Treasures of Tanzania
View the abundance of birds at Lake Manyara National Park, search for the prolific game of the endless Serengeti, and stand in awe of the magnificent spectacle of the Ngorongoro Crater.
This is the ultimate Tanzanian itinerary and combines the very best of the country's breathtaking landscapes.
Lake Manyara and its neighbour, Tarangire, are superb for elephant viewing throughout the year - Manyara even more so when the areas around the park begin to dry up during the winter months.
This is also a great itinerary for families. There are activities for children of all ages and plenty of adventure for the whole family.
There is a good chance of viewing the the annual Great Migration - an estimated three million antelope, mostly wildebeest migrate to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Rates & Terms
2014 Rate Conditions
- Meet and Greet service at Kilimanjaro Airport
- Accommodation inclusions as per individual properties
- All scheduled road transfers
- All scheduled air transfers:
- Arusha Airport / Manyara Airstrip
- Manyara Airstrip / Serengeti Airstrip
- Serengeti Airstrip / Manyara Airstrip
- Manyara Airstrip / Kilimanjaro Airport
- Tanzania National park fees / Conservancy fees
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
What To Expect
9 Days / 8 Nights
This itinerary is created for the keen safari-goer and wildlife enthusiast, yet maintains a high standard of luxury throughout. It encompasses the highlights of the country and only includes partners with strong conservation values and a focus on the experiential aspects of travel.
DAY 1: Arusha
On your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a member of the &Beyond team who will drive you by road to Lake Duluti Lodge. Spend one night at Lake Duluti Lodge. Accommodation is in a chalet. Your stay includes accommodation, full English breakfast, all drinks (excluding fine wines, champagnes and premium spirits) teas and coffees, internet access, laundry, coffee farm tour, babysitting facilities and government taxes.
DAY 2-3: Lake Manyara National Park
After your early breakfast, you will be transferred to Arusha Airport for your scheduled flight to Manyara Airstrip. On arrival, you will be met by a representative from &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge for your first game drive to the lodge
Lake Manyara National Park offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect. The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants. Large herds of buffalo, cheetah, Masai giraffe and impala roam the lake shores and the forested valley slopes. A Lake Manyara safari is a fascinating experience as the park also features a ground-water forest; acacia tortilis woodland and hot springs called Maji Moto.
Spend two nights at &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. Accommodation is in an elegant, stilted treehouse, which is cradled in the boughs of mahogany trees. Your room is built of timber and makuti (palm fronds) and has a spacious sitting area, viewing deck and a lovely ensuite bathroom. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, emergency medical evacuation insurance, laundry and daily lodge activities.
DAY 4-7: Serengeti
Enjoy an early morning breakfast before a scenic drive back to the Manyara airstrip, for your scheduled flight to &Beyond Klein’s Camp or Serengeti Under Canvas or Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp.
The Serengeti National Park, meaning “endless plains” in the Masai language, is undoubtedly one of the world’s most celebrated Wilderness areas and is an ongoing source of inspiration to writers, filmmakers and photographers. It is Tanzania’s oldest game reserve, renowned for the part it plays in the annual Great Migration, when an estimated three million antelope – mostly wildebeest – migrate to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. This epic, seasonal journey is a deeply moving experience and a wonderful photographic subject. Here visitors to the park can roam its sprawling plains on exhilarating game drives or hop into a hot-air balloon ride for an once-in-a-lifetime wilderness adventure. The Serengeti National Park is also home to the Olduvai Gorge, where groundbreaking archaeological discoveries have been made, as well as the breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater - a World Heritage Site.
Spend three nights at &Beyond Klein's Camp or &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas or &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, scheduled safari activities, refreshments on game drives and laundry.
DAY 7-9: Ngorongoro
Enjoy an early morning game drive and a tantalising breakfast before being driven back to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to the Manyara Airstrip. Upon landing you will be met by a representative from &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge who will drive you to the lodge.
The Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, within the Serengeti, is home to more than 30 000 protected animals. It is an area of spectacular beauty and excellent game viewing, a truly unique safari destination in Africa. The Ngorongoro Crater, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 metre deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Fresh springs and a large soda lake quench the thirst of all the inhabitants. Black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingos crowd the soda lakes.
Spend two nights at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Accommodation is in a suite with ensuite bathroom with bath and shower. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, scheduled safari activities, refreshments on game drives and laundry.
Day 9: Arusha
Tuck into a sensational breakfast feast before your drive back to the Manyara airstrip, where we wave a fond farewell as you board your scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your outbound flight.
- WildlifeBig five, hyena, superb birding, Great Migration
- Travelling with ChildrenExcellent for children
- &Beyond's TreatFly Me Around East Africa (flights between lodges are on us)
- Don't Leave WithoutVisiting a Maasai village
Where to Stay
Learn more about the luxurious &Beyond properties available for your trip.
We have many activities to keep you busy during your stay. See our destination pages for more information.
Enhance Your Experience With
- Explore Lake Mayara by bicycle
- Glide above the Serengeti on a hot-air balloon safari
- Smell your way through the coffee plantations on a Cultural Coffee Tour
- Experience a night game drive at &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
- Enjoy a banquet on the Crater floor at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
- Walk in the first footsteps of our ancestors in the Cradle of Mankind at Olduvai Gorge
Ready to start planning your adventure?
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