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Tanzania – Exploring Kenya, Tanzania, and Zanzibar

Tanzania

Journey Overview

TRAVEL PRICE PER PERSON:

From $11,800 per person

NIGHTS:

14 Nights

DESTINATIONS:

Kenya, Tanzania & Zanzibar

JOURNEY EXPERIENCE:

Welcome to

Tanzania – Exploring Kenya, Tanzania, and Zanzibar

Experience the enchanting journey through the heart of East Africa, where Tanzania, Kenya, and Zanzibar converge to create an unforgettable tapestry of adventure. Roam the vast landscapes of the Serengeti and Maasai Mara, bearing witness to the remarkable spectacle of wildlife migrations. Delve into the captivating Ngorongoro Crater, an oasis of biodiversity. Then, let the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar wash over you, seamlessly blending relaxation and rich history. This immersing expedition captures the essence of East Africa, weaving together wildlife wonders, cultural treasures, and coastal tranquillity into an unforgettable travel narrative.

Upon your arrival in Nairobi, a vibrant and bustling city, you’ll be greeted and smoothly transferred to your accommodation, the Tamarind Tree Hotel Nairobi. As you step foot into Kenya, often referred to as the heart of East Africa, you enter a realm of vast savannahs, iconic elephants, graceful antelopes, and majestic giraffes. This nation, approximately the size of Texas, gained independence in 1963, embodying a democratic spirit. Kenya’s allure extends beyond its geographical expanse, recognized for its warm and welcoming population, renowned athletes, and hosting the largest wildlife population in Africa. Immerse yourself in the kaleidoscope of colours, the endless landscapes, and the pristine white-sand dream beaches that define this beloved holiday destination.

NAIROBI

Nairobi, the bustling capital of Kenya, unfolds as a dynamic tapestry where modernity harmonizes with the rich heritage of East Africa. Nestled against the backdrop of the Great Rift Valley, the city captivates with its vibrant energy and cultural diversity. Skyscrapers and bustling markets coexist, while verdant parks and nature reserves offer a respite from the urban hustle. Nairobi’s allure extends beyond its bustling streets; it houses the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where orphaned elephants find refuge, and the Giraffe Centre, where you can come face-to-face with the iconic Rothschild giraffes. As you wander through the eclectic neighbourhoods, from the bustling central business district to the serene Karen district, Nairobi unveils itself as a gateway to Kenya’s magnificent landscapes and wildlife wonders, a city where the heartbeat of Africa resonates in every corner.

INCLUDING BREAKFAST

Discover refined comfort with a one-night stay at Tamarind Tree Hotel, Nairobi’s newly acclaimed 4-star destination situated near the bustling suburbs of Langata and Karen. These neighbourhoods offer a blend of remarkable shopping malls and exceptional dining establishments, ensuring a vibrant backdrop to your stay.

Embracing your utmost comfort, Tamarind Tree Hotel presents 160 en-suite guest rooms and suites, each meticulously designed to seamlessly meld modern amenities with authentic African culture.

Step into a world where contemporary elegance meets local heritage, with air-conditioned rooms featuring Wi-Fi, a 43-inch flat screen TV with international satellite channels, and soundproofed windows for a peaceful night’s rest.

As your night unfolds, indulge in a delightful breakfast to greet the morning. The culinary journey continues with a range of dining experiences, from the elegant Tamambo Restaurant to poolside cocktails and afternoon tea in the lounge. Experience Nairobi’s hospitality at its finest and immerse yourself in the modern luxury that Tamarind Tree Hotel embodies.

Venture from Tamarind Tree Hotel in Nairobi to Amboseli National Park with a seamless domestic flight, landing you at Elephant Tortilis Camp. Across Amboseli’s varied landscapes—encompassing the ancient Lake Amboseli’s dry basin to verdant swamplands—immerse in a nature lover’s dream. Traverse diverse terrains and encounter a myriad of wildlife, from noble elephants and regal lions to the graceful Maasai giraffes and dynamic herds of zebras, wildebeests, and buffaloes.

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Amboseli National Park, nestled in the southern reaches of Kenya, is an iconic wilderness destination renowned for its dramatic landscapes and breathtaking wildlife encounters. This park is best known for its unrivalled views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, which forms a majestic backdrop to the park’s sprawling savannahs, wetlands, and acacia woodlands. Amboseli is celebrated for its large elephant herds, often seen traversing the park’s grassy plains against the stunning Kilimanjaro backdrop. The park’s rich biodiversity also includes lions, cheetahs, buffalo, and numerous bird species, making it a prime destination for safari enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy game drives, guided walks, and cultural interactions with the Maasai people, adding depth to their wildlife experience. Amboseli National Park is a captivating tapestry of natural beauty and wildlife wonders, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking the quintessential East African safari adventure.

FULL BOARD

Indulge in an extraordinary escape at Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli, where every moment is etched in unforgettable memories. Nestled within Amboseli National Park, this distinctive camp redefines your Amboseli experience, granting access to both the renowned Amboseli National Park and the private 120 sq km Kitara Reserve. Here, a trio of enchanting observation drives, invigorating bush walks, and intimate private meals await your discovery.

Within the camp’s haven, find a sanctuary of relaxation featuring a tranquil swimming pool alongside a refreshing pool bar, a cosy lounge, a vibrant bar, and a dining area adorned with exquisite cuisine. Every facet of Elewana Tortilis Camp echoes authenticity, with thatched roofs and thoughtfully curated furnishings that offer breathtaking views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. This camp’s dedication to eco-tourism has earned it numerous accolades, with its sustainability ethos woven seamlessly into its fabric. This ethos, though subtle, becomes evident upon closer examination—an ethos reflected in the charming bungalows beneath the shade of the iconic Tortilis acacia, which resemble tent structures only upon careful observation.

From locally sourced, natural materials used in furnishings to the recruitment of a skilled and warm staff from neighbouring villages, every detail reflects a commitment to both guest experience and responsible travel. These efforts ensure your journey aligns with eco-conscious principles and offers an immersive connection with the surroundings. As you embrace the allure of Amboseli’s landscapes, Elewana Tortilis Camp promises not just a stay, but a transformative encounter with the heart of Africa’s wild beauty.

Continuing your expedition, the journey unfolds towards the iconic Masai Mara National Park, where a domestic flight ushers you to the exquisite Elephant Pepper Camp. Renowned as Kenya’s most celebrated national reserve, the Mara seamlessly integrates with the Serengeti and embraces its Tanzanian counterpart in a breathtaking natural alliance.

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL PARK

The Maasai Mara National Reserve, often simply referred to as the Maasai Mara, is one of Kenya’s most iconic and celebrated safari destinations. Located in the south-western part of the country, it is an integral part of the greater Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, renowned for its extraordinary wildlife spectacle. The Mara is globally recognized for the annual Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores traverse the Mara River in search of fresh grazing lands. This breathtaking event draws predators like lions, leopards, and crocodiles, creating dramatic wildlife encounters. Beyond the migration, the Maasai Mara offers year-round wildlife viewing, with a diverse array of animals including the Big Five, cheetahs, giraffes, and numerous bird species. The open savannahs, acacia-dotted plains, and rolling hills provide a picturesque backdrop for game drives, hot air balloon safaris, and cultural interactions with the Maasai people.

FULL BOARD

Step into an authentic safari realm with a remarkable three-night stay at Elephant Pepper Camp, nestled in the northern expanse of the Masai Mara Reserve within the private Mara North Conservancy. Gazing across the breathtaking panorama of the Masai Mara in southwestern Kenya, witness a natural spectacle during the unique migration season when countless zebras and wildebeests journey northward from the Serengeti. A journey into the past awaits at Elephant Pepper Camp, where modern comforts harmonize with the charm of yesteryears. Eight spacious canvas tents offer en-suite bathrooms, up scale bush comfort with safari showers, and cistern toilets, allowing you to slumber beneath the stars, only a canvas away from the wild.

Adding to the allure are two secluded honeymoon or family tents, beautifully appointed for enhanced privacy. The camp’s essence is enriched by exceptional cuisine, fine wines, and an ever-attentive, friendly staff. Environmental consciousness and sustainability lie at the core of Elephant Pepper Camp, powered by solar cells and contributing to the local Masai community. Your days unfold with traditional bush safaris, exhilarating night drives in 4×4 off-road vehicles, guided game walks, and sundowners—a symphony of experiences under the African sky, kindled by camp fires and accompanied by the harmonious blend of wildebeest and zebra calls, cicada songs, and the distant echoes of majestic predators like lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas.

For an unparalleled vantage, explore the secluded hidden viewing platform, granting you a remarkable viewpoint in proximity to the camp. Engage in this immersive journey where every facet, from the chorus of nature to the conscientious ethos, paints a portrait of Africa’s untamed allure.

You will leave Kenya for Tanzania, marking the shift from one captivating realm to the next. Your path will lead to the remarkable Ngorongoro Crater, where The Manor at Ngorongoro will be eagerly awaiting your arrival.

NGORONGORO CRATER

This iconic destination is renowned for its prolific wildlife, with an estimated 30,000 animals calling it home, creating one of the world’s most densely populated wildlife areas. Amidst this bounty of nature lies the traditional Maasai people, guardians of the land for centuries, upholding their age-old way of life. Beyond the vibrant wildlife, the landscape captivates with treasures like the Ngorongoro Crater, the historic Olduvai Gorge, and the serene Empakaai Crater. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area beckons as a haven for wildlife safaris and outdoor adventures, inviting you to explore the tapestry of nature’s beauty and cultural heritage.

FULL BOARD

Escape to a realm of luxury and natural wonder with a three-night stay at The Manor at Ngorongoro. Nestled amidst a lush coffee plantation, this enchanting getaway promises a seamless blend of East African hospitality and Afro-European charm. Offering 20 opulent rooms in 10 cottages, each boasting terraces with panoramic views of the Ngorongoro Highlands, you’ll enjoy ultimate privacy and comfort. The elegant Cape Dutch architecture captures the essence of an up scale farmstead, while the main building houses a magnificent restaurant, fireside lounge, terrace with a fireplace, boutique shop, and a social space with a home cinema.

Indulge in culinary delights tailored just for you, prepared by the skilled chef. For relaxation, bask by the pool or treat yourself to soothing spa massages. For the adventurous soul, horseback rides, mountain biking, and visits to the coffee farm await, ensuring a holistic experience catering to your every whim.

Embark on a mesmerizing day trip to Lake Manyara National Park, a haven of diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife. Witness elephants, giraffes, lions, and over 400 bird species against the backdrop of the Great Rift Valley. Explore the park’s enchanting tapestry of life and marvel at the famed tree-climbing lions that defy convention.

The pinnacle of your experience is a captivating day trip to the iconic Ngorongoro Crater. Within its 102-square-mile expanse, encounter more than 30,000 native mammals, including the Big Five. Traverse the crater’s rim during a game drive, followed by a scenic picnic amidst its grandeur. As the day unfolds, ascend from the crater’s heart to its rim, where a sumptuous dinner and peaceful slumber await beneath the African skies. This three-night itinerary offers a harmonious blend of luxury, adventure, and natural beauty, ensuring an unforgettable escape at The Manor at Ngorongoro.

The transition from the awe-inspiring landscapes of Ngorongoro Crater to the idyllic shores of Zanzibar will be marked today. A seamless domestic flight will transport you from the mainland to the enchanting island of Zanzibar, where a sanctuary of relaxation and beachside bliss will beckon. Amidst the gentle lull of the Indian Ocean, a few leisurely days of unwinding and exploration will await, as you bask in the warmth of Zanzibar’s captivating charm.

ZANZIBAR

Zanzibar, often called the “Spice Island,” is an enchanting tropical destination located just off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa. Renowned for its pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and rich cultural heritage, Zanzibar offers a unique blend of natural beauty and history. Travellers can indulge in a range of experiences, from unwinding on palm-fringed beaches to exploring the labyrinthine streets of Stone Town, where they can immerse themselves in the island’s Swahili, Arab, and Indian influences. Zanzibar is also a haven for water sports enthusiasts, with opportunities for snorkelling, diving, and sailing in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Moreover, the island’s spice plantations provide a fascinating glimpse into its historical role as a major spice trading hub.

SUPERIOR ROOM INCLUDING HALF BOARD

Escape to a haven of coastal tranquillity at Breezes Beach Club & Spa Zanzibar, a cherished gem nestled within a lush tropical palm garden on the pristine eastern shoreline of Zanzibar. The luxury of space and comfort beckons as you find respite in one of the 72 generously appointed, air-conditioned bungalows, each adorned with intricate Zanzibar-style wood carvings, brass embellishments, and vibrant fabrics.

Indulgence takes centre stage with an array of dining choices across four distinctive restaurants, complemented by the ambiance of three bars, a soothing tea and coffee lounge, and the allure of an inviting swimming pool. The realm of recreation unfolds with a diverse array of fitness and water sports facilities, including a prestigious 5-star PADI diving centre. You’re invited to uncover the intimate romance of a private beach front dinner or to surrender to the rejuvenating caress of a spa treatment at Frangipani Spa.

Embrace the allure of exploration with optional excursions offered by the hotel, which include captivating journeys to the historic Stone Town or the aromatic splendour of the island’s spice plantations. Breezes Beach Club & Spa Zanzibar extends an invitation to immerse yourself in the luxury of choice, where every moment is crafted for a harmonious blend of relaxation and discovery.

Experience the ultimate beach retreat at Breezes Beach Club & Spa Zanzibar, where 72 spacious bungalows exude Zanzibar charm. Discover four exquisite restaurants, three bars, a rejuvenating spa, and a 5-star PADI diving centre. Bask on the powdery white sands, indulge in beach front dining, and explore island gems like Stone Town. Your stay is a tapestry of relaxation and exploration, embraced by the warm Indian Ocean breeze.

As your time in Zanzibar draws to a close, it’s time to bid farewell to its pristine beaches. A transfer to the airport marks the start of your journey home. Cherish the memories and enjoy your flight back, reflecting on the wonderful experiences you’ve had.

Services Overview

  • An overnight stay with breakfast at Tamarind Tree Hotel
  • Three nights with full board at Tortilis Camp
  • Three nights with full board at the Elephant Pepper Camp
  • Three nights with full board at The Manor at Ngorongoro
  • Four nights with half board at Breezes Beach Club & Spa (Superior Room)
  • All domestic flights, as well as transfers and activities as indicated
  • Security certificate according to German travel law
  • Long-haul flights
  • Spa treatments
  • Meals not listed

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