Tanzania: Serengeti Safari and Zanzibar - Accommodations
We'll spend the first night in Tanzania at Lake Duluti Lodge in Arusha. Situated on the shores of a scenic crater lake on a former coffee plantation, the hotel, surrounded by ancient indigenous trees, is a fine countryside retreat. Along with amenities and service rivaling the best lodges in Africa, it offers 18 beautifully designed, spacious African ‘kibandas’ (chalets) as well as a swimming pool, spa, and a small business center. The contemporary design African chalets feature comfortable king size or two double beds, teak wooden floors, mosquito nets, exquisite bathrooms with showers and freestanding baths, in addition to personal decks positioned for maximum privacy and view of the coffee farm and the peaceful lakeside scenery. The hotel's restaurant serves a variety of delightful meals, as well as a good selection of wines and locally grown coffee. The hotel offers activities, such as canoeing trips on Lake Duluti, bird watching, hiking, coffee plantation tours and scenic walks.
While in Serengeti, we'll be staying for 4 nights at the Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge. Situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area close to the prime game viewing areas of Seronera in Central Serengeti, this eco-friendly lodge is built to blend into the natural environment dominated by the iconic African acacia trees with a view of Lake Ndutu. The lodge offers a restaurant, a bar, and a terrace lounge. The 20 luxurious tented rooms are set apart to offer privacy and built on elevated, wooden platforms, nestled under makuti roofing (palm fronds) for shade and protection against the elements. Each tented room is designed with oversized floor-to-ceiling front glass panels for wide view across the balcony to the scenery outside. The rooms feature large beds with mosquito netting, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, a writing desk, outdoor seating and a safe. The large, luxurious bathroom has a flush toilet, an indoor and an outdoor shower, and a hairdryer.
While in Zanzibar, we'll spend 4 nights at the brand new, 5-star Park Hyatt Zanzibar. Sitting majestically on the warm Indian Ocean beachfront in the heart of Stone Town, the hotel is within walking distance of signature sights, and provides a peaceful retreat amongst the labyrinth of winding alleys, bustling markets and Old World residences with their famed, ornate wooden doors. The Park Hyatt Zanzibar is built to reflect its Swahili culture with a unique blend of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements, reminiscent of an exclusive Omani residence and offering an on-site restaurant, free Wi-Fi, oceanfront infinity pool, spa, and fitness center. The 67 spacious rooms brilliantly combine sophisticated contemporary style and timeless African accents, featuring flat-screen TV, individual climate control, a minibar and coffee making machine, as well as a charging station for electronics, while the elegant bathrooms feature free standing bathtubs, hairdryers and bidets.
In the highly unlikely event that our original accommodations must be changed, the alternative accommodations will be a hotel of equal or higher standard. No change will made to the cost of the tour.