8 Days LUXURY SAFARI – NORTHERN CIRCUIT & ZANZIBAR
You’ll stay at the finest luxury safari accommodation Tanzania has to offer including exclusive lodges like Arusha Coffee Lodge on a coffee plantation, Manyara Wildlife Lodge with lake views and Bilila Lodge where you get up close and personal with the wildlife while being pampered and enjoying all the creature comforts.
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We can customise this itinerary to suit your preferences, and make recommendations on where to visit, where to stay and how long to take. For your personalised itinerary please contact us.
Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport
After arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be transferred to the Arusha Coffee Lodge on the foothills of Mount Meru where you can relax and prepare yourself for the adventures and excitement that lies ahead of you.
Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge.
Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park & Village Tour
After breakfast we'll leave Arusha and travel to Lake Manyara National Park beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment on the edge of the Rift Valley. You'll have lunch at the Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge then enjoy an afternoon game drive. Lake Manyara National Park offers a wide variety of ecosystems, incredibly diverse bird life and breathtaking views.
This is a great opportunity to spot herbivores such as hippo, impala, elephant, wildebeest, buffalo, warthog and giraffe. It is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world, thousands of flamingos and, if you're lucky, you might even spot the famous tree-climbing lions.
Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 3: Lake Manyara - Olduvai Gorge - Serengeti National Park
After breakfast we'll depart for Serengeti National Park. You'll be driven along the Ngorongoro Crater rim to the Serengeti plains stopping at Olduvai Gorge, an archaeological site made famous by the Louis and Mary Leakey discoveries and the Masai Boma community. After visiting the archaeological site and museum we'll enjoy a picnic lunch then drive on to the Serengeti, with a game drive on the way through its vast plains.
Accommodation: Four Seasons Serengeti Safari Lodge.
Day 4: Serengeti National park
We'll start the day with an early breakfast followed by a full day of unparalleled opportunities for wildlife viewing in the Serengeti and a picnic lunch. Serengeti National Park hosts the annual Migration and is renowned for the ever-present predators such as lion, hyena, cheetah, jackal and leopard that prey on the many herbivores. We'll can go back to the lodge in the later afternoon or earlier if you prefer.
Accommodation: Four Seasons Serengeti Safari Lodge.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater & Masai Boma
After breakfast, we'll drive to Ngorongoro passing through Masai Boma and descending into the Ngorongoro crater for a game drive. The main feature of the Ngorongoro is the crater - a large, unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera. Ngorongoro Crater, which formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago, is 610 m (2,000 ft) deep and its floor covers 260km² (100 miles²). Estimates of the height of the original volcano range from fifteen to nineteen thousand feet (4500 to 5800 metres). Wildlife is prolific in the crater including most of the animal species found in East Africa, such as lion, elephant, zebra, rhino, leopard, buffalo, gazelle, wildebeest, hippo and many different species of birds. We'll take a picnic lunch with us so that we can make the most of the wildlife viewing opportunities.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Exploreans Lodge.
Day 6: Ngorongoro - Arusha - Zanzibar
After breakfast you'll depart for Arusha, arriving in good time for lunch at the Shanga Restaurant. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport for an afternoon flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival in Zanzibar, you will be transferred to La Gemma dell’Est hotel where you can take in the views of the Indian Ocean and enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool.
Accommodation: La Gemma dell’Est.
Day 7: Zanzibar Kizimkazi Village Tour
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kizimkazi where you can visit the fishing village and see the 12th century mosque which is the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa. Kizimkazi is home to several schools of bottle-nosed dolphins so you'll also be doing some dolphin spotting.
Accommodation: La Gemma dell’Est.
Day 8: Zanzibar - Transfer to Airport
After breakfast at your leisure with time to reflect on your amazing adventures you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Arusha Coffee Lodge
Arusha Coffee Lodge is set on a secluded coffee plantation on the outskirts of Arusha making it a perfect haven for relaxation either before your safari. If you have time before dark you can take a tour of the coffee plantation to see how the coffee is grown, harvested, dried, and produced into the aromatic coffee that we drink every day.
Your plantation room or suite will feature an en-suite bathroom, canopy bed and a real log fire either in the room or on your private sun terrace.
Dinner can be enjoyed in the main Plantation House restaurant where the menu features European dishes with subtle accents reflecting the very best of African fusion cuisine.
Manyara wildlife Lodge
Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge is strategically located on the very edge of the steep western escarpment of the Rift Valley, with magnificent views down across the lake. Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge offers an unforgettable safari experience because of its privileged location, unrivalled by any other, both for game viewing and scenery.
Elegantly designed with authentic traditional African style decorations this is a place where you can enjoy both tranquility and an adventure-packed safari experience at the same time. All the Lodges's 100 guestrooms have stunning views across the tranquil and beautiful waters of the Lake.
There's a swimming pool for you to cool off in after your game drives and the restaurant has breathtaking views and fresh, tasty food.
The bar is a friendly meeting point where guests can enjoy sundowners and relive the day's adventures on the terrace overlooking Lake Manyara.
Four seasons serengeti safari Lodge
Deep within Africa’s finest game reserve the Four Seasons Serengeti Safari Lodge provides a sanctuary where you can rest in total comfort. It's a unique place where you can get up close and personal with lions, leopards and elephants yet always feel safe and pampered.
The contemporary African décor features four-poster beds with mosquito netting, as well as local textiles and artwork all enhanced by modern comforts such as air conditioning and high-speed Internet access. Whether you choose to visit the spa, soak in the infinity pool with views over the Serengeti or kick back at the Sundowner Bar and watch the animals at the waterhole, staying at Four Seasons Serengeti Safari Lodge is an unforgettable experience.
ngorongoro Exploreans Lodge
Set in 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape, this all suites log cabin style retreat is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater that is said to have the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa.
This all inclusive property features 20 spacious private log cabins with fire place, a restaurant, swimming pool and the Mvua African Rain Spa where you can enjoy being pampered after a long dusty game drive.
You'll enjoy having your own comfortable living room with armchairs, sofa bed and coffee table and sleep soundly in a King-size canopy bed fitted with fine linens.
diamonds La Gemma dell’Est
Set within exotic tropical gardens with stunning views over the Indian Ocean, Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est is located on the north-western shores of magical Zanzibar Island.
This enchanting, luxurious and environmentally friendly resort has 138 rooms, all with private terrace and sea view. When you're hungry there are four restaurants, three bars and a café for you to choose from offering a wide array of international and local cuisine.
If you have time there's a diving center, a fully equipped water sports center, an open air gym, a boutique and a spa so you can seek more adventures or just relax as the fancy takes you.
- Full board accommodation on safari and one bottle of mineral water per day;
- All legal entrance fees;
- Professional Tanzanian guide;
- Outfitted Land Rovers with roof hatches, fridge, charging sockets, and Bluetooth radio for music;
- Daily safari briefing;
- All transfers.
- Tourist visas;
- International flights;
- Alcoholic beverages unless described on the itinerary;
- All items of a personal nature.