8-Day Exclusive Safari to Tanzania’s Northern Circuit
Discover the majestic beauty and incredible concentrations of wildlife on this superb safari, while staying at the very best accommodations in Tanzania. Start your safari where “Maasai meets Versailles” in the lush Ngorongoro highlands. Activities include game drives, cultural visits, a visit to the ‘The Cradle of Mankind’, and a descent down the Ngorongoro Crater. Later, enjoy three days exploring the iconic Serengeti National Park during this Tanzania Luxury Safari.
Day 1 – Arusha: On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you’ll be met and driven to LegendaryLodge. This classic haven boasts lush tropical gardens and is surrounded by a working coffee farm. The peaceful cottages are the perfect place to prepare for your safari. Overnight here in style to begin your Tanzania Luxury Safari.
Day 2 – Ngorongoro Conservation Area: After breakfast, you will head west towards Lake Manyara National Park. Enjoy a game drive and picnic lunch in the park, which is famous for its elephants, dense forest and other wildlife. The lake supports an incredible diversity of birds, particularly waterfowl, migrants and thousands of flamingos. In the late afternoon, continue on to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and enjoy your evening at leisure along the Crater rim. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. (B, L, D, Dr)
Between the spectacular views swirling through mists around the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and its somewhat unexpected architecture, it is easy to believe that you have entered a realm of pure fantasy. Each stilted, handcrafted mud and thatch suite is adorned with graceful antiques. En suite bathrooms, with a centerpiece of fresh roses, feature huge showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs, while floor-to-ceiling windows ensure breathtaking views from everywhere. Personal butlers discreetly tend to guests’ every need, bringing tea in bed, stoking fireplaces and drawing luxurious baths. Each camp has its own guest sitting and dining areas and viewing decks.
Day 3 – Ngorongoro Crater: After breakfast, explore the 3 million-year-old Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world and home to more than 20,000 animals. Black rhinos are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forest, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingos crowd the soda lakes. Overnight at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. (B, L, D, Dr)
Day 4 – Ngorongoro: This morning of your Tanzania Luxury Safari involves a visit to the Olduvai Gorge, home to the Leakey family’s famous discoveries of ancient hominids and animals and known for the fantastic archaeological discoveries made by Doctor Louis and Mary Leakey, including the skull of a humanoid, which is believed to be 1.75 million years old. After lunch, continue exploring with a Maasai village visit and return in time for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. (B, L, D, Dr)
Days 5, 6, & 7 – Serengeti: After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Serengeti National Park. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure by the pool or head out on an afternoon game drive. Experience another two full days of safari activities and relaxing back at the camp/lodge. Meals and overnights at Serengeti Bushtops (June – November) or Mwiba Lodge (December to May). (B, L, D, Dr)
Serengeti Bushtops is an oasis of 5-star luxury in the heart of the Bush. The camp has 15 luxury tented suites, each facing the sunset and is open on two sides, revealing heart-stopping vistas of timeless beauty. The tents is encircled by vast private decks, creating a hundred and twenty square metres within which to sink into a deck lounger, soak in your private hot tub or gaze out at passing wildlife. The Great Migration usually passes through this area between July and October.
Mwiba Lodge rises from the boulders surrounded by coral and acacia trees. Each of the 10 suites are complete with private decks overlooking the rocky river below, large soaking tubs, outdoor rain showers, personal minibar and grand beds made for dreaming. The main lodge offers a jacuzzi molded within the rockface as well as a pool overlooking the landscape, wistful living spaces, rejuvenating spa and gym, curated wine cellar and remarkable menus. An expansive pool is set on a rocky outcrop where guests can enjoy the resident wildlife that frequent the natural springs below.
Day 8 – Arusha/Depart: Have breakfast, then transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Arusha where you’ll have lunch and the use of a day room at Legendary Lodge and later transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B, L)
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