13 Days Ultimate Luxury Safari and Beach

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This safari has it all! Imagine glimpsing the tree climbing lions of Lake Manyara National Park, ascending the world famous Ngorongoro Crater, watching the Wildebeest roam on the Serengeti plains, then taking a well-earned rest at the exclusive world class Mnemba Island Lodge

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Meals: Dinner
On arrival at the airport, you will be personally met and escorted by one of the Muddy Dusty Trail`s guides to your accommodation at the Arusha Coffee Lodge. Surrounded by endless acres of berry-laden coffee bushes in Tanzania’s largest coffee plantation, the Arusha Coffee Lodge is designed around the original plantation houses with the luxuriant decor and stylish undertones of the bygone era. Your suite has been lavishly furnished and features a split level living area and a private deck with a fireplace. The chalets in this cozy and serene retreat, are nestled amongst the lush coffee grove to ensure privacy and solitude. The chalets have been designed with sublime luxury in mind for the ultimate in comfort and style. The aromatic coffees made here from meticulously hand-selected beans and specially brewed onsite at Arusha Coffee Lodge are sure to please even the most discerning of coffee connoisseurs

Day 2 & 3: Lake Manyara National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After enjoying an early breakfast at your hotel, you will be greeted by a Muddy Dusty Trail`s guide who will brief you on the activities of the day before heading off on the first day of your safari. You will enjoy a panoramic morning drive to the stunning Ngorongoro Conservation Area. En-route we will stop at Mto wa Mbu village. The village is considered a melting pot of various tribes from Tanzania. Try your skills at bartering with the locals to purchase local curios. We will then make our way to your accommodation at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, the only lodge located within Lake Manyara National Park. You will enjoy a hot lunch before enjoying a full afternoon of game driving. The park stretches along the base of the 600 meters high Rift Valley escarpment. Lake Manyara covers two-thirds of the park. Incredibly, the other third of the park homes a variety of animals, which are supported by open savannah grassland with rocky outcrops, marshes, and acacia woodland. The park is famous for tree-climbing lions and a huge variety of birds including flamingo. Other animals found here are buffalo, zebra, hippo, leopard, elephants, and giraffes. Dinner and overnight stay at the Lake Manyara Serena lodge

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today you will drive from Lake Manyara to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and your accommodation at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. We will then head for the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. The Crater is a world heritage site and the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and is commonly referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. The 2,000 feet high walls of the approximately 10-mile wide crater create a natural amphitheater for the densest populations of large animals anywhere in the world. It is a microcosm of the African safari experience and in one day it is possible to see a staggering array of wildlife including all the big carnivores. With abundant and easily accessible wildlife the Ngorongoro Crater is truly awe inspiring with a strikingly majestic and sublime landscape. You will return to the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge perched on the edge of the crater for evening cocktails, dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today we depart for the world famous Serengeti National Park. Enjoy the panoramic views as we wind our way down through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which seamlessly melds into the great plains of the Serengeti. We will stop at a traditional Maasai Boma, where you will get the chance to see the Maasai performing their traditional dances. You may even get a chance to join in! We will then proceed to the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is unequalled for its beauty and scientific value and has come to symbolize the classic African Safari. Enjoy a game drive en-route to your luxury accommodation at Kati Kati Tented Camp, where you can enjoy the Serengeti from your deck enjoying the game viewing as sunset approaches

Day 6 & 7: Serengeti National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Your next 2 days will be spent exploring the Serengeti. You will rise early to enjoy early morning game drives. At sunrise, you may encounter animals grazing in the beautiful light of sunrise and predators may still be busy hunting before retiring to rest for the day. Sunrise on the Serengeti is not to be missed and extraordinary photographic opportunities will abound at this magical time of day. You have the option to return to your accommodation for a hot lunch or to opt for a packed lunch which can be enjoyed at one of the various picnic sites found in the Serengeti. After lunch, you will continue on a game drive. Around the time of dusk be on the lookout for lion. Cheetah can also be spotted on the plains in the early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are not too high. They rely on daylight and speed to catch their prey. Hippo pods can be seen in the bigger pools and rivers while crocodiles can be seen sunning themselves on the riverbanks. Each night you will return to your accommodation at Kati Kati Tented Camp for a well-earned sundowner before being seated for you evening meal

Days 8 – 12: Mnemba Island, Zanzibar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today you will be transferred to Seronera Airstrip within the Serengeti National Park for your light aircraft transfer to Zanzibar Island. On arrival you will be met and transferred by road and by boat to Mnemba Island Lodge. Mnemba Island is the perfect destination to get away from it all. Mnemba is a small privately owned island approximately 1 km form Zanzibar. The island is only inhabited 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. Mnemba Island Resort only accommodates ten couples at a time offering penultimate privacy in paradise. You will feel engulfed by a beautifully relaxing tropical paradise, the architecture of the lodge offers unrivalled rustic exclusivity and privacy. Mnemba Island is a breathtakingly picturesque and is surrounded by an atoll of stunning coral reefs, thus it can readily boast that it is one of the top dive locations in the world. The underwater world found in these waters is astounding in its colour, diversity and jaw dropping beauty. Coral reefs found off Mnemba can be up to 40 meters deep. It is also one of the very few spots in the world where you can dive with the majestic whale sharks.

Day 13: Zanzibar to Airport

Meals: Breakfast
On your final day at Mnemba Island Lodge you will be transferred to Zanzibar International Airport where your adventure with Wild Root Safaris concludes. You may wish to add one of our optional activities as your next destination.

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Arusha Coffee Lodge

An Aromatic and Sensory Experience
Lying on the gentling rolling foothills that cascade down from the ever-present Mount Meru is the bustling and vibrant town of Arusha. It is here on the outskirts of this town, hidden amongst one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations, that you will find Arusha Coffee Lodge, a perfect haven for relaxation either before or after any African safari.
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of safari opportunities, peace and tranquillity, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness. The unprecedented range of high-adventure sports, meanwhile, include mountain biking, canoeing and forest walks, while cultural choices include tours of the neighbouring villages and dance displays by the local Iraqw and Sukuma people. Designed to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara’s unique birdlife, the architectural motif melds swooping avian curves with the gentle concentric patterns of traditional Maasai ‘Bomas’, while the vibrantly coloured wall frescoes depict the colourful intricacy of bird migratory patterns.
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro sopa lodge

Facing the always magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views of this enormous caldera.Themed around traditionally circular African houses with conical roofs, and decorated with examples of Africa’s rich tapestry of artistic traditions by way of rich woodcarvings and sculptures, the lodge harmonizes perfectly with its dramatic surroundings. But the drama does not just stop with the great outdoors: it also flows through the split level interiors of the main building which all offer an unsurpassed generosity of space while somehow managing to combine an almost magically welcoming ambience of both warmth and cosiness.
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Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

A mobile tented camp located in Central Serengeti, strategically located to cover the vast Serengeti Plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience. The camp is only a two-hour scenic drive from Olduvai Gorge Museum and Grumeti River.
A cosy mess tent islocated in the centre of the camp where meals are served. The campfire is ready every evening for appetizers and snacks before dinner.
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Mnemba Island Lodge.

Mnemba Island is located just off the north-east coast of Zanzibar. It is accessible by flying to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar and then being driven to a crossing point on the north of the island. You will then be transferred by boat to the private island. The perfect place to relax and unwind after a safari.Mnemba may be one of the most expensive beach lodges on the coast, however, the lodge is very simple and the sheer beauty of the beach delivers one of the finest barefoot luxury experiences in Africa. The &Beyond staff and impeccable cuisine make this the perfect beach location.

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