Romantic Honeymoon Safari
Tanzania: The Ultimate Honeymoon Location
Live the romance of the African bush honeymooning under canvas and starry skies, and lounging on pristine beaches. Our Tanzania Honeymoon Safari pairs northern Tanzania’s premier parks and reserves with the exotic island of Zanzibar. Accompanied by your private safari guide and crew, traverse through Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater and the vast plains of the Serengeti.
Why Choose a Tanzania Honeymoon?
Something for Everyone
Perhaps the foremost reason to honeymoon in Tanzania is that this is a country with so much to offer; there is something for everyone. You can combine an adventure of a lifetime, first-class safari with some of the finest beaches in the world. The stunning landscapes of Tanzania provide the best of both.
Best Safari Options
The north of Tanzania can provide the best safari experiences in Africa for first-time safari goers, and some of the most beautiful views on the continent. The south is perfect for return visitors or those who prefer a quieter, fly-in safari, perhaps missing the extremely high volume of wildlife in the north, but enjoying the privacy and exclusivity that the southern parks provide.
Best Indian Ocean Beaches and Diving
Zanzibar is an exceptional, charismatic tropical island, with some of the best beaches and diving in the world. Spend time soaking up the atmosphere of Zanzibar’s main island, exploring the coconut groves and spice plantations of the island centre, or head for an Indian Ocean Island retreat; tiny coral atolls that surround the main island provide unforgettable island hideaways, with ultimate beach idylls and options for exploring these stunning seas.
2-Week Honeymoon Safari Itinerary
Day 1 — Arrive in Arusha, TanzaniaUpon arrival into Kilimanjaro International Airport and after clearing customs and immigration, you will be met, in our traditional champagne-style, and transferred to the Moivaro Coffee Lodge. This beautiful small lodge is located on an historic 40-acre coffee farm near Arusha, amid natural forest. From the hotel you have a fantastic view of Mount Meru. The lodge is an ideal starting point for the Safaris in the Northern Circuit. Moivaro has a total of 40 cottages well positioned in the beautiful gardens. Each cottage is individually placed around the coffee plantation which ensures they are private and very cozy. The interiors are fairly basic but very neat and very comfortable. Each of the 40 picturesque cottages has its own verhanda and there is a swimming pool, children’s playground, bar and restaurant as well as jogging path, massage room and internet facilities. Dinner and Overnight at Moivaro Coffee Lodge, All Meals included.
Day 2 — Lake Manyara National ParkYour honeymoon adventure starts with a visit to the famed Lake Manyara National Park. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. In Lake Manyara National Park, the hauntingly beautiful soda lake sprawls on the Rift Valley floor, below the sheer red cliffs of the escarpment. Sometimes pink-tinged with the wings of migratory flamingos, Lake Manyara is home to pelicans and many other bird species. Elephant, hippo, monkey, leopard and bushbuck are found in the unique groundwater forest. Closer to the vast lake, flat-topped acacia trees and open grassland are host to plains species and the famous tree-climbing Manyara lions. You can see many game animals such as buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippo and others. Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. All meals included.
It is difficult to imagine a more spectacular setting for this lodge – on the edge of the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment, overlooking the Great Rift Valley and the stunning Manyara soda lake. The extraordinary birdlife has made this place world-renowned among ornithologists, who come to observe the masses of pink flamingos and great birds of prey. The abundant birdlife inspired the design of the Lodge – swooping curves are complemented by soft, geometric patterns; striking murals depict bird migration patterns.The circular shape of the buildings is a tribute to indigenous architectural traditions in Tanzania. Beyond the superb standards of hospitality offered, there is a spirit of tranquility that prevails. The lodge is comprised of 67 luxury rooms. Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. All meals included.
Day 3 — Ngorongoro Crater & Conservation AreaThis morning enjoy a relaxing breakfast before driving the short distance to the “eighth wonder of the world”, the Ngorongoro Crater. Driving up the slopes of the lush green mountain and arriving at the rim of the crater, the first glimpse takes your breath away. The floor of this collapsed volcano spreads for 102 sq. miles and the walls are 2000 feet high, a truly awesome sight. The crater floor is a virtual “Noah’s Ark”, inhabited by almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa. It contains a river, several swamps, a soda lake – complete with flamingoes, a forest and open plains. After checking in to your lodge, perched high on the crater rim, and enjoying lunch at the lodge, you’ll depart with your guide and descend to the crater floor for an afternoon of wildlife viewing. In the early evening return to your lodge with time to freshen up and enjoy a drink. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
This is one of the most luxurous lodges in Tanzania, perched on the edge of the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater – a World Heritage site! Inspired in design by the Maasai mud-and-stick manyatta (homestead), three intimate camps comprise romantic suites. Without doubt, the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is one of Africa’s architecturally most spectacular safari lodges. It consists of three camps with Maasai-inspired suites. Each suite’s opulent design blends with African art elements in unexpected harmony. The facilities include a central living area, viewing decks overlooking the awesome crater. Overnight at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. All meals included.
Day 4 — Ngorongoro Crater & Conservation AreaEarly morning game drive inside the Ngorongoro Crater. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. Your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals. In the afternoon walking Safari on the crater rim. Overnight at the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. All meals included. (Note: on that day it is also possible to do a full day walking Safari in the Olmoti or Empakaai Crater, in the Ngorongoro Highlands). Overnight at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. All meals included.
Day 5 — Serengeti National ParkAfter breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park. A picnic lunch will be provided. On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive. Overnight in Serengeti, Serengeti Serena Lodge. Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is set high on a hill with breathtaking vistas of sweeping grasslands and the unspoiled wilderness landscape of the Serengeti plains. Big game feed in full view of the lodge, and especially during April and June the migration passes through this area! The lodge design is simple but stunning. Inspired by a traditional African village, separate rondavel “huts” house the luxury guest rooms that have their own view of the vast Serengeti plains. A delightful water feature runs through the main public areas, creating a natural source of waterborne plants. All 66 guest rooms have private balconies with views of the Serengeti plains. Overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. All meals included.
Day 6 — Serengeti National ParkA full day of game drives around Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. As in Ngorongoro your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals. Overnight in Serengeti, Serengeti Serena Lodge. All meals included.
Day 7 — Fly To Zanzibar – Stone TownIn the morning we bring you to Seronera airstrip, for a flight from the Serengeti to Zanzibar (short stopover in Arusha). Met on arrival and transferred to the Zanzibar Serena Inn in Stonetown. On the way we will do the famous Spice Tour: We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. Arrive at the hotel for Dinner and Overnight at Zanzibar Serena Inn (Half Board)
Day 8 — Zanzibar – Exploring Stone TownToday we will show you Stone Town on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace), Dr Livingston’s House and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques! Alternatively you can do a boat tour to Prison Island, the Safari Blue or a private island trip (full day, extra costs). Overnight at the Zanzibar Serena Inn (Half Board)
Day 9 — Transfer to Zanzibar BeachTransfer to the exclusive 5 Star Hotel, Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski located on Zanzibars most romantic beach front for your 5 nights stay. The Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski is the Zanzibar’s leading international resort, situated on the north-east coast of the island, featuring world class luxury. The hideaway resort offers 110 rooms, 7 private villas, an exclusive beach club and a romantic Jetty Bar above the Indian Ocean. The hotel is the perfect destination for honeymoon or wedding vacations, as well as meetings and incentives. After being voted in 2007 as the best hotel in the category “Luxury Villa Resort” at the World Luxury Hotel Awards and Leading Resort in Tanzania at the World Travel Awards, Zamani has once again been nominated for the World Luxury Awards in 2008. Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski (Half Board)
Day 10-13 — 4 Nights Zanzibar – Relaxing / Exploring The Sunny BeachesRelax and enjoy the endless beaches of Zanzibar while staying in your beach hotel. Unique in both facilities and services, Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski is a resort with a focus on leisure, energy and activity. Whether you are looking for some action and adventure or the ultimate in relaxation, look no further. From leisurely sunbathing to riding the waves on a windsurfer or a rejuvenating massage, there is truly something for everyone. There is a wide range of water sport activities you can do, like snorkeling, scuba diving, boat trips and more. Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski (Half Board)
Day 14 — Back To Airport for DepartureMorning at leisure. This afternoon after lunch you will transferred back to the Zanzibar Airport for your home-bound travel arrangements. Other meals aloft. AfriChoice! representative will re-confirm your onward flight, and assist you at check-in. For any enquiries or changes regarding this safari, please contact our sales department. Tailor-made and extension options to this safari are available on request. (Breakfast, Lunch)