Wed 1st February 2023
- Sun 12th February 2023
12 days/11 nights
We think it is time to escape, explore and experience the wonders of the world again. We want to support local partners who have struggled over these last years. We bring you another in our Africa series of Safari walks. In partnership with Luna Safari run by a dynamic young woman and her Tanzanian chef husband. This is a luxurious trip and a very special one especially as February is during calving season of the Great Wildebeest Migration of Serengeti - one of Earth’s greatest wildlife spectacles. This is now a private tour but our August Safari in Tanzania is available. Do get in touch if you are interested . It can be organised as a private trip too.
Dates: Wednesday Feb 1st to Sunday 12 Feb 2023
Guides: local guides from Luna Safari
Walking Grade: 1 Goat as we will be doing gentle walking as well as travelling by jeep to see the wildlife.
Base: In hotel accommodation and Safari camps – see itinerary. Accommodation is classed as luxury.
Price: £4,449 per person for the holiday. This price is for sharing rooms/tents as we are on a Safari. Please contact us if you would like single rooms and we will discuss with you.
- All Airport Transfers
- 8 nights in high quality hotels – 5 nights in Tanzania and 3 nights in Zanzibar
- 3 nights in Safari Camp/Lodge – 2 nights in a luxury camp in the Serengeti
- Meals – breakfast and lunch on the day of the walking safari, all meals on other safari days. B + B included at hotels in Arusha and Zanzibar.
- All National Parks Fees
- All National Park Camping Fees
- Ngorongoro Transit fees to reach Serengeti
- Ngorongoro Crater Service Charge for descent
- All Game Drives
- Arusha National Park Walking Safari with armed ranger
- Private, highly experienced, English speaking Safari guides
- Private state of the art 4x4safari vehicles, with pop up roof for optimal wildlife viewing, charging ports and a fridge for those all-important refreshments.
- Spend time with Maasai Warriors, Arusha Town Tour, Local School Visit, Stone Town Tour
- Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar Island
- 24 hour support from the wonderful in country team
- Donation to our Luna Foundation, helping to support life changing children’s projects
Not included is:
- Flight/Travel to Tanzania
- Return flight from Zanzibar to home
- Any other drinks and food not included above.
- Any tips for guides , rangers
Another in a series of WalkingWomen adventures to experience walking Safari’s and the wonder of Africa and it’s wildlife.
A magically wild adventure across Tanzania, one of Africa’s most special places – awarded year after year as Africa’s greatest safari location and with good reason.
This unique 12 day package has been put together by Husband & Wife Team Michaela and Khalfani, owners of a family run safari company and is the brain child of Michaela, a British woman who has travelled all over the world and now calls Tanzania her home.
As well as an incredible wildlife experience through Big Five country, witnessing the world’s most majestic of animals closer than most can ever dream of, you’ll also experience an ancient and rich cultural journey.
You’ll visit a children’s project that you are directly helping to support by travelling with us and dance with Maasai Warriors. Get a true taste of African Magic, while falling asleep each night to the sounds of the wild. We’ll finish up on the spice island of Zanzibar where you’ll enjoy Africa’s most incredible beaches and sip cocktails from a coconut.
Tanzania is the home of Luna Safari and a new partner to WalkingWomen. We are excited to work with them and support them.
A wildlife filled, culturally infused African dream safari – walk with us into the wild….
Day 1 – Welcome to Tanzania
You will be welcomed at arrivals and transfer you from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha Town.
Relax around the infinity pool, which provides breath-taking views of Mount Meru – Kilimanjaro’s little sister.
Overnight Mount Meru Hotel
Day 2 – Walking Safari – Arusha National Park
Today we’ll set off early in our state of the art 4×4 jeep, travelling with our fabulous, friendly and highly experienced guides.
We’ll begin making our way to Arusha National Park for our exciting and unique walking safari, alongside the protection of our highly experienced and knowledgeable armed ranger.
The entrance Gate to Arusha National Park leads in to shadowy Montane Forest inhabited by inquisitive blue monkeys – the only place on the Northern Safari Circuit where the acrobatic Black and White Colobus Monkey is easily seen.
In the midst of the forest stands the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater.We can also find Elephant, Buffalo, Zebra, Giraffe and more.
Following our adventure on foot, we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch with a view and then climb back aboard our jeeps to continue our game drive until sunset.
Overnight Mount Meru Hotel
Day 3 – Tarangire National Park
An epic drive through the Great Rift Valley until we reach Tarangire National Park, you’re likely to spot plenty of Maasai wandering along the way.
We’ll stop off on the way to meet with a Traditional Maasai Community where you can learn about their ancient traditions and wonderfully unique culture, as well as learn to dance Masaai style. The stunning mountains of the Great Rift Valley as our backdrop throughout.
Famous for the river that runs through it, in Tarangire you can spot all manner of wildlife and 4 of Africa’s Big 5. Tarangire is especially famous for its huge herds of wild African Elephant, with multiple herds of up to 300 Elephant per herd. Just imagine being surrounded by 300 Wild Elephant – soon you will be.
After arriving at your accommodation later in the evening, enjoy a beautifully prepared 3 course dinner – the food here is wonderful.
Overnight Farm of Dreams Lodge
Day 4 – Serengeti National Park
Today we’re heading in to legendary territory – awarded year after year as Africa’s greatest National Park, the sheer concentration of wildlife here in Serengeti is enough to blow your mind.
Full day within the National Park, experiencing unforgettable wildlife moments, breathing in the fresh air, the nature and the views. A safari day exactly how it should be. No interruptions, no worries or Hakuna Matata as we say here in Tanzania.
Enjoy a beautiful evening at camp and a delicious dinner inside the bush restaurant before bedding down beneath luxury canvas – the Lions roar your nightly lullaby. Overnight Ang’ata Luxury Camp
Day 5 – Serengeti National Park
Second full day within Africa’s Greatest National Park. Game Dives drives from dawn until dusk giving maximum opportunity for spectacular wildlife viewing in comfort and with the most knowledgeable and lovely guides found anywhere in Africa.
Enjoy drinks and share stories around the campfire as you witness some of Serengeti’s nocturnal wildlife come to life.
Overnight Ang’ata Luxury Camp
Day 6 – Ngorongoro Crater
Today we’re going for ultimate adventure and continuing our Safari right down in to the Ngorongoro Crater itself – the world’s largest Caldera and one of the last remaining homes of the illusive and highly endangered Black Rhino. The journey down in to the crater is something pretty incredible and so are the sweeping views of the Eden of Africa.
Today we’ll spend our day amongst the entirety of the Big 5 and enjoy lunch on the crater floor.
Following our time within the world’s largest caldera, we’ll journey towards Lake Manyara National Park and spend the evening at one of our most favourite camps, bordering the lake.
Delicious food, sparkling service and be guided back to your tent in the evening by a lovely Maasai guard in case of hippos, which frequently wander from the shores of the lake in to camp and graze right outside your tent.
Overnight at Manyaras Secret – an exclusive boutique lodge to with stunning views of Lake Manyara and every now and then you catch sight of tree-climbing lions. Elephants abound in this area.
Day 7 – Lake Manyara National Park
Today we’re entering Lake Manyara National Park, famous for the beautiful Lake running through it, scattered with stunning pink flamingos and famous for their ferocious and hugely impressive tree climbing Lions.
A magnificent National Park, once described by Ernest Hemmingway as ‘the most beautiful I had ever seen in Africa’.
Overnight Mount Meru Hotel
Day 8 – Local School Visit and Arusha Walking Tour
Our partner Luna Safari has community at the heart of everything they do and a percentage of the cost of every beautiful adventure goes directly in to the Luna Foundation, supporting children and families from some of the poorest backgrounds across Tanzania.
This morning a visit to one of the local schools to meet some of the young girls that are supported.
Following our time at the school – we’ll head out on an guided walking tour of Arusha Town. A wonderful opportunity to get a taste of local life as we take in things such as the local food market, the Maasai Market and the centre point of Africa – directly half way between Cape Town and Cairo.
Overnight Mount Meru Hotel
Day 9 – Fly to Zanzibar Island & Walking Tour of Stone Town
The name Zanzibar evokes a romantic past. To the shores of the island came Summerians, Assyrians, Hindus, Egyptians, Arabians, Chinese and Portugese, all sailing in on Monsoon Winds.
Waiting like a diamond in the crystal clear waters, Zanzibar is a cultural melting pot of Arab, European and Swahili traditions and is without a doubt one of the world’s most beautiful islands.
We give you a guided tour of Stone Town.
Pass along the Bazaar filled streets, heading towards the Freddie Mercury House, old slave market, the spice market and taste some traditional delicacies along the water’s edge.
Stone Town itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and as a pervious major port during the Slave Trade Era is steeped in history, as well as stunning traditional architecture.
Following our Tour, we’ll make our way to Nungwi to the North of the Island. Nungwi harbours Zanzibar’s most spectacular beaches and the islands calmest waters. Blindingly white sand, calm lapping waves and perfect conditions for enjoying the tranquil waters of the Indian Ocean.
We have chosen for you our absolute favourite hotel on the whole of the island and Zanzibar’s Premier Boutique Beach Hotel with a spa, gym, 2 restaurants, a rooftop bar, private beach and the most perfect infinity pool right on the sands edge.
Beach bbq’s, water sports, boat trips, restaurants and bars are also within easy walking distance.
Overnight The Z Hotel
Day 10 – Enjoy the magic of Zanzibar Island
Free time to enjoy the magic of Zanzibar Island. Overnight The Z Hotel
Day 11 – Enjoy the magic of Zanzibar Island
Free time to enjoy the magic of Zanzibar Island Overnight The Z Hotel
Day 12 – Departure day – Return home from Zanzibar
Make your return flight home at your convenience and return transfers will be organized based on your departure