• Arusha • Tarangire National Park • Ngorongoro Crater • Serengeti National Park
Delight in the wildlife of Africa on this exciting 10 day safari! Travel in luxury on an executive class aircraft, fitted with bespoke leather seating, with a total of just 8 seats. You will visit the foothills of Kilimanjaro's sister mountain Mount Meru, marvel at the magical tree houses in Tarangire, wonder at the unique wildlife in the Ngorongoro Crater and finally sample the drama and beauty of the Serengeti plains.
Experienced professional guides and high equipped safari vehicles will ensure you have the best wildlife experience possible. After your days exploring, relax in one of Elewana's collection of award-winning lodges and camps at these iconic locations - from the grandeur of a manor house in Ngorongoro to the wonder of a tented camp on the banks of the Grumeti River deep within the Serengeti national Park, you'' enjoy a luxurious and diverse mix of accommodation.
This journey is perfect for couples as well as family groups! Family unites are available as well as child focused activities at each of the properties. The lodges also offer babysitting during meal times, a children's menu and fun distractions during tea or sundowners break.
Day 1: Arusha On arrival into Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met and transferred to Arusha Coffee Lodge, one hour's drive from Kilimanjaro itself. Situated on the foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha Coffee Lodge nestles within one of Tanzania's largest working coffee plantations. Characterized by plantation-style home comfort and with luxurious guest amenities, Arusha Coffee Lodges' Plantation Suites are a haven for calm and composure before or after a safari. On arrival at the Lodge enjoy a refreshing coffee-infused welcome drink. Enjoy a stay in your luxurious suite surrounded by the ever-present coffee trees of the plantation. Both dinner and breakfast can be taken in your Plantation Suite or enjoyed in the Plantation Restaurant, the Coffee Lodge Garden or the Bar.
Days 2 - 3: Tarangire National Park After enjoying a delicious breakfast, take a fascinating 'Bean-to-Cup' Walking Tour (optional) around the coffee estate to learn how the humble coffee bean is grown, harvested, processed and eventually ends up in your morning cup of coffee. Following this optional tour you will once again return to enjoy a light lunch at the Lodge, after which you will be transferred the short one-mile journey to the Arusha airstrip where the Executive Cessna Grand Caravan awaits. Fast-tracked into the airport, you will be greeted by your pilot who will invite you aboard and take you on a 20-minute flight to Tarangire National Park. From the air you will be treated to an exceptional and rare view of the shapes and colours of the landscape below and, as the bush draws near, begin to spy the wealth of wildlife that awaits in Tarangire.
On landing at Tarangire airstrip, you will be met by the Tarangire Treetops guide and a 'special' welcome in the form of a finger buffet, soft drinks and chilled sparkling wine. The transfer to Tarangire Treetops includes a fascinating game-drive through the famed Tarangire National Park, a dramatically beautiful and diverse eco system, boasting more than 3,000 elephants - one of the largest concentrations in East Africa. These herds of elephant are easily encountered, wet or dry. The swamps, tinged green year round, are the focus for 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world.
This evening have dinner in a traditional Masai boma. This evening will introduce you not only to traditional African fare prepared by the Executive Chef and his team, but also to the sights and sounds of the Masai who visit the Boma to entertain all the guests with songs and dances that have been passed down from generation to generation. The next morning enjoy a game drive after breakfast and, in the afternoon, a bush walk and visit to a Masai village followed by sundowners on top of a hilly outcrop of granite, quartz and mica, known as Sunset Hill. Here enjoy a Sundowner Cocktail whilst the sun sets over the distant but shimmering Lake Manyara. And as the dying sun creates a rich palette of reds and oranges, thousands of stars begin their nightly efforts to illuminate the darkening landscape. As night draws in, begin a night game drive back to the distant glowing lights of Tarangire Treetops. On your return, some of the resident animals are also arriving in from the bush to drink from the waterhole that lies less than 50 metres from the main lodge.
Days 4 - 6: Ngorongoro After breakfast, enjoy one more morning game drive through Tarangire National Park. Have a picnic lunch on your way to the airstrip before a short flight to Manyara airstrip. Following a short but comfortable transfer to The Manor at Ngorongoro, high tea awaits at this beautiful and magnificent homestyle lodge set in a lush and verdant Arabica coffee plantation. You will then be transferred to your very own Manor Cottage to unpack, unwind and relax before being invited back to the Main House for evening dinner. And for those who wish to explore, the swimming pool, spa, games room and stables await discovery.
On your first full day at The Manor enjoy a game drive to Lake Manyara National Park, with the afternoon free to relax, swim in the pool, horseback ride, take in a movie at the lodge's own cinema or simply walk around the beautiful gardens.
The following day, after an early breakfast, you will travel to what undoubtedly is one of the 'Natural Wonders of the World' - The Ngorongoro Crater. Filmed and documented by naturalists from the four corners of the earth, the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest 'dry' caldera of its kind, is rich in wildlife. Large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Just outside the crater's ridge, tall Maasai tribesmen herd their cattle and goats over green pastures through the highland slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries. Lunch is served in the Crater under an awning in a campaign-style luncheon. This spectacular setting at times belies belief. Whilst the resident hippos enjoy their daily bathe, and herds of zebra and wildebeest keep a wary eye out for any number of predators, you can sit and watch this 'live' show whilst enjoying a lovely picnic lunch. Following this exciting day, you will take the one-hour transfer back to The Manor for dinner.
Days 7 - 9: Serengeti National Park After breakfast at The Manor transfer to Manyara airstrip for a 45-minute flight to the world-renowned Serengeti National Park. On arrival enjoy a 'special' welcome before transferring to your accommodation at either Serengeti Pioneer Camp or Serengeti Migration Camp (depends on the season) in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Spend three nights in luxurious tented accommodation enjoying the drama and beauty of the Serengeti's abundant wildlife - and for most of the year the amazing sight of the annual migration.
The annual migration involves over a million wildebeest - each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life: a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 40km (25 mile) long columns plunge through crocodile-infested waters on the annual exodus north; replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 mile) pilgrimage begins again.
Waking up to the sounds of the hippos barking and splashing in the Grumeti River just 100 metres from the Camp, enjoy early breakfasts followed by full day game drives in the park with picnic lunches provided. The length of the drives depends on the season and the proximity to the Camp of the annual migratory animals.
Day 10: Serengeti > Arusha After breakfast, enjoy a final game drive en-route to the airstrip for your flight to Arusha During this 50-minute flight, you will be able to see the ever-changing landscape of the bush and the mountainous topography that reminds all who see it of Tanzania's violent geological past.
On arrival at Arusha transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge where a day room will be available depending on your outbound flight. Late in the day transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure flight.
• All internal flight transfers between the Elewana Collection Lodges and camps via SkySafari executive Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft • VIP fast track arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport on Day 1 of your SkySafari • All road transfers to and from the camps and lodges, airports and airstrips. • Overnight stays at the selected Elewana Collection lodges and camps as per itinerary • All meals and drinks (except champagnes, cognacs, single malt whiskeys, and any wines from Elewana's exclusive cellar wine list) • Ei-Fi in main areas of all lodges and camps • Laundry service • Park and Conservancy fees • Taxes • Day room on the last day • Safari activities including game drives on private vehicle exclusively for SkySafari guests • All tips including for guides, lodge/camp staff, airport porters and transfer drivers
Pricing (per person) $NZD
14, 20 May
9, 11 ,13 ,19 ,21 ,23 , 25 Jun 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 19, 27, 29 Jul
4, 8, 10, 28 Aug
3, 11, 15, 17, 23 Sep
3, 9, 15, 23, 27, 29 Oct
6, 12, 26 Nov
2, 4, 6, 24, 28, 30 Dec
14, 20 May
Booking conditions Departures are guaranteed with just two passengers
There is no single room supplement charged in low season (1 - 31 May) nor charged for the first single room per booking
Child under 12 prices are based on sharing with 1 or 2 adults (max 2)
Departures are guaranteed with just two passengers There is no single room supplement charged in low season (1 - 31 May) nor charged for the first single room per booking Child under 12 prices are based on sharing with 1 or 2 adults (max 2)