Highlights of Northern Tanzania
About this tour
Day 1 and 2
You will fly into Kilimanjaro Airport, here you will be met by a representative and driven through the impressive coffee plantations of Arusha to where you will spend your first night. Here you can relax and refresh after the long-haul flight, lounge by the turquoise waters of the swimming pool, or participate in a coffee plantation tour.
Day 3 and 4
Tarangire National Park
Your private guide will drive you to Tarangire National Park where your northern Tanzania sojourn will begin. The landscape of Tarangire is dramatic – towering, fat baobabs dot the plains, interspersed with thick bush which leopard and lion like to hunt among; it’s a super park for some great game-viewing in the company of your expert guide. Activities in this stunning park are of course focused around safari, offering you a chance to fully immerse yourself in what this park has to offer. Here you get it all – excellent game drives in search of Tarangire’s resident carnivores and huge elephant population, game walks in quiet areas where you can get closer to the smaller fauna and flora which you wouldn’t typically see from a safari vehicle, and search for the more elusive nocturnal special on exciting night drives.
Day 5 and 6
From Tarangire you will be transferred by 4×4 vehicle to the Ngorongoro Crater where you will spend the next two nights exploring this natural wonder with your own guide. This World Heritage Site really is not to be missed, as the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera it is already a spectacular sight to behold, but the crater floor is also filled with a plethora of animals including the Big Five. Spend your days on safari and then enjoy the spectacular sunset over the crater in the evening with a cool glass of wine in hand. It will undoubtedly be a highlight of your safari.
Serengeti National Park
For your final few days you will fly to the heart of the Serengeti and spend three nights in one of the most famous National Parks in the world. As the Serengeti is so vast there are many corners to explore with varying habitats, therefore the best way to see as much as possible is on the twice daily game drives. Game viewing can be truly unbelievable, particularly when the migration is in town. It’s impossible not to be awed by the sight of nearly a million wildebeest and half a million zebra. Aside from the migration the Serengeti is still a wildlife hot spot and offers some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities in the whole of East Africa. To top off an already great trip, there is the option of floating above these endless plains in a hot air balloon, which is certainly something to tick off the bucket list.
A preview of the trip
Arusha - Coffee Lodge
Located in a verdant coffee plantation, Coffee Lodge is a sanctuary of aromatic tranquility and a welcome retreat after a long international flight, or the dust and excitement of a thrilling bush safari. Reminiscent of traditional plantation houses, 30 wooden chalets with spacious, airy and modern interiors are nestled amongst the surrounding gardens and coffee trees.
Tarangire National Park - Swala
In a remote corner of the Tarangire, in total seclusion amongst giant acacia trees and looking out beyond the flat savannah, Swala Lodge offers a very exclusive safari experience. The picturesque landscape is filled with ancient baobab trees, ambling elephants and birds in flight. Built to the highest eco-friendly standards, this camp has a particularly low-carbon footprint.
Set on stilts around ancient towering baobab trees, the elevated dining area, lounge and library, are sound-tracked by the sing-song of the hundreds of species of birds that have their home in the mature acacia trees’ canopy. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the main area and in guests' tents.
Ngorongoro Crater - Crater Camp
Crater Camp comprises ten luxury safari room tents – each with its own ensuite bathroom and indoor bucket shower. The room tents also feature hairdryers, plug points and a small sitting area in front of each of the tents. The three large and comfortable communal tents provide a dining area where scrumptious meals are served, a lounge area perfect for afternoon relaxation, and lounge bar where pre-dinner drinks are served. All of the main areas include breathtaking views of the spectacular surrounding scenery and large trees surrounding this intimate camp. For a more intimate experience you can choose to dine on individual tables set in special spots around the camp.
Serengeti - Kichakani
The Kichakani Serengeti Camp in Tanzania is based in two set locations across the Serengeti, and invites guests to intimately experience the movement of a million-plus wildebeest and zebra as they follow the fresh grasses across the Serengeti plains during the annual migration cycle.
The camp is intimate, with just ten luxury safari tents, all with wooden decks, en-suite bathrooms and indoor bucket showers.
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