Length: 7 days / 6 nights driving/flying safari

Destinations: Arusha, Ngorongoro, Serengeti

Price: from US$ 5,128 per person

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Description:

A seven day Safari in Northern Tanzania combining the spectacle of the great migration of Wildebeest with the wonders of Ngorongoro Crater. Spend your first night at Siringit Villa then drive to Ngorongoro Crater to stay in your own private camp with a day trip to the crater floor. Then proceed to the Serengeti National Park, where Camp Zebra is located to give you the best opportunity for wildlife viewing.

Destinations
  • Siringit Villa, Arusha
  • Intimate Camp, Ngorongoro
  • June to November:   Camp Zebra is in the Kogatende Area (Northern Serengeti)
  • December to March:  Camp Zebra is in the Ndutu Area (Southern Serengeti)

(April to May:  Camp Zebra is closed, but you can book an Intimate Camp in its place)

Brief itinerary
DAY ITINERARY ACTIVITIES ACCOMMODATION MEALPLAN
01 Transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport to Siringit Villa Siringit Villa Full board including drinks
02 Drive to Ngorongoro Afternoon highland walk Intimate Camp Full board including drinks
03 Drive into the Ngorongoro crater Full day crater visit, game drives Intimate Camp Full board including drinks
04 Fly to the Serengeti National Park Afternoon game drive to include finding the Wildebeest migration Camp Zebra Full board including drinks
05 Full day in the Serengeti National Park Morning and afternoon game drives viewing the Wildebeest migration Camp Zebra Full board including drinks
06 Full day in the Serengeti National Park Balloon Safari*, Champagne breakfast*, game drive Buffalo Luxury Camp Full board including drinks
07 Fly 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 provide our guests with a unique experience which 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.

Overnight at Siringit Villa on a Full Board Mealplan basis (dinner, breakfast, picnic lunch, laundry, Wi-Fi).

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Day 2 – After breakfast, depart Arusha for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast and an in-depth briefing about the exciting Safari which lies ahead, you will depart Siringit Villa for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Your route will take you through the bustle of Arusha City where you can exchange some money and stock-up on any provisions you may need. From there you will cross into open Maasai country, past the Maasai Steppes and then onto the great rift valley floor from where the road starts winding its way up to the Ngorongoro highlands.

Your personal camp crew will be waiting to welcome you to your “home” for the next two nights beside the crater rim with a piping hot lunch after which you will go for a guided walk on the moorlands where the Maasai have been living for centuries looking after their livestock.

Intimate Places 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  (lunch, dinner, breakfast, picnic Lunch, beverages, laundry).

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Day 3 – Descend into the world famous Ngorongoro Crater

The jewel in Ngorongoro’s crown is the deep, volcanic crater, the largest un-flooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20 kilometers across, 600 metres deep and 300 square kilometers in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder. Today you will descend into the crater and explore the exquisite natural surroundings as well as all of the wildlife to be found there.

 Overnight in your Intimate Camp on an all-inclusive basis  (dinner, breakfast, lunch, beverages, laundry).

Day 4 – Depart for the Serengeti National Park

 After breakfast you will be transferred to Manyara Airstrip from where you will catch an early morning flight to the world famous Serengeti National Park. You will be met at the airstrip by one of our professional guides who will transfer you to the camp in time for a hot lunch. Your game drive starts the moment you get in your Safari vehicle and continues until you reach your camp.

‘Camp Zebra’ is named after the Zebra which lead the wildebeest during their annual migration. Like the animal it is named after, the Camp “leads” the wildebeest to the Northern part of the Serengeti National Park from July till November and to the Southern part from December till March each year.

After lunch, you will set off in search of the wildebeest migration, the greatest mass movement of animals to be found anywhere on the planet.

 Overnight in Camp Zebra on an all-inclusive basis (dinner, breakfast, lunch, beverages, laundry).

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Day 5 – Enjoy the spectacular wildebeest migration.

After an early breakfast, you will leave camp and catch the wildebeest during the first light of day. Today will be spent enjoying one of the world’s most spectacular natural events. During the months of July till November, you will also be able to enjoy the incredible river crossings during which the wildebeest are preyed upon by crocodiles. And during the months of December till March you will be able to witness first-hand the calving season during which tens of thousands of baby wildebeest are born. You will be served a picnic lunch in a remote location surrounded by the beauty of the park and all that it has to offer.

Overnight in Camp Zebra on an all-inclusive basis (dinner, breakfast, lunch, beverages, laundry).

Day 6 – Balloon Safari adventure followed by a game drive

 Today you will leave camp before dawn and board a hot air balloon for an adventure of a lifetime (subject to an additional charge). Floating across the savannah will allow you a unique perspective as well as unique photographic opportunities of the wildlife below you. After a soft landing, you will be met with Champagne and a gourmet breakfast after which you will be able to enjoy a game drive before returning to the camp in the evening.

Overnight in Camp Zebra on an all-inclusive basis (dinner, breakfast, lunch, beverages, laundry).

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

 After breakfast and bidding farewell to the camp crew, you will fly back to Arusha where you will be met by our transfer driver who will drive 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.

Day room at Siringit Villa (lunch, early evening snack, beverages, Wi-Fi).

*End of Services*

Activities

Activities available as part of this itinerary

Siringit Villa

 Activities included in this itinerary 

  • Nature walks on Kilimanjaro Golf & Wildlife Estate
  • Bird watching
  • Mountain biking
  • Sundowners & bitings around an open camp fire             

Optional Activities

  •  Golf
  • Spa treatments
  • Coffee tours
  • Visit to Arusha National Park
  • Horseback riding
  • Helicopter tours

Intimate Camp (Ngorongoro Conservation Area)

Activities included in this itinerary

  • Full day visit and game drives in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Walk in the Ngorongoro highlands
  • Bird watching
  • Sundowners & bitings around an open camp fire

Optional Activities

  •  Maasai cultural experience
  • Private & exclusive bush lunch on the crater floor

Camp Zebra

Activities included in this itinerary

  • Unlimited Game Drives
  • Viewing the great wildebeest migration
  • Sundowners & bitings around an open camp fire

Optional Activities

  • Balloon Safari
  • Maasai Cultural Experience (subject to camp location)
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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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 at Siringit Villa, Intimate Camp Ngorongoro,  Camp Zebra
  • Drinks – soft drinks, beer, house wine and selected spirits
  • Airport transfers
  • Road transport
  • Internal flights
  • Shared game drive in customised safari vehicles
  • All park and conservation fees
  • Limited Laundry at Camp Zebra
  • 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