6-16 days|7-15 nights
Price depends on itinerary selected – ask us for a quote
Includes -all accommodation and meals on a full board basis unless otherwise specified; domestic flights as specified; transfers as specified; scheduled game activities in a shared safari vehicle; meet and greet services; park fees and government taxes; soft drinks, house wine, local brand spirits, local beer, teas and coffees; laundry.
Excludes – international flights, visas, airport taxes, insurance, telephone, imported drinks; items of a personal nature, gratuities
Departures – flexible
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From the international airport in Dar-es-Salaam, you will be transferred to the Seacliff Hotel, overlooking the Indian Ocean. This is a great spot to relax after a long flight. The hotel has a restaurant, “The Karambezi Cafe”, which is perched on the edge of the cliff, a lovely spot to feel the warm breeze from the Indian Ocean. Next door there is a shopping complex, including a grocery store, book shop and clothing stores.
Tarangire Treetops Lodge
After breakfast, transfer to Dar-es-Salaam Airport, where you will board your light aircraft to Kuro Airstrip. On arrival you will be transferred to Tarangire Treetops Lodge, by road. This is an exceptional lodge where most of the rooms are tree-houses wrapped around massive boabab trees. Enjoy a superb lunch, have a dip in the pool, go for a late afternoon game drive and return for dinner. Retire to the arms of a great boabab. There is the option to do walks and night game drives. Elephant are abundant in this park.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Lake Manyara airstrip, where you will be collected by a Ngorongoro Crater Lodge vehicle for your two hour transfer by road. You will make your way up to the Crater rim, where you will have a magnificent vista of the largest intact caldera in the world, with its estimated 25 000 large mammals. Crater Lodge is perched on the edge of the Crater, and is a place like no other. There are three small camps, consisting of handcrafted mud and thatch suites, with the most incredible interiors of beaded chandeliers, banana leaf ceilings and silk drapes. The communal lounge and dining area is splendid and the meals are superb. Relax after a long day on the road. Soak up the atmosphere as the mist rolls in. Enjoy a full day’s game drive the following day with a picnic lunch.
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
After breakfast, you will return to Lake Manyara airstrip, where you will be collected by a Lake Manyara Tree Lodge vehicle. You will drive through Lake Manyara National Park for a leisurely three hours to the lodge. This parek is a complete contrast to Tarangire National Park, consisting of a narrow strip of land, bordered by the 500 metre high wall of the Rift Valley and the flamingo rimmed soda lake. There is a greater number of ecosystems in this small park than in any other, with over 400 species of birds and a wide variety of wildlife. The lodge consists of ten stilted treehouse suites, set in a mahogany forest. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives.
Grumeti Tented River Camp
After breakfast, you will return to Lake Manyara airstrip, where you transfer by light aircraft to the Grumeti River Tented Camp airstrip. You will spend two nights at this charming quirky camp set on a bijou with its own resident population of hippos. Sit under the trees, have a gin and tonic, a dip in the pool and relax until your afternoon game drive. On the following day, you may choose to do a hot air ballon at dawn (extra cost). Morning and afternoon game drives are included in the itinerary.
and Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas
After breakfast, you will transfer by road or air to where your camp will be set up, in the Serengeti. Your actual destination will depend on the location of the animals. You will go where the animals are. If you are travelling between June and September, you may get close enough to see the migration. This is camping at its most luxurious with mobile ensuite tents and superb food. The guides’ knowledge will be extraordinary and your nights in the heart of Africa will be like none other. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives.
Transfer by air to the north of the Serengeti, close to the Kenyan border for your stay at Lamai Serengeti. This camp is as close as it gets to the wildebeest crossing of the Mara River, where crocodiles wait for their annual feast. The lodge consists of two small lodges, one with 8 and the other with 4, open-fronted rooms sited amongst the rocks for spectacular views. Each lodge has its own dining area, bar, library and its own natural rock swimming pool. There is a good chance to see Mara River Crossings from July to October, and from November to March, great resident game and birdlife, with fewer people.
Transfer by air to the Grumeti airstrip for your stay at the most luxurious safari lodge in Africa, in the Grumeti Concession. Set high on Sasakwa Hill, overlooking the Serengeti Plains, the view will take your breath away. This lodge has the feel of a grand country home. Expect the finest food and service imaginable, with warm hospitality. Your cottage has a heated infinity plunge pool and a huge verandah to relax in privacy. The communal area has a large swimming pool, tennis courts, gym facilities, mountain biking, archery, lawn croquet and an extraordinary equestarian centre. There is a suberb spa that overlooks the Serengeti plains.
Alternatively, stay at Sabora Tented Camp, the most romantic safari camp in Africa, or Faru Faru Lodge. Both of these are near to Sasakwa and also located in the Grumeti Concession.
Transfer the short distance to the Grumeti airstrip where you will board your flight back to Dar-es-Salaam (via Arusha) for onward arrangements.