Dar es Salaam

Over the last century, Dar es Salaam has grown from a sleepy Zaramo fishing village into a thriving tropical metropolis of over four million people. Straddling some of the most important sea routes in the world, it is East Africa’s second busiest port and Tanzania’s commercial hub.  

Your time spent in Dar es Salaam will serve as a transitional base for flying to your safari bush camp in northern Tanzania and then it’s directly off to the beaches of Zanzibar.


The Hyatt Regency Kilimanjaro Hotel – The Kilimanjaro is a modern oasis in the heart of Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam. This 5-Star hotel’s superb waterfront location, spectacular views of the harbor and Indian Ocean, and proximity to the city’s international airport, ensure it is among the best-situated luxury hotels in Dar es Salaam.

The Serengeti & Wildebeest Migration

The Serengeti, especially during the migration, gives one a sense of Africa when the world was young. The sheer immensity of the short-grass plains is awe-inspiring. The plains of the Serengeti comprise 1.5 million acres of the savannah. The annual migration to permanent water holes of vast herds of wildebeest, gazelles and zebras, followed by predators, is one of the most impressive natural events on earth.

To be surrounded by two million of these magnificent animals, stretching as far as the eye can see – and the sounds and the smells – this is the essence of Africa. It stays in your heart forever.

In Tanzania, the best time to view the annual migration is the month of July, when the herds begin their migration, crossing the waters of the Mara River. The Mara’s fertile banks are also home to a remarkable community of resident species, from bathing hippos to crocodiles that sulk below the murky waters, from buffalo, elephant and giraffe that graze along the flood plains to lions and other big cat predators who roam the plains freely.


Voted one of National Geographic’s most unique lodges in the world, Sayari Camp offers some of Africa’s finest game viewing – and it does so in remarkable style. The camp’s location in the Lamai Triangle, right on the northern banks of the Mara River, affords prime viewing of the wildebeest crossing. Guests will also spot big cats and elephant that roam the region year-round, as well as hippos and crocodile that permanently populate the river.

Lodge Features

  • En-suite bathrooms with hot running water, shower, bathtub & flushing toilet.
  • Private deck verandas
  • Infinity swimming pool overlooking the northern plains
  • Spa with a menu of massages
  • Bar serving beer, wine and cocktails
  • Guest Lounge & Library

What’s Included:

  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Bush breakfasts, picnics, lunch and dinners
  • Community cultural visits
  • Hot-air balloon safaris (at an additional cost)

Stone Town

The name Zanzibar immediately conjures up images of an island paradise with soft sand, white beaches and shimmering azure waters. But, the Zanzibar Archipelago is so – these islands offer a kaleidoscope of sights, smells and tastes which feed your soul and leave you wanting to return again.

Not just any town, Stone Town is a sensory experience not to be found anywhere else on earth.


Only accessible on foot, explore these ancient gobble stone streets and take in the mixture of cultures, textiles, famous doors, ethnic foods and old world architecture.


For a deeper understanding of Zanzibar’s darker chapter in history, visit the location of the world’s last open slave market, the main slave-trading post in East Africa.


By nightfall, this colorful seaside market is buzzing with activity as hungry locals flock to the food stalls with their huge array of mostly seafood illuminated by oil lamps.


Influenced by the Arabs, Indians and Persians, Zanzibar is called the “Spice Islands” for a reason. Learn about spices in their natural form, including cloves, chocolate, nutmeg and more.


Sitting majestically on the beachfront in the heart of Stone Town, Park Hyatt Zanzibar provides the ultimate in island luxury. From the spacious elegant guest rooms, authentic cuisine and spectacular views from the oceanfront infinity pool, this 5-star luxury hotel makes for an intimate and unforgettable experience.

Oh Those Beaches!

White sands, swaying palms, pristine waters and miles of beaches, Zanzibar lives up to its reputation as one of the most majestic islands in the world to visit.


The best way to experience an impossible Zanzibar sunset is on a traditional wooden boat, called the dhow. A glass of wine in hand, gold and amber hues…. perfect.


Dive the flourishing coral reefs of Tumbatu Island while looking for turtles and sea horses. Snorkel among the unique sea creatures and dolphin encounters are numerous.


With seasonal Marlin and large schools of Barracuda, Wahoo, Kingfish, and Giant Travelli in the area year-round, a thrilling experience is a guarantee.


If a sun umbrella is calling your name, enjoy dips in the Indian Ocean, read a book, take a nap, and then do it all over again. One of the best ways to enjoy Zanzibar.


Cocooned among 32 acres of tropical gardens, fringed by a pristine mile-long beach, The Residence Zanzibar immerses you in the splendor of a secluded hideaway. At this luxury villa resort, retreat to a world of divine relaxation, bespoke hospitality and enchanting elegance inspired by the island’s African, Arabic and European heritage.

With breathtaking views of the ocean from both your bedroom and living room, slide open the French doors and step out to your private deck and dipping pool. Shower indoors or in the private outdoor shower garden – a delightful hidden gem.