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East Africa Beach & Safari

A luxury tailor-made adventure for the Clays family from 2 to 15 August 2024 

Itinerary includes all accommodation on board basis stated, drivers, guides, international and internal flights and all transfers

Your tailor-made adventure includes a luxury safari camp in Tanzania and a luxury beach resort in Zanzibar 

2 August: London to Addis Ababa

Depart London Heathrow at 21.00 with Ethiopian Airways (ET701) in Economy Class, arriving Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, at 06.45 on 3 August. You will connect with your onward flight to Dar es Salaam which deports at 10.55, arriving Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam, at 13:45.

Upon arrival into Dar es Salaam, clear customs and collect your luggage. You will be met in the arrivals hall by a representative who will welcome you to Tanzania and provide you with your local documentation. You will then be transferred by private vehicle to Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro, for the night in 2 x Sea View Rooms (inter-connecting) on B&B basis. The transfer time is approx 30 minutes (subject to traffic).


The Kilimanjaro is an oasis of cool, calm, and contemporary architecture in Tanzania's commercial capital. It's the only high quality hotel in the city and offers some excellent dining options: Asian, Italian and Swahili dishes that can be enjoyed in The Palm, Oriental and the Flame Tree Lounge. The hotel's rooftop terrace bar is perfect for watching the sunset, cocktail in hand. 

Images below.

4 August: Dar es Salaam to Ruaha National Park

This morning you will be met in the reception of your hotel for your transfer back to Julius Nyerere International Airport. You will then depart Dar es Salaam by scheduled light aircraft flight at 08.30 to Ruaha National Park, arriving 11.00. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your lodge where you will arrive in time for lunch, and a first afternoon on safari in Ruaha National Park.


Despite being the second biggest park in Tanzania, Ruaha National Park remains refreshingly under-the-radar. It is wild and still untouched. The lifeblood of this vast and remote park is the Ruaha River, a chameleon body of water that shifts from thundering torrent in the rainy season to gently trickling stream in the dry season. The game viewing is excellent near the river, and your guide will take you to the best places to watch hippo splashing in pools, spot rare species of antelope peeking through the woodland and view some of East Africa’s largest herds of elephant roaming
freely through the parkland.


In Ruaha, buffalo gather in large herds, as well as giraffe, zebra, impala, eland, hippo, crocodile, lion and leopard. The rarer, lesser-seen creatures can also be found, including sable and roan antelope, dikdik, greater and lesser kudus, Grants gazelle and honey badgers. It is second only to Nyerere National Park for the largest population of wild dog. 

Your base in Ruaha National Park is Jongomero Camp, a small, beautiful, tented, safari camp set under huge acacia trees along the banks of the Jongomero Sand River. With 70 kilometres to the nearest camp, Jongomero offers you seclusion and intimate wildlife experiences that create memories of a lifetime. You will be staying 3 nights in Bush Manor - a private residence just for you - on a fully inclusive basis, including activities. See images below.

Bush Manor, Jongomero Camp

Bush Manor is an exclusive-use villa at Jongomero, where you will enjoy your stay for the next few nights. As you enter through the ornately carved wooden doors, you'll be immediately struck by the spacious and inviting lounge and dining space. Sip on a glass of fine wine at the expansive open-plan kitchen bar while taking in the stunning views of the surrounding wilderness. The high thatched main relaxation area is positioned between two luxurious and identical inter-connecting tented suites, each equipped with all the creature comforts you could desire. The beautiful open bathrooms feature a freestanding roll-top brass bathtub and a super-spacious shower with Zellige tiles.

Meals at Jongomero Private Bush Manor are prepared by your dedicated chef. Breakfast alfresco in the morning sun on the main terrace with breathtaking views, lunch in the shade near the sparkling infinity lap pool, or retreat into the serenity of the bush to dine under the stars. The infinity pool is the perfect spot to cool off after a day of exploring the bush. With shaded seating and sun loungers, you can sit back and relax while taking in the 180-degree vista across the seasonal river, with wildlife wandering into view. With full WiFi reception, you'll be able to stay connected with the outside world if you choose to do so.

Jongomero Private Bush Manor comes complete with a private guide and dedicated Askari. Experience the thrill of a private game drive or explore the bush on foot with a bush walk. For those who love to stay active, the camp has an open-air river-view gym kitted with high-quality Technogym equipment that can be enjoyed by all guests staying at Jongomero.

5 and 6 August: Ruaha National Park

Over the next few days, you will enjoy morning and afternoon safari activities in Ruaha National Park. The following is just some of what you can expect to experience during your stay here, amongst much more…

Game Drives: The road network around camp was primarily developed by local, knowledgeable guides and therefore perfectly placed for superlative game drives, with the blood-pumping thrills of tracking animals and the reverential calm of learning about this incredible environment. 

Game Walks: Offered to guests aged 16 or over, game walks are arguably the most fascinating way to truly experience the wonders of Ruaha. Out of the 4WD vehicle and being on foot is a humbling experience in this vast, untouched land. Set at a leisurely pace, the walks are not intended to find big game, instead it offers guests an education into the lives of the smaller animals as well as the birdlife, insects, flora and fauna. 

7 August: Ruaha to Zanzibar 

After a final morning on safari in Ruaha National Park, you will today depart by scheduled light aircraft flight at 11.45, arriving Zanzibar. at 14.30.

Upon arrival into Zanzibar, you will be met by a driver who will transfer you by private vehicle to Breezes Beach Club & Spa on the south-east coast. The transfer time is approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes.

Breezes Beach Club & Spa

7 nights in 2 x Garden Rooms on a half board basis.

Breezes Beach Club enjoys a prime position on Zanzibar's award-winning Bwejuu Beach on the southeastern tip of the island. This endless, blindingly white beach stretches for miles so you can walk, swim or watch the local fishermen. The hotel, set in glorious tropic-exotic gardens, boasts beautiful rooms with views of the ocean.


Over the next week you can enjoy as much or as little as you please whilst at Breezes Beach Club & Spa. There's a lot to do here, you can learn to dive in a Padi registered centre, kite surf, windsurf and sail. Explore Stone Town, the island's capital, rich in history and jam-packed with stunning old buildings. Kick back with a Kili Foot or Apres Safari Treatment in the Frangipani Spa. Eat and drink the day away in more than half a dozen restaurants and bars. 

14 August: Time to Head Home

You will this morning be met at your hotel and transferred by private vehicle to the airport for your onward travels, a journey time of approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes.
Depart: Zanzibar International Airport, Zanzibar, at 12:50
Flight No: ET855 (Ethiopian Airlines)
Flight Class: Economy Stopover: Kilimanjaro Airport
Arrive: Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, at 17:55

Depart: Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, at 00:20
Flight No: ET718 (Ethiopian Airlines)
Flight Class: Economy
Arrive: London Heathrow at 06:20 on 15 August

Price and Inclusions

Total: £38,120


Price includes 24/7 support whilst travelling, international economy class flights, domestic flights, all ticket taxes and air passenger duty
all transfers, accommodation on board basis specified, ATOL protection.

Total deposit required to confirm these arrangements: £7,625

Not included: Immunisation and visas fees (see below), local airport departure taxes.

If you wanted to push the boat out even further, you could choose to stay at Baraza Resort & Spa instead of Breezes Beach Club & Spa. You could stay in a 2 bedroom Garden View Villa on an all-inclusive basis for a surcharge of £7,820. The villa is 193 sq.m - Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and freestanding bathtub, walk in dressing room, second bedroom with two twin beds, en suite bathroom (with shower),
living room, TV, Sultan’s Lounge Bed, mini bar area with tea/coffee making facilities, large terrace, two sun loungers and plunge pool.

Visas and Health Information

Where visas are required, we cannot guarantee that your visa application for any country will be accepted. Visa requirements change constantly, and you are ultimately responsible for obtaining the appropriate visas. We recommend that you secure your visa well in advance of travel. However, please don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions or concerns relating to visas.

British passport holders currently require a tourist visa to enter Tanzania, which can be obtained on arrival or online before travel. At a cost of USD50 per person for a single entry and USD100 for a multi entry. Passports must be valid for at least six months beyond date of departure.
We highly recommend that you apply for your visa online before you travel, you need to ensure you allow plenty of time to do this, currently visas are taking up to 10 working days to come back and we recommend that you apply for your visa 1 month before your departure date. The link for the online visa is

**Please print out a copy of your e-visa**

Please note that we require passport copies for all children travelling who are aged 16 and under to be able to book park fees in advance of travel.

We recommend you consult with your GP or a specialist travel health clinic prior to your trip for advice on travel medicine
and vaccinations.

Yellow Fever
To enter Tanzania, you need a yellow fever certificate to prove you’ve had a yellow fever vaccination if you’re coming
from a country listed as a transmission risk. Within East Africa Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia are considered by the World
Health Organisation (WHO) as countries that are high risk for yellow fever (current as of March 2024). If you are unable to
have the vaccination for medical reasons you must travel with your exemption letter. It is your responsibility to investigate full details of all health requirements including Yellow Fever which can be obtained from an authorised medical source such as your doctor or your nearest Immunisation Centre. Entry requirements are constantly changing, and we will advise where possible but will not be ultimately responsible.

Please note that you are travelling to a malaria affected country. Please speak to your travel centre or doctor for the
latest advice on taking antimalarial tablets - ideally at least eight weeks before departure. 

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