Welcome to Tanzania! Upon your arrival into Kilimanjaro Airport and after clearing customs and immigration, you will be met by your Maape Tanzania Safari representative who will transfer you to the lodge. B,B
Day 2 - 3
After breakfast in Arusha, you will be driven to Tarangire National Park, the third largest national park in Tanzania. There will be many opportunities for game viewing as we drive through the park. Stop for lunch at Tarangire Safari Lodge, then after lunch continues to South Western end of the park where the beautiful tented camp is located. Tarangire contains a range of ecosystems from grassland and woodlands in the north, to scrub and wetlands further south. The Tarangire river cuts through the park and empties into Lake Burunge in the west. Tarangire boasts one of the largest and most conspicuous elephant populations in East Africa. There are large family groups with many calves being born each year as the population continues to recover from the devastating effects of poaching in the eighties. You will see herds of elephants and experience close contact with the matriarchs, the babies, teenagers, and bulls. Your close contact will help you in understanding these incredible animals. Spend several hours surrounded by the herds and you cannot help but feel their wisdom. Tarangire is also known for its abundant baobab trees, most of which are over 400 years, old and the beautiful landscape
Overnight Maramboi Tented Camp FB
We depart Tarangire after a morning walk and breakfast and we drive towards the Rift Valley escarpment. We will stop at the Village of Mto wa Mbu for cultural activities and a local lunch. After lunch we continue through rolling farmland in the Mbulu Highlands, where we notice cool highland air. Further on, at the Ngorongoro Crater rim, we marvel at the beauty of this World Heritage site, before continuing to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge where we have dinner and spend the night.
Overnight at Ngorongoro FB
In the early morning, we can often watch banks of cloud lift off the Crater as the sun penetrates an already magical setting. We descend more than 2,000 feet on steep tracks cut into the crater wall to reach the open plains of the Crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater is undoubtedly the best place in Tanzania to view black rhino as well as large prides of lion that include magnificent black-manned males. It is also home to huge herds of wildebeest and zebra and many other plains game, such as Thomson’s gazelle. An alkaline lake in the floor of the Crater provides a habitat for colorful flamingo and a variety of other water birds. Massive bull elephants feed in the swamps, some adorned with enormous tusks. In the mid-afternoon we ascend to the lodge, relax on our veranda and marvel at the view. We can soak in a hot bath, or walk around the lodge grounds.
Overnight Ngorongoro FB
This morning we travel to the central Serengeti and n-route visiting Oldupai Gorge, a river canyon cutting 300 ft. into the volcanic Serengeti plains, once home to our earlier ancestors whose fossilized remains can still be found nestling in the exposed soils.
Part of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, Serengeti National Park is home to the most famous wildlife spectacle on earth, the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and accompanying herbivores. We may also enjoy the (optional) of a hot air balloon safari over the Serengeti.
Arrive at Serengeti Serena in time for a sunset cocktail, rest dinner and overnight.
Early morning exploration of the Central Serengeti for the BIG CATS, stopping for a picnic breakfast at mid-morning. After breakfast continue you game drive toward the camp for lunch and a siesta. Depending on your strength, an afternoon game drive is there for you but you can also enjoy the camp and a sun down cocktail. FB
Day 8 - 11
Northern Serengeti –Mara River Camp.
After breakfast we travel further north for more Exploration for three days.
Dinner and overnight at camp. All in FB
After a leisurely breakfast we will go to a nearby airstrip to catch up a flight back to Arusha where by lunch and a day room will be awaiting. Evening transfer to the Airport for a flight back home. B,L
After an early farewell breakfast, you will drive to a near by airstrip for a short flight back to Arusha. Lunch and a day room hotel awaits. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home or continuing arrangements.
Internal flights between Serengeti
Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
Meals according to the itinerary
Mineral Water (3 liters per person per day)
All national park fees
Price does not include:
Tourist Visa for entry to Tanzania
Travel and Medical Insurance
Items of a personal nature
Arusha Coffe Lodge
The aptly named Arusha Coffee Lodge lies hidden amongst the sprawling grounds of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantation, set below the rugged peaks of Mt Meru. Guests can unwind in one of the lodge’s exclusive Plantation Suites, which each boast a romantic four-poster bed draped in Egyptian cotton linen, a split-level sitting area, ensuite bathroom, an open fireplace, a personal bar and a private veranda that looks out onto rows and rows of berry-laden coffee bushes. Guests can enjoy scrumptious meals in the Coffee Lodge lounge or sip on their favourite drinks in the bar area. A boutique store, swimming pool and garden terrace add to guest delight.
&Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Designed to exert minimal impact on the environment, &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge offers an exclusive interpretive safari in a remote, game-rich wilderness. Overlooking a forest boma, or outdoor dining area, lined with traditional dugout canoes, guest areas are characterised by soaring spaces that house local artworks and tactile fabrics. An interactive kitchen allows guests to observe the preparation of delicious dishes that are enjoyed in the theatrical boma or on the open dining decks, with spectacular forest views. The lodge also features a Safari Shop that boasts signature community craftwork and a range of lodge branded safari clothing.
&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has been called the game lodge at the top of the world and, between the natural riches of the Crater spread out at its feet and the amazing architecture, it’s easy to believe that you have entered a realm of pure fantasy. With ever-changing views as mists swirl and clouds scurry over the huge wildlife cauldron below, the location is truly breathtaking. Divided into three camps, 30 stilted suites with banana leaf ceilings and grass roofs provide an intimate and exclusive Crater experience. Each camp has its own sitting and dining areas, with private butlers who provide warm, personal service. Brocade sofas and Persian rugs invite you to re-live the day’s experiences around a roaring fire. The domed dining room, where sparkling silver and crystal vie for attention with the huge windows and awe-inspiring views.
Four Seasons Lodge.
Nestled within the Serengeti National Park boasting panoramic landscape views and a variety of wildlife, lies the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti. It offers a spa, and the outdoor Maji Bar overlooks the infinity swimming pool and Savannah. The elegant and air-conditioned rooms feature African décor and come complete with a sofa, flat-screen TV, mini-bar and a safe. All rooms have an private bathroom with a bath and shower. At Four Seasons Safari Lodge, the Boma Grill offers a cultural Maasai experience with an authentic African feast and Maasai dancing. With spectacular views, the Kula’s Restaurant has dishes with local flavors and international wines. There is also a wine cellar where guests can experience food and wine pairings. The Serengeti features a variety of wildlife such as elephants, lions and cheetahs.