16 Days & 15 Nights | Tanzania

Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro National Park, Serengeti National Park & Zanzibar



Honeymooners – Super-romantic accommodation in beautiful landscapes

Migration safaris – Excellent proximity to the Mara River for mid-year crossings


Game drives

Night drives


Nature walks


Coffee tasting

Cultural tours


Hot-air ballooning (extra cost)

Boating (extra cost)

Watersports (extra cost)


High Season:  July to October

Green Season:  November to June


‘Bush and beach’ is a time-honoured African tradition. After the early mornings, thrilling sights and sometimes jam-packed schedules of safari, it’s a welcome relief to take a complete break and not do much for a few days except sun bathe and indulge in water sports.  This itinerary idea combines an energetic week on Tanzania’s famed Northern Circuit with another only-as-energetic-as-you-like week on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar.

All the safari ‘biggies’ are included: Tarangire, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. If you arrive from about July, you may be lucky enough to catch the wildebeest thundering over the Mara River. Then the Spice Island beckons… the sweet smell of cloves, nodding palm trees, warm water all await at an exclusive beach retreat.


My love of Tanzania started with a spontaneous trip to Zanzibar where I was thrilled by the history, culture, beaches and unmistakably spiced air. Next I scaled Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest point and the world’s largest free-standing mountain. The south is under-explored and I’ve been lucky enough to travel through Ruaha and Nyerere, and do conservation work in the Usanga wetlands. The ultimate Tanzanian bucket-list item is definitely trekking chimpanzees on Rubondu Island!



15 Nights / 16 Days


Arusha, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Ngorongoro National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Zanzibar, Tanzania


Machweo has anything and everything you need to get over a long-haul flight. After landing at Arusha Airport, you will be whisked into the flourishing gardens of this upscale wellness retreat that has some of the best fine dining in Tanzania. After a specialist massage or a swim, enjoy drinks on the terrace and your first crimson East African sunset.

Arusha is a lively town and acts as the kick-off point for Northern Circuit safaris to Tanzania’s most popular wildlife reserves.

Why we love Machweo:

  • Garden cottages allow for privacy and space to unwind
  • Excellent cuisine that fuses Europe and Africa
  • Full spa with lots of different therapies and treatments
  • Guided yoga sessions to foster optimal wellness

The drive from Arusha to Tarangire National Park sees buildings give way to baobabs, streets give way to savannah. Tarangire is known for its elephants and you’ll hopefully spot your first pachyderms on the way to Tarangire Treetops, your extraordinary accommodation for the next two nights.

‘Treetops’ is no exaggeration: your room is elevated to be amid the treeline with sunny decks that allow you to scan the bush below. Twice-daily game drives in the national park are on the agenda here.

Why we love Tarangire Treetops:

  • Private concession bordering Tarangire National Park
  • Main area built around a thousand-year-old baobab
  • Elevated rooms on the treeline of towering marulas
  • Rooms with 180° views of the landscape from the deck

After exploring the length and breadth of Tarangire, today you’ll be driven to Karatu, a fertile area on the back slopes of Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is one the world’s premier game-viewing destinations where it’s not unknown to see all of the Big 5 in a day.

Home is a gracious estate known as Gibbs Farm, which not only affords access to the crater but also cosy accommodation with plenty to see and do, including morning baking sessions with the chef!

Why we love Gibbs Farm:

  • Historic coffee plantation dating the 1920s
  • Farm-to-fork ingredients used in the kitchen
  • Boutique, artists gallery and garden chess
  • Walking, caving and birding on the grounds

Take to the air this morning for a light-aircraft hop from the Manyara to Kogatende airstrips. Looking down, you’ll see why the Serengeti is such an animal paradise: open plains allow not only for good grazing but also suit predators…

Sayari Camp has an enviable location on the Mara River if you’re visiting during the Wildebeest Migration as they cross into Kenya. If not, don’t despair: the wildlife is generally highly reliable and Sayari’s staff will pamper and look after you.

Why we love Sayari Camp:

  • Closest camp in the Serengeti to the Mara River
  • Solar-powered microbrewery for local craft beer
  • Elegant tents and an unobtrusive design
  • Indoor bathtubs overlooking the bush

Zanzibar has two surprising connections to pop music legends: Freddie Mercury of Queen was born here and Benny Andersson of ABBA built a house here, that is today the Kilindi Zanzibar resort. Set in sprawling tropical grounds on the warm Indian Ocean, it is an idyllic playground for grown-ups.

For a week, you can sleep late, goo paddle boarding and kayaking, enjoy sundowners and just bliss out next to your private pool… Let the staff take care of everything while you recalibrate.

Why we love Kilindi Zanzibar:

  • Couples-only resort with no under-16s
  • All rooms have private plunge pools
  • Scandinavia meets the Middle East in Africa design
  • Right on the beach in 50 acres of garden


  • All activities specified
  • All transfers specified
  • All meals, drinks and sundowners specified
  • Laundry if specified


  • International flights
  • Items from the safari shop
  • Pre- and post-itinerary accommodation
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical insurance, tests and vaccinations where stipulated
  • Tips / gratuities

* Subject to change. Your personal consultant will confirm all the details with you while helping you plan your safari to Africa so you have a full understanding of costs with no surprises.


This itinerary is here to inspire you and prices may change due to availability, season and the year that you plan to travel.


  • We are passionate about what we sell

  • The most competitive and flexible rates

  • We offer personalised and customised experiences

  • Our consultants specialise in different safari-experiences
  • We have over 10 years’ experience in the travel industry

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