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Visit four of Tanzania’s most memorable National Parks on this classic Luxury Africa Safari: Lake Manyara, the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire. Each of these game areas will delight you with the prospect of seeing Africa’s Big 5: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, and Rhinoceros. Each night you return to your upscale safari lodge for a relaxing and comfortable evening. Enjoy memorable stays at Arusha Coffee Lodge, Escarpment Lodge, Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp, Lemala Ngorongoro Camp and Tarangire Treetops Lodge. If you have more time, considering pairing this trip with a thrilling Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, or a relaxing visit to Zanzibar to add to your Africa tour!
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Highlights
  • Take a game drive through Serengeti National Park in search of wildlife
  • View hominid footprints preserved in volcanic rock at Oldupai Gorge
  • Explore Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site
  • Experience how Maasai pastoralists live alongside nature and wildlife
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Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

After arriving at Kilimanjaro Airport, clear customs and exit baggage claim to meet your transfer into the Arusha Coffee Lodge. Settle in after a long day of travel - your safari starts bright and early tomorrow! 

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arise early this morning and drive to Lake Manyara National Park, watching out for game en route. Spot the elusive tree climbing lion, or watch for the twitch of a leopard’s tail as you make your way to camp. Spend your second night in Tanzania under the vast starlit sky. 

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast you will take a game drive en route to Serengeti National Park, a world heritage site, stopping along the way to watch any animals you may encounter. Renowned for its wealth of lions and leopards, the Serengeti is the quintessential safari destination. Derived from the Maasai word ‘sirinetu’ meaning ‘endless plains’, the Serengeti plays host to more than a million wildebeest, 200,000 zebra, and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle during the annual migration. Settle in for your first evening at Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp. 

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today head back out for a full day of game drives, examining one of the oldest ecosystems on earth. Little has changed in the Serengeti over the past million or so years. Here you still find the renowned plains intermingled with wooded hills, massive termite mounds, rocky kopjes, and acacia tree lined rivers. Depending on the time of year you may be able to witness the Wildebeest Migration (Dec-July), or an abundance of predators (June-Oct).

Day 5: Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take an early morning game drive and return to camp in time for breakfast. Proceed with another game drive until lunch and then head to the Ngorongoro Crater and the luxury Lemala Ngorongoro Camp. You may opt for a visit en-route to Oldupai Gorge. This site provides evidence of the earliest signs of mankind, showcasing hominid footprints preserved in volcanic rock that date back 3.6 million years.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater today for a six hour tour. As the world’s largest caldera (nearly 100 square miles), Ngorongoro boasts over 20,000 large animals, including Tanzania’s remaining black rhino. Living alongside the abundance of wildlife you will find 40,000 Maasai pastoralists with their cattle, goats, and sheep. The conservation gives you a rare look into how people harmoniously lived with nature and wildlife in ancient times. Spend your last night in Tanzania at the unique Tarangire Treetops Lodge. 

Day 7: Tarangire National Park | Return home

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
The better part of today is spent on a game drive in the Tarangire National Park. The park is known for its enormous herds of elephants, ancient baobab trees, and having the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. During the dry season (June-Sept), animals flock from hundreds of miles to drink from the Tarangire River. You are dropped off at either Arusha, Moshi, or the airport for your onward journey.

Accommodations

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Lemala Ngorongoro Camp

Dining tent at Lemala Ngorongoro
Lounge at Lemala Ngorongoro Lodge
Campfire at Lemala Ngorongoro

Tarangire Treetops Lodge

A view of the tree house style lodge at Tarangire Treetops Lodge
Enjoy the sunset from the open porch at Tarangire Treetops Lodge
Enjoy an outdoor meal on the plains.

Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp

A view of the lodging at Lemala Elewanja Camp
Luxury tents at Lemala Ewanjan in the central Serengeti
A good night's rest comes easy in this double luxury tent

Escarpment Lodge

Exterior of the lodge
Swimming pool
Terrace

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Included
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • All National Park and Conservation Area Entrance Fees
  • Bottled Water while on Safari
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Required Travel Insurance
    -Passengers must ensure that their purchased insurance includes cruise travel in the polar regions, and has evacuation and repatriation coverage of no less than 200,000 USD per person, both for Arctic and Antarctica cruises.

    For Non-polar regions
    -Recommended to have a minimum of 100,000 USD of evacuation and repatriation insurance coverage.
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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