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Overview

Under the vast blue skies of East Africa, which are painted with wisps of white clouds tinged pink and gold by the rising sun, you awake to the sounds of the birds in Tanzania, where the Arusha Coffee Lodge welcomes you to Big 5 country.

There is even more to see and do on this 8-day holiday: venture to Lemala Ngorongoro on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa’s most famous places and a World Heritage Site. The crater’s caldera is filled with about 30 000 animals, making for some of the easiest game viewing anywhere on the continent and the place where you are most likely to see all of the Big 5 in a single game drive.

Then, between December and March, set up camp at Lemala Ndutu at the permanent marsh in Ngorongoro Crater, which boasts the best seats in the house for the Great Migration. From July to October the camp moves to Lemala Mara in the northern Serengeti, near the Mara River. Here, you get an uninterrupted view of the great herds of wildebeest and zebra splashing across the crocodile-infested river.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Walk the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Excellent Wildebeest Migration viewing in season
  • Unrivalled views of calving & predator action
  • Intimate, mobile camps
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Summary

Tour Duration: 8 Days
Start: Arusha, Tanzania
End: Serengeti, Tanzania

Accommodations visited

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Serengeti, Tanzania

Lemala Mara Camp Northern Serengeti
3 Nights
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Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha Coffee Lodge
1 Nights
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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp
3 Nights

Itinerary

Day to day

Begin your East African sojourn at Arusha Coffee Lodge where you stay in the Plantation Room, hidden among the verdant rows of coffee bushes, studded with their cherry red beans. Arusha Coffee Lodge is set on a working farm and you are guaranteed the freshest cup of the finest coffee you can imagine.

You can also walk through the fields, inhaling the aroma, or learn more about the plant on the ‘Bean to Cup’ tour. For a relaxing start to your holiday, opt for a massage or treatment at Peaberries Therapies. The lodge was designed around the original farmhouse, which was built in the 1900s, and it echoes with the luxuries of bygone years.

Arusha is a popular spot to start or end the Tanzanian leg of a safari. Dominated by Mount Meru, it is a gateway to some of the country’s finest reserves. While here, visit Arusha National Park or some of the town’s highlights, like the thriving Maasai Market or the Tanzanite Museum, which is dedicated to the rare deep-blue precious stone found nowhere else in the world.

What's Included?

  • Inter-camp transfers
  • Selected park entrance fees
  • Walking safari at Lemala Ngorongoro

What's Excluded?

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
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