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Regal Sunbird Fly-in Safari

Experience the highlights of Tanzania with a safari in the country’s famous northern parks followed by historic Stone Town and the palm-fringed beaches of Zanzibar, staying in high-quality accommodation throughout.

Regal Sunbird Fly-in Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Regal Sunbird Fly-in Safari. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: Kilimanjaro International Airport

On arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by a guide with a name board after you've collected your bags.

Kuro Tarangire
Days 1-3

Kuro Tarangire

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesTarangire National Park, Tanzania

Nestled beneath a grove of towering acacias Kuro Tarangire Camp offers a tranquil bush setting, warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere. At first glance Kuro Tarangire is just a camp set in a pretty glade with rooms shaded by tall acacia trees. But stay a while and you’ll realise falling seedpods and tasty shoots attract elephants, impala, waterbuck, zebra, bushbuck, giraffe and much more. The open-fronted main area and L-shaped rooms make the most of this phenomenon and allow you to watch animals amble by from wherever you sit.

Kuro Tarangire

Nestled beneath a grove of towering acacias Kuro Tarangire Camp offers a tranquil bush setting, warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere. At first glance Kuro Tarangire is just a camp set in a pretty glade with rooms shaded by tall acacia trees. But stay a while and you’ll realise falling seedpods and tasty shoots attract elephants, impala, waterbuck, zebra, bushbuck, giraffe and much more. The open-fronted main area and L-shaped rooms make the most of this phenomenon and allow you to watch animals amble by from wherever you sit.

Original in its rustic style, the six rooms constructed of hewn poles, high thatched ceilings and canvas walls feature white-washed wood and colourful pastels for a light, summery feel. The welcome is warm, and the atmosphere relaxed in this camp where the focus is on the natural environment and immersing oneself in the bush rather than luxuries like a pool or plumbed showers.

"We loved Kuro, the family tent, the animals coming right next to the room"

Mrs B.fromBasel

Arrived 6 Oct 2019, 2 nights

The engaging team at Kuro Tarangire work hard to make your stay a memorable one, from action packed game drives through a variety of environments, and spot-lit night drives seeking out nocturnal specialties to guided walks for a closer look at nature. Perhaps a surprise bush breakfast or sundowners at the edge of the plains thrown in for good measure. The remote location deep within the park ensures you enjoy the best of Tarangire with relatively few others around. See our full report on Kuro Tarangire

97%
14 reviews of Kuro Tarangire by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Cultural excursion

Guided walking safari

Hot air ballooning

Night drive

Entamanu Ngorongoro
Days 3-5

Entamanu Ngorongoro

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesNgorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Entamanu Ngorongoro is a relatively new tented camp, opened in August 2016, and set in an isolated, scenic spot high on the crater rim. The drive in, along relatively poor roads, can take up to an hour and a half, but there's very often the bonus of giraffe (a species that is absent from the crater itself) to be seen en route.

Entamanu Ngorongoro

Entamanu Ngorongoro is a relatively new tented camp, opened in August 2016, and set in an isolated, scenic spot high on the crater rim. The drive in, along relatively poor roads, can take up to an hour and a half, but there's very often the bonus of giraffe (a species that is absent from the crater itself) to be seen en route.

"Great location...nothing was too much trouble"

The C familyfromSurrey

Arrived 24 Sep 2019, 3 nights

A stylish, relaxed camp with excellent service, Entamanu is a very promising choice on the Ngorongoro Crater rim. If you're looking for a quality camp, and want to witness the views of the crater floor and beyond, then provided you're prepared for blustery conditions and cold night-time temperatures, we think it's a unique alternative to the many larger properties here. See our full report on Entamanu Ngorongoro

97%
13 reviews of Entamanu Ngorongoro by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Cultural excursion

Guided walking safari

Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp
Days 5-8

Nomad Serengeti Camp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesSerengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp is a classic tented mobile camp for up to 14 guests. The camp changes location several times a year, broadly following the wildebeest migration around Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, when hundreds of thousands of animals move through the ecosystem.

Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp

Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp is a classic tented mobile camp for up to 14 guests. The camp changes location several times a year, broadly following the wildebeest migration around Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, when hundreds of thousands of animals move through the ecosystem.

"Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp was our favorite stay."

Marilyn & DuanefromCA

Arrived 5 Aug 2019, 3 nights

Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp is a traditional bushcamp, with relatively luxurious comforts and high standards of food and service. There is a lovely balance here between immersing yourself in the wilderness, feeling truly part of the bush, and enjoying a level of luxury that is normally the preserve of a much more upmarket camp. If you want an authentic experience of bush living, while also getting close to the migration action, this would be a great choice. See our full report on Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp

97%
45 reviews of Nomad Serengeti Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Hot air ballooning

Kisiwa House
Days 8-10

Kisiwa House

2 nights
Bed & BreakfastStone Town, Zanzibar

Constructed in 1840 by an influential Omani merchant, Kisiwa House was one of the frist buildings in Stone Town and has been in the same family for generations. It was lovingly renovated, and opened to the public as a boutique hotel in 2009. Its central location in the heart of Stone Town's Shangani area, just off Kenyatta Road, makes this a great base to explore all that Zanzibar's capital has to offer.

Kisiwa House

Constructed in 1840 by an influential Omani merchant, Kisiwa House was one of the frist buildings in Stone Town and has been in the same family for generations. It was lovingly renovated, and opened to the public as a boutique hotel in 2009. Its central location in the heart of Stone Town's Shangani area, just off Kenyatta Road, makes this a great base to explore all that Zanzibar's capital has to offer.

Kisiwa House is a very good option for those who would like a small property that is a little more international in style, but is not completely detached from the local surroundings. This is not a flashy hotel, but is instead wonderfully low-key and atmospheric: quiet, charming and quaint. Given the quality of its rooms, we regard it as being a great alternative to Stone Town's better-known chain hotels. See our full report on Kisiwa House

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0 reviews of Kisiwa House by travellers since August 2007

Activities

Boat trip

Cultural excursion

Self-guided walking

Snorkelling

Watersports

Tulia Zanzibar
Days 10-13

Tulia Zanzibar

3 nights
Full BoardEast Coast Zanzibar, Zanzibar

After four years in the building, the 16-room Tulia Zanzibar Beach Resort, to give its full name, opened in 2016 on Zanzibar’s north-east coast. The sea-facing side of the property is set on low cliffs above the Indian Ocean, with the beach below accessible only at mid-to-low tide. The very large, air-conditioned rooms are separated by densely planted tropical gardens and indigenous shade trees.

Tulia Zanzibar

After four years in the building, the 16-room Tulia Zanzibar Beach Resort, to give its full name, opened in 2016 on Zanzibar’s north-east coast. The sea-facing side of the property is set on low cliffs above the Indian Ocean, with the beach below accessible only at mid-to-low tide. The very large, air-conditioned rooms are separated by densely planted tropical gardens and indigenous shade trees.

While our initial impression of Tulia was of a rather formal establishment, this was quickly belied by the hotel’s water slides, the music playing at the right volume and the many relaxing corners. This is a meticulously planned and executed boutique resort, with outstandingly good food and some of the most ambitious and beautiful gardens we’ve seen at any beach hotel. To be sure, if you’re looking for a broad, sandy beach shaded by swaying palm trees, well, the relatively short cliff-edge frontage of the property meets the ocean at high tide, so you won’t find that here. And if you want local colour, it’s fair to say the rooms owe next to nothing to Zanzibari influence. But if you can live with these provisos, and you’re looking for an extremely comfortable, luxury beach stay, with memorable meals (ku-tulia means to relax in Swahili), then Tulia is very much worth a careful look. See our full report on Tulia Zanzibar

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0 reviews of Tulia Zanzibar by travellers since August 2007

Activities

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Kayaking

Scuba-diving

Snorkelling

Watersports

Day 13

Ends: Dar es Salaam International Airport

Your trip ends at the airport's Domestic Terminal. If you're due to fly out of the country, you'll then have a walk of about 500m to the International Terminal.

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Optional extra day-trips and excursions possible whilst staying at lodges on this trip. These are usually best arranged in advance so talk to us.


Mto Wa Mbu Village Walk

Mto Wa Mbu Village Walk

Two to three hours

Discover the intricacies of day-to-day life in the large Tanzanian village of Mto Wa Mbu with a knowledgeable local guide. This is not a village set up for tourists; Mto Wa Mbu is a real community and offers a chance to see a side of the country that many visitors pass by.

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Jozani Forest Tour

Jozani Forest Tour

Half-day or combine with other tours

For nature lovers, Jozani Forest is a must. One of the last sanctuaries of the red colobus monkey, it features a diverse range of habitats, from mangrove forests to salt marshes. Keep your eyes peeled for other forest residents, including Sykes’ monkey, bushbabies, duikers and more than 40 species of bird.

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64% (5 reviews)
Balloon Safari over the Serengeti

Balloon Safari over the Serengeti

Three hours - approx. one hour flight

As the sun rises over the Serengeti National Park in Northern Tanzania, climb aboard for an extraordinary adventure. For an hour you’ll float in a hot air balloon over beautiful savannah and woodland and a diversity of plains wildlife.

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100% (10 reviews)
Empakaai Crater Hike

Empakaai Crater Hike

Half day, two - three hour walk

Spend a half day hiking through the Empakaai Crater, in the Highlands area of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), led by an experienced guide and accompanied by a ranger.

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Olmoti Crater walk

Olmoti Crater walk

Half day - two to three hour walk

Follow an ancient Maasai cattle trail on this private hike up the Olmoti Crater, led by an experienced guide and accompanied by an armed ranger. The crater may not compete in size with the neighbouring Ngorongoro Crater, but the birding is good, the mountain views wonderful, and the array of ferns is a botanist’s dream.

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80% (1 reviews)
Safari in Ngorongoro Crater

Safari in Ngorongoro Crater

Typically a full day

To drive into the Ngorongoro Crater is to immerse yourself in a renowned wildlife park. Prides of lion and clans of hyena patrol amongst herds of zebra, wildebeest and Thomson’s gazelle, whilst flocks of crowned cranes keep out the way of jackals. Come for elephants with big tusks, too. And then there are the rhino…

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95% (42 reviews)
Lake Manyara Safari

Lake Manyara Safari

Half-day or full-day

Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park makes a great safari destination. Here, along with elephant herds and plains game, you’ll find jungle-like forests that are home to blue monkeys, a soda lake tinged pink by flamingos and some of Tanzania’s best birding.

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87% (36 reviews)
Crater Rim Walk

Crater Rim Walk

Half day - two hour walk

For some fantastic views, and the chance to see flora and fauna up close, take a walk along the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. Led by an experienced safari guide and accompanied by an armed ranger, you will be able to take in the scale and beauty of the landscape from a different perspective.

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Jambiani Village Tour

Jambiani Village Tour

Half-day - mornings

Tear yourself away from the soft white sands of Zanzibar to get under the skin of the history and culture of Jambiani village. Join a knowledgeable local guide to discover the intricacies of day-to-day life in this traditional coastal village, with much of the profits being ploughed back into the community.

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Olduvai Gorge visit

Olduvai Gorge visit

One - two hours

See for yourself the renowned archaeological site of Olduvai (or Oldupai) Gorge, which lies en route between the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park. Famed for the discoveries of early hominin remains as well as the Laetoli Footprints, the site offers beautiful views, an engaging museum and potentially the opportunity to visit an active dig.

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Maasai Village Visit

Maasai Village Visit

Two to three hours - afternoon activity

Gain an authentic insight into Maasai life, visiting one of the villages in the highland areas of the Ngorongoro Crater. Far from being a commercialised, contrived experience, this is a genuine opportunity to visit a real village, and to be welcomed by the villagers.

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Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway

Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway

Usually one hour

Experience the forest of Lake Manyara National Park from a whole new perspective – high up in the trees. The first suspended walkway in Tanzania, it stretches underneath the canopy for 370m between the mahogany and fig trees, giving intrepid visitors a unique view of the surrounding flora and fauna.

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60% (1 reviews)

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