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Luxury Tanzania tour

Luxury Tanzania

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
9 days
From: $ 6,013 $ 668 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Step into the wild for a luxury Tanzania Safari adventure
  • Custom expedition offering the opportunity for unforgettable early morning and late afternoon game drives
  • Explore through Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater

Short Description

Pack your bags, grab your gear and step into the wild for the luxury Tanzania Safari adventure! Your custom expedition offers the opportunity for unforgettable early morning and late afternoon game drives through Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. Guided through the eyes of local experts, you will be introduced to a world of wonders, from the culture, to the wildlife and beyond! Admire the picturesque landscapes, track the herds of wildlife in their natural element and observe their habits and routines. All exclusive activities and one of a kind luxury lodging experiences have been sorted for your, so your only job is to make the memories of a lifetime and capture the photos to prove it!

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Arusha
End City Arusha

Destinations

Tanzania

Cities & Attractions

Ngorongoro Crater

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Trip Includes

  • Full support before, during & after your trip
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Tours/activities as mentioned
  • Transport as mentioned

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha Arrival

DAILY SUMMARY
Transportation: Airport Transfer
Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge
Meals: D

Welcome to Tanzania! Upon arrival at the JRO Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will proceed through Customs and Immigration. Please note the Visa on Arrival Fee is $100 USD per person and is payable in US dollars, cash. In the arrivals hall, you will be greeted by a local representative, who will transfer you directly to your hotel in Arusha. This drive will take around one hour, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy a comfortable start to your adventure in Africa!

Later this evening, you will be met by your expert guide for an exciting pre-safari briefing. They will be able to answer any of your questions, clarify the details of your itinerary and give you an idea of what to expect on this incredible journey ahead! (This service is on a private basis.)

Arusha
Arusha is the gateway to Tanzania's northern circuit, serving as a base for Kilimanjaro treks and wildlife safaris into Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. Transport hub aside, Arusha even offers its own opportunities for exploration, including day trips to Arusha National Park, canoeing tours on Momella Lake and Meru coffee plantation visits. For those looking to just rest and recover from jet lag, Arusha also features the perfect stop to relax and recharge, before continuing your African adventure!

Day 2: Arusha - Tarangire

DAILY SUMMARY
Tour: Entrance to Tarangire National Park & Game Drive
Accommodation: Little Chem Chem
Meals: B, L, D

Entrance to Tarangire National Park & Game Drive
This morning, you will be met by your private guide to embark on your safari expedition! From Arusha, you will be taken on a 3 hour drive to the legendary Tarangire National Park. Your first game drive begins upon entering the park. The sincere thrill of your initial wildlife encounter, will ignite an excitement that you will crave no matter how many safaris you have experienced! Continue game driving the rest of the way to your camp, where you will have time to rest before your next safari activity this afternoon.

Tarangire National Park
Tarangire is one of the most diverse National Parks in Tanzania. Covering a promising area of 1,360 sq km, Tarangire is situated in the northwestern corner of Tanzania’s Masai Steppe, east of The Great Rift Valley. This region boasts large herds of elephant and buffalo, in addition to an impressive concentration of big cats. Featuring over 500 different species, Tarangire also offers the best bird diversity in East Africa. The rugged landscape offers a unique safari backdrop, that blends seamlessly between rolling grasslands, messy swamps and forests of baobab trees.

Day 3: Tarangire

DAILY SUMMARY
Tour: Camp Activties
Accommodation: Little Chem Chem
Meals: B, L, D

Camp Activties
Known as the sunrise camp, Little Chem Chem is situated on the edge of an acacia forest in a private concession of 16,000 hectares that are shared only with Chem Chem Lodge. Flanked by the Babati mountain range to the South West and the distant hills of Tarangire to the North East, the camp overlooks the freshwater lake, Lake Burunge which attracts all manner of wildlife and birdlife. Lions roam the camp and call each other at night; stately elephants march down to Lake Burunge to get a sprinkling of fresh water; cheetahs hunt on the plains facing the lake; leopards, eland and lesser kudu can be seen in the more dense woods in the inner part of the concession. And wherever there is water, the bird life is abundant and colourful. Little Chem Chem’s intimate, elegant but authentic atmosphere, is the ultimate setting from which to explore Africa on foot.

Alternatively, you can explore the Jurassic Park-style environment of Tarangire National Park in one of Chem Chem Wildlife Concessions private, open 4x4s. Full- and half-day excursions are offered and include either a picnic breakfast or lunch at a private picnic site, nestled in the breathtakingly beautiful environment of the park. Tarangire is home to the highest density of elephants and some of the largest baobab trees in East Africa.

Day 4: Tarangire - Lake Manyara - Crater Highlands

DAILY SUMMARY
Tour: Esilalei Maasai Village
Accommodation: Gibbs Farm
Meals: B, L, D

Esilalei Maasai Village
This morning, you will take a break from your wildlife tracking and safari tours, in order to enjoy a special cultural experience. There is so much more to Tanzania than just the wildlife, and a journey deep into the Maasai Heartlands, invites you to experience the lesser known wonders.

Your guide will take you to a local village here, called Esilalei. This rural village is scenically located in the wildlife corridor between Tarangire and Lake Manyara. As you enter their community, you will be greeted by the village elders, children and Morani Warriors. They will show you around their village and offer a glimpse into their very rural world. At the end of your tour, you will say goodbye to your new friends and continue towards the Crater Highlands, where your next lodge awaits.

Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater is one of Tanzania's most amazing sights: a collapsed volcano which forms an incredible natural amphitheater, 25 km (16 mi) across and teeming with all of the African big game. Many of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino can be seen grazing on the open grassland of the crater floor surrounded by some of the 20,000 large animals that occupy the crater, including lion, cheetah, eland, zebra and gazelle. Flamingo, among other bird species can often be seen feeding at Makat soda lake. This is an area of spectacular beauty and superb game viewing, a truly unique safari destination.

Day 5: Crater Highlands - Ngorongoro Crater

DAILY SUMMARY
Tour: Ngorongoro Crater Descent & Game Drive
Accommodation: Gibbs Farm
Meals: B, L, D

Ngorongoro Crater Descent & Game Drive
Early this morning, you will embark on an epic descent into the Ngorongoro Crater. Featuring dramatic open landscapes and impressive game viewing, it is no surprise that this attraction is often described as the eighth wonder of the world. Ngorongoro is a collapsed volcano - a fascinating natural amphitheater that stretches 25 kilometers across. This destination is teeming with Africa's most alluring big game. Look closely, and if you're lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino!

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater - Eastern Serengeti

DAILY SUMMARY
Tour: Game Drive to Central Serengeti
Accommodation: Ehlane Plains Camp
Meals: B, L, D

Game Drive to Central Serengeti
Today, you leave the Ngorongoro region and head to the Central Serengeti. The Serengeti National Park is probably the best place on the planet to spot large game. Exploring this area and admiring the wildlife in their natural habitat will never get old. You may also visit the Oldupai Gorge and Museum during your stay here. In the evening you will continue to your beautiful tented camp for stories and dinner.

Days 7 - 8: Eastern Serengeti

DAILY SUMMARY
Tour: Serengeti Game Drives
Accommodation: Ehlane Plains Camp
Meals: B, L, D

Serengeti Game Drives
The Serengeti region is probably the best place on the planet to spot large game. Your days here will be spent on different game drives searching for prides of lions, cheetah, leopard and much more. In the evening you’ll return to your beautiful tented camp for stories and dinner.

Day 9: Eastern Serengeti - Arusha Departure

DAILY SUMMARY
Transportation: Airport Transfer
Transportation (Air): Domestic Flight
Meals: B

DOMESTIC FLIGHT
Serengeti Lobo Airstrip - Arusha
Flight #: TBD
Departs: TBD
Arrives: TBD

*Flight not included, pricing subject to dates and availability.
Sadly, your journey must come to an end today. However, you will be leaving with unforgettable memories and the experience of a lifetime! After your final morning game drive you'll depart for the airstrip where you'll board your flight back to Arusha.

Depending on your international departure flight time we can arrange for a day use room in Arusha or alternatively a direct transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

We hope you had an incredible trip and we wish you safe and pleasant travels onward! (This service is on a private basis.)

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