10 days “The pride of Tanzania” Safari.
Arusha/ Serengeti Game Reserve/Ngorongoro Crater/Lake Manyara & Tarangire N/P
This combination of tented accommodation, unrivalled luxury and prime safari location has given these camps the top class rating. Small, low impact and beautifully sited, these very comfortable camps offer a chance to experience the African bush at its most exciting, in a setting in which en-suite baths and excellent meals complement the wilder pleasures of game viewing. Undoubtedly the best- known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value. Within its boundaries are more than 3 million large mammals living in total freedom on the “endless” plains.
Arrive- Arusha Serena Mountain Village (HB)
Day1.You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by your driver/guide and our representative. You will then transfer to the mountain resort – a stunning and innovatively designed lodge both the looming Mount Kilimanjaro and the dramatic peaks of Mount Meru are visible in the distance. Depending on your arrival schedule you will have time to relax and enjoy your dinner in beautiful surroundings.
Grumeti Reserve-Serengeti Faru Faru Lodge (FB)
Day2 &3. After your breakfast we take you to Arusha Airport for your flight to Seronera Airstrip in the heart of the Serengeti. Upon arrival you you will be received by your resident driver guide/naturalist who will transfer you to the lodge. The Grumeti Reserve is located adjacent to the Western Corridor of the Serengeti, bordering the national park, and encompasses over 350,000 acres of unrivalled wilderness. The concession is privately and exclusively owned by Singita Grumeti Reserves.
The Grumeti area forms part of the famous migratory route, which is travelled by hundreds of thousands of animals every year. Spend the rest of the day exploring in your safari vehicle and really beginning your search for the “Big Five” in earnest., cautiously approach the hippo pool, and generally marvel at the rough, rugged and ever-expanding wilderness which surrounds you. Basking in the abundance of animal species and birdlife around it, Singita Faru Faru Lodge lends a contemporary signature style to safari. Inspired by a botanical theme, this riverside lodge offers barefoot elegance in a laid-back rustic setting. The organic lines of two rim-flow swimming pools echo those of a watering hole that lies just below. Tuck into delicious bush food, warm yourself by the crackling campfire, and drift off to the sound of a lion roaring in the distance.
Ngorongoro Conservational Area The Manor at Ngorongoro (FB)
Day4 &5. After breakfast you will depart to Ngorongoro Conservational Area with a stop over at Olduvai Gorge for short archaeological excursions. Proceed to check in for lunch at this outstanding property which will provide an unforgettable wildlife experience and the utmost in luxury and hospitality.
It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and myriad other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted on just one single game drive.
Lake Manyara Ranch Conservancy Lake Manyara Tree Lodge (FB)
Day6 &7. After breakfast depart for Manyara Ranch Conservancy a wildlife-rich corridor between Tarangire and Lake Manyara. Here, you will spend two days exploring and discovering, as per your own personalized safari schedule. The camp manager, an experience and enthusiastic safari guide, will greet you and discuss with you your program preferences for the next two days. An important part of the Manyara Ranch Conservancy experience is to leave your vehicle and explore the wilderness on foot. To support this concept, we also provide outdoor dining and sundowners at specially chosen locations.
Tarangire N/P Swala Luxury Tented Camp(FB)
Day 8 &9. After breakfast depart to Tarangire N/P. Tarangire lies to the south of the large open grass plains of southern Maasailand and is the best-kept secret on the northern safari circuit. Wonderful panoramas of wide savannah grasslands dotted with open acacia woodland studded with large Baobab trees.
The density of game is second only to the crowded Ngorongoro Crate. Tarangire is a dry season refuge for many migratory animals (elephants, wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, eland and buffalo), that spend many months of the year outside the park on traditional grazing corridors linking Tarangire with other protected areas. Swala Camp is located under majestic umbrella acacia trees at the south-western part of the park, by the Gurusi marshes. Situated away from the larger lodges has given the camps their own virtually private game drive areas offering the clients unique and exciting game viewing, without interruption from other tourists. Also, through their use of open vehicles and guided bush walks in secluded corners of the best game viewing areas, they combine the more intimate and interpretative activities
Tarangire N/P-Kilimanjaro Inter. Airport Departure
Day 10. Early morning game driving / safari activities as per your wishes and specific schedule. Depart Tarangire after breakfast and transfer to Arusha Airport or Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward journey.