20 Days / 19 Nights Dream & Discover Tanzania

Arrive / Tarangire National Park – Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro Crater – Central Serengeti – Ruaha National Park – Selous Game Reserve – Nungwi / Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Lemala Mpingo Ridge Tarangire National Park Day 1 Day 2 FB 1 Night
Escarpment Luxury Lodge Lake Manyara National Park Day  2 Day 3 FB 1 Night
Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp Ngorongoro Crater Day 3 Day 5 FB 2 Nights
Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp Central Serengeti Day 5 Day 8 FB 3 Nights
Ruaha River Lodge Ruaha National Park Day 8 Day 10 FB+ 2 Nights
Rufiji River Camp Selous Game Reserve Day 10 Day 13 FB+ 3 Nights
Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar Nungwi, Zanzibar Day 13 Day 20 FB 7 Nights
Not Included Transfer for International departure Day 20 Day 20 Breakfast Not Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

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

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

Internal Flight Information

Date Flight Departure Airport Arrival Airport Time
Day 8 Scheduled Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp Ruaha River Lodge  To Be Advised
Day 10 Scheduled Ruaha River Lodge Sumbazi Airstrip  
Day 13 Scheduled Rufiji River Camp Abeid Amani Karume International Airport [ZNZ]  

DAY 1: LEMALA MPINGO RIDGE, 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

AMA Safaris representative will pick you upon arrival in Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer you to Arusha for breakfast.

After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park to arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Lemala Mpingo Ridge.

Overnight: Lemala Mpingo Ridge    

Lemala Mpingo Ridge sits on top of an escarpment with sweeping views across the perennial Tarangire River and valley below, and matches the same outstanding standards of comfort and service as the other properties in Lemala’s collection.

Guests at Lemala Mpingo Ridge will enjoy a real sense of wilderness and excellent game viewing, and it’s both a relaxing standalone destination and a great place to start a safari that also combines Lemala properties in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti.

Each of the 15 spacious tented suites has been carefully positioned to maximize the sensational views over Tarangire & take advantage of the cooling breezes during hot weather. They feature en-suite bathrooms, private decks, sunken outside lounges that convert to afternoon siesta beds and one of the suites has two bedrooms. A special feature is the private outside bathtub—perfect for soothing the soul and washing away the African dust after a day on safari.

The elevated main lodge has a lounge and bar, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a spa and swimming pool. Sundowners and game drives in new custom-designed vehicles accompanied by Lemala’s knowledgeable and experienced guides are activities guests can look forward to during their stay.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 2: ESCARPMENT LUXURY LODGE, LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL 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

After breakfast. Morning game drive. Drive to Lake Manyara to arrive in time for lunch at Escarpment Lodge.  Afternoon game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Dinner and overnight at Escarpment Luxury Lodge.

Overnight: Escarpment Luxury Lodge         

Escarpment Luxury Lodge is situated just outside Lake Manyara National Park within a narrow corridor formed by the looming cliffs of the Great Rift Valley escarpment and the shores of the beautiful lake.

The lodge offers a spreading deck surrounding the main lodge, ensuring breath-taking views of the lake and the gorge upon which the lodge is perched. Watch pelicans sweep the skies as you enjoy sundowners and see the sun slip down into the hills while listening to the sounds of Africa.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: LEMALA NGORONGORO TENTED CAMP, 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. Depart for Ngorongoro to arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Lemala Ngorongoro

Overnight: Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp       

Lemala Ngorongoro is intimately set in a delightful ancient acacia forest close to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. As it is located next to the quiet Lemala crater access road on the eastern side, a key advantage of staying at Lemala Ngorongoro is the quick and easy drive down on to the crater floor in the morning; Lemala guests usually have an hour’s head start over others descending via the far busier Seneto crater access road on the western rim. Game drives from camp may start as early as 6.15am and guests can be down among Ngorongoro’s abundant wildlife on the floor within 10-15 minutes – crucial for photographers who demand the best light conditions. Escorted walks are also available into the forest and along the crater rim with an armed ranger and Maasai guide.

Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp has 9 spacious tents that are positioned carefully to provide privacy and with minimal impact on the pristine forest environment. They accommodate two queen-size beds, and as it can get cool on the Ngorongoro Crater rim at night, little luxuries like warm winter-weight duvets, hot water bottles and gas heaters ensure a cosy night’s sleep.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: LEMALA NGORONGORO TENTED CAMP, NGORONGORO CRATER

Day Itinerary

Breakfast. Descend to the crater with picnic lunches for a full day crater tour.

Dinner and overnight at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp.

Basis

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 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.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast. Depart for Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge to arrive in time for lunch at Lemala Ewanjan. Afternoon game drive in Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at Lemala Ewanjan

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

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: LEMALA EWANJAN TENTED CAMP, CENTRAL SERENGETI       

Day Itinerary

Breakfast. Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Lemala Ewanjan

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7: LEMALA EWANJAN TENTED CAMP, CENTRAL SERENGETI       

Day Itinerary

Breakfast. Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Lemala Ewanjan

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8: RUAHA RIVER LODGE, RUAHA NATIONAL PARK      

Ruaha National Park

Following its recent expansion, Ruaha is currently East Africa’s biggest national park and the second-largest on the African continent. It is also Tanzania’s most sizeable elephant haven and home to a profusion of bird species, including kingfishers, plovers, egrets, hornbills and sunbirds.

Crocodiles and hippos thrive in the Great Ruaha River, which flows along the sanctuary’s eastern border and in the dry season between July and November, animals flock to the last remaining water sources, presenting an exceptional wildlife spectacle. There are a number of accommodation options available but some close for the wet season in March and April.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast. Transfer to the airstrip to connect flight to Ruaha. You will be met upon arrival in Ruaha by Ruaha River Lodge who will transfer you to the Lodge for lunch. Late afternoon shared activities in Ruaha National Park. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge.

Overnight: Ruaha River Lodge        

Located along the banks of the Great Ruaha River in the Ruaha National Park, Ruaha River Lodge is an excellent option for a nature vacation. Accommodation options feature 24 chalets which are comfortably furnished to ensure guests enjoy a relaxing stay. The en-suite units are equipped with workspaces, sitting areas and verandas. Guests can enjoy meals at the on-site restaurant. The surrounding area offers activities such as embarking on game drives and guided walks.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 9: RUAHA RIVER LODGE, RUAHA NATIONAL PARK      

Day Itinerary

Breakfast. Morning and afternoon shared game drives in Ruaha National Park.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 10: RUFIJI RIVER CAMP, SELOUS GAME RESERVE   

Selous Game Reserve

The remote and little-visited Selous Game Reserve covers more than 5% of Tanzania’s total area and is the largest of its kind in Africa. At an unbelievable 55,000sq km it is almost twice the size of Belgium and four times larger than the famous Serengeti in the North. The landscape here has remained almost as it was before tourism began and the massive park has only a few accommodation options.

The Great Rufiji River and its tributaries are the lifeblood of the reserve, creating a network of forests and woodlands around the lagoons, sandbanks and lakes with tall palm trees adding to the scenic splendour. Because of its size and remoteness, the reserve has over 2,100 species of plants, 350 species of birds, 60,000 elephant, 108,000 buffalos and an estimated 1,300 of the worlds’ roughly 4,000 remaining rare wild dogs, giving guests an opportunity to glimpse all of these exotic animals in true unspoilt wilderness. Boating, walking safaris and fly camping are all available in the Selous.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast. Transfer to the airstrip to connect your flight to Selous Game Reserve.  Upon arrival in Selous Game Reserve, you will be met by Rufiji River Camp driver guide who will transfer you to the camp for lunch.

Afternoon game drive in Selous Game Reserve. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp.

Overnight: Rufiji River Camp          

Rufiji River Camp is located on the banks of the Rufiji river, in a point where the ample and tranquil river is animated by many and different species of animals. The tented camp, situated in the heart of the reserve, is environmentally friendly and each tent is equipped with private bathroom and a veranda facing the river.

There is a constant flow of animals coming down to drink at the river offering a permanent show to visitors of the camp. The water is usually full of hundreds of hippos as well as groups of crocodiles that laze in the sun on the sandbanks in the river.

A structure in the central part of the camp hosts the restaurant, bar and library, all with a view of the river and the sunset.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 11: RUFIJI RIVER CAMP, SELOUS GAME RESERVE   

Day Itinerary

Breakfast. Morning and afternoon shared activities in Selous Game Reserve.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 12: RUFIJI RIVER CAMP, SELOUS GAME RESERVE   

Day Itinerary

Breakfast. Morning and afternoon shared activities in Selous Game Reserve.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 13: HOTEL RIU PALACE ZANZIBAR, NUNGWI       

Nungwi

Once little more than a ramshackle fishing village, Nungwi has been transformed into one of Unguja island’s busiest beach destinations and its second most populated village after its capital, Stone Town. Situated at the island’s northernmost tip, Nungwi is blessed with some of Zanzibar’s most idyllic swimming beaches as the water surrounding this section of the island is fairly deep and mostly unaffected by the change of tides.

The village is also renowned as a party hotspot with plenty of boisterous nightlife and a thriving social scene hosted by the village’s slew of hotels, bars, shops and restaurants. Spend your days lazing on the spectacular beaches, floating in the idyllic turquoise waters or indulging in a massage. Then, as the sun sets, join the revellers as the town comes alive, cocktails flow freely and the beach bonfires begin to blaze. Daily itineraries tend to be gloriously simple: sunbathe, swim, party, and repeat!

Day Itinerary

Breakfast. Transfer to the airstrip to connect flight to Zanzibar.

Upon arrival in Zanzibar, you will be met by our Zanzibar representative who will transfer you to Riu Palace Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Lunch not included.

Overnight: Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar

The Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar is located on Nungwi Beach, a beautiful white-sand beach with crystalline waters that will make you feel like you’re truly in paradise. This resort in Zanzibar, Tanzania, offers free WiFi and the exclusive amenities of RIU Hotels & Resorts to make your holiday an unforgettable experience.

The rooms at this hotel in Zanzibar are notable for their design and spaciousness. In all of them, you’ll have free WiFi, air conditioning, satellite TV, a minibar, and a balcony or terrace. Plus, the hotel has villas with private pools for those who want a stay in total luxury. At the Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar, you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool with sea views, relax under the sun in a lounge chair, or go to the beach thanks to the direct access from the hotel.

When it comes to gastronomy, you have the main restaurant for enjoying buffet breakfasts with show-cooking stations and two theme restaurants that serve exquisite dishes. And if you want to sample the best snacks and appetisers, in the bars of this resort in Zanzibar the staff will be happy to serve you. Fun and relaxation are guaranteed during your holiday in this paradise.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 14: HOTEL RIU PALACE ZANZIBAR, NUNGWI       

Day Itinerary

Breakfast. Full day at leisure.

All meals and overnight at Riu Palace Zanzibar

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 15, 16 , 17 & 18: HOTEL RIU PALACE ZANZIBAR, NUNGWI        

Day Itinerary

Breakfast. Full day at leisure.

All meals and overnight at Riu Palace Zanzibar

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 19: HOTEL RIU PALACE ZANZIBAR, NUNGWI       

Day Itinerary

Breakfast. Full day at leisure.

All meals and overnight at Riu Palace Zanzibar

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 20: END OF ITINERARY      

Day Itinerary

Breakfast. Check out at 1000hrs. Thereafter drop off Zanzibar International Airport to connect your flight departing at 2130hrs back home.

Basis

Breakfast

QUOTE/COST/RATE OF THIS

20 Days / 19 Nights Dream & Discover Tanzania

All quotes featured in this tour program are expressed in US Dollars.  US Dollars are freely accepted in most EAST AFRICAN places and are also freely exchangeable (legally) at foreign exchange bureau.  Most hotels and lodges also have facilities for foreign currency exchange.

Number of PAX 01 Jan – 31 March

01 Jun – 30 Jun

01 Nov – 19 Dec

1 Jul – 31 Oct  2022

20 – 31 Dec 2022

1 person  Per Person US$6,046.00 US$7,701.00
2 persons Per Person US$5,371.00 US$7,026.00
3 persons Per Person US$5,146.00 US$6,801.00
4 persons Per Person US$5,033.00 US$6,688.00
5 persons Per Person US$4,966.00 US$6,621.00
6 persons Per Person US$4,921.00 US$6,576.00

Optional Services while on Safari

  • Visit to a Maasai village at: US$40 Per Person in Ngoronoro Conservation Area
  • Balloon Safari with champagne breakfast at US$650 per person in Serengeti, with price subject to change.

Above safari tour costs include;

  • Per person rate (P/Pax): This is the cost of one client sharing in a twin or double room with another
  • Pick up and drop off at JRO – Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Full board on safari
  • Private Bush Dinner – Minimum 2 pax – Minimum 14 days notice to book. Includes a private dinner within the footprint of our camp with private service and romantically lit with traditional safari lamps.
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on lodge/Camp activities & laundry.
  • Private Sundowners – Minimum 2 pax – Minimum 14 days notice to book! This is an experience that is a way of life in Africa. It’s an exceptional treat and one not to be missed. Imagine your guests have just finished an inspiring game drive and your guests come across in the middle of the plains a private sundowner set up with drinks and snacks, chairs and cushions and waiters on hand to serve your guests their favorite tipple against the beautiful backdrop of the Africa as we know it, as the sun goes down.
  • Local /Domestic/Internal flights and departure taxes (in accordance with the tour program)
  • All transport in designed Safari JEEP 4X4 LAND ROVER or JEEP 4X4 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (Non A/C – Private usage) with a pop up roof for maximum game viewing comfort with a professional English speaking driver/guide.
  • All park entrance fees.
  • Meet & greet services by our staff at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Complimentary from AMA SAFARIS + TANZANIA REPRESENTATIVE:

  • Mineral Water in the safari vehicles during the safari, (2 bottles per person per day during the safari)
  • AMREF Emergency evacuation service only – no medical bills – full passport details required.

Our price Does Not Include; 

  • The cost of obtaining visas; Tanzania visa can be procured at ease online
  • Expenses like laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone, mineral water, porterage etc.
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Tips
  • Inoculations and personal insurance
  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Items of personal nature such as beverages, telephone, postage etc
  • Holiday (Christmas, Easter) and other seasonal surcharges – please see the details separately
  • All other expenses that are purely of a personal nature.
  • All other items that are not mentioned in our price includes’.

Please note; 

  • Non A/C Vehicles are used for transfers in cities and on Safari in Tanzania
  • Luggage limit of one soft bag per person during travel in Tanzania. Hard cases should be avoided as they cannot fit in safari vehicles.
  • Baggage allowance for domestic flights is 15kgs per person including hand luggage. Soft-sided luggage or duffels are preferable to hard luggage for storage on safari vehicles and aircrafts used within East Africa. Large suitcases of dimensions greater than 24″x 17″x 7″ are impossible to store in vehicles and on aircraft and should not be used. (Baggage and personal effects are at owner’s risk throughout the tour and baggage insurance for members is strongly advised).
  • The rate includes accommodation based on the hotels and lodges mentioned in the program using standard rooms. Please be advised that the maximum singles the lodges can give is 4. The rest are charged as doubles.
  • Intermediate stops during flying on domestic flights: Internal flights are designed to serve a complex network throughout Tanzania and Kenya. Please keep in mind that unless otherwise stated flights are not guaranteed to be direct to the destination as there may be intermediate stops to collect or drop off other passengers.
  • Stops on request: Means our ability to stop in an airfield of the customer’s choice. However for operational reasons only a limited number of stops are possible. We request you to enquire in advance.
  • Rainy season: Flights are suspended during the long rains (mid March – end May) for exact dates please contact us.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Contract variations

The contractual costs mentioned above in this agreement are subject to change without prior notice; however, every effort will be made to maintain them. In the event of a change in Government Taxes or Levies affecting the rates mentioned herein, AMA SAFARIS LTD has the right to pass on any increases to our Partners or Clients.

Payment Policy

A deposit of 35% is required at the time of booking. The balance of 65% is due 45 days before commencement of the tour program.  If the reservation is made within 45 days of departure the whole amount must be paid at the time of confirmation.

Children Policy:

Children between the age of 3 and 12 years

  • Pays 60% of the adult rate if sharing a room with two adults
  • Pays 80% of the adult rate if sharing a room with another children
  • Pays 100% of the adult rates if sharing a room with one adult
  • No discount on Holiday and other supplements

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing. As all suppliers charge cancellation fees, they are in turn passed on to us.

Reservations that are cancelled, reduced in length of stay or reduced in number of occupancy are subject to cancellation and no-show fees. Following is the scale for cancellation charges:

  • 35% if cancelled between 45 and 35 days prior to arrival
  • 50% if cancelled between 34 and 15 days prior to arrival.
  • 100% if cancelled 14 days and 24 hrs prior to arrival

Itinerary Changes:

Although every effort is made to adhere to schedules, it should be noted that the hoteliers in East Africa may be obliged to occasionally change routes on safaris as dictated by changing conditions. Such conditions may be brought about by seasonal rainfall on bush tracks, airfields and in game areas, by game migrations from one region to another, or airline or other booking problems, etc. AMA SAFARIS will communicate with you for such tour itinerary/tour program or accommodation changes

NOTE: – Please note that some bookings might straddle between two seasons. Making the below seasonal quotations on accommodation NOT APPLICABLE. In such cases, please contact us for TAILOR-MADE QUOTATIONS cutting across seasons.

We thank you for the opportunity to present this program and trust that you will find it creative and exciting!!
Looking forward to organizing a memorable incentive for you!

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