Luxury Best Of Safari
Day 1 - Arrival / Machweo Retreat
After your arrival at the airport, you will be personally welcomed by the Managing Director of our Tanzanian partner company. Your driver will take you to the Machweo Retreat, just a few kilometers from Arusha.
Relax at from the journey by the pool or in the tastefully furnished rooms at this idyllic property. Enjoy the African sunset with a sundowner on the terrace of the restaurant before indulging in a mixture of regional and French cuisine in the restaurant.
Day 2 - Tarangire National Park
Departure after breakfast towards Tarangire National Park. A good new bypass takes you past the town of Arusha and finally into the park, where immediately the full day game drive will start. Picnic lunch in the bush. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Ndovu Camp.
The Tarangire National Park is one of the most beautiful game reserves in Tanzania. An area of 2600 square kilometers and an average height of 1100 meters is home to some animal species that can only rarely or not at all be observed in other parks in northern Tanzania.
For example, the gerenuk, the small kudu, oryx and eland and the rarest of all antelope species: the great kudu.
The Tarangire is a great highlight all year round, but a special must for every safari in the dry season. During this time, all animals gather at the remaining water points on the Tarangire River: big cats, elephants (sometimes herds of over 200 animals!), Giraffes, buffalo
This a unique jewel is located in the heart of the Tarangire National Park.
The 12 spacious tents offer ensuite bathrooms which are equipped with flush toilets and 24-hour running hot water. Solar power is also available to guests around the clock. Luxuriously and stylishly furnished, the spacious tents, in which one also likes to stay during the day, offer a real out-of-Africa feeling. That is culture in the middle of the bush and the African wilderness. A wonderful pool surrounded by a wooden platform offers perfect views in the wild land around the camp. The unique mix of adventure and luxury will stay in your memory forever.
Day 3 - Ngila Coffee Estate
Drive to Karatu and visit Ngila Coffee Estate, lunch at Gibbs Farm. Dinner and overnight in the Plantation Lodge.
Ngila Coffee Estate is one of the most beautifully situated farms in Tanzania. Over 120 tons of the best Arabica highland coffee can be harvested annually on over 250 acres with 150,000 coffee trees. In addition, animals from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area regularly roam the farm.
The farm is owned by the German Lady Vera Stücker who continues to improve the quality of the coffee with a lot of love and various investments - e.g. in an efficient irrigation system as well as in water-saving and modern processing technology. Ngila Coffee Estate employs experienced Tanzanian staff and offers a highland coffee that meets the high demands of quality-conscious roasters and coffee lovers. Convince yourself of during the coffee tasting.
Dinner and overnight at Baghayo Garden Suites.
The afternoon for leisure to relax by the pool, go hiking or visit social institutions such as schools, orphanages or a tree nursery.
The Plantation Lodge
Like a green oasis, the Plantation Lodge is embedded in the gentle, red-brown hilly landscape in the midst of the vastness and tranquility of East Africa. The individually and extremely stylishly furnished rooms and suites, which blend harmoniously into the blooming garden offer relaxation and wellbeing.
This owner-run gem is characterized by exquisite and very personal service and excellent cuisine. A nicely hidden pool with its own pool bar as well as the main bar with wine cellar, the main restaurant and the separate dining areas on the property and in the
distributed in the garden, create a unique atmosphere and make your stay here a very special experience.
Day 4 - Lake Manyara National Park
Drive to Manyara National Park, full day safari with picnic lunch in the park,
Dinner and overnight at Plantation Lodge.
Although the smallest of the parks in northern Tanzania, the Manyara National Park offers a great variety of animal species including lions, elephants, giraffes and buffalo ... in a wonderful landscape framed by the Rift Valley and Lake Manyara with its thousands of flamingos and countless other bird species.
Day 5 - Ngorongoro Crater
Full day safari in the famous Ngorongoro crater.
At lunchtime, a picnic lunch awaits you in the great outdoors.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Masek Tented Camp.
The land of the Big Five: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and finally rhinoceros.
The Ngorongoro Crater on the edge of the Serengeti was created by the collapse of a volcanic mountain. The crater floor is 1700 meters above sea level and has a diameter of about 20 kilometers. An almost unbelievable abundance of animals can be found on an area of 26,400 hectares, perfectly protected by crater walls up to 600 meters high. Bernhard Grzimek and his son Michael are buried on the edge of what is certainly the most famous animal reserve in the world. In 2010 this natural amphitheater was declared a World Heritage Site.
Lake Masek Tented Camp
The camp is off the usual tourist route, built right on the shores of Lake Masek.
From December to April every year the huge huge herds of wildebeest gather at this area to give birth to their calves . But even during the remaining months the area is home to the cheetahs and many other wild animals. The 20 big en-suite safari tents, each equipped with king-size or twin beds, and built on platforms above the ground. They are lovingly decorated and offer the greatest possible comfort in the middle of the bush with a private veranda and spacious bathrooms.
The camp has a gorgeous pool with spectacular views of Lake Masek. The cozy main tent invites with a spacious lounge area and a small library. At nightfall, the campfire offers a pure African feeling with a breathtaking background noise.
Day 6 & 7 - Two day safari in the Serengeti
Picnic lunch, dinner and overnight at Siringit Serengeti Camp.
The Serengeti includes very different biotopes: the savannah, with its wide, grass-covered plains in the south, the wooded hilly landscape in the west, the Kopjes - sometimes also called "island mountains" - in the east and the bush savannah in the north.
In addition, the area is crossed by a river, which attracts a diverse fauna all year round (buffalo, giraffes, antelopes, cats ...), but is also a habitat for crocodiles and hippos.
Siringit Serengeti Camp
Siringit Serengeti Camp, which received its first guests in August 2017, is located about six kilometers east of the Seronera Airstrip in the heart of the Serengeti National Park. The camp consists of eight luxury tents, each with a private veranda. Each tent stands on a raised wooden platform and consists of a spacious sleeping area with a lounge. Each guest tent is rounded off by a private bathroom with a washbasin, a large shower and a separate toilet. Beautifully furnished living and dining tents with covered verandas that offer breathtaking views of the Serengeti plains are located in the middle of the camp. Here, guests can enjoy complete tranquility before and after exciting game drives and relax with a sundowner.
Day 8 - departure
Transfer to the Seronera Airstrip for the flight to Arusha and possibly on to Zanzibar.
Picnic lunch on board.
The safari can be extended by 2 days, either in the north or south of the Serengeti, depending on the season. Overnight stays in the mobile Kichakani Migration Camp that moves twice a year to follow the migration of the herds.
Kichakani Serengeti Camp
This extraordinary escape, based in two set locations across the Serengeti, invites guests to intimately experience the movement of a million-plus wildebeest and zebra as they follow the fresh grasses across the Serengeti plains during the annual migration cycle.
Staying at of Kichakani — Swahili for ‘in the bush’ — means staying in remarkable luxury tents which can be packed up and moved along in a style evocative of the pioneering explorers of the 19th century, yet with all the modern comforts. Handcrafted luggage, easy chairs with an air of mid-century modern, and characterful cabinets and desks, have all been designed to be perfectly portable. This considered modern collection of first-class furniture brings the charm of centuries-ago safari living back up to date.