Safari.com Family Safari Holidays Africa Honeymoon Safari Holydays in Africa 2011-07-15T19:44:31Z http://www.safari.com/feed/atom/ WordPress admin <![CDATA[Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara]]> http://www3.safari.com/?p=114 2011-07-15T19:44:31Z 2011-07-15T10:50:19Z
Visit the Ngorongoro Crater! Day 1 An exciting afternoon game drive safari at Lake Manyara National Park – This park is home to many of Africa’s greatest animals, including Masai giraffe, elephant, crocodile, hippo and plains zebra.  It is also home to over 400 species of bird, including the fish eagle, flamingo and tawny eagle. Staying [...]]]>

Visit the Ngorongoro Crater!

Day 1

An exciting afternoon game drive safari at Lake Manyara National Park – This park is home to many of Africa’s greatest animals, including Masai giraffe, elephant, crocodile, hippo and plains zebra.  It is also home to over 400 species of bird, including the fish eagle, flamingo and tawny eagle.
Staying at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge – This luxury accommodation features a breath taking view of Lake Manyara, especially from the ‘vanishing horizon’ style swimming pool. Each room has a private veranda which gives a perfect wide expanding view of the Great Rift Valley and the Manyara Lake.

Day 2

Take a thrilling safari game drive through the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area – A really special reserve where you can spot the famous African ‘Big Five’, which consists of cape buffo, elephant, black rhino, leopard and lion.

Staying at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge – The view of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater is simply unbelievable from this lodge. Feel free to take a dip in the swimming pool, which is located on the rim of the crater.

Day 3

Spend your final day on a guided nature walk on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, escorted by an expert of the land such as a ranger or Masai guide.  Spotting birds and monkeys in the vegetation, and listening to the sounds of nature around you, is one of the best ways to really feel you have experienced Tanzania’s stunning wilderness.


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admin <![CDATA[Safari & Beach, Tanzania & Zanzibar Honeymoon]]> http://www3.safari.com/?p=112 2011-07-15T16:52:51Z 2011-07-15T10:47:32Z
Day 1 Arrival in Arusha. You will be picked up by our driver from the airport, and transferred to the Arusha countryside, where you will overnight in comfort in preparation for your safari trip. Staying at Rivertrees Country Inn – This elegant and welcoming country house offers delicious fresh food and warm hospitality in the [...]]]>

Day 1

Arrival in Arusha. You will be picked up by our driver from the airport, and transferred to the Arusha countryside, where you will overnight in comfort in preparation for your safari trip.
Staying at Rivertrees Country Inn – This elegant and welcoming country house offers delicious fresh food and warm hospitality in the Arusha countryside for you and your family. The surroundings are beautiful and green, and wandering in the expansive grounds spotting birds is simply lovely. Feel free to explore the wilderness on your holidays.

Day 2

An exciting afternoon game drive safari at Lake Manyara National Park – This park is home to many of Africa’s greatest animals, including Masai giraffe, elephant, crocodile, hippo and plains zebra. It is also home to over 400 species of bird, including the fish eagle, flamingo and tawny eagle.
Staying at Kirurumu Tented Lodge– This is fabulous honeymoon lodging in luxury tents. The surroundings are equally fabulous, with the Ngorongoro Highlands rising behind the camp, and the rift valley floor at the front. Just the perfect safari holiday.

Day 3

Take a thrilling safari game drive towards the Serengeti – This world-famous national park is home to the African “Big Five” along with giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, monkeys, baboons, hippo and antelope.  For those who visit at the right time of year, there is also the chance to see the Great Migration in full swing.

Staying at Mapito Tented Camp – A luxury tented camp tucked away in a clearing.  Spend the evening sitting around the blazing campfire and listen to the sounds of the African night fill your ears.

Day 4

Full day to explore the Serengeti, perhaps spotting animals you may not have spotted on your first game drives.

Staying at Mapito Tented Camp.

Day 5

Take an exhilarating guided walk at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater where, accompanied by a ranger or Masai guide, you will spot birds and monkeys in the verdant surrounds, and really feel you have experienced Tanzania on foot.
Staying at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge – The view of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater is simply unbelievable from this lodge. Feel free to take a dip in the swimming pool, which is located on the rim of the crater.

Day 6

Take a thrilling full day game drive on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater – A really special place where you can spot the famous African ‘Big Five’, which consists of cape buffo, elephant, black rhino, leopard and lion. A game drive on the crater floor, with its astounding concentration of wild animals, is simply unbeatable!
Staying at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Day 7

Today you will head for the beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania’s own Indian Ocean island paradise. You can simply relax and enjoy the sunshine on your honeymoon, and while away the days soaking in the laid-back atmosphere.
Staying at The Zanzibari Hotel – a delightfully tranquil boutique hotel in Nungwi, on the northern-most tip of the island.  All rooms enjoy views over the verdant and brightly-coloured gardens, and of course the Indian Ocean, and the infinity pool is the best place to seek relief from the midday heat.

Day 8-10

Days to spend relaxing in Nungwi. Staying at The Zanzibari Hotel.

Day 11

Transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your onward journey, in accordance with your schedule.


Enquire about this safari using the form below.
You will be contacted by our safari partner from Ziara Safaris. Alternatively, you can contact us via email.

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admin <![CDATA[Tanzania and Kenya Safari Family Holidays]]> http://www3.safari.com/?p=105 2011-07-15T16:40:30Z 2011-07-15T10:40:30Z
Day 1   Transfer from the airport by one of our drivers.  Arrive at the Sarova Stanley, in the heart of Nairobi, where you will overnight. Staying at the Sarova Stanley – A wonderful city hotel with first class amenities, comfortable rooms and attentive and friendly service.  A choice of restaurants, a relaxed bar, modern gym and [...]]]>

Day 1

 

Transfer from the airport by one of our drivers.  Arrive at the Sarova Stanley, in the heart of Nairobi, where you will overnight.
Staying at the Sarova Stanley – A wonderful city hotel with first class amenities, comfortable rooms and attentive and friendly service.  A choice of restaurants, a relaxed bar, modern gym and swimming pool all ensure your stay here will be relaxing and rejuvenating after a long journey.

Day2

Leave Nairobi for  Aberdare.  Upon arrival in the national park, you will take lunch at the delightful Aberdare Country Club, relaxing on the lush green lawns before continuing further into the national park.  Cape buffalo, elephant and black-and-white colobus monkey can all be spotted in this beautiful corner of Kenya.

Staying at The Ark – A unique tree-top stilted lodge, nestling amongst the dense woodland of Abderdare.

Day 3

An exciting afternoon game drive safari at Lake Nakuru National Park – This park is most famous for the thousands of fabulous flamingo which gather at the shores of the lake.  This is the only place in the world where you can photograph a rare black rhino against the back drop of ashimmering sea of pink flamingo!

Staying at Lion Hill Lodge – This lodge is ideally situated for some of the best views in Kenya.  All rooms overlook the lake, as does the Rift Valley Bar, where you can enjoy a cold drink on a hot afternoon!  The Flamingo Restaurant, meanwhile, offers views over the deep and dramatic Rift Valley.

Day 4

Early morning game drive in Lake Nakuru, before departing for the fantastic Masai Mara.  Even en route there are game viewing opportunities, so keep your eyes peeled for antelope, zebra and various bird species.  At the Masai Mara, you will have a good chance of spotting the fabled “Big Five” – cape buffalo, Masai lion, elephant, black rhino and leopard. Staying at Keekorok Lodge – This lodge was the first one built in the area. The rooms are chalets in bungalow like buildings and all of them feature en suite bathrooms.

Day 5

Full day to explore the Masai Mara, perhaps exploring areas you may not have seen on your first day, or looking for animals you have not yet seen. Staying at Keekorok Lodge.

Day 6

Head south towards Lake Victoria.  You will cross into Tanzania via the Isebania border post.  Driving along the lake shore, you will stop at Musoma, where a speedboat will be waiting to transfer you to LukubaIsland on the waters of Lake Victoria.

Staying at the Lukuba Island Lodge – a private island retreat where you can swim in the warm waters of the lake, spot birds and watch monitor lizards lazing on giant granite boulders on the island’s shores.

Day 7

Take a thrilling safari game drive towards the Serengeti – This world-famous national park is home to the African “Big Five” along with giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, monkeys, baboons, hippo and antelope.  For those whovisit at the right time of year, there is also the chance to see the Great Migration in full swing.

Staying at Mapito Tented Camp – A luxury tented camp tucked away in a clearing.  Spend the evening sitting around the blazing campfire and listen to the sounds of the African night fill your ears.

Day 8

Full day to explore the Serengeti, perhaps spotting animals you may not have spotted on your first game drives.
Staying at Mapito Tented Camp.

Day 9

Take an exhilarating guided walk at the rim of the Ngorongoro Craterwhere, accompanied by a ranger or Masai guide, you will spot birds and monkeys in the verdant surrounds, and really feel you have experienced Tanzania on foot.

Staying at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge – The view of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater is simply unbelievable from this lodge. Feel free to take a dip in the swimming pool, which is located on the rim of the crater.

Day 10

Take a thrilling full day game drive on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater – A really special place where you can spot the famous African ‘Big Five’, which consists of cape buffo, elephant, black rhino, leopard and lion.  A game drive on the crater floor, with its astounding concentration of wild animals, is simply unbeatable!
Staying at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Day 11

An exciting afternoon game drive safari at Lake Manyara National Park – This park is home to many of Africa’s greatest animals, including Masai giraffe, elephant, crocodile, hippo and plains zebra.  It is also home to over 400 species of bird, including the fish eagle, flamingo and tawny eagle.

Staying at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge – This luxury accommodation features a breath taking view of Lake Manyara, especially from the ‘vanishing horizon’ style swimming pool. Each room has a private veranda which gives a perfect wide expanding view of the Great Rift Valley and the Manyara Lake.


Enquire about this safari using the form below.
You will be contacted by our safari partner from Ziara Safaris. Alternatively, you can contact us via email.

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admin <![CDATA[Essential Safari Items]]> http://www2.safari.com/?p=75 2011-07-15T16:34:31Z 2010-12-01T13:39:32Z
What will I wear? Shorts or trousers – unless you know you’re going to be somewhere really hot, trousers are probably the safest option here. They’ll protect you more from biting insects and the hot African sun, and if you wear thin trousers, you shouldn’t get too hot. Shirts and tees – Loose-fitting t-shirts are [...]]]>

What will I wear?

Shorts or trousers – unless you know you’re going to be somewhere really hot, trousers are probably the safest option here. They’ll protect you more from biting insects and the hot African sun, and if you wear thin trousers, you shouldn’t get too hot. Shirts and tees – Loose-fitting t-shirts are always useful, as they will protect your shoulders from the sun and keep you cool. However, it’s also a good idea to take one long-sleeved shirt with you, maybe even with incorporated insect repellent or sun protection.

Wide-brimmed hat – to keep your face and the back of your neck shaded. Sunburn can be very painful, and prolonged sun exposure, especially to the back of the neck, can lead to sunstroke – dangerous and unpleasant during your holiday!

Fleece – fleeces are lightweight and comfortable, and will help keep the chill off when night comes and the temperatures can really drop. They’re also useful for early morning game drives, when the breeze can be very bracing, and you can simply leave it in the safari vehicle or tie it around your waist when you’re not wearing it.

Sturdy boots – unless you’re planning on doing a lot of hiking, some thick-soled boots or shoes should do the job just fine. Some comfortable socks are also essential, as your feet are likely to get hot and sweaty after a day on safari!

Sunglasses – and good ones at that! Your shades should first and foremost be a form of protection for your eyes, and not a fashion accessory! You will need sunglasses with at least 99% UVB and 95% UVA protection. Cheap sunglasses can be very harmful to your eyes, so choose carefully.

What about healthcare?

High SPF sun cream – and we mean high! Factor 50+ is the best bet, as the African sun is very strong, and even people who claim to be “used to the sun” can burn very badly, very quickly. It’s simply not worth taking the risk. Extreme sun block sticks are also useful, as they are small and light and can be applied quickly and easily to particularly sensitive areas, such as the nose and cheeks.

Insect repellent – this can be bought in spray, cream, roll-on and wipe form. For a safari, it’s useful to bring a spray for generally application at dusk and dawn, and some wipes, which can be taken out with you in your day bag. They come in very handy for reapplication – especially important if you get a bit sweaty!

Antibacterial hand soap – this is purchased in very small bottles, and is useful if you end up using the toilet facilities at road-side cafes between national parks. Soap and even functioning sinks aren’t always available, so a handy soap will help keep you hygienic.

How can I keep safe and secure?

Torch – this is always a useful safari item. Depending on the kind of accommodation you choose, and where exactly your safari is, you might need a large torch, a head torch or a mini torch. If you’re using basic camping facilities, a large torch will be a necessity. Even for those staying in tented camps or lodges, some will turn off the power at certain times of the night to conserve electricity – commendable, but not helpful during midnight toilet trips! At such times, mini torches or head torches are a blessing.

Money belt – this is the best place to keep your money, especially upon arrival in a new country, when you might have large amounts of the local currency in cash. In busy airports, or bus or ferry terminals, you will feel a lot more secure with your cash strapped to your body!

Cheap bike lock – this isn’t a necessity for everyone, but can be very useful for people planning to take long train or coach journeys in Africa. For your own peace of mind, a cheap bike lock can secure your belongings to a chair leg or arm rest, meaning you can catch some shut-eye without worrying too much – a particular blessing on longer journeys!

But what about the fun stuff?!

Camera – and all the stuff that come with it! That means charger or batteries, spare memory cards (or film if you’re old school), USB cable, zoom lens, case and anything else you might need, depending on how serious you are about your photography! An adjustable tripod with grips is great for positioning your camera at awkward angles in a safari vehicle, or for a lighter option, take a small beanbag to rest your camera on.

Binoculars – definitely worth the extra weight as far as we’re concerned! Good binoculars are an investment for future holidays, as well as your safari, as often the only way to pick out tiny details is with a pair of good binoculars. On safari, you can use them for picking out tiny speck in the distance, that might turn out to be an elephant or an eland, an oryx or an ostrich, and for really taking in the details of animals that are closer by.

Bird and wildlife literature – You can use these before, during and after your safari. Leaf through your wildlife book on the plane on the way there to brief yourself. Use it whilst your on safari to pick out the difference between a Grevy’s and a plains zebra. Research in your bird book when you get home to find out what that brightly coloured bird you saw on your last day was. Guide books will really help you make the most of your safari.

Let´s Safari!
So now your are all packed up and ready to go on safari! …That is of course unless you haven’t already booked your trip. If you are looking for that expert Tanzania or Kenya safaris tour operator to book your trip with, then look no further than Ziara Safaris. All tours offered by Ziara are private and can be fully customised down to every last detail. So what are you waiting for?

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admin <![CDATA[Africa Safari for Family Holidays]]> http://www2.safari.com/?p=70 2011-07-15T16:36:45Z 2010-12-01T13:34:07Z
To prepare you for your african safari trip, we have put together a guide featuring some of the best holidays trips in Tanzania! So pack your safari clothes and be ready for your african safari honeymoon! The amazing country of Tanzania beholds many of the world’s most beautiful scenic landscapes, such as the largest mountain [...]]]>

To prepare you for your african safari trip, we have put together a guide featuring some of the best holidays trips in Tanzania! So pack your safari clothes and be ready for your african safari honeymoon! The amazing country of Tanzania beholds many of the world’s most beautiful scenic landscapes, such as the largest mountain in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro, the largest lake in Africa – Lake Victoria and the notoriously famed, breath taking Great Rift Valley.

Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti is famed as one of the greatest National Parks in the world, and it is truly understandable why after a visit there. The landscape of the park is completely open and stretches on further than the eye can see. Whilst on safari in the Serengeti, you may be able to spot the famous ‘Big Five’ (Black Rhino, Masai Lion, Cape Buffalo, Elephant and Leopard), Cheetah, Hartebeest, Hyena, Impala, Masai Giraffe, Topi, Crocodile and Hippo. The park shares the unique event of the annual ‘Great Migration’ with the Masai Mara of Kenya. This is the clockwise migration of over 1 million wildebeest, gazelle and zebra that keep on the move in search of fresh grazing pastures.

Ngorongoro Crater
Conservation Area
The Ngorongoro crater was the result of a collapsed Volcano over 2 million years ago. The crater floor makes a great habitat for wildlife, with many different types of terrain, including montane forest, woodland, bush land and open grassland. This variety of environments ensures that the wildlife within the crater thrives, and the 2,000 foot high walls ensure that the animals remain protected from outside danger.

Selous Game Reserve
Selous is made up of rocky outcrops, lagoons, woodland and grassy plains. It is the largest Game Reserve in the world, covering a huge land mass of 50,000 square metres. The wildlife inside the park is heavily populated and diverse, ranging from predators such as Lion, Crocodile and African Hunting Dog, to ungulates like Greater Kudu, Impala, Plains Zebra and Sable. There is the option to take a boating safari in the Rufiji River which runs through the park, on which you can expect to spot Hippos and Crocodile peering over the water’s surface.

Let´s Safari!
Now you know a bit more about Tanzania safari destinations, you should have a better idea of which National Parks and Reserves you would like to visit. If you need more advice on building you itinerary then get in touch with East African tour experts Ziara Safaris. Ziara specialise in private and fully customisable safaris – creating unique and personal trips is what we do best!

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admin <![CDATA[Kenya Safari Destinations]]> http://www2.safari.com/?p=62 2011-07-15T16:37:08Z 2010-12-01T13:28:19Z
Amboseli has one of the most amazing scenic views of any National Park in the world, this is due to its location of being directly under the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, which gives visitors to the park a spectacular view of the Mountain, which provides an ideal backdrop for spotting wildlife. The animals that you can [...]]]>

Amboseli has one of the most amazing scenic views of any National Park in the world, this is due to its location of being directly under the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, which gives visitors to the park a spectacular view of the Mountain, which provides an ideal backdrop for spotting wildlife. The animals that you can see in this reserve can range from predators including cheetah, crocodile and the rare African hunting dog, to ungulates such as eland, impala, zebra, warthog and the rare reticulated giraffe. Africa’s most desired game spotting, the ‘Big Five’, which is made up of Cape buffalo, black rhino, elephant, leopard and the mighty Masai lion can all be spotted in Amboseli, with the elephant population estimated to be around a massive 1,600!

Masai Mara National Reserve
The Masai Mara extends to the North from the Serengeti, and it shares many traits with its Tanzanian neighbour, including the wide, openness of its landscape. Not only does it share its terrain with the Serengeti, but it also shares the hosting of one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, the ‘Great Migration’. The migration sees over 1 million wildebeest make their annual journey from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara, whilst trying to dodge death along the way, with threat coming from ruthless predators such as lion and crocodile that reside in and around the Mara River. Following the migration leaves no one disappointed, and you can stay at a number of lodges that give perfect vantage points for viewing many of the crucial parts of the journey.

Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley Soda Lakes, which measures around 60 square Kilometres in size. The Lake is said to be one of the greatest in the country for bird spotting, as there are well over 400 species of bird living within the surrounding area. One of these birds adds something really special to this park, the flamingo. Both the greater and lesser variety of flamingo line the shores of the Lake in populations of over 1 million to give the impression of a pink Lake. It is a stunning sight to see so many of these vibrant, pink birds in one place.

Visit these Wildlife Reserves!
If you are interested in visiting the parks mentioned in this article, or alternatively creating your own Kenya safari itinerary, then get in touch with East African safari experts Ziara Safaris. Ziara will ensure that your adventure vacation is private, personal and most of all… fun!

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admin <![CDATA[Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru]]> http://www2.safari.com/?p=46 2011-07-15T16:43:07Z 2010-11-30T23:20:20Z
The Ngorongoro Crater is famous the world over. It is an awe-inspiring experience to view the crater for the first time – peering over the crater rim and down the 2000ft high walls, knowing that the lush, green, Eden-like world below is home to a staggering concentration of amazing wildlife, all thriving in the perfect [...]]]>

The Ngorongoro Crater is famous the world over. It is an awe-inspiring experience to view the crater for the first time – peering over the crater rim and down the 2000ft high walls, knowing that the lush, green, Eden-like world below is home to a staggering concentration of amazing wildlife, all thriving in the perfect conditions of the crater, a world unto itself. Lake Manyara, meanwhile, though not quite as famous, is a stunning part of Tanzania, as well as being one of the only places where you might see a tree-climbing lion!

Day 1
An exciting afternoon game drive safari at Lake Nakuru National Park – This park is most famous for the thousands of fabulous flamingo which gather at the shores of the lake. This is the only place in the world where you can photograph a rare black rhino against the back drop of a shimmering sea of pink flamingo!
Staying at Lion Hill Lodge – This lodge is ideally situated for some of the best views in Kenya. All rooms overlook the lake, as does the Rift Valley Bar, where you can enjoy a cold drink on a hot afternoon! The Flamingo Restaurant, meanwhile, offers views over the deep and dramatic Rift Valley.

Day 2
Take a thrilling safari game drive in the Masai Mara – this park is known as being one of the best places in Kenya to spot the ‘Big Five’ – cape buffo, elephant, black rhino, leopard and lion. The topography of this national park is beautiful, dramatic and diverse, and you should see some spectacular sunrises and sunsets during your time here.
Staying at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge – Perched on the saddle of a hill, spectacular views of the expansive Mara plains can be enjoyed from this lodge, and indeed from your own room! There is also a lovely outdoor swimming pool, spa treatment rooms and a restaurant overlooking a floodlit watering hole!

Day 3
A further day to explore the Masai Mara, continuing on your quest to spot the “Big Five” and take some amazing photographs of amazing wildlife! Staying at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge.

Day 4
Final morning in the Masai Mara, where you can take an early morning / afternoon game drive in the Masai Mara, depending on your specific travel plans. You will then return to Nairobi.
Staying at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge.


Enquire about this safari using the form below.
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admin <![CDATA[What is the difference between a private and a shared safari?]]> http://www2.safari.com/?p=38 2011-07-15T16:37:31Z 2010-11-30T22:52:24Z
There are a few different things you may wish to research and plan before diving in and booking a tour operator for your African safari holiday. There are so many safari companies around, and choosing one out of a huge list can be confusing and overwhelming. Here are some dilemmas and choices you may come [...]]]>

There are a few different things you may wish to research and plan before diving in and booking a tour operator for your African safari holiday. There are so many safari companies around, and choosing one out of a huge list can be confusing and overwhelming. Here are some dilemmas and choices you may come across when researching tour operators.

More freedom with a private safari
It is important to know what type of safari you are going on upfront before booking to avoid disappointment. So, here is the difference between the two most common types of tour packages available:
Private safari – A private safari has so many advantages over a shared one, not only can you choose every aspect of your safari, including the dates, destinations, accommodations and extra activities, but you also have your own safari vehicle in which only yourself and your group travel in.
Shared safari – Going on a shared safari means that you will be sharing your entire experience with a random group of individuals, which includes sharing your safari vehicle, and even sometimes your accommodation. This may appeal more to some lone travellers looking to make friends on holiday, but for allot of others, it is best to book a private safari.

Should I choose a local tour operator or a travel agency?
Many people choose to book with an international travel agency as they do not know enough about local tour operators, and are scared to pay their money to a foreign company. However, there are many respected and trusted local operators around who are there to help you every step of the way and ensure that you have a great holiday.
The advantages of booking with a local tour operator include:
They are experts in their given field within the industry as they specialise in African travel, this is all that they do, so they are good at it. Whereas international travel agents offer holidays all over the world, so their expertise in just one region may not be as good as a local company’s employees.
Local tour operators are generally much cheaper than international travel agents, so you are pretty much cutting out the costs of paying a third party commission by booking with a local African agency.

ow do I know if I am booking with a good tour operator or not?
There are plenty of reviews online of tour operators on platforms such as TripAdvisor. Simply reading these reviews will give you a better idea of how past clients rate specific safari companies.
You can also judge a tour operator on the response time and quality of information they provide you with. Your main point of contact whilst booking a safari will be the sales representative, and if they appear to really have your best interests at heart, then it says allot about how the company works.

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admin <![CDATA[Zanzibar Honeymoon]]> http://www2.safari.com/?p=31 2011-07-15T16:53:44Z 2010-11-30T22:45:18Z
The best of both adventure and relaxation! With this african safari honeymoon package you will visit the Serengeti, where you can spot the famous African ‘Big Five’, amongst many other fascinating creatures in Tanzania. From the Serengeti you will head for the Ngorongoro Crater – vast, plummeting, a world unto itself. A game drive and [...]]]>

The best of both adventure and relaxation! With this african safari honeymoon package you will visit the Serengeti, where you can spot the famous African ‘Big Five’, amongst many other fascinating creatures in Tanzania. From the Serengeti you will head for the Ngorongoro Crater – vast, plummeting, a world unto itself. A game drive and a guided nature walk in this corner of the earth is hard to beat! After so much adventuring, you will take some time to relax on the exotic island of Zanzibar. Here, you will have time to yourself, to enjoy the sea, sun and scenery of this beautiful island.

Day 1
Arrival in Arusha. You will be picked up by our driver from the airport, and transferred to the Arusha countryside, where you will overnight in comfort in preparation for your safari trip.
Staying at Rivertrees Country Inn – This elegant and welcoming country house offers delicious fresh food and warm hospitality in the Arusha countryside for you and your family. The surroundings are beautiful and green, and wandering in the expansive grounds spotting birds is simply lovely. Feel free to explore the wilderness on your holidays.

Day 2
An exciting afternoon game drive safari at Lake Manyara National Park – This park is home to many of Africa’s greatest animals, including Masai giraffe, elephant, crocodile, hippo and plains zebra. It is also home to over 400 species of bird, including the fish eagle, flamingo and tawny eagle.
Staying at Kirurumu Tented Lodge– This is fabulous honeymoon lodging in luxury tents. The surroundings are equally fabulous, with the Ngorongoro Highlands rising behind the camp, and the rift valley floor at the front. Just the perfect safari holiday.

Day 3
Take a thrilling safari game drive towards the Serengeti – This world-famous national park is home to the African “Big Five” along with giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, monkeys, baboons, hippo and antelope. For those who visit at the right time of year, there is also the chance to see the Great Migration in full swing.
Staying at Mapito Tented Camp – A luxury tented camp tucked away in a clearing. Spend the evening sitting around the blazing campfire and listen to the sounds of the African night fill your ears.

Day 4
Full day to explore the Serengeti, perhaps spotting animals you may not have spotted on your first game drives.
Staying at Mapito Tented Camp.

Day 5
Take an exhilarating guided walk at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater where, accompanied by a ranger or Masai guide, you will spot birds and monkeys in the verdant surrounds, and really feel you have experienced Tanzania on foot.
Staying at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge – The view of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater is simply unbelievable from this lodge. Feel free to take a dip in the swimming pool, which is located on the rim of the crater.

Day 6
Take a thrilling full day game drive on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater – A really special place where you can spot the famous African ‘Big Five’, which consists of cape buffo, elephant, black rhino, leopard and lion. A game drive on the crater floor, with its astounding concentration of wild animals, is simply unbeatable!
Staying at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Day 7
Today you will head for the beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania’s own Indian Ocean island paradise. You can simply relax and enjoy the sunshine on your honeymoon, and while away the days soaking in the laid-back atmosphere.
Staying at The Zanzibari Hotel – a delightfully tranquil boutique hotel in Nungwi, on the northern-most tip of the island. All rooms enjoy views over the verdant and brightly-coloured gardens, and of course the Indian Ocean, and the infinity pool is the best place to seek relief from the midday heat.

Day 8-10
Days to spend relaxing in Nungwi. Staying at The Zanzibari Hotel.

Day 11
Transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your onward journey, in accordance with your schedule.


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It really isn’t easy to pick the most special places in a country so special as Tanzania, but we think we’ve come pretty close in this tour. Not only will you experience some of the best game viewing in Africa at the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, but you will also have authentic cultural encounters with the Hadzabe Bushmen of Lake Eyasi and the fishermen of Lake Victoria, take in the stunning landscapes of Tarangire and Manyara, and even take an exhilarating river hike to cascading waterfalls and natural swimming pools.

Day 1
Arrival in Arusha. You will be picked up by our driver from the airport, and transferred to the Arusha countryside, where you will overnight in comfort in preparation for your safari.
Staying at Rivertrees Country Inn – This elegant and welcoming country house offers delicious fresh food and warm hospitality in the Arusha countryside. The surroundings are beautiful and green, and wandering in the expansive grounds spotting birds is simply lovely.

Day2

An exciting afternoon game drive safari at Lake Manyara National Park – This park is home to many of Africa’s greatest animals, including Masai giraffe, elephant, crocodile, hippo and plains zebra.  It is also home to over 400 species of bird, including the fish eagle, flamingo and tawny eagle.
Staying at Kirurumu Tented Lodge– This is fabulous lodging in luxury tents.  The surroundings are equally fabulous, with the Ngorongoro Highlands rising behind the camp, and the rift valley floor at the front.

Day 3

Drive via the Engaruka Ruins towards Lake Natron – Pass through authentic Tanzanian landscape of Masai villages and bee boxes, spotting birds and animals along the way.  Take an afternoon guided walk around Lake Natron, spotting flamingos and other water birds.  Hike along the Ngare Sero River and, weather permitting, swim in the flowing waterfalls and pools of the river source.
Staying at Lake Natron Tented Camp – A luxury tented camp featuring only nine tents, where you are certain to get a personal and attentive service from the staff.  There is a beautiful and shady garden, as well as a natural swimming pool – both great places to cool off after an active day.

Day 4

Take a thrilling safari game drive towards the Serengeti – This world-famous national park is home to the African “Big Five” along with giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, monkeys, baboons, hippo and antelope.  For those who visit at the right time of year, there is also the chance to see the Great Migration in full swing.
Staying at Mapito Tented Camp – A luxury tented camp tucked away in a clearing.  Spend the evening sitting around the blazing campfire and listen to the sounds of the African night fill your ears.

Day 5

Full day to explore the Serengeti, perhaps spotting animals you may not have spotted on your first game drives.
Staying at Mapito Tented Camp.

Day 6

Head south towards Lake Victoria.  Here along the shore you will find villages and farms carrying on just as they have done for many years – the women toiling in the fields and the men fishing on the lake using traditional methods.
Staying at Speke Bay Lodge – A delightful and relaxed lodge on the tranquil, lapping shores of the lake.  Each self-contained bungalow at this lodge has a private patio where you can take breakfast in the morning, before spending the afternoon exploring and spotting birds.

Day 7

Day of fishing with the local fisherman of Lake Victoria.  Listen to the traditional songs of the fishermen as they paddle their canoes out into the waters.  Watch the sails of a distant dhow far out on the lake, returning from a day of fishing.

Staying at Speke Bay Lodge

Day 8

Return to the Serengeti, this time in the south at Lake Ndutu.  Day of game driving around the lake and further exploration of the Serengeti ecosystem.
Staying at Ndutu Safari Lodge – A lovely lodge set in woodlands beside a small lake.  Each stone cottage room has a private veranda overlooking Lake Ndutu.

Day 9

Take a thrilling full day game drive on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater – A really special place where you can spot the famous African ‘Big Five’, which consists of cape buffo, elephant, black rhino, leopard and lion.  A game drive on the crater floor, with its astounding concentration of wild animals, is simply unbeatable!
Staying at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge – The view of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater is simply unbelievable from this lodge. Feel free to take a dip in the swimming pool, which is located on the rim of the crater.

Day 10

Proceed to Lake Eyasi – A day of fascinating cultural encounters with the wonderful Hadzabe Bushmen.  You will go on a traditional hunting track with these indigenous people, who are amongst the last on earth to live truly harmoniously with their natural surroundings.
Staying at the Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp – a lovely tented lodge nestling in acacia and llala palms.  The panoramic views of the sweeping Great Rift Valley from this lodge are simply wonderful.

Day 11

Head for Tarangire – A day of game drives and exploration in this fabulous national park, where baobab trees dwarf the animals, even elephant and giraffe, which wander and graze beneath them!
Staying at the Tarangire Safari Lodge – This is a welcoming and luxurious tented lodge where the food is always fresh and the views are always breathtaking.  The lounge bar, furnished with Zanzibari furniture and oversized cushions, is a great place to relax with a wine, beer or hot cup of tea.

Day 12

After early morning game drive in Tarangire, depart for Arusha – A day to rest and recuperate after your safari adventure!

Staying at the Rivertrees Country Inn


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