Tanzania Luxury Safari

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Did you ever pitch a tent in your back yard as a child only to run back to your own bed when darkness fell? That won’t happen on this fabulous luxury tented camp Safari. With Mount Kilimanjaro on the horizon and the savannah at your feet, you are deep in the heart of Africa. Lions and leopards and elephants – oh, my! Our small group tour explores the Tarangire, Arusha and Serengeti National Parks, including the Ngorongoro Crater, and visits to meet the Hadza and Maasai tribes.

Day 1: Depart US

Day 2: Arrival Arusha

Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport.
We will be met at the airport to start the “Adventure of a Lifetime”. Check in to the Arusha
Coffee Lodge. Situated on what is reputed to be the largest coffee estate in Tanzania, the 30
plantation “houses” are designed around the original plantation house, which dates back to the
early 1900s. We will have a late dinner after a long day of travel.

Overnight in Arusha

Day 3: Arusha

For our first day, we have planned a leisurely morning, where you can take advantage of the
peaceful surroundings of the lush plantation from the Coffee Lodge’s luxurious grounds and
enjoy its incredible gardens, swimming pool and spa. Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the morning.
In the late morning, you will have the option to either spend the rest of the day at leisure, or travel
to nearby Moshi and visit the Tuleeni Orphans Home. This orphanage of nearly 100 children,
from 3 months to 14 years old, began in the home of “Mama Faraji” nearly 20 years ago. Its
mission holds to the belief that every child needs care, love, peace, respect, education, and all
daily social requirements met. The word Tuleeni is a Swahili word which means “please care for
us.” If you choose to take this excursion, please consider “packing for a purpose” by bringing
anything that can be useful for the children from clothing to school supplies and toys. If you
would prefer not to travel with items to donate, a cash donation is always welcome. The drive to
Moshi is scenic, cruising through coffee farms and local villages and it also offers a great view of
Mount Kilimanjaro on the way if skies are clear.
On the way back, there is an opportunity to check out the Arusha Cultural Center, which has the
largest art gallery in Africa.

Day 4: Lake Manyara via the Mto wa Mbu Village

After breakfast we will drive to Lake Manyara and enter the park for our first game drive. Lake
Manyara itself is a shallow alkaline lake at the base of the Western Rift Valley, with a wide
diversity of scenery, ranging from thick acacia woodlands to open grassy floodplains. We will see
elephants, buffaloes, and giraffes. The park is famous for its unique tree-climbing lions which we
hope to spot.
Overnight at Luxury Tented Lodge (All Inclusive), 4 Nights

Day 5: Hadzabe Bushmen & Maasai Village

Early morning departure from the lodge to Lake Eyasi, a shallow salt lake on the floor of the
Great Rift Valley at the base of the Serengeti Plateau. This is where the Hadzabe Bushmen live.
This tribe, the oldest in East Africa, continue to live and thrive in much the same way as they
have for 10,000 years. The men hunt with poisoned arrows and collect honey, while the women
and children forage for edible roots, seeds and fruits. We may have a chance to see the men
hunting, and hear their “click” language. The Hadza lanuage belongs to a minority group of
African languages of which only 30 variations exist in the whole continent. Such click languages
are spoken by fewer than 20,000 individuals. Late afternoon we return to the lodge via villages of
the authentic Maasai people, semi-nomads in Tanzania who have preserved their culture to date.
Overnight at Luxury Tented Lodge (All Inclusive)

Day 6: Tarangire National Park

Today we drive to the Tarangire National Park, which is more densely wooded than the other
parks, primarily covered in acacia woodland studded with the iconic Baobab Trees. After a picnic
lunch, we will go to the Tarangire River, which attracts a large range of mammals and birds. We
might see over large herds of elephants in their family groups during the course of the day. The
bird life is spectacular ranging from Fish Eagles and Palm Nut Vultures, storks, and brightly
colored barbets.
Overnight at Luxury Tented Lodge (All Inclusive)

Day 7: Tarangire National Park – Walking Safari

Another whole day in the heart of Tarangire. Today, you may see lions, cheetahs, spotted hyenas,
elephants, and more.
Overnight at Luxury Tented Lodge

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti National Park

Today we go on another game drive on the way to the our next Tented Camp. You will
notice the dense slowly gathering herds of grazing animals like wildebeest and their zebra “outriders” getting ready for the move into Kenya.
Overnight at Tented Camp. (All Inclusive)

Day 9: Serengeti National Park

A full day’s game drive in the Serengeti. We will hopefully see lions, hyenas, leopards, and
elephants, as well as the herds of grazing animals moving towards the Mara River. Overnight,
campfires are enjoyed after dinner.
Overnight at Tented Camp. (All Inclusive)

Days 10 & 11: Serengeti National Park – Great Migration Safari

A full day observing the movements of the herds bunching up towards the river. Hopefully we
will catch the moment when they all decide to cross together, a truly magnificent spectacle.
Overnight at Gnu Migration Camp both days. (All Inclusive)

Day 12: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

On the way from the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater, we see the Olduvai Gorge, where the
Leakey’s discovered the bones and footprints of our “hominid” ancestors. We visit the museum,
which relates the history of the discoveries, and where there are some interesting remains on
Overnight at the Ngorongoro Lodge both days. (All Inclusive)

Day 13: Ngorongoro Crater

We begin the day with an overview of the vast crater at the Ngorongoro Viewpoint. A full game
drive follows inside the crater, where we hopefully will see black rhinos, basking hippos, lions,
elephants and some of the amazing bird life which live in the crater, including the extraordinary
Kori Buzzard, flamingos, ostriches and many more. The Ngorongoro Crater animals never leave
the vast extinct volcano crater. Its walls are 600 meters high, and it has one of the densest wild
animal populations in the whole of Africa. The Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage
Site, offering a unique biosphere, which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of
Overnight at the Ngorongoro Lodge both days. (All Inclusive)

Day 14:Arusha

With an early start we drive back to the Arusha Coffee Lodge from the Ngorongoro Crater.
Overnight Luxury Lodge

Day 15: Arusha

Today we will visit Arusha National Park. There are spectacular views of Mt. Meru and
Kilimanjaro. In the morning, with our guide and an armed Park Ranger, we will walk to a
viewpoint towards Mt Meru and Kilimanjaro, via the spectacular Meru falls. After a picnic lunch,
we will drive to Momella Lake to see giraffe, flamingos, buffalo and zebras. In the nearby forest
there are the famous black and white Colobus Monkeys.
On the way back to the Coffee Lodge, we stop by the
Overnight at Luxury Lodge

Day 16: Arusha

Free Day at Arusha Cultural Center or relax at the Coffee Lodge. The Arusha Cultural
Heritage Centre is home to one of Africa’s largest art galleries, housing works from
artists all over the continent. The center boasts of various carvings, gemstones, artifacts,
clothing, jewelry, and leather goods.

We depart from the airport for our flight back to the U.S via Amsterdam.

Day 17: Arrive in US

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