HIGHLIGHTS: Nairobi, Masai Mara, Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro
Day 1: Arrive / Arusha
Welcome to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will be met by our representative and chauffeured to The Arusha Coffee Lodge. Here you will enjoy a complimentary upgrade to one of their 12 Plantation Suites. Your stay at The Arusha Coffee Lodge is on an all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, drinks, laundry service, scheduled activities and transfers).
Day 2: Southern Serengeti
Today we drive to the southern Serengeti with a game drive en route to Sanctuary Kusini built on a raised kopje surrounded by woodland - providing stunning views of the plains below from the main deck. The camp has twelve luxury tents shaded from the sun by acacia trees, and are all positioned carefully with thought out views of the surrounding plains. Each tent has its own personal attendant to look after guests during their stay and a private wooden verandah with comfortable furniture, the ideal spot to relax for a sundowner. Meal plan includes all beverages (with the exception of champagne) and laundry services.
Day 3: Southern Serengeti
Kusini is one of the great places in the world to see large predators – lion, cheetah and leopard that often lie in the kopjes nearby the camp. Between January and March the great migration returns to the area around Kusini and wildebeest and zebra cover the plains as they give birth to their young. The treeless plains in this area provide the perfect habitat for cheetah that has made this area of the park their permanent home. Guests will enjoy the splendors of what the Serengeti has to offer. Meal plan includes all beverages (with the exception of champagne) and laundry services.
Day 4: Ngorongoro
Our destination is the Ngorongoro Crater and we will make a call at Olduvai Gorge, where for more then fifty years the Leaky family has been uncovering fossils of our human ancestors and of animal life. We arrive in time for lunch at The Manor Situated in the 1500 acre Shangri-La Estate and a reminiscent of an elegant, up-country farm home in the Cape Dutch style architecture. Accommodation is in luxurious cottages, each commanding fantastic views of the landscape and surrounded by fragrant flower gardens and age-old trees. The interiors are plush and beautifully appointed with period furniture evoking an old world charm. This outstanding property provides an unforgettable wildlife experience and the utmost in luxury and hospitality.
Meal plan will include drinks (except premium brands) and laundry
Day 5: Ngorongoro
Today we explore the Ngorongoro Crater one of the natural wonders of the world. This is a perfect caldera, one of the largest in the world offering a spectacular wildlife haven. Over 30 000 animals inhabit the deep crater, making this one of the few places in Africa where guests spend a memorable morning exploring the breadth and depth of this natural wonder with a great chance of seeing the entire Big Five in the course of a single game drive. Guests may enjoy the wide range of optional excursions such as the wine cellar, horseback riding, biking, coffee tasting and tours of the estate, tennis courts etc. Meal plan will include drinks (except premium brands) and laundry.
Day 6: Drive Tarangire
After breakfast we drive to Tarangire famous for its huge herds of elephant, a rival to the parks gigantic, squat Baobab trees, one of its most celebrated features; ancient matriarchs, feisty young bulls, and tiny, stumbling calves are ever present to fascinate visitors with their grace, intelligence and majesty. One overnight will be at Tarangire River Camp set within 25,000 hectares of concession area. The 20 luxury guest safari tents are en-suite with hot and cold running water and tastefully furnished and offering stunning views of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. A game drive will be provided in the Conservancy and meal plan is full board. Meal plan is full board.
Day 7: Tarangire
On offer today will be morning and afternoon game drives in the Park one of the most diverse and beautiful parks in Tanzania. Meal plan is full board.
Day 8: Fly Nairobi / Depart
You have an option of an early game drive today. After breakfast a transfer will be provided to the Airport for the flight back to Nairobi, if time allows enjoy a complimentary dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant and later an evening transfer will be provided to Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your departure flight or a driver will be waiting to drive you to the Airport for your outbound flight after an exciting safari.