Trip Summary and Itinerary Map
I had decided to spend the rest of the day around the pool after all. Palm trees grew from small beds around the swimming pool. Drinks with a slice of lemon floating in them always appeared at my side as if by magic. I lay in the hammock for some time, listening to the fountains and the sea, letting the world pass me by.
Days 1 to 3: Serengeti, Tanzania
Begin your African honeymoon adventure with a flight to Kogatende Airstrip where a guide will collect you for a game drive en route to Sayari, in the northern Serengeti region. Once at Sayari, lunch will be served with an opportunity to relax and settle in. In the afternoon, you have the option of either relaxing in camp or heading out for a game drive in an open safari vehicle. Arriving back in camp at sunset, there’s a chance to freshen up before enjoying your first Sayari dinner experience followed by the opportunity to enjoy a drink around a proper safari campfire.
Depending on your preference, there are a couple of options with regard to how your day is structured. One option is to break camp early and head out with a picnic breakfast on a morning game drive, returning to camp in time for lunch. In the afternoon you can do another game drive or opt to relax by the pool with a good book. Alternatively, you can eat breakfast in camp and head out on your game drive with a picnic lunch, returning in the mid-afternoon. Private vehicle hire is an optional extra which further increases the flexibility afforded to you but must be booked in advance.
You’ll spend three days with us at Sayari before hopping on a plane and making your way to the tropical paradise that is Zanzibar for the remainder of your honeymoon.
Days 4 to 6: Drive to Matemwe
After three days spent exploring the Serengeti’s plains, Matemwe Retreat is the ideal location to end your honeymoon. After flying in from the Serengeti, you’ll be collected at the airport for a 90-minute drive through the city and across the island to Matemwe. Here, you have your own rooftop deck and plunge pool with panoramic views of Zanzibar’s coastline. You’ll also be treated to a private butler and chef, so there’s really no need to leave your villa. However, if you do feel like venturing out, there’s plenty to do that will keep you busy. You will quickly ease into the laid-back rhythm of island life, and the peaceful location and relaxed atmosphere make it the perfect place to unwind.
Fresh seafood, refreshing cocktails and relaxing massages come standard at Matemwe, but there really is no schedule while you stay with us. After breakfast, you can take a stroll down the beach, head out on a snorkelling excursion or take part in one of the many activities available on the island. A romantic lunch on your private sandbank, “Infinity Island” is a must for couples looking to do something different. Matemwe is just a 60-minute drive from Stone Town, allowing for easy day trips and excursions to all corners of the island. Your three days spent with us at Matemwe can be as busy or as relaxed as you please.
Day 7: Zanzibar Airport
Today you will be driven back to Zanzibar Airport, a journey of approximately 90 minutes, where you will check-in for your international flight home.
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
Prices are per person based on two people travelling together. Travel during some peak season months will incur higher rates.
- Domestic flights.
- All road transfers and airport pickups/drop-offs.
- All accommodation as per the itinerary. Accommodation can be amended based on budget and preferences.
- All camping equipment where necessary.
- Fees for guides, scouts, drivers, and cooks.
- All entrance fees as per the program.
- Meal plan full board.
- Fees for all activities as per the program.
- Conservation charge.
- International flights and visa fees.
- Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary.
- Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc.