12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS: TARANGIRE – SERENGETI N.P – MASAI BOMA – NGORONGORO – LAKE MANYARA N.P & ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK.
Day 1: Arrival Day
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by your personal safari guide and transferred to Rivertrees Country Inn outside Arusha town where you can relax and recover from your journey and get acclimatized to life in Tanzania. Depending on your arrival time you may have to time to take a walk by the river, go bird watching or enjoy an afternoon at the spa. Whatever you do Rivertrees will help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated after your journey as quickly as possible.
Accommodation: Rivertrees Country Inn.
Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel and driven to Tarangire National Park which is famous for its tree-climbing pythons, massive baobabs and large herds of elephants. Tarangire National Park is small but still home to a significant wildlife population with a density of wildlife matched only by Ngorongoro. You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch during your safari drive and have plenty of time to explore the national park, stop to observe the wildlife and take photos.
Accommodation: Tarangire Treetops Lodge.
Day 3: Tarangire Full Day Game Viewing
After breakfast, enjoy an adventure packed day of game driving in Tarangire National Park. As well as herds of elephants, you can also expect to see zebra, eland, mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, hartebeest, dik dik, impala, warthog, and reedbuck. Many carnivores are abundant throughout the park such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal. Your personal safari guide will be able to answer all your questions and tailor the drive to suit you. In the afternoon you’ll retire to Tarangire Safari Lodge to enjoy a sundowner while watching the sunset over the Tarangire landscape.
Accommodation: Tarangire Treetops Lodge.
Day 4, 5 & 6 Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, depart from Tangarire and drive to the endless plains of the Serengeti via the famous Ngorongoro crater. You will have one half day and two full days to view the great annual migration if you visit is at that time. Serengeti is the oldest and most popular national park in Tanzania and not only during the annual migration when wildebeest, zebra and Thomson gazelle joining the trek to look for fresh grazing. The Serengeti wildlife includes buffalo, giraffe, eland, topi, kongoni, impala, Grant’s gazelle, lion, cheetah, leopard and the African Jackal.
Accommodation: Serengeti Migration Camp and Singita Faru Faru Lodges.
Day 7: Serengeti – Olduvai Gorge- Boma
After breakfast, with a delicious packed lunch to take with us, we’ll travel to Ngorongoro, stopping on the way at Olduvai Gorge, an archaeological site made famous by the Louis and Mary Leakey discoveries and the Masai Boma community. During your visit you’ll have the opportunity to interact with the locals and learn about Masai customs and traditions.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Exploreans Lodge.
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast we’ll take a picnic lunch and drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where we’ll descend into the stunning crater to view the prolific wildlife. The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the Ngorongoro Crater – a large, unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera. The crater, which was formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago, is 610m (2,000 ft) deep and its floor covers 260 km² (100 sq mi). Estimations of the height of the original volcano range from fifteen to nineteen thousand feet (4500 to 5800 meters). Animal populations in the crater include most of the species found in East Africa; lions, elephants, zebras, rhino, leopard, buffalo, gazelle, wildebeest, hippos and many different species of birds.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Exploreans Lodge.
Day 9: Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara
After breakfast we’ll drive to Lake Manyara National Park. The national park coverage is 127 square miles (329 km²) and the lake’s alkaline waters cover approximately 89 square miles (231 km²). Giant fig trees and mahogany trees can be seen in the groundwater forest immediately around the park gates. They draw nourishment from the underground springs which are continuously replenished by the crater highlands directly above the Manyara basin. While mostly known for its famous tree-climbing lions and baboons, Lake Manyara and its environment are also home to herbivores such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs and giraffes.
Accommodation: Manyara Wildlife Lodge.
Day 10: Lake Manyara – Arusha National Park
After breakfast, you will be driven to Arusha National Park for a full day of game viewing. We’ll take a packed lunch box for your party so you can make the most of your time in the park. Arusha National Park offers many varieties of wildlife including Cape buffalo, elephant, hippo, giraffe, warthog, antelope, zebra, blue monkey, velvet monkey, colobus monkey and various reptiles. At the Momella lakes you’ll be able to observe many different types of birds, both resident and migratory.
Accommodation: Hatari Lodge.
Day 11: Arusha National Park – Arusha Town
After breakfast you’ll go on a guided walking safari accompanied by an armed ranger. You will have time to take photos of the wildlife which may include zebra, antelopes and Cape buffalo as well as birds. You’ll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch at the beautiful Mount Meru waterfall providing a spectacular end to your safari.
Accommodation: Hatari Lodge.
Day 12: Arusha Town – Airport
You’ll be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.
You’ll be following in the footsteps of royalty when you stay at Rivertrees Country Inn with former guests including the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. Rivertrees lies nestled in the foothills of Mount Meru with views of Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s a peaceful country estate which combines old-world ambiance with African country elegance. While staying at Rivertrees you’ll enjoy excellent farm cuisine, personal service and a warm welcome from your hosts. Rivertrees has 18 individually styled garden rooms, two hidden cottages and the River House — a secluded thatched cottage on the Usa River. Fresh country meals can be enjoyed in the restaurant, the garden, the pub, by the river or in the beautifully restored farmhouse with its warm ochre colors and cherished family antiques. Rivertrees Country Inn offers tranquility and contemporary conveniences making it the ideal place for rejuvenation and relaxation after a long journey, an adventurous safari or the strenuous climb up Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru.
Centered around a main lodge which has been built around a thousand year-old baobab tree Tarangire Treetops has 20 luxurious and well appointed tree-houses. Each of Tangarire Treetops’ elevated rooms boasts one of the largest bedrooms to be found in any camp or lodge in East Africa with a floor space of 65m² (77yd²) and every room has an exotic double shower en suite bathroom. The mainly wooden furnishing at Tangarire Treetops create a warm, homely atmosphere and showcase the local craftsmanship. Your tree house experience is completed by the open-fronted room design with views across the Tarangire plains from an expansive private balcony. Tangarire Treetops creates special memories from the moment you arrive when you’re greeted by colorful Massai tribesmen to the evening meal when you can choose to dine by lantern light in our traditional boma or by candlelight around the pool area while you watch wildlife stealing down under the cover of darkness to drink at the waterhole.
Serengeti Migration Camp
Serengeti Migration Camp is the embodiment of the ‘camp’ experience. Located next to the famous Grumeti River which is home to resident hippos that bark and wallow their days away, Serengeti Migration Camp offers low-impact high-action game viewing in a landscape that’s remained untouched since the dawn of time. Hidden among the rocky outcrops Serengeti Migration Camp is located at the starting point of the Migration offering 20 luxurious elevated tents, each with spacious and richly furnished bedrooms, that blend seamlessly into the environment. Serengeti Migration Camp tents are designed for total comfort with a wooden floor, luxuriant soft furnishings and fans. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with flushing toilet, shower and twin vanity basin so you can enjoy your creature comforts while experiencing life under canvas. WiFi is available in main lounge area so you can update friends on family on your luxurious safari adventures.
Singita Faru Faru Lodge
Singita Faru Faru Lodge is set in Grumeti in northern Tanzania, forming part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. Built on a gently sloping hill, this riverside lodge, positioned on the renowned migratory route, is a place where you can expect the unexpected. Informal, unconventional and surprising at every turn, Singita Faru Faru Lodge is a mix of contemporary, organic style and the quirky practicality of a traditional botanist’s camp. With such close proximity to the river and plains, guests can experience a close connection with the wilderness. Facilities include:
- Two swimming pools in the main lodge area;
- Spa and gym;
- Singita Boutique and Gallery;
- Television in the lounge;
- No mobile phone signal here but complimentary internet access is available when the WiFi connection is behaving.
Ngorongoro Exploreans Lodge
Set in 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape, this log cabin style retreat is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes drive from the Ngorongoro Crater with the most dense concentration of wildlife in Africa. Ngorongoro Lodge offers 20 luxury suites in individual cottages with open fire places in the bedroom and living room and large private viewing terraces with sofa and dining area. Facilities include:
- King-size canopy bed with fine linens;
- Butler on call;
- Spacious en-suite bathroom facilities with shower, two basins and solar water heating;
- Comfortable living room with armchairs, sofa bed and coffee table.
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.
Hatari Lodge is a luxurious bush hotel which consists of three buildings beautifully situated in acacia woodland with breathtaking views of the Momella meadow. The area is rich in wildlife and offers spectacular views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Hatari Lodge has nine comfortably furnished rooms, each with an open fireplace and a spacious bathroom. Every room has been lovingly furnished and decorated in a modern retro style, paying tribute to the 60’s and 70’s and overlooking Mount Kilimanjaro and its neighboring dormant volcano, Mount Meru. Here you can create a memorable end your Tanzanian safari by walking down the boardwalk at dusk to the viewing platform. This is a very special place to enjoy a sundowner while you soak up the views, spot wildlife which may include buffalo, waterbuck, giraffe and bushbabies and reflect on your safari adventures.
Package is inclusive of:
- Accommodation in Arusha town;
- 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.
Package is exclusive of:
- Travel insurance;
- International flights;
- Alcoholic beverages;
- All items of a personal nature;
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