7 Days / 6 Nights Tanzania The Hidden Jewel

Arrive/Arusha – Seronera – Karatu – Dar es Salaam/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Arusha Planet Lodge Arusha Day 1 Day 2 FB 1 Night
Embalakai Camp Seronera Central Serengeti Day 2 Day 4 FB 2 Nights
Country Lodge Karatu Karatu Day 4 Day 5 B&B 1 Night
Best Western Coral Beach Dar es Salaam Day 5 Day 7 B&B 2 Nights
Not Included Transfer for International departure Day 7 Day 7 Breakfast Not Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 1: ARUSHA PLANET 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 Kilimanjaro International Airport, clear customs immigration formalities met by AMA Safaris -Tanzania representative and transferred to Arusha

Dinner & Overnight at Arusha Planet Lodge

Overnight: Arusha Planet Lodge      

Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Planet Lodge will captivate you with the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. Each chalet is tastefully decorated with African decor creating a peaceful immersion in the colors and culture of Africa. Distinctive guest rooms feature oversize panoramic windows to allow the Tanzanian sunshine to greet you each morning.

Gust chalets are powered by solar and grid electricity, keyed entry, beautiful artisan bedding and spacious mosquito net. Room amenities include a laptop size safe, a desk & chair, telephone, private bathroom with solar powered shower and balcony to unwind or wake up to singing birds. Our friendly housekeepers and room service staff keep your room tidy and stocked with fresh linens daily.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 2: EMBALAKAI CAMP, SERONERA

Seronera

The Seronera region, in the central Serengeti, is set directly on the Great Migration route, and offers excellent viewing of this incredible annual phenomenon, when countless wildebeest flood across the plains. While migratory game populations fluctuate seasonally, Seronera is still a wildlife hotspot at other times of the year, sheltering the Big Five, among many other species. A number of small campsites provide accommodation and visitors can enjoy hot air balloon trips and walking safaris as well as guided game drives.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at the Hotel. With packed lunches depart and drive to Serengeti National Park. Game viewing en route towards your Camp in central Serengeti National Park. Dinner & Overnight at Embalakai Authentic Camp

Overnight: Embalakai Authentic Camp

Embalakai is intimately set in the heart of the Serengeti, allowing guests to take a break from the crazy busy, fast-paced world out there. The greatest Luxury comes from being able to truly connect with nature, the heart of our very existence. Embalakai Camp offers the opportunity to hit the pause button on the regular daily grind giving guests the priceless gift of time, taking a moment to relax on the deck or by the campfire under the Serengeti dark velvet night sky, looking up at the millions of stars overhead in the pure unfiltered wilderness. There is no greater feeling than ‘letting go’ and embracing the beauty of present moment life,living on natures clock where time is determined by the sunrise and sunset, allowing the day’s events in between to unfold in their own magical and furtive ways.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: EMBALAKAI CAMP, SERONERA

Day Itinerary

Full day spent in Serengeti National Park (Central) Exploring the game viewing. Immerse yourself in the splendour of the Serengeti, one of Africa’s most celebrated wildlife reserves. Discover the park’s iconic creatures on an optional hot-air balloon safari at sunrise, and set out in a 4×4 on morning and afternoon safaris through the golden grasslands. With luck, spot all of Africa’s “big five”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo. Later, drive back to the camp for Dinner and overnight

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: COUNTRY LODGE KARATU, KARATU

Karatu

Travellers heading for the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater will inevitably pass through the town of Karatu in the green hills of Tanzania’s northern highlands. Presided over by the towering Ol Deani Volcano, this small, colourful town serves as a popular overnight stop for visitors exploring the area’s many game parks.

The town offers a variety of activities including browsing the bustling marketplace, sampling beer at a local brewery, visiting a traditional Iraqw homestead, or taking a guided walk through the Ngorongoro Forest in search of waterfalls and elephants caves. Whether you are looking for cultural tours, hiking and biking opportunities, a chance to enjoy an authentic rural Tanzania experience, or simply a break between safari game drives, this underrated town has plenty to offer.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, with picnic lunch boxes, we drive to Ngorongoro Conservation area. Descend down the crater floor for game viewing

Spanning more than 20kms in diameter, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest non-flooded caldera in the world and is inhabited by some 30,000 animals. Descend into this green-walled paradise early in the morning on safari. As you ride past herds of zebra and flocks of flamingo, keep your eyes peeled for a pride of lions or a lone leopard. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the floor of the crater; then drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Country Lodge Karatu    

Located on the outskirts of Karatu, a quaint country town on the Great Escarpment, midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Country Lodge is situated in the centre of Northern Tanzania’s green belt district and farming community.

Country Lodge Karatu symbolizes simple country comforts, providing pleasant and affordable lodging in the heart of Tanzania’s rich and scenic highlands. We are the ideal ‘Stepping Stone’ for safaris into Ngorongoro Crater and beyond, as well as other travellers visiting the area.

Our lodge sits within five acres nestled on the edge of Karatu town, surrounded by rolling plains reaching up to the coffee hills of Oldeani and the forests’ of Ngorongoro.

Garden paths led to eleven double cottages surrounded by green lawns, hedged by brightly flowered bougainvillaea, tropical plants and trees. Birds and butterflies feel right at home in the garden, as you will in our lodgings. Come and enjoy the tranquillity, home comforts and warm Tanzanian hospitality that Country Lodge offers.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Picnic Lunch

DAY 5: BEST WESTERN CORAL BEACH, DAR ES SALAAM

Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s former capital, her largest city and main port. The distinctly African, colourful markets are well worth a visit and both German and British influences can still be seen in the architecture around the city. Conveniently positioned amidst some of the most important sea routes in the world, the city is the transport and economic hub of the country as well as a centre for arts and culture.

It serves as an excellent jumping off point to explore the surrounding area including Pemba, Mbudya, Unguja islands, a variety of national parks and countless pristine beaches. Visitors can look forward to visiting a number of other activities including: learning about Tanzanian culture at the National Museum and House of Culture, visiting the eclectic Oyster Bay, and taking a stroll through the city’s lush Botanical Gardens.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast. Drive to Arusha, Lunch at the Restaurant. Transfer to Arusha Airport for scheduled flight to Dar Es Salaam on arrival met and transferred to your Hotel

Overnight: Best Western Coral Beach         

Experience the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, where you enjoy breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean in a tranquil setting. Situated on the Msasani Peninsula, minutes from City Center and the shores of Zanzibar, a beachside boutique hotel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, is a peaceful retreat on the East African Coast where business and vacation travellers feel at home. Relax in 62 guestrooms and suites, with tropical decor, luxurious beds, and balconies with ocean views. Lounge on pristine, private beach, take a swim in our oceanfront pool and unwind in our hot tub and fitness centre.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 6: BEST WESTERN CORAL BEACH, DAR ES SALAAM

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the Hotel. rest of a day spent at leisure, optional meals at the Hotel – at a supplement.

Overnight at Best Western Coral Beach

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 7: END OF ITINERARY

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the Hotel, transfer to the Airport for your departure flight

Basis

Breakfast

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