10 Days Luxury Tanzania

Karibu means “welcome” in Swahili.  And there is no better place to enjoy an enriching cultural and wildlife experience than Tanzania.

Day 1:   Arrival in Kilimanjaro 

You will be met on arrival off your International flight and transferred from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha

Accommodation will be at Rivertrees Country Inn in a Standard Room on a Bed and Breakfast basis for 1 night

Day 2:  Tarangire National  Park

Your driver/guide will meet you at your lodge this morning for a short safari briefing.

We depart Arusha and drive to Tarangire National Park where you may enjoy a game drive with picnic lunch inside the park before heading to your lodge early this afternoon.

During your private tailor-made safari, you will be accommodated in or near the parks as described below.  The days will be spent giving you the best game-viewing experience possible in each park, with either morning and afternoon game drives or full day excursions.  If you are opting to do a “drive-in” safari, the drives between parks may be broken with cultural visits to local villages or historical hotspots and further game-viewing, guaranteeing that your transfers are far from boring.  Your itinerary is fairly flexible from day to day and options may be discussed with your guide before setting off for the day.

Lodge Safari Vehicle includes the following:

Private, spacious 4×4 safari vehicle with large windows, game-viewing hatches, either fridge or cool-box for drinks, and inverter for charging batteries.  All your fuel, vehicle entry fees, and game drives.  Our guides are professionally trained and look forward to sharing their beautiful country with you.

Close to Arusha, 118 kilometres away, Tarangire National Park gets its name from the river that threads its way through the length of the reserve.  It is famous for its dense wildlife population which is most spectacular between June and September, the dry period.  During this time, thousands of animals – elephant, buffalo, giraffe, eland, wildebeest, kudu, hartebeest and the rarely seen oryx – migrate from the dry Masai steppe to the Tarangire River looking for water.  Lion, leopard and other predators follow the herds.  Tarangire has the largest population of elephant of any park in the northern circuit and is also home to 550 varieties of bird

Accommodation will be at Tarangire Treetops for two nights on a full board (including non premium brand drinks) basis

Day 3:  Game Viewing Tarangire 

Today enjoy a full day’s game drive experiencing the many facets of Tarangire National Park with a packed lunch.  Return to Tarangire Treetops this evening

Day 4:  Ngorongoro Crater 

Today, after breakfast,  we depart Tarangire National park and make our way to Lake Manyara.( Approximately 1 hour from Tarangire National Park )   Enjoy a morning visit in this park with a picnic lunch before driving to Ngorongoro early afternoon

The Ngorongoro Crater, at 2,286 metres above sea level, is the largest unbroken caldera in the world.  Surrounded by very steep walls rising 610 metres from the crater floor, this natural amphitheatre measures 19.2 kilometres in diameter and 304²km in area.  It is home to up to 30,000 animals, almost half of which are wildebeest and zebra.  Buffalo, elephant, hippo, hyena, jackal, lion, ostrich, serval, warthog, bushbuck, eland, hartebeest, reedbuck, waterbuck and huge herds of both Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle are easily seen on the crater floor.

Accommodation will be at The Manor Ngorongoro in a Manor Suite on a Full Board (Including Drinks) basis for 2 nights

Day 5:  Crater Visit

Today, after breakfast, head down into the Ngorongoro Caldera below and spend the rest of the day enjoying game viewing in one of the most spectacular places on earth!  Photographic opportunities are abundant, and one often sees four of the Big Five in a short time.  Have a picnic lunch at the floor of the crater at a pleasant lakeside location where you can stretch your legs and soak up the magnificent scenery

Thanks to anti-poaching patrols, the crater is now one of the few places in East Africa where visitors can be certain of seeing black rhino, with the number now approaching 25.  Leopard may occasionally be seen in the trees of the forest surrounding the crater, while cheetah are also present.  Countless flamingo form a pink blanket over the soda lakes, while more than 100 species of birds not found in the Serengeti have been spotted.  The crater, having been  declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which covers more than 8,300²km

Day 6:   Serengeti National Park

This morning you will be transferred to the Manyara air strip for your flight to Kogatende (Serengeti North)  departing at  08h35

You will be met on arrival by Lemala and transferred to Lemala Kuria Hills

The Serengeti National Park is arguably the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world.  Serengeti means “endless plains” in the Masai language and, within its boundaries, are more than three million large mammals. 

About 35 species of plains animals may be seen here, including the so-called “big seven” – buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, cheetah and African Wild Dog.  The black rhino population of the Serengeti has developed well in recent years thanks to constant surveillance.  Other animals frequently seen in the Serengeti include baboon, caracal, civet, bat-eared fox, genet, giraffe, hippo, honey badger, hyrax, mongoose, ostrich, serval, both Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle, vervet  monkey and some 20 types of antelope including hartebeest, impala, kudu, reedbuck, roan, topi, waterbuck and the much smaller dik dik, duiker, klipspringer and oribi. 

There is, of course, also a profusion of birdlife.  Over 500 species including bustards, cranes, eagles, herons, owls, storks, vultures and the bizarre, long-legged secretary birds.

Accommodation will be at Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge in a Suite Tent on a Full Board Game Package (Including Drinks) basis for 4 nights

Day 7 -9 :   Serengeti Game Viewing 

Enjoy morning and afternoon shared game drives returning to Kuria Hills for lunch and a siesta

Day 10:   Departure

You will be transferred to Kogatende air strip for your flight to Kilimanjaro Airport

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Contact us for more information.

Our itineraries are “recommended itineraries” and may be booked as suggested. However, they also serve to inform you, as a possible first time traveller to Africa, an idea of what can be done. If you find that the recommended itineraries do not suit you entirely, we will tailor make a program to best meet your individual requirements.

Costs will vary depending on year and season of travel.  Suggested accommodation can be altered to suit individual requirements and budget

There are no set departure dates. Please inform us of your preferred dates of travel

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