21 Days / 20 Nights Discover The Mystic Tanzania In Luxury

Arrive/Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park – Southern Serengeti – Northern Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park – Ruaha National Park – Selous Game Reserve/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge Arusha Day 1 Day 2 B&B     1 Night
Escarpment Luxury Lodge Lake Manyara National Park Day 2 Day 4 FB   2 Nights
Sanctuary Kusini Camp Southern Serengeti Day 4 Day 6 FB   2 Nights
Ole Serai Luxury Camp Kogatende Northern Serengeti Day 6 Day 9 FB   3 Nights
Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp Ngorongoro Conservation Area Day 9 Day 11 FB   2 Nights
Lemala Mpingo Ridge Tarangire National Park Day 11 Day 14 FB   3 Nights
Ruaha River Lodge Ruaha National Park Day 14 Day 17 FB   3 Nights
Serena Mivumo River Lodge Selous Game Reserve Day 17 Day 21 FB   4 Nights
Not Included Fly to Dar es salaam or Arusha Day 21 Day 21 Breakfast Not Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

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

TBA:To Be Advised

Internal Flight Information

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 2 Scheduled TBA Arusha TBA Manyara Airstrip TBA
Day 4 Scheduled TBA Manyara Airstrip TBA Serengeti South  Airstrip TBA
Day 6 Scheduled TBA Serengeti South  Airstrip TBA Kogatende North Serengeti TBA
Day 9 Scheduled TBA Kogatende North Serengeti TBA L.Manyara – Ngorongoro TBA
Day 11 Scheduled TBA Lemala Mpingo Ridge TBA Ruaha River Lodge TBA
Day 17

Day 21

Scheduled Scheduled TBA Msembe Airstrip

Selous Stigler’s Airstrip

TBA Selous Stigler’s Airstrip

Dar es salaam or Arusha for International departure flight

TBA

 

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

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) ETA – TBA Met on arrival by AMA Safaris – Tanzania and transfer to Arusha for the Overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge on bed and breakfast basis.

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.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

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 an early breakfast you will be transferred to Arusha Airport for the Coastal flight o Manyara, reporting at 0645hrs and depart at 0745hrs. Arrive Manyara airstrip at 0810hrs. Met on arrival by Manyara Escarpment Lodge driver and transfers to the Lodge for the join other Pax for the shared game drive of the Lake Manyara Park. Dinner and Overnight at Manyara 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: ESCARPMENT LUXURY LODGE, LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Day Itinerary

After breakfast full day game drive in the Lake Manyara National Park on a shared game drives basis.

All meals and Overnight at Escarpment Luxury Lodge.

Basis:

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: SANCTUARY KUSINI CAMP, SOUTHERN SERENGETI  

Southern Serengeti

The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve form Africa’s most famous wildlife park.  The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomizes Africa for many, and then add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains.  But that is not where the game viewing ends; large prides of lions, elephants and giraffes in grasslands, gazelles and eland to mention but a few.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast transfer to Manyara Airstrip for the domestic flight to Serengeti South, reporting at 0720hrs, depart at 0820hrs. Arrive Serengeti – South airstrip at 0850hrs. Met by Sanctuary Camp driver who will transfer to Kusini Sanctuary Luxury Tented Camp for hot lunch. Afternoon shared game drive, dinner and Overnight at Sanctuary Kusini Luxury Tented Camp.

Overnight: Sanctuary Kusini Luxury Tented Camp

Set on a rocky outcrop, or kopje, Sanctuary Kusini is a semi-permanent tented camp in the vast southern Serengeti. Each of the 12 tents, all with secluded private showers and terraces, overlook the plains where zebras, Cape buffalo, wildebeest, lions and leopards are a common sight all year round. Relax in the communal tent with its own library, sitting room and veranda. Bush sundowner cocktails are served on the giant boulders of the kopje. Our local guides know the wildlife and the people of this region well; ultimately, it is their knowledge and experience that makes this Serengeti experience absolutely unforgettable.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: SANCTUARY KUSINI CAMP, SOUTHERN SERENGETI  

Day Itinerary

After breakfast full day Serengeti National Park shared game drives.

All meals and overnight at Sanctuary Kusini Luxury Tented Camp.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: OLE SERAI LUXURY CAMP KOGATENDE, NORTHERN SERENGETI

Northern Serengeti

The vast, rolling savannah of the Northern Serengeti, is known as the hub of the great migration. The landscape is characterised by vast stretches of savannah interspersed with acacia trees and riverine 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

After breakfast transfer to Serengeti South airstrip for the domestic flight to Kogatenge, reporting 0750hrs, depart at 0850hrs, arrive Kogatende at 1005hrs.

Met by the Camp driver who will transfer to the Ole Serai Kogatende Luxury Tented Camp for hot lunch, afternoon shared game drive, dinner and Overnight at Ole Serai Kogatende Luxury Tented Camp.

Overnight: Ole Serai Luxury Camp Kogatende     

This Luxury Camp is strategically located within the northern (Kogatende) area of the famous Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and is set amidst the most prime areas of the Serengeti following the path of the great migration, sparsely inhabited by large Acacia as well as Tortilis Tree’s and is home to several species of wildlife that reside in this area year round due to catchments of water bodies around the area.

Due to the Campsite’s ideal location, the great spectacle of the world-famous annual migration can be witnessed almost as close as to the camp’s doorsteps – since the site lies along one of the main migratory corridors/routes, which the wildebeest use during their Great Migration going to and fro the North and South of the Serengeti.

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

DAY 7: OLE SERAI LUXURY CAMP KOGATENDE, NORTHERN SERENGETI

Day itinerary

After breakfast with a picnic lunch box, shared game drive of the Serengeti National Park on the Mara River area.

Dinner and Overnight at Ole Serai Kogatende Luxury Tented Camp.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8: OLE SERAI LUXURY CAMP KOGATENDE, NORTHERN SERENGETI     

Day Itinerary

After breakfast with a picnic lunch box, shared game drive of the Serengeti National Park on the Mara River area.

Dinner and Overnight at Ole Serai Kogatende Luxury Tented Camp.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 9: 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

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Serengeti – Kogatende Airstrip for the Domestic flight to Manyara, reporting at 0825hrs, depart at 0925hrs, arrive Manyara at 1125hrs.

Met on arrival and transfer to Ngorongoro for the lunch at Lemala Ngorongoro Luxury Tented Camp, thereafter walking safari around the Camp

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 0615hrs 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 10: LEMALA NGORONGORO TENTED CAMP, NGORONGORO CRATER

Day Itinerary

After breakfast with a picnic lunch box descend into the crater for the shared game drive, thereafter ascend for dinner and

Overnight at Lemala Ngorongoro Luxury Tented Camp.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 11:  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

After breakfast transferred to Tarangire Lemala Mpingo Ridge to join with other clients on shared game drive, dinner and Overnight at Lemala Mpingo Ridge Luxury Tented Camp

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 12: LEMALA MPINGO RIDGE, TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK       

Day Itinerary

After breakfast with a picnic lunch box, enjoy the shared game drive along the Tarangire River which provides water during the dry season, most the game drive found in that area.

Dinner and Overnight at Lemala Mpingo Ridge Luxury Tented Camp.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 13: LEMALA MPINGO RIDGE, TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK       

Day Itinerary

After breakfast with a picnic lunch box, fully day Tarangire National Park shared game drive.

Dinner and Overnight at Lemala Mpingo Ridge Luxury Tented Camp.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 14: 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

After breakfast with a picnic lunch box you will be transferred to Tarangire Kuro Airstrip for the domestic flight to Ruaha National Park, reporting at 0720hrs, depart at 0820hrs.

Arrive at Msembe Airstrip in Ruaha at 1130hrs, met by the Lodge vehicle and driver who will transfer to the Lodge for an early lunch and check in. thereafter afternoon shared game drives of the Park.

Dinner and Overnight at 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 – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 15: RUAHA RIVER LODGE, RUAHA NATIONAL PARK    

Day Itinerary

After breakfast enjoy a full day shared game drive of the Ruaha National Park.

All meals and Overnight at Ruaha River Lodge.

Basis:

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 16: RUAHA RIVER LODGE, RUAHA NATIONAL PARK    

Day Itinerary

After breakfast enjoy a full day shared game drive of the Ruaha National Park on shared basis.

All meals and Overnight at Ruaha River Lodge. 

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

DAY 17: SERENA MIVUMO RIVER LODGE, 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 55,000km² 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

After breakfast you will be transfer to Msembe Airstrip for the Coastal flight to Selous, reporting at 1045hrs, depart at 1145hrs.

Arrive Selous Stigler’s Airstrip at 1250hrs. Met on arrival by Serena Mivumo River Lodge vehicle and driver who will transfer for dinner and Overnight at Mivumo Serena River Lodge.

Overnight: Serena Mivumo River Lodge.  

Standing high on the banks of the slow, brown Rufiji River, with glorious views down to the plunging torrents of Stigler’s Gorge, the Mivumo River Lodge offers just twelve luxurious rooms, of which each is housed in a timbered chalet with private viewing deck and plunge pool. Traditionally thatched, with high vaulted ceilings and picture windows, each room features an engaging mix of classic safari antiques and ultra-modern leather and rattan styled furniture. Softly lit and breeze-cooled, the lodge offers the ultimate escape to one of the world’s last undiscovered wilderness frontiers.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 18, 19 & 20: SERENA MIVUMO RIVER LODGE, SELOUS GAME RESERVE

Day Itinerary

After breakfast enjoy a full day shared game drive of the Selous Game Reserve.

All meals and Overnight at Serena Mivumo River Lodge.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 21: END OF ITINERARY      

Day Itinerary

After breakfast morning at leisure, thereafter transfer to Selous Stiglas Airstrip for the Coastal Air/Auric Air flight to Dar es Salaam/Arusha reporting at 0815hrs, depart at 0915hrs.

Arrive Dar es salaam/Arusha at 1005hrs. Wait at the Restaurant till 1345hrs for your TBA reporting and departure at TBA hrs.

Basis

Breakfast

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