Serengeti Migration and Mahale chimps
A truly varied experience with some of Tanzania's top highlights. The northern Serengeti in the dry is a real spectacle though expect to share it with other travelers (although we do try and maintain our own space). Afterwards, escape to the remote west of the country where few people venture. Big game in an understated authentic camp in Katavi with the option to walk and fly-camp, followed by bizarre chimp and beach combo in the rare Greystoke Mahale...truly a unique spot.
Baraza Resort & Spa, Zanzibar
Zanzibar is as Sir Richard Branson describes it, a “cocoa-fringed shore of purest white, and the sea blue as a slab of lapis lazuli”. When you sit with your toes in the sand while you put your head back and look up into the African night sky, it is as if the time has stood still for thousands of years. But Zanzibar has much more to offer than just sunkissed beaches. Stone Town is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar, little changed in the last 200 years. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. You can spend many hours and days just wandering through the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways, most people get lost once of twice, only to discover a new around the corner.
Greystoke Mahale - Play with chimps
It's no exaggeration to say THERE'S nowhere in the world like Greystoke Mahale. Greystoke Mahale sits on a pristine, white sandy beach overlooking the turquoise water of Lake Tanganyika, with the forested slopes of the 8000 ft Mahale Mountains rising behind. We share the mountains and the lake with so many animals, but it's the chimps that inspire us; hard not to compare their daily lives, their movements, feeding, squabbling, foraging and grooming, with our own.
Matemwe retreat Zanzibar
Zanzibar is an archipelago outside Tanzania and consists of two main islands, Unguja and Pemba and over 51 islets. The name itself means " Land of the Blacks " and the island has always absorbed people as far as from the Iberian Peninsula, the orient, Syria and India. The archipelago has survived invasions, revolutions, slavery and the birth of rock star Freddie Mercury.