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The next couple of pages show a summary of the itinerary, and then there is a page on each place that is included.
Important travel information for visitors to Tanzania is included at the back of this document.
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Holiday Title: Sunset over the Serengeti
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Tanzania for 10 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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Holiday Title: Sunset over the Serengeti
Passengers: 2 Adults
Arrive into Kilimanjaro Airport. Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way to the Coastal Aviation desk and check in for your flight to the Serengeti.
Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Arusha (ARK) to Seronera Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your camp. Nimali Camp is located in the heart of the Serengeti close to Makoma Hill, offering utter seclusion and great access to the annual migration when they are in the area, as well as the Big 5. With a lounge and dining area overlooking the panoramic views of the Serengeti plains, the camp brings guests as close to nature as you can get.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.
Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Seronera Airstrip to Arusha (ARK) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be assisted with the check in for your onward flight to Zanzibar.
Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Arusha (ARK) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met once you disembark from the plane by our representative, who will be holding a sign with your name. You will be assisted through Immigration (including help if required with visa application and processing), luggage collection and Customs (luggage screening), and then be accompanied to meet up with your transfer driver.
You will then be transferred to your beach hotel.
Boasting some of the archipelago's finest offerings, the Zuri Zanzibar hotel offers 300 meters of private, pristine beach and a lush spice garden. Guests can enjoy the region's gorgeous African sunsets due to the property's west-facing location on the northern edge of the main island of Zanzibar.
You will need to check out of your room this morning but you can remain at the hotel and use all the facilities until you are collected for your transfer back to the airport. Alternatively, if you have an evening flight, the hotel may be able to arrange a late check out for you (additional cost and payable directly to the hotel) subject to the availability of the room.
Nimali Central Serengeti is set in the heart of the Serengeti. This luxury tented camp is hidden away, offering both a sense of seclusion in this central part of the National Park as well as a truly authentic safari experience. With breathtaking views over the hills and plains and perfectly situated on the path of the renowned migratory route, it is a place where you can expect the unexpected.
Even when the migration is not passing through, the Makoma Hill area is well known for its vast herds of buffalo and elephants, giraffe and of course many predators including lions, cheetahs and hyenas. Numerous small hills and kopjes dot the landscape where lions can often be found, warming themselves on the smooth surface of the rocks.
At the end of the day, when your swapping stories with your fellow guests around an open fire, this is the time to enjoy a well deserved sundowner under the broad canopy of a large acacia tree with lanterns hanging from every branch, watching as the sun begins to slip beyond the horizon, and the stars make their mark in the vast night sky.
Nimali Central Serengeti has only 8 tented suites. The rooms are furnished with a richness of colours, natural woods and lush Persian carpets with large, comfortable beds and a private veranda - perfect for private dining and in-house spa treatments. The deep, colonial planter chairs provide an ideal setting to unwind and sip a chilled glass of wine in the middle of this vast wilderness. To keep cool, the tents have fans and open windows (with mesh) to allow the air to circulate freely during the heat of the day.
Two of the tents can be converted into a family tent with an enclosed, connecting walkway that allows easy access between the tents while maintaining complete privacy.
The lounge and dining tents are wide open to make the very most of the breathtaking views of the Serengeti plains.
|Room:||1 x Luxury Tent - Game Package|
|Includes:||Game Package: Serengeti Park fees; camping fees; all meals; house wines, selected spirits, local beers and soft drinks; sundowners; scheduled game drives with a Nimali Central Serengeti guide; transfers to/from the nearest airstrip; and a laundry service are included.
Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.
Just 50 km from Stone Town and the international airport, Zuri Zanzibar offers 300 meters of private, pristine beach and the opportunity to enjoy the region's gorgeous African sunsets due to the property’s west-facing location on the northern edge of the exotic island of Zanzibar.
The white sandy beach is the perfect place to spend a day, whether swimming or sunbathing. The beach is also the perfect location for a romantic dinner for two or a wedding ceremony.
The 32 metre long infinity pool offers a great alternative to the beach, and guests can relax by the pool whilst still enjoying the incredible view of the Indian Ocean.
Zuri offers a fusion of European, African, Arabic and Indian cuisine, creating a rainbow of sensational flavours and bringing the very best of the Indian Ocean's cuisine together for guests to enjoy - whether you choose to dine privately on the beach, by the swimming pool, at one of the Zuri Zanzibar’s beachfront restaurants, or even in the privacy of your own accommodation.
Guests can choose from 55 superbly appointed stand-alone bungalows, suites and villas. The Garden Bungalows offer a tranquil view of the tropical gardens; the Ocean View Bungalows have panoramic views over the Indian Ocean; and the Jacuzzi Bungalows have a partial view of the ocean but their own private jacuzzi on the deck.
The suites all have a separate bedroom and living room area - the Jacuzzi Suites have partial ocean views and a private jacuzzi; the Ocean Front Suites are ocated just a step away from the beach and offer uninterrupted views of the stunning Indian Ocean.
Set in an exclusive location with your own stretch of private beach, the luxuriously appointed 2 or 3 bedroom Ocean Front Luxury Villas enable you to enjoy your own private paradise.
|Room:||1 x Ocean Jacuzzi Bungalow (Stay 7/Pay 6 over selected periods)|
|Includes:||Half Board basis. PLEASE NOTE: The rate excludes the US$1 per person per night Infrastructure Levy - this is payable directly to the hotel upon check out.|
Holders of the following passports require a visa to enter Tanzania when travelling as a tourist: United Kingdom; United States of America; Canada; Australia; New Zealand; Belgium; Netherlands; Italy; France; Germany; Spain; Ireland. If you are a passport holder from another country, please contact your local Tanzania High Commission or Embassy for up-to-date visa requirements.
Visas are issued at any Tanzania Embassy, online via the Tanzania Immigration website https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/ or on arrival - please note that getting a visa on arrival can take a substantial amount of time and if possible, we would advise getting your visa online prior to travel. Single entry visas obtained at port of entry currently cost USD 50 per person (but USD 100 per person for US Nationals) - costs all subject to change - and the cost is payable in USD cash only. We recommend small denominations of dollars as officials are not in the position to give change. Please note that if you are applying online, you need to allow 2-3 weeks to receive your visa, and Embassy applications can take longer. American nationals applying online MUST select Multiple Entry Visa type. Online or Embassy visa applications for minors under 18 years travelling alone or with only one parent/legal guardian must also be accompanied by a consent letter, jointly signed by both parents or legal guardians approving the travel. NOTE: Zanzibar Airport is referred to as Abeid Amani Karume International Airport on the online visa application. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Tanzania and have sufficient blank pages for entry/exit stamps (AT LEAST 4 consecutive pages).
PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with current passport and visa requirements.
You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to Tanzania.
To help prevent diarrhoea, avoid tap water – drink only bottled water and use bottled water for tooth brushing, and avoid ice made with tap water – and only eat fruit or vegetables that are cooked or can be peeled. To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.
There is a risk of malaria in all areas of Tanzania and Zanzibar - check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. Dengue fever can also be transmitted via mosquito bites. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.
Tsetse flies are found throughout most of Tanzania's Northern and Southern Parks, especially in wooded areas. There have been some cases of sleeping sickness occurring after a tsetse fly bite, although these are mainly amongst farmers/locals who have repeated exposure to bites. However, the fly can still deliver a painful bite, so it is advisable to take necessary precautions - don't wear dark colours, especially black and blue (including denim), wear long-sleeved clothing/trousers, and don't walk through bushes during the hottest part of the day.
Tanzania is not listed as a yellow fever endemic country, however, in accordance with International Health Regulations, Tanzania requires all travellers over one year of age to present a yellow fever vaccination certificate on arrival if (a) they are arriving from a yellow fever risk country; (b) they have been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of a yellow fever risk country; (c) they have left the airport whilst on transit in a yellow fever risk country. These countries include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
PLEASE NOTE: Although Tanzania is not listed as a Yellow Fever endemic country, Zanzibar immigration officials MAY ask to see Yellow Fever vaccination certificates or exemption certificates upon arrival from the Tanzania mainland. We would therefore suggest that if your holiday includes both mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar, each traveller considers getting/travelling with a Yellow Fever certificate to avoid any complications upon arrival at Zanzibar.