setting. During certain times of the year, thousands of pink hued flamingoes will congregate along the shoreline. Return in the evening and sit around the fire pit beneath a sheet of stars, while enjoying a refreshing beverage. We of course recommend a good champagne for this special occasion .
Offering the utmost in privacy, luxury and tranquility, Chem Chem Lodges offers couples intimacy and a range of tailored romantic experiences. All 8 tented suites offer modern sophistication interspersed with Maasai culture. A large private deck overlooks the sweeping savannah with endless views to the horizon is this 20 000 hectares of open spaces.
Enjoy a private candlelit dinner under the stars plus a bush breakfast during your stay with a whole range of surprises along the way. Partake in scheduled game drives including night game drives and enjoy a selection of cultural experiences including a run with a Maasai warrior in the bush, guided bush walks or exploring a local village.
Start your day with a celebratory morning safari activity and breakfast at the lodge, before embarking on a short light aircraft flight and transfer from Manyara airstrip to the all-inclusive andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Spend 2 glorious nights enjoying all the facilities and activities on offer at this award-winning property. A special bucket list experience on offer is the crater descent which sees you driving into the world famous game-rich Ngorongoro Crater – one of the epic wonders of the natural world. Back at the lodge, your private butler and housekeeper will set up romantic bush dinners and intimate sundowners. The uninterrupted views are considered to be some of the best in Africa and there will be nothing better than waking up in the morning, opening up your silk curtains and gazing out the floor-to-ceiling-windows in your suite. A highlight of the stay will surely be enjoying a hot lunch served at a private picnic spot on the Crater floor.
andBeyond’s Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is an opulent lodge towering over the Ngorongoro Crater. The accommodation is spread over 3 intimate camps, with 30 private, stilted suites offering breathtaking views of the crater. Each suite has its own private terrace and private butler who provides warm, personalized service.
This lodge offers guests direct access to the Crater floor. Enjoy two private game drives through lush highland forests to see many iconic animals including the endangered black rhino. A romantic bubble bath will be arranged on one of the evenings. And who can forget the unique picnic luncheon on the crater floor.
After saying goodbye to the friendly staff at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, a lodge representative will transfer you back to Manyara airstrip for your light aircraft flight through to Seronera airstrip in the heart of the central Serengeti. After a short mini-game drive transfer to an absolutely incredible location, a traditional Maasai welcome awaits you with singing and dancing. During your stay you can enjoy a romantic bush breakfast, and special sundowners will be set up in the most amazing scenic location with cocktails and gourmet snacks. The lodge is highly rated for their food, so there will be no normal meals here! A romantic bubble bath set up by your private butler in the opulent copper bath tub with sweeping views of the Serengeti. On the morning of day 9 we have arranged a safari hot air balloon flight that will see you soaring over the Serengeti at sunrise, followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush. It is not uncommon to spot lions, leopards, cheetahs and elephants from above. You can tailor the rest of the day to your liking, either embarking on a morning and afternoon game drive or even a full day 8-hour action-packed game drive with your guide.
Located in the heart of the Serengeti, Nyaruswiga features 14 ultra-luxurious tents, each with separate living areas, wood-burning fireplace and large copper bath positioned for taking long, relaxing bubble baths while watching wildlife pass by outside. The camp also features an outdoor plunge pool, jacuzzi and astral observation deck.
Enjoy Big Five game drives and walking safaris through the Serengeti with local guides who will provide you with insight into the iconic wildlife. Couples can enjoy a romantic picnic in the bush, and honeymooners receive a complimentary wellness treatment as well as romantic ‘under a canopy of African stars’ dinner. A visit to the Olduvai Gorge is also included.
Enjoy your last morning in the Serengeti on a luxury 4×4 Jeep safari before returning for a hearty breakfast followed by check out and your light aircraft flight back to Arusha. You will have plenty of time to bask in the memories of the most romantic adventure of your life in one of Africa’s most pristine destinations.
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