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Stops in Arusha, Lake Manyara National Park, Central Serengeti, Karatu and Tarangire National Park
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Departure Location
Starts at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Return Location
Ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Additional Information
Tour Number: SV0703C2020 Accommodations: Gran Meliá Arusha, Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge, Ole Serai Luxury Camp, Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge and Ole Serai Luxury Camp Kuro Can Be Customized: Changes to accommodations, activities, and destinations can be made. Please contact us for more info.
Price includes
  • All accommodation and meals as specified
  • All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a 4×4 vehicle with pop-up roof
  • English-speaking and highly educated driver
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Meet and greet services
  • One bottle of water per person per day during game drives
  • Park entry fees
Price does not include
  • Airport tax (usually included in the tickets)
  • Drinks and dining rooms tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance
  • Driver guide or local escort gratuities
  • International flights
  • Medical, evacuation or travel insurance
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Visa arrangements
Additional Prices
Price Listed: Per person sharing Price Ranges: (See "Dates & Prices") Add-ons: Single supplement and hot air balloon activity can be added at a later date if needed- Up to 90 days from departure date. Children 7-11: Discounted rate available for children aged 7-11 years- Please contact us for more information. Children under 7: Children under 7 years of age are not permitted on scheduled safaris. However we welcome young children on private safaris- Please contact us for more info.

Tour Highlights:

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Resting at the foot of Mount Meru, the sprawling city of Arusha is known as the safari capital of northern Tanzania. It serves as an excellent base from which to explore the remarkably scenic surrounding area which includes majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as the Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks. Arusha is a good spot to take a day or two off from the safari circuit as it features a temperate climate and lush surrounds. Visitors can look forward to exploring the wildlife-abundant Serengeti National Park; the magnificent Arusha National Park; and taking on the challenge of climbing Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest mountain.

Lake Manyara National Park

Situated in Tanzania’s central-northern region with the Lake Manyara on its east and the Manyara Escarpment to its west, the Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats supporting an array of wildlife. This small park is home to surprising biodiversity and features a magnificent landscape of acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. The park supports 400 species of bird, and the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world. Other species include giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, warthog, the Cape clawless otter, and Egyptian mongoose. Don’t miss the opportunity to see thousands of flamingos on the lake, the renowned tree-climbing lions, and large families of elephants strolling through the forest.

Central Serengeti

Situated in the heart of Tanzania, the Central Serengeti encompasses the world-famous Seronera Valley which is known for its prime wildlife-viewing opportunities. This picture-perfect landscape is characterised by endless stretches of savannah-covered open plains, interspersed by rocky outcrops of granite, scattered with acacia woodlands and covered in a network of rivers and streams. The Central Serengeti forms part of the great wildebeest and zebra migration and provides an ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife such as giraffe, impala, waterbuck, hippo, elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, serval and much more. Popular activities include: game viewing, cultural tours, horse riding safaris, and hot air ballooning over the spectacularly scenic terrain.


Travellers heading for the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater will inevitably pass through the town of Karatu in the green hills of Tanzania’s northern highlands. Presided over by the towering Ol Deani Volcano, this small, colourful town serves as a popular overnight stop for visitors exploring the area’s many game parks. The town offers a variety of activities including browsing the bustling marketplace, sampling beer at a local brewery, visiting a traditional Iraqw homestead, or taking a guided walk through the Ngorongoro Forest in search of waterfalls and elephants caves. Whether you are looking for cultural tours, hiking and biking opportunities, a chance to enjoy an authentic rural Tanzania experience, or simply a break between safari game drives, this underrated town has plenty to offer.

Tarangire National Park

Located just a few hours drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for safaris travelling through the northern circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. The park extends into two game controlled areas and the wildlife are allowed to move freely throughout. After the Serengeti, Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania and in the dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow. This is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted. Tarangire is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, and its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the mountains to the south.

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Day 1-


Arusha (Near Town Center)

  • Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport  where you will be met and transferred to your hotel located a short distance from Arusha Town Centre.  Check-in is at 2:00 PM.
  • Overnight Gran Meliá Arusha (deluxe room)
  • Bed and breakfast provided

Gran Meliá Arusha

An oasis within Arusha set out on 18 acres of beautiful landscaped coffee and tea plantations. Pure tranquillity with spectacular views of Mount Meru. Gran Meliá Arusha offers a unique experience combining the most exciting once-in-a-lifetime safari destination with world class service.

Modern design inspired by the local Tanzanian tribes and emulating the rich coffee bean colors. All the 40 m2 rooms have their own private balcony to enjoy the beautiful lush views over Arusha City and take in the red skies of the African sunset. Equipped with a king-size bed or two single beds, 65-inch TV, minibar, free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.

Day 2-

Lake Manyara National Park

 Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park 

  • Your morning is at leisure with a safari briefing followed by lunch.
  • This afternoon,  join our scheduled safari and depart Arusha passing through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makuyuni turn northwest and continue the journey through a scenic escarpment that brings you to your lodge, perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with stunning views over the distant Lake Manyara.
  • Overnight at Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge
  • Full board provided

Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

Nestled on the rim of the Great Rift Valley with amazing views over Lake Manyara, the lodge is set in lush green gardens, alive with the sounds of the many birds that frequent the property. Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge is the ideal base for a visit to Lake Manyara National Park.  Sitting around the outside fireplace watching the sun setting over the Great Rift Valley and listening to the humming of the birds in the background is a wonderful way to relax before your delicious evening meal. The lodge has a dining room where international, traditional and fusion cuisine is served inside and out. A relaxing lounge, cigar bar, television room, billiards room, internet cafe and children's activity room, plus a conference room are all located in the spectacular main house. There is also a beautiful rim flow swimming pool, an outside fireplace, a boutique and a spa.

The lodge 48 suites and 2 luxury 2 bedroom villas are all air-conditioned, tastefully decorated and have panoramic views of the surrounding area. Rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms with bath, and inside and outside showers. Room facilities include a fireplace, mini bar, safe, wi-fi and private balcony.

Day 3-

Central Serengeti

Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park 

  • After breakfast, there is a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park that returns to the lodge for lunch.
  • Leaving Lake Manyara behind, the journey continues northwest across the stunning hilly countryside of the highlands which is filled with wheat and coffee plantations, and then into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From here lie the vast plains of the Serengeti, where you begin spotting wildlife as you approach the entrance gate. 
  • Complete the formalities and enter the park with game viewing en route to the camp arriving for dinner and overnight.
  • Overnight at Ole Serai Luxury Camp (Serengeti)
  • Full board provided

Ole Serai Luxury Camps

The Camp is tastefully decorated with all the amenities one would expect in a 5-star luxury camp. All the 20 luxury tents in each camp are en suite with flushing toilets and pressurized running showers.  There is 24-hour electric power supply.  The tents and the guest areas have been specifically designed to offer guests an optimum 180-degree view while on their bed or while enjoying their meal and drinks. They bring travellers as close to nature as possible from the covered verandas.  These stunning views embrace the sparsely spaced acacia tortillas trees with the abundance of animals in the vicinity making the experience awe-inspiring.

The evenings can be enjoyed sitting around the fireplace while exchanging the day's adventures with other guests sipping cocktails or having meals where the background music is nature's unique sounds mostly dominated by the lions roaring as if in celebration to welcome you.  The camps are conveniently located less than 40 minutes from Seronera Airstrip.  All the essential roads/routes for game drives in and around Seronera are easily accessible from the campsite.

Day 4-

Central Serengeti

Serengeti National Park

Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari in Serengeti National Park 

Depart the lodge before sunrise and transfer by the balloon safari company’s vehicle (with other travelers) to the balloon staging site.  After a briefing from the pilot, the crew will inflate the envelope.  At sunrise, begin your ballooning adventure with flights at elevations to provide an overview of Serengeti National Park and a close look at the wildlife.  After about 50 minutes, land and the chase crew transfer you to a private site where a bush breakfast complete with bubbly to celebrate the successful flight in the tradition of balloonists over the centuries.  Transfer to your lodge or a mid-location where you meet your driver guide.

Day 5-

Karatu/Ngorogoro Crater

Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

  • After breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro with a picnic lunch viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, stopping en route for a picnic lunch.  
  • You visit a Maasai village.  
  • Continue to your lodge, at the edge of the Ngorongoro Forest arriving for dinner and overnight.
  • Overnight at Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge
  • Full board provided with picnic lunch

Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge

A 5-star colonial lodge situated on a picturesque hill with spectacular views onto Oldeani Mountain. The lodge is elevated with 360-degree views that extend all the way to Lake Eyasi and Lake Manyara. The property is set on 40 acres of pristine lush green gardens and local vegetation with over 130 species of birds.

The lodge is accessed over a pond and one's first impressions is the grand central hallway with wooden trusses looking out over the fire place, infinity pool and out onto the Mount Oldeani, which is part of the caldera of the world famous Ngorongoro crater, only 12km away!   All 50 suites have infinite views of the surrounding area.  All rooms are tastefully decorated with all the amenities one would expect in a 5-star luxury lodge, inclusive of inside and outside shower, bath-tub, air-conditioning, fire places, wi-fi, mini bar, safe, tea-coffee percolator and private deck terrace.

The spectacular stone main house has all the luxuries including main lounge, grand central hallway, dining room, spa, boutique, conference room, media (TV) room, outside fire place, rim flow pool, billiards room, internet cafe and children’s activity room.

Day 6-

Karatu/Ngorogoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

  • A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the world’s largest natural wildlife arena.
  • After breakfast, you descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera.
  • Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. A truly unique wildlife experience. 
  • Return to the lodge in the late afternoon.
  • Overnight at Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge
  • Full board provided with picnic lunch
Day 7-

Tarangire National Park

Ngorongoro Crater - Tarangire National Park

  • Depart Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast, head southeast past Lake Manyara and Mto wa Mbu Village.
  • Through the highlands and the Karatu district, you’ll view the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations here before journeying down the spectacular escarpment turning south on to the main Arusha – Dodoma road and into the park.
  • From here to the camp, enjoy a game drive en route.
  • After lunch board your safari vehicle and enjoy an afternoon game viewing within the park. 
  • Overnight at Ole Serai Luxury Camp Kuro
  • Full board provided

Ole Serai Luxury Camp - Kuro

The latest jewel in the Wellworth Collection, Ole Serai Luxury Camp - Kuro is set in the heart of Tarangire National Park.  Offering stylish, spacious tents with a full en suite bathroom including flushing toilet and pressurised shower, guest will fell well at home.  Extensive verandahs provide guests with views of the bush, dotted with massive baobab trees and teeming with wildlife. 

Evenings can be shared exchanging stories with other travelers and enjoying cocktails in the lounge or world class dining in the restaurant.  Facilities include WiFi and 24-hour electricity. 

Tarangire National Park is known for large elephant herds and remarkable baobab trees.  The park is also a paradise for ornithologists featuring hundreds of unique species.  The big five can be spotted in this park and Ole Serai Luxury Camp - Kuro puts you in the perfect location to enjoy the most this park has to offer.

Day 8-

Tarangire National Park - Arusha

  • Depart after breakfast and head northeast to Arusha.   
  • After this scenic journey, arrive in Arusha in time for lunch followed by transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect to your international departure flight. 
  • Flights should be booked after 4:00 PM .

More about Tanzania

The name Tanzania conjures up images of wildebeest stampeding across vast savannah, rain forests teeming with monkeys and birdlife, and great plains brimming with legions of game. All of these natural wonders and more are on offer in this exceptionally diverse African nation. Visitors typically visit Tanzania to partake in at least one of the four well known Tanzanian tourist experiences: a relaxing seaside vacation on the picturesque island paradise of Zanzibar, an underwater tour of some of the world’s most renowned dive sites around the gorgeous Spice Islands, a safari adventure in some of Africa’s most impressive game reserves, or a hiking excursion around Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Whichever of these incredible holidays you choose, you will undoubtedly be welcomed by some fabulously friendly and peaceful inhabitants who, despite being divided into 120 different ethnic groups and cultures, live in harmony with one another and provide some of the most wonderfully exotic local cuisine you could imagine. With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!
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*ADD-ON: Single supplement and hot air balloon activity can be added at a later date if needed- Up to 90 days from departure date.
*Discounted rate available for children aged 7-11 years- Please contact us for more information.
*Children under 7 years of age are not permitted on scheduled safaris. However, we welcome young children on private safaris- Please contact us for more information.

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