Tanzania Suggested Itineraries
 
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Tanzania safari package - Taste of Tanzania safari offers a perfect balance of three of Tanzania's most popular wildlife parks: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti Game Reserve and Lake Manyara National Park.

 
Kifaru Safari - Maasai men This safari can easily be combined with an extension to southern Tanzania, Zanzibar or travel in Kenya. Our Taste of Tanzania Safari offers a perfect balance of three of Tanzania's most popular wildlife parks.

A northern circuit Tanzanian safari in style from the kaleidoscope of birdlife at Lake Manyara, the spectacular Serengeti plains to the jagged rimmed crater at Ngorongoro - the cradle of Humanity.

Duration: Option A is 6 nights / 7 days (allowing for pick up at Kilimanjaro Airport and spending a night in Arusha) whereas Option B is 5 Nights / 6 Days with start of safari in Arusha at 12h30 on Day 1).

Option A: Departs Friday and Sunday
 
Option B: Departs Saturday and Monday (the itinerary is the same except it starts on Day 2.
 
Day 1: Arusha
Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport, where guests are met and transferred to their hotel located a short distance from Arusha City Centre.

Overnight: Lake Duluti (Arusha) Serena Hotel on bed and breakfast basis
 
Lake Duluti Serena Hotel
This unique hotel stands amid coffee plantations on the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti. Designed to echo the traditional style of the colonial coffee farm, which originally stood on this site, Lake Duluti Serena Hotel offers a range of tastefully presented cottage-styled rooms set amid extensive landscaped grounds.
Standing at the gateway to the famous Tanzanian ‘Northern Safari Circuit', the hotel offers a broad range of attractions, which include: walking, mountain biking and canoeing on Lake Duluti (all at additional costs).
 
The hotel features a stone-built reception with an adjoining lounge, library, restaurant, boutique and business centre. Imposing in stature and spacious in concept, the design of the new building echoes the hotel's original incarnation as a working coffee farm dating back to colonial times.
 
Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara (start of Option B)
Tree Climbing LionsMorning at leisure with safari briefing followed by lunch. Afternoon join seat in vehicle safari and depart Arusha passing through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makuyuni turn North West and continue the journey through a scenic escarpment that brings you to your lodge, perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with stunning views over the distant Lake Manyara.

Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge (Half-Board)
 
Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of tranquillity, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness. The unprecedented range of high-adventure sports, include mountain biking, canoeing, forest walks and treetop walkway, while cultural choices include tours of the neighbouring villages and traditional lunch (all at additional costs).
 
Grouped around a central ‘vanishing horizon' pool, this highly unusual lodge features a simple timbered reception area, built in traditional African style, which is accessed via a bridge over a small stream. Beyond reception, lies the central dining room, bar and veranda, below which lies the pool. Perched on the very edge of the cliffs, with stunning views over the lake is the pool bar and observation point. Dotted around the grounds, all with views over the lake, are a series of circular two-story ‘rondavels', which house the rooms.
 
Designed to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara's unique birdlife, the architectural motif melds swooping avian curves with the gentle concentric patterns of traditional Maasai ‘Bomas' , while the vibrantly coloured wall frescoes depict the colourful intricacy of bird migratory patterns.

Day 3: Lake Manyara to Serengeti
After breakfast there is a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park that returns to the lodge for lunch. Leaving Lake Manyara behind, the journey continues North West across the stunning hilly countryside of the highlands which is filled with wheat and coffee plantations, and then into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From here lie the vast plains of the Serengeti, where you begin spotting wildlife as you approach the entrance gate. Complete the formalities and enter the park with game viewing en route to the lodge arriving for dinner.

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge - game driveSerengeti National Park is perhaps the best known game park in the world. With more than 14,000 square kilometres, there is a vast diversity between regions of the park. Movement of the wildebeest migration, with more than 1.5 million gnus, zebras and predators, provides a unique selling point for this exciting destination.

Serengeti offers far more than the migration, however. Resident game including all of the big five means you can experience outstanding wildlife viewing in any area of the park during any season.

Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (Full-Board)
 
Serengeti Serena Lodge
Set high on the saddle of a tree-clad ridge, commanding panoramic views across the Serengeti, this lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style. Centrally located adjacent to the famous Western Corridor and Grumeti River, the lodge has been designed to blend completely into the living landscape. A series of traditional domed ‘rondavels' are widely spaced throughout the grounds, which are cooled by groves of acacia trees and watered by sparkling streams. On the very edge of the ridge is a ‘vanishing horizon' pool, which looks out over the ‘endless plains' after which the Serengeti is named.
The lodge has been styled to offer a showcase of cultural performance, heritage and traditional art, which is best illustrated by the lavish Makonde carvings which decorate both the rooms and the stunning domed dining room.
 
As for wildlife, the Serengeti National Park offers not only all the members of ‘The Big Five' (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo), but also the annual ‘migration' of over one million wildebeest and their attendant cast of predators.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Morning and afternoon game drives.

Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (Full-Board)

Day 5: Serengeti to Ngorongoro
Ngorongoro CraterAfter breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro with a picnic lunch viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, stopping en route for a picnic lunch. Continue to your lodge, set high on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater arriving for dinner.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (Full-Board)
 
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Regularly voted one of the best hotels in the world, this unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 metres below.
 
Hugging the contours of the jagged Crater rim, the lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called ‘Cradle of Mankind', the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylised prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches. At the stone heart of the lodge burns a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight. Decorated with cave paintings, the rooms are strung around the Crater rim. Each has its own rock- enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheatre far below.
 
Known as ‘The eighth wonder of the world' the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa's best-known wildlife arenas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it offers a unique biosphere, which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Deep within the Crater, enclosed by towering walls, some 25,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes and forests of ‘The land that time forgot', dominated by enormous bull elephants, rhinos and lions.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the World’s largest natural wildlife arena. After breakfast, you descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. A truly unique wildlife experience. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (Full-Board)

Day 7: Departure
Depart Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast, head south east past Lake Manyara and Mto wa Mbu Village. Through the highlands and the Karatu district, you’ll view the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations here before journeying down the spectacular escarpment turning on to the main Arusha – Dodoma road towards Arusha. On arrival in Arusha lunch is provided followed by transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect international departure flight.

Safari Price:
PP = per person sharing / SRS = Single room supplement in US dollars
 
Kifaru Safari Option A (Fridays and Sundays) PP SRS
16 December 2018 to 28 February 2019 3255 390
01 March to 31 March 2019 2500
250
01 April to 25 May 2019 2210 0
26 May 2019 to 25 June 2019 3075
320
26 June 2019 to 31 October 2019 3255 390
01 November to 15 December 2019 2500 250
16 December to 31 December 2019 3255 390
 
Kifaru Safari Option B (Saturdays and Mondays) PP SRS
16 December 2018 to 28 February 2019 2955 330
01 March to 31 March 2019 2235 200
01 April to 25 May 2019 1965 0
26 May 2019 to 25 June 2019 2780
260
26 June 2019 to 31 October 2019 2955 330
01 November to 15 December 2019 2235 200
16 December to 31 December 2019 2955 330
 
From time to time there are reductions so please use this for indicative purposes only.
Easter/Xmas/New Years supplements may apply.

Safari includes:
Meet and greet services
Transfers
Seat in shared 4x4 vehicle with photo roof (maximum 7 clients per vehicle)
Services of a bilingual English speaking driver-guide
Guaranteed window seat
Game drives and crater tour
All accommodation and meals as specified
All park fees and government taxes
One bottle of mineral water per person per day during game drives.

Safari does not include:
Expenses of a personal nature, laundry, telephone calls, drinks and beverages and personal travel insurances.
 
Child/Third Adult Rates
Children younger than age 7 are not permitted on our seat in vehicle safaris. We welcome young children on private safaris.
One child aged 7-11 years sharing with 2 adults pays 50% of safari cost
Two children aged 7-11 years sharing their own room pay 75% of adult rate
Third adult rate, same as per person sharing

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