9 Days The best of Serengeti Luxury Safari

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We have designed this itinerary to celebrate the best of African style accommodation that has come to characterize both the luxury boutique lodge and luxury permanent tented camp experience. While on safari, to make the most of your experience we have accommodated you for 2 nights at each location so that you get time to relax and enjoy the impeccable service.

Day 1: Arusha Town

Meals: Dinner
Jambo, on arrival at the airport you will be personally met and escorted by one of the Wild root Safaris guides to your accommodation at the Arusha Coffee Lodge. You have the choice to unwind and relax at your accommodation, or you can explore the bustling small town of Arusha your leisure. We recommend a visit to the Arts and Craft Market, where you can pick up local handicrafts made by local artisans.

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast, you will be greeted by one of the Wild Root Safaris professional guides who will brief you on the activities of the day before heading off on the first day of your safari. After the briefing, we will make our way to Tarangire National Park. This park has someone of the highest densities of elephants in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation is dotted with baobab and acacia trees making it a beautifully unique landscape. The park owes its name to the perennial Tarangire River and photographic opportunities abound when the many mammals of the park make their way to the water to drink. You may be lucky enough to encounter a herd of elephants frolicking in the mud and coating themselves to protect their skin from the sun, or giraffes reaching high into the acacia trees for a feed. You will enjoy dinner and overnight accommodation at the luxurious Oliver’s Camp

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast, enjoy an adventure packed day of game driving in Tarangire National Park. Beside herds of elephants, you can also expect to see zebra, eland, mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, hartebeest, dik-dik, impala, warthog, and reedbuck. Many carnivores are abundant throughout the park such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal. Retire to Oliver’s Camp to enjoy a sundowner while taking in the many colours of the setting sun over the Tarangire landscape

Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This morning you will enjoy a game drive through Tarangire National Park en-route to the picturesque Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views as we drive up into the highlands to your accommodation at Gibbs Farm for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
In the early morning, we will depart for the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of an estimated 25,000 mammals, you are sure to be overwhelmed by the abundance of wildlife that exist within the crater at any one time. You are likely to see large herds of wildebeest, buffalo, zebra and Thompson’s gazelle. There are also large numbers of lion and spotted hyena resident in the crater. The dense forest on the slopes and rim of the crater provides shelter for elephants and the endangered Black Rhino. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Ascend the crater in the early afternoon to enjoy sundowners at the charmingly relaxed Gibbs Farm

Day 6: Serengeti National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today, we will make our way to the world famous Serengeti National Park and your luxury accommodation for the next 2 nights at Dunia Camp. En-route we will visit a Maasai Boma where you will get the chance to see the Maasai performing their traditional dances. You may even get a chance to join in! The Serengeti is characterized by spectacularly abundant concentrations of wildlife, stunningly beautiful landscapes and vast pristine areas making the Serengeti one of the most exciting parks to visit in Africa. The number of wildlife that calls this park home are simply staggering. Estimates put wildebeest numbers at 1.7 million, zebras at 250,000, Thomson’s gazelle at 440,000. Also, be on the lookout for lion, hyena and cheetah, as these predators also exist in high concentration on these world famous plains. Arrive in time for sundowners at the Kati Kati Tented Camp. This luxury camp is a welcome site to unwind, relax and enjoy a sundowner before your sumptuous evening meal

Day 7 & 8: Serengeti National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Spend a full day exploring the vast Serengeti plains. You will rise early to enjoy an early morning game drive. At sunrise, you may encounter animals grazing in the beautiful light of sunrise and predators may still be busy hunting before retiring to rest for the day. Sunrise on the Serengeti is not to be missed and extraordinary photographic opportunities will abound at this magical time of day. You have the option to return to your accommodation for a hot lunch or to opt for a packed lunch which can be enjoyed at one of the various picnic sites found in the Serengeti. After lunch, you will continue on a game drive. Around the time of dusk be on the lookout for lion. Cheetah can also be spotted on the plains in the early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are not too high. They rely on daylight and speed to catch their prey. Hippo pods can be seen in the bigger pools and rivers while crocodiles can be seen sunning themselves on the riverbanks. You will return to Kati Kati Tented Camp in time to enjoy a sundowner before your evening meal

Day 9: Arusha Town

Meals: Breakfast
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before being taken to Seronera Airstrip for your connecting flight to Arusha. Enjoy the unique perspective of watching Africa’s wildlife from the sky as you depart. You may wish to include one of our optional activities to your itinerary as your next destination, maybe a gorilla trek or a relaxing break enjoying the white sands and turquoise waters of Zanzibar’s beaches.

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Arusha Coffee Lodge

An Aromatic and Sensory Experience
Lying on the gentling rolling foothills that cascade down from the ever-present Mount Meru is the bustling and vibrant town of Arusha. It is here on the outskirts of this town, hidden amongst one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations, that you will find Arusha Coffee Lodge, a perfect haven for relaxation either before or after any African safari.
luxurious Oliver’s Camp

Oliver's Camp

In the quiet south-east of Tarangire National Park, beside Silale and Lormakau marshes, Oliver’s Camp is a lovely tented camp that sits on a low, sandy ridge. Open from June to the end of March, it is particularly good for game in the height of the dry season, when the marshes attract huge herds of buffalo, zebra and wildebeest. It originally started off as a temporary camp, but was made permanent in 2008.
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Gibb's Farm

Gibb’s Farm is a peaceful and friendly retreat halfway between Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. It has retained its charm and many original features, while renovating its rooms to a very high standard in recent years. Strong ties with the local community, high-quality food, a wide choice of activities for energetic travellers, as well as tranquility if you’re seeking rest and relaxation, make Gibbs Farm a brilliant option in this area.
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Regularly voted one of the best hotels in the world, this unique lodge in Tanzania clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 metres below.Hugging the contours of the jagged Crater rim, this luxury safari lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called ‘Cradle of Mankind’, the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylized prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches.

Includes

  • Prices are in $USD
  • Prices based on twin share
  • Single supplements apply
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in National Parks & 3 nights outside Parks
  • 5L bottled water per day whilst on safari
  • All meals while on safari
  • Game drives
  • 4×4 safari vehicle with driver/guide throughout
  • National Park fees
  • Airport Transfers
  • Group prices & children rates available on request

Excludes

  • Flight from Seronera to Arusha
  • Accommodation in Arusha on return from safari.
  • Tips for guides and safari staff.
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Easter, Christmas & New Years supplements may apply

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katikati lodge

Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

A mobile tented camp located in Central Serengeti, strategically located to cover the vast Serengeti Plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience. The camp is only a two-hour scenic drive from Olduvai Gorge Museum and Grumeti River.
A cosy mess tent islocated in the centre of the camp where meals are served. The campfire is ready every evening for appetizers and snacks before dinner.