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Ultra-luxury Tanzania Lodge & Tented Safari

12 days
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Highlights

  • Visit Tanzania’s premier safari destinations
  • Spot tree-climbing lions in Lake Manyara National Park
  • Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration river crossings
  • See the Big 5 in the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Enjoy cultural activities like visits to local villages
  • Stay in authentic luxury tented camps

Overview

This 12-day tour takes travellers through Tanzania to see some of the most sought-after sights that safari has to offer. Whether you’re after the Big 5 or you want to witness one of nature’s greatest spectacles – the Great Wildebeest Migration –  this whirlwind African adventure has it all.

The journey is centred around Tanzania’s awe-inspiring northern safari circuit. It’s straight into the action on your transfer to Lake Manyara National Park after spending a night in Arusha to recover from your long-haul flight. Two nights in the park provides plenty of opportunity for sightings, as the park’s eponymous lake attracts hordes of animals. Then it’s off to the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest in-tact volcanic caldera, for a one-of-a-kind experience at the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge perched on the lip of the basin.

Finally, it’s off to the most well-known of Tanzania’s safari attractions: the Serengeti. Staying at two tented camps here gives you the chance to truly get in touch with nature. Plus, if you’re lucky enough to get a spot when the Wildebeest Migration passes through these areas, you’ll have front-row seats to the dramatic river crossings.

With plenty of additional activities at each camp, including walking safaris, bike rides through the bush and wellness treatments, this tour is great for adventurers and pursuers of pleasure alike. Plus, with child-friendly activities on offer at some of the camps, the tour can be adapted to suit families too.

Summary

  • Tour Duration: 12 Days

Accommodations Visited

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Itinerary

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Legendary Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania
Legendary Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania
Legendary Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania

Day 1-2: Touchdown in Tanzania

Arusha, Tanzania
Detailed breakdown

Day 1-2: Touchdown in Tanzania | 1 Night

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Arusha, Tanzania

Your African adventure begins in Tanzania. After landing at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you’ll be transferred to Legendary Lodge in Arusha, your accommodation for the evening. After dinner, escape the chilly evening air in your room, lounging in leather armchairs in front of the fireplace to recharge from your long-haul flight. All that’s left is to get a good night’s sleep before your safari kicks off in earnest tomorrow.

Legendary Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania
Legendary Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania
Legendary Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania

Days 2-3: Step into the wilderness | 2 Nights

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Lake Manyara, Tanzania

After breakfast at Legendary Lodge you’ll head off to the iconic Lake Manyara National Park. A game drive through the park will take you to Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, where you’ll spend two nights in a spacious treehouse suite with sweeping views of this unique reserve.

With landscapes ranging from dense woodlands to craggy mountains and, of course, the eponymous Rift Valley soda lake, this stunning park offers spectacular game viewing in an equally awe-inspiring setting. Aside from vast herds of safari favourites like elephant, buffalo and giraffe, you’ll spot at least a few of the more than 400 species of birds that flock to the shores of the lake. With plenty of plains game throughout the park, predators are never too far away. Keep an eye out for cheetah, leopard and the unusual tree-climbing lions Lake Manyara is famous for.

When you’re not out exploring the park, you’ll have the chance to explore the surrounding forest or indulge in a massage at the spa. For something a little more active, grab a bicycle and head out to explore the lake shore.

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Tanzania
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Tanzania
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Tanzania

Days 4-5: Explore untouched Africa | 2 Nights

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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

The next leg of your trip sees you travelling north to the Ngorongoro Crater. Formed about 2.5 million years ago when an eruption caused the original volcano to collapse in on itself, crater has long been a safe haven for wildlife and there are usually about 30 000 animals roaming its floor. Your transfer will again take you on a game drive through the conservation area and up the outer crater wall to your accommodation for the next two nights: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.

Located on the rim of the caldera, the lodge offers dramatic views of the surrounding area. Aside from the breathtaking vistas, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge offers enriching cultural and adventure activities. Add a visit to Olduvai Gorge (the cradle of mankind) or the nearby Hadzabe village to your crater descent for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania

Days 6-8: Settle in to the Serengeti | 3 Nights

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Serengeti, Tanzania

Next it’s off to the crown jewel of Tanzania’s safari circuit: the Serengeti. A road transfer will deliver you to your One Nature Nyaruswiga, the luxurious safari camp that will function as home base while you explore “the place where the land runs on forever”. After dinner, it’s off to bed to recharge for the following two days’ adventures.

From the usual game drives to walking and hot-air balloon safaris, the Serengeti offers plenty of opportunity for amazing wildlife discoveries. If you’re lucky enough to be staying at One Nature Nyaruswiga as the Great Wildebeest Migration passes by (July to October), you’ll have access to the dramatic river crossings. Watch as thousands of wildebeest, zebra and other antelope face the Mara River’s humungous crocodiles to reach the fresh grazing on the other side.

After days out on the plains, you’ll be treated to gourmet fare and signature drinks that will be sure to satisfy even the most discerning foodies. For added indulgence, you can incorporate a bit of pampering into your safari with the lodge’s various wellness therapy treatments.

One Nature Hotel Nyaruswiga Serengeti, Tanzania
One Nature Hotel Nyaruswiga Serengeti, Tanzania
One Nature Hotel Nyaruswiga Serengeti, Tanzania
One Nature Hotel Nyaruswiga Serengeti, Tanzania

Days 9-11: Spend time in splendid seculsion | 3 Nights

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Serengeti, Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania

A short transfer from One Nature Nyrauswiga to the Seronera Airstrip followed by an hour-long charter flight to Lamai Airstrip will bring you to Singita Mara River Tented Camp in the remote Lamai triangle.

Set in nearly 40 000 hectares (98 000 acres) of unspoilt wilderness in northernmost Tanzania, this sustainable camp offers guests some of the most prized game-viewing opportunities. From nights drives and walking safaris to the awe-inspiring Great Wildebeest Migration, this permanent tented camp provides all of the experiences that have come to define safari.

When you’re not exploring your surroundings, you can spend some time relaxing next to the pool or with an essential oil massage. And after a long day out in the bush, you can wind down with a glass of wine from the prestigious private collection for which Singita is famous.

Singita Mara River Tented Camp, Mara River, Serengeti,
Singita Mara River Tented Camp, Mara River, Serengeti,
Singita Mara River Tented Camp, Mara River, Serengeti,

Day 12: Kilimanjaro International Airport

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Day 12 will see you bidding farewell to the Serengeti as you’re transferred back to Lamai Airstrip en route to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight home – or to your next safari destination.

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Inclusions

  • All park and concession fees
  • Emergency evacuation insurance for guests under 70 years of age
  • Road transfers with driver and private 4x4 vehicle
  • Scheduled game drives and guided walks
  • Scheduled internal flights: From Seronera Airstrip to Lamai Airstrip ; Seronera Airstrip to Lamai Airstrip
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Exclusions

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

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Dates Price
2021-06-16 — 2021-08-31 $22,240
2021-09-01 — 2021-09-30 $20,840
2021-10-01 — 2021-10-31 $18,425
2021-11-01 — 2021-12-14 $16,430
2021-12-15 — 2021-12-31 $22,245
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
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