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Day One & Two Lake Manyara National Park
Upon your arrival at Arusha Airport you will be met and assisted with boarding your scheduled flight to Manyara Airstrip. Daily flights depart at 08:00 and 15:00. You will be met by a representative from Lake Manyara Tree Lodge for your game-drive transfer, 3 hours and 30 minutes, to the Lodge
Spend two nights at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. Accommodation is in a stilted treehouse nestled in boughs of mahogany trees. Your stay is on a full board basis including scheduled activities and park fees.
LAKE MANYARA TREE LODGE, TANZANIA
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is set in the heart of a mahogany forest, and is the only lodge in the diverse Lake Manyara National Park in northern Tanzania.
From soaring groundwater forests and a tranquil lake, to the mountain escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park boasts an incredible wealth of habitats and diverse African wildlife. Guests are offered an exciting, interpretive safari experience in game-rich surrounds which include large herds of elephant and buffalo. The Lodge, which was designed to exert minimal impact on the environment, is situated in the remote southwestern region of the Park.
Luxurious safari tree house suites: Crafted from local timber and makuti (palm fronds), Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is discreetly tucked away in an ancient mahogany forest in close proximity to the exquisite soda lake.
* Ten stilted tree house suites
* En suite bathroom and outdoor shower
* Private game viewing deck overlooking the forest
* Within a unique African national park
* Crafts gallery and swimming pool
* Double volume guest areas
* Renowned CC African butler service
Each tree house suite features large windows to invite the lush forest inside. The classically elegant rooms are fitted with contemporary furnishings in neutral colours and textures. Bedrooms have overhead fans, mosquito nets and earthy, understated features.
Overlooking a forest boma (outdoor dining area), guest areas are soaring spaces housing Dodoma artworks and tactile fabrics. An interactive kitchen allows guests to observe the preparation of delicious Pan-African cuisine which may be enjoyed in the theatrical boma, on dining decks, or on your private viewing deck with spectacular forest views. Breakfasts and picnics are also served on the lakeshore.
Activities include game-drives in Lake Manyara National Park
Day Three - Day Five Serengeti National Park
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip where you board your scheduled flight to Grumeti or Kleins Airstrip. From the airstrip a short game-drive transfer, 10 minutes, will bring you to camp.
Spend three nights at Klein’s Camp. Accommodation is in a thatched cottage. Your stay is on a full board basis including scheduled activities and concession fees
Exclusive private wildlife concession
* Just 10 cottages with spectacular views
* Bordering the game-rich Serengeti National Park
* Thrilling day and night game-drives
* Extensive three-hour bush walks
* In the path of the Great Migration
* Commitment to conservation
Klein’s Camp is situated deep in the heart of the game-rich northern Serengeti in Tanzania – right off the beaten tourist track. Its 10 000-hectare (24 800-acre) private wildlife concession – leased from our Maasai landlords – is allotted for the exclusive use of the camp’s 20 guests, offering you the ultimate personal Tanzanian safari.
With Kenya’s Masai Mara National Park to the north and the Serengeti to the west, Klein’s is one of the most strategically positioned wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The camp is set on the edge of the Kuka Hills, commanding breathtaking views of the valley through which hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrate, in addition to excellent year-round game viewing. Action-packed night game-drives and extensive bush walks into the Serengeti are unique in Tanzania and an absolute highlight.
Intimate safari cottages: Set on the edge of the Kuka Hills, Klein’s Camp is world-renowned for its classic safari accommodation in an exclusive private wildlife concession.
* Just 10 spacious cottages
* En suite bathrooms (with shower and w.c.)
* Private verandas with spectacular views
* Elegant guest areas with breathtaking views
* Sparkling swimming pool
* African crafts shop
Each cottage features rich wooden floors and serene, classic interiors. From the private verandas and spacious guest areas, a diversity of resident wildlife, including huge elephant herds, can be viewed in the valley below. The camp has a large, beautifully furnished bar/sitting area, swimming pool and African crafts shop featuring locally made Maasai crafts. Fresh vegetables picked from the camp’s shamba – an organic African garden – accompany wholesome Pan-African meals. Dinners are served in the main dining area, which is graced by a large open fireplace, or enjoyed in a spectacular clearing in the African bush.
Exhilarating safari activities: From day and night game-drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles and extended three-hour bush walks to visits to local Maasai manyattas, you will be spoiled for choice
Activities include game-drives and nature walks in the Klein’s Camp private concession. The afternoon game-drives extend after sunset with the aid of a spotlight, returning to the camp after dark. Klein’s Camp community visits are available at an additional cost and may be booked directly at the lodge, subject to availability of vehicles
Spend three nights at Grumeti River Camp. Accommodation is in a lavish tent. Your stay is on a full board basis including scheduled activities and park fees
* 10 vibrantly designed safari tents
* Exceptional year-round game viewing
* Grumeti River crossing during the Great Migration
* Interpretive game-drives into the Serengeti
* Largest mass of free-ranging game on earth
* Excellent hippo and crocodile viewing
* Remote African wilderness experience
GRUMETI RIVER CAMP, TANZANIA, EAST AFRICA
Grumeti River Camp is situated in a remote valley in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, just 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Lake Victoria – Africa’s largest lake. Flanked by two hillsides, this flamboyant camp overlooks a bywater of the Grumeti River and offers a comfortable haven from which to experience the truly wild pulse of Africa.
Every year during Africa’s annual Great Migration, hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and other herbivores cross the Grumeti River, risking the jaws of some of the largest crocodiles on earth. Large pods of hippo grunt from their watery hideaway below the camp and black-and-white Colobus monkeys live in Grumeti’s bird-filled riverine trees. At night, the nocturnal orchestra of owls and bush babies is punctuated by the primeval sounds of lion and hyena
Flamboyant safari accommodation: This splendid safari camp is renowned for its stylish, vibrantly African designed tented suites set along the banks of a bywater of the Grumeti River, offering exceptional crocodile and hippo viewing.
* 10 spacious safari tents with ceiling fans
* All with en suite bathrooms
* Boma (outdoor dining area)
* Expansive game viewing deck
* Sparkling plunge pool
* Funky guest areas
* African crafts shop
Grumeti’s spacious tents under makuti (palm frond) canopies and the vibrancy of colourful interiors - including hand-blown Kenyan glassware, African cloth and local sculptured furnishings - bring alive the excitement of Africa. Each tented suite features a large bed made of Tanzanian cypress and comfortable deck furniture both in and outdoors. En suite bathrooms offer separate w.c.s and alfresco showers open to the sun and stars.
Yoruba beaded antique artefacts adorn the sitting areas and domed bar. Spacious decks are perfect for sundowners overlooking the water. Delicious Pan-African cuisine – prepared on traditional ‘jikos’ (fires) or in stone ovens – is served in the boma or open-fronted dining area. Private dinners may be arranged for any special occasion
Exciting safari activities: Explore the Serengeti savanna and woodlands on interpretive, twice-daily game-drives and enjoy excellent birdwatching in and around the camp. Optional excursions to Lake Victoria – Africa’s largest lake – can also be arranged.
Activities include game-drives in the Serengeti National Park. Day trips to Lake Victoria (Lukubo Island) are available at an additional cost and may be booked directly at the lodge, subject to availability of vehicles
Day Six & Seven Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area
Enjoy an early morning game-drive and breakfast before your transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Manyara Airstrip. You will be met by a representative from Ngorongoro Crater Lodge for your road transfer, 2 hours, to the Lodge
Spend two nights at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Accommodation is in a sumptuous double suite. Each suite is tended by a butler. Your stay is on a full board basis including scheduled activities and park fees
* Famous Ngorongoro Crater – a World Heritage Site
* Three intimate safari camps with breathtaking views
* Spectacular year-round game viewing
* Interpretive Big Five safaris
* Nearby Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands
* Private butler service
NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE, TANZANIA, EAST AFRICA
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is perched on the edge of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater at the eastern edge of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. It lies within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which covers more than 8 000 square kilometres (3 100 square miles) of pristine African wilderness. Inspired in design by the Maasai mud-and-stick manyatta (homestead), Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is without doubt one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa.
Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera of the once-volcanic Ngorongoro shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth, ringed with towering walls and sheltering forests, grasslands, fresh springs and a large soda lake. Nearby Olduvai Gorge – a famous early archaeological site – is situated to the west of the Crater in the eastern Serengeti Plains. In the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, 42 000 Maasai live and herd their livestock in harmony with Africa’s wild animals.
One-of-a-kind safari lodge: Inspired in design by the Maasai mud-and-stick manyatta (homestead), three intimate camps comprise romantic suites perched on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater – a World Heritage site.
* North and South Camp (12 suites)
* Intimate Tree Camp (six suites)
* Each with spectacular Crater views
* Private viewing decks
* Exclusive butler service
* Spacious en suite bathrooms
* Extraordinary guest areas
* African gift shop and art gallery
Steeped in romance, each mud and thatch suite is reminiscent of a bygone era, with the stilted, handcrafted structures adorned in graceful antiques, grand chandeliers and African treasures. The bedroom, sitting room and en suite bathroom boast floor-to-ceiling glass windows, overlooking the magnificent Crater below. Your personal butler will discreetly tend to your every need, bringing you tea in bed, stoking your fireplace and drawing your bath.
Described as Maasai meets Versailles, each extraordinary camp operates independently with its own central living and dining areas and viewing decks. Early settler-style interiors combine silver, gold and ruby colours under banana-leaf ceilings and grass roofs. Beaded chandeliers hang above large gilt mirrors, and antiques, plump cushions, voluptuous raw silk curtains and leather-backed chairs blend harmoniously with African art elements.
The domed dining room, with its fireplace, crystal, silver and massive wooden platters, makes every meal a special occasion. Delicious Pan-African cuisine may also be enjoyed on the outdoor dining deck.
Exhilarating safari activities: Expert guides will lead you on exciting game- drives into the Crater and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You may also enjoy visits to local Maasai manyattas, lavish picnics on the Crater floor, excursions to Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands, as well as walks on the Crater rim.
Activities include one game-drive on the Crater floor. Additional activities may be booked directly at the lodge, subject to extra cost and availability of vehicles. Such activities include excursions to Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands, a visit to a Maasai village and walks at Empakai Crater. Massages are offered for those who need to relax after a day’s game-viewing
Day Eight Arusha
After breakfast you will be transferred to Manyara Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Arusha Airport. Upon arrival, at 12H15, our services end.
* Meet and greet on arrival
* Twin / single accommodation
* Meals on a full board basis
* Soft drinks, house wine, local brand spirits, local beer, teas and coffees
* Scheduled domestic flights: Arusha Airport / Manyara Airstrip / Klein’s or Grumeti Airstrip / Manyara Airstrip / Arusha Airport
* Scheduled transfers: Manyara Airstrip / Ngorongoro Crater Lodge / Manyara Airstrip
* Scheduled game activities as specified
* Tanzania National Park fees and Klein’s Camp conservancy fees
* Airport taxes and fuel surcharges
* Emergency medical evacuation insurance
* Gratuities and all items of a personal nature
* Meals and drinks not specified above
* Champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, cigars and cigarettes
* Sightseeing and excursions other than those specified
* Transfers to Arusha Airport (day 1) and from Arusha Airport (day 8)
* Tanzania National Park fees and Klein’s Camp conservancy fees
* Visa fees (if required)