Hills of Africa

A Taste of an African Safari Honeymoon to Tanzania

Featuring Arusha, The Serengeti, Zanzibar

10 nights/11 days - Itineraries start at USD$17,000 per person





Day 1 - Arusha

Welcome to Tanzania! Once you have landed at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will need to clear customs & immigration and collect your luggage. You will then proceed to the arrivals area where you will be greeted by your Hills Of Africa Travel representative and transferred to Legendary Lodge.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - US passports require visas to enter Tanzania AND must have at least two empty pages in their passports for each country visited. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure from the last country visited. Tanzania tourist visa costs: USD100 per person. Please have exact amount in cash for visas as no change will be given. All travelers to Tanzania are required to have a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate (issued at least two weeks before travel). Please keep your Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate with your passport at all times.

Legendary Coffee Lodge

Located on the outskirts of Arusha in lush tropical gardens and surrounded by a working coffee farm, we are proud to say that The Legendary Coffee Lodge is one of a kind in Tanzania. Come and enjoy inspiring views of Mount Meru from the privacy of your own garden cottage whilst our staff takes care of your every whim! A convenient distance from both airports, we are 10 minutes drive from the Arusha airport and 50 minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

The Legendary Coffee Lodge has a variety of luxuriously comfortable accommodation to suit your needs. Our six garden cottages named Korongo, Kuro, Tandala, Tohe, Nyani and Pala Hala each with a private verandah and stunning views of Mount Meru, make for the perfect place to relax before or after a safari. The interiors have been designed with a unique blend of African arts & crafts combined with Western comforts and old colonial style luxury. Each en-suite cottage features comfortable split-level living including king-size beds with mosquito nets, lounge with fireplace, direct dial phone, broadband connection, complimentary mini-bar & fruit basket and bathrooms each with a bathtub, shower and full range of amenities.

In addition to the garden cottages we have the newly completed two-bedroom Kahawa Cottage which is ideal for a family stay. Additional features of this cottage include a wrap around verandah enclosed in a private garden as well as a fully furnished lounge with satellite television, dining room and kitchenette. Last but not least, we have Simba and Chui which are two cozy en-suite rooms in The Old Farmhouse and are equally comfortable yet conveniently located nearby the dining room and lounge.

Accommodation: 1 x room on a full-board basis for 1 night






Day 2 - The Northern Serengeti

Your Hills of Africa Travel representative will collect you from the hotel lobby this morning and transfer you to the Arusha Airport.

You will take a light aircraft charter flight from Arusha to Kogatende airstrip.

ETD: 7:25am Depart Arusha
ETA: 10:05am Arrive Kogatende


Please note there are strict guidelines regarding size and weight of luggage for charter flights. Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions document for details regarding these restrictions. Should you need to arrange for excess luggage to be stored while you are on safari, we are happy to help make these arrangements (extra charges will be applied for this service).

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to camp.

Nomads Lamai Serengeti

If you were to visit only one place in the Serengeti, it should be here. This is no half-hearted boast; the iconic Kogakuria kopje in the northern Serengeti is the most commanding vantage point for miles around, with never-ending views beyond the Mara River valley across the whole Lamai area to the north.

Its the site where some of Nomad's founders Mark & Milly Houldsworth ran their very first safari camp in 1993, where they sat amongst the rocks and planned their wedding and future adventures thereafter. As they headed off to the Selous to join Richard Bonham, another Nomad founder, Richard & Jules Knocker took on the running of this camp and went on to make it their own much-loved home. Over many a star-lit evening these fine safari pioneers, soon to be joined by other like-minded souls, planned and dreamed as they sat on, and within, the rocks and thought if only. During the years since, Nomads has been careful not to stray too far and has kept its feet planted firmly in the area with mobile and seasonal camps operating from this very spot to much acclaim. Now many years later, with thanks to planetary alignment, or whatever you might want to call it, this most special place has been entrusted to Nomad with a long lease from Tanzania National Parks. So with a growing sense of returning home we are developing, within these rocks, what will surely become one of the Serengeti's most iconic camps.

There are just 12 tents in all, split between two entirely separate camps, the Main Camp and the smaller Private Camp. Each tent site has been carefully thought out. Firstly and most importantly with the elements in mind, to take maximum advantage of the view, the sun, the wind and even the rain, welcome when it comes. This involved much sitting in quiet and careful contemplation, with binoculars, compass and sundowner in hand. But also, and perhaps of even greater importance, each site is designed such that to the casual eye you won't see that there is anything there. The rooms are a clever blend of canvas, ferro, and natural poles. The brief to the designers was simple: to become the guardian of this kopje, we needed to preserve all the things about it that has made it iconic. Nomads understands absolutely the responsibility that comes with this.

Accommodation: 1 x standard room on full-board basis for 2 nights






Day 4 - The Serengeti - Grumeti Reserves

Today you will fly by schedule light-aircraft charter from Kogatende airstrip to Sasakwa airstrip.

ETD: 9:55am Depart Kogatende
ETA: 10:30am Arrive Sasakwa


Please note there are strict guidelines regarding size and weight of luggage for charter flights. Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions document for details regarding these restrictions. Should you need to arrange for excess luggage to be stored while you are on safari, we are happy to help make these arrangements (extra charges will be applied for this service).

On arrival at Sasakwa airstrip, you will be met and transferred to camp.

Singita Sasakwa Lodge

Singita Sasakwa Lodge is one of three Singita lodges in this enormous private concession (340 000 acres), which means that you'll have this wild stretch of Africa all to yourself. Sasakwa Lodge is built in the style of an Edwardian manor house. Stone walls, deep verandas, high ceilings, stately furniture, silverware and ornamental pieces complete the picture. Each cottage has a private infinity-edge pool overlooking 'where the land stretches to forever'. The bedrooms with inviting four-posters are beautifully appointed, displaying typical African influences with touches of wood, leather and grass, alongside crisp linens, imported chandeliers and hand-crafted furniture.

Each air-conditioned suite features a bedroom, lounge with fire place, veranda, en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, dressing area, guest bathroom, guest toilet, private living room, private plunge pool and veranda with Swarovski spotting scope. Cottages feature a personal bar and fridge, electronic safe, air-conditioning, direct dial telephone (US lines), wireless internet access and fire replaces. There is wheelchair access to certain cottages.

The entrancing view from on high is an ever-changing tapestry of grasslands, clouds and wildlife as they move across the landscape. The view within of long elegant hallways and inviting sitting rooms is faithful to the architecture and furnishings of the most splendid colonial era homes. Were Karen Blixen, the author of Out of Africa, to arrive at Sasakwa today, she would recognise a spot imbued with the same aesthetic that she lavished on her beloved home in the Ngong hills outside Nairobi.

Accommodation: 1 x 1 bedroom cottage on fully inclusive basis for 2 nights





Day 6 - Zanzibar

Today you will fly from Sasakwa to Zanzibar.

ETD: 9:15am Depart Sasakwa
ETA: 1:45pm Arrive Zanzibar


Please note there are strict guidelines regarding size and weight of luggage for charter flights. Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions document for details regarding these restrictions. Should you need to arrange for excess luggage to be stored while you are on safari, we are happy to help make these arrangements (extra charges will be applied for this service).

On arrival at Zanzibar Airport, you will be met and transferred across the island. The driving time is approximately one hour and introduces you to local life and the beauty of the island.

When you arrive at the beach, you will be met by the boat captain who will help you with your bags onto a boat for the short transfer across to Mnemba, towards your ultimate island adventure experience. The boat ride is a approximately 15 minutes and ends directly on the beachfront as there are no jetties. Expect to get a little wet as your wade your way from the boat to and from Mnemba Island Lodge.

Mnemba Island

The pristine white beaches of Mnemba, surrounded by deep blue ocean, combine to make this intimate island your own private tropical paradise. Mnemba is inhabited only by guests and the staff taking care of them. While the dazzling sands and brilliant sunshine invite you to spend idle hours on shore, magnificent coral reefs create an underwater wonderland that lures you to explore the warm, crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Scores of snorkelling and diving sites form a gateway to a world of incredible sea creatures. This exquisite private island with its white coral sand beaches and spectacular coral reefs is renowned as one of the world's most romantic ocean destinations, offering a seclusion and rustic exclusivity unparalleled on the African coastline.

Set off the northeastern tip of Zanzibar and surrounded by a coral atoll, Mnemba is home to a staggering diversity of marine life. In an effort to protect and preserve these precious ecosystems, &Beyond has partnered with the Zanzibar government and the local fishing communities to have the atoll and its surroundings proclaimed the Mnemba Island Marine Conservation Area. Mnemba Island Lodge is a barefoot paradise on a private island, where just ten simple but luxurious palm-frond bandas lie hidden in a tropical beach forest fringed by a white beach. Midway between the bandas and the Indian Ocean are shaded traditional Zanzibari 'beach' beds, perfect for reading, sleeping, gazing at dhows or doing nothing at all. Romantic candlelit dinners are served on the beach with the waves gently lapping a few meters away.

Accommodation: 1 x banda on a fully inclusive basis for 5 nights



Day 11 - Dar es Salaam

Today, you will take a boat transfer from Mnemba Island to Stone Town, and then you will be transferred by road to Zanzibar Airport, where you will check in for your shared, scheduled charter to Dar es Salaam.

ETD: 1:00pm Depart Zanzibar
ETA: 1:20pm Arrive Dar es Salaam


Please note there are strict guidelines regarding size and weight of luggage for charter flights. Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions document for details regarding these restrictions. Should you need to arrange for excess luggage to be stored while you are on safari, we are happy to help make these arrangements (extra charges will be applied for this service).

On arrival at the Dar es Salaam Airport, you will need to transfer and check in for your onward, international flights home.

Thank you for travelling with Hills Of Africa Travel. Safe travels and we hope you have experienced the true magic of Africa!



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