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9 Days Luxury Journey Through Tanzania's Wildlife and Wonders

From $5,737 per person sharing

9 Days Luxury Journey Through Tanzania's Wildlife and Wonders

From $5,737 per person sharing

Tour Overview

Immerse yourself in a 9-day luxury safari across Tanzania’s premier wildlife destinations. Begin with the charm of Arusha Coffee Lodge, segue into the elephant-studded landscapes of Tarangire, and bask in the Serengeti’s endless plains. Luxury accommodations like Lemala Mpingo Ridge and Lemala Nanyukie serve as your havens of comfort and elegance.

Experience the grandeur of the Serengeti and the wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater, where each game drive brings you face-to-face with Africa’s majestic wildlife. The Ngorongoro Melia Lodge on the crater’s rim offers breathtaking views and completes your wildlife encounters with luxurious repose.

Your journey culminates with a scenic farewell breakfast in the Ngorongoro Highlands before a reflective drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport. This safari is not just a trip but a collection of timeless moments, from thrilling wildlife chases to serene sunsets over the savanna, curated to leave you with a profound connection to the wild.

type

Luxury tour

This tour uses luxury tented camps and lodges.

activity

Activities

Game drives

private

Private tour

Exclusively organised for you and won’t be shared with others

customize

Can be customised

You can request changes to this tour

start

Start/End point

This tour starts and ends in Arusha/ JRO.

car

Game drives

Pop-roof 4×4 vehicle

cal

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day

solo

Suitable for solo travellers

Solo travellers can book this private tour

Itinerary Overview:

Day
Destinations
Accommodation
Night
Category
Day 1
Arusha Town
Arusha Coffee Lodge
1
Platinum
Day 2-3
Tarangire NP
Lemala Mpingo Ridge
2
Platinum
Day 4-6
Serengeti NP
Lemala Nanyukie
3
Platinum
Day 7-8
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Melia Lodge – The Rim Room
2
Platinum
Day 9
Ngorongoro – JRO
End of Tour – No Accommodation

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Welcome to Arusha

Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport and meet your dedicated driver-guide, who will escort you to the Arusha Coffee Lodge to rest. As Arusha stands as the gateway to Tanzania’s renowned national parks, it’s an ideal spot to unwind and soak in the anticipation of the awaited safari. The lodge, sitting beneath Mount Meru and near the Maasai culture-rich Tanzania National Park, provides a perfect setting to prepare for your adventure.

Day 1 Arrival Day Kilimanjaro International Airport - Retreat to Arusha (Small)

Day 2-3: Journey to Tarangire National Park

As the first light of day touches the sky, enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting off on your journey to the enchanting Tarangire National Park. Known for its large elephant herds, Tarangire offers an unforgettable safari experience. Your base for exploration will be the luxurious Lemala Mpingo Ridge, where you can relax comfortably when not out on an adventure.

Spend your days traversing the vast savannah and baobab-studded landscapes on a full-day game drive. The park’s diverse ecosystem promises sightings of various wildlife, offering countless photo opportunities. Midday, pause for a scenic picnic lunch along the Tarangire River, an ideal vantage point to observe animals congregating around the water.

As dusk falls, retreat to the tranquillity of Lemala Mpingo Ridge. Here, dine under the stars and recount the day’s sightings before surrendering to the call of your plush bed, with the natural symphony of the park’s nocturnal life serving as a lullaby. Your stay at the lodge is not just a break between game drives; it’s an integral part of the Tarangire experience, connecting you deeply with the rhythms of the wild.

Day 2-3 Journey to Tarangire National Park (Small)

Day 4: Journey to the Legendary Serengeti

Post-breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to the iconic Serengeti National Park. En route, you’ll be captivated by the landscapes of the Rift Valley and the lush highlands of Karatu. Pause at the Ngorongoro Crater rim to absorb the breathtaking views before enjoying a picnic lunch. Your day concludes with an afternoon of game viewing and a drive to Lemala Nanyukie for an evening of relaxation and overnight rest amidst Serengeti’s untamed beauty.

Day 4 Journey to the Legendary Serengeti (Small)

Day 5-6: Discovering Serengeti National Park

Rise with the dawn to the sights and sounds of the Serengeti, a landscape alive with Africa’s most iconic wildlife. Your itinerary for these two days is tailored to your preferences, offering a bespoke safari experience. Opt for separate morning and afternoon game drives or immerse yourself in the wilderness with a full-day expedition through the park, complete with a delectable picnic lunch amidst the splendour of nature.

The heart of your Serengeti adventure lies in the Central Serengeti, especially around the life-giving waters of the Seronera River Valley. This region is renowned for its high concentration of wildlife, providing unparalleled game-viewing opportunities throughout the year. Each drive is a chance to encounter the park’s diverse inhabitants, from the big cats leisurely lounging in the sun to the graceful giraffes striding across the plains.

As each day concludes, the enchanting Serengeti sunsets will signal your return to the comfort of your accommodation. Here, under the vast African sky, you’ll relax, dine, and sleep amid the sounds of the wild, recharging for another day of discovery in the world’s most famous wildlife sanctuary.

Day 5-6 Discovering Serengeti National Park (Small)

Day 7: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Greet the day with one last Serengeti sunrise game drive before brunch. Then, venture eastward to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a landscape where Maasai pastoralists and wildlife coexist. The journey culminates at the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, where you’ll spend the night at the Ngorongoro Melia Lodge, perched on the rim with stunning views into the crater.

Day 7 Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Small)

Day 8: Immersion in Ngorongoro Crater

Begin your eighth day with the breathtaking sight of sunrise over the Ngorongoro Crater, where the early rays of light paint the vast landscape in shades of gold. Set out on a guided safari drive through the crater, a sanctuary teeming with wildlife such as the pride of lions, herds of elephants, and the elusive black rhinos, all just starting their day within this natural amphitheatre. Capture these vibrant moments with your camera, creating memories to last a lifetime.

For lunch, find a scenic spot beside the hippo pool for a delightful picnic, immersing yourself in the crater’s tranquil beauty. As dusk approaches, retire to the comfort of the Ngorongoro Melia Lodge. Your stay in the Rim Room offers a magnificent view of the crater’s edge, perfect for contemplation as night descends upon the highlands.

Day 8 Immersion in Ngorongoro Crater (Small)

Day 9: Ngorongoro Highlands to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Greet the morning of your ninth day with a relaxed breakfast while admiring the vastness of the highlands one last time. After breakfast, prepare for your departure. In the afternoon, you’ll transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), allowing you time to reflect on the rich tapestry of memories you’ve collected during your stay. With no accommodation scheduled for this night, your thoughts will turn to your onward journey and the tales of adventure you’ll carry home.

Day 9 Ngorongoro Highlands to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) (Small)

Inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop off at Arusha/Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • Park fees
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary.
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF – Flying Doctors)
  • All accommodation – (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • All transportation – (Unless labelled as optional)
  • 4×4 Customized safari vehicle
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, house wine, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees (excluding champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brands, spirits and cigars).
  • Taxes.

Exclusions:

  • International flights – (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips – (Highly recommended)
  • Personal items – (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees
  • Meals not specified.
  • Hot air balloon safari US$ 599 per person
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Laundry services

Prices

Travel Dates
1 Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
4 Jan – 28 Feb 2024
$ 10,738
$ 8,103
$ 7,819
$ 7,231
$ 7,235
$ 6,941
1 March – 31 May 2024
$ 9,373
$ 6,900
$ 6,561
$ 6,028
$ 5,999
$ 5,737
1 June – 30 June 2024
$ 10,819
$ 8,184
$ 7,901
$ 7,314
$ 7,317
$ 7,023
1 July- 31 October 2024
$ 14,480
$ 9,645
$ 10,095
$ 8,774
$ 9,218
$ 8,483
1 Nov – 15 Dec 2024
$ 9,373
$ 6,900
$ 6,561
$ 6,028
$ 5,999
$ 5,737
16 Dec – 3 Jan 2025
$ 14,602
$ 9,767
$ 10,217
$ 8,896
$ 9,340
$ 8,605

Tour Overview

Immerse yourself in a 9-day luxury safari across Tanzania's premier wildlife destinations. Begin with the charm of Arusha Coffee Lodge, segue into the elephant-studded landscapes of Tarangire, and bask in the Serengeti's endless plains. Luxury accommodations like Lemala Mpingo Ridge and Lemala Nanyukie serve as your havens of comfort and elegance.

Experience the grandeur of the Serengeti and the wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater, where each game drive brings you face-to-face with Africa's majestic wildlife. The Ngorongoro Melia Lodge on the crater’s rim offers breathtaking views and completes your wildlife encounters with luxurious repose.

Your journey culminates with a scenic farewell breakfast in the Ngorongoro Highlands before a reflective drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport. This safari is not just a trip but a collection of timeless moments, from thrilling wildlife chases to serene sunsets over the savanna, curated to leave you with a profound connection to the wild.

type

Luxury tour

This tour uses luxury tented camps and lodges.

activity

Activities

Game drives

private

Private tour

Exclusively organised for you and won't be shared with others

customize

Can be customised

You can request changes to this tour

start

Start/End point

This tour starts and ends in Arusha/ JRO.

car

Game drives

Pop-roof 4×4 vehicle

cal

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day

solo

Suitable for solo travellers

Solo travellers can book this private tour

Itinerary Overview:

Day
Destinations
Accommodation
Night
Category
Day 1
Arusha Town
Arusha Coffee Lodge
1
Platinum
Day 2-3
Tarangire NP
Lemala Mpingo Ridge
2
Platinum
Day 4-6
Serengeti NP
Lemala Nanyukie
3
Platinum
Day 7-8
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Melia Lodge – The Rim Room
2
Platinum
Day 9
Ngorongoro - JRO
End of Tour – No Accommodation
-
-

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Welcome to Arusha

Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport and meet your dedicated driver-guide, who will escort you to the Arusha Coffee Lodge to rest. As Arusha stands as the gateway to Tanzania's renowned national parks, it's an ideal spot to unwind and soak in the anticipation of the awaited safari. The lodge, sitting beneath Mount Meru and near the Maasai culture-rich Tanzania National Park, provides a perfect setting to prepare for your adventure.

Day 1 Arrival Day Kilimanjaro International Airport - Retreat to Arusha (Small)

Day 2-3: Journey to Tarangire National Park

As the first light of day touches the sky, enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting off on your journey to the enchanting Tarangire National Park. Known for its large elephant herds, Tarangire offers an unforgettable safari experience. Your base for exploration will be the luxurious Lemala Mpingo Ridge, where you can relax comfortably when not out on an adventure.

Spend your days traversing the vast savannah and baobab-studded landscapes on a full-day game drive. The park's diverse ecosystem promises sightings of various wildlife, offering countless photo opportunities. Midday, pause for a scenic picnic lunch along the Tarangire River, an ideal vantage point to observe animals congregating around the water.

As dusk falls, retreat to the tranquillity of Lemala Mpingo Ridge. Here, dine under the stars and recount the day's sightings before surrendering to the call of your plush bed, with the natural symphony of the park's nocturnal life serving as a lullaby. Your stay at the lodge is not just a break between game drives; it's an integral part of the Tarangire experience, connecting you deeply with the rhythms of the wild.

Day 2-3 Journey to Tarangire National Park (Small)

Day 4: Journey to the Legendary Serengeti

Post-breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to the iconic Serengeti National Park. En route, you'll be captivated by the landscapes of the Rift Valley and the lush highlands of Karatu. Pause at the Ngorongoro Crater rim to absorb the breathtaking views before enjoying a picnic lunch. Your day concludes with an afternoon of game viewing and a drive to Lemala Nanyukie for an evening of relaxation and overnight rest amidst Serengeti's untamed beauty.

Day 4 Journey to the Legendary Serengeti (Small)

Day 5-6: Discovering Serengeti National Park

Rise with the dawn to the sights and sounds of the Serengeti, a landscape alive with Africa's most iconic wildlife. Your itinerary for these two days is tailored to your preferences, offering a bespoke safari experience. Opt for separate morning and afternoon game drives or immerse yourself in the wilderness with a full-day expedition through the park, complete with a delectable picnic lunch amidst the splendour of nature.

The heart of your Serengeti adventure lies in the Central Serengeti, especially around the life-giving waters of the Seronera River Valley. This region is renowned for its high concentration of wildlife, providing unparalleled game-viewing opportunities throughout the year. Each drive is a chance to encounter the park's diverse inhabitants, from the big cats leisurely lounging in the sun to the graceful giraffes striding across the plains.

As each day concludes, the enchanting Serengeti sunsets will signal your return to the comfort of your accommodation. Here, under the vast African sky, you’ll relax, dine, and sleep amid the sounds of the wild, recharging for another day of discovery in the world's most famous wildlife sanctuary.

Day 5-6 Discovering Serengeti National Park (Small)

Day 7: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Greet the day with one last Serengeti sunrise game drive before brunch. Then, venture eastward to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a landscape where Maasai pastoralists and wildlife coexist. The journey culminates at the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, where you’ll spend the night at the Ngorongoro Melia Lodge, perched on the rim with stunning views into the crater.

Day 7 Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Small)

Day 8: Immersion in Ngorongoro Crater

Begin your eighth day with the breathtaking sight of sunrise over the Ngorongoro Crater, where the early rays of light paint the vast landscape in shades of gold. Set out on a guided safari drive through the crater, a sanctuary teeming with wildlife such as the pride of lions, herds of elephants, and the elusive black rhinos, all just starting their day within this natural amphitheatre. Capture these vibrant moments with your camera, creating memories to last a lifetime.

For lunch, find a scenic spot beside the hippo pool for a delightful picnic, immersing yourself in the crater's tranquil beauty. As dusk approaches, retire to the comfort of the Ngorongoro Melia Lodge. Your stay in the Rim Room offers a magnificent view of the crater's edge, perfect for contemplation as night descends upon the highlands.

Day 8 Immersion in Ngorongoro Crater (Small)

Day 9: Ngorongoro Highlands to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Greet the morning of your ninth day with a relaxed breakfast while admiring the vastness of the highlands one last time. After breakfast, prepare for your departure. In the afternoon, you'll transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), allowing you time to reflect on the rich tapestry of memories you've collected during your stay. With no accommodation scheduled for this night, your thoughts will turn to your onward journey and the tales of adventure you'll carry home.

Day 9 Ngorongoro Highlands to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) (Small)

Inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop off at Arusha/Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • Park fees
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary.
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF - Flying Doctors)
  • All accommodation - (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • All transportation - (Unless labelled as optional)
  • 4x4 Customized safari vehicle
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, house wine, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees (excluding champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brands, spirits and cigars).
  • Taxes.

Exclusions:

  • International flights - (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips - (Highly recommended)
  • Personal items - (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees
  • Meals not specified.
  • Hot air balloon safari US$ 599 per person
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Laundry services

Prices

Travel Dates
1 Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
4 Jan - 28 Feb 2024
$ 10,738
$ 8,103
$ 7,819
$ 7,231
$ 7,235
$ 6,941
1 March - 31 May 2024
$ 9,373
$ 6,900
$ 6,561
$ 6,028
$ 5,999
$ 5,737
1 June - 30 June 2024
$ 10,819
$ 8,184
$ 7,901
$ 7,314
$ 7,317
$ 7,023
1 July- 31 October 2024
$ 14,480
$ 9,645
$ 10,095
$ 8,774
$ 9,218
$ 8,483
1 Nov - 15 Dec 2024
$ 9,373
$ 6,900
$ 6,561
$ 6,028
$ 5,999
$ 5,737
16 Dec - 3 Jan 2025
$ 14,602
$ 9,767
$ 10,217
$ 8,896
$ 9,340
$ 8,605