Cruise and Stay
The ultimate Serengeti safari PLUS Tanzania, Zanzibar and the Seychelles on Golden Horizon
If you want to combine the thrill of spotting the Big Five on the plains of the Serengeti with the chance to relax and unwind in clear turquoise waters teaming with colourful fish, stop at paradise islands and sunbathe on white sand beaches, this voyage is for you.
Your journey begins in Tanzania where you head to Lake Manyara National park for a gam drive and the chance to take in the flamingos that flock to this spectacular lake. From here you will head to the "Cradle of Mankind", the Ngorongo Crater - a caldera that is home to some 30,000 animals. It is an experience becomes even even more special as you will be staying in Highlands Ngorongoro, a private luxury tented camp is set high on the slopes of the Olmoti Volcano with views of the Gol Mountains in the North and Empakaai Crater in the East. After two nights you will fly to the Serengeti itself - the quintessential African experience.
This time you will stay at One Nature Nyaruswiga, an ultra-luxurious safari camp, perfectly situated at the heart of Central Serengeti, surrounded by breath-taking views of endless plains and embraced by the majestic Nyaruswiga Hills. Your drive-cum-guide will take you at on game drives (with pinci lunches of you choose) as you take in the Big Five. You can opt for a romantic dawn balloon ride (supplement applies).
Now the beaches beckon and from here you fly down to Dar Es Salaam to board Tradewind's Golden Horizon, which was made for sailing the Indian Ocean and will follow the winds and currents as much as possible as it makes it's way from Tanzania to the Seychelles. With 6,300 sq metres of billowing sails it offers sustainable travel on 70 per cent of its voyages and stylish, ocean view cabins for a maximum of 272 guests.
A classical five-masted tall ship with excellent service and fantastic food she promises a romantic voyage like no other. Plus on this 14-day itinerary you'll have eight-full days at sea enjoying the classical sailing experience and all the facilities onboard. There's three swimming pools, a spa with a sauna and hamman and a three-metre dive pool which is perfect for practising - or even learning - how to Scuba dive.
Your first stop is the 'spice island' of Zanzibar. Known for its wide sandy beaches and UNESCO-listed capital, Stone Town, a historic trade centre, you'll spend a day exploring. Then, after three idyllic days at sea, making full use of all Golden Horizon has to offer, you'll arrive in the picture-perfect Seychelles archipelago.
Some say these 115 idyllic coral islands sprinkled across the Indian Ocean are the most beautiful in the world. Lying around 1,100 miles from the Tanzanian coast, they're wilder and less glossy than the Maldives, with rare wildlife, surreal rock formations and verdant interior forests, as well as honeymoon-worthy sweeps of white sand.
You'll visit four of the best islands including Astove, with its large inner lagoon, migratory waders and sheer drop-offs, Alphonse, a pristine private island where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have holidayed, and Desroches which offers great snorkelling and diving.
Your final port of call will be Victoria on Mahé, largest of the islands and capital of the Seychelles, known for its colourful covered market. If you want to continue your holiday there are two post-cruise beach extensions available at either the luxurious five-star Anantara Maia resort, or the four-star Avani Hotel Barbarons. Speak to our trusted consultants to discuss the options.
Reasons to book
Sail around the Seychelles
Voyage on the Golden Horizon
Discover the island of Zanzibar
Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara
The ultimate safari
- Return international flights
- All domestic flights
- Two nights at the Highlands Ngorongoro (full-board)
- Two nights in the One Nature Nyarusigwa Camp, Serengeti (full board)
- All game drives
- Experienced private driver/guide
- Sailing in luxury for 10 nights on Golden Horizon
- Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner when served in main restaurant
- Free Wi-Fi, on-board entertainment, gratuities and service charges
- All water sports from the ship's marina
- All on-board meals
- Choice of dozens of interesting optional excursions
- Option to book additional post-cruise stay ina choice of resorts in the Seychelles. Speak to our trusted agents to discuss
Days1-2Fly to Lake Manyara, TanzaniaLake Manyara, Tanzania
You will fly overnight to Kilimanjaro airport before a short hop on charter flight to Lake Manyara. Here you will be met by your driver guide who will take you to Lake Manyara National park for a short game drive (if time permitting). As you approach Lake Manyara National Park, your first view is spectacular. Lake Manyara National Park has a wide variety of habitats attracting a host of different animals: In the pools along the lakeshore, hippos wallow and in the acacia woodland lions rest in the trees. The birdlife is fascinating, with pelicans, storks, geese, herons and cormorants sharing the water with migrant flamingoes that turn the crystalline edges of the lake a bright pink. Thereafter, you will be transferred to Lake Manyara Serena for hot lunch, then proceed to The Highlands Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight.
The eight tented camp is set high on the slopes of the Olmoti Volcano with views of the Gol Mountains in the North and Empakaai Crater in the East. The Highlands offers a comfortable and stylish high-altitude retreat in dome shaped tents, the shape of which was inspired by the Maasai bomas dotting the surrounding highlands. The eight large tents have en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and plumbed showers. Snug beds and a wood burning stove will keep guests warm on even the coldest nights. The main area offers both sunrise views from the dining area, as well as sunset views from the bar/ lounge and a large inside fire place to ensure the safari feeling of a camp fire even when the temperature outside is too cold to sit out.
Day3Ngorongoro Crater, TanzaniaNgorongoro Crater, Tanzania
After breakfast, depart for a full day in the crater, with picnic lunches.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers 2286 square kilometres (892 square miles) and encompasses the volcanic area around the Ngorongoro Crater - including the still active volcano of Oldonyo Lengai and the famous Olduvai Gorge. Its centerpiece, the Ngorongoro Crater, is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and the first sight of it is breathtaking. The floor of the crater is only 100 square miles but is home to around 30,000 animals, with a high concentration of predators.
After spending most of the day in the crater, proceed to a visit of a local Maasai Village and learn their local lifestyle. Thereafter depart to your lodge for refresh followed by dinner.
Days4-5Serengeti, TanzaniaSerengeti National Park, Tanzania
Leave your camp and drive along the crater rim as proceed to Manyara Airstrip for your charter flight to Serengeti. Arrive at Seronera Airstrip, you are met by Akorn driver/ guide and proceed with game drive en route to One Nature Nyarusigwa Luxury Camp for hot lunch (optional for afternoon game drive / leisure at camp. Dinner and overnight at camp.
One Nature Nyaruswiga, Serengeti is an ultra-luxurious safari camp, perfectly situated at the heart of Central Serengeti, surrounded by breath-taking views of endless plains and embraced by the majestic Nyaruswiga Hills. This unique destination provides an incredibly rich diversity of resident wildlife and an almost surreal backdrop for the millions of migrating animals that pass through its plains year after year
Spend the two days exploring the extensive plains of the Serengeti in search of the 'Big 5', accompanied by an experienced driver who also serves as your guide. If you would like to maximize your time game viewing you can take a picnic lunch out into the park and enjoy a meal out in the vast savannah before returning to your camp later in the day.
Optional excursion: Hot Air Balloon Ride
For the adventure of a lifetime we can offer the group the unique experience of a Balloon Safari. If you choose ballooning, plan to depart early in the morning to the launch site for the hot air balloons - you must depart early to enjoy the calm morning sky (and it doubles as a night safari as you spot nocturnal wildlife rarely seen). Your balloon pilot will guide the balloon low over the plains, providing you with the chance to see the different wildlife at their early morning activities: hippos returning to the water after wandering for food in the dark, elephants coming out for their morning feeding, lions returning from the hunt. If there is a special activity going on, the pilot will bring the balloon down close to the treetops for a better view. Skimming over the treetops, you will have a chance to see the game in action and up close. The flight lasts about an hour with ample opportunity for photography. After landing, there is a traditional champagne toast, followed by breakfast cooked on the balloon burners in the heart of the savannah.
Day6Fly to Dar Es Salaam and board Golden HorizonDar es Salaam, Tanzania
After breakfast and check out, you will be transferred to Seronera airstrip to connect a charter flight to Dar es Salaam (a picnic box will be provided) upon arrival in Julias Nyerere International Airport you will be met and assisted to connect your onwards International flight.
Day7At SeaZanzibar, Tanzania
Enjoy your first full day relaxing onboard the magnificent Golden Horizon as she sails towards Zanzibar.
Day8ZanzibarStone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
The cruise port is just a 10-minute walk from the 'spice island's' capital Stone Town. Explore this colonial city, with its narrow alleys and winding lanes and visit the 19th-century House of Wonders, a former Sultan's palace.
Day9Astove Island, SeychellesAstove Island, Seychelles, Seychelles
Your first port of call is this stunning island in the remote outer Seychelles. Astove boasts picture-perfect palm-fringed beaches and a dramatic interior with limestone rock and sand dunes rising up against the horizon. The Astove 'wall' is one of the best drop off snorkelling and dive sites in the world, home to colourful tropical fish and corals as well as countless aquatic seabirds and over 150 giant Aldabra tortoises.
Days10-12At SeaAt Sea (Indian Ocean),
You'll have three full days to wind down as you cross the Indian Ocean towards the paradise islands of the Seychelles. Book in for a spa treatment or unwind in the sauna and hamman, learn how to scuba dive or find a quiet spot in the stylish library to read.
Days13-14At SeaAstove Island, Seychelles, Seychelles
Enjoy sailing around the jewel-like Seychelles, with surprise stops to enjoy the many water-sports available directly from the Golden Horizon.
Day15Alphonse Arch, SeychellesAlphonse Arch, Seychelles, Seychelles
A population of less than 300 people surround this island's crystal clear central lagoon, and the island itself is only eight kilometres squared in size.
Day16At SeaAt Sea, Seychelles
Relax and unwind with a swim in one of the three onboard pools or practice your dive skills in the three-metre dive pool.
Day17Desroches Island, SeychellesIle Desroches, Seychelles
Home solely to the Four Seasons resort, the is the ultimate paradise island. Part of the Amirantes Group, it's protected by a coral reef and has 15 dive sites nearby.
Day18At SeaAt Sea, Seychelles
Enjoy your last full day on the Golden Horizon, a floating hotel like no other.
Day19Disembark the Golden Horizon in Mahe, SeychellesVictoria, Mahé, Seychelles
Disembark the Golden Horizon in Mahe, Seychelles. You'll fly home from Victoria today or transfer to one of our post-tour beach hotels if you choose to extend your trip.
The world's largest square-rigged sailing vessel, Golden Horizon. A near replica of the 1913-built ocean vessel, France II, she retains the charm, adventure and romance of an historic ship.
Discover iconic and remote locations of the world, on board a ship which perfectly marries rich sailing heritage and modern luxury, with a sustainable twist.
All 140 cabins are outside facing, so guests can enjoy the breath-taking views. Cabins evoke the luxury and facilities expected of a boutique cruise ship, whilst retaining the charm, adventure and romance of a truly historic sailing vessel.
Style & Character
Golden Horizon attracts like-minded adventure seekers for a sailing experience which allows guests to connect with the elements of the natural world.
The ambience on board is relaxed, casual, elegant and without unnecessary formality. We have created an environment which will encourage our guests to return to time and time again, and to share their stories and experiences.
With grace and beauty, the Golden Horizon is a sailing ship first and foremost, sailing to share adventures with our friends, our guests.
Facilities & Services
Guests can unwind in our on-board spa which boasts a Sauna, Hamman, Snow Room and Jacuzzi. The spa offers a range of treatments including massages, facials, wraps and scrubs. There is also beauty salon, which offers an assortment of treatments including manicures, pedicures and blow-dries and there is a well-stocked library and complimentary wifi.
There are three pools to choose from, plus a Marina from which you can enjoy a variety of watersports and diving.
Our destination speakers will provide guests with engaging insights, specifically related to the voyage and ports of call.The on-board cruise team offers a full programme of activities including wine tasting and cooking demonstrations.
All 140 cabins and suites enjoy a sea view, as well as twice daily housekeeping and luxury amenities. Cabin interiors offer contemporary luxury, with traditional features and furnishings - a tribute to the nautical heritage of a tall ship.
Owner's Suite: Double or twin beds, living
& dining area, balcony, en suite (shower & bath), sofa bed
& guest bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, complimentary mini bar and
Deluxe Balcony Room: Balcony, double or twin beds, sofa bed, en suite with shower over bath, complimentary mini bar.
Cabin: Double bed or twin beds, two portholes, deluxe bathroom with a shower, complimentary water.
Food & Drink
Breakfast, lunch and daytime offerings can be traditional or light and fresh and include dishes with a local flavour.
Our full-service dinner is served over two levels in our spectacular main dining room. A selection of wines and beers are complimentary in the main dining room.
There are five bars including two outside bars and a piano bar which is perfect for enjoying a drink with new friends. Elsewhere, our premium beverage bar, Debeljak's, is stocked with some of the world's finest spirits.
Our resident pianist and musical duo will entertain guests and, as we travel the world, local shows, dancers and singers will help to immerse our guests in the local culture.
Our philosophy is simple but unique - we will follow the sun, using the winds and the currents, to take us to magical beaches and port destinations.
Our aim is to be powered by nature whenever possible and we intend to sail, without using propulsion, for around 70% of each season.