Tanzania, in Central East Africa, has about 1,400 km of coastline along the Indian Ocean. It borders Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Lower Zambezi National Park, comprised of a million acres, has a river frontage of about 116 km with magnificent picturesque scenery. Embark on a safari. The camp experience will allow you to enjoy the country to its fullest.
The best way is to fly to Dar Es Salaam by international carrier via Europe. The flight takes about eight hours from London. There are two camps, four hours apart, but a world apart in the experience each offers. Sausage Tree Camp is the epitome of bush chic while Old Mondoro is rustic, 19th century and a real African bush camp experience. There is a canoe safari between the two camps.
Stuff to do on safari
- Game drives, both day and night
- Walking safaris
- Weaning yourself off TV and channeling your inner survivorman
Best time to travel
Mid-season is June, July and August. The vegetation is dying off and thinning out, the elephant herds are gathering and the night weather is chilly. (The daytime weather is perfect.) Late season is September, October and November. The weather heats up and game viewing and fi shing are at their peak, although waterholes have dried up and game is more often seen on the river banks and islands. Bird watching is spectacular.
Honeymooning in the Serengeti
This is a safari that offers an unforgettable African experience, while it also does a little pampering! n What to wear: Bring plenty of casual clothes, shorts, light pants and cotton shirts to protect you from the sun and biting insects at dusk. Camping in the wilds of Africa means leaving behind your vanity. Don’t forget to bring something warm to layer for the cooler nights.
You have a suite styled like an oversize Bedouin tent. Elephants and other game can stroll through the camp and be viewed from the comfort of the tents. Each tent has a four-poster bed, covered at night in mosquito nets. Rates start at approximately $600 per person per night and include meals, beverages, accommodation, laundry, park fees, internal park transfers and a private butler.
You will be spoiled by the camp’s French-trained chef who creates meals from his bush kitchen that are enjoyed under the African sky, complete with white linen and candlelight. An open bar invites guests to indulge, if they choose.
Fact & figures
- Language: English
- Currency: Tanzania Shillings; however, you are advised to carry American Dollars.
- Capital city: Dodoma
- Climate: Varies from tropical along the coast to temperate in the highlands.
- Health: Major infectious diseases with the degree of risk highest in food or waterborne diseases. Get your vaccinations.
- Visas: Visas are required. They can be obtained in advance through the various embassies/high commissions abroad, consulates, at the airports or other ports/borders of entry. The process is fast and easy, and all one is required to show is a valid, current passport.