Great Rift Valley

$8970-$11140/per person

Overview

Your itinerary begins on arrival in Arusha, where you will enjoy an evening at Arusha Coffee Lodge - located on a coffee plantation, it's an excellent spot for relaxing and adjusting to African time. From there you will travel with your private guide and vehicle, first to Tarangire Treetops for two nights, where you will enjoy a night drive and guided walk in addition to classic game viewing, before continuing on to the beautiful Manor at Ngorongoro for two nights, an excellent location from which to visit this UNESCO World Heritage site. The caldera formed by this extinct volcano is home to rich landscapes and the largest population of permanent wildlife anywhere in Africa - you'll enjoy a picnic lunch during your visit. Your journey continues as you travel to the world famous Serengeti at two camps, Pioneer Camp and Migration Camp, for six nights. This will maximize your chances of seeing one of nature’s greatest phenomena, the migration, while also enjoying excellent daily game viewing. As you travel with your private vehicle and guide, you will enjoy exploring the local markets and sights en route.

DAY
1

At A Glance

  • Meet our local representative on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha Coffee Lodge (± 50 minutes)
  • Stay at Arusha Coffee Lodge for 1 night
  • Breakfast included

Arusha Coffee Lodge

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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. Located in the middle of a verdant coffee plantation, Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge is a sanctuary of aromatic tranquility and a welcome retreat after a long international flight, or the dust and excitement of a thrilling bush safari. Take residence in one of 30 luxury wooden chalets – 12 Plantation Suites and 18 Plantation Rooms – nestled amongst the surrounding gardens and sea of coffee trees. Turning off the road, a tree-lined drive guides you to the warm and inviting main area with its quiet understated aura of luxury. Vibrant gardens, a spa, and a swimming pool await, and a restaurant, Bacchus, and café bistro, 3° South, boast menus to satisfy the most discerning of palates, successfully fusing international culinary prowess with locally-sourced ingredients.

DAY
2-3

At A Glance

  • Travel overland to Tarangire with your private guide/vehicle  (± 3 hours)
  • Stay at Tarangire Treetops in a Suite for 2 nights
  • Daily morning, afternoon or full day game drives included
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

Tarangire Treetops

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On the path of an annual elephant migration, Elewana Tarangire Treetops sits alone in a 312 km2 community wildlife area bordering Tarangire National Park, amid a landscape of rolling and baobab-studded hills. The elevated “treehouse” suites are perched high up with views over the adjacent baobab and marula trees, giving Elewana Tarangire Treetops an adventurous and exotic feel. Twenty suites, each 65 sq metres with a private balcony, are lavishly furnished. Natural materials are blended with contemporary Africana décor, to provide guests with a unique and most memorable safari experience. Encasing an impressive baobab tree, the spacious and tranquil dining room, reception and lounge overlook the swimming pool and a waterhole that sees a steady flow of wild animal visitors. With the natural beauty of the hills and dry river beds begging to be explored, guests can enjoy guided walking safaris, day or night time game drives and the enchantment of bush dining.

DAY
4-5

At A Glance

  • Travel overland to Ngorongoro with your private guide/vehicle (± 2 hours)
  • Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park (en route to The Manor)
  • Stay at The Manor at Ngorongoro in a Cottage for 2 nights
  • Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater on Day 5 (6 hours)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

The Manor at Ngorongoro

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Ngorongoro Crater is unofficially the “Eight Wonder of the World”. Visitors will understand instantly when they reach the first viewing point on the lip of the crater and take in the majesty of the ecological wonder.
Descending to the floor of the crater, guests are treated a magnificent wildlife spectacle as they traverse a variety of landscapes, from open grasslands dotted with game, soda lakes coloured pink with flamingo and dense riverine woodland, with the rising walls of the crater framing every view.
Poised adjacent to the famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro is a grand mansion that exudes old-world charm in northwest Tanzania. The manor is comprised of 18 cottage suites, each with its own private entrance and adjoining private sun terrace. In-room amenities include an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower, Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can enjoy an array of optional activities such as lunch on the Ngorongoro Crater Floor, a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park, and horse riding around the 1500-acre coffee estate (at an additional cost).

DAY
6-8

At A Glance

  • Travel overland to the Central Serengeti with your private guide/vehicle visiting Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands en route (± 4 hours)
  • Stay at Serengeti Pioneer Camp in a Tent for 3 nights
  • Daily morning, afternoon or full day game drives included
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

Serengeti Pioneer Camp

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Located in the Southern Serengeti (within the Moru Kopjes area), Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp is ideally situated to offer superlative access to the annual migration and the ‘Big 5’ with sweeping views overlooking Moru Kopjes, Lake Magadi and the endless plains. Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp has its own individual style and feel, paying homage to the mobile camps of the 1930’s, a time when an African safari was truly a journey into the unknown, Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp’s ‘zero footprint’ and close proximity to nature combines to make an unmistakably distinctive and truly individual offering. Comprising of twelve tented accommodations, all of which have ensuite facilities including a flushing toilet, vanity basin, and showers, the tent interiors are designed to evoke the very best of an era long-gone but certainly not forgotten. A dining tent hosts the Camp’s guests for both breakfast and dinner, whilst luncheons are taken either in the camp or in the bush during what will no doubt be yet another enthralling day in the Serengeti. Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp captures the original essence of the mobile African safari, engendering nostalgic wonderment whilst unlocking the adventurous spirit within all of us. The drama and beauty of the Serengeti National Park is indeed awe inspiring.

DAY
9-11

At A Glance

  • Travel overland to the Northern Serengeti with your private guide/vehicle (± 4 hours)
  • Stay at Serengeti Migration Camp in a Tent for 3 nights
  • Daily morning, afternoon or full day game drives included
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

Migration Camp

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Internationally renowned for the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet, The Serengeti National Park located in northwest Tanzania is the ultimate ‘wildlife show’ on earth. Across the globe authors and filmmakers have come to document the Annual Migration of hundreds of thousands of animals, but there is still only one way to understand and experience the true magnificence of this natural phenomena and that is to be part of it. Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp is the embodiment of the ‘camp’ experience. Located next to the famous Grumeti River which is home to resident hippos that bark and wallow their days away, Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp has become synonymous with low-impact high-action game viewing in a landscape that is untouched since the dawn of time. Hidden among the rocky outcrops the camp is located at the starting point of the Migration. Comprising of 20 luxurious elevated tents, each with spacious and richly furnished bedrooms, blends seamlessly into the environment. Each of the tents is surrounded by its own 360-degree verandah deck, which in turn creates your very own private sanctuary to enjoy the constant game sightings and the ever-present sounds of the bush.

DAY
12

At A Glance

  • Transfer to Lobo Airstrip
  • Shared charter flight from Lobo Airstrip to Kilimanjaro International Airport (± 60 minutes)

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