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A Tanzania safari adventure sandwiched between two beautiful beach locations
Enjoy five nights on Zanzibar's eastern coast at Shooting Star Lodge, then head to Tanzania where you will explore the wilderness. Embark on daily game drives in three of Tanzania's wildlife viewing hot spots: the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park. Finally, fly to Pemba Island for a six-day beach retreat at Fundu Lagoon where you will enjoy snorkelling boat trips, dolphin safaris and ultimate relaxation.
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Day 1: Happy Holidays!
Pack your beach and safari things and check-in at London Heathrow, (or other selected UK airports) for your overnight flight to Zanzibar, connecting in Doha.
Day 2: To the beach
Landing mid-afternoon you will be collected and driven approx.1 hour and 10 mins to Shooting Star Lodge where you will be staying in a garden view room on a full board basis. This will be home for the next five nights….
Day 3-6 : Relax
Enjoy the beach, go fishing, snorkelling or just read your book in the sunshine.
Day 7: Explore Stone Town
After breakfast you will be collected by a driver and transferred to Stone Town. Soak up the history and culture, visiting museums, picking up some souvenirs at the markets or visiting a spice farm.
In Stone Town you will stay in the Serena Inn for two nights, in a standard room on a bed and breakfast basis – there are lots of lovely restaurants to explore nearby or enjoy the hotel's own wonderful seafood restaurant.
Day 8-9: Safari Time
Starting early you will be transferred to Zanzibar airport to catch the early morning flight to the Serengeti – this takes 3 hours.
On landing you will be met by your own safari guide and vehicle and you will set off immediately on your very first game drive of the Serengeti.
Staying at Chaka Chaka Camp, in a standard tent on a full board basis, for two nights your will explore the Serengeti at your own pace, having a full day game drive on 9th day.
Day 10: Balloon time
This would be the ideal morning to do a balloon safari: starting as early as 4am you will be collected by the balloon team and taken to the launch site.
After landing at approx. 8.30am would will have breakfast and be reunited with your private guide to have one last game drive in the Serengeti before making your way towards the Ngorongoro Crater.
Arriving late afternoon at the Ngorongoro Farm House this will be your base for the next two nights, staying in a standard room on a full board basis. Enjoy afternoon tea on the lawn, relax by the pool or take advantage of the unlimited coffee roasted and brewed on site.
Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater
Starting early make your way to the Ngorongoro Crater for your morning tour, having your own vehicle means you can leave whenever you like and explore at your own pace.
Park fees for the Crater only allow for a half day tour so you will leave after lunch and make your way back towards the Ngorongoro Farmhouse where you can choose to relax in the grounds or visit nearby galleries and souvenir shops.
Day 12: Tarangire National Park
Starting as early or as late as you like, you will make your way to the Tarangire National Park. Take your time watching elephants in their natural habitat and enjoy the slower and more relaxed pace of life in this quieter park.
For the next two nights you will be staying in the Maramboi Tented Camp, in a standard tent on a full board basis. Situated in lush fields of vegetation, zebra, giraffe and warthog viewing is common from your terrace.
Day 13: On to Pemba...
Leaving the Tarangire area you will head back towards Arusha. After saying goodbye to your guide (and now your friend) you will catch the 12.45pm flight to Pemba Island. This flight takes three hours and will briefly touch down in Zanzibar en route.
On arrival to Pemba Island you will be met by a driver from Fundu Lagoon who will transport you to your Hillside Bungalow, staying on an all inclusive basis - your home for the next seven nights
Day 14-20: Six days by the beach
Spend your days relaxing on the beach, reminiscing about your wonderful safari experience. Take advantage of the onsite spa, the in-house scuba diving centre or the many excursions that can be arranged, including:
-Snorkelling boat trips
-Sunset Dhow Cruises
Day 21: It's home time!
After a morning on the beach you will be transferred back to the airstrip to catch an afternoon flight back to Zanzibar, where you will check in for your overnight flight to the UK via Doha.
Day 22: Back in the UK
Land early the following morning with memories of your beach and safari adventure.
Location: Tanzania, Africa
This itinerary is available for £6,292 per person, based on 2 adults sharing.This quote includes all domestic flights, pre-paid air taxes, accommodation, conservation or park fees, transfers by road, meals, drinks and activities as per above itinerary.