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Northern Romantic Safari

Details & Itinerary

Tanzania’s northern circuit is as good as safari gets. Epic big-game viewing, the Great Migration, active volcanoes, the Maasai, the Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater! We use three properties for this trip – The Plantation Lodge, Serengeti Safari Camp North, and Matlai Boutique Hotel. The Plantation Lodge is situated just outside the town of Karatu and provides a fabulous base for checking out not only Lake Manyara National Park but the Ngorongoro Crater too! Serengeti Safari Camp North offers authentic accommodation and some amazing safari experiences. Finally, Zanzibar’s Matlai Boutique Hotel has everything you could desire for a relaxing beach break at the end of your holiday.

Days: Eight

Countries: Tanzania

Departures: Daily

Day One – Two: Arrival Into Arusha


On Day 1 of your trip, you’ll touch down at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), receiving a VIP Meet and Greet. From here, you’ll fly to Lake Manyara Airport, where you’ll be met by a private guide and private vehicle. The guide and the vehicle will be with you throughout your stay in the Ngorongoro region! You’ll transfer privately to The Plantation Lodge, enjoying a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park on the way. Lake Manyara is one of Africa’s most scenic safari areas, with its expanse of water and Rift Valley backdrop. Among the wildlife highlights here are tree-climbing lions and vast flocks of flamingo! The lodge is a charming little property, situated in a coffee plantation within the foothills of the Ngorongoro Crater itself. A colonial-style building houses the lounge and dining areas, and is set within exceedingly well-kept gardens that are perfect for al-fresco meals and simply wandering around. You’ll stay in a Standard Room, which features a comfortable bedroom, seating area with fireplace, well-appointed en-suite facilities, and lovely garden views. During your second day here, you’ll head down into the crater for a vehicle safari. You’ll likely to see all Big Five – lion, rhino, leopard, elephant, and buffalo – in addition to numerous smaller predators and herbivores, and lots of birds! Plantation also offers guided walks among the coffee plantations and visits to a nearby farm.

Board basis and activities:

Full-board accommodation, including all meals, a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, private game drives in Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and a laundry service.

Overnight: The Plantation Lodge


Day Three – Five: Into The Serengeti


Come Day 3, you’ll return to Lake Manyara Airport via private road transfer and fly to Kogatende Airstrip in the North Serengeti. Once you’ve landed, you’ll have a shared road transfer to Serengeti Safari Camp North. This property has the distinction of being the oldest mobile camp in the area – and we think it’s one of the most adventurous too! There’s also a touch of romance in being on a classic explorers’ safari. Unlike other mobile camps, this one travels hundreds of miles per year to ensure that guests enjoy the most exhilarating sights of the Great Migration. This means that you are guaranteed a front-row seat for watching one of the greatest shows on Earth! Guest accommodation at Serengeti Safari Camp comprises six walk-in tents, all with eco-flush toilet and bucket shower. There’s an informal vibe here and the guiding is excellent. At the end of each day, there’s usually dinner around the camp fire, with everyone sharing safari stories.

Board basis and activities:

All-inclusive accommodation, featuring all meals, a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, shared game drives, bush picnics, transfers between the camp and Kogatende Airstrip, and a laundry service.


Overnight: Serengeti Safari Camp North

Day Five – Eight: Serengeti National Park – Zanzibar Island


The final few days of your trip are spent on Zanzibar! You’ll have a shared road transfer from Serengeti Safari Camp to Kogatende Airstrip, before flying out to Zanzibar’s international airport and travelling to Matlai Boutique Hotel via private road transfer. With a beautiful location within the Michamvi Peninsula area on the scenic south-east coast, the Asili House, will be your base during your time here, has just four guest rooms and a very exclusive feel. Days are spent simply relaxing on the sugar-soft white sands of the nearby beach, or getting stuck in to some snorkelling, beach volleyball, or even boules! Excursions around the island can be arranged too – to capital Stone Town, Jozani Forest, and the thrilling butterfly centre. And every evening, you can sit down to enjoy a meal in one of many hidden dining areas around the hotel, a wonderfully romantic way to end your trip together.

On the last day of your trip, you’ll return to Zanzibar’s international airport via private road transfer, arriving in good time for your flight/s home.

Board basis and activities:

Half-board accommodation, including breakfast, three-course dinner, a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, butler service, and Wi-Fi.

Overnight: Matlai Boutique Hotel