A breathtaking and extensive overland safari of Northern Tanzania, including Tarangire National Park, Lake Victoria, the animal rich plains of the Serengeti and the wonder of Ngorongoro crater, using a selection of superbly located three and four star lodges.
MEAL PLAN → Prices include breakfast and dinner in Zanzibar; Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Safari; Breakfast in Arusha.
ACCOMMODATION → Three and four star safari lodges are used. On occasion the itinerary may operate in a different order, or different lodges used according to availability and road conditions.
TRAVELLING TIMES → Times vary depending on road conditions and game sightings.
TRAVEL TIPS → Pack a mixture of warm and light clothing in soft bags weighing maximum 15kgs, plus sunglasses, camera and insect repellent.
MINIMUM NUMBERS → This tour is subject to a minimum number of passengers, see p470 for further details.
NB → Minimum age is 7 years. Strict baggage allowance on internal flights is enforced.
ESCORTED 4x4 SAFARI
Ultimate Tanzania is escorted by an English speaking driver-guide throughout.
DAY 1 → Kenya Airways overnight flight from Heathrow to Kilimanjaro via Nairobi. On arrival transfer to the Arusha Hotel for one night.
DAY 3 → Morning tour of Arusha National Park visiting Ngurudoto crater and the Momella lakes followed by lunch before departing for Tarangire. Game drive en route to the Tarangire Sopa Lodge for a two night stay (approx. 99 miles).
DAY 4 → Morning and afternoon game drives in the beautiful park of Tarangire.
DAY 5 → En route to Ngorongoro Crater enjoy a visit to Gibbs Farm and a hike to local waterfalls. Continue to the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge perched on the northern crater rim with spectacular vistas and sunsets. You will spend the next two nights here (approx. 155 miles).
DAY 6 → Enjoy a day in and around the crater with time to visit a Maasai village.
DAY 7 → Descend to the Serengeti plains and enter the National Park viewing game en route. Lunch at the Serengeti Serena Lodge and enjoy an afternoon game drive and overnight at Serena Lodge (approx. 124 miles).
DAY 8 → Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives viewing an amazing amount of wildlife from this central location. Overnight at the Serena Lodge.
DAY 9 → Drive through the Western Corridor of the Serengeti to Speke Bay Lodge. After lunch enjoy a guided walk and bird watch. Overnight Speke Bay Lodge (approx. 124 miles).
DAY 10 → Take a traditional canoe ride this morning along the shore bank to a nearby village. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure or bird watch along the lake shore.
DAY 11 → Drive back into the Serengeti viewing wildlife with picnic lunch en route to the Serengeti Sopa Lodge, your base for the next two nights (approx. 155 miles).
DAY 12 → Morning and afternoon game drives in the eastern side of the Serengeti National Park. Optional Balloon Safari today.
DAY 13 → Drive to the famous archaeological site of Olduvai Gorge and the Cradle of Mankind before continuing to Lake Manyara and the Serena Lodge (approx. 155 miles). Picnic lunch en route.
DAY 14 → Morning game drive in the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park around the lakeshore. Lunch at the Manyara Serena Lodge. In the afternoon visit a local village.
DAY 15 → Return to Arusha for lunch then to Kilimanjaro and your Kenya Airways overnight flight to Heathrow via Nairobi.
DAY 15 → Fly Zan Air (or similar) from Arusha to Zanzibar and three or more nights at the four star Ocean Paradise Resort in a Superior room.
DAY 18 → Kenya Airways flight to Heathrow via Nairobi.
Ultimate Tanzania 13 Nights From Arusha to Lake Manyara
→ Arusha: 1 night
→ Tarangire: 2 nights
→ Ngorongoro Crater: 2 nights
→ Serengeti: 4 nights
→ Lake Victoria: 2 nights
→ Lake Manyara: 2 nights