The coast, villages and countryside of the Eastern Algarve and then explore the treasures of this most westerly corner of Europe.
We discover some of the most famous national parks on earth, including the Serengeti and Ngorogoro Crater. And on a series of walks we will explore the dramatic landscapes of the Usambara Mountains. We complete our adventure by relaxing on the beautiful white sandy beaches of Zanzibar.
The Serengeti is lion country. As the setting sun lights up the plains, roars reverberate in the distance as local disputes are settled and precedence in the pride reconfirmed. This is the animal kingdom in its most raw and pure form.
The Serengeti is probably the most iconic national park on earth, but it is not the only jewel in Tanzania’s crown. Our journey begins with a walk in Moshi at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. We then travel west to Lake Manyara National Park, famous for water birds, flocks of brightly coloured flamingos, hippos and baboons. Next up, we stretch our legs with a walk in the Southern Ngorongoro Conservation area to the elephant’s cave and see a spectacular waterfall.
Two nights in Serengeti National Park sets the bar extremely high. The volume of wildlife is overwhelming; lion, cheetah, giraffe, gnu, zebra, antelope are all here and we have enough time to see them all! This experience is matched only by Ngorongoro Crater, a veritable Garden of Eden. We enjoy a safari on the crater floor amidst the densest collection of mammals on earth; bring your binoculars!
In the Tarangire National Park, we focus on the enormous Baobab trees and huge elephant herds, which can be found scratching the riverbed for underground streams. The core of our walking takes place in the Usambara Mountains and surrounding area. We walk through villages, admire spectacular viewpoints, explore Montane forest and hopefully see a variety of different wildlife along the way.
How could we top all of this? By flying to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar and spending three nights. We stroll through narrow streets and bazaars, visit the former sultan's palace, and enjoy a guided visit to a spice farm. Think golden sand beaches, palm trees, swimming and snorkelling in turquoise waters.
This holiday is the perfect blend of walking, safaris and relaxation, your ultimate bucket list experience and one of our most popular African tours.
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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.
Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.