Welcome to Tanzania! Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) a Zara Tours Representative will welcome you and you will be chauffeured to The Arusha Coffee Lodge. Here you will enjoy a complimentary upgrade to one of our 12 Plantation Suites. Your stay at The Arusha Coffee Lodge is on an all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, drinks, laundry service, and transfers).
The Arusha Coffee Lodge is a haven for calming composure before or after your Zara Tours
safari.Located in Arusha, at the foot of Mt. Meru, nestled among seemingly endless acres of emerald green coffee bushes, is the idyllic Arusha Coffee Lodge. Her farmhouse styled plantation houses welcome you to experience an unexpected class of style and service.Sip champagne as you reminisce about your adventures and the bygone eras of settlers, pioneers, and explorers. Indulge yourself and unwind in the hearth and home styled comfort of the Arusha Coffee Lodge.
After breakfast and a briefing on your SkySafari, you can enjoy a Coffee Tour on a nearby plantation. After an Alfresco Lunch in the gardens of the lodge, you will be chauffeured to Arusha Airport for your flight to Kuro Airstrip in Tarangire National Park. On arrival at the airstrip, the Tarangire Treetops team will meet you for a game drive in Tarangire National Park ending in Treetops’ Private Reserve. You will arrive at Tarangire
Treetops in time for sundowners.
Your stay here at Tarangire Treetops is for 2 nights in a Tree House, and is on an all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, drinks, laundry service, transfers, game drives and scheduled activities).
The Tarangire Treetops’ houses meander through the branches of thousand-year-old trees.
The nights are magical, as the winds seem to carry bedtime stories from the ancient branches of the mighty marula and baobabs, to calm your senses and cradle your slumber. Under these clear and sparkling African skies, our dreams and fairy tales have been waiting for you! Nowhere, does fantasy come alive as it does here. Awaken to beautiful bird song, leave only your footprints, take only your memories, as you walk alongside the creatures of the African wilderness.
After breakfast at Treetops you will enjoy a full day of activities including game drives, a visit to an authentic Masai village, a game walk, sundowners in the bush and a night game drive. Lunch and dinner will be served at Treetops.
Tarangire National Park Tarangire has a stunning baobab-studded landscape and is a bird watchers paradise, containing the highest number of breeding bird species of any habitat in the world. It is also home to thousands of resident elephants and huge herds of buffalo, a good place to see leopard and lion and a wide variety of plains game. Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It’s the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem – a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed.
Dinner at Treetops is always a delight, whether it is in the MasaiManyatta under the stars with local Masai warriors to entertain or in the more sophisticated dhow-wood furnished restaurant overlooking the floodlit waterhole being overlooked in turn by giant baobab trees.
After breakfast, you will enjoy a morning game drive through Tarangire National Park. Stop at leisure for a picnic lunch on your way to Kuro Airstrip and connect to Manyara Airstrip. On arrival, our team from The Manor at Ngorongoro will meet you and transfer you to The Manor where you will arrive in time for high-tea.
Here, your 2-night stay will be in a cottage on an all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, drinks, laundry service, transfers, game drives and scheduled activities).The Manor at Ngorongoro, located on a huge coffee estate adjacent to the Ngorongoro conservation area, enjoys magnificent views over the coffee bushes to far-flung African horizons. Designed to celebrate the Cape Dutch settlers influence in the region, its sparkling, white painted, ornate gables are set off perfectly
amongst the mature indigenous and exotic trees.
Enjoy the splendor of watching the sun go down from your private terrace before an evening of sophisticated up–country hospitality in the magnificent main house.
After breakfast, a Zara Tours vehicle will drive you down the crater for a full day of exploration of the Ngorongoro Crater. A picnic hampers lunch will be served on the crater floor. After lunch, you will explore more of the crater before heading back to the Manor for the evening cocktails, dinner and overnight. Ngorongoro& The Crater The Ngorongoro Crater in Northern Tanzania, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 m deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth.
Endangered black rhino are protected within its rim, giant-tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingoes crowd the soda lakes. An estimated 25 000 large mammals are resident in this bowl of plenty, including a population of approximately 6 000 resident wildebeest, 16 highly endangered black rhino and around 70 lions. Cheetah moves in and out of the Crater, while leopard are most often encountered in the spectacular Lerai Forest.
Today, you have the option of visiting the Lake Manyara National Park or staying at the lodge to explore the estate. Choose from a host of activities including horseback riding, cycling, an estate tour or a massage treatment or you may opt to just relax. After lunch, you will be driven to the Manyara airstrip for your onward flight to the Serengeti where upon arrival you will be met by the Migration Camp team.
The afternoon will be spent on a game drive with arrival at Serengeti Migration Camp in time for sundowners.
You will spend the next 2 nights at Serengeti Migration Camp where your stay is in a luxurious safari tent, on an all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, drinks, laundry service, transfers, game drives and scheduled activities). Serengeti Migration camp is hidden in a beautiful place where the spirit of your origins is rekindled, a place where the breeze whispers in your ear, assuring you that life has meaning beyond the “every day”. She is a spa for your soul and nourishment for life’s numbness. At Migration Camp, silence and peace are so enchanting, that they create a private symphony whose audience is your every sensation. Discover the pleasure of raw wilderness on a level never imagined.
After breakfast, you will spend the full day exploring the vast Serengeti. Enjoy a lunch in the bush, after which the afternoon will be spent game viewing. You will return to Serengeti Migration Camp in time for sundowners and dinner.
The Serengeti It is not possible to say with any accuracy where the Great Migration of the Wildebeest will be at any one time. There are a number of determining factors depending on the rains and the grazing. However, one can be assured that if there is a good chance of seeing it then this can be accomplished from Migration Camp. So today will be spent in an open safari cruiser, well stocked with a picnic hamper and cool drinks, for the great expedition to find the Migration. But it should be remembered that not all the animals in the Serengeti opt to join the wildebeest in their time-honored circuit to find the best grazing. Zebras certainly tag along and a good number of predators who are looking for the weak and unwary. But many species are quite happy with their own territory, which makes a day’s game drive in the Serengeti an absolute delight and an experience to be treasured and remembered.
Enjoy a game walk exploring the banks of the great Grumeti River. Lunch will be served at the lodge and thereafter a game drive en route to the Lobo airstrip for your flight back to Arusha. On arrival you will be welcomed and met by a Zara Tours representative and chauffeured to Kilimanjaro Airport. End of our
Today your African Safari has come to an end. We trust you will take home memories to last a lifetime and hope that we are able tosay ‘Karibu Tanzania’* again soon!
* Welcome to Tanzania in Kiswahili
- Transport with qualified driver/guide in 4x4 vehicles with viewing roof
- Camping fees or lodge accommodation
- All meals (including cook on camping safari)
- Camping equipment, if necessary
- National Park gate fees
- Park Commission
- Government tax
- Tips for guides and cook
- Bottled water/drinks
- Any personal expenses