DAY 1: ARUSHA
On your arrival into Tanzania, you will be met at Kilimanjaro international airport by our on the ground representative, who will privately transfer you to your hotel, which is around one hour away. Once you get there and check in you'll want to settle into your luxurious surroundings and enjoy a cool drink in the sun. Sit back and absorb the views - welcome to Tanzania!
DAY 2: ARUSHA-SERENGETI
In the morning after breakfast you will be transferred by private vehicle to Arusha airport for light aircraft/flight to an airstrip in the northern Serengeti. The flight is around two hours, where you'll be met by your private guide to begin the safari straight away as you transfer to your exclusive-use safari house in a 4x4 game drive vehicle. Spend the rest of the day acclimatizing to your beautiful African surroundings.
DAYS 3-4: SERENGETI
We work with a wonderful exclusive-use house in the Serengeti designed specifically for travelers with small children, for whom privacy and safety are as important as the thrill of seeing some of the greatest wildlife on earth.
Because of its unobtrusive position on Kogakuria Kopje above a classic Serengeti view, Mkombe's House is an ideal base to witness the river crossings that take place between July and October, when the wildebeest plunge into the fast-flowing waters of the Mara River, some of them straight into the waiting jaws of crocodiles. That said, the proximity of permanent water means that resident game is plentiful year-round.
The main focus here is game-drives, which are the best way to explore the park and see the big wildlife including big cats, herds of elephants, pods of hippos and more. Walking safaris are also possible but there are age restrictions (minimum 12 years). You and your private guide will be able to schedule all game activities and meals around your family routine. When you are back at the house there's a choice of two swimming pools, both fenced off, one shallow enough for infants and toddlers.
DAY 5: SERENGETI-SELOUS
Today you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your onward flight to the Selous. Arriving in the Selous, your private safari guide will be waiting to transfer you to your second private safari home by 4x4. The rest of the day can be as active or relaxed as you like.
DAY 6: THE SELOUS GAME RESERVE
Kiba Point will be your private home here, giving you your own safari experience where you can do game drives as and when you wish and spend the days however you please.
From your open-sided 4x4 vehicle, look out for herds of elephant feeding their way through a stretch of lush grassland, or a tower of giraffes eating the leaves of the tallest acacia trees.
DAY 7: THE SELOUS GAME RESERVE
Aside Game Drives, safari in the Selous can take place on the water as you travel along the Rufiji river by boat, looking out pods of hippo peeking above the surface, or crocodiles basking in the sunshine on the shore. Drifting silently downstream, gently spiralling in the current and watching the river banks unfold is hard to beat. More often than not there are treats in store; vast flocks of great white pelicans fishing in dwindling pools, wallowing families of elephant socialising, prides of lion sleeping off a meal. And sometimes the best way to see game is to let it come to you. Enjoy breakfast on a sand bank in Stigler's Gorge watching elusive monkey-hunting crowned eagles, and listening to shrill cries of Hyraxes as you dangle a hook in the water. Or lunch in the deep shade of palm trees, watching the comings and goings on a lake shore. Half watching, half reading a book, and perhaps even dozing off.
DAY 8: SELOUS-ZANZIBAR
Today you will have the chance to do one more activity in the morning before an early lunch and your afternoon flight. You will be privately transferred to the airstrip where you will board a domestic flight to Zanzibar, briefly touching down in Dar es Salaam en route.
Upon arrival in Zanzibar you will be met at the airport for a private transfer to your beach retreat. There are lots of lovely options, whether you want to continue the private-hire theme, or are looking to settle into a larger beach hotel.
DAYS 9-10: ZANZIBAR
Days in Zanzibar can be as jam-packed or as leisurely as you'd like.
Spend your days lounging on the soft sand or by the pool, indulging in spa treatments and enjoying family mealtimes under shaded palms at lunch and starry skies at dinner.
Those looking to explore could explore the myriad of cobbled lanes in Stone Town with an expert local guide, visit local villages and markets, or search for Red Colobus monkeys in the Jozani Forest.
DAY 11: RETURN FLIGHT BACK HOME
Sadly the time has come to head home today. Pack up your things and enjoy one last breakfast in paradise before catching a short flight to Dar es Salaam, where you'll connect to your flight back home.
Package Price Includes:
- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
- V.I.P Arrival lounge
- Accommodation and meals (as specified in the itinerary). In all Inclusive accommodations drinks (house wines, local beers, soft drinks etc.) are included.
- Unlimited pure drinking water throughout the safari
- Services of a highly professional and trained safari guide
- Transportation by FWD vehicle equipped with roof hatch, VHF radio, and GSM contact with our base in Arusha
- National Park entry fees
- Domestic Flights/Charters from and to your next destination
- Hadzabe And Datoga Village Visit
- Medical Evacuation Insurance (covers Emergency Ground Flying Doctors)
- All government taxes VAT inclusive.
- FourNights’ Accommodation In A One-Bedroom Villa On Full Board Basis (Daily Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner Plus Beverages Which Include House Wines, Well Spirits And Local Beers).
Package Price excludes:
- International airfare and related costs such as personal travel insurance, visas, and vaccinations.
- Any increase in government taxes that occur prior to the start of your trip;
- Cost of any client-requested itinerary modifications while the safari is in progress.
- Gratuity for your guides (at your discretion)