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Discover the Wonders of Tanzania

Tanzania

9 days from $8,195 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

1 night Arusha 2 nights Tarangire National Park 2 nights Ngorongoro Crater 3 nights TAASA Private Reserve

Tanzania never fails to deliver an exceptional safari experience. Explore picturesque landscapes filled with ancient baobab trees and ambling elephants. Descend through the mists into the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fly to the northern edge of the world-renowned Serengeti for 3 nights of luxury under canvas at the elegant TAASA Lodge.

 


Highlights

Explore Tarangire National Park, a picturesque landscape filled with ancient baobab trees and ambling elephants.

Discover the Ngorongoro Crater, hailed as one of the Natural Wonders of the World, and home to both predator and prey.

Experience a visit to the Maasai of Ololosokwan. This is a wonderful opportunity to interact with this unique tribe, who are always enthusiastic to share their cultural beliefs.

Enjoy exclusive wildlife viewing at Taasa Private Reserve. Explore the reserve on day and night game drives, and incredible walking safaris.

Accommodations

1. Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge

Tanzania, Arusha

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge is hidden among one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations and beautifully positioned below the rugged peak of Mount Meru. The theme of coffee is never far away at Arusha Coffee Lodge as evidenced by the beautifully designed plantation suites and rooms, all adorned with comfortable furnishings.  Each room features an ensuite bathroom including a triple-headed shower, bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer, electronic safe, mini-bar, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities. The homey feel of the lodge is by no means accidental as the origins of the homestead continue to emit glimpses of times-gone-by.  The main Plantation House is home to an à la carte restaurant, an intimate bar and a cozy lounge, all of which have inviting open log fires.  There are two boutiques, an enclosed swimming pool and a popular garden terrace.  The common areas also offer complimentary Wi-Fi. 

2. Sanctuary Swala

Tanzania, Tarangire National Park

Sanctuary Swala is set in a secluded part of Tarangire National Park The luxurious canvas pavilions blend seamlessly with the raw and natural beauty of Tanzania’s cinematic savanna. The open-plan rooms featuring elegant neutral-toned interiors are decorated with rich African textiles. King-size beds swathed in linens mingle fresh design with a new take on safari living. Indoor and outdoor bush-view showers ensure more magical moments while the floor-to-ceiling 180° views, and private decks, mean you won’t miss a sight. The elevated dining area, lounge and library, are set on stilts around ancient towering baobab trees. Relax with a refreshment at the bar or a swim in the pool after a day on safari, and as evening sets in, enjoy drinks and canapés around the camp fire; followed by dinner, as you discuss the events of the day. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the guests' tents. Sanctuary Swala treads with the lightest of footprints, without compromising on luxury.

3. Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp is located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, in the Ngorongoro Crater rim valley.  The camp is located close to the crater floor allowing for easy access morning crater safaris.  The area is home to a large assortment of animals including zebra, rhino, buffalo, warthog, wildebeest, hippo, elephants, lions, hyenas, cheetahs, and leopards.  The classic safari tents are equipped with their own bathroom and indoor bucket shower, hairdryer, plug points, and a small sitting area. The camp’s main common areas include a dining area, bar, lounge, and comfortable sofas situated around the camp to relax while enjoying the surrounding views.

4. TAASA Lodge

Tanzania, Serengeti - Taasa Private Reserve

The luxurious split-level tents seamlessly blend modern comforts with uniquely African accents. The raised sleeping area features either a king or twin-sized beds, adorned with traditional Maasai beadwork. The en-suite bathrooms are complete with a stone shower, double vanity, and sumptuous robes and towels. Enjoy the views of the Lobo Valley from the serenity of your private verandah or curl up with a book in your cozy lounge. The thoughtfully designed main lodge consists of three interior areas; a dining room, main lounge with an indoor fireplace and a lounge bar. In addition, there are two outdoor patios with a large fire bowl and lounge chairs, the perfect venue for reading, relaxing and meeting other guests. The infinity pool with its uninterrupted views is the perfect place to enjoy a cool cocktail. Complimentary high-speed wireless internet is available throughout the main building.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Arusha, Tanzania

Touch down at Kilimanjaro airport where you’ll be greeted and transferred to your well-appointed lodge in a lush garden setting. Relax and enjoy the remainder of your day.

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge

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Day 2. Arusha / Tarangire National Park

After breakfast transfer to Arusha Airport for the flight aircraft flight to Tarangire National Park. You will be met on arrival by a Sanctuary Swala vehicle and transferred to camp with a game drive en route. Arrive in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive into this unspoiled wilderness area. Return for dinner, just as the sun begins to fade. (BLD)

Sanctuary Swala

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Day 3. Tarangire National Park

Awaken to your first morning in the wilderness and enjoy a welcoming cup of coffee served on your tent's deck. Grab your camera and set off to explore this remote corner of Tarangire National Park on morning and afternoon game drives. The park is known for its large elephant population and the majestic baobab trees that dwarf the animals that feed beneath them. Return to camp brimming with excitement, and share your day's adventures over pre-dinner drinks around the campfire.

Guests at Sanctuary Swala have the opportunity to visit the beekeeping project in Mwika village. The honey that is harvested is sold through Sanctuary Swala with all proceeds going back to the project. Meet the beekeepers and learn firsthand how the project operates. (BLD)

Sanctuary Swala

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Day 4. Tarangire National Park / Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast transfer to the airstrip for the light aircraft flight to Manyara airstrip. You will be met on arrival by a camp vehicle and transferred to Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp set on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. (BLD)

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

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Day 5. Ngorongoro Crater

Descend through the early morning mist 2,000 feet into the crater for an awesome wildlife experience. Known as ‘the eighth wonder of the world' and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa's best-known wildlife arenas. Enclosed by towering walls, some 25,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes and forests of ‘the land that time forgot', dominated by enormous bull elephants, rhinos and lions. Enjoy a picnic lunch at a scenic spot inside the crater, before returning to the lodge in the late afternoon. (BLD)

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

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Day 6. Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti - TAASA Private Reserve

Transfer to Manyara Airstrip for your light aircraft flight to TAASA Private Reserve. Bordering the northern edge of the Serengeti National Park, far away from the crowds, with no outside vehicles, TAASA has excellent animal viewing throughout the year with resident wildlife such as lion, cheetah and hyena. (BLD)

TAASA Lodge

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Day 7. TAASA Private Reserve

Explore the endless plains of the Serengeti during morning and afternoon open vehicle game drives when the animals are most active. TAASA offers the added bonus of night game drives, and you may see striped hyena on the prowl or lions on the hunt. Your Maasai guide will be in his tracker’s chair mounted on the vehicle front with his floodlight sweeping for the reflective eyes of predators. (BLD)

TAASA Lodge

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Day 8. TAASA Private Reserve

Another glorious day in the vast Serengeti. An optional hot air balloon ride is one of the most magical ways to experience the Serengeti. Balloon safaris take off just before dawn so that you are high above the plains in time for sunrise. A walk in the bush, surrounded by the sights, sounds and smells of Africa, is a more personal experience than a drive in a safari vehicle. Accompanied by a professional guide, learn about the ecology of the area, the medicinal uses of trees and bushes in Maasai tradition, and gain basic skills in tracking. One of the most rewarding experiences of any visit to Africa is time spent with the local people. While at TAASA, you can visit the Maasai of Ololosokwan, who are always enthusiastic to share their cultural beliefs. (BLD)

TAASA Lodge

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Day 9. TAASA Private Reserve / Depart

Savor your last morning in Tanzania. After breakfast transfer to the airstrip for the scheduled light aircraft flight to Arusha. Enjoy lunch and a place to relax at a day room reserved for your use. Later this afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your international departure flight. (BL)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Sep 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $10,595
Single Room Supplement From $2,695
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2020 - Dec 15, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $8,995
Single Room Supplement From $1,495
Departure Dates Dec 16, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $10,595
Single Room Supplement From $2,695
Departure Dates Jan 1, 2021 - Jan 10, 2021
Share Twin/Double From $10,295
Single Room Supplement From $2,395
Departure Dates Jan 11, 2021 - Jan 31, 2021
Share Twin/Double From $8,695
Single Room Supplement From $1,295
Departure Dates Feb 1, 2021 - Mar 31, 2021
Share Twin/Double From $8,195
Single Room Supplement From $795
Departure Dates Jun 1, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021
Share Twin/Double From $10,295
Single Room Supplement From $2,395
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021
Share Twin/Double From $8,695
Single Room Supplement From $1,295
Departure Dates Dec 16, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
Share Twin/Double From $10,295
Single Room Supplement From $2,395

**Surcharges Apply Sanctuary Swala and Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp are closed April and May.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Tour flights Arusha - Tarangire - Manyara - Serengeti - Arusha are included in the land arrangements

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