This deluxe safari provides you with an opportunity to explore the best of Tanzania in supreme comfort and style, with stays at the extraordinary Serena Lodges—the finest in Tanzania—and the luxurious Kirawira Tented camp in the Western Serengeti. Visit Lake Manyara with its tree-climbing lions…view the 12-mile wide rim and 102-square-mile floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, which offers abundant year-round game viewing…and the Serengeti, a World Heritage Site that translates to "endless plains" in the Masai language. If you visit the western corridor of the S erengeti from July to September, both the crowds and herds of wildebeest dwindle, but you can perhaps better experience the true vastness and remoteness of these expansive plains, yet still enjoy abundant wildlife.
Day 1: Arusha
Arrive in Arusha, Tanzania and transfer to Kigongoni Lodge, a mountain top retreat with views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru. Kigongoni Lodge is located on an historic 70-acre coffee farm near Arusha, amid natural forest. Sitting on a hilltop with lush gardens, the lodge offers breathtaking views of Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru. Tucked between the trees are eighteen cottages, built in traditional African styles and materials. The rooms, cocktail lounge, and restaurant - all with fireplaces – are furnished in an intimate and comfortable manner, maximizing the site’s unique views and natural features.
Kigongoni Lodge has been developed in harmony with, and respect for, local community values, heritage and aspirations.
Your stay at Kigongoni will give you an authentic, homely experience and true sense of Tanzania, while providing an opportunity to participate in activities that contribute to the sustainable development of local communities. (D) Kigongoni Lodge
Day 2: Lake Manyara
Safari briefing at breakfast time prepares you for an exciting adventure. Depart to Lake Manyara National Park, home to numerous birds, elephants, tree-climbing lions, hippos and buffaloes. Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. In the evening relax with a sundowner in your peaceful surroundings. Dinner and overnight. (BLD) Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
Day 3 & 4 Ngorongoro Crater
Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation area, host to the “birthplace of man.” It is also home to a unique intact caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater. Arrive in time for lunch and afternoon is at leisure.
On the second day enjoy breathtaking views of the crater as the sun rises, and descend 2000 feet below the rim for a half day of spectacular game viewing. The crater is home to abundant game, including the “Big Five,” along with the black rhino, jackal and cape buffalo. Return to the lodge for lunch and an afternoon visit to Masai Village. (BLD) Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Day 5: Serengeti
This morning travel to Olduvai Gorge, the site of the discovery of the remains of prehistoric man by Dr. Leakey. Continue your drive to the world-famous Serengeti Game Reserve with lunch en-route, arriving at Serengeti Serena Lodge in the late afternoon. An afternoon game drive through this magnificent wildlife haven is followed by a bush barbeque dinner (weather permitting) and overnight at the lodge. (BLD) Serengeti Serena Lodge or Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Day 6 & 7 Western Serengeti
Early morning game drive and return to the lodge for breakfast at the lodge; or you may opt for an optional early morning balloon safari (extra cost) over the Serengeti plains, which includes a bubbly breakfast in the bush. After breakfast depart by road to the luxurious Kirawira Tented Camp with a game drive en route. Spend the remainder of the day relaxing in your picturesque surroundings. The views from the camp are breathtaking and on a clear day Lake Victoria can be seen from the tented lounge. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive before dinner and overnight. (BLD) Serena Kirawira Tented camp or Serena Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp
Day 8: Depart Arusha
Fly Arusha , transfer to the lodge where you have a dayroom to relax before your overnight flight back home. Or you may opt to extend your safari to Zanzibar or to Victoria Falls. (BL) Serena Mountain Village
Meet and greet at Arusha airport on arrival
All airport transfers as per itinerary
Safari briefing by To Africa Tours and Safaris representative
First class accommodations in standard twin bedded rooms
Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Visit a Masai village
Game drives as specified in the itinerary.
Guaranteed window seat for best game viewing
All entry fees to game parks and service charges
Services of a professional English-speaking guide/driver
Hotel dayroom on the last day of your safari
All international airfare and departure taxes
All personal expenses such as telephone calls, laundry and beverages, bottled water
Meals not stated in the itinerary
Tips to your driver/guide
Tips to hotel / lodge /camp staff for luggage handling
Tips for hotel/lodge chambermaids
Visa and associated costs (will need visa to enter Tanzania)
Travel and personal insurance
Airport departure taxes if applicable
Any deviations from the above Itinerary.
Any Items not in the inclusion list above.
Any optional activities/excursions are extra cost
One way from Serengeti to Arusha
IMPORTANT NOTE: It is advisable you arrive Arusha the night before the safari – To Africa Tours & Safari will assist you to reserve the extra hotel night in Arusha.
LAND ONLY PRICES
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Land only prices are per person double occupancy, single room supplement is applicable as shown above.
All prices, flights, accommodation and services outlined in the itinerary are subject to availability at the time of payment and reservations
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