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 Selous Riverside Safari 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 – &Beyond’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 : Selous Riverside Safari Camp
Your flight will be directly into Dar es Salaam. From Dar you will be flying 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 Tanzanian Safari circuit, no permanent human habitation and no permanent structures are permitted here.
Day 2 : Selous Riverside Safari Camp
Selous Riverside Safari Camp is set along the banks of the great Rufiji River. It is an enchanting safari camp tucked into the untamed African bush adjacent to the vast, unfenced Selous Game Reserve.Enjoy the romance of the camp with en-suite bathrooms and open air showers, making nature that much closer.
Day 3 : Selous Riverside Safari Camp
Guests can go on game drives and walking safaris. Due to the scarce water sources in the Selous animal activities tend to happen later in the day as the game makes its way to the water sources in the area. Enjoy some amazing sightings of elephants, lion, leopard and buffalo as well as vast numbers of crocodiles and hippos and wild dogs.
Day 4 : Protea Hotel Oysterbay
Enjoy a flight back to Dar es Salaam today. 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
Today you have a transfer to the airport in order to connect to the Arusha flight. On arrival in Arusha you will have another short flight to the Manyara Airstrip and then a transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will be based at the award winning Ngorongoro Crater Lodge set on the rim of the crater for 2 nights.
Day 6 : andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
The Ngorongor Crater Lodge has amazing unusual architecture and unbelievable views, you will feel like you have walked into another world! 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.
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 as you take in your surroundings for the next 4 nights.
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.
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. 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.