9 Days / 8 Nights Colours Of Tanzania

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

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destination

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Lake Duluti Lodge Arusha Day 1 Day 2 B&B 1 Night
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge Ngorongoro Crater Day 2 Day 4 FB 2 Nights
Ole Serai Luxury Camp Kogatende Northern Serengeti Day 4 Day 6 FB 2 Nights
Melia Serengeti Lodge Central Serengeti Day 6 Day 8 FB 2 Nights
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge Lake Manyara National Park Day 8 Day 9 FB 1 Night
Not Included Transfer International departure Day 9 Day 9 Breakfast Not Included

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

DAY 1: LAKE DULUTI 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 (Please advise flight details for smooth perceptions) Met on arrival and transfer for Overnight at Lake Duluti Lodge on bed and breakfast basis.

Overnight: Lake Duluti Lodge

The lodge is made up of 19 spacious contemporary African styled suites ideally positioned for maximum privacy and view. These romantic chalets are located inside thirty acres working coffee farm in a safe and exclusive area in the outskirts of Arusha.

The lodge has been designed in a way that you will feel like you are staying at home rather than top end hotel, and because of this design the lodge services are reserved for its resident guests.

The lodge prides itself on its exquisite cuisine, its first class exclusivity, exceptional personalized service, top class amenities and the eco-friendly architecture and design.

Award winning architect and lodge designer Nick Plewman (Nicholas Plewman Architects) came up with the ‘Modern African Farm House’ design as the theme of the lodge and together with the interior design and decoration by Megan Fasanelli (Meg Vaun Interiors), whose exquisite furnishings complements the build by JCP Engineering, creates the perfect blend.

Lake Duluti Lodges is a Tanzanian company with fresh ideas and modern approach to deliver world class hospitality to its guests. The company has the goal, and the resources needed, to consistently deliver the best first-class luxury hospitality to all its guests.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: NGORONGORO SERENA SAFARI 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

After breakfast depart Arusha for Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, arrive in time for lunch at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, afternoon at leisure. Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge       

Perched on the jagged rim of the crater, wreathed in morning mist, camouflaged in river-stone and cloaked in indigenous creepers, the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is a triumph of ecological and architectural fusion. Sensitively constructed so as to take nothing from its environment whilst affording endless vistas over the heat-shimmering reaches of the crater below, the clustered boulder-built buildings of the Lodge hug the crater rim, linked by rope-lashed timber walkways that skirt the buttressed roots of ancient, liana-hung trees.

The interior, radiating out from the primeval log fire glowing at the heart of the Lodge, blends the concentrated hush of a game-viewing hide with the ochre, rust and charcoal images of a prehistoric cavern. Lit by flaming wall-lanterns, clad in gigantic volcanic boulders and decorated by the iron spears, bright-beaded robes and intricately carven artefacts of the Maasai, the Lodge is a unique blend of world-class luxury, timeless volcanic splendour and ethnic style. As for the views, from lilac-streaked sunrise, to indigo star-studded night, the immeasurably ancient Ngorongoro Crater delivers a theatre of vistas, most unchanged since the dawn of time.

Strung around the crater rim, each with its own rock-enclosed balcony, the rooms feature brass lamps, embossed leather headboards, wildwood mirrors, Maasai carvings and flamboyant prehistoric wall motifs depicting fleeing giraffes, stylised gazelle and plunging buffalo. Each room draws on a cave-grey, indigo-blue and jasper-red colour-scheme, is fully air-conditioned and enjoys uninterrupted views over the Crater’s unmatched splendour.

At the end of an action-packed day, guests can also follow a gentle nature trail that loops around the Lodge through moss-hung glades and plunging ravines, take a guided walk to the Crater’s rim, relax with a herbal massage, or watch as the burning sun sinks behind the mountains from a unique vantage point on the craggy heights of the Crater’s rim.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: NGORONGORO SERENA SAFARI LODGE, NGORONGORO CRATER

Day Itinerary

After breakfast with a picnic lunch box descend into the crater floor for the game drive. Later afternoon ascend from the crater for the dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: 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 with a picnic lunch box drive to Northern side of the Serengeti National Park with a game drive en route, 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 5: OLE SERAI LUXURY CAMP KOGATENDE, NORTHERN SERENGETI

Day Itinerary

After breakfast full day Serengeti National Park game drive, with all meals and

Overnight at Ole Serai Kogatende Luxury Tented Camp.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: MELIA SERENGETI LODGE, 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

After breakfast game drive of the Serengeti National Park, while en route for lunch at Melia Serengeti. After lunch an afternoon game drive of the Park, dinner and Overnight at Melia Serengeti Lodge – Lagoon Room.

Overnight: Melia Serengeti Lodge

Located in the heart of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Melia Serengeti Lodge is an excellent option for a nature vacation. The guest rooms and suites offer breath-taking views of the surrounding landscape. Room feature air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, minibars, coffee makers and private terraces, and suites feature TVs and dining areas. Guests can enjoy inclusive meals and drinks at the on-site restaurant and bar. Amenities include a fitness centre, a swimming pool and a spa. The surrounding area offers activities such as embarking on game drives, walking safaris and picnics.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7: MELIA SERENGETI LODGE, CENTRAL SERENGETI

Day Itinerary

After breakfast full day Serengeti National Park game drive, all meals and

Overnight at Melia Serengeti Lodge – Lagoon Room.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8: LAKE MANYARA SERENA SAFARI 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

Early morning game drive of the Central Serengeti National Park area, return to the Lodge for a late breakfast. Thereafter with a picnic lunch box proceed with a game drive en route to Manyara for dinner and Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.

Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge    

Standing high on the bluff of a dramatic ochre and terracotta streaked cliff above the flamingo-frosted expanse of Lake Manyara’s gleaming alkaline waters, the Lodge commands panoramic views across the volcano-studded floor of the Great Rift Valley.

Designed to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara’s unique birdlife, the Lodge draws on an inspirational architectural motif that melds swooping avian curves with the gentle concentric patterns of traditional Maasai ‘Bomas’ (encampments) whilst the vibrantly coloured frescoes lining the walls are designed to depict the colourful intricacy of bird migratory patterns.  The ambiance of the Lodge is a fusion of lakeside tranquility, towering volcanic splendour and adventure-packed sporting activity.

As to wildlife, the park offers abundant sightings of; monkey, jackal, mongoose, hyena, hyrax, zebra, hippo, warthog, buffalo, Masai giraffe, duiker, waterbuck and impala. Significant numbers of elephant are also resident in the Park whilst sightings of black rhino and leopard are not uncommon.

Manyara is also especially noted for its wealth of bird life, being visited by many thousands of sugar-pink Lesser Flamingos, significant numbers of Greater Flamingos and a host of other woodland, plains and water birds.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 9: END OF ITINERARY

Day Itinerary

After breakfast with a picnic lunch box Lake Manyara National Park game drive, thereafter transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for the onwards flight connections.

Basis

Breakfast

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