Kilimanjaro airport advantageously positioned within close proximity of the Northern circuit which encompass well-known tourist honey pots such as Mount Kilimanjaro, The Serengeti National park as well as the Ngorongoro conservation area. On arrival at Kilimanjaro airport you will be met by tourAfrika representative and transferred to your lodge in Arusha. The lodge situated at the foot of the wooded slopes of Mount Meru, on the shores of the beautiful Lake Duluti, this Serena Hotel is built on what used to be a coffee plantation. The ideal spot for a pre- or post-safari stay, the countryhouse-styled cottages offer a comfortable and relaxed place to enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Lake Duluti. After check-in the day is spent in leisure.
Overnight: Lake Duluti Serena Hotel
After breakfast the tour departs heads-off to Tarangire National Park in 4×4 safari vehicle in the company of your tourAfrika guide, and en-route we make a stop-over is Arusha Town for any last-minute purchases. Arusha town, is the gateway to the popular safari circuit in northern Tanzania. Sitting snugly at the foothills of Mount Meru, the small town is surrounded by some of the most famous national parks in Africa. First settled in the 1830’s by the Maasai people, the town was conquered by the Germans in the early 1900’s, who built the fort (Boma) which still stands. The British took the town during WW1 and it remained in their hands until independence was granted to the then Tanganyika in 1961. In July 2006, Arusha was declared a city by Tanzania. This chequered past adds to the mixture of architecture and culture still found here. Afterwards we head towards the Tarangire National Park for a game drive with picnic lunch at the park. Tarangire is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the centre of an annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebras. After the game drive we head-off to overnight accommodation facility is set outside the park.
Overnight: Lake Burunge Tented Camp
Meals: Full Board
After breakfast you journey through a Rift Valley landscape and into the cooler climate of the crater highlands. You have lunch on the way and make time to stop and stare down into the giant Ngorongoro Crater from a viewing platform; you will return back to explore Ngorongoro properly later but first you have one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves before you: the Serengeti.
The Serengeti is an excellent year-round destination for wildlife but it is when the Wildebeest Migration arrives – from about November to June – that you may anticipate some of its most iconic imagery. Your accommodation for the next two nights depends on the time of year: your tented camp is a mobile one and is in sync the pattern of the Migration, almost securing you front-row seats to all the action. Your full day here is spent out on the Serengeti, taking advantage of your game-rich location and expert guide to enjoy startling game sightings that are likely to form entertaining conversations around the campfire later.
Overnight: Kati Kati Tented Camp
Meals: Full Board
It is an early start this morning as you drive back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and its showpiece – the Ngorongoro Crater. The vestiges of a gigantic volcanic explosion millions of years ago, it is now home to Africa’s intense concentration of big animals. Descending into the Crater, you begin to pick out the familiar shapes of elephant and buffalo on the crater floor, mingled with zebra, wildebeest and gazelles. It is also one of Africa’s greatest concentrations of big predators and lions, leopard and hyena are regularly seen, and you may see flamingos and hippos in the Crater’s lakes. Leaving on a different road, you travel to the town of Karatu and your final accommodation, a stylish lodge set on a working coffee plantation. Complete with a swimming pool, lovely gardens and massage therapist, it makes a very comfortable way to finish your safari.
Overnight: Ngorongoro Farmhouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast will head-off to Arusha. You will stop for lunch along the way and arrive in town around noon where you will be taken to your hotel or airport – either from the local Arusha Airport or Kilimanjaro International Airport assisted with checking in to an onward connecting flight.
This all-inclusive fly-in safari commences with a sumptuous tree-house suite and the glorious diversity of Lake Manyara National Park ahead of adoring Africa’s easiest Big 5 game viewing at the Ngorongoro Crater. The safari resumes in the renowned Serengeti National Park where you will witness the most remarkable show: the grand wildebeest migration. Your last destination is on Mnemba, an immaculate private Indian Ocean Island.
Spoil yourself in 10 days in a fulfilling luxurious safari. Fly-off from the North and finish off on the South of Tanzania and cover the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and Ruaha National Park. Conclude your safari with 3 nights at the isolated wild Ruaha National Park in one of the newest and most elegant lodges to be constructed in the Park.
Southern Tanzania is still fairly unknown on the “safari circuit” yet it extends some of the very best in game viewing experiences on the African continent. You can expect remote, private and game rich areas that are a photographer’s dream. In true modern-day safari tradition, you will conclude your safari with 3 nights on the Tanzanian coast.
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