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Romantic East Africa Safari

Romantic East Africa Safari | African Safaris with Taga

Indulge in East Africa’s most beautiful landscapes to the barefoot luxury of a private island

Romantic East Africa Safari | African Safaris with Taga
Romantic East Africa Safari | African Safaris with Taga
Romantic East Africa Safari | African Safaris with Taga
Romantic East Africa Safari | African Safaris with Taga
Romantic East Africa Safari | African Safaris with Taga
Romantic East Africa Safari | African Safaris with Taga
Romantic East Africa Safari | African Safaris with Taga
Romantic East Africa Safari | African Safaris with Taga
Romantic East Africa Safari | African Safaris with Taga
Romantic East Africa Safari | African Safaris with Taga

Rate: See below

*Note: Prices quoted are per person sharing and may vary from season to season. Please see all Rates below.

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Overview

Indulge in the drama of East Africa’s most beautiful landscapes, from the romance of classical safari to the wonder of breath-taking landscapes and the barefoot luxury of a private island. At Lake Manyara you will share a cosy tree house in the heart of a scenic landscape, where lions lounge in the forks of trees and pink flamingo wade near the lakeshore. Enjoy a taste of adventure combined with the ultimate luxury on the open plains of the Serengeti, where Persian carpets and fully sized beds are separated from the African night by only a thin sheet of canvas and the light of lanterns sparkles on silver and crystal as your private feast is served in the open air. Wrap yourself in the glamour and decadence of another era as you gaze out at endless misty views of the Ngorongoro Crater from beside a blazing fireplace. End your adventure with a moonlight walk on the white beaches of &Beyond Mnemba Island, serenaded by the whisper of the waves.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ITINERARY:

  • Exceptional game viewing in the renowned Serengeti National Park
  • Viewing the abundance of birds in Lake Manyara National Park and the curious antics of tree-climbing lions
  • Explore Lake Manyara by bicycle
  • Peering over the edge of the world’s largest intact caldera in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Tucking into truly mouth-watering seafood feasts
  • Friendly encounters with soul-tickling personalities

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR ADVENTURE:

  • Glide high above the Serengeti on a Hot-air balloon safari
  • Walk in the first footsteps of our ancestors in the Cradle of Mankind at Olduvai Gorge
  • Dance in a Masaai Village and make new friends
  • No stay on Zanzibar is complete without spending a day or night in Stone Town. Explore its enchanting maze of ancient buildings, intricate doorways and vibrant markets amidst the ever-lingering scent of spices from the nearby spice gardens

SPECIALLY CREATED FOR:

  • Divers / diving enthusiasts / underwater paradise fanatics
  • Wildlife enthusiast
  • Conservation friends / for the conservation conscious
  • Ultimate luxury exclusive type traveller

Romantic East Africa Safari

Itinerary

Day 1
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a member of the &Beyond team who will assist you to your scheduled flight to Manyara Airstrip. On arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by a representative from &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge for your first game drive to the lodge. (Approximately 3.5 hours).

Lake Manyara National Park offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect.

Put your feet up at andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge for your 2 night stay in an elegant stilted treehouse with ensuite bathroom with bath, outdoor shower and viewing deck. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, scheduled safari activities, refreshments on game drives and laundry.

Included activities:

  • Game drives
  • Night Game Drives

Recommended activities (at additional cost):

  • Treetop walkway

Day 2
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon bike ride through the nearby Mayoka community is hosted throughout by an expert &Beyond guide. Guests can cycle through this bustling village and interact with the friendly, local people. They may even cross paths with the nomadic Mang’ati tribe (also known as the Datooga tribe), adorned with traditional animal skin cloaks, textured skirts and colourful beads. Once your guests have left the village behind, they can peddle on a picturesque route to the lakeshore, where they can admire bright pink flocks of flamingos.

After dinner you will head out onto your night game drive. andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is one of the few places in Tanzania where guests can experience evening game drives, and the opportunity to encounter sightings of nocturnal predators.

Included activities:

  • Explore more of Lake Manyara
  • Game drives

andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Set in the heart of a mahogany forest, andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only lodge in Lake Manyara National Park. The Lodge, which was designed to exert minimal impact on the environment, is situated in the remote southwestern region of the Park. Cradled in the boughs of ancient mahogany trees, ten stilted treehouse suites are a sophisticated blend of intimacy and romance, offering privacy and exclusivity. Each treehouse suite features generous decks suspended above the forest floor and large windows to invite the lush forest inside. The bathrooms have freestanding baths with a forest view and an outdoor shower. Overlooking a forest boma (outdoor dining area), guest areas are characterised by soaring spaces. An interactive kitchen allows guests to observe the preparation of delicious Pan African food that is enjoyed in the boma, on dining decks or on private viewing decks. Breakfasts and picnics are also served on the lakeshore.

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT ANDBEYOND LAKE MANYARA TREE LODGE

  • Before entering Lake Manyara National Park, be sure to stop at the Rift Valley viewpoint. Here, you can enjoy a picture-perfect view of Lake Manyara and the surrounding escarpment.
  • Ask your guide to take you to the Maji Moto springs (Maji Moto means ‘hot water’ in Kiswahili). These hot water springs are a unique geological feature found nowhere else in Tanzania, and it is said that the water will boil an egg in 30 minutes!
  • Spend some quality time with a Maasai warrior who will teach you how to build a fire using two sticks, and challenge you to a jumping and spear throwing competition!

Day 3 – 4
Enjoy an early morning breakfast before a safari vehicle drive back to the Manyara airstrip, where you will be met by a representative from &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge who will drive you to the lodge.

Indulge and explore at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge during your 2 night stay in a Suite with ensuite bathroom with bath and shower. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, scheduled safari activities, refreshments on game drives and laundry.

Included activities:

  • Game Drives

Recommended activities (at additional cost):

  • Olduvai Gorge & Shifting Sands Tour
  • Crater Floor Banquet
  • Rose Petal Dinner
  • Private Sundowners on the Rim
  • African Drummers
  • Empakai Crater Hike
  • Lake Eyasi Walk
  • Crater View Walk
  • Private Dinner in the Wine Store
  • Maasai Delight with Pre Dinner Drinks
  • Celebratory Champagne Tasting
  • Wine Store Paring Dinner
  • Hadzabe Bushmen Experience

andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Perched on the edge of the Crater rim, andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge’s sumptuous safari suites present breath-taking views. Inspired in design by the Maasai mud and stick manyatta (homestead), this is without doubt one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa. Three separate and intimate camps are reminiscent of a bygone era totalling just 30 suites in all. Steeped in romance, each stilted, handcrafted mud and thatch suite is adorned with graceful antiques and grand chandeliers. The bedroom, sitting room and ensuite bathroom boast floor-to-ceiling glass windows, overlooking the magnificent Crater below. Ensuite bathrooms, with a centerpiece of red roses, feature huge showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs.

Personal butlers discreetly tend to guests’ every need, bringing tea in bed, stoking fireplaces and drawing luxurious baths. Described as “Maasai meets Versailles”, each camp has its own guest sitting and dining areas and viewing decks. The domed dining room, with its grand fireplace, turns every meal into a special occasion.

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT ANDBEYOND NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE

  • Spend an afternoon learning how to create beautiful Maasai beadwork with Papai, one of our Maasai Mamas.
  • Witness the resident zebra drinking from the water tap outside of the Safari Shop – they have taught themselves to open the tap themselves!
  • You absolutely have to try the Lodge’s famous fudge (our chefs will share the recipe if you like!)

Day 5 – 7
Tuck into a sensational breakfast feast before your drive back to the Manyara airstrip for your scheduled flight to &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas.

Thrill in the excitement of safari during your night stay at andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas in a Bedouin style tent with ensuite bathroom with outside bucket shower. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees and laundry.

Included activities:

  • Game Drives

Recommended activities (at additional cost):

  • Hot Air Ballooning (Only when in the Seronera/Serengeti South/Grumeti region)
  • Lake Victoria Full Day Trip (Only available in Grumeti region)
  • Olduvai Gorge & Shifting Sands Tour (Only available in Ndutu region)

andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas
andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas reaches far beyond the bounds of the traditional Tanzanian safari – the sumptuously luxurious tented, seasonal camps move around the Serengeti year round, bringing guests within range of the Great Migration. The camps remain in the remote, beautiful corners of the Serengeti, renowned for excellent resident game. The two intimate camps feature just eight ensuite safari tents each, carefully positioned in exclusive semi-permanent campsites in the Serengeti National Park. Booked on a nightly basis, each luxury ensuite mobile tent boasts a comfortable double bed, ensuite bathroom, separate w.c. and bucket shower – this is the ultimate in luxury camping. The guest areas comprise comfortable tents for dining, meeting for a pre-dinner drink, or just for whiling the time away between safaris – complete with private butler service, delicious home-baked meals, and traditional bush dinners served under the stars.

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT ANDBEYOND SERENGETI UNDER CANVAS

  • Have a private dinner in your tent — the peace of the Serengeti can’t be beaten!
  • Ask your ranger to tell you a local story around the camp fire — he’ll have you spellbound.

Day 8 – 10
Depart by road to the airstrip, where you will board your scheduled flight to Zanzibar Airport via Arusha. On arrival in Zanzibar you will be met by an &Beyond representative who will assist with your road transfer to the crossing point for Mnemba Island. Here you will be met by a boat for your transfer to Mnemba Island Lodge. (The arrival and departure point on Mnemba does not have a jetty, so guests have to wade through shallow water and are therefore advised to dress accordingly).

Be spoilt at andBeyond Mnemba Island during your 3 night stay in a Zanzibari Banda with ensuite bathroom with shower only. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits, water sport including scuba diving (2 dives per day – full PADI certification required), snorkelling, kayaking, flyfishing, sundowner dhow cruise, stand-up paddle boarding (all activities ) and return Zanzibar Airport transfers.

Included activities:

  • Scuba diving – 2 dives per day – full PADI certification required
  • Snorkelling
  • Sea kayaking
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Private beach activities
  • Fly-fishing

Recommended activities (at additional cost):

  • Deep sea fishing

andBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge
andBeyond Mnemba Island offers a sheer unpretentious paradise – just ten rustic palm-frond bandas sit nestled in a tropical casuarina pine forest fringed by a white coral sand beach. Cooling ocean breezes waft in through glass-free windows that are open to the elements. A covered walkway leads to a shuttered ensuite bathroom with huge glass beaded shower. Built-in barazas on the veranda are perfect for afternoon siestas and private beach salas feature traditional Zanzibari loungers for languid hours on the beachfront. Thatched dining and sitting / bar areas have beautiful open views of the beach. Baskets of fresh fruit, fish, lobsters, crabs and prawns are sailed into Mnemba daily on traditional ngalawa outriggers. Romantic candlelit dinners are served on the beach with the waves gently lapping at one’s feet. Private beach dinners delight newlyweds and not-so newlyweds alike.

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT ANDBEYOND MNEMBA ISLAND

  • One lazy afternoon, ask one of the staff members to teach you how to play Mbao – a traditional wooden board game.
  • During a full or new moon, be sure to take a walk along the beach at low tide, when the whole atoll is exposed.
  • Watch turtles lay their eggs on Mnemba’s sandy shores. This happens year round, however, the laying season peaks between January and August and hatchings take place approximately two months later. This is a definite must-see!

Day 11
Depart by boat to the crossing point, where a member of the &Beyond team will meet and transfer you to Zanzibar International Airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam Domestic Airport. On arrival at the Domestic Terminal of Dar es Salaam International Airport you will be met by an &Beyond representative and transferred to the International Terminal for your outbound flight.

Romantic East Africa Safari

What's Included

What’s included:

  • Meet and Greet service at Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Accommodation inclusions as per individual properties
  • All scheduled road and airstrip transfers as per the itinerary
  • All scheduled air transfers:
    Kilimanjaro Airport / Manyara Airstrip
    Manyara Airstrip / Serengeti Airstrip
    Serengeti Airstrip / Zanzibar Airport
    Zanzibar Airport / Dar Es Salaam
  • Tanzania National park fees / Conservancy fees
  • Tanzania Tourism Development Levy
  • Infrastructure tax for &Beyond Mnemba Island
  • Crater fees for two visits to Ngorongoro Crater
  • One complimentary Night Game Drive and a Scenic bicycle ride exploring Lake Manyara
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance

Notes:

  • The operator may reroute the itinerary in case of non-availability
  • High Season: A single supplement of 50% applies to all single rooms. Remainder of year: A single supplement of 25% applies to all single rooms at &Beyond Lodge’s. A single supplement will be charged when an adult is sharing with an infant.
  • Child rates will be quoted on request. Children aged 5 years and younger do not qualify for the offer and will be quoted on normal rates.
  • Maximum of four &Beyond lodges per package for the safari nights which are calculated on the Fly me around East Africa Offer.
  • Minimum of two guests in low season for the safari nights which are calculated on the Fly me around East Africa Offer.
  • Package is calculated on the Fly Me around East Africa and Fly me to the Beach – Mnemba offer.
  • Package may not be combined with other &Beyond offers. However, additional nights may be added by using our applicable long-stay rates.
  • Offer does not apply to any afternoon flights with Coastal Aviation
  • Validity periods are as specified above – should a booking fall over two rate periods the rate will change and we reserve the right to re-quote
  • The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this quote
  • &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge closed in April 2018
  • &Beyond Mnemba Island is closed 8 April – 20 May 2018
  • &Beyond Trading Terms apply
  • Additional suggested activities not included in the rate

Romantic East Africa Safari

Rates

VALIDITYPer person sharing
1 Jan – 28 Feb ‘18USD 9 755
1 – 31 Mar ‘18; 1 Oct – 30 Nov ‘18USD 9 025
21 – 31 May ’18; 1 – 20 Dec ‘18USD 7 795
1 Jun – 30 Sep ’18; 21 – 31 Dec ‘18USD 11 685

OUR TREAT
Fly me around East Africa – Free inter-camp flights
Fly me to Mnemba – Free flights (Arusha/Manyara to Zanzibar) and boat and road transfers from Zanzibar Airport to/from&Beyond Mnemba Island
Explore more of Lake Manyara – includes one night game drive and a scenic bicycle ride exploring Lake Manyara

Enquiries

Tel: +2711 465-5678 / 9364

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Romantic East Africa Safari

Tour Type

Luxury Safari

Countries Visited

Kenya | Tanzania

Can be Customised

Yes

Departures

Daily

Solo Travellers

Yes

Ages

All