15 Days / 14 Nights Exotic East Africa

Arrive/Arusha – Tarangire National Park – Ngorongoro Crater – Central Serengeti – Northern Serengeti – Mara North Conservancy – Dongwe Zanzibar/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Mount Meru Hotel Arusha Day 1 Day 2 B&B   1 Night
Nimali Tarangire Tarangire National Park Day 2 Day 4 FB 2 Nights
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro Crater Day 4 Day 5 FB   1 Night
Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp Central Serengeti Day 5 Day 7 FB 2 Nights
Lemala Mara Mobile Tented Camp Northern Serengeti Day 7 Day 9 FB+ 2 Nights
and Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp Mara North Conservancy Day 9 Day 12 FB+ 3 Nights
Breezes Beach Club and Spa Dongwe Beach Zanzibar Day 12 Day 15 HB 3 Nights
No Included Transfer for International dep Day 15 Day 15 Breakfast No Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

FB:Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch.

FB+:Full Board Plus:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Daily Activities

HB: Half Board:- Breakast, Dinner and Bed

TB:To Be Advised

Internal/Regional Flights

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 9 Scheduled  TB Kogatende Airtrip  TB Kichwa Tembo Airstrip  TB
Day 12 Scheduled   Kichwa Tembo Airstrip   Wilson Airport [WIL]  
Day 12 Scheduled   Wilson Airport [WIL]   Abeid Amani Karume International Airport [ZNZ]  

DAY 1:  MOUNT MERU HOTEL, ARUSHA    

Arusha

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.

Day Itinerary

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met outside the International arrivals lounge by a our Tanzania Representative. After introduction you will be transferred to Arusha arriving at your hotel for check-in. Overnight at Mount Meru Hotel – BB

Overnight: Mount Meru Hotel      

Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru in the city of Arusha, the Mount Meru Hotel is set on 15 acres of serene and lush landscape and surrounded by some of Africa’s most breathtaking vistas. The guest rooms include mini-refrigerators, tea and coffee making facilities, DSTV with Free view channels, and free Wi-Fi. With three on-site restaurants, as well as a bar and cigar lounge, guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining and drinking. Guests can unwind in the swimming pool, or enjoy rejuvenating massages and treatments at the Tulia Spa and Salon. The hotel also offers a golf course and a variety of convenience shops.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

DAY 2: NIMALI TARANGIRE, TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK  

Tarangire National Park

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.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, check out and drive to Tarangire National park with a game drive enroute to your camp. Arrive in time for lunch at your camp. After lunch, proceed for an afternoon game drive. Tarangire National park is the 06th biggest park in Tanzania with elephant herds of up to 300. This park has the largest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania after the Serengeti ecosystem. Tarangire’s pythons climb trees, as do its lions and leopards, lounging in the branches where the fruit of the sausage tree disguises the twitch of a tail. Meals and overnight at Nimali Tarangire – LDBB

Overnight: Nimali Tarangire         

Nimali is a swahili word for wealth. Nimali Tarangire is an exclusive luxury lodge located on the eastern boundary of Tarangire National Park that is renowned for its stunning baobab trees and large concentration of elephants. The lodge is situated alongside the riverbed and well hidden amongst the acacia & baobab trees. Natural materials are merged with contemporary decor, to provide guests with a unique and unforgettable bush experience. The main areas comprise of a spacious lounge, library and a central dining area that overlooks the swimming pool and a waterhole that attracts wildlife. Selections of safari books are available for guests to read. Every evening, guests are able to relax in the lounge and have sundowners by the fireplace. Under the personalized attention and care of courteous and attentive staff, guests are spoilt in every way; all their needs and comforts are catered for. Every effort is made to ensure that guests feel at home and have an amazingly unique Tanzanian experience. Located only 2.5 hours from the city of Arusha, Nimali Tarangire is the perfect starting point for the northern safari circuit.

Basis

FB:Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch.

DAY 3: NIMALI TARANGIRE, TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK  

Day Itinerary

Full day in Tarangire National Park with morning and afternoon game drives.

All Meals and overnight at Nimali Tarangire – LDBB

Basis

FB:Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch.

DAY 4: NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE, NGORONGORO CRATER   

Ngorongoro Crater

Located in Northern Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater is best known for its natural beauty and abundance of diverse wildlife; which makes it one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations. Surrounded by Tanzania’s highlands, this UNESCO-listed crater is said to be the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Visitors can look forward to spotting the world-renowned Big Five and a host of other wildlife species including large herds of zebra and wildebeest. It is famed as one of Tanzania’s best tourist attractions offering visitors an array of wonderful activities including excellent bird watching, trekking, wildlife viewing, mountain biking and visiting a local Maasai village. Don’t miss the opportunity to jump on an excursion to the magnificent Olduvai Gorge.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the overnight lodge and this morning commence drive to The Ngorongoro Conservation area. On arrival at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, you will collect lunch boxes and immediately commence drive to the floor of the crater for crater tour. Quite possibly the most famous of all Africa’s conservation areas, this is one of the places where you stand a good chance of seeing the Big 5. The enduring charm of Ngorongoro stems from its overwhelming physical beauty and the abundance of wildlife permanently resident here. Later you will return to your lodge. All Meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge – LDBB

Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge         

Perched on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, the magnificent Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is the only property on the eastern rim of this World Heritage Site.

Accommodating 186 guests in its 97 spacious en-suite bedrooms, the Lodge has its own private road to the crater floor.  The Lodge is perfectly situated to explore the abundant game in what is often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”.  Its location offers awe-inspiring views over the crater and some of the most breathtaking sunsets to be seen in Tanzania. Each suite has a private lounge with mini-bar, en-suite bathroom, central heating and a private solarium.  The Lodge has telephone facilities, satellite TV, a conference room, and a swimming pool situated on the very edge of the rim.

Basis

FB:Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch.

DAY 5: LEMALA EWANJAN TENTED CAMP, CENTRAL SERENGETI       

Central Serengeti

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 characterized 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.

Day Itinerary

0800hrs: After breakfast, check out and drive to Serengeti National Park. Serengeti National is undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and the greatest concentration of plains game anywhere. Arrive in time for lunch and settle in. Later proceed for an afternoon game drive returning to the camp later this afternoon. Meals and overnight at Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp – LDBB

Overnight: Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp

Lemala Ewanjan is an authentic intimate tented camp set in a secluded part of the game-rich Seronera Valley in Central Serengeti and is renknowned for its year-round game viewing due to its abundance of water in the many rivers, as well as for its large populations of resident big cats. We have carefully positioned Lemala Ewanjan right at the end of a blind valley, so you can enjoy uninterrupted views.  The camp was replaced in July 2018 with brand new tents and now features 10 standard and 2 x 2 bedroom tents ideal for families, friends and groups travelling together. The en-suite tents are spacious and comfortable, and have an outside deck offering beautiful views over the area. Each tent is fitted with two queen-size beds with warm duvets, a flush toilet, large safari-style shower, plentiful running water, wooden storage cabinets and flooring, 24-hour solar lighting and outside loungers from which to enjoy early morning teas and coffees and refreshing afternoon gin and tonics.

Basis

FB: Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch.

DAY 6: LEMALA EWANJAN TENTED CAMP, CENTRAL SERENGETI       

Day Itinerary

Full day in Serengeti National park with morning and afternoon game drives.

All Meals and overnight at Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp – LDBB

Basis

FB: Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch.

DAY 7: LEMALA MARA MOBILE TENTED CAMP, NORTHERN SERENGETI       

Northern Serengeti

The vast, rolling savannah of the Northern Serengeti, is known as the hub of the great migration. The landscape is characterized by vast stretches of savannah interspersed with acacia trees and reverie woodlands. Wildlife can be seen along the banks of the Mara River and visitors can view the annual spectacle of the half a million migrating wildebeest. Commonly spotted wildlife include: a multitude of plains game such as buffalo, zebra, gazelles, impala, giraffe as well as lion and leopard. Visitors can look forward to bird watching, hot air ballooning, game safaris and guided bush walks.

Day Itinerary

0730hrs: After breakfast, drive to Northern Serengeti arriving in time for lunch at Lemala Mara Camp. Later depart for the afternoon game drive.

All Meals and overnight at Lemala Mara Mobile Tented Camp – LDBB

Overnight: Lemala Mara Mobile Tented Camp    

The 12 tents of Lamella Mara Tented Camp are set up under large Euclid trees in the heart of the best game viewing area of the Northern Serengeti between July and October. It’s very close to the Mara River, but yet the camp is far enough away to remain discreet and not interrupt wildlife behaviour as the wildebeest mass along the steep banks during their frantic crossing on their way north to the Maasai Mara. Here, in this immense remote wilderness, guests can enjoy fabulous landscapes and terrific game viewing with practically no crowds. Resident wildlife numbers are always high, but nothing compared to the dramatic scenes during the migration as tens of thousands of animals gather to then plunge into the crocodile-infested river.

Lemala Mara is a mobile tented camp offering an authentic bush experience, but the tents are spacious and each is furnished with two queen-size beds and all the little luxuries that make them surprisingly comfortable. After an evening game drive, your tent attendant ensures your safari shower is filled with hot water to wash away the dust of the African savannah.

Basis

FB+:Full Board Plus:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Daily Activities

DAY 8: LEMALA MARA MOBILE TENTED CAMP, NORTHERN SERENGETI       

Day Itinerary

Day spent in the Northern Serengeti with morning and afternoon game drives.

All Meals and overnight at Lemala Mara Mobile Tented Camp – LDBB

Basis

FB+:Full Board Plus:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Daily Activities

DAY 9: ANDBEYOND KICHWA TEMBO TENTED CAMP, MARA NORTH CONSERVANCY    

Mara North Conservancy

Situated in southwest Kenya, the Mara North Conservancy is a beautiful private wilderness area spanning more than 30,000 hectares. It is home to a spectacular array of plants, reptiles, birds and mammals; including elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and large concentrations of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other migratory wildlife. Leopard Gorge, in the heart of the conservancy, is famous as the setting of countless BBC Big Cat Diaries and National Geographic documentaries. Neighbouring the well-known Maasai Mara National Reserve, this conservancy is vital for sustaining the famous Serengeti wildebeest migrations as well as the highly threatened African wild dog and black rhino.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, check out and transfer to the local airstrip for your flight to Masai Mara via Tarime / Sirare Border Post / Migori.

The Masai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. On arrival at the airstrip you will be met by the camp driver guide and transferred to the camp with a game drive enroute. Afternoon shared game drive. Meals and overnight at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp.

Overnight: andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp      

The Camp is situated in the Kichwa Tembo private concession, which neighbours the Masai Mara National Reserve. In addition to the excellent year-round concentration of wildlife, Kichwa Tembo lies directly in the path of Africa’s spectacular Great Migration. The camp boasts 12 classic tents, 20 superior tents and eight superior view tents. While all the tents look out onto the open grasslands or the shady forest surrounding the Sabaringo River, the superior view tents boast exceptionally beautiful, uninterrupted views of the Masai Mara.The generously sized swimming pool is set among the trees and surrounded by lush lawns and spectacular views. Opening up onto incredible Masai Mara views, the guest areas feature a double-storey bar and lounge area with oversized windows offering spectacular panoramas. The dining area surrounds an interactive kitchen and vegetable garden, making food an integral part of the safari experience.

Basis

FB+:Full Board Plus:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Daily Activities

DAY 10: ANDBEYOND KICHWA TEMBO TENTED CAMP, MARA NORTH CONSERVANCY    

Day Itinerary

Optional balloon excursion – extra cost of US$450 – US$490 Per person. Day spent game -viewing in the reserve with morning and afternoon shared game drives. Meals and overnight at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp.

Basis:

FB+:Full Board Plus:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Daily Activities

DAY 11: ANDBEYOND KICHWA TEMBO TENTED CAMP, MARA NORTH CONSERVANCY    

Day Itinerary

Day spent game-viewing in the reserve with morning and afternoon shared game drives.

All Meals and overnight at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp.

Basis

FB+:Full Board Plus:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Daily Activities

DAY 12 – 14: BREEZES BEACH CLUB AND SPA, DONGWE ZANZIBAR

Dongwe

Located only an hour’s drive from Stone Town, near the village of Paje on the beautiful eastern coast of Zanzibar, the seaside resort town of Dongwe features endless white-sand beaches meeting crystal- clear azure waters. Travellers from around the globe flock to this little corner of paradise for the quintessential beach-island getaway. Dongwe is encircled by lush tropical vegetation with an offshore coral reef teeming with colourful tropical fish and an array of other marine life. It boasts a wide selection of wonderful fully-equipped beachside resorts. Visitors can look forward to a variety of activities including: swimming with wild dolphins, enjoying fascinating forest excursions, and sampling delicious local cuisine, which has known for its variety of aromatic spices.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, check out and you will be transferred to the local airstrip for your flight to Wilson Airport Nairobi. You will then connect your flight to Zanzibar. Up on arrival at Zanzibar Airport, you will be met by a AMA Safaris Zanzibar representative and transferred to your beach resort where you will spend the next 3 nights. Meals and overnight at Breezes Beach Club and Spa – DBB

Overnight: Breezes Beach Club and Spa   

For centuries the island of Zanzibar has evoked a mystical and magical dream.  With the distinct advantage of being located on the South East coast which is the one of the most quiet and untouched parts of the Island, Breezes is the ultimate retreat for those looking to get away from it all.  This beautiful resort is situated along a pristine, untouched beach stretching as far as the eye can see. With great attention to detail, unique charm, personalized service and warm hospitality.

Breezes Beach Club & Spa is set in beautiful tropical landscaped gardens on a pristine and peaceful beach on the East Coast of the island, about one hour from Stone Town. Breezes is famous for its attention to detail, intimate and private dining, its world-renowned beautiful Zanzibar décor with stunning carvings, glistening brass and rich fabrics creating an elegant and unique atmosphere. In 2005, Breezes Beach Club won the title of Best Resort in Tanzania” at the World Travel Awards.

Basis

Half Board:- Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 15: END OF ITINERARY      

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the hotel then check out. You will be collected from the beach resort and transferred to Zanzibar Airport for your international flight back home. End of our services

Basis: Breakfast

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