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Day 1 - Arusha
Meet and assist at Kilimanjaro International Airport by our local representative for assistance. Transfer to Arusha by vehicle to Arusha Safari Lodge (Safari Spa) for dinner and overnight.
Arusha Safari Lodge is a small secluded luxury haven equipped to cater for discerning travelers and consists of 7 luxurious and spacious guest cottages and is tucked away on volcanic hills with spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru. Located only four kilometers outside of Arusha.
Breakfast. Drive to Tarangire. Lunch at Oliver’s. Game drives in Tarangire. Dinner and overnight at Oliver’s Camp.
Oliver's Camp is situated in the remote south-eastern part of the park, in the middle of Tarangire's unspoilt wilderness. The camp is ideally placed to access the yearly migrations of wildlife, and to view impressive concentrations at waterholes and in the spectacular Silale swamps. This area offers the best chance of seeing lion, leopard and cheetah and, especially during the dry season, the swamps are filled with elephant, buffalo and zebra. The camp is the perfect base to explore the busier baobab-country in the north of the park, but at the end of the day, guests return to the absolute exclusivity of Oliver's Camp.
Walking safaris and off-road driving are possible in the area around Oliver's Camp, thus ensuring you discover Tarangire in an intense and unforgettable way.
Two overnights in Tarangire Oliver’s Camp. This is a luxury tented camp situated in a remote area of the park, in the middle of Tarangire's unspoilt wilderness zone. The camp is ideally placed to access the yearly migrations of wildlife throughout the ecosystem, and to view the impressive concentrations at waterholes for a 6-7 month season each year. Game drives explore Tarangire National Park.
Tarangire National Park In Tarangire it is the vast number of baobabs that first captures the eye. An expanse of gently rolling countryside is dotted with these majestic trees, which seem to dwarf the animals that feed beneath them. All year long huge herds of elephants roam the park.
During an afternoon game drive it is possible to see hundreds of elephants congregating down at the river, drinking and bathing. The park is truly spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species of the Maasai steppe come back to the permanent waters of Tarangire River. Herds of wildebeest, zebras, eland and Oryx gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rains when they migrate again to good grazing areas. National Park covers approximately 2600 square kilometers
Lake Manyara National Park Breakfast. Drive to Lake Manyara National Park with picnic lunches. Arrive in the park and proceed on game drives. This is one of the most diverse of Tanzania’s national parks, a tiny (325km²) combination of Rift Valley Lake, dense woodlands and steep mountainside. Made famous by elephant researcher, Dr Iain Douglas Hamilton in his book, ‘Among the Elephants’.
Manyara was established specifically to protect the elephant herds that have made the area world-renowned. But heavy poaching in the 1970’s and 1980’s decimated the herds, although they are now recovering and returning to their former strengths. Manyara is a birding paradise (more than 380 species), especially for waterfowl and migrants, and the forests are one of the best places around to see leopards. Lions hunt on the grassy shores of the lake, and are famous for their habit of climbing trees. PM leave the park and drive to Gibbs Farm Lodge for check in, dinner and overnight.
Ngorongoro Breakfast. Descend into the crater floor for half day crater tour. Ascend and drive back to Gibbs Farm Lodge for dinner and overnight. An atmospheric mid-size lodge on the border of the Ngorongoro Forest reserve. The lodge was established on the base of a colonial coffee farm with lush gardens and coffee plantations, vegetable and herb gardens. The farm is famous for its fresh homely cooking and its laid back relaxed atmosphere. The garden and bordering forest walks offer excellent walks and bird watching.
Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro Crater is quite possibly the most famous of all Africa’s conservation areas. It is the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world. covering a mere 260km², the 600 meter deep crater is home to a permanent population of more than 30,000 animals, and is one of the only places in Africa where you stand a real chance of seeing the “Big Five” in the course of a morning or evening’s game drive. Unique to the crater are the local Maasai grazing their cattle on the crater floor, and it is not unusual to see Maasai cattle and buffalo grazing together, with a lion kill just a few hundred meters away.
Day 6 and 7:
After breakfast drive to Serengeti National Park with picnic lunches. Arrive in the park and proceed on game drives. Dinner and overnight in Serengeti Classic camping.
2 overnights in Serengeti Classic camping on a full board basis in Serengeti NP. Your large and spacious walk in tent will come with en-suite facilities, separate W.C.’s and romantic alfresco bucket showers. Enjoy delicious Pan-African and traditional bush cuisine. This is the soul of Africa – no mains electricity and no running water – lose yourself in the relaxing solitude of the mighty Serengeti, far from civilization.
The name Serengeti stems from the Maasai word "Siring" referring to "endless plains", and that’s really what it is. The Serengeti is vast, stretching from the endless grass plains in the South to the woodlands in the north up to the Kenyan border. The size of the Serengeti eco-system as a whole is virtually the same size as Belgium. The Serengeti hosts the largest concentration of wildlife in the world, thought to be more than 3 million, and is home to one of the great wonders in the world, the Great Migration.
Over a million of Wildebeest move annually from the southern plains, where they give birth in December - March, to the north and the Mara River, and back, accompanied by Zebra and other migratory mammals. Lion, cheetah, hyena, hunting dog and crocodiles make sure only the strongest survive.
After breakfast in the lodge, transfer by lodge vehicle to airstrip; Fly to Arusha by morning scheduled flight at 0920/1200hrs. Arrive and meet your private transfer to Kilimanjaro airport via Shanga River House for lunch. After lunch proceed to Kilimanjaro to connect to your outgoing flight back home.
Rates from $7,350 per person sharing, depending on season. Please contact us for a quote and itinerary.