This stunning itinerary includes six nights in the most exclusive and magnificent camps the Masai Mara has to offer. The Masai Mara is home to Africa's Big Five - lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo & elephant - as well as large resident populations of hyena, giraffe, several species of antelope, and of course for four months of the year, the Great Wildebeest Migration.For your first three nights your will step back in time staying in the vintage luxury of Cottar's 1920's Safari Camp, offering marquee tents, antique furnishings and liveried staff. The luxury rooms all face out onto a valley filled with wildlife. The Camp has its own 6,000 acre private conservancy, one kilometre from the Masai Mara game reserve, providing easy access for day and night game drives to the Masai Mara game reserve and the conservancy, game walks, and cultural interactions with the Masai community.
In this day our driver will pick you from the airport and drop you in Arusha town for dinner and overnight.
Main destination: Arusha
Accommodation: Maua Villa Hotel
In the morning our driver will pick you from the Arusha hotel and drive to Tarangire Park by Safari Land cruiser. You will cross the Maasai Steppe on your way to Tarangire National Park, Tanzania’s fourth largest and one of its most diverse. Stop at the picturesque park gate for the driver to fill up the park's registration book. You will go for a full day game drive in the park enjoying viewing animals in the park. Soon, the impressive Great Rift Valley Escarpment will come into view; a 2,000 foot high wall that rises up, improbably steep and incredibly tall, out of the flat plains. Elephant, buffalo, and python are seen easily regularly cross your path, un-bothered by your benign presence and going about their daily routines. You’ll meander along bush tracks and explore the Tarangire River’s twists and turns, finding elephant drinking and playing in the refreshing waters. In the evening drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Main destination: Tarangire National Park
Accommodation: Tarangire Osupuko Lodge
In the morning after done with breakfast you will make your way to Lake Manyara Park for a day game drives. Lake Manyara National Park which is among Tanzania’s smallest park. Drive through the lush garden is a gentle reminder that you are now in Africa. Exotic birdcalls fill the air. Enjoy a picnic lunch and afterwards you’ll continue with game viewing of animals in the park. Zebra, wildebeest, bushbuck, dik-dik and guinea fowl regularly cross your path, unbothered by your benign presence and going about their daily routines. You’ll meander along bush tracks and explore the Lake which is home of thousands of Flamingos and River’s twists and turns, finding elephant drinking and playing in the refreshing waters.
Note: In the afternoon after your picnic lunch, you will drive out of the park and visit Mto waMbu village for cultural tour
Main destination: Lake Manyara National Park
Accommodation: The Retreat at Ngorongoro Lodge
Have an early breakfast before you drive to the Serengeti's endless plains for afternoon and sunset game drives in the park. You will make your way around the southern edge of the crater rim, spotting the occasional hyena, elephant or African buffalo along the way. By late morning, you will arrive at the famed Serengeti National Park. The plains seem endless from this vantage point. Stop to enjoy your picnic lunch at Naabi Hill before meandering through the wildlife-rich central Serengeti. Later in the evening at your camp, you will be able to settle in to your accommodation before joining other travelers in the camp dining area for some palate teasers in anticipation of a scrumptious meal this evening. Afterwards, gather round the campfire before heading off to bed. Relax in your comfortable surroundings tonight as you are lulled to sleep by the sounds of the Serengeti plains. Overnight will be at Serengeti thorn tree tented camp.
Main destination: Serengeti National Park
Accommodation: Kubukubu tented camp
Have a full day discovering the Serengeti on a game drive. Today is the day for the big cats; you will spot cheetah, leopard and lion. You will go out for sunrise game drive at 0600am followed by breakfast at 0830am. Then head out for more game drives until lunch time. After your lunch, you will proceed with your afternoon game drive to sunset whereby you will drive back for dinner and overnight. Overnight will be at Serengeti thorn tree tented camp.
Main destination: Serengeti Np
Accommodation: Kubukubu tented camp
Sunrise game drives start at 06:30 am till 12:00 pm when you’ll stop for lunch. After lunch depart for the Ngorongoro Crater rim with a game drive en-route. On the way you can visit the Olduvai Gorge museum. This is optional and it will cost you an extra US$ 17 per person. Dinner and overnight will be at Ngorongoro rhino Lodge.
Main destination: Ngorongoro Crater
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Rise early for breakfast before you spend a half day exploring the Crater Floor. The area is world-renowned in its reputation and very small in its size. You will definitely see other safari goers. Don’t let that distract you from the beauty of the place or from the fact that this remains one of the only places on earth where you may see all of the big five at once: lion, leopard, Bull Elephant, African Buffalo, and Black Rhino. To maximize your time on the crater floor, you will enjoy a special boxed lunch at a scenic picnic spot. Your journey will take you throughout this tremendous landscape that is constantly changing as animals move to and fro in search of pasture, water, or prey. Later in the afternoon, drive to Arusha for overnight at Maasai land cottages.
Note: On the way back to Arusha you visit a Maasai village. This is complimentary from DAT team
Accommodation: Maua Villa Hotel.
In the morning after done with the breakfast our driver will drive to Moshi Kilimanjaro mountain area (Materuni) for short walking tour. You will be walking through the banana farms, coffee plantation and final you will visit the waterfalls as well as you will get great chance to learn all stages of coffee from planting, roasting to drink. You will be seeing the Kilimanjaro Mountain very close by you but it depends on the weather. Visit some local Chagga tribe in the area, taste their local brew made from ripe banana. Lean their culture etc. Late in the evening you will drive back to the airport for your flight back home.
Main destination:Kilimanjaro Area
Transport while on Safari: -We’ll provide special Safari Jeep 1 stretched – Land cruiser 4WD. The vehicles are fitted with a pop – up roof for game viewing and photographing.
Re: Advice for the trip-Others are like Light weight safari shoes or trainers, sandals, sunglasses, sun creams, insect repellent creams, a light weight first aid kit, day pack for your cameras, rucksack for your safari gears and clothes. Of course, you will want to capture much of Tanzania's wildlife, so don't forget a camera, batteries and film. A medium range telephoto lens will be found useful as will a pair of binoculars. In case you're bringing any electrical equipment, the electricity is 220v.Also our vehicles has got charging system for our clients to charge their cameras etc.
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