10 Days from$6200 p/p in USD
Guided, Small Group
Experience the great wildebeest migration in the impressive Serengeti, view wildlife up close in the magnificent Ngorongoro crater and walk with the Masai in the Ngorongoro Highlands. This safari itinerary combines luxury tented lodges with mobile camps.
Safari types:Big Five Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha
Start/end:Start in Kilimanjaro, end in Kilimanjaro
- Destination – Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park
- Activities – Game Drives, Tarangire cultural experience tour, Serengeti and Nduti Wildebeest migration tracking
- Tailor-Made – We are specialists in personalized, tailor-made travel and your holiday will be custom-designed to suit your requirements. We are all individuals, so why be tied to a set group tour or a set itinerary? Our experienced staff can help you design your own individualized holiday. Explore at your own pace, choose your own style of accommodation and include your own choice of sightseeing and activities.
- Accommodation – It is valid and will greatly depend on your budget. We can and will help you choose from the list when planning your trip. At whatever level, we provide the very best for our guests. Kubwa Five Safaris reserves the right to substitute equivalent or superior hotels. If a hotel of equivalent standard is not available Kubwa Five Safaris may substitute the next best quality hotel or suggest a superior at an extra charge. There is free wi-fi in hotels and lodges
- Transportation – 4×4 Safari Landcruiser / Minivan (up to eight passengers) with pop-up tops and seven window seats for game viewing. Groups of twelve or more people who would like to travel in one vehicle are offered 25-28 seat coasters that have about 16 window seats. Our safari vehicles are well maintained to provide maximum level of comfort and safety.
- Our Drivers /Guides – We recognize that the success of your safari will largely depend on your driver/guide. It is because of this that we have a great team of carefully selected drivers /guides, well trained.
RATES – PER PERSON USD
- 1 person from USD 7,150 per person
- 2 people from USD 6,200 per person
- 3 people from USD 6,120 per person
- 4 people from USD 6,070 per person
- 5 people from USD 6,020 per person
- 6 people from USD 5,970 per person
- 7 people from USD 5,900 per person
- 8 people from USD 5,850 per person
Single Room Supplement: USD 100
Single Room Supplement: Most of the hotels have double rooms (a room with one big bed for 2 people or a room with 2 single beds occupied by 2 people) this means the 3rd person needs to occupy a single room (a room with one bed ). SRS applies to odd number groups (3, 5, 7, 9, 11 etc) and the SRS fee is paid by the person occupying a single room.
- Full board accommodation
- Ground transportation
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Park fees and relevant government taxes
- Services of an expert guide
- Airport transfer
- Visa fees
- Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, pre-post accommodation
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Personal insurance
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Kubwa Five Safaris‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Kubwa Five Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). The private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Arusha will be waiting for you at airport. Stay at Moivaro Lodge, which is beautifully located on the coffee farms and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. Moivaro Lodge is situated right in the heart of beautiful, natural scenery and yet is only 7 km from the town of Arusha, an ideal spot to enjoy the impressive flora and fauna of East Africa.
The lodge has a charming atmosphere and every comfort you need. The spacious thatched brick cottages are set in a lovely tropical garden with private verandas. Relax and enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Meru from the comfortable veranda or go for a stroll around the property. We will gather in the evening at 5:30 pm for a pre-safari briefing and an equipment check.
Dinner and overnight at Moivaro Lodge
Today we drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day of game drives. This is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks but still offers a rewarding and diverse safari experience. The lakeshore at Manyara teems with birdlife and while you are looking for the birds you might spot one of the elusive tree-climbing lions. There are a surprising number of other large mammals and the striking cliffs on the Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop. In the late afternoon we make a short journey from the park to our special wilderness lodge.
Ngorongoro Farm House is a small and exclusive hotel built on a 500 acre coffee plantation. Its hand plaited thatched roof tops, ample verandas and colonial interiors, all of which have been designed to take you to the comfort and style of past times. Take a walk around the farm to contemplate the daily activities, relax in the fragrant gardens or enjoy the spectacular sunsets with the Oldeani volcano as a backdrop. A wonderful stop-off during a safari on the north circuit of Tanzania and a privileged place from where one can visit the crater or enjoy activities such a walking safaris to the volcano or excursions to Lake Eyasi on the Rift Valley still inhabited by the Hadzabe tribe.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House: Full board
We head towards the Serengeti National Park. En route there is an opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. It is within this steep sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here in a small museum where we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back 2.5 million years. After lunch we drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. In December, February and March we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals including giraffe, buffalo and elephant as well as many large predators such as lion, cheetah and leopard. We return to our special tented camp for the night.
We spend the night Seregenti Kati Kati Tented Camp, a mobile tented camp located in Central Serengeti, strategically located to cover the vast Serengeti Plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience. The camp is only a two hour scenic drive from Olduvai Gorge Museum and Grumeti River. A cosy mess tent is located in the centre of the camp where meals are served. The campfire is ready every evening for appetizers and snacks before dinner.
Dinner and overnight at Seregenti Kati Kati Tented Camp: Full board
We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year. We can spend time at the hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest. We journey from the wide open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and if you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. We return to our special tented camp for the night.
Dinner and overnight at Seregeti Kati Kati Tented Camp: Full board
After breakfast we will take a packed lunch with us and proceed with a game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The migration can be seen on a long chain approximately 40 km heading to the south western direction. Around 1230-1300 break for your lunch. Afterwards we proceed with our game viewing following the move of the migrants on the southwest of the park. Approximately 1.3 million wildebeest, 250,000 gazelles and 200,000 zebras have been recorded sharing the short grass.
Dinner and overnight at Seregeti Kati Kati Tented Camp: Full board
After breakfast we will start at 0830 for a full day in the Ndutu area. A striking characteristic of this area is the stunning acacia woodland, which is immediately surrounded by short grass plains. Within this wooded area is Lake Ndutu – one of the Rift Valley’s soda lakes. At the height of the wildebeest migration, and when heavy rains have fallen, often lines of wildebeest can be seen crossing the lake. Accompanying the wildebeest are large numbers of zebra and Thomson’s gazelles. Tanzania is spoilt with the migration, no other African county has game like it. In the dry season, the game around Ndutu is much like game viewing in other southern African countries often better and you can never take away the feeling of space and wonder that the Serengeti evokes.
Spend the night at Lake Masek Tented Camp, located in Ngorongoro Conservation Area by the shores of Lake Masek in Ndutu, between the vast of plains of Serengeti National Park and the northern side of the Ngorongoro Conservation. The camp consists of 20 luxury tents with en suite facilities with either king sized beds, twins or triple beds. Each tent is built on a raised wooden platform with a verandah from which guests can observe the wildlife visiting Lake Masek. The bedroom area is ample and tastefully furnished. The bathroom area with twin washbasins, a stand alone bath and an outside shower is separated from the bedroom area by way of a screen. Guests can enjoy a relaxing bath or take a shower under the stars.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Masek Tented Camp: Full board
We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park, which means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive in Ngorongoro we have a chance of glimpsing something of the Masai way of life. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herds of wildebeest or buffalos. Finally we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. In the late afternoon we travel just outside of the Crater to our special tented camp.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Wild Camp, located in the south of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area approximately 50 kilometers south west of Karatu Town in Tanzania. This location is the ideal mid-way point for excursions to Tarangire, Serengeti National Park and the Lake Natron area. The mobile camp is composed of 26 comfortable tents to accommodate 2 guests each, as well as large dining and reception area. Each tent has self-contained shower and toilet, 2 king-size beds, reading table, garden chairs, verandah, mosquito nets, Solar power for lighting, water heater for hot shower and radio communication.
Dinner and overnight at Wild Tented Camp: Full board
Today we drive to Tarangire National Park for excellent game viewing. Tarangire is a small park which offers some excellent sights. Generally in the dry seasons Tarangire comes alive as wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River, which is a permanent source of water. We spend the night in our lodge beautifully set inside the park with stunning views and a unique atmosphere.
Tarangire Safari Lodge is a substantial lodge situated 10km inside the main gate of Tarangire National Park, close to the park’s main airstrip, Kuro Airstrip. It was originally built in 1970 and so it’s one of the oldest lodges in the park. The ‘rooms’ at Tarangire Safari Lodge consist of 35 tents and five bungalows, divided into two wings of 13 tents on the right of the main area, and five bungalows and the rest of the tents on the left. Each of the tents is suspended under thatch and is fairly simple. The beds can be either doubles or twins, and you’ll find a writing desk, space to store luggage and a couple of bedside tables. The bathroom is at the back of the tent, behind a zipped canvas partition. Here there is a single sink, a hot and cold shower and a flushing toilet, these last separated by a curtain for privacy.
The circular bungalows are constructed from stone and thatch, and each houses three beds, so they’re a good option for families. They have spacious bathrooms with proper closing doors and the windows are glass slats covered with mosquito gauze, so you can open them to let in the breeze. The bungalows are large enough that extra beds can be added to make a triple or quadruple room. All these rooms at Tarangire Safari Lodge are kitted out with basic toiletries, a torch, insect repellent, a whistle for attracting attention and an umbrella.
Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge: Full board
Morning breakfast at Tarangire Safari Lodge then the rest of the day is free to relax and or explore the Maasai cultural experience. You will go on a walk to visit Datoga tribes who live in the area as well as the Maasai. Learning about their history is as fascinating as the views are breathtaking from several hilltop peaks in the area.
Tarangire Roika Tented Lodge is situated in a unique flora and fauna of shrublands and acacia woodlands with hearty baobad trees strewn around and over 500 bird species. The lodge is roughly 125 km from Arusha town, nestled on the banks of Tarangire River and a mere 5 km away from the main entrance to Tarangire National Park. Each one of the 21 luxury en-suite tents has a unique theme with beautifully handcrafted furniture and uniquely built animal shaped baths as well as showers. Every tent has got coffee making facilities and a private balcony that affords you a relaxed view of Tarangire’s wilderness. Shop in our Curio Shop for memorable souvenirs, antiques and safari books.
Dinner and overnight at Tarangire RoikaTented Lodge: Full board
This lovely lodge is located near the airport and your accommodations will be in one of the 40 charming bungalows set among the gardens. The open air bar has a magnificent view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Relax for the remainder of the day by the pool or soak in the view from your bungalow. A late dinner buffet for those flying in late is provided.
Kia Lodge is less than 5 minutes’ drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lodge is situated on a secluded hill in the heart of beautiful savannah scenery that is so typical for East Africa. Guests can admire the vast views of the African plains and of course the grand Kilimanjaro Mountain that shows her snowy top mostly in the morning and at sundown. Because of its location, the Kia Lodge is an ideal safe haven for arriving and departing Tanzania. The friendly service, Zanzibar style reception, typical African decorations and tropical restaurant offer a warm welcome to Tanzanian culture.
Dinner and overnight at Kia Lodge: Half board