11 Days of African romance in classic Tanzanian destinations. Arrive in Dar es Salaam and transfer by aircraft to the less known Selous Reserve. Spend 3 nights at the intimate Siwandu Selous Camp. Transfer to Dar and overnight at Oyster Bay before departing for Arusha. Fly to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge for 2 nights on the edge of the Crater rim. Fly to the Serengeti and enjoy 4 nights of romance and luxury in a tented camp – andBeyond’s Serengeti Under Canvas. Enjoy spectacular wildlife viewing!
– Off the beaten-track in one of Africa’s biggest, wildest and least known reserves
– Romantic luxury tented accommodation allowing for an authentic Safari experience
– Feel at one with your natural surroundings through canvas walls
– Amazing game viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater
– Feel like you are the only people in the world in the vast Serengeti Plains
Day 1 : Siwandu
Your flight will be directly into Dar es Salaam. From Dar, fly to Southern Tanzania and the less well known but wild Selous Game Reserve. The Selous is one of the last remaining pristine wilderness areas in the world. Off the traditional safari circuit, no permanent human habitation and no permanent structures are permitted here.
Day 2 : Siwandu
Set on the shores of one of these lakes -Lake Nzerakera. The Camp blends in beautifully with its natural surroundings. Due to the water location there is a high concentration of African wildlife and birdlife visible from the Camp itself. Tents are widely spaced along the lake shore ensuring maximum privacy and amazing views.
Day 3 : Siwandu
Enjoy the romance of luxury tented accommodation with en-suite bathrooms and open air showers, making nature that much closer. Enjoy some amazing sightings of elephants as the Selous has the largest elephant population in Tanzania. Lion, leopard and buffalo as well as vast numbers of crocodiles and hippos and wild dog.
Day 4 : Protea Hotel Oysterbay
Fly back to Dar es Salaam today where you will overnight in Tanzania's capital due to the flight connections. Transfer from the airport to The Oyster Bay Hotel. Located on the ocean side of the city this small intimate boutique hotel has been created in a contemporary African chic style.
Day 5 : andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Arusha and then another short flight to the Manyara Airstrip and then a transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will be based at the always award winning Ngorongoro Crater Lodge for a 2 night stay. With its spectacular setting on the rim of the Crater, its unusual architecture and unbelievable views.
Day 6 : andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Luxurious and dreamlike this is the making of African Romance! Chandeliers, fresh roses, floor to ceiling windows, crystal and silver, spacious handcrafted mud and thatch suites with breathtaking views, this is the ultimate Safari destination. Here you are likely to view Africa's famous Big 5 in one game drive! With the vast herds and dense population of animals, there is no shortage of amazing encounters.
Day 7 : andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas
The wildlife encounters continue as you transfer today from Ngorongoro Crater area into the Serengeti National Park. Your transfer into the park is by small aircraft. Enjoy the magnificent views over the endless plains from the air. andBeyond's Serengeti Under Canvas Camps have 3 sites within the Serengeti and move around the park according to the projected movements of the Great Migration.
Day 8 : andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas
The camps aim to get you within a comfortable driving distance of the massive herds. This does depend on the annual rains. Guides will always try to get you as close as possible, but should the herds not appear when expected, there is plenty of resident game and very knowledgeable guides to keep you highly enthralled with your surroundings.
Day 9 : andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas
The romance of a luxury tented camp is something that really needs to be experienced to understand the full impact. Intimate and exclusive with just 6 spacious Safari tents, private campsites, double beds, en-suite bathrooms with alfresco bucket showers, Indian rugs and crisp linens provide that indulgent classic Safari experience.
Day 10 : andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas
Game is resident through-out the year and often amazing sightings happen right at camp. However, game drives are on hand for you to really get to explore the vast Serengeti plains. Enjoy dining under the huge African sky, lit up by lanterns and the Milky Way, bush breakfasts and picnic lunches.
Day 11 : andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas
DEPARTURE DAY - Sadly the African romance has to come to and end. Today you will transfer by small aircraft to Arusha and then a road transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight home. Should you be flying from Dar es Salaam then a flight from Arusha to Dar es Salaam will get you there for your connection home.