Tanzania is becoming more and more a popular option as a holiday and honeymoon destination. Combine Safari with beautiful white sand beaches in Zanzibar and on the Kenyan coast of Mombassa. Flights are direct from London into Nairobi or Mombassa in Kenya or Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.
Dar es Salaam is the largest and capital city of Tanzania and is home to a selection of hotels, restaurants, bars, office buildings and banks. It’s busy harbour is the main port in Tanzania.
Seven kilometres to the north of the city you will find Bongoyo Island Marine Reserve where there are many excellent dive sites and areas for snorkelling. In the reserve you can find beautiful beaches, secluded islands, and many different types of marine species. To the South of Dar es Salaam you will find the more remote and popular National parks and reserves, Selous and Ruaha which give you a true feeling of the African Beach. A combination of the two areas will give you an excellent safari experience. Selous camps tend to be located close or on the Rufiji river or the Lake Nzerekera here your game rides will combine open top jeep, boat and by foot. Ruaha is set in the central highlands area and has amore rugged and remote landscape with a wide assortment of game and birds.
If you are looking for a romantic retreat just 15 minutes from Dar es Salaam then look no further than Ras Kutani a perfect hide away of 12 simply furnished bamboo thatched cottages with large verandahs overlooking the lagoon or ocean. Or for something a little more remote then consider the Lazy Lagoon Island, which is reached by road and then boat and has only 12 rooms offering activities such as snorkelling, boating, fishing and nature walks.
Many UK tour operators offer excellent tours as a package but can also tailor make the holiday or honeymoon to suit the individual. At goeasy travel we can offer you a full package with flights, accommodation and transfers or just your ground arrangements if you have already booked your flights.
Accommodation in Tanzania
In Dar es Salaam expect to find standard hotel accommodation from guest houses up to 5 star luxury hotel groups such as Movenpick and Kempinski. When choosing a safari then it is really down to size, location and quality of the food and safari guiding offered. For a good standard of private game lodge expect to pay anything from £180 per person per night for full board and 2 game drives per day, with luxury private tented game reserves charging up to £500 per night.
Safari accommodation in Tanzania & the Serengeti
Selous Game Reserve offers a selection of game reserves, one to consier is the Selous Safari Camp
in the North east sector or the Rufiji River Campin the west of the sector situated on the river banks.
In Ruaha consider the Jongomero Campwhich is set on the banks of the Jongomero Sand River in the south west corner of the reserve. Activities here include full day game expeditions with picnic lunches. or try the Ruaha river lodge based on the rocky banks of the Great Ruaha river with sundowners by the campfire on the river bank.
Serengeti Safari Camps
There are many Serengeti Safari camps to choose from but some of the most popular choices are to sample a few when on a safari in Tanzania. Take in the views from the Ngorongoro crater Lodge staying at either the North, south or Tree camp. Mount Kilimanjaro, Lake Manyara Tree lodge and stay in one of 10 stilted tree-houses.
Another popular option is to stay at one of the migration camps and watch this wonderful event which always follows the rains.
Exact timings and location for the Migration cannot be guaranteed but as a rule November to May the animals congregate on the grassy palms of the Southern and Eastern Serengeti, May – June the animals head north, June to August the migration moves into the Masi Mara, August to November the animals stay in the Masi Mara until the new rain prompts them to move south. For a guide see The Great Migration Chart
The Serengeti is a great choice for family safari as there are many camps to choose from as well as the large game reserves in the south of Tanzania such as Selous and Ruaha game reserves.
Zanzibar lies 25 miles off the Tanzanian coast and is made up of Zanzibar and Pemba islands. The island is only 60 miles by 20 wide but offers some very romatic hotels perfect for honeymoons. To name a few check out Matemwe Bungalows, Ras Nungwi, Fundu Lagoon on Pemba island or Unguja resort located at the norther tip of the island. See also our pages on goeasy Zanzibar destination Guide
Honeymoons in Tanzania
Tanzania is the perfect honeymoon destination for a twin center with beach and Safari. It combines the wonderful sights of the animals on Safari with a romatic balloon ride over the Serengeti and the idyllic white sandy beaches of Zanzibar and Pemba.
For more information on Tanzania, please visit the official Tanzania Tourist Board