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Trip Length

8 Days // 7 Nights

Trip Collection

EXPLORE AFRICA

Luxury Level

PREMIUM

Activity Level

LOW

THE BEST OF TANZANIA

TANZANIAN SAFARI // ZANZIBAR

Up in the Air Life proudly presents a 9 Day Tanzanian Adventure including an African Safari and Zanzibar, archipelago off the coast of East Africa.  Our luxury safari camp, Sanctuary Swala, is located in a secluded area of Tarangire National Park, one of the most exciting and least visited parks in the country. In the heart of Maasai country and a remote corner of the Tarangire, in total seclusion amongst giant acacia trees and looking out beyond the flat savannah, Sanctuary Swala offers a very exclusive safari experience. The picturesque landscape is filled with ancient baobab trees, ambling elephants and birds in flight. Built to the highest eco-friendly standards, this camp has a particularly low-carbon footprint.

JANUARY 9-16, 2021

DAY 1

Welcome to Zanzibar!  Upon arrival to Zanzibar International Airport you will be met by our team and transferred by private vehicle to your hotel located Stone Town. Stone Town is a fine example of the Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa. It retains its urban fabric and townscape virtually intact and contains many fine buildings that reflect its particular culture, which has brought together and homogenized disparate elements of the cultures of Africa, the Arab region, India, and Europe over more than a millennium. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Tonight we will connect over cocktails and an amazing dinner.  Welcome home!

Meals:  Breakfast

DAY 2

Enjoy a laid back lush breakfast at the hotel.  After breakfast we’ll enjoy a walking tour of Stone Town. Stone Town is a very lively place where you’ll find a mixture of Arabic, African, Indian and European cultures living comfortably together. As we walk through the labyrinth of streets too narrow for cars to pass, we’ll see mosques, churches and temples side to side. While we wonder around the city, we’ll take a historical and cultural journey through the old slave market, Darajani market place, the House of Wonders, the Old Fort and the Sultan’s Palace.  After lunch we’ll enjoy delicious seafood at a local restaurant while we share photos and reflect on the eventful morning.  The evening is yours to explore on your own.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3

Enjoy your last day in Zanzibar.  Relinquish yourself to the spa for some indigenous treatments at the hotel. The spa treatments use natural organic products which harnesses the restorative powers of pure actives from our oceans, plants and minerals. Soothe limbs in the steam and sauna, preparing them for the most effective massage and treatments. Stay afterwards, relaxing in the spa pool and Jacuzzi, absorbing the full benefits of your therapy. Join us later at “The Rock” for an amazing farewell dinner.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4

Today we’re heading to Tanzania to enjoy our luxury safari at Swala camp in the Tarangire. After landing in the bush we will take a game drive to the camp’s secluded location and enjoy a leisure lunch on arrival.  Each of the twelve luxurious tents are shaded by tall acacia trees and ancient baobabs and is within sight of the well-frequented waterhole. In the afternoon there is time to relax before enjoying an exciting game drive by open four wheel drive vehicle. Huge herds of elephant, greater kudu, Impala and Zebra are all easily spotted whilst leopard lurk in the trees.  As the sun fades enjoy a sundowner as you watch the game carry on with their daily activities. Return to camp to freshen up before dinner.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Alcoholic Drinks

DAY 5

Today after noshing on breakfast in the bush watching the animals at the watering hole, we’ll engage in a full day game drive into the heart of the Tarangire National Park.  We’ll enjoy most of the day out on the drive so a picnic lunch will be calling our name.

This evening return to camp and gather round the campfire while you watch the sun set over the plains before you. Settle in at the dining tent for a deliciously prepared meal before retiring to your tent after an eventful day of game viewing.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Alcoholic Drinks

DAY 6

Rise and shine and enjoy another luxurious breakfast at the Swala Safari camp. We’ll head out on another game drive to spot the lions, elephant, cheetah, leopards, buffalo, impala, and many more animals. In the late afternoon, you can take a guided walk through the bush, identifying tracks and observing animal behavior at eye level. Walking is the oldest form of safari and allows guests to enjoy nature and sharpen our senses as we take in the sights and sounds of the bush. A walking safari is not a thrill-seeking activity, although spotting an elephant whilst on foot will certainly get guests’ hearts racing!

The evening will end in another campfire and barbecue in the bush at the camp.  The Masai warriors will host us while we have the candlelit dinner and relish on all the moments from earlier today.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Alcoholic Drinks

DAY 7

Today is a leisure day.  Design your day to include an early morning drive or mid-afternoon massage. Whatever you choose, we’ll take care of it.   In the morning you’ll have the option to visit a local school. At the school you may share stories to the children and learn more about Sanctuary Retreats social responsibility and how your safari stay contributes to these give back initiatives. On our last night at the camp, we’ll listen to old school music and dance the night away in the outdoor livingroom.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Alcoholic Drinks

DAY 8

Enjoy your last morning at the camp.  Today we’ll take our last game drive before being whisked off to the airport to head back home.

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