HOLIDAY IDEA – Tanzania & Zanzibar
3 Centre Safari & Beach Holiday to Tanzania & Zanzibar
Safari, Activity and Relaxation in One Holiday including Safari & Beach in One Resort – Ideal for Couples and Honeymooners.
- 4 nights at Saadani Lodge – BEACH AND SAFARI IN ONE LOCATION – Full board and many activities included.
- 2 nights at Stone Town, Zanzibar – take in the fascinating culture and sights of this HISTORICAL TOWN – Bed & Breakfast.
- 7 nights at Matemwe Beach, Zanzibar – an Idyllic Beach Retreat –
Day One Outward Journey
Fly from UK to Dar es Salaam
On arrival, you take the road transfer to Saadani, which normally takes three-four hours, and is a great way to arrive into Saadani, even if it can be a little bumpy for the last hour. (Short Hopper flight can be arranged instead).
Day Two 4 nights stay at the Saadani Safari Lodge –
Full Board & one activity per day included
Link on web: http://saadanilodge.com/index.html
After entering through the park gates you are soon arriving at the Saadani Safari Lodge. The lodge itself is the only safari lodge in the park and is very personal and friendly. With the bandas spread out along the beach you get a real intimate feel and each has a verandah that is just ideal for lazing in the late afternoon or evening. Alternatively you can take a plunge in the fresh water pool if the heat of the day is too much for you.
Activities at Saadani Safari Lodge
If this is all far too relaxed there are various activities at Saadani. A short walk will take you to a waterhole where you should be able to see wide variety of animals. Morning and afternoon game drives are available, where you could come across zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, elephant and many more animals. You will not see as great a density of animals as you would in the Northern Parks of Tanzania or in the Selous Game Reserve, but it is a good ‘taster’. If sitting in a vehicle doesn’t take your fancy then guided walking safaris can be arranged, which are a great way to get up close to nature and walk through the acacia woodlands and dry river beds. Visits to local villages and boat trips are always very interesting; a picnic trip to one of the off-shore islands is a must!
Meals at the Lodge
Meals at the lodge are of a good standard and you will find most people retire to the Mikandi Bar afterwards to compare notes of what they have seen during the day. As you can imagine with so many activities there is always a lot to talk about! Your stay at Sadaani is based on all meals and includes one activity per day.
Relaxation at Saadani
Our feedback from past clients often is that they felt the higher priced package rate, which includes two activities a day, meant they felt they were missing out if not going on activities twice a day. There was a strong preference to have some days simply to relax and enjoy. Extra activities cost from $60 per person. Please do take a look at their website.
Day 5 Stone Town for 2 nights – Zanzibar – Culture and sightseeing
Short Hopper Flight from Sadaani to Zanzibar. – 20 mins – late evening
Transfer to Zanzibar Palace on arrival
2 nights stay at the Zanzibar Palace in Stone Town – Bed & Breakfast
After 4 nights at Saadani you would take the short hopper flight over to Zanzibar and spend your first 2 nights in Stone Town. It’s usually a good idea to spend a night or two there. As well as the historic and cultural element of the place, Stone Town is also the hub of Zanzibar Island and it is from here that you can head out to the Spice Plantations. I have recommended Zanzibar Palace, which is true Zanzibar style and with only 9 rooms it is very personal and friendly.
Day 7 Transfer to Matemwe Beach for 7 nights – Half Board
After two nights you will transfer over to the beach. Matemwe Beach is one of the very popular guesthouses. If you are looking for a beautiful beach with access to some of the best snorkeling and diving off Zanzibar then this is the best place to stay. The rooms are simple, but comfortable with the beach and pool areas a real plus. They also make sure honeymooners feel really special and normally have a lot of nice little surprises when you are there. After seven nights here you would be transferred over to the airport to catch your flight home.
Day 14 Return Journey
Take Hopper flight from Stone Town to Dar es Salaam to catch flight back to UK.
Day 14 Return Journey
Fly back to UK from Dar es Salaam
Includes all transfers and short internal hopper flights.
This particular tailor-made package was based on a July 2012 departure at £2795 per person but can easily be quoted for anytime and of course durations/destination_blogs can be altered accordingly.
Contact Simon at Designer Travel Tailor-made Holidays & Cruises
All details quoted are thought to be correct at time of posting but are always subject to confirmation at time of booking
Photo: Zanzibar Palace Room (Hotel) 106