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Tanzania – Hansjo’s Signature Serengeti Trip

Tanzania

Journey Overview

TRAVEL PRICE PER PERSON:

From $11,955 per person

NIGHTS:

13 Nights

DESTINATIONS:

Serengeti & Zanzibar

JOURNEY EXPERIENCE:

Welcome to

Tanzania – Hansjo’s Signature Serengeti Trip

Experience an extraordinary Tanzanian journey through Gran Melia Arusha, Kuro Treetops, Melia Serengeti, Ngorongoro Oledeani Mountain, and Breezes Beach Club. Witness majestic wildlife, vibrant flamingos, and the awe-inspiring Great Migration. This adventure guarantees cherished memories of Africa’s untamed beauty.

Begin your trip to Tanzania with Lufthansa, taking a flight via Mombasa to Kilimanjaro. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, make your way to the luxurious Gran Melia Arusha. Let the adventure unfold and experience the wonders of Tanzania!

ARUSHA

Immerse yourself in the captivating ambiance of Arusha, where rich culture and warm hospitality welcome you with open arms. Beyond its renowned status as a safari hub, Arusha unveils a delightful fusion of modernity and African charm. Bustling markets, vibrant shops, and cultural attractions proudly display the region’s heritage. As you traverse this vibrant city, soak in its welcoming atmosphere, savour local delicacies, and embrace the daily rhythms of life. Arusha promises a captivating and enriching experience, a destination that beckons adventurers and explorers alike.

DELUXE CITY VIEW ROOM

Discover Gran Melia Arusha, nestled in the heart of Arusha, just 2.6 km from the fascinating Old German Boma. Experience luxury with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Enjoy the convenience of room service, free WiFi, and a bar for delightful drinks.

Rooms are well-equipped with air conditioning, a desk, a kettle, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony, and a private bathroom with a shower.

Some rooms offer a kitchen with a fridge. Relax with bathrobes and an iPod docking station. Begin your day with a continental breakfast.

Indulge in the allure of Gran Melia Arusha, where every moment invites you to embrace luxury, hospitality, and the allure of an extraordinary Tanzanian experience.

Leaving Gran Melia Arusha behind, you will embark on a three-hour journey to Kuro TreeTops Lodge. This scenic route unfolds, revealing a tapestry of untamed beauty and natural wonder. Meandering through rolling plains and acacia trees, the road will lead you to this elevated sanctuary perched above Tarangire National Park. Tranquillity will set in as you witness breathtaking vistas and immerse yourself in the symphony of the wild. From luxurious treehouses, you’ll be able to observe graceful elephants and giraffes in their dance with nature. Guided safari drives will deepen your connection to Africa’s untamed spirit, creating an unforgettable adventure that ignites the soul.

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Located in the heart of Tanzania, Tarangire National Park stands as a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise and a hidden gem within the country’s renowned safari circuit. This pristine wilderness is characterized by its iconic baobab trees that stand tall amidst vast grassy plains and winding riverbeds. Tarangire is celebrated for its extraordinary concentration of wildlife, especially during the dry season, when thousands of elephants gather along the life-giving Tarangire River. The park’s diverse ecosystem supports a rich tapestry of wildlife, from the big cats and large herbivores to over 550 species of birds. Visitors to Tarangire are treated to exceptional game viewing experiences, where encounters with elephants, lions, and cheetahs are commonplace. Its unspoiled landscapes and abundance of wildlife make Tarangire National Park a captivating destination for safari aficionados seeking an authentic and less crowded African safari adventure.

FULL BOARD

Experience an unforgettable 3-night stay at Kuro Treetops Lodge, nestled within the baobab tree line of Tarangire National Park. Each luxurious tent offers en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, and a private veranda for optimal wildlife viewing. Your stay here promises a unique blend of luxury and nature, immersing you in the heart of the untamed African wilderness.

Begin your journey with a thrilling sunset safari on the first evening, as the park’s iconic elephants and diverse wildlife emerge under the golden hues of the setting sun. The vast savannah and the dramatic silhouette of the baobab trees create a picture-perfect backdrop for capturing incredible moments. After an exhilarating drive, return to the lodge for a cosy camp fire dinner under the twinkling stars. The sounds of the wild serenade you as you relish a delectable meal, recounting the day’s adventures with fellow travellers.

On the second day, explore a full-day safari adventure that takes you deeper into the heart of Tarangire National Park. Accompanied by expert guides, you’ll witness the mesmerizing behaviour of wildlife in their natural habitat. Look out for graceful giraffes nibbling on acacia leaves, majestic lions lazing under the shade, and herds of elephants quenching their thirst at the life-giving Tarangire River. The park’s varied landscapes, from baobab-studded plains to lush marshes, showcase the biodiversity that thrives in this extraordinary ecosystem. Enjoy a packed lunch amidst the wilderness, surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature, providing a true immersion into the untamed beauty of Africa.

Indulge in the unique cultural experience, allowing you to interact with the local community and gain a deeper understanding of their traditions and way of life. Engage in meaningful encounters, as you learn about their customs, crafts, and time-honoured practices passed down through generations. This enriching cultural exchange fosters a greater appreciation for the people who coexist harmoniously with the wildlife and their surroundings.

Later in the evening, prepare for a thrilling night safari—an opportunity to observe the nocturnal wildlife that comes alive under the moonlit sky. Equipped with specialized spotlights, your expert guides will lead you on an adventure to witness creatures like elusive leopards, curious hyenas, and playful nocturnal mammals. The experience of exploring the park after dark unveils a whole new world of captivating sights and sounds, creating lasting memories of the African wilderness at night.

On the final day, savour a farewell breakfast at Kuro Treetops Lodge, cherishing the last views of the majestic baobab trees and the serene surroundings. As you bid farewell to the lodge’s warm hospitality, you take with you not just cherished memories, but a deeper connection to nature and the profound beauty of the African wilderness. The three-night safari at Kuro Treetops Lodge leaves you with a sense of wonder and gratitude for the privilege of witnessing the untamed splendour of Tarangire National Park.

Venturing on a captivating journey from Kuro TreeTops Lodge, you’ll explore the untamed wilderness, leaving behind the baobab-lined landscapes of Tarangire National Park. As you traverse the African savannah, the landscape transforms, revealing the iconic Serengeti, a land of endless plains and boundless wildlife. During the adventure, stop for a delightful lunch amidst the wild beauty. Each moment brings the promise of remarkable encounters with the Big Five and the thrilling spectacle of the Great Migration. The route to Melia Serengeti becomes a poetic expedition, where the heart of Africa beats in harmony with nature’s grandeur, leaving you spellbound by the untamed beauty that lies ahead.

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Serengeti National Park, often described as the crown jewel of Tanzania’s safari destinations, is a sprawling expanse of untamed wilderness that epitomizes the quintessential African safari experience. This iconic park is renowned for its vast open plains, where the Great Migration, one of the most awe-inspiring wildlife spectacles on Earth, unfolds as millions of wildebeest and zebras traverse the Serengeti in search of fresh grazing lands. Serengeti’s diverse landscapes range from endless grasslands to acacia-dotted savannas and rocky kopjes, providing a rich habitat for a remarkable array of wildlife, including the Big Five—elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, and rhinos. The Serengeti also teems with other predators, such as cheetahs and hyenas, while its tree-climbing lions are a unique and sought-after sight. Whether it’s witnessing the drama of a predator-prey chase or simply basking in the beauty of this pristine wilderness, Serengeti National Park is an unparalleled destination for safari enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

LAGOON VIEW ROOM, INCL. FULL BOARD

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Melia Serengeti, a retreat situated within the iconic Serengeti National Park. Settle into the thoughtfully designed thatched-roof cabins, where modern comforts and authentic South African flair blend seamlessly. Embrace sweeping views of the untamed wilderness or the Indian Ocean from your private balcony and wrap-around windows, surrounded by the soothing sounds of waves and exotic wildlife calls, offering pure relaxation.

Experience barefoot luxury at its finest, as the inviting atmosphere of the lodge envelops you. Find your perfect spot to unwind, whether it’s in the hammocks scattered throughout the lodge, on the sun decks by the beach, or at the idyllically designed pools. Culinary delights await at the restaurant with an outdoor terrace and bar, while spa treatments inspired by the ocean promise to rejuvenate your energy.

Embark on thrilling activities, from guided safari experiences to scuba diving, snorkelling, hiking, and boating, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the dreamlike landscape of Serengeti National Park. Explore the fascinating Zulu country and the captivating Elephant Coast on exhilarating day trips, adding to the richness of your African adventure.

As the sun sets over the savannah, gather around the traditional South African boma for a memorable night under the stars. Cherish each moment, knowing that your time at Melia Serengeti has created cherished memories and a profound connection to the untamed beauty of Africa. Bid farewell to the warm hospitality of the lodge and the captivating Serengeti, carrying with you the spirit of Africa’s wild allure.

Experience an extraordinary journey from Melia Serengeti to Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge, where you’ll encounter diverse wildlife and breathtaking vistas. Prepare for a remarkable experience in the heart of Tanzania’s untamed beauty.

NGORONGORO CONSERVATIVE AREA

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, often referred to as the Ngorongoro Crater, is a geological marvel and wildlife haven in Tanzania that has earned its place as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What makes it truly extraordinary is the massive caldera, a collapsed volcano, which forms a natural enclosure where a stunning array of wildlife thrives. Within the caldera’s walls, you’ll find an astonishing concentration of animals, including the Big Five, as well as zebras, wildebeests, hippos, and an abundance of bird species. The unique coexistence of predator and prey in this relatively small area creates remarkable opportunities for game viewing. Beyond the crater, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area encompasses vast plains, lush forests, and the Olduvai Gorge, known as the “Cradle of Humankind” for its archaeological significance in human evolution. Whether you’re gazing into the Ngorongoro Crater or exploring its diverse landscapes, this conservation area offers a captivating blend of natural wonders and cultural history that few places on Earth can match.

Indulge in a 2-night retreat at Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge, nestled on the slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the warm hospitality and serene ambiance of the lodge. Relax in your elegantly appointed room, offering picturesque views of the surrounding landscape.

Venture into the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where diverse wildlife roams freely in their natural habitat. Descend into the crater’s vast caldera and witness the incredible array of animals, including the Big Five.

After an exhilarating safari, engage in authentic cultural encounters with the local Maasai community, gaining insights into their traditions and way of life.

Savour a farewell breakfast at Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge, cherishing the memories of your unforgettable stay. Bid adieu to the breathtaking landscapes and warm hospitality of the lodge and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Depart with a sense of wonder and gratitude for the unparalleled encounters and natural wonders discovered during your time at Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge.

Soar with Precision Air from Serengeti to Zanzibar, and as you touch down around noon, prepare to embrace the allure of this exotic island. Whisked away to your exquisite accommodation, let the anticipation build as you journey through vibrant landscapes, catching glimpses of palm-fringed beaches and historic landmarks. The allure of Zanzibar promises an unforgettable escape filled with cherished memories.

ZANZIBAR

Zanzibar, often referred to as the “Spice Island,” is an enchanting tropical archipelago located off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean. Its pristine white-sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and vibrant coral reefs make it a paradise for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts. The island’s rich cultural heritage is evident in Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where narrow alleyways wind through ancient buildings adorned with intricately carved wooden doors. Zanzibar is also famous for its aromatic spices, and visitors can immerse themselves in the sensory delight of spice tours. With its idyllic beaches, cultural richness, historic charm, and vibrant marine life, Zanzibar offers a unique and exotic destination where visitors can relax, explore, and indulge in the sensory pleasures of this tropical paradise.

SUPERIOR ROOM, INCL. HALF BOARD

Immerse yourself in the tropical paradise of Breezes Beach Club and Spa, located on the picturesque Bwejuu Beach on Zanzibar’s south-east coast. Check into the elegantly decorated air-conditioned rooms or suites, featuring ivory tones and private terraces for relaxation. Modern amenities like a fridge and safety deposit box ensure your comfort throughout your 4-night stay.

Indulge in the culinary delights offered at the resort’s three restaurants, or opt for a romantic private beachfront dining experience for an unforgettable evening. Sip tropical beverages at the two bars or unwind in the coffee and tea lounge, soaking in the laid-back atmosphere.

For ultimate relaxation, head to the Frangipani Spa, where Swahili-style settings, candles, and spice aromas set the scene for a variety of massages and beauty treatments. COVID-19 safety measures are in place, so you can enjoy your spa experience with peace of mind.

Days at Breezes Beach Club are filled with excitement and adventure. Engage in thrilling water sports like kitesurfing, volleyball, snorkeling, and diving to explore the vibrant marine life of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy the resort’s outdoor pool, and take leisurely walks along the sandy shore, basking in the soothing sounds of the ocean.

If you seek more active pursuits, make use of the tennis court, fitness center, shared lounge, and tour desk. There is something for every traveler, whether you desire adrenaline-pumping activities or peaceful relaxation.

As your 4-night stay at Breezes Beach Club draws to a close, cherish the memories of this tropical oasis and the warm hospitality you experienced. Savor a final breakfast, reflecting on the blissful moments spent in this serene setting. Bid farewell to Breezes Beach Club and Spa, leaving with a longing to return and create more cherished memories in this paradise on Bwejuu Beach.

Commence your journey back home from Zanzibar with cherished memories that will last a lifetime. At Zanzibar airport, you’ll take to the skies in Economy Class with Precision Air and Lufthansa. As you soar above the turquoise waters and palm-fringed shores, you’ll carry with you the unforgettable experiences and magical moments from your time in this tropical paradise. The sights, sounds, and adventures of Zanzibar will stay etched in your heart, a cherished chapter of your life’s journey.

Services Overview

  • Long-haul flights – Kilimanjaro / Zanzibar – Nairobi
  • Domestic flight Serengeti — Zanzibar
  • All legal taxes for the above flights
  • One night at the Gran Melia Arusha including breakfast (Deluxe City View Room)
  •  Three nights’ accommodation at Kuro Treetops Lodge including full board
  • Three nights’ accommodation at the Melia Serengeti (Lagoon View Room)
  • Two nights at the Park Hyatt Zanzibar including breakfast (Park Ocean View Room)
  • Five nights at the Breezes Beach Club including half board (Superior Room)
  • Shared game drives during the day in specially adapted 4×4 wildlife vehicles
  • Assistance from an English-speaking driver-guide
  • All transfers as listed above
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance
  • Security certificate according to German travel law
  • Spa treatments
  • Meals not listed
  • Airport charges, except for tickets issued by us
  • Passport and visa fees
  • COVID-19 exam and certification fees, if required
  • Personal travel, luggage and medical insurance
  • Beverages (except where indicated)
  • Phone bills and other personal belongings

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