Enjoy the ultimate Beach & Safari Holiday. There is no better holiday option than to combine the best of both. Start with a few days on Zanzibar and feel the relaxation set in. Let go of worries and tension whilst enjoying the pristine beaches of the exotic Island.
Upon the arrival of your flight into Zanzibar Airport, your taxi driver will be awaiting you in the parking area of the airport and takes you to Shaba Boutique Hotel where you will spend your first night recovering from your trip. Shaba Boutique Hotel is located in a beautiful and characteristic building in the heart of the old centre of Stone Town with lots of restaurants in the area for lunch and dinner.
During a 1,5-hour flight departing from Zanzibar Airport, you will fly overhead the Indian Ocean, the hinterland of Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands and the vast expanse of the Serengeti before making your descent to Seronera Airstrip. The views from above are undeniably magnificent. Within half an hour of disembarkation of the aircraft, you will be in a 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof, ready to take all in that Serengeti has on display for you. Around midday, there will be a picnic stop for lunch and a leg stretch, and off you go again. Late afternoon you will be driven to Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma for the night.
Today you will enjoy a full day game drive in Serengeti National Park. Throughout the day, you will explore the surroundings of a well-known phenomenon; the yearly crossing of the migration. Depending on the rainfall and your travel dates you may have the opportunity to witness this spectacle of nature. In this expansive landscape, watered by several rivers the game is there for viewing in large numbers. You are highly likely to cross paths with giraffe, hippopotamus, elands and elephants.
Enjoy a bit of a sleep-in and an easy morning around the campgrounds, read a book on the patio or simply make the most of having some downtime. This afternoon you will be making a walking safari. A truly unique experience, where you will have the opportunity to explore new territory and follow the animals on foot, accompanied by your very own armed ranger. The walking safari takes approximately 2 hours and ends with a sundowner while overlooking the Serengeti. Then back to the accommodation for a quick dinner as you will join in on a thrilling adventure; a night game drive. A spotlight is fitted to the vehicle and before you know it you catch the first reflections of the animals’ eyes. The night is another world altogether out there; interesting action of the nocturnal animals, different shades and shadows and unknown sounds. Typical animals of the night are Bushbabies, civets and genet cats, a rare Aardvark or Porcupine and others. Upon return perhaps a nightcap to warm up before retiring to your room for a good rest.
After a good night’s sleep, today your last game drive in the Serengeti which will end this afternoon at the Seronera airstrip for your flight back to Zanzibar Airport. Enjoy the magnificent views while flying over Serengeti National Park and admire the changing scenery of the Great Rift Valley. Perhaps you will even get a glimpse of the famous Mount Kilimanjaro, as the plane stops briefly in Arusha. You will land at Zanzibar Airport where you will be met by your driver-guide and transferred to Paradise Beach Resort, where you will check in to a Suite on an all-inclusive meal plan. The coming days can be spent at your leisure, enjoying all the wonderful resort facilities – spa, massage, poolside sunbathing or a dip in the ocean. For the more adventurous traveller, you may wish to indulge in a diving experience or head off on one of the many day tours available.
Enjoy Paradise Beach Resort and/or book (an) optional excursion(s).
After breakfast and check-out, a vehicle is awaiting you to take you to Zanzibar Airport for your flight back home.