Ole Serai Moru Kopjes hippo
Hippo at Ole Serai Moru Kopjes
Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge rooms
The rooms at Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge
Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge pool
The pool at Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge
Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge dining area
Dining at Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge
Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge rooms
Room interiors at Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge
Ole Serai Moru Kopjes tents
The tents at Ole Serai Moru Kopjes
Ole Serai Moru Kopjes lounge tent
Lounge tent at Ole Serai Moru Kopjes
Tarangire Kuro Treetops rooms
The rooms at Tarangire Kuro Treetops
Tarangire Kuro Treetops tents
The tents at Tarangire Kuro Treetops

Tanzania In Search of Lions 4x4 Safari

Full Board 7 nights from £4,199 per person

Overview

This private road safari explores all the game viewing areas in Northern Tanzania.  Starting and ending in Kilimanjaro or Arusha, you will visit Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation area.

The safari can depart on any day to suit you and is in a 4x4 purpose-built safari vehicle. Pricing is based on just two people, this safari can take up to seven in a private friends or family group. No matter if just two of you or up to seven, you are guaranteed excellent comfort and views.

Important Luggage Restriction: Soft Sided Bags only max weight 15kg if you are travelling onwards or before in domestic safari aircraft.  If the vehicle is not full – 2-4 people, more luggage can be accommodated.  Larger bags for your onward journey to a beach location can be stored in Arusha for a small fee

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  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
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Day 1

On arrival in Kilimanjaro, you will be met at the airport and transported to your overnight stay in Arusha about an hours drive away (50km). Check in and relax for the remainder of the day. No meals are included this evening.

Overnight: Gran Melia Arusha Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

Day 2

You will have the morning at leisure to relax and get into the time zone.  Breakfast and lunch to be enjoyed at the hotel.

After lunch, your safari adventure begins. You will journey through the countryside for around two hours, 125km, getting to see some of the landscapes and to start to immerse yourself in the Tanzanian culture. On arrival at the Tarangire National Park, head through the park to your canvas tented lodge taking in your first safari experience. Check in, relax and enjoy your evening dinner.

Overnight: Tarangire Kuro Treetops, Full Board with drinks

Day 3

After breakfast, head out into the park to enjoy an extensive game drive.

Tarangire is a hidden gem, often overlooked on shorter safaris. This is a super game viewing area brimming with wildlife and a much quieter experience than some of the main game viewing areas. You will be able to explore the park looking for Lions and possibly the elusive leopards which seeing the impressive herds of Zebra and Giraffe towering above the bushes.

Return to your lodge for lunch and check out. After lunch depart for Lake Manyara. Your journey is only 125km but will take around two and a half hours. You will have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the views across to Lake Manyara. Enjoy a sundowner around the fire pit watching the sun set before enjoying your evening meal.

Overnight: Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge, Full Board with drinks

Day 4

After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. You will experience the diverse wildlife and differing terrain.  You will pass through dense forest and open grassy plains to see the different wildlife within the park.

Lunch will be back at your lodge before it is time to move on again, this time to the spectacular Serengei. This is a long journey covering 200 km, taking around four hours. You will have time to make a few stops on route if the driver spots exciting wildlife.

Freshen up before dinner at the lodge.

Overnight: Ole Serai Moru Kopjes, Serengeti, Full Board with drinks

Day 5

You will have a choice of activities today.  Either option involve an early start to catch the best game viewing of the day.

You can either take an early breakfast and a Gamedrive with your driver and start to explore the wonders of the Serengeti, or optionally (extra costs – ask for details) you can take a balloon safari which leaves very early and then experience a bush breakfast on landing.  This is a truly amazing experience and we highly recommend it.

After either option, you will return to the lodge for lunch.

You will have a later afternoon game drive to explore new areas of the Serengeti.  The Serengeti is well known for its extensive wildlife so you will be able to track and see lions, elephant, rhinoceros, giraffe and your driver will try his best to spot cheetah and leopard for you which is a very exciting experience.

Overnight: Ole Serai Moru Kopjes, Serengeti, Full Board with drinks

Day 6

After breakfast, it is time to check out and get on your way.  Your journey today will be just 150km which directly would take three hours. However, your driver will maximise your game viewing on your way back through the Serengeti National Park stopping for a pic-nic in the wild on route, so will in fact take most of the day to cover this short drive.

Once you are checked in, enjoy the great views from your lodge in its elevated position and enjoy the sunset before dinner.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge, Full Board with drinks

Day 7

A very early start today as you will drive to the crater rim and descend into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to 30,000 animals. This makes it one of the most unique and densely populated wildlife areas in the world. You will be able to see the resident Lions and the huge bull elephants that dominate this landscape amongst many other species.

To make the most of your day, you will take a picnic lunch with you that you will have on the craters floor in a nice spot by one of the lakes.

As the sun starts to set, you will make your way back up to the top of the crater and back to your lodge for your evening meal and reflect on the wonderful sites you have seen.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge, Full Board with drinks

Day 8

After breakfast, set off to Arusha.  Your drive is around 150km taking two and a half hours. One last lunch will be provided at a local restaurant in Arusha before you are transferred either to Arusha airport or Kilimanjaro Airport for your return flight home or onward journey.

We highly recommend adding one of our Zanzibar hotels to the end of this safari making a very relaxing beach stay at the end of a busy safari.

  • Seven-nights’ accommodation as detailed above
  • Full board including drinks (excluding Arusha hotel)
  • Game drives in a 4X4 purpose built safari vehicle
  • All game park entry fees
  • English speaking driver / guide
  • Filtered water provided in the safari vehicles. **Travellers must bring their own reusable water bottle that can be refilled in the vehicle during the safari

 

Holly Reid
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