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Stylish Tanzania Safari and Beach

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Stylish Tanzania Safari and Beach

We hope that this example holiday will give you give some inspiration to help you begin to plan your own dream holiday to Africa.

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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Stylish Tanzania Safari and Beach

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Holiday Title: Stylish Tanzania Safari and Beach

Holiday Destination: Holiday to Tanzania for 12 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

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Summary Of The Itinerary

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Holiday Title: Stylish Tanzania Safari and Beach

Passengers: 2 Adults

Day 1

Arrive into Kilimanjaro. Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way to the Arrivals Hall, where you will be met by your transfer driver who will be holding a sign board with your name on it. You will then be transferred to Arusha. Depending on the time your flight lands, this first night is either a necessity as you will be arriving late at night OR included so that you can relax and rest after an overnight flight, ready to start your safari adventure fresh the next morning.

Lying on the gentle rolling foothills that cascade down from the ever-present Mount Meru is the bustling and vibrant town of Arusha. It is here on the outskirts of this town, hidden amongst one of Tanzania's largest coffee plantations that you will find Arusha Coffee Lodge, a perfect haven to relax in before any African safari.


Day 2

After breakfast, you will check out of your room and then you will be transferred to Arusha Airport, arriving in time to check in for your light aircraft flight to Tarangire.

Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Arusha (ARK) to Kuro Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your camp.

During your stay at Kuro Tarangire, explore the Tarangire National Park in 4x4 game viewing vehicles both during the day and under the night sky. The Park is especially renowned for its large herds of elephants, tree climbing lions, huge pythons, its herds of oryx which are regularly seen, and also for its rock paintings which were done by early man tens of thousands of years ago. Walking safaris in the early morning can also be arranged.

Tarangire National Park

2 nights at Kuro Tarangire


Day 4

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kuro Airstrip, where you will board your next flight to Manyara.

Air Excel Scheduled Flight (Light Aircraft): Fly from Kuro Airstrip to Manyara Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

At Manyara airstrip, you will be met and transferred to your next camp.

Entamanu Ngorongoro is perched high on the Ngorongoro Crater rim. Surrounded by the soaring peaks of dormant volcanic hills and the ebb and flow of Masai pastoralist life, this is a place to explore beyond the hustle and bustle of the main tourist trail at the Crater.

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Day 5

An early start is highly recommended to enjoy your game drive into the Crater today. You will set off with your guide and a packed breakfast and return to camp in time for lunch. Or, head out in the afternoon and enjoy sundowners on the rim on your way back to camp. Whatever you choose to do, the Ngorongoro Crater is on many people's bucket list of places to see and visit. This natural wonder is the largest unflooded, intact volcanic caldera in the world. The actual crater is about 20 km across and 600 meters deep, and covers 300 sq km. Within the rim there are an estimated 30,000 animals, making this one of the densest concentration of wildlife within Africa.


Day 6

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip, where you will board your flight to the northern Serengeti Plains.

Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Manyara Airstrip to Kogatende Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met and transferred to Lamai Serengeti.

Lamai Serengeti sits tucked amongst the rocks with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, only a few miles from where the wildebeest cross the Mara River. For roughly a quarter of the year, between mid July and October, this is where you'll find the migration, right here on the doorstep. For the rest of the year, it is wild Serengeti with all the resident game of the Masai Mara but without the people.


Day 8

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip, where you will board your flight to Zanzibar.

Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Kogatende Airstrip 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 passport control, luggage collection and luggage screening, and then be accompanied to meet up with your transfer driver.

You will then be transferred to your beach resort.

Xanadu Villas is an awakening of what life can be and what it should be. It exceeds tranquility, luxury and expectation. Six uncompromising villas surrounding a pool area so magical it excites images of African and Arabian folklore, and the private beach with the warm Indian Ocean is just a few short steps from each villa.


Day 13

You will need to check out of your villa 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 villa.

 
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Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha: 1 Night

Lying on the rolling foothills of Mount Meru is the bustling and vibrant town of Arusha. It is here, on the outskirts of the town and hidden amongst one of Tanzania's largest coffee plantations, that you will find Arusha Coffee Lodge, a perfect overnight haven either before or after your African safari.

Reminiscent of traditional plantation houses, 30 wooden chalets are nestled amongst the surrounding gardens and coffee trees. The theme of coffee permeates throughout Arusha Coffee Lodge, reflected in the colours and textures throughout, and the friendly and personable staff help create an ambiance that draws appreciation from all those who visit and stay.

Within the main Plantation House there is an a la carte restaurant, an intimate bar and a cosy lounge, all of which have inviting open log fires that give the cool night air a comforting warmth and throw out a welcoming glow.

There is also a swimming pool and a garden terrace where lunch is served.

The 12 Plantation Suites are spacious and modern with homely touches, and are set among the coffee trees. With a soothing 'rainfall' shower, a large bathtub, attractive decor reflecting the coffee theme, and a private sun terrace with a log fire burner, these suites offer a relaxing environment and encourage you to unwind.

The 18 Plantation Rooms also have a welcoming open log fire, an en-suite bathroom with shower and bath, and a verandah overlooking the surrounding green coffee garden.

Example Details For Arusha Coffee Lodge

Nights: 1 Night
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Plantation Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.

Location

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Kuro Tarangire

Tarangire National Park: 2 Nights

Providing all the necessary comforts without ever overdoing it, Kuro Tarangire is a place at one with the wild. Full of heart and soul and tucked away in a grove of riverside bush, the camp combines the essence of an authentic safari with the textures and elements of Africa. In creating this camp, Nomad Tanzania have sought to keep their footprint as light as possible, ensuring the human presence here is in tune with, and not overbearing to this beautiful place.

The Tarangire National Park is second only to the Serengeti in its concentration of wildlife and is well known for big herds of buffalo, elephant that stand picturesquely beneath the spreading branches of baobabs and prides of lazy lion sprawled in the shade of acacia scrub. With over 550 species of birds here, the muted colours of Africa are frequently lit up by the bright reds and yellows of barbets, starlings and bee-eaters.

Game drives are a fantastic way to see Tarangire, giving you the freedom to explore in open vehicles both during the day, and under the night sky.

Furthermore, why not take the opportunity to go on a walking safari. Head off in the cool of the early morning and walk straight out of camp to discover evidence of the night's activities along the course of the Tarangire River, learning more about the animals that often go unseen from a game vehicle, or simply switching off from the outside world. It's the sort of rare freedom that we seldom enjoy in our busy lives.

Kuro Tarangire has 6 large en-suite safari tents that rest amongst the trees with views over the African bush. In addition, there is a family tent with 2 en-suite bedrooms and an adjoining lounge area.

The open-sided grass thatched lounge and dining room is the heart of the camp, and has been furnished with hides, canvas and plenty of colourful textiles.

Example Details For Kuro Tarangire

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Safari Tent
Includes: Game Package: Tarangire Park fees; 3 meals a day; drinks (except champagne and premium wines); shared game viewing activities with a Kuro Tarangire guide; bush walks; transfers to the nearest airstrip; Park camping fees; and a laundry service are included.

Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on walking safaris.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

Location

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Entamanu Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Crater: 2 Nights

Entamanu Ngorongoro is perched high on the wild side of the Ngorongoro Crater rim, with soaring peaks of dormant volcanic hills and views of the crater on one side, and out over the Serengeti on the other. There’s nothing tame about this location - the high altitude sun has some real heat and the wind can be biting and sometimes noisy.

The beauty of Entamanu is that it is only a 30 minutes drive from the descent road into the crater itself. You will set off early in the morning with your guide and a packed breakfast and return to camp in time for lunch, or head out in the afternoon and enjoy sundowners on the rim on your way back to camp.

Guided walks are also on offer, going along the crater rim and in the surrounding highlands. Guests will head out with a guide and a member of the local Masai community and learn all about medicinal plants, Masai beliefs, as well as track any local wildlife that has wondered close to camp. Walks are all about soaking up the view at a slower pace and learning to appreciate the little things that can often go unseen.

The camp has 7 large en-suite tents, 2 of which are family units. Large verandas wrap around the front of the rooms and are the ideal place to sit and marvel at the incredible view. The style here is as unique as the location - everything carefully handcrafted locally to the highest standard. The tents are made cosy with heaters, warm textiles and sheepskin throws.

In addition, for those wanting to appreciate the magnitude and wonder of the Ngorongoro Crater entirely on your own terms and schedule, there is Entamanu Private. Consisting of 4 glass, wood and stretched-canvas rooms with a backdrop of ancient acacia trees (2 of which are family units), this private highland retreat provides an exclusive crater experience.

Example Details For Entamanu Ngorongoro

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Tented Room
Includes: Game Package: Conservation/crater fees; 3 meals a day; drinks (except champagne and premium wines); morning/afternoon or full day game drives into the Crater with an Entamanu Ngorongoro guide; airstrip transfers; and a laundry service are included.

Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on guided walks.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

Location

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Lamai Serengeti Camp

The Serengeti: 2 Nights

Lamai Serengeti sits tucked amongst the rocks of Kogakuria Kopje with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, just a few miles from where the wildebeest cross the Mara River. For roughly a quarter of the year, between late July and October, this is where you'll find the migration.

This area of lush, rolling grassland and tree-lined watercourses is the hub around which the Serengeti migration circulates. During the dry season, the herds mass on both banks of the Mara River, frequently crossing - and braving the crocs - in response to local weather patterns that only they seem to understand.

But even a brief visit to Lamai Serengeti at any time of year will demostrate that it's not all about the migration.

Unlike the southern plains of the Serengeti that dry out, forcing all but the hardiest of species to leave, this area remains lush and green. The resident game at Lamai Serengeti is spectacular. Plains game in the form of zebra, topi, gazelles, impala, buffalo and giraffe all frequent the area throughout the year. Lion are rarely far away and leopard, ever present, but always elusive, stalk the rocky kopjes and river lines. It is a true Serengeti safari experience - but without the people.

There are 12 open-fronted rooms, split between 2 separate lodges. The Main Lodge consists of 8 rooms and the smaller Private Lodge, which is booked exclusively for just one group at a time, has just 4 rooms.

All the rooms have their own private and spacious verandas spread within the rocks and all have been sited with spectacular views. All rooms have 24 hour power and en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold runing water (provided by a solar system).

Three of the rooms are suitable for families, as these have a master bedroom with adjoining twin rooms, making them perfect for guests travelling with children.

Each lodge has its own private bar and dining area plus a library/map room and its own natural rock swimming pool.

Example Details For Lamai Serengeti Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Tented Room
Includes: Game Package: Serengeti National Park fees; all meals; all drinks (excluding champagne and premium wines); a laundry service; airstrip transfers; and shared safari activities with a Lamai Serengeti Camp guide are included.

Only children aged 12 years and older can participate in walking activities.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

Location

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Xanadu Villas

Zanzibar: 5 Nights

Fifty minutes from exotic Stone Town and located on one of the finest beaches on the south-east coast of Zanzibar, Xanadu Villas offers a simple philosophy - and that is to celebrate life!

The retreat is devoted to providing a culinary safari for guests, and you are invited to fall in love with the food, culture and beauty of island living. You will have the opportunity to choose your own dining adventure, by deciding on your location for every meal. Dining in the restaurant with other guests, or nestled away in your private villa, or embracing the romantic beach or even carried away to a remote island - the experience is yours to create.

Guests can also enjoy range of activities from village and spice tours, where the local Zanzibari’s show their natural and cultural heritage, to adventures and water sports or a sunset cruise on Xanadu’s very own traditional Zanzibari Dhow. The Kiota Spa is nestled near the beach and offers manicures, pedicures and treatments either in the villas or the spa.

There are 6 villas in total, each with a unique set up and architecture. The villas surround a central pool and dining area, and are set within a tropical garden. Each villa is served by a private butler who will be there to assist you throughout the duration of your stay here. The villas can be rented individually, or the entire retreat is offered exclusively for up to 18 guests.

The one bedroom Kimwondo Villa has inside/outside sitting areas and features a spectacular rooftop with a plunge pool with views over the Indian Ocean. Mlima and Korongo Villas both have 2 bedrooms, private bathrooms, spacious lounge areas and private plunge pools.

The presidential Mbingu Villa is set on the beachfront and features 2 bedrooms with ocean view balconies, private bathrooms and sitting areas, a majestic lounge and 2 private plunge pools of which one is on the roof top.

Umande is a cosy one bedroom beachfront villa, and has inside and outside sitting areas, a private bathroom and plunge pool. Next to Umande is the one bedroom Alfajiri Villa - which is ideal for honeymooners. Situated on the beachfront, Alfajari offers a spacious lounge, a private plunge pool and a romantic balcony with views of the ocean.

Example Details For Xanadu Villas

Nights: 5 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Kimwondo Villa
Includes: All meals; drinks (soft drinks, beers, ciders, house spirits and house wines); guided water activities (sea kayaking, snorkelling, and stand up paddle boarding); and a private butler are included.

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Important Travel Information For Tanzania

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

CURRENT ENTRY RULES IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - Updated 20 August 2020: The government of Tanzania has removed mandatory 14-day quarantine requirements for visitors on arrival, as well as the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test.

Tanzania is implementing temperature scanning for all international passengers on arrival. If you show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival, you may be required to take a test. If you are tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival, you may be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

It is expected that these rules will be lifted and that the entry requirements will revert to normal as soon as the government of Tanzania deems it safe to do so.

Normally, 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 or check this website which lists countries whose nationals are NOT required to apply for a visa to enter Tanzania: http://immigration.go.tz/index.php/en/services/visa-information - so if your nationality is not listed, you will be required to obtain a visa.

Visas are issued online via the Tanzania Immigration website https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/ or single entry visas can be obtained on arrival. You cannot get a multiple entry visa on arrival.

* American nationals applying online MUST select Multiple Entry Visa type.

Please note that getting a single entry visa on arrival can take a substantial amount of time and if possible, we would advise getting your visa online prior to travel IF YOU ARE ARRIVING INTO TANZANIA via the following international airports/border posts  – Kilimanjaro (JRO), Julius Nyerere/Dar es Salaam (DAR), Zanzibar (ZNZ), Namanga Border Post (road border between Tanzania and Kenya) and Tunduma (road border between Tanzania and Zambia). NOTE: Zanzibar Airport is referred to as Abeid Amani Karume International Airport on the online visa application.

Other entry ports/border posts are not currently equipped to validate online visas, so if you are entering Tanzania via any other border post (such as Tarime – between the Mara and Serengeti) then obtaining the visa ON ARRIVAL is still recommended.

Zanzibar is part of the United Republic of Tanzania, so the same single entry visa can be used upon arrival at Zanzibar.

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. You must also bring 2 recent passport size photographs of yourself if getting the visa on arrival.

Online 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.

Please note that if you are applying online, you need to allow 2-3 weeks to receive your visa.

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).

IMPORTANT: Plastic bags are banned in Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania. Arriving visitors are requested to avoid bring plastic bags into the country - this includes in suitcases and carry-on hand luggage.

Please check hand luggage before disembarking and any plastic bags (including plastic duty-free shopping bags and the transparent plastic bags that some airlines require passengers to use for keeping liquids, cosmetics, etc) should be left in the plane.

Ziploc bags that are specifically used to carry toiletries will be permitted as they are expected to remain in the permanent possession of visitors and are not expected to be disposed in the country.

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 the applicable entry requirements.

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Important Travel Information For Tanzania

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Medical

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:

They are arriving from a yellow fever risk country

They have been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of a yellow fever risk country

They have left the airport whilst on transit in a yellow fever risk country. These countries include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda but it is up to the traveller to check the full list via this website http://www.who.int/ith/2015-ith-annex1.pdf?ua=1

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.

Languages And Culture

Kiswahili is the official language of Tanzania. However, English, as the second official language, is the spoken commercial language and is widely understood.

We would ask that all travellers are respectful of the local culture as follows:

Loud and aggressive behaviour, drunkenness, foul language and disrespect, especially towards the older generation, is likely to cause offence.

As over a third of the population in Tanzania is Muslim, it is important to dress modestly out of respect for the Muslim culture. On the beaches and within the confines of hotels, normal swimwear is acceptable but nudity/topless sunbathing is not. Away from beach resorts, women should avoid walking around in public areas (especially in Stone Town) displaying their legs, midriff and shoulders - ‘short’ shorts, miniskirts, vests and tank tops may be frowned upon and viewed as a sign of disrespect.

Homosexuality is illegal on mainland Tanzania and on the island of Zanzibar. Many of the local communities are also very traditional and conservative, and whilst everyone is of course entitled to their own sexual preferences and gender identity, we would advise all clients (and this includes members of the LGBT+ community as well as members of the heterosexual community) to refrain from overtly public displays of affection which may cause offence to some local citizens and in some cases public displays of homosexuality such as kissing in public or holding hands could even lead to an arrest and imprisonment.

You should always ask permission before taking anyone’s photograph.