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Tour Inclusions

While on Safari
  • Luxury Sanctuary Retreats Safari Camps & Lodges
  • Internal flights and transfer to and from Arusha / Tarangire / Manyara / Serengeti / Arusha / Zanzibar
  • All meals, fine dining, luxurious bush picnics and delicious chef prepared snacks
  • Daily sundowners on safari include cocktails and nibbles
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer (excludes top shelf)
  • Teas and coffees
  • Refreshments and snacks while on game viewing drives
  • Daily Laundry
  • Park fees
  • Shared safari activities with our highly qualified guides including:
  • Morning and afternoon game drives
While in Stone Town, Zanzibar Island
  • 3 Nights at Double Tree Hilton
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Airport Transfers
  • Walking tour around Stone Town
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Tour Exclusions

  • Pre night arrival if required / Post night on departure if required
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. Gratuities; premium brand beverages; curios; telephone accounts etc.
  • Visas and travel insurances
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • International/regional flights
  • Storage or transport of excess luggage
  • Bank charges
  • All optional excursions or activities
  • Transfer to and from international and domestic airport
  • Any other item not mentioned above

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Moon Tours and Sanctuary Retreats.

8 Night Luxury Tanzanian all inclusive Safari

Plus 3 Nights Zanzibar Island

A country with incredible topography, from pristine ocean to Africa’s highest peak. Kilimanjaro. Tanzania is a wilderness and wildlife extravaganza. This vast and sparsely-populated country hosts some of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth.

Experience some of the best National parks and game viewing areas in Africa. Starting with Tarangire NP to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation area & Lake Manyara NP to the famous plains of the Serengeti. Flying between camps and National Parks by way of Cessna Caravan you will be flying low over the plains watching the animals move across the landscape. Not only does this cut down days sitting in vehicles crossing sometimes very rough roads it maximise’s time on Safari and gives you another perspective capturing the vastness these area’s span.

Staying in stunning luxury camps built by award winning Sanctuary Retreats you will find yourself in private, wildlife abundant area’s of the parks. This style of Wildlife Safari is best suite to the more discerning client who does not want to compromise on quality.

About Tanzania

From the snow-capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to the game-rich Ngorongoro Crater, from the endless plains of the Serengeti to the baobabs of Tarangire. Tanzania is the safari insider’s hot tip. Boasting 14 national parks and numerous game reserves, this is home to the largest wildlife herds on the African continent, as well as the palm-fringed island of Zanzibar, ideal for pre or post-safari relaxation.

About Zanzibar Island

Located 25km off the Tanzanian coast in the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar Archipelago was once the main trading hub of anything valuable going between the African continent and Europe. Traders took advantage of the strong reliable trade winds that for half the year blow from the north known as Kaskazi & Kusi from the south. Gold, silver and most famously spices and slaves transported from Africa to Europe and the America’s. In the mid 1800’s the English along with Germans set out to abolish slave trade, on the morning of August 27th 1896 the British Royal Navy led an assault on the Arabian occupiers of Zanzibar and the Sultan Khalid bin Barghash ending in cease fire after 38 minutes and the shortest war in history.
A diverse mix of cultures has been derived through the centuries from traditional African, Portuguese, Arabian, European and English which has left behind a wonderful mix of architecture, religious backgrounds, colors and flavors. A wonderful place to experience.

About this unique Safari experience

Tanzania is one of the best places in Africa to go on Safari, with less tourists than it’s northern neighbour, Kenya, and unique experiences such as Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania ticks all the boxes.

All camps are located in an exclusive pockets of the parks away from the tourist bus’s for complete privacy offering a variety of activities including morning and evening game drives, walking safari’s and night drives, sundowners, bush dinners and picnics.

Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy Projects at each permanent camp offer the opportunity to see another side of life here in Africa. Working closely with local villages Sanctuary Retreats are running projects all over Africa, from bicycle donation imports and workshops, bee keeping, farming and school programs.

  • Front row seats to the Wildebeest Migration across the plains of the majestic Serengeti National Park
  • The Tarangire National Park is famous for its large herds of elephants and spectacular baobab trees
  • World-class private camping in luxury tented accommodation in hand-picked areas such as Ngorongoro Crater
  • Excellent game viewing
  • Climb the highest peak in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro

Classic Tanzania Safari + Zanzibar Island

7 nights, 8 day luxury wildlife safari Plus 3 nights in Stone Town on Zanzibar Island: From Beach to Bush, experience some of the best National parks and game viewing areas in Tanzania. Flying between camps Tarangire NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara NP, across the famous plains of the Serengeti dusting off on Zanzibar Island.

DAY 01 – ARRIVE KILIMANJARO / OVERNIGHT ARUSHA COFFEE LODGE

After your arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport you will be met by your Sanctuary Retreats representative and guide before transferring to Arusha Coffee Lodge approximately 1hr drive away.

DAY 02 – Sanctuary Swala Camp

0930hrs– Depart Zanzibar on a light aircraft to Tarangire –Kuro Via Arusha 

1320hrs –Arrive Tarangire and proceed to Swala camp for lunch and afternoon game drives in Tarangire park.

Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and transferred to Sanctuary Swala in our customised open safari vehicle. Driving time is approximately 30 minutes with game viewing en route. Each of the twelve tents at Sanctuary Swala is shaded by tall acacia trees and ancient baobabs within sight of the well-frequented waterhole. The canvas pavilions at Sanctuary Swala are unashamedly luxurious but still close enough to nature to permit an exciting night under canvas. In the afternoon there is time to relax before embarking on your first game drive.

DAY 03 – Tarangire National Park, overnight Sanctuary Swala Camp.

Awake to the sounds of the bush as a steaming hot cup of tea or coffee is served on your tent’s deck. This morning you may like to sleep in and enjoy your surrounds, or explore the park on an early morning game drive before returning to camp for a refreshing drink and lunch. This afternoon you have time to take a refreshing swim in the pool or relax on your private deck with a cool drink and gaze out to the waterhole and watch as the game lazily congregates in the shade to escape the heat.

As the afternoon progresses you may like to explore the Tarangire on an afternoon game drive. The beauty of Tarangire unfolds as you venture out into the baobab scattered landscape. During the dry season the concentration of wildlife in the Tarangire is second only to the Serengeti ecosystem. Return to camp to freshen up before meeting around the camp fire for a pre-dinner drink as you discuss the day’s adventures.

Huge herds of Elephant, Greater Kudu, Impala, Waterbuck and Zebra are all easily spotted. While Leopards are hard to find amongst the tall tree canopy they are regularly seen in the area as well as Lions. Due to the camp’s secluded location you are unlikely to see many vehicles as you venture out into the national park.

DAY 04 – Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp

 

0830hrs –Depart Tarangire on a light aircraft to Southern Serengeti

Early this morning you will depart Tarangire on a light aircraft 1.5hour flight to Southern Serengeti. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and transferred to camp in our customised open safari vehicle. With game viewing en route. In the afternoon there is time to relax before embarking on your first game drive.

Kichakani is semi permanent luxury mobile camp that moves with the seasons following the Great Migration; so no matter what time of year you visit you are guaranteed a wildlife spectacular.

DAY 05 – Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp

Today you may choose to partake in a full day game drive into the heart of the Serengeti, or along the Mara River depending on the season, with a picnic lunch and beverages of your choice or remain close to camp with morning and afternoon game drives.  The area around Sanctuary Camp Kichakani is regularly surrounded by the Great Migration. Mainly consisting of Wildebeast and Zebra you will find many other animals moving with them including Elephant, Giraffe and of course Lions.

DAY 06 – Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp

Enjoy an morning wake up by your softly spoken tent attendant carrying a tray of hot filtered coffee, tea or beverage of your choice as planned the night before. Take breakfast in the privacy of your luxurious tent at the dining area or on the go.

Head out on a morning or full day game drive as you wish.

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp’s three set locations throughout the year are based on the natural migration path offering wildlife viewing from open plains, sweeping grasslands and rocky kopjes. The stars of this seasonal path are wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelles, and the predators that this migratory journey attracts. The Serengeti is known for having the Big Five; cheetahs are a highlight, along with wild dog, giraffe, waterbuck and impala.

DAY 07 –  Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

1000hrs –Depart Serengeti on a light aircraft to Manyara

1150hrs –Arrive Manyara and 

After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Manyara. Our Sanctuary Retreats guide will meet you at the airstrip and proceed to Manyara National Park for a half day game viewing. If you are lucky you may spot the parks famous tree climbing Lions. Arrive at Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp for sundowners and dinner after climbing the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. This camp is located in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation area, on the crater rim. There are 10 luxury safari tents. Each custom-made walk in tent is spacious and complete with en-suite bathroom, flush toilet, shower and hot water available throughout the day. Each tent provides a room safe, hairdryer and mosquito nets. There are three main area tents: a dining tent, lounge, and bar and lounge tent.

DAY 08 –  Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater camp

The climate at 2200 meters is a lot cooler on the Crater rim up than on the plains. Prepare for an early start as the best game viewing and the least amount of crowds are at first light. The Crater access road that drops you 600m down to the Crater floor opens at 6am.

Request a 5:30am hearty breakfast, hot water bottles and blankets for the morning Game drive. Enjoy game viewing with a spectacular backdrop of the crater wall at every turn. This great caldera is home to around 30,000 animals with a high concentration of predators. Zebra and Wildebeast account for almost half the animals with plenty of Gazelle, Cape Buffalo, Hartebeest, Warthog and big bull Elephants. On the lake in the middle of the crater, you may see thousands of flamingos fluttering and shimmering like a pink heat haze. Return to camp this afternoon with time for a hot shower before pre dinner drinks by the camp fire as you discuss the day’s adventures.

DAY 09 – Ngorongoro Crater camp to Zanzibar Island

Enjoy a leisurely morning relaxing at camp before transferring to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight from Manyara – Kilimanjaro. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro a Sanctuary Retreat assistant will meet and assist you with your onward flight or hotel transfer. 

1150hrs –Depart Manyara on a light aircraft to Kilimanjaro

1245hrs –Arrive Kilimanjaro airport

Flight time TBC –Depart Kilimanjaro

Flight time TBC –Arrive Zanzibar Island, transfer to Double Tree Hilton in the heart of Stone Town, Enjoy a leisurely afternoon exploring the winding Stone Town alleys and barzars, experience everyday life, the Zanzibari way.  By night Soak up the sights, sounds and heady aromas of the lively Forodhani Night Market, where you can sample a variety of local specialties ranging from freshly grilled seafood kebabs and Zanzibar pizzas to sugar cane juices with ginger and gyro.

DAY 10 – Stone Town, Zanzibar Island

10:00 After breakfast half day walking tour around Stone Town, making it easy to immerse yourself in the charm and beauty of the city. Visit the Old Fort – a landmark fortification built in late 17th century by the Omanis to defend the island from the Portuguese. Learn about the about the history of the Zanzibari royal family in the Sultan’s Palace or admire the House of Wonders. Enjoy the afternoon & evening at your own leisure.

DAY 11 – Stone Town, Zanzibar Island

A full day of leisure. We recommend seeing the hotel lobby desk to visit the Rock Resturant for a scenic lunch ( 1 hour taxi ). A world-famous restaurant, known not only for its extraordinary location, but also its fabulous food inspired by the natural resources, a twist of Zanzibar and Italian. Visit Jozani Forest and the Red Colobus Monkey colony and taking a swim at the beautiful Paje Beach.

DAY 12 – Stone Town, Zanzibar Island

Check out at 10:00 After breakfast. Move at your own pace today depending on your flight departure time.

If you have an afternoon flight, you can store your luggage at the hotel until your ready to transfer back to the airport.

Luxury accommodation across Tanzania with

Sanctuary Retreats

Sanctuary Swala Camp

Sanctuary Swala is located in a secluded area of Tarangire National Park, one of the most exciting and least visited parks in the country.

In the heart of Maasai country and a remote corner of the Tarangire, in total seclusion amongst giant acacia trees and looking out beyond the flat savannah, Sanctuary Swala offers a very exclusive safari experience. The picturesque landscape is filled with ancient baobab trees, ambling elephants and birds in flight. Built to the highest eco-friendly standards, this camp has a particularly low-carbon footprint.

WHY SANCTUARY SWALA

  • Located in an exclusive pocket of Tarangire National Park
  • Tripadvisor guest reviews voted Sanctuary Swala as No. 1 out of 18 lodges and camps in the Tarangire National Park
  • Variety of activities include morning and evening game drives, walking and night game drives
  • An infinity swimming pool overlooking a water hole frequented by game
  • Sundowners, bush dinners and picnics
  • An opportunity to visit Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy Projects including Mwika beekeeping project

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp is located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area – situated in the Ngorongoro Crater rim valley, close to the access road into the crater, giving guests unrivaled access to the crater floor.

Ngorongoro is home to a large assortment of animals including zebra, buffalo, warthog, wildebeest, hippo and elephants; and an amazing population of predators – lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the elusive leopard.

WHY SANCTUARY NGORONGORO CRATER CAMP

  • Located in the rim valley of Ngorongoro Crater
  • The camp is located very close to the crater floor access road allowing for quick and easy access to the crater floor – perfect for early morning crater safaris.
  • The area is home to a large assortment of animals including zebra, rhino, buffalo, warthog, wildebeest, hippo and elephants; and an amazing population of predators – lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the elusive leopard
  • Morning & afternoon game drives in the crater and on the rim
  • Cultural activities in nearby Masai village

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp

This extraordinary new escape, based in three set locations across the Serengeti, invites guests to intimately experience the movement of a million-plus wildebeest and zebra as they follow the fresh grasses across the Serengeti plains during the annual migration cycle.

Being a part of Kichakani — translating from Swahili as ‘in the bush’ — means staying in remarkable luxury tents which can be packed up and moved along in a style evocative of the pioneering explorers of the 19th century, yet with all the modern comforts. Handcrafted luggage, easy chairs with an air of mid-century modern, and characterful cabinets and desks, have all been designed to be perfectly portable. This considered modern collection of first-class furniture brings the charm of centuries-ago safari living bang up to date.

WHY SANCTUARY Kichakani Serengeti Camp

  • Migration viewing all year round
  • Mobile camp following the great wildebeast migration
  • A classic tented camp with a more luxurious look and feel
  • Fantastic game viewing all year round

 

DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON, ZANZIBAR

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar – Stone Town boasts a wonderful location in the very heart of Stone Town, making it easy to immerse yourself in the charm and beauty of the city. Visit the Old Fort – a landmark fortification built in late 17th century by the Omanis to defend the island from the Portuguese. Learn about the about the history of the Zanzibari royal family in the Sultan’s Palace or admire the House of Wonders; the largest and tallest building in Stone Town, set on the old town’s seafront. Add some contemporary history to your trip with a visit to Freddy Mercury’s home.

Soak up the sights, sounds and heady aromas of the lively Forodhani Night Market, where you can sample a variety of local specialties ranging from freshly grilled seafood kebabs and Zanzibar pizzas to sugar cane juices with ginger and gyro. Take a fascinating Spice Tour or a Swahili Cultural Tour and explore the winding Stone Town alleys to experience everyday life, the Zanzibari way. On the way back to the hotel, be sure to pick up a few treasures like Tinga Tinga artwork, some rose water and perhaps a few words of Swahili.

Two daily shared game viewing activities included. These include game drives and bush meals.

GAME DRIVES

Tarangire is famed for its large concentrations of elephant and spectacular baobabs of every shape and colour. The river is the park’s lifeline and attracts much of the game to its banks. You may also find some of the many leopard that rest by day in the shady trees. The park is also home to kudu with their immense spiral horns, and oryx with their equally lengthy rapier horns. These shy, show-stopping antelope are common in Tarangire, where Sanctuary Retreats’ expert driver-guides can get visitors close to the herds without disturbing them. The low volume of visitors to the park offers a truly unique and private experience and our customised open safari vehicles offer unobstructed viewing and great photography opportunities.

BUSH BREAKFASTS, PICNICS & DINNERS

You may have decided with your guide to take a picnic breakfast or lunch with you but equally lovely in the evening is to enjoy a bush dinner. A secluded clearing is prepared for a traditional East African meal in the middle of the Tarangire bush. With a sundowner in hand watch as the sun swiftly sinks and your setting becomes illuminated by a magnificent log fire. Once you have settled into your surroundings let our chef introduce you to traditional Swahili fare and experience a memorable evening under the African night sky.

WALKING SAFARIS

Put on your walking shoes and experience beautiful Tarangire National Park from a different perspective with a walking safari at Sanctuary Swala. With our professional walking guide and armed ranger, guests can now explore the grassland around camp in one of the most secluded areas of the park. Our qualified guide has a wealth of knowledge and will explain how to understand animal behaviour while tracking a variety of game. You may encounter zebra, waterbuck, impala, ostrich, elephant as well as a number of birds. Sanctuary Swala is one of only a few camps within Tanzania’s Northern Park that is able to offer walking safaris.
(Maximum 6 people per walk, additional cost)

GAME DRIVES AT NIGHT

Experience the wonders of a safari at night in Tarangire. As dusk falls, relax in the comfort of Sanctuary Swala’s customised safari vehicle as you venture into the park transformed by night. Search for nocturnal animals rarely seen as this is one of the few places in northern Tanzania where you can enjoy a safari by moonlight. At night, you may encounter an African wild cat, the elusive leopard or feel the round eyes of a bushbaby peering down at you as the moon rises into the sky. With specialised lighting you will be able to look for lion and hyena, as well as smaller creatures such as spotted genet, serval, bat eared foxes, owls and nightjars. (Maximum 5 people, additional cost)

BEEKEEPING PROJECT

Sanctuary Swala has developed a beekeeping project located in the village of Mwika on the border of Tarangire National Park. Through beekeeping we are able to preserve the natural environment while providing a valuable source of income to the community. Sanctuary Swala not only provided the village with the materials to make the hives, but with the knowledge and the equipment to keep bees which produce organic acacia honey. The honey that is harvested is sold through Sanctuary Swala with all proceeds going back to the project. With the success of the first harvest of honey in August 2010 the project has plans to develop and grow to over 100 hives, providing more families with income from a traditional foodstuff. While at Sanctuary Swala you have the opportunity to meet with the beekeepers on a visit to Mwika village and learn firsthand how the project operates.

GAME DRIVES

Enjoy thrilling game drives lead by highly qualified guides in closed 4 x 4 game viewing vehicles. Game drives are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon in the Ngorongoro crater and on the rim. We offer one crater floor game drive per stay. If guests are staying for 2x nights we will also offer a Lake Manyara National Park game drive on the second day.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Guests can enjoy cultural activities in a nearby Masai village.

GAME DRIVES

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp’s three set locations throughout the year are based on the natural migration path offering wildlife viewing from open plains, sweeping grasslands and rocky kopjes. The stars of this seasonal path are wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelles, and the predators that this migratory journey attracts. The Serengeti is known for having the Big Five; cheetahs are a highlight, along with wild dog, giraffe, waterbuck and impala.

 

SUNDOWNERS

Sundowners are a must on any safari, and the perfect way to end the day and take some time to enjoy the magnificent sunsets of Africa. Enjoy a refreshing drink or a signature cocktail and scrumptious cocktail snacks as you celebrate the end of the day; all while being surrounded by thousands of wildebeest and zebras.

 

WALKING TOUR STONE TOWN

Half day walking tour around Stone Town, making it easy to immerse yourself in the charm and beauty of the city. Visit the Old Fort – a landmark fortification built in late 17th century by the Omanis to defend the island from the Portuguese. Learn about the about the history of the Zanzibari royal family in the Sultan’s Palace or admire the House of Wonders

 

 

THE ROCK RESTURANT

Not included but recommended optional activity. In its unique position in / on the waters of the Indian Ocean, The Rock is a charming, exclusive restaurant that in a very short time has become one of the icons of this exotic island. One of Zanzibar’s most popular and sought-after attractions, The Rock opened in July 2010.

Originally a very basic structure having been used as a local fisherman’s post, The Rock is now leased by a local business from the residents of the village of Michamvi.

Located in front of Michamvi Pingwe beach on the south-east coast of the island, it has sometimes been referred to as the floating restaurant. (Or even a tiny floating hotel! But no, it is only a restaurant!)

Restructured, and decorated in a simple, unfussy local island style, the restaurant specialises in seafood and local tastes.

We can accommodate from couples to groups of 20, given enough warning and of course a booking.

An open-air terrace, offering that romantic evening under the African stars by night, skies by day, with panoramic sea-scapes is available for pre- and post-meal drinks.

The restaurant is reached off the beach on foot at low tide or by boat at high tide. Guests can if they wish wade out. The boat service is offered with our compliments.

Bookings required The Rock Restaurant 

FINE DINING

Sanctuary Retreats prides itself in the personalised service we are able to offer our guests. Please let us know if you have any special requests and/or dietary requirements.

Dining will be individual table settings placed in spots around the camp with unique viewpoints. There will also be comfortable sofas and umbrellas placed in and around the camp in special spots with great views for guests to sit and soak up the surrounding area.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your stay – and dining is a mix of silver service, multi course and buffet style depending on the camp. On early morning game drives, indulge in a packed breakfast enjoyed in the middle of the bush and head back to the lodge for a late lunch; or leave after an early breakfast and indulge in a scrumptious packed lunch enjoyed whilst on a full day game drive. For a more intimate experience you can choose to dine on individual tables set in special spots around the camps.

Afternoon tea is served just before the afternoon game activity and offers a selection of cake, tea, coffee and fresh fruit juices. Sundowners and snacks offer the perfect way to end the day as the sun sets over the savannah. Pre-dinner drinks can be enjoyed around the fire before dinner.

At Swala camp you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner over looking the only permanent water hole in the area where all the animals come to quench their thirst. From small antelope like Impala who seek ‘sanctuary’ around the camp to Waterbuck, Buffalo and Lions as well as the resident herd of bull Elephants who don’t like sharing.

GETTING TO EAST AFICA

Getting to East Africa is relatively easy with two main hubs on the continent being Johannesburg, South Africa or Nairobi in Kenya. From here it will be easy to connect through to your destination, Tanzania.

Safari Starts in Arusha.

Safari Finishes in Zanzibar Island.

MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFE TIME

With the benefit of digital photography don’t hold back taking pics, you can always delete them. We recommend packing your largest lens, all safari vehicles have padded rests for stable long distance shots.

Sanctuary Swala Camp, Tarangire

Rates are per person, per night based on 2 people sharing in USD. Single supplement, child rates and third adult rates on request.

Includes scenic Safari flight and road transfers.

April – May Camps closed for maintenance and upgrades

1 June – 31 October; $9300USD

1 November – 20 December; $$8315USD

21 December – 6 January 2020; $10,030USD

7 January – 31 March 2020; $8675USD

Single supplement from $3400USD

RATES INCLUDE

While on Safari

  • 7 nights Luxury Sanctuary Retreats Safari Camps & Lodges
  • Internal flights and transfer to and from Arusha / Tarangire / Manyara / Serengeti / Arusha / Zanzibar
  • All meals, fine dining, luxurious bush picnics and delicious chef prepared snacks
  • Daily sundowners on safari include cocktails and nibbles
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer (excludes top shelf)
  • Teas and coffees
  • Refreshments and snacks while on game viewing drives
  • Daily Laundry
  • Park fees
  • Shared safari activities with our highly qualified guides including:
  • Morning and afternoon game drives

While in Stone Town, Zanzibar Island

  • 3 Nights at Double Tree Hilton in the heart of Stone Town
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Airport to Hotel Transfers
  • Walking tour around Stone Town
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CHILD POLICY

  • We welcome all children aged 6 and above.
  • Children aged 15 and younger are required to share with their parents.
  • Child rates apply – please enquire for more details.

 

BAGGAGE RESTRICTIONS

Maximum of 15kg of luggage per person is allowed for light aircraft flights, including hand luggage and camera equipment. Please ensure that all luggage is soft-sided.

Please ask us if you require baggage storage while on Safari.

MONEY MATTERS

Tanzania’s currency is the shilling. Notes are issued in denominations of 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 and 10000 shillings. Coins are issued in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 shillings, although the first two are seldom used. The local currency you may need during your stay in Tanzania should be obtained at authorised facilities such as banks and foreign exchange bureaus. US Dollars and British Pounds can also be exchanged at the airport on arrival. It is very difficult to exchange the shilling outside of Tanzania so we recommend that you change only as much as you will need. Major credit cards are accepted at most outlets in Tanzania. At some of our Sanctuary Retreats camps in Tanzania, we accept Visa, MasterCard or Amex, as well as cash.

TIPPING

If you enjoyed your stay with us the guidelines below can be used as a reference. Tipping is a very personal matter and it is not included for staff at our lodges and camps.

  • Porter – US $1 per bag
  • Driver-guide – US $5-7 per traveller per day – this is normally paid on the last day and is based on 4-6 travellers in the vehicle. If there are only 2 or 3 travellers you may consider increasing this amount to US $6-8 per traveller per day

WEATHER

Tanzania has a tropical climate which is mainly characterised by warm days and cool evenings. December to March are usually the warmest  months of the year, while June to August are the coolest. April and May often see intermittent rains, and from September to November the days are warm with short scattered rains falling in November.

 

TIME ZONE

GMT + 3 hours.

 

LANGUAGE

Tanzania’s official language is Swahili.


PASSPORT & VISA INFORMATION

Travellers should check for visa requirements pertaining to their citizenship, as entry requirements vary between countries. All travellers, however, must be in possession of a passport with at least six months of validity left beyond the intended departure date from Tanzania.

For more information on Tanzania travel please visit http://tanzaniatourism.go.tz/en

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

TSA Bans Powerless Devices From Flights

According to recent rules issued by the US Transport Security Administration (TSA), passengers travelling from Europe, the Middle East and Africa to the US must be able to turn on their electronic devices to prove they are genuine, “Powerless devices” – cellphones and computers that cannot be turned on will not be permitted on board the aircraft.

This was followed by an announcement by the UK Department for Transport regarding stepping up some aviation security measures. “In line with the US advice, passengers on some routes into and out of the UK may now also be required to show that electronic devices in their hand luggage are powered up or face not being allowed to bring the device onto the aircraft.” According to Reuters, TSA officials singled out smartphones, including the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy, for extra security checks on U.S.-bound flights from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Source: http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2014/07/06/enhanced-security-measures-certain-airports-overseas

ADD ON TOUR

You are in the heart of African Safari country, with Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Forest to the North, Mozambique, Zambia & Vctoria Falls, Botswana and Zimbabwe to the South as well as Malawi bordering the country and the magical spice island of Zanzibar just off the coast you have plenty of choices when it comes to expanding your African experience.