- 10 days/8 nights
- Roundtrip airfare NYC-Kilimanjaro
- 8-nights first-class accommodations
- Airport transfers
- Touring and game drives as per itinerary
- 24 meals: 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
10-day Serengeti & Beyond safari
Thanks to the small group size of this tour, you can get to the heart of the destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals. Take in Africa’s most revered game parks from the deluxe comforts of intimate tented camps, enjoy a personal game drive experience in safari vehicles that seat no more than seven, savor a glass of wine around a fire in the bush after an evening game drive in the Serengeti, and examine remarkable cave paintings of the Maasai at the Moru kopjes.
The Serengeti described as perhaps the most amazing meeting place for a variety of wildlife animals including the “Big 5”. Throughout your various game drives be enlightened by your driver/guide with their extensive knowledge of the varied nuances of the wildlife. Reside at some of the finest lodges located inside the boundaries of the various Tanzanian National Parks.
Day 1: Depart New York Day 2: Arrive Kilimanjaro Day 3: Ngorongoro Conservation Area Day 4: Serengeti National Park Day 5: Serengeti National Park Day 6: Serengeti National Park Day 7: Evening Game Drive in Lake Manyara Day 8: Tarangire National Park Day 9: Tarangire National Park Day 10: Depart Africa
Depart New York for Tanzania.
Arrive in Kilimanjaro.
Arrive in Kilimanjaro and transfer to your hotel in Arusha. Balance of the day at leisure.
Stay: Arusha Hotel, Arusha
After breakfast depart for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the Ngorongoro Crater. As you approach, the overwhelming beauty will astound and the abundance of wildlife will amaze as you descend the crater walls. The unique geography of the crater forms a natural enclosure for lions, elephants, and hyenas that stay on the basin floor year round. During the summer, the famous wildebeest migration passes through this area filling the plains with well over a million of these breathtaking animals. In the late afternoon, return to your lodge.
Stay: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After an early breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park with a visit to the Olduvai Gorge Museum en-route. Unequaled in its natural beauty and undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, the Serengeti Wildlife Park is host to the highest concentration of game than any other area. Your first game drive will take place in the afternoon, exploring the Seronera Valley which is renowned for its lion and leopard populations as well as a variety of other wildlife attracted by the lush wooded valley. Return to your campsite at dusk and enjoy a glass of wine as you relax by the campfire.
Stay 4 Nights: Lemala Ewanjan, Serengeti National Park
The early morning optional Sunrise Balloon Safari is an incredible way to start the day. Drift over the landscape and watch the wild game roam the vast plains below. At the end of the flight, a sumptuous breakfast with champagne awaits you in the wild African savannah. Then, return to the lodge to depart on the morning exploration of Moru Kopjes in search of lions, elephants, gazelle, and zebras. Enjoy the unique landscape characterized by a large collection of rocky cliffs (Kopjes). During your exploration you will visit caves which house ancient Masai art. Return to the lodge at 5 pm, sit by the fire, and enjoy the magnificent African sunset over the hills.
During morning and afternoon game viewing activities you are able to observe and photograph the wildlife at your leisure. As enduring as the game-viewing, you are sure to be in awe of the liberating sense of space that characterizes the Serengeti Plains.
After an early breakfast, make your way to Lake Manyara National Park, an area known for its tree-climbing lions as well as its elephants and flamingos. There is also an abundance of bird life surrounding the lake making this area a haven for bird watchers. In the afternoon, arrive at your campsite located on the edge of an Acacia woodland overlooking the lake. This is the only tented camp located within the national park and offers superb game viewing opportunities away from the crowds. After lunch, set out for an evening game drive through the park. Return to the camp at dusk and get comfortable by the roaring fire.
Stay: Lemala Manyara, Lake Manyara National Park
Depart at 8 am for Tarangire National Park, en route enjoy game viewing through the Manyara National Park. After lunch you will enjoy an afternoon game drive through Tarangire National Park. Named after the Tarangire River which originates in Tanzania’s highlands, Tarangire National Park is known for huge elephant herds as well as an incredible variety of bird life. The river and its tributaries provide the only permanent water source in the area which attracts many migratory species such as buffalo, oryx, and Grant’s Gazelle. The park’s gigantic baobab trees will provide some incredible photo opportunities.
Stay 2 Nights: Tarangire Sopa Lodge, Tarangire
Set out for an early morning adventure through the park. Return to your lodge for breakfast and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon viewing game from inside the park.
After breakfast, drive to Arusha where you will enjoy a lunch before transferring to Kilimanjaro for your departure flight back to the USA.
Day 1: Depart New York
Day 2: Arrive Kilimanjaro
Day 3: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Day 5: Serengeti National Park
Day 6: Serengeti National Park
Day 7: Evening Game Drive in Lake Manyara
Day 8: Tarangire National Park
Day 9: Tarangire National Park
Day 10: Depart Africa
Pricing & Departures
|Apr 15; May 13, 2016||$4,839|
|May 20, 2016||$5,159|
|Jun 3, 10, 2016||$5,889|
|Sep 16, 2016||$5,989|
|Sep 23, 30, 2016||$5,339|
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