Authentic Tanzania

$7725-$12150/per person

Overview

Your journey in Tanzania begins with one night at Lemala Villas, where you will be able to relax and adjust to Africa time, with Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro offering a a dramatic backdrop. From Arusha your wildlife adventure gets underway as you travel with your private vehicle and guide to Tarangire National Park, and its famed giants - the large herds of elephant and the iconic baobabs - as well an excellent concentration of wildlife.  You will enjoy 2 nights at Mpinga Ridge and the beautiful valley views. The journey continues with a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, its dramatic landscapes, excellent birding and tree climbing lions, before you continue to the Ngorongoro Crater for 2 nights.  Your time at the Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp includes a full day excursion into the crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its own access point into the crater allows you to get a head start before the crowds arrive! You will travel on, by air, to the world famous Serengeti with time at two camps, Nanyukie and Kuria Hills.  This will maximize your chances of seeing one of nature’s greatest phenomena, the migration, as millions of wildebeest and zebra follow the sweet grasses, and the resulting predator interactions.  With its excellent year round wildlife, you will also enjoying excellent daily game viewing.  The itinerary concludes as you return to Arusha, for lunch and last minute shopping, before continuing to Kilimanjaro airport for your homeward travels.

DAY
1

At A Glance

  • Meet our representative on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport to Lemala Villas (± 1 hour)
  • Stay at Lemala Villas in a Double Room for 1 night
  • Breakfast included

Lemala Villas

Itinerary Details

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. Located halfway between Kilimanjaro International Airport and Arusha, Lemala Villas offers luxury accommodation for all types of travellers. While staying at the villas, guests can enjoy activities such as horse riding and playing golf. Nearby attractions include some of Tanzania’s best national parks. Lemala Villas range from 3 to 10 bedroom villas, all with en-suite bathrooms. All of the villas are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi and feature private chefs. Guests can enjoy cocktails around the swimming pool, as well as magnificent views of Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro.

DAY
2-3

At A Glance

  • Travel overland with your private guide from Lemala Villas to Mpingo Ridge
  • Stay at Mpingo Ridge in a Tented Suite for 2 nights
  • Game drives in Tarangire with your private guide
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

Lemala Mpingo Ridge

Itinerary Details

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. Lemala Mpingo Ridge sits on top of an escarpment with sweeping views across the perennial Tarangire River and valley below, and matches the same outstanding standards of comfort and service as the other properties in Lemala’s collection. Guests at Lemala Mpingo Ridge will enjoy a real sense of wilderness and excellent game viewing, and it’s both a relaxing standalone destination and a great place to start a safari that also combines Lemala properties in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti. Each of the 15 spacious tented suites have been carefully positioned to maximize the sensational views over Tarangire and take advantage of the cooling breezes during hot weather. They feature en-suite bathrooms, private decks, sunken outside lounges that convert to afternoon siesta beds and one of the suites has two bedrooms. A special feature is the private outside bathtub—perfect for soothing the soul and washing away the African dust after a day on safari.

DAY
4-5

At A Glance

  • Travel overland with your private guide from Mpingo Ridge to Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp with game viewing in Lake Manyara National Park en route (± 5 hours)
  • Stay at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp in a Tented Room for 2 nights
  • Full day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater included (Day 5)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

Itinerary Details

Lemala Ngorongoro is intimately set in a delightful ancient acacia forest close to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. As it is located next to the quiet Lemala crater access road on the eastern side, a key advantage of staying at Lemala Ngorongoro is the quick and easy drive down on to the crater floor in the morning; Lemala guests usually have an hour’s head start over others descending via the far busier Seneto crater access road on the western rim. Game drives from camp may start as early as 6.15am and guests can be down among Ngorongoro’s abundant wildlife on the floor within 10-15 minutes – crucial for photographers who demand the best light conditions. Escorted walks are also available into the forest and along the crater rim with an armed ranger and Maasai guide.L emala Ngorongoro Tented Camp has 9 spacious tents that are positioned carefully to provide privacy and with minimal impact on the pristine forest environment. They accommodate two queen-size beds, and as it can get cool on the Ngorongoro Crater rim at night, little luxuries like warm winter-weight duvets, hot water bottles and gas heaters ensure a cosy night’s sleep.

DAY
6-7

At A Glance

  • Travel overland from Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp to Manyara Airstrip (± 90 minutes)
  • Scheduled flight Manyara Airstrip – Seronera Airstrip (± 90 minutes)
  • Stay at Lemala Nanyukie in a Tented Suite for 2 nights*
  • Twice daily shared safari activities included
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

*From  November – June, the itinerary will be at Nanyukie for 3 nights

Lemala Nanyukie

Itinerary Details

The rich acacia-dotted plains of the Eastern Serengeti are home to abundant wildlife. Lemala Nanyukie is located just outside of the Seronera circuit allowing for some private game viewing but in reach of the world famous Seronera area famous for its large concentration of cats and resident wildlife due to its abundance of water in the many rivers. Additionally, between April and June, and again between November and January, this area is crossed by the annual wildebeest migration, which always provides a thrilling wildlife spectacle. Lemala Nanyukie, has an immense Lounge and bar area that has a variety of inside and outside seating. The inside lounge areas offer lots of discreet hideaways to retreat too. Be it a private space by the fireplace, or big comfortable sofas sharing experiences with fellow travellers – there’s space for all. A fully stocked bar lies just feet away with experienced bar staff to make your favourite tipple and served just as you like it. Vodka Martini -­ Shaken not stirred!

DAY
8-10

At A Glance

  • Scheduled charter flight Seronera – Kogatende (± 90 minutes)
  • Stay at Kuria Hills in Tented Suite for 3 nights**
  • Twice daily shared safari activities included
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

**From November – June, the itinerary will be at Kuria Hills for 2 nights​​​​​​

Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge

Itinerary Details

Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge is remotely located in the Wogakurya Hills of the Northern Serengeti. A scenic region characterised by grassy rolling hills, open woodland and tree-lined watercourses, it is a habitat that attracts wildlife throughout the year. Lemala Kuria Hills is in close proximity to the Mara River on the Serengeti’s border with Kenya’s Maasai Mara, so is also within the main corridor of the world-famous wildebeest migration between July and October. The lodge offers unrivalled luxury and sophistication, where you can choose to either relax in style or enjoy the Northern Serengeti’s excellent game viewing (without the crowds) with superb guides in 4×4 vehicles. Large granite boulders and kopjes are the prominent feature of Lemala Kuria Hills, and each of the 15 spacious, glass-fronted tented suites has been discreetly set amongst the giant rocks to ensure maximum privacy and spectacular views from the open decks. Each suite has an elegant and contemporary design, with comfortable, modern interiors enhanced by authentic African touches. The public areas are dominated by magnificent kopjes, and guests can enjoy the broad views of the grasslands from the bar, sitting, dining areas and swimming pool.

DAY
11

At A Glance

  • Shared charter flight Kogatende airstrip – Arusha Airport (± 2 hours)
  • Lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge
  • Private transfer from Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport

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