Classic Highlights of Tanzania

8 day
Tarangire Safari Lodge. TanzaniaGame viewing at Tarangire Safari Lodge

Highlights

  • Excellent game-viewing all year round in the Serengeti National Park
  • Herds of Elephant and Buffalo in Tarangire National Park
  • Abundance of birds in Lake Manyara National Park
  • Magnificent views at Ngorongoro Crater

Day 1: Tarangire National Park

Upon your arrival at Arusha Airport a Representative will meet you. Drive to Tarangire National Park.
Swala Camp:
Tented Swala Camp is nestled in a beautiful, acacia forest enclave at the edge of the gently rolling savannah in the southwest corner of the Tarangire National Park. Each of the nine private, permanent tents feature en suite bathrooms with showers and terraces overlooking the bush and the Gurusi swamps. Tarangire is believed to have some of the largest herds of Elephants in Africa, as well as more than 300 species of breeding birds.

Swala Camp is the only camp in this section of the National park, affording guests private game viewing opportunities in open four-wheel drive vehicles with expert guides. For an intimate and interactive introduction to the local culture, additional excursions to a nearby local village school, which is funded by the camp, are available. One overnight at Swala Camp in a tent with an elevated terrace with en-suite facilities. Accommodation is on a full board basis including game-drives in a 4x4 safari vehicle with your private guide.

Days 2 & 3: Lake Manyara National Park

Enjoy an early morning breakfast before you drive to Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge situated on the escarpment edge overlooking Lake Manyara National Park. Two overnights at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge in a thatched room with an en-suite bathroom. Accommodation is on a full board basis including one full day game-drive in Lake Manyara National Park in a 4x4 safari vehicle with your private guide.

Days 4 & 5: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area

After breakfast you transfer to Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Hotel:
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is built into the rim of a dormant and collapsed volcano (known as a caldera). Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact caldera, with over 20 000 animals making this their permanent home. The lodge, with its plant and ivy covered native stonewalls, blends quietly into the surroundings.
There are 75 guest rooms all with en-suite showers and most have a private terrace. Due to the prevailing cool climate in the region, the lounge and dining room are set indoors, with large picture glass windows providing excellent views of the crater.

All the main areas are complimented by log fires, which enhance the atmosphere. The hotels unique design continues into the restaurant and bar, with magnificent examples of prehistoric cave paintings etched into the walls. The full service lounge has an outdoor balcony with a fixed telescope for guests' enjoyment. Activities available from the lodge include full day trips into the caldera, visits to a local Masai village or perhaps a visit to the famous Olduvai Gorge, the 'birthplace of man', all at an additional cost.

Two overnights at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge in a room with a private terrace and en-suite bathroom. Accommodation is on a full board basis including one full day game-drive in a 4x4 safari vehicle with your private guide.

Days 6 & 7: Serengeti National Park

Early morning breakfast before you transfer by road to Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.
Serena Serengeti Safari Lodge:
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is set high on a hill with breathtaking vistas of sweeping grasslands and the unspoiled wilderness landscape of the Serengeti plains. The Serengeti is a natural paradise and home to one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on, the annual migration of Wildebeest, Zebra and Gazelle.
The lodge is inspired by a traditional African village, separate rondavel 'huts' house the luxury guest rooms that have their own view of the vast Serengeti plains. A delightful water feature runs through the main public areas and towards the restaurant, dining and bar area guests are let through open corridors with rich Africa carving and high roofs.

The lodge also has a boutique where curios, clothes and a variety of other items can be bought. There are 66 guest rooms all with en suite showers and a private balcony. The uniquely crafted bedroom units maximize the use of local materials in order to blend in with the surroundings. The lodge offers morning and afternoon game drives, a swimming pool with a panoramic view of the plains below and for an extra change guests can enjoy a balloon safari.

Two overnights at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge in luxury thatched rondavel with en-suite bathroom. Accommodation is on a full board basis including game-drives in a 4x4 safari vehicle with your private guide.

Day 8: Arusha

After an early morning game-drive and breakfast, transfer to Seronera Airstrip for your flight to Arusha Airport. Upon arrival, at 12:20, services end.

Included:

  • Twin or single accommodation
  • Meals on a full board basis at Swala Camp, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge and Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
  • Scheduled game activities as specified
  • Tanzania National Park fees
  • 4x4 safari vehicle transfers from Arusha (day 1) to Seronera Airstrip (day 8)
  • Scheduled domestic flights: Seronera Airstrip / Arusha Airport
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance

Not Included:

  • Telephone calls
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Gratuities and all items of a personal nature
  • Meals and drinks not specified above
  • Transfers to Arusha (day 1) and from Arusha (day 8)
  • Visa fees (if required)

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