Tanzania in Style

Arusha to Kilimanjaro

       

Tanzania in Style

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: £ 2,795 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Arusha

Safari Ends: Kilimanjaro Number of Days: 8
Countries visited: Tanzania
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Safari Price Includes:

3 Meals a day (unless differently specified)
Vehicle
Trailer
Camping fees
Professional guide

Safari Price Excludes:

Travel and medical insurance
Personal spending money
Visas, passports, vaccinations
Personal taxes
All optional activities unscheduled or optional National Parks entrance fees
Gratuities
Restaurant meals and all other items of a personal nature.
All drinks, even on days with full board basis.

Tanzania In Style Safari

Tanzania is a safari destination without equal. It has some of the best game-viewing and reserves in Africa. We’ve designed this itinerary to stay at the best camps for the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle – the wildebeest migration, when 1.5 million white-bearded wildebeest and half a million zebra make their way across the Serengeti Plains and into the Masai Mara. Not only will you be seeing fantastic wildlife but you’ll also be staying in some of Tanzania’s most luxurious lodges and camps – a perfect wildlife combination for the discerning traveller.

Tanzania in Style Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha Lodge Dinner

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, you’ll make the short, one-hour transfer to Arusha where you’ll settle into your
accommodation for the night.
This accommodation is a luxury boutique accommodation, located in a rural setting close to the bustling centre of
Arusha. All rooms are tastefully decorated and open out onto a balcony or terrace. Other facilities include a lovely
swimming pool, gardens with a wonderful view of Mt. Meru and a pleasant terrace – the perfect place to enjoy a
sunset drink!
Upon arrival you’ll have time to relax at your hotel or explore Arusha further, maybe having time to visit Arusha
National Park where the Momella Lakes host a variety of waterbirds plus common waterbuck and Kirk’s dikdik.
The views here are wonderful.


Day 2: Tarangire Camping Breakfast, Lunch, dinner

This morning you’ll transfer by road to Arusha airport for your 25-minute flight to Kuro airstrip. From here you’ll
journey to the Camp, which will take around 30 minutes. Tarangire is one of Africa’s best-kept secrets and one of our favourite parks. It is a superb wildlife destination and a quieter contrast to the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti.
This Camp is situated in the remote southern area of the park, overlooking the Minyonyo Pools floodplain. It’s. It’s a small, friendly and exclusive camp with only eight spacious and attractive guest tents. The camp prides itself on its warm
welcome and luxurious African safari experience … and, of course as is custom in Africa, a stunning setting for a sundowner! Tarangire National Park stretches along the river of the same name south-east of Lake Manyara, and is known for its high density of wildlife. Elephants are virtually guaranteed and predators (including wild dog) hunt the herds of buffalo,
Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, Burchell’s zebra, giraffe and warthog. Particularly during the dry season (July- November), you're also likely to see large herds of wildebeest and hartebeest. Throughout the rest of the year you can see giraffe, kudu, waterbuck, gazelle, and impala, and - if you're very lucky - rhino or leopard in the acacia and mixed woodland.
This afternoon you’ll enjoy your first game drive.


Day 3: Tarangire Camping Breakfast, Lunch, dinner

Today you’ll enjoy another game drive.
Game drives are usually carried out in open vehicles, giving a feeling of absolute freedom. You’ll also drive off road,
permitted only in remote areas of the park and so a very special experience. Driving off-road gets you
closer to both the environment and wildlife, and you'll discover things of interest about your natural surrounds
which usually go unnoticed when driving on dedicated roads.
This afternoon you may have time to join a walking safari. Walking safaris are a speciality of the Camp,
offering you a unique opportunity to leave the vehicle behind and learn about nature, wildlife behaviour and
animal tracks. You’ll be in the company of experienced walking guides and an armed ranger during your walking
safari, ensuring you have a safe and exhilarating experience. Although animals are usually seen on walking
safaris, the goal is not to get as close as possible to wildlife, but rather to observe their undisturbed behaviour at
eye level.


Day 4: Ngorongoro Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning you make the return journey from the Camp to Kuro airstrip for your flight of about half an hour to Manyara. Upon arrival, transfer to the Lodge. Located about half an hour from Manyara National Park, Plantation Lodge is ideally situated for exploring the area’s sights. The lodge’s 16 rooms are all individually designed, and located around
beautiful gardens. The garden is a wonderful place to relax, with tropical, colourful plants and striking birds.
This afternoon you will visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which covers some 260 square kilometres. This consists of the Crater Highlands, an area of volcanoes some of which, including Ngorongoro Crater, have collapsed, plus the surrounding area of bush, plain and woodland. This is also the homeland of the Masai whose cattle have grazed on these pastures for centuries. A morning drive down into the Ngorongoro Crater reveals an astonishingly rich variety of animals and plant life for such a relatively small area. As well as lion, elephant and buffalo, there’s also black rhino and thousands of
flamingos and other waterbirds. Despite being enclosed by the sheer crater walls, the animals come and go as
they seek out grassland and water sources on the floor of the crater. The balance of predator and prey is so
precise, the animals seldom leave – it contains possibly the largest concentration of wildlife in Africa, with an
estimate of 30,000 large animals. You're also likely to see Masai herders tending their cattle; as this is part of
their ancestral terrain and a conservation area rather than a national park, they live side by side with the game. It
is Africa in microcosm.


Day 5: Serengeti Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning transfer to Manyara airstrip for the hour long flight to Kogatende. From here you make the 30-
minute transfer to the next Camp.
Serengeti is Tanzania's largest national park and, justifiably, the most famous. The plains extend over the border
into Kenya (Serengeti means “endless plains”) to become the Masai Mara National Park, thus creating a vast
area that attracts large numbers of herbivores. Due to the varied terrain and concentration of wildlife, the Serengeti is a great place to spend a few days, to take advantage of the unparalleled opportunities to see animals from close range. In order to see as much as possible, over the next three days you'll take morning and
afternoon game drives and a walking safari.
As well as wildebeest there are big herds of giraffe, large numbers of zebra, both Thomson's and Grant's gazelle,
the ubiquitous impala, plus eland, klipspringer and warthog, and much more. As far as carnivores go, the
Serengeti lions are extremely well-known - many have been equipped with radio collars so they can be tracked
and studied. There is also a good leopard population, although these are more elusive, and cheetah. Lion and
cheetah are regularly sighted. The Serengeti's birdlife is particularly rich, with a number of endemic species that
are commonly seen including Fischer's lovebird, grey-rumped spurfowl and babbler-like rufous-tailed weaver.
The time of year you travel will determine in which of the excellent camps you’ll stay in, as we have planned the
itinerary especially to follow the route of the wildebeest migration, one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth,
so sometimes it’s best to stay in the south and sometimes in the north.
The migration sees 1.5 million white-bearded wildebeest and half a million zebras moving around the Serengeti
and Masai Mara in Kenya. During the green season (December to May), they are scattered throughout the
southern Serengeti. Once the rains stop the southern areas dry out quickly as there are few rivers and streams,
so the wildebeest and zebra congregate in immense herds in the remaining green areas, and eventually migrate
in a north-westerly direction across the border into Kenya in search of food. After spending the dry season (July
to October) around the Masai Mara area, they migrate back southwards into Tanzania in anticipation of
December's rains.


Day 6: Serengeti Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See day 5 for Itinerary


Day 7: Serengeti Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See day 5 for Itinerary


Day 8: Tanzani    

Depart the Serengeti for your two-hour flight to Kilimanjaro



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