Northern Tanzania Ultimate Safari - Sample Itinerary

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Sample Safari Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1 – Legendary Lodge – Bed and Breakfast – Upon arrival after you clear customs and immigration, you will be met and driven about an hour to Legendary Lodge. Time permitting, visit the Legendary fitness center or spa for some excersise and/or pampering.

DAY 2 – Chem Chem Lodge/Chem Chem Concession – Fully Inclusive – This morning, you will be driven about 2 hours through Lake Manyara NP to Chem Chem Lodge for a 2 night stay. You will have lunch, settle in and relax a bit before heading out for an evening game drive.

DAY 3 – Chem Chem Lodge/Chem Chem Concession – Fully Inclusive – At Chem Chem there are a large variety of activities to choose from including day trips to Tarangire National Park, school trips and cultural visits, nature walks with the Masai, a hill climb at sunrise and hot air ballooning. Take your pick of your favorite activities.

DAY 4 – andBeyond Ngorongoro/Ngorongoro Crater – Fully Inclusive – This morning, after breakfast you will be driven about 2 hours to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, a beautiful lodge situated right on the edge of the Crater with magnificent views down into the crater. Perhaps for this evening you would like to have a special rose petal dinner, a private dinner in the wine store or a special evening with the African Drummers.

DAY 5 – andBeyond Ngorongoro/Ngorongoro Crater – Fully Inclusive – This morning, you will be driven down into the Ngorongoro Crater for the most spectacular day’s game viewing around the Crater. You will have a picnic lunch to enjoy when you get hungry. Late afternoon your guide will take you to a special spot for sundowners on the Crater rim.

Day 6 – Mwiba Lodge/Southern Serengeti – Fully Inclusive – This morning, you will be driven to Lake Manyara airstrip and flown by scheduled flight to Mwiba airstrip. On arrival, you will be met and driven about 15 minutes to the Lodge. This afternoon will be afternoon tea, followed by a game drive and sundowners on one of the nearby kopjes.

Day 7 – Mwiba Lodge/Southern Serengeti – Fully Inclusive – Early morning nature walk with a Hadzabe guide and a visit to a Datoge village. Afternoon massage after lunch. Evening sundowners and a night drive. Unlike many reserves and parks, Mwiba grants guests the freedom to explore the nocturnal element of safari: under the light of the moon, the landscape seems magically different, and a different array of species come out of hiding.

Day 8 – Mwiba Lodge/Southern Serengeti – Fully Inclusive – This morning a scenic helicopter flight over the area is on offer. This afternoon a walking safari. At Mwiba, the terrain lends itself to walking, and the chance to get out of the vehicle and zone in on the smaller things is one to be embraced.

DAY 9 – Legendary Serengeti/Northern Serengeti – Fully Inclusive – This morning, you will be flown by scheduled flight from Mwiba airstrip into the Serengeti. On arrival, you will be met and driven to your Legendary Serengeti mobile camp, which is set up to enjoy the best game viewing at that time of year.

DAY 10 – Legendary Serengeti Camp/Northern Serengeti – Fully Inclusive – Get an early start and have breakfast in camp, before heading out to the endless Serengeti plains where you will spend the day drifting through the wildebeest herds and taking in the plethora of wildlife that populates the Serengeti.

DAY 11 – Legendary Serengeti Camp/Northern Serengeti – Fully Inclusive – AM Activity – Hot air balloon safari – Get a pre-dawn start and enjoy the experience of floating quietly above the wilderness in the peace of the early dawn. Land and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast with bubbles. Afternoon activity – a cultural experience with the Mashwa tribe.

DAY 12 – Legendary Serengeti Camp/Northern Serengeti – Breakfast – After a final morning game drive to the airstrip, you will be flown back to Arusha by scheduled flight. We would suggest taking a dayroom to relax and shower before heading to Kilimanjaro International airport that evening for your flight home.

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Legendary Lodge/Arusha

Legendary Lodge is located at the foothills of Mount Meru, on the outskirts of the bustling town of Arusha and is the gateway to the Northern Safari Circuit of Tanzania. This classic haven boasts lush tropical gardens and is surrounded by a working coffee farm. The peaceful cottages are the perfect place to prepare for or reflect on your safari.

Featuring intimate living, king-size beds with mosquito nets and all the comforts of a modern home, including satellite television, direct dial telephone, broadband internet and a private bar. Guests can indulge in gourmet meals including a full English breakfast, delicious lunches and romantic candle-lit dinners, served with a selection of fine wines.

The lodge is conveniently located, a mere ten minutes’ drive from the Arusha Airport and 90 minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

ACTIVITIES

Optional activities offered are a savory coffee tour, shopping at the nearby Cultural Heritage Center or an excursion to Arusha, Tarangire and Manyara National Parks or other nearby attractions. Legendary Spa offers a full range of professional services. After a long flight, ease your body into African time with a relaxing massage or reflexology treatment. After your safari, rehydrate your skin with a personalized face or body treatment.

ROOM CONFIGURATION

The ten garden cottages each have private verandahs and stunning views of Mount Meru that make for the perfect place to relax before or after a safari. The interiors have been designed with a unique blend of African style combined with Western comforts and old colonial luxury.

Each ensuite cottage features comfortable split level living to include king-size beds with mosquito nets, lounge with fireplace, satellite television, direct-dial phone, broadband connection, complimentary mini-bar, fruit basket and coffee and tea station. The bathrooms have a vanity with double basins, bathtub, rain shower, separate toilet and the full range of amenities.

PROPERTY FACILITIES

24-hour Security, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Disability Services, Gym, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Spa

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Disabled Rooms, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Television, Verandah, Wheelchair Friendly

SERVICES

Airport Shuttle (Available), Airport Shuttle (Complimentary), Credit Card, Room Service

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Chem Chem Lodge/Chem Chem Wildlife Concession

On the eastern edge of Lake Manyara lies a place of unending loveliness. Here is Chem Chem Lodge, ‘the sunset camp’, luxurious without being lavish. You arrive and immediately feel an affinity with the space, the silence, the serenity. You feel the echoes of a vintage safari lodge as urban stresses melt away. Fall asleep in the softest bedlinen to the distant laugh of a hyena, the click of crickets, a nightjar’s call. Awake to the sounds of the wilderness stretching and yawning.

This exclusive retreat rests on the far western border of an exclusive wildlife concession which forms part of the Burunge Wildlife Management Area that runs between Lake Manyara and wildlife-rich Tarangire National Park.

Sandwiched between the endless savannas of Tarangire National Park and the bird-rich waters of Lake Manyara National Park, Chem Chem lies in the renowned migration corridor. This concession covers over 20,000 hectares of Tanzanian wilderness characterized by vast grasslands dotted with ancient baobab trees and inhabited by diverse wildlife including herds of elephant, zebras, wildebeest, buffalo, impalas, and over 400 species of bird.

ACTIVITIES

  • Day trips to Little Chem & Tarangire National Park
  • Bush breakfast
  • School trips and cultural tours
  • Walk or run with the Masai
  • Family safaris
  • Chem Chem private dining
  • Flamingos on Lake Manyara
  • Massage Therapies
  • Hill climb at sunrise
  • Hot-air Ballooning

ROOM CONFIGURATION

The 7 spacious, tent-style suites (100 m­²) and one family unit made up of two tented bedroom suites offer ultra-luxurious accommodation under the immense African skies. Natural textures and surfaces such as wood, canvas, cotton and lava rock convey a sense of merging with your surrounds.

Immerse yourself in all that is on offer. Your privacy is ensured with the nearest neighbor at least 80m away. The days are long, languid. Times passes gently with the constant, slow movement of animals. You look up from your book and gaze at a zebra grazing in front of you. A few pages later some graceful giraffe drift to the watering hole. Your suite invites an unhurried experience. Immersed in your surroundings all you have to do is look and listen as it unfolds in front of you.

This is your cocoon. It includes a king-size bed or two single beds with mosquito nets, luxury bathroom with bath and outdoor shower, dressing room, reading corner, dressing gown, signature toiletries, in-room safe, yoga mats, hairdryer  and telephone

PROPERTY FACILITIES

24-hour Security, Bar, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Gym, Gym (nearby), Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Spa

ROOM FACILITIES

Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Facilities, Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Sala, Shower, Verandah

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AndBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge/Ngorongoro Crater

Perched on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge comprises three separate camps totaling 30 suites. Frequently described as Maasai meets Versailles, each camp has its own guest sitting and dining areas, as well as viewing decks. The domed dining room, with its fireplace, crystal, silver and massive wooden platters, turns every meal into a special occasion.

Located in Northern Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater is best known for its natural beauty and abundance of diverse wildlife; which makes it one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations. Surrounded by Tanzania’s highlands, this UNESCO-listed crater is said to be the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Visitors can look forward to spotting the world-renowned Big Five and a host of other wildlife species including large herds of zebra and wildebeest. It is famed as one of Tanzania’s best tourist attractions offering visitors an array of wonderful activities including excellent bird watching, trekking, wildlife viewing, and visiting a local Maasai village. Don’t miss the opportunity to jump on an excursion to the magnificent Olduvai Gorge.

ACTIVITIES

In addition to the traditional game drives into the crater floor and nature on the crater rim, AndBeyond offers a large variety of activities including Olduvai Gorge & Shifting Sands Tour, Rose Petal Dinner, Private Sundowners on the Rim, African Drummers, Empakai Crater Hike, Lake Eyasi Walk, Crater View Walk, Maasai Delight with Pre Dinner Drinks, Celebratory Champagne Tasting, Wine Store Pairing Dinner, Private Dinner in the Wine Store, Hadzabe Bushmen Experience, WILO child program Maasai village visit, Taste of Tanzania, Interact with Kopelion conservation team, A Crater-floor banquet with Kopelion, Pre-dinner drinks with Kopelion, Hosted dinner and a variety of massages. Many of these activities are provided at an additional cost.

ROOM CONFIGURATION

Three separate and intimate camps totaling just 30 suites are reminiscent of a bygone era. Steeped in romance, each stilted, handcrafted mud and thatch suite is adorned with graceful antiques, grand chandeliers and elegant African treasures. The bedroom, sitting room and ensuite bathroom boast floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the magnificent Crater below. Beaded chandeliers hang above large gilt mirrors, while antiques, billowing raw silk curtains and leather-backed chairs blend harmoniously with African art elements. Ensuite bathrooms with a dramatic centerpiece of red roses feature spacious showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs. Personal butlers discretely cater for each guest’s every need, bringing tea in bed, stoking fireplaces and drawing luxurious bubble baths.

PROPERTY FACILITIES

24-hour Security, Bar, Barbeque Facilities, Communal Dining, Internet Access (Complimentary), Kiddies Club, Laundry Service (Available), Malaria Free, Meal on Request, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant

ROOM FACILITIES

Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fireplace, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah

SERVICES

Airport Shuttle (Available), Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Room Service (24 hours)

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Mwiba Lodge/ Southern Serengeti

Rising from the boulders amidst coral trees is an architectural myriad of natural elements and contemporary concepts. Mwiba Lodge is a study of contrasts. The landscape is mercurial giving rise to the feeling that the lodge was born of this land, rather than created. Sit at the edge of the world on the Great Rift Valley Escarpment and gaze across the great plains of Africa until twilight casts shadows and Mwiba Lodge beckons you home.

Awaken to breakfasts amidst the trees, walk alongside the Hadzabe and see the land through their eyes, and jump with the Datoga as they embrace the setting sun. This is a land of transformative energy.

The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomizes Africa for many, and then add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with one to two million animals following the rains. But that is not where the game viewing ends; large prides of lions, elephants and giraffes in grasslands, gazelles and eland to mention but a few.

ACTIVITIES

  • Walking Safaris
  • Unlimited Game Drives
  • Night Game Drives
  • Walking With Hadzabe
  • Visiting a Datoga Village
  • Sundowners
  • Spa Treatments
  • Scenic Helicopter Flights
  • Fly Camping

ROOM CONFIGURATION

Each of the 10 suites found at Mwiba Lodge are complete with private decks overlooking the rocky river below, large soaking tubs, outdoor rain showers, and grand beds made for dreaming. A sumptuous suite comprising a vast double bed, a sofa and seating area, an outdoor deck, and an en suite bathroom with a soaking tub and both indoor and outdoor showers. Each of the bedrooms can be configured as either a king or twin and the bed area is encompassed generously by a linen mosquito net.

Adjoining Suites: There are 2 pairs that are adjoining and suitable to accommodate guests who are traveling together.  The raised decks of these particular tented suites that are adjoining have been connected by wooden walkways to allow easy access between the suites thus making them ideal for families traveling with younger children.

PROPERTY FACILITIES/SERVICES

24-hour Security, Bar, Communal Dining, Gym, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Spa, 24 Hour Room Service

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah

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Legendary Serengeti Camp

Explore a rich landscape of inky blue skies, burnt orange sunsets and the soft neutrals of the African savannah. Bordering the game-rich Lamai Triangle, two seasonal luxury camps are hidden under the deep shade of acacia canopies. The camps move through 4 sights in 3 key locations (North, West and South) throughout the year following in the footsteps of the Great Migration for a front-row seat to the procession of more than two million wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle as they wander across the vast grass plains.

With a private vehicle and guide for each couple, group, or solo traveler, the sense of having the Serengeti to oneself is a luxury the camp takes pride in affording its guests. No one who has had the chance to see nearly two million animals on the move can fail to be awed by its magic – and conjuring this astounding encounter with one of Nature’s most dazzling spectacles is the very premise on which Legendary Serengeti Camp is based.

The vast, rolling savannah of the Northern Serengeti, is known as the hub of the great migration. The landscape is characterized by vast stretches of savannah interspersed with acacia trees and riverine woodlands. Wildlife can be seen along the banks of the Mara River and visitors can view the annual spectacle of the migrating wildebeest. Commonly spotted wildlife include a multitude of plains game such as buffalo, zebra, gazelles, impala, giraffe as well as lion and leopard. Visitors can look forward to bird watching, hot air ballooning, game safaris and guided bush walks.

ACTIVITIES

  • Morning and Evening game drives
  • Breakfast and lunch picnics
  • Walking safaris
  • Day safari to Ndutu
  • Day safari to Southern Serengeti
  • Authentic cultural experience with Maswa
  • Hot air ballooning

ROOM CONFIGURATION

Sumptuous and comfortable interiors ensure that this camping experience is one like no other. Interiors are inspired by the colorful cultures and natural surrounds found in Tanzania. Greet the dawn with a morning wake-up call and tea, coffee or hot chocolate delivered directly to your tent.

All tents can be set up as twin/king and can accommodate an extra bed. Bathrooms are en-suite, comprising a vanity stand with a pitcher of water, a flushing toilet, and a shower which is filled with hot water on request. Toiletries are provided.

PROPERTY FACILITIES

24-hour Security, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary)

ROOM FACILITIES

Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Laundry Service (Available), Mosquito Nets, Shower, Tea / Coffee

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