Climb the iconic Kilimanjaro, get close to the big five in the Ngorongoro crater & Serengeti, explore historic Stone Town and chill on the beach in Zanzibar.
Tanzania is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage sites with 6 of them on the mainland and 1 in Zanzibar. Explore four of these sites in one amazing adventure and end your safari on the tropical beaches of Zanzibar.
Start your African Adventure in Arusha, a city in north eastern Tanzania and the capital of the Arusha Region. Located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a temperate climate. The city is close to the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Arusha National Park on Mount Meru. Arusha is also a major international diplomatic hub.
MOUNT KILAMANJARO (100KM FROM ARUSHA)
Mount Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, "Kibo", "Mawenzi", and "Shira", is a dormant volcano and iconic sight. It is the highest mountain in Africa, with its summit about 4,900 metres from its base, and 5,895 metres above sea level. The mountain is part of Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination.
NGORONGORO CRATER (190 KM FROM ARUSHA)
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a protected area and a World Heritage Site in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area. The conservation area is administered by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, an arm of the Tanzanian government. The crater was named by the Maasai pastoralists after the sound produced by the cowbell (ngoro ngoro). Approximately 25 000 large animals, mostly ungulates, live in the crater.
SERENGETI (350 KM FROM ARUSHA)
The Serengeti ecosystem is a geographical region in Africa. It is located in northern Tanzania. It spans approximately 30,000 km2.The Serengeti hosts the second largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world, which helps secure it as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, and as one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world. The Serengeti is also renowned for its large lion population and is one of the best places to observe prides in their natural environment.The region contains the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and several game reserves. Approximately 70 large mammal and 500 bird species are found there.
SLEEP AT KILI VILLA LUXURY RETREATS
The Lodge at Kili Villa offers a relaxing and exciting lifestyle in the middle of all the natural beauty Tanzania has to offer. The purity of the surrounding nature and spectacular views on Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro to the north and Maasai Steppe to the south is a unique experience. The Villas are located only 30 minutes from Arusha and Kilimajaro International Airport and within 15 minutes from Arusha national park.
SLEEP AT MACHWEO RETREAT
Just outside of Arusha, but away from the chaos and mayhem of the city, they have created a sanctuary of tranquility. Machweo is a refuge for those who enjoy the finer things in life. Unwind after your safari adventure, relax in the unrivalled peace of the lush gardens. Take an energizing dive in the pool, treat yourself to an invigorating massage and indulge in the luxury of your room.
SLEEP AT ONSEA HOUSE
Since 2006, Onsea House has been a synonym for charming comfort in a picturesque setting, which is unique in Arusha. With a more personal approach than in a hotel and more privacy than a lodge resort, they aim to be your preferred luxury Bed & Breakfast. At Onsea House they offer 5 tastefully decorated and peaceful rooms.
Lights on Africa Destinations and Safaris is a Tanzanian locally owned Safari Company, 100% Tanzanian owned and run, specializing in both luxury, mid-range and budget safaris, mountain climbing, cultural tours, volunteering, beach holidays and much more. They have special programs for students, honeymooners, wedding ceremonies and volunteers.
PLAY AT SAFARI SOLES TOURS
Safari Soles Tours are tour operators specialising in providing quality, individualised private and group tours within Tanzania. They ensure that each of their clients has a unique and unforgettable African experience. Safari Soles Tours are dedicated to share an adventurous journey of exploring life and beauty in their country, like their clients they are passionate to learn, discover & explore the vast corners of the world.
ZANZIBAR (1 HOUR 20 MIN FLIGHT FROM ARUSHA)
Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres off the coast of the mainland and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba Island. The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic centre is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site.
Stone Town is a city of prominent historical and artistic importance in East Africa. Its architecture, mostly dating back to the 19th century, reflects the diverse influences underlying the Swahili culture, giving a unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements.
SLEEP AT THE MANTA RESORT
Pemba Island has been separated from the mainland of Tanzania and Zanzibar for decades, leaving an untouched and pristine island of great beauty and fertility. This is a remote island off the east coast of Africa, and probably as far away from civilization you might ever find yourself. If you are looking for serenity, close encounters with nature and a close-knit family of people they look forward to sharing their island with you.
SLEEP AT AFRICA HOUSE HOTEL
Located in Zanzibar City, 500 metres from The Zanzibar Curio shop, Africa House Hotel boasts a restaurant, bar and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.
SLEEP AT AFRICA SUN SAND SEA RESORT & SPA
African Sun Sand & Sea Resort is majestically nestled on the pristine and virgin beach front of Bwejuu. The resort celebrates Zanzibars stunning scenic beauty and is wrapped around 3 tranquil pools all dazzling with colors overlooking the beautiful warm Indian Ocean.
SLEEP AT AZAO RESORT & SPA
Azao Resort and Spa has been designed and developed to be a peaceful haven for all explorers of the world. Whether you seek oneness with nature, an active getaway, some family bonding, inner peace or rest and recuperations, you will find your own space in Azao.
SLEEP AT DREAMER'S ISLAND
Be the guest of Zanzibar's first floating accommodation! Wind down from the hustle and bustle of city life and relax with a cool drink and fresh food in the middle of the Indian ocean and enjoy the simplicity of life.
SLEEP AT MANDHARI VILLA HOTEL & RESORT
Mandhari Villa Hotel & Resort is located on a wonderful beach on the North-East coast of Zanzibar. The brand new hotel is perfectly suited for exiting and relaxing leisure holidays. Indulge in the true beauty of the Spice Island from the white sandy beach and the azure blue ocean to the diversity of Stone Town, where most of the buildings date back over 150 years.
SLEEP AT MERMAID'S COVE BEACH RESORT & SPA
Located along a 348 m unspoiled white sand beach and overlooking Chwaka Bay, Mermaids Cove Beach Resort & Spa offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and sea-view rooms with a furnished veranda. WiFi is free in shared areas.
SLEEP AT MICHAMVI SUNSET BAY RESORT
Michamvi Sunset Bay Resort is tucked away from the island’s bustling large beaches and lies on the breathtaking, picture-perfect, white and turquoise Chwaka Bay on the south-east side of Zanzibar. Here nestles a little gem of the warm Indian Ocean, an intimate, owner-managed resort, recently upgraded to offer every amenity the traveller might require. Relaxation in paradise.
SLEEP AT TAMANI VILLAS
The Island of Zanzibar, for the Tamani Villa family, has been a never-ending love affair. It has been their holiday gateway, a place to recuperate and gather their thoughts. This sentiment has not eased over time. With Tamani Villas they want to give their guests all that Zanzibar has to offer: the peace, the love, the food and the endearing hospitality which has been the trademark of Zanzibar.
SLEEP AT TAUSI PALACE HOTEL
Tausi Palace Hotel is located in Zanzibar City, 300 metres from The Zanzibar Curio shop. The hotel has a barbecue and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a meal at the rooftop restaurant or a drink at the bar.
SLEEP AT VILLA BAHATI
Bahati Villa ("bahati" means "good luck" in the Kiswahili language of Zanzibar) is situated on the East Coast of Zanzibar in the centre of the peaceful and original village Jambiani. Bahati Villa is located directly on the beach and has a spacious private garden with sunbeds and hammock where guests can retire for a little day dream.
Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is a luxury boutique hotel located on the pristine sands of Paje beach, on the East coast of Zanzibar. A sanctuary of peace and harmony without compromises and with luxury standards, their resort promises an unforgettable barefoot luxury experience.
EAT AND PLAY AT MERCURY'S
Mercury's Restaurant is situated right next to the sea port - perfect if you are entering Zanzibar by boat! The menu offers a range of fresh fish, soups, seafood, club sandwich, pizza, fajitas & many vegetarian options. All the tables are situated on an open plan deck with a view of the Indian Ocean & the nearby islands.