14Nights

Ultimate East Africa & Spice Island Safari

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Explore Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar on this classic bush and beach adventure.

From Amboseli National Park to Tarangire National Park; from Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti and ending on the shores of Zanzibar, this 14-night journey promises unforgettable experiences in some of Africa’s most iconic destinations.  

Highlights of this trip include wildlife viewing against the backdrop of the snowcapped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, descending 2,000 feet to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for a full day crater tour with picnic lunch, sunrise and sunset game drives and nature walks seeking out the magnificent Big 5, dining under the stars, authentic cultural interactions, sumptuous spa treatments and more. Your journey ends on a high note in Zanzibar, where you’re invited to immerse yourself in the exotic Afro-Arabian influences of the Spice Island while soaking up the idle of an Indian Ocean paradise.  

This exciting East Africa safari, which combines thrilling wildlife encounters with luxury accommodation, is the perfect choice for an adventurous honeymoon or fun-filled family vacation.  

Ultimate East Africa & Spice Island Safari

Your Itinerary

2 nights in Amboseli National Park

Set against the backdrop of the majestic snowcapped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro in the southern reaches of Kenya, the open plains and acacia woodlands of the Amboseli National Park are home to a staggering variety of wildlife, most notably Masaai giraffe and over 1,000 elephants (some of the largest in Africa). The birding is excellent too, especially closer to the lakes and swamps.

From your luxury tented accommodation at Elewana Tortilis Camp, you have the opportunity to explore the park on private game drives and guided bush walks. If you are interested in Africa’s varied cultures and traditions, a true highlight of your stay here is meeting the Maasai people, known for their bright red tunics, jumping feats and intricate jewellery.

DINING SUGGESTIONS

After a day of safari, a “sundowner” stop is tradition, in which you will watch the spectacular sunset with a cocktail in hand.

Tortillis Camp - Ultimate East Africa & Spice Island Safari

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

Elewana Tortilis Camp

Elewana Tortilis Camp is situated in one of Amboseli’s areas of woodland, against the majestic backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain – the snow-capped Kilimanjaro. The tents are all spacious, with king or twin beds and elegant ensuite bathrooms. There is a main lounge, bar and dining area, all exquisitely built with natural materials and thatched roofs. 

Tortillis Camp - Ultimate East Africa & Spice Island Safari

2 nights in Tarangire National Park

On route to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti, the Tarangire National Park has the second greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania (after the Serengeti). Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather on the shores of the Tarangire River, followed closely by predators. Tarangire is also known for its spectacular baobab trees and breathtaking views of the Maasai Steppe and the mountains to the south.

The views from your luxury “treehouse” at Elewana Tarangire Treetops take in the beauty of the rolling hills and dry riverbeds which beg to be explored on guided walking safaris, and day or night game drives. You have the opportunity to visit a local Maasai boma and learn about this fascinating people and their traditional culture.

DINING SUGGESTIONS

From lunch in the bush on a guided nature walk and a sunset cocktail on a hill to a lantern-lit dinner in a traditional Boma, dining at Treetops is designed to be unforgettable.

Tarangire Treetops - Ultimate East Africa & Spice Island Safari

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

Elewana Tarangire Treetops

On the path of an annual elephant migration, Elewana Tarangire Treetops sits alone in a landscape of rolling and baobab-studded hills. The elevated “treehouse” suites are perched high up with views over the adjacent baobab and marula trees, giving Elewana Tarangire Treetops an adventurous and exotic feel. Encasing an impressive baobab tree, the spacious and tranquil dining room, reception and lounge overlook the swimming pool and a waterhole that sees a steady flow of wild animal visitors. 

Tarangire Treetops - Ultimate East Africa & Spice Island Safari

2 nights in Karato

Presided over by the towering Ol Deani Volcano, the small, colourful town of Karato in the green hills of Tanzania’s northern highlands offers a variety of activities to while away the time. Browse the bustling marketplace, sample beer at a local brewery, visit a traditional Iraqw homestead or take a guided walk through the Ngorongoro Forest in search of waterfalls and elephant caves. Must-do highlights include lunch on the Ngorongoro Crater floor and a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park.

DINING SUGGESTIONS

Whether you’re enjoying a picnic in the coffee estate, lunch at the Crater, sunset cocktails or a hearty dinner at the Manor, each dining experience is crafted to create unforgettable moments.

The Manor at Ngorongoro - Ultimate East Africa & Spice Island Safari

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro

Poised adjacent to the famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro is a grand mansion that exudes old-world charm in north-west Tanzania. The manor is comprised of 18 cottage suites, each with its own private entrance and adjoining private sun terrace. In-room amenities include an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower, Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities.  

The Manor at Ngorongoro - Ultimate East Africa & Spice Island Safari

3 nights in Central Serengeti

Situated in the heart of Tanzania, the picture-perfect savannah plains and acacia woodlands of the Central Serengeti are crisscrossed by rivers and streams. The region forms part of the great wildebeest and zebra migration and provides an ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife such as giraffe, impala, waterbuck, hippo, elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, serval and much more.

Depending on your preferences, there are a couple of options with regards to how your day is structured, however game viewing, cultural tours, horse riding safaris and hot air ballooning are popular activities here. On an open-vehicle game drive, it is not unusual to encounter all four large predators (lion, hyena, leopard and cheetah) in one day along with a multitude of smaller predators (mongoose, jackal, serval and bat-eared fox).

DINING SUGGESTIONS

You can choose to take your lunch in the bush on a guided game drive or nature walk. At the camp, hearty breakfasts and dinners are served in the relaxed dining tent.

Serengeti Pioneer Camp - Ultimate East Africa & Spice Island Safari

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Located in the Southern SerengetiElewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp is ideally situated to offer superlative game viewing. The accommodation recalls the mobile camps of the 1930’s, a time when an African safari was truly a journey into the unknown.  

Serengeti Pioneer Camp - Ultimate East Africa & Spice Island Safari

3 nights in Zanzibar

The last leg of your journey takes you to Zanzibar, the “Spice Island.” Spend your days snorkelling, swimming in azure water, windsurfing, indulging in a luxurious spa treatment or two, walking through a forest filled with monkeys, soaking up the sun on a traditional dhow cruise or simply relaxing on the beautiful white-sand beaches. Combined with the stirring slave-trade history that comes alive in Stone Town, you have the picture-perfect ending to your exciting East Africa adventure.

DINING SUGGESTIONS

Zuri Zanzibar’s fusion of European, African, Arabic and Indian cuisine creates a rainbow of sensational flavors. Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach or private dining in your own villa.

Zuri Zanzibar - Ultimate East Africa & Spice Island Safari

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

Zuri Zanzibar

The Zuri Zanzibar hotel is set on a private, pristine beach within a lush spice garden. All the stylish bungalows, suites and villas ensure a tropical experience of indoor/outdoor living, with rooms flowing seamlessly onto generous terraces surrounded by lush tropical gardens.  

Zuri Zanzibar - Ultimate East Africa & Spice Island Safari

Inclusions

2 nights Elewana Tortilis Camp in a Double Luxury Tent on a full board basis (all meals, select drinks, safari activities)
Transfer from Amboseli over the Tanzania border into Namanga to clear customs, and onwards to Arusha Coffee Lodge for lunch
Transfer from Arusha Coffee Lodge to Elewana Tarangire Treetops
2 nights Elewana Tarangire Treetops in a Luxury Tented Suite on a full board basis (all meals, select drinks, safari activities)
Transfer from Tarangire to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on towards Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro
2 nights Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro in a Luxury Guest Suite on a full board basis (all meals, select drinks, safari activities including a full-day Crater tour)
Transfer from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge
3 nights Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp in a Double Luxury Tent on a full board basis (all meals, select drinks, safari activities)
Transfer from Serengeti National Park to Seronera Airstrip
Scheduled flight from Seronera Airstrip to Zanzibar Airport
Return Transfer from Zanzibar Airport to Zuri Zanzibar on the North West Coast
5 nights Zuri Zanzibar in a Zuri Jacuzzi Bungalow on a half-board basis (breakfast, daily welcome drink, select drinks)
Scheduled flight from Zanzibar Airport to Wilson Airport in Nairobi
All park and conservation fees

Exclusions

International flights
Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
Activities specified as additional / optional in the itinerary
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
Travel insurance
Gratuities
All items of a personal nature

Notes

Our rates are per person sharing unless expressly identified. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are an estimation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Single supplements may apply. Enquire now or speak to one of our expert Travel Planners for updated rates.

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