Resting at the foot of Mount Meru, the sprawling city of Arusha is known as the safari capital of northern Tanzania. It serves as an excellent base from which to explore the remarkably scenic surrounding area which includes majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as the Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks. Arusha is a good spot to take a day or two off from the safari circuit as it features a temperate climate and lush surrounds. Visitors can look forward to exploring the wildlife-abundant Serengeti National Park; the magnificent Arusha National Park; and taking on the challenge of climbing Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest mountain.
Warm welcome met and greet on arrival at the Kilimanjaro airport by AMA Safaris – Tanzania representative who will assist to transfer you to Arusha town for check in followed by the safari briefing at the hotel. Rest of the day is spent at leisure with optional activities that can be booked and paid for locally. Overnight at Mount Meru Game Lodge – BB
Set in beautiful and tranquil surroundings, the Mount Meru Game Lodge is nestled between the Usa River and the wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to zebra, ostrich, water buffalo, mongoose, duiker and a wide array of birds and monkeys, including the elusive Colobus monkey. The Mount Meru Game Lodge is equidistant from the city of Arusha and Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) – each an easy 30 minute drive on good roads. KIA, the closest international airport, is serviced daily by KLM, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Air and a number of African airlines.
Arusha holds the door to numerous world famous national parks and mountains, including the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. The lodge provides an excellent staging point for those interested in visiting the parks or climbing the mountains.
The lodge & sanctuary was established by Dr. Von Nagy in 1959 and remains in family hands till today. Being one of the first lodges in Northern Tanzania, the lodge has had the pleasure of hosting a long list of visitors, including numerous presidents, the King & Queen of Sweden, Prince Charles, the Hemingway’s, the Kennedy’s and a long list of modern day celebrities. We look forward to offering you a memorable experience during your stay in Arusha.
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Located just a few hours’ drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for safaris travelling through the northern circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. The park extends into two game controlled areas and the wildlife are allowed to move freely throughout. After the Serengeti, Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania and in the dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow. This is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted. Tarangire is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, and its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the mountains to the south
After breakfast at the hotel followed by check out. Depart Arusha and drive to the Tarangire National Park, game drive enroute. Arrive at your lodge well in time for lunch and check in. Afternoon game drives in Tarangire National Park. Dinner and overnight at Maramboi Tented Lodge – LDBB
This is a unique opportunity to experience and explore the Tarangire and Manyara ecosystem. Maramboi Tented Camp offers permanent camp facilities and endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands and palm lined desert between Tarangire and Manyara Lake. A visit to the area is essential for anyone interested in evolution and the origins of Mankind and an explanation of the Rift Valley and Africa’s big picture. It is a complete semi desert experience focusing on safari walks and game drives. 40 spacious tents built on ample wooden decks, among them there are 12 family rooms with 2 rooms interconnected, ideal for families with children. They all have en suite facilities and private veranda with 24 hours 220V electric lighting.
Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Full day in Tarangire National Park with morning and afternoon game drives.
Situated in the Crater Highlands in Northern Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is best known for its archaeological and geological significance, rich wildlife, and beautiful scenery. The conservation area encompasses the famous Crater, the renowned Olduvai Gorge and vast plains of grasslands, forests and mountains extending to the Serengeti.
This 8000km² protected area is recognised for its natural beauty and has been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visitors flock here to soak up the spectacular views of the Ngorongoro Crater, voted as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, it is famed for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Popular activities include: mountain biking, hiking, game drives, bush walks, and visiting a local Maasai village.
Breakfast at the lodge Check out, morning game drive enroute, drive to Ngorongoro to arrive for lunch and check in at your lodge. Afternoon will be at leisure with a vehicle at your disposal. Overnight at Marera Valley Lodge – LDBB.
Marera Valley Lodge is located between Karatu Town and Rohia Village and to the main road to Ngorongoro and Serengeti. There are 18 lodges with private decks that provide guests with beautiful views of the surrounding areas. The lodge provides free Wi-Fi access to all guests. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, in the lounge area, bar or dining room. As the lodge is situated near the main road to Ngorongoro and Serengeti, visitors can easily explore the area.
Breakfast at the lodge Full day Crater tour, you will depart after Breakfast with picnic lunch boxes for a full game drive in the crater, and later return to your lodge for
Situated in the heart of Tanzania, the Central Serengeti encompasses the world-famous Seronera Valley which is known for its prime wildlife-viewing opportunities. This picture-perfect landscape is characterised by endless stretches of savannah-covered open plains, interspersed by rocky outcrops of granite, scattered with acacia woodlands and covered in a network of rivers and streams. The Central Serengeti forms part of the great wildebeest and zebra migration and provides an ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife such as giraffe, impala, waterbuck, hippo, elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, serval and much more. Popular activities include: game viewing, cultural tours, horse riding safaris, and hot air ballooning over the spectacularly scenic terrain.
Breakfast at your lodge, drive to Serengeti National Park, game drive enroute, you will arrive for lunch and check in at your lodge. Later afternoon game drives till sunset. Dinner and overnight at Kubu Kubu Tented Camp – Fully Inclusive
Kubu Kubu Tented Camp is an exciting new addition to Tanganyika Wilderness Camps’ collection of luxury safari accommodation. With a modern African appearance, creating a fresh, sleek, yet comfortable ambiance. Situated in the stunning central part of the Serengeti, the camp will be strategically positioned in one of the main migration areas so that guests can enjoy this awesome natural wonder from the comfort of their tents.
There will be 25 spacious en-suite tents which will offer absolute comfort, exclusivity and a genuine African bush experience. In the central restaurant guests will be able to enjoy exceptional food and wines, and the cozy lounge area has been creatively designed to give an atmosphere of intimacy and exclusivity. There will also be a swimming pool in which to relax after a long game drive. Internet access will be available in the camp with Wifi in the central area.
After breakfast at your lodge. You will enjoy a full day game drive or have a morning and afternoon game drive in Serengeti National Park depending on client’s preferences.
After breakfast at the lodge. Transfer to the Seronera airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar.This morning, we leave behind the legendary African savannah, seen so many times in films and documentaries; the endless extensions of grassland gives way to bush land, and slowly land on the spicy Island of Zanzibar.
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