Honeymoon Safari

Africa is a most fascinating continent – offering the most superb wildlife on our planet, as well as outstanding natural beauty, fascinating local cultures and wonderfully warm Indian Ocean beaches.

As we are regional specialists, we have prices that are rarely beaten – so why not combine your own ideas with our expertise and let us help you create a wonderful Honeymoon Holiday of a lifetime in Tanzanian wilderness! For years we have been offering a wide range of Honeymoon holidays at different price points, all of which can be tailor made to meet your requirements and budget. Call us or click on the map below for some wonderful holiday ideas.

Africa is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world offering the most romantic luxury safari honeymoons. The Luxury Safari Company always make sure that the lodges and hotels are aware that it is your luxury honeymoon, and together we will go out of our way to make sure you have an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience.

We know that you want the best, which is exactly what we’ll give you – as well as unrivalled personal service and advice. We can start your romantic honeymoon safari absolutely from scratch, and look at as many different options as you wish, until we have created the perfect tailor made honeymoon in Africa and the Indian Ocean, both veritable paradise’s on earth.

 

Highlights:

  • Enjoy authentic interactions with the Maasai
  • See the big cats
  • See more animals than you ever thought possible
  • See the Endless plains of the Serengeti

Day 1

Arrival at Tanzania

Accommodation: The African Tulip Hotel
Meals: Dinner

Whatever your arrival time at Kilimanjaro International Airport, your Oclaa Adventures driver-guide will be waiting for you with a warm welcoming smile. Kick back and relax in your comfortable vehicle as he takes you to your hotel in Arusha, Tanzania’s self-styled ‘safari capital.’ On your journey to the hotel, you will get a brief impression of this large, bustling, commercial city. Depending on your arrival time, you may have your pre-safari briefing today; if not, it will take place early tomorrow morning.

Day 2

Arusha - Tarangire National Park

Accommodation: Tarangire Tortilis Camp.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tour Briefing

Unless your arrival time yesterday allowed time for your safari briefing, then this will take place after breakfast. We will provide you with all the essential information, before we set off to our first safari destination, the diverse Tarangire National Park, where we will enjoy lunch, take an afternoon game drive and spend the night.


Our two-hour morning journey first takes us westwards from Arusha. Along the route, your eyes will be opened to all the colours and character of Tanzania, perhaps some Maasai herdsmen driving their flocks of goats to new pastures. You’ll get to know your driver-guide, amazed at his depth of knowledge as he effortlessly answers all your questions.


Day’s Highlight

Your game drive in Tarangire, with its incredible diversity, massive baobab trees and herds of elephants.


Safari (Game Drive) in Tarangire National Park

Tarangire is huge. As you stand at the park gate and look south, it stretches as far as the eye can see. Known as the ‘Elephant Playground,’ this phenomenal park contains huge herds of these mighty mammals. But Tarangire is also home to buffalo, lion, wildebeest, zebra and gazelle and the park can rival Serengeti for sheer animal densities. What might you see today? Perhaps a solitary male lion stretched out beneath a tree, perhaps a trio of male cheetah enjoying some lazy bonding-time in the sun. Maybe some graceful Grant’s gazelle or zebra bounding away from the road or a couple of giraffe munching happily from the choicest acacia branches. For Tarangire specialities, look out for kudu and oryx.

Here as in other parks, it pays not to ignore the small animals. It’s so easy to be mesmerized by the power and majesty of an elephant or the elegance of the giraffe. Ask your guide to find you an agama lizard, especially a male one who changes colour in front of you according to the temperature! Or a hyrax, known as pimpi, an insignificant-looking creature of around 30cm in lengt who astonishingly is related to elephant!

Not many trees will pass you by without something of avian interest catching your eye. A memorable flash of colour might be a lilac-breasted roller or blue-eared starling. Ostrich are plentiful and it’s hard not to chuckle at the sighting of the well-named, studious-looking secretary bird as it awkwardly pads across the grasslands.
The park is also famous for its splendid baobab trees, rolling savannah and acacia woodland. It can be dusty – wear a scarf over your mouth – but this is a minor inconvenience for sighting wildlife in such abundance.

Day 3

Tarangire - Serengeti National park

Accommodation: Serengeti Tortilis Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

With Serengeti as our destination, and with the wonders of Tarangire still fresh in your mind, we set out to the north and west for our 5- hour journey. On the way, you can quiz your driver-guide about all aspects of Tanzanian culture, traditions, tribes and of course wildlife. Treat him as an ‘encyclopedia on legs’ – he will rarely disappoint with his answers! In no time, you too will feel like an expert, even before you reach the awesome Serengeti plains. On arrival, we take lunch before embarking on our afternoon game-drive.


Day’s Highlight

Serengeti is a National Park which will offer you a whole variety of wildlife surprises over the next few days, but perhaps today’s highlight – certainly for first-time visitors – will simply be the Serengeti terrain itself. The sheer vastness, as the plains roll away in front of you into eternity, will leave you with a sense of awe.


Safari in Serengeti National Park

At last! Serengeti, the incomparable wonder of Tanzania, will be the stage for the natural animal theatrics which will undoubtedly be performed during your visit. Your afternoon game drive here combines the known with the unknown, the certainty that you will be amazed with the uncertainty of exactly what you will see and when. Changing light, a changing cast of animal actors, ensuring that at every turn there is a new experience. Snap off some memorable photos, but don’t forget to simply take a deep breath and enjoy nature in its real-time, raw beauty.

Day 4

Serengeti - Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a morning game drive and lunch, this afternoon we will head south-east towards Ngorongoro, a distance of 145km which will take us around 3.5 hours.


Day’s Highlight

Today, we will get our first sight of the spectacular, incomparable Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and the heart of the Conservation Area of the same name. But before that, we have another morning game drive in amazing Serengeti, marveling at its animal inhabitants. Another day of adventure, another day to enjoy the wildlife.


Safari in Serengeti National Park

With its informative visitor centre, the Seronera area of Central Serengeti is the national park’s most popular area. And it is very popular with the wildlife, too. The Seronera river enjoys year-round waterflow, so there is always something of interest to observe. Several game drives can be undertaken here and might reveal lions in sizeable prides, hippo or herds of elephants – whose populations in the park have risen in recent times. Depending on other attractions, we may choose to call in at the Serengeti Visitor Centre, where there is an excellent explanation of the park’s eco-system and a chance to understand the history of conservation in this area. In particular, you will find out about the work of Bernhard Grzimek and the Frankfurt Zoological Society who had the foresighted vision of preserving the Serengeti’s eco-system. Even at the center, you may well find wildlife: populations of hyrax and mongoose, as well as many small bird species.

After lunch, we head south-east towards Ngorongoro. If it has not already struck you with its vastness, Serengeti’s ‘endless plains’ will make a deep impression on you as we take the long, straight road which passes Simba Kopjes (famous from ‘The Lion King’) to reach Naabi Hill Gate, close to the divide between Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Here you can gather information at the gate’s visitor center, clamber up the hill for superb views back over the plains, or look out for a colorful agama lizard among the rocks.

Day 5

Ngorongoro Crater – Airport / Moshi

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch 
(Accommodation can be included upon request at extra cost)

After our morning visit to the incomparable crater – see below – and then lunch, we will have a 4-hour journey, covering the 250km back to Kilimanjaro International Airport.


Day’s Highlight

Like nothing else on Earth, the stunning crater of Ngorongoro is a unique home for many, many species of Tanzania’s wildlife. With some luck, you may even see a black rhino here.


Safari in Ngorongoro Crater

From our accommodation, we set off after breakfast, a 6am departure to reach the rim and then descend into the vast crater itself. At one side there’s the Lerai Forest, classic mountain forest landscape with almost tropical characteristics. This is good elephant country, so keep your eyes peeled. By the side of the nearby swampland is what is sometimes called the ‘elephant graveyard’ as the mighty male tuskers at the end of their lives come to chew on the soft, swampland grasses once their teeth have failed them.

The crater has a population of around 120 lions, with well-defined territories; 15,000 wildebeest, 9,000 zebra, 400 hyenas, and around 50 black rhino. Many wildebeest and other herd animals are resident, benefiting from the many sources of year-round waters and are boosted by some migrators in season. Buffalo, Thomson’s gazelle and eland are also present in numbers. Hippos can be found in pools and swampland and highland birdlife is colourful and plentiful around the waters. Flamingos can often be seen in Lake Magadi, which occupies part of the crater floor.

INCLUDED IN YOUR SAFARI PACKAGE:

• Camping sites as specified in the itinerary
• All meals include at the Camps and packed lunch box
• Experienced English speaking guide
• Unlimited km, Toyota Landcruiser 4×4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof, 6 window seats, power adapters, and refrigerator
• Drinking water
• All park entry fees and 18% VAT
• Alcoholic and soft drinks ( Beer & Soda )
• Oclaa Adventures T-Shirt

EXCLUDED FROM YOUR SAFARI PACKAGE:

• International Flights & local Flight to get to Moshi
• Visa
• Medications
• Medical / Travel Insurance
• Optional activities such as Hot Air Balloon Rides, Canoeing, etc..
• Tip for Your Driver & Cook

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