Ultimate Tanzania

Arusha | Manyara | Serengeti | Ngorongoro Crater | Tarangire

SAVE up to £115

The very best of Tanzania visiting all the country's top National Parks, including the game covered rolling plains of the Serengeti and the scenic wonder of the Ngorongoro Crater. Stay in comfortable lodges, often set in beautiful African bush, and travel by 4WD to get off the beaten track.

Day 1 - Arusha
On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the day is yours to relax, unwind and prepare for your safari adventure.

Arusha Coffee Lodge is located on the outskirts of Arusha, amongst one of Tanzania's largest coffee plantations. The 30 cottage style rooms radiate out the estate and have a cozy log fire. 

Arusha Serena Lodge overlooks Lake Duluti and offers cottage-style rooms amongst the tranquil gardens. 

Ilboru Safari Lodge is nestled on the lower slopes of Mt. Meru on the outskirts of Arusha and fetaures an impressive 22m swimming pool.   

Standard: Arusha Coffee Lodge
Premium: Arusha Serena Hotel
Boutique: Ilboru Safari Lodge

Day 2 - Lake Manyara
After a safari briefing and lunch, head off through Masai steppe filled with picturesque villages to Lake Manyara where, your lodge for the night is perched on top of the escarpment with spectacular views of the lake. 

Serena Manyara  is positioned on top of the towering Mto wa Mbu escarpment, offering spectacular views over the lake. The rooms are housed in circular two-storey "rondavels", with a blend of traditional and contemporary decor.

Lake Manyara Wildlife Camp comprises of ten canvas tented lodgings and sixteen self-contained cottages, all with private balconies overlooking the lake. 

Standard & Premium: Serena Lake Manyara
Boutique: Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp

Day 3 - Lake Manyara & Serengeti
This morning descend the escarpment on a game drive into the park to seek out the prolific animal and birdlife in the forests and by the lake shore. After lunch back at the lodge, begin the scenic journey through the Crater Highlands and on through the vast game filled plains of the famous Serengeti National Park, approximately four hours away.

Serengeti Sopa Lodge overlooks the plains of the south-western Serengeti and offers African inspired rooms each with a verandah for enjoying the views and watching the spectacular sunset.

Serena Lodge seamlessly blends into an acacia-lined ridge, offering panoramic views from its characterful stone-built, thatched 'rondavels'.

Kati Kati is located in the central Serengeti and offers comfortable tented accommodation with bucket showers, flush toilets and solar powered electricity. Meals are served in a cosy mess tent and a campfire is ready every evening for appetisers and pre-dinner snacks.  

Standard: Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Premium: Serengeti Serena Lodge
Boutique: Kati Kati Camp

Day 4 - Serengeti
Today enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti. Scene of many wildlife documentaries, this park has thrilled travellers and writers for generations with its annual wildebeest and zebra migration. Vast herds follow the rains looking for fresh pastures whilst in hot pursuit are the big cats, picking off their prey - a magical sight to see! You are sure to see some of Africa's Big 5 today so don't forget to take binoculars and camera.

Standard: Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Premium: Serengeti Serena Lodge
Boutique: Kati Kati Camp

Day 5 - Ngorongoro Crater
Today leave the Serengeti behind and head for the Ngorongoro Crater with a stop en route for a picnic lunch. Enjoy beautiful scenery, as the grassy plains give way to the lush mountain greenery of the Crater Highlands. A stop is made at a Masai village before arriving at your lodge set high on the rim of the crater.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is located on the eastern rim of the crater and enjoys unparalleled views across the Crater and magical sunsets. The rooms are themed around traditional circular houses with conical roofs.

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge blends into the hillside with its rocky facade cloaked in indigenous vines. The rooms  are looped around the Crater rim, each with its own rock-enclosed balcony and wonderful views of the crater below.

Ngorongoro Farm House faces the Oldeani Volcano and is 5 km from the park gate. Built in the style of an old colonial farmhouse with local materials and rustically decorated interiors to give that ambience of days gone by.   

Standard: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Premium: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Boutique: Ngorongoro Farmhouse/Tloma Lodge

Day 6 - Ngorongoro Crater
Spend a full day inside the Crater with a picnic lunch. With its stunning scenery and plentiful wildlife, it's not hard to see why Ngorongoro is rated one of the top destinations in Africa and now included in the seven natural wonders of the world. The Crater is the world's largest intact volcanic caldera and is home to a diverse range of habitats including forest, swamps, lakes and open grasslands.

Standard: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Premium: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Boutique: Ngorongoro Farmhouse/Tloma Lodge

Day 7 - Tarangire
Your journey begins this morning with a three hour scenic drive to the beautiful Tarangire National Park. After lunch at your lodge head out on your first game drive. The park is famous for its large elephant population as well as zebra, giraffe and other plains animals. In the evening swap tales of your big game adventures with other travellers over dinner at your lodge.

Blending into its surroundings, Tarangire Sopa Lodge lies hidden among the kopjes and ancient baobab of the park. The comfortable rooms are housed in buildings with conical roofs and there is an outdoor pool to cool off in on those hot afternoons.

Lake Burunge tented camp is located on the shores of Lake Burunge in the migratory corridor between Manyara and Tarangire. There are 20 luxury tents and 10 thatched lodge rooms nestled in the shady bush with spectacular views towards Tarangire National Park and the lake.

Standard & Premium: Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Boutique: Lake Burunge Tented Camp 

Day 8 - Arusha
Pass through Masai steppe and picturesque villages on the way back to Arusha where lunch is provided, before transferring to the airport. 

8 day safari NOW from £1897

Departs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Price includes en-suite accommodation, 4WD game drives, park fees and most meals. Flights not included. Discounted flights available from most UK airports. Accommodation specified is subject to availability and may be substituted to a similar or higher standard if necessary. FREE UPGRADE to Premium safari valid 1Mar-25May & 1Nov-15Dec.

8 day Premium Ultimate Tanzania Safari departs Fridays and Sundays and staying in Serena Lodges 

8 day Boutique Ultimate Tanzania Safari departs Saturdays

*Offer - Save up to £115 on selected departures between 1st Jan and 25th Jun 2019. Valid on new bookings until 28th February 2019

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