Begin this 14-day Tanzanian tour on the edge of serene Lake Manyara, which is inhabited by thousands of pink-hued flamingos and a host of other intriguing water birds. On 4x4 game drives explore Lake Manyara National Park, which is renowned for its tree-climbing predators and, while relaxing at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, take refreshing dips in the lodge’s infinity pool and enjoy its commanding views of the lake’s sapphire waters.
Then spend two nights on the doorstep of the Great Migration in Tanzania’s signature Serengeti National Park, and do not be surprised if wildebeest and zebra run right past the window of your suite during migration season. Make your way to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge - set right on the edge of the crater with incredible views of the extinct volcano and its extensive floor, which is home to more wildlife than anywhere else in the world. Your next stop is Tarangire Sopa Lodge nestled in a wooded valley within the Tarangire National Park, which is inhabited by endangered black rhino and some of the largest tusker elephants found in Africa.
Selous Game Reserve is named after Englishman Sir Frederick Selous – a big-game hunter turned early conservationist – and no permanent structures are allowed to be erected in this faunal wonderland. Your accommodation will be in Selous Serena Camp, a glamorous tented lodge on the Zema River.
You then make yourself at home on the spice island of Zanzibar, where you spend a night at Kisiwa House – a palatial building in historical Stone Town dating back to the 19th century. From urban bustle to island getaway, your last stop is Sultan Sands Island Resort in the east-coast village of Kiwengwa where you have the best choice of watersports action and toes-in-sand relaxation you could ever wish for.