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Discover the Wonders of Tanzania

Tanzania

9 days

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. On this immersive journey descend into the mists of the Ngorongoro Crater and enjoy a safari far from the crowds on the northern edge of the Serengeti. Walks, night drives and time with the Maasai add a different perspective to the bush.

 


 

How Your Trip Matters

Beyond amazing wildlife sightings, learn about community projects that range from clean water to beekeeping, while having cultural interactions with locals who are unaffected by large-scale tourism.


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.

 

 

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences are conscious travel experiences chosen with great care based on the positive social or environmental impact they have both on their communities, and on those who experience them: our guests. You can identify these experiences across our trips by locating the MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience seal.

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 light aircraft flight to Tarangire National Park. You will be met and whisked away on a game drive on the way to the camp. 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. Set off to explore this remote corner of Tarangire National Park on morning and afternoon game drives. Between drives there is the option to visit the Mwika village. Taste the local honey and meet the beekeepers, one of many success stories from the village. (BLD)

On the border of Tarangire National Park, visit the beekeeping project located in the village of Mwika. Honey is a staple of the community's diet and has great nutritional value. Through innovative projects, the village is able to increase production to meet the needs of their people and sell extra honey to nearby camps.

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 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. 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. There is the added bonus of night game drives, and you may see striped hyena on the prowl or lions on the hunt. (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 (additional cost) 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 very personal experience. 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. (BLD)

One of the most rewarding experiences is time spent with the local people, including the Maasai of Ololosokwan, who are unaffected by large scale tourism and are always enthusiastic to share their cultural beliefs.

TAASA Lodge

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Day 9. TAASA Private Reserve / Depart

Savor the 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 Jun 1, 2022 - Oct 31, 2022
Share Twin/Double From $11,095
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2022 - Dec 15, 2022
Share Twin/Double From $9,395
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Dec 16, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022
Share Twin/Double From $11,095
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request

**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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