TANZANIA: SAFARI & SEA SAFARI

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USD $ 8,980 / pps*

*pps=per person sharing

Min 2 pax

13 DAYS

WHY YOU’D LOVE IT!

Experience a staggering showcase of some of Eastern Africa’s most famous landscapes on our “Sand & Sea” safari!

  • Discover the beauty of The Olerai Conservancy. Immerse yourself in its diverse wildlife and serene landscapes.Bordering the Naboisho Conservancy, situated in the middle of an unscathed and virgin bush, is the only camp in the 5,000 acre private conservancy.
  • Marvel at the sight of Zanzibar Island in the midst of the blue Indian Ocean! The Zanzibar archipelago is the meeting point between Africa, Arabia and India. This semi-autonomous region is a popular post-safari destination, providing a tropical beach paradise to close out your East African safari.  Anchored 22 miles off Tanzania’s coast, Zanzibar is an archipelago of over 50 islands and islets.

OVERVIEW

Itinerary at a glance

◽️ DAY 0        | Travel

     Departure

◽️ DAY 1         | Kenya   

     Nairobi arrival

◽️ DAY 2-4     | Kenya

     Amboseli National Park

◽️ DAY 5-7     | Kenya

   Olerai Conservancy

◽️ DAY 8-12  | Tanzania

    Zanzibar island

◽️ DAY 13      | Return

     Departure

MAP

MAP

Visualize your journey!

DAY 0  |  Date to be updated

YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS NOW!

📍 Depart home

DEPARTURE

Your adventure starts now!

Embark on an African safari and anticipate witnessing breathtaking landscapes, encountering diverse and majestic wildlife in their natural habitats, and immersing yourself in the rich cultural experiences of the continent.

* See your safari itinerary for transfer logistics

DAY 2-4  | Date to be updated

AMBOSELI NP

Safari Days

📍 Tortillis Camp

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Area Overview

Amboseli National Park: Its signature attraction is the sight of hundreds of big-tusked elephants set against the backdrop of Africa’s best views of Mt Kilimanjaro (5,895m). Africa’s highest peak broods over the southern boundary of the park, and while cloud cover can render the mountain’s massive bulk invisible for much of the day, you’ll be rewarded with stunning vistas when the weather clears, usually at dawn and/or dusk.The park was established as a national park  IN 1974 in order to protect the biodiversity of species and this unique ecosystem and is now declared as a  UNESCO world heritage site.

Declared a national reserve in 1968. It became a national park in 1974. However, in 2005, President Mwai Kibaki transferred control from the Kenya Wildlife Service to the Olkejuedo County Council and its residents, the Masai tribe. This is still being contested in the courts because of its implications that could jeopardize Kenya's other national parks.

Apart from guaranteed elephant sightings, you’ll also see wildebeest and zebras, and you’ve a reasonable chance of spotting lions, cheetahs and hyenas. Amboseli National Park offers some of the best opportunities to see African animals because its vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months. Amboseli National Park has over 80 different mammals to be found ranging from the tiny (and rarely seen) speckled elephant shrew to the huge bulk of the African elephant. The park is also home to over 370 bird species, both large and small, to see if you keep your eyes open and stop at every sighting.

ACTIVITIES
Game drives in the Amboseli National Park

A prime location for witnessing the majesty of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro! The camp is named after the flat-topped, umbrella thorn tree, the Acacia Tortilis.

Activity: Safari days!

Each day on safari in Africa is a magical experience, whether you’re exploring the savanna on foot or in a 4x4 vehicle in search of the Big 5 or taking to the sky in a hot-air balloon to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. Every single day is steeped in the promise of a unique adventure and cherished memories.

Although each day is unpredictable to a certain extent, based on the time of year or location, there is a general format or schedule that safaris tend to follow, but, as a rule, safaris do follow a familiar rhythm that combines thrilling game viewing with ample time to relax in between—a dream vacation in anyone’s book. One rule of thumb is that there are usually two game drives a day: one in the early morning and one in the late afternoon, when animals are at their most active.

READ MORE DETAILS!

5.30 am: Time for a Wake-Up Call
6 am– 9 am Morning Game Drive
9 am- 11 am Return to Camp for Breakfast or Brunch
11 am –1 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
1 pm – 2 pm Lunchtime
2 pm – 3:30 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
3.30 pm: High Tea
4 pm –7 pm Afternoon Game Drive
7: 30 pm Dinner Time
9 pm Turn in for Bedtime
 

 

 TORTILLIS

Camp Overview

Situated on the scenic plains of eastern Laikipia Plateau,, the camp is the perfect base from which to explore the area on foot. With spacious tents and comfortable furnishings, the camp has both riding camels and land cruisers available for you to decide what kind of safari activities you want to do each morning and afternoon. This is a permanent base from which to explore by foot or a camel-supported mobile walking safari exploration.

The camp site is equipped with 4 spacious luxury sleeping tents, solar lighting and running water. Each of the tents can accommodate up to 4 people, and are therefore suited to families of 4, but can also be kept as double or twin bedrooms. All tents on the campsite are equipped with private toilet and shower facilities.

ACTIVITIES
Camp guests have the benefit of Samburu guided walks, game drives, mountain bikes, and camel rides at their disposal, as well as a permanent spot to rest their feet for afternoon tea and sun downers.

Activities are focus on exploring the area on foot, accompanied by a Samburu guide and camels. This is a wonderful way to explore areas far from the beaten track, away from roads and vehicles, and take in the wide-open spaces that Laikipia is famed for.

Each day on a walking safari is different from the next. Away from roads and vehicles, guests have a unique opportunity to take in the wide-open spaces and wildlife that Laikipia is famed for, especially the heavy populations of eland, steinbuck, giraffe, Gravy's Zebra, and elephant. Lucky visitors may even see spot a few local lions, leopards, cheetahs, and wild dogs.

FULL BOARD

TENTED CAMP

GAME VIEW

DAY 5-7 | Date to be updated

OLERAI CONSERVANCY

Safari Days

📍 Lerai Safari Camp

OLERAI CONSERVANCY

Area Overview

The Olerai Conservancy was founded on the generosity of tribal landowners in order to improve wildlife ranges and migration pathways. The entire spectrum of African wildlife may be found here, and it now boasts the highest concentration of giraffe and eland in the local eco-system. Masai Giraffes are distinguished  by their characteristic jigsaw puzzle splotched pattern.

The Masai Mara National Reserve and the surrounding conservancies constitute one of Kenya’s most famous wilderness areas. The conservancies include: Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Mara North Conservancy, Lemek Conservancy, Ol Choro Conservancy, Olerai Conservancy, Naiboisho Conservancy, Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Siana Group Ranch and Ol Derkesi Conservancy.

Lions and cheetahs migrate in and out of the zone, but they are frequently seen since the Olerai plains are ideal hunting grounds. The reserve has an elephant corridor, and the elephants use it as a feeding site as well as a dispersal region because of the thick marshy grasses.

 

Safari days

Each day on safari in Africa is a magical experience, whether you’re exploring the savanna on foot or in a 4x4 vehicle in search of the Big 5 or taking to the sky in a hot-air balloon to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. Every single day is steeped in the promise of a unique adventure and cherished memories.

Although each day is unpredictable to a certain extent, based on the time of year or location, there is a general format or schedule that safaris tend to follow, but, as a rule, safaris do follow a familiar rhythm that combines thrilling game viewing with ample time to relax in between—a dream vacation in anyone’s book. One rule of thumb is that there are usually two game drives a day: one in the early morning and one in the late afternoon, when animals are at their most active.

READ MORE DETAILS!

5.30 am: Time for a Wake-Up Call
6 am– 9 am Morning Game Drive
9 am- 11 am Return to Camp for Breakfast or Brunch
11 am –1 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
1 pm – 2 pm Lunchtime
2 pm – 3:30 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
3.30 pm: High Tea
4 pm –7 pm Afternoon Game Drive
7: 30 pm Dinner Time
9 pm Turn in for Bedtime
 

 

LERAI SAFARI CAMP

Camp Overview

A place unchanged by the passage of time, the Masai Mara is essential Africa. Sometimes raw, always dramatic, this is a wilderness of evocative splendor and inspiring grandeur. Often raw, sometimes violent, the drama of this wildlife theater is unmatched.. Nowhere on earth can you find a wilderness so breathtakingly beautiful and yet so serenely pristine.

This is one of the richest wild ecosystems in the world. A number of lion pride territories meet in the Olerai Conservancy which can make for some interesting encounters as the different groups battle for dominance.The camp is the only permanent safari accommodation in the 5,000 acre Olerai Conservancy.

The 6 safari suites are made from Canvas with interiors that express the beauty of traditional East African safari style. Charging facilities are available in all rooms at specific hours with solar lights lighting the atmosphere at night.The camp offers massages, Masai cultural immersion excursions, walking safaris, day and night game drives, hot air ballooning, horse riding and breakfast and lunch in the bush.

ACTIVITIES:
Big 5 Game Drives & Game Walks

Game viewing starts at your doorstep! Guests have access to the Conservancy’s thousands of acres of exclusive, low-vehicle density tourism land, home to extensive areas of important habitat for a vast number of wildlife species.

 

FULL BOARD

TENTED CAMP

GAME VIEW

DAY 8-10 | Date to be updated

PONGWE BEACH

Explore!

📍Pongwe Beach Hotel

ZANZIBAR

Area Overview

Zanzibar is without a doubt a tropical dream destination, ideal for getting away from it all, but it is also a fascinating destination from a historical and cultural perspective, as well as being a top adventure and eco-tourism destination.

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean (16–31 miles) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja and Pemba Island. The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic centre is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site.

Zanzibar 's main industries are spices, raffia, and tourism. In particular, the islands produce cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. For this reason, the Zanzibar Archipelago, together with Tanzania's Mafia Island, are sometimes referred to locally as the "Spice Islands".

Stone Town is a fine example of the Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa. It retains its urban fabric and town scape virtually intact and contains many fine buildings that reflect its particular culture, which has brought together and homogenized disparate elements of the cultures of Africa, the Arab region, India, and Europe over more than a millennium.

Activities: Pongwe Beach

The name Zanzibar immediately conjures up images of an island paradise with soft-sand, white beaches and shimmering azure waters. But, the Zanzibar Archipelago is so much more than romantic coastlines and blissful sunsets - these islands offer a kaleidoscope of sights, smells and tastes which feed your soul!

1.Wander the Ancient Alleyways
2. Take a Stroll to Freddie Mercury’s house
3. Visit the Old Fort
4. Eat at Forodhani Gardens Food Market
5. Enjoy Sunset Drinks or Dinner at a Rooftop Restaurant
6. Take a Zanzibar Spice Tour
7. See the Former Slave Market
8. Get some sun on one of Zanzibar Beaches
10. See the Giant Tortoises on Prison Island

 

 PONGWE BEACH HOTEL

Hotel  Overview

Welcome to Pongwe Beach! Situated on what could perhaps be described as the best beach in Zanzibar, Pongwe Beach Hotel is a tranquil place where one can escape the hustle and bustle of modern day life. Think airy, white-washed cottages scattered along a secluded stretch of white sand, hammocks and palm trees blowing in the breeze and sapphire waves lapping at the shore.

Nestled between two outcrops of coral rock and on a secluded stretch of white-powdery beach. The star of the show at Pongwe is unquestionably the beach - prettiest on the entire island! Like all the lodges of the East Coast, the beach here at Pongwe is affected significantly by the tide – the good news is that the lodge boasts a lovely swimming pool stunningly perched on a low cliff overlooking the beach which offers all day relief from the heat.

A large makuti-thatched structure houses the sociable bar as well as a lounge area with comfortable baraza seating and the dining area. Talking of dining, the food at Pongwe boasts an enviable reputation, which is a good thing given that there are no other restaurants nearby!

The 16 beachfront rooms lie curved around the little cove and it’s simply a case of walking off your porch directly onto some of the softest, whitest sand you’ll find anywhere on the planet! The rooms themselves are clustered together in little semi-detached bungalows of 2 or 3 rooms that are reached via a short stroll down winding sandy paths from the main lodge. Rooms are spacious and very clean with terrazzo floors, cooling ceiling fans and comfortable mosquito-net covered Zanzibari four poster beds decorated prettily with fresh flower blossoms.

 

 

HALF BOARD

HOTEL

BEACH

DAY 11-12 | Date to be updated

STONE TOWN (Zanzibar)

Explore!

📍Emerson Spice Hotel

ZANZIBAR

Area Overview

Zanzibar is without a doubt a tropical dream destination, ideal for getting away from it all, but it is also a fascinating destination from a historical and cultural perspective, as well as being a top adventure and eco-tourism destination.

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean (16–31 miles) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja and Pemba Island. The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic centre is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site.

Zanzibar 's main industries are spices, raffia, and tourism. In particular, the islands produce cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. For this reason, the Zanzibar Archipelago, together with Tanzania's Mafia Island, are sometimes referred to locally as the "Spice Islands".

Stone Town is a fine example of the Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa. It retains its urban fabric and town scape virtually intact and contains many fine buildings that reflect its particular culture, which has brought together and homogenized disparate elements of the cultures of Africa, the Arab region, India, and Europe over more than a millennium.

 EMERSON SPICE HOTEL

Hotel  Overview

Colorful, stylish and with a strong sense of place, this a boutique hotel in the heart of Stone Town!

Reminiscent of a Moroccan raid, this courtyard is a cool, palm-filled walled garden, with a swinging seat and a hammock. Large carved wooden doors open into a cool, blue entrance hall and reception, filled with carved furniture and chaises lounges. Towards the back of the house, the Secret Garden is a rustic, open-air courtyard restaurant, a former marketplace now artfully transformed with tables, potted palms and artworks amid the crumbling walls – which is particularly popular at night. A local taarab band (a traditional Swahili orchestra) sometimes plays in the gallery above the garden.

Up a wooden staircase are the guest rooms, each with its own theme. Finally, up on the roof is the rooftop restaurant, which is in itself a reason to stay here. The five-course tasting menu is delicious – inventive and full of local flavors – as well as being very good value. From the rooftop, you can look west to the Hindu Temple.

B&B

HOTEL

CULTURAL

DAY 13  |  Dates to be updated

RETURN

DEPARTURE

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end! Goodbye to the safari life, feeling relaxed, mesmerizing scenery, great food, family time, and romantic memories.

Morning road transfer back to the airport for your outbound flight... dreaming of the trip of a lifetime!

TRAVEL INFO

  • Health & Vaccines, Visas & Passports, Connectivity, Power adaptors, Travel insurance, Credit Cards, Tipping guide,Packing list and more

INCLUDED*

  • Experience of a lifetime
  • Accommodation
  • Road transfers
  • Tours & Activities
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Tour Guide (where applicable)
  • Airport & airstrip transfers
  • Park fees, levies & taxes (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Inter-Africa commercial & light aircraft flights

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* As indicated on your detailed safari itinerary

EXCLUDED*

  • International airfare
  • Personal gifts & purchases
  • Incidental charges
  • Travel insurance
  • Conservation fees*
  • Visa fees
  • Balloon safari* (if applicable)
  • Laundry*
  • Tips

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* Unless otherwise indicated on your itinerary

GORILLA TREK PACKING LIST SUGGESTION

Kindly note that the packing list below is just a mere guideline as you may have your own preferences

  • 1-2 long sleeved shirts
  • 3 short sleeved t-shirts
  • 2 –3 pairs of light weight slacks/trousers – that can dry quickly (if wearing on treks)
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 1 sweater or sweatshirt
  • A waterproof and windproof jacket
  • 1 skirt ( for women)
  • Gloves – gardening or similar (for gorilla trekking)
  • Strong waterproof walking boots – pants should be tucked into socks and boots while trekking
  • (heavy soled rain boots also work well)
  • Pair of sports sandals like Tevas
  • Hat-wide brim or with a visor for sun protection
  • Sleepwear
  • Underwear
  • Lightweight wool socks
  • Swimsuit (and a plastic bag)

 Miscellaneous

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses with neck strap
  • Insect repellent with DEET
  • Small day pack
  • Flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Extra batteries
  • Camera and extra lenses
  • Film particularly fast film for the gorillas.
  • Personal toiletries
  • Prescription medicines and possibly prescription itself

First Aid Kit including rehydration sachets, anti-diarrhea medicine, aspirin, cold medication, antiseptic cream, band-aids, motion sickness pills, lip balm, eye drops and personal medication.

KENYA VISAS

  • Note that your need to apply for a MULTIPLE ENTRY visa for  Kenya
  • Local host details to be used for Tanzania & Kenya  applications

TANZANIA VISAS

  • Note that your need to apply for a MULTIPLE ENTRY visa for  Kenya
  • Local host details to be used for Tanzania & Kenya  applications

UGANDA VISAS

  • Note that your need to apply for a SINGLE visa for Ugand
  • Local host details to be used for Uganda  applications

    PASSPORTS

    • Email or Whatsapp a clear color copy of your passport
    • Expiration date valid at least 6 months past return dates
    • Please check the number of blank Visa pages required by each country

    CONTRACT

    • Download the Safari Contract
    • Take a picture with your phone of the first & last page and email back
    • Include APPENDIX C / Indemnity for each person going on the safari

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