An intensive 13 day circuit in Tanzania going on safari in all the best known National Parks and seeing a wide range of eco-systems and wildlife. After a night in Nairobi, fly to the Tarangire National Park and then onto the Ngorongoro Crater via Lake Manyara. End your safari with 4 nights in the Serengeti amidst the spectacular wildebeest migration.
- Visit the Karen Blixen Museum and Elephant Orphanage
- See large herds of elephants in the Tarangire National Park
- Get great photos of the famous flamingos on Lake Manyara
- Look out for tree climbing lions in the Lake Manyara National Park
- Depending on the season, see the great Wilderbeest Migration
Day 1 : Macushla House
On arrival in Nairobi, you'll be transferred to Macushla House in the quiet leafy suburb of Karen. Depending on your interests, you'll have a short opportunity to enjoy some or either of Nairobi's café culture, nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum.
Day 2 : Tarangire River Camp
Early morning transfer to Nairobi Airport for your flight to Kilimanjaro Airport. Scenic transfer to Tarangire River Camp. Set within 25,000 hectares of concession area overlooking the Tarangire River. Perfectly located 3km from the main entrance to Tarangire National Park.
Day 3 : Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
Scenic safari transfer to Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge high on the bluff of a dramatic cliff with views over the expanse of Lake Manyara’s gleaming alkaline waters and across the volcano-studded floor of the Great Rift Valley. Manyara is famous for its many thousands of sugar-pink Lesser Flamingos.
Day 4 : Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
A safari in the Manyara National Park offers breathtaking a variety of habitats. Acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. It has the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world and the lions here are also renowned for their tree climbing!
Day 5 : Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Scenic safari transfer to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. Perched on the jagged rim of the crater, wreathed in morning mist, camouflaged in river-stone and cloaked in indigenous creepers, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is sensitively constructed and has views over the heat-shimmering reaches of the crater.
Day 6 : Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
At the end of a day on safari in the crater you can also follow a nature trail that loops around the lodge through moss-hung glades and plunging ravines, take a guided walk to the Crater's rim, relax with a herbal massage, or watch as the burning sun sinks behind the mountains from the edge of the crater's rim.
Your ranger will transfer you to Lake Masek Luxury Tented Camp. Enjoy a game drive in the Southern Serengeti National Park. The camp is in the Ngorongoro conservation area overlooking Lake Masek. Tents are built on a raised wooden platform with a verandah from which you can see the wildlife visiting Lake Masek.
Day 8 : Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Your ranger will drive you to Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. Set high on the saddle of a tree-clad ridge, commanding panoramic views across the Serengeti, this lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style.
Day 9 : Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further.
Day 10 : Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
A series of traditional domed ‘rondavels' are widely spaced throughout the grounds, which are cooled by groves of acacia trees and watered by sparkling streams. On the very edge of the ridge is a ‘vanishing horizon' pool, which looks out over the Serengeti plains.
Day 11 : Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Aside from traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Serengeti plains is amazing and you can also go horseback riding.
Day 12 : Macushla House
Your ranger will take you to Grumeti Airstrip for your charter flights to Kilimanjaro and then onto Nairobi where you will be met and transferred to Macushla House. Enjoy one last afternoon in Africa, shopping for curios at the amazing local markets.