Tanzania Honeymoons – why is Tanzania so good
Tanzania is superb as a honeymoon destination, not only for its stunning natural landscapes and wildlife, but also because you can take a safari and beach within such close proximity of each other. With such efficient internal flights to whisk you from luxury safari to luxury beach, the memories you make in Tanzania will be with you forever. And of course, the climate is excellent in all months other than April and May, specifically during our summer and winter wedding / honeymoon seasons.
8 Days / 7 Nights Lake Manyara National Park / Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park – Honeymooners Safari
Day 1: Arrival Day
Arriving in Kilimanjaro International Airport from home and meet our representative. After greetings you will be transferred to the hotel in Moshi for hot shower and overnight at a designated hotel.
Day 2: Arusha Town – Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast you are met by our tour guide/driver, who will deliver a short safari briefing. You will be driving to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive with our picnic lunch. Upon your arrival Manyara you will be welcomed by the Great Rift Valley Escarpment view and fun makers’ baboon at the entrance of Manyara in large groups. We will travel through the agricultural and fresh produce market town of Mto Wa Mbu, which is situated next to the entrance of the Lake Manyara National Park.
The town is a souvenir hunters paradise, harboring thousands souvenir salesmen – ready to pounce at your slightest invitation. The Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located African wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals; including one of Africa’s densely populated of herd of African elephant, famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos, attracted by the algae in the lake.
We will enjoy a picnic lunch inside the park and do two exciting morning and afternoon game drives, in search of the wildlife and birdlife that Manyara host along with a view of famous hot spring known as “Maji Moto”. Late afternoon you will be transferred to Lake Manyara Hotel or Lake Manyara Serena lodge for hot shower, dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast depart for Serengeti National Park passing through Olduvai Gorge, the site of Leakey’s family discovery of fossils of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. The Olduvai Gorge is a historical site of the world and has much history of the earliest human been and many more historical information that worth much to visit. You will have your picnic lunch on the way to Serengeti. Upon your arrival you will check in to the lodge for hot shower, dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa / Seronera Wildlife Lodge or Serengeti Serena.
Day 4 – 5: Serengeti National Park – Full Day
In the morning after breakfast you will meet your tour guide for starting a game drive to Serengeti National Park for a full day game drive. Serengeti is the largest national park in Tanzania covering more than 14,000 square kilometers. The park is having numerous numbers of unique features and attractions among them include: The annual great wildebeest migration (whereby wildebeest, zebra and gazelle migrates from Serengeti National Park to Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and come back later in the year), the park is famous for its endless plains and the savannah vegetation that it owns, balloon safari and been the richest park full of wildlife and birdlife elsewhere in Africa.
The park also supports many species of wildlife including Lion, African Leopard, African Elephant, cheetah, African Buffalo, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, topi, eland, water buck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog and giraffe. The park also boasts about 500 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds and many species of vultures.
Your tour guide will therefore take you back late in the afternoon at your lodge for hot shower, dinner and overnight in the lodge been Serengeti Sopa / Seronera Wildlife Lodge or Serengeti Serena.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater
In the morning after breakfast you will meet your driver guide and been transfer to Ngorongoro crater gate with your picnic lunch ready for a full day crater tour, explore the crater which is famous for its great concentration of wildlife and birdlife. If you’re lucky enough you can see a predator hunting a prey or any adventure of your life time that Ngorongoro crater has for you. Ngorongoro crater is famous for its different attraction which includes alkaline lakes, forest, and different vegetation, hot springs, different kinds of wildlife and birdlife and its landscape. Among the common wildlife in the crater includes; lion, leopard, zebra, elephant, African buffalo, warthog, hyena, wild dogs, the rare black rhino, wildebeest and varieties of migratory and resident birdlife whereby more than 350 different species have been recorded.
In the late afternoon you will ascend the crater floor and been transferred to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge / Ngorongoro Serena for hot shower, dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Lake Manyara Nature walk
Leave after breakfast for nature walk Mto Wa Mbu Village lunch in the middle of banana farm later walk back to the lodge for hot shower, dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Hotel or Lake Manyara Serena lodge.
Day 8: Arusha / Moshi / Departure
After breakfast visit of a Masai Village, then drive back to Arusha. We will arrive in Arusha in the afternoon for shopping and other formalities or relaxing and resting in a day room. You can decide to extend your trip to Zanzibar beach holiday. Else we will transfer you to the Kilimanjaro International Airport ready for flight back home.