15 days  / 14 Nights Tanzanian High End Flavours

Arrive/Arusha – Tarangire National Park – Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro Crater – Central Serengeti – Kizimkazi/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge Arusha Day 1 Day 2 B&B   1 Night
Elewana Tarangire Treetops Tarangire National Park Day 2 Day 4 FB 2 Nights
andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge Lake Manyara National Park Day 4 Day 5 FB   1 Night
andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Ngorongoro Conservation Area Day 5 Day 7 FB 2 Nights
Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp Central Serengeti Day 7 Day 10 FB 3 Nights
The Residence Zanzibar Kizimkazi Zanzibar Day 10 Day 15 HB 5 Nights
Not Included Transfer for International departure Day 15 Day 15 Breakfast   No Included

Key

B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

HB: Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.

FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Internal Flight Information

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 10 Scheduled  To Be Advised Serengeti South Airstrip  To Be Advised The Residence Zanzibar  To Be Advised

DAY 1: ELEWANA ARUSHA COFFEE LODGE, 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

Kilimanjaro International airport ex-International arrive.  Met on arrival by AMA Safaris – Tanzania representative and transfer to Arusha Town for your overnight at your Hotel.

Overnight: Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge   

Located in the middle of a verdant coffee plantation, Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge is a sanctuary of aromatic tranquility and a welcome retreat after a long international flight, or the dust and excitement of a thrilling bush safari. Take residence in one of 30 luxury wooden chalets – 12 Plantation Suites and 18 Plantation Rooms – nestled amongst the surrounding gardens and sea of coffee trees. Turning off the road, a tree-lined drive guides you to the warm and inviting main area with its quiet understated aura of luxury. Vibrant gardens, a spa, and a swimming pool await, and a restaurant, Bacchus, and café bistro, 3°South, boast menus to satisfy the most discerning of palates, successfully fusing international culinary prowess with locally-sourced ingredients. Visitors are also welcome to enjoy convenient gift shopping at the Traders Walk Boutiques, located on site. Browse through a collection of five boutiques offering arts and crafts, jewellery, clothing, gourmet coffee and cakes and traditional Swahili food.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: ELEWANA TARANGIRE TREETOPS, TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK   

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park, situated within Tanzania’s spectacular Manyara Region, is an awe-inspiring national park comprising of granite ridges, river valleys, mixed vegetative landscapes, and free-roaming wildlife. During the annual 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. With lion being among the most commonly spotted animal, it is a rare day that a visitor does not spot this majestic animal prowling or grazing. Tarangire is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are seen regularly. This expansive area is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the wondrous mountains to the south.

Day Itinerary

Depart from Arusha Coffee Lodge and drive to Tarangire National Park,, arriving in time for lunch at Tarangire Tree Top Lodge, thereafter game drive of the Park, You enjoy the afternoon game drive along the Tarangire River which is the main source of water during the dry season., thereafter drive to your Lodge.

Overnight: Elewana Tarangire Treetops      

On the path of an annual elephant migration, Elewana Tarangire Treetops sits alone in a 312km² community wildlife area bordering Tarangire National Park, amid a landscape of rolling and baobab-studded hills. Our elevated “treehouse” suites are perched high up with views over the adjacent baobab and marula trees, giving Elewana Tarangire Treetops an adventurous and exotic feel.

Twenty suites, each 65 sq metres with a private balcony, are lavishly furnished. Natural materials are blended with contemporary African décor, to provide guests with a unique and most memorable safari experience. Encasing an impressive baobab tree, the spacious and tranquil dining room, reception and lounge overlook the swimming pool and a waterhole that sees a steady flow of wild animal visitors. With the natural beauty of the hills and dry river beds begging to be explored, guests can enjoy guided walking safaris, day or night time game drives and the enchantment of bush dining.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: ELEWANA TARANGIRE TREETOPS, TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK    

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, depart for Full day game drive of the Tarangire National Park; thereafter return to your Lodge for the rest of the evening

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: ANDBEYOND LAKE MANYARA TREE LODGE, LAKE MANYARA NAT PARK        Lake Manyara National Park

Situated in Tanzania’s central-northern region with the Lake Manyara on its east and the Manyara Escarpment to its west, the Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats supporting an array of wildlife. This small park is home to surprising biodiversity and features a magnificent landscape of acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. The park supports 400 species of bird, and the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world. Other species include giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, warthog, the Cape clawless otter, and Egyptian mongoose. Don’t miss the opportunity to see thousands of flamingos on the lake, the renowned tree-climbing lions, and large families of elephants strolling through the forest.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the lodge. Depart Tarangire Tree Top Lodge for Lake Manyara National Park arrive at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge for lunch After lunch you enjoy the game drive of park, this park is reach of bird viewing, a wide range of animal from the migrant flamingos, huge herds of buffalo to the endemic tree climbing lions that make this part of your safari unique.

Overnight: andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge  

Set in a mahogany forest, and Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only permanent lodge in the Tanzania’s Lake Manyara National Park. Ten stilted treehouse suites, crafted from local timber and makuti palm fronds, offer privacy and exclusivity in cool, leafy surroundings. Each tree house suite features generous decks suspended above the forest floor and large windows invite the lush forest inside. While the bedrooms are fitted with contemporary furnishing and billowing mosquito nets, the bathrooms feature freestanding baths and an outdoor shower. A central interactive kitchen allows guests to observe the preparation of delicious dishes that are enjoyed in the theatrical boma or on the open dining decks, with spectacular forest views.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: ANDBEYOND NGORONGORO CRATER 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, and 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 lodge. After breakfast, depart Manyara Tree Lodge and drive over to Ngorongoro Highlands to your lodge situated on the rim of the crater arriving in time for lunch, The crater covers over 102 square miles (250km²) of land and is the home of the rare black rhino, prides of lion, elephant, cheetah and great herds of buffalo, antelope and wildebeest. Lunch is served at the lodge. Rest of the afternoon is spent at leisure

Overnight: andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Perched on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge comprises three separate camps totalling just 30 suites. Each stilted, handcrafted mud and thatch suite is adorned with antiques, chandeliers and elegant African treasures and floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the magnificent Crater below. Ensuite bathrooms feature spacious showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs. A personal butler discretely caters for each guest’s every need, bringing tea in bed, stoking fireplaces and drawing luxurious bubble baths. Frequently described as Maasai meets Versailles, each camp has its own guest sitting and dining areas, as well as viewing decks. The domed dining room, with its fireplace, crystal, silver and massive wooden platters, turns every meal into a special occasion.

Basis

Full Board: – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: AND BEYOND NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE, NGORONGORO CRATER

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, with a picnic lunch boxes descend over 600meters to the floor of the crater for a half day’s crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkey and elephant, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Return back to the lodge for rest of the day spent at leisure.

Basis

Full Board: – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7: ELEWANA SERENGETI PIONEER 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

Breakfast at your lodge. Depart  Ngorongoro  Crater Lodge and drive over to famous Serengeti National park arrive at your lodge  well in time for lunch at Pioneer Luxury Tented Camp, thereafter depart for an afternoon game drive in the Seronera area of the Serengeti National Park

Overnight: Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp         

Located in the Southern Serengeti (within the Moru Kopjes area), Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp is ideally situated to offer superlative access to the annual migration and the ‘Big 5’ with sweeping views overlooking Moru Kopjes, Lake Magadi and the endless plains.

Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp has its own individual style and feel, paying homage to the mobile camps of the 1930’s, a time when an African safari was truly a journey into the unknown, Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp’s  ‘zero footprint’ and close proximity to nature combines to make an unmistakably distinctive and truly individual offering. Comprising of twelve tented accommodations, all of which have ensuite facilities including a flushing toilet, vanity basin, and showers, the tent interiors are designed to evoke the very best of an era long-gone but certainly not forgotten.

A dining tent hosts the Camp’s guests for both breakfast and dinner, whilst luncheons are taken either in the camp or in the bush during what will no doubt be yet another enthralling day in the Serengeti. Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp captures the original essence of the mobile African safari, engendering nostalgic wonderment whilst unlocking the adventurous spirit within all of us. The drama and beauty of the Serengeti National Park is indeed awe inspiring.

Basis

Full Board: – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8: ELEWANA SERENGETI PIONEER CAMP, CENTRAL SERENGETI       

Day Itinerary

Today you spend the whole day on game drive in this National Park, which is rich with all different species of animals. To give you a better chance of seeing the big five (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino) you will carry a picnic lunch with you OR return to your camp for hot lunch then spend the full day in the Serengeti National Park.

Basis

Full Board: – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 9: ELEWANA SERENGETI PIONEER CAMP, CENTRAL SERENGETI       

Day Itinerary

Today you spend the whole day on game drive in this National Park, which is rich with all different species of animals. To give you a better chance of seeing the Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Black Rhino) you will carry a picnic lunch with you OR return to your camp for hot lunch then spend the full day in the Serengeti National Park.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14: THE RESIDENCE ZANZIBAR, KIZIMKAZI        

Kizimkazi

Resting near the southernmost point of Zanzibar’s Unguja Island, the remote little fishing village of Kizimkazi is known for its gorgeous stretches of untouched coastline, its excellent diving opportunities and its world-famous dolphin tours. The turquoise waters surrounding the village are home to an abundance of spectacular marine life including several schools of bottlenose dolphins which are frequently sighted during boat trips from the village. Kizimkazi is also renowned as the site of an ancient 12th-century mosque, thought to be the oldest mosque in Africa. Despite its natural and historical wonders, Kizimkazi remains the least visited areas on the island and the lack of tourist numbers only adds to the appeal of this secluded little village.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, with a picnic lunch boxes you will be transferred to the Serengeti South Airstrip for the Auric Air/Coastal Aviation flight to Zanzibar. Reporting at 0755hrs, depart at 0855hours. Arrive Zanzibar at 1255hrs. Met on arrival and transferred to Coast at your Hotel.

Overnight: The Residence Zanzibar  

The Residence Zanzibar lies within a lush, forested 32-hectare estate where five-star luxuries sit alongside nature’s untouched beauty. Extensive tropical gardens meet powder-soft white sand lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Indulge in the privacy of the spacious villas, attended on by your own personal butler.

Enjoy carefree days relaxing by your private pool, on the beach, or exploring the gardens on foot or by bicycle. Savour a taste of the Spice Island’s unique blend of cultures and cuisines, and the pleasure of sensational spa treatments. Whether you dream of a quiet couple’s retreat or fun in the sun for the whole family, embrace all the delights of our island life at The Residence Zanzibar.

Basis:

Half Board: – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 15: END OF ITINERARY      

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the The Residence, thereafter you will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport for your International flight depart at late afternoon/evening hours. End of Service.

 

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