Discover majestic beauty and incredible concentrations of wildlife on this superb safari in Northern Tanzania. Activities include game drives, cultural visits, and walking safaris. In nine days, you’ll visit famous national parks including Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti, home to the great wildebeest migration during most of the year. You’ll stay in spacious and beautifully designed tented camps located in exclusive locations away from the large concentrations of tourists.
DAY 1 – ARUSHA: On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and driven to the boutique Onsea House.
DAYS 2 & 3 – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK: After breakfast, drive to Tarangire National Park, famous for its elephant herds and huge baobab trees. Enjoy a picnic lunch and an afternoon game drive before heading to Oliver’s Camp. The range of activities at Oliver’s Camp is unique for a camp inside a Tanzanian National Park. Off-road driving makes game viewing more intense and interesting. Optional walking safaris ($62 per person) and night game drives ($112 per person) add another unique wildlife viewing perspective. (B, L, D, Dr)
DAY 4 – LAKE MANYARA: After breakfast, depart Oliver’s Camp and game drive through the park. Continue for an afternoon game drive and picnic lunch in Lake Manyara National Park, famous for tree-climbing lions, as well as the thousands of flamingos that make their annual pilgrimage to the shores of Lake Manyara. Drive to Plantation Lodge in the lush Ngorongoro Highlands for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)
DAY 5 – NGORONGORO CRATER: After breakfast, drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and spend the day exploring the famous Ngorongoro Crater with a picnic lunch. This 100-square-mile caldera is home to more than 20,000 large mammals like lions, leopards, elephants, zebras, wildebeest and the rare black rhino. Dinner and overnight at Plantation Lodge. (B, L, D)
DAY 6 – SERENGETI: After breakfast, drive to the Manyara Airstrip for your flight to Dunia Camp, Sayari Camp or Namiri Plains (depending on travel date) in the Serengeti. All camps are perfectly positioned to witness the great wildebeest migration. Enjoy a picnic lunch and an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti. Dinner and overnight at Dunia, Sayari, or Namiri Plains Camp. (B, L, D, Dr)
Dunia is a small, semi-permanent camp, with 7 spacious tents tucked away in a private location amongst the Moru Kopjes, allowing access to some of the best game viewing areas available in the Central and Southern Serengeti. Sayari is Swahili for universe or planet, capturing the vast plains and endless skies in which Sayari Camp is immersed. Each of the 15 luxury tents blends perfectly into the majestic Northern Serengeti landscape. Tucked away in a grove of fever trees, Namiri Plains Camp is a small and very exclusive camp with six tents that have terrific views over the endless sweeping plains that surround it.
DAYS 7 & 8 – SERENGETI: Enjoy two full days of game drives in the Serengeti. This giant ecosystem is home to millions of animals including lions, cheetah, leopards, buffalo, elephants, zebras, hippos, crocodiles, etc. Meals and overnights at Dunia or Sayari or Namiri Plains Camp. (B, L, D, Dr)
DAY 9 – ARUSHA/DEPART: After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Arusha, where you will have lunch and the use of a day room at the KIA Lodge. Take the complimentary shuttle to the airport in time for your onward flights. (B, L)
END SERVICES FOR TANZANIA DELUXE TENTED SAFARI
Deluxe tented camps
Game drives, nature walks, cultural visits
Value I Deluxe I Luxury
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*$ = >$4,999; $$ = $5,000 – $9,999; $$$ = $10,000+
All pricing per person based on double occupancy. Pricing varies based on travel dates, call for a customized quotation matching your travel needs. Changes to itinerary and pricing may apply. Price includes all accommodations, meals, some drinks, transfers, vehicles, park fees, guides and activities as indicated, and a $25 donation to a worthy African charity. Price excludes international flights, visas, tips, inoculations, travel insurance, and anything not specified above. We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover & AMEX. No refunds—see terms & conditions for details.
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