Duration: 7 days / 6 nights – driving and flying

Highlights: Arusha, Tarangire, Serengeti

Price: from US$ 4,981 per adult / US$ 2,497 per child

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Description

Start your Safari in the idyllic setting of Siringit Villa on the Kilimanjaro Wildlife and Golf Estate before driving to Tarangire National Park where you will see first hand the huge herds of elephants meandering over savannah lands dotted with acacia trees and clusters of ancient baobabs. Then catch a plane to the Serengeti National Park with its vast open plains and abundance of wildlife; elephants, lions, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest, gazelles and antelopes to name just a few. Experience this from a luxurious Safari camps which are strategically located for great wildlife viewing as well as great activities.

Destinations
  • Siringit Villa, Arusha
  • Intimate Camp, Tarangire National Park
  • Buffalo Luxury Camp, Serengeti National Park
Brief Itinerary
DAY ITINERARY ACTIVITIES ACCOMMODATION MEALPLAN
01 Transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport to Siringit Villa   Siringit Villa Full board i`ncluding drinks
02 Drive to Tarangire National Park Afternoon game drive Intimate Camp Full board including drinks
03 Full day exploring Tarangire National Park Game drives Intimate Camp Full board including drinks
04 Fly from Manyara airstrip to the Serengeti National Park Afternoon game drive Buffalo Luxury Camp Full board including drinks
05 Full day in the Buffalo concession area Children’s activities, bush walk, Maasai cultural experience, bush sundowner, boma dinner, night game drive Buffalo Luxury Camp Full board including drinks
06 Full day in the Serengeti National Park Game drives Buffalo Luxury Camp Full board including drinks
07 Drive to Arusha Return to Siringit Villa prior to return home Siringit Villa (day use room) Lunch and early dinner including drinks
    (*) Optional activity    
Full Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport. Transfer to your hotel on the outskirts of Arusha

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met at the aircraft steps by a member of the airport staff who will be holding a sign board bearing your name. He will accompany you to the airport VIP lounge (both services subject to extra charge) where you will be assisted in completing all entry formalities and escorted outside. There you will be met by our one of our professional guides who will drive you to Siringit Villa for your first night in Arusha.

On the Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate, Siringit is a luxurious 6-bedroom villa. This spacious and elegant property which overlooks the 5th fairway is intended to give friends and families a unique experience that cannot be rivalled in Arusha. Your dinner will be prepared for you by Axel Janssens, a Belgian national who is one of the top chefs in Tanzania.  Accommodation will be provided in interconnecting family rooms.

Overnight at Siringit Villa on an all-inclusive basis (dinner, breakfast, picnic lunch, Wi-Fi).

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Day 2 – After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park

After breakfast and an in-depth briefing about the exciting Safari which lies ahead of you, you will depart for Tarangire National Park with a picnic lunch where you will have a half day game drive through the park arriving at your own private camp at sunset. Your personal camp crew will be waiting to welcome you with sundowner cocktails and pre-dinner bitings which you will enjoy beside the camp fire. Accommodation will be provided in one of our new family tents.

Intimate Camps are staffed by private chefs, private butlers and private tent attendants all of whom are on call to cater to your every need. Because our camps are for your own private use only, we are able to tailor the services we provide to your specific requirements.

Overnight in your Intimate Camp on an all-inclusive basis (cocktails and bitings beside the camp fire, dinner, breakfast, lunch, beverages, laundry).

Day 3 – Explore Tarangire National Park

Today you will enjoy a full day’s game drive in the park, breaking only for a hot lunch which will be prepared and served to you by your camp crew. Tarangire is spectacular in its concentration of wildlife. Many of the migratory species live close by the permanent waters of Tarangire River, from which the Park derives its name. Large herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, eland and oryx gather in this park for the year long grazing which it affords them.

Overnight in your ‘Intimate Places’ camp on an all-inclusive basis (cocktails and bitings beside the camp fire, dinner, breakfast, lunch, beverages, laundry).

Day 4 – Depart for the Serengeti National Park

 This morning bid farewell to your camp crew and depart to Manyara Airstrip for your flight into the Serengeti National Park. From Manyara you will be flown to Lobo Airstrip in the Northern part of the Serengeti National Park where you will be met by one of our professional guides who will proceed to give you your first glimpse of the magnificent Serengeti. Lunch will take the form of a hamper which will be served to you in the park and towards the late afternoon you will arrive at Buffalo Luxury Camp where you will be escorted to our new family tent.

Overnight at Buffalo Luxury Camp on an all-inclusive basis (dinner, breakfast, lunch, beverages, laundry, Wi-Fi).

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Day 5 – Full day of activities in the Buffalo Luxury Camp concession

 After breakfast, you will be briefed on all of the activities which will be available to you during the course of the day. For the morning hours, these include a long list of children’s activities for the younger members of the party (please see list of children’s activities offered at the camp) and an exciting game walk accompanied by a Maasai warrior for the adults. During this walk you will be taught to track and identify the different species of fauna. You will also spoor track the big five with the help of an armed ranger and are bound to cross paths with some African plains game. Look out for the 200 or so species of birds which also inhabit the area.

In the afternoon you will visit the very authentic Maasai village of Ololosokwan which is the Maasai name for ‘buffalo.’ The village was formed in 1960 by the Maasai tribesmen and women who were removed from the nearby Serengeti plains at the time of the creation of the Serengeti National Park. Because of the villages remote location, you will be able to enjoy a unique insight into the Maasai way of life and bask in their unique culture.

In the evening you will enjoy sundowner cocktails perched on a hilltop overlooking the Serengeti National Park with a magnificent African sunset before you followed by a Boma dinner where traditional Swahili food will be cooked for you on an open fire.

After dinner, enjoy a night game drive in the camps open game viewing vehicle during which you will also be able to spot the nocturnal animals which inhabit the area surrounding the camp.

Overnight at Buffalo Luxury Camp on an all-inclusive basis (dinner, breakfast, lunch, beverages, laundry, Wi-Fi).

 Day 6 – Explore the Serengeti National Park

 After breakfast, you will drive into the Serengeti National Park for a full day’s game drive. During the months of April and May each year, this will include a drive to the Western part of the park in order to view the wildebeest migration. During the months of June till October each year, this will include a drive up to the Mara River where you should catch one or more spectacular river crossings. In November, the wildebeest migration is normally to be found on the plains in front of the camp including in the concession area all around the camp. On your drive through the Serengeti, look out for elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, wildebeest, zebra,  buffalo,  giraffe,  gazelles, antelopes and the many other animals found on the vast open plains and acacia woodland.

After dinner, you will again be given an opportunity to participate in another exhilarating night game drive (subject to an additional charge).

Overnight at Buffalo Luxury Camp on an all-inclusive basis (dinner, breakfast, lunch, beverages, laundry, Wi-Fi)

Day 7 –  Return to Arusha with day rooms at Siringit Villa

 After breakfast you will be driven to Lobo Airstrip for your return flight to Arusha and will enjoy one last exciting game drive on the way. You will be met by our transfer driver who will transfer you to Siringit Villa for lunch and dayrooms. If you wish to do some shopping for gifts we recommend a stop at Shanga for beautifully hand crafted items which include hand blown glass, weaving, beadwork and metal work.  All items sold at Shanga are made by the physically disabled who are proud to have you shown around their workshop adjacent to the shop. In the evening you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

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Options
  1. In the event that you would like to modify this itinerary to better suit your specific requirements then please let us know. We will be pleased to incorporate any changes you require.
  2. If you are a keen photographer and would like to be accompanied on your Safari by one of Tanzania’s top photographic guides, then please make your interest known to us. In the meantime, please click here to read more about the members of our team.
  3. If you would be interested to be accompanied on your Safari by one of Tanzania’s top Safari guides, then please make your interest known to us. In the meantime, please click here to read more about the members of our team.
  4. If you would care to book a beach extension with extra days on the magical spice island of Zanzibar through our sister companies ZanAir and ZanTours, then please make your interest known to us.
Includes/Excludes

Included in your safari itinerary:

  • Full board accommodation
  • Drinks – soft drinks, beer, house wine and selected spirits
  • Airport transfers
  • Internal flights
  • Children’s Activities
  • Bush walk & night game drive at Buffalo Luxury Camp
  • Exclusive use of vehicles for game drives at Intimate Camp
  • Shared game drive vehicles at Buffalo Luxury Camp
  • All park and conservation fees
  • Laundry
  • All known Government taxes and levies
  • Membership of AMREF flying doctors service

Excluded from your safari itinerary:

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Champagne / Luxury spirits & wines
  • Personal travel & medical insurance
  • Any activities not included in the itinerary
  • All statutory increases beyond our control
  • International flights and visa fees
  • Porterage & gratuities to villa & camp staff
  • Any unforeseen tax increases