10 Days from$3800 p/p in USD
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
Luxury, Luxury+, Mid Range
Enjoy the splendour of Tanzania on this epic safari which takes you to four of the finest game viewing parks in northern Tanzania; Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Tarangire as well as lesser-known Sinya Conservation Area, a pristine wildlerness with scenic views of Kilimanjaro and huge elephant bulls, often more than 50 years old and with considerable tusks.
Safari types:Big Five Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater
Activities:Game Drive, Walking Safari
Getting around:4x4 Vehicle
Start/end:Start in Arusha, end in Arusha
RATES – PER PERSON USD
From USD 3,800 per person, based on a minimum of 2 people
- Full board accommodation on safari
- Arrival and departure lunch at The Arusha Hotel in Arusha
- Services of an English speaking driver guide
- Transport based on a 4WD vehicle with open roof for game viewing
- Airport and hotel transfers
- Park fees at Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire and Sinya
- Game drives as per the itinerary, unlimited mileage
- Visit to a Maasai Village in Ngorongoro on the way to Serengeti
- Visit to Olduvai Gorge in Ngorongoro
- Complimentary bottle of water daily
- Complimentary printed T-shirt
- Flying Doctors Emergency Cover
- Government taxes
- International flights
- Visas and travel insurance
- Tips and personal expenses
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Signature Safari‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Signature Safari‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
Upon your arrival you will be met by a Signature Safari Representative, with a welcoming Tanzanian smile, to convey you to the peace and tranquility of the Masai land safari lodge, our carefully chosen partner lodge, where you may refresh, enjoy delectable dining and prepare for the adventures to come.
Accommodation: Masailand Safari Lodge
After a hearty breakfast in the excellently appointed Masailand Safari Lodge, we drive about 160 km on good tarmac road, arriving in time for lunch. On our way, we take in beautiful views of Lake Manyara, host to thousands of flamingos feeding, and enjoy the sights of the Maasai in their colorful garb tending cattle upon the roadside. We take the afternoon to relax in the peaceful environs of our lodge with the opportunity at about 1530 hrs to visit the village of Karatu where the Iraqw Tribe live and produce some of the finest artisanal crafts in the region. After experiencing the life of a Tanzanian village we make our way back to the lodge for our delicious dinner and a rest in capacious rooms in anticipation of the day to come.
Accommodation: Kirurumu Tented Lodge
After an early breakfast we depart the lodge for a drive through the Rift Valley to the cooler regions of the Ngorongoro Highlands. The Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest volcanic caldera, formed with the massive explosion of a volcano, which was once higher than Kilimanjaro some two to three million years ago. The caldera, known for its huge variety of wildlife including the Big Five, is almost 20 km in diameter and 610 m deep. In addition to the Big Five, the various springs attract animals such as wildebeest, gazelle, reedbuck, bushbuck, hartebeest, hippo, antelope, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, impala, to name a few, as well as over 500 species of bird. At a picnic site, we enjoy our scrumptious lunch before enjoying further game viewing in the crater. With the day drawing towards a close, at about 1630 we wend our way back up the bumpy track from the crater floor to our lodge.
Accommodation: Angata Tented Lodge
Today we take the opportunity to see the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater from its rim before travelling onwards to the Serengeti National Park. The largest park in Tanzania, the Serengeti National Park is a land of diverse landscapes and habitats such as grassy plains, swamps, lakes, savannah and mountains. It’s the arena for the great wildebeest and zebra migration which makes its circuitous annual journey, which depending on the season, we may have the opportunity to witness as thousands of animals search for food and water. After enjoying our lunch at the Serengeti Serena Lodge we relax and take in the sensation of being in the remarkable Serengeti. With the endless African night descending we enjoy a delicious dinner, conversation and a starlit night.
Accommodation: Serengeti Heritage Tented Lodge
This entire day is set aside for further game drives in the Serengeti, the habitat for an abundance of wildlife such as impala, buffalo, crocodile and hippo, but is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebra and wildebeest. The animals trek is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year. In November and December, the animals move from the northern region dominated by woodlands and hills to the grassy plains of the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June the herds return to the north. Apart from the migrating herds, we may have the chance to spot predators such as leopard, cheetah and lion, which are always lurking close by. With our full day on the plains accomplished we return to our lodge for a well-deserved rest and comfortable sleep, dreaming of the savannah and her wildlife.
Accommodation: Serengeti Heritage Tented Lodge
After breakfast at 0800 hrs, we set out for a game drive from the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Highlands on our way to Tarangire National Park. Taking our lunch at The Alsopuko Safari Tented Camp, we head for the park to explore and encounter some of the multitudes of animals that reside there. Tarangire National Park, well known for its large elephant herds, seasonal swamps, savanna and Tarangire River which wends its way through the park inviting the wildlife to imbibe her soothing waters. Our partner tented camp, Alsopuko, is a permanent tented camp facility offering endless rolling vistas of the grasslands and the palm-lined deserts between Tarangire and Manyara National Parks, the Ngorongoro Highlands, and even Oldoinyo Lengai beyond. We dine and relax this evening at the lodge.
Accommodation: Alsopuko Tented Camp
After breakfast, we head off for our game drive in Tarangire National Park. From the open roof of our state of the art safari vehicle, we experience the landscape as we seek sightings of the many animals including zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and giraffe. It is possible we will catch a glimpse of a lion stalking its prey or leopards watching and relaxing in the trees above. The landscape is dotted with ancient baobab trees, Africa’s tallest tree, dwarfing the wildlife that feeds below them. Over 450 species of bird have been identified in Tarangire making it an ornithological paradise. At 1130 hrs we leave the park for our drive to Arusha for our lunch and relaxation in the peaceful surrounds of the elegant Ilboru Safari Lodge, a drink by the pool perhaps in the warm sunlight with an excellent dinner to look forward to.
Accommodation: Ilboru Safari Lodge
After breakfast at Ilboru Safari Lodge, we set out for the Sinya Conservation Area in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro. Sinya, a private wildlife reserve on 135,000 acres of Maasai land, is one of the most beautiful pristine wilderness areas of northern Tanzania, consisting of flood plains, hills and acacia woodland with views of Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest mountain, and the Longido Peaks. This is the arid land of Sinya, one of the few areas in Africa where huge elephant bulls, more than 50 years old with tusks of considerable size, are regularly seen. These bulls, some of them living permanently in the zone, together with herds of mothers and calves, migrate from Amboseli National Park to Sinya Conservation Area in search of water and green leaves. Due to their familiarity with safari vehicles in Amboseli (Kenya), the elephants allow you to approach them at very short distances, allowing for excellent photographic opportunities. Most of them have been monitored by Cynthia Moss in Amboseli for more than 25 years and they form one of the healthiest and most balanced elephant populations in the whole African continent.
The Maasai in Sinya still live in the traditional way and follow all the traditional ceremonies. They are very friendly and unexposed to the commercial relationship with tourists that is common in other more visited areas. The land is leased from several local tribes, so your stay in Sinya helps preserve the area for the wildlife and generates funds for schools and other needs. You will have opportunities to be led on wildlife walks, visit the Maasai villages and market, and participate in ceremonies if the occasion arises.
Accommodation: Kambi Ya Tembo Luxury Tented Camp
We set off at about 0830 hrs for our morning game drive in Sinya. Return for our lunch at 1230 hrs, followed by a relaxing afternoon at the camp. There’s an option of an evening game drive from 1530 or you can continue to relax at the camp, set as it is in this stunning landscape.
Accommodation: Kambi Ya Tembo Luxury Tented Camp
On this, the last morning of our adventure we breakfast at the camp and then at 0900 hrs we hit the road for Arusha, arriving in time for lunch. We take our time to relax at Ilboru Safari Lodge and with all the sights and sounds of wild East Africa tucked away into our memories (and memory cards!) our Signature Safari Representative will drive you to Arusha Airport for our onward flight.