Tanzania

wildebeest migration tanzania

OVERVIEW

If you’re looking for a combination of an adventurous safari and relaxing beach, Tanzania is the place to go. Considered one of the top two countries in Africa for wildlife viewing, you’ll have front-row seats to spectacles like the Great Migration, where wildebeest cross the Serengeti Plains. No doubt you’ll encounter the Big Five, whether you spend a day in the Ngorongoro Crater or fly to Selous for a guided walking safari. Be sure to stay on Zanzibar, a true island gem of Africa, offering the best in luxury and romance.

Gateway cities: Arusha, Dar Es Salaam

Best time to travel: January through March and June through December

Highlights: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, Selous or Ruaha Game Reserves (south), Zanzibar — Beach

Itineraries

DAY 1: ARRIVE KILIMANJARO

On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, after clearing customs and immigration, proceed to the exit where an Alluring Africa representative will be standing by to transfer you to ARUSHA COFFEE LODGE. (D)

DAY 2: ARUSHA / TARANGIRE

After a leisurely breakfast enjoy a tour of The Burka Coffee Estate. After lunch you will be chauffeured to Arusha Airport to board our Executive Grand Caravan for the flight to Tarangire National Park. On arrival, enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park before arriving at TARANGIRE TREETOPS for dinner and overnight. (BLD)

DAY 3: TARANGIRE

After breakfast enjoy a full day of activities including game drives, a game-walk, visit to an authentic Masai village, sundowners atop Sunset Hill and a night game drive. TARANGIRE TREETOPS (BLD)

DAY 4: TARANGIRE / NGORONGORO

After breakfast you will enjoy a morning game drive through Tarangire National Park. After a picnic lunch fly to Manyara where you will be met and taken on a visit of an authentic African market in the township of Karatu. Arrive at THE MANOR in time for high-tea.

DAY 5: NGORONGORO CRATER

After breakfast, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater with a picnic lunch for game viewing on the crater floor. Return to THE MANOR for evening cocktails and dinner. (BLD)

DAY 6: NGORONGORO / SERENGETI

The morning is at leisure for optional activities. Choose horseback riding, cycling, an estate tour, or an optional excursion to Lake Manyara National Park. Or you may opt to just relax at the lodge and enjoy a spa treatment (1 treatment per person). After lunch fly to the Serengeti with a game drive en route to camp, arriving at SERENGETI MIGRATION CAMP as the sun sets.

DAY 7: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast you will spend the full day exploring the vast Serengeti. Enjoy a bush lunch, before continuing your game viewing, and returning to camp in time for sundowners and dinner. SERENGETI MIGRATION CAMP. (BLD)

DAY 8: SERENGETI / ARUSHA

After breakfast explore along the banks of the great Grumeti River on a guided game walk. After a leisurely lunch, enjoy one last game drive en route to the airstrip. Fly to Arusha and transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport in time for your departure flight. Extend your stay with a few days in exotic Zanzibar. (BL)

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ARUSHA COFFEE LODGE

Lying on the gentling rolling foothills that cascade down from the ever-present Mount Meru is the bustling and vibrant town of Arusha. It is here on the outskirts of this town, hidden amongst one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations, that you will find Arusha Coffee Lodge, a perfect haven for relaxation either before or after any African safari.

TARANGIRE TREETOPS

Centered about a Main Lodge – which itself encases a thousand year-old baobab tree – Tarangire Treetops comprises of 20 treehouses all of which are elevated above the ground affording views over the tops of surrounding marula and baobab trees.

As you arrive at the Lodge, you are immediately greeted by a blaze of colour and a host of smiles all of which belong to the local Maasai tribesmen who have become part of the enchanting story that is Tarangire Treetops.

THE MANOR

The Manor at Ngorongoro, with its 10 luxurious cottages (20 Suites) and magnificent main Manor House, is one of the first safari lodges of its kind to blend East African hospitality with old-world Afro-European architecture and decor. Located adjacent to the famous Ngorongoro conservation area and within a 1500-acre Arabica coffee estate, The Manor is reminiscent of an elegant up-country farm home in the Cape Dutch-style of architecture.

SERENGETI MIGRATION CAMP

Serengeti Migration Camp is the embodiment of the ‘camp’ experience. Located next to the famous Grumeti River which is home to resident hippos that bark and wallow their days away, Serengeti Migration Camp has become synonymous with low-impact high-action game viewing in a landscape that is untouched since the dawn of time.

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INCLUSIONS:

  • Meet and greet services
  • Transfers as specified
  • All accommodatioin at Elewana properties including all meals, drinks, and laundry
  • Complimentary upgrade to a Plantation Suite at the Arusha Coffee Lodge
  • All internal flights aboard executive seating Cessna Grand Caravan (9 executive, club class seats)
  • All game drives and internal transfers in Safari Cruisers – vehicles equipped with binoculars, guide & reference books, bottle coolers, and outlets to charge cameras
  • All scheduled activities as below:
  • Tarangire Treetops – game drives, guided game-walk, night game drive, visit to an authentic Masai village, sundowners on Sunset Hill
  • The Manor at Ngorongoro – Ngorongoro Crater Tour, 1 spa treatment, horse back riding & cycling on the estate, visit to Karatu or Mto Wa Mbu Townships and market (depending on specific market days)
  • Serengeti Migration Camp – game drives, bush lunches, guided game-walks
  • Park fees and government taxes
  • Flying Doctor’s Evacuation Coverage

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