Itineraries for Tanzania

Luxury
Few luxuries compare to a safari led by an experienced private guide and vehicle, through Tanzania's highlight regions of Ngorongoro and the Serengeti National Park. Dictate your own pace, observe exciting sightings and enjoy in-depth discussions on this big game safari...
7 nights / 8 days from US$ 6,888 per person
Days 1 & 2. Gibb's Farm

Gibb's Farm is located in the majestic Ngorongoro Highlands, the 1920's coffee farm has a luxury country inn ambiance, each cottage overlooking manicured gardens into the valley beyond. Rich eucalyptus flooring and beams from the farmhouse complement hand carved furniture, creating an authentic retreat.

One of Tanzania's famous landmarks, the Ngorongoro Crater is renowned for wonderful scenery and thriving wildlife. Resident herds of zebra, buffalo and other herbivores are prey to the areas supreme predators, lion and hyena. On your full day here, spend the entire morning game driving on the Crater floor, before returning to the lodge for a sumptuous dinner

Days 3 & 4. Safari Camp, Serengeti

Drive through Oldupai Gorge, the short grass plains and in the afternoon arrive at Serengeti Safari Camp, a mobile camp that follows the migration. Game drives search for lions, cheetahs and meander onto vast plains amongst the wildebeest migration, along with herds of zebra and gazelle at every turn. Dependant on the time of year, bear witness to mass calvings or even the explosive Mara River crossings.

Effortlessly comfortable, the walk-in tents are spacious and feature a full size bed, dressing area, flush eco-toilet and safari bucket showers. The camp's well shaded 'mess' dining tent has couches, extensive bar library and a roaring fire for cool evenings.

Days 5, 6 & 7. Lamai, Serengeti

Tucked in the Kogakurla kopjes in northwest Serengeti, Lamai is a stone's throw from the Mara River, one of the prime areas to witness thundering river crossings. Too often forgotten when the migration has rumbled on, extraordinary wildlife remain year round, including lion prides, herds of buffalo, elephant, leopard, cheetah and over 300 bird species! 

The impeccably designed Lamai Serengeti is camouflaged against the rocky outcrop, retaining the feel of nature and clad in a mix of light canvas and plaster. Each of the gorgeous open-fronted tented rooms want for no additional luxury comfort and have sweeping views of the surrounding wilderness. 

Optional Extension: Great Apes

Speak to our experts and travel into Rwanda, the "Land of a Thousand Hills"! Explore the picturesque Virunga Mountains, hideout of endangered mountain gorillas, earth's largest great ape! Plan for two treks at close quarters with the gorillas, led by expert guides who will divulge secrets of these strictly vegetarian, gentle giants.

In Uganda, observe chimpanzee and gorillas, as well as visit Murchison Falls on the White Nile River. As Winston Churchill once wrote, "For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life - plant, bird, insect, reptile, beast, Uganda eclipsed and indeed affaced all previous impressions".

Ultra-Luxe
Indulge on an exquisite luxury Tanzanian safari to three areas synonymous as being the best wildlife areas to visit on the African continent.
8 nights / 9 days from US$ 9,998 per person
Days 1 & 2. Ngorongoro

Upon arrival at Manyara by air, transfer into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the exquisite Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, situated on the edge of an ancient volcanic caldera, with endless vistas into the crater below. Guided day trips venture into the caldera floor, where the highest density of large mammals in Africa are to be found and lion and hyena reign supreme, as predators

Incredible architecture often described as Masai meets Versailles, is inspired by the traditional Maasai manyatta (huts), with whimsical interiors packed with antiques and all the glamour of an elegant baroque chateau, creating an aura of romance and luxury.

Days 3, 4 & 5. Faru Faru, Serengeti

In the private Grumeti Reserve lies Singita Faru Faru Lodge, on a gently sloping hill overlooking the rugged Serengeti terrain where the renowned migratory traverses by. Informal, unconventional and contemporary, organic style mixes with quirky practicality of a botanist’s camp to create unexpected surprises. Expansive glass-fronted and air-conditioned suites provide a superb vantage from which to marvel at the abundance of wildlife.

Game drives by day and night (and walks) may reveal cheetah, wildebeest, bat-eared fox, black rhino, hyena, Maasai giraffe, lion, leopard, zebra and the rare Colobus monkey.

Days 6, 7 & 8. Sayari, Serengeti

In the remote north of the Serengeti and in a largely exclusive area, Sayari Camp comannd panoramic views of the Mara River. The greatest drama in the annual wildebeest and zebra migration plays out here, as giant crocodiles lie in wait to snap at the crossing herds and lion, hyena and even leopard wait near the river's banks for easy meals!

Hillside tented suites on raised decking blend seamlessly into the natural environment, with minimalist luxury and relaxed design dramatically juxtaposed against an area with prime access to river crossings and substantial resident wildlife out of the migration season.

Optional Extension: East Africa's Beaches

Pristine deserted beaches and lapping warm, clear, azure waters create the ultimate soul refreshment in East Africa's tropical paradises. Silky soft sands caress your feet, while reefs bustling with life lure you to dive or snorkel. These elegant "bare foot" luxury retreats of the Tanzanian mainland and islands or archipelago of Seychelles abound in life, on water and on land. Relax, refresh and recuperate!

From the tropical beach banda's of Mnemba Island, Matemwe and Ras Kutani on the mainlands unspoiled beaches and the globally unmatched luxury of North Island in Seychelles, let our island experts design your perfect sojourn.

Luxury
Defined seasons drive East Africa's migration of wildebeest and zebra and many camps follow, thus staying with the herds. This privately guided summer safari visits Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, combining Maasai culture, wildlife sightings and jaw-dropping scenery...
8 nights / 9 days from US$ 7,688 per person
Days 1 & 2. Oliver's, Tarangire

Oliver's Camp is in the remote reaches of Tarangire National Park, close to the Selali Marsh and overlooking Minyonyo Pools. This area attracts a great diversity of wildlife best spotted by game drives and bush walks with highly trained naturalists. Large buffalo and elephant herds forage here amongst towering baobabs, while predators include lion and leopard.

Thatch and gauze "windows" keep the tented rooms cool, while ensuring superb views of the valley's restless game. Each room has a writing desk, en-suite bathroom and indoor/ outdoor showers, perfect to cool off in the afternoons. The main area has a lovely library, bar and dining room with the best views from the deck.

Days 3 & 4. Plantation, Ngorongoro

Visit Lake Manyara where one may glimpse tree-climbing lions and flocks of pink flamingos en-route to Plantation Lodge, overlooking lush rural landscapes. The warm atmosphere has been owner curated, reflecting an appreciation of individually decorated rooms, which open onto fragrant gardens.

One of Tanzania's famous landmarks, the Ngorongoro Crater is renowned for wonderful scenery and thriving wildlife. Large resident herds of zebra, buffalo and other herbivores are prey to the area's supreme predators, lion and hyena. Spend a full morning exploring by game drive on the crater floor, before returning to the lodge for sundowners and dinner.

Days 5 & 6. Nduara Loliondo

Travel through Oldupai Gorge before entering the endless vistas of the private Loliondo conservancy. The grandeur of volcanic mountains, rock fig covered outcrops and undulating grasslands create a sense of space, except that this is home to traditional Maasai herders, their cattle and the migration. Meet the nature-attuned Maasai, learn of their rich traditions and gaze in wonder at their natural rhythym to life.

The seasonal Nduara Loliondo combines intimate yert and canvas tents and embody the nomadic nature and scenery of the area. Guest tents with en-suite bathrooms are furnished with brightly coloured textiles and warm textures of sheepskin and leather.

Days 7 & 8. Safari Camp, Serengeti

After breakfast, depart for Serengeti Safari Camp for an afternoon game. This mobile camp follows the migration and focuses on game drives in search of lions and cheetahs. Meander out onto undulating plains amongst the wildebeest migration, along with vast herds of zebra and gazelle. Combining two luxury mobile camps ensures the best chance to locate the unpredictable migration. 

Effortlessly comfortable, the walk-in tents are spacious with a full size bed, dressing area, flush eco-toilet and safari bucket showers. The camp's well shaded 'mess' dining tent has couches, mobile bar, library and a roaring fire out front for cool evenings. 

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