Tanzania, elephant, savanna

Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Safari - 10 days

This safari is absolutely top of the top when it comes to accommodation and wildlife experience. The price per person 25000 AED in the low season based on two persons travelling. Included in the price are local flights, all accommodation, safari tours, park fees, all meals (execpt evening meal in Coffee lodge). Price is excluding international flights. (prices can fluctuate due to seasonality and availability)

 

Day 1 Arusha

Met upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to your

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Serengeti and Ngorongoro Arusha Coffee Lodge
lodge to relax and freshen up to get ready for the adventures of the upcoming week. Arusha is a city of northern Tanzania surrounded by some of Africas most famous landscapes and National Parks. Beautifully situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, it has a pleasant climate and is close to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire and Mount Kilimanjaro as well as having its own Arusha National Park on Mount Meru.

Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge – a comfortable lodge with pool and a great restaurant located on the outskirts of Arusha. The Arusha Coffee Lodge accommodation consists of 18 plantation houses lavishly furnished, featuring split-level living room area and a private deck patio.  Offering every guest amenity and fancy, the Arusha Coffee Lodge is the place to relax and rejuvenate before or after a Tanzanian Safari. Laze around the swimming pool, enjoy a sun-downer at the Safari Bar, unwind after a delectable meal in the lounge with a good liqueur and a fireside chat.

 

Day 2 Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

An early start with a transfer to Arusha airport and scheduled charter flight to Manyara airstrip.

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Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater
From here you will be transferred to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, possibly the most luxurious lodge in Tanzania, for the start of your safari. To get into the crater, you will drive downhill over a sandy path giving you breathtaking views so make sure your photocamera is ready for action.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro crater lodge. From the outside, this unobtrusive lodge resembles a magical Maasai village, set in classic crescents, each stone and thatch suite has spectacular views of the crater from large glass windows in the bathroom, lounge and bedroom, yet is almost invisible from the crater floor. The luxurious colonial-style interiors combines antiques, plump cushions, voluptuous raw silk curtains and tall, leather-backed chairs s all under banana-leaf ceilings and grass roofs. This opulent design blends with African art elements in unexpected harmony, to create truly memorable stay which is only surpassed by the grandeur of the view.

 

Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater

We suggest an early morning start is definitely the order of the day, to head down on to the Ngorongoro crater floor

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Bathroom
to experience this wildlife spectacular, with the world’s densest population if lions and spotted hyena. The crater is one of the few places in Tanzania where you can reliable see black rhino and many old tuskers, who come to spend their retirement peacefully feeding in the Gorigor swamp. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Ngoitokitok Springs, where hippos wallow and Balck Kites might nab your lunch, before heading back to the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge to enjoy a full view over the crater from your bath full of flower petas!

 

Day 4 Serengeti

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Nomads serengeti,Safari
Today you depart the infamous Ngorongoro Crater and make your way southwards through the Ngorongoro Conservation area to Ndutu and the southern plains. At this time of the year you have the privilege of seeing thousands of wildebeest and zebra gathering on the southern plains as the migration takes place. This is an opportune moment to see a huge variety of game as the big cats follow this migrating feast!

Accommodation:  Nomads Serengeti Safari Camp: this small and delightful classic tented safari camp offers a true bush experience, with a good dollop of luxury and comfort. The tents are comfortable, light and simple, but equipped with everything you might need. The bathrooms are en-suite, with traditional safari style bucket showers, short drop toilets, and hot and cold water on demand. There is also a brand new library and lounge tent, as well as a new dining tent.

 

Day 5 Serengeti

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Serengeti Nomads
The beauty of a staying at the Serengeti Safari camp is that each couple, or group of guests has total flexibility to plan their daily activities according to their own interests. So you can head out from dawn till dusk on your own adventures to witness and savour the sights, sounds and grand spectacle of daily life in the Serengeti. The Serengeti Safari camp does change location regularly to position itself in the likely path of the migration but don’t worry it won’t move whilst you are there!

 

Day 6 Serengeti

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Serengeti Migration,Safari

Today with pack lunch in hand you will drive through the Serengeti, leaving the National Park behind and heading for the Loliondo area, part of the much larger Serengeti eco-system. This region is part of Maasai community owned land, which offers a great mix of resident game, and is excellent walking country with dramatic scenery of open plains, rock kopjes and woodlands. Your base for the next couple of nights is the creatively styled Nduara Loliondo camp which moves between north and south Loliondo giving you a taste of the best of what this area has to offer.

Accommodation: Nduara Loliondo - this small camp was designed to celebrate the

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Nomads Safari Camp
great nomadic cultures; inspired by the Mongolian gers or yerts and the Maasai bomas. The camp consists of six large tents, with a dining and separate lounge/library tent. Each accommodation tent has it’s own en-suite bathroom - attached to the back of the main sleeping area - with traditional safari bucket showers and new compost style toilet system. The tents have been designed to be as cool as possible during the day, and have wrap-around shade net windows with flaps that can be rolled up or down.

 

Days 7 and 8 Serengeti

Again, given the flexibility to plan your activities for the day, Nduara Loliondo is the perfect place to explore this area run in partnership with the local Maasai village communities. Apart from private game drives the emphasis is very much on walking safaris with Maasai guides and exclusive night game drives, neither of which are possible in the Serengeti itself. In addition you can enjoy cultural visits with the Maasai.

 

Day 9 Arusha

This morning you transfer to Ndutu airstrip for your scheduled flight to Arusha. Met upon arrival at Arusha airstrip you transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge to relax and reflect upon the adventures of the last nine days!

Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge

 

Day 10 Departure

This morning you transfer to the airport for your international flight back home.

 

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