13 days ultra luxury tanzania and private island

13 DAYS ULTRA LUXURY TANZANIA & PRIVATE ISLAND

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrival Arusha
    Arusha Coffee Lodge

    Arusha, Tanzania, A warm welcome awaits you on arrival at Mount Kilimanjaro International Airport, gateway to Tanzania's famous northern safari highlights. You will be met by Zagas Explorer Represantative and transferred by road to Arusha Coffee Lodge, tucked away on a coffee plantation on the outskirts of Arusha, the small frontier town with a big reputation as the safari capital of Tanzania.

    There are many attractions to lure you away from the Lodge’s delightful gardens and charming, personal service. A day trip to Arusha National Park, with its majestic views of Mount Kilimanjaro, is highly recommended as are a stroll around the Natural History Museum and a visit to the 3.5-million-year-old Leatoli Footprints. There are colourful markets to scour and beautiful coffee plantations to admire before settling in for a comfortable night at the Lodge.

  • Day 2-3

    Lake Manyara National Park
    Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

    Lake Manyara, Tanzania After breakfast your flight departs from Arusha Airport for Lake Manyara National Park. A road transfer from the local airstrip takes you to Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, the only accommodation located in the park itself, and provides an introductory game drive to an area.

    Explore this extraordinary park with a two-night stay in one of the lodge’s delightful tree-house suites. Elegantly furnished and very comfortable, the tree-houses are cradled in the boughs of an ancient mahogany forest. Colourful birds flit through camp and set the scene for what lies ahead: morning and afternoon game viewing expeditions led by expert guides, as well as night drives that offer fascinating insights into the rich nocturnal life of the park.

    Finish your stay at Lake Manyara with a cold drink and the African sunset. Huge views unfold in front of you. Where the forest gives way to picturesque plains, the eye is drawn past clouds of flamingos on the lakeshore to a line of pale purple peaks - jagged towers standing guard over the Maasai Steppes, the great East African grasslands and your next destination.

  • Day 4-5

    The Ngorongoro Crater
    Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.

    An early morning road transfer carries you from Lake Manyara to the dramatic Ngorongoro Crater. This is a place of rare wonders as its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site confers. Formed by a massive volcanic eruption, the world’s largest intact and un-flooded caldera provides a year-round home to an astonishing 25,000 large mammals including black rhino, wildebeest and zebra along with Africa’s densest concentrations of lion. The Crater's forests shelter elephant and buffalo, its wetlands are home to hippos and flamingos while hyena, wild dog, leopard and cheetah make up the full range of predators.

    Overlooking it all from its position right on the edge of the crater lies your spectacular accommodation: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Glamorous opulence rules this Lodge, from the chandelier-lit bathrooms to the personal butler service and very fine dining. Every suite offers impressive views and you may find it difficult to tear yourself away from your favourite viewing spot but expert guides in game viewing 4X4s await your attention.

    Your route descends through the lush rainforests of the rim, 610 metres down to the grasslands of the crater floor, an area of about 260 square kilometres. Despite its small size, the Crater is Big 5 country and the openness of the terrain means easy and rewarding game viewing. You will spend the day exploring the crater floor, stopping to picnic on the grasslands amidst the grazing herds. Return to the Lodge for sundowners on the crater’s rim and sumptuous feasts in the domed dining area

  • Day 6-8

    The Serengeti National Park
    Serengeti Under Canvas

    After breakfast overlooking the Crater, a short flight takes you to the rolling grasslands known to the local Maasai as Siringitu - the place where the land moves on forever - and Tanzania's first game reserve, the Serengeti National Park. One of the oldest ecosystems on earth, the Serengeti is home to Africa's greatest concentrations of large mammals.

    An excellent all-year round game viewing destination, the Serengeti is of course the setting for the great wildebeest migration. Sweeping across the Serengeti grasslands between November and July, the wildebeest herds create a spectacle that attracts predators from near and far. You are guaranteed heart-in-mouth game viewing, not least during the notorious June and July river crossings. Your accommodation has been carefully chosen to deliver on expectations: set in remote locations that move with the rhythm of the migrating herds, Serengeti Under Canvas offers exclusive tented accommodation with exceptional game viewing opportunities.

    Spend three nights at Serengeti Under Canvas and immerse yourself in the drama of Africa's greatest reserve. The emphasis is on simple luxury and a romantic, close-to-nature ambience while activities focus on witnessing the migration spectacle on daily game drives or on much-celebrated early morning hot-air balloon rides. Guided nature walks and Maasai village visits add to the experience.

  • Day 9-12

    Mnemba Island (Barefoot Paradise)

    After a last morning game drive, you depart for Zanzibar International Airport where a boat transfer delivers you to a private marine conservation area, Mnemba Island. Surrounded by an astonishing variety of marine life and magnificent coral reefs, Mnemba is a picture-perfect tropical idyll. Spend your days scuba diving or snorkelling in the crystal clear waters or lounging on the pristine beaches. For more active travellers, Mnemba offers windsurfing, kayaking, fly-fishing and diving courses. Warm hospitality, pampering massages and thoughtful touches make Mnemba a charming ‘paradise found’. The chalets possess all the charm of rustic, Robinson Crusoe-style architecture without losing any of the comforts of a luxury hotel

  • Day 13

    End of the Idyllic Zanzibar Adventure

    After a last tropical breakfast, transfer by boat to the Muyuni Crossing Point on Zanzibar for the final leg of your journey to Zanzibar International Airport. Take a moment to reflect on the unforgettable memories your journey has given you - the warmth of the African sun on your skin, the scent of wild sage, the sound of lions greeting the dusk - and relive the extraordinary places, gentle people and thrilling wildlife spectacles you have witnessed.

While considering travelling with Zagas Explorer....

It is important to note that booking in advance will facilitate better planning so as to allow us get the stated accommodation in our itineraries. Last minute booking requests might require us to change the quoted properties especially during high seasons when the demand for quality accomodation is quite high.

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Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

Key Tour Inclusions

  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation as indicated in itinerary
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • All game drives as mentioned
  • 2 ltr mineral water per person per safari day
  • Coffee/Tea with picnic lunches
  • All domestic flights as indicated in itinerary (where applicable)
  • All meals and accommodation as stipulates in itinerary
  • Flying doctor Evacuation insurance cover
  • Tourist Development Levy
  • Wildlife Management Area Fees
  • Applicable Government Taxes

Key Tour Exclusions

  • All items of a personal nature
  • International Flights
  • Gratuities for safari guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee (50 USD /100 USD for Americans & Irish Passport Holders- to be paid upon arrival)
  • Drinks and Beverages in camps and lodges
While considering travelling with Zagas Explorer....

It is important to note that booking in advance will facilitate better planning so as to allow us get the stated accommodation in our itineraries. Last minute booking requests might require us to change the quoted properties especially during high seasons when the demand for quality accomodation is quite high.

Booking Enquiry

Booking Terms & Conditions

Basic guidelines to aid you as you plan to make your booking to travel to Africa on your Safari Expedition. This is not an exhaustive list, our Tour consultants are always standby to give you all the necessary guidance accordingly.

Booking Procedure

All applications for provisional or confirmed reservations are to be made by the Client by way of letter, facsimile or e-mail addressed to Zagas Explorer.
No reservation will be deemed made unless acknowledged and accepted in writing by Zagas Explorer. Provisional reservations will only be held for 14 days, after which the booking will be released. Please ensure the following information is included:

      » Date and time of arrival
      » Number of people and room requirement
      » Full names of client, and ages of children in the group (if applicable)
      » Any special requirements

Cancellation Policy

Reservations cancelled are charged as below:

      » Between 60 and 31 days prior to arrival a 25% cancellation fee will be charged.
      » Between 30 and 15 days prior to arrival a 50% cancellation fee will be charged.
      » Between 14 and 0 days prior to arrival a 100% cancellation fee will be charged.
      » Cancellation fees are calculated on the rate per person and on the total value of the Reservation made.

Rates

All amounts are denominated in US Dollars and payments must be made in the nominated currency. In the case of any future increases in fuel, currency fluctuations, component costs or government taxes, Zagas Explorer reserves the right to renegotiate the rates. Conservancy fees are mandatory and will be included in the invoice.

Deposit Requirements

A refundable deposit of 30% is to be received by Zagas Explorer within 7 working days from date of confirmation. The final balance of 70% of the total value of the reservation(s) will be payable at least 30 days prior to the guests arrival.

Refunds

Should any client arrive late or request an early departure, no refund will be granted. Whilst Zagas Explorer will ensure that all anticipated accommodation will be available as planned, there shall be no claim of any nature against Zagas Explorer for a refund, either in part or whole, if any accommodation and or excursion is unavailable and a reasonable alternative was found – or if guests were unable to make use of the service for any reason.

Insurance

All guests should take out comprehensive insurance cover when paying their confirmation deposit, to cover them for cancellation, curtailment, medical expenses, personal baggage, emergency evacuation back home and money.

Disclaimer

This agreement is made subject to and shall be governed and construed according to the laws of Tanzania. Neither Zagas Explorer, nor any person acting for, through or on behalf of the company shall be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever and without restricting the generality of the foregoing shall particularly not be responsible for loss or damage arising from any errors or omission contained in the brochure or other literature, late or non-confirmation or acceptance of bookings, loss or damage caused by delays, sickness, injury or death whether occasioned by negligence or not. In addition, the company shall have the right at any time at its discretion to cancel any tour or the remainder thereof or make any alteration in route, accommodation, price or other detail and in the event of any tour being rendered impossible, illegal, or inadvisable by the weather, avalanches, strike, war, government or interference or any other causes whatsoever. The extra expense incurred as a result thereof shall be the responsibility of the passenger.

The company may, at its discretion and without liability or cost to itself, at any time cancel or terminate the passenger's booking and in particular without limiting the generality of the foregoing, it shall be entitled to do so in the event of the illness or the illegal or incompatible behavior of the passenger, who shall in such circumstances not be entitled to any refund.

Please be aware that these safaris may take you into close contact with wild animals. Attacks by wild animals are rare, but no safari into the African Wilderness can guarantee that this will not occur. Neither the company, nor its employees, nor its agents can be held responsible for any injury or incident on the safari.

While considering travelling with Zagas Explorer....

It is important to note that booking in advance will facilitate better planning so as to allow us get the stated accommodation in our itineraries. Last minute booking requests might require us to change the quoted properties especially during high seasons when the demand for quality accomodation is quite high.

Booking Enquiry

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