Honeymoon in Tanzania including visit of romantic places in Northern Tanzania
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Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport - Welcome to Tanzania
Today you land in East Africa - at the foot of the majestic mountain: Mount Kilimanjaro!
Perhaps you have already caught a glimpse of the highest mountain in Africa from the plane, if not, with a little luck you can still catch sight of the summit on the drive from the airport to your accommodation.
Your personal driver will be waiting for you at the exit of the airport with a sign in his hands and will give you a warm welcome on Tanzanian soil with a cheerful "Jambo" and "Karibu".
The drive to Lake Duluti Lodge takes about 30 - 45 minutes, depending on traffic and time of the day. Your transfer will lead you through the first small local villages, to the foothills of Mount Meru - the second highest mountain in Tanzania.
Here you check into your accommodation and can recover from the journey.
Do you have any questions about the tour? Then discuss this with your guide before he says goodbye to you for the rest of the day.
If you arrive early in the morning, we would be happy to organize a guided tour of Arusha for you.
The Clock Tower, the Tanzanite Museum and the Maasai Souvenir Market are particularly worth seeing :-)
Excursion to a small coffee farmers' cooperative at the foothills of Kilimanjaro
You will be picked up from your accommodation in the morning and go up the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Kahawa Shamba (translation: coffee farm) cooperative is located on western Kilimanjaro and offers a wealth of activities at the foot of the highest mountain in Africa. Learn everything about coffee production on a coffee tour and get an insight into the life of the Chagga Tribe at the same time. Upon arrival, a cup of coffee is waiting for you and the tour starts. You will visit a small coffee farm nearby and are introduced to the individual steps of coffee production. From picking the bean, peeling and drying, to roasting and enjoying the black gold in the coffee cup. After the coffee tour, we are inviting you to a delicious local lunch. Here you can ask the guide about the life of the Chagga on the slopes of Kilimanjaro before going back to the hotel by car.
The generated income is used for development projects, such as schools.
Arusha National Park with game drive and canoe trip
In the morning you will be picked up by your driver and drive to the Arusha National Park. First, explore the park with the safari car. After the picnic lunch you continue to Momella Lake. Here you will find another guide who will explore the lake with you by canoe. He guides you safely through the hippos and you will experience nature from a completely different perspective. After this fabulous adventure return back to your accommodation.
Herds of elephants and baobab trees in Tarangire National Park
Your guide will pick you up from the hotel after breakfast around 8:30 a.m. Check out of the accommodation and stow your luggage in our comfortable Toyota Landcruiser, in which you will be traveling with the guide for the next days.
The safari adventure can begin!
You can already observe the typical Tanzanian landscape on the way to Tarangire National Park. Wide savannahs, acacia trees and grasslands line the path. The vegetation is broken up by the red robes of the Maasai who herd their calves, goats and cattle here. Children who watch with big eyes the Mzungus (Swahili: the traveler / the white person) on the way to the national parks and sometimes run after the cars with big laughs and a lot of waves.
After about 2 hours you will reach the entrance gate of the Tarangire National Parks. While your guide takes care of the entry formalities, you can freshen up and visit an information trail about the park. First impressions of the dryness and heat will accompany you.
The journey continues straight into the National Park. First animals crossing your path.
The park is known for its large herds of elephants, zebras and wildebeest, but also for the baobab trees that shape the landscape. In between there are also a few lions and a variety of bird species. Especially on the Tarangire River - the main source of water in the park - you can watch the animals looking for water.
After the first impressions we take a break at the Tarangire Safari Lodge for lunch. A good mix of Tanzanian and continental food is offered here and the view from the terrace with a cup of coffee or tea is unforgettable. Many times the elephants pass under the hill and all you have to do is keep your eyes open and watch.
After your meal, continue your game drives with your guide. There is so much to discover and your guide will take you to beautiful spots in the park so that you can fully enjoy the tour - rest assured - the guide has eyes like an eagle and also spots small animals out of the corner of his eye!
The day is coming to an end and you continue to your accommodation. Here you check into your room and review the impressions of the first day of the safari.
Tarangire National Park - also home to lions, zebras and wildebeests
Another day in Tarangire National Park is calling!
Today we recommend you drive to the swamps in the southern Tarangire together with your guide. Here you can, if the elephants wish, see them wading through the water.
These animals slide slowly through the water, quench their thirst and cool off. A great contrast between the gray pachyderms and the lush green marsh grasses provide a wonderful backdrop for an unforgettable photo.
In addition to the elephants, you also have the opportunity to see lions, wildebeests and zebras in front of your lens. Warthogs wallow in the sand and run swiftly through the steppe.
You can enjoy the lunch box at a public picnic area at lunchtime before your guide continues the game drives in the afternoon. You will pass the liver sausage trees, a real curiosity in Tarangire.
Ask your guide about the story with God and the baobab trees - you will be amazed!
Late afternoon you will return to the lodge and join a night game drive with other guests from the Lodge. Discover the night life around the lodge - you will be more than surprised.
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Morning bush walk and game drives through Tarangire National Park
The morning starts today with a walk through the National Park with a ranger.
He takes you into the wilderness of Tarangire Park. Follow the animal tracks and listen to explanations from the ranger, who will guide you safely through the savannah.
On this tour you can discover even the smallest traces and legacies of the animal world and be amazed at what you discover.
After you have stretched your legs, continue on an exploration drive with your guide.
At lunchtime you will stop at one of the public picnic areas. Take care of your food, as the cheeky monkeys will not miss any opportunity to grab anything that is not stored safe.
Perhaps you are lucky and catch a glimpse of the elephants as well as a pride of lions, who like to hide in the undergrowth of the bushes.
After observing the animals, you go back to your accommodation.
A great variety of birds and lions climbing the trees - Lake Manyara National Park
After the huge herds of elephants, you continue to Lake Manyara National Park.
A special highlight for bird lovers. In the winter months, the migratory birds come from the north and populate the lake - huddling close together. In addition to the storks, there are also vultures, pelicans and of course the pink flamingos!
In addition to these many species of birds, you can also watch the hippos snorting in the lake and, with a bit of luck, lions climbing the trees to protect themselves from annoying flies and the heat on the ground. They just hang around here and have a good time in the shade.
If time permits, drive to the hot springs - which occur here due to the activities underground - and walk a little way into the lake via a jetty.
Today we packed a packed lunch for you - you can eat it at one of the picnic areas in the park and use the sanitary facilities on site before you go on the next observation tour.
On the further way dik diks, giraffes, zebras and buffaloes will cross your path.
In the afternoon we go on a walk in lofty heights - the only treetop path in Tanzania - the Treetop Walkway. A great view that is offered here. After you have stretched your feet, you continue up into the crater highlands to the next accommodation.
Here you check into the accommodation and can enjoy the cool air of the highlands.
The journey takes about 1,5 hours from Lake Manyara to The Highlands. Pack a sweater!
Excursion to the Empakaai crater
The stunning, but relatively unknown, Empakaai Crater is about 40 km northeast of The Highlands and is the little brother of the Ngorongoro Crater.
From The Highlands, the drive takes about 1.25 hours through the beautiful Bulbul Depression and offers the chance to see a wide variety of animals.
Upon arrival at Empakaai, you will have a magnificent view of the Empakaai crater as well as a view of the Oldoinyo Lengai (Maasai God's Mountain), the most active volcano in Tanzania.
A ranger from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is already waiting for you and accompanies you on the 30-45 minute descent into the crater.
Once on the crater floor, the lake there offers an excellent opportunity for bird watching and the opportunity to see the famous flamingos.
The way back to the vehicle takes about 1.5 hours with the chance to see big game (buffalo, hyenas and elephants).
When you arrive at the vehicle, say goodbye to the ranger and return to your accommodation.
Ngorongoro Crater Tour - UNESCO World Heritage Site and a special highlight
One of THE highlights in Tanzania awaits you on this day! The Ngorongoro Crater!
Today you have to get up early, strengthen yourself with breakfast and get ready for an unforgettable day.
You start from the accommodation with the safari car and your guide and first drive to the Ngorongoro Gate. Take advantage of the opportunity to find out more about this unique landscape in the visitor center.
The Ngorongoro Crater was formed from a volcano that has collapsed - forming a so-called caldera. In the whole world there are only a few formations like this that can also be accessed by car. First you drive along the edge of the crater. Get a first glimpse of the interior of the crater and Lake Magadi.
Once you get to the road for the descent into the crater, it's 600 m down to the crater floor. The safari car winds its way very slowly along the crater wall until it reaches the ground and then as if by itself plunges into this landscape. If you get there early, you will see Maasai who cross the road with their herds of cattle and lead them to the watering holes on the edge of the crater and lick special salt stones. The Maasai are the only people who are allowed to settle in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and thus shape the landscape with its typical bomas (villages).
No settlement is allowed within the crater itself, so you can observe animals such as zebras, wildebeest, buffalo, warthogs and lions in their natural habitat. Due to the limitation of the slopes of the crater, you will find an incomparable biodiversity in a small space.
A special inhabitant of the crater is the rhinoceros, which with a little luck you will see in the plain.
For lunch you stop at the picnic area - a little tip: take your meal in the car and then stretch your legs - the giant birds in the trees are just waiting to steal the bread from your fingers.
After the break you explore the rest of the crater and then make the steep ascent with the safari car back up to the crater rim - this takes a while and is mostly "pole pole" - "slowly slowly".
The driveway is done and you return to your accommodation for your overnight stay.
What a day - with lots of great experiences!
From the crater highlands to the world-famous Serengeti
The next highlight of Tanzania is on your itinerary today.
The Serengeti National Park!
The name "Serengeti" alone evokes images of vast plains with individual acacia trees, lions roaming the savannah and breathtaking sunsets!
And this is exactly where today's tour will take you. You leave the crater highlands, drive one last time along the crater rim before descending into the plain of this unique national park.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area merges seamlessly with the Serengeti Park. If you want, you can stop at a Maasai Boma and get a glimpse into the life of this people.
Just before the entrance to the Serengeti is the "Olduvai Gorge" - the "Cradle of Human Kind"! In a small museum and some information boards you can find information about the discovery of the first person to walk upright (plaster casts of the footprints are on display in the museum).
Take a break at Naabi Hill Gate, which you will reach after a 4-hour drive. There is some seating here to enjoy the lunch box you brought with you.
Right next to it, a path leads to a rock that gives you an unobstructed view of the vastness of the Serengeti from above. The climb up there is definitely worth it - use the opportunity to stretch your legs and take a first look at the Serengeti adventure!
After refreshment, your guide will take the path to the center of the national park. On the way he will stop for the first animal observations. Be it giraffes standing in the wide plain, or a hyena that runs off laughing when you get closer, or vultures circling over a prey in the distance.
Let your gaze wander and not miss a single detail.
Wide plains in the Serengeti National Park
On this day you have ample opportunity to explore the flora and fauna of the Serengeti.
Talk to your guide the evening before about how you would like to organize the day.
We have the following options for you:
1) Go on game drives very early and experience the awakening of the wilderness. Take advantage of the hot lunchtime at the property to rest before going on another game drive in the afternoon. The animals are particularly active in the morning and late afternoon.
2) You choose a full day game drive and don't miss anything. After breakfast, pack your lunch box and explore the Serengeti.
With a bit of luck you will come across a pride of lions on the hunt, a herd of wildebeest in search of water, followed by zebras and hyenas.
Be amazed at what this day has in store for you today - and don't forget your camera to capture the moment!
End the evening comfortably in the accommodation.
Serengeti - there is so much to discover
Use this day to explore the vastness of the Serengeti and go on game drives.
Giraffes nibbling with relish on the acacia trees and strutting through the savannah, hippos wallowing in the mud and sometimes fighting their territorial fights loudly.
Wildebeest and zebras that come to the watering holes to drink and lions that lurk for prey not far away.
Hyenas who approach the remains of the torn prey and look cheekily out of a ditch and let out their unmistakable "giggles".
With a little luck you might catch a glimpse of a leopard in the branches of an acacia and see a cheetah on a hill on the lookout for prey or dart through the plain.
Unique moments await you!
Goodbye wilderness - Departure or onward journey
Today it's time to say goodbye to the wilderness of the Serengeti and to your guide!
You check out of the accommodation after breakfast, stow your luggage around the vehicle and set off on a final exploration drive.
Your guide will bring you to the Seronera Airstrip in good time before departure - on the way there you can enjoy the last animal observations.
When you arrive at the Airstrip, check in for your flight.
Your guide says goodbye to you!
We wish you a good flight, have a good time and say ASANTE (thank you) for your time with us on what will hopefully be an unforgettable safari!
You fly to Kilimanjaro Airport and from there home or on for a beach vacation to Zanzibar or Pemba.
Just 10 minutes from the city of Arusha is a mysterious, but spiritual and very picturesque crater lake called 'Duluti'. Lake Duluti Lodge was built on its banks. Named after the crater lake, the Lake Duluti Lodge nestles into the landscape and combines both the authentic African rural approach to life with the amenities and service that a lodge of this category has to offer. With an idyllic landscape, a mild climate, a breathtaking architecture and a great design, the Duluti cottages offer both an ideal retreat and the opportunity to learn a little more about the culture of Tanzania, e.g. on a coffee tour on the grounds of the lodge.
Das Lemala Mpingo Ridge bietet 15 luxuriöse En-Suite- Zelte auf dem Mpingo Ridge im Nationalpark. Die Sümpfe und der Kuro Airstrip sind nur eine kurze Autofahrt entfernt. Das Lemala Mpingo Ridge liegt erhöht mit Blick über den Tarangire Fluss und auf das Tal hinab. Als i-Tüpfelchen verfügt jedes der geräumigen Zeltsuiten über eine private Außenbadewanne. Es gibt nichts Besseres, als in ein luxuriöses Bad zu steigen, um die Sinne wieder zu beleben, die Seele zu beruhigen und den afrikanischen Staub wegzuwaschen. Herrliche Granitfelsen umgeben die öffentlichen Bereiche und die Gäste können von der Bar, der Lounge und den Sitzbereichen im Freien die spektakuläre Aussicht genießen.
Lemala Nanyukie is located right outside the Seronera area and offers private animal watching. The area has plenty of water and therefore is well known for it’s many cats and it’s dense wildlife. From April to June and November to January the annual gnu-migration passes through the area. Lemala Nanyukie has a spacious lounge and bar with many seats indoor and outdoor. It has 15 luxurious tents, each with a cosy bed, a comfortable lounge and spacious bathroom with shower and freestanding tub. On a beautiful patio there are seating areas, an outdoor shower and a small pool.
The Highlands sets new standards to the Ngorongoro experience! It is located high on the hills of the Olmoti volcano with an infinite view over the high plains of the Serengeti. A comfortable and modern camp forms the basis. The design reminds the visitor of the traditional Maasai Bomas that you can find here and there in the surrounding landscape. The Highlands’ location is a very special highlight, because it offers privacy and exclusivity as well as a cornucopia of activities and adventures - more than anywhere else in Ngorongoro. It’s the perfect balance between intact wilderness and high-grade accommodation with all the comforts one can desire. The eight rooms are luxurious with extra large beds and a wonderful view. You can explore the wild plains surrounding the camp - It’s home to leopards, buffalos, elephants and the Maasai, whose rural lifestyle did not change through the ages.
The Serengeti is a relatively treeless savannah, stretching from the north of Tanzania, east of Lake Victoria, to southern Kenya and covering an area of 30,000 km². More than 1.6 million herbivores and thousands of carnivores live here. Common animals in this region are gnus, gazelles, zebras and buffaloes. A unique experience is the migration of large animal herds. The word “serengeti” originates in the Massai language and means “vast area/wide plain”.
Large and plain grasslands in the south are contrasted by slightly hilly, forested plains in the north. The central savannah is almost treeless, and in the southeast you can find the Ngorongoro preservation area, which is characterised by volcanism and classified as world natural heritage since 1979. The highest mountains are about 1850 m above sea level, lower parts of the savannah go down to 950 m. The Serengeti area includes the Serengeti National Park which covers 14,763 km² and belongs to the largest and surely the most famous national parks in the world. Since 1981, it is also part of the UNESCO world natural heritage. The documentary “Serengeti shall not die” by Bernhard Grzimek was awarded with an Oscar in 1960.
The Ngorongoro preservation area is situated between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara National Park. Within the preservation area, the Ngorongoro Crater is located, which is the largest caldera in the world. The crater is 600 m deep and 260 km² large, and represents the variety of east African landscape and wildlife in a secluded area.
The Lake Manyara National Park features a groundwater forest very rare to East Africa, transitioning into grass plains with acacia trees and open grasslands. At the banks of Lake Manyara, you can discover swamplands. The park is home to about 20 to 30 lions which enjoy resting on the trees, as well as some leopards and many monkeys of different species. Common animals of the park are giraffes, impalas, gnus, zebras, hippos and large buffalo herds.
The Arusha National Park is situated north of Arusha between Mount Meru and the Kilimanjaro. The park comprises Mount Meru (4562 m), an extinct volcano including Little Meru (3801 m) and Ash Cone, as well as the Momela Lakes, Ngurdoto Crater and Little Serengeti. The park was founded as Ngurdoto Crater National Park in 1960; Mount Meru became part of the park in 1967. The park covers an area of 137 km², featuring a landscape of forests, swamplands, grasslands, lake areas, alpine highlands and rocks. Famous for its colobus, you can also find many giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, elephants and hippos in the park.
The Tarangire National Park is one of 11 national parks in Tanzania. It is situated southwest of Arusha near Lake Manyara and is divided by Tarangire river, which is the only water source during dry season. Therefore the park is home to many animals. Its landscape is mostly made of savannah and stretches over 2600 km² at a height of about 900 m. The many baobab trees, elephants and various bird species have made the park famous.
Meals and accommodation as described in the program
All entry and concession / WMA fees
4x4 safari car - no other guests in the car
English speaking guide
1.5 liters of water per day per person
Flying Doctors Insurance *
* In the event of an accident or sudden illness, you will be picked up by the Flying Doctors at the nearest landing site and flown to a hospital in Nairobi. From then on, your international health insurance should cover payment for the treatment.
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Things of personal needs
Tips: Recommendation per guide on safari: 15-20USD per day
Tanzania visa (USD 50 per person)
International travel health insurance
Travel cancellation insurance
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