‘Bush and beach’ is a time-honoured African tradition. After the early mornings, thrilling sights and sometimes jam-packed schedules of safari, it’s a welcome relief to take a complete break and not do much for a few days except sun bathe and indulge in water sports. This itinerary idea combines an energetic week on Tanzania’s famed Northern Circuit with another only-as-energetic-as-you-like week on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar.
All the safari ‘biggies’ are included: Tarangire, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. If you arrive from about July, you may be lucky enough to catch the wildebeest thundering over the Mara River. Then the Spice Island beckons… the sweet smell of cloves, nodding palm trees, warm water all await at an exclusive beach retreat.