Overview
Serengeti sunsets, lantern-lit dinners, the luxurious retreat at Africa’s Best Safari Lodges and a spice island sojourn await on this honeymoon safari crafted for romance and adventure. The best part: the experience is private from end-to-end and departures can move to fit your schedule.
8 Nights 9 Days 20 Nov, 21 Nov, 22 Nov, and more Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO).
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • All transfers.
  • Guaranteed window seat.
  • Tanzania National Park fees.
  • A Local Top-notch safari guide.
  • Accommodation as specified or similar.
  • All meals from start to completion.
  • Vegetarian meals can be served upon request.
  • Laundry and Internet service if available at the lodge/ camp.
  • 100% guaranteed departure. We've never canceled a trip.
  • Scheduled domestic flight from Mwanza to Dar es Salaam.
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance; this should NOT replace your travel insurance.
  • Private 4-wheel drive custom safari vehicle with cool beverages and snacks, a pair of binoculars, animal and bird guidebooks, and bean bags for stabilizing long lenses.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Travel insurance.
  • International Flights.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Airline-Imposed Fuel Surcharges.
  • Fees for Passport, Visa, or Immunizations.
  • Champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, cigars, and cigarettes.
  • Airline-Imposed Seat Assignment and Checked Baggage Fees.
  • Tips for your Tour Guide/ Driver (minimum US Dollar 20 per day)
  • Sightseeing and excursions other than those specified in the itinerary.
  • Visa (Available at the airport for $ 100 or less; costs vary significantly from country to country).
Itinerary
Detailed itinerary
Day 1
Arrival Tanzania via Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Upon arrival, you are met by your safari guide and transferred to Kiboko Lodge.  Kiboko Lodge is a beautiful lodge and is located in a unique nature reserve on the edge of Arusha National Park. On a clear day, you have magnificent views of both Mount Meru and the snowy mountain peak of Kilimanjaro. The lodge is approximately 45 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport and about 7 km from the main road to the lodge is a, albeit wonderful, 'bush' route.
Dinner and Overnight stay at:-
  •  Kiboko Lodge

 

Day 2
Lake Manyara National Park 
After breakfast, we depart for scenic Lake Manyara National Park. Here you'll find a geologic landscape as diverse as the wildlife, with nine distinct vegetation zones ranging from its soda lake to savanna grassland and acacia woodland, from deep gully vegetation to steep mountainsides. See the distinctive tree-climbing lions and the dramatic vistas of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. This park attracts an abundance of wildlife, from elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, and buffalo to a variety of colorful birds including flamingos. The park features the Maji Moto hot springs. Late afternoon drive to the lodge.
Dinner and Overnight stay at:-

 

DAY 3
Ngorongoro Crater | Game viewing
Soon after having your sumptuous breakfast; we depart for Ngorongoro Crater, we descend 2,000 feet into this magnificent crater to view wildlife. Here, a nearly perfect balance of predator and prey exist within the 102 square miles of the crater floor. Experience an unforgettable spectacle of African wildlife: a teeming world of elephant, rhinoceros, lion, hyena, zebra, wildebeest, to name a few, living in harmony in this unique eco-system. At the end of the day, we ascend the crater wall and drive to the lodge/ camp for a hot dinner.
Dinner and Overnight stay at:-

 

DAY 4
Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge
Leaving the Ngorongoro Highland, we stop at the famed Olduvai Gorge, where some of the earliest remains of our species were unearthed by the dedicated Leakey family. Here in these desolate gullies, the jawbone of Zinjanthropus Man was discovered. The Gorge Museum explains the Leakeys' methods and their remarkable finds.
We then begin the journey into the great Serengeti traveling deep into the wilds of Africa. The sight of giraffe, lion, ostrich, zebra, and warthog will dazzle you. See herds of animals swiftly running across vast open spaces, and predators hunting prey. The multitude and diversity of species here are unrivaled. 
Dinner and Overnight stay at:-

 

DAY 5
Game viewing | Afternoon drive to the Western Corridor
Spend another day exploring the beauty of the Serengeti National park - you may opt to go for early morning game viewing and drive back for breakfast and later proceed with game viewing.
Today have an option for "HOT" air balloon safari, extra fee applies (US Dollar 598 per person).
Serengeti is arguably Africa’s breathtaking National park. It is the home of millions of large mammals, including what is so-called the Big 5: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, and the rarely seen black rhinoceros. Over 500 species of birds have been recorded in the area, birds of prey, vultures, lovebirds, cranes, Bateleur, weavers, and our very own Shrike-Northern White-crowned Shrike. 
Nile Crocodiles, the largest crocodile lie in wait in Grumet River Serengeti...
Dinner and Overnight stay at:-

 

DAY 6
Morning Game viewing | Drive to Mwanza city
Depart at 6.00am for early morning (sunrise) game viewing. Later drive back to the camp for a sumptuous breakfast while enjoying the cool breeze from acacia trees surrounding the camp.

Early morning is the best time for game viewing as most of the killings take place around this time. Our professional guide is always happy to share with you lots of hidden secrets in the Serengeti, why Serengeti shall never die, how Darwin's theory, survival of the fittest applies in the Serengeti and much much more...

After breakfast collect your picnic lunch and drive to Mwanza city.

 

Optional:
Visit Mayega Children Centre on your way to Mwanza city.
Shrike Safaris through Busega Scotland, support abandoned or orphaned children at the Mayega Children’s Centre, just 10 miles from the Ndabaka gate entrance to the Serengeti’s Western Corridor... There are millions of children in Africa who have been abandoned or orphaned as a result of the AIDS pandemic. And this is a chance to join hands and make a difference.
While safaris may be our calling, these dear children are our joyful passion. How they love—and need—the friendship and support of visitors. Our mission is to inspire and enable Shrike guests to take informed and compassionate action.
There is heroic work being done! We enthusiastically urge all travelers to spend a few hours visiting the Mayega Children’s Centre. Give your time, your talent, your resources, and your love. Become a bridge of information and exchange between cultures.
What would you do? 
Sing, dance, play. Talk about your profession to teenagers. Bounce babies on your knee. Perhaps help put up a school building. Or simply provide a window to the larger world. We guarantee that lives will be forever touched. And not just the children’s.

 

Later drive to Mwanza city - 'the Rocky city' for the mighty Lake Victoria 
Dinner and Overnight stay at:-

 

DAY 7
Mwanza city | Stone Town - Zanzibar Island.
After a sumptuous breakfast at Malaika Beach Resort, and we’re off on a flight to paradise. Your hotel, either the Zanzibar Serena or the Blue Bay Resort, waits quietly in the sun, absorbing its rays as they reflect off the adjacent sea. These hotels, specially selected for their exceptionality, immerse the traveler in the romantic atmos- phere of centuries gone by. The perfumed air caresses you with the scents of all the spices that have grown in abun- dance throughout the island since time began...
Dinner and Overnight stay at:-
  • Zanzibar Serena Hotel

 

Day 8
Old Town & Spice Plantations
The morning begins with a sumptuous breakfast as you gaze over the Indian Ocean to the endless horizon. A walking tour is the only way to truly experience the town, which exists today much as it did in the years when Zanzibar, the Isle of Spices, was a great trading centre known the world over for spices, timber and slaves. The marketplace is alive with vendors who hawk their exotic wares in a multitude of languages, as many as the intense palate of colours which mark their fabrics, their spices, their intricately carved wood and other goods for sale. As you move away from the rau- cous market, the winding streets grow serene and mysteri- ous, with their whitewashed houses and ornately carved wooden doors and balconies studded with brass. You will visit the Zanzibar Museum and the Old Fort. Lunch, relaxed and oh-so-luscious, and we proceed to spend the afternoon touring the plantations on the outskirts of town where cin- namon, cardamon and strong, flavourful Arabic coffees are grown. And, of course, we see the cloves, the gold of Zanzibar, the world’s finest and most desired spice, grown here in the very centre of the Spice Islands.
Dinner and Overnight stay at:-
  • Zanzibar Serena Hotel

 

Day 9 
Leisure & Relaxing at the Beach
Dinner and Overnight stay at:-
  • Zanzibar Serena Hotel

 

Day 10
Zanzibar | Fly back home
Today brings a farewell to the island. Depending upon your flight time, which—being in a splendidly far flung outpost of civilization after all—can sometimes be early, perhaps you’ll make one last trip to the marketplace for that fantasti- cally carved teakwood chest or supply of intensely scented clove pomanders—a heady reminder of your sojourn in this ageless Swahili paradise.
Pickup point
Here is where we will meet, don't get lost!
Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO). View on Map