Mary Alice and Jeff’s Tanzanian Honeymoon

Mwiba Lodge / Courtesy of Legendary Expeditions

13 Nights | October/November 2024

This two-week adventure to East Africa is a classic safari through some of Tanzania’s best experiential luxury camps. You will enjoy excellent guiding, game viewing, and African hospitality around Tarangire and Serengeti National Park, before spending a blissful four nights unwinding in Seychelles.

  • Safari Price: $28,642
  • Seychelles Price: $7,710.90
  • Flights: Flight suggestions are linked below.

Sep 21: Flight

The fastest and most affordable route I’ve found is on Ethiopian Airlines via DC. This will allow you to skip a European layover by flying through Addis Ababa.

Sep 22: Arusha

Legendary Lodge (1 night)

You will start your safari in Arusha, Tanzania, at Legendary Lodge, a cozy boutique hotel where you can unwind after the long flight.


  • Kilimanjaro Meet & Greet
  • VIP Lounge
  • Transport – Kilimanjaro Airport to Legendary Lodge
  • Legendary Lodge – Garden Cottage
  • Legendary Lodge – Friedkin Conservation Fee

September 23-24: Chem Chem & Tarangire

Little Chem Chem (2 nights)

The next morning, take a short flight or drive to Little Chem Chem on the border of Tarangire National Park for your first safari. This is a fantastic luxury tented camp that promotes a “slow safari” and has great style and a solid record of wildlife conservation. Here, you can go on traditional game drives, walk (or jog) with the Maasai, and even see thousands of flamingoes on Lake Manyara if the flocks are nearby.


  • Legendary Lodge to Arusha Airport
  • Coastal Aviation (Dep Arusha) – Arusha – Chem Chem
  • Little Chem Chem – Vintage Tent
  • Chem Chem Association Contribution
  • Conservation & Community Fees
  • Tourism Development Levy
  • Tarangire Park Fees

Sep 25-27: Northern Serengeti

Nyasi Migrational Camp (3 nights)

From Chem Chem, take a short flight to the northern Serengeti. Your destination is Nyasi Migrational Camp, a classic canvas camp that follows the wildebeest migration. The camp has fewer amenities but is by no means rugged. It’s a great place to immerse yourself in the wild. Days will be spent on game drives looking for lions, cheetahs, and other large herbivores. There are no guarantees, but this is right along the border with Kenya. You may catch the vast herds of wildebeest and zebra crossing back and forth, searching for fresh grass. This is the best place for a hot air balloon ride.


  • Coastal Aviation (Dep Chem Chem) – Chem Chem – Serengeti Lamai
  • Nyasi Migrational Camp – Lamai (North) – Tented Room
  • Serengeti Park Fee
  • Serengeti Camping Fee

Sep 28-30: Southern Serengeti

Mwiba Lodge (3 nights)

You will end your safari adventure at Mwiba Lodge – one of the most luxurious lodges in the Serengeti region and one of the few on private reserves. The safari is excellent here, but you will enjoy soaking up the view from your room. The lodge is perched on a rocky outcrop that overlooks the savannah. Beyond safaris, there are authentic cultural opportunities with the local Datoga people, who are less tourist-focused than the Maasai. These camps also have amazing helicopter excursions.


  • Coastal Aviation (Dep Serengeti Lamai) – Serengeti Lamai – Serengeti Mwiba
  • Mwiba Lodge – Tented Suite
  • Mwiba Conservation Fee

Oct 1: Travel to Seychelles

Depart Mwiba in the late morning and arrive at Kilimanjaro airport around 1pm. From here you can connect to an evening flight to Nairobi where you will catch the 10pm flight to Seychelles.


  • Coastal Aviation (Dep Serengeti Mwiba) – Serengeti Mwiba – Kilimanjaro
  • Departure – Kilimanjaro Meet & Greet
  • VIP Lounge – Departure
  • Medivac Insurance

Oct 2-4: Seychelles

Four Seasons Seychelles (4 nights)

The Four Seasons Seychelles is a luxury resort on the main island of Mahé. Upon your 2am arrival at the airport you will meet a driver for the short trip to your hotel. Arrival will be after dark, so you will awake into a new world in the morning. Spend the next three nights relaxing by the pool and exploring this island paradise.


  • Ocean View Villa King Infinity Plunge Pool. Sun Deck. Outdoor Living
  • Daily full breakfast for two people per bedroom, served in a hotel restaurant or through In-Room Dining
  • Hotel/Resort Credit (based on room category booked) enriching your clients’ stay with their choice of experience – from spa and dining to recreation: Guest Rooms: USD 100 credit per stay Suites and Specialty Suites: USD 200 credit per stay Private Retreats: USD 200 credit per bedroom per stay
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in

October 5-6: Return Flight

The Middle East is the fastest way to get back to Chicago by Sunday. This route via Doha is the best I’ve found.

Terms and Conditions

Legendary Expeditions


  • All payments made by Credit card will incur a 3% surcharge, applicable on any transaction.
  • We hold provisional bookings for 14 days. However, we offer a certain amount of flexibility to extend whenever possible.
  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is required upon booking to confirm a reservation.
  • Exceptions include:
  • Travel between 15 December – 05 January requires a 50% deposit
  • The balance of payment is due at least 60 days prior to the arrival date. No refund will be granted for cancellations both made and cancelled within 60 days of arrival.
  • Bookings made within 60 days of travel require full and immediate payment
  • We reserve the right to amend, with sufficient prior notice, these terms and conditions.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation Policy +121 days: 25% cancellation (deposit)
  • 120-61 days: 75% cancellation
  • 60-0 days: 100% cancellation
  • Cancellations must be received in writing and will only be valid when receipt is acknowledged in writing.
  • Should the service provider cancellation terms be stricter than what is stated above, then these stricter terms will supersede the above and be enforced. eg. Festive season cancellation terms; as well as Rwandan Gorilla permits being non-refundable
  • In special circumstances we may consider postponement of a booking if travel cancelled 45 days or less prior to arrival due to a COVID related issue – further lockdown, no flights, guest not allowed to board a flight, guest falls ill with COVID and unable to travel. This is at the complete discretion of management and subject to leniency of all suppliers booked within the itinerary
  • We reserve the right to amend, with sufficient prior notice, these terms and conditions
  • Should a cancellation occur due a reason related to Covid (eg. flight cancellations) or due to Force Majeure (eg. Natural disasters), concessionary measures may be extended which could include refunds, postponement without penalty or a credit, but will be strictly at the discretion of management.

Four Seasons Seychelles

  • Fully refundable until September 1, 2024

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