8 Days , 4 Cities
Welcome to Arusha, Tanzania!
Your host will be on hand when you arrive at the airport and will take you to Arusha Lodge. Comprising of 30 Plantation Houses that radiate out into the evergreen coffee fields, Arusha Lodge has been designed around the original landowner’s home that dates to the early 1900s. Enjoy freshly brewed Tanzania coffee whilst you relax and unwind after your flight. If you are ready for sleep, you will immediately relax in your luxurious room, with its fine linens. In the morning you will be refreshed and ready to go.
Who says a safari must be rustic?
Tarangire National Park - Departure
Travel to Tarangire National Park, where you embark on an afternoon game drive in search of eland, oryx, wildebeests, zebras, and a sizable elephant population that calls the park’s diverse swamps, open grasslands, and acacia-dotted parkland home. The Tarangire River runs through the landscape, quenching wildlife with a year-round supply of water. And with over 300 species of birds, including pelican, storks, and of course, lesser pink flamingos, the birdlife is abundant and colorful.
Chem Chem Wildlife Concession - action simply never stops!
We enjoy a full day in the Chem Chem Wildlife Concession where the action simply never stops: from majestic Elephants, agile tree-climbing lions, to giraffes, wildebeest, warthogs, zebras, impalas, aardvarks, hyenas each taking their turn at the various water holes. The Tarangire valley is famous for its large density of elephants and its giant Baobab trees. You can track down groups of giraffes in the Palm forest, or listen to the cheeky chatter of baboons and other primates. Lions roam around the Little ChemChem at night; cheetahs hunt on the plains facing the Lake Burunge; leopards, eland and lesser kudu can be seen in the more dense woods in the inner part of the concession.
The Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, take a morning drive en route to Ngorongoro Crater, a collapsed volcano and bucolic sanctuary supporting a wide array of wildlife, including the elusive black rhino. Stay the next two nights at The Ngorongoro Lodge set on 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape. This all-suites wood log cabin style retreat is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and a 20-minute drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater that is said to have the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa.
The Ngorongoro Crater
Today we shall pack a picnic lunch and spend the day within the crater. There are around 30,000 large animals within the crater, so you are bound to see lots of wildlife: large herds of wildebeest, antelope, and zebras roam the landscape, often being pursued by hyenas, cheetahs, or lions. The lake inside the crater is home to numerous colorful bird species, and you can see hippos lounging in the water. Every so often, visitors see impressive bull elephants passing through the crater area in search of water, though herds with cows and calves are rare.
Serengeti National Park - Explore and search of Cheetahs, Lions, and Leopards
After breakfast, we proceed to the vast Serengeti in search of cheetahs, lions, and leopards in pursuit of prey. Take an optional hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti plains (at an additional cost), viewing wildlife — hippos, wildebeests, and Thompson’s gazelle — from above. The Serengeti houses abundant life beyond its mammal population, including over 500 species of birds. Watch, too, for eagles, known to glide effortlessly over the Lobo Hills and sun-scorched landscape; lightning-fast cheetahs, who prowl the southeastern plains; and untold plains-grazers, who become unwitting prey. During downtime, pore over a good book in your room or absorb the warm, golden glow of African sunset.
Serengeti National Park - Admire Tanzania’s first-established, largest, and most famous park
Our vantage point in the Serengeti allows us to further explore this vast and endlessly rolling Savannah plain. It is Tanzania’s first-established, largest, and most famous park wherein tens of thousands of hoofed animals roam in a constant and unremitting search for the fresh grasslands upon which their survival depends. The Serengeti, whose Maasai name ‘Syringe’ translates as ‘the endless plains, offers unparalleled ornithological opportunities and an unrivaled natural arena wherein the glory and harmony of nature can be appreciated as nowhere else on earth.
Serengeti National Park - Game Drive
Once again you will be able to experience game drives in the morning and the afternoon. Both drives will give you great wildlife viewing opportunities. You will see large herds of local grazing animals going by and have a good chance of seeing some of the big cats. If you can visit between January and March, you may be able to witness the Great Migration, when huge herds of Thomson’s gazelles, wildebeests, and zebras return to the Serengeti as they give birth to their young. It is an unforgettable experience that is not to be missed. After all these adventures, you will be more than ready for a mid-day nap, a dip in the pool, or laze on the veranda to escape the heat of the day.
Kilimanjaro International Airport - Departure
A day that seemed a long way off just a few short days ago has come much too soon. Business, work, and home await, and it is time to return to that other world and bid your travel companions goodbye. After you enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your resort, you will be transferred to Lobo Airstrip for your flight to Arusha. Later you transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha, where you will connect with your outbound flight home, carrying a lifetime of memories from your African tour back with you.
Starting from $8,940 per person
Price per person in double occupancy
The rate is based on Luxury Hotel Accommodation
Price excluding international and domestic flights
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- 8 nights Luxury Accommodation
- 1 night stay at Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
- 2 nights stay in Tarangire Chem Chem Lodge
- 2 nights stay at Neptun Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge
- 3 nights stay at Four Seasons Serengeti
- Transportation in a 4×4 Vehicle with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography
- Services of an English-speaking driver-guide, game viewing drives, and park entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
- All Government taxes and levies
- All meet and greet services
- All arrival and departure transfers
- 24 hours stand-by contact number
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Concession fees
- Soft Drinks, Juices, and Local alcoholic drinks (except Arusha Coffee Lodge)
Sightseeing Highlights Included
- Explore The Tarangire National Park
- Enjoy in the Chem Chem Wildlife Concession
- Discover The Ngorongoro Crater
- Spend The Day in The Ngorongoro Crater
- Explore and Search of Cheetahs, Lions, and Leopards in Serengeti National Park
- Admire Tanzania’s first-established, largest, and Most Famous Park, Serengeti National Park
- Game Drive, Serengeti National Park
8 Days , 3 Cities
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